Magnolia Market is Magical
Magical just doesn’t even begin to describe Magnolia Market in Waco, Texas. I have been a huge fan of Fixer Upper and Joanna Gaines for quite some time and when a trip to Dallas landed on my calendar, I knew a visit to Waco was happening!
When I first saw the beloved silos, I’m pretty sure the entire town of Waco heard my “oh-my-gosh-I-can’t-even” scream!
The first order of business at Magnolia Market was heading to the Silo Baking Co. for cupcakes! Our visit was right before the presidential election and the letter board sign was something everyone could agree on.
When in doubt about what flavor cupcake to select, order them all! The Classic was my favorite!
I stalked Instagram before our visit and made a mental list of must-have photos. #MilesToMagnolia was one of them! PS: The silos are big on TV; they are massive in person!
Everywhere you looked there was something that had the “Gaines” stamp on it. From the games on the lawn, to the window flower boxes, to the rusted original Magnolia brand logo, not a single detail was missed. You feel a combination of amazement + happiness + “pinch me, is this real?” + excitement all at once. Magnolia Market is giving Disney a run for its money on being the happiest place on earth!
For those with a green thumb or at least try to have one (ahem, me!) you will be amazed at the immaculate gardens of Magnolia Seed + Supply. Herb garden goals, y’all! We ate soon after at one of the delicious food trucks. PS: Most food trucks have gluten-free options that include bread!
Next it was time to shop. Pack your patience! It may be a massive space, but there are people and items everywhere! See that clock below? That clock has one heck of a story after Sean decided he wanted it for our living room. At the time, there was no onsite shipping available, nor the original clock box, so we were given a coupon for 10% off at the Baylor University UPS store. Great! We had the clock held at the store until we were ready to leave Magnolia Market.
A couple hours later, imagine Sean and I trying to shove the clock into the tiniest rental car known to man that was bright blueberry blue. Headrests were flying, seats were collapsing, and strange looks were heading our way. It became very clear that the clock wasn’t going to fit. Thank goodness our family was with us and they had a bigger vehicle . Finally, we were off to UPS. What a story to remember Magnolia Market, right? But, it wasn’t over yet!
Sean and I weren’t prepared for the transaction at UPS. To purchase a box and to ship an item that large totaled a price that was the same as the clock’s purchase price at Magnolia Market. Enter blank stares here. We were past committed at this point so we handed over our meager 10% coupon and decided we’d laugh about this one day. A week later it arrived in Tampa …and we’re still laughing months later! Now THAT is a story for our amazing trip to Magnolia Market!
Have you made it to Waco to visit Magnolia Market yet?
If you have, what was your favorite part? If you haven’t visited yet, what are you most looking forward to?