I’m excited to go live with our next guest blog post! And one by someone I love following on instagram!
The funny thing is, she’s not a business. She doesn’t teach me how to be a better entrepreneur, expose me to new recipes, keep me up to date with what’s happening around Boerne, or let me peak into the world of fashion and travel (which is pretty much all I follow). But boy does she inspire me with her beautiful photography!!!
And always thankful that she follows and supports our page… and volunteered for this gig! 😉 When asked to write this guest blog post, she was unsure of what to do. But I love her take on:
Magnolia Market at the Silos!!!
“Texas is a big place, filled with so many fun, adventurous places to visit. I had the pleasure of recently going to Magnolia Market at the Silos in Waco, Texas. Chip and Joanna Gaines from HGTV’s show Fixer Upper have created quite the destination, which includes two huge grain silos and a large barn and a very welcoming atmosphere. There is something to be found for everyone at the Silos. Ladies can shop, husbands can wander around the property and the silos (plus there is an area of manly items endorsed by Chip!), and the kids can enjoy games on the lawn.
The Market is full of house decor that you can shop and get ideas from just like you see on the show. It showcases Joanna’s design vision. The Market emphasizes home-design and accent pieces, including Joanna’s Signature Candles. As Joanna says, “bless your home.”
Pop into the Seed + Supply shed for all your gardening needs. It was nice to walk around outside and admire the beautiful garden beds. They make me wish I had more of a green thumb.
A must do is the Bakery! Pick up a sweet treat, and I highly recommend the cupcakes and melt-in-your-mouth cookies. Make sure to get extra to take home-you’ll be glad you did! A stop is necessary at the Common Grounds trailer to grab a coffee. Enjoy some sips on the lawn or while you stroll the grounds.
Don’t forget to grab a bite to eat at one of the vendors that line the property. There were at least 6 food trucks to choose from and I had the bbq chicken pizza from the 900 Pizzeria. Oh my, I am telling you, it was the best pizza I have ever tasted.
If you couldn’t tell by now, this girl loves food!
While you are there, take the time to explore Waco. It is a charming town with so much to do. Take a tour of the Dr. Pepper Museum, stop at The Findery home decor store, or have a picnic in Cameron Park.
So, get your friends, gather your family, hop in the car, buy that plane ticket, and get on your way to enjoy all the charm this picturesque place has to offer. You won’t regret it! Make sure to bring along your camera, you’ll be glad you did.
A little tip; if you do not want to fight the crowds, be sure you plan to go earlier in the week rather than the weekend. Preferable in the afternoon after the lunch crowd moves on. Magnolia averages 20,000-30,000 people a week with almost 10,000 just on Saturday. There will probably always be a line at the bakery, but it does move fast! Magnolia is definitely a fun destination to check out in Texas.”
Courtney’s instagram page- @wandering.blonde
GUEST POST BY COURTNEY MOSIER (Her ig bio says she’s “a wild, wandering soul. loved by the maker of the stars. photographer. chocolate and coffee addict. my life is a blonde moment. texas y’all.” When I asked her what she could tell me about herself, she replied with a simple “I’m just a photography and adventure loving girl who’s getting her bachelors degree right now in Healthcare Management.” When asked more about her photography background, she added “I have had a love of photography since I was young. I always had a camera growing up and was always taking pictures. I did photography while I was in 4-H in middle school and got considered for state more than once. After saving my money for a long time!! Last year, I took the plunge and got a Canon 5d mark iii. It is a lot of camera for me, maybe too much but I enjoy learning to use the camera more and more each day. A lot of my photos are also taken from my iPhone. I love being able to express myself through photos and to use my creativity!”)
My picture of Courtney modeling our mason jar, BUY LOCAL, long sleeved tee 🙂 ——————->