Tuesday, November 24, 2015

A Weekend in Waco

Here's a fact you may not know about me: I have a *slight* obsession with Fixer Upper. So much of an obsession, in fact, that I actually co-own a fan account with a few of my friends and ever since the new Magnolia Market opened at the Silos I've been dying to go. Because it is finally Thanksgiving Break, which means no school for a week (!!!) my family decided to take a weekend trip down to Waco to see the Silos and do some other fun activities. We just got back last night, and it was so much fun... if you live in Texas and you haven't spent a weekend in Waco, what are you waiting for?

We got to Waco around 2:00 on Sunday, and spent most of the afternoon walking around, picnicking, and taking pictures at Cameron Park. It was so peaceful and now I really want to go back and go hiking there! If you're into hiking, they have some great trails, but we mostly stuck to the scenery (although we did a lot of walking!)


The view was insanely pretty, and unfortunately this picture doesn't even begin to capture how beautiful the view really was (even though the picture is really pretty). You'll just have to take my word for it!
You gotta love cold fronts.... including the one that came in right before we left. Thank goodness for cozy sweatshirts - and although we didn't plan it, we all ended up matching! The sunlight came through the trees at just the right moment and angle, and out of all the pictures we took at the park this one is my favorite.

There were a lot of looking points where you could look down and see the water, trees, roads - basically whatever was below.

On Monday morning, we got up early so we could fit in all we had to do before we went back to Dallas. Our plan was to get to the Silos when it opened, and we arrived right in time.


There were so many Christmas decorations and displays in the shop. It was by far my favorite part of the trip and I wanted everything! I love Chip and Joanna's style and I'm so excited about the goodies we bought. The lady checking us out said that they get customers from all over the world - the farthest she'd seen was a family from Dubai! After seeing all of the decorations and just being in the atmosphere, I can see why.


I loved seeing everything from the show and their pictures on social media in person. Now, when I see something they post or film I recognize it and it's so cool to think I might have been standing in that exact spot!



After seeing all of their gardens, I really want to plant one of my own! They had pumpkins and all of these flowers and plants that I couldn't name to save my life... but I'd love to plant them, regardless!

After the Silos, we went to Spice Village. We honestly had no idea what it was, but we'd driven by it several times and decided to stop in... well I was in love. It's basically an old warehouse room filled with little boutiques and tables that carry unique designs and brands I'd never seen anywhere else. And there's cafes and sandwich shops on the floor below, too!


Spice Village carried so many of my favorite brands - ban.do, Kate Spade, Jadelynn Brooke - and I found some new brands to love too! We picked up a couple Christmas gifts for family members and friends, as well as some goodies for ourselves, so you could definitely call the visit a success!

Our last stop before heading back to Dallas was this old suspension bridge from the 1800's. It was the right time of the day and the water was so pretty... again, these pictures don't capture it at all though.




This scarf is the coziest thing ever. It's so soft and it's become a staple for me lately. Of course, it's from Target (and so is the shirt; I have way too much stuff from Target. But that's okay, right?)

I literally have one camera pose... me standing still and smiling. If you've see my outfit posts you know that to be true... and the pictures that I'm not doing this pose are likely all candids.


I love fall. I love the colors, the cool breeze, the crunch of leaves under your feet, and this picture had all of those things. It was really chilly, I couldn't walk without jumping on leaves, and the colors? They're perfect. So basically, this tree is goals.

If you're reading this, it means you've made it to the end of this post, so congratulations! Thank you for sitting through my ramblings, and scrolling through an endless stream of pictures. It really means a lot to me. I hope you've had an amazing week so far, and I hope you have a great Thanksgiving.




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