A Road Trip to Waco!

If you've been watching HGTV at all over the past couple of years, or happen to follow one of the many bloggers who, like myself, adore the work of Chip and Joanna Gaines, then by now you've probably heard of a little TV show call Fixer Upper.  The Gaines's live and work in Waco, a 90-minute drive south from our home here in Texas. Along with their show on HGTV, the couple currently run several business ventures, including their homegoods store, Magnolia Market. They've recently relocated from their tiny shop to a much larger venue, the silos. Last weekend my husband and I braved the chilly Texas winter weather (40 degrees and cloudy, oh my!), to journey south to visit a few of our favorite spots in Waco, as well as seeing the silos for the first time after they opened in October. 

Our first stop is always the Waco Downtown Farmers Market. There's always a plethora of stuff to look at, from produce to artisan soap, handmade accessories, and food-truck style eats. 

I grabbed a super cute headband from Simple Beauty Headbands. You can check them out on Etsy or on Instagram. (I opted for the Eggplant Turban Headband). I also got some solid perfume, some herbal vapor balm, and some thank you cards. Then before heading out, we grabbed a plate of veggie samosas. 

Next up, Spice Village! I love stopping at Spice Village because there is so much to look at in one stop! Lots of vendors have tables and nooks set up to sell their products, and it's a great place to find home decor, clothes, jewelry, accessories, candles, stationary...just about anything.


Next on the agenda was Roots. Roots always has cute clothes and accessories on display, as well as a small assortment of home decor as well. 


Then it was finally time to head over to Magnolia Market and see the new location. We'd been to their old shop a couple of times before, and I was hoping that with the bigger venue, the store wouldn't be as crowded. 

It was crowded.

We waited in line for about 30-45 minutes to get inside, and once we got in there was hardly room to move and definitely not time to browse leisurely or take pictures. Sooo, I have no pictures of the interior. But here are some pictures of the exterior, including the Common Grounds coffee truck. You guys, that coffee alone makes the drive worth it. I fell in love with a couple of candle holders and just had to take them home with me!


Our last stop before heading home was Harp Design Co. If you've seen an episode of Fixer Upper, you know that Clint makes custom home decor from reclaimed wood. His shop is always full of cool and interesting furniture and decorations.


Now that I'm looking through the pictures again, I keep spotting more thing I wish I'd picked up while I was there.

Are you planning any road trips or vacations soon? Let me know where you're going in the comments!  As always...

With Love,
Julia Rose