Magnolia Market Waco Texas

Well y’all, Joanna didn’t disappoint! Magnolia Market is nothing short of amazing! Nick said it’s the Disney World for moms, he’s absolutely right! 

Don’t quit, and don’t give up. The reward is just around the corner. And in times of doubt or times of joy, listen for that still, small voice. Know that God has been there from the beginning—and he will be there until . . . The End.
— Joanna Gaines, The Magnolia Story

 “I am going to make everything around me beautiful, that will be my life.” - Elsie De Wolfe. I saw this quote on a piece of art in the Magnolia Market store . What a perfect concept and what a great goal! I want to make beautiful relationships, beautiful children, a beautiful home, a business that makes women feel beautiful, and travel the world and explore the beauty God created. I must say, my favorite part of visiting Magnolia Market was witnessing the beauty of making your dreams into a reality. Joanna Gaines and Chip Gaines are inspiring. You could feel their values in everything they’ve created. Quality, kindness, family, beauty... it was all there! Being surrounded by it all made me motivated and excited about my own goals and dreams. It made me eager to work my butt off in pursuit of it all, and it made me remember that it’s important to strive for community, quality and integrity and making those things the focus of any brand. If I’m being honest, Waco as a whole didn’t seem super special. The only thing that seemed amazing about Waco was everything Chip and Joanna have created. Good for them for making an average town into a bucket list attraction. That’s no small feat.

While we were there we walked around the outdoor courtyard area, shopped in the Magnolia store and popped into the bakery (of course). I got a cinnamon roll from the bakery and oh gosh it was delicious! I forced myself to throw 1/3 of it away because I totally almost ate the entire thing (a million calories I’m sure). Everything in the bakery looked delicious.  

One thing that caught my attention was the employees. Everyone was so polite and nice, we didn’t have a single bad experience. I’m not too sure if that’s a Texas thing or if it’s a Magnolia thing, either way everyone was super kind. We are going to have to take another trip back because there’s still more on my Magnolia to-do list. I’d love to eat at their restaurant Magnolia Table and also stay at their bed and breakfast (which I’m sure is probably booked two years out).

We had such a wonderful time and would totally recommend the trip. Comment below if you’ve been, I’d love to hear your experience.

A special thank you to Mazda for lending us their beautiful 2019 CX-5 Signature for our adventure to Waco, Texas! Nick and I are obsessed with this car and have already been chatting about getting one! We loved the safety features and fell in love with the butt warmers in the backseats. Those things matter to Colorado peeps! Again, thanks so much Mazda for letting us take your car on an adventure.

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Autumn On The Eastern Shore

*Before I start this post, I want to give a HUGE thank you to Toyota for lending us your Toyota Sienna for this trip! We were traveling with a ton of cargo and people this trip and without the space that the Sienna provides, we would have been in a lot of trouble scrambling to find a car that could hold us all. The Sienna was such a huge help on this trip, and of course the drop down TV was a dream feature for the kids during our 3 hour drives to and from the airport. Toyota, you saved the day, thank you!


I’ve had people ask, “what’s your obsession with Maryland?” Well, the answer is my Grandparents. My Grandparents moved to Ocean City when I was about 8 or so. My Grandma and “Boompa” (our version of Grandpa) are the rock of our family, they’re amazing in every aspect of the word. On October 23rd they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary (goals I know)! This was our chance to do something for them, they’re always the ones doing things for us so it was a nice change being able to do something like this for them. So we planned a surprise trip to Maryland and a surprise party with all of their best friends and family to shower them with love and huge congrats! Well, my sister blew the surprise that we were going out there, oops, but the party was still a shock to them and they loved it and felt so special.

So, although Maryland is such an amazing place and I love the ocean, the beach, chasing baby G in the sand, walking the boardwalk, etc. the main reason we find ourselves in Maryland so often is because of my adorable Grandparents and the rest of our family that lives out there. We really just got lucky that they moved to such a stunning state. We typically visit in the summer, for the warm beach days of course, but it was a nice change to get to experience Maryland and Ocean City in the fall. Fall is one of my favorite seasons, so to get to go on an autumn adventure was a ton of fun. Although, I will say we went a few weeks too early to see the fall foliage in full effect. You can see from the photo below that the leaves were starting to change but they were in the early stages.

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Warm sand or cold sand, we love the beach! Some days I think Giulian was born to be a beach baby, the way his eyes light up and he sprints to the waves. He loves it. The distance between the boardwalk and the ocean is long (I tried to google it for an exact distance but no luck), and baby G and those short, chubby little legs of his sprint from the boardwalk to the beach the moment he spots the water. I mean fast too, I really have to keep my eye on him 100% of the time otherwise he’d run straight into the water. I suppose he’s the male, baby version of Moana. Watch this adorable IGTV video of him in the water this summer, you’ll see the joy I’m talking about. He just squeals with excitement, and gets super mad at mommy for not letting him jump right into the ocean all by himself. He doesn’t understand why I hold him back from doing so, sweet little one year old has no clue those waves would suck him right in. Not gonna lie it gives me massive anxiety, but watching him have so much fun is worth it all. Like I said, he loves it.

My personal favorite is when we play in the sand up by the boardwalk, there’s way less worry. Even on cold days we’d both take our shoes off and enjoy our toes in the sand. Sand just feels amazing on toes no matter its temperature. Ocean City has fun things in the sand near the boardwalk for you to let the kiddos play on, playgrounds and big sea creatures emerge from the sand they can climb all over. Even in the fall, there’s plenty of fun to be had!

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Warm sand or cold sand, we love the beach.
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Thanks so much for following along on our #GrecoFamilyTravels! This is not my first Ocean City, Maryland post and it most definitely won’t be my last. I love it so much there, maybe one day I’ll do a post on our move there (haha a girl can dream right, Nick wouldn’t move there until we’re old and grey). Again, thank you Toyota for lending us the Sienna for our trip!

 
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Must Have Travel Size Items! 3.4 oz Toiletries Perfect For Travel!

My husband and I do a lot of traveling and I am fairly particular about which products I use when I travel. That is why I love when I find my favorite products in a 3.4 oz container or less, no joke it makes me so excited! It's so helpful when you find your favorite dry shampoo, lotion,  toothpaste, face cream, etc. in travel size so that when you are out exploring the world you can maintain the same hygiene routine that you do at home. I'm sure you're already aware of this, but when traveling it's super important to have the correct size liquid containers if you are doing carry-on luggage. When you check a bag it doesn't matter if you pack a jumbo size of shampoo or perfume, but toiletries in a carry-on bag must be 3.4 oz or less. I personally prefer to do a carry-on bag for several reasons, one because I know the airport people aren't stealing my stuff (sorry, but that has happened before), two because I don't have to wait after I land for my bag to arrive, and three I don't want to be that sad traveler who doesn't have her bag the entire trip because it got lost in space. I'd prefer to have my stuff on the vacation, not when I arrive back home ten days later- just saying. So, this post is for the people who are like me and rock a carry on bag most of the time!

Here are my absolute favorite travel size toiletries:

Dry Shampoo. I have linked my three favorite dry shampoo brands: Batiste, Klorane, and Not Your Mother's.

Hempz body lotion. This lotion smells so amazing and is incredibly hydrating.

Organic To Green Travel Size Coconut Oil. This is so amazing for a makeup remover, moisturizer, hydrating product for hair, shaving cream,etc. When traveling it's amazing to have one product that has multiple purposes so you save room in your bag. This product is online only at Ulta. Click the link to shop. Another option is to put coconut oil into an empty travel size container (linked below).

Tiny Vaseline This is my favorite lip moisturizer, I love it!  

Travel size empty containers. These are so helpful! If you can't find your favorite products already bottled into travel size, you can simply put them into these empty ones. To be safe, place them in a zip lock so they don't leak into your bag. 

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Philosophy "Away We Go" Set. A set of travel size Philosophy products.

Frizz Be Gone by Giovanni Eco Chic Hair Care. I love this especially in humid weather where my hair tends to get frizzy.

Burberry Brit Sheer Eau de Toilette Rollerball, .34 oz. Really just find your favorite perfume, you can get almost any popular perfumes in travel size, or go to the perfume stores you see in malls and they usually have travel sprayers they can fill with any perfume or cologne.

Marvis - Whitening Toothpaste, 3 X 25ml - Clear. You better pack some toothpast if you want kissed on your trip!

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BELOW IS A PICTURE EXAMPLE OF WHAT IS ALLOWED ON AN AIRPLANE. THEY ARE VERY SPECIFIC AND THE LIQUIDS MUST BE UNDER 3.4OZ / 100 ML. 

 
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I hope this helps you pack in the future and hopefully helps avoid tsa from throwing away your beauty products because they are too large. Thanks for reading! 

Comment below with your personal must have travel toiletry items! 

 
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