Texas Part Two: Destination Waco

Hi guys! Mk here with the fantastically farmhouse details of leg two of my Texas trip!

Naturally Mk takes on Waco, TX.

If you didn’t catch Part One check it out Here.

We had an amazing time in Houston, but for those that know me, know just how much I admire Joanna Gaines and the empire she and Chip have built together.

Sidewalk at Magnolia Table. I love seeing handprints imprinted in concrete!

To me, it is so much more than just her remarkable sense of design, her use of natural elements, and their ability to turn something once worn down and forgotten to a showstopper. It is, that they are able to do this with precision execution and consistency. At each of their establishments you can expect the same extra friendly faces that seem to truly care about your experience. It is the small touches, that no matter where you are from, you feel like you are home there!

Albeit, a much more stylish home!

Early Sunday we packed and departed from our Houston tiny home and set course for Saginaw Texas, just north of Ft. Worth. Recently, my brother and his family relocated there for his career and it had been months since I’d seen them. The four hour drive went quickly as Colin and I were engrossed in researching tiny homes and shipping container homes. (We caught the fever!!)

We drove through Dallas and Ft. Worth and glimpsed views of each of their downtowns( don’t worry, I’ll be back!). Each as expansive as Houston. Once arriving at my brothers, we were able to catch up and steal sweet kisses from his beautiful girls. A quick bite of more Texas BBQ and we bid them goodbye for now.

Onward to Waco!

Our cargohome for the evening. @Villastay

We arrived around 5 PM on Sunday just in time to capture the setting sun and a few pics of our Cargohome with Hosts Kenneth and Amanda with Villa Stay Vacation Rentals.

It’s the little things…

Y’all… this property was gorgeous! We had cattle out front and seven other expertly crafted tiny container homes nestled in a beautiful corner of rolling hills for the cattle to roam. And the hosts, again, knocked it clear out of the park. There was no guessing, no need or want for anything. They truly have thought of everything here. Sparkling clean, and once again, I felt at home. ( I grew up in rural South Carolina)

No time to get too cozy though, that pesky hanger monster was talking again! So Ninfa’s it is, for my first Tex-Mex since we had arrived. Of course, it was everything and more. Our server was everything I expect out of Texas hospitality. She made the night, I just wish I remembered to catch her name! Shout out girl, you were awesome!

The spread at Ninfas

Time to rest up for Magnolia in the Am.

I was awake with no need for an alarm. My excitement was too much as we sipped our coffee and mapped our plan of attack.

Magnolia Silos and Market Waco, TX

First things first, morning munchies at Silos Baking Co. Or you can check out Magnolia Press for bakery items and fresh coffee. Try them all, but definitely get the Lemon Lavender Cupcake, this I saved for later. We enjoyed the Blueberry Crumble Muffin with fresh o.j. from Magnolia Table food Truck parked in the plaza.

There may be goodies inside!

Onward to the Market!

The Old Cottonseed Silos

For anyone that loves all things Magnolia or farmhouse style, you must… I repeat, you must visit the Market at the Silos in Waco!

The Market is the dreams of all farmhouse style lovers and the pure excitement of everyone there could be felt. Not a single disgruntled guest or employee! You can shop at the Market, enjoy numerous events throughout the year, sit in the Garden and really just admire the the beauty of the space.

This reset my soul a bit, I think.

Next we checked out Baylor’s McLane Stadium for all the football fans out there! They have a moat! What does your university have?!

McLane Stadium, Baylor University Waco, TX

Our walk around the stadium had us ready for more grub and on to Magnolia Table for brunch. I can’t tell you which one I most excited about!

Lobby of Magnolia Table

I’m beating a dead horse here guys, but really. You never cease to be amazed by the warmth and perfect execution the Magnolia brand truly lives by. Our server’s eyes lit up with her smile even though they we incredibly busy. We would have never known! The attention to detail is so evident here as well, from the decor to the staff and most importantly the food.

Gaines’ family favorites like Chili Frito Pie and Gaines’ Brothers Farm Burger were enjoyed along with avocado toast, fresh pressed juice and my vice, a lavender latte.

Chili on a rainy day was perfect!

We left with bellies and hearts full and a ton of memories. I only wish we had more time but our flight was back in Houston and our pups were missing their family. Waco, I will be back to see the other tons of quirky boutiques and eclectic eateries!

I loved seeing where everyone was from!

I hope you enjoyed reading about my Texas adventures and hope you come back for much much more! I will have some new items in the Emporium. Check them out HERE!

What are some of the places you have visited in the great state of Texas? What are your must sees? Leave a comment below! I want to hear from you!

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