Happy Monday everybody! I know that everybody was feeling like last week was extra slow since we had a long weekend for Thanksgiving, and I think that we were all especially looking forward to a great weekend. Unfortunately for us here in Texas, we got slammed with a cold front which meant that it was cold and dreary and rainy all weekend, but that didn’t stop me from having a great weekend! So here’s a look into my weekend with the always amazing Biana!
Last week I spent all day Thursday and Friday in training so I could get all the necessary CPE credits that I needed for the year. We got out a little later than usual for me, so I got caught in some traffic and some rain Friday afternoon heading home from training. After I got home, Chris and I spent the evening just relaxing at home, enjoying all of our Christmas lights and decorations and watching our first Christmas movie of the season, Elf. Of course, we both quoted right along with the whole movie and my longing to visit NYC this Christmas season was kicked into full gear even more! We don’t have any travel plans this December though, so I guess I’ll have to wait until next year.
After a relaxing night in, I was up bright and early Saturday morning and hit the road by 7:00 because I was headed to Magnolia Market with my friend Kayla for the day! She currently lives in College Station, which is on the way to Waco, so I stopped in town to pick her and up and then we were off to Waco! The forecast was 100% rain this whole weekend and even some flash flooding, but surprisingly we didn’t hit too much rain on our way to Waco.
We arrived at Magnolia Market right around the time that it opened, and I could already tell that it was a lot less crowded than the last time Chris and I were there. The line for the bakery was seriously out the door when we went in August, and this time there was barely a line at all.
But the bakery wasn’t our first order of business at Magnolia Market, it was to get some shopping done! We walked into the store, and immediately I noticed how the store was decorated for Christmas, compared to having more summer decor when we were there in August. Not only were there Christmas trees all throughout the store (decorative ones and also ones that you could buy), but there were also Christmas signs and lights and basically a ton of festive stuff! My favorite was definitely the beautiful Rudolf that was painted on books above a fireplace. I need that in my house!
I think that we must have walked around the store 3 or 4 times, and I definitely tried to contain myself as much as possible. I ended up getting two pillows for the house that have reindeer on them, a beautiful piece of granite that I’m going to use for a soap dish in the kitchen, a cute reindeer ornament, and a magnet (one of the things that I always collect on our trips). Don’t worry, I’d already gotten myself a #shiplap t-shirt the last time we were there!
After we had shopped till we dropped, we explored outside of the silos a little bit more. Last time we were there, there were a ton of people running around and playing in the open area that Chip and Joanna have created and eating at all the picnic tables, but with the weather, there was barely anybody outside. We quickly looked around, admired all of the Christmas trees under the silos and then made our way to the bakery for a sweet treat!
I don’t think that I knew quite what to expect with the bakery, but I was definitely surprised when we walked in and saw how much we actually had to choose from! They must have had 12 different types of cupcakes, 12 different types of cookies, and a few other assorted baked goods. It was definitely hard to choose what we wanted, but I ended up choosing the gingerbread cookie sandwich with cream cheese icing and a bacon and cheese biscuit for later. Kayla ended up getting the classic cupcake which was chocolate cake and buttercream frosting. Everything we had was so delicious, even though we ended up eating them for dessert later on that night.
After the bakery we were pretty much done with our time at Magnolia Market. If it had been a sunnier day I think that we would have fun sitting outside for a while, but it was pretty cold and rainy, so we headed over to Clint’s shop to poke around there for a while. Last time we were at The Harp Design Co we bought a beautiful ladder and some pictures, but this time I didn’t come home with anything that big. I found a few reindeer decorations for the house and bought a magnet from the store as well.
We had pretty much accomplished all we wanted to in Waco after visiting Clint’s store, so we grabbed a quick lunch at In N Out Burger before driving back to College Station. The rest of our day was spent relaxing and catching up, eating a dinner in downtown Bryan at Caffe Capri, and drinking some wine and catching up with our other friend Natalie. We couldn’t have ended the day more perfectly!
Kayla and I woke up Sunday morning and grabbed a quick breakfast at one of my favorite places in College Station, Blue Baker. I always loved getting their bagels in college and can never pass up the chance when I’m back in town. After breakfast, I made my way back to Houston and the rest of the day was spent getting the normal Sunday things done around the house: picking up, grocery shopping, laundry, and blogging. I also got some non normal things done too, which included addressing all of our Christmas cards so they could be sent out Monday!
Since it was still cold and rainy outside, Chris and I ended the night with some pho and then The Walking Dead, like the past few Sundays. Overall, it was a fantastic weekend with lots of girl time and some time with Chris too!
How was your weekend? Have you ever been to Magnolia Market?