WACO, TX

We are in Arlington at Jessica’s chilling and doing laundry. She is in the kitchen making banana nut bread for her daddy. Such a good daughter. 😍 “Daddy’s baby gurl” as Craig calls her.πŸ˜‰

Let me back up. So, after a good nights sleep at the Cracker Barrel we popped in for breakfast, and then we hit the road, Waco Bound.

We are BIG fans of Chip and Joanna Gains of HGTV’s, “Fixer Upper.” They are such a cute couple and great team! We admire their work and sense of decorating style, so we had to stop by the Magnolia House at the Silos! I had been there once before in 2016 on a girls road trip, so I recognized the silos as we approached. I was so excited!

We parked and walked about a half block to the entrance. As we approached the corner my nose caught a wiff of sugar. πŸ˜‰ I could smell bakery items. Alas, as we rounded the corner there was the bakery; and a line to get in.😳

The bakery.

We walked past the bakery and headed to the main building.

Prior to entering the building we were greeted by smiling staff. They made me feel so welcome, like visiting an old friend. We could tell that customer service and smiles are a top priority!

The store is so nicely organized and the displays provide some simple but cute decorating ideas.

I LOVE this apron sink and concrete counter!

The grounds are EXTREMELY family friendly and designed to make you want to stay and relax! There is a family area, a big green play area for kids with toys and balls. There were bean bag chairs, picnic benches, food trucks, gardens, a green house, garden shop and the bakery.

In the distance I saw some seniors relaxing, sipping coffee and eating bakery items and kids were running and playing with the balls. One young mom was sitting in a bean bag chair with an infant in her lap enjoying the sun. It was a very zen and welcoming environment.

We each made a purchase; me a “Magnolia House” magnet and Craig a coffee mug.πŸ˜‰

As we were leaving we stopped in the bakery… Do u remember those cartoons where a character would float thru the air because their nose was caught by a delicious smell?? Yea, it was like that! 😳 Yes, we succumbed to the sweet treat temptations! When in line a smiling staff member handed me an order card and pencil to help speed up the process. I got the “classic,” a chocolate cupcake with vanilla buttercream frosting.πŸ€ͺ It was so moist! I gotta say, it tasted like a little bit of heaven! I felt a little bit of guilt as I licked that creamy, sweet goodness off of my fingers. 😊 Craig, he got a cinnamon roll and an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie which he saved for later.

The bakery order card.πŸ™ƒ

They get profs for cleanliness and customer service throughout the facility; a first class organization!! A MUST visit if you are ever in Waco, TX.😊

We met Jessica at her job, Team Rubicon, in Grand Prairie. She introduced us to some of her coworkers and gave us a tour of the facility.

The “Teddy Award” is a quarterly employee award for those who are willing to step outside of the box and risk failure to accomplish something great! Jessica was the first recipient of this awesome award in 2015. #Proudparents

Jessica treated us to dinner at Torchys. A really GOOD taco place. TASTY!!

Well, the banana nut bread is cooling. Craig will probably have some with coffee in the morning. Me? Nope. That cupcake was more sugar than I’ve had in a couple of months, but it was finger licking good.πŸ˜‰ The laundry is done and it’s late.

Good night.😴

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