A Day at the Magnolia Market and Silos

Hey Babes!

I hope you are all having a fantastic Saturday, speaking of Saturdays, last Saturday I got to spend the day exploring the Magnolia Market and Silos. If you have no idea what I'm talking about(don't feel bad I didn't either until my mom explained it to me on the way there :P) Here is a little background. Chip and Joanna Gaines from the show Fixer Upper( read more about them here Fixer Upper) opened the Market and Silos in Waco, Texas, after Joanna had dreamt about it for years. You can read the entire story of how it happened here, About Magnolia Market and Silos. Now lets get into my visit!

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When you first walk in you are surrounded by the most delicious looking food trucks(to clarify the food looks delicious not the trucks :P). They all look so amazing it's basically impossible to decide what to try first. I also LOVE the cute benches with umbrellas for eating your awesome food truck goodies.

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Next to the food truck there is a fun area where you can play or lounge in bean bags and just relax. It would definitely be awesome for little kids!

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From there I headed to the Garden. I absolutely loved this spot! It was filled with gorgeous flowers and the garden shop has too many fun knick knacks inside. Also, shoutout to the super nice guy who took my Mom and I's picture so she could finally be in one of them ;)

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There are basically just perfect photo-op opportunities all over the place. Just across from the garden is this adorable sink to wash your hands and this cute old time-y truck. 

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Making my way closer towards the actual market I spotted a freaking hashtag sign that everyone was getting pictures with so naturally I did too, plus the Instagrammer in me couldn't resist a good hashtag picture ;)

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Right next to the sign were the cutest white umbrellas! I didn't know at first but they are actually for you to use during your visit to stay out of the sun. It's the most adorable thing ever am I right!? 

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Finally I had made it to the market and headed inside to see what all the fuss was about. After looking around I could definitely see why people loved it! The decorations and home goods were all so flipping cute.  And if you're a fan of the show it makes even more fun I imagine. 

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I didn't actually make it into the bakery because it was SO hot and I just couldn't take the long line. I have heard from SO many people that everything in there is scrumptious though. On my way out I noticed that there is actually a shuttle to bring you up to the entrance and it is cute as hell.

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If you are ever in Waco, Texas, I would definitely pop by and check this adorable spot out! Chip and Joanna have definitely brought something really fun to Waco and I am so glad I finally got the chance to explore it! Big thanks to my Mom for having the idea and getting me to do it :P

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I hope you all have a great weekend!

Xoxo,

Alex 

Photoshoot Ft. Some Graffiti!!

OMG right off the bat I just have to tell you guys how much I FREAKING loved the graffiti in this shoot! I loved the contrast it added to all the pics plus we had to go to these skeet tunnels to find it :P Anyway I hope you all are having a great week so far, I have been dying from bronchitis so I have mostly just been binging Netflix and eating *Goals* But all this lay around is the perfect time to share these new shoot pics with you guys.

Oh and before I get into the pics if you haven't check out my new Youtube Video Beet Shots with My Mom YOU SO SO NEED TO! It is BEYOND hilarious, trust me you won't regret it. Now lets get into some pictures!

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Photo bombed by my photographer but I LOVE this shot.

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This was probably one of the coolest shoots to do just because the location was AWESOME! Totally made want to graffiti something on the walls :P

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Xoxo,

~Alex

Grapevine, Texas AKA Christmas Land!

A few days ago my Mom and I went to Grapevine to check out their Christmas decorations. Historic Grapevine is known to have AMAZING decorations and fun Christmas-y things to do during December, I mean it is literally called the Christmas Capital of Texas.img_8951 It definitely didn't disappoint. They had set up a cute little area with shops selling food and hot drinks, which I took advantage of because it was F-R-E-E-Z-I-N-G! Some Canadian I am :P img_8927img_8940img_8947img_8934img_8953They had lots of fun places to take pictures like those adorable candy canes and the elf who literally tells you to take an "Elfie" with him! I also loved the Elf house, it was just too adorable and the real mailbox you could actually use to send your Santa letters was so cute! This was also the area where you could catch the "North Pole Express" they literally made the Polar Express come to life, unfortunately we didn't have tickets and they were sold out since JULY! So that is a Christmas adventure for another time.

We then left the Christmas village area and made our way further into the downtown. The downtown was decked out in decorations which I loved, it was literally like a Christmas bomb went off down there!img_8955img_8959img_8967img_8961img_8991img_8957

Everything down there had some kind of Christmas touch. The shops, statues, trees, benches, you name it and they Christmasfied it! I even found the Big Man himself down there ;)img_8992img_8994

They also had a tunnel of love set up and it was adorable, it probably looks a million times better at night. Of course I had to walk through it and get a picture at the end even though I am single and forever alone :P

Right after the tunnel that reminds you that you will be a cat lady forever you come to an adorable area set up like Christmas in the old days. It's an old cabin that looks like something right out of Little House on the Prairie and on the inside they replicate how it would have been decorated back then.img_9006img_9012

I couldn't get pictures on the inside but I did grab some on the porch of the cabin and in the yard where they had an old wagon and hay bales set up! How adorable are those country styled trees??

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Making our way back to our car we stopped at the little farmers market and right next to it was a tomb but I'm not sure what it was used for or meant to replicate because I didn't get a chance to read the historical marker. They also had this Charlie Brown area that sold Charlie Brown Christmas trees! How freaking adorable is that!?

If you have a chance to make it to Grapevine during December I would most definitely do it! It's a lot of fun and they have amazing Christmas spirit. Speaking of Christmas spirit if you guys haven't already you need to go enter my **Christmas Giveaway** You can find all the info and enter Here!! You can also find me on all the the following social media below!

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Later Peeps,

Alex