You know there is a story behind the title of this post. When I was an admissions counselor I would travel to high schools and community colleges to talk to students and parents. It was important to have a professional, polished look and for me, that meant heels. By the end of the week my feet were exhausted from standing behind my recruitment table for hours each day. Which meant Friday was more casual and almost always included shoes with low or no heel. I would travel back to my office on Friday afternoons and the office’s student workers were not used to seeing me in this type of shoe and began calling it “Flats Friday.” A new tradition was born lol
Today I am rocking flats! Mostly because the hubs and I attended a friend’s wedding last night and there may or may not have been a toe vs cowboy boot incident. I thought I would share a couple of cute office appropriate flats you could add to your closet and also wear
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Weekends fly by don’t they!? I had a great weekend with a good friend who moved to College Station last fall. She invited me to stay Friday night and go to Waco on Saturday. I wanted to visit Magnolia Market and that is exactly what we did.
Friday night we checked out a local bar my friend’s coworker recommended called West End Elixir. It had a laid back, sophisticated vibe in a speakeasy like environment. There was live music on the patio and the drinks were delicious. Drinks are made with fresh squeezed juices and ingredients.
Saturday we arrived in Waco about 9:30 and went to Magnolia Market first. The line for the bakery was out the door and down the street so we skipped the long line (and the calories). Made our way into the Market and warehouse to see the quintessential Fixer Upper decor. Word of advise, there is a store down the street called The Findery where you can buy almost identical pieces without the crowds. The grounds of Magnolia Market are adorable and I can see the allure of visiting. Around every corner there is something to look at. It’s very homey, welcoming, and family oriented. Don’t forget the food trucks!
My friend and I spent about an hour at Magnolia Market before heading off to Homestead Craft Visit (about 15 minutes north of the Silos). Homestead Craft Village was recommended by a friend and I am so glad she told me about it.
Homestead Heritage is an agrarian- and craft-based intentional Christian community. Its literature stresses simplicity, sustainability, self-sufficiency, cooperation, service and quality craftmanship.
We ended up staying there most of the day and had lunch at the cafe onsite. They have craft shops where you can see demonstrations of how things are made; pottery, gristmill, forge, woodworking, etc. The items created in the craft shops are available for purchase in their main shop, The Barn. Before leaving we stopped at the Market to buy some of the locally made or sourced honeys, bread, soaps and lotions. If you are making the trip to Waco, this is worth the visit.
Before leaving town we stopped at The Junky Monkey, Junque in the Trunk, and Shades of Shabby. All really cute shops! After our day trip I headed home and spent Sunday getting ready for the week. I hope you had a good weekend and have a great week ahead. Until next post…xoxo Becca