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Monday, June 12, 2017

Weekend Recap: Waco, TX

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.

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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.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Weekend Recap: Rodeo Houston

It’s Monday again (mixed feelings lol). Last week was consumed with hosting an annual conference which is all hands on deck for the department I work in. Hence the lack of a Friday post. Some weeks I do good on time management and well, others I’m not so good at. I thought I would write a quick weekend recap for you.

The hubs and I saw Alan Jackson at Rodeo Houston on Saturday. The day was rainy, but seeing Alan Jackson perform is well worth the rain. Before the show we wandered around the exhibit hall and shared some candied pecans (hello sugar!) and an umbrella while we waited to get into the stadium. In the past we have seen performances from the action seats and regular seats, but this year the hubs learned about the Chairman’s Club so we decided to check it out. It is on the 7th floor of the stadium and ticket prices include a full meal and open bar. Tickets are $100 a person, but if you think about it, after you have eaten and ordered a couple of drinks downstairs or at the carnival, you come out about even.

I think the Chairman’s Club tickets were well worth the price and we had a great view from high up. Some people like to be closer to the stage, but not only were we surrounded by TVs and speakers, but we had comfortable seats and lots of leg and elbow room. Sometimes it feels cramped in regular seats. Both of us said we would do it again. Plus the cookies they served for dessert…A++ SO delicious!

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Saturday night we celebrated my mother-in-law’s long overdue birthday with dinner at Guadalajara. Sunday we made our way home to do boring adult chores like laundry and grocery shopping. While out I picked up a few new drug store makeup items to try. Mostly because I ran out of everything at the same time. Lets be honest, replacing foundation, concealer, and setting powder at Sephora or a makeup counter is really expensive. If I like any of the drug store items I will write a review.

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Hope everyone had a great weekend! Anyone going to Rodeo Houston this year? Who are you seeing?

Until next post…xoxo Becca

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