Spending the day with Chip & Joanna at Magnolia Market




On a Saturday a few months ago I woke up really sick and was confined to the couch all day with a box of tissues. I put on HGTV and started an all day binge watch of the HGTV show Fixer Upper. After just one episode I fell in love with the show. When our family trip to Texas was getting closer I started planning the sites to see and things to do. Texas is a very large state. I mean like it is a few hour drive or a plane ride to get to another city large! In New Jersey, in an hour you can be in NYC or Philadelphia! We had to be strategic and smart with our sightseeing while in Texas. But then I remembered that Fixer Upper was filmed in Waco, Texas. I started to do some research and learned it was only a two hour drive from where we were staying.

On a rainy and chilly Wednesday we got in the car and started our drive to Waco, Texas. More specifically, we were on our way to Magnolia Market, the shop that the Fixer Upper co-stars own and work at on the show.

While I was there I “checked in” on Facebook and a lot of friends were intrigued and jealous! I thought I would share some photos of Magnolia Market with you along with what I purchased and some items on my wishlist! Continue reading “Spending the day with Chip & Joanna at Magnolia Market”

San Antonio

If you are in Texas, make the effort (and drive) to San Antonio. It is known for the Alamo and it’s history. The Riverwalk is a group of rivers that go through a story below the downtown. You have to walk down a flight of stairs to get to part of the downtown area. I wish we had more time to explore this city!

A friend once described it as a shed LOL It is a very historic shed !

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Outfit: It was a chilly and rainy morning so I wore my J Crew button down shirt with white shorts.


There are a lot of cacti in Texas. Yes, I was dumb enough to poke a cactus to see if it really hurt if you touched it. After some investigation, yes it does hurt!  OUCH!

The famous Riverwalk


The food in Texas is DELICIOUS!

IMG_6106To be honest…. I just came here for the sweet tea!



I just got back from Texas and I am so excited to share my adventures with y’all!
It was a disaster getting from Newark airport to Austin but after a missed flight, my brother being stopped by security, a transfer in Houston, and a man having a heart attack on our plane we finally got to Texas! As soon as we landed we had to quickly get dressed and catch the bus to the rehearsal dinner. I know my family curse is being late to everything but we were really cutting it close! In the Houston airport I was straightening my hair and putting on a full face of makeup which was getting me a lot of weird looks in the airport bathroom.


The Wedding

The whole reason we went to Texas was to go to my cousins wedding. It was a gorgeous Texan theme that looked like it came out of a Martha Stewart magazine. Everything was done perfectly!


I was afraid to get dressed for the wedding because this look is not my normal one. But hey, when on vacation try something new, right?



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I chose a floor length dress with a very high slit (which became a big pain in the butt as it got really windy later that evening) and went with a statement red lip. I was inspired by my friend who never wears a boring color and always has a bold lip look. (Thanks Miss Victoria 😉 ) I got the lipstick for free as my Sephora birthday present because I never would have bought it myself. All of my lipsticks are shades of pink and one Chanel red I rarely wear. I became obsessed with this look and see myself using this shade more often in the future.

NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil, Belle De Jour


My date for the wedding!
Awesome ideas to have beer carrying donkeys at the wedding !


This was just day one of Texas with a lot more adventures ahead!