My trip to the Magnolia Silos!


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I am OBSESSED with Chip and Joanna Gaines! I recently visited the Silos over Labor Day weekend with my mom and husband! I am from Waco and I’m lucky that I get to visit here more often! It was absolutely beautiful.

First we wanted to ride the trolley to the Silos. There are several places that you can park your car and ride for free!

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When I saw this I was freaking out! It’s just what I imagined. It was crowded too. I’m sure being a holiday weekend. During the week it’s not to bad.

As soon as we got off the trolley I had to take a picture of the #milestomagnolia.

After that we had to go in and shop! I bought a t-shirt and mug! I also took the menu from Silos Baking Co. but more on that in a bit.
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We then headed outside to the sitting and games area. Of course, Robb had to kick around a ball for a bit. 🙂

We looked around Seed and Supply and walked around the garden area.




We worked up an appetite and glad we did. We had to go into the bakery and splurge on some cupcakes!





Found a cozy spot to settle and eat our delicious cupcakes!

The cupcakes we got were
– Shiplap: vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream icing (my fav.)
– Nuts and Bolts: vanilla cake filled with pecans and walnuts with cream cheese icing
– Strawberries ‘N Cream: strawberry cake with vanilla buttercream icing


I had the best time and can’t wait to go back! If you happen to not be as lucky you can still shop online at: Magnolia Market

Also, October 18th their book The Magnolia Story comes out! Pre-order today!The Magnolia Story

Spinach & Feta Turkey burgers



I recently rediscovered this recipe I made two years ago and have been making them nonstop. These burgers are so good, not to mention, super easy to make!

They’re also 21 day fix approved: 1G, 1R, 1/2B

Spinach & Feta Turkey burgers

– 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
– 1/2 red onion, chopped
– 2 cloves of garlic, minced
– 1 box of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
– 1 lb lean ground turkey
– 1 tbs dried oregano
– 2 tbs grill seasoning
– 1 tbs salt
– 1 tbs pepper
– 4 oz crumbled feta

1. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Saute onion until soft, about 5-6 minutes.

2. Add in garlic and saute an additional minute. Remove and let cool.

3. In a medium sized bowl, mix together spinach, ground turkey, oregano, grill seasoning, salt and pepper and feta.

4. Stir in cooled onion and garlic.

5. Form into four patties.

6. Grill on medium for eight minutes per side, flipping halfway through.

Saint Arnold Brewery



September 7 is National Beer Lover’s Day! Since I’m a beer lover (here’s proof), I thought today was an appropriate day to post about our lunch outing at Saint Arnold Brewery.

After going to the brewery numerous time and doing almost every pub crawl that they put on, I felt like it was crazy that I had never eaten lunch there – I wanted to change that. Last week, I picked my husband up from work and we headed to the brewery downtown.

Everything on the menu looked amazing, but we couldn’t pass up the burger and beer special for $15! The burger did not disappoint, and the beer was amazing too! I’m a sucker for seasonal beers, so I chose the Oktoberfest. If Andrew didn’t have to go back to work, we would’ve made an afternoon out of it and tried more beers and gone on a tour!

Fun fact: Saint Arnold is Texas’ oldest craft brewery and named after the patron saint of brewing, Saint Arnulf of Metz.

Saint Arnold Brewery

Saint Arnold Brewery

Saint Arnold Brewery

Saint Arnold Brewery

Saint Arnold Brewery

Saint Arnold Brewery

Homemade Peach Ice Cream



Over Labor Day weekend my hubby and I took a trip to my hometown, Waco, TX., to spend the weekend with my parents. We did so many fun things…more on that later. One thing we had to make was homemade Peach Ice Cream! I finally got the recipe from my mom! I can’t wait to have everyone over at our house for an ice cream party! It’s such an easy recipe! Easier than I imagined and makes plenty of ice cream!

Bon Appétit

Here is my mom making the ice cream while I took notes!
Mom making homemade icecream

Homemade Peach Icecream

– 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
– 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
– 2 (12 oz) cans evaporated milk
– 2 cups white sugar
– 4 eggs
– whole milk
– 1 1/2 cups peaches
– salt
– ice

1. With an electric mixer, cream eggs and sugar.

2. Add evaporated milk, condensed milk, and vanilla. Beat well.

3. Pour into an electric ice cream churn.

4. Add peaches.

5. Add whole milk to fill line.

6. Insert dasher.

7. Pack cooler 1/3 full with ice and add a layer of rock salt.

8. Repeat layering with ice and salt until full.

9. When machine starts to shut off, remove the dasher and drain water.

10. Fill with more ice and salt.

11. Cover with a towel and let harden.

Under the Radar Brewery



Under the Radar Brewery

Under the Radar Brewery had it’s grand opening last weekend (8/27), so Stephen, Andrew and I checked it out! It’s a pretty small brewery, but they had plenty of seating in front where we could drink our craft beers. They also had tents and more seating to the side where the bands were playing.

Under the Radar Brewery

Andrew, me & Stephen @ UTR

They had five beers on tap, plus two special beers – the Mrs. Miller and Peach.

For $15, we got a pint glass plus three tokens to use for beer! The three beers I tried were the Dirty Blonde Ale, Radar Love and the Porter Authority. Between the five of us, I tried all the brews b/c Andrew and Stephen got the Mid Frequency IPA and the Midtown Bock. I really liked all of them, but my favorite was the porter!

Unfortunately, the Peach beer wasn’t getting tapped until after we left, so I didn’t get to try it… I guess I’ll just have to go back another weekend!

Under the Radar Brewery

Under the Radar Brewery

Where the magic happens

Under the Radar Brewery

Drinking the Dirty Blonde

Under the Radar Brewery