The Magnolia Story

I’m not a big reader, but here of late that seems to be changing.

For Christmas the kids gave me The Magnolia Story and I finished it in a week. For me that’s almost some kind of record. 

 Are you a Fixer Upper fan? Chip and JoAnna have swept the nation and people all over are falling in love with them.

Their story is so sweet and uplifting. They both “talk” in it and hearing them together and how they’ve worked together throughout their relationship and gotten to the place they are is inspiring. They share stories about the highs and lows. As I would reading it I would think, “I want to do that or I want to try to be like that”.

I’m now trying to figure out how to get my girlfriends to agree to a trip to Waco, TX to see the Magnolia Market. These two have single handedly or maybe double handedly turned Waco, Texas into a destination. (in my humble opinion) I would have never thought I’d want to go to a small town in Texas for a little girls trip, but while I was reading their story I couldn’t help but want to see this cute little town for myself. Their descriptions are so vivid and I could just see it all in mind while I was reading. It’s a feel good story that will leave you feeling like, “I can do this”.

So have you read The Magnolia Story? Are you a Fixer Upper groupie? Do you want to go or have you already been to Waco? Please share.

And if you’re not already on the band-wagon, you might want to jump on.?

See you tomorrow for Friday Favorites!





  1. January 13, 2017 / 2:32 am

    I haven't been to visit, and I will tell you that from the people I know who have been, it's pretty evenly split. I think the super fangirls who aren't concerned about cost enjoy it and act like it's the promised land. The other half have said that you can find the majority of the stuff they sell at TJ Maxx and Marshalls HomeGoods stores and feel like it is way overpriced. I got tired of seeing the same style from Chip and Jo over and over again, but I'd pick their show over Flip or Flop any day. My HGTV love is House Hunters International!

    • January 13, 2017 / 3:25 am

      Thanks Al! Yeah, I worry it wouldn't really be worth the price it would cost…if I lived driving distance I'd be going for sure. The website is high and you are right, I think you can find a lot of similar stuff at those stores (or Decor Steals). That poor Flip or Flop couple seem to have come upon some hard times relationship wise…so sad.

  2. January 13, 2017 / 3:00 am

    The book is definitely on my to-read list!

    • January 13, 2017 / 3:15 am

      So good, Laura! My daughter took it to read on the plane going back to school.

  3. January 15, 2017 / 3:05 pm

    If you plan a trip let me know because I'm only about 100 miles from Waco! 🙂 I actually met them in person at an event they hosted two years ago and their story is inspiring. Sadly..they make Waco look a little more exciting than it really is haha.

    • January 16, 2017 / 3:07 am

      Shelly, I kinda wondered that, but I bet they have done wonders for the town. I'll let you know if I come that way.?

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