Spring at The Silos // My First Trip to Waco, Texas

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

spring break goodness

I had the week off from work for spring break (bless). I didn’t plan anything special and literally all of my friends were busy with their own travels. So I took some time to grocery shop, do yoga (check out Yoga with Adriene on YouTube– she’s the best!), read, and I created Instagram highlight images on my laptop’s sketchbook (see a few below). Plus I watched the season 2 finale of This Is Us and cried it was so good!

traveling solo to Waco, TX

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I also took a semi-impulse trip to Waco, Texas to see Spring at The Silos at the Magnolia Market! Like I said before, I’m pretty sure all of my friends were busy, so I went on this trip solo and I have no regrets. It was like a mini vay-kay and treat yourself day all wrapped into one. I travel by myself often so I think I’ve become a pro! I live about an hour and a half away from Waco, so the trip was pretty easy. I packed a PB&J lunch, jammed out to Taylor Swift CDs, and admired the beautiful weather on the drive there.

I went to the first day of Spring at The Silos. I was that weird tourist girl that took pictures of EVERYTHING. The tulips, the Silos, the pretty decorations, and even a food truck that was everything I want in life. 

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My favorite things about Spring at The Silos:

  • The beautiful blooms and spring decorations
  • The set-up of the vendors and food trucks. Even though there was a lot of people there, I didn’t feel too crowded and lines into the Magnolia Market went by quickly. 
  • How friendly all of the vendors were! I didn’t know that Magnolia invited artisans from around the country– so it was cool to meet people from different states!
  • The (amazing) food trucks 
  • Free parking at McLane Stadium and the free trolley ride to the Silos
  • Finding unique and beautiful art and meeting the artists

Through this trip, I met some incredible women who are creators, artists, entrepreneurs, and more. It was really inspiring to hear about how they started their businesses and the story behind their work. It means a lot when a creator takes time to get to know their clients and share their story. It makes buying their work more valuable to me because I feel more connected to the artist and how the product was made. 

So in short, if you are a Creative with a story to tell about you or your products– tell it! I promise it brings connection and sentimentality to your community.

 

without further ado, my new treasures and their makers

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This blanket was hand-made with makers in Mexico and California by Nipomo! I love the light blue, forest green, and grey/ white colors together with this pattern. This blanket is from the Tierra Collection in the Sage Mist coloring. I can’t wait to use it at the lake, camping, or for picnics!

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Isn’t this little leather keychain by Laurel Denise the CUTEST?! I absolutely love it! The text is hand-written by Laurel and it’s engraved into this beautiful leather. I have it on my key chain with my car keys so I can see it every day. Best reminder for my season of life right now. Also, Laurel sells leather and metal bracelets with her hand-written engraving with all sorts of positive and inspiring words. It’s a great gift idea too!

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This sweet letter-pressed artwork is by Thimblepress! It was also dip-dyed and took three days to create. I love the positivity! All of these mindsets are key. Thimblepress has so many adorable party supplies, cards, prints, and more! 

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I love this print by Kristin Douglas Art! When I shop for new wall art, I like to find pieces that are unique and inspiring. I don’t have any animal prints in my collection, and I challenged myself to chose one that wasn’t a bear (because I love bears hence my logo). Elephants remind me of strength and stability, and I need more of that in my life! 

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As I was walking through the vendor fair, I came across this table in front of Sugarboo and Co with inspirational quotes on it. The quotes were printed on a thin cardboard material and there were so many to choose from! I actually bought the first one I saw which was a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson. It’s the featured quote for this post! This shop had so many cute wall hangings and paper crafts. Loved it! 

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The last items I found were at Magnolia Market and PLUM Boutique! I picked up the Spring issue of The Magnolia Journal, some cute Magnolia stickers, and a Spring at The Silos event tee. I love the light blue shade of this shirt! The topic of this Spring’s Magnolia Journal is intentional living. I love the variety of content in this mag, and that it’s affordable! 

The colorful cactus and Texas stickers are from the PLUM Boutique. I am a sucker for cute stickers! The shop also had adorable spring dresses and apparel. Also they had these mini cactus candles and I would have bought one if I wasn’t outside all day. So cute! 

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Overall, I had a 10/10 experience at the Spring at The Silos event! I enjoyed being a tourist for the day. If you didn’t get to visit this year, I would definitely recommend going next Spring! Shout-out to the Gaines family and Magnolia team, the vendors, and God for a wonderful and safe day in  Waco! 

If you went to Spring at The Silos too, comment your favorite moments below!

Petit à Petit,

Lauren 


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