Family time is very important to us. My husband & I used to travel every chance we got but having two small children makes traveling a bit more difficult… and expensive. While we love the farm & all of our animals, it is nice to take family trips & get to explore the world around us. We try to make time for a family vacation every year & last year led us to Magnolia Market, made famous by the show Fixer Upper. We were immersed in shiplap, subway tile, chippy paint & modern farmhouse decor.
So how did we end up choosing Magnolia Market? I am a fan of the show & always amazed at the talent & creativity of Chip & Joanna Gaines. My husband is a contractor that does a lot of professional remodels & new construction, so he actually gets many requests to recreate the Gaines’ famous modern farmhouse style. Requests for subway tile & farmhouse sinks have dramatically increased since the show became popular.
Seeing the Market actually wasn’t the main reason for our visit though. Our main purpose for flying halfway across the country was to visit my brother in law who is currently stationed at Fort Hood. But when you’re a Fixer Upper fan & only an hour away, of course you make time to see it in person!
The grounds at Magnolia Market are beautiful, clean, family-friendly, & of course impeccably designed.
Of course the place was packed but we still had a relatively easy time finding free parking & easy access bathrooms. Tip: if you drive past the Bakery (it will be on your right), then take the next right, there is a free parking lot just for Magnolia customers. You can go in a back entrance without having to cross a road, a definite plus if you are traveling with kids. Other area parking lots are charging upwards of $20 just to park! Another side note: admission to all of the Magnolia grounds is free!
Dont forget to explore all of the grounds. There is a small retail shop towards the back of the grounds called Magnolia Seed & Supply. There are also plenty of beautifully landscaped gardens throughout the property.
Are you a fan of Fixer Upper? Do you have any farmhouse inspired decor in your house? We would love to hear about it!