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Another Happy Ending

We had another wonderful adoption at the SPCA this week…MagnoliaAdopted.jpg

I talked about this lovely a few weeks back.  She’s deaf, but oh so smart.  I was told that the family got a sign language book to help communicate.  Granted, dogs speak mostly nonverbal anyway, but it was fun to teach her some signs while she was here.  And I’m glad the family will try to continue that.

Of course, we had several adoptions this past week at the SPCA, but this girl definitely had a piece of my heart.  I’m so happy that she is finally home!

Our Trip to Magnolia

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Right before the new year, Michael told me that he had to drive to Waco to pick up some lights for his new aquarium.  I asked if I could ride along, and we made plans to eat somewhere in Waco. I casually asked him if I could go to the Magnolia Market at the Silos, the one by Joanna Gaines from Fixer Upper.  Michael agreed, and he had no idea what was in store.

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I have binge watched episodes of the Fixer Upper, and I love her style.  I was excited to find out that most of the Christmas stuff was 75% off.  However, it was packed and items went really fast.  But I learned that they always had more in the back, they just put out a few items at a time.  I also learned that the drawers underneath each display also held more products to choose from.  I didn’t get any pictures in the store because it was unbelievably crowded.

I did get a few pictures outside, though.

There were a lot of families there, just hanging out, playing catch or sitting on the swings. There were footballs and other toys available to use by this big, green astroturf yard.  And there were food trucks available for lunch.  We ate at the Cheddar Box, a gourmet grilled cheese food truck, and it was delicious!  I also enjoyed a mint and honey Moonshine tea (no actual moonshine in it).

After lunch, we went back into the store, which was still crowded.  That’s when I learned that the employees will restock certain items that seem sold out.  At that point, I had bought only a little water lily magnet, but the second time through I managed to snag a little Christmas tree and an ornament too!

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At the end of our visit, we decided to stop by the Magnolia bakery.  It was just as busy as the rest of the place, and they gave out slips of paper so you can create your order ahead of time.  Michael and I split a chocolate peanut butter oatmeal cookie which was really good.  (Also, we got coffee from the Common Grounds food truck but I forgot to snap a picture of it.  You will see the coffee cup in the picture below.  Again, the coffee was really good.).

This was really just an exploratory trip.  I wasn’t expecting to come home with much, but I love the treasures that I bought.  The food and atmosphere are phenomenal, and I hope we will go back again soon!

Have you seen Fixer Upper?  Have you been to the Waco store?