We met at Kayla's house on Friday afternoon and drove down to make it in time for dinner. We planned to eat just outside of Waco in McGregor, where some of the houses are, most notably being the Magnolia House B&B!
Looking here was SO fun because obviously it isn't someone's personal home, and we felt much more comfortable getting up close and checking out the gorgeous construction. I have been eyeing raised porches with brick paver details for an upcoming project, so I really enjoyed seeing the slight variation of this one, pavers on the steps and sides with wood on the porch. The Magnolia House was featured on Season 3, Episode 4.
After checking out Magnolia House, we met Susannah's mom, Janet, for dinner at a local Italian place. Janet was such an amazing host for our weekend- we were so spoiled!
After dinner we stopped by the first three houses on our Fixer Upper tour. Yes, we are creepers. But it was SO fun to see the homes in real life.
First was Season 3, Episode 3. This house was one of my absolute favorites of Season 3. In fact, we saw my two favorites from this season on Friday night. I love the kitchen and the front porch. Plus the family just seemed really sweet.
The next house we stopped by was Season 3, Episode 5. I couldn't really get a good photo because there was a large SUV in the circle driveway, and to be honest they hadn't kept up with the landscaping so it looked kind of sad. :(
The final stop of the night was one that we were REALLY excited to see, from Season 3, Episode 9. It had the best exterior transformation of the season, I thought. It was extra fun to see it because obviously the exterior is all that we could see. :)
Once we got back to Susannah's parents house we spent the night watching those two episodes of Fixer Upper and chatting. It was really fun to rewatch the transformations that we had just gotten to see in person! We also enjoyed some chocolate chip cookies. :)
The next morning we got up relatively early to try and beat the crowds to the Silos. We got ready quickly and enjoyed some delicious breakfast burritos before heading that way. We actually saw Chip and the Gaines kids playing catch in their driveway on our way, haha!
Right around the corner from the silos we saw the tiny house from this season, Episode 14. It was even smaller in person, and overall just not our favorite. We felt that the investment spent here could have gone much farther elsewhere, but no one was asking us. :) Haha!
We enjoyed the silos of course, but it was extra crowded and only getting more so! We walked right in when we arrived but there was a pretty good line when we left. We got just a few goodies, and I gave Nicole a tour via FaceTime. :)
Next stop was Harp Design Co!
Part of the store parking was literally directly in front of the Harp's house, which was featured on Season One, Episode 5.
Look how close the shop and the store are! Susannah's mom said that the Harps were planning on trying to move relatively soon, and I don't blame them. It made us sad to think that they couldn't just hang out and enjoy their front yard without the eyes of Fixer Upper fans like ourselves. :)
We could tell that inventory was low on quite a few of the signature Harp Design Co. products, but the rest of the store was mostly a boutique anyway.
My favorite thing was these framed flags! After that, we did a full driving tour of LOADS of homes!
The Fixer Upper test pilot house
As you can imagine, we were close to needing fuel after all of these gorgeous homes! If you're a loyal watcher of the show like we are, you'll know that this season Chip has started bringing Joanna cupcakes when she's working late staging the homes. They're always in a brown box, and we visited the bakery that is home to the brown box cupcakes!
Kayla and I split a "Here Comes the Bride" and a "So Berry Good" and they were phenomenal. I've found myself rather picky about baked goods as of late, but the strawberry cupcake was fresh and delicious and worth the trip. Yum! Apparently this bakery is helping Joanna develop the recipes for the cupcakes that will be sold at the Magnolia Flour bakery.
Our last stop of the day was Season 3, Episode 8. Something AMAZING happened here. Haha! As we were pulling up to do our creepy drive by, we noticed that they were having a garage sale! What are the chances. We decided to hop out and check it out!
The mirrors were custom made to fit into their cabinets, and they had one extra which has now come home with me. :)
Isn't that awesome!!?! My very own piece of a Fixer Upper. It made for the perfect last stop on the trip! :)
We got home around 3 on Saturday, and our Sunday was much less glamourous. To be honest, I was in major nesting mode and did things like deep clean our fridge. Haha!
What do y'all think? Are we the creepiest people in the world stalking all these homes? Do you love my $5 garage sale mirror? I'm still brainstorming how I want to frame it! Any suggestions? :)