Magnolia Silos & MLB

 [photo credit: www.magnoliamarket.com]

[photo credit: www.magnoliamarket.com]

Most of you are probably wondering what the infamous Magnolia Silos have to do with Major League Baseball. But if you’ve been dying to lay your eyes on the Silos but are having a hard time convincing your main man that it’s worth the investment (time and money), I’m here to help you.

Confession: I have lived in Texas for eight years and have never been to the Silos. I know, shame on me. But my husband recently came up with a genius plan that includes a trip to the Silos (for me) and a Texas Rangers game (for him). My hubby is the master at planning trips and adventures to include baseball games so I’m actually surprised it took him this long to come up with this. Google maps puts the Ballpark at Arlington 1.5 hours from the Silos, so spending the day in Magnolia heaven and ending with an evening at the ballgame is totally do-able.

** Please keep in mind that regular season games end in September and start up again in April**

 Ballpark at Arlington- Globe Life Field [image source: www.mlb.com]

Ballpark at Arlington- Globe Life Field [image source: www.mlb.com]

I’ve been doing a little research on the Silos and all it has to offer so I know how to best spend my limited time. Here is what I’m excited to check out:

 Magnolia Seed + Supply [photo credit: www.magnoliamarket.com]

Magnolia Seed + Supply [photo credit: www.magnoliamarket.com]

  • Magnolia Market- I mean, duh! We all love a little farmhouse chic and I can’t wait to be inspired by all things Joanna. Maybe I’ll even find a little something for myself.
  • Magnolia Seed & Supply- I actually didn’t know this existed but I plan to take my oldest in here. I am horrible with plants and gardening, but he loves it. I’m planning to let him pick out a flower growing kit to use back at home. I’m sure he’ll talk me into something else as well.
  • Silos Bakery Co.- Because who doesn’t love a good cupcake?!?! And I’m slightly obsessed with the Parisian café vibe they have going on outside.
  • Magnolia Lawn- I imagine my hubby and kids will be spending their time here while I devour the Market.
  • Food Trucks- They all sound incredible but I’m a big time sucker for pizza so 900 Pizza is at the top of my list. I’m also interested in Chuck’s Gourmet Popcorn, mostly because I’m from Chicago and always compare any gourmet popcorn to see if it can compete with Garrett’s.

The Magnolia Team has really made everything quite simple. They have designated parking and even a Trolley that can take you to the Silos. Basically everything you could want is right there on the property so there’s no need to wander all over town.

Have you been to the Silos? What is on your must experience list?

 Silos Baking Co. [photo credit: www.magnoliamarket.com]

Silos Baking Co. [photo credit: www.magnoliamarket.com]

P.S. If you want to know more about the ballpark and baseball game happenings, send me a message and I can give you all kinds of ideas on that. My husband is the baseball guru and many trips (including our honeymoon) have included outings to games.

Moonspiration-Nursery

Hey Y'all!

Have you ever found something like a chair or fabric and suddenly you have a complete vision of the space it should belong in? Not every design project is like this, but sometimes you find the magic piece that really gets your design train moving. This wallpaper was that piece for me. I was actually searching for something entirely different, but once I saw this I got distracted and started a design board for a nursery that all spurred from this wallpaper. The funny thing is, this space would actually be beautiful without the wallpaper, but since that's where it all began for me I would have a hard time letting it go.

 Original Inspiration Board- $4,344.98

Original Inspiration Board- $4,344.98

I found most of the pieces from Land of Nod and Pottery Barn Kids (maybe I should worry it's too trendy, but I love it too much to worry about that). Before I knew it the whole space had come together. Only downside is the price tag on the nursery was much more than I wanted it to be (even though this project was just for fun). So after I admired the original for a few weeks I started researching some alternative pieces to the pricier items. Let me know which pieces are your favorites!

 Look for Less Inspiration Board- $2,205.44

Look for Less Inspiration Board- $2,205.44

The colors in the wallpaper really speak to me- soft and peaceful like ocean waves on a beach at sunrise. I grew up spending my summers living with my grandparents on the beach in North Carolina and that is absolutely my happy place. I feel whole when I'm near the ocean. It soothes my soul but also leaves me feeling refreshed and invigorated. This wallpaper makes me feel all those things. The palette is calming while the pattern and texture embolden passion and creativity. I wanted to keep the space soft and neutral but rich with texture and subtle pattern. I like the tribal-esque print of the area rug that is bold but not overpowering. The campaign dresser with the brass pulls and modern lines in the sexy deep blue gives me all the feels. I personally love a chair or sofa with low arms when I'm nursing my babies- none of mine liked to be contained and got frustrated if they sprawled out and their legs hit something. The money-saving rocking chair has the added bonus of being wingback so you don't wake yourself up with the classic head bob when you fall asleep rocking/feeding baby. No one needs that jolt awake in the middle of the night. This chair has your sleep-deprived back! The color of the crib was really crucial for the design. I didn't want white or anything painted. I felt like the crib should be a statement piece while remaining natural. I love this medium and cool-undertone oak (no orange!). It plays so well with the other pieces while remaining it's own beautiful self. And come on, how adorable is that mobile? If it wasn't a match made in heaven for this space then I don't know what is! Those are the pieces that really speak to me- the rest of them I believe could be substituted for similar items you find locally- you might even save more money that way. HomeGoods has my back 98% of the time when I try to make my penny pinching dreams a reality. You just have to be persistent and patient. NEVER SETTLE.

- MOON