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Thursday, November 10, 2016

A Food Network/HGTV kind of birthday

So, this happened last week.

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(this whole selfie thing is not nearly as easy as everyone else makes it look)
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I don't know what you think this bottle looks like, but it is actually the most delicious cold brew I have ever had the pleasure of drinking.
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Not only was it the annual birthday weekend, but Becky and I took it to another level by visiting not just Ree Drummond's (otherwise known as Pioneer Woman) new Mercantile but also the silos (as in the Chip and Joanna Gaines Fixer Upper silos)!

The Pioneer Woman can make a mean snickerdoodle cookie, and the Mercantile was as cute as it could be.  While we didn't see Ree herself, we did see many of her family members. Despite encouragement from the fun greeter, we refrained from asking for a photo because we are absolutely not comfortable with our selfie game. See photo proof above. Our friend Loren went with us (it has become somewhat of a tradition), and we finished out the afternoon with dinner at Frank & Lola's.

Friday involved shopping, standing in line for an hour for Burn BBQ (absolutely worth it), plenty of coffee, and more shopping. We finished the day with pie at Antoinette with Micah, William, and Xavier. Do you see a theme here of food, coffee, and dessert?

Bright (and much too early) Saturday morning, Becky and I drove to Waco to visit Magnolia Market. I have to say that the silos did not disappoint; the grounds were immaculate and just as beautiful as I had imagined. Everyone else in the state of Texas was there with us, and we stood in a lot more lines for lunch and cupcakes. Because we're not as young as we used to be, we crawled our way back to Dallas to crash overnight and then managed to make a trip to not one but two airports Sunday morning. Thank goodness we had just enough time to drop me off at the correct airport.

Next year's trip destination is Nashville. It will be hard to live up to Pioneer Woman and Fixer Upper, but I have all year to plan.



1 comments:

Christine @ 12,450miles said...

I'm seriously green with envy... this looks like the BEST. TRIP. EVER!!!! I'm not sure I could do it though... I'd be broker than broke by the end...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!