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My three-year-old has an obsession with playdoh. Every time we go to Walmart or Target, she has to get a playdoh from the bin. So this year, one of our summer bucket list items was to make edible playdoh. It was way easier than I thought and we set up pretend play/dramatic play ice cream shop with the edible playdoh. You will need: 1 tub of frosting per color you want to create; you will not have to add food coloring if you buy colored frosting like strawberry flavored (which makes the edible playdough smell amazing) or if you are…

“What’s in your children’s best interests” is what is always asked when parents are divorcing. You may have even asked yourself that question. However, when you are in pain or trying to heal yourself, it can be hard to determine if a parenting choice is really in your child’s best interest if it hurts, harms, or negatively affects the mental health of you, the parent. Therefore, we are going to explore the key differences between parallel parenting vs. co-parenting. One of these parenting choices is choosing between “co-parenting” or “parallel parenting.” Just like it was essential to have a birth…

Traveling to New York City? Confused about where to stay in NYC? There are so many things to do in New York City, so much to see and SO MANY hotels. I have broken down each category and location of the best hotels in NYC! By budget (or lack thereof), uniqueness, and special qualities! The Most Iconic Hotel in New York City The Plaza Hotel New York. The Plaza Hotel, a French Renaissance-inspired hotel, has been welcoming guests for over 100 years and is an established New York City landmark for stylish society affairs, a rich history in being featured…

Have you ever tricked your kids into eating something that they usually would not eat on their own? Then they love it? While visiting Magnolia Table in Waco, Texas, we ordered the breadbasket. My son ate all the zucchini bread and then asked for more. No clue there was a healthy vegetable baked right in. That said, the zucchini bread is more like cake. I never had zucchini bread until we went to the Magnolia Market at the Silos in Waco, Texas. While at the Silos, I purchased the Magnolia Table cookbook, the second edition, which generously provides you with…

On our road trip to Waco, Texas, to visit the Magnolia Market at the Silos, I thought we needed to have the entire Chip and Joanna Gaines experience, which means eating at their famous restaurant that serves up Magnolia Table recipes-Magnolia Table in Waco, Texas. Magnolia Table Waco History We arrived on a weekday around noon. The restaurant itself is beautiful. It amazes me how someone has the craft, the vision to make something old, unwanted into something of pure beauty. The Magnolia Table Waco once was a diner-style restaurant called the Elite Cafe. The Elite Cafe was open for…

I am late for the game: the Fixer Upper, farmhouse chic, Chip, and Joanna Gaines fan club. Our recent trip to the Magnolia Silos in Waco made me a super fan. I came home inspired, ready to pretend I live on a farm in a white wood-sided home while baking cookies for my kids. Dinner complete with sides and iced tea is on the table at 5 pm. Well, a girl can dream. But today, we will start with something simple, Joanna Gaines’ Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe. During our trip to Waco, Texas, to visit the Magnolia Market at the…

They say Waco, Texas, is the heart of Texas. I believe Chip and Joanna Gaines’s creation of Magnolia Market Silos gave Waco, Texas, a heartbeat. A once small town known for Baylor University and an unfortunate event in the ’90s, the concept behind the Magnolia Market Silos revived the quiet city of Waco, TX, in the form of the open-concept farmhouse, manicured gathering places, sweet treats, and cookbooks. Waco, Texas, is now a bustling tourist town. My kids and I took a short road trip from our home in Argyle, Texas, to the Magnolia Market Silos and Magnolia Table. From…

Tips for the first-time visitor to the Waco Magnolia Market! The Magnolia Market in Waco, Texas is a beautiful place, it is. The key to the Market is patience and just taking it all in. Not being rushed is key. It is like going to Disneyland; you must wait in line for something magical but after you do, you are rewarded greatly. My kids and I have been twice now to the Magnolia Market at the Silos in downtown Waco, Texas. I learned a few things that will make your trip to Chip and Joanna Gaines Magnolia Market more memorable…

If you are looking to visit the Magnolia Market or Waco, this is where to stay in Waco, Texas. My kids and I had a fun Texas road trip from Fort Worth to Waco, Texas, to visit the Magnolia Market at the Silos. This is our second visit to the Magnolia Silos, and this time around, we tried Magnolia Table. If you are traveling to Texas, Waco is 100 miles from Dallas, Texas, and 100 miles from Austin. Waco is known as the heart of Texas. There are plenty of great places to stay in Waco, TX. I have vetted…

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