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Spring at the Silos Recap

April 20, 2017

At last year’s Silobration, we tried something a little different and added a vendor fair to the list of activities to spotlight small businesses from all over the country. I loved this part of the Silobration so much, that I decided to host another annual event that was all about our vendor artisans—Spring at the Silos.

When we started planning for Spring at the Silos, I wanted to make sure we had a good variety of artisans from all over the country, so we invited just under 80 different groups to come set up all along the streets in front of the property. The vendor fair was my favorite part about this event, and made for a unique shopping experience for all of our visitors.

To celebrate spring, we also hosted activities like morning yoga on the lawn, grounds tours and live music. I loved seeing everyone finally get to enjoy our finished grounds. Last spring we were still figuring out how to put the finishing touches on details like seating and landscaping, so it was good to finally see the fruits of hard work.

See some of my favorite highlights from this year’s Spring at the Silos below!

Our 75 vendors each brought something unique to add to the event—from handmade cutting boards to kids toys and even jewelry, fresh flowers and paper goods—we had a little bit of everything. These artisans brought so much energy and excitement to our grounds.

For those of you who made the trip to Waco to join us for Spring at the Silos, I hope you had fun celebrating spring with us. Be sure to comment below if you made it out to the event and tell me where you came from! And thank you again to the city of Waco, our vendors and the Magnolia staff for all of your hard work making this happen.


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  • Kathie Evans
    3:11 pm, June 21, 2017
    It is time to make it clear to your followers if you really started a skin care line and exactly what is it's name OR are you just lending your name and face to different skin care companies who then send products that show no association with you. I ordered 2"free" items (I had to pay S&H - no big deal) and then received 2 items with names I've never heard of and when I contacted that company's phone number they said you were endorsing their product and by getting my "free items" I was now enrolled in some kind of "program" which they wouldn't explain. It has certainly made Joanna's reputation go down in my book. She needs to do all she can to put out there whether or not she is selling skin care products and what the official name of her company is or her followers will feel she is scamming them.
    • Bree
      9:38 pm, June 23, 2017
      She did in the April blog post.
  • Ralph D.
    2:34 pm, June 21, 2017
    We totally love what you have done at The Silos. As a retired Naval Officer that spent lots of time at sea, we would abhor "running rust"on our ships. So, my question is when are you going to address all the running rust on the silos themselves?
  • Susan
    1:23 pm, June 20, 2017
    An online ad on May 22 claimed to have your face cream to try as a special offer of 3.96 to try it and for an additional 4.96 they would include the serum. Krasa and iius showed up 12 days later in an unsealed box. My master card was charged 222.90 between May 22 and June 6th these two items with 6 transactions. There are 4 different phone numbers from NV,AZ, and Gl associated with these charges. The warehouse is in St. Petersburg, FL. The merchant claims there was a 14 day trial and the charges were justified. They then offered me a reduced amount of $59, changed it to a one time 40% refund of 84.80 and then said I. could take my chances of it not getting lost if I returned it for a refund of 172.00. MC is investigating. I just wanted your fans to know not to get caught up in this mess! Just thought you should know someone is cashing in in on your name and reputation like they did with Barbara Corcoran.
  • Donna Davis
    1:44 pm, June 19, 2017
    My husband and I visited the Silos in May. We live in Richmond, Virginia and were visiting family in Texas so we decided to take a side trip to Waco. We both love Fixer Upper as we also like restoration and repurpose of architectural salvage .I mentioned to the young man who checked my purchase out on IPad(a very clever idea) that it was my husband's 70th birthday and we went on our way to enjoy the rest of the Silos. A few minutes later, this young man, Caleb, whose name tag said was from San Antonio, came up to my husband with a Happy Birthday cupcake from the bakery. It made my husband's day and was such a thoughtful gesture. Thank you for sowing Christian values and Southern hospitality. Oh, and BTW, we really enjoyed the concept of the Silos project.
  • Aja
    4:22 pm, June 18, 2017
    I enjoyed everything about Spring at the Silos, but I especially loved having morning yoga!!
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