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The Magnolia Journal Fall 2020

This magazine from TV couple Chip and Joanna Gaines focuses on seasonal ideas for life, garden, and home. Each quarterly issue identifies a thought-provoking virtue (gratitude, confidence, hospitality ...) and delivers stories that inspire readers to pursue it intentionally in their own lives. Regular features include personal essays by Chip and Jo, ideas for entertaining and family activities, recipes, gardening, decorating, and much more--all beautifully packaged with the signature Magnolia style.

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United States
Meredith Corporation
$11.70(Incl. tax)
$29.30(Incl. tax)
4 Issues

in this issue

2 min
letter from the editor

DEAR READERS, I’m writing this hours before it’s due. For the second issue in a row, we are sending this magazine to print unsure of what the next weeks or months will bring. Our magazine team had decided on the theme of rhythm long before the pandemic and the most recent racial injustices. In the face of all of it—the brokenheartedness, the chaos, the confusion—I have been reminded (again) of the importance of listening and learning, of looking inward, and of standing together for what is good and right. And as I have read and reread what we have put together, I continue to be struck by the resonant truth of the message that’s between the lines on some pages and clear as day on others: Rhythm is essential. When we aren’t in…

1 min
magnolia post: rhythm

New Entrance Our new entrance on 8th Street will take you straight to the cottages and a second lawn area that’s just for playing and hanging out. Silo District Marathon OCTOBER 2–4, 2020 We’re more ready than ever to meet you at the starting line. This year, we added a fun run for the kids! Learn more at magnolia.com/events. Silobration OCTOBER 29–31, 2020 The dates for our fall Silobration are set—we hope you will join us for this annual celebration! Please check magnolia.com/events for details, updates, and planning information. More Sunshine and Silos THE COTTAGES Our six new retail cottages will offer curated collections of some of our favorite things for kids and baby, bath and body, women’s apparel, books and paper, men’s provisions, and jewelry. WIFFLE BALL FIELD Whether you play with friends and family or just enjoy snacks from the…

1 min
jo's fall favorites

This cuckoo clock has hung in our living room for about a year now. There’s something about its hourly sound that is both comforting and encouraging—a gentle reminder that time is a gift and that it’s meant to be spent well. —Jo PHOTOGRAPHY BY CARSON DOWNING AND DANIELLE JACKSON; PROP STYLING BY SCOTT J. JOHNSON, REBECCA BECKMAN, AND ALLI MCGRANE…

1 min
chip’s fall favorites

I grew up listening to this music, and hearing it now takes me right back to the good times with my dad and grandpa. Man, what a gift these albums and those memories are. —Chip PHOTOGRAPHY BY CARSON DOWNING AND DANIELLE JACKSON; PROP STYLING BY SCOTT J. JOHNSON, REBECCA BECKMAN, AND ALLI MCGRANE…

2 min
an essay on rhythm

Nature dances to a rhythm: In the way the sun rises and sets. In the birds’ song at sunrise and in the crickets’ chirp at sunset. In the way each season moves us along throughout the year… the annual cadence of a rainy April, giving way to a hot July, giving way to a crisp October, giving way to a cold January, and the thousands of little orchestras that follow the tempo of that grand symphony. The flowers move to the rhythm of the seasons: sprouting and budding and blooming and dying. Humanity dances to a rhythm: in the holidays we celebrate and the order in which they come. Costumes and candy give way to turkey and football, which give way to carols and gifts wrapped under the tree. We find…

5 min
flow and order

OUR KITCHENS HOLD US TOGETHER They gather us in the early morning, come alongside us throughout the day, then call us back for the evening hours. And when your kitchen is set up in a way that makes sense for how you use and move through the space, it can also bring peace. When what you need is right at your fingertips. When what you rarely use is tucked aside. When you have breathing room to create openly, move lightly, think clearly. All too often, we hang onto the way we first set up our kitchens. Maybe yours is organized the same as the day you moved in—unloaded straight out of cardboard boxes, friends and family making choices on your behalf. Or what was once a thoughtful positioning of appliances, utensils, and…