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The Magnolia Journal Summer 2021

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.

United States
Meredith Corporation
$12.02(Incl. tax)
$30.11(Incl. tax)
4 Issues

in this issue

3 min
a letter from the editor

follow along on instagram: @JOANNAGAINES commıtment PART OF THE ALLURE OF SUMMER is how it calls us back to the way we knew it as children. Setting off on a bike with no destination in mind other than far. Leaping into cool water for a moment of reprieve from the unyielding sun. Finding absolute wonder in the mystery of a starry night sky. Summer was, in a word, carefree. And we were too. It may seem strange, maybe even a little contradictory, to dedicate our summer issue to commitment—a word that can feel as though it carries the weight of the world. A word that might sound to you like the opposite of carefree. And it’s no wonder. There is no shortage of things to commit to. Daily obligations come with laundry that needs…

1 min
magnolia post: commitment

Now Open: The Shops at the Silos After many months of construction, the cottages at the Silos are open. Each of the six spaces has its own theme and unique selection of goods. In addition to the two we feature below, other shops offer curated collections of paper goods, women’s clothing, leather goods and accessories, and men’s goods. A Spotlight On: VIE BIEN AIMÉE LIFE WELL LOVED The idea of a life well loved comes from the Magnolia Manifesto and can be seen in every detail of this cottage that’s all about self-care. Guests will find our favorite bath and spa products all gathered in one space. JUNIPER & CREW This fun and inviting cottage encourages a feeling of childlike whimsy for all ages. Named after Chip and Jo’s youngest son and his cousin Juniper, the…

4 min
magnolia network

The Magnolia app In the most unconventional of years, our vision for Magnolia Network remains clear. More than ever, we want to tell good stories. Stories that uplift and unite. Stories that, when you hear them, leave you feeling inspired and encouraged to try something new or take a chance on something that moves you. This July, Magnolia Network will launch on our new Magnolia app, ahead of our cable channel in January 2022. This new app will offer access to watch, shop, read, and experience all things Magnolia, including all of our original content from Magnolia Network, a collection of workshops, behind-the-scenes footage, and exclusive Magnolia Market promotions. If you’re a discovery+ subscriber, you’ll be good to go—all Magnolia Network content will live on both platforms. food & cooking For the love of…

3 min
for the love of lemons

It’s easy to smile when you are looking at a lemon tree. The sunshine-y fruits are inherently cheerful. And with year-round glossy foliage and aromatic spring flowers, having one close by can enhance any season. Beyond its inviting look, a lemon tree also offers substance. A squeeze of lemon can complement a tall glass of iced tea or become an ingredient in a refreshing dessert. Simply gathering its fruit makes an impromptu gift for family and friends. Here we share basics for getting started with your own tree and care tips to keep it going. Then, when you are ready, a sweet idea for what to do with your first harvest. THE BASICS PLANT Plant your tree in a pot that’s just a few inches larger than the container it came in. The pot restricts…

1 min
joanna’s summer favorites

TOP SHELF, LEFT TO RIGHT: Citrus Juicer Fresh juice when you please and counter-worthy retro style. $90; shop.magnolia.com. Summer Fridays Mini Jet Lag Mask, Lip Butter Balm & CC Me Serum Products that revitalize, hydrate, and de-stress the skin. $25, $22 & $64; summerfridays.com. Olla Watering Pot Bury these terra-cotta planters in the garden for more efficient watering. $120; earthandelement.com. Ilia Illuminator in Cosmic Dancer This quick skin pick-me-up glides on for soft and subtle highlights. $34; iliabeauty.com. Bee’s Wrap Cheese Set Reusable food wraps offer a playful alternative to plastic. $18; beeswrap.com. Pidät Bird Silo in Terracotta Eco-friendly bird feeder with modern-home appeal. $69; battenhome.co. BOTTOM SHELF, LEFT TO RIGHT: Fredericks & Mae Citronella Hanging Coil (Set of 2) Keep mosquitos at bay with citronella smoke from this aesthetically pleasing coil. $36; food52.com. Marvy Shampoo Brush & Scalp…

1 min
chip’s summer favorites

TOP SHELF, LEFT TO RIGHT: Rainier Camp Chef Grill This ultra-portable cook station offers a burner for boiling water as well as a griddle. $180; shop.magnolia.com. Camp by Luc Gesell These tales from the trail are an ode to stepping off the grid. $25; penguinrandomhouse.com. Kabob Grilling Baskets (set of four) Baskets ensure an even cook with or without a skewer. $17; uncommongoods.com. Together For Texas Hat Proceeds support Texans in need through Meals on Wheels. $30; senderopc.com. BOTTOM SHELF, LEFT TO RIGHT: TYKHO 3 FM Radio 3W Bluetooth Speaker in Duck Blue This nostalgic throwback to AM/FM radio days offers great sound. $60; lexon-design.com. Worx 4V 3-Speed Screwdriver This portable and powerful multitasker comes with a compact case for bits, charging cord, and driver. $39.99; worx.com. Stanley Heritage Lunch Box & Food Flask Set Timeless design and…