This new 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.
A Letter from the Editor
Magnolia Post: Connection
The Space Between • Nearly every day, we have the chance to connect with someone we don’t yet know—to join one another on this shared journey.
I Dip. You Dip. We Dip. • With our closest people, there’s no need to overthink it. That’s the beauty of fondue—simple, choose-your-own-adventure fare, made a meal in good company. No frills, all fun, but still a little fancy, the melting pot invites us to drop our shoulders and pick up forks. Here, it’s safe to mix things up and make them our own. We can all dip our own way, full of gusto and free of doubt, with trust that every road will lead to delicious results.
Paying It Back by Paying It Forward • A FOOTBALL PLAYER, HIS COACH, AND HOW ONE CONNECTION HAS THE POWER TO CHANGE EVERYTHING.
A Look into the Wardrobe
Tamales: A Tradition Wrapped with Love • For centuries, tamales have been a symbol of familial unity across Mexico, especially during the holiday season. We sat down with one Waco family who brought this tradition stateside and learned how their time-honored tamales cultivate community, one batch at a time.
Just Like Last Year • It’s the you and yours that make the holidays a season to behold.
Let It Glow • AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THE LIGHTS THAT SPREAD HOLIDAY CHEER FAR AND WIDE, BULB BY BULB.
All Dressed Up Top to Bottom • It’s almost time to trim the tree, but not to be forgotten are those pieces that ground the look and top it off. Whether a traditional star topper or a whimsical fabric skirt, these elements have a way of bringing it all together—and set the scene for the holidays at home. Here’s a curated collection of some of our favorites to dress up this familiar, festive sight.
Finding Our Way Back • How simple, gentle steps of intention can reestablish the bonds that hold us together.
Le Chocolat Chaud • WHAT IF HOT CHOCOLATE WASN’T JUST A DRINK BUT AN EVENT?
A Note from Jo: Capturing Connection
What If It's Been Here All Along?
There’s Room for Everyone • The renovation of a family lodge brings together four generations.
Beyond the Sauce • With a certain nostalgia, we connect cranberry sauce to festivity, overflowing tables, and, of course, that iconic shape. A little over a century ago, canning these berries began as a way to preserve them well beyond the winter months. Fast-forward to the 1940s, and they became a Thanksgiving staple. The rest … is history. From sweets to savories, straight out of the can or fresh off the stove, let’s reimagine our menus this season and let cranberries shine—beyond the sauce.
Room for More • An ornament tradition with stories to tell
Setting the Stage
The Ties That Bind
Holiday Gifts to Make Their Spirits Bright • Over the years, we’ve discovered that real holiday magic is found not in the gifts but in their ability to bring people together. Whether mindful gifts that make daily living better or games that encourage play, these holiday presents have the potential to inspire lasting memories woven with love and intention.
A Southern Start • IF you came over for supper at my 98-year-old grandmother’s house in Georgia, I could guess the menu. Corn bread? Probably. Chocolate pie? Absolutely. Black-eyed...