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Joanna Gaines wrote about the completion of the Magnolia Market at the Silos on Instagram.

Joanna Gaines from HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” says it all started as a dream.

She was dropping her kids off at school and passed a tiny building next to two large silos. According to an Instagram post Friday, she had driven past the location for years and never paid attention to it.

“I felt a nudge in my spirit to turn around. I was in a hurry and wanted to just ignore it but something kept telling me to turn around. So I did,” Gaines wrote in the Instagram post Friday. “I drove by it and this time I stopped and got out. In that moment I felt like God put a dream and vision in my heart for this place. I saw people coming from all over with their friends and family and their focus was on enjoying the now and embracing the gift of being together. I'm thankful to Chip for getting behind this 'God-sized' dream as he would call it, and making it happen.”

So hard to believe that three years ago this place was just an abandoned old grain mill. I remember driving by it on a Monday morning after dropping the kids off at school - I had driven by this place for years and never even took notice of it. That particular morning was different though, as I drove by I felt a nudge in my spirit to turn around. I was in a hurry and wanted to just ignore it but something kept telling me to turn around. So I did. I drove by it and this time I stopped and got out. In that moment I felt like God put a dream and vision in my heart for this place. I saw people coming from all over with their friends and family and their focus was on enjoying the now and embracing the gift of being together. I'm thankful to Chip for getting behind this "God-sized" dream as he would call it, and making it happen. Sorry, this is starting to sound like an acceptance speech, cue the music 🤔 But I need to just say thank you to everyone who has travelled both near and far to visit the Silos and be a part of this dream with us. We love this place and now just three years in it, Chip & I are only getting started. We want this place to be a launching pad to help lots of other dreams happen as well. As I get all sappy and emotional this #silobration weekend, all I feel is Thankful. Grateful. Hopeful. God loves every kind of restoration. Whether it's on a stinky old house, some large silos, a friendship, a marriage, or even a country- Nothing is too small or too big for Him.

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The building is now home to Magnolia Market at the Silos, “a family friendly place to shop, eat, and play,” in Waco, Texas. But initially, acquiring the 2.5 acre property took a leap of faith, Gaines wrote on her website.

“My walk with God when I was little and all the way up into like my 20s was always: If you play by the rules, you’ll be blessed,” she said. “But then I met Chip and I feel like now it’s: When you take a step out in faith, when it makes absolutely no sense, I think that’s where the greater reward is. There’s no telling where that will take you.”

Gaines also expressed her gratitude to God for bringing the market to fruition.

“All I feel is Thankful. Grateful. Hopeful,” she wrote on Instagram. “God loves every kind of restoration. Whether it's on a stinky old house, some large silos, a friendship, a marriage, or even a country — Nothing is too small or too big for Him.”

Chip and Joanna Gaines will be complete their fifth and final season of “Fixer Upper” this year. The hit television show, while famous for its house makeovers, also captures the couple’s emphasis on faith and family.