A Two For The Price of One Kind of Post

Happy ONE WEEK until Christmas, ladies!

I’ve been making my lists and checking them twice.  And just hoping I didn’t forget anything.  #oranyone

Today, my post is a two-for-one special.  First up, Nordstrom asked me to share a few more sweaters with you.  I instantly knew which sweaters I wanted to highlight!  {Most items at this point are still available by Christmas so don’t fret, friends!  Nordstrom will save the day!}  And then I’m sharing our visit with Santa.  Britt delivered in the Santa picture department.  #shescreamed

Please don’t mind the messy table.  I let my kiddos keep their advent calendars on our dining room table all December long.

I’m a big fan of gifting a sweater for Christmas…especially one that screams, “WINTER!”.  Like this one!  You can see my jeans here, my belt, and similar boots (mine sold out).

What am I doing with my FACE?!  haha!

I wanted you guys to see my lipstick.  I’m typically a very neutral-lipstick-wearing-girl, BUT the other day at the make-up counter a sweet lady was helping and she offered up this lipstick for me to try.  She said the magic words, “This shade will make your teeth look whiter”.  I.  WAS.  SOLD.  It’s definitely a bolder color than I usually wear, but I believe her.  It does make my teeth whiter!  I wanted to pass it on, in case you want to try.  Or it’d make a great little stocking stuffer.  πŸ™‚

This top is very similar to the one above, but it’s a more lightweight option.  It’s listed as a “tunic” so the length is longer on this one.  And this color is very, “winter” too.

I also paired it with booties for another look.

And I stumbled upon these booties on Pinterest.  They’re waterproof and super comfortable!  {Like I was shocked how comfortable they are!}  They also come in this gorgeous brown, but I have another pair of booties in a similar color so I opted for grey/black.  Santa told me to order these myself, so I took care of it for him. πŸ™‚

Aren’t they pretty?

You can see all the women’s sweaters at Nordstrom here.  Remember you still have time for goodies to arrive before Christmas, but order ASAP!

And you can shop all the treasures I featured today…

Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post.
Yesterday, we took the kiddos to visit Santa.

Before I share the goodness that was Britt meeting Santa, let me show you some of our past visits…

So blurry, but you can still see the goodness that was Bowen Slaughter.  πŸ™‚
In this picture, Bowen was showing off the nervous laugh he got from his mama.

And last year Nixon was so nervous!  ha!

We were so sad to hear the news about our favorite Santa passing away.  He was always so kind, caring, and really took time to chat with the kiddos.  He touched a lot of lives and I can only hope his family knows how special he was to so many.

I’d heard about a new spot in McKinney where you could meet Santa and decided to try it out.  If you’re still in need of a Santa visit, you should check this one out local girls!  Actually, I just checked out the website and I think these visits are over, but keep it in mind for next year.  All proceeds go to benefit Volunteer McKinney.  I made us an appointment and we arrived about ten minutes early and it was our turn in no time!

Britt’s face cracks me up!  She is aware of Bowen being just right above her on the pecking order.  So this pictures makes me laugh.  She will let Ebby Lee and Nixon play whatever, but if Bowen gets too close-she lets him have it.  I have no doubt in this picture she wanted to keep one eye on him.

They’re ready to see Santa!

At this point, we’d gotten Britt to say, “Ho, ho, ho”.  THE CUTEST!  We thought she was primed and ready and then this…

She wasn’t a fan.

The photographer snapped two quick pictures before we scooped her up.

Then Santa took a few moments with each kiddo to talk to them about what they wanted for Christmas and how they’d been all year.

Our visit to Santa was a huge success!  {Minus, the whole Britt screaming thing.  But everyone needs a picture like that.  Right?}

Happy SEVEN DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!  Hope you’re making the most of this last week.

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  1. 12.18.17
    Anonymous said:

    Sweet Britt with Santa! haha I love Santa's workshop. Such a unique look (without his red coat) but I really like it! The lipstick isn't coming up with a color on my end, when I go to "Add to Bag" it asks me to select a color. Do you mind sharing the color or a new link with the color? I even tried to select the picture at the very bottom of your post but no luck. Thank you!! Merry Christmas!

    • 12.18.17
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Oh yes! It's Rum Raisin! πŸ™‚

  2. 12.18.17
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    A couple of things: 1) That first sweater. LOVE IT. 2) Man, I love a kid screaming on Santa's lap. You're right, EVERYBODY needs one of those pics. 3) We are totally going to go to that Santa next year! I love the set!

  3. 12.18.17
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Britty!!!! Just the sweetest picture EVER!! Hahahahaahaha!

  4. 12.18.17
    Anonymous said:

    Oh my gosh! Britt with Santa–she is not a fan! 🀣🀣🀣 And, I love those sweaters on you!! That first one is my favorite!!

  5. 12.18.17
    brookerichardson said:

    Okay so that pic with your new lipstick, I totally thought in my head before I read it, Erika’s teeth look really white! Ha! Oh and Britt with Santa is priceless!

  6. 12.18.17
    Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam said:

    Crying Santa pics are THE BEST!!! I was so bummed I never got one, ha! Lucky you πŸ˜‰ And I like your bolder lipstick – looks great!

  7. 12.18.17
    Rachael Hurley said:

    Abby Lee's denim shirt is soon cute!! As all your kids are though!!!

  8. 12.18.17
    Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said:

    Oh Britt!!! Hahahaha…every kid needs a picture of themselves screaming in Santa's lap! Sweet girl. Love her side eye to Bowen! That Inspired Chick

  9. 12.18.17
    Jolie said:

    Those pictures are my favorite!

  10. 12.18.17
    Whitney Pegram said:

    Those booties & sweaters!! 😍 And oh my heart, sweet Britt!