Friday Favorites-1.19.23

Whew! Short weeks always kick my tail and this week was no different! Somehow this four-day school week ended up feeling more like twelve. Was it just me? But it’s FRIDAY! I’m here with Andrea blogging some of my FAVORITES from the week! Here’s a short {but very sweet} list of my faves…

1. Rug Grips | 2. Planner | 3. Exercise Bands | 4. LED Strip Lights | 5. Drop Sleeve Sweatshirt | 6. Lanolips Ointment | 7. Free People Pullover | 8. Olay Moisturizer | 9. Plaid Blazer | 10. Flare Leggings  | 11. Croc Pins

First up is a big round-up of some of the things I’ve shared so far in January! Many of these are my FAVORITES!


Britty had three of her FAVORITE friends’ birthday parties over the weekend. She had two at a gymnastics place and then this party was Monday. The Cove at Lake Front in Little Elm brought lots of fun!

You guys-I have to share…I was standing in the surfing line with the girls and I was dressed in street clothes with my hair down. A grown man got up there to do some tricks on a surf board {he didn’t work there, he was just there for the day} and he did the trick where he sprays water ALL OVER the people watching. But, I wasn’t in a swimsuit so my clothes got SOAKED! My hair was dripping! It was absolutely terrible! I moved out of the way to stand by the birthday girl’s mom and that’s when he sprayed us again. It was terrible! I got soaked not just once but twice and then had wet, dripping hair and a red sports bra with a white WET tank {yes, yes, terrible} the rest of the party.

The party itself though was a blast!


A new FAVORITE pullover...I got a medium in the light blue.


This is super random but ended up being a FAVORITE dinner recipe from the week. I’m always hesitant to make anything buffalo chicken for my family just because my kids aren’t the biggest fans of the amount of buffalo I prefer, but this week I threw caution to the wind. :). I cooked two pounds of ground chicken and then threw it in the slow cooker, along with diced onion and shredded carrots. I added onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Then I put in quite a bit of Frank’s Buffalo Sauce and some chicken broth. This little mixture cooked all day long in the slow cooker and my plan worked perfectly. By dinnertime, the ground chicken didn’t even taste like chicken anymore. {Because ugh-that plain chicken flavor isn’t my thing.}. It had the best buffalo flavor, the carrots were tender, and it was a hit! Just in case you need a new recipe to try in your rotation!


Speaking of new FAVORITE recipes, did you see my Overnight Oat post yesterday? If not, you should check it out and make those oats for your family ASAP!


Okay, please HELP ME out! Working on all things decor for the new house and I must know…WHERE’S YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO SNAG CUTE ART? Do you have a favorite store, website, etc?? Please share with me! Thanks in advance!


I forgot to share some big news with you guys…we WON our Fantasy Football League! WAHOOO!!! We got super lucky and the top team got knocked out a week before we’d have had to play them. This Fantasy Football League season was one of my FAVORITES. Bowen and I are already talking about next season.

Speaking of football, this weekend I’ll just be sitting on my couch watching all the playoff games! Bowen’s cheering for the Chiefs, Ebby Lee has the Bengals, I’m pulling for the Bills, and Nixon is going for his Cowboys. See what I mean?! ALL WEEKEND LONG! And I’m super excited about it!


Hope you guys have a great weekend too!


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  1. 1.20.23
    Amy Scott said:

    Juniper Print Shop I think it is called. They are very reasonable and have such great prints. Getting ready to order one for my hall bath.

    • 1.20.23
      Erika Slaughter said:

      THANK YOU!! I’m gonna check that out today!

  2. 1.20.23
    Rebecca said:

    Short weeks with Monday’s off seem to kick my butt also!! 🙂 I felt the same thing!! Thanks so much sharing this link up each week! It is so fun to connect with others this way! 🙂

    • 1.20.23
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Thanks for joining us, Rebecca! Glad to hear I’m not the only one!

  3. 1.20.23
    Elspeth said:

    That recipe looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a great weekend!

    • 1.20.23
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Happy Friday!!

  4. 1.20.23
    Sheaffer said:


    • 1.20.23
      Erika Slaughter said:

      I thought the same thing!

  5. 1.20.23
    Sara said:

    WHAT?!?!? He sprayed everyone standing around?!?!?! How freaking rude!

    • 1.20.23
      Erika Slaughter said:

      YES!! Sara!!! These were my thoughts exactly!

  6. 1.20.23
    Michele said:

    I’m with Nixon! LET’S GO COWBOYS!! I’m so glad you are normalizing football for women. It seems like most of my friends think it’s boring. I LOVE IT!! Have a great weekend Erica!

    • 1.21.23
      Erika Slaughter said:

      AWWW!!! Thanks, Michele!