Friday Favorites-2.18.22

Well, the weather earlier this week here in McKinney, Texas, decided to tease us in the rudest way possible. We had some nice warm, sunshine-y days and then yesterday it got so cold we needed our winter coats again. North Texas, you did us dirty with that little patch of nice days. We thought spring was coming!

I’m here with my girl, Andrea, {who just celebrated a birthday- Happy, Happy Birthday, Andrea!} for FRIDAY FAVORITES!

FAVORITES! This week I have a hot, random mess of FAVORITES for you. But let’s be honest-would you expect anything less?

First FAVORITE of the day, Britt and I got to attend Bowen’s Valentine’s Day Party at his school on Friday. He was just mildly embarrassed to hang with us for a bit, but as long as he’ll let me visit him I’m here for it!


Friday evening my FAVORITE twelve-year-old had her first middle school dance! Ebby Lee had a blast hanging with her friends at the dance. We basically all wanted a turn getting our picture taken with her.

Next time I’ll put on shoes! haha! Rookie “dance pics” mistake!

We picked up this bestie of hers and they met up with other friends at the dance. Such a fun night!


Saturday morning her school basketball team got the first win of the day and then went on later to win the Silver Bracket {but Ebby Lee had a volleyball tournament}. My FAVORITE thing about this game was that Tab had told Ebby Lee if she dribbled the ball through her legs he’d give her money. She’d told her coach but had been way too nervous all season to give it a shot. Knowing it was her last game, she went for it! And then went for it again and one more time! We were cracking up! Ebby Lee hadn’t played basketball since she was in third grade. She signed up for the adventure and I’m so proud of how she tackled this season head on.


This week on the Bestie Breakdown Shay and I cover one of my FAVORITE topics, our city of McKinney, Texas! If you haven’t listened, you should give it a try! You can listen right here!


This is going to make me sound so old because I know gender reveal parties have been a thing for several years but I’d never been to one. I know. I know. It makes me sound old since I’d almost aged out of that phase! Our FAVORITE babysitter who’s about to be a mama herself to twin GIRLS had her gender reveal party in the park and my crew and I couldn’t miss it! Two girls are going to be the BEST! We can’t wait to meet those sweet babies and we’re already begging her and her hubby to go out of town and leave the Slaughters in charge!


We got to watch our FAVORITE server play lots of volleyball this weekend!


A FAVORITE jacket from the week was this one. {Don’t mind my crazy sunlight pic}. I got several questions about this one and yes, it’s a Free People jacket I bought in the fall. I sized down because it’s very oversized. My exact color way is sold out but it comes in lots of solid colors.


Okay, Boo and T-Nonnie are rolling into town any minute for the long weekend so I’m off to make sure we’re all ready for them. Have the best weekend! See you Tuesday!


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  1. 2.18.22
    Sheaffer said:

    Great fam pics today! The girls looked so great for the dance!

    • 2.22.22
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Thank you!!

  2. 2.18.22
    Jeannie said:

    We got teased by the weather here ini Pittsburgh too. It was sunny and nicely in the high 50’s the last few days. Today, we wake up to snow and a balmy 23 degrees.

    • 2.22.22
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Oh Jeannie!! What is happening with our weather?

  3. 2.18.22
    Elspeth said:

    What a fun roundup!! Have the best weekend!

  4. 2.18.22

    I am so excited about those twin babies!!!!

  5. 2.18.22
    Alison said:

    Have the best weekend with your family! 🙂

    • 2.22.22
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Thank you, Alison!

  6. 2.18.22
    Claire said:

    Hey Erika! Shay told me to ask you because your the “Florida expert” :)… My families Costa Rica spring break (in under 2 months) got canceled and we are trying to book a last minute trip! We thought Florida seemed warm, but it’s hard booking so late. Any suggestions? Favorite places? Thank you!!
    Also love Ebby Lee’s dress she wore to the dance! Her and K together are like mini Shay and Erika too cute!

    • 2.22.22
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Oh Claire! We have lots of great Florida spots we love…Rosemary Beach is stunning and Marco Island is another family favorite. I’d recommend either of those for your trip!

  7. 2.19.22
    Joanne said:

    I’ve never been to a gender reveal party either! What a fun week of favs.

    • 2.22.22
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Thanks, Joanne!

  8. 2.20.22
    Ruth said:

    Sounds like a great week! Your sweet daughter looked lovely for her dance. They grow up so fast!

    • 2.22.22
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Thank you!