Friday Favorites-2.25.22

Happy, Happy FRIDAY! What a crazy, short week we had! How was yours?

Before I jump into FAVORITES, I have a little project I’d love for you to help me with. The other day I mentioned something to Tab and to identify the date I said, “It’s on St. Patrick’s Day”. His immediate response was, “When is that?”.

Um. What?

You guys. He didn’t know what day St. Patrick’s Day was!

I made him guess and his first guess was, “March 28th”. He. Had. No. Clue. Is that normal? Please go home tonight and ask your husband what day is St. Patrick’s Day. Does he know? Ask your dad. Ask your uncle.

Well, maybe I should back up-do you know when St. Patrick’s Day is? I’m convinced it’s a Tab thing, but he’s certain many others won’t know the actual date. Let me know what you find, ladies! I appreciate all your help!

Andrea and I are here with some FAVORITES from the week!

My first FAVORITES of the day are something I’m really excited about! I’ve been having some blah hair days. I’d go to sleep with cute curls and in the morning it almost looked like my hair got bent as I slept. You know what I’m talking about? Well, my hair stylist just recently started using the entire Olaplex system on her clients. She kept gushing about how great these two-#6 Bond Smoother and #7 Bonding Oil really are. Each night before going to bed I mix just a small amount of the bond smoother to two drops of the oil and then apply them to my ends as well as the pieces close to my face. Not only do they smell fabulous, but I’m certain my hair has been smoother each morning. I’ve had Olaplex products before but didn’t really know how to use them so I think I missed out on some of the perks.


I shared this FAVORITE jacket last week, but I got lots of questions about my jeans. In the picture above, I’m wearing a pair of high-waisted Good American jeans. Who knew I’d be such a fan of the high-waist jeans in 2022 but with so many shirts on the shorter side, they’re the perfect pair!


Did you see my post on Wednesday? It’s a little recap of my thoughts from this season of Celebrity Big Brother. You guys asked for me to share my thoughts after the winner was announced and well, I was a tad surprised! I figured it’d be much closer. And Todrick only got one vote? WHAT?! I did think it was one of my FAVORITE seasons of celebrities.


I’ve tried many natural deodorants but this brand, Primally Pure, is hand-down my FAVORITE! I just logged onto their site to order another batch and realized I should share these with you. They’re all-natural, organic, and smell so great! Out of all the natural deodorants I’ve tried, they’re my FAVORITE!


My goodness. This just doesn’t get any easier to say. Tomorrow is the fifth anniversary of my sweet friend, Manda, going to be with Jesus. Her passing wrecked me unlike anything I’ve experienced. A young wife and mother of two little children leaving the earth way too soon. It just wrecked me. So many of you rallied behind Manda when she was sick by lifting her up in prayer. I remember the countless texts and messages I got from people asking me how she was doing or to let me know you were praying. Today, I’d love to pass that on to you. If you have a friend or family member who’s sick or maybe just needs some prayers, will you please leave their name at the bottom of the post. I’ll be praying over them just like so many of you prayed over my friend. I’d love to get to do that for you. Thank you, again, for walking alongside us during such a difficult time. I’d love to be there for you.


I hope you guys have the best weekend! We have a volleyball tournament, two baseball games, a baseball practice, a concert, and a birthday party. So I’m off to get myself prepared for all that. I’ll see you Tuesday!


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  1. 2.25.22
    Ruth said:

    Hi Erika, I would so appreciate prayers for my mother. We are waiting on some test results but it doesn’t sound like it is going to be good news.

    • 2.25.22
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Praying right now, Ruth. Thank you for sharing.

  2. 2.25.22
    Joanne said:

    So, now I kind of don’t want to fess up… but yeah I don’t know the exact date of St. Patrick’s day either. I know it’s in March and I want to say around the teens but other than making corned beef and cabbage we don’t really celebrate it. I KNOW my husband would have no clue; I’m pretty sure the only holidays he knows an exact date for are Christmas and probably Halloween– he can barely keep our kids birthdays and our anniversary straight!

    • 2.25.22
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Joanne, I’m so glad you fessed up! Tab mentioned thinking it was like Thanksgiving how it changes each year so my next question was, “Do you know when Valentine’s Day is?”. haha! He knew that one.

  3. 2.25.22
    Theresa said:

    My continued sympathy to you and your lovely friend group on the loss of your dear friend, Manda.

    My sweet mom, Margaret Claire, could use all the prayers right now. Thank you so so much.

    • 2.25.22
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Praying for your mom, Theresa.

  4. 2.25.22
    Jennifer said:

    My husband said 3.24 🤣

    • 2.25.22
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Bahahahaha!! Glad to know Tab’s not the only one! Thank you for asking your hubby!

  5. 2.25.22
    Elspeth said:

    Thinking of you and your circle of friends! ❤️❤️

  6. 2.25.22

    I remember that picture of us with Manda like it was taken yesterday. I still have the video on my phone of her watching Miley sing.

    • 2.25.22
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Like it was yesterday, me too.

  7. 2.25.22
    Jennibell said:

    Prayer is so powerful – thank you for the offer! My mother is struggling to regain her health right now.
    As I was reading this post my husband walked in the room and I asked him about St. Patrick’s Day. He unclipped his phone to look it up 🙂 I told him I didn’t really need to know – that it is March 17th – but “the blog I was reading wanted me to ask”. He thought it was weird that anyone would know that. I said it could be because we were both teachers or, in my case, it was a holiday my grandparents liked to celebrate.
    Looks like a busy weekend for you – have fun!! The days are long but the years are short….that is very, very true, being a decade ahead of you in all of this 🙂

    • 2.25.22
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Jenni, praying for your mom right now. And thank you for asking him!

  8. 2.25.22
    Sheaffer said:

    I’ve actually never tried Olaplex! Need to fix that asap! And my goodness I sure do miss Manda. She was the best of the best.

  9. 2.25.22
    Sara said:

    My sweet sorority sister Jessica spent her 40th birthday (yesterday) fighting for her life against brain cancer. She’s a wife and mom of four in Indiana. Please be in constant prayer for a miracle. Her youngest is 3; she hasn’t had enough time with him.

    Also, St. Patty’s day was a huge fun night in my younger days, but now I rarely think of it! Ha!

  10. 2.25.22
    Jill said:

    Hey – love the blog! With the redesign, it no longer shows up in my Bloglovin (which is where I read blogs from). Just wondering if this is something that will be fixed – or if you even know!

    • 2.25.22
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Hi Jill! Thank you for reading! I’ve gotten that over and over and don’t know how to fix it. I’m going to keep working on it.

  11. 2.25.22
    Susan said:

    That was not the outcome I expected for CBB either! I feel like I need to go back and watch…I’m sure I missed some of the stuff Tod did that made everyone mad! I heard he canceled all press! Maybe he forgot that they will be able to watch before jury…learned that isn’t normal. Can you tell I’m now all in! 😂 can’t wait for summer!

    Also, 🙏🏼 For you all ❤️

    • 2.25.22
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Hey Susan! Are you referring to when Todd said that he was voting for the player who didn’t talk bad about people after they left? I was so curious about that. I don’t watch the live feeds but I was intrigued!

  12. 2.25.22
    Paige M Wright said:

    Bah hahahaha. My husband just walked into the kitchen and I asked him if he knew when St Patrick’s day is. He did not have a clue, who knew men do not know this!!!!

    • 2.25.22
      Erika Slaughter said:

      It was crazy to me, but glad to learn Tab is not alone!

  13. 2.25.22
    Kristen Thompson said:

    So funny that you mention this! Last night, my husband told me he had a work dinner on March 17 and asked why the date sounded familiar?!

    • 2.25.22
      Erika Slaughter said:

      And now you know! haha!

  14. 2.25.22
    Naomi said:

    I 100% thought St. Patrick’s Day changed every year. I just thought it’s in March some time. At the beginning of your post when you were shocked that Tab didn’t know…I thought….am I SUPPOSED to know??? : ) hahaha! Apparently I am. March 17. Putting it into my memory now!

    • 2.25.22
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Hahahaha! Maybe you’re not supposed to know? It could be a teacher thing?

  15. 2.25.22
    Alison said:

    Ha! That’s so funny about Tab! I will have to ask my husband if he knows the date. I have used Primally Pure in the past. Maybe I need to try it again. I just always have a hard time with natural deodorants and still having an odor. Have a wonderful weekend!

    • 2.25.22
      Erika Slaughter said:

      I definitely think it takes some getting used to! But this has been my favorite!

    • 2.25.22
      M said:

      I have to recommend Lavanila deodorant. Smells great and you don’t need to detox before you try it.

      • 2.25.22
        Erika Slaughter said:

        I’ve never heard of that brand! Will take a look!

  16. 2.25.22
    Darcy Berte said:

    This is hilarious cause we just had the same conversation this week. Neither my husband nor my best friend’s husband knew when it was either. They both thought we were insane when we told them it’s ALWAYS March 17th!

    • 2.25.22
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Hilarious!!! Thank you for sharing!!

  17. 2.25.22
    Michelle said:

    Please pray for me. I have stage 4 pancreatic cancer and am 52 years old. I know Jesus as my Lord and Savior, but I’m asking for more time on earth with my family. Thank you!!!

    • 2.25.22
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Michelle, I’m praying for you right now.

  18. 2.25.22
    Courtney Lane said:

    My friend Lindsie just had her six baby bus c section and the recovery has been horrible with kidney complications. She had a big gender reveal plan that is postponed because of this and baby is week old.

    • 2.25.22
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Praying for Lindsie right now!

  19. 2.25.22
    KJL said:

    Thinking of you all and your sweet Manda.
    I would appreciate prayers for one of my best friends, Divya. She delivered her twin boys at only 24 weeks and after a month long fight, one just passed away a week ago. The other is progressing in the right direction but there is still a long road ahead and they are filled with so much grief.

    • 2.25.22
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Katelyn, I’m so sorry to hear this. Praying for Divya right now.

  20. 2.25.22
    BF said:

    Hey Erika! So, my husband may just take the cake. I asked him when St. Patricks Day was and he said “I have no idea.” I asked him again, he said “I have NO idea.” He said “is that where people wear green?” I then asked him if he knew what month it was in and he guessed April. LOL. Totally clueless! Now, in his defense, we do NOTHING- zero! to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day so I guess I’m not exactly surprised he didn’t know. But still!? Haha.

    • 2.25.22
      Erika Slaughter said:

      I LOVE this story!! hahaha! Thank you for sharing! He might win!

  21. 2.25.22
    Julie said:

    Erika my Dad could use some prayer right now. He had hip replacement surgery 5 months ago and hasn’t been the same man who walked into the hospital to get the surgery.

    • 2.25.22
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Praying right now, Julie!

  22. 2.25.22
    Angela said:

    My mother has been in the hospital / rehab since Jan. 7th. We have a very long road of recovery ahead.

    • 2.25.22
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Praying for her now, Angela!

  23. 2.25.22
    Angie R said:

    Thank you for praying! I have a friend who’s 40 and fighting aggressive colon cancer that has spread. She’s just had her second chemo treatment this week and is pretty sick this with a lot of neuropathy pain as well. Her name is Jennifer and her sister is my bestie who is her main care taker.

    • 2.25.22
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Hi Angie, thank you for sharing. Praying for Jennifer now.

  24. 2.26.22
    Courtney said:

    Thanks for sharing your faith. The gift of praying for someone and receiving that same gift in return is so powerful. Today I ask you to lift of Nana, Grandma Peggy, and Uncle Brian.

    God bless you and your family.

    We truly are companions on a journey.

    • 2.28.22
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Praying right now, Courtney!

  25. 2.26.22
    Angie M said:

    Today marks two weeks in the ICU for my husband. He’s been waiting for a liver transplant and got a serious infection in the meanwhile. We have two young kids and we really appreciate your prayers! God has been so near through it all!

    • 2.28.22
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Angie, I’m praying for him, you and your children.

  26. 2.28.22
    Beverly said:

    My husband knew that St. Patrick’s Day is in March, but had no clue what day, and felt that was not necessary information to know. He guessed March 14. That’s pi day. I told him it’s March 17 and I have no expectation of him remembering for future use.

    • 2.28.22
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Hi Beverly, thanks for sharing!