Friday Favorites-2.9.24

WAHOO for the weekend! And SUPER BOWL weekend at that!

We have one of the last really chill weekends ahead of us before baseball starts later this month. I’m giddy about another relaxing weekend. Hope you have something that makes you smile on your calendar as well.

I’m here with my girl, Andrea, to share some FAVORITES from the week!

I mean….how sweet does that little face look?! When he’s being sweet, he’s everyone’s FAVORITE! But that four month puppy has some spazzy moments as well. haha!

This meme made me LAUGH! We’ve been talking about how Champ is such a baby. He’s not a fan of new people and by that, he doesn’t get aggressive or anything like that, he’s more scared. So he would be the not helpful dog UNTIL the tiny particle of food hits the ground!

But during moments like that, he’s nothing but a FAVORITE! My brother’s family got a puppy right around the same time we did. I was talking to my sister-in-law yesterday and was SO encouraged that it sounds like things are still very similar at their house!


My new office space is a work in progress so I can’t show any pictures quite yet, BUT I have a couple products that are FAVORITES I needed to share. This is one little side of my desk…

#1 This cute little magnetic acrylic picture frame. Comes in several different colors and is so cute! Waiting to add a picture! {I’m adding lots of picture frames and am making sure I like the set up before I order pics for each one.}

#2 Candle warmer lamp-I wanted both a candle AND a lamp in this little space. This little warmer is perfect! It has a timer so I can leave it on indefinitely, for two hours, for four hours, or for six hours. It heats the candle and keeps my space smelling delish! Plus it adds the cute little glow of a lamp.

#3 Acrylic stapler-because it’s so cute! 😉


This is a TERRIBLE pic! BUT…Bowen’s been playing basketball this winter season for the first time since he was five. Is it his FAVORITE? No, because who truly enjoys trying something you haven’t done in years? Not most of us! However, my FAVORITE thing is watching Bowen have a good attitude and continue to go out there week after week. THAT is my FAVORITE!


If you’re scrambling this weekend to decorate a Valentine’s Day box for school, be sure you check out my post from Wednesday! It’ll definitely help! Britt’s box is a FAVORITE!


Ladies, I’ve been hearing murmurings for a while.

I’ve heard the Stanley cups are headed out and these are in….

The Owala water bottle! There are so many color combinations! They’re sold at Amazon, Target, Dick’s Sporting Goods, etc. If you need a last minute Valentine’s Day treat, grab one! I haven’t tried one yet, but I’m hearing lots of reports about “the new FAVORITE water bottle”…stay tuned, friends!


Okay, friends! I’m off to kickoff my relaxing weekend! I hope whoever your cheering for this weekend scores big! Happy Friday, Friends!


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  1. 2.9.24
    Elspeth said:

    I love some fresh office decor! Can’t wait to see the finished product!

    • 2.9.24
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Thank you!

  2. 2.9.24
    Kimbrough said:

    Girl yes! I bought Owala in 2020 when nurses could get 50% off and haven’t looked back. I’ve gotten rid of several other travel style cups for more of these. The built in straw? Genius. The fact that I can toss it in my bag with zero worries of a spill? Sublime.

    • 2.9.24
      Erika Slaughter said:

      It’s brilliant! WHY has it taken us so long?

  3. 2.9.24
    Kelly Davis said:

    My 25 year old daughter has been using that water bottle for a year or so , and it quickly became her go to. Now her sister has one as well- and both swear by them. So funny that they are now a “thing”. Glad we bought them before they were scarce ! Love Champ- my daughter also got a 3 month old puppy, and your last post gave me some encouragement for her – they are challenging by there is hope !❤️

    • 2.9.24
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Hi Kelly! Thanks so much for commenting! I’m so glad you caught a little encouragement from the puppy post!

  4. 2.9.24
    Shelly said:

    Champ is SO cute! I just rearranged my office and I really think waht I need is that little candle warmer lamp. Thanks for the idea!

    • 2.9.24
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Of course! I’m not exactly sure where we’ll get replacement bulbs. Maybe they’ll be easy to find but for now…I love it!

  5. 2.9.24
    Michele said:

    I just took my Owala freesip on a cruise and each morning filled it with water and thru it in my beach bag to go into port without worrying about it spilling. Love it

    • 2.10.24
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Sounds great! Thanks for sharing!

  6. 2.13.24
    KJ said:

    Erika, I got a pandemic puppy in 2020–a mini goldendoodle. Let’s just say that there’s a reason God makes them SO cute as puppies. It was a STRUGGLE. Anyway, she’s 3.5 now and it all gets easier. I think the 8-9 month (post-teething) range is when things really turned around. The scared part as a puppy is real, though, so my only unsolicited advice is to expose him to as much as possible to try to shake that and build confidence early on. A neighbor is having noisy construction on your walk? Stop in front of the house for a few minutes or pace back and forth to try to normalize it. Take him to public places and make him sit on different surfaces–an empty pallet at Home Depot, a chair at the vet’s office, etc. This stuff gets harder to break as they get older (I’m living it!) so building confidence early is SO helpful! Enjoy it, though–he’s precious.

    • 2.13.24
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Thank you so much for telling me this! I’ve heard “socialization” is important and I just kept thinking WHY? He’s not really around anyone but this makes sense! Appreciate you!