Friday Favorites-Christmas Gift Edition

Hey!  Hey!  Weekend, am I glad to see you!

What is it about these “short” weeks always feeling so long?  The Slaughters needed some sort of “how to ease back into school” program to get us ready for these early mornings.

But have no fear, I have some fun to share today!  I’m joining forces with my girls, Narci and Andrea, to bring you Friday Favorites.  If you blog, we’d love for you to join us.

I don’t know about you but me and my nosy self loves to know what others put on their Christmas list, got for Christmas, and {if we’re being REALLY honest} what their pantry looks like.  😉

I thought I’d share with you what I got for Christmas because hopefully, you’re nosy like me and maybe you have some Christmas money burning a hole in your pocket?  Just in case, I’m here to help!

This weekender bag from Athleta is even cuter in person.  It comes in either grey or black and is on SALE!!  I have big plans to make this a gym bag, but I used it already on our trip for a work/laptop bag.  I’m thinking this will be used A LOT!

This jacket is CRAZY soft, comes in a light option as well, and also is on SALE!  The perfect top layer to wear to the gym or to Target.  And the inside is fur…need I say more?

I was so excited to see these booties make an appearance on Christmas Day!  They come with brown and red laces to give you more than one look and can really be dressed up or down depending on your outfit.  We have a ski trip planned and these booties will get some wear while we’re there.

And let’s talk about these earrings…I didn’t even know I wanted them but when I opened them, it was LOVE at first sight.  😉  You guys will see these WAY too often. 

I’m sure you’ve heard about this celery juicing train-it seems a majority of the world is on right now?  I kept seeing things about it over and over again, so this juicer was on my Christmas list as well.  I’ve gotta tell you….

1.  I did ZERO research about the benefits of drinking celery juice, but I heard someone on Instagram say, “I feel so good and have so much more energy”.  That’s all it took.  I was SOLD!  
2.  Lucky Tab, he’s been getting to enjoy the fruits of my labor{and by that I mean, I juice enough every morning for TWO glasses of celery juice}. 
3.  If you put celery and pretty much any other food in front of me, I’d choose whatever is my option #2 so I was nervous about how I’d stomach a glass of the green stuff every morning.  But…it’s not that bad.  The worst part BY FAR is cleaning the juicer and juicing EVERY MORNING.  
4.  We’ve been on the celery-juice-drinking-train for about a week and so far I don’t notice any changes.  Maybe I have more energy?  Or maybe the whole placebo effect is getting to me?  I’ve committed to my morning juicin’ for a month and then we’ll evaluate how great we’re feeling.  😉  

If you’re doing this, HOW DO YOU FEEL???

This week on the blog {in case you’ve missed something}…

 2018 Year-In-Review

 Our Music City Bowl Recap

 Let’s Look-Coziest Spot in our Home

Our Big Cedar Lodge Recap

What did YOU get for Christmas?  My nosy self would love to know!  😉

Hope your weekend is full of rest and relaxation!  I have my fingers crossed mine is!


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  1. 1.11.19
    The Mommy said:

    My dietician isn’t a fan of juicing. Just eat the fruit and veggies instead. There is a plethora of valid research on this topic.
    My favorite Christmas gift was a Willow Tree family holding a new baby (to commemorate the birth of my son.

  2. 1.11.19
    The Stantons said:

    I got the most romantic gift ever….and I mean it! My husband bought me the “Tile Set” and put one on my jets, my phone and in my purse! I love, love,love it because…I’m always losing something! I got other wonderful gifts, but my life is changed!

  3. 1.11.19
    Erika Slaughter said:

    The Mommy-I totally get that 100%! In my mind I know I’d never choose to eat an entire bag of celery but I can stomach drinking a cup.

    The Stanton’s-That’s a GREAT gift. I need tiles on all the things in my life!! Driver’s license, debit card, keys…I could go on. 🙂

  4. 1.11.19
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    That bag is so cute!!! I also love the booties too! You got so many cute things!

  5. 1.11.19
    Anonymous said:

    You got some CUTE presents this Christmas! How fun!!

  6. 1.11.19
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    Those booties are my FAVE! And I want you to wear the red laces all year long. They're just too cute!!!

  7. 1.11.19
    Paula said:

    That jacket looks so cozy.

    I tried juicing for a month this summer because of the hype. I never felt "better". And I will agree, the clean up was too much. Especially with 4 kids. The "juice" wasn't worth the squeeze.

  8. 1.11.19
    Tractors and Glam Blog said:

    I love that jacket. You got cute stuff for Christmas. I don't know if I could handle celery in the morning. I am curious about your thoughts after a month.

  9. 1.11.19
    Kara said:

    I am curious…nosy if you want to call it that! 🙂

    Do your children give you Christmas presents? If so, does Tab take them shopping? The grandparents? Christmas shop at school?

    I have done both with my daughter. Just bought something for my husband and put her name on it and also taken her to the store to pick something out.

  10. 1.11.19
    Amanda_The Progress Mom said:

    I need a pair of those boots! 🙂 To die for 🙌

  11. 1.11.19
    Misty S. said:

    I am on day 6 of celery juice. I have noticed a good "flush" of my system. TMI 😉
    I am not sure if I have extra energy or if it is placebo? I am going to give it a month. Love, love your boots. So cute.

  12. 1.11.19
    Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said:

    On my first trip to L.A., Dani and I wanted to immerse ourselves in the L.A. lifestyle (ha!) so we stopped at a juice bar for green juice. It was when it was first starting to be a craze. I couldn't drink more than two sips! It had celery in it and that's all I tasted. So I took a picture with it and tossed it. hahaha
    That Inspired Chick

  13. 1.11.19
    Katie {The Mishaps and Mayhem of a Solitary Life} said:

    Great idea for a post!! I should have thought of it!! LOL One of my favorite things I got this year fro Christmas was a blanket my mom had made for me using all my concert tshirts!! Love it!! I think I'll post about it next week!! Have a great weekend Erika!!

  14. 1.11.19
    Joanne said:

    Even thought we agreed we weren't exchanging gifts and putting the money towards finishing our basement my husband bought me a new laptop! My boys bought me (with their dad's help) a Vera Bradley crossbody bag, a new book, a new cast iron pan, and glass measuring set.

  15. 1.11.19
    MarilynsTreats said:

    Thank you for hosting. I love sharing with your readers and always find inspiration here. Have a blessed week! #OverTheMoon #ThursdayFavoriteThings

  16. 1.11.19
    V @ X-tremely V said:

    Love that jacket! And I am going back and forth about getting a juicer so I might have to check this one out. I love celery juice! I felt more energy right away! And I think you inspired a new post on what I got for Christmas! lol! I got a Fitbit Versa, a 4 Things Tote, some new Tula skincare, those velvet Spanx that are amazing, books, and gift cards 🙂

  17. 1.11.19
    Erika Slaughter said:

    Kara-The last two years Tab has taken Ebby Lee shopping. He picks her up from school a bit early and they have a fun afternoon. She absolutely loves it! The boys had no clue what was under the tree for me! 🤣🤣

  18. 1.11.19
    Cheryl said:

    Looks like Santa was very good to you! I love anything from Athleta, and I've been seeing lace-up boots everywhere. I think I need a pair now!
    Cheryl Shops |

  19. 1.12.19
    Dianna said:

    I totally get hating cleaning the juicer. That is why I do t make smoothies every morning. It’s annoying to hand wash it every day.

  20. 1.12.19
    Mareliz said:

    Happy New Year.Thank you for hosting.I brought our favorite noodle dish. Have a lovely week ahead.

  21. 1.13.19
    csuhpat1 said:

    You got some cute presents. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend.