Friday Favorites-Hot Random Mess Edition


Narci, Andrea, and I are coming at you with three big ole doses of FAVORITES!  We hope you’ll join us by sharing some of your own, reading ours, and linking up each week.  Thanks for stopping by today!  Now buckle your seat belts for a hot, random mess of my FAVES!

First up is Turkey on the Table.  Marla was so sweet to get this for my kiddos.  It’s a turkey that comes with a book explaining how we have so much to be thankful for.  As a family, we take turns writing on a feather and are adding things we’re grateful and thankful for all month long.  Right before Thanksgiving, we’ll take time to read each and every feather.  I know we all can skip right over Thanksgiving during this time of year.  {Trust me, I’m speaking to MYSELF right now!}  This is a sweet and simple little activity that puts the focus on being THANKFUL. 


 You might have noticed I went out of town on a little girl’s trip to New York City this past weekend.   {I’m totally being facetious.  If you’re on social media, we might have taken over your feed.  ;)}

It was the PERFECT getaway!  We saw so much of the city, ate amazing food, slept ALL night long without kiddo interruptions, and had the best time!

 We managed to squeeze in lots of laughs {and even jump into a picture being taken}. 

 I think as moms it’s so nice to take a pause, let dad take over, and recharge for a bit.  That’s just what we did this weekend!

We created a shared album on our phones and all came home with the same pictures.  Instead of my typical vacation recaps, it was nice to just enjoy the moment, not worry about taking pictures, and have fun.  So no official recap this time!  You can read Andrea’s New York City post from yesterday.  

The moral to this part of the post would be to find some time to get away mamas…it’s good for everyone!


I do have a couple clothing finds I loved…I bought this coat during the anniversary sale and LOVED it.  I wore it everyday!  And this is that beanie pictured above…I bought this last year.  It’s available in several other colors.  Great price and would make a great stocking stuffer!  

*My purse is this one and this is my nail color.

For dinner out the first night, I was going for NYC chic.  This jumpsuit is a FAVORITE!  It was super comfy, paired with a leather coat, and these heels {which were super cute but THE MOST UNCOMFORTABLE HEEL EVER-you’ve been warned}.

Night two…Meagan and I were ready to HIT the town!

This is the worst outfit picture EVER….but my dress was also a FAVORITE!  It’s from Dillard’s and I loved it!  It was a great length…long flutter sleeves.  Seriously, if you’re in the market for a fun holiday dress, check it out!  And after my heels on night one, I bought myself this pair of booties for night two.  SO COMFORTABLE!

That’s all I have for today, friends!  Thanks so much!  Happy Weekend!


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  1. 11.9.18
    Unknown said:

    Hi Erika!! Do you have a link for the brown purse you had in NYC? Thanks!

  2. 11.9.18
    Talley Family said:

    Awesome trip. Silly question but I am so not techie. But how do you do a shared album on your phone? Blessings on your day!

  3. 11.9.18
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    I love the Turkey on the Table book! That Marla always knows what to buy!!

  4. 11.9.18
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    Your dress, your jumpsuit, and that leather jacket were all FABULOUS! So were the heels. 🙂 And just fyi, I've never thought you were smarter then when you were navigating the subway system. FOR REAL.

  5. 11.9.18
    Anonymous said:

    Aw, it was the perfect trip! You looked adorable both nights, too. I looooved that dress on you! Boo to those uncomfortable heels , but those booties were an awesome last minute find! So fun!

  6. 11.9.18
    K&A said:

    Hi Erika! Lovely pictures! Would you share the color of your nail polish in the NYC pictures? Thanks in advance!

  7. 11.9.18
    Erika Slaughter said:

    I added a link to my purse and the nail color. 🙂 My nails are Black Onyx OPI.

  8. 11.9.18
    Lynn | Motherhood in Motion said:

    Looks like an amazing trip.

  9. 11.9.18
    Simple Purposeful Living said:

    So cute and I am getting old or something because I used to wear heels ALL THE TIME and I cannot do it like I used to 🙂 HA! I still do but my back pays the next day, ok I sound old 🙂

  10. 11.9.18
    Melissa said:

    So, I never ever do my nails, but I'm obsessed with that color, and I think I'll make a nail appointment this week! You look gorgeous as ever!

  11. 11.9.18
    Tractors and Glam Blog said:

    Great idea about the shared photos. I also love that leather jacket. What a fun time you all had. I need to check out that book.

  12. 11.9.18
    Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said:

    So glad y'all had such a great time!! I'm loving that leather jacket!! That Inspired Chick

  13. 11.9.18
    csuhpat1 said:

    Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful weekend.

  14. 11.9.18
    The Lucky Lifestyle said:

    What an awesome girls' trip – those are so good for the soul! Your outfits are on point, too. That leather jacket is amazing! Hope you have the best weekend.

  15. 11.9.18
    Beautifully Candid said:

    I couldn't agree more. Getting away with the girls is so important and such a refresher. It also lets dad create some great memories with the kids. I LOVE your outfit with the leather jacket and those cute heels! Sierra Beautifully Candid

  16. 11.9.18
    Kate said:

    The leather jacket is awesome. Can you share a link please?

  17. 11.9.18
    Cheryl said:

    Looks like you had a great trip to NYC—I'm going there next month and can't wait!
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  18. 11.10.18
    Joanne said:

    Looks like you had a really fun trip to NYC! I totally agree that we all need that getaway time now and then. My husband and I try to get away without the kids for a long weekend each year.

  19. 11.10.18
    MarilynsTreats said:

    Wonderful features this week! Thank you for hosting this opportunity to bring bloggers together and share their posts. I look forward to your party each week. #OverTheMoon #ThursdayFavoriteThings.