Friday Favorites

Hey Ladies!

It’s FRIDAY!  Andrea, Narci, and I are sharing our Friday FAVORITES and just like every week we invite you to join us!

We’ve had a WEEK around our house.  Bowen’s been recovering from his tonsillectomy, my mom’s been in town to help out with everything, I decided we should decorate for Christmas since we have an extra set of hands, and the whole being-forced to stay in makes me want to clean out things.  So we’ve been super productive while we’ve been in the house all week.  You know how decorating or organizing things always start to look WAY WORSE before they get better?  Well, we had a lot of those moments!  ha!

Here’s a look at some of my faves lately…

Don’t pay attention to the dirty laundry behind her, but we were at home all day on Friday.  I was just doing stuff around the house and I heard, “MAMA MAMA!”.  It was a pretty frantic cry!  I raced around the corner to see Britt up on the stairs.  Bless her heart.  Of course I had to snap a picture first, because she was acting like she was hanging off a cliff waiting to be rescued.  In reality, it was a three inch drop.  πŸ™‚  My mama self was so proud of this girl.  Just a couple months ago, she wasn’t even walking and now she’s CLIMBING!  Don’t worry, I put on my rock climbing gear and ventured up the cliff to save her.  And by that, I mean I just picked her right up.  πŸ˜‰

This hasn’t arrived just yet, but I was in search of a cute, nicer coat for Britt to wear to church, dinner out, and that kind of thing.  I found this one for a great price!  You know how much I love the faux fur.  I’ll keep you posted when it arrives.


Shay and I shared how we plan for the holidays during Workin’ It Wednesday.  I’m not an expert by any means, but I shared what works for me.  Shopping online is a huge lifesaver around the holidays.  You can check out that post to see my other helpful tips.


This past weekend was the fall baseball season post tournament.  Nixon’s team came out strong but couldn’t pull out the win to play for the championship.  They finished second in the regular season though so they were stoked about those rings.


Local ladies…what are YOU doing on Sunday afternoon?  Shay has a book signing in the Frisco area.  It’s Sam’s Club with the Plano address at 8621 Ohio Drive from 1-3 p.m.  You should grab some cookbooks and have her sign them for perfect Christmas presents!

Who wouldn’t love a signed copy for Christmas?!


I got dressed one day this week-ha!  And wanted you to see the details…sweaterfaux fur vest {from Target}, jeans, and booties. {Now more on sale!!}

I made some returns and found this jacket-that I LOVE!  It is the PERFECT color for Thanksgiving!  Super comfy and WARM!  I’m not gonna call anyone out but someone told me I resembled a sexy sweet potato.  hahahaha!  I’ll take it!  Hilarious!


These two have been on their best behavior because the BOOK FAIR is happening at school!


Have you guys shopped at  A girlfriend told me to check it out for Christmas gifts.  I did just that one night this week and found these personalized sling totes for $14.99.  What a great price!  They come in a twenty-one different designs and the personalization is included!  I ordered one for Ebby Lee.  There are lots of other kid deals as well.  Britt scored a “Jesus is the Reason for the Season” shirt.  I also spotted super cute necklaces, personalized puzzles, and more.  I didn’t see any boy gifts I really liked, but for girls…this is a GREAT website!


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around our house.  AHHH!!!  You know that feeling when all your Christmas decor is up and every last box is back in the attic?  Yes, it feels SO good!  I’ll post more pictures later.  {You know when it’s a bit closer to Christmas-ha!}  But in the mean time, I do have a question for you…that tree shown above is pretty much held together with a lot of tape and a prayer.  Usually Tab puts up the tree for me, so I never see how bad it really is.  This year my mom and I did it and we had moments of-“Is this gonna stay up?”.  ha!  My plan is to get a Christmas tree on December 26th at a discount.  A friend recently told me about Hayneedle so I’m for sure gonna search there.  Do you guys have any other recommendations for good trees?  I know I’ve got some time.  πŸ˜‰  Thank you!

And I must add the tree we have was given to us the first year we’d been married by another family who was getting rid of it.  They’d had it for years and wanted a pre-lit tree.  {Yeah, this one isn’t pre-lit.}  We’ve had this tree for 11 years.  It’s had a good run, I’d say.


Have you guys seen these?  I was searching for something online at my grocery store to add to my order and stumbled upon these Broccoli and Cheese Veggie Tots.  Now, I’m sure they aren’t that good for us compared to eating raw broccoli BUT compared to a regular tater tot or french fry, they’re the best choice!  Tab and I had a moment eating these…if you’re a broccoli fan, they’re GOOD!  Look for these in your freezer section.  2/3 of my kids were fans.  #thatsimpressive


And local girls…don’t forget about the Manda Strong 5K and Fun Run TOMORROW!  I registered our crew but sadly we’re gonna be at home unless Bowen has a remarkable recovery tonight.


I shared some great Christmas gift ideas including these pajamas earlier this week.  This pajama set comes in winter patterns and Christmas patterns as well.  I’m long-waisted so I was afraid this top might be too short but it fit great!  There were lots of other goodies to choose as well.


On Sunday, this precious girls turns TWO!  We’ll be celebrating all day!

And I accidentally took a little IG break.  It happens!  I just forget to post!  I’m trying to do better…starting yesterday!  ha!  You can follow me at @slaughteren.


Those are all the favorites I have for you today!  I hope you have a great weekend!  XO

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  1. 11.10.17
    Amy Cotton said:

    Love that faux fur vest!! It looks perfect on you!! Also, love that you already have your Christmas decor up!! Definitely inspiring me to do the same! Happy Friday!

  2. 11.10.17
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Why do I want those broccoli tots so bad all of a sudden???? Hahahahaha! And listen, sweet Britt's face is PRECIOUS stuck up on that mountain! πŸ˜‰

  3. 11.10.17
    Tanya said:

    We haven't bought a tree in quite awhile. I think we bought ours at Costco, and it looks so real! I hope Bowen is feeling better soon!

  4. 11.10.17
    Britt Hensley said:

    Look @ Britt go!! I love that online shopping meme so much, and it’s so, so true..& oh so funny! Have a great weekend. Praying for Bowen!!

  5. 11.10.17
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    You've got such a brave little mountain climber! Thank heavens you were there to swoop in and save her!!!! And my reindeer pajamas came in…..and I absolutely LOVE them. So fun and crazy comfy!

  6. 11.10.17
    a little bit of emily said:

    Happy early birthday Britt!! Such a sweet picture! I picked up my tree at a local store the day after Christmas for a great day. Basically I would scout out a tree you would like and then head there the day after, because I am sure they will be having some great deals!

  7. 11.10.17
    EKelly said:

    Love your "Christmas home"! May I ask where you got the O Holy Night sign on the fireplace? πŸ™‚

    • 11.10.17
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Thank you! I got it from Vine and Branches. I think you can find them on Etsy and they are selling some signs in Hobby Lobby.

  8. 11.10.17
    Anonymous said:

    Oh my gosh!! Britt on the stairs! Too funny! Also, I love those Jammies and that jacket on you!!! So cute!

  9. 11.10.17
    Elizabeth said: Has the absolute greatest trees!!

  10. 11.10.17
    Design by Sydnee said:

    Love the faux fur this season as well! And Britt's face stuck on the stairs…made my Friday. xo

    Design by Sydnee οΏ½οΏ½

  11. 11.10.17
    Life in Bucklesberry said:

    Happy Birthday to Britt!!! She's adorable!
    Love those Christmas Jammie's! Your Christmas tree looks great–I'm going to tackle mine today.
    Have a blessed weekend.

  12. 11.10.17
    Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam said:

    Aggghhh, happy birthday to Britt! That story is so cute and hilarious. Poor Bowen πŸ™ Hope he recovers quickly! Happy Friday!

  13. 11.10.17
    Parnell's Pantry said:

    Hope your son is feeling better. What does Britt think of all the Christmas decorations?

  14. 11.10.17
    Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said:

    I'm dying over the sexy sweet potato comment! hahaha. Happy Birthday, Britty!! You little mountain climber! πŸ˜‰
    That Inspired Chick

  15. 11.10.17
    Unknown said:

    Love your teddy bear coat! What size did you buy? I think I may need one πŸ™‚

    • 11.10.17
      Erika Slaughter said:

      I bought the XS. I'd size down one-if I were you!

    • 11.10.17
      Unknown said:

      Thanks!! I generally am a 2-4, I would have ordered the small, but I'll try the xs! I found it in black, hopefully it is cute in person. I appreciate your help!! Have a great weekend!

  16. 11.10.17
    Beautifully Candid said:

    Oh my goodness Britt's face on that step is too cute. She really does look like she thinks she is on the highest thing ever. Those sling totes are so cute. We've tried those veggie tots. I think they're pretty good but I have one kid that likes them and the other that doesn't #cantwimthemall. Sierra ~ Beautifully Candid

  17. 11.10.17
    Heather said:

    Broccoli and cheese veggie tots are a weekend staple at my house! I used to make my own zucchini tots (also delish) until I found these and realized I could save myself a whole lot of time and mess. YUM!

  18. 11.10.17
    Bianca Andrea said:

    Happy Happy Birthday Britt & I don't know if you follow Totally Tikka but she has been raving about how great her new tree by King Of Christmas is (they have a website).

    Hope this helps.

  19. 11.11.17
    MarilynsTreats said:

    Thank you for hosting all this inspiration. Have a lovely week.

  20. 11.11.17
    Amy said:

    I think your tree looks great! Can't give you any advice on a new one though as we get a real tree

  21. 11.11.17 said:

    I love the faux fur vest and your gorgeous jacket, it looks so warm and cosy!

    Emma xxx

  22. 11.12.17
    Lisa said:

    I've always loved real trees and finally found one at Garden Ridge about 10 years ago… put the thing up and one section of lights was out. Of course you know they didn't have any more and it was the only one I liked. Fast forward to 3 years ago and I found a good one at Hobby Lobby before Thanksgiving for 40% off. (They're already like that now too I bet). I wouldn't wait til the 26th because they'll be so picked over. Good luck. Oh and Britt😍 What a doll!!!