Friday Favorites

Hey Friends!  Happy Friday!

Narci, Andrea, and I are sharing our Friday Favorites and we’d love for you to join us!

First up, I have another little Instagram Story hint to share.  Last week I told you how my Insta Story skills are lacking MAJORLY!  So I vowed to learn some tip or trick weekly {hopefully} and share it with you!  I’m a bit nervous about this one because there might be a quicker easier way than what I’m suggesting.  If there is, PLEASE share with us!  

An Instagram Story video can only be fifteen seconds so WHAT do you do when you have a video you’d like to share that’s longer?  Here are my hints…

*You can be watching the little recording timer and make sure you ONLY record videos fifteen seconds or less.
*OR…you can download the Cut Story App.  Allow the app to have access to your photos and videos and then you can select a video.  It will cut the video down into several fifteen seconds increments so then you can post to Insta Story.  The app was super easy for me to work. If I can do it, trust me, YOU CAN TOO!  🙂

That’s my helpful hint for the week.


I’m not the best at book reviews because I’ve shared before the SECOND I close the book I can’t remember any details.  This year I thought instead of sharing book review posts, I’ll just throw books in my Friday Favorites every time I finish.  I have a couple this week because of our out of town trips.

I was a big fan of this one!  This is told from two sisters’ points of view.  These sisters don’t have a close relationship, but after both of them go through major life events they learn to lean on each other like never before.  Chick-lit at it’s finest, in my opinion!  {Rated R for language…someone asked me to mention ratings. :)}

In this novel, a freshly married couple’s world is rocked when the husband is killed.  The wife has never even met her husband’s family {I’m talking FRESHLY married couple} and has to learn how to handle the grief when her FOREVER suddenly becomes INTERRUPTED.  {Rated R for language and maybe some scenes.}

When the character’s fiance’ dumps her abruptly, she pretty much has a one way ticket on the Hot Mess Express.  After lots of coaxing from friends and family, she lands a job in the admissions department of a New York City school, where it’s super competitive and following along is highly entertaining.  I liked this one because I think it’s so interesting to read about city life in New York City because it’s SO different from my suburbs. {Rated R for language}


I found a couple goodies I own that are on sale and wanted to share those with you!

This cardigan is on sale-at 40% off.  It comes in two other colors and my favorite thing is the colors are very “winter”.  It doesn’t look like fall or Christmas so you can wear this one NOW!

I bought this tie bell sweater back in the fall and now it’s 40% off.  The grey is sold out, but it comes in black and a cute lilac.

And my jeans are 33% off now as well.

These cozy fleece pajamas are on major sale and come in a variety of other colors-stripes, polka dots, etc. that are just winter. 

This casual top is on sale 40% off as well.


My FAVORITE product of the week {I’ll do my best to keep this up all year as well} is the L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil.  Have you heard of this?  In the winter months, my skin gets CRAZY dry.  Like I’m talking I should look different every spring because of the amount of dry skin I flake off every winter.  I got this shower oil for Christmas and I’m a BIG fan.  When you lather up with this oil, it becomes a thick foam.  It leaves my skin feeling super soft and hydrated.  If you struggle with dry skin, check this out!

I’ll go back to my Bath and Body Works’ shower gel in the spring and summer, but this will be my go to in the fall and winter.


I need your help!  What’s your FAVORITE eye cream?  It’s time for me to purchase something new {almost all out} and I’d love to give something new a try.  Please send me your recommendations!


I’m probably like the majority of you guys…trying my best to start 2018 being more healthy and let me tell you new workout clothes are one way to get me motivated.  I grabbed these pants, this bra, and this top last week at the mall.  I had some Christmas money burning a hole in my pocket.  😉  I wore it earlier this week all day, did an at-home workout, and ran some errands.  I wore it tied because the top is a little longer but when I go to the gym I probably won’t tie it.  


If you missed it, I hosted Tuesday Talk with Ashley, where I shared a little problem Tab and I are having with the key fob in my car.  You guys are passionate about keeping up with your keys and totally delivered when I asked your opinion.  The consensus is I need to carry a purse with me at ALL TIMES and leave my keys in there.  I should also get Tab his own key.  🙂  I must tell you my FAVORITE answer was, “Your car.  Your rules.  Put that key fob on the console, Tab”.  hahaha!


for some Q and A posts so I’m giving them to you.  The first one (and most highly requested) is a Q and A post with Tab!  A lot of you have football related questions you wanted to ask, so please ask away. You can leave a comment here or e-mail me at  
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope your Friday is fabulous!  XO

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  1. 1.19.18
    Grace said:

    i love the purse comment, but I'm like you and almost never carry a purse. I have my car keys attached to my wallet (mines a Kate Spade wristlet). So then if I have my keys, I have my credit card and my drivers license! Easy and can't go without it!

  2. 1.19.18
    Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam said:

    Oooh, I'll have to try that shower gel. Girl, I am MOLTING over here. Houston usually isn't so dry so this is killing me!

  3. 1.19.18
    Anonymous said:

    That shower gel looks amazing! I am going to try that ASAP!

  4. 1.19.18
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    I'm going to have to try that shower oil!

  5. 1.19.18
    Kristin said:

    On her podcast, Big Mama (Melanie Shankle) talked about the Mizon line from Amazon for under eye cream. I'm in love! It's cheap and it WORKS!! There's no scent and if I skip it I can tell a difference (in a bad way ☺)

  6. 1.19.18
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    Your IG story tip is good! Just downloaded it! And I have that shower gel, and you're right, it's amazing!

  7. 1.19.18
    Katie W. said:

    BeautyCounter eye cream! I have 4 week old twins and this stuff is saving my face right now.

  8. 1.19.18
    Unknown said:

    Just bought the Almond Shower Oil! Can’t wait to try it!

  9. 1.19.18
    Britt Hensley said:

    Oh I love those workout pants. I may or may not live in those kinds of pants, so I'm always looking for more. It totally counts too, right?! Like did I run a marathon, or did I just do a marathon on Netflix?! Ya never know…especially when I remember to change out of my house shoes for pick-up line! #facepalm

  10. 1.19.18
    Mel said:

    I would love to know Tab's thoughts on flag football versus tackle football, and when he thinks kids should start playing tackle. Thanks! 🙂

  11. 1.19.18
    Lauren said:

    Definitely share the eye cream recs!

  12. 1.19.18
    Tanya said:

    Thanks for the fun Friday favorites. I have a sample of that shower oil, but seriously didn't know you were supposed to lather up with it in the shower! Have a great weekend!

  13. 1.19.18
    Kimm said:

    I need to try that shower oil ASAP ! And when you find an awesome eye cream….please share it with us ! Do you not like the Rodan and fields one ?

    • 1.19.18
      Erika Slaughter said:

      I will! I’ve used the R and F eye cream for years but would love to try something new!

  14. 1.19.18
    Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said:

    I need to try out that shower oil! And I just got some of R+F new Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex and I think I can actually see a difference already in my dark circles. It's only been a couple of weeks. I'll be following the comments! That Inspired Chick

  15. 1.19.18
    Darcy said:

    Thanks for the shower oil recommendation – I'm intrigued! My "Tab Question" is: Is it hard to tune out the "ref comments"? My husband judges cattle shows, and sometimes you hear comments about "well, he doesn't know what he's doing" (from people who didn't win) and my husband always responds "Well, then they can go out in the ring and judge the show….but today, I got paid to do that." Lol. Just wondering if refs feel the same?

  16. 1.19.18
    Kelly said:

    I literally just bought that shower oil off amazon. I got a couple of sample bottles in my christmas stocking. I've been using it since Christmas to shave my legs and I'm notorious for cutting myself shaving and I haven't knicked or cut myself since I started using it!!!

  17. 1.19.18
    Joanne said:

    I just finished a book called First Comes Love that is also told by the viewpoint of two sisters that are not all that close. It was pretty good! I'll have to add your books to my list!

  18. 1.19.18
    a mix about me said:

    Those workout clothes are so cute! I’m gonna have to buy some! I’ve been looking for a good read so I’ll have to check those books out!!

  19. 1.19.18
    Simply Tish said:

    Your Insta tip is AWESOME! THANK YOU!

  20. 1.19.18
    MarilynsTreats said:

    Thank you for hosting. I linked my Creamy Dill Pickle Soup, Sautéed Zucchini, and a Crescent Roll Veggie Pizza. I hope you enjoy them! Have a happy week! #OverTheMoon #WWBlogHop #ThursdayFavoriteThings

  21. 1.19.18
    Laci said:

    I need that shower oil stat!

  22. 1.19.18
    Mindy said:

    Have you tried Nivea In Shower Body Lotion. Its the best! Its the last thing I put in on the shower and quickly rinse it. I hate using regular lotion and waiting for it to dry. This works better and quicker! I live in Pennsylvania where the windchill was below zero for over 10 days and this worked. Hope that helps. Have a great weekend.

  23. 1.20.18
    Susieutk84 said:

    Try Clinique's All About Eyes. I have sensitive skin, so I have to be careful about using items that have fragrance in them on my face. This eye cream is super moisturizing and fragrance free. They also have a "rich" version, but I prefer the normal version.

  24. 1.20.18
    Simple Purposeful Living said:

    I have been wanting those striped workout leggings for a hot forever. Give me all the stripes! xoxo ERIN

  25. 1.20.18
    tooblonde1 said:

    I love all the L'Occitane almond products…the supple skin oil is so good! As for eye cream, my favorite is the CeraVe eye repair cream. It goes on beautifully under or over moisturizer and doesn't ball up with makeup.

  26. 1.21.18
    Reader said:

    Love L'Occitane products!!!
    Off topic but then again, its “a little bit of everything” blog – right? Ha!
    Please can you do a post on how you spend quality time with each of your kiddos? With 4 different ages and personalities/interests, I can only imagine how you spend daily and weekly 1 on 1 time with each. Ideas on what/when you do something and if the other 3 is then with a nanny or Tab?
    2nd question… InstaStory… I feel ya. Do you know how to make a photo smaller to not cut a part off when you try link it to the story? I cant seem to find the "zoom out" function?
    And… for someone that is not on her top game with Instagram, I must mention that you are killing it with your graphics this week. The new one with Ashley, the name one for the kiddos, LOVE them ALL!!! xo

  27. 1.30.18
    Unknown said:

    I ordered the shower oil and absolutely love it. It's perfect for the winter months. Thanks for sharing.