Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, Ladies!!  I’m joining my girls, Narci and Andrea, to bring you some Friday Favorites!

Can you BELIEVE today marks Thanksgiving Break around our town??  We’re excited about this weekend for one big reason…DISCIPLE NOW!

Disciple Now is a weekend where students in grades 6-12 are separated into groups (of the same age), they all stay in a host home (that’s US!), and have meals provided by amazing cooking coordinators.  Each home has a leader and throughout the weekend they study the Bible and really dig deep.  Have I mentioned they aren’t allowed to have their cell phones or watch tv?  So imagine your high school student getting ten hours of Jesus instead of the Kardashians (or whoever high schoolers watch?  I don’t know?).  Add in some crazy fun games, one awesome night of praise and worship, and an amazing speaker…it makes for a GREAT weekend!  We’re excited about hosting a group of 7th grade girls at our house!  This weekend is gonna be a FAVORITE for sure. 🙂

Shay encouraged me to try this Moroccan Oil Hydrating Styling Cream and oh my goodness am I glad she did!!  Back in the spring, I had a Keratin treatment done on my hair.  It really made a huge difference taking some of “the bulk” out of my hair?  For instance, after blow drying prior to the Keratin, I’d have a frizzy head of hair.  But after the Keratin, I could blow dry my hair and do nothing else to it.  No straightener.  No curling iron.  Nothing.  This styling cream also helps take out some “bulk”.  My treatment has definitely worn off and I can tell a huge difference when I use this cream.  If you have any clue what I’m talking about with the frizzy and “bulk”, you should try it.  It’s my new FAVORITE!

I got to celebrate with my FAVORITE two-year-old turkey yesterday at school.

Check out his thankful tree….thankful for thunderstorms, Ms. Beverly, creepy things, dinosaurs, and Daddy’s football game???  WHAT?!  Laughing at this tree was a FAVORITE moment!

I can’t wait to show you the transformation!!  This was our dining room before we moved in…we’ve changed the walls, light fixture, and of course have put our own little flair on the room with our furniture.  Getting a room “completed” is a FAVORITE!!  We’re ALMOST there!!

Do not go inside an Old Navy anytime soon or you might leave with a bag full of comfy lounging clothes.  They make them all look so comfortable and cute!!  Every picture has SNOW in it.  SNOW??  Seriously…the pictures will make you think you need some fleece pants with a sherpa hoodie!  These waffle-knit leggings were one of my FAVORITES of the day!

I’ll make sure to share our adventures this weekend with a house full of thirteen year old girls!!  🙂
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Have an awesome weekend!  XOXO

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  1. 11.20.15
    Blake Callahan said:

    I ordered those comfy leggings this week! Have a great weekend with those girls 🙂

  2. 11.20.15
    Aja said:

    Bless you! We've had 7th grade girls for DNOW for the past two years. Let's just say it was LOUD up in here! (And this year we might request boys! 😉 )

  3. 11.20.15
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Isn't that hair stuff magic?!?! It makes my waves so soft too! And I had so much fun at Bowen and Ashby's feast yesterday. Those two crack me up!

  4. 11.20.15
    The Magnolia Mamas said:

    As always love all the favorites! And I was just thinking that about ON the other day! It's a flannel, plaid, winter wonderland in there, and still 70 degrees here.

  5. 11.20.15
    Anonymous said:

    Well, now, I need to check out Old Navy!! What cute leggings!! I can't wait to check out your dining room!! 🙂 have a great weekend, friend!! So exciting!!

  6. 11.20.15
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    I want to see the dining room RIGHT NOW!!!!!!! And those waffle knit leggings from Old Navy are precious! #erikatoldmeto 😉

  7. 11.20.15
    Elizabeth said:

    I can't wait to hear about your weekend!!

  8. 11.20.15
    Elise @ Her Heart and Home said:

    Seriously..Old Navy is DANGEROUS right now. And Disciple now?! How amazing is that?!?!? I know those 7th grade girlies will love the Slaughter casa!!!! Praying that Jesus speaks specifically to each of their hearts this weekend as they uncover the Truth in His Word!!!! xx

  9. 11.20.15
    Leigh (Balancing By Faith) said:

    Our church does Disciple Now, but is too big for host homes – so they stay at Opryland Hotel. I wish we could host a family – I know we would love it, especially my kiddos. Have a wonderful weekend with them!!

  10. 11.20.15
    life of lo. said:

    Those knit leggings are giving me life! Thanks for the old navy info!
    Linds @ Not A Mom

  11. 11.20.15
    Jennifer said:

    Those leggings from Old Navy look so cute! They look like the Gap ones, but much, much cheaper and affordable

  12. 11.20.15
    Rachel Zimm said:

    I've been trying the oil in my hair recently, and I wonder if I have to use more than a dime-sized amount because my hair is so long. I'll have to experiment 🙂
    Excited to see your dining room transformation!
    Have a great weekend, Erika!!

  13. 11.20.15
    Sabrina said:

    I agree about Old Navy! When I go online, I'm like, man, I wish I had a snow field to go sit in with a cup of coffee and let the snow fall on my fur hooded coat with a plaid scarf and cute jeans. HAHA! 🙂 Happy Friday!

  14. 11.20.15
    MissKimmie said:

    Whooooooo hooo for disciple now. My son is one of the leaders this week. Prayers for you all.

  15. 11.20.15
    Sara F said:

    I bought those Old Navy leggings about a week ago and I LOVE them!! They are so comfy!!

  16. 11.20.15
    Priscilla - The Wheelchair Mommy said:

    I've used the actual oil version of that morrocon oil. It's amazing.

  17. 11.20.15
    Kara said:

    Loving those pants from Old Navy! Yep, I definitely need them.

  18. 11.20.15
    Lindsay's Sweet World said:

    Old Navy has some amazing stuff right now! Those leggings look so snuggly. I just recently loaded up on winter pajama leggings, so I need to stay out of there for sure… I don't need any more of those jumping in my arms!

  19. 11.20.15
    Shelly @ The Queen in Between said:

    So fun! Can't wait to follow along. Curious…did you order the cozy leggings in regular or tall?

    • 11.20.15
      Erika Slaughter said:

      I was in the store-so they're just regular. 🙂

  20. 11.21.15
    Goodbyebreadandcheese said:

    Love all the cozy stuff from Old Navy!

  21. 11.21.15
    Haley Southey said:

    THOSE leggings!!!!! AHhhhhh!! So stinking cute!!!!!

  22. 11.23.15
    live compassionately said:

    I was gone all weekend so I'm catching up on my blog reading now! I completely understand the frizz and bulk – my hair is a hot mess! Does that styling cream leave any kind of "goopy" feeling in your hair? I have tried some that did and hate that feeling!