Friday Favorites

EEK!!!  It’s December 8th, friends!  Just 17 MORE DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!

Britt just can’t believe it.  17 MORE DAYS UNTIL HER FIRST CHRISTMAS!

All the holiday festivities have me wanting to let my kiddos stay up way too late so we’re excited to be one day weekend closer to Christmas break.   I’m linking up with Narci and Andrea to share some favorites with you today.  #likealways

First up, Nordstrom asked me to talk sweaters with you and one thing is for certain this year-I’m having a love affair with sweaters so I knew this would be perfect for me.  

I have two sweater tips I learned this year…1. In the past, I’ve always ordered my normal size in a sweater and let me tell you…that is not the way I prefer a sweater.  I like them a bit oversized.  This year I’m ordering one {if not two} size up.  If you’ve never given this a shot, you might want to try.  2. I prefer a front-tuck with a sweater.  Some sweaters tend to be on the short-side for us long-waisted girls but with a little front tuck IT DOESN’T MATTER!  You should grab a cute belt and try this tip ASAP!

Seriously, you might have been doing these two things for years, but they’re changing all my thoughts on sweaters!  #someoneshouldhavetoldme

I have ALL the heart eyes for this sweater.  I LOVE the color…it’s a white, ivory, grey combo.  It can hang ALL WINTER LONG!  The sleeves on this one are fun too.  I’m normally a small in tops, but for this one I ordered a large and I LOVE it!  I paired it with these dark jeans, a leopard belt {mine is sold out but this is super similar}, and these booties.

This sweater is very similar in the color scheme.  It says, “Red”, online but it definitely looks more ivory/maroon combo to me in person.  For size purposes, I ordered an “8”.  This one is a bit shorter than the first sweater, but with the front tuck it doesn’t look too short at all.  It might be hard to tell from the picture but the neckline on this sweater is really pretty.  Can’t you see me in a ski lodge by the fire drinking my coffee and reading a book with this sweater?  😉

This Dolman sleeve mock-neck sweater comes in three other colors and is under $40.  It’s not a thick sweater, but will be perfect for mildly cool days {mostly what we get in Texas}. I ordered a small and it fit great.  You could size up or stay true to size on this one.

I tried to only focus on sweaters you could wear before AND after Christmas.  This red sweater caught my eye and I just couldn’t look away.  The sleeves on this top are fun.  They bring the party, that’s for sure.  I ordered an “8” in this one as well.  I think I could have ordered my normal “4” and been fine, but again, I like the oversize look as long as I pair it with skinny jeans to give some balance. The color is gorgeous for Christmas.  If you’ve been looking for a fun, festive holiday sweater, look no further.

This sweater just got marked down-40% off {within the last two days!}.  I absolutely love the length on this top.  It does have side slits and I’d say it’s more on the loosely threaded side as well.  {That’s my way of saying-It’s not tightly woven.  You can’t see through it, but it wouldn’t hurt to wear a tank underneath.}  I love this ivory color paired with dark denim or black for the holidays, but it also comes in two other colors as well.  I ordered a medium so I’d say I sized up just one.

Maybe you have a ski vacation coming up or are looking for another Christmas gift?  No matter the case, I hope I helped you see something you like today!

Thank you, Nordstrom, for sponsoring this portion of the post.


Let me introduce you to the newest member of our family, Blue Sparkle Diamond Slaughter.  The Shull family gifted this fish to Bowen for his birthday.  And Bowen has never been more excited!  I’m pretty impressed with our pet skills…Blue Sparkle Diamond had to stay in a little plastic bowl for only three days, then we had to transfer him to the tank with special water-at room temperature, and feed him just the right amount.  It’s been almost two weeks and I’m so happy to report…Blue Sparkle is doing great!


This past weekend was the holiday dance recital {or actually I should say that in plural form because there were three performances} for Ebby Lee and Kensington.

They performed in both Nutcracker shows.

Her cheering section was there and we were so proud of her.

Can you spot Ebby Lee?  She’s third  from the Sugar Plum Fairy.

She also performed a tap and jazz number.  I was so proud of these girls!  They smiled, did their very best, and had fun!


This is the Slaughter house all decorated for Christmas.  If you missed my inside home tour, you can see it here.


Sunday morning before church I realized we were all MAID FOR PLAID so we snapped a selfie.  I’m not sure where Britt is looking.  haha!  #oops


On Wednesday, Britt took the shortest nap known to man and then thought it was time to go about her day.  This girl loves to color so I set her up in the floor beside me while I worked at my desk.  I glanced down and had to laugh.  She’s got her sippy cup, goldfish, and crayons-but she’s laying there like she’s a big kid coloring!


This popped up on my FB feed from five years ago.  Look how tiny they were.  Ahhhhh!!!

I hope you guys have the BEST weekend!  XO

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  1. 12.8.17
    Kaylee said:

    That picture of Ebby Lee and Nixon from five years ago is so precious!! I also want little miss Britt’s wardrobe for myself 😉 happy Friday!! ❤️

  2. 12.8.17
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    That last picture took my breath away! Such sweet babies!!!!

  3. 12.8.17
    kelly said:

    All the sweaters are so pretty but that red one is such a great Christmas color, Valentine’s Day too!

  4. 12.8.17
    Simple Purposeful Living said:

    Your home is beautiful at Christmas :). We have had short naps over here a couple times this week and I am like AHHH, no! xoxo ERIN

  5. 12.8.17
    Britt Hensley said:

    Those Facebook memories kill me every day! 🙂

  6. 12.8.17
    Parnell's Pantry said:

    Britt is a lucky little seeing her coloring !

  7. 12.8.17
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Well, that first picture of Britt just made my heart EXPLODE!!

  8. 12.8.17
    Anonymous said:

    Those sweaters are adorable on you, friend!

  9. 12.8.17
    Jackie said:

    I love Ebby Lee's top in the plaid photo! Can you share where you found it?

  10. 12.8.17
    Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said:

    I am having Britt withdrawals. That picture of her coloring is precious and that first picture…oh my goodness. And high five to y'all for 2 weeks of successful fish ownership!!
    Whoop whoop! haha That Inspired Chick

  11. 12.8.17
    Unknown said:

    THAT RED SWEATER!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is stunning. I don't normally comment in all caps with an obnoxious amount of exclamation points, but come on… that sweater deserved it.

  12. 12.8.17
    MarilynsTreats said:

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

  13. 12.9.17
    Whitney Pegram said:

    I love those sweaters!! And your house looks gorgeous!!

  14. 12.10.17 said:

    I love all of those sweaters, especially the red one! Your house looks wonderful all lit up!

    Emma xxx