Tuesday, September 30, 2014

October Bucket List

October might be my very FAVORITE month EVER!!!  There are SO many GREAT things to do and the weather is always beautiful here in Texas!  I haven't done a "Bucket List" post in a while, but we have so many fun things planned I think I need to share!  Maybe you'll find a little idea or inspiration for you and your people too!  Happy October Eve!!  :)

We started this tradition a few years ago and my kids seriously talk about the fair ALL YEAR LONG!  They love it!!  We're looking forward to our annual trip!

There isn't much I love more than taking the kiddos to the pumpkin patch.  I absolutely LOVE it!  I can imagine myself dragging three teenagers to this same pumpkin patch ten or twelve years from now.  :)

Batman, Iron-Man, and a Lion last year.  :)
Our Bible Fellowship Group at church always has a big Halloween party.  The kiddos dress up.  We all bring yummy meals in slow cookers.  It's just always a good time!  This year it's on a night Tab can come!!  He usually has to miss for football, so it'll be extra special.  :)

I'm cracking up at Ebby Lee's face!!!  hahahahaha!  Last year we headed to the Arboretum for the first time and I was so impressed!!  There was SO much to do with the kiddos.  I remember two things...1. Thinking I should bring the kids back because we missed a ton.  2. And...it was incredibly HOT!  haha!  I tried to dress us "fallish" for some cute pics with all the pumpkins and an hour in we were ALL sweating!!  We're making another trip this year with some friends!

Pumpkin Carving

We'll carve our pumpkin (or two or three).  As crazy as it sounds, I usually just grab a pumpkin from the grocery store.  Mamas with littles...you feel me, right?  It's way easier to throw some pumpkins in a cart rather than haul your kiddos AND pumpkins around at the pumpkin patch.  (I LOVE the pumpkin patch, but keeping up with the kiddos AND purchasing pumpkins there has always been TOO much!  haha!).  This year I'm looking forward to seriously choosing some pumpkins from the patch!!

We'll go trick-or-treating dressed up in our Halloween costumes.  The odds of Bowen looking like he did last year are really high.  By the end of the night last year, he was down to not much of his costume.  I predict that happens again!  haha!  

I have some other fun things thrown in the mix as well.  We'll eat mummy dogs, do a Halloween craft, and enjoy lots of "pumpkin" recipes!!  The Slaughters are going to have a great October!  Hope you and your family do too!!  Happy October Eve!!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Favorite Things Party

Hey Girls!!!  Welcome to our Favorite Things Party!  Every month Andrea and I team up and host an online version of a Favorite Thing Party.  We share a couple things we love that are $10 or under.  You can join us!  Just blog your favorite thing and link up!!

Today my list is RANDOM!!!

Target-Thank You Cards...with my Rodan and Fields' business up and running I am constantly in need of new stationery.  I love the selection Target has to offer.  I have these exact cards at home!  This pack has 16 cards for $5.99!

Target-Thank You Cards...Target also has a lot of gold foil cards that are ADORABLE!!  I think this pack is $11.99.  I cheated a little bit.  :)

September in my house smells like apples, but I absolutely LOVE the Pumpkin Apple scent from Bath and Body Works.  I think it should be named the fragrance of September.  hahaha!!  I think the candle is $12, but right now it's 2 for $20.

Shay and I were discussing nail polish when we were in Nashville.  You know because we're always really into "deep" conversations.  haha!!  Believe me at a Christian women's conference, we had plenty of deep discussions!!  Anyway, she recommended this color.  I picked it up last week and I love it!!  Perfect fall color!!

Remember we'd love for you to join us!!  Have a GREAT day, Ladies!!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Friday Favorites


It's FRIDAY!!!  

In true Friday fashion, I'm linking up with my girls, Andrea and Narci, and sharing some of my favorites this Friday!  You should join us!!

#1 Favorite Things Party

Monday, Andrea and I are teaming up again for another Par-Tay!!  It's super simple.  You blog your favorite thing (or two or three) that's $10 or under.  Then you link up so the rest of us can see your goodies!!  You should join us!

#2 Leopard Booties

I have a soft place in my heart for leopard.  I have another soft place in my heart for a COMFY bootie.  Well...when you put those together I can't resist!!  I ordered these leopard booties and am ANXIOUSLY waiting for them to arrive.  I'll let you know what I think when they get here.  ;)

#3 Marla's Birthday

This lady celebrated a special birthday earlier this week.  Last night Gary and I hosted a little party with a few of her girlfriends.  We had a blast!  I'll share more details with you next week!

#4 Big Brother Finale

What did you guys think of the winner??  I mean a family guy AND a police offer??  I think it was the right choice.  But...I did feel a little bad for Cody.  :(  I told Tab that I think they should split the $550,000.  Wouldn't that have been nice??  And...I was SO glad Donny won the extra money!!  Did you see how big he was smiling??!!

#5 Oktoberfest

We live in a big town, but somehow it doesn't feel like it.  :)  Our downtown area does a fabulous job with events...parades, Home for the Holidays (or something like that), Scare on the Square, and I could keep going!!  We've never attended Oktoberfest before, but the kiddos and I are meeting a girlfriend and her kiddo tomorrow for some fun!

I am almost out of this Redefine Daily Cleansing Mask and decided it should be one of my Friday Faves!!  I have one (hopefully two) days left in the bottle I have and I'm hoping my order arrives soon!!  

Remember...if you would like to place an order and become a new Preferred Customer, I'm giving you a pair of Stella and Dot studs-YOUR choice!!  E-mail me if you'd like to hear more about Rodan and Fields.  alittlebitofeverything83@yahoo.com

#7 Owning It

I'm SO glad you guys enjoyed the new series!!  I already have a fabulous blogger lined up for October!!  I can't wait to see what kind of crazy she shares!! 

#8 Movie Night

It is officially MOVIE NIGHT in the Slaughter house!!!  We love movie nights at our house...a good movie, popcorn, and getting comfy-cozy under a blanket...the PERFECT night!  

Hope you guys have a GREAT Friday night planned as well!!