Friday, August 28, 2015

Friday Favorites

Andrea, Narci, and I are hosting another Friday Favorites!  Join us by blogging your faves, linking back, and then add your blog to the link-up!

We survived our first week of school.  Now we all need to CRASH early tonight and sleep until 9:00 a.m. tomorrow morning.  The Slaughters are TIRED!   I thought I'd change it up today and instead of showing you a bunch of random stuff I'm going to share with you some of my favorite products.  I have all kinds of fave products and want to make sure you know about them too.  :)

Today I'm sharing products you'd find in my bathroom:
I shared my favorite make-up products here.  I still use those very same products.  They're all my favorites!  I've heard about a couple other good mascaras.  I think it's time for me to try something new.  Please...I'd love some mascara recommendations!!

Shay blogged about these Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow Sticks a while back.  I gave one a try.  I purchased the Golden Pink.  One word for this stick....EASY!  You just swipe some on your eyes and it's over!  Crazy easy!!

She also shared this Laura Geller bronzer.  I've been using it as a blush/bronzer and it gives me the perfect amount of color!  I will say that a little goes a long me!

Last year in the fall I began using Rodan + Fields Reverse regimen to get rid of all those dark spots I got over the summer.  I was amazed at how much my face brightened up!  I've ordered my new Reverse and am anxiously awaiting it to arrive so I can start this regimen again.

If you have dark spots or sun spots and would like to tackle those with R + F, please shoot me an e-mail!  I'd LOVE to help you with your skin care needs.

Maybe dark spots aren't your struggle?  No matter what skin issues you have, R +F has something that can help!  Again...please e-mail to learn more!  This month if you sign up as a Preferred Customer, you'll receive a $25 gift card to a store of your choice.  New consultants who sign up on my team can receive as much as $200 to go towards their new business kit.  

Every time I need new shampoo or conditioner you can bet that I try something new.  I was at Kroger last week and remembered I needed new shampoo and conditioner, so I tried this John Frieda Beach Blonde shampoo and conditioner.  

After washing my hair, I use this leave-in product and let it air dry for a while.

This wet brush that I read about from some other blogger a year or two ago is a lifesaver for both me and Ebby Lee.
I use Moroccanoil on my hair daily after styling.  

If I curl my hair, then I add this glossing cream to the curls.

If I'm not washing my hair, then I use this Batiste Dry Shampoo.  I'm a fan of dry shampoo.  Pretty much any and every kind, but this is my very favorite.

A friend (wanna take a guess who) gave me some Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Bath and Body Works a couple years ago in the fall and I was hooked.  Definitely my favorite fall body scent.  

I shared my favorite nail polishes here.  Looking forward to pulling out the darker fall colors ASAP!

Don't forget on Monday, August 31st, Andrea and I are hosting a Favorite Things Party and sharing our FAVORITE summer moment. Here is the list for the other party dates.  We'd love for you to join us!

Have a GREAT weekend, Ladies!!  XOXO

Thursday, August 27, 2015

My Favorite Necklace

I was doing a little inventory in my closet.  Getting rid of some things.  Mentally noting some things I should be on the lookout for when I came across my Rebel Pendant Necklace.  

I started thinking about how much I wear that necklace and a blog post was born.  ha!  It's my go-to necklace.  It goes with everything!  A tee?  A dress?  A vest?  A jacket?  A button-up?  Seriously...if you're in the market for one long pendant necklace, this is it!  It comes in rose gold, gold, and silver and it will go with EVERYTHING.  Here's some proof....

The most versatile necklace EVER!!

If you have it, please comment and let us know what you think about this necklace!  
Happy Thursday, Girls!!  XOXO

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

What's Up Wednesday

 I'm joining MelShay, and Sheaffer for their What's Up Wednesday link-up!

What we're eating this week:

Apparently, it's TACO WEEK in the Slaughter House!

Monday:  Back-to-School and back to after school activities.  I threw a brisket in the slow cooker and we had Crunchy Brisket Tacos for dinner. Delish!
Tuesday: Baked fish and veggies...sound boring to me, but my kiddos love this meal.
Wednesday: We're having Italian Sausage Tacos.  
Thursday:  Thursday nights are going to be our busiest.  They will always be slow cooker night at our house.  This week it's Crock Pot Chicken Tacos.  Can you tell we love a taco around here?
Friday:  By Friday, we'll all by exhausted and it'll be OUT for dinner.

What I'm Reminiscing About:

The fact that these two sweet little boys started KINDERGARTEN this week!!  AAAAHHHH!!

What I'm Loving:

That I walked two happy kiddos into school on Monday and picked up two happy faces as well!

What We've Been Up To:

Some SLOW mornings.  ha!  We had some late nights and late mornings this summer, so getting back into a routine has been rough this week!

What I'm Dreading:

This is not our garage, but ours looks a little like this!!  I'm dreading digging through the garage to find our fall decorations.

What I'm Working On:

Speaking of that, I have to get all my fall decorations out and spread some fall cheer in the new house.  

What I'm Excited About:

Because all the streets of McKinney look like this, right?  haha!  I'm looking forward to COOLER weather!!  Not sure when that will happen, but walks to the park or around the neighborhood are so much better with crisp fall air.

What I'm watching/reading:

I think Raising a Princess has been on this post for the last three months.  But...I'm halfway through it and LOVING it!  #finally  I just started The Last Anniversary in carpool.  Carpool is back, so I should find more time to read.

What I'm Listening To:

I'm getting caught up on Bachelor in Paradise while I type this post.  Oh my goodness!!!   SO many thoughts...

*It looked CRAZY hot this week in paradise.  I noticed multiple times different people wiping their sweaty brows.  #youknowtheydidn'tthinkaboutthatbeforesigningup
*I was SO excited about Nick showing up!!!  I'm not a Joe fan.  
*With Joe in mind, I think he's having to take all the blame for the whole Sam/Joe thing.  She should have to take some of the blame, right?

And...don't forget to check out Sheaffer's recaps.  They are the BEST!!

What I'm Wearing:

My selfie skills are lacking!!!  AAHHH!

Top:  Couldn't find anything super similar, but this is a cute floral option.
Necklace:  Exact here.
Sandals:  Exact here.

What I'm Doing This Weekend:

This is how it feels sometimes.  hahahaha!  #notreallythatbad  This weekend is the LAST weekend before college football begins, so we'll be enjoying every last minute as a family of five.

What I'm Looking Forward to Next Month:
I signed up for my first Rodan + Fields convention in September.  I have my childcare all lined up and am excited about a weekend hearing from some amazing leaders.  I'm also super stoked about girl time!

What Else is New:
SO HAPPY to report this girl was FOUND!!  There was a small box hiding under the dining room table.  I started unpacking it and found Ebby Lee's American Girl doll inside!  It was kind of like Christmas morning at our house all over again!

Favorite Back-to-School Tradition:

I started the most random back-to-school tradition.  Someone suggested decorating the front door so when the children get home from school it's a fun surprise.  I did it last year and Ebby Lee thought it was fun.  We hadn't talked about it since then, but on the first day of school this year she said, "Mom, do you remember how you decorated the door?".  These two were stoked to see some streamers and balloons hanging from the front door.

Happy Wednesday, Friends!!