Friday, December 2, 2016

Friday Favorites

WAHOO!  It's FRIDAY!  And do you know what tomorrow is?  

The last Saturday of college season football.  

Kim and I are feeling like this about it.  :)  This has been our best season ever.  It sounds so cliche to say that it just flew by but in this case it's so true!  This season Tab had a lot of games in Texas which helped a ton because his travel time was really cut down.  Anyway, needless to say we're pumped about having him back on the weekends!

Today, I'm joining the ladies, Andrea and Narci, to share some of my FAVORITES.

First up, raise your hand if you've watched?  Gilmore Girls Revival?  I don't want to give anything away.  I will say that the second and third episodes were both just kind of -eh to me.  But I'm telling you, keep watching.


While we're on the subject of shows, I just saw Fuller House Season 2 is out next Friday, the 9th. 


 I shared our Sunday morning with you yesterday, but in case you missed it-check it out here.  Ebby Lee and Kensington sang a duet at church and it was the sweetest!


I had a hair appointment on Tuesday.  While I was waiting at the salon, I pulled up my Wal-Mart Grocery Pick-Up App, did my grocery shopping, and picked them up yesterday in ten minutes.  Seriously makes my life so much easier!  I shared my love of all things Wal-Mart Grocery Pick-Up last year, and funny enough...Kim was there excited with me then as well.  ha!


Do you guys remember this dress?  I got lots of questions about it and I just saw it's in stock now for 40% off.  It's pretty much a dress that can span all seasons.  I've worn it with booties to church, paired with a leather jacket in New York City, or with wedges in summer.

A less awkward picture of Shay and I from the night.  ha!


The countdown is on!  I'd been receiving boxes of presents I ordered, but with the kids here I was just stacking boxes in my office.  I finally opened them to see what I need to order, who has more/less, and made a quick list of a few things I still need to grab.  I'd love some help from you!


First of all, does anyone have this and does it really work?  I'm envisioning Nixon throwing this against the brick wall and it spiraling back.  But I'm not sure if it really works.  If you have this, please let me know before I order.  Thank you!!

Does anyone have Spikeball?  Amazon recommended this to me and I just wanted some feedback.  Please let me know your thoughts if you have or have played.  Thank you!


Shay hosted her annual Recipe Exchange on Tuesday.  It was as much fun as always and the perfect way to kick start the Christmas season.  This year the theme was, "Ugly Sweaters".  And I think we all came dressed for the occasion.  :)

In this one, I saw Karla across from me making such a fun face so I participated.  I just assumed everyone else was doing it too!  hahaha!  Great night with some of my FAVORITE girls.  

Hope you have a GREAT weekend!  XO


38 comments:

Leslie said...

Thank you so much for posting about Fuller House! I was just asking when it was coming back on. Also, I've heard good things about that Spikeball game. It was on Sharktank and looked difficult but pretty cool! Have a great weekend, Erika!

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Trista @ The Classy Chaos said...

I felt the same way about GG 2 and 3! Happy Friday!

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

I'll definitely be coming back to read the comments on the games! Here's hoping people love them! And that leopard dress on you is soooo good!

Mix and Match Mama said...

Bahahahahaha! Thank you for that less awkward picture!

Erika Slaughter said...

Leslie-thanks so much for sharing! Do you think a six year old boy could play?

Erika Slaughter said...

So glad I'm not alone. :)

Erika Slaughter said...

Thank you!

Erika Slaughter said...

Hahahaha!! It showed the dress and was good but the restaurant photo was simply less awkward. No better way to put it! :)

Haley Bishop said...

I saw that football also and thought about getting it for Case! Let me know what you find out!!!

Narci said...

You are just darling in the leopard dress! And, that football seems so cool! I can't wait to hear what people think about it!

Joe and Britt Hensley said...

That Kim K picture is just toooo funny! Thanks for sharing that laugh this morning!

Jessica said...

I bought a version of the spike ball game for my kids-and the neighborhood kids-this summer. They are around the same ages as yours-my son, the oldest, is 7 and the neighborhood kids are around that age too. They just couldn't get it going. It's really hard to control where the ball bounces, which is kinda the point, but they couldn't even play. It goes way over their heads or just shoots off to the side. There's no way they can react fast enough to hit it back to the net. Maybe the official "Spikeball" version is better, but since the kids couldn't get it to work, they lost interest real quick. Sorry, that wasn't more positive. I had high hopes for it and it looked super fun to me, but my husband and I even had a hard time with it. 😕

Meredith Shanks said...

My husband is in youth ministry and spike ball is a big deal! Boys love it! Now, this is 7-12, so I don't know how littles will do with it.

Gina Daily said...

Spikeball was a big hit at my last family get together over the summer. But it was primarily a hit with teen boys and up. The younger boys didn't really play it and I personally wouldn't get it for a six year old (as you mentioned above). My boys are 9 & 11 and I'd say 8/9 is the youngest I would consider getting it for a child.
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Michelle Papso said...

We love spikeball in our house. Honestly, I've only ever seen adults play it (18-30 yr olds). It can get really intense and there is actually a strategy to it. I think it's something tab and his friends would get more use out of haha

Katrina said...

I have played Spikeball before... It feels like a faster pace four square mixed with volleyball? If your six year old has good eye hand coordination he might be okay! If it's a little too old for him I guarantee the adults will love it!

Jennifer said...

I looked at that net thing for my 6 year old, but the reviews showed it was better for older kids. I had a coworker recommend this for me. She said her son plays with it ALL THE TIME. It is something they can do as a family or he can play with it himself: http://www.marblesthebrainstore.com/ogosport-15-mezo-disks.htm

Elizabeth said...

My husband LOVES spike ball!! They will play it at lunch at work occasionally! He gets so happy when they play'

Peyton Courtney said...

I've played spike ball a lot on the beach with my siblings! It's a lot of fun, but it takes a lot of coordination. My younger cousins just started playing this summer they're 10 and 12 and had some trouble with it but eventually got the hang of it.

Hannah said...

We have Spikeball. It's great. We got it last year and it's been fun. It takes a while to grasp, but it's fun. It's easy to set up and take down and travels well. We have an 18 year old and a 10 year old and it's fun...but the adults and older kids like it better than the younger kids.

Gina Cogan said...

spike ball is fun! But also super hard! It takes A LOT of hand-eye coordination! and it's a 2+ people game. If his hand-eye coordination is spot on, he might like it!

Anna said...

Spikeball is super fun! I have only played with adults (20s and 30s) but I'm sure kids would like it too?

Taylor said...

My family has Spikeball, and we love it as a fun outdoor/ beach game! It gets very competitive, which we love! I am not sure though if kids would be able to follow the actual rules of it, but we had some young kids join us on the beach and had fun just hitting the ball on the net :) Hope this helps!

Taylor said...

My family has Spikeball, and we love it as a fun outdoor/ beach game! It gets very competitive, which we love! I am not sure though if kids would be able to follow the actual rules of it, but we had some young kids join us on the beach and had fun just hitting the ball on the net :) Hope this helps!

Kendra Powell said...

I'm on the third episode of Gilmore Girls and I am thinking ehhhhh too! The musical scene is SOO long and boring! I'm going to keep watching tho, I'm dying to hear those last 4 words!!

Caroline Dilworth said...

I've played Spikeball before! It is really fun but I think probably too challenging for little kids to play... I mean I'm 26 and I had a hard time with it at first haha! But it's actually a fun game for adults!

Kelsey @ The Peacock Roost said...

The GG revival was SO good!! Although I am hoping that we get more episodes :) Yay for football season ending!

Melea Connett said...

Some friends of ours have Spikeball and its SO much fun! We have played it inside and outside. Great for all ages. Thanks for reminding me of it. I think we may need our own set😊

Laura Solari said...

My 26 year old boyfriend and his friends LOVE Spike ball. It's a pretty intense game when competitive adults play. I think it could be modified for kids to play, but the adults would have to sit it out while the kids play or tone it down :) It's a hard game to play because the ball is softball sized and you can only play with one hand, I have yet to get it down (but I've also been trying to play with people who are good haha). It's also tough because you need a group of 4 to play. Hope that helps!

Katie Neff said...

the company's youtube channel has kids that look to be in middle and high school playing. he might be able to play it but idk about most kids his age and that could get frustrating....aka it will just sit in your garage for the next 5 years lol

Catherine Short said...

I'm excited about Fuller House too! I know a lot of people think it's too cheesy but that's exactly why I enjoy it.

Susan Williams said...

We went to pinecove family camp this past summer and the men and bigger boys (10+) had a great time playing spike ball! I have a 6 yo boy and he's not coordinated enough to play quite yet, but it is a FUN game!!

Amanda said...

For anyone who is wondering, my hubs says the football works great! He's a former NFL QB and now does private QB coaching and the guy who created the football gave him one awhile back. He says to go for it! :)

Tracy said...

I just opened all the boxes of Christmas goodies that have been delivered the last week or so. It was like Christmas morning seeing what was in all those boxes! :)

My neighbor's kids have spikeball and seem to enjoy it (I've watched them play but have no clue what the game is about!).

I've been putting off grocery shopping. I think I'm going to try the Wal-Mart pick up! Thanks for sharing.

Kristina Briggeman said...

My son played with a friend's PassBack football over the summer and it worked great, but he was throwing it into a net that was at about a 60-70 degree angle. Not sure about a wall?!

Danielle said...

Spike ball is great!! I am gifting it this year!

Bfg78 said...

Spikeball is HUGE in our circle! Friends, family, church kids/youth/adults all are crazy about it! I've seen younger (6ish!) kids play & seemed to love it & do well. I don't know all of rules to know if they modified it but as athletic as Nixon is, I think he'd be fine! Esp if Tab and family/friends (Smith & Andrew!) played too. And if he loses interest, the big kids (husbands/daddies) will love it until the kiddos get the hang of it! And yes, like other commenters, definitely easy to set up/take down, store, travel, etc. I say go for it! Or at Nixon's birthday if you decide against at Christmas! By next Christmas, he'll be a pro! ;) what are you getting Bowen? I'm at a loss for a 4y/o boy who has everything, it seems!

Jillian said...

My 8 year old enjoys it. It's loud in the garage but he can independently practice throwing and catching. We got the junior size and it is a good fit.