Friday, September 8, 2017

Friday Favorites

Hey!  Hey!  Friday, it's good to see you!

I'm joining forces with Andrea and Narci to bring you Friday Favorites.  Each Friday we host a link-up inviting you to join us by blogging your faves as well.  Typically, my Fridays consist of a hot random mess of favorites and today is no different. :)

First up, I want to say a huge THANK YOU again for all your calls, e-mails, texts, messages, and prayers the past two weeks for Britt.  She's doing so much better.  She's still on her liquid diet so she's a bit hangry at times (who wouldn't be?!).  But she's doing so much better.  We truly appreciate you all so much.  You guys are my FAVORITE!  I shared a little recap and update in a post earlier this week.

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Bowen Slaughter started Pre-K this week and is now going three days a week.  He loves his teachers, has lots of friends in his new class, and had a great first week.  Seeing this cutie love school is a new FAVORITE.  He's always loved school, but I didn't know what he'd think about going three days...so far, so good!

I'm telling you...it feels like just last year he was born!  How did he get so big?

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A new FAVORITE shirt arrived in the mail.  I'm always on the lookout for cute, comfy items that can be worn during errands, ballgames, and other mom activities but still allow me to look pulled together.  This jersey shirt fits the bill.  I'll keep you posted on how it washes and dries.  And for those of you always on the lookout for good game-day gear this comes in navy/white, grey/white, and green/gold.  Lots of options with those colors!  Not bulky at all...had a cute fit.

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With Bowen at school three days a week, I've had a lot of one-on-one time with Miss Britt.  One-on-one time with this girl is a FAVORITE.  ;)  #justthetwoofus  On this day we drove to meet a friend who'd recently had a baby, the weather was amazing, and we took the babies on a walk.  

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On Wednesday, I shared my love of a loafer.  All my seventh grade dreams came true when I spotted this LEOPARD pair at the mall last week.  FAVORITE!  You can read all about my seventh grade loafer love in this post and see some cute leopard and fall tops as well.

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 A group of girlfriends and I have a FAVORITE Scarf Exchange tradition.  We get together right after Labor Day, exchange scarves, and it kind of rings in the fall season so to speak.  We all bring a scarf, exchange it "Dirty Santa" or "White Elephant" style, and go home with a new accessory for fall.  This year it was at my friend, Karla's house.  She had her house all decorated for the season, there was chicken tortilla soup for dinner, and a delicious cobbler for dessert.  What made this evening even more special was Manda's husband had thought of this evening and how much she'd be missed and he decided to give us all one of her scarves as a sweet reminder of her on this night.  HOW special was that?!  It was such a sweet surprise and nothing we were expecting.  We missed her so much but felt like she was with us.  (In Manda's scarves above.)

And with our new scarves we exchanged.

I get asked a lot about this group of girls and I must tell you this group has been friends for almost ten years.  If you're working on friendships, please don't be discouraged...friendships take time.  I'm so very thankful for this group of ladies.  I love them so very much.

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My friend, Lauren, just published her first edition of The Art of Living Beautifully, an online magazine all about our town, McKinney, Texas.  Lauren asked me to contribute just a bit so I'd love for you to go check it out.  You can find me over there.  (Pay close attention to Page 4. :))I was so impressed with her skills.  Lauren truly out did herself!  The magazine looks GREAT!  Definitely a FAVORITE this week!

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This past weekend was the first big weekend of college football.  Tab was at the University of Oklahoma, which happens to be a short drive from us.  He decided to take Nixon to tag along for the weekend and Nix had a BLAST!

All the other officials were so sweet and made the weekend so much fun!  They all played miniature golf and rode go-karts on Friday night.  (It was a team building activity but happened to be RIGHT up Nixon's alley.)  On Saturday, Mr. Dan helped out his kicking game.

And then all of Nixon's seven-year-old dreams came true when he was catching passes in the end zone.  A FAVORITE weekend was had by two of my boys.  

Tab has plans to take the other two on separate occasions to a game as well.   They're all so excited about a weekend away with Dad and I'm excited to have one less person to feed all weekend. haha!

I think that wraps up my FAVORITES!  Hope you have a great weekend!  XO


18 comments:

Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said...

So glad Britt is feeling better!! She seriously about broke my heart with that little muted cry the other night!! She is just the sweetest thing. And Bowen and that backpack....he looks so big!! Love him!! Happy Friday!!

That Inspired Chick

Stephanie Cope said...

Linking back up for the first time in FOREVER and the very first Friday Favorites from my new blog! (I changed platforms and still learning Wordpress - YIKES) I can't wait to go back on all of your blogs and see what I've missed! Thanks for hosting today - I was so excited to see you were still doing the Friday link ups! Have a great day!

Shelbee On The Edge said...

I love this scarf exchange idea! How fun!

Shelbee
www.shelbeeontheedge.com

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

I mean, BEST WEEKEND EVER for Nixon!!!!!! Britt was looking so cute in her denim jacket, and I'm so happy she's on the mend!

Mix and Match Mama said...

That picture of you and Britt is so sweet!!!!! Oh my word! That girl loves her mama!

mandabee said...

Love having a big group of girl friends. Mine are separated in different cities but we always come together several times a year and it's just the best!

Perfectly Port said...

So glad Britt is better. I missed the leopard loafers so off to read that now! Sounds like a fun Boys weekend away for sure!

Narci said...

Oh, that picture of you and Britt together at the end just makes my heart so full! Also, I love that top on you!! Perfect for game day or running errands!! Happy Friday, friend!

Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam said...

Cheers to have 3 in school now! Ha! Oh, and the pictures from OU remind me that I need to keep my eye out for my favorite ref - #thosearmstho Happy Friday, girl!

brookerichardson said...

Bowen can rock those bright colors! Totally fits his personality too!

Four Points Mom said...

Oh no, you better send the boys down to Austin for a UT game too. You can't let them linger on OU (or at least this longhorn fan thinks so ... :) ). And by the way, thanks to your post about loafers this week I was "in the know" when my mom asked my opinion on a few different shoes yesterday. Loafers for the win!

Anna said...

Hope you are doing your game day outfits again this year...one of my favorite posts from last year! Boomer Sooner:)

Alexis deZayas said...

I think I need that jersey top! Cute but comfortable is right up my alley :)

Jenny said...

How fun for Nixon! What a fun thing for him and his Dad to do together. And I can't wait to check out that magazine. If the rest of it is as neat as the cover, I know I'll love it! Have a great weekend!

Bethany Parvin said...

Those shoes are cute!

Bfg78 said...

Do you sell or donate your not worn clothes/shoes, etc? As often as you bring them in, I don't know how you don't run out of space! I'm in process of purging closets now & I love it! I'm getting rid of everything & not restocking! Minimalism is liberating! I bet your son loves going to the game with his dad! Such sweet moments!

Unknown said...

Love #thosearmstho :) lol
Does he lift every day??

Lisa said...

Yay for sweet little Britt and recovering from her surgery. So if Tab would like to "adopt" my husband and 22 year old son and take them to OU for a game weekend they'd be all smiles...LOL My husband is alumni and we just took our kids to see the campus last month on a visit to OK. Such a gorgeous campus and my kids and husband bleed red...LOL Maybe a little more red than most. (you can see my OU post here>http://coasttocoast2.blogspot.com/2017/08/weekend-review-travel-fun-and-nightmares.html) I think it's so sweet Tab is going to have a special weekend with all 3 kiddos. Great daddy's are a favorite!❤️ Have a great weekend, Erika!!! XO (OH, and I just love that Manda's husband was so incredibly thoughtful to share all of her scarves with her best girls. That's just the sweetest and totally had me holding back the flood gates)