Friday Favorites

I can't even believe it's happening, but the SUMMER COUNTDOWN IS ON!  I mean...May is eleven days away.  Texas needs to get the memo it's almost summer time.  :)

In true Friday fashion, I'm teaming up with Narci and Andrea to bring you Friday Favorites!  It's our weekly link-up every Friday where we invite bloggers to join us and share their FAVORITES!

Today, I'm answering some e-mails via the blog.  Often times I think if a couple of you are asking, then maybe it's something everyone would like to know.  :)

WHERE DO I GET MY SUNGLASSES?

I've shared before that I'm no good at keeping up with an expensive pair of sunglasses, so I'll never be someone who sports a $100 pair.  I lose them, they get sit on, or something else happens to them, so I started buying these sunglasses from Nordstrom a couple years ago.  When I purchase, I stock up and grab several at a time.  Then if I lose them, it's not a big deal.  You can find a wide variety of styles all under $20.

WHERE DO YOU GET BRITT'S CLOTHES?  AND WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THEM WHEN SHE OUTGROWS THEM?

I get these questions a lot.  :)  I buy her lots of Matilda Jane clothes.  I also love Old Navy, Nordstrom, Gap, and boutiques (when I'm looking for something different).  And we have some fabulous friends...Madeley and others who don't have blogs that have passed down some of their clothes to us.  So, in the interest of "paying it forward", I typically bag up clothes and shoes and pass it on to friends with younger kiddos.

WHAT KIND OF ZIPLOC BAGS DID YOU USE TO PACK FOR TRIPS?

I mentioned in a "What I'm Priming" post that when we went to China I packed everyone's clothes in Ziploc bags.  I got Ziploc gallon size freezer bags {and tried to be the ULTIMATE ORGANIZED PACKER} and labeled each one-"Ebby Lee Day 1", "Ebby Lee PJ 1", etc.  I didn't pack enough clothes for us to have outfits everyday without having to do some laundry.  So once we were all out, I washed some clothes and refilled some bags.  I did the same thing on our Disney trip over Spring Break.  It was nice and easy.  I'd just throw a bag at each kiddo in the morning and everything they needed for the day was in there...underwear, socks, bow, etc.  I hope to start using those packing cubes, but for the last couple trips Ziploc didn't let me down.

HOW DO YOU STYLE YOUR FAUX LEATHER LEGGINGS?

I actually got asked this question a ton last year around the Anniversary Sale so I did an entire post on how I wear my faux leather leggings the most.  These are mostly fall/winter looks, because I don't tend to wear them much in the spring or summer.

IN THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR DOES THE BABY DIE?

SPOILER ALERT...In the e-mail the reader explains she just cannot handle reading this book if something happens to the baby.  I completely get it and the answer is no.  :)  The baby is safe.

WHAT DO YOU USE TO WHITEN YOUR TEETH AND WHO'S YOUR DENTIST?

I've shared before that my go to teeth whitening is simply Crest White Strips.  They're super affordable (especially compared to other whitening systems), are easy to use, and definitely work!  For local girls, I go to McKinney Smiles here in McKinney.  I've been going for years and have been very happy with every appointment.  #notsponsored  #justansweringthequestion

WE'RE COMING TO MCKINNEY,!!  WHAT DO WE DO?!

This is a super common question around these parts and I've actually blogged about it before.  If you're pit-stopping in McKinney, I highly recommend you take a look at this blog post.  :)  Lots to do and see in our cute little town.

WHERE'D YOU GET THE SQUIGGLY WOOD WORK ON YOUR FRONT ROOM WALL?

Local girls, Marla gifted this to me for Christmas one year.  She happened to stumble upon it in Round Rock during one of their big markets.

MORE DETAILS ON YOUR MURDER MYSTERY DINNER!

I think I shared any and all the details in this post about our Murder in the Alps, but if you have any specific questions, please comment below and I'll answer.  :)

*This isn't a question, but just a comment that wouldn't post and I want to make sure you see it-just in case you're working on having grateful kiddos too.  :)  One reader recommended this book, More Than Enough:  Living Abundantly in a Culture of Excess.  I've ordered it already and can't wait to read.  In case you missed my post on Tuesday, I asked about how we make sure we're raising grateful kiddos.  You guys are simply amazing and left lots of comments with GREAT ideas!  You should check out that post just to read the comments!


Okay, friends!  I think that wraps it up for my questions and my favorites.  Have an awesome weekend and I'll see you Monday!

XO


18 comments

Shelly @ The Queen in Between said...

Happy Friday Erika!

Shelly | The Queen in Between

Mix and Match Mama said...

I get why the girl asked if something happened to the baby...I read a book this year and on the first page, it started with a baby being murdered. On the first page! It was too intense for me!

Erika Slaughter said...

Happy Friday, Shelly!

Erika Slaughter said...

I totally understand and at different seasons of your life specific books just aren’t for you. I completely get it. I’m still steering clear of any and all cancer books. I’m not ready for those.

Narci said...

I love this Q and A, and you Girlfriend Chat with Shay was soooo good, friend! Happy Friday!

Tish Ferry said...

You are the one who turned me onto the Crest Whitening Strips several years ago! They work great! Happy Friday! Simply Tish

Dustie Day said...

We just counted the remaining school days until summer....28 - so exciting!!! I'm so tired of packing lunches, lol!

Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said...

I had the same thought when I started reading that book!! Too funny. Happy Friday! That Inspired Chick

Marilyn Lesniak said...

Thank for hosting! Today I brought my Avocado Egg Bake, Blueberry Cheesecake and a Creamy Grape Salad. I invite you to join me at #OverTheMoon #WWBlogHop #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Have a wonderful week.

Carly said...

Did you mean that Marla got your art piece in Round Top? I don't think Round Rock has a huge market! Not that it matters because the pieces are all so unique anyway :) Also, I'm really glad the baby doesn't die!

Bri Runde said...

I just added the white strips to my Amazon cart. How long did it take to notice a difference?

Shelly @ The Queen in Between said...

Totally forgot...I also meant to tell you that I absolutely loathed the packing cubes. I tried them and just didn't get it. I would definitely stick with the ziploc method!

Erika Slaughter said...

Oh my goodness!! Yes! Round TOP!! Is Round Rock a place?? 🙈🙈🙈

Europafox said...

Thanks for the link up! I spotted something in your McKinney photo (your town looks really charming by the way) - a Union Jack, yay! I am super intruiged, you must explain :) Too cool!

Mother of 3 said...

I loved the Couple Next Door but I remembered being afraid that they weren't going to find the baby either or that something would happen to her.

Erika Slaughter said...

I’d use one kit just like the box says-two weeks every day or one week everyday just depending on which type you bought. (If you’ve never used them before). Then after doing an entire kit, you can wait months and typically just need touch ups, one or two strips here or there.

Erika Slaughter said...

There used to be a pub on the corner called The Londoner but it’s changed now. I think that pic was old. :)

Whitney said...

The murder mystery dinner is such a fun idea! I’m hoping to try this soon!

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