Friday Favorites-SCHOOL'S OUT!

Happy FIRST OFFICIAL DAY OF SUMMER from The Slaughters!

We are sleeping in and oh, so stoked about it!  In the mean time I've teamed up with my girls, Andrea and Narci, to bring you Friday Favorites!  Check out my FIVE FAVORITES!

First up is this new to me hair product line straight out of my McKinney/Frisco area!  {How cool is that?!}  Fave4 prides themselves in high quality, high performing products that are free of sulfates, gluten, parabens, phthalates, and lot of other icky chemicals.  The ladies at Fave4 sent me a fun package of products to try and I have to share my absolute FAVORITE...

I was literally JUST talking to ladies last week at Field Day about my dry hair issues and this magical Take Me To Tahiti Moisture Mask appeared at my front door.  Not only does it smell like the beach, but I'll be using this all summer long to keep my hair nice and moisturized.  

Fave4 is available online as well as in store at Sally Beauty.

I'm a big fan of supporting other women, so I was pumped to sample these products.  Thank you to Lynne {isn't she gorgeous?!  and what GREAT hair!} and the ladies at fave4 for thinking of me!


 My girlfriends are a FAVORITE this week!  I shared our Memorial Day weekend earlier this week and this neighborhood party with my girls did not disappoint!


This tiny dancer is another FAVORITE!  She has her big performance this weekend and I can't wait to watch!


Can you tell how much FUN Bowen had at his Kindergarten Splash Day?  A FAVORITE for sure!

He has some of the best little buds in his kindergarten class.


This summer dress rounds out my FAVORITES this week!  If you're looking for a light, flowy summer dress-this is your dress!

Now I'm off to enjoy this first day of summer with my people!  Have a great weekend!

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It's the LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!  My kiddos have had one of the very best years.  All three have had amazing teachers and we'll miss them terribly!

Yesterday {while I should have been finishing this post} I did all the last minute things you try to do before the kiddos are home all summer long and so my product review post will be up next week!

Now I'm off to finish the laundry, make sure the house is picked up, and then head off to Bowen's kindergarten ceremony.  See you tomorrow, friends!



WAHOO!  After this morning only ONE MORE DAY of school! I'm linking up today with Sheaffer and Shay for What's Up Wednesday.

What We're Eating This Week...

Tuesday:  Homemade pizza with salads-Kiddos were STOKED!

Wednesday:  BBQ Sandwiches are up for dinner tonight.

Thursday:  We have FUN things planned for dinner tomorrow because SCHOOL IS OUT!

Friday:  We have ALL THE THINGS...each kiddo has a different thing going on so there will be no cooking time.  We'll grab something in between drop offs and pick ups.

What I'm Reminiscing About...
Check out those babies on the left...entering second and third grade.  They grew so much last year.  Just wait until we make another collage tomorrow!

What I'm Loving...
These days in May are absolutely CRAZY!  Kiddos' sports, end of the year activities, special days, and on and on...but I'm absolutely LOVING the crazy!  This one thought she was sneaking chips.  ;)

I got to volunteer all day at elementary school for Field Day.  Ebby Lee and Nixon went in the morning and Bowen went in the afternoon.  Britty got to hang with M.

Shay, Lauren, and I manned this water station.

It was a kid favorite.

Can you tell?

What We've Been Up To...
This cutie had swim lessons two weeks ago.

I used the word, "graduated" on Instagram and one of my girlfriends was like-ALL SWIMMERS in your house now.  Right?  Well, that word was deceiving because while Britt did finish and complete everything during swim lessons I'll have her wear a puddle jumper most of the summer.  When Tab and I are swimming with her, we'll let her practice but with four kiddos at the pool, I'll make sure she's got that puddle jumper on.

It was at this exact moment I truly think she recognized Mrs. Sally's yard and was like-WHOA...we're about to do THAT again?

All smiles again when her friends joined in!

 These cuties were sweet to watch together all week.


See those smiles??  

That's what SUCCESS looks like after a week of swim lessons.  :)

We've also been choosing our own footwear.

Ebby Lee has helped "manage" Bowen's baseball team.

While Britt decided to take those duties on for Nixon's team.  

And the Slaughter boys made it to another Rangers' baseball game last week.

What I'm Dreading...
I'm not dreading a thing right now.

What I'm Working On...
I've been working with sweet families like these planning Walt Disney World trips!

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What I'm Excited About...
One word.


What I'm Watching/Reading...

Did you see my Spring Reads post last week?  It was a short but sweet list of books you need to read!

I just started reading this one.

What I'm Listening To...
Silence as I work on this post and with summer one day away-well, I won't be hearing much of that in my future.

What I'm Wearing...
Let me tell you what Britty's been wearing.  She got the CUTEST summer sandals recently.  Aren't they cute??

This cover-up arrived from Amazon and I wore it to the pool this weekend.  {I'm wearing the small.}

What I'm Doing This Weekend...
This weekend we'll be watching BOTH girlies in their dance recital.  Plus we have a baseball tournament.  #pleasebeatdifferenttimes

What I'm Looking Forward to Next Month...
Days and nights spent POOLSIDE!

What Else Is New...
A product post is up tomorrow.  Hope to see you then!

Thanks for reading today!

Memorial Day Weekend 2019

Hope you guys had a great Memorial Day Weekend!

I tried to remember to take pictures of everything, but this weekend I really put my phone down most of the time.  A little {SUPER SHORT} weekend recap...
Friday evening we met the Shull Crew in downtown McKinney for dinner all decked out in our red, white, and blue.

Saturday night our neighborhood hosted a little party and lots of our friends got to come! 

 Sunday-my crew spent all afternoon pool side and then we cleaned up a bit to head to the Smiles Charity Concert.

 We met up with friends and had a great night...full of music AND fireworks!

This girly is growing like a weed!

Thanks to the many who were willing to pay the ultimate price of freedom and sacrificed it all.  At the beginning of this concert four planes flew over and performed the missing man formation,  as Tab was explaining it to our kids I couldn't help but think about how thankful we are to live in this country.  And especially on this thankful for all the men and women who gave their lives for our freedoms.


Friday Favorites-Memorial Day Weekend


Today kicks off one of my FAVORITE weekends of the year....MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!
I love living in my town all year long but McKinney really shines this weekend.  We've got lots of fun plans and are READY for you, Friday!

I'm teaming up with Narci and Andrea to bring you FRIDAY FAVORITES!  Every Friday we host a link-up inviting you to join us!

Today, I have FIVE FAVORITES in honor of FRIDAY!

#1 Bachelorette Hannah
Okay, who is watching The Bachelorette??  I messed up and forgot to record the first episode but managed to catch up on Hulu.  And while I was a major skeptic when Alabama Hannah was announced as the new Bachelorette, I'm not hating it one bit.  I think she's being real, 100% genuine, and truly herself.  I think it's safe to say-I'm a FAN!  

If you're watching, what guy are you rooting for?  After the first episode, I was TEAM LUKE but was that whole, "I'm STARTING to fall in love with you" stint a little too much? 

If you're watching, what team are you on?!
And I need to give a shout out to my girl, Sheaffer!!  My oh my, how I'm missing those Bachelorette recaps on Wednesdays!

#2 Summer READY!
I've been doing everything to get myself POOL and SUMMER ready!  {And by that I mean buying the things we use at the pool-not eating only vegetables. :)}  I love a fun pair of earrings for days spent pool side but I do not like to spend a lot of money on anything I know will probably get wet and only last me a couple months.  My favorite solution?  The Bauble Bar section at Target!  I ordered several fun statement earrings {like this pair} and bracelets to get me ready for summer!  And you know my favorite sunglasses are these.

Don't mind the crazy picture, but did you see my AMAZON post earlier this week?  It was a favorite among you guys.  If you missed it, check it out.  {My palm print pajamas are here!}

#4 Before We Were Yours
Okay, friends.  I'm giving you a little preview of my first Summer Reads 2019 book.  ;)  I just finished Before We Were Yours this week and it was a definite FAVORITE!  I had a reader comment that she was having the hardest time getting into it.  I have to tell you-THAT WAS ME!  I actually started reading back in the winter, had a tough time getting into it, and stopped reading!  I cleaned my closet out this weekend and happened to find the book.  I'm gonna say 1/4 of the way in-I was hooked.   If this is you, KEEP READING!  This book is heartbreaking, touching, and inspirational.  Trust me when I say-there's a reason it landed as a FAVORITE!

My crew and I have some FUN planned and we'll be kicking off the festivities this evening.  Hope you and your people have the BEST weekend!

THIS dress-SALE!


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