Friday Favorites-9.17.21


Hey There, Friends!

How was your week?  Tonight we have nothing but dinner out on the calendar and this mama is HERE FOR IT!  I have big plans to watch a fall movie with the family after dinner, catch College Game Day on Saturday morning and then all three of our games on Saturday are right in the middle of the day which means we'll get cozy with college football on television.

I'm here sharing my FRIDAY FAVORITES with Andrea.  If you blogged your faves, please link up with us so others can check out your post.

Disclaimer here...my first FAVORITE is super random, but it is revolutionizing my sleep!  I'm telling you-super random!

That's it.  😂😂😂 Okay, super random backstory.  I started noticing these wrinkles near my jaw line on both sides of my face.  I'm a back sleeper but I'm someone who creates this weird wrinkle along my lower cheek/jawline when I sleep.  Trust me if I showed you the sleep position you and I would both be convinced no one finds that comfortable but as soon as I'm asleep my body goes right back to that spot.  It's so strange!  I noticed these weird wrinkles that started small and would disappear after an hour or so each morning.  Eventually though they didn't quite disappear as quickly as before and I'd notice them sticking around in the afternoon.  I discussed it with a couple friends and then my I-Phone did that creepy thing I-Phones often do where a random ad popped up for this JuveRest Sleep Wrinkle Pillow while I was scrolling social media.  I impulsively added to my cart to see what that sleep wrinkle pillow was all about.  

That picture above is the JuveRest Sleep Wrinkle Pillow and let me tell you-it's my new FAVORITE pillow!  Since I'm a back sleeper I use that middle section for my head and it tilts my head in a way I cannot make that weird wrinkle, even when I'm sleeping.  The sides {I believe} are for side sleepers and there are specific ways you can use those depending on how you sleep.  But the pillow positions your head in ways there won't be pressure causing wrinkles on your face while you sleep.

Guess what's the best news?  I've been waking up without those weird lower jaw wrinkles!  The pillow is working!  I realize that was a super random story and favorite but after sending this picture to friends last week I knew it was something worth sharing here in this space.  If you have a similar issue, I'd highly suggest you try this!  It's been working for me!

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CALLING ALL READERS!  The Bestie Breakdown has a podcast book club coming in 11 days!  We'll be discussing the book, Not a Happy Family, by Shari LapenaShay and I have both read!  We think you'll like this one and we can't wait to share our thoughts with you!  It's gonna be fun!  Make sure you download or order STAT!

Speaking of The Bestie Breakdown, did you listen to this week's episode on Breaking Down Time?  If not, you can listen right here on Anchor!  You can also send an audio message with a comment or question or shoot us an e-mail at thebestiebreakdown@gmail.com.

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I shared some of my FAVORITE things from my summer/fall wardrobe earlier this week.  I've found some really cute things at a cute boutique online, Amazon, and Loft lately.  You can check out all the details here!

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Have you watched Kim's Convenience on Netflix?  It's a funny sitcom about a Korean-Canadian family who run a convenience store.  It's a FAVORITE this week.  I've been watching when I fold laundry and well, we've got a lot of laundry.  ha!

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Do you guys remember back in 2018 we raised money for Sheaffer’s cousin Alden’s family as her son,Holt, was going through cancer treatment.  You showed up in a big way, and ever since Holt was declared in remission (praise God!), Alden has been on a mission to pay it forward.

Twice a year, she identifies a local family in need, and she works hard to raise funds for the family.  Just this past March she raised $9,000 to help a sweet boy with Cerebral Palsy get a therapy dog!

This month, she’s focusing her efforts on sweet Braxton. Alden made a super informative video on YouTube HERE where she shares Braxton’s story and pictures of the family.  Braxton has a story unlike any other. Braxton was diagnosed in 2018 with neuroblastoma and spent the next year fighting for his life. After the long and hard treatment, scans would show that he beat neuroblastoma and the family was of course overjoyed! However, as a side effect to some of the chemotherapies he received, he has developed pulmonary fibrosis which is a very serious and possibly terminal diagnosis.

I feel certain that all of you are going to fall in love with Braxton, and I’m hoping many will feel led to help!  You can continue to get to know Braxton and his family on Alden’s facebook HERE and her instagram HERE where she will keep sharing tidbits about the family until the fundraiser is closed.

When Alden started these fundraisers, she decided to use her baking talents and bake “Cookies for a Cause”, with an option of just giving directly as well.  This go around, she has already committed to baking over 150 dozen cookies.  WHOAH. And although she’s perfectly happy to bake her little heart out to benefit Braxton, I would like to suggest that we forego the cookie element, and we give directly.

If you would like to give a cash donation, you can do so via the following:

     *Venmo (@feedingfridaynightlights)

     *Zelle (feedingfridaynightlights@gmail.com)

     *PayPal (feedingfridaynightlights@gmail.com)

Let’s all join together and really bless the socks off of Braxton and his precious family!

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Thank you so much for popping in today!  Hope you have a great weekend!

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10 comments

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

Thank you SO MUCH for sharing about Braxton! I hope you're right...that people fall in love with his sweet little face and just feel compelled to help!!!

Elspeth Mizner said...

So many fun favorites!!!! Thank you so much for sharing! Have a great weekend!
www.elspethsdaybyday.com

Casey said...

OMG we were addicted to Kims Convenience! Did you hear how it ended though!?? I literally cried! We were all ready for another season!!

simply styling said...

You and Shay have the best Podcast ever ! You are both my favorites. Keep them coming, I've gotten so many great ideas from each and every podcast. Happy Friday !

Amy Grace said...

Ok! I’m sold on the pillow. I don’t want wrinkles from sleeping! BUT, Is it comfortable too??

Erika Slaughter said...

Hi Amy Grace! Yes! Great question! Super comfortable!

Mix and Match Mama said...

I am so curious about that pillow! I need you to take a selfie on it please! ;)

sl said...

That pillow is very interesting. How do you wash the cover? I am a side sleeper. I started using a silk pillowcase yrs ago and saw big improvement in my face.

Erika Slaughter said...

Sl-you could put the silk pillowcase over it. That blue cover unzips and you can wash it as well.

Joanne said...

I LOVE Kim's Convenience; it's so cute.