10 Random Facts About Me

Hey!  Hey!

Glad to see you back here today!  We’re continuing “All About Me” week around here.

I’m a sucker for a “Day in the Life” post, any type of beauty regimen posts, home tours, and 
(are you seeing a trend-I’m apparently REALLY nosey-FACT #1…hahaha!)
those random lists of facts all over Facebook.  If I don’t watch it, I can waste a good fifteen minutes searching through the states to see just which states my friend, Cindy’s, Aunt Kathy has visited.  

So my list today is super random…{prepare yourself}

#1  I’m solo during football season.  
My husband, Tab, has a real 9-5 job Monday-Friday but come Saturdays during football season you can find him on a football field.  He officiates college football for the Big 12 conference.  {I shared all the details about this side gig here.}  Lots of you comment and say you saw him on t.v., which is so fun to read!  The kiddos and I try our best to go to as many games as we can fit in our fall calendar.

#2 I hate laundry.
Yes, I’ve totally contemplated the scenario above.  It’d help my closet organization as well.  πŸ™‚  I’ve tried different methods…one big laundry day, a little a day, I speak out loud Colossians 3:23, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.”  It’s just not gonna be my thing.  That’s okay.  We all have a thing.  Right?

#3 I could live off chips and dip.  
If this were the case, I’d probably live a very sedentary life.  Don’t invite me to go for a walk or anything, but come meal times I’d be one happy girl.  Chips and salsa, chips and queso, chips and guacamole…you name it, I love it all!  #dontweall

#4 I wear a clean pair of pajamas every night.
Everyone in my family does actually which probably takes us back to #2.  hahaha! 
I’m not sure why or how I started this but it has happened, it has stuck, and now we have almost a load of laundry everyday FULL of pajamas BUT our fresh, clean pajamas feel delightful every night.

#5 I also like to take a bath and read a couple chapters of my book every night.
I feel a bit guilty if I’m just sitting and reading a book on the couch.  I should do something productive if I’m at home.  Trust me, I don’t always do that but I at least FEEL like I should.  πŸ˜‰  But if I’m taking a bath, then I don’t feel guilty at all.  I’ve been known to hide away in there for far too long.  Tab’s sent in reinforcements letting me know mom’s quiet time is over.  hahaha!  {The book above I’m reading now.}

#6 The second I start a new book I completely forget everything about the book I just read.
This is a problem, for sure.  The second I start a new book-I can’t even remember the characters’ names in the book I just finished, let alone tell you the plot or how it ends!  #itsaproblem

#7 I’m not only a stay-at-home mom but I also blog and plan vacations for Mix and Match Travel.
You can find me here 3-4 days a week sharing, “A Little Bit of Everything”.  I also am a travel agent for Mix and Match Travel.  Right now we’re sending clients to Disney World, a variety of cruises, or Mexico.  Please e-mail us if you’d like help planning your next vacation at mixandmatchtravelagency@yahoo.com.

#8  I feel like Super Mom when I meal plan and grocery pick up.
I’m not sure if you have Wal-Mart grocery pick up, Kroger online, or a local grocery store who does this in your area but TRUST ME you need to try it.  Now, meal planning is SO easy!  I choose some recipes for the week, order online as I go, and BOOM-pick up the groceries with one quick phone call.  It’s so easy and pretty much anything beats taking four kids to the store.  So there’s that too.  After meal planning and ordering groceries online, I feel so good about my skills and then one kid spills the milk, another kiddo dumps their snack, and another kid reminds me I forgot to wash his baseball jersey.  The moment passes quickly, but for just a second…I feel like Super Mom.

#9  I love Dateline.
I don’t even know how to describe this other than my perfect night…curling up on the couch with Tab watching Dateline!  Is it just me or could Keith Morrison read a book of poems and it would scare me a bit?  His voice gets me every time.

#10 My hometown has a population of 122 people.
I’m from a teeny, tiny town in southeast Missouri, Zalma.  I graduated with twelve people in my class and the town has a population of one hundred twenty-two people.  There are probably one hundred twenty-two people living on my street now.  But there’s definitely something to be said about those wide, open spaces.  #cityandcountrygirl

I shared 10 Things About Me back in 2015 and all but one are still ringing true today.  You can check out my 2015 list here.

I’ve also shared 10 Thing That Make Me Happy-Part 1 and Part 2.

That’s it for today.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  XO

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  1. 10.3.17
    Leslie said:

    I have the same problem with books! I remember the plot lines for the most part, but if you asked me the name of the main character from my last book, I would have NO IDEA! Also, I’ll do your laundry if you do my dishes. 😬


    • 10.3.17
      Erika Slaughter said:

      I'd happily trade laundry for dishes! I could do dishes all day! πŸ™‚

    • 10.5.17
      clatk said:

      I'm the same with books! I have to read my Book Club book the week of book Club just so I remember it. Our book for October is one I've already read, but that was in July so I'll have to reread it πŸ™ƒ.

  2. 10.3.17
    Carrie said:

    I am with you on chips and dip and books!
    Have you seen the SNL skit about Keith Morrison – pretty funny and totally agree on his voice.LOL!
    Love this weeks theme

    • 10.3.17
      Erika Slaughter said:

      No, but apparently I need to watch it! Glad you agree on his voice! πŸ™‚

  3. 10.3.17
    Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam said:

    Okay, next time I come in town, we are totally ditching the kids and going for chips and salsa! Or queso. I don't discriminate. Matt actually gets a little embarrassed when he watches me eat chips out – ravenous, ha!

    • 10.3.17
      Erika Slaughter said:

      DEAL!!!! 😘😘😘

  4. 10.3.17
    Unknown said:

    Completely agree with the chips and dip statement!

    • 10.3.17
      Erika Slaughter said:


  5. 10.3.17
    Anonymous said:

    You know I feel you about the pajamas. Haha! πŸ˜‰ Also, a world with less laundry and more dips would be pretty much perfect! πŸ™‚ Loved reading these facts about you, girl!

    • 10.3.17
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Yes, less laundry and more dips!

  6. 10.3.17
    Paula said:

    I am a laundry fail person 90% of the time. AND that 10% I get it washed, dryer, folded AND put away…girl, I am truly wearing a cape that day, slaying & taking names. It happens like 2x times a year. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜

    • 10.3.17
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Paula! You are my people! I pull out the laundry cape only about two times a year too but when I do, it feels so good. Haha!

  7. 10.3.17
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    Well, this was so much fun! FRESH PAJAMAS EVERY NIGHT? You ARE Supermom!!!!

    • 10.3.17
      Erika Slaughter said:

      That's why there's a big pile of clean laundry in my floor! πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ

  8. 10.3.17
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Your love of dip is one of the best parts about our friendship. xo

    • 10.3.17
      Erika Slaughter said:

      It's practically we're friends. πŸ˜‰

  9. 10.3.17
    Britt Hensley said:

    Chips & dip should be their own good group..they are necessities! Keith Morrison's voice is simultaneously soothing & creepy, and Dateline is oddly addictive. Love these posts!!

  10. 10.3.17
    Cheri said:

    I am so #6…like you, I forget all about the previous book I have read. Sometimes I am not sure I even read a particular book and it takes me a few chapters before I have that ah ha moment and realize I have. Warms my heart that there is someone like me when it comes to books.

  11. 10.3.17
    Simple Purposeful Living said:

    Love getting to know you better. You aren't alone in your relationship with laundry! xoxo ERIN

  12. 10.3.17
    Whitney Pegram said:

    #2, #3 & #8!!! AMEN! This little blog series was such a good idea!

  13. 10.3.17
    Four Points Mom said:

    I'm a chips and dip girl too! I'll do that workout just to get a little snack in later. πŸ˜‰ And I also forget names in the books I read. At book club each month everyone else is just chatting about the characters while I'm trying to remember who is whom … I mean, I read that book 3 weeks ago usually!


  14. 10.3.17
    Maggie Eterno said:

    I'm totally with you on laundry. I stink at it. I've tried it all and haven't found something that works. We also wear a set of clean pajamas every night! I though everyone did that until some of my friends told me they didn't lol!!

  15. 10.3.17
    Lisa said:

    Yes to Dateline! Dateline with chips and dip – perfect night!

  16. 10.3.17
    Laurie said:

    Fun fact: Keith Morrison is Matthew Perry's (Chandler Bing!) stepfather. I love his voice too!

  17. 10.3.17
    Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said:

    #6 is SO me too!!! I forget everything as soon as the book is finished!! I have to jot down notes if I know I'm going to review it because I know it'll all vanish the second it's over. That's why I couldn't remember who kills who in Big Little Lies when I watched it yesterday! And chips and dip…yes ma'am. πŸ˜‰
    That Inspired Chick

  18. 10.3.17
    Melissa @ Finding My Mojo said:

    Putting away laundry and dishes are some of my least favorite household chores to do too, probably because I have to do them so often!! I never remember anything about books I’ve just read either, glad I’m not the only one!

  19. 10.3.17
    Kari said:

    I could eat chips and dips for all 3 meals each day and be happy.
    How come you don't sell R&F anymore? I recall you saying how much you loved it.

    • 10.3.17
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Me too, Kari! I just felt like I didn't have enough time to blog, do vacations, and have a new baby. I wasn't able to give it the time it deserved so I stepped down. I think the products are fantastic and am happy to send you a consultant's name if you need someone.

  20. 10.3.17
    Grant Happy said:

    I don't know anything other than fresh pajamas every night? Is it a thing to re-wear them?

  21. 10.3.17
    Justine Ciemny said:

    #9 all the way haha! I love me some Dateline

    Justine @ Charm City Ciemny's

  22. 10.3.17
    Shelly @ The Queen in Between said:

    Definitely with you on the chips and dips and laundry! Laundry is seriously the worst chore…I'd honestly rather clean toilets!

  23. 10.4.17
    Leslie said:

    I love Dateline!!! I think I've seen them all and I am not kidding. I stalk the ID channel just to find an old episode.

  24. 10.4.17
    Cheriese said:

    I hate laundry more than anything! For your basic stuff – sheets, towels, pajamas, underwear, play clothes, etc – I highly recommend finding a decent laundromat and taking advantage of their bundle service where they do it all for you for not a lot of $. You can spend your extra time with your kids or working!

  25. 10.4.17
    Kelli said:

    Dateline is the best! Did you see the season premiere last week? That's the craziest, twisted story I've seen in quite some time!

  26. 10.7.17
    Lucy Judge said:

    Erika, I just love these little tidbits you’re sharing about you! I’m with you on the grocery pickup it is LIFE-CHANGING haha. Just the best.