Friday Favorites-March 8th, 2019 Edition


Be sure to check out my girls, Narci and Andrea, to see their Friday Favorites today as well.  My post today is pretty short and sweet.

Last Saturday afternoon, we met one of my college roomies at a play place in Frisco and then we hit up the mall and food court to round out our evening.  I haven’t been to the mall on a Saturday night in a LONG time.  Who knew it would be full of teenagers??  My kids kept saying, “There are so many teenagers here!”.  They were everywhere.  Very well-behaved I should add-but everywhere!  Now that my kiddos are older, errands like the mall on a Saturday night are a FAVORITE.  No one was throwing a fit, no one got lost, and we made sure to know where the closest potty was at all times.

It’s no secret Dateline-type shows are some of my FAVORITESShay told me about this documentary, Abducted in Plain Sight.  SO MANY QUESTIONS about this one but if you’re a documentary watcher-you should watch it!  I just started watching The Keepers.  If you have any recommendations, send them my way!

I’ve watched The Bachelor for YEARS but this past Monday’s episode WAS SO DRAMATIC!  My FAVORITE ever!  I have no doubts my hands were half covering my face the majority of the time.  My girl, Sheaffer, did not disappoint with her recap!  You need to read it now!

Today at 3:00 p.m. SPRING BREAK officially begins!  The Slaughter family cut town just a tad bit early to head out on our Spring Break adventure.  I’ll be taking next week off from blogging but be sure to follow along over on Instagram {slaughteren} and I’ll be back on Monday, March 18th!  In the mean time, I’d love to hear some of YOUR FAVORITES!

I loaded us up with my FAVORITE road trip snacks…Jalapeno Cheetos AND Cheesy Popcorn.  Don’t worry about my people-I grabbed their faves too!  Now please help a road trippin’ mama out!  

Tell me…
{Tab will love that I’m asking for these recommendations.}



Have the BEST week, Friends!  See you on the 18th!

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  1. 3.8.19
    Kasie said:

    Have a great Spring Break! Okay one of my favorite road trip songs is One Headlight by The Wallflowers—I always throw this on when we’re driving and sing my heart out! 😂 It’s just a feel good song. We also just finished The Vietnam War documentary on Netflix, which is heavy but fascinating. The Queen of Versailles documentary is still one of my favorites—not sure if it’s still on Netflix or not. I’m following the comments for good recommendations as well!

  2. 3.8.19
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    You're so sweet to always link to my recaps. THANK YOU! Did you see that you made it into this week's recap?!? 🙂 And now I want jalepeno cheetos. If I have them with eggs, do they count as breakfast?

  3. 3.8.19
    R's Rue said:
  4. 3.8.19
    Julie | This Main Line Life said:

    It's been a long time since I watched the bachlor, but I'll be my kids would like it now (they're teens). My husband (ever the funny one) used to give everyone hilarious nicknames.
    Have a great weekend.
    x, Julie |

  5. 3.8.19
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams said:

    Gotta read Sheaffer's recap of the Bachelor even though I don't watch it lol! Have you seen the Lady Gaga Documentary 5ft2? If you are a fan of A Star is Born, you'll like it! For podcasts, I like How I Built This, Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Rise Podcast. Have so much fun on spring break!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  6. 3.8.19
    Anonymous said:

    Have a great trip!! Xo

  7. 3.8.19
    Brooke McNamara said:

    My favorite podcasts are “That Sounds Fun with Annie F Downs”, “The Bible Binge” and the “Popcast with Knox and Jamie”

  8. 3.8.19
    Unknown said:

    Favorite road trip music- the Top Gun soundtrack and the Pure Country soundtrack!!

  9. 3.8.19
    Rachel Embery said:

    Be safe! Our ski areas have had over 3 feet of snow in the past two days. Major avalanche situation. Check as you hit Colorado. Vail pass was closed due to an avalanche yesterday. The snow is epic! We are heading up again this weekend, but super deep and super powder. Enjoy it. Best snow in years. If you come through Colorado Springs, I’d suggest taking the back way to the mountains and avoid Denver and the I70 parking lot. Stop at Cerberus for lunch, yummy! Take highway 24, 9, and go up over Hoosier pass. Gloriously beautiful. But above all have a blast. Colorado is the best!

  10. 3.8.19
    Brianne said:

    I am so happy that spring break starts today!

  11. 3.8.19
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Those parents! Those parents! THOSE PARENTS! I keep thinking about "those parents" ALL WEEK LONG!

  12. 3.8.19
    Caity said:

    A favorite road trip song is Sweet Home Alabama. I just like to belt that one out. And a favorite documentary is A Place at The Table about hunger in America. Another good one is G-Dog. It is about a Jesuit priest who has made a tremendous difference with gang members in the LA area.

  13. 3.8.19
    Amy J said:

    A good start to any roadtrip is Queen's Greatest Hit Album! My go-to roadtrip snack is classic Ghardetto's. What's yours? Have fun – our spring break isn't for another 3 weeks. boo

  14. 3.8.19
    Simple Purposeful Living said:

    I love Young House Love Has a Podcast, the Business Boutique podcast, the Crystal Paine show and How I Built This. Have such a fun spring break 🙂

  15. 3.8.19
    Lynn | Motherhood in Motion said:

    Rise is one of my favorite podcasts, but I also love You Can Sip With Us, hilarious, if you are ok with a little foul language.

  16. 3.8.19
    Unknown said:

    If you are looking for a good true crime podcast that both you and your husband will enjoy, these are a few that my husband and I have listened to together on road trips and both LOVED!!

    Dirty John
    Dr. Death
    Serial, Season 1
    The Dropout
    Up and Vanished – either season!
    Over My Dead Body

  17. 3.8.19
    Sara said:

    A favorite podcast right now is 10 Things to Tell You.

  18. 3.8.19
    Tractors and Glam Blog said:

    Oh my goodness, I just watched Abducted in Plain Sight and I seriously have so many questions. It left me scratching my head and thinking WHAT?!?! I want to see The Keepers. Have a great spring break!

  19. 3.8.19
    Kara said:

    Favorite podcast-The Big Boo podcast.

  20. 3.8.19
    The Expedition of Emma said:

    Favorite road trip songs: ANYTHING by Queen!!
    Favorite podcast: Cat and Nat Mom Truths!! It is hilarious and so real and relatable. They tell mom stories, business advice and overall hilarious stories!! There is so profanity, so you no kids!!

  21. 3.8.19
    sarah.gicius said:

    Armchair Expert is a great podcast, hosted by Dax Shepherd. He has his wife, Kristen Bell, on for the first episode — so real and raw. Love it. Have a great time skiing — best snow in years!!

  22. 3.8.19
    Kim Oliver said:

    My latest favorite Podcast is Gladiator: Aaron Hernandez and Football!!! If you are a football fan and like crime/true story stuff, you'll love this. I have been intrigued by Aaron Hernandez's story for years. I've watched documentaries and read all the things…this offered new information. I think you'll enjoy it!

  23. 3.8.19
    Unknown said:

    If you love shows like Dateline, you will LOVE the Cold podcast. It's about the Susan Powell disappearance. So good. I also really liked Dirty John and Dr. Death. Both of which are also Dateline-ish.

  24. 3.8.19
    Anonymous said:

    We love “on the road again” for road trips

  25. 3.8.19
    Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said:

    Have a great trip!! Thanks for sharing your blanket with me last night! I got in the car afterward and it said it was only 66!! 😂😂 Definitely felt more like 56.
    That Inspired Chick

  26. 3.8.19
    Ashley said:

    True Crime Podcast: My favorite murder!! Sooo good. Also Dr Death was unbelievable- both the criminal and survivor in this story went to high school with my husband and lived in my hometown.

  27. 3.8.19
    Unknown said:

    Fun! Don't Mom Alone, A Sandwich and Some Lovin', Knowing Faith, Tumble Science for Kids and No Dumb Questions are faves. Kevin Pollak's Chat is good on a guest by guest basis if you can skip the pre-guest banter. 🙂

  28. 3.8.19
    Joanne said:

    Enjoy your trip!!

  29. 3.8.19
    Donna Alford Hot Springs Hogs said:

    PODCAST….just took a trip to Fayetteville At to see my children who go to the
    University of Arkansas…so I was in my car for 8 hours total
    Some of my faves

    Dr Death…ESPECIALLY if u r from Texas
    Serial season one
    Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey
    Hell and Gone…an unsolved murder case in Arkansas

    Very intriguing …those except for Happy Hour probably can’t be listened to with the kiddos around though
    Safe travels Donna Woo Pig Sooie 🙂

  30. 3.8.19
    Donna Alford Hot Springs Hogs said:

    Hell and gone great podcast

  31. 3.9.19
    Susan said:

    Favorite documentary – it's old now, but The Fog of War is my favorite. It made me so happy this week when a student put a clip in their presentation.

  32. 3.10.19
    Jill said:

    Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂 What a wonderful picture of you and your children, so many great smiles! Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!


  33. 3.10.19
    Patricia said:

    Have a great spring break!! 🙂

  34. 3.11.19
    csuhpat1 said:

    I hope that you are having a good and safe trip. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.

  35. 3.11.19
    Jean | said:

    Thanks for hosting! I'm #133. Looking forward to visiting some of these new-to-me blogs!

  36. 3.12.19
    Conniecrafter said:

    hope you all have a good time on your trip, I usually make a play list with my favorite songs at the time, good for those areas that don't have the type of music I like to listen too 🙂

  37. 3.14.19
    Natalia said:

    Have a wonderful trip☺☺

  38. 3.17.19
    Lalabetterdayz said:

    Have a nice spring break 😀

  39. 3.19.19
    Ivana Split said:

    Seems like you had a nice time at the mall with kids. I wouldn't mind teenagers as long as they are well behaved. I haven't seen The Bachelor show, not even one episode, but I know what it is about. I don't like reality TV because I'm never sure how real it really is. I prefer documentaries. One of my favourites are Planet Earth and Blue Planet by BBC. I also watched one interesting documentary called Toxic Fashion, I think it was French but I'm not sure.