What’s Up Wednesday-10.25.23

What’s Up Wednesday! I’m gonna link up with Sheaffer and Shay to answer a little about what’s going on around here.

FIRST UP, if you see this girl…

wish her a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! IT’S MY BESTIE’S BIRTHDAY and I’m hoping she has the VERY BEST DAY! Shay, I love you so much! CELEBRATE BIG TODAY! XO

What We’re Eating This Week

Monday-Random story-when we visited Cincinnati {and Ebby Lee fell in love with the Bengals} we had Cincinnati Chili at the famous, Skyline Chili. I ran across a dupe recipe and we gave that a try. This night happened to be THE night the Texas Rangers won their division to advance to the World Series. I’m a BIT nervous Tab’s going to ask me to make Cincinnati Chili EVERY night they’re playing for the next week or two. ha! Good luck dinner?

Tuesday-Last night Nixon had football and my parents were here to watch so I added breadcrumb coated chicken breasts to the slow cooker, added Rao’s Arrabbiata Sauce and a little mozzarella for a lazy kind of chicken parmesan.

Wednesday-Tonight we’re having chicken salads. I make a dressing with olive oil and pepperoncini juice. I grabbed those delicious Bob Evan’s mashed potatoes for the kids to have as an extra side.

Thursday-Lasagna soup is on the menu. I’ve heard about this over and over and am finally giving it a try!

Friday-My kitchen will be CLOSED!

What I’m Reminiscing About

Tab Slaughter is living his best life today. His Rangers are FINALLY in the World Series again. I had to share this pic….earlier this year {I was out of town} Tab took these three to the game.

What I’m Loving

How well do your Instagram ads know you? I really would like to meet whomever chooses mine. I’m certain we’d be besties because they know me so well! I keep seeing the cutest ads for….

Anthropologie!!! I want it ALL!

How GORGEOUS is this blazer for the holidays?

This sweater just screams FALL to me!!

And THIS BLAZER is absolutely darling! See what I mean? I’m loving EVERYTHING my IG BFF shares with me. 😉

And I’m also LOVING this pic! Gary turned 70 last summer so the whole family gifted him a hot air balloon for his birthday. They finally got to go up and the ride was great! I loved hearing about their experience and I loved those views!

What We’ve Been Up To

Friday night was Britt’s last softball game of the season. This girl absolutely LOVED playing softball!

She had her own cheering section on her last game! The crew was almost big enough to need our own set of bleachers.

Saturday, Bowen’s 7-on-7 team played three games in the playoffs to clench the FIRST PLACE TITLE! So proud of these boys who battled for the WIN!

Saturday evening, this guy { who was OFF this weekend} and I attended the Mane Gait Gala. Some of our neighbors are part of the non-profit so it’s always an event we try to attend if Tab’s at home. It just magically worked out this year and we had a great night!

So thankful for such amazing neighbors! And aren’t they DARLING in their hats?

Such a fun night hanging with so many friends!

Some of these ladies I don’t get to see often enough.

Coffey Anderson was the entertainment and he was amazing! He sang some cover country songs, his own originals, and managed to rap in the line-up as well. Not sure how he did all that!

School friends, mom friends, neighborhood friends…

The venue looked amazing! The food was great! And it was just a fun night!

And it’s hard to tell from this pic but last night Nixon and his football team had a GAME IN THE RAIN! We were soaked in the stands watching!

What I’m Working On

Transferring summer clothes in everyone’s closets over to more fall/winter {FINALLY}!

What I’m Excited About

My Hot Toys post I shared on Monday! You can see all the toys at great low prices!

What I’m Watching/Reading

Remember how I chose the Phillies to be MY TEAM this baseball season? And then I realized baseball season is apparently too long for me to stay invested the entire time? Needless to say, this post season my family has convinced me to cheer for the Rangers so here I am. Staying up WAY too late every night watching baseball.

And I haven’t opened a book in DAYS!

What I’m Listening To


What I’m Wearing

My plaid hat I ordered a while back finally arrived! The football game was in the middle of a down pour so I added my rain jacket and this short-sleeve sweatshirt {I sized up}.

What I’m Doing This Weekend

Fall sports are winding down so we’ll finish those up AND add in some Halloween fun!

What I’m Looking Forward to Next Month

Thanksgiving with this crew in Missouri!

Hope you guys have a GREAT Wednesday! Thanks for reading today!


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  1. 10.25.23
    Elspeth said:

    So many fun favorites! I love these kinds of posts!

  2. 10.25.23
    Alison said:

    Love all the fun you guys have been having! That night at the gala looks like so much fun! I love all the dresses and boots! Hope you’re having a great week! 🙂

    • 10.25.23
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Thank you! It sure was!

  3. 10.25.23

    I just think it is SO COOL that G and M did the hot air balloon ride! What a great gift idea for him!

    • 10.25.23
      Erika Slaughter said:

      HIGHLY recommend it for a gift!

  4. 10.25.23
    Christy said:

    Love reading your blog! I would LOVE for you to share the recipes for the meals you shared today. 🙂

    • 10.25.23
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Oooh…Christy, absolutely!

      * https://www.thechunkychef.com/copycat-skyline-cincinnati-chili/ this is the recipe for the Cincinnati Chili.
      * I honestly just made up the chicken parmesan in the slow cooker. I dipped chicken breast in egg and then in Panko breadcrumbs, added a bit of Rao’s sauce to the bottom of my slow cooker, then one big layer of the chicken breast. I added some seasonings…garlic powder, slat & pepper, Italian seasoning, topped with mozzarella cheese and then added the rest of the Rao’s sauce. I cooked that on high for 5-6 hours…keep watching and you can always add a little water or another jar of sauce, if needed. Then I served it over pasta. DELISH!
      *https://parade.com/recipes/lasagna-soup recipe for lasagna soup, which I’m making tonight. {tweaked my line-up a bit}
      *https://pearls-handcuffs-happyhour.blogspot.com/2011/12/salad-lovers-look-no-further.html Chopped chicken salad, I made this YEARS ago and Tab and I loved!

      • 10.25.23
        Christy said:

        Thank you!!! 🙂

  5. 10.25.23

    I went to college with Coffey Anderson; what a great guy!!!

    • 10.25.23
      Erika Slaughter said:

      What a SMALL world!!

      • 10.27.23
        Paula said:

        The news of Coffey Anderson’s wife is in red sad.

        • 10.27.23
          Erika Slaughter said:

          I didn’t know anything about that! A friend just told me. So sad.

  6. 10.25.23
    Keri said:

    Love Marla’s Texas Tech cap!

  7. 10.26.23
    Sheaffer said:

    Loved all the gala pictures! You looked so cute, and it looked like everybody was having so much fun!

    • 10.26.23
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Thank you! Did you spot the CUTEST purse?