What’s Up Wednesday

 I’m joining MelShay, and Sheaffer for their What’s Up Wednesday link-up!

What we’re eating this week:

This week our menu…
Monday:  Mongolian Beef with Brown Rice (shockingly, the kiddos ate this pretty well.  They dipped their meat in Ketchup, but I’ll take it)
Tuesday:  I made a chicken, green beans, and potatoes slow cooker meal that Tab and kiddos enjoy because I had GIRL’S NIGHT!
Wednesday:  Tab’s getting in late, so I’m taking the night off from cooking.  πŸ™‚
Thursday:  Salmon…my family all loves salmon so we try to have it as often as possible.
Friday:  Something will be grilled in the backyard.

What I’m Reminiscing About:

Summer days spent at the pool.

What I’m Loving:

THIS WEATHER!!!  I said this last month too, but our weather has been SO great lately!  (As I’m typing this, the weather forecast has storms so let’s hope that doesn’t happen.)  But the weather this weekend was amazing!  Perfect for being outside.

What We’ve Been Up To:
Lots of nights spent outside.  We’re soaking it up here in Texas.  In the summer, if you’re outside you want to be in some body of water because it’s so hot, so we’re enjoying every last bit of these nice nights.

What I’m Dreading:

I’m not dreading a thing!

What I’m Working On:

I’ve been working on ironing out ALL the details for our summer vacation.  These four people and I are gonna have a week of making some awesome memories.

What I’m Excited About:


 I’m sure you’ve read this post before, but Jen Hatmaker nailed it when she describes how we’re all feeling by the end of the year.

What I’m watching/reading:

Amazon suggested I read this one, so I ordered it.  I’m about halfway through and will let you know my thoughts at the end.  πŸ™‚

Oh my goodness!  Who’s watching the Real Housewives of Dallas?  And if so, raise your hand if you’re as confused as I am?  The Real Housewives of Dallas is very different than my usual favorites-New York, Beverly Hills, New Jersey…what is happening on that show?  If you’re watching, please share your thoughts!

What I’m Listening To:
We’re getting ready for summer over here by listening to The Beach Boys on Pandora.

What I’m Wearing:

I’m fairly certain my white legs blinded people yesterday, but it was HOT!

Shorts:  Exact here.
Sandals:  Exact here.
Necklace:  Exact here.

What I’m Doing This Weekend:

We’ll be grilling out with friends, enjoying the great weather, eating good food and this…

What I’m Looking Forward to Next Month:

Lots of things…the pool, legs that don’t resemble the color of white printer paper, dinner outside on the patio, the pool, Memorial Day weekend, watching Nixon’s baseball games, the pool.  πŸ™‚

My Favorite Mother’s Day Gift to Give/Receive:
On my first Mother’s Day, Tab went all out and got me a ring with Ebby Lee’s birthstone.  I was not expecting it at all, which made the present even better. 

Happy Wednesday, Ladies!!  XOXO

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  1. 4.27.16
    Unknown said:

    Love jen Hatmaker and am DEFINITELY watching dallas…why in the world is Leanne on that show?! Ive been dyin to ask you if you know/see any of these women around town?! πŸ™‚

    • 4.27.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      I've never seen any of those women but I'm up in the suburbs. :). Isn't this season so strange?

    • 4.27.16
      Jennifer said:

      I'm watching & confused each episode! What is with these women???

    • 4.27.16
      Unknown said:

      I think it's SUPER strange. Ready for my jersey girls to come back! πŸ˜‰

  2. 4.27.16
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    No. More. Lunches. And all the mamas said "amen". Girl…I cannot wait to stop making lunches! πŸ˜‰

    • 4.27.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Me too!!! I've been begging my kids to eat in the cafeteria!

  3. 4.27.16
    The Stantons said:

    I am die hard Real Housewives of Everywhere! RHWD is so confusing! The makeup seems really bad, the who season is focused on just charity work (which is good! But is seems like there should be something else going on), the filming seems to be a lower quality. The short run series that had Courtney Kerr in it on Bravo….Single in Dallas…was so much better.

    • 4.27.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      I agree!! I watched the entire first episode and was so confused. It's very different than any other "Real Housewives".

  4. 4.27.16
    AbigailCarter said:

    Oh my, YES to watching Dallas! I have been wondering if you recognize places they film/neighborhoods?! Definitely unlike any other season. Stephanie and Brandi crack me up- they for sure like to have fun!

    • 4.27.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      I've recognized some places but I'm definitely not a part of their "social circle" they're always talking about. Haha! We live about 30 minutes north of town so I very rarely get outside a little five mile radius. πŸ™‚

  5. 4.27.16
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    YES! Can't wait for more pool competitions this summer with all of the different categories! πŸ™‚

    • 4.27.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Absolutely!!! Me too!!

  6. 4.27.16
    Kimm said:

    I'm so ready for no more lunch and backpack packing!!!

    • 4.27.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      I agree!!!

  7. 4.27.16
    Anonymous said:

    I just started watching the Real Housewives of Dallas so not sure what I think about it yet.

    • 4.27.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Me either!! The word that keeps coming to mind is "strange". Hahahaha!

    • 4.27.16
      tarheelmom said:

      The other word that comes to mind is 'poop'. Cringe.

  8. 4.27.16
    Scavenger Hunt Blog said:

    AMEN AMEN AAAAAAAMEN to no more lunches. Over it!!!
    Also, I am watching the RHWD and you are right a little odd to say the least. Are these people friends? Most of the shows all the ladies for the most part are really close but these ladies seemed to be picked at random in hopes they all get along. Btw they do not give charity events a good name. I really hope it gets better…surely it can't get worse.

    • 4.27.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      They don't seem to be friends. Do they? I agree. Has to get better. πŸ™‚

  9. 4.27.16
    Unknown said:

    I think the new Real Housewives of Dallaa seems like all the girls are immature and selfish which makes it hard to find a "character" you like or relate to. I think even in Beverly Hills, you can relate to a little bit of one of those ladies stories, but not this series!

    • 4.27.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Completely agree-it's a hard season to get into.

  10. 4.27.16
    Leigh (Balancing By Faith) said:

    Your pool is amazing!!! And I may have looked at my kids lunch accounts yesterday to figure out exactly how much they need to buy their lunch at least 2 days a week the rest of the year…over packing lunches!!!

    • 4.27.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      I definitely get it!!

  11. 4.27.16
    dresselfamily.blogspot.com said:

    I agree it's so strange!
    Yet I can't not watch it. Lol
    I think Stephanie is my fav..her laugh and all lol

    • 4.27.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Me either! I'll be watching with you!

    • 4.27.16
      dresselfamily.blogspot.com said:

      And she reminds me so much of Whitney from the batchelor

  12. 4.27.16
    Unknown said:

    Doesn't Stephanie remind you of Whitney from Chris Soules season of the Bachelor?

    • 4.27.16
      Erika Slaughter said:


    • 4.27.16
      dresselfamily.blogspot.com said:

      Yes 100 %

  13. 4.27.16
    jackie said:

    I feel like this cast is trying TOO hard. Like they all want to make a statement so they can stay on the show or something. I kept thinking "this would be so much better with Shay, Erika, Andrea and their Texas friends". Let's suggest that to Andy Cohen!

    • 4.27.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Oh girl! I'd have hives for days! Haha!

    • 4.27.16
      Jennifer said:

      I told my b/f the same thing about Erika, Andrea, & Shay! I said they can't possibly act like these women & do the things they do. Hee hee hee 😊

  14. 4.27.16
    Shelly @ The Queen in Between said:

    Hey…I think the pool should be on your list of summer faves. haha We had girls night last night and I'm still smiling from all the laughing we did. Have a super Wednesday!

  15. 4.27.16
    Kristina @ Ms.Modify said:

    I'm watching Real Housewives of Dallas and am confused too! Okay, the lady that was a carnie kid (I forget her name!)…wow let's talk about her! How did she manage to get into the "charity" world and on the show?! Since you're in Dallas, I have to ask is the charity world a big social status thing like they make it look? Sad it's more about making a statement than helping the cause! You should do a post on it, I'm dying to know your thoughts…I could go on and on and on!

  16. 4.27.16
    mom26kids said:

    RHWD is Not my favorite it's very odd and needs to be recast! I love the Housewive franchise wish this one had been as good as the others πŸ™

  17. 4.27.16
    Amber said:

    Amen to packing lunches!! I cannot wait to hear your review on Balancing in Heels! I love to read and I need some good summer books! Especially ones to read on vacations this summer.

  18. 4.27.16
    Unknown said:

    I'd totally watch a real housewives with you and shay and Andrea and co. Ratings would be through the roof!!

  19. 4.27.16
    Unknown said:

    Quality seems poor along with the selection. I think the producers are making fun of Dallas and the housewives are making us look bad!! I don't think it will last past a couple of seasons–plus I'm guessing the whole city of Plano has boycotted!! lol

  20. 4.27.16
    Anamarie Rebori said:

    So I'm glad you brought up RHOD! I think what is off is the casting. It feels like a stretch in some aspects, especially when they try to portray the woman has connected to "high society." In other cities like New York and Beverly Hills, the women seem much more connected. I must admit that I keep watching it, but I'm not sure quite how I feel about it yet!

    I think someone else in the comments section asked this, but is the charity scene as big as they portray it?


  21. 4.27.16
    Leah McPherson said:

    Real Housewives of Dallas is so strange! I just keep wondering how many more episodes are going to revolve around Jesus juice and their charity parties. Charity is a good thing but they make it seem so odd. I'm not sure what qualifies LeeAnne as a housewife and I think she's a bit mean. I'm totally down for a recast! -xx Leah || Chasing Texas

  22. 4.27.16
    Kenzie white said:

    I heard somewhere that apparently when the housewives were filming they did not know which network the show was going to, they were just trying to pitch it to someone! And then last minute bravo picked it up. Totally strange!

  23. 4.27.16
    Jenny said:

    Yes! Amen, to no more lunches!!! What a job! πŸ˜›

  24. 4.27.16
    Megan said:

    I only make lunches 2 days a week and I'm ready for a break too!! HA! And the weather has been awesome lately! We are soaking it up over here. Ps. I love your new backyard!!!!!

  25. 4.27.16
    Cristina said:

    RHWD has my mind going 15 different places at once. These girls are COOCOO! And i feel like LeeAnn should be giving herself some of the speeches she's giving others with her attitude

  26. 4.28.16
    Kim Taylor said:

    I was so excited about RHWOD and they are a huge disappointment! Kind of like RHWOM was……its painful to watch but with that being said….I am still watching. Like a train wreck I can not look away. Brandi is a hot POOP mess. LOL

  27. 4.28.16
    Leslie said:

    RHOD act like weirdos. Like teenagers?? It's so stupid. And I like all of the other shows.

  28. 4.29.16
    Kjlb37 said:

    I would love to have your favorite salmon recipe. My husband and I love salmon,our boys not so much! Trying to find a way to make it so we can all eat it and not have to make a different meal for them. Thanks!

  29. 5.5.16
    Cherie said:

    Yes!! Can you please share your salmon recipes? Thanks so much!