What’s Up Wednesday-A Week EARLY!

 I’m joining MelShay, and Sheaffer for their What’s Up Wednesday link-up!  And I’m linking up a week too soon.  ๐Ÿ™‚  #earlybird

What we’re eating this week:
Am I the only one who makes their family hunt for their own dinner the week before a vacation? 

I have no clue what my family will be eating the next few days, but I promise I’ll feed them.

What I’m Reminiscing About:

Our last trip to the beach.  The Slaughter Six are READY!  We leave on Friday for our roadtrip to Rosemary Beach, where we’ll be enjoying a week of fun in the sun.

What I’m Loving:

I’m loving that Britty is a big fan of the water this summer.  She absolutely loves the pool.  She’s a fan of jumping in…off the steps, off the side, and even off the diving board.  Earlier this week, she competed in the Cannonball Contest at the pool and WON!   {I have no doubts it was her cuteness that won the competition instead of her actual cannonball.  She hasn’t mastered that just yet.}

What We’ve Been Up To:

I partnered with Nordstrom again to share a little more about their amazing gifting services.  Their wide range of price points and gifting services makes gift giving throughout the year super seamless.

I’m highlighting a few of my favorite baby gifts to give {and what new mama wouldn’t love to receive these?}…

One gift I always loved receiving was a really nice baby blanket.  I have a girlfriend from high school who bought me a Little Giraffe blanket every time I had a baby and she’d add their monogram to the blanket.  I cherished those blankets so much.

They’re super great quality blankets and would make a great gift.  This brand also makes other items a new mom would love.

Sidenote…I wanted to wrap up Britt to feature the blanket, BUT she played hard with the big kiddos yesterday and was napping like a boss!

You guys know how much I love a gifting set for myself…imagine how much I’d love this one for a new baby.  It’s the perfect way to try a variety of different products and decide what will be your go-to’s as a new mom.  The Honest Company also has other gift sets for new babies, diaper cakes, and diaper backpacks.

I always preferred gifts that I wouldn’t normally splurge on for myself or my baby.  Like these Ugg boots {similar to Britt’s in the picture}…I would have flipped to open those up at a baby shower.

You can shop all kinds of baby gift ideas below…

In order to highlight these items, I ordered online but selected the “Pick Up In-Store” option.  You guys!  SO EASY!  I received a text from Nordstrom the second my items were all bagged and ready that looked like this…

When I got to the front of the store, {please note, we all stayed in the car…no lugging kids inside to grab one or two items} I called the number and Andrew, the nice associate at my store brought the items right out.  It took under three minutes for this to happen.  Keep this in mind if you’re ordering and want something ASAP!

And thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring a portion of this post!

What I’m Dreading:

I’m always the worst about leaving my house clean before a vacation.  I always have big goals and then it just never happens.  I’m making it a goal {again} and am dreading it a bit because it sounds like so much work.

What I’m Working On:

This is SO my life right now.  I’m packing for myself, all four kids, and then trying to also include beach stuff, house stuff, etc.  Tab will throw a couple things in a bag about thirty minutes before we leave.  Sigh.

What I’m Excited About:

AHHHH!!!!  I’m looking forward to this.  The good food, no schedules, no responsibilities, not cooking {much}, sleeping in, and spending time with my people uninterrupted.

What I’m watching/reading:

I just started reading Sisters Like Us by Susan Mallery.  I can’t remember where I saw a Summer Beach List 2018 and this book landed a spot on that list, so I ordered it.  Thought it’d be the perfect book to get me in the beach spirit.

I cannot WAIT for the Big Brother premiere on June 27th!  Set your DVRS!

What I’m Listening To:

We’ve been listening to all the summer stations we can find on Pandora.

What I’m Wearing:

Shocking…I was in something other than a swimsuit and cover-up one day this week!  I’m loving this new top paired with my favorite denim shorts.

What I’m Doing This Weekend:

Oh my goodness!  This is SO us!  Every time!

What I’m Looking Forward to Next Month:

All things Red + White + Blue, the 4th of July parade, fireworks, more swimming, and more SUMMER!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  XO

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  1. 6.20.18
    Anonymous said:

    Aw!! You guys are going to have the best trip!! I canโ€™t wait to hear all about it!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. 6.20.18
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    Those baby blankets look amazing! And your family does red, white, and blue so well!

  3. 6.20.18
    Mollie said:

    Have so much fun! Rosemary is the best!
    Are you packing for yourself and 3 kids or 4? =))

    • 6.20.18
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Oh my gosh!! Thatโ€™s what happens when I blog too early in the morning! Iโ€™ll change that ASAP!!

    • 6.20.18
      Kimm said:

      I was just going to comment the same thing. Lol

  4. 6.20.18
    Melissa said:

    Happy Wednesday, sweet friend! I love your highlight reel of Nordstrom! We didn't have one anywhere near us in NY, but we do have one out here in WA, so I can't wait to dive in! Also, can I be creepy and say how fit your legs are?! Amazing! You look great! I hope you have the BEST trip!

  5. 6.20.18
    Tractors and Glam Blog said:

    I am the same way about leaving for vacation with my house clean. Have a great time on vacation.

  6. 6.20.18
    Simple Purposeful Living said:

    Have the best trip – packing for the trip is such a process but so worth it once you arrive ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxo ERIN

  7. 6.20.18
    Dianna said:

    I feel your pain about packing all of the kids and yourself. Guys get it easy.

  8. 6.20.18
    JoAnn said:

    Iโ€™m laughing at your text message from Nordstrom….99 unopened texts???? Haha! Girl you are popular! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‰

    • 6.20.18
      Erika Slaughter said:

      No, Iโ€™m just too lazy to clean that out! Some of those are OLD!!! Hahaha!

  9. 6.20.18
    AllieP said:

    Have so much fun in rosemary beach! I love all the towns on 30A, but Rosemary Beach was my favorite to visit! Cant wait to see where you went and what your favorite things were!

  10. 6.20.18
    Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said:

    I can't wait to see all the pics from your trip!!! I got outvoted this year so we are headed back to Orange Beach but I can't complain. We always have a blast! Have so much fun!!
    That Inspired Chick

  11. 6.20.18
    Kelcy Duvall said:

    Hope you have a great trip girl! We are leaving for Rosemary Beach Sunday and will be there next week as well! We absolutely love it there!!

  12. 6.21.18
    Farryn said:

    Where is your fourth pf July tshirt from ?

  13. 6.21.18
    Erika Slaughter said:

    Farryn…I got it from Nordstrom last year. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Kelcy…maybe we'll see you!!

    Amanda…doesn't really matter the location, just a week of family time will be much needed! You guys will have fun!

  14. 6.21.18
    Unknown said:

    Hey, I saw your popsocket in a pic and looked at your phone case it looks like it is durable one?? Do you like it, what one is it? Thanks

    Thanks, becca
    ps it says from Drew (it's my sons google account:))