Wednesday, July 8, 2015

10 Things About Me...

I was blog browsing the other day and came across a post where a blogger highlighted ten things about herself.  Some were serious, some were funny, and some were super random.  I thought it'd be the perfect time to share a little about myself.  Maybe you're new and will learn something or maybe you already know all these things, but you get to hear them again.  ha!  


10 Things About Me...
 #1 I am a family girl!  
I am the wife to Tab and mama to Ebby Lee (6), Nixon (5), and Bowen (2).  These people are my life!



#2  I'm a third-grade teacher turned stay-at-home-mom.
I went from a class of twenty-four crazies to taking care of these three wild ones.  I love my job and wouldn't trade it for a thing.



#3  I'm a mama covered by His grace and SO thankful for that!
Just like all mamas I struggle with being "enough".  Am I teaching them ENOUGH?  Am I talking about Jesus ENOUGH?  Am I showing them ENOUGH grace?  Am I being tough ENOUGH?  And on and on, right?  In this stage of my life, I'm striving to be thankful for what I bring to the table and I'm doing my best to let all those "enoughs" go.  



#4  I'm a lucky girl to do life with this guy.
Tab and I met back at Arkansas State University, where we both attended college.  We celebrate ten years of marriage later this month.  He's an amazing hubby, awesome dad, and the perfect guy to be sharing this crazy life with.  Thankful for this man!



#5 I'm a reality tv junkie.
Seriously-if there were more hours in the day, I could fill them watching more reality tv.  haha!  I currently watch the Real Housewives, the Bachelorette, and Big Brother.
A few sidenotes:
-I haven't watched to hear Vicki's devastating news.
-I am so anxious to hear how these overnight dates go.
-I'm anxiously awaiting the Power of Veto challenge tonight! 



#6  We just moved into a new (to us) house.
The house was built in 1998 and has been somewhat updated.  We have lots of "to-do's" on our list.  This week we're staying with family because all the hardwoods downstairs are being sanded and stained, so we were kicked out of the new crib.  Look for lots of before/afters to come soon!
I can't wait to see the new floors and finish unpacking all that craziness!!




#7  I am a girl's girl all the way!
I have the best girlfriends.  I started making a collage to show as many friends as I could, but I got overwhelmed.  So-please know-I have many friends who aren't pictured.  :)  I'm so thankful for these girls.  No matter if it's dinner, a tee-ball game, or an afternoon chat-we have the best time!




#8  I think I'm addicted.
I started drinking coffee two years ago.  When we'd get home from swimming in the afternoon, I began making a cup of coffee and enjoying it during the kiddos' quiet time.  The tradition is still alive and kicking!  I must say my favorite combo is probably 60% coffee, 40% creamer.  :)




#9  I'm a Rodan + Fields' consultant.
A little over a year ago, I took a leap of faith and became a Rodan + Fields' consultant.  I'm so thankful my girlfriend talked me into giving it a try.  I absolutely love this part-time job that I get to do while my kiddos are playing in the next room or bright and early before they even wake up.  I know so many consultants who have started their business for a variety of different reasons-to pay off debt, to stay-at-home, to make a shoe budget for themselves-whatever the case maybe.  Shoot me an e-mail at alittlebitofeverything83@yahoo.com if you want to learn more.




#10  I love some online shopping. 
I saw this quote online and could totally relate.  Can you?  I went to the mall with my kiddos yesterday in hopes of doing a little shopping and whew!  Let me just say that I came home, threw things in my "online cart", and enjoyed that even more.

Happy Wednesday, Friends!!  XOXO

27 comments:

Lauren McGreevy said...

Love learning more about my favorite bloggers! Can't wait to hear/see more about the new house!

Lauren
www.postgradinprogress.blogspot.com

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

Fun post! And I can hardly believe that you are still doing the coffee thing! I've still never had a cup of coffee in my entire life!!!!!!!

Narci said...

Cute, cute post!! I love that you are enjoying coffee still!! Also, that pic of you and Tab is precious!!

Dawn said...

Yay for learning more about you :) I love some online shopping too! It's so fun when your goodies come in the mail, sort of like a present (even though you bought for yourself 😉)

adrienne chyba said...

I am a new follower of your blog & I love it! As a kindergarten teacher/mommy of 2 little babies, I can totally relate to you :).
ps-reality tv is my vice. Yay big brother tonight! ;)

Erika Slaughter said...

I 100% agree!!! By the time it arrives it definitely feels like a present. :)

Mix and Match Mama said...

You are all of those things (and a million more wonderful things too!). I feel slightly responsible and very excited about your coffee intake. I'm also quite pleased that you've brought your percentages down a little...two years ago, it was 90% creamer and 10% coffee :). Love you friend!

Erika Slaughter said...

I can't wait!!! Do you have a favorite?

adrienne chyba said...

I mean, the best thing about BB is that's it's in 3x a week, right?! LOVE!
bein a southern girl, I like James...Vanessa is playin a low-key game which I like. Favs could change though! What about you??

Erika Slaughter said...

Haha!!! So true!! I'm growing up! :)

Erika Slaughter said...

Oh my!! I'm not sure I have a favorite! I mean being here in TX I should cheer for the a and m guy right? Clay? I also like the super quiet blonde-Meg? I like the super fan Steve too! Yes, completely agree-love that it's on 3 nights a week!

Lindsay Otis said...

Love this idea and getting to know your sweet fam! Excited to see the new house and glad I'm not the only one that loves some trashy reality tv [ready to see Mama Da' go home on BB!].

www.lindsayotis.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Love reading your blog! I can totally relate to being addicted to reality TV-Big Brother is my favorite summer show :)

Amy J said...

Needed to be reminded of #3 today - thanks Erika! And welcome to the dark side ;) Coffee time is great!

Anonymous said...

I live in Boston where there is a Dunkin Donuts on every corner so I have been drinking coffee since I was 13! Isn't that nuts? Now looking back and having a 14 years old I'm like oh my goodness! What a fun post!

thebusybrunette said...

We share a lot of similarities -- both are coffee lovers, online shopping... well, pretty much everything on your list! I love my family more than the world, too!
This post was fun!
The Busy Brunette
http://thebusybrunette.blogspot.com

The Boutelle Family said...

I love this post! So fun! I can totally relate to that quote on #10! Haha! I can relate to that Lysa T. quote even more. I've been thinking lately about all the things I'm done feeling even an ounce of guilty for (like putting a TV show on so I can shower). Also, afternoon coffee?! Yes!! I function so much better for the 2nd half of the day if I have a little coffee at nap time! :) Thanks for sharing all of these!

CaitCoak said...

So excited for the veto tonight. Interesting season for sure!!

Jamie said...

This was a fun post! I love learning fun little things about people. Your ratio of coffee to creamer made me laugh. I always say I like a little coffee with my creamer and even have a sign in my kitchen that says "I will take a splash of coffee with my creamer please!" it is more of a dessert than anything.. haha!

dresselfamily.blogspot.com said...

what a cute post!!
your such a doll.. with killer legs haha..😉
I'm so excited to see your floors and hear about it.
I'm a girls girl too.. my girl friends are precious to me.
those 3 shows are my fav.. I work out to real housewives. lol

Leigh Clark said...

I haven't watched Vickie's breakdown yet either....that reminds me. And I LOVE the quote on online shopping....I get email reminders pretty regularly that I still have items left in my cart!

kimm atwood said...

Love this !

Anonymous said...

Sheaffer! That's TOTALLY awesome! I started drinking coffee the same way as Erika - trying to get through the afternoon slump. I literally used to plug my nose to swallow the coffee! Haha! Sadly now I'm addicted

Laurie S said...

Loved this post Erika! I, like Sheaffer, have never had a cup of coffee in my life (over 50). Something about the smell makes my stomach turn. About being Enough - I think this is a battle/debate that a lot of women go through, no matter what the stage of life.

Anonymous said...

Curious...how long did you teach and do you think that you will go back to it eventually? I love teaching and worry that if I quit, I won't ever return.
Michelle

Katie {The Mishaps & Mayhem of a Solitary Life} said...

Loved getting to know more about you. I enjoy your blog so much and love keeping up with you and your sweet family!! I am also addicted to coffee and take it the same way!! Best of luck in you new home...can't wait to see more of it.

Maggie C. said...

I'm about 70% coffee and 30% cream so I feel you on that one!