Thank You

 

I got all sappy with emotions yesterday and when I sat down to work on my post the only thing that kept coming to mind was how thankful I am for each of you.  I scratched my plan and just wanted to say....

THANK YOU!

Thank you for taking time out of your day to come here to visit.  Thank you for following along with our family.  Thank you for the countless times I've asked for your recommendations and you delivered.  Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

My heart is just super thankful and I wanted you to know.

In honor of my thanks, I'm passing out love as well as some coffee money.  :)  Coffee on me today!  Please comment on this post with your venmo and I'll share the coffee love with as many as I can.  Also, I'll be posting on Instagram stories for those who can't comment on my blog or for those of you who want to get your name out there.  :)  Be on the lookout for that and you can leave your venmo there as well.

I'm so thankful for you!  Happy Thursday!

XO

191 comments

Bob Prowant said...

Love your blog. I look forward to it everyday. Gail Prowant

Bob Prowant said...

Love your blog. I look forward to it everyday. Gail Prowant

Brooke said...

I love following you and your adorable family! Thank you so much for the opportunity to share, and thank you in advance for sending out coffee money! You’re so generous!
Venmo: @brooke-resnick

Enjoy your day!

Angie N said...

I don't have venmo, but wanted to say I love your blog anyway! Hope you have a great day!

All About That Mommy Life said...

You are too sweet! Love following along with your fam! Venmo is @Lauren-Darrell Thank YOU!!

Cindy said...

I love reading about your family and your posts!!:). My Venmo is @Cindy-Hamill-2. I hope you and your family have a great and blessed day!!!!

stacey said...

That’s the sweetest!
Stacey-jones9977

Jami said...

That is super sweet! I’ve been following along for years & love your blog and now podcast! I have a similar relationship with my bestie & just love your positivity and realness. Have a great day!
Jami

Unknown said...

Thank you, Erika and all the Slaughters for letting us follow along with your life and all the things. I love being able to come here to read while I sip my coffee in the morning before starting my day teaching. It just puts me in a good mood. Thankful for you! Venmo: @Alison-Hughes-19

Amber said...

You are amazing! Thank you!!! @pharmerwil

Amber said...

You are amazing! Thank you! @pharmerwil

Jana guzaldo said...

So sweet! @Jana-Guzaldo

Caroline said...

Thank YOU! @carolineworflong

Unknown said...

Love your blog! Dana-Walker-56

Julie C. said...

Well THANK YOU for sharing your life & family with all of us!!!! @Julie-Connelly-10

Energizer Amy said...

Thank you for sharing and doing life here! My Venmo is Amytrunz

riach84 said...

Good Morning! Just sitting down for coffee #1. It is my reward for going to the gym!

Grace said...

I love following along on your blog! It’s so encouraging! (Gracetgoodwin)

-Grace

Jen said...

I love your heart. Your honestly and love for the Lord.

K. Reed said...

So fun, Erika! Love following you and your family! @Katelyn-Reed-1

H said...

Following along in NYC! Venmo @Han_Kern ❤️

Laurie said...

Love reading your blog! You are so relateable and I know you are just the sweetest person in real life.
@Laurie-Willmann

Julie said...

Thank you for bringing positivity to the internet! My Venmo is @Julie-McPeak-3

Sarah K said...

Thank YOU! Love following along with your sweet family!
Sarah-Kuykendall-7

nursekimbrough said...

Kimbrough-Gossett

Elspeth Mizner said...

Thank you for always sharing bits and pieces of your life with us!! This is a bright spot in my day to read your blog!
www.elspethsdaybyday.com

Karen k said...

I love waking up with you every morning! Thank you for sharing your life with us!
@karen-golubkrieger

Megottshalk said...

@Meghan-Gottshalk ❤️❤️❤️

Megottshalk said...

@Meghan-Gottshalk ❤️❤️❤️

Unknown said...

Rachel-krakoff

I love your blog! Thanks for posting!

Megottshalk said...

@Meghan-Gottshalk ❤️❤️❤️

Unknown said...

Thank YOU!
Venmo- Momoftripsplus2

Lauren P said...

@Lauren-Pizzuto

Unknown said...

Thank you!!
@kbednorz10
I truly enjoy reading your blog

Unknown said...

Thank you.
Venmo: @Kbednorz10
I truly enjoy reading your blog

Dustie Day said...

We’re thankful for you too, Erika! Love the light of positivity in the AM! @Dustie-Day

Rebecca B said...

My venmo is Rebecca-Brown-59..thank you! :) I love reading your blog!

izziemax said...

Thanks for your blog!
@Catherine-Ellis-46

Trish said...

What a great way to wake up this morning! �� thanks!
@TrishaNordstrom

Trish said...

What a great way to wake up this morning! 😃 Thanks!
@TrishaNordstrom

Kathy said...

Love your blog! @kathyvi

Kendra Pruitt said...

How sweet! Love reading your blog and following your fam! @Kendra-Pruitt

Katie said...

ðŸĨ°ðŸĨ°@Katie-emeott

Unknown said...

Wow! This was the best blogger post I have read in awhile. I have unfollowed many blogs over the past year and yours is one of the few that I continue to read. You seem like you are truly a genuine, kind and caring person and I really appreciate that. It has been a looong week and this teacher mom could definitely use an extra boost of caffeine today. Thank YOU!! @Stephanie-Parrella-1

Amanda said...

Love following along with you and your family! @amanda-ismaili

Unknown said...

I love starting my day by reading your posts. It is a fun and refreshing way to begin my day on a positive note! My Venmo is @cathleensparks. Have a great day!

Kirsten said...

Aww no thank you!
@kirsten-howland

Emily K said...

That is so sweet of you, thank YOU for all the fun posts, ideas and podcast 😊 @bryan-knapp-2

RTHOMAS said...

Resa-Thomas-1

Fun! Love your blog

Lydia said...

Hey Erika! It’s Lydia-Sour, thank you for being so dedicated in your work and giving me such fun content to read everyday! I don’t think I’ve skipped a blog post from you or Shay in the past 4 years. Love your podcast, too! ðŸĨ°ðŸĨ°

Unknown said...

Love your blog and reading it daily! @alexisclake venmo

Staci said...

Love reading your blog every morning for the last probably 10 years! Thank you so much and have a wonderful day!
@Staci-Workman-1

RTHOMAS said...

Resa-Thomas-1

Thank you. Love your blog

Unknown said...

Thank you for recently helping us book a Disney trip. We are SO excited! @steve-white-61

Misty Denman said...

Always enjoy how yoy embrace everyday life ! @Misty-Denman

Unknown said...

@savannah-louie-1 ☕️😁

Kathryn Grona said...

I love following your precious family! Thank YOU!! ❤️ @kathryngrona

Kathryn Grona said...

I love following your precious family! Thank YOU! ❤️ @kathryngrona

Lisa L said...

Lisa-Lutz-1
What a sweet idea! I love reading your blog.

Megan said...

I’ve been reading your blog for probably 7 years now! You make this a happy place to come everyday! @meggeorge411

Mauraloon said...

Love coming each morning!
@Maura-Ellen

Bri Runde said...

Ryleewillow @ Gmail.com

Thank you! So sweet!!

Valarie L said...

Thank YOU for all that you do! Your blog is a bright spot on the sometimes scary internet :) (@Valarie-Lietzke)

Unknown said...

Sheila-Haines-3

Love your blog and your sweet family! ❤️

Lynn W said...

Erika - we are the ones that should be saying Thank You to you! I have been following along for quite a long time and it blesses me every time I get to read one of your posts. You are such a positive person and reading your blog is a bright spot to start my day. I now have a grandson and another grand on the way(so thankful) and I am taking notes of fun things we are going to do with our grandkids. I know it is such hard work to produce these blog posts and the podcast and it does not go unnoticed by your readers/listeners. We may not comment all the time but we are here and cheering you and your sweet family on all the time. Prayers for a wonderful and fun fall and holiday season ahead.

Erin said...

Love visiting here every day! @Erin-DeAnda-2

Jamie Smith said...

olivia_smith17

Ashley Byars said...

How sweet of you! Love following!

Ashley-Byars-12 on venmo

Jessica Trujillo said...

@jesse-trujillo-15

Happy Thursday!! Thank YOU for sharing your family with all of us!

Kristen L. said...

Love this blog! Thanks for making my morning so fun each am! I get to wake up and drink my coffee and read fun content.
@kristenlevangie

Callie said...

@Callie-Friesen

As I’m here drinking my coffee from my pumpkin spice mug thinking about how I need more coffee ðŸĪŠ

danderson said...

Doan-Anderson ☕️

I enjoy your blog/IG and have been a follower for awhile now. Thanks for sharing your real, beautiful life with us!

Rachel dyan Hancock said...

Love your blog and the bestie breakdown@Katherine-Darlington

jennessee06 said...

Love the blog! Found you through Shay and love following your family and how you do life!

@jennessee06

Kerri O'Dea said...

Love reading your blog every morning!! @kerriodea

Boymom said...

I love your little corner of happiness in the blog world and look forward to the weekly podcast that I can enjoy while I’m getting ready for my day. Thank you for sharing your story and recommendations as well :)
@Amanda-Bockes

Dana said...

@Taylor-Hewett-1

Rachel Embery said...

@Rachel-Embery
1555 last 4 of phone.

Thanks!

Rachel Embery said...

@rachel-embery
1555

Maddy said...

Thank YOU! I always love following along with your family! I also love that you were a teacher as well:). I am a kindergarten teacher. You just get it! thanks again! Venmo: @maddy-haggerty

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for recently helping us plan a Disney trip. We can’t wait!! @steve-white-61

Jenny h said...

That’s a sweet of you!

A Very Lucky Girl said...

so sweet!!! Taylor-Powell-2016

love coming here to read before i start my work day!

Lynette said...

Love to come here and read each morning so Thank You also for sharing and recommending as well! Love from Minnesota!!

Bubbie's Babe said...

I always love your blog! Have a great day, Erika!
@Adrienne-Garber-1

Bubbie's Babe said...

I always love your blog! Have a great day, Erika!
@Adrienne-Garber-1

Unknown said...

Love reading here and following along with all your family's adventures. Thanks for the coffee! @kate-dunn-12

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing your family with us! @kristin-zukowski

Rebecca said...

Hi, Erica!
Love your blog!!
@Rebecca-Heiman

jill said...

love following along with your life! from another enneagram 9 :)
venmo @jill-clavin

Kayla G said...

Kayla-Gavigan-1 Love your little corner of the web!

Julianne said...

JulianneLeffler
I love coming to read about your kids each morning! I have kids close to the same age!

Kathy/Missouri said...

I love reading your posts! Your mom has raised an amazing women. Please tell you mom that Kathy Garrard (Mikes's) wife said hello.

Tasha said...

@TashaYarris :)

Katelyn Cundiff said...

@katelyncundiff ☺️

Katelyn Cundiff said...

@katelyncundiff ☺️

Unknown said...

@danielle-dickens-3

Thank you for this! :)

Unknown said...

Great idea! I love reading your blog:)

Katie Monfre said...

Erika, You are so sweet! I love coming here everyday and reading your blog. Venmo- @Katie-Monfre

Elyse said...

Love reading your posts and following on instagram! Don't stop anytime soon :)

Venmo @Elyse-Kinard

Nichole said...

Thank YOU for all that you share and do!!

Nichole-Sutcliffe

Nichole said...

Thank YOU for all you share and do!

Nichole-Sutcliffe

Amy Heinl said...

We are thankful that you share your life with us. Have a blessed day!

Unknown said...

You are the sweetest!!
jessica.alstad.pruess@gmail.com

Courtney Wyatt said...

@courtney-mitchell-4
I love reading your blog every day!

Meghan said...

Meghan-Kennedy-10 😘 have the best day!

Cassandra said...

Good morning! I have followed both you and Shay for years and years. I love how both of you love God and I have enjoyed the podcast as well. You remind me how important girlfriends are in our life even when life is busy and hard. Thank you for always bringing joy to my day! Not necessary at all, but my Venmo is @Cassandra-Criswell-3. Have a wonderful day and weekend!

Jeannie Bruce said...

My venmo is @jeannie-bruce-1 you are definitly one of my favorite bloggers. You are so real and down to earth it makes me think we would be friends in real life lol

Jesssica said...

I love reading your blog every morning, and I hope you have a great day!! @Kim-VanTassell

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Melissa Watkins said...

I love reading your blog! Happy Thursday!
Melissa-Watkins-7

Melissa Watkins said...

I love reading your blog! Happy Thursday!
Melissa-Watkins-7

One Hot Pot said...

Thankful to you for sharing your family love with us. Venmo @gitisha-goel

Marshall Madness said...

How generous of you!! You and Shay make my day! Your blogs are the first thing I pull up when I get to work in the morning! It's how I start my day! Feels like we're really friends! :)
Venmo- meeshmarsh

Danielle G said...

Danielle-Gomez31

💕

Danielle G said...

Danielle-Gomez31

Camp said...

Love following your adventures! @Camp-Kramer

DeDe said...

I love reading your blog and listening to your podcast! Love the friendships you (and Tab) and your kids have w/the Shulls!!
Venmo is @DeDeHagstrom

Sarah Lunardo said...

@sarah-lunardo
Thanks for being such a positive light!

Brenda said...

no better way to start my morning everyday thank with you, Miss Erika! (@Brenda-Winn)

keltic said...

Awww how fun! Thank YOU for being a fun spot on the internet - love seeing your family grow! @Kelli-Wick ;)

Unknown said...

You are SO sweet! @kristen-krueger-11
Love your blog and following along with your life. And your amazon finds are one of my favs - oh and your clothes posts!! Thanks for being a sunshine in a sometimes dark world!

jthmas said...

Wow, that is so thoughtful, thank you! My husband and I share ours it's Joel-Thomas-122.

Jesssica said...
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Anneka said...

That's so sweet. I love reading your blog. @Anneka-Muller

KW said...

Love reading your blog! Thank YOU for sharing your life with us.
Kristen-Warnock-3

The Asheville Epicurean said...

@Stacy-Clore-1 thank you, that is thoughtful of you 😀

dara said...

@dara-mascianica What a fun idea!! Thank YOU! I am encouraged by your blog and it's a dose of "happy" in my morning routine. =)

Lisa Cano said...

Love your blog! Happy Fall!

Emily said...

Thank YOU for blogging & sharing your family with all of us.

me said...

how awesome
diane creager
@Diane-Creager

Unknown said...

Mer_Thompson

Anna said...

reading your blog is a bright spot in my day each day! My venmo is Anna-Wischer :)

Lauren said...

I so enjoy following along with your family (and your friends) - and am really enjoying the podcast too!

@lharrelson

Kelly said...

You're so sweet! I'll never turn down free coffee. LOL! @kelly-franks-3

Devi Palty said...

Thank YOU! @Devi-Palty ♥️☕️

Kelly said...

love your blog! @Kelly-Cash-4

Jennmaynard said...

@Jennifer-Maynard-43

Audrey said...

Thank YOU for blogging!

@audreyjcox

Linds said...

Thankful to read your blog!

My venmo is Lindsey_Yoshimoto (wish I had the dash but it was taken, lol).

Have a wonderful day.

Linds said...

Thankful to read your blog!

My venmo is Lindsey_Yoshimoto (wish I had the dash but it was taken, lol).

Have a wonderful day.

Unknown said...

I love coming to your little corner of the internet and reading about your fam + sweet kiddos! I love all of YOUR recommendations and look forward to reading every morning! xoxo, Sarah

Sarah-Madsen-10

Lindsay said...

Always love following along with your fam and your posts are so encouraging to read!

Venmo: @lindsaylong626

Mollie said...

Thank you!! Mine is @Mollie-Romness :)

Katie Hahn said...

Thankful that you allow us into your lives! Katie-Hahn-3

Laura Gibson said...

I love you blog!
@Laura-Gibson-98

Tracy Robinson said...

Thank you for always bringing happy and light into the blog world :) And for sharing your family with us.
Venmo: Tracy-Robinson-70

Unknown said...

That is so sweet of you and I am a coffee lover. My Venmo is @Cheri-Geer

Memphis Bridges said...

@Marilyn-Bridges-1

Unknown said...

@Ashlie-Crowder Thank you for giving me something fun to read every morning!!!

Mix and Match Mama said...

I LOVE THIS!!!!!!

Ruth said...

Thank you for sharing your heart! My venmo is @ruthdan.

Katie said...

Katie-Burr-10

Unknown said...

I am grateful to you Erika! I love reading your blog and following along with your beautiful family. My venmo is @Amy_Azza and I would love a Starbucks fun coffee!

Unknown said...

So sweet, Erika! I tune in every morning to your and Shay's blogs and have been for over 7 years! It makes me so happy to follow along. I'm at @Vreni-Pigorsch. :)

Lisa K said...

Thank you for being a beautiful and comfortable place to escape to! I can always count on your blog to lift me up and brighten any day. You are so appreciated!
I would LOVE to sip a coffee and catch up on The Bestie Breakdown! ♥
@Lisa-Kaloustian

Jenny U said...

Thank you for being a bright spot on the internet. I'm sure it's not always easy. Have a wonderful day.

@Jennifer-Uribe-7

Jesssica said...

I love reading your blog every morning. Have a great day! @Kim-VanTassell

Annie Lee said...

What a kind gesture. I look forward to your posts both on your blog and IG.
Venmo @Annielee1

S Duncan said...

That is really kind of you. Have enjoyed following you for many years.

@My3leggeddogs

Yolanda McLean said...

Thank you for sharing with us. You are a bright spot!

@yolanda-mclean

Unknown said...

Thank you so much! I have truly enjoyed following your blog! Much love from Maryland.
@Dawn-Murphy-121

Lindsey T said...

LBKThomas
Love following along!

Lindsey T said...

@LBKThomas

Lindsey T said...

@LBKThomas
Not sure if my comments are posting so sorry if you get a bunch!

Alissa said...

You're so sweet!
Have a great Thursday!
@alissa-bayuk

Shawn Paulson said...

Thank you so much! Love watching your family grow up, it's happening so fast. @Shawn-Paulson-7

cherrietopdworld said...

I love your family!! Post more about the kids and their personalities :)
@debbielei

Unknown said...

You are such a breath of fresh air, and I so look forward to reading your blog every day!! You are too sweet!! christina-brown4

Taylor said...

Love your blog! @tay_saylor

Jordan said...

Happy to be a reader.
@Jbarbz

Ericka Shaffer said...

Ericka-Shaffer-2
Happy Thursday!!

Chaeli said...

I love your heart, Erika!! Your blog (and podcast) bless me! Venmo: @Chaeli-Ackerman

Emily said...

That’s so kind of you. Thanks for sharing your sweet family with us! @emwalton is my Venmo. 😀

Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom said...

I've been following you and Shay for awhile now... I am lately addicted to your Podcast! I love to listen to it while I am putting away laundry or in the car waiting on my daughter to get out of school. Thank you for adding some joy to my day! I'd love a coffee! I would buy a pumpkin cream cold brew and enjoy it on a walk while our weather is still nice and crisp here! Thx!
@carriealbrecht

Devan Mitchell said...

Yours and Shay's blogs are 2 of my favorites! Love seeing what's new. @devan-mitchell-1

Shelby Ratterman said...

So sweet!! I have enjoyed following your family for many years! @ShelbyRatterman

JuliaTheGoolia said...

I love following you and your sweet family! @JuliaBeckley

Jen said...

Awwww, you are the sweetest! Love your blog! @Jen-Cole-20

The Coffer Family said...

Thank You!! @Karina-Coffer

Alissa said...

That is so incredibly generous!
@birmi100

Thank you!

Unknown said...

A sweet Erika and her sweet family! Hope you've had an amazing Thursday! @brenlandes

Unknown said...

Love the blog! Thank you for sharing your lives with us.
@jennifer-sumner-5

Shatcher said...

How sweet you are! Love visiting here every single day! @Sheila-Hatcher-1

Lauren Stauffer said...

I love following your sweet family! Lauren
Venmo: LStauff214

Mallory said...

That’s so nice!! Usually I’m a morning blog reader but it’s been a crazy day so I’m just now reading it. We are thankful for you right back!! Xo
@mallory-barnard

Monika Ubias said...

Love your blog! @monikaubias

Melissa said...

Reading your blog is part of my daily routine. I was catching up today bc I had parent conferences last night. Thank you for sharing your world with us. @melissa-lytle-6

Moni said...

Seeing your blog show up in my email each day is a highlight of my day! Thank YOU! @MONISHA-SCHWARTZ

Julie Bradford said...

YOU ARE THE BEST!!!! We are so THANKFUL for you! Hope you have a great weekend!!!!!

Jill said...

Love you blog and appreciate this offer! @hokiejill