Girlfriend Chat with Erika!

It’s another edition of GIRLFRIEND CHAT!

This time, my call is with my girlfriend Erika 🙂 .

Erika and I go way back.  We’ve been friends now for over 10 years and have had front row seats as we’ve watched our families GROW!

Here we are with our two little boys born just three months a part.  Ahhhh!  And now, they’re EIGHT!  How did that happen?!

We do a lot of “life” together.

We live right by each other (within walking distance), our kiddos attend the same schools and we even work together!

We also really love to travel together too 🙂 .  Here we are all fancy on our most recent Disney Cruise.

Whenever I’m with Erika, it’s FUN.  She is super laid-back and easy going.  Plus, she’s always up for a good time!

On today’s episode, we chat about adoption, food, kids, our personalities, and other random things like that.  Plus, we also talk about this picture…

…curious?  Just listen to today’s phone call and hear us “chat”.

Now, a disclaimer, the call is a little static-y. I will try and get to the bottom of that, but let’s be real, I’m not techy at all, so we should probably all be happy that I even learned how to tape a phone call in the first place 🙂 .

Listen to us chat below…

And if you missed my first two chats (they’re both REALLY good!!), you can hear them here:

Hear me chat with my sister-in-law Catherine HERE and my dad HERE.

Happy Wednesday!

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog April 18, 2018 at 4:42 am

    Aww, such a beautiful friendship between you two! You’ve just reminded me I should probably plan a get-together with my girlfriends soon! ❤️

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Vicky April 18, 2018 at 5:19 am

    Erika is just so beautiful!!

    • Erika Slaughter April 18, 2018 at 5:32 am

      Thank you, Vicky!

  • Elspeth Mizner April 18, 2018 at 5:32 am

    Love these girlfriend chats!! Great addition to your blog

  • Erika Slaughter April 18, 2018 at 5:34 am

    Oh my goodness!!! You used my word! Hahahahaha! I laughed out loud when I read that! THANK YOU for having me!! Somehow I managed to never break out in a hive, keep my heart rate at a decent level, AND HAVE FUN! Love you, Friend! Again, thanks for having me! XO

  • Sheaffer Sims April 18, 2018 at 5:45 am

    This was so much fun! From now on, when you guys talk, just call me on 3 way and let me sit there and listen. 🙂

  • Narci Dreffs April 18, 2018 at 5:53 am

    Aw, so fun!! I’m going to go listen right now! 🙂

  • Erin Port April 18, 2018 at 6:35 am

    Can’t wait to listen to you gals chat 🙂 So fun on a rainy Wednesday!!!

  • Dawn April 18, 2018 at 6:52 am

    Oh my goodness, you both sound so much alike!
    Do other people say that?

  • Whitney Pegram April 18, 2018 at 7:21 am

    Going to listen while I continue my spring cleaning today! Love your friendship y’all have!!

  • Theresa Wenz April 18, 2018 at 8:07 am

    You both have the sweetest friendship. It was really enjoyable to get a listen into it. The zoo story made me laugh.

  • Taylor April 18, 2018 at 8:13 am

    I love being able to put a voice to a face! I know what you sound like, Shay, from watching you on The Today Show & Home & Family but I have never heard Erica’s voice. I love these editions to your blog.

  • Kay April 18, 2018 at 8:49 am

    Do you need to download the app to listen? It keep reloading and pressing play but it says there’s 0 minutes recorded?

    • Mix and Match Mama April 18, 2018 at 11:30 am

      You do not! You should be able to open the link and listen right away.

  • Ann Marie Tennison April 18, 2018 at 8:54 am

    Yall are so cute! I love your friendship!! Girl friends are such a gift!

  • Alexis deZayas April 18, 2018 at 9:17 am

    I love these posts!! You would be great with your own podcast!

  • LeeAnn April 18, 2018 at 9:19 am

    That was so fun! I love hearing about different ways moms work from home and manage to balance it all! Erika sounds like a hoot! What a great interview.. the last few seconds cut out for some reason and I couldn’t hear the 3 words Erika used to describe herself. I always feel that’s a tough question when I’m asked! Can’t wait for the next chat!

  • Kathy L April 18, 2018 at 9:48 am

    Best girlfriend chat! I loved how Shay used the dog analogy to describe the differences in your personalities! lol You two definitely seem to have a great friendship and it’s so nice how both of your families also enjoy spending so much time together too!

  • Julie April 18, 2018 at 9:56 am

    was such a FUN chat to listen to while I worked.. I will say what I said on Erika’s blog… I love the friendship you share and how down to earth you ladies are!!

  • Maddie April 18, 2018 at 10:56 am

    It is so fun to hear your voices! After reading your blogs for years, it’s weird to think I don’t know what you sound like LOL. Great chat girls!

  • Yley Allen April 18, 2018 at 11:24 am

    Aww you guys are so fun! I love those Texas accent you have- I could listen to that accent all day 😊

  • Chrissy April 18, 2018 at 11:33 am

    Love you both and your friendship!! Would love to hear a chat with Sheaffer next 🙂

  • Nikki April 18, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    You guys voices sound so so similar! Like sisters! Sometimes I couldn’t tell who was talking. Love your friendship so much!

  • Amanda @ That Inspired Chick April 18, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    Y’all are the cutest BFFs ever. And always a good time!! That Inspired Chick

  • Tish Ferry April 18, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    You are both beautiful inside and out! And Shay I laughed out LOUD about you being the chihuahua! That’s TOTALLY me! But I really want to be more like Erika and laid back! Haha! Thanks for sharing girls! So fun! Simply Tish

  • Jennifer April 18, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    Girls! You are so much fun, I loved listening!

  • MelanieL April 18, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever heard Erica’s voice!?! She’s adorable! I love your girlfriend chats, it is so fun to hear you interact with your people. 🙂

  • Liz THORSON April 18, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    Your bestie friendship is so obvious! You love, respect, honor and are delighted with each other! I always have thought Erika is laid back, easy going and funny, but I learned she is also a very strong, smart lady, too. Even though she comes across as super laid back, she is organized and has a game plan with four children and a husband who travels. I would be laughing constantly with her as my bestie! Almost every answer she gave you had a fun twist that made me smile!❤️

  • Jenessa April 18, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    You ladies should have a podcast! As if you need one more thing to add to your plates…but seriously would be great and you’d have no trouble getting listeners!! So fun to listen to!

  • Cassie April 18, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Love this! I really think you should start a blog. You are a good interviewer and I liked the questions you asked 🙂

  • Emily April 18, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    Loved this. Erika sounds like such a gem of a friend and person! I already love her blog but I haven’t heard her before and I totally enjoyed it. You should do one with each of your friends!

    • Mix and Match Mama April 19, 2018 at 5:28 am

      That’s my plan 🙂 !!

  • Betsy Wall April 18, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    It was so fun to hear her voice! Love your friendship!

  • Brooke Richardson April 18, 2018 at 10:42 pm

    Haha! Just got a chance to listen. What’s so funny about this is I literally went to Market street today so wanting their breakfast burrito but I had just missed the cut off. Darn. I was crushed!!! Lol.

  • Nadia April 19, 2018 at 9:18 am

    Try using zoom or gotomeeting, you can call in with your phone and it’ll record your entire call for you!

  • Lindsay Dunagan April 19, 2018 at 11:48 am

    Love these chats! So fun!!

  • emily @ a little bit of emily April 19, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    This was so cute! Such a fun little series!

  • Elle April 19, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    It’s so fun to finally get to put a voice behind all the faces!

  • Evan April 19, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    So cute! Loved hearing you and Erika together!

  • Shan Rocha April 20, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    So fun listening to this light hearted conversation!
    I know this is a “girlfriend chat” but would love to hear a chat with Sean… you two seem like you have a great relationship while still poking fun at one another !

    • Mix and Match Mama April 21, 2018 at 7:15 am

      We will chat soon…and 99% of it will be sarcastic. Hahaha!