So first imagine that I put this pretty little apron on to help me check off all the items on my ‘list of things I must do before Blissdom’. Why? Well, because when you’re wearing an apron like this, you’re not just a SAHM who has on lounge pants and a stained hoodie…..you’re a goddess. And second, when you’re wearing an apron this cute, you do not have chores to do….you have dragons to slay.
It has always been my firmly held conviction that leaving the family for a day or two goes by much smoother for all if you leave goodies. This morning I baked a couple loaves of chocolate chip banana bread.
And for the men in my life, I cooked up a little chicken-sausage gumbo….that will taste even better tomorrow. Yes, I do love them like crazy!
Then I marched my superhero/dragon-slayin’ skillz to the laundry room. I took down four loads of laundry. Just like it was nothing. Don’t hesistate. Just do it.
I then began my own personal packing. And let’s just say….that’s gonna take a while.
I thought I should clean this out….lest I spend all my time at Blissdom digging in here for stuff, and thus not getting to meet all of you. And can I just say, when did Hobby Lobby decide they would be the expert on purses too. How can I concentrate on yarn and scrapbook paper when cute purses are lurking around?
And then there were several batches of these…..
And on my excursion to town to look for the cutest and warmest socks ever, my girls found the cutest stapler ever. Old school. Vintage. Heavy duty. Red. But alas, no socks. Maybe I’ll staple a pair of my hol-y ones together.
And since Leigh Ann has been so kind (and wise) to offer to drive us….which means I didn’t have to clean my car out, I did a little work in my closet this week. Trust me, it’s better. You can walk and see the floor and not feel scared when you walk in. And my outfit for tomorrow (with the felt flower attached) is ready to go.
My final thoughts on Blissdom as I make my last few ‘slayings’:
You’re so dang funny. I’m crying me a river over here…wish I could be there and meet ya’ll. My hoodie was pretty stained today too, just can’t keep the food off me. 🙂 If I were going I’d be glad to get a hug even though I have personal space isssues, you’re so kind to warn people. All that food is making me hungry. Have a fab time and come back very soon!!!
Have fun! I’m loving that apron…
coveting is more like it, actually. 😉
Sandy Toes says
you make me want to sign up and take the red eye..how fun! Take GOOD pictures!
have a GREAT time edie!! can’t wait to hear all about it!
Love the apron, love the pin (good job!), HAVE the stapler (buyer beware: do NOT drop on your foot. Hurts. Bad. Real bad.).
HAVE FUN AT BLISSDOM!!!
Kathy Eller says
I am sooo excited for you!
I hope you have a wonderful time! I’d love to go to a blog conference someday, so I can’t wait to hear about your trip!
Dana and Daisy says
Have a great time!
I’m so jealous. Really, really jealous. Next year I will be there.
You have some mad dragon slaying skills, lady. All that baking, good Lord, that alone would have done me in. 🙂
carissa... brown eyed fox says
laughing… HARD… again… cracking us up!
a ball… yall are going to have a BALL! CAN you be jealous AND happy for someone ALL at the same time? soak it all in… so much goodness will be there! wow!
… bliss for sure!
btw… i have that same fab stapler! too fun it is!
be safe! big hugs!
Southern Bombshell says
Hi, I absolutely love and adore your blog! I hope you have the best time at Blissdom it sounds like it’s going to be a blast. Also just wanted to say that I am just about green with envy over those shoes in your closet. I do believe I have now seen the most adorable wedge ever!
Hi! I'm Kirsten... says
Oh my, I am so equally torn between being blissfully happy for you [especially since your joy for Blissdom just comes through the screen]…and totally, out of my mind sad I can’t go too. I need a girl’s getaway with my christian sisters and it’s been years.
Anyway, can’t wait to hear all about it!!! 🙂 I’ll live vicariously for now!! 😉
Be blessed Edie.
I am so glad I found your blog! Love. love. your apron and sense of style. I pray you have a great time this weekend..you sure have things in order for your family while you are away. Just reading it made me tired! LOL