Packing for Blissdom

Is it ever easy to get out of town??  Today’s ‘to do’ list felt a mile long, and not everything got accomplished (the workout fell to the bottom of the totem pole in terms of priorities) but I managed to get my nails done, do some shopping, run to the grocery store, do laundry, figure out what to pack, halfway pack my suitcase, print my boarding pass and Bilssdom ticket, and pick up some champagne to toast to a fun time with the girls! image I’m really hoping everything fits into my suitcase.  It’s crazy how much space just the beauty products take up!  I like to use my own hairdryer when I travel, but it’s so big along with the brushes, curling iron, etc.  And I’m not evening bringing my other curling iron or flatiron!  p.s. I love my Henri Bendel makeup bags.  HB is one of my absolute favorite stores in NY, and I hear they have one in Dallas too now.  image Here’s the other mountain of stuff that has to fit.  The computer and electronics will carry on with me.  I will also carry on the two small HB makeup bags because I really don’t want to have to replace any of that stuff last minute should something happen to my suitcase. image I’m really looking forward to the trip, but will be so sad to leave James.  Knowing he’s in good hands with Daddy, and having the support and encouragement of my family, makes me feel so secure and thankful to God! If you’re heading to Nashville too, I hope to see you.  Please stop and say hi!!!!!  And I will really miss everyone who isn’t going.  Isn’t it a bummer that we live so far apart?

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  1. January 26, 2011 / 11:40 am

    Safe travels Megan! Wish I were going, but the timing just wasn't right. James will be fine, it's good for him to have some "daddy time" and for you to get a break!! Can't wait to hear all about it.

  2. Ruthie{Look~Learn~Love}
    January 26, 2011 / 6:50 am

    Have the best time ever! Your packing looks relatively sane compared to mine 🙂 Hope to be there next year!!

  3. Stephanie
    January 26, 2011 / 6:53 am

    You are going to have a blast! James will be just fine, don't you worry. Fill us all in when you get back, have a great time Megan.

  4. Emily
    January 26, 2011 / 7:46 am

    Have so much fun!!!

    Emily Hewett
    A Well Dressed Home

  5. Allison
    January 26, 2011 / 7:58 am

    Have a wonderful time, Megan! I can't wait to hear all about it. I so wish I was going. Next year!

  6. January 26, 2011 / 2:44 pm

    I think you and I are kindred spirits. I don't know the meaning of "packing light." I am physically unable to pack less than 2 pairs of shoes. 😉

    I'm hosting my own little "conference" today for girls who didn't get the chance to go to Blissdom this year. I'm still bummed about missing out, but trying to make the best of it. 😉

  7. January 26, 2011 / 5:13 pm

    One Creative Momma- that big purse was a Christmas gift from my girlfriend- she specifically said she could see my carrying it to Nashville. Gotta love friends like that!

    Tyla- how funny to know I have a twin- send me her pic!! 🙂

  8. Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair
    January 26, 2011 / 12:26 pm

    Have a fabulous trip – I always like to take my hair dryer too as the hotel ones are usually rubbish unless you are staying somewhere super stylish?! Love those HB make up bags!

    Rachie xo

  9. -Kasey
    January 26, 2011 / 12:58 pm

    I always bring my own hair dryer with me whenever I travel also… Although one time when I was going overseas I went out and bought a new hair dryer. I was so stoked… than as we were flying over the Atlantic I was thinking about how soft and silky my new hair dryer would make my hair feel… than it dawned on me… our plugs [in the states] would not fit into European outlets… Bummer!

    Sorry for the rambling. Have fun at Blissdom! [although im still not quite sure what it is but im seeing it pop up all over Blogland lol].

  10. January 26, 2011 / 7:08 pm

    I hope you have an amazing time!!! Have a sip of bubbly for me ; )))

  11. Mrs. B
    January 26, 2011 / 1:34 pm

    SO LUCKY to have a getaway! Have a great time!!

  12. Elizabeth {Pretty Smitten}
    January 26, 2011 / 1:38 pm

    Have a wonderful trip!

  13. Sixty-Fifth Avenue
    January 26, 2011 / 2:23 pm

    Have fun!! Nothing better than knowing james will be happy at home with his Daddy. I always relax more when our little is home with hers.

  14. Jenny Castle Design
    January 26, 2011 / 2:30 pm

    Enjoy your time away and safe travels!

  15. Ari- Audrey Onassis
    January 26, 2011 / 3:41 pm

    I love seeing people's packing stuff! I hope you have a wonderful time; I know you will! 🙂

  16. Sarah (La Maison Boheme)
    January 26, 2011 / 3:52 pm

    Have a great time! I'm so jealous… I'd love to go.

  17. emily
    January 26, 2011 / 3:54 pm

    Have fun! When I first saw your picture, I thought it said "40 outfits"! I was like, you may be able to cut back a tad! Your PJs are cute! 🙂

  18. Katie @ Noodle and Boof
    January 26, 2011 / 4:16 pm

    If you're coming to Nashville, bring your snow boots!

  19. Jamie @ Happy House, Happy Home
    January 26, 2011 / 4:27 pm

    i think you prioritized everything well!the workout would've been at the bottom of my list as well.

    have a fabulous time! cant wait to hear about it all!

  20. Tyla
    January 26, 2011 / 4:49 pm

    Since following your blog I have often thought (well, actually every time I visit I think this) that you and my niece could pass for, if not twins, sisters. Now, after reading how you pack for trips, I KNOW you must be related. Have fun at Blissdom.

  21. Traci
    January 26, 2011 / 5:11 pm

    Have a wonderful time!!!

  22. Tyla
    January 26, 2011 / 5:14 pm

    Okay, I should have more closely paid attention. Not only do you and my niece look alike, you are both MEGANS! This is too funny! I'll have to share a pic of her one day

  23. Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!}
    January 26, 2011 / 5:29 pm

    have the best time ever!!! and work out clothes?!?! you are serious!

  24. Lauren
    January 26, 2011 / 11:07 pm

    So what exactly IS Blissdom? I always hear about it in the blogging world, but I don't know what it is or how to sign up.

  25. January 27, 2011 / 5:12 am

    I would SO love to come meet you! I live in Nashville but didn't even know about Blissdom. Have so much fun and if you need any recs on places to eat or shop, email me! pinkcotton111 at yahoo dot com. www goodetimegirls blogspot com.
    LOVE your closet!

  26. Courtney {a thoughtful place}
    January 27, 2011 / 1:01 am

    Ok . .I am down with the swimsuit for the hot tub . . but work out clothes??? A tear is falling down my cheek. Have a WONDERFUL time!

  27. Chic Coastal Living
    January 27, 2011 / 2:33 am

    Have a great time Megan and inform us of all the info you learned from Blissdom when you get back!

  28. Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File
    January 27, 2011 / 2:52 am

    I admire any girl who packs champagne in her suitcase! Have a great time!

  29. Carly {Honey and the Moon}
    January 27, 2011 / 3:47 am

    Have a great time, girl!


  30. Leah
    January 27, 2011 / 5:51 am

    Have a blast sweetie!


  31. All Things Cherish
    January 27, 2011 / 4:54 pm

    Have a great time in Nashville! It's one of my favorite cities, we were just there for New Years. If you have time I highly recommend you eat at the Stockyard (they have a complimentary shuttle that will pick you up) and Jack's on Bway for BBQ, it's worth the line. Have fun!

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