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Winter Bliss(dom): Pamper Yourself

by | Jan 29, 2010 | blogging

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Winter Bliss(dom): Pamper Yourselfvia Apartment Therapy

Winter is the perfect time to pamper yourself. I love a (RED, Swoon!!!) tub full of hot water and bubbles or an evening wrapped up in a Snuggie by the fire. Sipping tea or hot chocolate, watching movies, reading a mystery novel curled up in a cozy bed or snuggling up with my hubby at the end of the day are my ideas of WINTER BLISS!!

Winter Bliss(dom): Pamper YourselfArchitectural Digest

Next week I will be experiencing a different kind of bliss. I get to do something blissful OUTSIDE of my home. Yeah, if you missed it, I’m heading to Blissdom in Nashville. I’m making the trek across the country to see some of my blogging buddies and meet some new friends. And that will be BLISS.

It is not very often that I get to leave my home, by myself, get on an airplane and have some ME time. Obviously once I get to Nashville I won’t be alone (thank goodness, that would be a boring and self-centered conference), but on that plane ride I get to recapture my brain and think my own thoughts in full sentences again! WOOT!  That is a blissful feeling.

Last year I seriously thought I had some crazy form of ADD until I got on the plane.  After a few minutes of twitching, suddenly I was cured. I realized I am NEVER ALONE long enough to think my own thoughts. No wonder I have issues. I spend more time thinking for and about other people.


So now for the important stuff I know you are all dying to know, what AM I wearing to Blissdom? In light of the panel I will be speaking on, Blogging with the Stars, (gag), I am thinking a plaid mini-skirt would be appropriate for when I fall off the stage a la Mary Catherine Gallagher from Saturday Night Live. What do you think?

Winter Bliss(dom): Pamper Yourself


Seriously, I still don’t know for sure what I am wearing. I know am NOT getting a manicure, NOT highlighting my hair and I WON’T even have fancy new business cards. I do know I WILL pack high heels and my fuzzy slippers. High heels because I am short. Ok, and because HARRY CONNICK JR. WILL BE THERE! I love my job.

Winter Bliss(dom): Pamper Yourself

Don’t hate me if you aren’t coming to Blissdom, but if you ARE coming, I HOPE you’ll come introduce yourself so we can be friends in real life! I am so excited that more bloggers are coming this year! If you aren’t coming, be SURE you come next year, K?

PS. I wrote out my top ten blogging tips last year after Blissdom, and I’m pretty sure they still apply this year!

So if my winter bliss is soaking in a hot tub or heading off on a plane myself to hang out with Harry, what is your winter bliss? It is our Winter Home Linky today so you can link up your posts to share your ideas for winter bliss!

Be sure to link up DIRECTLY to your winter home post (no home pages) and link back to The Inspired Room from your post!

Winter Bliss(dom): Pamper Yourself


  1. Liz

    I just hardly wait! Hope to meet you at Blissdom!
    Thanks for hosting!

    • Melissa

      Yes, DEFINITELY, let’s for sure meet! Are you coming to the ‘home bloggers’ get together on Thursday? Just outside of the cocktail party?

  2. Kimm at Reinvented

    Oh, girl, the excitement just keeps building! I can hardly stand it at this point. Still must find a dress, though. Nurses don’t have too many opportunities to dress up, so I’m even excited about that! Seriously can’t wait to meet you in person. :) Oh, yeah, and that getting away by myself thing sounds blissful too. :)
    .-= Kimm at Reinvented´s last blog ..Pretty Stinkin Green Giveaway =-.

    • Melissa

      Yes, I don’t get to dress up very often either! Being at home all the time means GETTING dressed at all is a big deal :-) See ya soon!

    • Melissa

      Leg warmers balance out the large rump, right?

  3. Becky K.

    Have a blast!!!!

    Can’t wait to read all about it!

    Becky K.
    .-= Becky K.´s last blog ..Just Chatting… =-.

  4. Sarah from pewter+sage

    Have fun, Melissa! You’ll be amazing:) I sat in the front row for a Harry concert in college…he was really good, funny in between songs too!!
    .-= Sarah from pewter+sage´s last blog ..Lantern Lighting =-.

  5. Michelle

    Hey Melissa, just wanted to say thank you for reposting your tips from last year. I absolutely love the sentiments behind living your life and being a better blogger for it. I think sometimes it is easy to get caught up in the stats/business part and forget to be who you are. Have a great trip to Blissdom, I’m hoping to join everyone next year!
    .-= Michelle´s last blog ..{My} Favorite Blogs: aka Pure Fabulousness I Think You Should Know About =-.

    • Melissa

      Thanks Michelle! yeah, blogging is SO much more enjoyable when you just do your thing, live your real life and let the stats fall where they may! :-) I hope you’ll come next year too!

  6. Lynda

    Harry Connick Jr.??? Seriously??? You are so lucky!!! and I’m so envious! :)

    Have fun, Melissa! And you’ll look fabulous whatever you’re wearing.

    .-= Lynda´s last blog ..belles lettres =-.

    • Melissa

      Thanks Lynda! Wish you were coming!!

  7. Michelle

    I wish I could go to Blissdom but it’s on my son’s 11th birthday! I hope that you have a great time!!! Harry Connick, Jr~~WOW!!

  8. teresa

    I am so hoping that someday I get to go to one of those. Feb. is a busy month for me. But I get “dream” and live through you. =)
    Enjoy…you will be wonderful.
    Happy Day
    .-= teresa´s last blog ..Heart Shaped Hot Rice Packs…. =-.

  9. Katie

    Harry Connick, Jr. will be there?!?! WHAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTT??????? The whole event just sounds like so much fun. :o)
    .-= Katie´s last blog ..The Fuzz =-.

  10. The Nester

    I would totally attend a conference all about you “Mellisdom”.

    I’ve only highlighted and manicured once in my life, puts cramps in my style. However I did get some business cards all because a little bird told me that you were getting some. I might wall paper my office with them.

    Cannot wait to see you!
    .-= The Nester´s last blog ..L. Herbert Cupcake Prints =-.

    • Melissa

      LOL. Yeah. Um, on the business cards, I was getting them because I heard YOU were. Whatever. Someone’s messing with our minds. Seriously I had good intentions but got a little panicky about the design so I decided to just use my old Moo Cards, even though they are totally outdated. Whatever. It kind of fits with my uncolored hair (with random the random grays), no manicure (me too, I never do that sort of thing) and my plaid miniskirt. I’ll be stylin’.

  11. Franki Parde

    You’al are SO MUCH FUN!!! It will be a blast. Honstly, I just went to You Tube yesterday and watched the Mary Katherine Gallagher episodes….you must be my “soul sister!” We really do live vicariously through you. Safe trip! franki

    • Melissa

      Thanks Franki!

      PS. I need to re-watch those episodes, so hilarious!!

    • Melissa

      Oooo, yes, I am so glad we’ll get to meet! Let’s make sure we do!!

  12. Gigi

    Lovely bathroom! My husband and I are from New Orleans. We absolutely adore Harry Connick Jr.. He’s such a wonderful entertainer. His father was the DA in New Orleans for years and years. Have fun in Nashville. Nashville is such a great little city to visit and the people are so friendly there.

    You’re too funny. I enjoy reading your blog.

  13. Muthering Heights

    I can’t wait to Bliss with you next week…I hope we can meet!!! :)
    .-= Muthering Heights´s last blog ..Speak Love? =-.

  14. Michelle

    My winter bliss would be soaking in a tub WITH Harry Connick Jr. 8-)

    Happy Blissdom!!

  15. laurie

    Oh your trip sounds wonderful! Love that red bathtub and the little bed in the nook. laurie
    .-= laurie´s last blog ..FEELING KIND OF FRUITY! =-.


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