Finer Things Friday: 47 Kisses and a Clean House

So, Blissdom was a blast.  I laughed (hard).  I networked.  I learned.  I didn’t sleep.  At all.

photo by Phoebe

Wouldn’t you love to know what that was all about?!  (Don’t ask Lynn, I’m afraid she’d tell you!)  🙂

The best part about Blissdom, though?  Coming home.

Home to 47 kisses in the airport from my 2 year old.

Home to our van filled with the makings of a picnic to make the trip more fun for the kids.

Home to pizza and cheddar poppers so that I didn’t have to cook at all before the Super Bowl started.

Home to a desktop document – “Amyless Journal:  A (very funny) Story of Survival” – with a daily play-by-play of what went on in my absence.

Home to a hubby who had the laundry caught up and the house (pretty much) cleaned up!!!!!!!!!!

Dorothy was right.

Home ~ It’s a Finer Thing!

What Finer Things are you celebrating this week? Link up and let us know!  Remember to play by the rules so you don’t get deleted.

1. Tara @ Feels Like Home (heart-shaped banana pancakes)
2. CFM-Exercise and Love
3. Phoebe @ GettingFreedom (Birthdays)
4. live once juicy (internal homestead and a giveaway)
5. The Frugal Girls! {Fun and Thrifty Love Notes…}
6. The Frugal Girls! {E-Z Valentine Cake Truffles!}
7. HoosierHomemade{Love Buckets}
8. Adventure Mom Janna- A Book for Valentines
9. Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet (Cooking with a friend)
10. Staci @ teaching money to kids (cloth napkins give Away)
11. A Simple Walk (half birthday)
12. Mandi @ it’scome2this (Simple Valentine – Cookie in a Jar)
13. Nikki
14. Chad and Nikki
15. Amy @Amy Loves It (Stealing Baby Snuggles)
16. It Feels Like Chaos (Valentines)
17. Jennifer @ Adventures in McQuilland (Snow-Dough Fun)
18. Alison @ Hospitality Haven (Potluck Hit: Perogy Casserole)
19. The Fifth Street Palace – Fine Husband
20. Jackie @ Blessings Overflowing (Little Moments)
21. Jean Stockdale
22. Kathy @ House of Hills (Washable Lovies)
23. Kitchen Stewardship (My Sacrifices for Lent – inc Twitter! Gaaahhh!)
24. Liz @ Frugally Blonde (Making Snow Cream!)
27. Family Balance Sheet (A Clean and Tidy Home Office)
28. Live Renewed (The easiest hair care routine!)
29. Cara@ Health Home and Happiness (Paying Cash for Groceries)
30. The Cozy Country Home (You Get What You Work For)
31. Heavenly Homemakers (Easy Homemade Truffles!)
32. A Prayer Bench {Amy@NewNostalgia}
33. Stephanie (Valentine’s Day May Be Over Rated, But Romance Isn’t)
34. Mary Jo @ Covenant Homemaking (AMAZING chocolate cake!)
35. Family Stamping and FOOD (Organizing Kitchen Drawer #2)
36. Newlyweds (Bullet point day)
37. Making Time for Our Little Ones
38. Words On Wendhurst (facebook))
39. MiMi’s Babies {Routines are Lifesavers!}
40. Bloggin’ Mama (comforts for our troops)
42. annies home – valentine treats
43. Audra @ Rediscovering Domesticity (Snowed in with family)
44. DIY Newlyweds (Snow Day Scenes)
45. Raise Them Up (Thinking Big!)
46. ButterYum – Coeur a la Creme (Ooh-la-la!)
47. Jami @An Oregon Cottage (laughing at sourdough)
48. Holly @ A Mommy’s Blessings (Easy Valentine treats…chocolat is a finer thing!)
49. Lizz @ Yes, and So is My Heart (Becoming Friends)
50. Bunco Belle
51. Alicia’s Homemaking–Dirt Cake
52. Micha @ Aint Mimi (Snow Day)
53. Leigh Ann (building community where we live)
54. Tammy @ The Sabourin Family (Cupid Cookies)
55. laura (Filling the freezer with meals – will blog as I go)
56. The King’s Missus (Slacker Fudge)
57. Amber – Saving 60% Overall for January

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  1. Home is definitely a Finer Thing! My husband also had all the laundry caught up, the house was clean, and he made spaghetti for dinner. I later found a note that he had written one night while he couldn’t sleep. He said he thought my time away would be “easy sailing” but he was quickly proven wrong on the first day.

  2. I *love* that picture ~ you girls had fun! 🙂

  3. Seems like our families all did pretty well without us. My laundry was not done (still working on it) but the house was clean until I unloaded the swag we got and the Dining Rm table exploded 🙂
    Thanks for hosting!

  4. Oh, how I wish you’d share a few exerpts from that journal!

  5. What a blessing to have housework done and laundry, too! WOW! 😀

  6. Even the laundry done? I am super impressed!

  7. The Amyless Journal was undoubtedly a riot to read. Your husband sounds like a very thoughtful man indeed.

    So glad you made it home safe + sound… 🙂

  8. There IS no place like home. It sounds like a great time.

    Thanks for hosting this fun meme. Blessings.

  9. This is my first time participating in Finer Things Friday, but I have a feeling I’ll be back. It’s a great theme for a Meme. Thanks for hosting!

  10. That is so funny! But wait, do tell. Did your husband pack that picnic all by himself? 🙂

    And I just have to say Amy, you are one beautiful lady! I have seen lots of pictures of Blissdom and everytime I see you I think “She is so pretty!”. Inside and out, of course 🙂

    • He did! And he went grocery shopping before picking me up so we could go straight home from the airport. 🙂

      You’re too sweet, Stephanie.

  11. sounds like you had a great day, wonderful home coming and a great hubby how sweet

  12. Home trumps all else:-)

  13. Home is where I like to be! And 47 kisses is great. Glad to hear that you had fun at Blissdom. We just linked up to the carnival. Thanks for sharing.

  14. I did get sleep at BlissDom! But I didn’t get to meet you — maybe next year 🙂

    Happy V Day weekend!

  15. Michelle M. says:

    That was a wonderful post!

  16. That sounds like a wonderful way to come home!

  17. Sounds, well, looks like y’all had a great time! I give you credit… I could never go away. My husband would probably be fine, it’s just me that has an issue, I guess!

  18. I can just imagine how much fun you had reading the “Amyless Journal”…definitely something to keep for the scrapbook 🙂


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