and like that.......I'm back.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Well.

I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaaacccccccccccccckkkkkkkkkkkk!

THAT was a much needed blogging break, if I do so say myself.

Notice anything different? Not only have I been busy over the past month but so has a certain local designer extraordinaire named Ashley creating my new look for my new name - Confessions of a CLE Habitant.

I feel like I'm getting back from summer break. Considering I've never really taken a formal "break" from blogging, I would highly recommend it - I feel incredibly refreshed and have so much to post about. I feel a bit more relaxed now. A little less weighed down if you will.

Want to know what  I did over the last month? Here's my month in picture review.

 I discovered a new love for tailgating with friends and family.


I heart my cousins and brother

I said goodbye to the suburbs, homeownership and a yard and hello to my new loft apartment.

Living room view
I lost a few much needed lbs. and started taking some QT for me, including pampering myself with spa treatments, which will be something I consistently treat myself to moving forward.

Skinny friend Danielle. Not so skinny Allison
Same skinny friend Danielle and newly skinny Allison
 I celebrated an amazing friend's wedding with my high school crew of friends in Charlotte. It was the perfect end to a busy week of traveling for work to the west coast.
Amber and Joe
Causing trouble for over 15 years
finally married
With that, I'd like to give a special shout out to Ashley over at Our Little Apartment who helped give me quite the face lift and bring this blog back to f***ing life. It's about time and I couldn't be happier with the final product. Thanks again!.

29 comments:

CLEshopaholic said...

Welcome back!! I missed your posts and can't wait to see what happens next!

Lil' Woman said...

Welcome back beautiful!!
Love the new look :)

Gina M. said...

LOVE everything about the changes, in every way. Welcome to the neighborhood.

MoninaW said...

Welcome back! Looking fabulous - you and the blog!

OHmommy said...

Welcome back!

Love the new look. Ashley did an amazing job. So fresh and clean. Love it!

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

love love love love!!!

katelyn said...

welcome back, love the new look!

heisschic said...

annnd she's back with a bang.

missed your posts!

Michelle V said...

Welcome back - love the new look & new focus!

Bite Buff said...

It looks amazing, and so do you! All good things ahead. Welcome back. :)

Sharona said...

Came out of lurking to say welcome back and also that the plum dress you're rocking in the last few pics was the dress I picked for my bridesmaids. It looks fabulous on you, too!

Heather said...

The blog looks fantastic (and so do you, girl, damn!)!!!

Marie said...

Yay! You look (and have ALWAYS looked) so lovely! Welcome back!

kmktaylor said...

Welcome back! Love it!

Alana said...

your blog looks awesome! and you look happy :) congrats on the move - can't wait to see the loft!

Crystal W @EatDrinkClev said...

Love the revamped blog, gorgeous you and the fresh start! Let the fun begin!

Green Dog Wine said...

So glad you are back and can't wait to hear about all the new fabulous things your new CLEhabitant lifestyle and downtown living has in store for you! :)

Alicia at Poise in Parma said...

Welcome back to blog land - we all missed you! I really like the new look of the blog - nice and clean. And while I think you looked great before, you look smashing in that purple dress. Work it, lady!

Hungry In Cleveland said...

Welcome back Allison! Love the new layout, especially the color scheme! You also look like you are doing great :)

CLEgal @ Why CLE? said...

Love the new blog look (and the new you look - you look fab and so happy in the pics). Wishing you all the best as you begin your new adventure. Can't wait to read all about it.

The Modern Gal said...

LOVE the new look. Welcome back!

Mel said...

YEAH! You're BACK! And you and your blog look freakin' fantastic.

Excited to read about your new adventures. Cheers, lady!

Mer said...

Glad you are back...and w/ a great attitude! woo hoo!

Katie said...

Kickass, Allison! You look fab. Congrats on your new life. I can't wait to see where your adventures take you.

Katelin said...

love the new design! so cute and chic, nicely done ashley.

and so fun seeing you last night! :)

Suburban Sweetheart said...

Wooooo, welcome back! Love the new look - yours & the blog's!

Liz@thisfullhouse said...

You, the loft and le blog look mah-vuh-luss, but mostly you -- welcome back!!!

Jacquie Chakirelis said...

The new blog design is fantastic! Nice to have you back and thanks for reminding all of us that sometimes a detour is a good thing!

Jessica (Bayjb) said...

LOVE the new blog design! So good to have you back :)