party weekend

While I've been in my apartment for only two weekends, I've yet to spend a true weekend actually in Cleveland with friends. With the wedding, traveling and moving, I haven't spent a lot of time even in my lovely new apartment or even in Cleveland.

On Friday night after a long week of work, a group of us headed out to celebrate my wonderful friend Lia's 27th birthday.

dinner and drinks at Bar Cento

On Saturday, my lovely family came over to help me set up the apartment AKA hang all my pictures because I'm not patient enough to use a level or hang anything even remotely close to straight. And, if I were to hang it incorrectly, it would bother the hell out of me everytime I looked at the crooked mirror.

a little preview  of apt

Then at night, I transformed into the very fashionable Rachel Zoe to head to my first Halloween party at the Harbor Inn at the infamous @timmybennet party I've read about on Alexa's blog for years followed by first trip to the Big Egg. (It's a popular place after Halloween festivities I tell ya.)

BANANAS with Zoolander


Chucky and his bride


Twitter bird

dance party revolution
Now, it's back to reality to the work week and to my last week of travel for the month. I've been everywhere this month from LA to Charlotte to Houston to Denver to LA and then back to LA this week for a few days. Phew! I'm building miles to go somewhere fabulous, that's for sure.



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!.