I’ve been too long- I’m glad to be back.

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No, I’m not dead and I haven’t been taken prisoner anywhere. Following my last entry a little over a week ago where I wrapped up the month of April, I took a few days off to focus on work, office activities, and upcoming plans for “Legally Redhead” (including a potential name and domain change- shocking, I know- but I intend to keep everyone 100% informed as things proceed forward!) I’ve also been preparing for Mother’s Day this coming Sunday and my extended weekend on the West Coast next weekend. Overall, I’ve been very busy!

I did take some time over the weekend to unwind and go out to a few different bars with friends, however- starting off at Highball Lounge (where I had the most incredible apple brandy beverage imaginable- called “Apple Bottom Jeans”) before working our way over to Silvertone. We didn’t stay long- since Boston bars can get a little rowdy on the weekends- so we closed out the night in much quieter Cambridge. First, at State Park and then at Lord Hobo– which is where that dimly-lit selfie of me was taken after last call had come and gone.

I woke up the next morning feeling surprisingly pretty good (helped in part by a carb-heavy breakfast in Melrose with my much more hungover friends)– but it got me thinking- I should put together an updated version of “My Guide to Boston” from 2015. A lot has changed since then, after all! There’s definitely a lot of newer places I’ve grown fond of and a ton of updated things to do around this lovely little city I call home.

I also intend to start compiling “Top 10” lists as a helpful guide to those visiting not just Boston, but Massachusetts and New England in general- too. I know a lot of really great restaurants, bars, unusual shops, etc. etc. throughout Western Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island and so on- and my blog seems like the perfect outlet to share them.

But I digress! This was just a quick update to say that I haven’t vanished entirely- I’m just working on multiple things at once! I have a recipe post planned for later on this week (courtesy of my mom- so you know it’s going to be good!) and I’m excited to share the blog news once all of my plans are finalized and confirmed. Big and long overdue changes are coming!

Once in a while it does the brain (and my knuckles since I type so much!) a little bit of good to take a break- but I think I’m finally caught up on everything that was pressing and in need of my undivided attention- and I’m ready to get back to work here at Legally Redhead!

Stay tuned for some good eats in a couple of days, and a peek inside an upcoming clothing/makeup haul pre-vacation!

Treat yourself: 2017!

xx

Blog Maintenance!

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The view from my windshield – 03/24/17

It’s a good thing I’m not a vlogger, because any videos or updates I would have posted over the past week would have been filled with me coughing uncontrollably and sounding disgustingly congested. I’m just getting over a cold- and while I can finally breathe out of my nose again (and I will never take that ability for granted again for as long as I live)– I still feel a bit bobblehead-ish, like my head is ten times the size of my body and I can topple over at any moment.

Lots of fluids and rest, of course!

The plus side to being bed-ridden for a few days while I recovered is that it gave me the opportunity to catch up on e-mails, re-organize my laptop, and clean up my blog- something I’ve wanted to do for a while now!

So what’s new here on “Legally Redhead”? Well, not the layout, obviously. While I’ve tried different templates and color schemes to mix things up a bit in an attempt to keep the look of my blog from getting stale- I always come back to this one. I love the colors, the fonts, the graphics- and it’s so perfectly me that I can’t bear to part with it right now. I may hire a designer in the future when I do eventually decide to make a change- but for now the navigation is going to stay familiar to me and to my readers.

My “ABOUT ME” page has been updated to reflect changes in my life and provide more accurate information about my career, education, and interests. ¬†My “CONTACT” page is still up-to-date, however!

Finally- along my toolbar, I’ve included an alphabetized listing of every company/business I’ve partnered with throughout “Legally Redhead”s conception. I often have people ask me about a brand I mentioned or reviewed couple of years ago- so I wanted to make it easier for my readers to be connected to those brands without having to go searching on their own! Every company can be located under “PARTNERSHIPS” along the side of my blog. These include sponsored posts, product reviews, editorials, etc.

I’m hoping to create a separate page, much like my “ABOUT ME” and “CONTACT” pages ¬†within the next few months that may also feature a FAQ for any brand looking to partner with me and with this blog- but for now- the organized links work just fine!

They’re small changes- but they are changes nonetheless and I’m pleased with them. I love writing “Legally Redhead” and I want to stay on top of it’s changes/updates/transitions- and I want to keep my readers informed of those changes/updates/transitions, too!

Thank you all for your continued patience and support!

xx