Happy New Year, everyone!
I said I had big blog news for 2020- and I wasn’t kidding. Effective today, I have a new blog and a new home on the internet!
I will no longer be posting updates here at Blondie Birdie, but over at my latest project- Coffee & Chiffon!
With more concise content, a cleaner layout, and more focus on my life in the Pioneer Valley- I hope you’ll all follow me over there and continue reading about my (mis)adventures.
I’ve had a wonderful two years here at Blondie Birdie and am so, so grateful for all the correspondence, feedback, and fun- but I’m ready to start a new chapter in my life for the new decade with a clean slate!
I’ll be leaving my past content up here indefinitely for anyone who may want to reference recipes, makeup/skin care reviews, etc. No worries!
Here’s to a new journey ahead! I hope to see you all there!
– Ashley –
Good Morning and Happy Friday, everyone! Another work week is done and in the books!
I had wanted to share photos of the absolutely gorgeous foliage we have going on here in Western Massachusetts with all of you this morning- but as most of you know- sometimes life and other obligations come up unexpectedly and plans can change at the last minute.
It’s been a very busy week for me- both at work and outside of the office where I’ve been coordinating upcoming events and social gatherings with friends and family. October is usually a pretty packed month for me anyway- and this year is no different!
This weekend marks my annual trip to Rock and Shock in my hometown of Worcester, Massachusetts- where I’ll spend a day celebrating all things horror movies and Halloween. And then on Tuesday through Wednesday- I’m coming back to Boston to catch a show from Bon Iver at TD Garden and spend some time in the city I love and miss very, very much!
But needless to say, my days post-work have consisted of a lot of planning and a little packing for my upcoming mini road trips and overnight stays. It’s left little time to go out and photograph the changing season properly!
Despite my hectic schedule as of late- I intend on snapping plenty of photos over the next few days and getting them up here on Blondie Birdie ASAP. I’ll also be stopping by some of those creepy, spooky, possibly haunted locations around New England I’ve been talking about to share here on the blog and on social media, as well- and, of course- I’m going to start preparing my Halloween costumes! Yes, costumes. Plural. I never do just one!
In the interim, if you’re looking for some content to keep you busy until I’m back on Monday morning- you can check out the following recommended links!
But that just about does it for me for today, everyone! I’ve got lots to do before I leave work for the day and officially begin my Saturday/Sunday commitments!
Have a great weekend, y’all! Stay safe and be kind out there!
– Ashley –
Good Afternoon and Happy Friday, everyone! We made it to another weekend!
I’m on my lunch break and am admittedly running on fumes today. The past few days have been busy and the past few nights have been late and long- but I’ve been having such fun with friends and with being productive at a couple of my side jobs/projects. Tonight, to treat myself after work- I’ll be grabbing burgers and catching a screening of “Captain Marvel” with my crew from the office- and then I fully intend to rest and relax this coming weekend!
Amid the busy-ness this week, I’ve also gotten a head start on my Spring cleaning and have been using what little downtime I’ve had to clean out closets, bins, bags, etc. I’ve adopted the Marie Kondo “does it spark joy?” philosophy and have been putting together clothes/shoes for donations, tossing old or expired makeup, and getting rid of knick-knacks around my personal space that have been doing little more than collecting dust.
I’ve also been working on/off on keeping things tidy over here at ‘”Blondie Birdie.” That includes going through and testing links to make sure they still work properly, verifying that images are displaying correctly, getting caught up on e-mails and updating all of my contact information.
That includes finally opening a Facebook page for the blog. You can VIEW AND FOLLOW IT HERE. I promise, I won’t spam anyone with “Fit Tea” advertisements or invites to weird Pay-To-Play games. It’ll strictly be blog-related content!
In a couple of weeks I’m going to be linking my side projects here on the blog, as well- for those who want to participate or check in on all the craziness in the Pioneer Valley theater scene AND on the airwaves in Boston!
But that’s it for me this week. I’ve got to finish up at work. Thanks for everyone’s patience during the process. I’m looking forward to sharing a more streamlined and organized “Blondie Birdie”- with so much more fun content!
Enjoy your weekend, everybody!
– Ashley –
Good Morning and Happy Friday, everyone! We made it!
Before I launch into my half day at work and kick-start my weekend nice and early, I thought I’d post about a bit of blog maintenance I’ve been performing over the past few days. I like to clean things up every few months in terms of my layout, pages, and links- and it’s always good to let visitors know what’s new or changed so they don’t get lost along the way!
In layout news, I’ve de-cluttered my sidebar a bit so you’re all not bombarded with my social media posts- and put my Instagram feed along the bottom of the page to free up some space.
I’ve also updated my “CONTACT” page with some new links for those looking to connect across various platforms (like BlogLovin!)
And I’ve made it a bit easier to e-mail me directly by clicking the icon at the very, tippy-top of my main page. I know a couple of people had reached out because it wasn’t working 100%. Don’t worry- it’s been fixed!
I think that’s everything! Blondie Birdie should be looking nice and organized, and running smoothly again!
I’ll be back to posting my regularly-scheduled content next week. Until then, I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!
– Ashley –