My Brand New Blog!

Hi everyone and welcome back to Allison in Wonderland!  I hope you’re having a wonderful December and have some fun, holiday plans to look forward to in the next couple weeks!  Today, I have a very special post about some big changes that are coming to my blog so let’s get into it!

Over the past month or so, I’ve been working on a secret project and am now excited to announce that my blog is newly self-hosted!  Basically that means that instead of being on WordPress.com, I’ve switched to WordPress.org which allows me to own my URL without the wordpress.com at the end.  If you head over to allisantmyer.com, you’ll be able to see everything I’ve been working hard on!  A company called Blogerize reached out to me and I just couldn’t pass up their wonderful design skills!  My new blog has so many features that I’ve wanted to incorporate for a long time and I’m so excited to share it with you all (there’s a little sneak peak below)!  I hope you love it as much as I do.

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Going along with that news, I also have to address the fact that I won’t be posting on my WordPress.com site anymore.  All my content from allisonsantmyer.wordpress.com was transferred to allisantmyer.com, so everything I’ve written up until this point will still remain on both sites.  The only catch is that all my new, weekly content will only be posted on allisantmyer.com.  I’d love it if you would keep up with me on my new site through this transition and I can’t wait to see what you all think!

I’ll be posting again in a few days with a Christmas haul so be sure to check back to see some of the gifts I got from my friends and family!  Thanks for reading!

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Shop Secrets ft. evy + ro

Hey cuties and welcome back to the blog!  I hope you’re having a wonderful month so far; I can’t believe we’re so close to Christmas already!  Today, I have an adorable, local shop to share with you and I can’t wait to see what you think!  It’s the perfect addition to all that holiday shopping we’ve been up to recently.  Keep reading to find out more!
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The shop I’m featuring today is in Chesapeake City, Maryland and it’s called evy + ro.  evy + ro is a shop that’s a jack-of-all-trades.  They have clothing, they have home decor, they have jewelry… they have everything!  I came across it when I was wandering around the shops in Chesapeake City and I’m so glad I did!  Their style is very shabby chic and falls right in line with the trends that women are all about these days!

In talking with Lauren, the owner, I learned they’ve only been open for a little over a year but you’d never know it!  They have so many fun, cute items in the store, it seems like they’ve been around for years.  Lauren opened the shop after realizing she had an eye for decorating on a budget and she wanted to share that with the community; how cool!  I’d say she’s done a great job because I wanted to take home everything I saw!

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When I was in the store, I purchased a hanging white, paper star for my apartment (you can see a little bit of it in the top right corner of the second photo) and I also got a string of firefly lights to put inside it.  It was extremely affordable and I’d never seen anything like it before!  That’s how a lot of their items are, cute and unique!

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Another section of the store I loved was their bath and body section!  They had all sorts of sprays and lotions and soaps and they all smelled so good!  I also had to include a photo because I was dying over the lightbulb covered with the wire basket.  That’s so rustic and wonderful and I want to make one for myself!

Well, that about wraps it up for this week’s post.  I hope you’ll check out evy + ro if you’re visiting the area because it’s definitely worth the trip!  If you go, let me know in the comments and be sure to say hi to them for me!  Talk to you next week! 🙂

Things I’m Loving Right Now: March 2016

Hello everyone and happy mid-March!  I can’t believe almost three months of 2016 have gone by already, life is happening so fast!  For this week’s post, I want to share a couple products with you that I’ve been into for the past little while.  Keep reading to see what they are!

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My top 5 products from March!

 

If you took a look at the picture above, you’ll see the five products I chose to include in today’s post.

The first product I’d like to talk about is a skirt I recently bought from Express.  I have an internship this summer in a corporate setting, so I was shopping for more professional looking clothing and I came across this!  What really drew me to this skirt was the fact that it’s trendy and “in” right now but perfectly acceptable to wear to work.  It’s an a-line fit and has silver buttons going down the front, which plays well with it’s rich navy color.  I’ve actually already worn it a few times (pictured below) and can’t wait for more opportunities!

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The second product I’m going to share is my anti-brassy shampoo, made by Rusk.  I’ve been dying to go blonder for years but I’ve always been so nervous to do anything to my hair, so a couple weeks ago, I decided to just go for it and I couldn’t be happier with the results!  To keep my hair from losing some of it’s tone, my hair dresser recommended using a purple shampoo when I wash my hair, to counteract the fading.  After researching different shampoos, this one seemed to be the best one in my price range.  I’ve been using it for three weeks now and it’s worked exactly as it said it would, keeping my blonde ashy!  Definitely recommend this product!

The next product is my lash serum.  I was hesitant to purchase this because I really didn’t think it would work but I was desperate for better lashes.  I’m so glad I did!  It has not only made my lashes thicker, but so much longer as well!  With all the tugging on my eyes that comes with using makeup wipes, my lashes were pretty short and this serum has completely changed that!  I recommend using it for at least a month before looking for any results.

Next, I’m going to talk about Batiste dry shampoo.  I have to admit, I’ve had this bottle for about a year but never used it because it got lost in my hair products drawer!  Over winter break, I was organizing and came across it at the perfect time.  Being in college means being super busy and it’s nice to not have to wash your hair everyday.  It’s so convenient to quickly spray it in your hair and it’s like you have freshly washed hair!  Perfect for girls on the go!  I got mine from Target but I’ve seen Batiste products all over, so I’m sure you wouldn’t have trouble finding it!

The last product I have to talk about is a necklace I purchased from Nordstrom over a year ago.  It’s by the brand Nadri and still available in stores and on-line!  When I got it, I wore it all the time but soon forgot about it.  I started wearing it again this past month and wear it everyday – it goes with everything!  It’s small enough that it doesn’t get in the way but it’s big enough to add just a little something to your outfit!  I love it!

Those are all my favorite products I have to share with you today, but check back next week for another post!  Have a great day!