Welcome to my new site!

It’s finally here!  After a blogging hiatus, I’m back with a new site!  This is a transition I’ve been meaning to make for years, and am so thrilled to have finally done it.

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Most of you here are probably familiar with my previous blog, amarixe.com, and may be wondering, why the change?!  Several factors played into this transition.  For starters, I’ve been wanting to switch from the Blogger platform to a separately hosted WordPress site for a long time.  While Blogger is great and extremely user friendly, a WordPress setup offers so much more in terms of design and capability.

The transition to this new site took much longer than expected.  One challlenge was learning how to use WordPress/write CSS code.  I considered hiring somebody to do it all, but I’m the kind of person who likes to know how everything runs, so I decided to take the hard route and learn a few things myself.  A lot of Google searching and long hours later, I managed to get everything just how I like it!

I had a lot of difficulty trying to import my old blog into this site while still keeping links intact.  I decided to use a new domain name, but I struggled with getting my hands on allisonanderson.com because it was already taken (no site was on it, but it was already purchased).  Long story short, the process of contacting the owner and offering to purchase the domain took much longer than I expected.  At one point, after not having any luck, people even suggested I try switching up spelling to find an available domain (hence the brief -en change).  Then when I thought all was lost, everything came through in my favor!  YAY!

Amarixe.com will remain exactly as is, but at this time I will no longer be posting there.

What can you expect from this new site?  A little bit of everything.  Lots of beauty and style posts (obviously!), DIY, lifestyle, travel, and just tidbits of happiness!  I’ll be posting regularly, but right now I don’t have a specific schedule in mind.  Once I get back into the swing of things, maybe I’ll set one!

I’m so excited to get back to blogging, I’ve missed you guys!  I hope you all like the new page!

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  • Fatima Mulla

    Im in LOVE with this site! :) Worth the wait I would say…I hope your blog gets a lot of success in this new year! :) Love you lots!! :)

    • Allison Anderson

      I’m so glad you like it, thank you!! :)

  • Danielle

    Yay! I’m happy for you Allison! Can’t wait to read your posts :) Happy 2014!

    • Allison Anderson

      Thank you! Happy 2014 to you as well!

  • Yolennie

    Can’t wait for new posts adore your videos <3

    Yolennie
    http://www.lavenderfedora.blogspot.com

    • Allison Anderson

      Thank you :)

  • Melanie Metzman

    Yayay so glad you’re blogging again, Allison:)

    • Allison Anderson

      Me too, thanks!! :)

  • Courtney LD

    Great new blog! I kicked off a new blog today with the new year too. I’ve been watching your youtube for years. Would love if you checked out mine too :)
    http://thepolishedtimes.blogspot.com/

  • Molly Sandlin

    Love the new site! You’re one of my favorite bloggers and I’m glad you’re back for good. :) Happy New Year!

  • OPI Addict

    Congrats on the new site, I love the layout! :)

    AddictedtoOPI

    • Allison Anderson

      Thank you!

  • http://macyxmakeup.blogspot.com/ Macy

    This looks amazing! Absolutely love the layout! Can’t wait for more posts! :)

    • Allison Anderson

      Glad you like it, thanks! :)

  • Coco

    I had been reading amarixe for a while so I’m glad you’re back to blogging here! x

  • Sterndli98

    Yay, finally!
    The new site looks amazing

    • Allison Anderson

      Thank you!!

  • clairabelle0306

    Yay, love the new site, I’ve been a big fan for years so this is so exciting!http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Sandra

    Welcome back! I can’t wait for new blog posts as well as videos! :)

    http://www.thepuzzleofsandraslife.com/

  • Tiffany

    Welcome back, I love your attitude about learning how to CSS code. I’ve took some time to learn it as well and with many tutorials online, it is easy to get what you want.

    • Allison Anderson

      Agreed! It’s definitely a bit intimidating at first but I feel much more comfortable understanding a bit more about how the site works :)

  • Liz

    You go girl. I stalk blogs all day at work and am glad you have finally returned :)

  • Jacque Anderson

    Happy to see your blog again! I didn’t know we had the same last name! I am so jealous you got to travel in Europe! Where was your favorite place to visit? :)

  • http://www.natalielovesbeauty.com/ Natalie Loves Beauty

    Wow so exciting!! Props to you for figuring out how to do it all yourself! It looks amazing! So happy you’re back to blogging! :) x

    http://www.natalielovesbeauty.com

  • Rosiereally

    I love your new blog. I am trying to follow you via wordpress but can’t seem to, is it just me being naff with technology? On the note, *snaps* for doing all this yourself!

  • Perla xMakeup

    I’m so glad your blogging again! I really missed your blogs 😀

    http://perlasancheza.blogspot.com/

  • Martha Braga

    I’m glad you’re back, I missed you blogging!! And I love your new blog, can’t wait for more posts!

    Love, from Brazil :)

    • Allison Anderson

      Thanks! I missed it too, glad to be back :)

  • http://www.glossyblonde.com/ Niki Caron

    Congratulations on the new site! Can’t wait to read more!

    • Allison Anderson

      Thank you! :)

  • haley wilkerson

    Yay so glad you’re back Allison! Love the site. If you want to learn more coding check out codeacademy.com – that’s how I taught myself HTML and CSS :)

  • massivehopes

    Love the new site! I’m looking forward to checking it regularly.

  • mathilde sorel

    Please go check out my blog : http://thejourneyoflily.blogspot.fr
    It’s a beauty / fashion / random things blog,

  • http://glitzandgold.blogspot.com/ Kanako

    Good for you Allison!

    The website looks amazing :)

    xx K
    http://glitzandgold.blogspot.com

  • Emma Bovary

    Excited to have this site up, it looks great Allison :)

  • Jacob Phelps

    excited to see where this takes you!

    jacobcphelps.blogspot.com

  • http://misvaleriaheart.blogspot.com/ Valeria Mary Jimenez

    YAAYY . . . Im so excited, it looks so lovely! cant wait for new post in the future.

    http://misvaleriaheart.blogspot.com/

  • Sana-AGirlsFancies

    Happy New Year Allison and congratulations on your new blog. Many success and best of luck to you. Hope on reading loads of goodness soon :)

  • Sofia_H

    Love your new site!

  • http://www.lipstickandponytails.com/ Christal C

    I’m just glad you’re back! Missed your blog posts :-)

    Christal
    LipstickAndPonytails

  • Stephanie Cheng

    LOVE YOU :) and the picture of you on this post is so stunning :)

  • Zazie Bibi

    yay! i’m excited to see you blogging again, i loved your old posts xx

    a-little-treat.blogspot.com

  • ❤Lynn

    Happy New Year Allison! The new blog looks great! You have inspired me to redo mine – which I’ve been putting off for a while now:) I enjoy reading your travel posts…looking forward to reading more on your blog:)

  • ηιcσℓє [єѕтєρнαηу]

    Did you have to pay for an .com URL?

    • ηιcσℓє [єѕтєρнαηу]

      Or was it free?

  • http://www.xlaraleex.blogspot.com/ xlaraleex

    blog looks great! and you look so beautiful in that photo 😀

    xlaraleex.blogspot.com

  • Mayumi

    Sounds awesome Allison! I’m excited for your new blog!!

    I did my Valentine’s Day Makeup Idea blog post on my blog and it would be awesome if you could visit my blog and check it out! <3

    Thanks!

    Mayumi

    http://mayumi1992.blogspot.jp/2014/02/valentines-day-makeup-idea-subtle.html

    mayumi1992.blogspot.jp

  • mandydacandy

    Just wanted to let you know that you’re my inspiration for moving my blog from Blogger to WordPress and learning everything myself instead of paying for someone else to do it–including making my own theme! Your blog is beautiful! xo

    Mandy
    http://www.mandydacandy.com