Saturday, May 14

Update! - Lala’s Designs’ Blog Makeover Giveaway!


Thanks so much for all the love!

Since I’ve passed 100 followers a third winner has been added!


lalas designs blog makeover giveaway


This has been a long time coming and have been teasing about it on twitter for a while, now I have finally some time to sit down and write this post and announce my fist giveaway at the Design Blog =)

First Place will win:

A FULL BLOG MAKEOVER valued at 140$! {Blogger or Wordpress}


Second Place: 

BLOG MAKEOVER valued at 70$! {Only Blogger blogs}


Third Place: 

BLOG MAKEOVER valued at 70$! {Only Blogger blogs}


If by the the end of the contest I have reached 200 Followers on the design blog, I’ll add a FOURTH winner that will get the same as the second and third one =)


How to enter the contest?

Answer any of the following Questions:

Do you already have a blog or are you planning on starting soon? Why?

What Do you LOVE/HATE about blogging?

Fill Out THIS Form!

Extra Entries in The Comments WILL NOT COUNT!


Extra Entries:

  • +5 Google Friend Connect Follower of Lala's Designs Blog {Follow Publicly}
  • +5 Networked Blogs Follower of Lala's Designs Blog
  • +5 Subscribe to The Blog by Email (Form on the Right Sidebar)
  • +2 “Like” of Lala's Designs Blog on Facebook
  • +1 Add all your entries! (including this one!)



Ends May 31st!

Good Luck!



Laurie Blanchard said...

Don't pick me, because I want to pay you regardless, but I just wanted to say what a great prize this is and I'm excited for you and who ever the lucky blogger is who wins!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Hey there! I thought I was already following your design blog. Hm. I know Ive be through a few times. Well. I am now.

Oh, I'm a blogger for some time now. :)

I love all the great people I get to meet that I would never have meet with out. So many people from around the world! Its great! But, I wish I could comment on every post all the time. I've had to start not commenting on every blog I read as I run out of time every night. :( But I do love visiting everyone! :)

Thank you!!!

Ivy said...

I already have a blog. I book blog over at Ivy Reads ( :)

I love being able to recommend books to my audience and I hope they will enjoy it as well. :)

Lena said...

I want to win this so badly. I love your blog designs!

I do have a blog. It's called Addicted 2 Novels and it's a YA book blog.

I absolutely love blogging, mainly because of the amazing community! Other bloggers and authors are amazing and I love the friendships built from them. I consider at least 5 other bloggers some of my closest friends. :)

Riv Re said...

What I love about blogging is getting my opinion out there. I love to hear myself talk ;) and I love that my opinions and book reviews actually help people make decisions about books. Even if it's only one person, if I can help them discover something great, I feel good :)
I'll stop with the greater-good stuff now, and just say thanks.
So thanks for the great giveaway!

Grace Fonseca said...

What I love about blogging is sharing all the wonderful books i read and why they are wonderful and sometimes the books I don't like. I also like to see what other people are reading as well. Also like meeting tons of awesome people like yourself, Jo-Jo, Robin K and numerous other people.

-petit said...

I do have a relatively new blog (, and I do love blogging, because when can meet awesome people through this, meet new author, and get great recommendations from other fellow bloggers :)

Ricki said...

I started my blog, so I could enter and keep track of various reading challenges. I enjoy sharing my thoughts on books and participating in giveaway hops, but I really am bad at making things look nice.

Amanda P said...

As you already know I have been blogging. I blog because it gives me something to do at work lol!

You already designed one of my blogs but I also have

Lets Get Romantical

Lori @ Romancing the Darkside said...

OMG what a great contest! I'm a fairly new blogger...started in February but love it! I love being in a community where all of us share the love of books and meeting new bloggers. Everyone brings something new to the table! I hate when life gets in the way of your blogging and you can't post as frequently as you'd like to!

IvaliceAlliance said...

My friends and I are planning on starting soon. We want to finally be apart of the book blogging community to share our love for books and reach out to other bookworms out there.

TheJay2xA said...

Do you already have a blog or are you planning on starting soon? Why?

We are currently planning to make a blog with my friends where we can post our reviews and other blogging stuff.

What Do you LOVE/HATE about blogging?

Template's is just a pain in the @ss there a lot of free templates out there but then it's not that good, when you apply it sometimes it gets ugly.

Sarah said...

I've been blogging for over a year now & what I love most about it is the amazing people I've met - bloggers, authors and publishers! I've been lucky to attend some amazing events too that I would never have even heard about if I hadn't started my blog :o)

I don't really dislike anything about blogging but I do wish I had more time to read and comment on other blogs

Thanks for the fantastic giveaway :o)

Carmel @ Rabid Reads said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. I love your designs!

I've been a book blogger for 7 months now. I love the community, learning new things about blog design and of course the free books & ARC's!

Stacy (Urban Fantasy Investigations) said...

I already have a blog =) Thanks for the contest, its a great opportunity

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this GREAT giveaway! I have been looking at redesigning my blog recently and to win this would be perfect! You have some really awesome designs:)

I love blogging and have been for a few months now

For right now, I have not really found anything that I hate about blogging, except maybe not being able to navigate around the system when trying to change things?

mpyff said...

I have a blog - Reality Bites

It really needs a facelift that reflects me more. ;) The only thing stopping me from asking you to overhaul it is current cash flow. This is an amazing contest!!

I love blogging because it has connected me with tons of awesome new people, and introduced me to so many new books!

PinkStuff28 said...

I do have a blog , but i plan on delleting it , and start a new one soon. :)

I actually am still amazed how welcoming anf friendly this community is ...

raluk.93 (at) gmail(Dot) com

jeanette8042 said...

Thanks for the great giveaway and I love your designs!


Amy J said...

YAY! I need on for my other blog!!!! Thank you!

Smash Attack! said...

Wow, Lala. This is a fantastic prize. I really want my own custom blog design, and your work is so fab!

What I love most about blogging is the other bloggers. I've met some of the most amazing people via blogging and I really enjoy talking books with other book enthusiasts.

Avery said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway Larissa!

Yeppers, I gots myself a blog lady (but you already knew that because you are one of my beloved followers... ;) )!


Bakin_Goddess said...

I hope this isn't a double comment. I commented and Blogger said that it didn't accept the comment.

Anyway, I already have a blog (

I am enjoying so much because I have met some really wonderful people! People who love to read, other bloggers (some very cool ones) and some really great authors! I never knew how giving this community (the Romance Novel community) was. I was floored with the outpouring of love for Fatima and her family and the author that couldn't promote her own book because of the politcal unrest in Egypt. The entire Romance Novel Industry came together to help.

I am in awe of their kindness and generosity. I am so new to blogging and this world but am thankful to be able to call you all friend.

WickedEnchantment said...

Do you already have a blog or are you planning on starting soon? Why?
Yes -
I love books, and wanted my own part of the interwebs to share my thoughts about books and to network with other book lovers out there. I also love to help promote awesome authors.

What Do you LOVE/HATE about blogging?
I love networking with other book lovers as well as authors, and generally just talking about books.
I hate that I am not as creative as I wish I were.. some of the ideas I see coming from fellow bloggers just blow me away!

Earthwindwalker said...

I maintain 3 blogs with 2 mirror blogs. MY Personal Journal/Poetry Blog
MY Book Review Blog
MY Church Blog

I love blogging because I get to know people I otherwise wouldnt have had a chance to.
I also love to blog so people can access my creative work process and thoughts and they can get to know me as a person better.
thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

hotcha12 said...


Kerry-Ann McDade said...

Yep I have a blog. A little bit of Everything. I have one as I read loads of books and want to share my feelings and opinions with others to see if they share the same. So I started one.

I love most things about blogging. though 1 thing I hate is no one ever comments really on any of your posts unless you write in the title Giveaway! lol :) xx Good luck with the giveaway. I can't follow GFC as it won't come up for me to follow. But I will when it comes up. Thanks, xx

JoAnna said...

You know I probably shouldn't enter this, I should probably learn to do it myself as it would help me in my day job. But if I wait until I try it, it may never get done. :)
Thanks Larissa!

Alisha Robinson said...
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Alisha Robinson said...

What a great thing for you to do for everyone :) My sister in law has Mark of the Stars and I just loved what you did with it :)

Yes, I already have a blog, I actually have several and just started my writing blog:

I love being able to meet new people and read posts by others, what I hate is trying to come up with posts that are interesting ... probably why I stick with the 6 Sentence Sunday!

Jessica.B said...

I love your blog designs! Final made it over to follow your design blog even though I have been following your book blog for a while now.

My blog is a mommy/life/review blog. I also do giveaways a couple times a month.

Goodluck to everyone but I hope I win. hehe :)

Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews said...

Wow thanks so much for the blog makeover giveaway since I love your designs!

I already have a blog that I update everyday with reviews, giveaways, etc.

I love to meet new blogger friends and to read their reviews and to connect with authors, etc.

Good luck everyone!

mariska said...

Do you already have a blog or are you planning on starting soon? Why?

you know what ? I've been thinking to have a blog, but still i don't know how to do all the make over. And when i saw your tweet this morning (and i had Retweeted it), Is like my question has been answered :) please please..make me the lucky ones !

uniquas at ymail dot com

X-treme Reader said...

I just started a YA book review blog and it totally needs a professional makeover!! I am terrible at blog designs!!

I love sharing my book reviews on my blog and the people I have met through blogging. I have only been doing this a month, but I have had some really cool opportunities since I started.

I guess the thing I hate is trying to design the blog. I am terrible at it and I don't have the patience to learn how to do it properly. :-(

m blog is:

Jennifer Sternberg

Nina C. said...

I already have a blog because I really like talking to people and chatting with them about current news. I followed you in GFC under twilightnera

Shauna Granger said...

Heya! This is really cool of you to do!

I have a fledgling blog on blogger. I wish it looked cooler but I was never that great with stuff like taht.

I love blogging. Thanks to blogging I've learned so much more about the publishing industry than I ever knew before. And having my own blog gives me a place to talk about all the stuff I would bore normal people with in real life :)

A Buckeye Girl Reads said...

Even if I don't win, I'm going to pay you for your services..eventually!

I love blogging because it has really opened my eyes to genres that I normally would not have given the time of day to otherwise-such as Urban Fantasy, Sci Fi Romance, YA and so many more. I just love all the new authors and books that i have found through blogging-plus the book blogging community is amazing.

Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) said...

I already have my blog but very much dislike my style on it.

I love blogging because it has made me more refined in my book review writing. I enjoy sharing my thoughts with others. The networking has been amazing. I have trouble sometimes with time management and really getting done what I want to get done.

Heidikins79 said...

I currently run a book review blog, and I love it! I love getting the chance to share my opinions about books, and maybe introduce readers to new great authors.

The thing I hate about blogging is finding the extra time to do more. I wish I had a lot more time to devote to writing reviews. I review about 1 book a week, but usually read 3 books a week.

Anonymous said...

I've been bloggig for a little more than a month! Blogging has became a NEED and I'll start my first big giveaway with a few bloggers (a very ambitious project).

Aesthetics is very important to me. I've tried to customize it but it just gets worse! I'm currently a bit ashamed of it...I need help, please!

É muito bom ver gente talentosa como você no mundo dos blogs sobre livros! É, também moro no Brasil!

Please, please, I need a makeover!

Michelle said...

I am a blogger! I LOVE blogging and *meeting* new people. I HATE how much time it takes! :)

Moonlight Gleam said...

I absolutely lovee your designs hon!!! I am totally putting you on my wishlist LOL! :) Thank you so much for the opportunity and for sharing all your wonderful designs :)<3

Anonymous said...

I mostly love my blog but there are moments I tell myself I'm never logging on again :-)

Alisha (MyNeedToRead) said...

I do have a book blog, and I very much enjoy working on and for it. One of my favorite things is getting to meet so many other people interested in the same books and genres as me. Thank goodness for it, because before it, I didn't really have many (read: ANY) friends that had similar reading habits.

myneedtoread [at] gmail [dot] com

Scribal Goddess said...

This is such a generous giveaway, thanks so much!

Do you already have a blog or are you planning on starting soon? Why?

I recently started a book blog, called Scribal Goddess, mostly because I've become totally caught up in the awesomeness of the book blogging community, and I love love love reading. Plus, moar writing = win, moar reading = win. I really don't see the downside here :)

What Do you LOVE/HATE about blogging?

I love being able to share my thoughts with others, and hear the thoughts of other intelligent, booky people. I also love how much fun it is to hit that "publish post" button!

Thanks for the giveaway, and you are awesome!

Kelsa P. said...

Do you already have a blog or are you planning on starting one soon? Why?

I already have a blog. I've been blogging since February over at

I love sharing opinions of books with other and along the way I've made some great friends. Before my shelf was very stale, now its vibrant and colorful! :D

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Kelsa P.

Heather (booksavvybabe) said...

Hey! I have a blog: Book Savvy Babe, and I have been blogging for just a few months, I really enjoy it. I like being able to put my opinion out there. I review books, and I enjoy being involved with authors and other book lovers. I’ve had tons of fun so far!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway! I've been looking for a really good blog design for a while now!

I've been a book blogger for almost half a year now. (But I'm not very good at it!) But I love how everyone in the book blogging world is so friendly and generous and helpful! Feels like a second family to me. :)

Linda @ Most Important Letter

May said...

Hey! I do have a blog (on blogger) and I had to choose blogger because I can't possibly make a decent layout for wordpress, but mine for blogger is premade and not so fancy either. I was considering to buy a layout from you, so that might be my choice if I don't win ;)
I LOVE blogging, expressing my opinion and telling people about great things, but I hate when I don't have time or feel a bit lazy because I feel like I shouldn't neglect it - do it or don't, you know.

+5 Google Friend Connect Follower
+5 Networked Blogs Follower
+5 Subscribe to The Blog by Email
+2 “Like” of Lala's Designs Blog on Facebook
+1 Add all your entries! (including this one!)

14 entries!

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oO Mariana Oo said...

I have a blog on blogger, wordpress just wasnt appealing for me when I decided to start my blog xD Now I have 2 years blogging
I love blogging because I share what I think and I meet new books and people ^^

-Mariana S

Deea said...

Woohoo, love your designs!

So yup, I already have a blog and I think a change is in order. Maybe I get lucky here!

What I love about blogging? The community. They're all awesome people I'd love to meet IRL. Also, I love writing dawn all the thoughts running wildly into my head. It gets too crowded there.LOL

Cyndi Tefft said...

Oooh, I could totally use this. My design skills are non-existent. :)


Spellboundbybooks Melissa said...

Great Giveaway!! The one thing I love the most about blogging is the awesome and creative people I've met and will meet. Great bunch!!

GABY said...

I have been blogging for a while, an I love it because I've met so many people, from so many countries. I really like to learn about their interests and culture.

What I don't like about blogging is the spam comments, and the people who only comment asking to follow their blogs.

25kati said...

Do you already have a blog or are you planning on starting soon? Why?
What Do you LOVE/HATE about blogging?

I want a more fitting layout. I started my blog on January 8, 2011 It's very stressful but I love every minute of it!

Andra said...

I literally just started my blog. I have been reading all the other book blogs for a LONG time now, and figured it might as well be time to get my own opinions out there :) But blogging is harder than I thought. I am learning a lot, but sometimes it can be a tad overwhelming. I would LOVE to win a makeover to help get my blog more personalized and original. Thanks SO much for this giveaway :)

hense1kk AT cmich DOT edu

tradermare said...

Awesome! I know some friends that you've designed for, their blogs are awesome

Aimee said...

I've been blogging for a year. What I love most is all the new books and bloggers I meet! I love to read and I love to blog about it!

Not much I hate about blogging. Never had a bad comment from a blogger or author or anything.

MissStarlight said...

I actually don't have a blog at the moment!! But Am starting one!!
I am more active in discussing books with others on sites like goodreads and pocketafterdark! Making connections with different people.
I love talking about books, love meeting new people and discovering new authors! Some of the best books I've read were because of blogs I follow. I want to share my love of reading with other!!
The reason I don't have a blog yet is because I want to better my HTML skills and templates. I have a *tester blog* and if frustrating to get the things I want one there!! GOAL: Have a blog by end of Year!
You have made some of the best designs I've seen!! You can tell that you spend time in making each design!!
Thanx for the giveaway!!

Sidne,the BCR said...

I passionately enjoy blogging just as i am a passionate reader. I like informing readers of authors that are not as well known as others. There is nothing i dislike about blogging. I simply enjoy all of it. well, one incident did frustrate me deeply. For several months months my updates would not show in the dash board. Everyone kept seeing my last blog of Feb. and here it is Apr. it was very frustrating. I thought I had figured it out just last week just to find out the other day, it happening again, its frustrating but i don't allow it to control my love for blogging.
(i think i entered twice by error)

Neri said...

I do have a blog already, I love blogging because I am able to share my lie of reading and excitement with others. I don't have anyone right now that I can *squee over books with.

Anonymous said...

I have a blog and love connecting with and hearing from my readers! I hate that my blog doesn't have a third column! So even if I don't win this contest, you'll be hearing from me. I've been looking for a blog designer!

+5 Google Friend Connect Follower
+5 Networked Blogs Follower
+5 Subscribe to The Blog by Email
+2 “Like” of Lala's Designs Blog on Facebook
+1 Add all your entries! (including this one)

18 entries!

Anonymous said...

Forgot the contact!


miss bibliophile (Fca) said...
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miss bibliophile (Fca) said...

Wow thanks so much for the blog makeover giveaway... What I love about blogging is sharing all the wonderful books i read and met some really wonderful people...

Denise said...

I am fairly new to the blogging world and am becoming addicted. I do not have my own blog yet, but am seriously thinking about starting one. One of the major things keeping me from pursuing this has been my lack of artistic talent and I would like to have something that is eye-popping, as those are often the blogs I most enjoy. I enjoy meeting new folks with like interests and reading their points of view. I have been an avid reader for many years and somehow I have to justify my addiction :) and if I started a blog I would be able to give back some of the joy I have received. Thank you for your site - I came across it today from another and have signed up. I look forward to reading more of what you have to say.

Kristyn said...

I'm already a blogger! I've been blogging for a long time and I love that I can express myself, share what I'm doing, and the books I'm reading. What I hate about blogging is how addicted to it I am. I'm blog-dependant!! (Okay, I kinda like that, too!!).

This is a great giveaway!

Orchid said...

Well I have been blogging for nearly three years now (I'll celebrate my third blogoversary in Oct).

I love how nice all the bloggers are and seeing what every one is reading/suggesting. Although my TBR piledoesn't seem to appreciate all the new books that end up added to the stacks. :)

The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

Kiwi said...

Love your blogs!

I have a blog

Started a blog cause I wanted to do book reviews, etc. What I hate the most about it is the fact that I read too fast...I have like 20 books on a shelf that I haven't blogged yet

+ all of the above=18 entries

Kiwi (Cheryl for the FB and Network)

Stella (Ex Libris) said...

Thanks for such a fantastic giveaway! :-D

I have a blog, had it for a bit more than 1 year. What I LOVE is the community! The amazing blogger friends, those fun and friendly people with whom I can talk books for hours! Then of course there are the fantastic authors, can't believe how approachable and friendly they are, it is wonderful :-)

What I hate? That I ahve to work and can't be blogging full time, lol ;-D

Thank you!

stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Hmm. Just wondering, but I've been considering moving my Wordpress blog to Blogger for quite a while now. Just wanted to give you the heads up!

Jeannene Walker said...

I have a couple blogs. Lately time has prevented me from diligent blogging. I am in desperate need of an overhaul. I hope I win.

Jodie Riverina Romantics said...

Great prize!! Love your work.

Alyssa (hesperialovesbooks) said...

Hi, I'm Alyssa & I have a blog at Hesperia Loves Books.

I've been blogging for about 6 months & I love it! Being able to converse & share with fellow book lovers is amazing.

JoJo said...

All your designs are fabulous Hun!
I do have a blog, which you have seen before

Some of the best things about blogging to me is getting to meet so many people. The readers like me, the authors, pretty much anyone willing to chat books and heros. ;-)


Ash said...

I've only been blogging for a few weeks now and LOVE it. For me the best part is being able to share my love of reading and books withe people that are as fanatic about it as I am. There's nothing like it in the world.

HockeyVampiress said...

Would love a remake on my blog. I rarely use it because it is so boring.

Following with Google Blogger
Subscribed for email
Liked on FB

Cindy Bailey said...

Hey Larissa!
Just wanted to know what I could use for my rating system, I would like something unique to rate my reviews!
check out my blog and see what you think, how I could improve as such...
I would really
appreciate it and I am willing to pay for an ides on my ratings system!

Cindy Bailey said...

Hey Larissa!
Just wanted to know what I could use for my rating system, I would like something unique to rate my reviews!
check out my blog and see what you think, how I could improve and such...
I would really
appreciate it and I am willing to pay for an ideas on my ratings system!

T.B. said...

I've been wanting to have my blog redesigned, as there are so many great and professional ones out there! I do have a blog, From The Bookshelf of T.B. I absolutely love the supportive blogging community and they are all so sweet! That's definitely been one of my favorite things about blogging. Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on reaching 100 followers!