Jun 20, 2012

Giveaway & Interview with My Billie!

Hello! Today I have Melanie from My Billie here with a super awesome interview and giveaway!
What is your favorite part about blogging?
My favorite part about blogging? I'm a well-rounded lover of blogging...there are just too many things that I love! The top of my list includes how creative I get to be with blogging, how disciplined it makes me (okay maybe that one is kind of a love/hate thing) and the many wonderful people I've met (and have yet to meet)!
Name your top three favorite blogs.
My top three favorite blogs?!?! Chloe! These questions are really hard! My most favorite blogger ever is Naomi from Rockstar Diaries. She seems like a truly wonderful and loving person. She's a talented woman (dancer, blogger, mom, loving wife, crafter and photographer--just to name a few) and dresses in a fun, chic and modest way. Another blogger I admire is Gentri from Gentri Lee. She is an incredibly busy woman and blogger but does the best job of connecting with other bloggers. She has well over 1000 followers and maintains great relationships with them all (plus scouts out new blogs to follow all the time and hangs out with bloggers in real life). My third favorite blog/blogger would have to be Shell from Kitty+Buck. She's still a little new to blogging but has developed a huge following already! And that's not even what I love about her! She's completely genuine and self made. She's wonderful at documenting all of the fun trips she takes and has the best style ever.
What do you do to keep yourself inspired?
 I'm kind of inspired by everything. The best way to stay inspired for me is to keep my self-confidence up and not compare myself to others. It's a fine line! I want to be inspired by others and create beautiful things that are motivated by their works, but I can easily succumb to self-doubt and being envious of others' beautiful designs. Something I often do is take a look at where I've come from. The best motivator for me is to compare myself to myself. 
What blog design that you have done is your favorite (so far)?
I think my most favorite design is one that I'm currently working on! It should go live in a couple of weeks!! Who knows!? The winner of the giveaway might end up being my most favorite!?


What are your goals for this summer?
My goal this summer is to save up a million dollars. Fa reaaal! I need a new camera and a desperate trip to the mountains! Maybe a new tattoo, too : )



Melanie designed one of my favorite blogs, Grace and Viola. You can see more of Melanie's work on her blog design page.

One lucky reader will win a blog makeover! This includes (but is not limited to) layout, header, welcome image, navigation bar, sidebar buttons and grab buttons.





Please leave a separate comment for each entry and an email address so I can contact you if you win!
  1.  Follow Lazy Explorers via GFC or BlogLovin
  2. Follow My Billie via GFC
  3. Tweet this: "@lazyexplorers is having a blog makeover giveaway with @melanieannelea http://bit.ly/L4nLfD"
  4. Follow Lazy Explorers on Twitter
  5. Follow Melanie Lea on Twitter
Good luck to everyone who enters! I cannot wait to see the end result of the makeover!
Xo Chloe.

26 colorful thought(s):

Sierra said...

YES! I WANT TO WIN THIS SO BAD! Whew, sorry for the freak out. Already following Lazy Explorers :)

http://viennawaitsblog.blogspot.com/

Sierra said...

And already following My Billie. She's my favorite.

http://viennawaitsblog.blogspot.com/

Sierra said...

Aaaannd I already follow Mel on Twitter.

http://viennawaitsblog.blogspot.com/

Jenni said...

Oooh, I would love this. I've followed you both on GFC and on Twitter (Username is Stateoffluxxxx)! Also tweeted about the giveaway! :) <3
x

Sara said...

I'd love to win this! I'm a follower on GFC!

Jenni said...

Thanks for letting me know I have to comment more for more entries, silly me! haha
2nd!

Jenni said...

And 3rd, here's the link to the twitter post for it;
https://twitter.com/stateoffluxxxx/status/215491689589116928

Jenni said...

Follow you on twitter (Stateoffluxxxx!)

Jenni said...

anddd finally follow Melanie on twitter (stateoffluxxxx)
x!

Nerd Burger said...

Ok. I have been following Lazy explorers for a little while now.YAY

Nerd Burger said...

Don't use google friend connect, so i followed Melanie on bloglovin. Can't wait to read her blog all the way back to the beginning.

Nerd Burger said...

Had a good old Tweet about the excitement of the comp:
https://twitter.com/Nerdburgerj

Nerd Burger said...

Following Melanie on Twitter :)

Nerd Burger said...

And now lazy explorers on twitter. Thanks. That was fun.

posidanielle said...

Following your blog! I can't wait to read more!

posidanielle said...

I follow My Billie.

posidanielle said...

Tweeted it!
https://twitter.com/posidanielle/status/215620994545627137

posidanielle said...

following you on twitter. @posidanielle

posidanielle said...

following my billie on twitter. @posidanielle

Christine@Mavy May Designs said...

I follow My Billie GFC

Christine@Mavy May Designs said...

Follow you via GFC

jorjiapeach said...

hiiiii. what a fun little interview.

ps. this is my "i already follow you" comment. :]

jorjiapeach said...

thanks for introducing us to a cool gal. her blog is pretty fantastic. ok, now here's the awkward "i'm following her blog now" comment in hopes that i'll win a blog makeover!

Pony Chops said...

I'm already following you anyway :) <3 ponychopsshop@gmail.com

Pony Chops said...

followed billie via gfc too :) ponychopsshop@gmail.com

Pony Chops said...

followed you both on twitter and tweeted it ponychopsshop@gmail.com