Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Facelift and a Hillsworthy Giveaway

Hey yall, this little blog got a facelift!  (Nothing major, just a few nips and tucks.)  What do you think?  I'd been wanting to change things up, as my old blog was beginning to make me a feel a bit claustrophobic.  But being the computer idiot that I am, I avoided for months, afraid I'd cause my blog to disappear or blow up.  I finally got fed up enough yesterday and took the plunge.  Turns out a few nips and tucks aren't so painful after all.  I wanted something more open and airy, so hopefully this does the trick and makes my blog a better place to visit.

Anyway, I thought we'd celebrate my facelift with a little post-op giveaway!  Its nothing major, just a little something.  So, remember two weeks ago when I hinted at attending a celebutante's book signing in the Chicago area?  Well, apparently my hints weren't too difficult, because several of you smartypants guessed the starlet-turned-author.  Lo Bosworth!  I went days in advance to buy the book and pull a number, got all gussied up for signing, practiced the Kappa handshake to give to her (not kidding), and then wouldn't you know, she cancelled a few hours before the event.  She was feeling "under the weather."  Since she's my Kappa sister, I'll give her the benefit of the doubt, but to say I was bummed was an understatement.  The biggest reason I was so bummed wasn't because I couldn't meet her, it was because I had purchased an extra copy of the book for her to sign for one of my lovely blog readers!  Boo for good intentions not working out as planned.  But, since I still have the book, I thought I'd go ahead and give away a copy of The Lo Down, sans Lo's signature.

Lo Bosworth{all images via Hillsfreak}

For this giveway the rules are simple: you must be a follower, and you must leave a comment.  That's it, easy peasy.  As long as you're a follower via Google connect and you leave me a comment, you're entered.  If you want to check out more about the book or Lo, you can visit her website, and if you're a Hills/City/Laguna addict and don't know about the blog Hillsfreak, head over there pronto; its addicting!

The giveaway will close on Friday, February 18, 2011 at 11:59 pm, and I'll announce the winner later that weekend.  Happy almost-weekend pretties!

38 comments:

Pilar said...

i, too am a freaky follower of the hills! seriously, love the show. and the characters/people.

Amber's Notebook said...

great giveaway!! thanks for hosting! I heart LO! I wanted to see her when she came around here but couldn't make it, bummer.

Amber's Notebook

French Lover said...

Aww I love Lo !! What a great giveaway :)

Lindsay said...

What a fun giveaway!

I love the new blog look - simple and pretty!

Savy Girl said...

I'm sorry she cancelled! I've been a fan of the Hills forever too.

CMae said...

I'm a follower!! What a great giveaway! Lo is so adorable1

Adorably Distracted... said...

I'm a follower :)

Loved the hills and laguna!

Simone said...

I was/am a huge Hills fan. I saw Audrina once at O'Hare Airport and went up to her and said, "Excuse me, are you Audrina?" and then took a picture with her and my sister. Dorkalicious!

mrs.mfc said...

Ohh I would love to win her book! Fingers are crossed!!

Katers said...

I love The Hills myself and follow Lo's blog, her book looks fabulous and I've love to read! She is a great dresser and I enjoyed her sassy-ness on the show as well as her bond with LC--what a great show :)

Alexandria said...

I die. I. Love. Lo. And. The. Hills. Slash her website rules my world. I was anxiously awaiting buying her book, but if I can win it that'd be even betterrrrrrrrr!

Johns Wife said...

I love the Hill's and love that they're all branching out to writing books, etc! Love it!!!

Courtnee D
cgd.avon@yahoo.com

Alivia said...

I love your new look! Very clean and pretty. :)

J and A said...

I follow! Great giveaway! Thanks!

Just the Two of US said...

I am a follower of course!
Count me in please!


lovin the new look forsure!

Alyssa said...

I love Lo and The Hills was always my guilty pleasure!

alyssaoates@hotmail.com

Pigtails and Bowties said...

Bummer...I love her! What a fun giveaway :)

P.S. I did my own Happy Lately List again today and when I googled it for a picture, your blog was the first website AND picture...you've started something great ;) Haha

xoxo
Jess

Norma said...

awww brings back memories of our girls night :)

norma
norma-inthisworld.blogspot.com

MJ said...

Bummer that you didn't get to meet her... I was thinking of going to a signing out here in CA next week!

I'm a follower :) Love the new blog look!

PursuitOfLLT said...

I thought it was her! Bummer she didn't show up.

I'm a follower :)

katie@tulsadetails said...

How funny!!! Love the new look!

hen0219 said...

Lo was always my favorite character on Laguna and The Hills. I really think she should get her own show! :D

The Spencer Trio said...

OK, Allison, as a fellow KKG myself, I have to try to win! By the way, one of the girls in my pledge class met Lo several times, they work for the same company. I will message you her name sometime. :) Or maybe you already know. Hope all is well! KellyKennedySpencer@gmail.com Thanks!

emily said...

ah! wonderful giveaway. lo seems so...normal. for LA anyway! great giveaway!! =)

other-option said...

I follow - too bad you're plans got messed up!
- Danielle
other-option AT homtail DOT com

Brittany said...

I already am a follower and am excited to read this book. I like her blog/website thelodown.com

Whitney said...

What I love about Allison and Lo:

1. Both KKGs - my favorite panhellenic group, second only to my own.

2. Both totally stylish - I started rocking the pouf 'do back when Lo had it on Laguna.

3. Both super smart - though I have to say, I'm fairly confident Allison beats Lo in IQ points. it's really hard to tell if Lo is actually as intelligent as I think or if she just seems smart compared to, say, Audrina. But I think she's relatively bright.

Choose me! :) xoxo Whitney

The Conway's said...

I'd love to read this book on our trip to England next week.
Thanks for buying an extra copy :)

Beatriz said...

Great giveaway Allison! Lo is so classy. Love her.

More importantly, CONGRATS CONGRATS to you and Matt on his new job! So outrageously exciting. You must be so happy to have a place to call home (for real).

Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's day!

B.

Lisa said...

Great giveaway! I'm a follower :)

PaigeSix said...

I love your new look! It's fresh and clean!

sgrudzien said...

I follow...entering to win!

Miranda said...

New look looks fabulous! Count me in!

LaLa's Land said...

I would love to be able to win this giveaway! it's such a wonderful idea! With spring coming in and frost still lingering around this would be a wonderful book to bundle up with and read! I look forward to Friday! Crossing my fingers!! I hope you get to meet her though and share the Kappa love at some point. :) Have a lovely week!

Kayla

Loren said...

I follow your blog and would love a chance to be entered in this contest :)

Casey said...

LOVE Lo and LOVE a good book! Great giveaway, thanks!!
Casey
chonig2 at gmail dot com

Sarah said...

I'm a follower!

So excited about this giveaway! Lo was always one of my favorites - I wish she could get her own show!

Jenna U said...

LOVE your blog & Lo!

-jenna
http://professionallaughing.blogspot.com/