The mastermind behind my adorably fun new makeover is Lillian-Juda from Mini Beach Bird Designs.
If you've researched blog designers, I'm sure you're aware how expensive they can be. Who has $200+ to spend on a new layout in this economy? Well, at Mini Beach Bird Designs, you can give your blog the look you want at a price you can afford. With packages starting at just $12.50 (yes, you just read that right...twelve dollars and fifty cents!), anyone can scrape the bottom of their purse for the change to make a change. It's so cheap, it's almost like stealing!
I had been longing to revitalize my blog but was scared to take the leap. Lillian really calmed my fears and listened to my concerns. There were some blog elements that were important to me and I didn't want my blog to become unrecognizable. She managed to modernize Goodie Goodie Gumdrops while still maintaining the feel, tone and integrity. I love that all of her work is custom so you get a unique look. No worries about someone having the same exact design!
I will be the first to admit that I'm not exactly the easiest person to work with. I put my blood, sweat and tears into this blog so I am very particular about how it is presented. Lillian not only delivered exactly what I wanted (which is sometimes hard to convey) on the first try but she happily put up with my constant little changes. She was almost always available. No matter when I was online, it seemed that she would respond within minutes. She also held my hand through the nail-biting transition, walking me through each step.
I couldn't be happier with my new facelift. If you are searching for affordable blog design services, I would highly recommend stopping by The Mini Beach Bird Designs to see all that Lillian has to offer. It was a real pleasure working with her.
And boy do I have the giveaway for you!
WIN IT: Lillian has oh so generously agreed to giveaway a blog makeover package to one lucky reader! This lucky duck will receive the Package I treatment, which includes a two-column layout, custom background and header image, matching button and signature and text formatting! (Sorry, this is for Blogger blogs only.) The winner will also receive their choice of upgrade to three-column layout or custom sidebar graphics! WOWZA!
MAIN COURSE (MANDATORY ENTRY): Become a public follower of The Mini Beach Bird Designs blog and leave me a comment with your username. Remember to please leave your email address in your comment if it isn't visible on your profile to prevent disqualification!
SUGAR ON TOP (BONUS ENTRIES): To maximize your chances of winning, you may do any or all of the following. Be sure to complete the above mandatory entry or your bonus entries will not count!
1.) Follow my blog and/or subscribe via reader or email. Comment telling me which method you chose. If you already follow or subscribe, that counts! (1 entry each)
2.) Follow and/or subscribe to Lillian's personal blog, The Mini Beach Bird. Comment with your username and/or email address. (1 entry each)
3.) Follow me and Lillian-Juda on Twitter and tweet about this contest. You can do this daily! You may use the following tweet or come up with one of your own:
Happy Bday Goodie Goodie Gumdrops! #Win a complete blog makeover package from @judaleonard and @kris10chumley! ENDS 8/1 http://bit.ly/94dcPV
Just leave me a comment with your tweet link. (1 entry per day max)
4.) Add my NEW button to your site and comment with a link where I can find it. (1 entry)
5.) Add my Bloggy Birthday Blowout event button to your site and comment with a link where I can find it. (1 entry)
Don't forget if you add my event button by 7/5 and comment back on this post with the link, you can gain 10 extra giveaway entries! When you want to use one of these entries, simply leave a comment saying "Early Bird Button Entry #" or something similar.
6.) Add the Mini Beach Bird and/or Mini Beach Bird Designs button to your site and comment with a link to where I can find it. (1 entry each)
7.) NEW: "Like" Goodie Goodie Gumdrops on Facebook! (1 entry)
8.) Follow The Mini Beach Bird on Networked Blogs. (1 entry)
Giveaway will end on August 1, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. Open worldwide. Winner will be chosen via Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to congratulatory email or prize will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen.
Disclaimer: I received a blog makeover at no charge from Lillian from Mini Beach Bird Designs. I was in no other way compensated for this post. The thoughts and opinions expressed are purely mine. Your experience may differ.