"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles."
Audrey Hepburn

Monday, January 3, 2011

Read all about it!

Happy belated New Years loves! I hope you all had fantastic evenings filled with sparkles, shine, bubbly and midnight kisses! Mine included 3 of the 4, but I'll just let you wonder which three :) I have been meaning to show you photos from my night, but I was having camera trouble all weekend. We should be back in business tomorrow, though!

On December 23rd I achieved one of the first goals I had set for this blog: to have 100 followers before Christmas. I could not have been more excited! It means so much to me that you wonderful ladies take time to stop by and read my random musings. I learn from each and every one of you and I always look forward to checking out your lovely posts. I have been promising a giveaway to thank all of my followers for awhile now and I always deliver on my promises! When trying to decide what would be good enough for you fabulous fashionistas, I took some of my own advice and turned to one of my Fashionable Giving posts and immediately spotted the perfect giveaway item! To thank all of my current (and any possible future) followers I will be giving one lucky lady a year subscription to Elle Magazine! I am always so inspired by the beautiful spreads that the magazine produces month in and month out, not to mention the top quality writing content that the incredible editors churn out. I would love to bestow this gift upon one of you dears.

The rules to enter are pretty simple, but please feel free to ask a question if you need any help entering!! You can leave a comment, or you can always email me at lwainman321@gmail.com. I hope you will all join in the fun before midnight (ET) January 8th! I will use random.org to pick a winner and announce the winner Sunday.
To enter:

1. You must be a follower of A La Mode et Plus either through Google Friend Connect or bloglovin' and don't forget to tell me how you are following.
2. Leave a comment on this post about whatever your heart desires!
3. Please leave your contact info (either blog address or email address) so I will know how to reach you if you win. 
4. Note: Unfortunately, this giveaway will only be open to my U.S followers. Sorry international readers, but I will make it up to you soon!!

For extra entries (separate comment for each please): 
1. Follow this blog on Google Friend Connect AND bloglovin'
2. Follow me on twitter (laurachanning)
3. Tweet about this giveaway, and please leave the url to your tweet
4. Post about this giveaway on your own blog
5. Share your best blogging tip!

Good luck chicas!! I can't wait to see who will win and stay tuned for several more giveaways to come!


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  1. That is amazing,sweetie...Congrats on over 100 followers:) Well done and wish you a lovely, fun and wonderful 2011:) Hugs and kisses,sweetie

  2. Congrats on 100 followers! May 2011 bring you hundreds more. :) Elle is my favorite, so I'm thrilled to enter this one!

    My contact info is on the "contact" page of my blog.

    xoxo Hannah

  3. I follow on Twitter!

  4. My best blogging tip: Enjoy it! Write about things you love, enjoy connecting with people you care about, and just have fun. If you're not having fun with your blog, others aren't going to, either.

  5. aww BRILLIANT GIVEAWAY but I just got one.

    Please check out my GIVEAWAY:

  6. Thank you so much for always visiting my blog :) makes me so happy!!! I am now a follower of yours!!


  7. Okay this is going to be a whole series of comments, so here goes!

    I follow you via google friend connect.

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  8. And bloglovin'

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  9. And I follow you on Twitter (I'm CourtneyMedea).

  10. And I just tweeted about the giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/CourtneyMedea

  11. And my best blogging tip is that I think blogging is all about being in a dialogue with people and sharing tips and pieces of ourselves so taking the time to visit people's blogs and really read what they are writing about and make insightful comments is really really important!

  12. And, for the last entry, I'm going to post this giveaway on my blog!

  13. Great giveaway... I would love to be entered! Thanks for visiting Inspired Design... I am now following you! xo

  14. Congrats on the 100 dear, and may your year be a blessed with many more! xo -Taj

  15. I'm new to your blog. I saw your comment on The Daybook. Just thought I'd bop on over and say hello!

    <3 Ashley

  16. Congrats on 100+ followers!!
    I follow via gfc.
    Hope 2011 is amazing!

    Chic on the Cheap

  17. Congrats on reaching your follower goal!! I thought I was following, but wasn't (insert red face here). Count me in though!! I just signed up via GFC!


  18. Oh I love drooling over Elle magazine and would LOVE to have a year's subscription! Your a doll ;)

    xo Lynzy

  19. Great giveaway--I love reading Elle! I follow you with Google Friend Connect, and my e-mail is shealennon@gmail.com Happy new year!

  20. congrats on 100+ followers!! :) what a super fun giveaway hun!! i am a follower!!


  21. Congrats on the followers.. Great blog you have..
    You gained a new one on bloglovin

  22. Ummm...hello. You do know that ELLE is my absolute favorite magazine on the planet, right? LOVE this Giveaway!

    I follow on Google Friend Connect!!


    Happy, Happy New Year, my love!! :)

  23. Happy New Year!! First, wanted to thank you again for the amazing guest post!

    Also, how awesome that you reached 100 followers! That is such a great feeling!! :)

    And I would love to enter this giveaway! This is probably one of the best ideas I've seen for a giveaway before!

    I already follow you,
    I'm leaving a comment,
    and my email address is: thehotspot23@hotmail.com
    which you already have! :)

    My fingers are crossed!

  24. Congrats on the followers! Such a great giveaway...really generous. :)SArahD

  25. I stopped by to thank you for the "follow" and let you know that I've returned the favor via bloglovin'! And what I surprise! Now I might get a year's worth of Glamour! Woo Hoo.

    Well, winner or not, I'm excited to follow your blog! {but I'd sure like to win too ;D}
    Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

  26. I'm also a new twitter follower.


  27. Happy New Year, Sweetie!

    Thanks for stopping by! :)



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