Spring Cleaning and a Big Giveaway!

Things have been interesting lately, to say the least. First off, I'm going to be making some significant changes around here-- both to the content and design of Linz Loves You. The ole' girl needs a makeover, and I'm going to be posting more design, branding, and "what I've learned" business posts. I'll hopefully still have fun posts like the "Love This, Live That" series and of course, I'll be throwing in Linz Loves... posts when I find things that you've got to see. But all in all, the tides are changing in a pretty exciting direction there.

Speaking of design, I've been looking for part-time, temp, or internship (or possibly full time) design gigs at agencies and awesome companies around the LA area. Since I've never worked at an agency or under a senior designer/creative director, it feels like a good move to learn a lot and have that experience under my belt. And an excuse to get a work wardrobe that fits!

Annnnd speaking of things that fit...I've been working out a lot the last 10 days -- 7 out of the last 10 days, to be exact-- and trying to maintain my 30lb weight loss while also toning and getting in shape and establishing a workout routine. Still not enjoying the whole gym thing, but holding out hope that maybe I'll learn to love it. Any tips on that (or commiseration) would be more than welcome!

Now, to kick off spring, celebrate some of the small successes that have been going on lately, and really, just because it's AWESOME, I'm doing a huge giveaway with a great group of bloggers....

Click and Carry Giveaway via Linz Loves You We're giving away two big prizes: a $500 gift card to B&H Photo, Video & Pro Audio and a $250 gift card to Kelly Moore Bags! Need a digital camera? A new lens? B&H has you covered. Already have a camera or just want a sexy new bag (that I've been lusting over)? Kelly Moore has drool-worthy options. Oh, and the giveaway is super simple- all you have to do is go through the rafflecopter instructions below and you're SET. How's that for a pick-me-up and a great way to start off spring on a good foot? Contest begins today, April 15 and ends at 12:00 AM on April 23, 2013...so get on it!

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The fine print: // Giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.  Void where prohibited. // All entries are optional with the exception of providing an email address so that we may contact you if you were to win.  We will never sell, distribute, or spam your email.   // Two winners will be chosen by Rafflecopter (powered by Random.org). The first winner chosen will have the option of choosing between a $500 gift card to B&H Photo, Video & Pro Audio or a $250 gift card to Kelly Moore Bags. The second prize winner will be awarded the item that was not chosen by the first prize winner. Gift cards are not transferable and cannot be exchanged for a cash prize. // This is a non-sponsored post. Prizes were purchased by a group of participating bloggers.  B&H Photo, Video & Pro Audio and Kelly Moore Bags are not affiliated with this giveaway. // This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to the owner of this Facebook page and not to Facebook. // This promotion is powered by Rafflecopter. Metric Feat LLC (“Rafflecopter”) does not sponsor, administer, or endorse this promotion. Participants must read and agree to Rafflecopter’s Privacy Policy before entering and participating in this promotion. // Awesome graphic by the talented Lindsay Goldner at LLYDesigns. --> that's me!