Thursday, April 25, 2013

Things Got Cray Cray Over On Instagram

Serious. And yes I said cray cray. 

Three days ago I posted this little ol' photo:

I have a new product in the works right now that will be revealed next week, but I was on the hunt for some little wee ones to test them out before they go up in the shop. Here were my 'rules':

Thinking, okay, maybe I'll get 50 inquiries. That would be awesome and easy enough for me to go through, verify, and choose three lucky kiddos. Wrong.

I had 50 within ten minutes!!! You guys; by the time tomorrow happened, I had gained over 300 new followers and had about 200+ comments on the photo plus over 250+ photos that were hash tagged for me to go through. It was all becoming very overwhelming. But still manageable. Until sh*t hit the fan.

People were tagging me in like dozens of their photos of their kids, leaving me comments in places they shouldn't, hash tagging incorrectly... it was cray cray. In less than 24 hours I had to close the call for product testers because I had over 500 inquiries! I am only one person!!

But, even after I had closed it, I had even more people reposting, tagging, hash tagging, gettin' cray cray that I tried really hard to explain the rules and that it was over. And still it just kept coming. So finally I decided yesterday to choose all three 'winners' before May 1st in hopes that it would stop. It didn't for a few hours, but Instagram is now calm.

As frustrating as it was to have dozens upon dozens, maybe half a hundred, unnecessary photos to go through and the confusion of it all, I am so totally excited! 

So really, thank you all who participated, I am so overwhelmed with love for the support that everyone is showing me! It is truly amazing to know that so many people want to be involved in this process; I am blessed! 

So, what is this product I've been working on? Well, you'll just have to wait and see! But I can tell you that feathers, stamps, and vibrant colors are involved and little ones will be testing it out. I'll have one ready to reveal next week on Oliver and with the reveal a GIVEAWAY. So be sure to look for that.
Thank you all again from the bottom of my heart! And congratulations to the three winners!!! I can't wait to send you the product and see your little bambinos in them! 


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  1. Hi! I'm Anna D but I don't have an email. Is it a different Anna D? My email is Thanks, and sorry if its the wrong Anna haha!! X

  2. Thank you so much for picking my sweet boy as the 1st winner. We are SO excited and can't wait to see what you send. :)

  3. That is so funny~ So great to see such a huge response though. Gotta love social media ;)

    Jenn @ Squishy Cheeks & Cupcakes

  4. Yeah I noticed that!! I was seeing your photo reposted all over the place!!
    Can't wait to see what it is!!!


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