Within the past week I saw an increase in the amount of visitors to our site and our Facebook page. It started off as a sweet push from my husband to remind everyone that we are here and what I do with my downtime (aside from a full time job, wife, momma) and keeping this blog afloat. I felt full of love that he, one who never gets on Facebook, wanted to help us out. This little side blog of mine is starting to flourish and become more than I ever expected. It started off as a whim to cure my boredom and start a hobby that could be uniquely mine. I always enjoyed writing, secretly, and finally found a passion that I never knew existed. From what began as a random assortment of thoughts, pictures and my daily life turned into this well oiled machine that found its groove and kept on moving.
Overtime I wanted more for this little blog. I found my favorite daily reads from blogs and wanted ours to be just as special. But when you’re competing against a group of people all doing the same-ish thing with the same type of goal in mind, you don’t really stand out. As unique as I felt we were/are, it wasn’t enough. I wasn’t about to sell myself out and start advertising on our site and going by means of desperateness…this was never a money making venture in the beginning nor is it now. I just wanted people to read and relate to the content we put out. Along the way I found Julia who has not only become my blog-business partner but a great friend. We bonded over the same issues and issues that plagued our blogs and had the same passions of wanting to be unique and stand out. She’s been a huge supporter of my content and part of my success – without her weekly How She’d Wear It posts I don’t think I would have some of the viewers that I do. It’s crazy how when you are searching to stand out above the rest you can find someone that struggles just as much and you bond over it and then become each others cheerleaders.
Now to present day: my husband supporting the blog on his Facebook and our readership growing in the matter of a few days. It hit me – why not do a giveaway. As Julia put it, who doesn’t love free shit? This kind of goes back to the not being desperate idea but I felt that we were well on our way to something special. The more people understand my vision, my life and our content, the more they could relate and hopefully stick around for daily and weekly reads. So a giveaway was born and I took to Facebook to get it started. I was going for 100 Facebook Page Likes before we would start our giveaway. An added incentive to help grow our readership but make people happy in the process.
The response was overwhelming. In my mind I imagined it would take a few weeks to reach 100. In just 3 short days the goal was achieved. 3 days! We went from 58 likes to 100 in 3 days. I am overwhelmed with so many emotions – happiness, joy and love. 100 Likes may not seem like a large number but for me it’s a huge milestone. So this giveaway is well worth it!
Now for the good stuff that everyone’s been waiting for. The free stuff! The one thing that stood out to me was hair product. Half of this blogging duo deals with hair on a daily basis and it only seemed right to pull from his work life. I could pull from mine but then you all would be left with school desks and chairs – not as exciting. It’s been mentioned in our Must Haves post previously and quite possibly my products of the summer…
Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Oil Shampoo + Conditioner
We’re talking full size product, no travel sizes here
- select one or all of the options in the handy widget below. I would hope if you choose “leave a comment” you leave something other than “hey girl” but I’ll take it! Do all or one of the options below – but obviously the more you do the better chance you have a winning
- the giveaway period will close on Thursday September 11th at 11:59pm PST for all my west coast people. Then I will wake up bright and early (with the baby) on Friday September 12th and announce the winner on our Facebook page and here on the blog as well
- this giveaway is open to all readers and viewers – minus my husband. He’s the hair product supplier and doesn’t really need to win this giveaway
If you are lucky enough to win you’ll be contacted by me personally and will have one week from the day contact to email your shipping address to [email protected] If you don’t contact me within the week (7 calendar days to be exact) then I will have to move on to the next lucky winner.
Good luck and may the odds be forever in your favor…or your hairs favor!