A month ago I participated in my very first Twitter party for the book launch of my friend (and former boss) Kelly Wels' book Changing Diapers: The Hip Mom's Guide to Modern Cloth Diapering - hosted by The Eco Chic.
I was very excited to support Kelly, she's truly an amazing person. Her book is also an awesome resource and time/frustration saver for parents/caregivers who are new to modern cloth diapering. When I noticed the grand prize for the party was an iPad 2 - I, like everyone else who entered, hoped I would win (but never imagined it would really happen). I tried to talk my hubby into buying one months ago - but he said absolutely not (especially when I had to disclose how much it would cost). HA!
For those who have never participated in a Twitter party - they are a lot of fun. Due to the overwhelming number of people participating - the tweets are non-stop and scrolling so quickly you hardly have enough time to finish reading one tweet. However, I was answering as many questions as I could (being the cloth diaper guru I was for almost 2 years). When the party came to a close - the first place winner was announced and finally - the grand prize - Mr. iPad 2!
I closed my eyes and repeated over and over again, "@serenamichelle...@serenamichelle...@serenamichelle," as I waited for the tweet. I opened my eyes and there was that beautiful tweet:
WINNER of the Grand Prize, Apple iPad2 GOES to the newbie... @serenamichelle !! CONGRATS! DM to confirm!!! #changingdiapers
I truly couldn't believe it! I was so wild with excitement my three kids all came to see what was wrong. It's been a month since that day and I can still feel the rush as if it were yesterday. I'm LOVING the iPad (as are the kids and hubby)! The only problem is now the kids, hubby, and I all want to use it - but there's only one. I have to hear Aaliyah whining on and on about, "It's not fair! I want an iPad too."
Now I have giveaway fever and I've been entering a LOT of giveaways (yes, a few more iPad giveaways too). I won an eBook the other day from Gypsy Mama Logs. This is the BEST time of year for giveaways too because of the holidays and Black Friday... so take a few moments and enter some giveaways - you might just win something fabulous!
PS. Kelly is having a Fluffy Days Sweepstakes and will be giving away another iPad 2!