Vlog: Thank You To Tampons, Houseflies, Forever 21, and Pinterest

By | September 6, 2012
Mama's Losin' It

I want you all to know I’m taking a HUGE leap in blogging. No, I’m not moving. Not yet at least.

As you all know, I love to participate in the Writer’s Workshop over at Mama’s Losin’ It every Thursday. I look forward to her prompts every week, and when I sometimes fail to participate I am so bummed. I love reading new blogs and discovering all the different ways bloggers will interpret a prompt. So fun.

This week, she–THE Mama Kat,  gave the option to vlog. Have you ever seen Jimmy Fallon read his thank you notes? He is hilarious, and while I am not trying to replicate his style or voice, my video is one hundred percent inspired by his thank you note feature.

I felt really weird sitting in front of a camera. This is my first time ever trying such a thing. I hope you guys like it, but if you do not, please let me down gently. After all, this is me. And this is how I talk. And these are my thoughts. The only difference between my real voice and my writing voice is the absence of my trusty thesaurus. And the delete button.

Also, I suck at technology so there was no editing except for the snazzy title I inserted. Ok, enough talk. Now I’m gonna really talk.

Who would you like to thank?

32 thoughts on “Vlog: Thank You To Tampons, Houseflies, Forever 21, and Pinterest

  1. hilljean

    Oh thanks! Yah, sometimes I get really overwhelmed with pinterest. I have used it for party planning and even sometimes pin my own projects, but it’s also a little de-motivating to see all the wonderful things that I don’t have the money or energy to make. Haha. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. hilljean

    Congrats on your first vlog! I have been stuck on Pinterest with all of the great food ideas and recipes. And I can relate to the whole-finding-nothing-in-the-store when you really need to find something. Happens to me all the time!

  3. hilljean

    Kat, you are the queen of vlogging, so I take this as quite the compliment ????

  4. hilljean

    Thanks! It was fun once I got over feeling awkward ???? Have you ever done one?

  5. hilljean

    Stopping by via SITS, love the vlog, so funny, love the thank you tampons! Maybe one day I’ll get the nerve to do a vlog of my own!

  6. hilljean

    Thanks, Hillary! Glad you enjoyed it ???? Also, I love addressing another Hillary. Always makes me smile ????

  7. hilljean

    Well…I guess that’s true. Do they all start with, “so I saw this thing on Pinterest…”?

  8. hilljean

    Thank you! Yes, Pinterest totally applies to my pregnancies as well. Oh well. I guess our kids will have killer weddings, huh?

  9. hilljean

    All right, that’s it! I’ve had this issue where I can’t view videos on blogs for a few weeks, and I’ve been too lazy to try to figure it out. But this not seeing your vlog is got ot go! I’ll be back after I troubleshoot!

  10. hilljean

    NEVER have seen this by Jimmy Fallon. LOVED it. Thanks for turning me on to something new. Now I will watch your vlog. and there will never be anything bad I’ll say about anyone attempting a vlog. It’s putting yourself out there and that takes guts.

  11. hilljean

    ooh, well done you on your first vlog!!! I am so with you on the Pinterest thing. Think of not only my wedding but my baby room, oh, and the birthday parties I COULD have given my kids all those years.

  12. hilljean

    I just stick with Forever 21 for their accessories. They are a very frustrating place to shop at but somehow I still use them.
    I really hope I didn’t get 20 pounds added to me! Yikes! I didn’t think of it….I’m gonna have to watch this again and see. Thank you for stopping by!

  13. hilljean

    Oh dear! Well, you can see it on youtube. I don’t know why it’s doing that, but I’ve heard a few people had that problem. I’ll link up my youtube channel. Do you vlog?

  14. hilljean

    for some reason it would not let me log in so here is my info…
    Dawn aka BusyMom at Dawneing.blogspot.com

  15. hilljean

    This literally cracked me up!!! HAHHA the Pinterest and Chick-fil-A , growling tummy hahaha so very true!!!!

  16. hilljean

    I should have thanked my flies too lol. You’re too cute. Visiting from Mama Kats.

  17. hilljean

    Stopping in from Mama Kat’s…
    Congrats on your VLOG! It turned out really well… I am too shy to try it… and then there is the 10 pound factor… which probably actually means 20… and I certainly cannot afford to look 20 pounds heavier than I really am… so I wrote my thank you notes… I forgot about Forever 21… I am pretty sure that name is a code for color-blind bulimic girls and their too-old-to-wear-those-clothes mothers… even my 5 ft nothing -15 year old soccer-playing, lacrosse-playing, indoor-track running daughter has trouble finding clothes that are the right size and age appropriate for public places there!
    Again, Kudos to you on a job well done!

  18. hilljean

    Thanks so much! The intro was just a little feature on my Mac iMovie. I have so much to learn!

  19. hilljean

    HEY! at the very least, your wedding didn’t look like a thousand others… I’ve seen four or five weddings now and they looked identical!

  20. hilljean

    Amber, you know what’s so weird, I totally thought of you when I was typing that. Maybe cause I could see that happening to you too. Bahahah! Glad we both have dark humor ???? Love you too!

  21. hilljean

    Best line: “My favorite is when I am in a living room and someone has just died.” I dont know why this line is so funny to me but I can stop laughing!! I have a mental picture of you and your growling stomach on a couch, next to a dead person, apologizing for your awkwardly loud stomach. Again, not sure why this is so freakin’ funny to me…my humor is in a dark place right now…LOVE YA!

  22. hilljean

    Do it! And thanks for stopping by ???? SITS always sends the best people my way ????

  23. hilljean

    Freaking awesome thank you notes! I am going to have to join you on the whole Pinterest thing. I need to thank it for coming out 5 years AFTER my last baby so that I couldn’t use all the cute ideas to announce a pregnancy. I did have triplets after all… I see a ton of cool ways to announce that and I didn’t get to use any of them.

  24. hilljean

    Do you crave Chic Fil A on sunday? I’ve talked to many people that share the same weird craving!

  25. robyn

    Ohmuhlawd, you are the most adorable EVER! Loved the vlog – you did a great job!

  26. hilljean

    Awesome job on your first Vlog! I Vlogged a few times but yesterday was the first time I used Youtube….must figure out how to do the fancy little intro you had! And YES on the Pinterest thing!


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