Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Instant Satisfaction

Happy Tuesday readers.  

This is normally the part where I apologize for not having posting in several weeks and explain how busy life is with an infant, a full time job, and plate full of summertime activities.  However, whenever I've previously made such proclamations I always wish I hadn't, because after I hit publish I realize that no one really had noticed my absence.

So, I am NOT going to be giving any such explanations in this here post.  I'll just reiterate that I'm still here, but just keeping my priorities in order.

With that being said, I wanted to let you know that I signed on for a fun project/contest sponsored by my friends at LifeofDad, and Starbucks.  The idea was to create a short Instagram, or Vine video highlighting a fun and humorous moment when Starbucks Instant Coffee product Via would come in  handy.

I signed on pretty quickly, since I am a huge fan of Starbucks (Mermaid Spotting is still one of my all time  most commented on posts) and also a drinker of Via, which I love to take on our annual "Camping" trip.

My First Attempt was a Vine video, which you can see here.  But, I had trouble embedding it into the blog post - so last night I decided to make an Instagram version instead which is my Official Entry in the contest (you can see all the entries at the LifeofDad link above).

Honestly, it was my first attempt at an Instagram video, so don't expect me to be posting about winning the top prize anytime soon, but it was a lot of fun to make off the cuff.   One can only imagine what I could have done, "if I only had the time....."

Here it is.  Let me know what you think, unless it's a negative thought.  Then you can fudge the truth.

In accordance with FTC regulations, I will disclose that I was compensated, and provided with product in exchange for my entry into this contest.  However, what I mentioned above about loving Starbucks, not influenced at all by this.  I mean, come on, it's Starbucks!


daniel said...

first off - SWEET MUG!!

I totally understand using the hot water from the bottle warmer for coffee. we do some weird things with an infant in the house. Just sayin'

James (SeattleDad) said...

@daniel - Thanks. I 'Borrowed' the mug from Lukas. It's his favorite. And, yeah, a lot of weird things happen around here these days.

tommy riles said...

haha...great job, James...thanks so much!