Tumblr fans, Etsy fans and even just "I've seen your stickers everywhere!" fans!
Our Tumblr Family
I met quite a few of our fans from Tumblr. I didn't even realize how many fans of our stickers there were there. And you're all amazing individuals! And apparently most of you live in California, too. We had a serious blast hearing about your pets, about where you're sticking your stickers, and who you're telling. If you mention us on Tumblr with your stickers on tubs, tanks, laptops or WHEREVER, we'll always reblog it! Thank you! THANK YOU a hundred times over!
This last week or so we have grown a lot in Tumblr followers, too. And so we'll be doing a special Tumblr giveaway for our followers some time next month. So keep an eye out for that. :)
Excitement at Our Table
It was very awesome to meet several of you--and also to see so many of our buddies who live in California that we rarely get to see or that we have never met before hand. We met several folks! It was nice to be able to do that. We rarely make it south of the Oregon border, so it was a whole different group of people to meet. Lots of hugs and handshakes and squealing occured in Redding. The show was a pretty big success, especially being a show in it's first year! We'll definitely be back next year.
This show we sold the most amount of items than we ever have! I'm sure part of that is because we have so many more to offer, and also because we've got more products compared to our last show. It was so great hearing people who don't even follow us say that they've seen our stickers everywhere. We also got some really great ideas from all of you! Thank you for your requests on species, morphs and also for new products you'd like to see! Your requests and stories are a big part of our company!
Fun With Other Vendors
We also got to meet Marcy from MS2 Feeders (GREAT feeder chow!) and Marcia from Golden Gate Geckos. I love them both! I was honestly a little nervous to meet Marcia because... well.. she's the leopard gecko queen. She's been in it for years! Come to find out she's pretty awesome in person, too!
What We Brought Home!
Are you ready for this? ......................
We didn't bring home any animals.
Soak that in for a minute......
Okay. Good. Now that we have that all out..... What we did bring home, though were some feeders, manzanita branches for our geckos, and this beautiful piece of artwork. Marcia had these at her table and I just could not go home without it. We're going to do a blog post just on this piece once it's framed, matted and hung up in our home. The story behind it is absolutely beautiful. To have such a gorgeous piece (by story and by work) is an absolute honor. Plus, it looks a lot like our Tiger Lily.
Thank you ALL for coming out to the show! And thanks for reading our Expo blogs!
Rachel is the owner of HGSS and Geckos on the Beach. She has a big love for all things reptile and amphibian.