Time to meet another one of our friends - @brooke_ash_04 !
Meet Brooke and her two kiddos, Carter, 3 years old, and Ella, 18 months. She tells me that she posts mostly pictures of Ella, because she will let her dress her in anything (yay!) and Carter is super picky when it comes to clothes! 3 is such a tough age, but hopefully he will grow out of his picky stage soon!
Her Instagram feed was started Carter was first born and she would just post random snapshots from her cell phone . When Ella was about 3 months old, she taught herself how to use a DSLR camera. Brooke admits she has a serious headband addiction, but that it led her to the rep world! @Averieandjane was Ella’s first rep position! From there, she was hooked. Brooke loves supporting small, handmade shops and loves the uniqueness of the clothing. She says that a lot of these clothes do not exist around Iowa, except for on the internet! She loves this community and all of the sweet moms she has met, making her experience on Instagram very valuable to her.
The one thing Brooke wishes to be different is to make it harder to steal baby's pictures without permission. There are definitely some bad people out there and learning about all the roleplay accounts has definitely creeped her out! Ummmm, yeah. We are with you! I wish Instagram would protect our littles better!
5 words to describe Brooke: Shy, friendly, energetic, organized, low-maintenance 5 words to describe Ella: Very shy, sassy, fearless, loving, stubborn 5 words to describe Carter: Smart, outgoing, loud, inquisitive, big-hearted
Don’t they sound like the best little bunch???? I had a few questions for Brooke…..
What are the top 3 feeds you follow:
@skinnymeg31 (awesome weightloss/lifestyle blogger), @melissawspence (her daughter is adorable and has amazing style!), and @cats_of_instagram (because I love cats!)
How about your top 3 shop feeds:
@averieandjane (first shop we repped for and one of the first shops we purchased from!), @heykidboutique (one of the first shops we found and bought from and we still consistently buy from. Her quality is amazing and better than any shop I have bought from, and she has always been so kind and easy to work with!) @mimi_makes (again one of the first shops we bought from and she has always been so awesome. She works well with other shops, and again, is a good source to find new, good shops to follow! She also has adorable little girls!)
What is the most treasured item you bought from an Instagram shops?
The most treasured item I bought from Instagram was Ella's crochet cat purse from @thetrendyturtle. I had been in love with that cat purse from the moment I first saw it! I love cats and we have a great cat of our own, so it was like that purse was meant to be Ella's! Both of my kids (yes, even Carter!) carry that purse all around! We even lost it at one point and I hurried and e-mailed Marci to buy another! We then happened to find it thanks to some awesome stranger for sitting it on a light pole in the park for us!