It's no secret that I've been super busy with the flip house, studying for my real estate license and, most importantly, being a wife and mom, but did you know that in all of the chaos I managed to shoot my first ever TV segment? Oh yeah... the chick who doesn't do YouTube tutorials/videos because of that little bit of shyness still inside, hopped on television for a segment. Sounds about right for me, huh?
The scoop: I had a PR firm reach out to me about doing a lifestyle segment for Time Warner Cable. Amazingly, I instantly said "yes" - there wasn't even a second thought. Initially the shoot was to take place in 4 short days, but it was pushed back a week - which was a blessing because I had to head out to the flip house for 5 or 6 days. When I got back I started going over the talking points, practiced and, of course, shopped! Hey... any excuse to buy a new outfit, right? :-)
The shoot was done at the home of Anne Hudson - a local tv and radio personality. Anne opened the door and hugged me immediately. Needless to say, any trepidation I felt was gone in an instant. Anne and I went over a few things, put together a plan and then it was time for the shoot. Check it out here! Note: I was not paid or compensated to shoot the video or share the info in this post.
My friends and fam who have seen it have already hit me up for info on the items in the segment. That toaster and throw blanket have been the hot topic!! For those who may also want the details....
Toaster: 2 slice toaster from SMEG. www.smegusa.com
Throw: Coyuchi Chenille Chunky Weave Throw in Guava. www.coyuchi.com.
Dinnerware: Fitz and Floyd Toulouse 4 pc place setting in green. www.fitzandfloyd.com.
You may have noticed a couple of items we didn't get to talk to. The cute gold bowl is from Ten Thousand Villages (The Hospitality Capiz Bowl in Gold). I call this the "feel good" purchase because the company, Ten Thousand Villages, is a non-profit organization and works with artisans in over 38 countries to sell hand-made, fair trade goods. And if that wasn't enough, all sales made on the items go back to the artisans to provide employment in underemployed areas, as well as other valuable resources such as healthcare, education and transportation. So not only are you getting something beautiful, but you are giving back to the artisans. AMAZING!
The towels you saw are from Wamsutta and were crazy soft! I'm kind of a towel snob, but these are so plush AND you can find them at Bed, Bath and Beyond (for those of you who like the instant gratification purchases).
So that's it in a nutshell. I took the leap and hopped right on to television. If I'm being honest, it was a blast! I would love to do it again and Anne was such a joy to work with! Who knows... maybe I will have more of these to share in the future. :-)