Thursday, May 29, 2008

HGTV and my home Shoot!

The entry piece they want to re-create
The day of the shoot..lights, camera, action... OMG!
Another entry shot....
They also wanted the fireplace...I love my hubby for building this for me and finishing it in very short notice due to the show! (phew)
The fireplace/family room shot!



Hey Lisa,We’re still on for the 14th! We’ll shoot from roughly 11am till about 5 or 6pm (including setup time). Our day will consist of some setup shots, the interview, and our live video conference, with the RMS couple and Angelo. As far as the questions for the interview, they should be no surprise, they’ll be focused on the piece in the entryway. We were also hoping to incorporate a few bites about the mantle over the fireplace. After seeing it on the video, we wanted to incorporate it as we’re building our mantle as well. I know that your project isn’t quite finished yet. Lastly I wanted to see if your husband was available for the shoot as well. I know it’s coming up quick! (That’s our production schedule for you!). I’ll shoot you over the questions by the end of the week.Best,xxxxxx



I have hesitated to say anything for several reasons but honestly think it's time to share one of the most awesome experiences of my LIFE!!

This has been one of the most scary, exciting, times of my life and I did not want to lose the opportunity so I went for it and threw caution to the wind, and faced fear HEAD ON!......It was TOTALLY worth it! I have no clue what we will look like or how we acted on the taping I was afraid to look and see myself looking stupid so I have no idea what they will keep and what they won't! (Yikes) The best part of all of this was receiving the email the day of my anniversary (April 21st) and how fitting that my husband read it first and then said "honey I have a present I think you will really like come and see it" He's so silly! But he sure took me off guard with that...I read the first email a thousand times thinking "is this for real" are you serious? my home? My first instinct was "no way" this is national TV..then my husband said "honey we have always worked really hard decorating our home why not be proud of OUR work and have it seen? He really is my "hero" and my rock! Hope you all enjoy the show and I hope we all tune in together and support one another! The producer asked that I not show his picture so this is the only one I could show, I respect his privacy and his wishes.....but want to thank him sincerely for making us feel so comfortable and making this so much easier than we ever anticipated!


Cheers~~~French and Kilt (aka Lisa and Gordon)

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Frenchfry, we all anxiously await the upcoming show. I have no doubt that it will be superb and I can't wait to see you and Gordon visiting me in my home. (via the TV unless you want to come for dinner that night). Carol

twintoo10292 said...

WOW Lisa, I had no idea. CONGRATULATIONS to both you and your husband for a job well done. I'm wondering if they over looked the pictures of your friends home because you two girls did an awesome job there as well. Let us know when it will be on so we don't miss your close up!! Twin

Ladydeembee said...

French!!! I am so excited for both you and Gordon! I will be tuned in for sure. Hugs! Donna

Anonymous said...

My lil' "French Fry"~~~ This has all been SOOOO very exciting, especially for those of us who are ALREADY your friends and admirers! I often stop lately (right in the middle of what I'm doing!), and just think about it ~ you re so deserving!!! CAN'T WAIT to watch you and your Gordo on film, showing and sharing your spaces ~~~ Gosh, we're all just soooo proud of you"!!!
Many congratulatory hugs to you both (and the children), with warmest of wishes for a FUN, EXCITING. ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME EXPERINCE! "Mom..."/Linda

Gollum said...

Good morning, French. I am so happy that your talent is being showcased. Bravo to you and your husband! You were right: the music is perfect, along with your previous blog entry. ((hugs))

Kathy said...

Hi French,
Congratulations!. I am not surprised HGTV chose your home it is beautiful, how exciting, very best wishes, I hope I am back in time to see the show. Kathy (isch).

Anonymous said...

Oh goodness, you so deserve this, your home looks great! I get so excited when people who are kind and work hard get rewarded!


Tiffany
"caniquitmyjobanddecorate"

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Lisa, i did not know about this, It's so awesome. I can't wait to see the show. You have such a beautiful home. Hugs, Terrie

Picket said...

Oh Frenchie...my heart is busting at the seams with joy for you! What a beautiful honor given to one that so rightfully deserves to be recognized....oh girl...that ia just fantastic...I remember the early days when we use to talk and you shared your dreams fo going to designer school and now look at you a year later! You follow those dreams and it brought all of that beauty and talent that you carried so deep inside of you to the surface...ohhh girl..you will go far and when you come decorate for this ol country girl..you will give the 'family' discount ...right? lol I couldn't be more prouder of you if you were my own daughter....may this door be the first of many that will open in your life sis!

beddow said...

Congratulations! How exciting too, your home is lovely.

Penny said...

And now just how cool is this? You are very desrving! So tell me, is Angelo as nice in person as he is on screen? He is so darn cute, and I just love his personality. I would take him for a brother (since I'm already married) in a heartbeat! Penny

Chari said...

Hi Lisa! OMG!!!...I am sitting here in total amazement! Number one: I didn't realize that you had a blog till today...and I'm already thoroughly enjoying it!!! Number two: I had no idea that HGTV had chosen your home for their new program! Congratulations to both you and your honey!!! I'm so very excited for you and will be anxiously awaiting for it to air!!! I'm not shocked however, to find that your fabulous home was selected...I have been an admirer for some time of your style and talents!!! Number three: Just finding out that you are actually doing design classes on your blog...please count me in!!! Actually, I haven't gotten so far as to check them out yet but that's where I'm heading after writing this! Yeeehaawwww...I feel like I hit the jackpot today!!! Thank you, Frenchie!!! Warmest wishes...Chari (aka Happytodesign)

Buffie said...

How exciting!!! Oh I'm so happy for you guys! I saw "winterpark" on the last episode... it's so cool to see someone who's home you've seen on RMS. Yours surely derseves to be on the show, I love your home! Buffie

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