The family who received the makeover could not have been any sweeter or more gracious. The hilarious crew kept me in stitches all day! Everyone was so incredibly nice! Every now and then I catch myself remembering a "moment" from last week and laugh out loud. Actually, I believe there was a scene where I could not stop laughing. I mean crying laughing. Kid in church who can't stop laughing, laughing. Not breathing. Get the picture? When the director yelled, "Cut!" I felt like a kid in time out. Oh no, they're going to ask me leave. The crew was so patient. There were also times when they would say, "That was good, but next time let's try this". In other words, that really sucked - let's do it over. I'm okay with that though because I learned so much about myself, and really stretched professionally and personally. Oh, and I think my southern accent might have thrown them.
Early days, late nights, and severe lack of sleep required proper caffeination. Girl's gotta survive. At this point my nails are chipped and my skin is beginning to look like a lizard ;).
Hair and make-up was done first thing each morning. My make-up artist was lovely and whimsical and I just loved her. She really was a ray of sunshine and shared a few trade secrets with me.
There was so much to do and so little time to do it. Filming took a long time because the lighting first had to be right and then the cast had to get it right, and well then you have someone who might laugh uncontrollably - wonder who that could be? I could not have done everything without the help of the awesome (and I don't use that word often) PA's, the home owners, and the crew. Everybody pitched in and made it happen. Thankfully this project didn't require paint (other than touch up) or structural work like some of the other shows in the series. Everyone said this was the easiest show ever but they weren't inside my head.
Probably the best part of the whole trip was that I was able to meet Courtney from the blog A Thoughtful Place and chat it up most evenings. This was such an intense, fun, stressful, amazing, tiring, and rewarding experience. I'm so glad to have someone who can truly relate. After getting to know this amazing woman, I'm certain we were meant to be put there together.
This yummy treat was waiting for me in my hotel room the last night. I think Mr. knew that I needed a little pampering.
Sorry I didn't share more pictures of the actual project. Wouldn't want to spoil all the fun surprises now would I? The series should air mid December. At which time I will