Honey We’re Home on Television

The other day I received a message from Sally MacDonald, a gorgeous local reporter in our town.  She hosts a segment on Fox 26 called “Sally’s Shabby Chic” that features home decor and DIY projects on Saturday mornings.  We ended up shooting two segments at my house that aired last weekend.

Although Sally and Raymond (the camera man) were absolutely wonderful to work with and helped me feel very comfortable, I still think I looked (and sounded like!) a dork on camera.  We only did one take per project and it’s so hard not to be critical of yourself.  I am proud of myself for just doing it though- I was beyond nervous.

You can click the links below to watch the segment- but be kind!

Paper Lined Tray

No Sew Bench Seat

Two of my Houston friends have also been featured on Sally’s Shabby Chic, Amanda Eck (Amanda Carol Interiors) and Cyndy (The Creativity Exchange).  They both did great and were also so sweet to email me after my segments with kind words, which I really appreciated.

Thank you Fox 26 Houston for the opportunity!

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Also, thank you for your support during the Pottery Barn Mystery Box Challenge.  Congratulations to all the bloggers who participated and to the winner, Shelley of How Does She?!

I’m off to meet up with Cassie, should definitely be a good day! 
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  1. August 21, 2012 / 11:24 am

    Congrats on the TV appearance! I think you look and sound great:) But I always hate seeing myself on camera too. My voice sounds like nails on a chalkboard to me! You look adorable!

  2. August 21, 2012 / 11:41 am

    You look very natural! Great job, even I could try this 🙂 I love the bench seat!

  3. August 21, 2012 / 11:55 am

    I think you did awesome! I hate seeing myself on camera or hearing my voice. You're a natural, and your arms look awesome!

    • August 21, 2012 / 1:51 pm

      Thank you- I've been working out a bunch lately- glad someone noticed! 🙂

  4. August 21, 2012 / 12:01 pm

    You did so good! (And, your nails looked really nice.) I would've been sweating bullets.

    Have fun today!

    • August 21, 2012 / 1:52 pm

      Ha! I made sure to get my nails Shellaced since Amanda told me they'd be doing close ups on my hands! Thanks Amanda!

  5. August 21, 2012 / 12:19 pm

    Great job! Love the tray idea, will be doing soon! Thanks!

  6. August 21, 2012 / 12:24 pm

    Hi Megan,
    I've been following your blog for some time, and just wanted to say thank you for sharing such wonderful content. Congratulations on your TV segment, and thanks for your inspiration.
    Regards,
    Lynn
    http://www.designingacres.com

  7. August 21, 2012 / 12:57 pm

    That's amazing! Congratulations! You look drop dead gorgeous and my guess is they will be asking you to do another segment. I love watching all the opportunities come your way.
    Abby

  8. August 21, 2012 / 1:22 pm

    Are you kidding?! I think you did great — I would have been a rambling mess, stumbling over my words! And such a great idea about the plexi-glass….just as soon as my tufted ottoman gets here, I'm definitely revamping a tray to add some color!

    Wish I would have seen this on TV!! Great job and congrats! 🙂

    • August 21, 2012 / 1:50 pm

      Thank you! That plexi glass idea was from Lauren (Simply LKJ)- great tip.

  9. August 21, 2012 / 1:29 pm

    You did awesome girl! You looked like a natural. And your arms are killer – dang girl – seriously – hot momma arms!

  10. August 21, 2012 / 1:35 pm

    Like I told you earlier- you look ah-mazing and did not sound or seem nervous at all! So glad you did it- doesnt it feel good to try something out of your comfort zone? Im sure they will be calling you back for more!

  11. August 21, 2012 / 1:48 pm

    You did a great job! I thought you looked so pretty, and you sounded very professional, yet friendly and engaging too (a hard mix to accomplish). Congratulations!

  12. August 21, 2012 / 2:20 pm

    You did an amazing job and you have a great voice for TV! I am trying both of your tutorials! Congrats!
    -Shelley

  13. August 21, 2012 / 3:09 pm

    Ahhh! You're famous. Megan, you did an awesome job. So calm, and relaxed. Really well done, friend. I LOVED seeing you on camera. Have a great day today with Cassie.

  14. August 21, 2012 / 3:11 pm

    I think you did GREAT! I would have been so nervous!!
    What I just realized, and it's a funny part of the blogging community, while we all share pictures, of course we don't know what your voice sounds like, or just how short you are!
    Two thumbs up 😉

  15. August 21, 2012 / 3:13 pm

    Great job, Megan! You didn't look nervous at all. I've done a couple of T.V. spots, & we truly are our own worst critics.

    CAS

  16. August 21, 2012 / 3:52 pm

    Girl you were awesome! And gorgeous as always!! Can't wait to see what God has in store for you next!! 🙂 You deserve it!

  17. August 21, 2012 / 4:15 pm

    You seriously did an awesome job- no dorkiness at all! Absolutely loved the clips. I am very impressed : ) Someone may have a career as a TV show host one day!!

  18. Kate
    August 21, 2012 / 4:27 pm

    That was so fun to watch! Thank you for sharing those ideas. And you look so great, what an inspiration! Can you share some workout tips? What's your favorite workout to do? And when do you make time for working out?

  19. August 21, 2012 / 4:37 pm

    aaawwww you look amazing Megan and you did great!

  20. August 21, 2012 / 5:22 pm

    Congrats!!! I'll have to check out that segment on Sat. mornings. I've never heard of it! You look amazing, and yes, I noticed your arms in that pic immediately. The hard work has paid off!

  21. August 21, 2012 / 6:23 pm

    You where sweet and a real natural..I would never of known you where nervous..good job..great projects..I actually did the same thing to my seat in my entryway. Cheers Frances

  22. August 21, 2012 / 7:09 pm

    you did awesome! you have the cutest voice! 🙂

  23. August 21, 2012 / 8:19 pm

    I thought you did a really nice job. You seemed more relaxed in the "No Sew" segment but I think both turned out well. Congrats!

    • August 21, 2012 / 11:02 pm

      We shot the "no sew" first!

  24. Anonymous
    August 21, 2012 / 8:54 pm

    You are so stinkin' cute!!!

  25. August 21, 2012 / 8:57 pm

    Megan, you are a natural on camera! You are so poised and gracious and beautiful. I enjoyed both of the clips. So fun and congratulations to you! Enjoy your day with Cassie.

  26. August 22, 2012 / 12:02 am

    There is NOTHING to be critical of! You looked absolutely adorable, and came off as a total natural on camera! Aside from that, your home is even more lovely on video. Congratulations!!

    Becky
    http://www.cuphalffull-sf.blogspot.com/

  27. August 22, 2012 / 2:08 am

    Megan, I love reading your blogs and am so happy you shared these links with us! 🙂 You did great! I would have been a hot mess… somethin' about TV makes my insides go haywire! HA ha!!! Great job!!!

    • August 22, 2012 / 3:49 am

      Thank you- that dress is from NY & Co.

  28. August 22, 2012 / 3:51 am

    Thank you guys for your sweet comments!!

  29. August 22, 2012 / 5:04 am

    I think you did a FABULOUS job. However, I was laughing at the goofy background music (which I know you had nothing to do with.) Congrats!

  30. August 22, 2012 / 8:32 am

    You have the sweetest voice! So relaxed. You are such an inspiration to me. Well done xx

  31. Jennifer H
    August 22, 2012 / 2:45 pm

    You did a great job! I love that fabric you used!! What kind of blinds do you have in your dining room? I have been looking at different treatments but I have plantations in most rooms so am thinking blinds may be good to tie everything together. I have been on the fence about using blinds in my dining room but I think your looks very nice.

  32. August 22, 2012 / 3:09 pm

    Great job! You looked natural in front of the camera!! I'm sure there will be more in the future!!!

  33. August 22, 2012 / 7:24 pm

    So funny because I was on my Fox channel last week for the first time too! I think you looked adorable 🙂

  34. August 23, 2012 / 4:20 pm

    1. You look fabulous.
    2. Great project.
    3. Now I know what you sound like!
    4. Congrats tv star!

  35. August 23, 2012 / 11:46 pm

    How fun you got to do this! You did a great job!

  36. August 25, 2012 / 5:05 am

    You did such a fantastic job Megan! It's not easy powering through our fears but what a great feeling when we do! You looked like you have done it forever!

  37. August 27, 2012 / 3:10 pm

    Oh how fun to see and hear you in person (kinda). You looked so cute and comfortable in front of the camera. Such a natural

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