I must apologize for my lack of blogging activity this summer. I alluded to the reason, but was not able to fully indulge you.....until now! The big announcement is that my lovely friends and I will be featured on a special called Wives With Beehives airing on TLC next week!
It may come as a big surprise to my readers, but it has been a long time coming. It all started in Sept of 2011 when I got an email from a show runner. She said she worked for GRB Entertainment and was looking to make a documentary style reality show based on wives living the vintage lifestyle. But why me I asked. How did she find me I wondered. I came to find out that she found me from my blog! In my wildest dreams I never imagined my little piece of internet space here would take me so far. Back to the story.....She asked if her and a camera assistant could come to my house and take some footage to make into a casting video. I figured it couldn't hurt so we set a date. When they came over we had a nice quiet breakfast of homemade cornbread and coffee. I shared my stories, my view on love and life, and my home. We laughed and had an over all fantastic time. We also managed to get some of that on camera (not that that footage ever made it past casting reels). They loved my quaint home and didn't want to leave!
I believe I converted her to our way of life that day. When Halloween came around she emailed me asking for advice on a 1950's costume. It was very endearing! I told a few very close friends about it, including Miss Amber Foxx. I told her they were looking for other girls for the show, and that I wanted to refer them to her. We both then referred a few more friends, including Leslie Buckley, who then referred them to Shelby Loveland. Before we knew it this camera crew had met all of our friends! Ultimately they submitted about 6-8 casting videos for the network to choose from and they were charged with narrowing it down to four wives.
Once the network picked the girls we got the go ahead to film the pilot. We spent a lot of time over the summer filming it. I cannot give you all the details (yet) of what we filmed, but it was quite an experience. I learned first hand what goes into making a show like this. I will never be able to watch "reality" TV the same way again! While the people are real, the situations are sometimes not. They really are like the Wizard of Oz behind the curtain. So please, when you tune in on December 27th remember that. I trust that you all know the real me and can tell what is and what is not real. They won't let us see it before the air date, so we will be watching it right along with all the nation.
Dinner after filming with some of our friends on the show.
My livingroom with all of the equipment set up.
A still from the footage. I later decided this combo was not right for filming. No wonder they wanted me to wear this! They said it was sexy. I see why now!
In the mean time, here is a video preview of the show:
There has also been a ton of articles posted online. Here are a few links:
All and all, the girls and I did have a lot of fun filming and it really brought us closer together. They couldn't have picked a more fun mix of girls. The show airs on TLC on Thursday December 27th at 10pm Eastern. I imagine I will have a lot of fun facts I can share after the show airs, so stay tuned!