This morning we rushed home from our big morning show interview on CBS6 and ran to our DVR to watch our little segment. The good news: we didn’t have any spit bubble incidents or crying and running off stage occurrences. In fact we managed to string together a few coherent sentences. Victory is ours!
We were pretty nervous when we learned that we were the very first interview of the show, but in hindsight it probably helped that we weren’t the last because the suspense would have built for another hour while we sat on our hands. It was nice to drop in, get mic’ed up, do the interview and find ourselves back in the car on the way home within an hour’s time! And the crew and hosts were fantastically nice, which really helped to put us at ease. Actually the entire atmosphere was suuuper laid back. We honestly thought there would be someone screaming “quiet on the set” and all these intense countdowns to taping but it was more like you blink your eyes and you’re on air and then you blink again and it’s all over. Thank goodness for that! Check it out below on Vimeo or see it here on YouTube.
Sure they said our old web address in the interview (although the subtitle got it right!) and added an extra N to our last name (“Petersnik” made us titter for about half an hour when we got home and noticed it) but we’re overjoyed that we lived to tell the tale of our stint on live TV! There’s just something unexpectedly scary about the pressure to get things right in the first take (we’re especially aware of this now that we’re making weekly videos which often require about five takes for us to make any sense at all). But we did it! And Burger even looked sideways at the TV screen when we played it back for him. Is it possible he’ll listen to us more now that we have TV cred?
And as a bonus, it was totally fun to see the weather girl point to a bunch of random spots on a green screen (and then watch it back at home to see that her seemingly random motions made total sense). How does she know where things are when it’s a giant green backdrop? We’re in awe of the magic that is on-air weather.
Anyway, we hope you guys enjoyed our little clip! Questions? Comments? Experiences on TV? Wardrobe critiques? Share and share alike!
michelle in the rocky mountains says
You guys looked so calm and collected. I would have been a nervous wreck. Congrats!
well done! you guys looked great and sounded confident! what an accomplishment. (i tested out the green screen thing firsthand at nbc studios years ago, and it is really difficult because you’re doing a mirror image type thing!)
Congrats on the wonderful segment! I found this at pottery barn and totally thought of the one you guys have in your kitchen, http://www.potterybarn.com/products/p12616/index.cfm?pkey=xsrd0m1%7C20%7C%7C%7C0%7C%7C%7C%7C%7C%7C%7Cclam&cm%5Fsrc=SCH
Hope someone finds it helpful!
Melanie S says
Y’all did an AWESOME job!! :) I’ve been waiting all day to get home to see the video because I don’t have sound on my computer at work…haha….keep up the great work! :)
Bravo! You two should be the hosts; I thought you both had loads of TV appeal! Seriously… HGTV should get their mitts on you two! I’d watch.
Great work guys! You must be so stoked!
that was awesome! not sure why they picked the photo of your laundry when your kitchen is such a fab makeover, but hey… I guess choices had to be made :) Great job!
Thanks, Cathy! We actually included the laundry pics over the kitchen because they wanted us to share affordable, diy makeovers. So while I guess we could argue that our kitchen reno was cheaper than most, it still didn’t quite qualify as “chic on the cheap” (which was the unofficial title of our segment). Plus they really wanted us to mention that bamboo-blinds-instead-of-pricey-cabinets idea. Hope that helps!
we are so proud of our youngsters!
You guys were great! I see a future in t.v. for the both of you!!!
WOW! You are now officially stars!
Great job, guys! You so deserve this positive recognition.
It’s been fun getting to know your personalities through your writing and now I love connecting your faces, voices and mannerisms with your posts.
Keep it up! Juliet
You guys did great! Congrats and we hope for many more.
John looked casual and yet dapper, Sherry looked elegant and stylish (of course) and both of you were relaxed and relatable. If BH&G or some other network doesn’t snap you youngsters up SOON I will be shocked! You already have a big fan base, and your ideas are beyond fabulous. I want my Young House Love TV!
anna see says
Loooooove it! You did so well. This was terrific!
Dana Miller says
It’s official… everything you guys touch turns to gold. Or, um, should I say cream?
Not So Glamorous Housewife says
love you guys, read you religiously. I’m doing my first give away to celebrate my 100th post. If you are interested please leave me a comment. Otherwise, as always your designs are fabulous and inspire me in making my home better.
Aww! I feel like a proud parent watching you guys. Excellent job!
Christie Stearns says
You guys looked and sounded great on TV. I really do think you guys should have a show!!
Did anyone else thing they left that laundry room photo up for WAY too long? It felt like we should be seeing you talk instead of looking at that photo for a whole minute!
Woo hoo!! You did WONDERFULLY!!!!!!!! How crazy exciting! :)
So cool! Congratulations!
The interview was great! I totally loved it!
You look and sound like professionals! Well done!
And your hint inspired me… Now I’ve got an idea to light up my wooden ceiling! So thank you very much!
awesome spot! HGTV should get on booking you too!
[email protected] says
nice work guys! you both looked great.
Amy E. says
you’re wondering how the meteorologists work their magic? i’m not sure if anyone else has mentioned how it works yet. would it spoil the fun to tell? well if you look closely next time you’re in a tv studio, the weather guy/girl will be constantly looking to the side, not always to the camera. on either side of their big green board are two sideways facing monitors that show them with the actual maps overlaying the green screen. their basically watching themselves. it takes some practice to learn to do well, but that’s how they do it!
Yeah we saw those little monitors we just couldn’t believe she could read the teleprompter and sneak glances at herself on the other screens without appearing to look away from the camera for a moment! It was like someone juggling ten things and not even breaking a sweat. Very impressive!
Colleen in MA says
Wow, just wow! You looked like naturals. I predict multimedia success in your future! It was great fun to be able to see you talk “live”. :0)
Very small world! We love Share a Haircut too, thanks! We are booking segments across the country right now to get the word out – so fun :) Congrats again on the spot – hope to see you guys on TV more in the future!
Wow you guys, great job!
Great spot! Hopefully this opens up more opportunities for you guys to share your great ideas with an even larger community!
Jen Z. says
You both were great! Hopefully there will be more TV appearances in your future. I can totally see you guys having your own show on HGTV. As always, love reading your blog. :-)
le chiquest says
hi. bumped into your blog b/c of the nest.com and i found it refreshing. love all the DIY you both have done. taking some ideas for my own (now and the future since i only rent currently). love love love the love story! you guys are so cute!
your tv debut was awesome! you guys are naturals.
You two were great!!!! So natural!!! I vote for you to have an hgtv show now!!! Please Sunday night at 10:00 p.m. so I don’t have to watch anymore design star.
You’re an adorable couple, keep up the fantastic work!!!
What a great segments! There just wasn’t enough time to cover ALL of the gorgeous makeovers in your house!! Repeat appearance?
down pillow says
You guys looked great! Fantastic job!!
That was fantastic. You both seemed so natural and at ease. Congrats. I hope it brings even more opportunities to you.
Great job you two!
I just watched the clip. You guys did great! So natural and you shared some useful information…especially for people who have never read your blog!
My husband and I taped an episode of Home Made Simple for TLC in our home in January. It was such a blast and so interesting to see how TV is made. They actually did yell “Quiet on the set. Rolling…action” on set in our home which we found so funny. I guess we just always assumed that was something that you hear, but isn’t actually used. It was on our show. (I blogged about the show on my blog. It’s tagged Home Made Simple.)
Looks great… that’s our sister TV station. If you’re ever down here in Norfolk/Va Beach… I’d love to have you two on our show!
Wahoo! Sounds like fun!