Well I completed my TV debut and I felt all of your
love and support. It was so fun to get texts and emails
and Facebook and blog comments
from those who had seen
it and those who wouldn't be in the area but were thinking
of me and praying for me to do well.
It was just a 5 minute segment
so it hops, but that makes it nice for you to watch it too.
The program is an hour long program and our show featured
seven segments. You can watch all of them on their site.
Studio 5 has two hosts, Darin Adams and Brooke Walker.
Darin hosted my segment.
Joni (Red Couch Recipes) and her two daughters came
to be my assistants and traveled
an hour and a half (plus the drive to Salt Lake, about 40 minutes)
to help me and to lend their support. I really needed them
as I had so much to carry.
I set up this display
that they call the "beauty shot"
which I am using for my tablescape
today. They use this as the headliner shot and the finishing
Let me just say from the minute we walked into the studio
everyone was so warm and friendly and casual that I was
instantly put at ease. The assistants and the camera
men were joking with me and helped me feel
confident - true professionals at work!
I only had to do my "yoga breathing"
once to relax while we were waiting in the green room.
Anything I wanted or needed they were there to help.
The assistant (forgive me, I forgot her name) brought
in placemats, a napkin and flatware.
I had staged this beauty shot at home to see
what I wanted and had only planned on the breadsticks.
I added a salad as it gave the display some color and interest
after I had watched a few of the Studio 5 shows online.
I brought the white plate and bowl and the containers for
the breadsticks and also the cutting board. A little
BYU ranch dressing was added as we always dip
our breadsticks in that.
They send you a note talking about jewelry, makeup and colors
they want you to wear. They tell you to look at the host and
talk to him, not to look at the cameras as you might look at
a camera and it won't be the one they are using.
That made it easier as you forgot the cameras were there.
Here my "assistants" are in the green room enjoying themselves.
You could sit and watch the show as it was taped. Joni and
the girls were going to stay in here to see my segment.
I was already in the studio and miked and was
joking around with Darin while he was
cluing me in on some of the things he might ask
when Darin wondered where Joni and the girls were.
I said they didn't want to be in the way and would
watch it on the TV.
He said to go and get them, that they
could watch it at home on their TV but they should
be in there.
What a thoughtful and kind host.
I ran right out and got them.
Before the show they had fun sitting in the hosts' seats.
The studio was all one room with several areas for filming.
This is where the interviews take place. I was in the
kitchen, there was the area where the girls were
on the stools and one additional place. Just seeing that
It was so fun to get to see how it all worked but
most of all, the best part of it (besides not totally
flubbing it as it is live) was interacting with all of the
wonderful staff and being treated so warmly and
kindly. Even the other guests were so friendly
and chatty. I know if I hadn't had Joni and the girls
there I would have been a lot more nervous.
Thanks everyone for your support,
of my wonderful blog friends who gave me so much support.
And a huge thank you to Studio 5 who asked me to participate.
(The opening shot - hubby took a photo off the TV as he
watched it at home.)
We were all glad we did it.
(The night before I was panicking and telling my
husband he might have to call in sick for me!! Ha ha.)
ON THE SHOW
I mention SAF yeast, which several have asked about.
Here they sell it in most grocery stores or the Bosch store.
It is the same as breadmaker, rapid rise, or instant
where you don't have to proof the yeast. I also keep it
in my freezer. I am using yeast from 2007 and it works fine.
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