Friday, October 30, 2009

The LC on TV

Research has proven that writing down your goals, and your plans to achieve them, is the best way to ensure that you accomplish them.
Kevin and I started writing down our goals in January 2008, and we continually make sure to carve out time to modify them as necessary.
Earlier this week, we made a "run for the border" to take some time to talk about our goals. On this particular day I guess you could say we wanted to think outside the bun. :-)

We shared one side of a booth, and had a meeting of the minds over cheap burritos and nachos & cheese. We discussed everything from how the heck we've gotten to this point in our lives, to where the heck we see ourselves going next.

It was a nice little excursion, and I enjoyed each layer of our conversation as much as the seven that filled my delicious burrito.

Once we arrived back at the house, I immediately went to my computer. I had an email from the CBN television network in my inbox. One of their producers asked if we'd be interested in filming two decorating episodes for the show "The 700 Club". (If you've never seen the show, you can find it on the ABC Family Channel, and a slew of other channels, from 10:00-11:00 am.) Of course we said yes! yes! yes!, so they're flying us to Virginia Beach on the 6th of December to shoot for a few days.

The first segment we're doing is a complete master bedroom makeover. On day one, we'll shop for everything we'll need to re-do the room. Day two, cameras will capture us in action, re-doing the room from start to finish. Day three will be the live reveal of the room. (Yeah, I said live.) <:-O

It's like Design Star, without the judges and crazy restrictions. No shopping at a pet store for this challenge! We'll be given a $1500 budget to work with and we'll be allowed to shop at whichever stores/shops tickle our fancy. I guess I better start doing some research on great places to shop around Virginia Beach!

After we're done shooting the room makeover segment, we'll head to the CBN studio to film the Christmas segment. We're so excited about the whole deal- we can barely sit still and we're talking a mile a minute about our ideas for the room we haven't even seen yet. :-)

Stay tuned for photos of the Halloweenie Roast sometime this weekend.
Remember- you're responsible for choosing the winning costume, so make sure you come back and cast your vote!

Have a happy Halloween!
Layla :-)

96 comments:

All Things Southern said...

Congratulations, that's awesome.

Momofgirls said...

How exciting! I hope you will post a link to tell us where to watch in our areas...

You will WOW them for sure...and then come to California and do my bedroom! :)

Anonymous said...

I am so excited for you! Congratulations. It is funny that you say you wait on pins and needles to get e-mail responses about your room designs. When you helped me with my kitchen, I kept staring at the computer screen because I couldn't wait to see your response. I was so excited to get your great ideas!
Michelle

The Grange at Parkwood said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful surprise :)

Julianna said...

That's awesome and amazing! Your post made me laugh because my two year old sing that song, "merrily, merrily... life without a dream," which is perfect b/c all of your dreams seem to become reality. Congrats and don't forget to clue us in regarding when to watch for you and yours.

Sarah said...

Holy cow!!!! AMAZING!!! Congratulations!! You guys totally deserve this...you work so well together, you're so real and nice, totally funny in all your videos, and you're both super cute;) Good luck, keep us posted!!!

Beautifully Inspired said...

That is so awesome!! CONGRATS!! I can't wait to watch it! You have truly inspired my husband and I and we think that you two are just fantastic!!

Nicole

http://ourcountrychic.blogspot.com/

http://sobeautifullyinspired.blogspot.com/

The DIY Show Off said...

That is so exciting! I'm so happy for the two of you and it's so cool to you being blessed with your dreams coming true! Congratulations and best of luck! You deserve it! All of your hard work just shines. I can't wait to watch. :)

Roeshel

Anonymous said...

Wow! How wonderful. Nice to see that good things DO happen to good people.

june@craftyniche said...

Wow, what an awesome opportunity! Can't wait to see it.

pk said...

Oh my gosh! What an awesome opportunity. You both are talented, nice people and clearly deserve it. Congratulations and have fun! :-)

Lynda @ SportsMadGirl said...

Congratulations! That is just awesome. You'll have to remind us when the time arrives so that we make sure we tune in.

Mary said...

I am soooooo happy for you two! See, good things always come. How awesome. I am giddy with excitement, gosh...you would think it was happening to me! Maybe my wish for "much success" on my last package to you worked! HaHa! CONGRATS! ~mary~

vintagehomeandgarden.blogspot.com

TRICIA @ The Zoo said...

Oh goodness gracious, how exciting!! Even more so because you get to do it together. Congratulations on this next step!!

XO*Tricia

Kristy said...

Hi, guys -

My name is Kristy and I'm the friend that referred Heather to you. We're both SO excited to have you guys come to VA Beach!

Kristen said...

I'm so excited for yall! It feels neat to live so close to a couple of soon-to-be "TV celebrities", haha! :)

Raymond L said...

Congrats, and I too, love the 7 layer burrito at Taco Bell!!!

maitlandmommy AKA Sheri said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so VERY VERY EXCITED FOR YOU BOTH!!!

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Wonderful! How exciting it will be to have your talents show-cased. You really deserve it.

Charla

Aja said...

YAY!! How exciting! Congrats, you guys will do great!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Pleased as punch for you guys! You're so deserving and will surely light up the screen. I'll be there watching that "Live" reveal! :)

Linda @ Craftaholics Anonymous said...

Wow!! Awesome opportunity!!

Cathy said...

That is wonderful and exciting news Layla and Kevin! This is JUST the beginning for you two.. Woohoo!!

{{Big Hugs}}

Cathy

Heather said...

We are super excited to have you here in a month. And yes, you can thank Kristy because she's the one that got me hooked on your blog!
See you soon... oh and it's 1 million viewers (not to make you nervous or anything!)
:)

Ange said...

Always been a believer in writing down your goals! Don't forget to get your kids to do it young. Congratulaitons on your success!! Another 'wordie'

Maman Tattoo said...

Congrats!!!

mrso' said...

Congrats! Can't wait to see it!!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations... I am so happy and excited for you!! Can't wait to watch it! :)

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Congrats :). I'm previously from Virginia Beach and all my family (and husband's family) still live there. If you need any restaurant recommendations, feel free to ask.

Kelly Muys Wood said...

it's great to see your excitement! have fun with the show!

kelly
http://tearinguphouses.blogspot.com

Audrey said...

Wow! Thanks so much for sharing this...the power of goals and living dreams is so real. I'm thrilled for you both!

Chloe & Co. said...

Happy for you! Try not to worry too much about the flight and focus on the amazing experience you have awaiting you (though I'm one to talk because I'm afraid to fly, too!). Can't wait to watch your show!

Kacey R. said...

That is FABULOUS news! Congrats to you & happy roasting!

Pam said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! What an awesome opportunity! I'm tickled pink for the two of you. Please, be sure and let us know when it will air so we can all tune in!

Tiffany said...

This is THRILLING! Yay for you!!

Dawn said...

I am glad to see that you are getting the recognition you deserve for your innovative ideas and brilliant execution.

However, I would urge you to reconsider your acceptance of the offer. The 700 Club is a considerably outside of the mainstream in its ideology. Affiliating with the 700 Club may have repercussions for how you are viewed by potential suitors (other tv programs, magazines) in the future.

To many who are not followers of the 700 Club, the organization foments repugnant attitudes toward those who believe in civil rights, equality, and diversity. The targets of these attitudes may just be people whom you may like to have in your audience. Think about it.

Kate said...

Congrats!

I totally understand about the flying thing, I'm the exact same way.

Janice said...

How exciting!! I always enjoy reading your blog, but I have never left a comment. I just had to tell you "Congratulations"!!

The Flying Bee said...

Congratulations! How awesome for you both! I can't wait to watch!

Adrienne

plaidjenn said...

We get the 700 club here - can't wait to watch!!!!

Jenn

Lori said...

How amazing for both of you. Congratulations.

Tiffany said...

Congratulations to both of you! That is so exciting! It makes perfect sense to me why you are being interviewed and appearing on television and everything else! You guys are SO gifted at what you do. It's amazing. Hang on and enjoy the ride, I'm sure this is only the beginning!

Andrea said...

That's so exciting!! Can't wait to catch the episodes!

Cheri said...

CONGRATULATIONS! You'll have to tell all us readers when to watch on TV. I always thought you should be on Design Star so I hope they are watching and are kicking themselves.

Meredith said...

Congratulations, you guys are going to be fabulous!!! And congratulations on getting rewarded for all the work that you do, in my opinion at least, you completely deserve it!

Swan Family said...

That's awesome! I know you and Kevin will rock it!!!

Tammy said...

I have only been following your blog for a few months, but have fallen in love with you and Kevin. The way you look at each other melts my heart... and I love your designs too. Keep up the good work !!!

~Tammy

Jeannine @ Small and Chic said...

I didn't realize The 700 Club had decor segments...I thought it was a Christian talk show.

I also didn't realize they filmed right here in Virginia. When you come, you'll have to check out the shopping in downtown Norfolk and the new shopping area in Newport News. Of course, the outlets are just about 30 minutes away in Williamsburg, as is Colonial Williamsburg, which is chock full of inspiration!

{ L } said...

This means you're famous now!! Yea! ;) Wow, I am impressed. What a truly exciting season of your life. It must be so fulfilling to make goals, plan, and diligently work toward them and then get rewarded. Good work to both of you!

brockey said...

That is so awesome. I hope will be informed of the airing date. Can't wait.

Judy King said...

Congratulations!!!! I Love your Blog! I also just received the "Herb Crates" I ordered from your store. Can't wait to hang them! You're such an inspiration as far as decorating is! I need a little help getting peeps to view my new blog! I'm far from good at it yet...but really enjoy everyone elses. Thanks, Judy

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

WOW, girl, your star is really taking off. That is going to be awesome, I can't wait to see it on CBN, just fantastic. :)

Dianne said...

Layla this could not happen to a more deserving couple. You and Kevin are so precious and work so hard together. Congrats and I cannot wait to see it on TV!

Dianne said...

I think Dawn has lost her mind. CBN is very respected and I for one am a fan of the good they do across the world. You are not going to be giving political or religious statements...you are going to be decorating. Why can't liberals be more tolerant?

Magic Brush said...

Oh man... I think you need to take a faux finisher with you! I happen to know one!!! =)

I have done 3 of ABC's Extreme Home Makeovers... nothing like your gig... but it's SOOOOOO exciting. Enjoy every second!

Denise @ A Room With A View said...

Layla,
Good things come to those who work for it! As I think I read on your blog one time. Would you mind, if you remember where it was, sending me a link to that post I just mentioned? Many congratulations to you and Kevin and your awesome blog. You are very inspiring.

NICO Designs said...

Congratulations!! My husband has very strong feelings about postive thoughts and writing things down.

Hope you have much fun!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Oh Kevin and Layla!!! I'm so excited for you. I am a goal writer myself. Here's hoping some of my more lofty goals will be achieved just as yours has been! Keep up the fabulous work, my dears!!!!

geri said...

I think I see a regular series with you 2 cuties doing home remodeling and decorating.
You are naturals and at the same time so real and down to earth.
I am over joyed for you and your goals coming to life. YAY! geri.

geri said...

OHHHHH...just had to add a p.s. to my comment.
I can see a new show about a very talented,funny,& loving couple tackling an amazing redo on their new home they fell in love with in Union Spring Alabama.
Can you see it too? Going on for years and years. hehe

Cara said...

Congrats y'all! So glad to see some of your goals coming to fruition!

Bonnie said...

SO excited for you guys. CONGRATS!!!!

Doing a happy dance for you. :)

Maggie Slattery said...

Fantastic news! I just wish it was my house you were coming to. I live in VB and I'm sure you will have a great time here. You should have a meet and greet for all your VB fans. I tell all my friends about your blog. :) Thanks again for your past consult and of course your ever inspiring website.

Shana said...

That's so awesome! I can't imagine anyone who deserves it like you guys do. :) Have fun and enjoy it for the rest of us!

Woven and Spun said...

That is both exciting & inspiring. Thanks for sharing the great news.
Wish I was in the States to see the show . . . some day you'll have to post a link to it.
Oooo! You're gonna have trouble sleeping until the filming . . . I bet there will be so many ideas running around in your head : )
Well done you guys!

The Sice Family said...

Hooray! I knew you would get to tv without having to endure Design Star. I'm so glad, and happy for you both!! Your episodes will rock! Wendy xxx

My name is PJ. said...

I'm soooooooooo excited to see you dip your toes into fame and fortune (because it's happening for you both) and I just pray you keep having a ton of fun at it.

I can't wait to see the blog posts about this one!!! It's so very well deserved!

Michelle said...

Congrats!!! Can't wait to watch it!

Rona's Home Page said...

Congratulations! Please remember us!

TheTurnerFour said...

I just love seeing everything y'all do!! I live right around the corner from CBN, I hope you love Virginia Beach!!

Jennifer said...

Congrats guys!!!

Barb said...

I am so excited for the two of you.
I believe in the power of writing things down too! It works!

All of your dreams are coming true and you deserve the recognition.

hugs,
Barb

Angie Lu said...

Congratulations!!! Such wonderful news!!! You guys are too cute and I can't wait to watch you on TV!

the lady of the house said...

Congrats you guys! So exciting! How fun to watch you guys, the budding stars, right before our eyes... You two are totally fun, friendly, and blessed with amazing talent! Can't wait to hear all about it!

angela | tph | ggc said...

How wonderful and exciting! Congratulations!

Rebecca said...

So happy for you both! I think it's wonderful that your amazing blog has brought so many good things your way. It just goes to show that having dreams AND working hard pays off. You're an inspiration!

Lori said...

Think it ~ Dream it ~ Live it!

Congrats to both of you...I cannot wait to hear all about it and will have to find a way to see it as that channel is not available to us here in Canada!

Laura Lynn said...

AWESOME!

Susy said...

I was able to set goals for myself as a child, and see them all realized in the past few years. There is nothing like that feeling of walking into something, knowing that it's what you've dreamed of! I hope your experience is as great as mine was!!! Congratulations!

Cottage Dreamers said...

Wow! Magazines...TV shows...what's next? I very excited for you guys!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Hi Layla!

It took me awhile to come back down to earth to offer a comment.

I've watched you from your meager beginnings and the first before and after you did for a friend won me over permanently. That post also lit my fire in a very good way.

That post woke something up inside me that had laid dormant for a very long time. I had just found the decor blogworld and watched right before my eyes, my kinda people arriving on my own doorstep for a short visit. I was floored. And further encouraged!

Today, the excitement only climbs higher. And watching your success brings me an excitement that is hard to describe.

Rather than envy, I'm chosing to see this as you basically have laid a path out for most anyone to follow. You are proving anything is indeed possible, you just have to plant the right seeds and work hard with your focused goals.

We all have our stories of hardship. But it's my belief that when we fill our head with good thoughts, good things indeed come back to you.

It was hard for all of us not to be disappointed for you when you didn't land the design challenge thing. God had better things in store for you is all. You can now bring your soul mate along for the ride on this one. Much better deal by far. :)

Well done, my bloggy friend. See you on TV. Wow. My heart smiles big for you! :)

P.S. In one month's time I'm opening up my own home for a show and tell for the town. I'm going for it, just like you advised me to. :)

Thanks for being one of the most encouraging examples on the net.

Funky Junk Donna

Cathy said...

Wow Congratulations! I have a Vision Board but never thought of putting "being on t.v." on it. I'm going to do that first thing tomorrow.

How exciting for you two to come home and have such a wonderful message waiting on your answering machine.

Have a blast and break a leg.

Cathy

MilkMaid said...

Ah....we knew yall when.....!!!

julie said...

wow! how exciting! cant wait to hear about it and see it! keep us up to date! have fun!

KK said...

Yes!!! I definitely think you need a "little Dominic" at TLC. I voted for the lifegaurd & swimmer only because I loved the little shark costume. It's all just too cute! Happy trick or treating.

kaper54 said...

Good for you guys, congrats...

You make such a cute couple...

I can't wait for the reveal !!!

Kathy :)

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

That is AWESOME! What a dream come true, can't wait to see the shows!

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

That is so exciting! I always watch the 700 club! The Lettered Cottage is sure getting famous lately!! Wanna rub some of that luck off on me?? LOL

Kim said...

Congrats! You know The 700 Club is broadcast to over 200 countries!!! I live 20 min. from CBN. Be sure to shop the Ghent area of Norfolk (15 min from CBN and Founder's Inn) and dine at Watermans or enjoy dinner and live music at Catch 31, both at the oceanfront. Welcome to Hampton Roads!

Alina said...

Congrats Layla and Kevin! This is so exciting. You 2 are very talented, I'll make sure to tune in :).
Alina

TanyaLea said...

Oh Layla, How did I miss this post!?! I am SOOOOOOO excited for you guys. And I also happen to be a HUGE fan of "The 700 Club" so it is already set on my DVR!! I can't wait to see you on there. It's like watching a good friend on TV, even though you don't really know me from Adam. But I've been following for a long time and have turned several others towards your blog, too! Once again, CONGRATULATIONS and God bless!!

Big Hugs,
~Tanya
http://acornsandcherryblossoms.blogspot.com/

domesticated_desk said...

great job! can't wait to see you both in action on the screen. I am sure you will make it beautiful! rs/dd

debbiemilton1 said...

I save your blog for the last thing I read each day. After a hectic day of trying to please all people everywhere, it is so uplifting and invigorating to read sunshine! Congratulations on the shows and interviews. It is wonderful when good things happen to great people!

bakermom said...

Congrats to you both!! So exciting. I just wish it was MY master you were going to be doing!! I'll just have to settle for the design you're already working on for me!!

dixie

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Layla, I've already commented once, but as the day of the show draws closer I thought I'd throw out some tips for you :). There is a Homegoods in VA Beach about 25mins from CBN. The best thrift stores in the area are in Norfolk (also about 25mins away). There are about four or five on Little Creek Rd in Norfolk and some GREAT furniture can be found here (Thrift Store USA is especially good). Also, the Ghent area of Norfolk is known for their flea markets and antiques. It also has the most amazing old homes that you should sneak a peak of if you get the chance. Hampton Roads is tricky to navigate so take your GPS!!! So excited for you! Good luck :)!

Michelle said...

Hey Layla,

If you do come to the Ghent area, you're welcome to see my ultra-cute 90year old cottage. It's in West Ghent (a block away from where the antique/thrift stores begin). The house is cute, but the decor could use some advice if you're up for it. But even if you're not, seriously email me so I can join you/show you around. :)

~Michelle