Thursday, July 28th, 2011
Onto northern Minnesota. The closest airport is 100 miles away in Duluth. The town is on the Iron Range, so it’s a mining town. And in the midst of this small speck on the map is where we found Sarah. That is, after a flight to Minneapolis, a delay, etc etc. So about a 12-hour trip to shoot 3 hours.
Sarah is in her 20’s with her third baby on the way. She is one of those women who were born to be a mom. Calm, kind, sweet, relaxed. Basically the opposite of me. She just seems to roll with it. I get inspiration…and a touch of envy…from people like her. Damn they’re good. Her husband is a miner. They were high school sweethearts. She was a nurse before she got busy in mommyhood. So what does a stay at home mom do for a career way up in this northern corner of the state? She makes her living blogging. Her site is Minnesota Mama’s Must Haves. And here is where you can vote and see her nursery overhaul.
Now for shoot number 3!
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Wednesday, July 27th, 2011
This one didn’t involve an airport. Just me driving into rural Pennsylvania, getting lost, ending up in a severe thunderstorm and stumbling into my crew at a bar. (The best place to find your coworkers, by the way!).
The next morning we met Kathleen and her family. They live in a beautiful old home in a quaint town surrounded by rolling hills…it reminds me of where I grew up in State College.
Kathleen is an artist and creates a lot of cool stuff. Her website is Katydidandkid.com. A lot of her nursery was inspired by her own artwork and I think she did a fabulous job. Not only that, but she now has it in full use. Baby Jude was born this July. He’s so cute and the family seems to be doing well.
I loved meeting all three of our moms. They were so gracious and patient. Having a TV crew invade your space isn’t typically that much fun. But we really did all have a good time. And I find it so cool that these moms who live away from the big cities have carved out their niche in the blogosphere. It shows ingenuity, risk, and creativity can happen anywhere. Well, at least anywhere there’s wireless.
So don’t forget to vote. And while you’re there, check out the videos we shot. Thanks moms!
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