Sunday, January 18, 2015


We've spent the past week preparing for a video shoot with Nest--the thermostat.  It's kind of a long story, but basically Michael left a well deserved positive review on their website.  After talking with him further, they thought our family and town would make a good promo video!  We were excited to do it obviously, we love our nests!
We only had a week to get ready for it, so we were pretty much in cleaning mode all week.  Thanks to Ms. Sandy for helping us make it happen!

We woke up with the sun to put the finishing touches on the house and get ourselves ready for the day.  I was excited to support my friends by wearing one of Hope's free trade dresses she's selling at the Antique Mall and of course my Novi jewelry!!!

Once they got all the equipment set up, we started the interviews.  Michael interviewed, then me.  It was really fun to get to talk about our town and the movement that's happening in Laurel right now.  I basically got to tell them that you can be negative about any town in America.  You can always find something wrong and some reason not to invest...but you can also find something good if you look for it.  And if you focus on the good and try to make it even better, that's when you start to build a community that people want to be a part of.

Michael's really excited about some of the things the production crew taught him about making films...look out USM, he's got some new tricks up his sleeve!
This was such a fun opportunity and I'm really glad they thought we were something special and would want to come all this way to make a video of us.
Once everything is finished and the video is posted I'll be sure to let y'all know--well, as long as I don't sound absolutely ridiculous on camera!



  1. Dawn- Wow. This is awesome. Can't wait to see the finished product. And, I love seeing all the pictures of your loft. I'm so crushing on your pad right now. I just might have to steal the way you tie your curtains. And, now I am looking through my house to see where I can work in some exposed bricks!!!


    1. Steal away Alisha! And seriously, thanks for the sweet comments. They are much appreciated:)