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I was on TV this weekend. Say whatttt!? Oh, & a guest post.

11.14.2011

I can't even put into words how awesome this past weekend was.

For starters, I was on the news.

I am still pinching myself. I was on TV!? So, so surreal.

You might laugh because I didn't have to talk, but it was still the most nerve wracking, adrenaline pumping, & most incredible experience EVER!

I feel so blessed.

I haven't mentioned I was going to be on TV here on the ol' blog because, well, I was nervous I wouldn't actually be on TV. It was up in the air until Friday night if I would be appearing on the news, or if I'd be behind the scenes, which would have been cool too.

I work for Inspired Events & Designs with my dear friend Nycia. She called me a couple of months ago and told me that KXAN had called and asked her to come up with a budget friendly Thanksgiving table.

After some brainstorming and crafty talks, we managed to keep the cost of this table under $50.00.

Enjoy y'all! :)

Thanksgiving decorations on a budget: kxan.com


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Catenya (the news anchor) was THE sweetest lady everrrrr! I couldn't get over how fun and down to earth she was! It was so cool seeing her in person because I always see her on the news.

Can y'all keep a secret? :)

We are doing a Christmas table for KXAN AGAIN in December which means I will get another TV debut. And, I'm pretty sure I will be talking next time. Ohhhhh man. I can already feel the nerves setting in! AHHHHHHHHHHH!:)

Happy Monday loves! If you want to read about what keeps me and Drew Drew Hot Pants happy in our marriage, go on over to Busy Bee and read allllll about it. :)

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  1. OH MY SHAY! Shutup!! That is so cool!!! You look amazing and I love the table designs!!! Very cool. Can I have your autograph puh-leaseeee?! ;)

    xoxo

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  2. SHAY THAT IS WAYYYYYY COOL/AWESOME! Congrats on the big TV debut!

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  3. Sooo cool, Shalyn!

    Perfect. All of it! It's simple, fresh, warm, inviting. The little pies in jars...are you kidding me??? That's just too much cuteness. And the chalkboard napkin rings? Adorable!

    P.S. Your secret is safe with me...and all of blog world. Haha! ;) Can't wait to see what you come up with.

    And too bad you couldn't flash a photography business card on screen. ;)

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  4. Oh wow! Congratulations!!!

    The table decorations look beautiful!!

    I remember I made fall napkin rings, with just toilet paper rolls, and fall themed fabric.

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  5. I want to make a flower box like that! You're a supah-star!

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  6. how awesome! and those decorations are fabulous!

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  7. That is so cool that you got to be on TV! The table looks fantastic as well :)

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  8. that's so awesome!

    i'm a new follower, i saw your guest post at busy bee and loved what you had to say and now i'm loving your blog too! so happy to find it!

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  9. I am so blessed to have you in my life sweet Shay! I really appreciate you being a part of Inspired Events and Designs, we have so much more to look forward to, this is just the beginning! Love you:)

    P.S. The photos turned out great!

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  10. That table is fantastic, you look fantastic, this is all just fan-freaking-tastic! haha but really, congrats, so cool! Really, such a cute table setup, I must steal those ideas ;)

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  11. You look like you were made for tv, gorgeous! I'm going to read your guest post cause when I am in a relationship I want it to be as amazing as yours and Drew's!
    xo

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  12. that is so awesome! i saw her post too! the table decor is fabulous! and wow, for looking absolutely amazing for the price!

    congrats!!!

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  13. Oh. my. gosh. YAY!
    A. You look absolutely stunning! I love how you display certain items :)

    B. Is this what you do for a living?? Ahhhhh! I've been doing event planning {mainly corporate/meetings} but have been wanting to get into custom event design/weddings! You're my hero!!!!

    C. You're going to rock it in December! Just practice in front of DDHP :)

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  14. :-) :-) love love loved watching you!!

    i loved your outfit choice too...so perfect <3 cannot wait to see the christmas one!

    muah love you!
    xoxoxo

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  15. Amazing! You're so cute! I just read your guest post and saw that you were married 3/28/09, and I was married on 3/31/07! We almost share an anniversary! :)

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  16. Girl you look GREAT! I loved the video! And I cannot wait to see your one in december!! Big things are happening for you! I'm so proud of you!

    Sabrina Says

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  17. YAYAYA! I want to see you talk! lol

    you were so cute though.... and looked fabulous.

    and yeah, those tiny pies? DARLING!

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  18. That is awesome! You look great on TV :)

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  19. YAY! Look at you being all famous ;) You look gorgeous, as always!!

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  20. This is SO exciting. Congratulations! :) The table looks awesome. Can't wait to see what you do for Christmas time.

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  21. How exciting!!! Glad you linked up the video!! You looked gorgeous too. I love that color top-- super pretty!!

    Table looks amazing-- flower centerpiece and the pumpkin candles are my faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaav!!!

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  22. Ummm... that is WAY too cool! The table looks amazing and so do you!! Kudos on gettin' through it. :)

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  23. This is SO cool!! Look at you, you little TV star!!

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  24. That would be SO AWESOME...if I looked and talked like you;-) I got to be on TV twice in hygiene school and I was mortified, ha!

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  25. That is all sorts of AWESOME!!!!

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  26. Thats so cool that you were on TV! Being on TV is definitely SO nerve racking haha. Like sometimes i don't even know what to do or where to look lol.

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  27. this is so exciting! :) how fun. you look beautiful! the table looks AMAZE.

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  28. you BELONG on TV! so freaking pretty. this was awesome-awesome-awesomeness!

    AND you have mad skills. for real...i'm going to start propositioning HGTV for you to have your own show! (and DDHP can be in the background trying out bubbly pens and giving his input on "important topics") haha lovessss you schmuffin!

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  29. Shalyn I LOOOOOVE it! I KNOW EXACTLY how you feel about seeing yourself on TV, the adrenline, the heart pumping, that feeling of floating butterflies...isn't it crazy?

    if you are wondering, I was on TV also. I did a guest stint on Melrose Place a few years back. Yep, I did.

    Yep I didn't but I was on the news being interviewed once at the animal shelter. Still kinda the same thing.

    You are GORGEOUS. Your hair is amazing and you are amazing. I love you bunches and going to read your guest post now!!

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  30. and shiznits I did it again! That last post was from me, Raven, but I'm signed in under my cousin Taylor. oops!

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  31. and shiznits I did it again! That last post was from me, Raven, but I'm signed in under my cousin Taylor. oops!

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  32. How exciting girl! You looked beautiful!

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  33. sooo cute! Great job, and congrats on being on TV, jealous here!

    Newest follower to:-)

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  34. I was WONDERING what all your chatter on Twitter was about but knowing you...I knew it would be up on the blog in no time!! Way to go girlfran! (Smile & nod, smile & nod...ha!) You're a doll!!

    Excited to see you on the next one!! Woo hoo!! Can I have your autograph!? ;)

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  35. You look so natural on tv and gorg! Loved the cute outfit you put together and the table arrangment looks amazing! Wanna come decorate my table for the holidays?!? ;) Hope the December one goes just as great for ya!

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  36. Wow! That is SO amazingly super cool!!

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  37. ahhhh. oh my goodness. so stinkin exciting. thanks for sharing, love. I've got a new post all about pushing your style to the edge. Love to hear what you think. xo

    http://fashboulevard.blogspot.com/

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  38. Congratulations! Thats awesome!!

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  39. OMG!!! How exciting is that!!! You looked adorable and I love your outfit! Go, Shay, Go, Shay! So happy for you and what great table ideas for decorating...I am loving the tea lights in the little gords!

    Liesl :)

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  40. thank you so much for your lovely post! and i'm pretty confident that you are made for TV.

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  41. I want to make those mini pies!!! OMG so cute! and great job!!! this is amazing..now i will be available wednesday and you can come cook for me and my family and make our table as gorgeous as this! :) thank you!

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  42. Wow, that is so cool! I love the decor!

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  43. YOURE FAMOUS!!! AND I just found out!!! love the outfit... and the close up on your adorbs nails.


    CarissaExplainsItAll

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