My Vlog Debute

filed under: Miscellaneous on March 13, 2010

Having Karen from Surviving Motherhood here has been amazing!!  I am loving getting to get to know her face to face… which, I gotta tell ya, is exactly like she is on her blog.  Precious!

We still have the Moms Night Out event tonight in Burnsville, which Karen is the keynote speaker at, but last night we had a few minutes and were able to get the vlog done!

Let preface this by saying… I REALLY dislike seeing myself on the screen.  I think, "Is that how I look?  Do I really make that face all the time?  Stop fidgeting!"

So!  I picked three of the questions submitted and we answered them Karens hotel room last night.

I have NO makeup on.  I did not comb my hair.  And my eyes look strangely alien like.  (for the record, they are blue, but you'd never be able to tell that!)

But hanging out with Karen is a huge blessing and I love it.  Thank you so much Karen!

Without further ado..

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  • He & Me + 3 says:

    I loved hearing your answers. You are adorable.

  • He & Me + 3 says:

    I loved hearing your answers. You are adorable.

  • He & Me + 3 says:

    I loved hearing your answers. You are adorable.

  • BethieofVA says:

    You are toooo cute and that was a ton of fun!

  • Cop Mama says:

    Great interview! I too struggle with consistency when it comes to parenting. I think we all do!
    Thanks for sharing this with us!

  • Jenny says:

    Fun to see you “in person” again! Give me a shout next time you head up to Fargo!

  • Karen@SurvivingMotherhood says:

    Amanda, I had such a good time with you yesterday!
    And stop with all the “excuses.” You’re adorable just as you are.
    See you tonight!

  • Christina says:

    Shut up! Love it.
    And you look so pretty without make-up and hair done. Me on the other hand…it would make you cringe.

  • Ruth says:

    You did great and look wonderful (but you’re right I couldn’t tell your eyes were blue, must’ve been the lighting). I think it’s natural to be afraid of who we really are because most people are not faced with ourselves on a regular basis. I don’t like the way my voice sounds when I hear it recorded, bleh! But, and I know you already know this, God isn’t capable of creating anything ugly (and that goes for me and my little problems listening to myself) so quite talking negatively about HIS creation.
    Besides, you know we all think you’re cute already so who you tryin’ to fool anyway?

  • Angie says:

    Just for all you “I am mommy” followers: I have known Amanda for around 10 years. Her husband’s family and my husband’s family are very close friends. Just so you know, yes Amanda is for real! She is ALWAYS this kind, generous, sweet and CREATIVE. Many years ago, my husband and I needed to be in the cities early one morning so Chad and Amanda were gracious enough to let us stay at their house the night before. We got in late and Amanda was already in bed, I don’t even think she had children yet. Anyways, on our bed in the guest room was a cute antiqued tray with sides, with bath towels rolled for each of us, a little basket of goodies (hotel shampoo and conditioner, homemade soap from somewhere, and other toiletries). The nicest was a handmade card apologizing for needing to go to bed at a normal time, and welcoming us to her home and telling us to make ourselves at home. Also included was where the orange juice in the fridge was and some pastries on the counter. I still have that card and was so warmed by a simple yet WONDERFUL gesture. I love that what you see is what you get with Amanda and love that I know she’s a part of my life! Thanks!

  • Jan@littleglimpse says:

    I liked it..didn’t notice the fidgeting at all! You looked very natural in front of the camera. Your genuine sweetness comes right through!! I will be at the Mom’s event tonight in B’ville (where I grew up by the way). Looking forward to it!

  • Christy says:

    Loved it! And I decided I’m your favorite 😉 Army wife who also is living in Germany native Kansan who’s been reading you since the days of AOL J’Land! hehe! (Tried covering all!) Oh and I really loved the comment from your real life friend Angie! Soooooooooo sweet!

  • gianna says:

    I HAD to watch this with Maya. She (and Dane) were very enamoured with the video. It was GREAT! And you are COMPLETELY and TOTALLY who you are in your blog. I LOVE it. I will have a post all about our little get together soon (as soon as we get a picture together! Good Grief! What were we thinking, or NOT thinking?)
    Seriously, I can’t tell you how excited I am to get to know you! OH, and I checked out the blue cake you took to the Andersons. I LOVE it!

  • Renee says:

    That was very nice, you should make a Q & A vlog a regular event on your blog 🙂

  • Kristin Smith says:

    So much fun to see this side of you! i can tell that you are the ‘real deal’. Thanks for sharing Jesus in the video!!

  • ClassiclyAmber says:

    HEhee!! I always like seeing video clips of you, Amanda! You seem like the exact kinda person I could hang out all day with: GENUINE.
    And I just saw in your LinkWithin below about how you did a post featuring some of your best commenters. Well, dern-it-all if I didn’t have a draft going of the same thing right now, thinking I was totally original in my idea! I think – we think alike, sista!! =-D Great minds. Great minds INDEED!!! We need to hang out sometime. It’s not that far, right?

  • Paula says:

    Enjoyed “meeting” you and learning a little more about you from this interview (and from Angie!). Your blue eyes may not have come through clearly but your heart of gold certainly did. You are truly a wonderful and talented person. As for struggling with some parenting challenges…we all have at one time or another. Trust in God and in your instincts and as long as the love is consistent, all will work out.

  • Jen says:

    Bravo! Awesome interview, and I love your accent!

  • Kate says:

    I loved this interview! You did a great job!
    Love love love love you.

  • sophia says:

    Great interview! I have a quick question though…what settings do you use on your camera when you take shots of your children? I would love to know!
    Thank you for any information 🙂

  • Diane {} says:

    What a great interview! Great job. I’m sure it was so much fun to meet face to face!

  • Libby says:

    loved seeing you in real life! everytime I have a comment from you I get excited and tell my husband, “AMANDA commented today!” haha. seriously thanks for taking the time to read our blog and leave comments. It’s always nice to open up the blog and see that people have commented. I really enjoy your blog!

  • Edie says:

    I came over from Karen’s blog. You looked great and it was a wonderful interview! Looks like you and Karen had a great time together!

  • underground hypnosis says:

    Great interview! I too struggle with consistency when it comes to parenting. I think we all do!