June 12, 2008

The News, Part 1

Okay, okay!! :o)

My news will come in two parts. This is the first installment!

Last Wednesday night, I was checking my email kind of late, and I see an email from Pie Town Productions. I immediately open it, and you'll never believe this...

IT WAS FROM AN HGTV PRODUCER!!!!!!!!!!

That's right. Apparently, there's a new show that's going to be on HGTV called "Rate My Space" (you might have seen the new promo for it). It's based on the website that allows people to upload pictures of rooms in their home, and other members of the community can "rate" the space, leave comments, etc. The premise of the show is that one room that didn't do so well on the website is going to be made over by a designer and carpenter. The design for the new room will be based on three inspiration spaces, also from the website.

Well about a month or two ago, I put our master bedroom on the website on a whim, mainly just to see what people would say.

It got viewed about 3,000 times and I got SO many comments! I was really pleasantly surprised.

Apparently, the producers of this show found my bedroom, and I got this email asking me to BE ON THE SHOW!!!!!!! OH MY GOSH!!!!!

I literally freaked out. I ran into the living room and started jumping up and down like a literal crazy person. Of course, Kurt was so thrilled for me. I was just so FLOORED that they asked ME!

Long story short, it was a whirlwind from there. Friday, I was asked to sign release forms, and also tape an casting video. But here's the thing: I had to film my WHOLE house. Not just the bedroom. Oh, and let's add that they wanted it by Tuesday. So I called my sister's friend in a frenzy who has a video recorder and I straightened my house (read: threw crap in closets/bathrooms) until the wee hours Saturday morning. Saturday at 9 am we taped my casting video, in which I was supposed to "host" and show my home and then do an interview segment. It was intense.

Anyway, this whole time the producer is trying to figure out with me when we could tape. Taping is usually a day and lasts 4-5 hours. Keep in mind that I'm going to Israel from June 24-July 3, so that knocked out a big chunk of time that they were considering for shooting.

Right now, I'm stil waiting on them to approve the casting, but also to nail down a taping date. Unfortunately, it's looking like they aren't very flexible with their schedules. [Sidenote: I think this is interesting, because I was asked at the EXTREME last minute to do this, and I've had this trip planned for a LONG time. I can't just change my schedule!] So it's a waiting game. I'm doubting that it will come to fruition, but can you believe that I was contacted by them!?!! I mean, it would've been cool if I had applied to be on the show or something, but THEY found ME! I'm truly honored just to have been asked.

I'll let you know what the outcome is. But I really don't care...it was just cool to talk to a producer from HGTV!!!

P.S. If you want to see the show, I believe the first episode comes on this Sunday night at 7 or 8....check the schedule! :o)

Part 2 coming soon....

13 comments:

Christy said...

That is so cool!! I have been seeing the previews for the show and have been planning on watching it.

winstead family said...

oh ashley! that is so cool!!! you would do so well on tv!! it's totally you! but i'd opt for Israel over HGTV! :) i know you would too! xoxo

demetria said...

no way!! that is so COOL!!!!!! maybe it will all come together, but it's GREAT that they found you regardless of the outcome.

ok----part 2???

R Harmon said...

Oh my gosh! That is the coolest news! I can't wait until part 2!!

Andrea said...

Ashley...that is TOO cool! I am so excited for you! You are talented!

Carrie and David said...

Ashley, your news is soooo exciting!! :) I would never be brave enough to put pictures of my house up to be rated! But your's seems to have passed with flying colors. That's so awesome - congratulations!

Christy said...

Hey Ashley,
I love your blog! How exciting about the HGTV thing, hope y'all get picked! Hope everything is going well for you post-MC.
Christy

Tiffany said...

THAT IS SO AWESOME!!!!! Can't wait for part 2!

Katrice said...

I hope it works...I would love to see you on TV!!!!! How cool is that?!

R Harmon said...

I'm working at Goody's. They just went bankrupt, but hopefully my store won't be closing anytime soon!

Liv said...

my fingers are getting tired of looking on your blog 500 times a day to see if you have posted your news!!! :o)

Tommy, Suzanne, and Mary Peyton said...

i'm with liv. keep watching... oh - and i got your message - i'll call you soon....

love!

mrs.leah.maria said...

How freaking cool is that?! Congrats on at least making the initial selection, even if you "inconvenient" trip to Israel stops it from happening . . . .

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