I am so excited to share that I made my 5th appearance on Hallmark Home & Family today! I was so thankful to get to film 4 segments at their LA studio last year but this year brought a different plan. No traveling for this girl. When the show announced they would be returning for their new season in September I got a surprise email from a Home & Family producer asking me to do a virtual segments from my studio in Atlanta! Heck yes, was my answer and we started planning how to bring the fun in a big way from Atlanta to LA to hundreds of thousands that watch the show!
Because Halloween looks different this year I still wanted to create a special experience for my daughter and give parents some ideas they can easily re-create at home! I have definitely been doing a little extra online shopping and those boxes have been piling up in the garage! I thought why not recycle them into something fun for Halloween! From boxes to spooktacular, my Halloween Haunted Playhouse was born and my daughter loved it!
This segment was definitely challenging but the team at Home & Family was amazing! The producers (shout out to Holly), the props team, production and of course the fabulous host Debbie Matenopoulos made creating and filming this segment a breeze! A BIG SHOUT out to my team at Craft Box Girls for helping paint, glue shingles, practice, set up cameras, run through shots, break down and re-do this set multiple times and film it flawlessly!
Out of the 400+ television segments I have filmed over the last few years this was definitely the biggest project I have tackled and I couldn't have been happier to get to do it on one of my favorite shows!
I created the playhouse house in my Atlanta studio and sent photos, materials, and a video of building the house to the Home & Family props team in LA so they could re-create the final playhouse and step outs for Debbie to do during the segment. This made it easy for Debbie to make the house along side me!
Check out Debbie creating the playhouse from the Home & Family Studio in LA
Me making the playhouse in my studio in Atlanta