Monday, September 29, 2008

It's Here!




And since this is "I See What You're Saying", I know I shouldn't be writing anything...but I have to say just a few quick things.

1. Ok, so all those Hollywood directors? And actors? And producers? Oh, they have a hard job. Really, really hard. And if ever I doubted it, I now know that this is certainly not my calling. However, I'm blaming it on my equipment. What can you expect when shooting with a puny digital camera? If I had a camera worth millions, I would be transformed into a gorgeous actress with a pleasant and lilting voice. I just know it.

2. Listen closely, and you will hear that I slipped in a "Ya'll". Twice, actually. It doesn't really jive with my flat Midwestern accent, does it? And to my sweet and authentic Southern sisters, I apologize. It is the most Northern-sounding "Ya'll" that ya'll will ever hear.

3. I was going to make some kind of excuse for the poor, grainy quality of the video, but I now believe that it is a blessing in disguise...because it masks the fact that my house was really quite dirty. Picked up? Yes. Clean? No.

Alrighty then. Carry on.





Linda, thank you so much for this ingenious idea! Don't forget to visit her to See What She...and a lot of others...are Saying.

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70 comments:

Amy B said...

OH I sure hope your hunny picks up on the new wish list item! That was great!

And I have to say I love the red dining room... we obviously have similar taste! :)

Rachel said...

Wow, I love love LOVE your dining room!

Becky said...

That was awesome! I loved your day in the life take on this project. And you reminded me that I forgot to thank Linda on my post... Duh! I'm always up for Starbucks so enter me in that drawing for sure.

Savanah is absolutely beautiful! I hope you get your piano for Christmas.

:-)

Sara @ Butterville said...

I'm from the midwest too, and I understood you prefectly.:)
Would you consider arranging a marriage between your Sweet girl and my son? (He's a handsome 3 1/2 yr.old and he's very funny.) see post What doin' if interested.
Cute post, thanks for sharing. Did I mention Nicky's favorite color is red too? His room is red.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Mr. Jackie: Get your Sweetie that keyboard for Christmas! How can you resisit?! OH my garsh that was beautiful! Your little girl is 100% precious. The singing daughter in my my vid looked a LOT like yours at that age. She even had the curls at the end of her hair. I love to see them ride tricycles. Oh Jackie, this was perfect, and perfectly delightful. Thanks for doing this. Blessings on you today! Linda Crow PS: Loved the dining room, too!

The Miles Family said...

I love that you sat down in the middle of Costco and played the piano!!! That cracks me up! Not only did you sit down and play, but you actually CAN play! Sign me up for your CD release!!

Lisa said...

Jackie,
That was so much fun! I feel like I know you a little better now. Your house is beautiful! And Savannah...too precious!

I think you should begin each post playing a song on the piano...any song.

Thanks for the peek in.

Chatty Kelly said...

You win the best produced video prize. Great job. And I definitely want in on the Starbucks drawing! My fav. Thanks for taking us with you on your daily errands.

Your daughter is a cutie pie, indeed.

Wendy said...

Loved the music, and the credits cracked me up...Sweetie Pie productions.

I think you sound great; by the way, you're entitled to use the term "y'all" - you used to live in Dallas, for pete's sake. I pick up accents very easily for some reason so I would probably develop some sort of midwestern thing if we ever hung out in person.

Thanks for the tour, it was great!

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

You're like a professional video maker now!!! Loved it! And I love your living room furniture!

Great to see you :)

THE ROOST said...

Girl, girl, girl! That was great! Your Ya'lls were not too bad either. You HAVE to have that piano! Wonderful!

kaleytaylor said...

Jackie, you are so talented at the piano! That little snippet was beautiful! Play some more for us! :)

and ps... I just loved how you sat down and played in the middle Costco, that was awesome :)

Krystal said...

Oh my goodness...that was too much fun! I loved it! I just wished we had a digital camera so I could put it on my blog...wait...that's right I just wished we had a working camcorder at the moment! That would be nice! It died last friday night at Alli's performance!

Enjoyed it Jackie!

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

Really, really great video!

(Also, we were going to name our first Savannah - turned out to be a boy, lol.)

Casey said...

Girlfriend, I am impressed! That was fantastic! You were so poised and beautiful!!! Great job! :)

Loved getting to hear/see you! Fun!

His Girl said...

*stunned silence at your piano skillz!*

Aspiemom said...

Wow, your video was like a professional piece! I was trying to figure out how to put a video on and wouldn't even know HOW to add all of the verbage and words you did!

After all of your worrying, I think you did a great job. It was so fun to hear your voice and see your beautiful home and little girl. You play piano BEAUTIFULLY, by the way!

I'm not a coffee drinker, so if I'm entered into your drawing I would give the price to my 14yo son who just loves it!

Jodie said...

Jackie I am so impressed... when you played the piano I got chills, and I was even a little choked up. It was so beautiful! I sure hope you get it for Christmas!

Also, I never even heard you say y'all. I don't know how I missed it, but I did.

I'm so glad you participated - even though I didn't do one because I'm a big chicken! It's awesome to "see" and hear you. :)

DidiLyn said...

It is official. We are friends. (nice to "meet" you, btw)
You had me at the Costco trip, but when you stopped at Starbucks? Well, it sealed the deal.

Jennifer @ Taking My Time said...

Just jumping in here to say when I actually get to watch the video, I'll have a real comment. My dial-up is ridiculous so I'll go and use my in-laws or my hubs' work high speed. I'm so excited to see this (sometime)!!!

Smilingsal said...

You look and sound as I imagined, and Savannah is a darling. Wow, do you play piano well! Thank you for doing this.

sara said...

My dining room is red too!!! Loved the video!

Dena @ Green Acres said...

Great video and your daughter is adorable. You play piano beautifully and I sure hope your hubby gets you one for Christmas. :) Thanks for letting us "meet" you.

Colored With Memories said...

jackie! you and savannah are just beautiful!

it was fun to "meet" you and hear your voice! i was so impressed by your entire video...i wouldn't have been brave enough to swing this carnival!

a few other things:

we have the same spice rack

we also love costco...wish you lived closer...we could make costco runs together...one day you'll love the fact that their carts hold two kiddos

smooth piano playing...doubly smooth getting your request in that way

enjoyed it!

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

I feel like I just stopped by for a visit and we're good friends :)

Great job!

Growin' with it! said...

you know how you meet new friends and they sweetly remind you of someone else you enjoy hanging around...that's how i felt watching this. like it was seeing that old friend again.

genius video. loved it.

and i have one request. will you video tape playing christmas music on the piano again, put it up on your blog during the holidays so i can turn it on in the mornings and sit here and sigh! beautiful!

so great to meet you! i loved it.

Alana said...

Great job! I loved it. My favorite parts were Savannah's face in the Christmas aisle and your beautiful piano playing!!

Tracey said...

This is very cool...now all I need to get is a video camera!!! I know where you shop now ha ha!!!

skoots1mom said...

oh how precious...
loved the piano...you need that piano...honey, she needs that piano.
your ideas were great

we don't have gas in Atlanta right now...lines everywhere....having to travel miles outside the city line to get to any...doesn't it sound like fun??!!
Savannah, you're beautiful...thank you for helping Mommy!

Rachel said...

I too loved the piano playing! If we do this again you could play for 5 minutes and I would watch the whole thing! You are gifted!

So nice to "see" you!

Elena said...

I really enjoyed this! It was so fun to meet you and see a little bit of your day! God bless, Elena

Tracy said...

That was so cute! There were so many things I loved about your video. I think my favorite part was you playing the piano in Costco!

Thanks for sharing!!!!

ttm said...

And you say that you aren't very creative! This was a great video! I loved, loved, loved hearing you play the Christmas song,and since Costco is putting up their decorations now, why can't we? I'd be okay with them for 3 or 4 months! You did a great job on this, and the two wonderful little stars may just have a future career on screen!

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Okay, so I have many things to say to my friend:

1) I love red too. You have a beautiful home!
2) I want your pond in the back. Awesome. Just awesome.
3) Savannah is a doll!
4) And so are YOU!!
5) I am SO jealous of how beautifully you play the piano! Hubby needs to get you one of those...like a baby grand! WOW!
6) I would have totally said ALL these things, even if you WEREN'T giving away free coffee! :-)
Great job!

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

Jackie!! You did awesome! I love your house. No really, I super bold heart it! I think we have a really similar area rug...
Any way, your adorable Savanah, your piano playing (WOW! I LOVE piano music and you are awesome), your voice, which is exactly how I imagined by the way, the great creative video effects. it was all really wonderful!
Now I feel even more like we share a brain. :)
How sweet of you to take us to Starbucks and do a give away! :)

Genny said...

This was great Jackie! How fun. :)

Deven said...

Super post!! I loved the mad piano skillz :) and seeing a day in the life. Thanks for playing along with Linda!

Jenny said...

Wow! Loved the piano shot of your hands. Cute! Y'all are both dolls.

Yes, I said y'all too. And I'm in MN. It's a fun word. What can ya say?

Carolina Mama said...

Ya'll are so funny with the ya'll! Do you ever say "you guys" to everyone? I think that is Northern. But I never understood it being a girl and all.

We always got razzed about ya'll - never everyone is picking it up . :)

Hey, love your Piano skills! Awesome! And you two did a great tour. I loved hearing your voice and feeling like we're talking.

Now you're speaking my language with Sbux! ;)

Scribbit said...

Having lived in North Dakota for a while I'm loving the accent!

Great video!

Cathy said...

Excellent video of you and your little daughter~ You have a pretty home.

Connie said...

I love seeing everyone's homes too. Yours is very nice. Love the dining room. Connie

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

So nice to finally see and hear you at the same time. Love Savannah saying, "Bye Bye Christmas," and your piano playing.

Yes, enter me in the giveaway. I have the same giveaway. Great minds.

Wanda said...

Jackie and Savanah You are so dern cute!

I wanna go hang out with you chicks!

Costco.....AND Starbucks!

Nice touch on the impromptu concert too, girl.
Merry Christmas to you maybe!!!

Thanks for sharing.

Lizz @ Yes, and So is My Heart said...

I loved that! It was so fun to see both of you. Your daughter is darling!

SarahHub said...

What a nice idea!

I loved seeing your house - especially your red dining room!

And Savannah is just as cute "in person!"

Hirra said...

Hi Jackie. That video was so cute! Thanks for sharing. It was just like the old times talking to you... well, hearing you talk. :)You are still so beautiful. I'm glad you were able to incorporate your piano playing into it. That was beautiful. Your house is gorgeous. I love the waterfall outside. That is just lovely. I'm sure you love that place. And Savannah is so cute and looks like a very fun kid to have around.

Kim said...

I was in heaven listening to you play! I sure hope you get your piano for Christmas!! What a lovely home...warm and cozy. :) Savannah is so sweet! And your waterfall is great...I'd get nothing done. ever. Oh, and LOVE the red! It matches my hair! :)

Blessings!!

Sue J. said...

My 4-year-old looked up from playing and said, "Mommy, she's playing the piano!" And, sure enough, you were playing it so beautifully! I'm surprised you didn't have a small crowd around you in the Costco, throwing coins!

I spent 14 years in the Midwest, and more than that on the East Coast. Believe me, you're not a fast talker! And your great Midwestern heart shines through...

What a treat to have stopped here. Had I hooked into Linda's idea earlier, I would have polished up my production techniques (my video is rather shameful for a TV/Radio major). But, it's the thought that counts.

I enjoy a good Starbucks ever now and again, but please pass my option on the card to another soul. I just enjoyed visiting with you and your family; what a treat!

Tabi said...

I enjoyed running your errands with you! That was the easiest shopping I have ever done! Lol....and LOVE watching you play...and maybe hubby is watching and it will be under your tree christmas morning!

ann said...

It was so much fun to run errands with you! I love ending a shopping trip with a good coffee or dessert. And thanks for the tour of your home, I love the red! Your daughter is such a princess. It was very nice meeting you :)

Patrice said...

You did a great job and your daughter is beautiful!

I hope hubby is watching and you get your Christmas piano!

Damselfly said...

Your place is great! Oh please tell me you have a maid ...! ;)

AuburnGalAlways said...

Loved it! You play very nicely! Wish I'd stayed with the piano lessons and practiced more.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Kim said...

Jackie, thanks for stopping by my blog!
I hope your hubby watches and takes the hint :-) You play so beautifully.
Hey, we're always on the lookout for additional teammates here in Carlos Paz if you've still got the yearning to move here :-)

Life In Progress said...

Loved the video! Our dining room (which is actually our home office) is the same color red as yours! Love it!

Erin K. said...

Mmmmmm... Starbucks! :-)

I loved your video!!! It turned out great, and it was fun to see you and Savannah in action. I'll have to put this on the list of future projects for my blog. (Which means I might get around to creating a video sometime before Kaitlyn graduates from high school.)

Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit said...

Love your video! It was so fun to watch! And the piano playing in Costco...I am seriously impressed!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Oh, that was an amazing video!!!! I could listen to you play piano ALL day long. You are fabulous, and Savannah is a cutie pie.

beverlydru said...

It is a pleasure to meet you. I am so impressed with the technolgical wizardry of the women who participated in "I See What YOu're Saying". YOu can tell I have lots to learn. This was fun. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for praying for Cody too. He is still in an "induced sleep" but we know God is working.

Liz said...

I enjoyed your video. My favorite part was when you played the keyboard at Costco. Your daughter is a cutie, and she seemed very relaxed for having to be patient with the video production.

mamachristina said...

Thanks for the tour and the entaining christmas song.

Julie said...

I found you through the video blog.

This is my first time here.

I didn't get to participate in the video blog as I didn't know about it. But I sure am enjoying visiting blogs today and meeting new people.

I loved your video.

It's nice to meet you,
Julie

PJ said...

Wow!! Loved the mini-recital on the piano!!!

Gretchen said...

Trying so hard not to be jealous of your beautiful home and your lurvely piano skillz. I sure hope you get that piano! Learning to play is on my "bucket list".

Costco is the best of times and the worst of times for me. Too many temptations!

I love red, too, and you already know I love me some coffee. Thanks for the chance.
(((hugs)))

Michelle@Life with Three said...

I'm catching up on my blog reading (slowly but surely), so I know I'm late commenting on this one. But, I had to tell you -- I loved it! I loved running errands with you and seeing your house! It was really fun and really well done.

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

I LOVED seeing you and hearing your voice! :)

"Bye Christmas" was the best. So, so sweet. :) You play beautifully! Does your wish list mean you don't have a piano even though you play so well??

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

Oh my gosh, I love hearing your voice and seeing Savannah!!

You know what, I LOVE seeing the inside of other people's homes too, I have been dreaming of doing a video home tour carnival for months. So don't think I am copying you when I do! :-}

Becky said...

That was so cute and fun!! What a neat idea! You have a cozy, warm, welcoming, feeling home from your short tour.

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