Well, this past week was a WILD one!
On Sunday, a film crew from Los Angeles flew out to Utah to being filming on our documentary.
We have kind of kept this all under the radar for a while because we weren’t sure how it would all pan out . . .
A couple of months ago, we were approached by a couple of different production companies who wanted to do a reality show about our family and our company. We interviewed each of them, but never had a good feeling about any of them. Shortly after, we were approached by a company who was interested in doing a documentary about the life of a blogger. One of the producers was a mom and had actually found our blog. Our story of working together as a family (especially a family of 6 girls!) was unique and they liked what we stood for- families.
So, we interviewed them and loved their ideas and the positive angle that they wanted to take on the show. We signed contracts and the rest is history!
They flew in on Sunday and filming started bright and early Monday morning.
(Here are some of the pictures from our Instagram account . . .
you can follow along at @SixSistersStuff for more behind-the-scenes looks!)
The crew followed us around all day from our company Monday meeting and joined us for family dinner.
They interviewed each of the sisters (each interview was over an hour long!), our parents, our co-workers.
They came into our homes, hung out with our kids, set up cameras in our cars and filmed us wherever we went and whatever we were doing. They joined me as I did a cooking segment on local TV . They recorded as we got ready for the day and did our hair and make-up, send kids out the door to school, and of course blogged. 🙂
So from here, they take this “sizzle” (it’s a TV term for basically a short segment that they will use to show networks) and pitch it to various cable networks they work with. If someone picks it up, awesome! If not, it’s totally fine too! Even if nothing becomes of it, it was such a fun experience for all of us. The best part for me was the interviews- it really let me remember and realize WHY I blog and what I am passionate about . . . I will share some snippets from that in upcoming posts. 🙂
While all the madness was going on, my dinners had to be quick and easy. This was a recipe that my mother-in-law gave me and we have made in 3 times in the past 3 weeks. It’s so fast to throw together and everyone loves it- winning!
Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Fajita Soup
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 cans condensed cream of chicken soup (or this Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup recipe)
1 cup salsa
2 cups frozen corn
1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 1/2 cups water
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried cilantro (optional)
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Place chicken into slow cooker.
In a bowl, mix together cream of chicken soup, salsa, corn, black beans, water, cumin, and cilantro. Pour over chicken in slow cooker. Cook on low for 4-6 hours (or high for 2-3 hours). Remove chicken and shred using 2 forks. Put chicken back into slow cooker, add cheese, and let cook for 15 more minutes. Serve with your favorite fajita toppings (tomato, shredded cheese, avocado, sour cream, crushed tortilla chips, etc).
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