Reasons to Laugh

Reasons to Laugh

If you’re in the mood for a good laugh–here’s a true story I couldn’t keep to myself!

Reasons to Laugh

Sometimes you just need to find reasons to laugh! And sometimes they come much easier than others, but either way…just go for it–you deserve it!  🙂

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This is a picture of me with my mom. And here is a funny little story about them…

The other night, we were visiting with my parents.

Out of the blue, my dad said, “Mom has been going commando”

…uhhh–what in the world?!!

Yeah, it seemed like a randomly weird thing for him to share and something we really didn’t want to hear or visualize, eek!
Sooo, we asked

“Why she was going commando?”

and he said, “she stopped wearing her wedding ring”

ohhhhhhh Dad, whew!

So, we straightened him out and yes, he was pretty embarrassed to learn there is a huge difference between not wearing a ring and going commando.

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Hahaha!! My dad is the cutest–I love him so much! This is a picture of my brother, Vaughn, my dad, and me while they were extras on a film that Tiffany and I were working on.

Anyway, I’m blessed to have such wonderful parents to tease, and who always know how to brighten any day!

PS Mom, please start wearing your ring again, we don’t want to visualize you any other way,
I love you two, lol!!!

xoxo

Laurie & Tiffany

 

A touching Set Moment: Music Video with Hilary Weeks

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Dear Diary!!!

I’ve always been a journal keeper but for some reason I got away from it a few years ago, which makes me sad because I’ve had so many incredible experiences.  I feel almost ungrateful, so I’ve decided to commit to it again, and in a crazy way, I think I’ll be more committed if I write it here so you can hold me accountable, lol.  So anyway,  my goal is to get back on track with a post at least once a week, usually on a Sunday, since that seems to be the most stable day of my week.

So the posts I’ll be posting will be my actual journal.  I don’t know where it will take us, but you’re welcome to read along as I share my experiences, thoughts, feelings and whatever pours out of my heart and onto the keyboard.

A touching Set Moment: Music Video with Hilary WeeksI stole this from Hilary’s blog, so I’ll link to her below 🙂

Hilary’s Blog

A little over a week ago, I went to do Hilary Weeks makeup again for a big concert to release her new CD.  We had fun, as always, and cute Dani, her hairstylist was there too.  I love that we’ve worked together a total of 3 times (well, 3.5 if you count the one that got rained out, lol!) but we were already full of “remember whens,”  haha.  To me, that’s the mark of true bonding!  🙂 hahaha

But the getting ready was only half of the treat for me that night, as the concert was amazing.  Hilary is an incredible artist, and that was obvious, but she’s so cute and real and says the cutest things, and this night was no exception.  She did an outstanding job and looked absolutely stunning!  I took pictures with my phone, but they turned out like pink blobs, so I don’t have any good ones to share, sorry 🙁

There was another highlight to the night, they showed Hilary’s music video which we had done (that I posted about) so here is the link to the video:

I just did Hilary’s makeup in this video, but didn’t get the chance to meet the other 2 featured women.  Hilary told me about them and I was so moved by their stories and really wish I could’ve met them.  Maybe someday, I really believe that would be a real honor.  I love that they are women whose lives have been molded by embracing the tragedies that could have so easily destroyed them…

A touching Set Moment: Music Video with Hilary Weeks Read more at http://naturesknockout.com/a-touching-set-moment-music-video-with-hilary-weeks/#f2YjQe2vSUetS3s4.99

Oh and this is SO COOL!  I got a note from Hilary this week saying the CD, Every Step, made the Christian Billboard Charts!!!  And it is number 6 on the Christian Charts and Number 1 on the Indie Music charts….she was writing to say thank you and you know what, after working beside Hilary even just a few times, I can say that if anyone deserves that kind of success, it’s her.  She poured her heart & soul into that project and beyond that, she’s every bit the gem she appears to be and then some!  I’m so excited for her!  I love it when great things happen to great people, yay!

I’d better scoot and go enjoy some time with my hubby.  I worked all morning on NBC’s Music and the Spoken Word, then tomorrow will come early and I’ll be on another set somewhere–still waiting for call time & info.  But I’ll keep ya posted.  In the mean time, go spend some time with someone you love, time flies way too fast!

Love you!

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Movie Life: Breaking down a WWII Script

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Yeah, I think the upside down photo pretty much says it all! LOL!
I didn’t shoot it upside down, but maybe it just read my mind =)

Anyway, yes I know, I do live in a crazy world.
Last week I was backstage with David Archuletta and working with Tom Brokaw on a 9/11 Broadcast for NBC. I also had a big bridal party at the Waldorf Astoria to do makeup and hair on. It was nice wearing skirts and being a girl and doing pretty glam makeup and up-dos (well, not on Tom Brokaw, he was a nice guy, but i don’t think he would’ve appreciated that, haha!)

But now I’m breaking down a script on a WWII movie that we start shooting next week. It will be down and dirty and I’ll be in the foxholes piling on the dirt, sweat and blood.

As for the picture….
It is just some of the research I have laid out. The director wants the lead lady wearing a ponytail, but that’s a look that we hardly see before the 1950’s, so I’m pouring over everything I can find to locate some sort of 1940’s ponytails. Once i find some options I like, I’ll present those to the director.

At that point, the look will be his call and that can be a scary thought…

Sometimes directors will over rule all of the options I give, and we end up having to do something that isn’t the period look I want or even like at all. That’s when I die professionally and decide whether I really want to do the show or not. I really don’t like having to do work that I know isn’t right, but sometimes we’re forced. Because of that, i’ve learned not to be too critical of other makeup and hair professionals that don’t follow the period looks perfectly. I know it may not have been their call–but if it was their call, bad for them, they have no excuse. j/k love and kisses to all of you =)

Kay, enough said, i need to get back to work. I’ve got a 90 page script to read and break down and then i have to call the director this afternoon to go over my ideas and questions. I’ve also got to get out some product orders in if i want them to arrive in time.

I know i’ll be working some long days and i’ll be working 7 days a week for the next few weeks, but i promise i’ll post again as soon as i can. tiff will be helping me some, but she’s pretty pregnant now, so this isn’t the best show for her right now =( sniff sniff. i’ll miss her, i know.

i’ll keep ya posted :o)

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Laurie & Tiffany

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On set for Shriners Hospitals, a tender day

On set for Shriners Hospitals, a tender day

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Just working on set and hit with a realization…

The main focus of our site is to inspire positive replacements for what’s going on your body, in your body, and in your mind. So if this can have a little of the impact it had on me today, it’s well worth posting.

Ok, the pictures below are with me getting thrown into a shot–something that happens all the time, not because I’m an amazing actress (I know that must come as a shock jk lol) but really just because it’s a great way to get cheap labor for no extra cost– lol!  But this post isn’t about me or an acting career at all, I think it’s something much more….

On set for Shriners Hospitals, a tender dayI had a realization today that I want to share.  It didn’t have anything to do with work, but had everything to do with life.

Several of us were talking on set about a mutual friend who seemed to have it all.  He even said one day, “My life is perfect, if I could just get a big promotion…”  Then, not long after that, he did get promoted to VP over his division.  And then, it looked as though he had finally stepped into that perfect life.

On set for Shriners Hospitals, a tender dayBut sadly, perfect didn’t last.  It wasn’t long before his little girl was diagnosed with a devastating tumor and that is what he and his family are fighting with today.

As we shared our feelings of sadness for them, I realized how telling his story really was, not just about him, but about all of us.  We all want this to happen or that to happen and THEN everything will be perfect, won’t it?  Well maybe not, because that’s not what life is really all about.

Why do we do that?  Why do we cheat ourselves out of the life we’re currently living, waiting for perfect, which really doesn’t exist?  But beyond that, the really crazy thing is that  those “imperfect” things are the very things which provide us the greatest growth of all.  Yet someday…..

Those thoughts simmered in my soul today, for which I’m so grateful.  I drove home tonight with a heart full of gratitude for all of the imperfect things in my life.  I think I am truly happy with imperfection.  Now, if I can just wake up tomorrow and hold on to what I learned today!

In closing, I’ll share a beautiful thought…

“The most important thing in life

is to enjoy your life

and to be happy

That’s all that matters.”

– Audrey Hepburn

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 xox

Laurie & Tiffany