My Day With The Movie Man

Our visit with Chris Wiegand was so fun!

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He pulled in verrrrry early Saturday morning, and after he had a few hours of sleep (bless his heart!), he and I ran around and filmed at a few different places thoughtout the rest of the day.



It was reeeeeally hot out, but Chris said he was used to working in the heat because of all the hours he put in fixing up the Airstream.


(Me, planning our route. Chris, preparing my mic.)

After a fun chat at our house (that guys cracks me UP!), we met up with my friend Evan at Prattville Pickers and did a little treasure hunting.


(More details about that chicken coming later this week!)

After that, we stopped by Keith’s to drop off a couple of things for the makeover we’re doing in his living room right now, then we visited the old Prattville cotton gin, and the  “bamboo forest” so that Chris could shoot some b-roll footage. (I forgot to bring my camera, so I found these photos online:)





Around 5pm went back to our place and did a little more filming. First on the water, then back at our place. Kevin snapped this photo of Max wanting in on the fun- ha!


Chris went outside to capture the sunset after that, and we wound the day down with one of Kevin’s spaghetti dinners and last week’s episode of the Bachelorette. It was a fun-filled day for sure, and I’m so grateful to be a part of Chris’ American Blogger project!

Chris hit the road early Sunday morning…


He’s making his way to West Palm Beach, FL to meet up with another blogger right now, and I look forward to sharing information about the movie once it’s released later this Fall!

PS- I’ve got another post planned for this afternoon if you’d like to swing back by!

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  1. says

    Wonder where one might get that plain Jane galvanized-looking metal roofing? I need it for my shed.
    TY, in advance, if anyone can give me the heads up.
    K A Y

  2. Beckie D. says

    I will most certainly check back! Love your blog! Gosh! You are so tiny! And cute! Can’t wait to hear what The Movie Man puts together! I really like seeing different places in our beautiful country, Alabama is so pretty, thanks for sharing!

  3. Patricia says

    Can you share what blogger he’s going to in West Palm? That’s where I’m from and I’d love to read a blogger from my hometown. I know a coupon blogger that is from there so I’m curious if its her or someone else (I hope it is so that I have more to read haha).

  4. says

    Wow, you have very lovely surrounding area, so calm and picturesque. I love it)) Please make a post about it one day.
    P.S. Looking forward to see final video of American blogger.

    • Layla says

      Thank you Irina! We just moved out here last Fall and I do enjoy blogging about our neighborhood from time to time. It’s been such an inspiring place to live!

  5. Julie B. [Holland] says

    The outdoors pictures are beautiful, that bamboo forest how pretty is that !?

  6. says

    I fall more in love with your neighborhood with every picture you post. It is just beautiful and so is everyplace you visited Saturday. I think it is so cool that you got to be part of a movie. It sounds really interesting and I look forward to hearing more about it.

  7. says

    I’ve been reading your blog almost for two years. Every working morning starts with cup of fresh tea, pastry and checking your blog. I love you guys! you are amazing. wish you happy anniversary:) xoxo

  8. says

    I just watched that episode last night! I can’t wait to see the American Blogger movie. To put a voice with all the minds I read…it will be legendary! Happy Tuesday!

  9. JolieAnne says

    I am just getting caught up on your posts and I was thrilled to see West Palm Beach, FL mentioned, I live north of there. I hope the local paper (Palm Beach Post) will get a chance to interview Chris. I don’t know who the blogger is but I am anxious to see the movie, too! I bet you had fun and you are always *great* on camera!