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Friday, November 6, 2020

What a Difference a Year Makes

This time last year, S-girl was filming a kids baking battle.  Wow.  I cannot believe it has truly been a year.  The older all the kids get, the faster time seems to move.  My sister had asked me for some of the pictures from the competition to use for her blog for some  super cute Christmas gift tags.  

And, it was at that point that I realized I NEVER blogged about it when it was actually happening.  Ooops......life....Christmas....a pandemic, you know?!?


It is kind of funny now when I see pictures of people clumped together without wearing masks. It seems strange.  That is sad.  

Anyway, S-girl auditioned by submitting a short video of herself showing off some of her treats and then talking about some of her favorite things to bake.  She was selected for the Holiday Kids Baking Battle competition.  



We went for an official photo shoot a few weeks before the competition.  There were flyers and posters up all around town.  She even appeared on a digital billboard.  




We all gained a bit of weight as she tried recipe after recipe trying to figure out the best one.  There were time limitations, so some of her more complicated choices had to be set aside for something that could be done more quickly in a room full of people that were also trying to use the same oven.  

  

She settled on an old fashioned lemon pie.  She picked that because it fit the time slot AND because both her grandma's have a love for lemons.  My mom makes lemon meringue pie every year for Christmas and Rainman's mom has "famous" lemon bars.  She was even featured in her local newspaper back when big hair was in.  




S-girl did not win (and yes, we all think she was robbed).  But, nonetheless, it was very interesting to be part of the filming and see how all those t.v. shows come together and how lots of stuff can be edited out so what you are seeing is accurate.....but, sort of not, at the same time.  




All in all, it was a good experience for her....but none of us are clambering for our next shot at fame.....because, it isn't really.....real. 


If you haven't already, go get some of my sister's free printable gift tags.  I JUST started my Christmas shopping this morning...so her timing was perfect.

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