The Vlog.


As some of you might have seen my post on facebook tonight
during the final moments of editing,
I might have gotten in over my head when I offered to do this vlog.

I loved getting all of your questions,
(it's amazing how many of you asked the exact same ones),
I loved thinking through the answers,
but answering them on tape?


Didn't love that so much.

The original plan was to be low-key and film this on our terrace,
but then Tyler was super sweet & supportive
& wanted to help me film it somewhere cool.

We compromised on my favorite street in our neighborhood 
and after an hour of awkward taping, we got seven minutes of decent video.


So if this is all so awkward, why did I do it?

Because after watching my friend Michelle's vlog-
I felt like I knew her all the better.

Somehow seeing her "in real life" confirmed who I thought she was
after reading her blog for so long...
and I thought it might be nice to do here.

 I hope you like it,
I hope it answers some of your questions,
but I mainly hope you don't notice how many times
I say the phrase "I don't know."






So.... what'd you think?
Am I what you thought I'd be like?




*special thanks to Tyler Knight for putting up with hearing this audio on loop for hours while I edited. poor thing.
** I know, I know... I didn't answer every question on this... it was just getting sooo long. I'll try to address them in the future! (Or you can email me if you're needing an answer sooner.) :)

54 comments:

  1. Loved it! Thank you for sharing, Lauren. It was definitely a "good thing" (as Martha would say).

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  2. Bahah :) Sweet as pie.
    "If I were a kitchen utensil.... .... .... ..."

    :)

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  3. I thought you were cool before, I think you're even cooler now!

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  4. Cute Cute Cute!! Now we have actually met in person (at yours and a diary of lovely's meet up!) so I know what you sound like but really enjoyed this especially knowing what you did!!!

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  5. Your #vlogkward hashtag made me laugh out loud. This was so much fun to watch, not awkward at all, just totally normal!

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  6. Wow! You're exactly like what I had imagined in my mind! It's like I know you or something. ;) All seriousness, Very cute video Lauren!

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  7. Best Vlog EVER! Seriously loved every minute of it. Samantha Brown better watch her back! I have fallen in love with you even more and I didn't realize that was even possible. Cute cute cute!

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  8. Loved it. You are still as adorable as you were when I met you almost 10 years ago. Maybe even more so... and Tyler too.

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  9. Lauren this is so great! I loved all of your answers and I truly find your blog very inspiring. You've got gorgeous photos (and thanks for the advice on that camera, I was just looking at that one yesterday at Costco with my dad!) and a great outlook on life. P.S. I loved your outfit on the vlog too!

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  10. Lauren,
    love you and your cameraman. Now we want to hear Tyler answer the same exact questions and have you video him.
    pve

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  11. Love it, Lauren! So fun! Looking forward to more.

    PS. Thanks for the response the other day. The surprise was great! I didn't get any pictures, but their reaction was priceless. Now I'm trying to figure out who I can surprise next. :)

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  12. This was so cute, Lauren! You seem just like how you are on the blog. I love that you did this and that you incorporated reader questions. I've been avoiding vlogging myself and my hubby who LOVES doing videos (I think he's done nearly 600! Crazy!!)keeps bugging me to do some videos. I actually just told him an hour ago that I finally would sometime soon. ;)

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  13. BAHAHA! Totally me who asked the baby question! And you gave the exact answer I would say. I keep asking my husband if we can move to the UK for a few years just so our kids can have cute accents!
    You are such a good sport!
    Just promise me when you become BFF's with Princess Kate that I can come have tea with you and bring my little princesses as well, ok?
    High five on the video!

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  14. I truly can't wait to watch this! Once the Bachelorette is over I can!! LOL! I can't imagine doing anything on video as I hate being filmed for anything whatsoever! I'm proud of you for doing it! I'm sure it's perfect!

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  15. I llloovveedd this post lauren! You are such a natural. Its very inspiring to watch this - as I am absolutely terrified of seeing/hearing myself on camera.Your outfit is adorable too! I think more than anything, you are so right and this helps your readers connect with you!

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  16. Cute! Although I have to say that you are nothing like I thought you would be! Where was the moon dance? Can I move to England and be your little aspiring Kennedy?

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  17. that was the. cutest. thing. ever! i adore you! p.s. great editing skills!

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  18. I loved it, you were every bit as natural as I thought you would be.

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  19. i think you are ADOOOORABLE! and pretty much exactly what i thought you'd be like! AND you have the BEST job ever. :) thanks for doing the vlog!!! xoxo jillian
    ps now i want to go to england :)

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  20. I loved it! I know it was uncomfortable to do, but it was fun! Love your personality and honesty. Just how I'd thought you would be. :)

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  21. loooved this. one of the best vlogs i have ever seen by far.

    i also feel pretty lucky i got to hear the majority of these answers in person...plus some. but the plus some arnt vlog appropriate...

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  22. Wooop I love a vlog! You have the cutest accent :)

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  23. You are as cute and cool as I knew you would be. Hope there will be more vids! x

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  24. Aww I loved it Lauren! You should visit SE Asia next and my there are so many places to visit here!
    I didn't realize you get to travel for work (SO cool and funny because my friend has always wanted to do study abroad programs for undergrads!) I can't complain though because I just got a regional role and am going to Melbourne for the first time - woohoo!

    You're reminding me I need to get on a Shanghai post. I am now missing London (one of the very few times since we moved away!) Have a great summer in London!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  25. Adorable!
    You guys, she's like that all the time, but even MORE fun when there's not a camera pointed on her.
    xx Beth

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  26. If it's at all possible, I adore you even more than I already did!

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  27. I want to be your friend!! I wanted to be before this vlog, so you didn't embarrass yourself! You have more of a texas twang than I thought! Loved seeing you live, keep the vlogs coming!

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  28. I hate being filmed as well! But this was great, and you did a wonderful job! Definitely inspired me to look into vlogging in the future..maybe. We’ll see :-)

    Keep them coming!

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  29. This was fantastic!! I can't believe what a great editing job you did- seriously, I have no clue how to put music to a video or anything. Loved it, and can't wait for #vlogkward 2.0!

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  30. You are super cute! My fav was the kitchen utensil response. Classic.

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  31. Oh my gosh that was awesome - you are so brave! I probably would have been hiding out in some dead-end alley to hide as much as possible. I loved the kid response - you two are so cute!

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  32. after watching your vlog I am now convinced you were one of those straight A students that went above and beyond on every assignment -- am I right?! haha This was ADORABLE. CREATIVE. and informative! Vlog score!!

    I promised to do one as well... We'll see if I actually make good on that promise :)

    oh oh! annoying travel question - where to stay in the Cotswolds? Any amazing recommendation?

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  33. Great job! Really fun editing and I'm glad you picked the street!

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  34. Before I watch the whole thing (I've only seen the first three seconds), I just have to say..Vampire Weekend! New best friend! (I'll go watch the rest now)



    Okay, done watching! I wish I had your job and that I could also travel all the time, so amazing.
    Your vlog was very cute! So don't feel bad about it!

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  35. I cant stop smiling, I'm so lucky to be your friend!

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  36. Tiffany over at Savor Home introduced your vlog, so now I get to know the girl behind Aspiring Kennedy. I will certainly be coming back, have fun where ever you are and have a great weekend!

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  37. You're adorable and you did a really great job with this! Love the little outtakes in the beginning.

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  38. You are so darling! And I love that Tyler helped out so much - what a good man, that husband of yours!

    And now I need to move back to London immediately. Seriously, between you and Megan I am DYING to get back to the UK.

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  39. I looooooved this! You are so gorgeous! Ugh. Gorgeous. My favorite line (and I will probably use this later) is "I speak enough Italian to keep me well fed" hilarious and so true. I also loved finally learning what your job was, I definitely wondered. We are dealing with the visa thing now and moving to Israel, we will be starting on a tourist visa and had an offer to be sponsored - so many ways to sneak in...and yet not at all!

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  40. omg, do more of these!! you are so adorable!

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  41. haha you crack me up. I love the bikes whizzing past and you said, "It's rush hour." hahahaha. You do sound like how you look - or how I pictured you to speak. My brother ran a program like what you do now - but he was in China. He did it for 5 years and he def was a fun contast whereas I guess you often blend in. He is 6'5", white, balding and under 30 in Shenzhen... so it was always fun to see how he would try to fit in with the Chinese natives. He loved it but is back in the States now. Anyway, I loved the perspective and information you shared with us! So wonderful!

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  42. You are just as cute and awesome as you seem. And this is by far theee BEST vlog I have ever seen before! I also laughed outloud a couple of times. Is it creepy to say I wish we could hang out!?

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  43. methinks you knew you were PREGO when you shot this vlog ;)
    anyway... this is the first time i've really delved into your blog & i'm so happy i have! i miss you bunches Lauren & seeing the video made me remember all the fun times we had at camp. good to see you're living the dream. love ya!

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  44. methinks you may have known you were PREGO when you filmed this vlog. Regardless, I'm happy I got to see it. Watching the video reminded me of all our fun times at camp. You are such an amazing person and I'm loving reading your blog posts. I'm so happy that you are living your dream & having a blast at the same time. Congrats again on the pregnancy x2!!!

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  45. I just watched this for the first time, and I love knowing that your pregs now!

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  46. I love watching this in the future now that you are pregnant :)

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  47. Love that I just watched this now that you are pregnant with TWINS and in the video you are like ummm NO i dunno not now though. Second, ring beautiful!
    p.s feel like a stalker its a aspiring kennedy sunday in bed.

    xx
    emily

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  48. Thanks to Natalie, I am a new follower : ) I love the vlog idea and can't wait to see many London adventures with you and your family!

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