August 2015 | The Yellow Spectacles

Dressing Up In Seersucker: Elizabeth Wilson

August 28, 2015

Seersucker & Ruffles go together like pink & gold. Together, each one is cuter, chic-er, & more decadent when paired with each other.

What I love the most about featuring creative individuals on my blog is making new friends & stumbling across inventive businesses. This is exactly what has happened with my newest designer obsession-- Meet Elizabeth Wilson, of Elizabeth Wilson Designs, based in Kentucky. Elizabeth has a slew of designs ranging from accessories, shirts, & dresses all with the common feature{s} of a ruffled neckline & often seersucker fabric. Sounds charming? Believe my spectacles, it is & more so. Her Etsy shop is set to re-open in stay tuned. In the meantime, enjoy the conversation & her designs...

Instagram @elizabethkw

The Yellow Spectacles: Tell me a little bit about your design background and how you got into the business of creating clothes/accessories?
Elizabeth Wilson: I have always loved fashion ever since I was little, but it wasn't until I was about ten years old when I really starting to take an interest in designing. I would sketch different clothing designs onto paper, tear out any pictures from magazines and catalogs that inspired me, and would put everything up on my inspiration board to inspire even more design ideas.
I got my first sewing machine on my 12th birthday, and was so excited! I couldn't wait to take all of my sketches from over the years and turn them into something I could wear! I took a few sewing classes from a local fabric store to learn the basics, then started on my way to turn my sketches into real pieces of clothing!

Elizabeth Wilson Designs on Etsy

TYS: Seersucker seems to be a big part of your that a challenging kind of fabric to work with?  
EW: As you can probably tell, I adore seersucker! Seersucker is a woven, puckered fabric and is woven in such a way that it frays a lot along the edges when cut. So that can be difficult to work with sometimes!

TYS: Why Seersucker...?
EW: I think Seersucker is a southern summer staple. It is very light and breathable, so it’s absolutely perfect for all of those hot summer days down here in the South! I love the classic stripes too, so that’s why a majority of my summer designs are made from Seersucker.

TYS: Where or how would you like to see your creations/designs go within the next year?
EW: I would love to start selling wholesale and have my products available in boutiques all around!

TYS: Can shoppers find your creations anywhere aside from Etsy?EW: My products were available this spring and summer both online and in store at an adorable boutique called Virginia Lee. I will have a website starting this spring where all of my products will be sold!
" I think Seersucker is a southern summer staple. It is very light and breathable, so it’s absolutely perfect for all of those hot summer days down here in the South!" 

TYS: Who or what inspires you make an "inspiration board"? If so, name one thing you have pinned on it right now...
EW: I have an inspiration board in my studio as well as Pinterest of course! Since my fall collection is coming out next month and my winter collection will launch later on, I have lots of tartan plaid, stripe, and fur fabric swatches all over my inspiration board.
Some places that inspire me are Savannah,GA and Charleston, SC. Those two historic cities are so gorgeous!

TYS: Describe your designs in 3 words...
EW: Classic. Southern. Prep.

TYS: Based on your Etsy page you are out of Kentucky... do you see yourself relocating to New York or LA for more exposure?
EW: I do love the Bluegrass, but I would like to live in NY for at least a year or two. I will be attending a design school next fall and part of their fashion program is to spend a semester in NY for internships! So excited for that!

" As of right now, my goal is to start selling my products wholesale and have them available in boutiques all around the South"--E.W.

TYS: What goals do you have set for your business? Have you met any?
EW: I started my Etsy in late January, and since then I have listed new designs one at a time. So my goal was to design and put together an entire collection all at once, and I met that goal by designing my upcoming fall collection.
As of right now, my goal is to start selling my products wholesale and have them available in boutiques all around the South.

TYS: One challenge you met creating your own were you able to over come...?
EW: Being in charge of all of the sewing has been a very big challenge. I had no idea that my little Etsy shop would grow so quickly! I am very thankful for the success of my business even though the sewing has been very stressful.
Every now and then I have to put my shop on "vacation mode" to catch up on orders or to take a short break. That has definitely helped me out.

TYS: Advice for the creative field wanting to branch out and do their own thing?
EW: For anyone who is interested in starting a clothing business, definitely start on Etsy! It is so easy to work with, and keeps you very organized.

TYS: Who is your No. 1 fashion icon? Why?
EW:There are so many, but some of my top fashion icons are: Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, and Jackie O’Nassis. I adore their classic, simple style. However, I do have to say that my biggest fashion inspiration is my beautiful momma! I have always looked up to my mom for her incredible taste in fashion. Her classy, preppy style has inspired me since I was a little girl.

TYS: For prepsters who love all things preppy what is the one (in your own opinion) outfit staple that every prepster needs? 
EW: For Summer: Something Seersucker… duh! For Winter: A pair of classic L.L. Bean Duck Boots!

TYS:  Do you have any designs ready to launch for fall/winter attire?
EW: There should be a sneak peek on my Instagram account very soon! I do not have a date set yet, but the collection will launch sometime in September.
Expect to see fur, plaids, and obviously ruffles!

We will be counting the hours by the ruffles until then. Thanks, Elizabeth!

Welcome To New York

August 26, 2015

I find myself lucky enough to live relatively close to New York City were I can take frequent yearly trips to visit the Bustling Apple....As my trips occur more often, I like to venture out to new territories that the city has to offer.

My time in the city is always limited, but I make the most out of the visit squeezing in as many "must-see, must-try" venues & activities.

This past July, I re-visited NYC & explored Chelsea, SOHO, & The Upper East Side. SOHO was my all-time favorite spot. The neighborhood was quaint, quiet, trendy, & dog friendly.

Here are a few of the 2015 Summer in the City stops I made--you must see for yourself!


Laduree Macaroons
864 Madison Avenue  (French Macaroon Specialist, Sweet Shop & Restaurant)

 Little Prince
199 Prince St. (Chic Bistro with adorable outside eating area)

The Plaza & The Eloise Boutique (Old Hollywood glamour hotel/residence with world renowned restaurant, The Palm Court, a bar,The Oak Bar, plenty of shops & eateries downstairs as well as home to Kay Thompson's creation, Eloise)
768 5th Ave


Kate Spade (Uptown is the new Downtown)
135 5th Ave


Lilly Pulitzer (Vibrantly decorated luxury resort apparel)
1020 Madison Ave



Paper Source (Suave stationary, gift wrap, and office organizational items)
83 Spring Street

Rockefeller Center (Shops, Eateries, & NBC Universal Studious)
Between 48th & 51st St.

p.s. As I was walking past Rockefeller Center a white vintage Rolls Royce was driving by followed by a white limo. Inside the Royce was a blushing bride & groom drinking bubbly from champagne flutes.

SOHO Grand Dog Park/Hotel (Fun & Very Pet Friendly!)
310 West Broadway


The Upper East Side 

High Line Park (An bird's eye view of Manhattan--a park in the sky!)
395 acres of park/walkway above the city


Well, I know this is only a slice of the Big Apple pie, but if you just take in one piece at a time you'll see & experience all sorts of adventures--big & small!

Summer In Lily

August 24, 2015

More summertime blooms are headed your way in this flower-power blog post. Lilies are known for their fragrant aromas, beautiful summer blooms, & presence at special occasions such as weddings & summertime events.
But did you know lilies come in an assortment of colors from yellow done on to red? Yep, & each color means something. For instance, white represents purity while pink symbolize friendship. If you're a royal (Hello, Duke & Duchess of Cambridge) the white Tiger Lily represents royalty, wealthy, & power.

Other Lily Facts:
  • Lilies have health benefits--They were used to treat toxins/depression in Asian medicine & still today with the oils & serums found in the plants which can be used in creams and hair treatments 
  • Lilies are possessions to your cats--will cause renal failure! WARNING!    
  • There are over 100 varieties of lilies. In plant, talk lilies are known as, Lilium deriving from the genus family.
  • The white lilies are the most fragrant of all lilies 
  • Next to the rose, Lilies are the second most popular flower. Calla Lilies & Tiger Lilies are the most well-known out of the lily family
  • In the Chinese language lilies symbolize or rather mean, "ever-lasting love" awe.  
  • There are some famous Lilies out there--Lilly Pulitzer & Serena Van Der-Woodsen's mother Lilly in the CW's Gossip Girl.
If you're not lucky enough to have some lilies outside your below to find lilies that will last an eternity!


Goodees & The Yellow Spectacles: Blog Collaboration

August 21, 2015


Can we talk? Rather can we shop? The Yellow Spectacles has had the privilege to work with some great brands & businesses in the past. This blogger brand collab is no different with the affordable preppy brand called, Goodees.

Turtle Logo!

If you have never heard of Goodees you should really visit their site. As all of their American made apparel is high quality, but cost effective too.  
100% Cotton Washed Twill 

Really, I was genuinely surprised when I received a tangy tangerine ball cap & a lilac Goodees tee. The quality was great--my favorite part was the leather strap on the back of the tangerine cap!

Made in the USA

Goodees is good, but their beginning is even better. They were founded by both college students & recent college  graduates who wanted to bring affordable preppy clothes to the mass market.

While their items for sale are in limited supply currently, they will soon be launching more apparel to their growing customers. Whenever you purchase  a Goodees goodie know that it was made here in the USA & that their cute little turtle logo is on all their garments.

P.S. they have stickers too!


Currently, I am rocking my ball cap,  I am thinking...make that loving the Goodees pull-overs which will be great come this fall. Check out all the Goodees goodness for yourself.!

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Blogger Collaboration with Frocket

August 18, 2015

Shut the Frocket--Never heard of this expression? Well, I made it up--you can do that you-know, when you have your own blog. Okay, so, the expression is fictional, but the term, Frocket  is real. Really!

So, for those who don't know what a Frocket is--it is this amazing company that sells custom made tees--what makes these tees so special are the unique {100% customizable}pockets!

Their tees are so so soft & the pockets are down right darling. Get it? It's a frock with a pocket = Frocket!

I was super stocked when my preppy faded pink frock with a bright paisley pocket came in the mail. The shirt's material is ultra soft & comfy {made from 100% cotton

Instagram @ShopFrocket 

The fit is light & loose. Perfect for looking cute or running about town. Plus, the gang over at Frocket likes to do a little something called, Frocket Friday where of course you wear your Frocket.

There is more to Frocket than fun pockets--you can customize team spirit apparel, Greek Pride, & add monograms to any orders.

There is a lot to see, do, & buy over at Frocket...hurry up!

Want to get started, but not sure where to begin? How about glancing through the Frocket Look-Book.

Pretty Please Nail Polish: A Posh Polish Idea

August 14, 2015

Nail Polish is a girl's BFF. No matter your age, nail polish is always a good idea & a good accessory! Think about if you could design your own nail polish color, name it, & bottle it up! How cool would that be?

Pretty cool! & luckily, Pretty Please Nail Polish already invented this posh polish idea. Its so true. As the nail polish brand states their concept is as easy as 1. 2. 3. Pick your color. Name it. & Bottle it up for yourself or for a gift.

Just who is Pretty Please Nail Polish? PPNP was dreamed up by a fashion design educated women named, Sara {Ricklen}Atler who traded in her textile career passion to pursue this inventive idea. Currently, the brand {run from NYC since 2011} is doing phenomenal as even the domestic diva, Martha Stewart took notice of this pretty little idea.

Well, Miss Martha you're not the only one to scout out a clever inventor & on-the-rise brand--The Yellow Spectacles sat down with Sara and got the lacquer on what PPNP is all about! Read below...

The Yellow Spectacles: What would you like non-customers to know about Pretty Please?

Sara: With Pretty Please you pick a nail polish color and name it yourself! Yes, YOU get to name it! The names are half the fun of picking out nail polish colors anyway (right!?) and now you can pick from 26 pretty colors and name your favorite shade for a party favor, a milestone, a gift, or just because! It’s the perfect personalized gift for the nail polish loving gal!

The Yellow Spectacles:In your opinion why is this business so brilliant?

Sara:Wow, “brilliant”! Thank you! 
With so many nail polish colors to choose from (and there are many!), I thought it would be fun to take something we already love and find a way to make it feel unique and personal. When it comes to a special occasion, like a bridal shower for example, you want a favor that will really represent the day and the bride. Sure, you could get a great nail polish off the shelf and throw it in a gift bag, but there is something about seeing your name, personalized on a bottle, that shows thought, effort and love. It feels fun and makes the recipient feel special. You want to create a connection between a customer and a product and I think Pretty Please does that, well.

The Yellow Spectacles: In college, was creating a mega-nail polish line always in the back of your mind?

Sara:No, I have a degree in Apparel Design! The idea for Pretty Please came to me when I was 10 years out of college and looking for a unique gift for my mom. I came up with the idea to name a nail polish in her favorite color, picked a fun name, and went searching online to order my gift. When I couldn’t find a personalized nail polish company anywhere, I saw a hole in the market and decided to create the nail polish myself. It was a process, but I ended up with the right business, at the right time.

The Yellow Spectacles:. Prior to building Pretty Please did you have any similar work experience/training?

Sara:When I came up with the idea for a personalized nail polish company, most of my professional life had been spent working in Executive Search, not finance, packaging, printing, website development, social media, or the beauty industry (all of which would have been very helpful). I had to learn everything, and I mean everything, from the ground up. 

"An idea that might sound crazy or mediocre to someone else could be the idea that changes your entire life."-Sara

The Yellow Spectacles:Three words to describe PPNP?

Sara:Girly, Fun, Unique.

The Yellow Spectacles: What is one thing you'd like to do to continue to grow?

Sara:We started shipping internationally last October but have been so busy with orders and partnerships in the U.S. that promoting the brand overseas has taken a back seat. This Fall we will rev up our PR and Marketing abroad.

The Yellow Spectacles:So, Martha was your first big break....can you explain?

Sara:Martha’s team actually reached out to me! It was an important moment of validation for my business.

"When I couldn’t find a personalized nail polish company anywhere, I saw a hole in the market and decided to create the nail polish myself"-Sara.

The Yellow Spectacles: The most popular color people tend to create is....?

Sara:Color #5. I think it’s a popular pick because it’s fun and feminine and it’s often used for wedding related events.

The Yellow Spectacles:Any advice for unique nail polish names?

Sara:We have an “Inspiration” section on the website to help with that exact question! It’s fun to create a nail polish name in theory but it’s not always easy! My top naming tips are: 

INCORPORATE A NAME OR DATE ("Nat Says "I Do" on 2-22")


PUN AWAY ("Paint the Town Wed")


You can find more examples here!

The Yellow Spectacles: One nail polish color that is spot on for summer?

Sara:I’m loving Color #25. It’s a bright purple – close to a neon – but it goes with everything and adds such a fun pop of color to every look.

The Yellow Spectacles:. One color that will never go out of style?
Sara:Color #4! It’s a classic. Who doesn’t love red?

The Yellow Spectacles: Ever think of doing a Pretty Little Liars color-Inspiration polish? lol

Sara:Um, YES!!! I would totally bring my “A-Game” to that polish. I met the costume designer at a party over 4th of July weekend and almost fell off my chair. I'm 16 at heart.

The Yellow Spectacles: In five years you hope this business will be...?

Sara:A go-to nail polish brand in the wedding industry for proposals, party favors, and everything in between!

The Yellow Spectacles:Advice for fellow creative thinkers and do-ers?

Sara:You never know where your vision will take you. An idea that might sound crazy or mediocre to someone else could be the idea that changes your entire life. 
It’s not easy to put yourself out there, make yourself vulnerable and sell an idea or product in the public eye, but if you believe in something, and you enjoy it, you just have to try! You look at businesses (especially through the eyes of social media) and success can seem so easy, but it’s not. We all started somewhere. So can you!

Mmmm. now go and pick your polish! @prettypleasegal #prettyplease

Give Away.! Hurry to enter a chance to design your own Pretty Please Nail Polish. Contest posted on Instagram Account for Rules and Regulations. Contents ends Friday at Midnight Eastern Time. One winner will be announced  Saturday August 15. Good Luck!

Brand Rep: The Dixieland Collection

August 10, 2015

Code: KatelynBrandRep, 10% Off

The Yellow Spectacles has partnered up with the super sweet southern brand, The Dixieland Collection & that means something a little extra sweet for you to stir in your tea too!

Whether you plan to make it stay summer forever or your are hopeful that fall will arrive tomorrow--you can plan your wardrobe accordingly with my brand rep code.

The Dixieland Collection 

Simply, scroll on over to The Dixieland Collection & use the code, KatelynBrandRep to get 10% off all of your orders!

And get ready--their all made in the fabulous USA apparel has a new line of southern inspired sleepwear & new fall items coming soon!

100% Cotton

What are you waiting for? Use that code {KatelynBrandRep} and shop here!

PS...You can download fun Dixie inspired backgrounds for your phones, tablets & computers...for me!

Planning a Dog Birthday Celebration!

August 7, 2015


If you're familiar with my Instagram page & The Yellow Spectacles you already know two things;

1. I love my dogs {Riley & Bentley}
2. I love planning birthday celebrations


So, this Saturday, August 8th little Riley is turning 2!

To celebrate, I have composed a how-to plan a dog paw-ty post!

Take inspiration from my pictures & feel free to recreate the felt "Birthday Boy" party hat I made for each dog to wear. You can download a template HERE & trace onto felt. Assemble with hot glue & be creative when embellishing the hat.

Shopping for fun doggie toys is easy & the Martha Stewart for Petsmart dog "Kiss Me, It's My Birthday Tee" just makes the occasion extra festive...don't you think?
When planning a party for your pup-remember, the treats! Grocery stores often sell dog friendly ice-cream, but a plain vanilla treat or something made from peanut butter is good too--just NO chocolate.

Happy Birthday to all dogs born in August & Happy Birthday Riley!

Need more ideas? Click the links below for pet & pet-owner friendly pet apparel..TYS might earn a few extra cents!

The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Parody: Unthinkably Hilarious

August 3, 2015

If you have never seen or at least heard of the breakout Netflix hit, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt...then maybe you live in a bunker {which would make more sense if you've watched the show!}

So, let's backup. The show's premise is around a peppy-twenty something girl trying to make it in The Big Apple. Sounds familiar? No, there is a twist. The peppy twenty something is Kimmy Schmidt--she spent the past 15 years in an underground bunker cult & was recently released.

In order to regain herself & her life,  Kimmy moves to NYC & befriends a Broadway want-a-be actor named Titus {striking resemblance to the Broadway's Little Mermaid character, Sebastian (same actor?)}. Aside from adjusting to city dwelling she  begins to work as a nanny for a wealthy, slightly delusional, & spastic Upper East Side mother named Jacqueline {Jame Krakowski}. 

In a series of life lessons & LOL moments makes this Tina Fey & Robert Carlock written show a undeniable hit.


Now that you get Kimmy you can get the hilarious concept behind a rapidly growing Kimmy Schmidt parody by two unbreakable women; Lori & Missy in Unbreakable Lori & Missy.    

Together, the two have created a web-series spoofing the NYC show in their own LA setting. The women are wearing multiple hats as they are writing & staring in their own productions..hey, it helps that Lori actually looks like the lead actress {Ellie Kemper} who plays Kimmy.

Read the following to see how it all began {& where it is all going!}

TYS: First, briefly tell me a little about yourselves...names, career, goals, interest ect  ....

Lori: I was born and raised in NJ, then went to Montreal to do my (double major) BA in English (Cultural Studies) and Linguistics at McGill University. I ended up living in Montreal for 9 years, and obtained my Canadian citizenship while I was there. After graduating from my BA, I worked for a Canadian Immigration law firm in marketing and sales, then I completed my one-year MBA in Marketing and Management at HEC Montreal. Upon graduating from my MBA, I secured a job in Santa Monica and moved to California to work in the "Silicon Beach" tech community, which is what I've been doing for the past 2.5 years. Up until Friday (June 26), I was working as Director of Celebrity Relations for Famous Birthdays, a resource site to learn about and discover celebrities. It was honestly the coolest job ever - I got to work with up-and-coming celebrities all day long to get them profiled on the site. But as my attention drifted to Unbreakable Missy & Lori, I knew I had to focus on the web series full-time, which I've been doing since yesterday (June 29). I'm now full-time Producer, Writer, and Lead Actress (Kelly Smith) for Unbreakable 
Missy & Lori. My goal is to take the web series as far as I can! For many years now, I've wanted to become an entrepreneur and I truly hope that this is my chance.

Missy: I was born and raised in New Jersey as well. I graduated rom Ramapo College with a BA in Communications. I have always had a passion in film since I was a little kid. I have a lot of experience with internships and freelance work. I currently am the director, editor, and actress (Xan) for Unbreakable Missy & Lori. My goal is for our series to become a success!

Unbreakable Lori & Missy

TYS: What inspired you to do these parodies?

Lori: Ever since Ellie Kemper first appeared on The Office, people have been telling me that I resemble her. I paid attention to her career, and when I saw that she was the star of the new Netflix original series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, I watched the show as soon as I could. I was immediately captivated by the story and characters, and thought that I should create some type of online content that referenced the show. At Famous Birthdays, I was working with a lot of YouTubers and Viners, so I thought I could do something like what they create. But once I met with Missy to discuss our ideas, Missy explained that we should do a web series. I looked at her and realized right away that she'd be the perfect Xan, and I went home that night and just wrote and wrote and wrote.

Missy: My partner in crime, Lori, told me how people say she looks like Ellie Kemper. I looked at a few pictures and thought, OH! YOU DO! Then, she told me about the show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which I then bindge watched and finished the series in two days. I then was like OMG! Even the way you act and speak is like Ellie too! Lori brought up the idea of doing vines and short videos and I then thought, why not a web series?!

TYS: How many have you done thus far?

Lori: I've written 17 episodes, and we have released our first episode, as well as a bloopers video. We'll be starting production on more episodes next week!

Missy: We have released our first episode, and we'll be starting production on more episodes very soon!

TYS: Are you/or do you find yourselves gaining fans/audience for this type of thing?

Lori: Definitely! We have a very engaged Instagram following, and we have almost 2,000 views on our first episode. 

Missy: YES! It is so exciting to see the numbers increase every second on our YouTube page and Instagram!

TYS: Do you have any goals with doing so/these parodies?

Lori: My goal is to get as many views as possible, and to make strong business connections for future episodes. Eventually, if we have enough views, I would like to approach my list of potential companies about corporate sponsorship/product placement.

Missy: My goal is for this to be a success! I can really see this series taking off and expanding to bigger things :) 

TYS: What is it about the show that made you want to do this?

Lori: Resembling Ellie Kemper was a big part of it. I also wanted to explore the idea of Kimmy and Xan becoming roommates because I love their dynamic on the show. And anyone who knows me knows that I love LA, so this was such a wonderful opportunity for me to showcase my favorite place.

Missy: The show is absolutely hilarious. I can watch it a million times and not get sick of it. I love how it takes place in NYC, because I am a Jersey girl, but now living in LA, it makes a perfect LA version parody!

"My goal is for this to be a success! I can really see this series taking off and expanding to bigger things"-Missy.

TYS: Why do you think Kimmy  is so likable?

Lori: I think people love Kimmy because of her positivity, strength, and confidence. She has such a positive outlook on life, and doesn't let the terrible thing that happened to her define who she is or who she can become.

Missy: I think a lot of people can relate to Kimmy in one way or another. The show really focuses on the strengths of females and I think a lot of people can look up to Kimmy and can be inspired by her. 

TYS: Have any actual cast members reached out to you?

Lori: We've reached out to them! I had an opportunity to meet Jane Krakowski and Lauren Adams at an industry event with the cast. Then the next night, Missy and I got to meet Andrew Ridings, Sol Miranda, and Ellie Kemper at a fan event. When I told Ellie about the series and my resemblance to her, she said she could certainly see it when I smiled, and she was eager to check out our LA version of the show. I've also recently connected with the puppeteer Dana Morgan who did the opening sequence for Episode 4. We've been exchanging emails and hopefully we will meet up when I'm in NYC later this summer.

Missy: Well, not reached out to us, but we sure were able to reach them in person! Lori and I were able to attend an event and afterwards, we were able to speak to some of the cast members. Ellie was most excited to check out our version of the show, which is AMAZING! And of course we got to take pictures too :) 

TYS: Favorite Unbreakable moment from the show?

Lori: Haha I think one of my favorite moments is when Jane Krakowski's character Jacqueline Voorhees says to her son, "Actually, Buckley, this isn't your worst birthday ever. Your worst birthday ever was when you busted my genitals." I love that the show goes there. It's humor I can truly appreciate.

Missy: Oh man, it is hard to choose!!! Since I love Kimmy and Xan, it has to be the moment Xanthippe says, "I've been googling you" and Kimmy says, "You have? I didn't feel it" 

TYS: How much fun are you having doing this?

Lori: So. Much. Fun! During our last business meeting, I actually air-quoted the word "work" when discussing plans with Missy. It doesn't feel like work at all because it's all been fun.

Missy: TOO MUCH! This project truly makes me happy and I am so thankful for this opportunity. 

TYS: Any challenges you find yourselves facing? If so, how are you over coming them?

Lori: It just feels like there are endless things to do and endless things I want to do. The biggest challenge for me is finding a work-life balance - that's something that's really important to me, but it's been hard to find that balance for a job that requires my attention around the clock.

Missy: The biggest challenge for me is just finding a work/life balance. I work full time at Apple, and wish I could work on this project ALL THE TIME :( 

"I love that the show goes there. It's humor I can truly appreciate"-Lori
TYS:  If you could give Kimmy one piece of advice it would be....?

Lori: I would tell her to move to LA. That's my advice for everyone, especially to people who aren't tied down. I love it here.

Missy: Well, Lori's advice was to tell her to move to LA, and I would have to agree 100% with that :) 

TYS: If Tina Fay is reading this you want to tell her....? What? 

Lori: That I have a great idea for a quick skit (perfect for a daytime talk show or late night show!) that would feature her cast and ours. Also, thank you for casting Ellie Kemper in a lead role!

Missy: Thank you for casting Ellie Kemper in a lead role, she is absolutely perfect! And obviously to check out our series :)

Well, Web TV just got a little more creative & a little more funnier. 

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