Behind the scenes

Giving something back and vlogging our morning routine

January feels like it’s dragging on forever, doesn’t it?
Christmas was SOOOO long ago, and with the wet/windy/snowy weather my mood has not been good.

However, today the sun is shining, so although it’s cold outside, I’m snug and warm with a lovely yellow glow filling my living room.

Feeling more positive reminds me that I haven’t really shared much about our latest idea for our TBSAH business.  I’m sure that lots of you really appreciate all those ‘key workers’ who are keeping our food shops stocked, our kids educated and our hospitals running (not an exhaustive list, there are so many key workers just getting on with things that we can’t possibly mention them all!)

We wanted to give something back, something that would give them a little boost outside of their very important work life.  So we’re making up little treat bags with hand creams/face masks and sweets, and we’re asking you lovely locals to help us.

Treat bags for key workers fund
For every £4.25 donated we will be able to make a treat bag, and we’re donating all our commission to make up extras too.  They will be distributed around local schools, hospitals and shops etc so we’re hoping to get quite a few made!

If you’d like to help, you can send donations through PayPal (friends and family please), get in touch for other ways to help.  Please follow our Facebook page to keep up to date with how we’re getting on.

In other news, we had every intention of filming our morning routines this week – it’s now Friday and we still haven’t done it.  If you’re subscribed to our channel I just want to say thanks, and sorry!  I just don’t know where each day disappears!  I promise it’s a priority for next week.  We are determined to get back to our twice weekly schedule.

So, think that’s it from us for now, stay safe and we’ll and we’ll be back with another blog update soon!

Cari xx


Behind the scenes How to do Youtube

A busy YouTube day and what we learned this week

Multi tasking at its best today.

Teen doesn’t get involved much with the editing side of running a YouTube channel.  To be honest, I kind of like it that way, although today it would’ve been nice to share the workload.

We filmed on Monday, you see, and one of the videos was a complicated two different angle shoot, where I have to match the footage from the second phone up with the audio from the main one to keep it consistent.  Did you know audio is one of the first things new you-tubers are recommended to upgrade?  Apparently poor audio is a big no-no (wish someone had told me that sooner).

Anyway, so this editing has taken me all week and I’m still not finished.  So, we were supposed to film again yesterday, but didn’t (we forgot – we’re only human) so we had to do it today instead.  This meant that I’ve been jumping from filming content to editing (video is our Tuesday upload) and then as if that wasn’t enough we had another video scheduled to go live which needed promoting on social media.

Another pair of hands would’ve been very useful!

Why do I think up these 24 hour YouTube challenges anyway?  They’re never fun for me, especially the food based ones.  Ah well, that’s another one filmed and at least the edit should be easier (although I don’t recall any funny moments so think that’s the challenge with this one!)

This week in YouTube land we’ve learned about other income streams – Nick Nimmin has a good video over on the Tubebuddy Channel about this (well worth a watch).  Fortunately my background in running online businesses meant that I had a good idea about what to do, although you may have noticed we’ve joined Ko-Fi now where for the price of a coffee you can not only support our channel but get access to extra content we don’t put anywhere else.  If you want to check it out (or Tubebuddy) you can find links on this page.

I’ve also been trying to come up with more video ideas, so if you have any suggestions please leave a comment.