Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Congratulations Whitney!

Take a close look at this picture, because one of these days soon, my nieces Ashley and Whitney are going to be famous!

First, I guess I should talk about Ashley's past fame. I sure wish I had a picture to show, but I think she hid these long ago. About 8 years ago, there was a talk show on TV. It was called "The Other Half" and the hosts were Dick Clark, Danny Bonaduce and Mario Lopez. At the time, they had a contest to win a date with Mario Lopez. Ashley sent in a video and WON!!!

She wasn't too thrilled. She was on the show and she and Mario went salsa dancing and bull riding. There was not a love connection, but it was fun for the family.

Both Ashley and Whitney are very creative, and they decided to start a blog in August. It has gone off the charts. The name of the blog is Shanty2Chic.

They take "shanty" objects (trash) and revamp them. They have made some adorable, creative stuff and their blog has gone crazy. In November, they were running about 30,000 hits a week. (Just for the record, my blog hasn't hit that many in the 3 1/2 years I have been blogging.)

They have been contacted by several huge companies to advertise and give away merchandise. Each of the girls recently entered a 11 week contest at Michaels.com. Ashley came in 2nd place during the week she entered and Whitney came in first. On Friday, she received a call that she won the Grand Prize.

She will be receiving another gift card from Michael's and she won a trip to the Martha Stewart Show in New York.

Congratulations Whitney!!! I am so excited for you!

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Shanty 2 Chic said...

Woohoo! Thanks Laura!!!! ~Ashley

Shanty 2 Chic said...

oh and yes....the evidence in long gone!!!!! :)

Shanty 2 Chic said...

This is AWESOME Laura!! Thanks so much... It made my morning:)

Kay said...

I love their blog. So glad they won. Woo hooooo!! : )