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Last weekend I was out early doing some holiday shopping. I scrolled through my phone and sipped on coffee as I waited for the stores to open at my local outdoor shopping center. As they rushed by, two tween girls excitedly told another early bird that they were there for some sort of meet and greet. Hmm…my interest was piqued so I followed them. Tween girls sure do walk fast. Thankfully a cute puppy dog caught their eye and I was able to catch up. We took a sharp left at the carousel and there back behind Forever 21 was the end of a very long line. The two girls I followed there blended in with every other tween girl. I stood there dumbfounded as I looked for someone my own age that I could approach. Finally, a mom! I asked what the line was for. She told me it was for Bethany Mota. I nodded and replied “the YouTube girl?”

Bethany Mota has 7.8 million YouTube subscribers and it appeared every tween from Orange County was there to meet her.

Megan and I? We’re killing it with 89 subscribers. Eighty-nine.

I texted Megan.

ME: “There is a line of at least 2K people waiting to see Bethany Mota.”
MEGAN: “Sonofab#&@h!”

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This is what you might have missed on Long Story Short!

Target Christmas Haul! Check out all the fun holiday stuff we got from Target

Taste Test! Chocolate Covered Lays Potato Chips. Yep, you read that right.

All About Wendy. Megan gets her revenge on me in this confessions video!

Winter beauty favorites! Makeup and skin care favorites for the season!

See’s Candies Taste Test! All the candies, all the winter candies.

Lots of new videos already recorded! We hope you’ll watch!
Blogging side note: I’m still in my blogging slumber and will be until the end of the year.

What You Might Have Missed on Long Story Short

Megan and I have been making videos for our YouTube channel – Long Story Short – now for about six weeks. We crack up like crazy and it’s become quite a production on the days we record. I’m talking lots of lighting, microphones and wardrobe changes. Admittedly, we’re still trying to figure out what is working.

We’re also playing around with content, too. We want to always offer some sort of takeaway and right now we’re throwing a lot of different things out there to see what sticks, what does well, and if we riff well over the subject matter.

Here’s a behind the scenes look at our super fancy set up. Yes, I think that’s the entire Harry Potter collection that we use to hold our iPhone tripod. You know what? It works.

A behind the scenes look and recap of the October episodes of Long Story Short with Megan and Wendy, a YouTube channel for moms.

If you aren’t a subscriber to our YouTube channel, here’s what you missed in October! New videos go up every Monday and we’ve been throwing up a bonus video on Fridays!

Fall Beauty Favorites

Megan and I share our favorite products for fall. This was the VERY first episode we recorded (though not shared until early October) and didn’t realize the amount of lipstick and lipgloss one should wear to be considered “camera ready.” Megan talks mascara and hair products while I share my new favorite eyeshadow, liquid foundation and sunscreen.

Popsugar vs. FabFitFun Subscription Box Throwdown

I’m new to the subscription box game while Megan knows her beauty boxes. In this episode, we open and reveal what the October Popsugar and the fall FabFitFun boxes held, respectively. Someone got the better box and it wasn’t me. We also got our first thumbs down rating on this video. Pfft…whatever.

Mom Dilemmas

In this episode, we each present a couple of “mom dilemmas” and ask each other for advice. We talk about funky Facebook relationships, when someone disciplines your child…in front of you, and feeling responsible for other kids at school. This was one of my favorite episodes and we have plans to do more “mom dilemma” in the hopes that viewers will share their own dilemmas and we’ll give our unqualified opinions on the matter.

See’s Candies Lollypop Taste Test!

Ok, we laughed so hard shooting this episode. I’m certain See’s Candies will never want to work with us because we were brutally honest about their new lollypop flavors and it brought Megan to tears. A viewer told us we looked most comfortable in this episode — I agree! Definitely the most fun to shoot so far.

All About Megan

Get to know Megan in this episode of questions and confessions. She shared some straight up scandalous answers I would have never expected from her. Megan also writes a blog called MamaBub.

Russell Stover Candies Taste Test!

Ok, so taste testing on camera is a lot of fun. And Megan is the candy queen who thought it’d be fun to try out the new crazy flavors Russell Stover made for their traditional chocolate pumpkins. Our yin and yang personalities are totally obvious in this episode.

Trader Joe’s Haul

Haul videos are crazy popular on YouTube so we thought we’d make one from one of our regular stops – Trader Joe’s. Who doesn’t love their cookie butter and maple leaf cookies? Check out what else we picked up. And I think I left my frozen groceries at Megan’s house that day.

We’d love for you to subscribe to Long Story Short, if that’s something you do. We’d also love a thumbs up rating after you watch the video…it really helps get us promoted by YouTube, plus it let’s us know if you like that episode or not.

Talking All Things Pumpkin Spice

In this week’s episode of Long Story Short with Megan and Wendy…

We heart Fall. Well, at least Megan does. I used to really love Fall but that love affair ended many years ago. I will say though that my PTSD is finally wearing off a little as I have found myself yearning for all things Fall. Like, all the candy and meatloaf.

If you want to play along, check out the I Heart Fall YouTube Tag questions (in the video description) and leave us a comment on the Long Story Short channel!

We’d love for you to give us a thumbs up on YouTube. Honestly? It helps get our video recommended to other people looking for two moms talking about nonsense.

YouTube is Where It’s At. On Mondays.

I’m so super excited — and a whole lot scared to death — about the new YouTube channel my friend Megan and I launched today!

The show is called Long Story Short with Megan and Wendy and we’re talking about mom life, parenting, health, beauty, holidays, favorites and more. New episodes every Monday.

Today we’re talking about after school routines and how I’m failing hard at implementing one in our household. Megan offers up a ton of great tips.

We’d love for you to watch. If you are feeling extra generous, please subscribe or give us a thumbs up on YouTube. We’d eventually like to give some shout outs to our most loyal viewers.

Now, what to do about this double chin situation. Eek.