Shooting In My Neighborhood

We’ve had some excitement in our quiet little neighborhood this week. On Monday we were told that Coke Zero would be shooting a commercial at our neighbor’s house.

Early yesterday morning the trucks started arriving. Lights, scaffolding, cameras, and even a few police cars began to emerge. By noontime, there was about 100+ people all hustling and bustling around.The activity lasted until 8:00 pm. Then, it started all over again at 6:00 this morning.

Gosh, I had no idea it took so much coordination, camera crew, and green cash to pull off a 30 second commercial. The budget for this project must be pretty hefty.

And, you may be asking…who is the celebrity?

Well, have you heard of Danica Patrick? She is the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing. Or, at least that’s what Wikipedia says. Danica became the first female NASCAR driver to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole, turning in the fastest qualifying lap since 1990 in qualifying for the Daytona 500’s.

Pretty awesome, huh? And, to think she walked right in front of my very own little yard.Check out the celebrity photos I took while peeking out from my bedroom blinds.

Filming crew setting up for the day
Danica leaving the set. Hint: She’s has the GoDaddy green & black racing suit on. 🙂
Danica getting into her cozy motor coach for some prepping and primping.
She sure is a tiny little thing. Now, here’s a woman who is living out her passions and experiencing life in courage ways to fulfill her destiny. I love that!
Now for my other exciting news. I’m launching my website next week!! 
For the last few months I’ve been working with three amazing women to get my site ready. They are helping me create a beautiful online space where you and I can connect. I’ve created each page with you in mind so I really hope you like it. 
To celebrate the launch I’m planning some great giveaways. I’ll update you with more details next week. 
Until then, have a fantabulous Memorial Weekend and try not to get a bad sunburn, okay? Oh, and eat plenty of hotdogs (turkey-filled of course) and some apple pie a la mode. Yummy!

Question: What are you doing for Memorial Weekend?



  1. WOW that is so cool right in front of your house awesome. What am I doing Memorial Weekend? Mel my roommate and her sister are hanging home and having movie time pop corn, candy, pizza, relaxing. And then go to my roommates family’s house in Boston Sat. afternoon for the rest of the Memorial Weekend? with a BBQ. Love this Leah Hofmann DiPascal. Be safe and have a blessed Memorial Weekend?

    • Lisa, it sounds like you have a fabulously fun weekend planned with friends! Be safe, enjoy, and know that you are loved, cherished, and sought after by your Heavenly Father!

  2. So excited for you!!! And your passions! God is going to use you to touch many hearts for His kingdom and His purposes!!

    • Donna, thank you for your words of encouragement. They mean so much to me!!

      I’ve enjoyed watching God shine His light through you, as you faithfully share His love with others who desperately need it. You are such a gift to me!

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