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The place is clean:



Flowers are in their vases:



Kitchen is organized and spotless:


Snacks for the camera crew + my friends (Megan, Kelly, my neighbor Michelle, and my friend Harry’s mother are coming over to help):


(Hummus will go in the heart when it’s show time).


And my princess is ready for her close-up:


Well…. as ready as she’ll ever be!


I’m NOT dressed yet.  That’s up next on the list.  πŸ™‚


Around 9:30 AM, I had some grapes:


And lunch was a simple sammie and soup:


Just a sprouts and hummus sammie with 1 cup of corn chowder on the side.


Time to get ready!


I just want to say (from the bottom of my heart) THANK YOU so much for not only supporting me and Healthy Tipping Point, but also for supporting Operation Beautiful.  I know that Operation Beautiful revolves around a very simple premise.  And sometimes people dismiss it because it is so simple — just post a positive note in a public place for another woman to find.  But having edited the site for the last 2.5 months, I have been shocked to see the tremendous impact these little notes have on people.  You never know who will find your note.  Sometimes the e-mails I get reduce me to tears.  It is amazing.


The world is a big, scary place.  There is a lot to be sad and mad and jaded about.  But look around you — there is SO MUCH to be happy about.  There are small, everyday miracles happening all around you.   And (I really mean this) YOU ARE ONE OF THOSE MIRACLES.   


Spread the love.


Be back later with a recap!



  • Rachel September 4, 2009, 9:44 am


    You have such a big heart and you deserve everything you're getting. I don't know you in person (wish I did) but you seem like the most geniune and caring person I "know". I hope today goes perfect today!

  • Sammie September 4, 2009, 9:52 am

    The place looks great and you will be fabulous!

  • Rose September 4, 2009, 9:53 am

    Beautiful post. Good luck today! I'm excited to see what's going on πŸ™‚

  • Mrs. LC September 4, 2009, 9:56 am

    1. Did you write on the mirror? It's freaking perfect!
    2. Your house is beautiful, shining. πŸ™‚
    3. You know this already, but I wish I was in Orlando to help!
    4. I LOVE YOU and YOU, my dear, are quite the miracle yourself.

    I'll be thinking of you and sending positive vibes your way all afternoon. xo!

  • Kiersten September 4, 2009, 9:58 am

    Good luck today!

  • jack+alli September 4, 2009, 10:01 am

    EEK! i have that nervous, excited feeling like they're coming to MY house! haha!
    the place looks great! i can't wait to see/hear how it goes!

  • Runeatrepeat September 4, 2009, 10:02 am

    Good luck today! I wish my house was clean!

  • Jenna September 4, 2009, 10:03 am

    the house looks sparkling clean!
    great job and good luck this afternoon!


  • Megan @ Megzz WIns At Life September 4, 2009, 10:04 am

    Everything looks great Caitlin.. You are such a wonderful person and THIS IS YOUR TIME TO SHINE GIRL!! so go get it πŸ™‚

  • Elsa September 4, 2009, 10:04 am

    Amazing! Your blog has always been an enjoyment to read and an inspiration when I needed it. Thank you for taking the time to do what you do as well.

  • Meg September 4, 2009, 10:08 am

    What you're doing is amazing. Good luck today!

  • Kat (Kat's Daily Plate) September 4, 2009, 10:12 am

    Good luck today, Caitlin. Operation Beautiful is such a great way for women to empower and connect with each other… and I am so glad you are getting press for what you have been doing! Congrats!

  • priscilla September 4, 2009, 10:12 am

    I just found your blog last week, and I'm enjoying it so much! Best of luck to you today!

  • ana September 4, 2009, 10:15 am


    i'm actually having a really shitty day and reading that last paragraph in your post just made it a little brighter.

  • Amanda September 4, 2009, 10:23 am

    Caitlin, you really seem to be one of the most kind-hearted, hard working people that I "know". Whatever is happening today, you absolutely deserve it!! Hope it all goes great πŸ™‚

  • Laura September 4, 2009, 10:26 am

    I just wanted to say CONGRATS on all your success, I just started a blog of my very own this week after being "inspired" by yours and other bloggers I have been following for awhile and I only hope to reach 1/2 of much success as you! GOOD LUCK, you totally deserve it…….I firmly believe in being as positive as you can be and you are that for sure! =)

  • brandi September 4, 2009, 10:28 am

    congrats on whatever this big thing is πŸ˜‰ It will be great and I can't wait to hear all about it once you can tell us.

  • Jane September 4, 2009, 10:33 am

    Aw, that last line made me cry a tiny bit! Your place looks fabulous. Thanks for being an inspiration to all of us! You will rock the interview!

  • leslie September 4, 2009, 10:43 am

    this post is so beautiful, and so are you! you deserve every ounce of the success this has brought you, caitlin.

    my curiosity is so piqued about who is coming!

  • Mandy September 4, 2009, 10:45 am

    amazing, Caitlin – just amazing!!!

    Best of luck today!!! can't wait for the recap!!!

  • Beth @ CrossBorderCravings September 4, 2009, 10:55 am

    Bahh, you must be so excited!! Best of luck to you. I'm really excited to find out who it is!!

  • Sheri September 4, 2009, 11:13 am

    You place looks great! Good luck this afternoon! πŸ™‚

  • Kristin September 4, 2009, 11:25 am

    The house looks great!!

    Good luck, you deserve it! Operation Beautiful is a truly amazing idea!!


    P.S. just moved to wordpress! http://kristinsnibbles.wordpress.com

  • Jaime (Embracing Balance) September 4, 2009, 11:33 am

    Good luck today!!!

  • Oh She Glows September 4, 2009, 11:37 am

    this post brightened my day! Thank you and goodluck!

  • Tiffany September 4, 2009, 11:39 am

    I must agree completely with Rachel's comment. You have such a big and wonderful heart, and although a simple concept Operation Beautiful is so powerful. It only reinforces to me that it is the little things that have the greatest impact.

    I wish only the best for you today, and every day!

    With Love.

  • Manda September 4, 2009, 12:02 pm

    Congratulations!! I'm hoping it's Oprah… but that's just me : )

  • Menden September 4, 2009, 12:04 pm

    Caitlin – I am so excited for you. Thank you for sharing this experience with all of us! I hate to be the reader commenting after "anonymous," but just wanted to add one more voice to the chorus of us that are cheering you on!! You rock, girl πŸ™‚

  • Christina September 4, 2009, 12:18 pm

    Your place looks great! I hope it is all going smoothly πŸ™‚

    Γ’β„’Β₯operation beautifulΓ’β„’Β₯

  • Nicci@NiftyEats September 4, 2009, 12:21 pm

    The place looks so nice…good luck Caitlin! Knock their socks off πŸ™‚

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee) September 4, 2009, 12:29 pm

    Congratulations on all of your success with Operation Beautify and HTP – I think that both of these sites are making a great and positive impact πŸ™‚

  • TinaGirl September 4, 2009, 12:30 pm

    What a beautiful home and a beautiful host to promote your cause. Good luck today!

  • ~Jessica~ September 4, 2009, 12:37 pm

    Good luck! I think it's fabulous that you are finally getting the recognition you deserve and it's wonderful to have some attention for such a worthy mission as a counterpoint to the negative portrayals of and obsessions with women in the media.

    You'll shine like the star you are, so no need for nerves ; )


  • Jolene - EverydayFoodie September 4, 2009, 1:00 pm

    I am so excited for you Caitlin. It has been amazing watching your journey unfold as I have read your blog from day 1. I hope today is perfect for you πŸ™‚

  • Pam (Highway to Health) September 4, 2009, 1:06 pm

    Good luck! This is such a great opportunity! You will do great!1

  • Deb (Smoothie Girl Eats Too) September 4, 2009, 1:57 pm

    You're a STAR! Yippeeeeee! we can say that we knew you wayyy back before all your fame and fortune πŸ™‚

    Good for you- you deserve it!!


  • Julia September 4, 2009, 2:24 pm

    Have fun! I can't wait to hear more about today's adventures!

  • Lizzy September 4, 2009, 2:58 pm

    Your house is so pretty!!!!! I wish you all the best girl! πŸ™‚ yay! i can't wait to hear about it all

  • Jessica September 4, 2009, 3:05 pm

    Caitlin, how exciting for you. You deserve every good thing coming your way! Sending positive thoughts and well wishes from up here in Atlanta!

  • Tay September 4, 2009, 3:37 pm

    Congrats Caitlin!! You deserve every good thing that comes your way πŸ™‚ You're the inspiration behind this and the reason it keeps going. You're always so positive and kind that it rubs off on people through your site and through all the notes! Have a great day and good luck with it!!

  • Justine September 4, 2009, 3:52 pm

    Whatever the camera crew is for, it's definitely exciting! Congrats on your successes! I hope it all goes well and I can't wait to hear details!

  • Ali September 5, 2009, 2:12 pm

    I can't wait for it to air!!!! WOW! It is fitting that Maggie is all ready for her close up. She is just so beautiful!!! I love that picture of her!!!! You house looks pretty and well organized. You Rock, Girl!

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