Behind-the-Scenes: "FOX & Friends"

Living in a dorm for four years at Harding University, I developed strong skills in organizing small spaces.  I have kept those sharp while living in New York City, and get to use them each summer when I do TV segments on dorm decor for Bed Bath & Beyond.

For every segment, several people from their local stores load enough furnishings for a dorm room into TV studios, and we build a "dorm room" on the sets.  Sometimes, we even get to do location shoots on campus!

This week, I was excited to be back at "FOX & Friends" - setting up not one but two dorms rooms on their plaza in midtown Manhattan.  After delivering a van filled with furniture, beds, bedding, decorative accessories, gadgets and other dorm furnishings several days in advance, my friends from Bed Bath & Beyond arrived shortly after 5 a.m. to build the set.

Just imagine doing this outside in thick humidity - and temperatures already well into the 80s even before the sun came up.  (I'm just in this picture for show - they are doing all of work here).

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While they did the heavy lifting of building the set, I spent some quality time in hair and makeup.  (The blonde in the makeup chair behind me in the middle photo? Tanya Tucker.)

Meanwhile, back outside on the plaza, a few more snaps from my Instagram story from the morning:

More than two hours later - voilà!  We're ready to roll. I wish we had many of these cute things to bling out my dorm room - most notably, the colorful bedding and faux-fur chair.  Of course, the space you see below is much larger than any of my actual dorm rooms.

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And we're live!  Watch the full segment here.

Live on "FOX & Friends" with hosts Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade.  Thank you to Coldwater Creek for the dress!

Live on "FOX & Friends" with hosts Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade.  Thank you to Coldwater Creek for the dress!