My First YouTube Video

The weekend before last we saw some great friends – a uni mate of my hubby’s and his lovely family. We’re often on the same page about stuff, and when we meet we share ideas to encourage and inspire each other. Plus he’s just qualified to become a life coach, so he’s the perfect person to be around for motivation. I had made some mouthwash that morning (as you do), and after posting a photo of it on Instagram several people showed an interest in seeing the recipe. I was telling our friends about it, and their response was that I simply must start making videos of my healthy easy home made recipes and life hacks.

The thing about saying I’ll do something to super inspirational high achieving friends is that it really holds me to account. I wanted to be able to go back shortly after our conversation and say ‘look what I did’. We decided the first Vlog should be my home made mayonnaise in under a minute. Mainly because they wanted to see it for themselves as had never made mayo from scratch and didn’t believe it would be so quick and easy!  

I had a half day at work on Friday, and about an hour between finishing up and collecting my eldest from school. My fabulous cameraman (aka Hubby) was working from home so it was an ideal opportunity to begin my YouTube adventure. We did a few practices, then time was running out so had to crack on with the final video. It is far from perfect but everyone has to start somewhere right?

Here it is, I hope you find it useful! I’m planning on doing another video for the mouthwash next, and would love to hear what YOU would like to see in the future. All suggestions very welcome in the comments section. I’d also love for you to subscribe to my channel πŸ™‚

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  2. April 19, 2015 / 4:32 pm

    You make this look easy. You’re a total natural as well.
    Excellent vid x

  3. April 13, 2015 / 4:47 pm

    Fab video lady, you are a natural and how teeny are you, the GAPS diets really works for you, you look amazing. Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

  4. April 13, 2015 / 12:52 pm

    Kudos for taking the plunge and joining the Youtube clan. Can’t wait for more videos.

  5. April 10, 2015 / 10:41 am

    How easy is it to make mayo! WOW! Great first video too hun! x

  6. April 10, 2015 / 6:04 am

    Thanks so much Kelly. It’s so easy, let me know if you try it out πŸ™‚

  7. April 10, 2015 / 6:01 am

    So so easy, I’ve not bought a jar of mayonnaise in about eight years πŸ™‚

  8. April 5, 2015 / 2:04 pm

    Didn’t realize it was so simple to make mayo. Great first video too hunny way to go. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me. Happy Easter! #sharewithme

  9. April 4, 2015 / 10:28 am

    Thanks so much hon, it really is super easy!

  10. April 3, 2015 / 9:51 pm

    A great idea and pretty impressive for your first time. That’s also a very useful recipe, I never realised it was so easy #loudnproud

  11. April 3, 2015 / 1:10 pm

    Great video!! You seem like a natural for YouTube πŸ™‚ x #brilliantblogposts

  12. April 2, 2015 / 12:24 pm

    Well done lovely, you’re a natural!! Mayo looks yummy too πŸ™‚ xx

  13. April 2, 2015 / 11:22 am

    Very impressed – I need a bar like that. I have to turn my back all the time/change shots. Nice to see you too!

  14. April 2, 2015 / 9:37 am

    I love this!! Well done. It is really weird talking to a video recorder isn’t it but you kind of get used to it! Have a really happy Easter.

  15. April 2, 2015 / 8:53 am

    I think its cool! The first few minutes you look so serious and eventually you got relax! Congrats! #sharewithme

  16. April 1, 2015 / 11:34 pm

    Loved your video! You make it look so quick & effortless; that’s just perfect! x

  17. April 1, 2015 / 10:35 am

    Well done lovely! Vlogging is the way forward. With it being the second biggest search engine it’s one to crack. I need to find time to get to grips with it this year #sharewithme

  18. April 1, 2015 / 6:32 am

    Love love LOVE this Renee! Great recipe and I think you come across really well! I’m always in two minds as to whether or not I should Vlog- maybe I’ll give it a go soon! xx

  19. April 1, 2015 / 6:31 am

    Oh my God, Renee, I was so excited when I saw that you’d done a vlog! I was so excited to get to hear your voice for the first time!!! I feel like I know you so much better now. You’ve been so supportive of me and given so much great advice and now I feel as if I can put a face to the name πŸ™‚

    And how much olive oil goes into mayonnaise?!? When you tipped the bottle up I thought “Surely not all of that is going in?!?!!” Ha ha! xx


  20. March 31, 2015 / 8:02 pm

    What a brilliant use of your spare hour that was – the video is really good and it makes more sense to see it than read it. Love the tip about the oil pouring in as you blend. It looks fab (and easy!) – wish you tube had a ‘taste now’ function! Thanks for linking to #WhatImwriting. xx

  21. March 31, 2015 / 7:33 pm

    I agree with everyone, it’s fab. Great idea to start a vlog and the little things that made a difference in the clip were the trick with the olive oil bottle and also giving an idea of the cost. That’s a large jar for the price. How long does it keep in the fridge for? It’s always nice to put a face (and a voice) to the name (and get a nosey at their kitchen!).

  22. March 31, 2015 / 6:53 pm

    I’d like to give this a go! And who knows mayonnaise had sugar in it? Great video and lovely to see you ‘in person’ (ish!). I’ve made a YouTube book trailer video but it’s hiding at the moment because I’m not sure whether I want anyone to watch it yet! I have to feel braver about it.

  23. March 31, 2015 / 3:11 pm

    It’s so lovely to hear your voice πŸ™‚ Great video, you made that look very easy, I might have to try it (although I’ll need a blender… one of the things I haven’t replaced yet in the US, having had to leave my one behind in the UK!).

  24. March 31, 2015 / 11:32 am

    Thanks so much lovely, really pleased you enjoyed it xx

  25. March 31, 2015 / 11:30 am

    Thanks so much hon! Stay tuned for the mouthwash, everyone is always shocked at how easy it is πŸ™‚

  26. March 31, 2015 / 10:47 am

    I love it! I’m a huge fan of homemade mayonaise but I haven’t done it in ages as I always make it the slow way, by hand… As soon as hubbie has repaired my blender I shall be giving this a go!

  27. March 31, 2015 / 10:12 am

    Nice work! You’re a natural πŸ™‚ #allaboutyou

  28. March 31, 2015 / 9:33 am

    Great video RenΓ©e! I’m always so jealous of people who can cook or come up with their own recipes. I’m a ‘follow the cookbook’ kind of gal! I hope you get more of these videos together, you’re really good at it. πŸ™‚ xx

  29. March 31, 2015 / 8:47 am

    Oh that’s fab and a great choice to start your vlog-something short but really interesting. I do like your video, you come across very naturally
    I’ve never thought about making mouthwash, that’ll be really interesting!
    Thanks for linking up #AllAboutYou

  30. March 30, 2015 / 8:24 pm

    Thank you so much honey, your kind words really do mean a lot. All my videos will have a time deprived easy but healthy angle… Watch this space xxx

  31. March 30, 2015 / 8:23 pm

    You are so lovely hon, thank you! Gotta dream big right πŸ˜‰

  32. March 30, 2015 / 8:22 pm

    Thanks Vicki, really appreciate your lovely feedback πŸ™‚

  33. March 30, 2015 / 8:21 pm

    Thanks so much Julie, really kind of you xx

  34. March 30, 2015 / 8:21 pm

    Thanks so much for your kind encouragement lovely!

  35. March 30, 2015 / 8:20 pm

    Hope you like it πŸ™‚

  36. March 30, 2015 / 8:20 pm

    Thanks Sam πŸ™‚ also you really don’t need a fancy blender, any will do. The trick is to let the oil drip down slowly xx

  37. March 30, 2015 / 7:22 pm

    This is awesome ReneΓ©! Now I just need to get me one of them super duper vitamix blenders and I’ll be away! Seriously though you look like a professional and this was the perfect demo for a You Tube post. X

  38. March 30, 2015 / 6:13 pm

    I so need to decrease the amount of sugar in this house, the hubby loves mayonnaise so I will have to give this a go!

  39. March 30, 2015 / 3:49 pm

    Wow Renee!! Did you do all that in just the one take?? You should definitely do more – its so nice to see you live! πŸ˜€

  40. March 30, 2015 / 2:38 pm

    Oh wow! You’re an absolute natural in front of the camera. Well done you. xx

  41. March 30, 2015 / 1:18 pm

    Your such a natural infront of the camera! Great recipe you made it look so easy xx

  42. March 30, 2015 / 1:17 pm

    I love this Renee! You’re a natural! So confident, calm and self assured on camera and as for this recipe…well, I must give this a go. Sounds delicious! I love the way this vlog was quick, to the point and super engaging. Wonderful And perfect for time deprived mums everywhere. well done! xxx

  43. March 30, 2015 / 11:38 am

    Well done you! I LOVE the trick with popping the bottle upside and dripping into the blender. Your YouTube channel’s going to be mahoosive, you mark my words πŸ˜‰

  44. March 30, 2015 / 9:23 am

    Thanks so much for your kind feedback Jen! Half a teaspoon is nothing in comparison, there is also often corn syrup in the
    store-bought mayo πŸ™

  45. March 30, 2015 / 9:13 am

    What great timing. I was just thinking this weekend that I’d like to make my own mayonnaise. There’s a bit of sugar in homemade but nothing like the sweeteners in store-bought. Thanks for such a great tutorial!

  46. March 30, 2015 / 8:50 am

    Ahhh you are lovely, thanks so much for the fab feedback! I definitely need to work out some editing tricks (as with everything it’s all about finding the time) will check out Vicki’s Vlog’s for sure xx

  47. March 30, 2015 / 8:49 am

    Thanks so much hon, that means the world coming from someone in the trade! I’m super excited about working with Amalie xx

  48. March 30, 2015 / 8:47 am

    What a lovely comment! I’m really pleased you found it easy and will be giving it a go. Keep me posted won’t you πŸ™‚

  49. March 30, 2015 / 8:44 am

    Your tutorial is easy to follow, you should be very proud of doing something new, it’s very brave. I’ve never made my own mayonnaise before, but you gave me the courage to try. Stopping by from SharewithJoy.

  50. March 30, 2015 / 7:42 am

    Amazing recipe, you are fab on camera and Amalie said you’re working together too, yay #sharethelovelinky x

  51. March 30, 2015 / 6:17 am

    Woop!! What a fab recipe – I can’t believe how quick and easy that is! You’re calm and confident on camera which is awesome – a natural for sure. Have you thought about adding a front and end plate with your blog details on it and your twitter address? Check out Vicki at Honest Mummy’s vlogs to see what I mean, she’s a film director by trade so she is the BOMB when it comes to vlogging. Thanks so much for linking this up at Share The Joy this week x

  52. March 29, 2015 / 6:50 pm

    You’re too kind lovely, thank you! Haha fishwife, love it xx

  53. March 29, 2015 / 5:28 pm

    Brilliant Renee, honestly. Sharp, succinct and the recipe was super easy to follow. Your kitchen is spotless! Well done on your first video. You’d never get me in front of the camera! I sound like an old fish wife! xx

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