What kind of camera do you use?


For my vlog-style videos that are more informal is use a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20K .  It’s a great HD-shootin’ camera that has lasted years!  Easy to use.


My Canon EOS Rebel T3i is my go-to camera for sit-down filming and details shots. I settled on it after a LOT of research.  The video quality rivals what the pros use but is it accessible to the novice user.  It’s still-shot capabilities are also excellent for personal use.  The price-point is the best out there and really sold me.   However, because it films in HD, you can only record in segments of less than 8 minutes, but I keep my videos short and sweet so that’s perfect for me.

What type of equipment do you use?

For my sit-down videos, I use the super budget-friendly (like less than $20 friendly) Sony Lapel Mic and a Extension Stereo Audio Cable.  I use a Vista Explorer Tripod that works great.  No special lights… just the trusty sun 😉

I use Transcend 64GB Memory Cards because they hold a lot of footage.  I have two, one for each of my channels.

How do you edit your videos?

iMovie on my Mac.  Very early on I used Windows Movie Maker.  Both are free.  Both work great, but I much prefer iMovie for the B-roll (footage on top of footage) capabilities.

What advice do you have for someone who wants to start a YouTube channel?

Pick a theme or niche that you are passionate about and you truly love.  Choose a meaningful channel name that reflects you and your content.  Get a quality camera (see above), have an editing program (see also above), and be yourself.  People want to get to know YOU.  Don’t focus on the number of subscribers (I did videos for a long time without many subscribers in number, but it was still tons of fun and I loved them all just the same!)  Upload content regularly, respond to comments, and be a part of the community.  And yes, we all sound funny on camera when we listen to ourselves 🙂

Do you make money from YouTube or this blog?

I earn some revenue from advertisements on YouTube videos and I am an affiliate of some of the products you see on this blog.  When I collaborate with companies for giveaways, product recommendations, etc. all opinions are always my own and I speak genuinely with my own experience about each product.  I am extremely selective with companies or products I recommend.  If I’m not collaborating with a company, but I am talking about their product, I always do my best to let you know that, too!

What are the color of your walls?

Living room (blue/green color)- Behr’s Contemplation

Hallways (Brown)- Behr’s Toasted Wheat

Where did you get the flower painting in your living room?

The link is here.  It’s from Bed Bath and Beyond (I’m not affiliated).  With the standard 20% off coupon, you can snatch it up for $79 (pretty awesome considering how big it is!)

Where did you get your (nerdy) glasses?

We get all our glasses from Zenni Optical.  You can see an old review I did here of why we love them here (I’m not affiliated!).  It’s frame #820415.

Why do you speak Spanish?

Yes, I know…it’s sort of unexpected. 😉  I lived/studied in Spain in 2006 and then I went back to get my Master’s degree.

What kind of dog is Luna?

Luna is a chihuahua-terrier mix (maybe even a bit of beagle).  We adopted her from our local Humane Society.  Please consider adopting an animal before going to a breeder!  The best dogs I have ever had were the ones that were given a second chance.

What’s your day job?

I am a middle school teacher.  My husband works in communications.

How can I reach you?

Facebook is the best way to keep in touch.  If you leave me a comment on an older video,  I might not see it (I’m usually responding to comments on my most recent videos only.)

Letters make me smile. 🙂  You can write me at:

Kathryn “Doitonadime”
P.O. Box 1436
Matthews, NC USA


4 thoughts on “FAQ

  1. Wow I always wondered if you earned money by making youtube videos but never worked up the nerve to ask..lol. Glad you shared that info. If you don’t mind me asking…how do you become an affiliate on some of the products you share on your blog/videos? just wondering about how that process works as I hope to some day start my own youtube channel. I so enjoy your videos and have learned tons from you. Have a blessed day!

  2. Congratulations on this new journey! I have enjoyed your enthusiasm and willingness to share. Wish we would have had these 35 years ago when we were first married. Nice to see Goodwill’s are “In” now. Best wishes!

  3. Hi Kathryn, I love your videos. I enjoy watching your videos. I became a fan of dollar tree after watching all your videos.
    We are expecting our first baby in Jan 2015. I am confused what to buy and not for the baby. I am get excited when see all baby stuff in stores and online 😊. I like to plan things ahead. May I am thinking way ahead for baby stuff. I would like to see a video from you how you prepared for arrival of baby. I saw you video about hospital bag. I request you to put a video together with minimum list of baby stuff that you need when you come home from hospital. If there is a video already can you please point me to it.

    Thank you very much!!!


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