Stranded: Famous People Edition

Stranded With


Once a month, Erika and I host a link up where we blog about three things we would take with us if we were stranded on a deserted island.  In the last few months our topics have included:

What 3 medicine cabinet items would you take?

What 3 books would you take?

What 3 Netflix series would you take?

And today…what three famous people would you take?

This series makes me giggle every single time!

Okay to be honest, I would like to take these people:


JEFF PROBST, host of Survivor.  I feel like after his two dozen or so seasons of Survivor he would at least know how to start a fire with or without flint.  He would at least know something, right?

Jack Hanna

JACK HANNA, that famous animal guy.  Listen, I don’t want any animals bothering me on this island.  I feel like Hanna would know exactly what types of animal were on the island, which types wanted to eat me (and how we could avoid that…), and any other animal related business that might interfere with my island living.

Dr. Oz

And of course, I would want DR. OZ on my island with me.  He would tell me exactly which berries I should eat (you know, which ones won’t kill me) and fix any ailments I might have.  I feel like Dr. Oz would be an ace on an island.

BUT…if I’m going to pick 3 famous people that aren’t strictly there to save my life, then these three would be the ones I would pick…

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Season: 1 -- Pictured: Jimmy Fallon -- (Photo by: James White/NBC)

Give me all the JIMMY FALLON.  He would make my time on the island FLY by!  We would laugh.  We would sing.  We would lip-sync.  We would have the best time ever.

Martha Stewart

Call me crazy…but I want MARTHA STEWART on my island.  While Jimmy and I are off laughing, I imagine Martha would be making us a delicious fish lunch served with table linens made out of bamboo in a hut she threw together that morning.  Who wouldn’t want Martha on their island? #shewouldhandlethings

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Stephen Lovekin/REX/Shutterstock (5623328ab) Kelly Ripa 'Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt and Anderson Cooper' HBO documentary premiere, New York, America - 04 Apr 2016

And finally, I would have KELLY RIPA on my island too.  She’s fun, she’s spunky, she’s full of energy, and she seems like the kind of girl who would have a blast with both Jimmy and even Martha.  I pick you Kelly.

There you have it!  Stranded for today!  Who would you pick?  Which celebs???  Comment and share!!  Next time on Stranded…

Stranded Dates

your three favorite pairs of shoes.  Mine may or may not be island appropriate…we’ll see.

And one last bonus thing!  Thursday night, I’m heading to meet the real Erin Condren in person with some girlfriends.  The real gal.  You know who Erin Condren is, right?  She’s the genius behind this stuff…


…my amazing planners!  (To read my review on them, click HERE.)  I’ve gushed about her products for years and years…


…so when they reached out and said that she was coming to my local Staples, I had to go.  Andrea, Narci, Erika and I are heading out there with some friends to meet her before her workshop at Staples on how to utilze her Life Planner (that amazing planner I cannot live without!).  If you’re local, check out all of the info HERE.


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  • Erika Slaughter July 13, 2016 at 5:04 am

    Oh girl!!! You’ve got me wishing I would have brought Martha along to my island. Maybe she can build a boat and you guys can visit. 🙂

  • Sheaffer July 13, 2016 at 5:45 am

    “She would handle things” made me lol! YES! She would fashion some type of fabulous living quarters. She would be super handy!

  • Deanna July 13, 2016 at 6:14 am

    Love that we both chose Jeff Probst, hate that I forgot Martha! Ha!

  • Heather Burkholder July 13, 2016 at 6:27 am

    No Michael Buble?!?! Kind of shocked… ????

  • Regine Karpel July 13, 2016 at 6:41 am


  • Narci Dreffs July 13, 2016 at 6:45 am

    Perfection!! Martha WOULD handle it all!! Haha! Also, love Kelly Ripa!! Great choice!!

  • Brigid July 13, 2016 at 6:46 am

    So jealous you get to meet Erin Condren! The first time you blogged about her changed my life. I’m now a loyal customer 😉 hope you blog all about it!

  • Shelley Holden July 13, 2016 at 7:01 am

    Have so much fun meeting Erin Condren and please blog about it! I would take Jimmy Fallon too….

  • Lauren July 13, 2016 at 7:52 am

    I’d bring Kelly Ripa too!!! She’s my fav!

  • Emily July 13, 2016 at 8:09 am

    Super fun people! Have fun meeting Erin Condren. That sounds so fun!

  • Amber July 13, 2016 at 8:19 am

    Super jellie you’re getting to meet the one and only queen of planners tonight-EC! You must do a blog post on it! Enjoy!

  • Sarah G July 13, 2016 at 8:28 am

    I would totally take Kevin Hart, The Pioneer Women, and Luke Bryan. Surely the Pioneer Women could live off the land and cook something delish. Kevin Hart would be hilarious and who wouldn’t want to be on an island with Luke Bryan? LOL

  • Pamela July 13, 2016 at 8:28 am

    Genius picks! All six of them. Dr. OZ is clutch! Island living is only good if you’re actually #living! Haha

  • Emily July 13, 2016 at 8:38 am

    Jimmy Fallon YES! This was such a fun one to do – my first time joining this linkup! Thanks for hosting, Shay! 🙂

  • Erika July 13, 2016 at 8:58 am

    You mean you wouldn’t bring Michael Buble to serenade you everyday?!?

  • Melanie July 13, 2016 at 9:14 am

    YES to Kelly Ripa and Jimmy Fallon! All the yeses!

  • Lindsay @ Lindsay's Sweet World July 13, 2016 at 11:39 am

    What, no Michael Buble?? I thought for sure that you would have him there to provide entertainment for you guys when you have nothing else to do! Lol.

  • Lara July 13, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    I agree with Jeff Probst. I need music and to laugh so probably Blake Shelton. I need a girl just to understand me an fix us some good food so I would pick Kimberly Schlapman from Little Big Town.
    So jealous you get to meet Eric Condren. I want one of her planners so badly!!!

  • brett July 13, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    Jimmy Fallon is a great pick! I lived in New York City for a number of years and one night I met a girlfriend for drinks, and he walked in. He sat and talked to us for 30 minutes! It was like he was a normal person. So funny and friendly!

  • Loni July 13, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    I find it ironic that you want to take Kelly and Erika wants to take Michael- Drama! LOL

    I like some of the people on your list. This is a fun post, if was stranded and had to take famous people with me only I would take: Candace Cameron b/c she is so down-to-earth and has so many good morals I think we’d have a lot to talk about. Kourtney, Kim and Khloe b/c it would never be dull and I would have a lot of entertainment and plus they seem like nice people. I would take Giuliana and Bill Rancic b/c they’re so nice and normal and maybe Bill could tell be what it was like being on The Apprentice. Lastly, I would take Matt Lauer and pick his brain on the famous and interesting people he’s interviewed in his career. Such a fun post and topic!

  • Megan July 13, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    I Love your practical picks, but I love your fun picks even more!! Somehow I feel asleep and forgot all about the stranded link up!!! woops! I have been soooo busy! I’ll catch ya’ll next month!

  • Shelly July 13, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Well now you and Erika might want to get stranded together for sure…might have a little Ripa/Strahan island face off. hahaha

  • Jeanie July 13, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    I’m another one who’s shocked that Michael Buble isn’t on your list. If I’m allowed to be a little snippy on here, I would take almost anyone over Kelly Ripa. Just her voice is enough to make me insane.

  • Amy D. July 13, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    I’m so jealous (in a good way, lol) that you get to meet the Erin Condren! 🙂 I hope you and your friends have a fabulous time! 🙂

    I’m dividing mine into two groups, female & male famous people…
    Katie Holmes (she’s been my favorite actress since the first episode of Dawson’s Creek aired)
    Drew Barrymore (I read her book and she shared so many fun and amazing stories and I would love to hear more)
    Taylor Swift (she seems like a fun person to hang out with and I love her music)

    David Wright (he is my all time favorite athlete)
    Kenny Chesney (my all time favorite singer)
    Mark Wahlberg (my favorite actor)

  • Sanna July 13, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    Jennifer Aniston, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Jimmy Fallon.

  • Becky Reid July 13, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    P-L-E-A-S-E blog about your meeting with Erin and any extra tidbits for her life planner. I am using mine for the first time and do not remember life before the planner 😉 I’m. In. Love.

  • Amanda July 15, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    I’d definitely take Bear Grylls. Jimmy Fallon is a great choice too!

  • Marta October 12, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Dr.Oz, definitely and Bobby Fley, plus…Gerard Butler for eye candy.