A New Empty Nester Adventure: Filming an Infomercial

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Our newest Empty Nester Adventure!

Great news! It seems that empty nesters are quite popular and in demand. I was contacted by a Toronto production company to see if I was interested in testing and working with a product that would be a great fit with the lifestyle of an empty nester. As you may know, my motto is to say “Yes” and then figure out the rest. So I was definitely game for this new adventure.

Craig and I experimented with the prototype and we achieved some great results. The product, a small kitchen appliance and infomercial won’t be out until the Fall. This is still very TOP SECRET and I cannot tell you much other than we loved the product and look forward to having one in our kitchen!


As you may recall, Craig and I have recently downsized from a larger home to a much smaller “fixer-upper”. I haven’t shared the before photos yet, but suffice it to say that this 1937 Spanish Colonial needs a great deal of work and is not in the least bit fashionable.

Complete with hideous aqua-green dining room wallpaper,1980’s forest green ceramic kitchen tile, a 1950’s gas stove and equally embarrassing peacock wallpaper, we agreed to film the infomercial in our home! Our testimony would be more authentic and sincere if we were in our personal environment. However, this is not how we usually live! The funny part is that the producer and crew loved the house and thought it was a perfect scene for our part in the video.

Lots of equipment, a photographer, sound, make up, editor and producer walked in the front door of our tiny Pasadena house. We sent Rocco to doggy day camp, the chaos would have made him nervous and confused. The experience was quite intimidating, but we enjoyed learning something new. We took some photos of the experience, however, in many of them the product was in view, but I think these will give you the idea.

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Make up!
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Vanessa the director and I-Li behind the camera
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Vanessa checking the monitor and I am in the background in outfit #2
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Talking with the director. You can get a clear view of our peacock wallpaper!
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I-ly with some of his equipment enjoying the peacock wallpaper
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Chelsea the make up artist and more equipment on the porch!
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Dave the sound guy. Carpet stain near his foot already part of the fixer upper decor.


Craig even participated…he was such a trooper. In between his own conference calls he filmed a duo testimonial with me and did a great job. Honestly it was quite a circus, but the crew was so nice and patient with us that we felt like professionals. The amount of equipment that was necessary to film our little part was incredible. We had lots of fun and would do it again in a minute.

The final scene of the video with all of the food we prepared with the new small kitchen appliance. Loving that wallpaper and light fixture! #fixerupper


There are all kinds of adventures to explore, my advice is to go out and see what you can find. Since creating AdventuresofEmptyNesters.com I have experienced things I would have never dreamed that could happen.  #findadventure

I will let you know when the product and infomercial are available!




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