How To Get In a Movie Trailer

How to get n a Movie Trailer Stacey Gustafson

Have you ever been in the right place at the right time? For my daughter, that was all she needed plus a great smile and a big personality to get in a movie trailer. Back in May, she waited for her friend Charles inside the SAP Center in San Jose to watch Gabriel Iglesias. Charles bought her a silly cut-out figure of the comedian and immediately they were surrounded by a camera crew. That moment turned into the trailer of the upcoming, “The Fluffy Movie.” Click on the blue link below to watch the trailer. Click on the blue link below to watch the trailer. Click on me to watch The Fluffy Movie trailer The Fluffy Movie In case you’ve been on the moon for a while, Gabriel … [Read more...]

Are You Kidding Me? Book Release Sept 2014

Are You Kidding Me? Book Release Sept 2014 - Stacey Gustafson

I am pleased to announce that my book, Are You Kidding Me? My Life With an Extremely Loud Family, Bathroom Calamities, and Crazy Relatives will be released Fall 2014. With a little help from my friends and lots of encouragement, I did it. I really, really did it! I am so grateful for the terrific group of bloggers and special friends that jumped on board to be part of the book cover reveal to help promote my book. Without their support, I would still be drinking too much coffee and staring blankly at my computer screen. It's a two year dream come true! Are You Kidding Me? Yep, friends and relatives have asked, "Did you talk about me in Are You Kidding Me? Should I be worried?" Well, that … [Read more...]

Would Your Family Kill Over Iced Tea?

Tea Party Stacey Gustafson

Blame it all on me. But in my defense, I didn’t anticipate that my family would fight for iced tea. First thing you need to know: my husband is a patient, reasonable man. He never gets mad over little things. “What’s for dinner?” he said, sniffing the air for a hint. “Leftovers,” I said as I turned on the microwave. “Fantastic.” And after the meal, he asked, “Do we still have some of that chocolate raspberry truffle cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory?” “Oops, the kids ate it.” “No problem.” But if anyone messes with his iced tea, beware, an all out war brewed to boiling proportions. There’s a little story behind how it all … [Read more...]

10 Tips for Parents of College Freshman

10 Tips for Parents of College Freshman Stacey Gustafson

Like six million other parents, my child heads off to college for the first time. She’s on her way to becoming an adult. Endless changes will bombard our kids from having a roommate for the first time to figuring out the magic behind time management. A few useful tips can aid in making the transition to college smooth and painless. However, your tears are guaranteed! Send care packages. Your kids really count on getting reminders from home. Don’t be stingy. Fill boxes with candy, cookies, letters, pictures, toiletries, and gift cards. Extra cash never hurt. This will help them feel more connected to home. Write a contract. Together set realistic academic and social goals with your … [Read more...]

Barbeque Battle – Mom VS Man

Barbeque Battle - Mom VS Man Stacey Gustafson

My husband decided that the first day of summer was the perfect opportunity to teach to our teenage son the finer aspects of barbequing. I spied through the mini-blinds in amusement as they walked in unison to the silver behemoth in the backyard, the Grill Master 5000. My man raised the lid with as much reverence as the scene from Indiana Jones when he uncovered the Ark of the Covenant. In a poof, brown, crushed leaves and nine month's worth of dried bugs exploded out the top. Step-by-Step BBQ Instructions The Master and Teenage Apprentice spent the next thirty minutes with their heads deep within the confines of The Grill. Dad gestured with an 18-inch, professional-grade stainless … [Read more...]