Raising Dick and Jane

Monday, May 18, 2015

Hands Free Travel with Panasonic A500 + GIVEAWAY

When I travel I like to truly experience life, hands free. Sure, I want to capture and remember our memories throughout the trip, but the last thing I want is to be stuck behind a camera the entire time. With the new Panasonic A500, I don't have to be distracted. I can capture life as it happens and still be in the moment. 
Disclosure: Products in this article were provided to me free of charge.  

Thursday, May 14, 2015

How to Summer Vacation Like It's 1950 - When It's 2015

Even if you don't have a 1950's Bel Air sitting in your driveway or an Airsteam trailer to pull behind it, the possibility of having a retro family road trip might still be in your cards. Travel in the 1950's was all about the open road, family, large over-sized attractions, relaxation and discovery. Since many of these things are still available to travelers today, let's load up the minivan and hit the road. Here are five tips for having a 1950's road trip vacation even though it's really 2015.

Since when did vacations become more work than every life - and more expensive too? Maybe one of the reasons why I idolize travel in the 1950's is because to me it represents a simpler time of life when families were engaged together in travel and not with their cell phones, video camera's and DSLR's. Maybe because to me it represents a time when vacations were about the trip and not always about the destination, or maybe it is because the wild spirit of discovery is something I still cherish. No matter what the reasons are, travel in the 1950's was a special time for families to reconnect and create memories that have lived a lifetime (I know, because my parent's still tell me about them). Memories that I want to recreate with my children.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Retro Summer Fashions: The Secret to Putting Together the Look

Where do I find retro themed clothing - a question I've heard on more than one occasion when I've been out at events dressed up in my 1950's garb. Well, the answer is easy - anywhere you shop.  The point is not to look for items marked "1950's apparel" but to look for items that represent a style from the era you want to imitate. Below are several retro summer outfits that I've put together using items I bought from popular stores such as Target®, Eleventh Avenue® & Vera Bradley®
 Disclosure: Some of the items in this article were provided free of charge for review.  Affiliate Links Included.
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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Change - For Better or For Worse

I think I'm going to give my husband more of a presence on my blog. What do you think?
Photo Credit: Adam Perry Photography

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Walt Disney World: What's In It For Me?

 Disclosure: I attended Walt Disney World as part of a hosted retreat. All opinions are my own.
Is visiting Disney parks without your kids weird? Find out what these two mom's did with their time in the parks when their attention was no longer placed on watching their kids and they were free to do anything THEY wanted to do. 

Monday, April 27, 2015

Recyclable Indoor Seed Starting Project

 It's time to start preparing for those spring and summer home gardens! Don't want to spend a fortune this year on supplies? Here is a quick and easy tip for starting those seeds indoors using recycled Stonyfield yogurt cups. 
Disclosure: This article was written in connection with Stonyfield Yo-Getters and free seeds were provided to me in order to facility my post. Opinions are mine.
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