Live, Laugh & Love – Tea Collection Inspires

Tea Collection gather’s their inspiration for children’s clothing from all around the world and back. With new discoveries in foreign places, the Tea designers bring strong, rich, colorful and full of positive energy back with them and pour all of this into their designs.  When I personally look at Tea Clothing, the first thing that comes to mind is adventure, playfulness and a familiarity. There is no mistaking Tea for any other brand, Tea is so unique that it cannot be confused with any other.

I recently have become a Tea ambassador and could not possibly be more thrilled to share with you the passion I have for Tea and how much the company really makes a difference in our world today.  With real global connections and giving back, every single Tea purchase gives back to The Global Fund for Children.  The Global Fund for Children has reached nearly 10 million children worldwide by transforming the lives of children trafficked and forced into child labor, helping children to take back their lives and pursue their dreams.

I am excited to share with you, a few of my personal favorite designs from the Tea Collection, showing their modern and playfulness that is showcased in their designs.

Liam is adventuring in the Little Citizen Tee ( blue). The Little Citizens tee is a part of the World Shop, where 100% of the proceeds from this tee will be donated to the GFC foundation ( that is focused on supporting migrants and refugees. We need this now, more than ever. You can read more about Tea Gives Back here (

Tea has inspired us to do something great, get outside! Take time away from the electronics and the possessions in life that take away our focus from the outdoors. The Little Citizen Tee represents freedom, thankfulness, laughter and reminds us of how blessed we truly are at the moment, in the moment.

Olivia’s Birdsville Wrap Dress (currently on sale $21.95)  reminds us of spring time in the country. The print has a hint of sparkle in it that gives it a little shimmer in the sunlight. We absolutely love this print and how it is not only comfortable but goes with my daughter’s personal style.

We typically wear leggings with dresses to avoid any harm to her legs while running through fields. I matched her dress with the Sparkle Stripe Capri Leggings, allowing her to run around more freely and not worry about the wind.

Tea clothing reminds me of how much goodness there is in this world and to not give up hope. When I look back on these memories of my children running, playing and wandering in this world so innocently, I get to reflect on “this” moment and how it felt. The view is breathtaking, knowing that with unity we can come together to encourage good in the world feels incredible.

I hope that when you look at these moments you feel what I feel, a connection that we all have with this world, wherever you may be, that we as individual’s carry the same awareness, sensitivity and compassion. We are capable of much more than we think at times, we all have so much in common.

I am so excited to give away a $50 Tea Gift Certificate to one of our readers. We also are offering a 20% off code you may use on your next Tea Purchase, good for all week! Please use code RAISINGWILD20

Pedirka Tee

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A Tea Ambassador is adventurous and exuberant. A traveler at heart. Full of wonder at the beauty of the world around them. She shares our passion for modern design and gorgeous, globally-inspired prints and patterns. She’s passionate, too, about showing kids that other cultures have beauty that deserves to be celebrated. Across the street or across the globe, a Tea Ambassador is always ready to make a new discovery, a new connection, a new friend.






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Save 15% Off Full Day Salt River Rafting Now! [REVIEW]

My name is Idena Garrett and my huband and I did the full day Upper Salt River trip as a bucket list adventure to celebrate my husbands upcoming birthday.We had the privilege of going salt water rafting with Wilderness aware rafting company and it was amazing! I’ve never been rafting before but I always wanted to so I did and I will deffinetly go again!

Upon arriving, the crew at Wilderness Aware was incredibly well organized, immediately getting us started on filling out paperwork/forms and helping us with rental gear we needed. I was very impressed that they provide everything you need for your trip and even things you may have forgotten to bring, you could purchase.

It was beautiful and very clean in the river and at the meeting place. It was my first time but it wasn’t that difficult as long as you follow directions and listen to your guide. The safety lecture was thorough and comprehensive and you’ll know everything that you need to know.   Make sure to pay attention and respect the guides time explaining things.  

Halfway threw the rafting trip we stopped and had lunch. The guides provided a nutricious food and beverages for refueling, and even extra clothing for those who got a bit cold on the trip. This gave us the energy and motivation to go the whole way.  I was honestly expecting hot dogs or pizza because that’s easy to make or buy but instead they made us chicken/steak fajitas. They were delicious! The thing I loved the most about this experience was the staff. The staff was very nice and made sure that everyone was having a good time on and off the water.

My guide was name Matt Brown, he was very knowledgeable and informative. He made the half day rafting trip fun, exciting, and low anxiety for everyone. Matt was very passionate and thorough in explaining our plan for the day and safety precautions.

There were 5 people  (including me and my husband) so it wasn’t full or crowded in the raft like I expected. I just loved my experience and I REALLY recommend this to everyone in fact I’m booking another trip asap. It’s 3 hours away from where I live and it’s deffinetly worth the drive.

They took  pictures of us available on CD for $60.  A tad bit steep, but it’s a nice feature to have if you did not bring a camera.

My husband and I were incredibly impressed by the organization, professionalism, humor, and skill of the staff.  Thank you so much for this memorable experience. Our only regret is only rafting for one day.  Next year we want to do a longer trip!  You can view all of the available trips and book yours here to save 15% Off Full Day Salt River Rafting – March through May season!


15% Off Full Day Salt River Rafting – March through May season


Arizona’s Salt River is absolutely beautiful! The snowpack is promising! Arizona’s Salt River descends from the White Mountains east of Phoenix. You will find yourself tackling world class whitewater rafting – no flat water tubing trips here! This upper stretch of the Salt River offers challenging rapids and the inspiring beauty of truly unique setting.

Take a short and exciting half or full day Salt River rafting trip or experience what it is like to truly get away on a three or four day adventure. A trip on the Salt River in Arizona is wild, isolated with extreme beauty and fantastic rafting.

How fun is this! Join Wilderness Aware Rafting  for the white water rafting trip of a lifetime! Check out the YouTube Video for live action shots!

Get your 15% Off Full Day Salt River Rafting – March through May season HERE!

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Passport to Adventure Disney on Ice Review

Disney On Ice Passport to Adventure

My family and I recently went on the best kind of adventure, a Disney adventure! Mickey and his pals guided us through a magical show full of fun, songs and ice skating fun at the Oracle Arena, in Oakland, CA.

Disney on Ice Passport to Adventure

Disney on Ice Passport to Adventure

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The show starts with a familiar song, “Can you feel the Love Tonight”, from the feature film and one of my MOST favorites, The Lion King. I couldn’t of picked a better way to open the show and  story to start off with. The music matches the story perfectly and in this scene we are able to watch Simba grow and dance with his pals Timon and Pumbaa. Rafiki is one of my favorites and played the part well. While I was not allowed to bring in my fancy lens, I was thankfully still able to get decent photos to share.

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Disney on Ice Passport to Adventure

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We made a stop under the sea for our next adventure, where we sang familiar songs with Ariel and friends. My children were at awe with the dancing starfish and GIANT inflatable Ursula. My son said, “it’s not scary at all”. He is a little scared of the Ursula at Disneyland, so this was a great surprise.

Disney on Ice Passport to Adventure

After intermission was one of our favorites! Peter Pan!!! Flying through the air or as we can say, gliding on the ice, he makes his away from Neverland looking for Wendy. The characters actually did fly, which was pretty spectacular.

Disney on Ice Passport to Adventure

Disney on Ice Passport to Adventure

It was quite spectacular to watch Peter Pan and Tink skate together. The skaters worked so perfectly together and Capitan Hooks huge ship and crocodile were amazing. Both of my children’s faces lit up when the ship came in.

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Disney saved the best for last, and that was of course, FROZEN!!!!

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Disney On Ice

As soon as the snow started we knew what was to come. My kids absolute favorite is Frozen and when the music started, they couldn’t stop watching and signing along. We love the effects of the snow and bubbles throughout the show.

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Disney on Ice

The show concludes as Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and the rest of the disney characters as they finish their journey to various magical Disney worlds that we have all enjoyed in our favorite Disney films. Passport to Adventure was everything we thought it would be. Even my son loved everything and I personally was happy that it was not geared toward little girls with all the princesses. It was exciting to see the other Disney characters involved in the show equally and even my favorite as I grew up.

Disney on Ice

Our entire family enjoyed Passport to Disney and I think it maybe our favorite Disney On Ice show yet. You can check out Disney On Ice Passport To Adventure for future shows and keep an eye out on the blog for up and coming discounts. Disney on Ice is a fun show for the entire family and what I love is its much closer to us than Disneyland. If you are having Disneyland withdraws like I do daily, then Disney On Ice really brings this magic right to you.

*My family received tickets to Disney On Ice in exchanged for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this article are 100% my own.



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Save $100 on family-friendly Hawaii vacations with Pleasant Holidays


US Family Guide has partnered with Pleasant Holidays, a leading provider of package vacations and we are SO excited to share how you can save!  Pleasant Holidays is based in the U.S. and they have amazing deals on family vacations worldwide – Hawaii, contiguous United States, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Costa Rica, Europe, Tahiti, Fiji and more. Pleasant Holidays can also book complete cruise vacations with airfare and so much more.


Pleasant Holidays is new to US Family Guide, but they have been partnering with hotels and resorts for more than 55 years to get great offers you will not be able to find anywhere else! Pleasant Holidays will gladly become your family’s one-stop-shop for everything you need when planing the perfect vacation or getaway.

Not only can Pleasant Holidays help with booking flights, car rentals and ground transfers, but they can help with exciting activities and tours specific to your vacation. They also offer travel protection coverage to insure that your travels go as smoothly as possible, so you can enjoy every moment of your vacation as soon as it starts, from end to finish.


If you and your family have been looking to travel to Hawaii for your next vacation, look no further! Pleasant Holidays now has an amazing deal on Hawaii vacations that will save you $100 per booking. You would think that because of this awesome deal that you are limited to your restore, but nope! You can select from 26 hotels and resorts on the four most popular islands: Oahu, Maui, Kauai and island of Hawaii. Explore the exciting sights of Oahu, including world-famous Waikiki Beach and historic Pearl Harbor. Pleasant Holidays will help you plan family friendly activities during your stay which is especially helpful if you have not been to Hawaii before.



This deal is valid on new vacations booked by 10/30/16 for select travel through 6/30/17 that include roundtrip airfare from the continental United States and a stay of five nights or longer at a participating hotel or resort. The $100 savings is per booking and taken at time of booking – so no waiting, it is applied immediately! For more information or reservations visit, call 1-800-837-5154 or contact your travel agent. Don’t wait for this special to end, make sure you call and book your new vacation today!

Keep eye out on our blog for more Pleasant Holidays specials for your family travels!