Digitizing Family Videos

I’ve been digitizing my family’s archive of old home movies from videotape.

Look, here’s a video I edited of my grandparents, mom, and uncle at Seaside Heights in NJ, 1956. Filmed by my late grandfather, Didi.

If you’ve got family archives on outdated tech it’s pretty easy to enjoy and share old movies in digital  format. Here’s how I did it.

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A Vintage New Year’s – Atomic Bombshells Magazine

Wheee, I’ve got a new article and photo in Atomic Bombshells Magazine Issue #4, on sale now!  “A Vintage New Year’s”, featuring party tips and logistics, playlists, menus and more! Go on and take a gander, plus enjoy many other holiday honeys from the best in vintage-modern pinup!

Atomic Bombshells Issue #4

Atomic Bombshells Issue #4

“Bartending at Home” in Pinup Perfection Magazine!

If you want to hone your skill for pouring at home for your friends, the ladies, the gents, or your family, you will love my latest article “Bartending at Home“,  featured in issue 11 of Pinup Perfection Magazine!

Pinup Perfection Magazine Issue #11

It’s a big fat article with photos and illustrations, a great little preview of what’s to come in the Hosting With Style book!

The print version is $12 and the digital version is $5. Enjoy!

Love,

Beretta

What the…. How to Clean Your Home After Weeks of Neglect

So it’s been a busy summer. Playing and working hard. Book layout, proofing, errands, vacations, parties, hosting, photo shoots, gun tournaments,  getting central air installed…

A week or so ago, I was packing our bags to go on a trip and doing my usual Ned Flanders post-it note rampage for the house sitter (Thank you, Wanderlusting, for that great article, by the way! ). Upon  making a list of everything I had to take care of before our vacation,  I realized our house is a mess…and not just a little mess. As my Dad would put it: “This place looks like a pig sty.” Or better yet: “This place looks like a bomb hit it.”

Yikes.

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SickNic

Husband and I were laid up to the bone in February 2012. Coughing, sneezing. Waking each other up. Getting low grade lung infections. Getting into arguments about whether or not you can stop zombies by shooting them with feces. (We also had cabin fever).

We decided to dress up and have a Sick Picnic (SickNic) outside in the balmy weather. The dogs played. We drank. And coughed. And ate.

Menu (Required no effort):

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