13 Must Have Halloween Decorations from Cost Plus World Market

13 Must Have Halloween Decorations from Cost Plus World Market Square

Thank you Cost Plus World Market for sponsoring todays post. There are affiliate links in this post. That means if you click on a link and purchase we will receive a small percentage of the sale at no additional cost to you. As always, all opinions are my own. Get ready to decorate this Halloween with my 13 Must Have Halloween Decorations from Cost Plus World Market! Eeeek... Halloween is next month! It's one of my favorite holidays of the year. I'll admit I've already started decorating … [Read more...]

Surviving Hurricane Irma with Two Small Kids

Surviving Hurricane Irma with Two Small Kids

Today, I'm getting a little personal. We endured Hurricane Irma a few weeks ago, and I just wanted to share our accounts of the evening and what I learned about weathering a storm of such magnitude with two small kids. I'll be honest, I had a hard time titling this post. The word "surviving" is strong. Did we loose everything? Were we holding on to a door for hours to make sure the wind didn't blow it open? Did we loose our roof? The answer to all those questions is No. We lucked out and I thank … [Read more...]

Cricut Maker vs Cricut Explore Air 2

Cricut Maker vs Cricut Explore Air 2

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine. Calling all Cricut owners! I've had many questions from both family, friends, and followers on social media asking me the difference between the Cricut Maker vs Cricut Explore Air 2. I'm here to share all the information so that you can figure out if your ready to upgrade (or maybe you don't own a machine and want to buy one). I'm gonna share all the in's and outs and I'll also share … [Read more...]

DIY Personalized Halloween Canvas Treat Bags

DIY Personalized Mini Halloween Canvas Treat Bags

Make these DIY Personalized Mini Halloween Canvas Treat Bags for the toddlers in your life this Halloween season! It's September so do you know what that means? It's time to officially start rolling out all the fun Halloween projects. I'm so excited to share this quick and easy halloween project with you today. I first created these DIY Personalized Mini Halloween Canvas Treat Bags two years ago for my son's 1-day a week play group. Last year, I used the same design to create them for … [Read more...]

King of the Playground FREE PNG File

King of the Playground FREE PNG File

Thank you CHI® brand for sponsoring todays post. As always, all opinions are my own. My son LOVES the playground. I mean what three year old doesn't love the playground? He could play for hours. And if the playground has dirt forget about it. We could spend the night at the playground. Ryder  started preschool last month, and every time I pick him up from school and ask him what he did his first response is "I played in the playground". Then I'll ask what did you learn and almost … [Read more...]

Reagan’s Birth Announcement

Beautiful Baby Girl Birth Announcements from Minted

Thank you Minted for sponsoring today’s blog post. As always, all opinions are my own. A few month's ago, just 4 days before Reagan arrived a shared some of my favorite birth announcements from Minted. I always printed with Minted. I honestly can't rave enough about them. The quality is top notch and they always have the best customer service. I knew as soon as I found out I was pregnant last year I would be printing our birth announcements with Minted. My husband, Jon, thought I was … [Read more...]

All About the New Cricut Maker

Cricut Maker

Thank you Cricut for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own. You guys, if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you know that I was in Utah last week. The amazing team at Cricut flew me and Reagan out for the launch of THREE new products. The last time I was in Utah with Cricut I was 32 weeks pregnant with Ryder. I can't believe that the Explore line is already 3.5 years old! I honestly didn't think that Cricut could come up with yet another machine that is even more … [Read more...]

Reagan’s Newborn Photography Session

Newborn Photo Black and White Details

I told you I was going to make an effort to share regularly on the blog! Are you proud of me? Today, I'm sharing some of my favorite photos from Reagan's newborn photography shoot. Our friend Christy, from Christy Buonomo Photography, came to our house a week and a half after Reagan was born to photograph our little princess. Unlike Ryder's newborn photo shoot we knew hers was not going to be as long and as detailed. I had a few must haves and other than that I was good! … [Read more...]

DIY Toddler Painted Father’s Day Card

DIY Toddler Painted Father's Day Card

Get your toddler involved in making Dad a card this Father's Day. Break out your Cricut and some paint for a one-of-a-kind card! I've been getting extra creative lately making some really cute toddler-friendly cards. My latest is this Father's Day card for my husband, Jon. I do most of the work, but then my toddler gets to do the fun part... the painting! I am in love with these Do A Dot Art! Markers. They are pretty much the mess-free way to paint these days! Supplies: Cricut … [Read more...]

Reagan’s Fresh 48 Photos

Fresh 48 Family Photo

Hi--remember me. I use to give you all sorts of fun creative projects and family updates on a weekly basis. I'm back after a few months "off" enjoying my new sweet baby girl and adjusting to life with two kids. You forgive me, right? I've been wanting to share these photos for MONTHS but just haven't had the chance. Between taking care of two kids, a husband, a dog and a house, and my food blog, Katie's Cucina, poor Sew Woodsy was pushed off to the side. My goal is to publish a post at least … [Read more...]