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Cruising with a 6 Month Old

Cruising with an Infant

I started writing this post right after we returned back from a cruise with our son, Ryder, who had just turned 6 months old.  And the holidays started to creep up on me, and well it's a new year and Ryder is 9.5 months old. Better late than never. We love to cruise. I've been on 15+ and Jon has been on 12+. We've done all the cruise lines. So today I'm sharing my insight in cruising with a 6 month old. Prior to leaving for our cruise, I researched and researched and found very little info. … [Read more...]

Christmas 2014

christmas morning with the family

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I wanted to share a few photos of Ryder's first Christmas. I know we've been absent over the past week. I've been trying to take more time with family and less with work. It's a constant struggle of time when you are self employed. You tend to work around the clock--or at least I do! We spent Christmas Eve at my inlaws house and Christmas day at our house. After Ryder woke up we took as many family photos as he would allow us too until he completely … [Read more...]

DIY Birth Announcement Subway Art + Painted Frame

DIY Birth Announcement Subway Art + Painted Frame 4

I've been wanting to make this birth announcement subway art for Ryder's room since before he was born. 8 month's later and I finally tackled this project. A few week's ago I shared his nursery gallery wall that we finally hung up. I also hinted that it wasn't complete, but that we got the big pieces up. Today, I'm sharing with you the chalk painted frame I finally got around to painting and the DIY birth announcement subway art that I put in the frame! It's super easy and ANYONE can make this … [Read more...]

Baby’s First Santa Photos – 2014

Baby's First Santa Picture

Yesterday, I shared 8 Tips For Surviving Baby's First Santa Photos. I took Ryder before Thanksgiving to avoid long lines. My plan worked out perfectly. He had the best visit with Santa. So today, as promised yesterday, I'm sharing a few of our photos from our Santa photo shoot. Yes, we had a photo shoot with Santa. We got 20 awesome photos and the price was reasonable! This is one of our favorite photos! Ryder was all smiles.  … [Read more...]

8 Tips For Surviving Baby’s First Santa Photos

8 Tips For Surviving Baby's First Santa Photos

A few weeks ago before thanksgiving I brought Ryder to the mall to take photos with Santa. I was a little concerned that he would not do well with Santa, but really what I was concerned about was entertaining him in a very long line! I choose to go the week before thanksgiving on a Wednesday in the middle of the day. Now I realize most people don't have that luxury but that's ok. I have other suggestions on beating the crowds. I'm excited to say that the photo above was our very last photo of … [Read more...]

What Everyone Needs to Know about Child Identity Theft

what everyone needs to know about child identity theft

This post brought to you by Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Sew Woodsy. Have you or someone you know ever been a vicitim of identity theft? Luckily, Jon and I have never had to deal with this, but we know it happens all too often. Did you know that each year, more than 50,000 children in Florida become victims of identity theft, and more than $100 million is stolen from children whose identities have been … [Read more...]

DIY Baby’s First Ugly Christmas Sweater

Babys First Ugly Christmas Sweater

I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with I Love to Create and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own. I'm so excited about today's project that I'm sharing with you. Jon and I made tacky Christmas sweaters a few years back. We figured it would be super cute to make Ryder his first ugly Christmas sweater, too! Making your baby an ugly Christmas sweater should be a new family tradition each and every year. I hope that my tutorial gives you holiday inspiration for … [Read more...]

Nursery Gallery Wall

Nursery Gallery Wall #yourbigfinish

Thank you to BLACK+DECKER for sponsoring this post and inspiring me to FINALLY finish this project! I have always had a long "honey-do" list. But now with a baby I feel like the list is getting longer and nothing is being crossed off. For weeks, ok, month's I've said I was gonna finish the gallery wall in the nursery. I rocked day-and-night in my glider starring at the beautiful photos that were rested against the wall in Ryder's nursery. 2 month's ago I decided to finally put photos in … [Read more...]

Achieving the Perfect LATCH with BOTH Breast & Bottle

breast feeding in hospital

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Munchkin LATCH as part of the #LoveLatch campaign. As always all opinions are my own. Image via Christy Buonomo Photography I am proud to write that I'm a breastfeeding mama. Breastfeeding by far has been one of the hardest things I've ever done in my life. Yet, it's been so rewarding. No book can ever prepare for you for breastfeeding a newborn child (nor can a class). You seriously need hands on experience. Every baby is different and whether or … [Read more...]

Halloween 2014

dragon baby costume and dog

Better late than never. Right? I had all intentions of posting a few photos on Halloween, but it was a bit crazy-town here, and to be honest I unplugged and enjoyed the day with my family. When your a blogger you rarely ever get to unplug and just enjoy life. So, that's my plans for future holidays and important life moments. I'm slowly coming to terms that not everything has to be shared the minute/ hour/ day it happened.  I know it's been quiet last week on Sew Woodsy. I was working on last … [Read more...]