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The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes – Weekend Getaway

The Ritz-Carlton Spa Orlando Whirlpool

Last weekend, Jon and I spent our first night away from our spunky little toddler. We were both a little nervous to leave him, but knew our marriage desperately needed it. It's been 16 months since it was just two of us. 16 months of our life revolving around another human being. If your a parent then you get my drift. We opted to spend our first night away in town. This was also a belated anniversary getaway for us as well. We chose The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes here in Orlando, … [Read more...]

Cruising With A 1 Year Old

Cruising with a 1 year old - everything you need to know before hitting the high-seas with your tot!

Earlier this year, I shared our experience of cruising with a 6 month old. Last month, we took a 4-day cruise to celebrate Ryder turning 1 (and us keeping a tiny human being alive). Today I'm excited to share cruising with a 1 year old. Holy smokes, there is a huge difference between the two age ranges. Especially if your 6 month old is not mobile (like ours was at the time). The other week I shared a free printable check list that you can download that will help you pack for a cruise when … [Read more...]

Cruise Packing List for Babies & Toddlers

Download this free printable --> cruising packing list for babies and toddlers! Everything you need to pack for your next vacation with your little one!

Last week Jon, myself, and the baby escaped life for 4 days and went on a cruise to Mexico. If you follow Sew Woodsy you'll remember that we took Ryder on his first cruise when he turned 6 month's old. We decided we would give it a try again now that he is a year old. Boy, what a difference 7 months makes. Since posting about cruising with a 6 month old I've had a lot of people ask if I have a free printable Cruise Packing List for Babies & Toddlers. I finally created a printable for … [Read more...]

10 Magic Kingdom Tips with Babies and Toddlers

Top 10 Magic Kingdom Tips with Babies and Toddlers

Last weekend, we had a "staycation" and spent the weekend at Walt Disney World. I was attending a food blog conference for my food blog; Katie's Cucina and I was able to bring the family along. We spent 2 nights at The Grand Floridian Hotel and 3 days at the parks. Although we live in Orlando, we have yet to take Ryder to the Magic Kingdom. He's been to Epcot (Food & Wine Fest) and to Hollywood studios to see the Osborne Family Christmas Lights. Jon and I were both very excited to bring him … [Read more...]

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...]

Escape this Winter to Now Resorts & Spas #ResortEscape

Now Resorts and Spas

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Now Resorts & Spas for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I feel like a tropical travel post is fitting right about now. As most of the country shovels their sidewalks and driveaways from the snow, I'm going to let everyone day dream a little bit about a tropical vacation. A tropical vacation to Now Resorts & Spas! Fresh, vibrant and contemporary resort escape in oceanfront settings that encourages guests to live in the moment, … [Read more...]

Travel: Tulip Festival, Lehi Utah

Tulip Festival

  While attending SNAP! we were given a complimentary ticket to visit the annual Tulip Festival that is held every year at the Thanksgiving Point Gardens. A lot of people passed up the opportunity to go; however, I couldn't resist! I absolutely LOVE tulips and its a rarity that I ever get to see them in Florida. Tulips are not a normal flower you see planted in everyones garden. Its just too stinking hot to plant tulips in Florida. I will add that I do get to see them when we go to the Flower … [Read more...]

{Travel} Tuscany & Florence, Italy

Tuscany Italy via

I just realized the other day that I completely failed to share travel photos over the last two months from Europe. So I'll give you a double dose today and share some more travel photos later on this month. Today, I'm going to give you a brief tour around Tuscany and Florence Italy. If you thought Pisa, Italy was amazing (well it was) Tuscany was even more magical. Most of you know I'm also a food blogger at Katie's Cucina so food (and wine) are close to my heart. While in Italy I really wanted … [Read more...]

{Travel} Pisa, Italy with Video


It has been about 2 months since I've last shared photos from our trip to Europe back in October. I can't believe how quickly time has passed. As I started to choose photo to share I realized that this trip merely feels like a distant memory, and to be honest, I don't like that. I've had the travel bug since graduating high school and I think Europe really escalated my travel-bug to the next level. I'm so excited to be sharing our travel photos from Pisa, Italy today! Pisa was our first stop … [Read more...]

{Travel} Saint Paul de Vence, France


Our last stop during our day tour in Monaco was the quaint Medieval town of Saint Paul De Vence. We had no idea what to expect--although from all of our other stops that day we were hoping it would be just as good if not better than what we had experienced every where else. Thankfully, it was! Upon our tour van, climbing the steep hills we were told to run loose and enjoy a nice lunch. We had two hours which honestly felt like eternity here. The outskirts of the town are lined with … [Read more...]