Christmas Bricktacular 2018 at LEGOLAND® Florida

Thank you LEGOLAND® Florida for hosting us for the day! As always, all opinions are my own. Christmas is officially 20 days away! I try my best to get all my shopping done by the first week of December, so we can take the kids to as many Christmas events as humanly possible. We kicked off the first day of December with a surprise trip to LEGOLAND® Florida for Christmas Bricktacular! We went to LEGOLAND® Florida back in March for the launch of the new The Great LEGO® Race. It's North … [Read more...]

Travel Alert! Non-Stop Flights via Orlando and St. Thomas, USVI

Want to explore the U.S. Virgin Islands for less? Spirit Airlines has announced non-stop flights via Orlando (MCO) and St. Thomas, USVI (STT) starting 11/08/18. It should come as no surprise that I'm super excited to share that Orlando, Florida now has non-stop flights to St. Thomas! Let's face it--we love to travel and even more so when we can get a non-stop flight from our hometown of Orlando. Travel Alert! Non-Stop Flights via Orlando and St. Thomas, USVI Jon and I had the … [Read more...]

The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes – Weekend Getaway

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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

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...]