Create. Play. Travel. is a Pacific Northwest family lifestyle website featuring creative and inspiring ideas for a joyful family life. Our content topics include kids’ activities, DIY ideas, family essentials, party planning, beauty tips, fashion basics, and some of our family travel adventures.
We created our website as an outlet to share practical ways to be creative, get organized and save money. We highlight crafty activities we do with our own kids, our favorite family products, and tips for traveling on a budget.
email us: hello(at)createplaytravel.com
Hello! We are the Wallace family. We have 3 kids and we live in beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. We love Jesus and we feel so blessed to live in place where we can enjoy outdoor adventures all year round.
Katie Wallace enjoys using her creative ideas to make life colorful. She received her BA in Business Administration from The Master’s University in California. She’s worked as a newspaper staff writer in Los Angeles, web & graphic designer in Seattle, food magazine editor and kids’ product designer. After becoming a mom, she launched a lifestyle site Mommy Scene as a creative parenting resource, and re-branded to Create. Play. Travel. in 2018. Katie has collaborated with hundreds of mainstream brands to produce personalized family lifestyle features. She love crafting, photography, creative baking, homeschooling, being a stay-at-home mom and working part-time as a Coeur d’Alene influencer.
Andy Wallace enjoys planning family trips, RV camping, hiking and riding motorcycles and ATVS. He received his BS in Computer Science from The Master’s University and MS in Information Systems Management from Seattle Pacific University. Andy worked in Seattle’s Aerospace Industry for more than 5 years. Shortly after, he and Katie launched their own start-up children’s company and moved to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Andy loves raising kids in the Pacific Northwest with close access to many off-road trails, camping areas and outdoor destinations to explore.
We’ve had the chance to work with many amazing brands. Here are some highlights!
“I want to thank you again for all the wonderful products I received from your Baby Shower
Essentials Giveaway. We had our baby few weeks back and these products have made my life much easier!” -Vidya
Create. Play. Travel. offers thoughtful, honest and clear descriptions of some of the best mommy must-haves. The professionalism is upstanding. Katie’s images and descriptive writing is crisp, clear and exactly what brands and audiences are looking for. Create. Play. Travel. is truly on top of the wave, highlighting top family products and providing a wonderful resource for parents. – Jackie, bunmaternity.com
We finally had the opportunity to work with Create. Play. Travel. and it was well worth the wait. We can’t wait to participate in another giveaway or feature our products in another review! – Benjamin, creativebabyinc.com
We can’t say enough good things about our experiences working with Create. Play. Travel. Whether for a review or giveaway, we have always been pleased with the professional manner in which they work. – Jessica, guavafamily.com
It’s a joy to work with Katie! We’re a small company seeking viral exposure and Create. Play. Travel. has been a great catalyst in that area. Each time Toofeze has been included in one of their giveaways, we see a significant increase in activity on our social media sites. Thanks Katie for expanding our reach in the marketplace! – Suellen, toofeze.com
Working with Create. Play. Travel. was such a great experience in so many ways. We have received massive brand awareness, starting from a huge increase in our FB likes (by far the most we have received from any other outlet), as well as helping us establish a nice Pinterest follower base and driving clients to our site. After winning a Green Scene Mom Award, we were exposed to their partnering bloggers which also generated wonderful reviews and more exposure. We will definitely work with Create. Play. Travel. again! – Noa, studio-peekaboo.com
Piggy Paint was so excited to be included in a Create. Play. Travel. holiday gift guide! We appreciate their professionalism and informative posts and look forward to working with them again! – Katherine, piggypaint.com
Thank you for the awesome review! You did a great job explaining our products and the pictures are fabulous too! I really, really appreciate it! – Nicole, butibag.com
We LOVED working with Create. Play. Travel. and were thrilled to be a Green Scene Mom Award winner! I was especially impressed with their review of our products. It was well written and very thorough, with adorable photos of children using our Pello Luxe Floor Pillow. – Cindy Perry, mypello.com