Create. Play. Travel. Creative Family Ideas and Pacific Northwest Family Lifestyle

Creative Family Ideas in the Pacific Northwest

About Create. Play. Travel.

About Create. Play. Travel.

Hi, I’m Katie! I started Create. Play. Travel. to share my creative ideas and our family adventures. I’m a content creator, photographer, wife, and mom to 3 kids. Ultimately, I love living a creative life with my family in the Pacific Northwest and serving the people around me.

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Content Highlights

Homeschool: Stay-at-home mom life with 3 kids while also homeschooling is both rewarding and challenging. Here are some of my homeschool tips and creative activities to make learning fun!

DIY Ideas: If you like saving money and customizing your home, you likely love a good DIY project. I’m often working on crafty activities for my kids, home and family. See my latest do it yourself ideas!

Family Adventures: We love getting out and exploring the great outdoors. Our family of 5 enjoys going on hikes, exploring new areas and traveling in our RV toy hauler. You can find our family adventures here.

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About Our Family

We are the Wallace family. We have 3 kids and we live in beautiful North Idaho. We love serving people with our skills and experience. 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 designer in Seattle, online food magazine editor and kids product designer. After becoming a mom, she created Create. Play. Travel. as a creative family resource. Katie has collaborated with hundreds of mainstream brands to produce personalized family lifestyle features. She loves photography, DIY projects, homeschooling, being a stay-at-home mom.

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. In 2014, the Wallace family moved to North Idaho. Andy loves raising kids in the Pacific Northwest with close access to many off-road trails, camping areas and outdoor destinations.

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Past Collaborations

We love highlighting our favorite brands to share products we already love. Alternately, our collabs often introduce us to awesome new brands! Here are some of our best lifestyle features.

American Girl of the Year Kira Bailey product reviewCollaboration with American Girl. Meet 2021 American Girl of the Year Kira Bailey. She has wavy blond hair and green eyes. Kira loves baby animals and is an adventurer at heart. She helps out at an animal sanctuary in Australia for the summer. Kiera and Sylvie unboxed the doll and her comfy camping tent in this detailed product review. See the full feature »
January Parka from Harper Coats product reviewProduct review for Harper Coats. The January Parka from Harper Coats has ribbed storm cuffs and fleece-lined pockets. The oversized hood is lined with faux fur trim that’s just as soft as the real thing! This coat is so warm, it’s perfect for playing with kids in the snow or going out on a date. See the full feature »
TinkerActive workbooks learning through play product reviewCollaboration with TinkerActive. TinkerActive workbooks are filled with interactive exercises that cover essential math, science and problem-solving skills. Kids are inspired to learn through play as they interact with curriculum-based exercises. See the full feature »
DIY dispensers from Vendees product reviewVendees unboxing. These surprise DIY dispensers from Vendees are an easy way for girls to make their own bath and beauty products. Kiera and Sylvie really enjoyed unboxing and demonstrating how these mystery DIY kits work! See the full feature »
How To Use Technology to Encourage Family Time sponsored postCollaboration with Duracell. Our favorite family adventures include playing outdoors, camping and going on family hikes. We often use a good deal of technology everywhere we go. NEW Duracell Optimum batteries delivers extra life or extra power, vs. Coppertop AA/AAA in a wide range of devices. See the full feature »
Umbra wall decor sponsored postCollaboration with Umbra. A single painted wall can provide color to a room without overwhelming the space. These tips can help you can choose an accent wall color that best coordinates with your home design and decor. See the full feature »
Hape wooden fire station sponsored postCollaboration with Hape Toys. Our family has found it helpful to collect toy sets and not just add toys that clutter the playroom or easily break. Fortunately, you can still find classic wooden toys that inspire imaginative play! Here are 5 reasons why purchasing high quality wooden toys is a good investment for your kids. See the full feature »
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