About Create. Play. Travel.

About Create. Play. Travel.

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

Wallace family Oregon Coast beach photo - Create Play Travel Coeur d'Alene influencer

Hello! We are the Wallace family. We have 3 kids and we live in beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. We love the Lord and 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 extraordinary. 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.


Past Collaborations

We’ve had the chance to work with many amazing brands. Here are some highlights!

Fred Meyer logoKroger logoDisney brand logoNinja Kitchen logoVerizon Wireless logoGreat Wolf Lodge logoMinted logoToms of Maine logoPiggy Paint logoNellies all natural logoBella B Natural Bodycare logoButtons Cloth Diapers logoCharlie Banana logoCovered Goods logoDiapers logo Kindred Bravely logoOrb toys logoPacific Baby logoPaigelauren kids clothingRock the Locks logoSafe Sleep logoTomy logoSimply Beverages logoKamik Kids boots logoWicked Cool Toys logoSun Tail Mermaid logoTuft and Needle logoNellie's All Natural logoFinn and Emma logoPRI International logoHasbro logoOsh Kosh bgosh logoFeltman Brothers logoTop Tier Style logoPurple Trail logoThe Curious Creamery logo


Multi-Brand Features

Cozy Baby Basics badge - Create Play Travel2018 Holiday Gift Guide - Top Gift PicksFamily Travel Essentials badge - Create Play Travel 2018 Baby Shower Essentials badge - Mommy Scene 2016 Summer Baby Shower Essentials and Gift Ideas Mommy Scene 2017 Top Gift Picks2016 Baby Shower Faves & Gift Ideas - Mommy SceneMommy Scene 2016 Summer Kids Faves 2015 Baby & Kids Holiday Gift Guide

“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

Brand Feedback

Bun Maternity - Mommy SceneCreate. 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

Creative Baby Inc. - Mommy SceneWe 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

Guava FamilyWe 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

ToofezeIt’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

Peek-a-boo MaternityWorking 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 green scene mom feedbackPiggy 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

buti bag green scene mom feedbackThank 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

Pello Luxe Floor Pillow brand feedbackWe 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


Media Mentions

Spokesman Review Travel article

Green Scene Mom Winter Award Winners 2016 Summer Best in Baby Biz MagazineGreen Scene Mom 2015 Fall Award Winners Best in Baby Biz Magazine Green Scene Mom Winter Award Winners Best in Baby Biz Magazine Handsocks Newborn Gift Guide - Mommy Scene