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When my husband and I first met, one of the things we discovered was that we both love to travel. Traveling means something different to everyone. Some people like to travel to a tropical destination to sit on the beach, toes in the sand, frou frou drink or a cold beer near by and listen to the waves. For others it’s about shopping, or seeing as many sites as possible. Still, for others it means trying new foods that you otherwise would not try at home.

In a couple of sentences, I have summed up how my husband and I like to travel, minus ONE detail. We are not ones to lounge on beaches for long periods of time. We are however, going to be found scouring the internet the few weeks leading up to our trip for the best food, fun places to visit (this was how we discovered Brookgreen Gardens in Murrels Inlet, SC,) or even finding cute, fun places to shop. I could blog ON AND ON about the fun places that we have visited and the many adventures we have had over the last 8 years. Perhaps, one of these days, I will.

Over the last 5 years, traveling for the two of us has changed, drastically. Why. you ask? In the time we got married, had a cross country road trip/honeymoon, and enjoyed our “last vacation as a couple to Washington D.C.(accompanied by my lovely sisters,) we welcomed 4, yes 4 beautiful children. You read that right. I have 4 kids, under 5 in my house right now. Don’t ask how I do it. I don’t know any other way except for this blessed road of motherhood. I work full time as a mom and wife, part time at a custom cake shop called Buy Me Cake and, of course, I have my business, Kat and Kitten Designs which has gone from part time to 3/4 time. No, I am NOT supermom/

My husband and I still love to travel, and while traveling takes alot more time to carefully plan out, we hope to instill the same love in our children. Those of you with children, or even nieces, nephews, godchildren, etc know that long car trips or even plane rides can be grueling on a child. Even if you bring a bag full of videos for them to watch, inevitably you hear “I’m bored, mom.” 

This summer we decided to travel to the beach. For a former Southern Californian, the beach used to be “no big deal.” Now, I can hardly wait for our yearly trek to the beach. By trek? I mean a 3-4 hour drive. I know my children. They get bored, they get hungry, thirsty, sometimes tired, and they love to draw and color. So I came up with their mini tote bags. They are big enough to hold a box of crayons(any size box, from 8-24 crayons) a small coloring book, small toys, a couple small cans of playdoh, or whatever else you can think of adding. The fun part was my last minute decision to add my daughters name to her bag:

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Of course, I couldn’t leave her brother out!

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Older sister has a bag too, but I need to work on the design of hers, as the original, just didn’t work well for her. The handles were sewn to the outside and were too short. She loves it, but she needs something more simple like the ones above. The kids loved their bags and loved putting their reusable snack bags in there as well.

We love them so much, that we decided to make them as favor bags for my oldest daughters birthday party! How cute are these in relation to those plastic goodie bags you buy that eventually get tossed in the trash? These fall right in line with my business idea of creating reusable, practical products for you, your family and friends. These will be up in the Zibbet shop in the next week. If you would like to order before then, feel free to message me there.

Happy and safe travels!

 

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Alright, alright!!! I owe you all some info on what I have been up to. It’s only fair. You deserve it.

 

So what have you been doing the last few weeks, Katie?

Funny you should ask. I have been creating!!! Lots of great things for customers. First up for the summer were freezer pop sleeves. These are my most popular items of the summer. My dear friend, Lily asked me to make some that looked like lightsabers for her darling boys. My policy at Kat and Kitten Designs is that if you imagine it, we will create it. And I did!!!! The results were pretty amazing and darn creative and cute. See for yourself:

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In addition to this request, Lily also asked for a baseball themed taggoie blanket. This one came out REALLY cute

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My husband took his middle school youth on a mission trip last month and I made the girls these fun toiletry rolls

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THis is just the beginning. I don’t want to overwhelm you all, so I will post a few more pictures in the next couple days. Yes….couple days. I told you I have been busy!

All of these items are available for purchase through Kat and Kitten  Designs. We are working on our website and will have the link available soon. You can purchase these via our zibbet store. Thanks to all of those who have ordered from us in the last 2 months: Lily, Mely, Tori, Karen, Alice, Melanie, Kimberly, Kristen, Mari, Candace, and Pam!

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