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Sarah Coggins - 2paws Designs: Raleigh, NC based blogger

Email me at twopawsdesigns@yahoo.com

Hello! I’m Sarah. Welcome to my little slice of the web.

I love to express my creative side through art, photography, scrapbooking and a bit of DIY. In the fall of 2012, we sold our first house and purchased a home that had gone into foreclosure. We  spend at least a small portion of each weekend on another project in our “new to us” house (aka foreclosure to home).

My family always comes first after my faith. I have been married to the love of my life since 2003. I am mom to one adorable son (born July 2009) and a sweet baby girl (born October 2014).

I am a survivor of endometriosis and miscarriage (times 2).

I was born and raised in the South. I say y’all, like my tea sweet, but am not a fan of barbeque or grits.

I started blogging in the late 90s before the term even existed! I had my own website and wrote about my challenges with endometriosis. At the time there was little information and, what I could find, was dated so I decided to share my experiences. After making significant progress in my own battle, and lack of awareness of how far my reach was (remember, this was pre-comment days), I took a time out and stepped away from blogging.

In October 2007, I returned to blogging with the start of this site to share my scrapbooking & craft ideas. I continue with those today along with parenting tidbits, home improvement projects, and more. I blog to share and because, frankly, I’m a bit talkative. 😉

You can also find me at Mom in the Triangle where I join Allison in sharing ideas for exploring the Triangle with your kids. I’m also a proud member of the Leadership Team at the new NC Blogger Network (NC bloggers – check it out and join!) and contributor at Daily Mom.

Thanks for stopping by!

Contact me at twopawsdesigns@yahoo.com


Popular Posts

Canvas Quote Art Tutorial

DIY Laundry Room Wood Sign Tutorial #Wisk60 #ad

Project Kitchen: Creating "Custom" Cabinets with Crown Moulding

Publications of work

December 2010 – Holiday Recipe: Date Nut Balls at Scrapbooking.com
March 2012 – Inspiration du Jour | Fan Fest at CraftGossip.com – Scrapbooking
Thematic Study for the UN Global Report on Human Settlements 2013 – Gender and Sustainable Urban Mobility (pdf)  Family Friendly Parking photograph, pg 35

Creative Team

Member of Sara Schmutz Designs Creative Team.
June 2011 – December 2011.

Guest Posts

Disney Insider Tips – Keys to the Kingdom Tour – May 2014


Hands On: As We Grow – It’s Playtime!: Feet & Hand Prints
Craft Gossip – Inspiration du Jour | Fan Fest
NC Social Butterflies – January (2014) Winter Fun – train ride photo under “Our Kids”
Vend Raleigh – Blog Round Up
NC Blogger Network – {Meet} Sarah Coggins of 2paws Designs

featured at hands on : as we grow


NC Tippaper – Issue No 6 – Winter/Spring 2017

NC Tippaper Winter/Spring 2017: Quote corrected

Moon North Carolina: With Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 7th Edition – released June 2019
Photograph and quote in back cover of book:

Moon North Carolina 7th Edition: Coggins Family