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Hi! I'm Kate Andersen, a creative consultant/writer/mom blessed with three sweet kids – two of whom are twins – and a husband who's incredibly supportive. In addition to raising my kids, I'm passionate about making pretty things, digging in the dirt and trying to stay organized through it all. Through the blog I try to turn my mess into messages. I share what I've learned so far in hopes of encouraging other creative-aspiring moms like me. I'm so happy you're here and hope you find some inspiration. If you want to know more about me, click on the "Meet Kate" tab.

Featured Posts

DIY Cleaning Supplies (that work and save money)

Nov 11, 2017 | No Comments

Happy Saturday, friends! We have a special guest on the blog today. Demi Giles is sharing some of her favorite tips on DIY cleaning alternatives that not only work great, but also help save us some money. Cha-ching! Demi contributes to several blogs and is passionate about topics related to home improvement, cleaning and organizing. […]


Happy Halloween 2017

Oct 31, 2017 | No Comments

Hello, gorgeous goblins! I hope you’re ready for a fun night of candy and craziness. We finally got our house ready…lights up, pumpkins out, and costumes on hand. (I promised my family I wouldn’t hang the witch hats this year.) Haha! Speaking of decorating, though… Here’s a quick organizing tip! Do you love how your […]


10 Best Organized Living Tips…so far

Oct 30, 2017 | No Comments

Well, this week is off to an exciting start. The Neat Nook was selected to be part of this BuzzFeed Nifty article about organizing tips. > I was so honored when one of their editors reached out. She was particularly interested in the post about “new uses for rubber bands.” It was cool to look […]


10 Beautiful Bookmarks (that you can make!)

Oct 12, 2017 | 4 Comments

I love curling up under a fuzzy blanket and reading a good book. I might even brew a cup of peppermint tea and claim some official “mom time.” Every good reading sesh comes to an end, though. And I never seem to have a bookmark on hand. Gripes! I’m usually reaching for a bobby pin […]


Looking for a Life of “Lagom”

Sep 29, 2017 | No Comments

The word lagom (pronounced: laaw-gum) is a Swedish twist on minimalism, and it translates to “just enough.” I read about this philosophy in a recent Skimm update and was super intrigued. We live in a world of wild contrasts. We spend too much time with our phones, iPads, and Netflix, and at the same time are encouraged […]


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