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My name is Kate Andersen. I'm a creative consultant/writer/mom, which means I'm usually bouncing between work, family, and my general love of creativity. I'm blessed with three sweet kids – two of whom are twins – and a husband who's funny and pretty cute. In addition to playing with my family, I'm passionate about making pretty things, digging in the dirt and trying to stay organized through it all! I'm honored you're visiting my blog and hope you'll find some inspiration while you're here. If you want to know more about me, click on the "Meet Kate" tab!

Featured Posts

Natural Bug Repellent (in an awesome jar)

Jun 24, 2017 | 2 Comments

There’s actually a mosquito bite on my right arm as I type this post. Sigh. The bugs are already out n’ about in our neck of the woods, so it’s time to whip up a batch of the “Clark family bug spray.” I call it that because the recipe came from my last family reunion […]


How to Start the Perfect Bedtime Ritual

Apr 24, 2017 | 2 Comments

You know the saying “laughter is the best medicine”? Sleep might be a close second, if not a tie for first. After a good night’s sleep I feel like a new person. I’m more alert, creative, and able to take on challenges. It’s such a magical thing, yet I’ve read that Americans are more sleep […]


High Fives on High Five Day

Apr 20, 2017 | No Comments

I’m smiling as I write this because of the fact that there’s such a thing as National High Five Day. I mean, what a day maker. And this year it looks like there’s a great cause attached to it. The best way to celebrate this cool holiday is to throw some high fives in the […]


A Few Tips for Organizing Taxes

Apr 12, 2017 | No Comments

While it’s not the most glamorous topic, we’re smack dab in the midst of tax season. In fact, they’re due on Monday. So I thought it would be helpful to share a few tips on how to get organized and stay streamlined moving forward. > {ONE} Create a special space Nothing is more stressful than […]


Friday Wrap: Adulting Like a Champ

Jan 26, 2017 | 2 Comments

Have you ever had one of those weeks where you really feel like an adult – even though you’ve officially been an adult for many, many years? That was me…this week. I was in “get ‘er done” mode, and checked tons of things off my to-do list. Many of those things were very grown up, too, […]


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