The Neat Nook

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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

3 Tips for a More Enjoyable Laundry Room

Oct 3, 2016 | No Comments

Depending on how you feel about the chore of cleaning clothes, the laundry room might not be your most cherished spot in the house. I totally get it. I’d much rather spend my time in a craft room than a chore room. But laundry must get done, as the funny quote above explains. And laundry rooms are […]

How to Have an Easy-Clean Kitchen

Sep 29, 2016 | No Comments

This quote made me laugh. Mostly because it’s spot-on with how I feel about cleaning. I don’t mind organizing stuff, but cleaning is another story. I can procrastinate like a pro. There are two times a year when I actually don’t mind cleaning: spring and early fall. And fall is probably ranked higher. Maybe it’s […]

5 New Uses for Cupcake Liners

Sep 9, 2016 | 2 Comments

Happy Friday, sweet things. If you’ve been following me this week, you’ve noticed a theme: new uses for old things. Today is a third edition that’s all about cupcake liners. These colorful paper discs can be incredibly handy – and pretty. Read on! Before we begin, did you know…The paper baking cup became popular in […]

New Uses for Egg Cartons

Sep 7, 2016 | 2 Comments

Hi, friends! For the next installment of “new uses for old things,” I’m sharing ideas for egg cartons. I’ve been on an egg kick lately since they’re packed with so much protein – and I’m on a Whole30ish diet. (I’m not as strict as the book would like me to be, but I’m definitely cutting […]

New Uses for Rubber Bands

Sep 5, 2016 | No Comments

Don’t you love finding multiple uses for things? I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to collecting ideas. I wrote a post on 10 uses for loom bands awhile ago, and it turned out to be such a popular topic. If you haven’t read it, feel free to hop over to see what those mini rubber […]

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