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 "About Kate" tab!

Featured Posts

5 Ways to Mind Your Money

Aug 26, 2016 | No Comments

With school back in session, soccer gearing up, and holidays right around the corner, I like to do some budget planning this time of year. If I’m being honest here, “like” might be an overstatement. I’m not really a numbers person and spreadsheets make my eyes cross. But I realize setting a budget is important, so […]

Friday Wrap: Back to School Time

Aug 12, 2016 | No Comments

Happy Friday! It’s already back-to-school time in our house. Yikes. We had our orientation/ice cream social on Thursday and now we’re making final preps for the big day on Monday. Speaking of supplies…have you seen the new Walmart commercial with the Whitesnake song? It’s darling!! I’m also pretty positive it’s how my kids feel about getting […]

Friday Wrap: Father’s Day Campout

Jun 17, 2016 | 6 Comments

First and foremost, I want to say how excited I am to be the featured blogger this week at High Five for Friday. The gracious hosts, Katie, Della and Tif, extended the invitation, and I said “yes” faster than I could sneeze. (Be sure to check out each of their blogs!) I’m so glad it’s finally Friday. I have loved […]

Friday Wrap: Work It

Jun 10, 2016 | 10 Comments

I’m in major workout mode these days. I think it’s a combination of the sun rising earlier, making it much easier to get up and go, and the fact that it’s full on swim suit season. Yikes. Unfortunately, the many weeks (okay, probably months) of not working out have made their mark in the shape of […]

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