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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

A Penny for Your Thoughts – and Other Things

Feb 12, 2018 | No Comments

Our family keeps a basket on top of our fridge that we use to collect loose change. Every now and then, when we head to the car wash or take a trip to Oklahoma for soccer (which has toll roads), we dig into our basket for anything “silver” and leave the pennies behind. Always leaving […]


5 Super Fast DIY Desk Projects

Feb 9, 2018 | 4 Comments

Happy Friday, sweet friends!! I have some super (and I mean suuuuper) easy DIY projects for you today. All five of these projects took an hour – tops – to pull together once I had the supplies. And they’re all designed to jazz up your office space. What inspired this flurry of fresh deskwear? Honestly, my […]


5 Places Where You Need a Tray in Your Life

Jan 26, 2018 | 8 Comments

As a straight up “organizational” post, let’s talk trays. These little magicians do two things at once. They corral our crap clutter, and do it in such a simple, lovely way. And you can use them in pretty much any room of the house. Let’s dive into five spots where trays can be the most useful […]


Let’s Celebrate “Clean Off Your Desk Day”

Jan 8, 2018 | No Comments

If there’s a national holiday that’s right up my alley, this is certainly one of them: National Clean Off Your Desk Day. And today is the official day! I sure love a good, clean desk that’s free of towering paper piles, old cups of coffee, and random things like shoe polish. (That last one is […]


Baby Steps to Getting Organized

Jan 2, 2018 | 2 Comments

First of all, Happy New Year! 2018 has a good vibe to it. It truly feels like a fresh start with the fist day of the year landing on a Monday…and on a full moon. There’s good energy all around, which is inspiring if you’re sincere about wanting to make lasting changes or keep up […]


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