About Me & My First Post

About Me

My name is Colleen Wickersheim. I grew up a California girl and now live in Kansas, where my husband is from. Here's a little of my background:
From a young age, I knew I wanted to work with kids! I was also very creative and in High School, I attended a Visual Arts Academy within Pasadena High School. My first jobs were babysitting for different families, starting at age 13! Later on, I got a job at Pasadena Christian school working with children k-8th, heading up arts and cooking projects. I received my BA in Child Development from Cal State LA. Over the last 10 years I have been a Nanny for many different families and LOVE every minute of it! I have been married to Jason for 9 years and we have a son Brenden (6) and a daughter Keaten (3) and an American Bulldog which just adds to the fun of life sprinkled with GLITTER! (Written in 2011)

Here I am! (Written October 2011)

Ok Everyone!!! I'm doing this! I'm starting a BLOG!!! I'm very excited cause I have so many ideas inside that I want to share with the world! Just let me warn you that I am NOT a writer so please excuse any mistakes in that area. I love being creative with kids and with cooking! I love to find new ways of making kid friendly recipes HEALTHY!!! I have years of experience with trying to cook as natural as possible. A little background: My mother in law has a tumor around and also in her pituitary gland which was costing her 5,000 dollars A MONTH in medication. She started eating mostly organic and local, nothing from a box or can (even if organic) and now takes NO MEDS at all!!!!! There is so much to learn when it comes to health and cooking! I know I will still be learning until I cook my last meal! We can learn together through experience!
   But don't think i'm only going to blog about VEGETABLES!!! =) I want to shower you with ideas to do with the little people in your life! Let's get excited! Life is meant to be lived and it doesn't always have to cost so much!

Here are a few pictures so you can get to know me a little. This is an older picture of my family, which is one of my FAVORITES!!! My husband, the dog, and I still look the same! =) My husband, Jason, inspires me so much! He is a very creative person! He is the Senior 3D Motion Graphic artist for a local company in Kansas City called Two West. It amazes me how he can sit for hours and figure something out without giving up or even getting that frustrated! He can also paint and play almost ANY instrument you can think of and if it couldn't get any better, he can fix ANYTHING around the house. His last job was a total Bathroom renovation!
 This is my ALMOST 6 year old Kindergartner, Brenden. If he's not in a costume, he is in a tank top showing off his muscles to everyone! He is currently taking Gymnastics in a class with first and second grade boys. He loves doing handstands and is always trying to beat his last time! So far I think he's gotten 8 seconds! =) He told me he was born to dance and keeps begging me to get him Break Dance lessons... Which I have yet to find in Kansas! =)
 This is my KISSABLE Keaten or as we call her Kiki! She is about to be 3 years old in a few weeks! She brings so much joy to all of our lives. She's always making us laugh. She is very into the alphabet right now, maybe because brother is now going to school everyday and she wants to go also. Anytime you see her around she will probably be carrying Pillowcase! These are from the Calvin Klein sheet set we got for our wedding. I looked into getting more since she was dragging them everywhere, $79.99 for a set of TWO!!! She better not loose the ones she has! LOL!

Update News December 2011:
First of all, I'm going to start this post with some great news we have to share and it perfect at Christmas time! We are expecting our third child in June!!! We are all very excited and can't wait to find out what it will be! Here is a great new shot of our family Christmas 2011!
February 2012:

We found out that we are having a baby BOY!!!! Here are big brother and sister holding up the first picture of their brother! 

April 2012:
Here is a picture of me and ALL of my babies! I just have 10 weeks to go and we all can't wait to meet this new little guy!
Here's a picture of me and my kids on Mother's Day 2012!
I LOVE being their Mommy! <3
JUNE 23RD 2012
Well, my little guy arrived a few days ago!
I just wanted to add a few pictures of our beautiful 8 1/2 Pound baby Boy,
Garren Tyler!


October 2012 was my blogs One Year Anniversary! Click on the picture below to read that post!
As of August 2014, I announced our families BIG News! We are expecting baby #4! Click one the photo below to watch our cute announcement video!


  1. In the Jello Blog you mentioned about the Red food coloring. I am new to all the HEALTH and Organic eating but want to learn so much more. Can you send me the link regarding the Red food coloring you were referring too? I am ready to get my family in the right direction of eating better after finding your blog I feel a little bit better about it. THANK YOU!

  2. slreynolds78, I am so happy you are asking this question! There are many articles on the web about food coloring being banned in the UK... you can just search it! Their studies found that it is linked to ADHD and Hyperactivity! You know how everyone always says sugar makes kids hyper.... It doesn't! More likely it's the food coloring!


    In other cases food coloring causes skin conditions such as eczema and triggers asthma episodes.

    Also, when tested on rats and mice in a study it was a cancer causing chemical!!!! Of course, the food and chemical industries are fighting any of these findings but not really something you want to mess with when feeding your children! so that is why I just stay away for it!

    I hope this helps a little..There are MANY more things to read on the topic!
    I just chose a few off hand when searching!
    Its a hard job to try and feed our families right!
    Just take it one step at a time and as a rule, when reading the ingredient label, don't buy it if you can read or understand what is all put into it!

  3. *Sorry, don't buy it if you CAN"T read or understand all of the ingredients!!!!

  4. Anonymous5/21/2012

    Hello, I was the girl you saw at the park today. I asked the question of where you bought your bow and arrow. Well, I decided to take a look at your blog. It is a really cool website. I love doing crafts and cooking. I will probably try some of the crafts you have post on here. They all look very cool. You seem like a gifted crafter and cook. Well, it was really nice to find a blog like this. Thank You for Future inspiration.

    1. I am so happy that I got to give you my blog address! I love to help inspire anyone with fun ideas of cooking and crafts! Thanks for checking me out! I also JUST posted how we made the Bow and Arrow! Let me know if you end up making one!


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