Life is an Adventure

I’m Kerri, a stay at home wife & Mama to my three greatest blessings. There’s no place like home (Iowa) and we love getting out of our daily routines for a good adventure, so there are usually “we should do this” or “we should go there” plans taking shape.

I’ll highlight some of our favorite trips on the blog. Two years ago we bought a camper, so this lucky dog gets to tag along.

American Wren Creations

I came up with my business plan for American Wren Creations on a road trip in the summer of 2018. I was so tired of reaching for disposable baby wipes or paper towels to clean up our then 8 month old, and I wished I had something reusable and cute to use as a wipe instead. You can find my shop on Etsy, and if you’re looking for a specific fabric or style, send me a note! I’d love to work with you on a custom order.


I grew up on a farm. When I was a kid, I remember making my very own “gravel garden” (it’s exactly what it sounds like,) so that I could map out how I would do it (I was the youngest.) It was only natural that I grew up to have my very own (real) garden. My dreamy husband built me a beautiful cedar wood raised-ish garden in early 2017 and it has been so fulfilling. There is just something about working in the dirt that calms my soul (and restless brain.)

Last year we built an addition to the original garden.

This year I’ve been sketching, erasing, and sketching some more about things I want to add to the yard. C’mon Spring.


When it comes to cooking (and baking,) everything I eat is gluten free. I found out I was sensitive to gluten in September of 2016. All of the recipe ideas I find, create and use are adjusted so they’re gluten free. It’s a lot easier than you’d think… which is not what I thought when I first started! Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about my GF journey. I’ll share my favorite recipes from time to time, so check back!


I love to write, so you’ll find blog posts here on this site about my life & business. If you are blessed to have small children in your life, you won’t want to miss my other blog Books for Babies and Big Kids. It is dedicated to reviewing board books & picture books with help from my kiddos!

Take a moment (or a bunch of them) to look around.