Where I’ve Been, and a little something fun…

Greetings Mixedupalot friends! I know I’ve been absent from the blog for a spell and I just wanted to touch base with you and let you know why. (drumroll)

I’ve written the next book!

I’m in the editing stage now, and researching for the illustrations. No hints yet about what this one is about… well, OK, one little hint. This story involves a bit of a musical mess. So start warming up your vocal chords – the next character to come to Mixedupalot loves to sing.


But I can’t leave you without something fun to do this week! So grab those toilet paper cardboard tubes and the tissue paper you’ve got stashed away and have fun with this adorable dragon craft from Debbie at onelittleproject.com. You can blow through the tube and make the flames dance. So fun!



Check back in for updates and coloring pages and crafts as I can do them. Looking forward to our next adventure together!


Jenn Klein




Mommy & Me…Wednesday…

Well, Monday was one of those best-laid-plans kind of days. But I couldn’t wait till next Monday to share this one with you all! If you’re new to this series, I give you two coloring sheets – one for you and one for a younger child. Same idea, but everyone gets their own page at their level of coloring ability. 🙂

And as you color together, talk about Psalm 139:9-10.

I used to travel more, and have lived in and seen some wonderful places. But I have also experienced dangers – even facing bears out in the Alaskan wilderness or encountering storms at 20000 feet over the Atlantic. And I’ve learned that fear has this way of overpowering faith if we let it. Such a powerful emotion! And yet we must keep repeating the truth to ourselves – taking every fearful thought captive and setting it in its place by stating emphatically what we KNOW is true. God never, ever abandons His children. David knew this, even though time and time again he found himself in terrible danger, being hunted by an angry jealous king Saul. David was wonderful at telling God his fears (and his angers!) and then turning to praise and thanksgiving in the end. He KNEW and clung to the truth that no matter where he was or what was happening, God’s hand was holding him. And if we belong to God, then we too can be confident that He is always just a “Help!” away…

And we know that no matter what we face in this life, God is leading us on to beauty and goodness forever in His presence. Oh glory! No matter what I’ve seen on this earth, nothing will be more glorious than that!

Mommy & Me…Tuesday?

I know, I know, it just doesn’t have the same ring to it. But my husband surprised the kids and me with a Monday off work and I have a leeetle bit left to do on this week’s post, so it’s just not going to get posted today. I know! Such a slacker! But check back tomorrow. And have a fantastic Monday!*

*I do realize that this may not be a fantastic day. If you’ve happened upon this page and need prayer, please feel free to post a prayer request. I WILL pray for you. Hang in there.

Memorial Day

Hello coloring fans! Just popping in to let you know that I’m on vacation but will be back for next Monday’s coloring pages. Hope you’ve had a blessed day honoring those who gave their lives in service to our nation. God bless and comfort those who are grieving today.

Kaput computer woes

Hey everyone! My computer failed recently so Mommy & Me Monday’s  and Fun with Food Friday’s won’t have new posts for a bit. But stay tuned! We’ll be back soon, Lord willing!

Welcome to Mixedupalot…

…where sparrows talk, knights run from rabbits and princesses play in the mud.

And where silly stories speak to deeper truths about God’s love and nearness.

Enjoy the whimsy and dive deeper into truth with the little ones in your life through the resources on this blog! From themed snacks to Mommy & Me coloring pages, I hope you’ll find some fun quality time and come to know God a little better, together.

In Him,

Jenn Klein,
Author & Illustrator