Welcome to Acorns & Twigs

Holistic toys, crafts and parenting to nurture your soul.

What you'll find here:


Read up on your favorite traditional craft - or discover a new one! I like to share my love of all things wool including wet and needle felting, knitting, spinning, weaving - and more!


Looking for support and inspiration? Open to new, respectful parenting ideas? I will share with you my parenting tips, struggles and thoughts to help you on your holistic parenting journey. 


Provide your child with beautiful, natural, simple toys & materials to nourish their senses. Let me share with you our eco friendly and versatile dress ups, play cloths, handmade toys & decorations.


Jennifer is more than a terrific writer and successful business owner - she is a wonderful teacher with a passion for helping other mothers and crafters. She has a wealth of practical knowledge and expertise that she always pairs with lots of encouragement. I admire her, respect her and am regularly inspired by her!  

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What We're All About

Hi I'm Jenn!

and together with my husband Gerhard and with a little bit of help from our four children we run Acorns and Twigs in America's heartland on a small acreage in Iowa. 

Our dream is to provide other families with the things we have grown to love. The majority of the products you can find at Acorns and Twigs are items that we personally own as well and truly recommend from the bottom of our hearts. Things that our family discovered, on the never-ending journey as parents. Our Motto around here is "Less is More" and strive to provide you with simple, nurturing, imaginative and natural products.

There are no employees here. Just my husband and me running our small family business, between diaper changing, grocery shopping, animal feeding and homeschooling the best we can.

Read our entire story here.

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