About Me

My life changed directions about a year ago; new city, new business, new outlook. One thing that I have not found enough time for in all this change is creativity. I will be blogging about all of the things I make, whenever I find the time to make them.

Other things about me:

I have a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Counseling and Educational Psychology.

I generally prefer to be outside.

I have a golden retriever named Chunk. He was named after Chunk from The Goonies; when I got him I had big plans to teach him to do the truffle shuffle, but that never came to be. He does what he wants.


Here are some of the things I’d like to do with my life in no particular order:

Bike the loop at Yellowstone | Go on a backpacking camping trip | Go stand-up paddle boarding | Make a quilt | Set foot on every continent: 1. Africa  2. Antarctica  3. Asia  4. Australia  5. Europe  6. North America  7. South America | Have a hand-colored wedding portrait done (like my Grandma’s) | Take a cruise | Stay in an over-the-water bungalow | Visit all 58 National Parks: 1. Grand Canyon, 2. Grand Teton, 3. Yellowstone, 4. Mesa Verde, 5. Carlsbad Caverns, 6. Death Valley, 7. Petrified Forest, 8. Hot Springs, 9. Red Woods, 10. Saguaro  | See a show on Broadway | Own a home | Complete a family photo album | Go skiing | Get a passport | Get a blog sponsor | Take dance lessons | Be a mom | Take a helicopter flight over a volcano | Go zip lining | Swim in the Dead Sea | Master the five mother sauces | See the Northern Lights | Go whale watching | See a glacier | Go salmon fishing in Alaska | Take each of my parents to the Redwoods | Build a tree house | Go surfing | Go clamming | Love my body | Hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon | Go geocaching | Watch Saturday Night Live live | Teach a craft project to a group | Celebrate my 50th wedding anniversary | Make cheese | Make beer | Love every item in my wardrobe | Contribute to another blog | Start a family tradition | Compile a cookbook of recipes I love and actually cook | Feel comfortable shooting a handgun | Go to an outdoor movie | Take a Polar Bear plunge | Be proficient with power tools | Sell a painting | Swim underneath a waterfall | Do a 365 day photo project | Spend a week jet skiing with my dad | Build a teardrop camper | Make a house a home | Hike to Machu Picchu | See a Pyramid | Explore all 19 Smithsonian Museums | Gamble on a riverboat | Host a Thanksgiving | Master baking yeast bread


At this point I am do not have any sponsors. I would be happy to consider sponsors that fit with the theme of my blog. All opinions are my own and recommended products are simply what I use.

Disclosure of Material Connection:

While I am happy to take on sponsorship, I currently have none and I have not received any compensation/samples/products for writing any of the posts on my blog. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned in any posts. All opinions are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Guest Bloggers:

I am happy to be part of a wonderful community of bloggers that is always growing. I am interested in creating relationships with my fellow bloggers that are mutually beneficial. I would love to have guest bloggers but I do hold my blog to a high standard both photographically and in content. I would be happy to consider bloggers who produce high quality content that fits the theme of my blog. I am also interested in writing guest posts on other blogs. If you are interested in either please contact me at: kimmyyocum [at] gmail [dot] com

Contact me:

If you just want to reach out to me, feel free to email me at: kimmyyocum [at] gmail [dot] com


39 Responses to “About Me”

  1. Flora Poste October 1, 2013 at 4:42 pm #

    Hi Kimmy, thanks for stoping by at my blog. I love yours! You and Chunk are both very photogenic too ;0) Hugs from Ohio, Johanna

    • makingmondays October 1, 2013 at 5:06 pm #

      Thank you for the lovely compliment. Chunk is definitely easy to photograph!

  2. Of Sand & Snow October 7, 2013 at 9:25 am #

    I second that! Gorgeous pup, with a super-cool name; and I dig your blog, too!



  3. birdicatt October 7, 2013 at 11:30 am #

    Thanks for coming by and liking a post. Beautiful photo and lovely doggie!

  4. Mary K. Weber October 7, 2013 at 8:30 pm #

    Love your blog. Crafts, plant ideas, baking – What’s not to love! Beautiful! I really like your mini notebooks from post cards. I should probably go on a trip so I can try that! ;o)
    ~Mary #cs5711

  5. glutenfreebudgetguru October 8, 2013 at 7:45 pm #

    Love it so far, and looking forward to reading more. Thanks for the like on my new blog! Beautiful pics!

    • makingmondays October 8, 2013 at 9:42 pm #

      Thank you! I loved your post I don’t know why it never occurred to me to jazz up normal ketchup before, genius.

  6. lllchristinalll October 10, 2013 at 2:11 am #

    hey kimmy, i absolutely love your blog. it is so lovely and inspiring! keep it up. i also like that you’ve studied sociology. i am graduating in sociology too…next week =)

    • makingmondays October 10, 2013 at 10:40 am #

      Thank you so much! You’re blog is adorable too, great photos. Congratulations on your graduation and best of luck in your future!

      • lllchristinalll October 10, 2013 at 11:24 am #

        Thank you 🙂

  7. imsupersaiyan October 10, 2013 at 9:34 am #

    LOL I love your blog so much! I’m excited to follow you and your delightful posts!

  8. MOREthanjustNOTES October 19, 2013 at 7:25 pm #

    Hello! Thank you for stopping by and liking one of my posts 🙂 Your blog is very pretty and I wish you all the best in every creative area in the world 🙂

  9. fireandraintalk October 21, 2013 at 10:10 am #

    Hi! Thanks for visiting our blog! We’re glad you liked our tutorial, and now that I’ve visited your blog, I’m dying to make my own photo coasters! Plus, we’re both in love with Chunk!

  10. purplehouseblog October 23, 2013 at 7:43 am #

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Your blog is great!! I am following it now. 🙂

    • makingmondays October 23, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

      Glad you like my blog! You’re diy stamp is adorable, I can see some cute wrapping paper printed with it.

  11. Susan October 24, 2013 at 1:12 am #

    Hi Kimmy, thanks for stopping by my blog and liking one of my posts! Decided to follow the link back to yours and your DIYs are amazing! I especially like the free Galaxy Prints. Keep up the great work 🙂

  12. Capt Jill October 27, 2013 at 4:08 am #

    Hi Kimmy,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m glad you liked the pecan pie recipe.
    It looks like you’re having a lot of fun with your blog. Keep it up. 🙂

  13. Anjana @ At The Corner Of Happy & Harried October 30, 2013 at 8:27 am #

    I really enjoy your posts, especially the pictures. Some time back, I received a Versatile Blogger Award and have decided to pass it along to you too. Take a look at it here – http://happyandharried.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/the-perks-of-blogging/
    Hope you have fun, if you decide to play along.

    • makingmondays October 30, 2013 at 10:18 am #

      Thank you so much! I’ll check it out 🙂

  14. Jason November 8, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

    Love your blog! Very interesting, I can tell I’m going to be visiting here frequently! Fantastic. Have a great day!

  15. Julie's Family Kitchen November 10, 2013 at 10:37 am #

    Your blog is absolutely beautiful, thank you so much for the like on my blog. Best wishes Julie

  16. Sweets. Eats. And Crafts November 11, 2013 at 9:19 pm #

    Hi, I nominated you for The Sunshine Award. I think your blog is great and I love reading your new posts. I know that everyone who visits enjoys it as much as I do!

    • makingmondays November 12, 2013 at 8:46 pm #

      Thank you so much. You’re so sweet. I’ll check it out.

      • Sweets. Eats. And Crafts November 13, 2013 at 10:52 am #

        You are very welcome. I think you’re blog is amazing and I love to get updates 🙂

  17. forgetmeknotcpt November 12, 2013 at 12:23 am #

    Love your blog. it is so sweet! =) Definetly going to try out some of your recipes and diy projects.

  18. ideafill.me November 13, 2013 at 3:23 am #

    Dear Kimmy,
    I nominated your blog for the Super Sweet Blogger Award! 🙂
    ~ http://wp.me/p3z6Kf-Ey 😉 Happy Friendship Day! ~

  19. Jeanna Dock November 19, 2013 at 8:15 pm #

    Hi Kimmy! Thanks for taking a peek at my blog! Your post on the galaxy prints is awesome! I need to find a way to use some galaxy prints around my house now! I will definitely be exploring your blog more : )

  20. homemadeinhk November 20, 2013 at 6:52 pm #

    Hi Kimmy, Thanks for the liking our Thai coconut curry. You have a lovely blog, very cute dog!

  21. A November 24, 2013 at 5:54 pm #

    Hi there!

    Congratulations- I’ve nominated you for the Blog of Year Award!

    For more information, check out this post (http://laceandkey.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/and-none-for-gretchen-weiners/) on my page.

    The basis is to just pick other blogs whom you enjoy reading, and I love all of your DIY ideas!


    • makingmondays November 25, 2013 at 2:42 pm #

      Thank you so much! I’ll check it out 🙂

  22. quirkybritches November 26, 2013 at 4:04 pm #

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Yours is adorable – I’m adding it to my blogroll! 🙂


  23. Mila. November 28, 2013 at 9:01 am #

    Hey Kimmy, thanks for stopping by my little blog! I can’t wait to read more of your posts! Just added you to my blogroll! Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂

  24. Jessica Schoen November 29, 2013 at 9:47 am #

    Hi Kimmy- thanks so much for liking one of my blogs! I’m new to this whole blog world but I totally love yours! Can’t wait to read more. Cheers!

  25. Pepper Culpepper December 3, 2013 at 12:08 am #

    Hi Kimmy! Great blog! Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog:-)
    I’m now a follower. Have a great day!

  26. partiallypracticalpurveyor December 3, 2013 at 5:02 pm #

    Hi There! Thank you for visiting my new blog (www.partiallypracticalpurveyor.wordpress.com). I am now addicted to yours!! Loving the vibe. 🙂

  27. foggydaydreams December 6, 2013 at 6:06 pm #

    Your dog is gorgeous!!!! Love the blog! Thanks for taking a peek at mine!


  28. beerwidow December 6, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

    Hey, thanks for the LIKE and hope you make the Baked Eggs and Grits – it is pretty awesome. Love your crafts, and Goonies is one of my favorite movies!

  29. Kate Wanders December 9, 2013 at 4:20 pm #

    Hi Kimmy!
    I’m so glad I stumbled upon your blog, it’s so gorgeous!
    I would love if you would have a look at my fashion blog and let me know what you think 🙂
    Kate xx

  30. Echo Marie Johnson January 5, 2014 at 12:03 pm #

    Now THAT is an adorable creature. And I love his name! 🙂 Your blog is lovely as well.

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