About Kim

Who Am I?

Kim Photo- Recipe, Craft, Photography, homeschooling and scouting guru
This is me!

My name is Kim. I became a wife in 1995. I became a mother of a son in 2002. I love dogs. Actually, I love all animals. First, I had Pomeranians. Their names were Gretel and Jasper.  I also had a wonderful Bernese Mountain Dog named Peyton. They have all passed over the Rainbow Bridge. Currently, I have an almost 3 year old Silky Terrier mix named Tinker. She is ADHD.

I am the eldest of 4 daughters. Education was my mom and stepfather’s first priority. I’m glad it was. I grew up in Jackson, Mississippi. Yes, I do wear shoes. Yes, I did make it past the 6th grade. Yes, ya’ll and “fixin’ to” are part of my vernacular. No, I didn’t marry my cousin. :) Despite its really bad reputation, Mississippi was a wonderful place to grow up.

The last photo of Gretel

Kindness and hospitality are the norm. Yes m’am, no m’am, yes sir and no sir are required. God, family, friends, and country are the priorities.

Of course, my biggest hobbies are the ones I blog about, but I do have other interests. I have a music degree. I play the clarinet and I am a coloratura soprano. I sang opera in college and a little with the Mississippi Opera Chorus. Yes, Mississippi has an opera company. You can close your mouth now. I taught band, chorus, and color guard. I stopped teaching and doing professional music when I was in a car accident and broke my back.

Peyton, our “Berner”
Mississippi River at Sunset

It was then, my life changed. I had to find a new career. With the help of my mom and stepdad, I became a graphic designer. I loved it. It still was able to use my creative side and support myself. I miss my music life sometimes, but I’ve had quite a ride with graphic design, marketing, and now this crazy thing we call the internet.

I hope you enjoy the things I write about. I hope to find other Jills of all Trades like me. I have so many interests I could never get to them all but I’m going to try my best.

Thanks for stopping by to see me.

What is the purpose of this blog? In other words, why should you stop by?

The purpose of my blog is to hopefully share what I’ve learned about cooking, crafting, homeschooling, photography and  scouting with all the other people out there that feel like the juggle a million balls a day. I will teach you to cooking healthier (hopefully), do some cool craft projects, share some homeschooling downloads, and share my adventures in  scouting and learn what other packs are doing and hopefully show you some really cool photos as well.

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Bernadette February 26, 2010 at 5:41 pm

And you can say “Bless Your Heart” with a true smile! You love your “damn” yankee friends with all your blessed heart!!

Bernadette February 26, 2010 at 5:42 pm

Also LOVE the picture of Gretel!! Is Paytons at the new house??

Darren December 1, 2010 at 2:03 pm

I happened upon your blog and saw you play the clarinet. The Center Stage Theater in Goldsboro, NC is conducting their 3rd annual production of A Christmas Carol: The Musical, and is need of ochestra participants. Show dates are Dec. 10th, 11th and 12th at the Paramount Theater. If interested, I can give you the contact information. Or you could go to the http://www.cstheatre.org for more info. I’m playing Bob Cratchet…

marykhris young April 3, 2011 at 3:18 pm

HI. I am rawarrior/kelly young’s daughter. I saw ur recent comment on the April first blog and, yes, I do go to Belhaven in Jackson :) I will be a senior nxt year, and I’ve really enjoyed my time in jackson. Thats cool you live in Mississipi too! nice to meet you!

Kim Calhoun April 4, 2011 at 11:59 am

Hi! Thanks for stopping by! I live in NC now, but I grew up in Jackson. It is neat to learn you go to Belhaven. Pretty campus!

Theresa June 10, 2011 at 9:51 pm

Hi Kim! Thanks for stopping by Three Thinking Mothers. I look forward to hearing more about your first year of homeschooling.
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dominicanrepublic05 September 28, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Very tasty blog, a sort of. Thanks for sharing anyway.
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Hi Kim July 27, 2015 at 12:34 pm

I googled “high school curriculum for the dysgraphia” and your blog came up! What fantastic ideas! I started homeschooling my son in fifth grade and quickly knew there was something up…just couldn’t put my finger on it. After searching for answers, I am pretty sure he has dysgraphia. I am definitely going to try these ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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