The voice of "women of a certain age"

Have you ever visited a blog, a really cool blog, and wished there was something similar geared towards your own age group?  So many blogs these days are all about the mommy age - the thirty-something woman in the midst of raising her small children, but what about the woman that is past the mommy age?  Where is her voice? ...more

Following your dream...

No matter where it takes you is always the best way to go!  We grow every day now with confidence and satisfaction that we are finally exactly where we are suppose to be in our lives. Kimberly Peterson Freelance Writer, Photographer, Entrepreneur & Jack of All Trades Visit our website at or our blog at Liv...more

Lactose Free Hot Chocolate Ice Cream!

Hot Chocolate Ice Cream ...more

10 Things I know for Sure

So I recently turned 40--Thank GOD! And I have been thinking a lot about what do I know for sure--here goes:1.That you cannot take it with you, but with a Will you can designate who gets it.2. That no matter how old and how much wisdom I acquire I still don't "know" anything.3. That there are 2 times when we are complately honest-- in childhood and on our deathbed.4. That knowledge is acquired; learning in a choice.5. That the most powerful word in the English language is "Why?"6. That we are too soon old and too late smart. ...more

Pecan Pie Muffins

Please check out my latest recipe  for Pecan Pie Muffins at my blog:

Calling Loudly, “J.D. Salinger”

In 1941, J.D. Salinger had seven stories rejected by The New Yorker. Apparently undaunted, he submitted an eighth the same year, "Slight Rebellion off Madison," which was accepted. BUT, it was about a disaffected teenager (can you guess his name?) nervous about the war, and in the wake of Pearl Harbor was deemed unpublishable - so did not see print for another five years....more

My REAL AGE My REAL age is 8 years younger than I am!  Yay!  So I’m 30 something.      I actually think I could knock off another 2 years making it 10 years younger because some of the responses were left blank. Is my eye sight going? Didn’t I see them?   ...more

Wordless Wednesday Pictures Wanted

Sandie Lee Bumples Family First I'm looking for Family-friendly photos to post on Bumples Family First the last Wednesday of every month.  I would provide the photographer (person sending in pic) with a link back to their blog/web site. I believe this will become a fun way to help promote each others Blogs. Interested?  Please jpeg the pic to me at Thanks :)...more

Altitude Design Summit for Bloggers: First of Its Kind?

A few months ago, I watched with interest as friends began tweeting about the Altitude Design Summit, the inaugural conference geared toward design bloggers, to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, January 21 - 23. As someone who follows design bloggers -- both digital design and interior design -- with a considerable amount of fanaticism, I really, really wanted to go. But as someone who isn't a design blogger at all -- I just like to take lots of pictures -- I thought perhaps this conference wouldn't be for me. Boy, was I wrong. ...more

My (Actual) TV Debut!

My (Actual) Television Debut! Would you like to see how I did on TV?? Me too!!  And thanks to Trish VanPilsum now you can!!  To make a long story short, I chatted with her a bit today about how much fun doing the TV show was but how sad I was there was no link.  And Trish magically made it happen within hours!!!  WOW!...more