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Kimberly Cole

Kimberly Cole

The Duchess

Altered Whimseys Studios

Sacramento County, CA

Edgy 40 something and creative maven. Self-care and creative/DIY blogger. Card designer with a fab and funky Etsy store, and happy house frau, by choice. Creating joy in the hearts of others is my life goal.


Altered Whimseys Studios

Owner and Chief Designer

Altered Whimseys has been a labor of love since I was medically 'retired' in 2008. I am a writer and also a crafter, so I decided to start a blog. It has been a looong and arduous journey, and I've been paying my dues. In 2018 Altered Whimseys will be making it's mark in the DIY, Self-Care and Crafting genres with a new and improved You Tube channel with video podcasts and how to crafting and self care videos.
My Etsy store AlteredWhimseys is slated for a grand re-opening the beginning of March 2018 as well.


University of Florida through Navy satellite program 1994, Folsom Lake College 2006

BS Computer Science in 1994, Associates in English Literature and minored in Creative Writing 2006, Life....

I majored in life, through my early college education as a nursing student at University of FL which I did not finish... I wasn't doing it for me, I was doing it because it was the expected role as a southern female in the early 90's.. we were supposed to be teachers, nurses and wives... I wanted more so I quit school and joined the Navy and completed my first degree, computer science, through a satellite program with my home state University. In my thirties, after finishing my Naval service I returned to school pursue my passions... literature and writing where I spent my free time earning an associates in English literature and creative writing. My biggest teacher was life experience, travelling through different cultures, holding a wide variety of jobs from early morning radio producer to database developer for a fortune 500 company.


Altered Whimseys Studios

Owner Operator

Here, behind my laptop and cameras, I am creator, writer, videographer, and designer. As the only Kahuna here at Altered Whimseys I can work at my own pace. From keeping my blog Altered Whimseys up to date with relevant and engaging content to creating fun and quirky greeting cards to fill my AlteredWhimseys Etsy store my work days vary. Altered Whimseys is a self-care, DIY, crafty blog that has brought you the Sacred Spaces series in January 2018, and the Season of Self-Love coming in February 2018. My goals this year for Altered Whimseys is to get it on the go-to blog map and also to make some money.

A head full of fears has no space for dreams... - unknown