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What I've Learned: Two Years Later

What I’ve Learned: Two Years Later

Those of you who joined this site in the beginning days will recall that I had my worries about being a Grandmama, Nana, Nonnie, Mimi...Choochie!  Just over two years have passed since those pre-Sweet E butterflies and, baby, I'm all in. You can read about all that I've learned HERE, … [Read More...]

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What I've Learned: Two Years Later

What I’ve Learned: Two Years Later

Those of you who joined this site in the beginning days will recall that I had my worries about being a Grandmama, Nana, Nonnie, Mimi...Choochie!  Just over two years have passed since those pre-Sweet E butterflies and, baby, I'm all in. You can read about all that I've learned HERE, HERE and HERE. I've taken to being a grandmother like a pat of butter takes to a … [Read More...]

SCIENCE? or Science?!

SCIENCE! or Science?!

Have y'all heard the news?  Sitting all day at work is killing you.  Or is it? First up, a video. Someone get the lights. Well, that was depressing. Who else jumped out of their seat while watching this and danced around a little? Just me?! Figures, I can be such a lemming. Next up, the rebuttal: Adverse health outcomes including cancer and cardiovascular … [Read More...]

Feel all the things: use all your colors.

What I’ll Tell Sweet E: Feel It All

My sweet little man, each time I sit down to write what I know, I wonder if I'll be able to do my emotions justice by my words.  Emotions are the best part of being who we were born to be; they're the colors we use to draw outside all the lines, baby. You're going to find, as you move through this world, that emotions are as differently presented as fingerprints.  … [Read More...]

OMT! Eats

Waffles, Waffles, Waffles!

Waffles, Waffles, Waffles!

Not pancakes, which are surely tasty, but...WAFFLES! Man, I love waffles, don't you?  Who doesn't love waffles?!  Not rhetorical.  Come on, answer the question. DONCHA LOVE WAFFLEZ?! A resounding YES! echos back from all over the Internets! Just as I suspected.  For those of you who answered in the negative, my theory is this: If you don't love waffles, then … [Read More...]

Brown Sugar Butter Bars

OMT’s Salted Brown Sugar Butter Bars

Brownies are one of my favorite types of dessert bars, but some times (not often) I like to branch out to see what the world of non-chocolate bars holds for me. Oh hai, OMT's Salted Brown Sugar Butter Bars! As y'all know, I never met a recipe I can't adapt or change to my family's preferences.  This is one of those recipes. (can't. stop. changing. things.)  Since … [Read More...]

Fastest Lasagna You'll Ever Make with No-Cook Noodles

Fastest Lasagna You’ll Ever Make with No-Cook Noodles

We love us some easy meal-makin' in this house, especially when it concerns lasagna, how about you?  Yet, lots of folks hesitate to make it because it is time-consuming with the cooking of the noodles and the making of the sauce. What if I told you that this is the fastest lasagna you'll ever make?  What if I told you you could use jarred sauce and DRY noodles?  WHAT … [Read More...]

OMT! Shops

Breeze Breathalyzer

Perfect Drinking Companion: Breeze Breathalyzer

We're all adults here and some of us imbibe in a drink with dinner, at Happy Hour or at a concert in the park when out with friends.  The trick is to know when enough is enough before getting behind the wheel and driving.  Personally, I never drink if I know I'll be driving, not even one, but that … [Read More...]

Grass Run Farms Smoked Beef Sticks

These Are NOT Your Daddy’s Slim Jims

You know how it is: you're on a road trip and you neeeed a snack.  Something easy.  Something fun.  Something road-trip worthy. ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping through the Amazon links on this page, you support the blog at no cost to yourself. It’s … [Read More...]

Gossie

Children’s Books We Love

I am the book grandmama, there is no doubt about that.  I have been a book lover since my earliest memories and I was thrilled when Boy followed in my footsteps.  Now it's Sweet E's turn, as he loves a good book too. Here are a few that we (me and E) are loving right now. ~ A gentle reminder: … [Read More...]

OMT! Grown-Ups

Depression Facts and Stats

Depression Facts and Stats

October is National Depression Awareness Month. Even though I've written about depression before, I thought I'd take a moment to talk about it again. FACTS: 1)  Most people who are depressed, about two-thirds, do not seek treatment. 2) Women are TWICE as likely to suffer from … [Read More...]

Secondary Drowning Signs

Required Summer Reading: Secondary Drowning

I've written about drowning before and how the actual process of drowning doesn't look like you might think it would (if you missed that important post, you can read it HERE).  Today, let's take a look at secondary drowning. If you're like most of the world, when it gets hot, you want to cool off … [Read More...]

DIY Firepit Tutorial

DIY Fire Pit Tutorial: Updated

Cliff Notes of a DIY Fire Pit Tutorial = chop down a big ash tree, have the stump properly shaped for burning, then burn ALL THE THINGS! The DIY fire pit post is one of my most popular.  Who knew so many of you were looking to make a hobo pit like us! When I first broached the idea to Husband, … [Read More...]