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foodgawker: Is it Worth the Effort?

foodgawker: Is It Still Worth The Effort?

My adventure in submitting to foodgawker (they don't capitalize their name for all who just started twitching) began May 30th, 2013.  After more rejection than acceptance, I began to wonder if having my photographs featured on their site was still worth my failing efforts. The … [Read More...]

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foodgawker: Is it Worth the Effort?

foodgawker: Is It Still Worth The Effort?

My adventure in submitting to foodgawker (they don't capitalize their name for all who just started twitching) began May 30th, 2013.  After more rejection than acceptance, I began to wonder if having my photographs featured on their site was still worth my failing efforts. The Photographs (note: all of the following photos have text, but the ones I submitted were sans … [Read More...]

Keeping our kids safe.

Child Car Passenger Safety for Parents and Grandparents

The last child safety post I did was about the perils of hot cars and how you can easily break a car window to reach a child in danger: Hot Cars Can Kill Kids Today's post deals with the safety practices of kiddos as passengers. In 2011, The AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) updated their recommendation for kiddos in car seats.  You can view the PDF … [Read More...]

Oh, Mrs. Tucker!

Ask OMT! #2 Should Grandparents Speak Up?

You liked it, you really liked it...the inaugural ASK OMT!, that is! Onward to the second in the series. Here’s what I promise: * I’ll answer as honestly as I can. * I won’t sugarcoat or bs my way through the answers. * I’ll offer this caveat: Once some things are seen, they can’t be unseen. Are y’all sure you want to know some thangs?  Yeah?  Ok… * You’d … [Read More...]

OMT! Eats

Pecan Pie In a Jar

Pecan Pie in a Jar

Thanksgiving be coming, y'all!  Like I had to remind you. What kinda pies are you making?  Pumpkin?  Check.  Chocolate Pecan?  Check.  Pie in a Jar?  Um, say what? To be clear: this has nothing to do with mason jars; I think we all know how I feel about food in a jar. ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping through the … [Read More...]

Coconut Almond Dream Bars

Dream Bars

WAKE UP!  You're totally not dreaming, but these bars are what dreams are made of...sugar and spice and mmmmm, everything nice. I know you're starting to think about your holiday baking.  You've got cookies out the wazoo (yeouch!)  But do you have an easy and elegant recipe that you'll want to hoard for yourself as well?! OMGosh, so elegant! So … [Read More...]

The Easy Way to Brine a Turkey

Brine a Turkey the Easy Way

For years, we have been brining turkeys with great success, and you can too! Most people think that when you brine a turkey or chicken, that the end result will be an overly salty beast.  So. Not. True. The opposite is true: when you brine poultry, the end result is tender moist deliciousness that most people would love to replicate. I'm gonna show you how! My one … [Read More...]

OMT! Shops

Blastmatch Fire Starter

Blastmatch Fire Starter

Ohmeohmyoh!  Y'all know how much I love my outdoor fire pit (see HERE and HERE), well now I have found a handy fire starter that doesn't cost an arm and a leg (although, the Bison Airlighter is still calling my name). ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping … [Read More...]

Butt Face Towel

Butt Face Towel?! Butt. Face. Towel.

From now until Christmas, come here on Wednesdays to find sometimes weirdly wonderful, but mostly amazing must haves for everyone on your list. ~ 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 … [Read More...]

Board Book Love

Leslie Patricelli Board Book Love

When I was an itty bitty, I took a book with me everywhere I went.  Still happens with regularity.  I love me my books, y'all. I want Sweet E to love him his books too.  That's why I try and buy him the fun ones, the silly ones, the rhymey dancey ones. What follows are some of my new favs (so … [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...]