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Best, Yes, BEST, Chocolate Cake You’ll Ever Eat

We love a great cake in our house.  Hell, let's be completely honest, we simply love c-a-k-e in this house, sometimes the crazier, the better. But, we're madly, deeply, crazily in love with this chocolate cake.  Yep, I'm willing to put this baby up against any other chocolate cake … [Read More...]

OMT! Blogs

Summer PSA: Drowning and Secondary Drowning. Do You Know The Facts?

Once a year I write about the signs of drowning and secondary drowning (who knew that was a thing?!) because A) Most people think drowning looks like the Hollywood version of struggling about in the water and B) the post serves to educate  or refresh all of us as we enter into the summer season of swimming. Please take the time to read this important post and if … [Read More...]

Ditching Cable TV (A Review)

Say the words "cable TV " and folks have an immediate reaction. I'll go on record to say that I'm not a fan of cable TV, or more accurately, the packages offered through cable. We never watched half of what was offered and were forever flipping through the useless channels to find something to watch. Awful. Garry likes his sports channels; I am a Netflix gal. So why in … [Read More...]

If You Had $100 To Spend For Children’s Books

Y'all know my affinity for children's books, right? So many books, so little time! ~ 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 much appreciated!~ Go HERE, HERE, HERE and even HERE and judge for yourself. To recap: I love children's … [Read More...]

OMT! Eats

Best, Yes, BEST, Chocolate Cake You’ll Ever Eat

We love a great cake in our house.  Hell, let's be completely honest, we simply love c-a-k-e in this house, sometimes the crazier, the better. But, we're madly, deeply, crazily in love with this chocolate cake.  Yep, I'm willing to put this baby up against any other chocolate cake you've fallen in love with.  It's that good.  And "good" is a puny way to describe such a … [Read More...]

Perfect Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Apricots

My favorite cookies are...oh, who am I kidding? I love them all. I love cookies! Yet, if I was forced to pick one, it would probably be these oatmeal cookies with dried apricots. There is something about the juxtaposition of hearty oats and zingy apricots that make it hard to stop after a few bites. Oh, momma! So addictive. Doesn't hurt that this recipe makes a truly … [Read More...]

Possibly The Best Chocolate Sheet Cake You’ll Ever Eat

Chocolate sheet cakes are all the same, right? WRONG! Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake might be the most delicious addicting sheet cake you've ever eaten. OMT don't lie, y'all. This is my go-to cake when someone needs cheering up, or if I sign-up for a pot luck, or if I need to bribe anyone for anything. It's that good. To the recipe! Texas Chocolate Chocolate Sheet … [Read More...]

OMT! Shops

A Mason Jar Juicer That Works!

I grow Meyer lemon trees (bushes) and when the lemons ripen in the fall, it's time to juice those babies, so as not to waste one delicious, sun-drenched drop. Have I ever mentioned how Garry HATES to juice lemons, even though he covets that delicious Meyer goodness? Well, consider yourself … [Read More...]

If You Had $100 To Spend For Children’s Books

Y'all know my affinity for children's books, right? So many books, so little time! ~ 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 much appreciated!~ Go HERE, HERE, HERE and … [Read More...]

Dark. Chocolate. Pretzel. Crisps.

Dark. Chocolate. Pretzel. Crisps. ~mic drop~ ~ 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 much appreciated!~ (Source: Amazon) Y'all. These. This. Yum. To infinity … [Read More...]

OMT! Grown-Ups

Summer PSA: Drowning and Secondary Drowning. Do You Know The Facts?

Once a year I write about the signs of drowning and secondary drowning (who knew that was a thing?!) because A) Most people think drowning looks like the Hollywood version of struggling about in the water and B) the post serves to educate  or refresh all of us as we enter into the summer season of … [Read More...]

Duolingo Spanish Lessons

I used to be bilingual; I spoke West Texan and broken German. It has been years since I conversed in German, yet there is still much I understand when I hear it spoken. Today, I'm no longer bilingual, but I'm hoping to change that with the program Duolingo. Sweet E attends a Spanish immersion … [Read More...]

Melanoma Awareness Month: Check Yo’Self!

As a melanoma survivor, I feel a strong responsibility to share this post every year. It's important information that can save your life. Melanoma is on the rise. This is a scary cancer (aren't they all?), as it can be tough to treat. Don't mess around if you think you see changes in a mole … [Read More...]