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Help to lighten Your Yardwork Load

Do Yardwork Like a Boss

OMT! loves yardwork.  No really, I'm not joshing.  I love to get my hands dirty and wack at things, plant things, build things and use chipping hammers to dig out things (like an old concrete foundation). (what follows is not a very attractive OMT!, but a happy one!) Hell, … [Read More...]

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Our Bodies Tell a Story

My Body Tells a Story

I am a mother of a son.  When he was born and the doctor held him up triumphantly like a much sought after trophy as he exclaimed, "It's a boy!" I took in a deep breath of relief.  A boy.  I know boys; I can mother a boy. What if Boy had been a girl?  Throughout my pregnancy, I felt certain that Boy was a boy before birth (no sonagrams back then unless you were in … [Read More...]

Perimenopause Can Suck It

Perimenopause Can Suck It #9: The Dreaded Brain Fog

I can't believe that we're already up to nine posts on the subject of how Perimenopause Can Suck It. This series started innocently enough with Post #1 and here we are, eight more later.  Just so you know, it's not over yet.  I still have a few more informative (horrifying?!) posts to bring you up to speed on the amazing miracle that is a woman's perimenopausal body.  … [Read More...]

The Easiest Face Cleansing Method Ever Revisited

The Easiest Inexpensive Face Cleansing Method: One Year Later

Last summer, I wrote about The Easiest Face Cleansing Method...Ever and I wanted to come back after a year's time to let you know if I gave it up or if I'm still a convert. Still a convert, my babies.  Even more so if that's possible. This is a staple in the shower (to be used after a sweaty run) and another one in my bathroom cabinet: Let's review: The … [Read More...]

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Pinterest Fail

The Scientific Way To Cut A Cake

Cake!  Cake!  Cake! I think by now we get it...CAKE! Gratuitous pic of CAKE: I love all things cake and know you do too.  I love when I come across something new about cake, yet there are so few things that are new about cake.  So, I was startled to come across a video that used math to determine the best way to cut a cake using scientific principles.  … [Read More...]

How to Peel Peaches Like a Peach Peelin' Pro

How To Peel Peaches Like a Peach Peelin’ Pro

Peach cobbler made with fresh peaches = peeling peaches.  If you have never tried to peel a fresh peach let me paint you a picture: It's a bit like trying to peel off 20-year-old wallpaper without the help of a steamer; it's slow going in frustrating bits and pieces. Ain't nobody got time for that. If you have never blanched fruit, this tutorial is basically that.  … [Read More...]

Sour Cream Banana Bread

Sour Cream Banana Bread

You read the title right.  Sour. Cream. Banana. Bread. To die! Confession: I'm not a banana lover.  If you see me eating one; I'm desperate or under duress.  I pretty much only eat them during training season for long runs, and only if they're a bit on the green side and not covered with spots.  I have serious issues with those spots.  TOO SOFT! But, mash … [Read More...]

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Help to lighten Your Yardwork Load

Do Yardwork Like a Boss

OMT! loves yardwork.  No really, I'm not joshing.  I love to get my hands dirty and wack at things, plant things, build things and use chipping hammers to dig out things (like an old concrete foundation). (what follows is not a very attractive OMT!, but a happy one!) Hell, yeah! I own … [Read More...]

Pet Car Seat Cover

Cover Their Tracks!

Got a dog that likes tagging along for car rides?  Heck, got messy kiddos who snack, track dirt from sports, or snack some more, leaving stains behind on the seats?  Have I got a solution for you, that is if you're like me and are always looking for ways to clean less, live more! ~ A gentle … [Read More...]

Duracell Durabeam Ultra

You (Durabeam) Light Up My Life

Flashlights are boring.  Or, are they?! Not rhetorical!  An actual question! Allow me: NOT BORING!  As long as you have the right one. ~ 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...]

OMT! Grown-Ups

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 … [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 … [Read More...]

Photography: Composing the Shot

Shoot I Do: FARTing

Welcome back to the Shoot I Do series! Um, what?  Did she use the word farting in her tittle?  Does it mean what I think it means?  What am I still doing here?! Yes. Probably not. Because you want, nay, MUST, know what craziness is happening in OMT's brain!  (last time I left you guys, I … [Read More...]