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What Do Kids Want in a Candy-Free Advent Calendar? LEGOs!

This is the year! Sweet E is is finally old enough for a LEGO Advent Calendar and I don't know who's more excited, me or him! ~ 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! Blogs

What I’ll Tell Sweet E: Learn How to Drive a Stick

Dear Sweet E, You gotta learn how to drive a stick, sweet boy. #1: Sticks, or standards, are the most fun vehicles to tool around in. Ask anyone who has ever driven one. #2: Learning how to drive a stick is a great metaphor for life. You haven't properly lived until you've learned to drive a stick. I learned in my 30s. In my 30s! It's never too late to … [Read More...]

Never Forget: Caretakers Take on a Unique Challenge

Caretakers, God bless them. They show up. They work. They handle the hard stuff like nobody's business. They repeat the process until they are no longer needed. I am grateful for the caretakers that have graced my life, yet so often they are overlooked. My rallying cry: REMEMBER THE CARETAKERS!* (*kinda like the Alamo) While I wrote this a couple of years … [Read More...]

A Somber Reminder to Never Forget

Tuesday, September 11, 2001 In the wake of all that has happened to the collective us in the last month, there is so much we'll never be able to forget. To those who fight the good fight, to those who step up when times are unimaginable, to those who love in the face of terror, I will never forget. Onward. … [Read More...]

OMT! Eats

How To Impress a Crowd: Pesto Chicken

Boy moved out years ago, yet I still cook like he's about to walk in the door with his hungry crew. I'm lucky that we are a leftover-lovin' family. If you love pesto, yet haven't made Pesto Chicken - what are you waiting for? An invitation? Consider yourself invited! (NOTE: I saw this recipe on a video, which I can no longer find, so if you know it...SHARE … [Read More...]

How To Make The Most Addictive Pizza Ever

Y'all. Have I ever done you wrong? HAVE I?! Rhetorical, you in the back... This - THIS - is one of the many ways I haven't done you wrong: When Garry is smoking all the meats in the summer, he always includes burgers. That way we throw a stash into the freezer that we can pull out whenever we need a grilled burger fix. That being said, there are only so … [Read More...]

Ever Wonder How To Form a Perfectly Stuffed Burger?

Do you really need a hamburger press to make stuffed burgers when you have two perfectly good hands to pat burgers together? Um, read on, then decide, before you throw things at me. ~ 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 … [Read More...]

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What Do Kids Want in a Candy-Free Advent Calendar? LEGOs!

This is the year! Sweet E is is finally old enough for a LEGO Advent Calendar and I don't know who's more excited, me or him! ~ 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...]

Need a Smart Charger on the Go?

Ever wish you didn't have to plug your smart phone/tablet into the wall to charge? Wish there was a better - portable - way? Struggling to find The. Perfect. Gift. for your travelers, campers, fellow techies-of-choice? ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your … [Read More...]

Ever Wonder How To Form a Perfectly Stuffed Burger?

Do you really need a hamburger press to make stuffed burgers when you have two perfectly good hands to pat burgers together? Um, read on, then decide, before you throw things at me. ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping through the Amazon links on this … [Read More...]

OMT! Grown-Ups

A Somber Reminder to Never Forget

Tuesday, September 11, 2001 In the wake of all that has happened to the collective us in the last month, there is so much we'll never be able to forget. To those who fight the good fight, to those who step up when times are unimaginable, to those who love in the face of terror, I will … [Read More...]

Are You Considering a Smart Heart Rate Watch?

Do you use a smart heart rate watch, or are you considering purchasing one? Up until now, my method of keeping track of my heart rate has been the simple and effective method of being able to talk though a workout. Or sing through one. This from one who is pretty much tone deaf. ~poor … [Read More...]

What Do You Eat When You’re Trying To Survive Chemo?

It has been a little bit over two years since my breast cancer diagnosis and there are two things I think of regularly: #1: I am grateful to be alive. #2: It took a lot of effort to eat while going through chemo. This post was written in the throes of that terrible time. It remains a … [Read More...]