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Make a Collapsible Photography Lightbox

How To Make A Simple and Inexpensive Collapsible Photography Lightbox

New fancy-pants camera.  Check. New fancy-pants lens. Check. New fancy-pants collapsible photography lightbox.  NEVAH!  OK, maybe not never ever, but certainly not right now.  Especially since I can whiz-bang that thing together in just over an hour. For those of you following … [Read More...]

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Shoot I Do 101

By now you've heard the news: I bought a fancy-pants camera and I need to learn how to use it, outside of auto mode.  FREAK OUT!  No really.  That's what happens in my head on a regular basis these days.  I can't count how many deep breathes I've taken in the last few weeks. Each time, I hear The German's voice: Oh, to have your troubles. (apparently, she was waaay … [Read More...]

10 Steps to Recover From a Beat Down

10 Steps to Recover From a Beat Down

Beat downs (to harass or crush one's spirit) come in many forms. I've suffered more than I can count in my life and I have some advice I'd like to offer about how to recover from one that seems insurmountable.  Nope, I'm not talking about our recent foray into the world of buying a car from a dealership, which in itself was a beat down of epic proportions. Lawsy. I'm … [Read More...]

Change Can Be Hard

Change Can Be Hard

Have you guys ever produced a website that posts new content 4 times a week?  You have?!  Do you have an assistant?  You don't?! Yeah, me neither... To date, I have written 386 posts for this site since its inception 14 months ago (I'm including posts that are to-be-published in that number).  WHAT?! Which brings me to this itty-bitty change of pace: I'm going … [Read More...]

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Easy Cheesecake Pie

The World’s Easiest Cheesecake Pie

When I was a young gal, learning my way around the kitchen, I ran across a recipe that even I couldn't ruin. Cheesecake Pie! (not to be confused with the much more complex Manhattan Cheesecake) TAKE THAT PINTEREST FAILS! This pie has stood the test of time and I still make it today.  Matter-of-fact, a dear friend, who lived to be 94-years-old, requested it every … [Read More...]

Easy Spainish Rice

Easy Baked Spanish Rice

When I was a newlywed with limited culinary experience a friend passed along this easy recipe for Spanish Rice and it has remained a family favorite.  The first time I made it I was so proud of myself for producing something that tasted exactly like I wished it would taste, exactly like someone else would make, yet it came from my kitchen. SUCCESS! While  the … [Read More...]

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Perfect Oatmeal Cookies Twist

Remember the Perfect Oatmeal Cookies and the recipe I posted for them some time back?  No?  You missed that post?!   ~faint~ (hello, email sign-up) Here's the LINK for the recipe and a visual refresher: Mmmm, look at those oatmeal cookie badboys.  So delicious. Yes, they are perfect just the way they are, but.... ...I went and fiddled with … [Read More...]

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Make a Collapsible Photography Lightbox

How To Make A Simple and Inexpensive Collapsible Photography Lightbox

New fancy-pants camera.  Check. New fancy-pants lens. Check. New fancy-pants collapsible photography lightbox.  NEVAH!  OK, maybe not never ever, but certainly not right now.  Especially since I can whiz-bang that thing together in just over an hour. For those of you following the Shoot … [Read More...]

Honey Dispenser

Oh, Bunny…

I originally posted this last Easter, but it's been such a hit that I thought I'd do a rerun...just like them TV folks! Need more bunny in your life?  Yes, please... ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping through the Amazon links on this page, you support … [Read More...]

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Gardening with Kids

Remember this DIY garden post?  Are your kids clamoring to be outside and get dirty?  They are?!  Well, put them to work in their very own garden.  Outside + gardening + kids = the best kind of memories with some SCIENCE! thrown in. ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When … [Read More...]

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3D Priniting: It's Science!

3D Printing: It’s Science!

Want a fun and information-packed video about 3D printing that you can share with the kiddies?! Here ya go! SCIENCE! Check this one out: Dad uses 3D printer to make his son a prosthesis for about $5! We live in stunning times. Science On!   … [Read More...]

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Easiest DIY Cedar Flower Bed You’ll Ever Build

The German is an amazing gardener.  Me?  Not so much.  But....I do know how to do things that make it appear as if I'm a gardener.  Gardening for wannabes...that's me! Take this easy DIY flower bed, as an example.  Look at those clean cedar lines.  Look at the barrier between grass and … [Read More...]

Find Your Voice

What I’ll Tell Sweet E: Find Your Voice

When I learned to read, you could pretty much find me with a book in my hands from there on out.  Especially if that book had been written by Dr. Seuss.  I was entranced by his lyrical use of seemingly normal words and by his imagination when creating others. It's with his words that I will … [Read More...]