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Tenativ: Helping Those In Need

When one of my godson's contacted me about a grassroots fundraiser for a company he co-founded, Tenativ, I knew this was something you guys might like to be a part of, because, HELLO!, you are givers for a great cause. Yeah, you are. (I am NOT be compensated for this post, merely wanting … [Read More...]

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Tenativ

Tenativ: Helping Those In Need

When one of my godson's contacted me about a grassroots fundraiser for a company he co-founded, Tenativ, I knew this was something you guys might like to be a part of, because, HELLO!, you are givers for a great cause. Yeah, you are. (I am NOT be compensated for this post, merely wanting to share an opportunity) What is Tenativ? Creating Opportunity For All Nearly … [Read More...]

!0 (plus 2) Things My Mother Has Taught Me

10 (plus 2) Things My Mother Taught Me

I originally wrote this post about my mom (aka The German, and yes, she knows that I refer to her as such) in May of 2013.  As I reread it, I thought I'd add two more thangs, one of which will not be how I vex her by doing things like this in most photos: #11: The German taught me that cooking for someone, creating in the kitchen for someone, is the equivalent of … [Read More...]

DIY Pest Control

DIY Beneficial Garden Bugs

Wouldn't it be nice to know that while you're inside reading a book, that outside, tending your garden, is an army of beneficial bugs helping you out?  It's not a dream...this is real life, yo! Check this garden infographic out: Infographic by http://organicpestcontrolnyc.com While this company is out of New York, the info is sound for all parts of the … [Read More...]

OMT! Eats

Lemon Pie

Lemon Cream Pie

Who loves lemon pie?  You do!  Me?  Meh, it's better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, but I'm a chocolate gal. So why even bother? What am I doing making anything but chocolate bombs this or chocolate lava thats? I bother because both my MIL and Girl love them some lemony desserts.  Lemon + heavy whipping cream + a graham cracker crust = love, … [Read More...]

Cake Filling Heaven

Martha Martha Martha!

Y'all... ~in my head it comes out: Y'ALL!!!! cause this share is B-I-G~ I have something to share with you today that I think is gonna knock your socks off, knock you over with a feather, shiver your timbers, or whatever cliche fits the description of how you'll feel when you taste this cake filling for the first time. Yep. Cake filling.  I'm practically … [Read More...]

Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars

* An oldie, but yummy post worth a second look. * A couple of years back, I shared the story about how I would make my MIL a chocolate cake every year for her birthday. For years, she ooohed and awwwwed over the different chocolate cakes I made her, until one day, maybe 20 years in, she revealed, 'I don't like chocolate cake." To say I was dumbfounded is an … [Read More...]

OMT! Shops

Vacu Vin Rapid Ice Wine Chiller

Chill, Baby.

Wine.  OMT likey.  I offer Exhibit A, Exhibit B and Exhibit C  (this last one is really taking liberties when I say "wine"). I prefer whites, but will drink a sweet red.  Dry reds not so much.  They make my face squinch in unflattering spasms. When I enjoy my whites, I like them chilled … [Read More...]

Feit Electric Omni Directional 100W/15.5W LED Dimmable 1600 Lumens

The LED Bulb I Can Get Behind

FINALLY!  Halleluriah!  HIP HIP HOORAY! Finally, LED technology has caught up to what I have been jonesing for...a 100 watt everyday use bulb, baby! ~ 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 … [Read More...]

Outdoor Stanley Mountain Vacuum Food System

Camping/Hiking Enthusiast? This.

Have I ever mentioned that while I love me some fancy-pants camping equipment, I'm not so much a happy camper, at least not roughing-it camping, you know, just a tent, in the woods, alone with the bears.  ~gasp!~  It's totally true.  Hate the activity, love the stuff.  There's just something about … [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...]