Featured Post

How to prep your house for painting.

Painting the Exterior of Your House? Prep in 5 Steps

Whether you're painting the interior of your home or the exterior, a thorough prepping will ensure your paint job will last for years. Last year we replaced all our 40-year-old + windows with updated ones.  Each window got a fancy pre-primed frame, which then needed to be caulked and … [Read More...]

OMT! Blogs

How to prep your house for painting.

Painting the Exterior of Your House? Prep in 5 Steps

Whether you're painting the interior of your home or the exterior, a thorough prepping will ensure your paint job will last for years. Last year we replaced all our 40-year-old + windows with updated ones.  Each window got a fancy pre-primed frame, which then needed to be caulked and painted.  After the frames were completed, we decided the exterior as a whole could … [Read More...]

Perimenopause Can Suck It

Perimenopause Can Suck It #8: Negating the Negative

Oh, perimenopause, you are a cruel mistress.  How do you sucketh? Let me count the ways: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7.  Dang, that's a whole lotta suck. Most women know that perimenopause can start in their 30s (THE HORROR!) and continue on until their 50s (THE HORRIBLE HORRORS!).  What you may not know is that once perimenopause gets closer to becoming the year of … [Read More...]

You Are NOT Your Failures, Losses or Tragedies

What I’ll Tell Sweet E: You Are NOT Your Failures, Losses or Tragedies

When you get to be my age you've had your share of failures, losses and tragedies.  Some of them may leave scars that never fully close.  Some of them are brought back to you by a seemingly innocuous reminder, years after you thought you had firmly dealt with the pain.  Some of them embarrass, torment, or spur deep contrition and guilt. Life.  My dear Sweet E, if … [Read More...]

OMT! Eats

Grilled Burger Pizza

Grilled Burger Pizza

Summertime = Burgertime! We've already covered grilled corn and grilled taters with onions, so why not burgers via a Grilled Burger Pizza? Here's the truth about our summer grilling: We grill once every two weeks-ish and load up the grill with burgers, sausage, hot dogs, and anything else in the meat department that has caught out taste-bud fancy.  We put aside … [Read More...]

Caramel-Filled Double Chocoalte Brwonies with Toasted Pecans

Caramel-Filled Triple Chocolate Brownies With Toasted Pecans

O. M. GOOD GRACIOUS!  LET ME AT 'EM! Y'all know I love me some unexpected brownies, right?  Today's brownies are...I mean...these brownies...oh my. I'm gonna give you the pic first, then we'll work backwards from there.  Ready? Let me 'splain.... It was Girl's birthday and we were here and they were there and, well, it just didn't feel like her birthday … [Read More...]

Jalapeno and Fresno Chili Popper Tutorial

Jalepeno and Fresno Chili Poppers Tutorial

Yes, yes, yes!  Jalapeno poppers are everywhere during grill season.  This site is no different: POPPERS FOR EVERYONE! My twist?  Adding Fresno Chili peppers, cause you know, ain't nobody ever done thought of that before.  ~snort~ First of all, you might wanna pop over HERE and order one of the handy dandy jalapeno corers that you'll see used by Garry in this … [Read More...]

OMT! Shops

Inexpensive DIY Outdoor Patio Drop Cloth Curtains

Inexpensive DIY Outdoor Patio Drop Cloth Curtains

Drop it like it's hot, like it's hot, oh so hot! This has been the year of backyard DIY projects (HERE and HERE) one of which I have wanted to do for a few years: Drop Cloth Curtains! A few years back, we had a neighbor whom I nicknamed Cletus.  His creep factor from 1-10: 253.  Our yard … [Read More...]

Core Stability Ball Uses

It’s How I Roll

If you've read here for any length of time, you know that I have an ongoing tweaky back issue that I'm working hard to resolve. I use my foam roller, I do strengthening work, and because I sit for a large part of every day, I have started using my stability ball as a chair at my desk! Oh … [Read More...]

Is Your Steak Done?

Is Your Steak Done?

Father's Day seems like yesterday and while I offered a few fun thangs for dear old dad, I hadn't come across this WHAT-WHAT?! gadget yet, so I'm telling you about it now. The SteakChamp Thermometer (source: Amazon) Yuuuuuum. This is how it works: * Insert the spike thermometer … [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...]