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It Takes an Army, A Swiss Army

It Takes an Army, A Swiss Army

How many times have you been out shopping at T.J. Maxx, reach for a 50%-off the already 50%-reduced item and gaaa! a painful hangnail or a jagged nail. The horror! There's nothing left to do but go on home and drink; your whole day has been ruined. DON'T BE A WIMP!  There are still … [Read More...]

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Top 10 Things I'm Thankful For

Top 10 Things I’m Thankful For This Year

Y'all know I'm a thankful kinda gal and ain't afraid to show/tell it.  It's that time of year again when I make me a listy-loo of the thangs I'm most thankful for this year.  You can read last year's list HERE. To the list! #1: As you read this post, Garry and I are a'quiver with anticipation of our first week with Sweet E sans parentals! The time has come for … [Read More...]

PSA of the Day: Infant CPR and Choking Refresher

PSA of the Day: Infant CPR & Choking Refresher

The holidays are upon us and that may mean you'll be entertaining family, maybe family with babies. What a great time for an infant CPR and choking primer! Y'all know I love a PSA.  Check it HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE. Years ago, I worked in a hospital and we had to take CPR classes regularly.  Today, I feel I could successfully perform CPR on an adult in an … [Read More...]

Optimist or Just Plain Naive?

Optimist or Just Plain Naive?

I'm an optimist.  Things are gonna work out, baby. < See?  Optimism. My father used to tell me that I was the most naive person he knew.  That life wasn't all sunshine and blue birds, Sunshine. I'd kiss his cheek, tell him I loved him and that it wasn't naivety that he was witnessing, it was trust. I might have been wrong.  Oh man, I might have been the … [Read More...]

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Pumpkin Roll

O Pumpkin! My Pumpkin Roll!

Nothing like a little literary fun in the title  to start a post.  Thanks, Walt! Pumpkin rolls are EVERYWHERE!  So why not join the fun? Oh, momma! A friend shared this recipe with me years ago, so I don't have the original source.  I've made it every year since for Thanksgiving and Christmas, to my family's delight.  We love us some overstuffed Pumpkin … [Read More...]

Easy Spiral Ham with Pineapple Honey Glaze

Easy Spiral Ham with Pineapple Honey Glaze

For those with great memories, you'll remember the Pineapple Honey Glaze I originally used on a spiral ham at Easter, but then wanted to put on everything. Mmmm, Pineapple Honey Glaze... Here's the resulting outcome of the original ham.  What meat-eater wouldn't love to see this on the holiday table? Look at that delicious ham!  Can't you just taste it? I … [Read More...]

Drunk Carrots

Favorite Sides for Your Table

When making special meals, or getting tasked with bringing a side dish to a gathering instead of a fabulous dessert, it's nice to have a few worthy choices that you can feel confident about making. I offer my worthy choices for your consideration. Drunk Carrots: Every time I make this recipe, I agree with myself that there is no better way to eat cooked … [Read More...]

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It Takes an Army, A Swiss Army

It Takes an Army, A Swiss Army

How many times have you been out shopping at T.J. Maxx, reach for a 50%-off the already 50%-reduced item and gaaa! a painful hangnail or a jagged nail. The horror! There's nothing left to do but go on home and drink; your whole day has been ruined. DON'T BE A WIMP!  There are still amazing … [Read More...]

Unbreakable Rhino Laces

Rhino Laces

Brace yourself.  Braced?  Good. ~ 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 appreciated!~ Yep.  It's that time again, my babies.  Time to start our careful planning … [Read More...]

Lego Advent Calendar

Lego City Advent Calendar

Holy Lego-Mania, Y'all!  I love bringing you guys the best of what I shop for and find on the Internets (or anywhere else), especially around Christmastime.  You can find some of my favs HERE, HERE and HERE. When I came across this unique Advent calendar I actually WHOOPED! ~ A gentle … [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...]