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A Profound Moment of Grace

A Profound Moment of Grace

Who loves a compliment?  WHO?!  Me.  You.  ALL THE WORLD.   We'll get to that soon enough. This post is a windy, wandering, wisp of what I'd actually like to say but can't articulate because my innards, where all my feels live, were blown away and took most of my words in the aftermath when a friend offered his surprising perception, in the form of a compliment, … [Read More...]

Heel Cup Help

Heel Cup Tutorial: Dealing With Heel Pain

Y'all know I'm a lifelong runner.  I'm like Forrest Gump; once I started, I just kept going.  As I lifer, I've had injuries along the way, one of which was thought to be fat pad atrophy.  I know, I laughed too. ~ 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...]

Oh, Mrs. Tucker!

Ask OMT!

A friend of mine (HEY!  I have them...) suggested a post idea to me that if successful, may become a regular series here at OMT!  Kinda like a grown-up version of the What I'll Tell Sweet E series.  For now I'm calling it: Ask OMT! Wow.  My originality exceeds nothing.  Good thing I had to name only one child. My first thought when the idea was posed: I don't … [Read More...]

OMT! Eats

Spicy Bacon Meatloaf Mac and Cheese

Spicy Bacon Meatloaf Mac and Cheese

I can hear some of you thinking: Obsessed with Bacon Meatloaf much, woman?!  Yes, yes I am.  And you would be too if you would just make the dang-blasted thang. It's important to point to the obvious here: my recipe for Bacon Meatloaf, like most of my recipes, is for those who love leftovers.  Luckily, that's us!  And maybe you! Just so we're clear: I made the … [Read More...]

Chuy's Boom Boom Sauce Review

Chuy’s Boom Boom Sauce Review

A few years back I discovered Chuy's Boom Boom Sauce through a friend. The funny weird thang was that for years I had long been a Chuy's fan and never knew about it.  Um, know it now and it makes me love Chuy's more. How much do I/we love Chuy's?  We used to make the trek from San Antonio to the original Austin location for those amazing chips and Tex-Mex … [Read More...]

Buttermilk Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate Frosting

Buttermilk Cupcakes

OMT has been baking with buttermilk again, y'all.  It's so Southern, don't you think? When I first found this recipe, I immediately printed it out.  Then, I promptly forgot about it. I blame my peri-brain fog. When I ran across it again, I made a note of the ingredients, ran to the store for buttermilk, then got to baking.  I wasn't disappointed and I don't think … [Read More...]

OMT! Shops

Taking the Mystery out of a Duvet Cover

Duvet Schmuvet, No More!

Confession Time: I've wanted a generously large goose down comforter for years, but have failed to fulfill that wonderfully fluffy dream because I'm scared of duvet covers.  Yep, scared.  They are totally bewildering to me.  I've looked at them with no understanding. Yes,  I see you're a … [Read More...]

Matador Pocket Blanket

Take a Hike

Are you a hiker?  A hitchhiker?!  DON'T DO THAT! I mean more like a person who hikes and then likes to sit and rest a bit as you enjoy the scenery. How about taking walks with the kiddos?  Do you like to do that? Impromptu picnic planner?  A park day with your pup?  Sitting by a … [Read More...]

Help to lighten Your Yardwork Load

Do Yardwork Like a Boss

OMT! loves yardwork.  No really, I'm not joshing.  I love to get my hands dirty and wack at things, plant things, build things and use chipping hammers to dig out things (like an old concrete foundation). (what follows is not a very attractive OMT!, but a happy one!) Hell, yeah! I own … [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...]