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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 … [Read More...]

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5 Keys To a Happy Marriage

5 Keys to a Happy Marriage

Garry and I have been married for over 32 years and we're honestly happier than ever.  Not that it's always been easy; anything this valuable doesn't come without a price.  We've earned our marriage battle scars, but more importantly, when faced with the hardness of life, we've taken the path of joy and having a good laugh at out own expense more often than any … [Read More...]

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What I’ve Learned About Breast Cancer #2

As I write this it has been approximately three weeks since my initial diagnosis.  What could I have possibly learned in three weeks time?  More than I ever wanted to, that's what. Ready? Set. GO! What I've Learned About Breast Cancer Three Weeks In * Every breast cancer is different. * Every treatment is different. * Every person who has breast cancer … [Read More...]

Solving the puzzle of drowning.

PSA of the Day: Drowning and Secondary Drowning Facts

Summer is thisclose once again!  With summer break comes lots of time spent in the water, so this is a perfect time to revisit the facts of drowning and secondary drowning. Once you've read this post (which is an updated post of the one I did last year), come back to the above link on secondary drowning to review.  I'll also link it at the end of this post for your … [Read More...]

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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...]

Pound Cake Cupcakes

Pound Cake Cupcakes

Pound Cake Cupcakes? YesYesYes. Pound. Cake. Cupcakes. Yo. Maybe you have seen my Pound Cake Perfection post. The cupcakes are basically from that recipe, with an added glaze...an added lemon glaze. ~faint~ Y'all.  Y'all.  Y'ALL!!!  Even Garry agreed: cupcake perfection. I love pound cake.  I swear I could eat an entire loaf all by myself.  Totally not … [Read More...]

Oatmeal in a Pouch: Suck It!

Oatmeal in a Pouch: Suck It!

Oh, my.  The German is horrified at my unladylike language.  Suck it?!  Oh, Pat-TEE! Have you no shame? None.  Come on, Mom.  I think we established that a long time ago. Back to the subject at hand: Oatmeal in a pouch.  Huh? ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping through the Amazon links on this page, you support the blog … [Read More...]

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Chapin 20000 1-Gallon Lawn and Garden Sprayer

Gone Weed Huntin’

Our yard, our beautiful lawn, gives us hours of enjoyment every year. Usually, I do a few things to keep everything growing and humming along, and the weeds to a minimum, but this year we have a weed bonanza that I simply can't keep ahead of by manually pulling the aggravating interlopers. So … [Read More...]

Oatmeal in a Pouch: Suck It!

Oatmeal in a Pouch: Suck It!

Oh, my.  The German is horrified at my unladylike language.  Suck it?!  Oh, Pat-TEE! Have you no shame? None.  Come on, Mom.  I think we established that a long time ago. Back to the subject at hand: Oatmeal in a pouch.  Huh? ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do … [Read More...]

Sweet E using Booster Chair

There’s STILL a What in My WHAT!

Back in the early days of Sweet E babyhood, I ordered a booster seat for his visits and then wrote about it.  I honestly didn't think we'd get much use out of it, but I figured we'd at least get the worth of what it cost us out of it.  I was right and then some. ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses … [Read More...]

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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...]