Have You Made Friends with Death?

Let’s talk death, more specifically making new friends – with Death. Don’t leave! I promise this isn’t as weird or creepy as it sounds. #pinkyswear A bit of backstory for any new readers: I’ve cheated death at least three times in my life.* (see bottom of post) Death defiers, in order: 1: As a new […]

How-To: Neutralize Funky Odors With Vinegar Hack

I’m *that* gal – the one that will extol the virtues of vinegar all day long. I have basically replaced most of my cleaning products and use the power of vinegar instead. Sure, it smells like you’re dying Easter eggs, but the vinegar-ness dissipates quickly and is safe to use. Especially if you need to […]

A Somber Reminder to Never Forget

Tuesday, September 11, 2001 In the wake of all that has happened to the collective us in the last month, there is so much we’ll never be able to forget. To those who fight the good fight, to those who step up when times are unimaginable, to those who love in the face of terror, […]

What To Do About Sexual Dysfunction Post-Menopause

Oh, man. Who else just broke out in a sweat reading that post title? NOT A HOT FLASH! I’m going to put a caveat right here so NO ONE can say I didn’t warn them… CAVEAT: REAL TALK ABOUT SEXUAL FUNCTION POST-MENOPAUSE A small survey was taken (1,858 post-menopausal women, 45 and older – median […]

Duolingo Spanish Lessons

I used to be bilingual; I spoke West Texan and broken German. It has been years since I conversed in German, yet there is still much I understand when I hear it spoken. Today, I’m no longer bilingual, but I’m hoping to change that with the program Duolingo. Sweet E attends a Spanish immersion school […]

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 […]

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, […]

5 Simple Tips For a Healthy Lawn

Gardening and I have always had a love-hate relationship.  I love the idea of fresh produce from my own land, yet my garden hates me. It doesn’t stop me though, no sir.  Every year, like a total amnesiac, I head to the nursery to find the healthiest plants and do stuff like building raised garden […]

3D Printing: It’s Science!

Want a fun and information-packed video about 3D printing that you can share with the kiddies?! Here ya go! SCIENCE! Check this one out: Dad uses 3D printer to make his son a prosthesis for about $5! We live in stunning times. Science On!   OMT! Recommends: No related posts.

Easiest DIY Cedar Flower Bed You’ll Ever Build

The German is an amazing gardener.  Me?  Not so much.  But….I do know how to do things that make it appear as if I’m a gardener.  Gardening for wannabes…that’s me! Take this easy DIY flower bed, as an example.  Look at those clean cedar lines.  Look at the barrier between grass and mulched goodness (yes, […]