How To Make A Simple and Inexpensive Collapsible Photography Lightbox

Make a Collapsible Photography Lightbox

New fancy-pants camera.  Check. New fancy-pants lens. Check. New fancy-pants collapsible photography lightbox.  NEVAH!  OK, maybe not never ever, but certainly not right now.  Especially since I can whiz-bang that thing together in just over an hour. For those of you following the Shoot I Do series, the next one is coming, but I thought […]

Oh, Bunny…

Honey Dispenser

I originally posted this last Easter, but it’s been such a hit that I thought I’d do a rerun…just like them TV folks! Need more bunny in your life?  Yes, please… ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping through the Amazon links on this page, you support the […]

Gardening with Kids

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Remember this DIY garden post?  Are your kids clamoring to be outside and get dirty?  They are?!  Well, put them to work in their very own garden.  Outside + gardening + kids = the best kind of memories with some SCIENCE! thrown in. ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do […]

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

Poppy Drops for Girls

Y’all know I am comfy with rough and rugged little boys and that floofy cutesy little girls kinda scare the begeebers out of me, right?  Well, what you may not know is that I love me some little girl fun-time adorableness that jumps outside the box when tackling tough issues, like whether or not Mommy […]

What Grandma Drinks: Wine Fridge Edition

wine cooler

My heart thrilled a little when I wrote that headline.  A good wine fridge is a delight to own. One of my absolute favorite Christmas gifts of late has been my stand alone wine cooler.  My first wine fridge was a Danby.  Loved it until the compressor went out.  I researched having it repaired and […]

Weather Experiments Using Common Household Materials

simple weather experiments

Who doesn’t know a child that is fascinated by the whys and hows of weather?  Even I wonder about the mysteries of our complex climates. If you know a kiddo that’s curious, or you’re looking for something to do with your kids/grandkids that’s not only fun, but expands their grey matter a bit, man, have […]

There’s a WHAT in my WHAT?!

booster chair

I knew it was coming.  It wasn’t a surprise.  I had ordered it myself. Still.  Seeing baby paraphernalia in a home that hasn’t housed an actual baby in over 25 years, is nothing short of a shock. This.  This is what now calls our home, home: (Source: Amazon) ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon […]

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Children's Book

My new fav book for Sweet E is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, not to be confused with: chicka-chicka-bow-wow! ~ 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!~ It’s a children’s classic […]

DSLR’d!

canon eos 6d

Oh, mah babies.  What have I done? I’ll tell you what I’ve done…I’ve bought my very first fancy-pants DSLR. DSLR: digital single-lens reflex camera.  Not: “digital satellite laser radio” as a non-camera-geek friend guessed. I see you thinking, “A DSLR…big deal…those have been around for years.”  Yes, yes they have. But, OMT is old-school, baby.  […]

Electrifying Electro-Therapy

omron full pack

Head’s up, buttercups!  I was asked by Omron to test drive their newest healthcare tool for pain relief/reduction and I jumped at the chance because I was hoping for relief from my continuing painful running injury. FYI: I’ve been asked by many companies to write about their products and this is the first one I […]