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


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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

Granny’s Utility Knife

Boker Utility Knife

What?  Grandmama carries a knife?!  Well, maybe not between her teeth, combat crawling across the floor, but shouldn’t everyone have a cool tool in their bag o’tricks? YES! Please, do not let this knife scare you.  Yes, sharp edges are a reality.  Yes, it can cut through rope.  Yes, it’s inconspicuous.  Yes, the cool factor […]