How to Make Homemade Vanilla Extract in 5 Easy Steps

Last year, I set about making my own decadent blend of vanilla extract and the results were so delicious, I’ll never buy vanilla from a store again. Yep, it was that good. You would have thought with all my years of baking experience, I would have tried to make vanilla extract at least once, but […]

Have I Lost My Mind?! Jumping Rope After a 40+ Year Break

After this post, about considering jumping rope again after a 40+ year layoff, I asked myself, “Self – why not?” I am officially jumping rope again – in my 50s, y’all! ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping through the Amazon links on this page, you support the blog […]

Gift-Giving: Make or Buy?

A little over two months has passed since Christmas and I’ve had some time to think about gift-giving. I’ve been wondering what’s better: make or buy?  Which is preferred by others: make or buy?  Does it matter?  Do people care? Each year, we exchange Christmas gifts with a few friends.  At first, in the early […]

Keep, Exchange or Regift?

Christmas is over. Everything you got was amazing…just what you wanted…stunningly stylish…perfectly perfect. Right? No?! Oh, man.  That’s a toughie. So what do you do? Do you keep it because of the love and thought that went into the gift-giving? Do you exchange it for store-credit, cash or something else? Do you regift that badboy? […]