What Do Kids Want in a Candy-Free Advent Calendar? LEGOs!

This is the year! Sweet E is is finally old enough for a LEGO Advent Calendar and I don’t know who’s more excited, me or him! ~ 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 […]

Need a Unique Gift? Taco-Flavored Roasted Pecans to the Rescue

We are always on the hunt for a delicious fire-pit worthy snack. These taco-flavored roasted pecans are worthy! BONUS: They make delightful hostess gifts, Christmas gifts, birthday gifts, housewarming gifts, you-look-peckish gifts…ah, hell, anything/anytime gifts! Look at those beauties! Savory Roasted Pecans Ingredients: 1/3 cup butter, melted 1 tablespoon taco mix (more, if you’re feeling […]

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 […]

Are You Considering a Smart Heart Rate Watch?

Do you use a smart heart rate watch, or are you considering purchasing one? Up until now, my method of keeping track of my heart rate has been the simple and effective method of being able to talk though a workout. Or sing through one. This from one who is pretty much tone deaf. ~poor […]

Do You Make This Common Kitchen Tool Mistake?

I’ve been cooking for over 30 years and I feel like an idiot admitting this, but WHO KNEW (um, not me) that the appropriate length tongs make all the difference? (You probably knew this, right?) ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping through the Amazon links on this […]

Have You Seen This Smart Jump Rope?

When I was a kid, I loved jumping rope, then somewhere along the line I took up running instead. Garry got a jump rope for Christmas, and since then I’ve made a pact with myself to take it up again. As one gets older, one (< that’s me!) must concentrate on good health and in […]

Looking for Indoor Fun? Atomic Soft Foam Power Poppers!

Christmas shopping starts in the summer for me. Lots to take care of + little time in which to take care = summer Christmas shopping! ~ 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. […]

The Powerful Addiction Of Christmas Crack Lives On

Four years. That’s how long I’ve been eating Christmas Crack…that’s how long I’ve been addicted. Back in 2012, I wrote a post about how my SIL introduced us to the magical concoction that is Christmas Crack and since then I have eaten more than my share of this tasty addicting snack. The recipe is now […]

Toddler Balance Bikes

If you are like me (clueless, in this case), you are asking yourself: what is a toddler balance bike? Until Sweet E had one, I had no idea what a balance bike was, but now that I’ve seen him in action, I’m a believer. ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you […]

More Peekaboo Pals Board Books: Sweet E Approved!

Remember the Peekaboo Pals A to Z book that Sweet E was/is crazy about? Turns out there are two more in the series. SQUEEE! If you’ve jumped ahead and are thinking Sweet E now has them in his collection, you’d be right. As soon as I realized he had the one, but not the others, […]