Do You Make Homemade Gifts? If So – THIS

Have you ever gotten a homemade gift that made you cringe? Ugh. I’m uncomfortable just thinking about it. CRINGE NEVER MORE! Homemade Vanilla is my favorite cringe-proof gift to give. I offer this homemade gift idea every year for two reasons: #1: Homemade vanilla astounds people, so there’s the happy surprise element: You made homemade […]

What I’ll Tell Sweet E: How To Choose

Dear Sweet E, One day I won’t be here to offer my advice on how to choose well, so these words will have to serve. How to Choose (anything)? A college? A car? A movie? A companion? ANYTHING! When I was growing up, I had to rely on the wisdom of those who had gone […]

How to Be on the Soaping Edge

I know you know this, by OMT! loves new finds. More than that, I love sharing my finds with you! On a visit to Boy, Girl and Sweet E, I noticed they were using a hand soap I’d never heard about or seen before. BACKSTORY: OMT! is an allergic gal and some hand soap scents […]

Perfect Corn On The Cob Right From Your Oven

When I think of summer, grilled corn on the cob is one of the things I look forward to eating, but did you know making corn on the cob is easy peasy in the oven? Witness: When Garry smokes or grills, the pit is typically packed to the seams and there is no room for […]

How To Sleep Like The Angels

I’m going to ask a favor. Don’t let the quality of the following Amazon stock photo scare you away. These pillows make me so happy to climb into bed every night – and I want you to hear (read) me out. ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping […]

How To Add Fun Flavors to The Best Cake Filling

A few years back, I found a scribbled recipe for cake-filling. No surprise there, as I lurv cake and everything that fills it. The paper was a bit worn and as I looked at the ingredients I thought, “Why not?” I proceeded to whip up a batch of the now FAMOUS cake-filling and the rest […]

Do You Embrace Your Worth?

The magic of what you want to do and how you want to do it, starts and ends with you. How you respect yourself. How you move through the voices that try to reduce your efforts. How you determine what you’re WORTH. Male or female – it doesn’t matter. If you walk around apologetic and […]

The Wilderness is Scary – Pack Survival Cards

Boy and Girl (my lovely DIL) take a trip without Sweet E every year. This year and last, it was into the wilderness. The wilderness is scary (is so!) – so I packed them survival cards. Did it make me feel any better? Not really. But they looked fun – and I’m all about zee […]

How To Make Fresh Homemade Jalapeno Avocado Dressing

Ooooo, we love a good dip and I bet you do too. Remember when the price of avocados exploded due to the popularity of the Keto diet? We didn’t eat near as many as we wanted to…cause HOLY MOLY they were expensive. Today, the prices have stabilized to near normal levels and we eat them […]

What Do You Do With Yours?

In 2016, I was hoping Santa would bring me a Vitamix. He didn’t, so I patiently waited. And endlessly jibber-jabbered about how I would make ALL THE SMOOTHIES. I decided to stop waiting on Santa and take the plunge. I HAVE ONE NOW! I’m part of that club: Vitamixers. When I come across a club […]