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Favorite Organizing Tools

Organization has always been something I've strived to accomplish, but never fully did. In the last eight years since we've lived on our own we have accumulated so much shit. When I was pregnant with Ellie I began nesting at around 18 weeks and have never stopped. I purged a lot of stuff when I [...]

I’m doing what…?

In May of 2019 I graduated with my Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Services. I made it very clear I was DONE with school because I wanted to focus on other areas of my life until I was ready to go after my Social Work degree. However, in June I announced that I had [...]

2020 Goals

Whew. We made it another year here at OCM! 2019 brought me a lot of overwhelm, both in life and with my blog. I had set goals for OCM in 2019 that I didn't meet and I kicked my ass every time I didn't meet one. Let's recap on what those goals were 2019 Goals [...]

2020 Blog Schedule

Hey y'all! I hope you had an amazing holiday season and welcome to 2020! I struggled with my goals for the blog last year, which I will go more into detail on my goals post later this month, and I put a lot of thought into what I want out of my blog going forward. [...]

Q & A

I feel like every time I post a Q&A it is the same questions but I have gained quite a bit of new followers and readers since the last time I posted. I hope that those of you who have been here for a while and have probably already read these don't mind. I have [...]

Elf on the Shelf Ideas

In our house we don't do Elf on the Shelf because well... I don't want to deal with it and I don't think my oldest would believe the whole idea behind it.. she's 12 and I'm honestly surprised we still get to do the whole Santa thing with her. However, I have decided to share [...]

Gift Ideas For Him & Her

MenMy husband is always the hardest person for me to buy a gift for. He is the type of person that if he wants something he will buy it himself. He makes a birthday/Christmas list every year and even after sending it out to everyone he purchases shit off of it. -rolls eyes- If the [...]

Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Today I will be sharing with you some ideas on what to put in your loved one's stocking! Kids Candy Small books Small toys (blindbags, mashums, etc) Glow Sticks/bracelets Small puzzles Small games Movies Baby/toddler essentials (sippy cup, paci, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc) Snacks (goldfish, cheez its, crackers) Book light Bookmark Markers/crayons/colored pencils Stickers Adults Candy [...]

Two Decades

People always say "you said you couldn't live without them but look at you living.." It's true, I am living.. but it doesn't make it any easier sitting here with my girls wishing we could pack up and visit with their great-grandparents. Great-grandparents that they'll never get to meet or interact with. I'm doing the [...]