Category: Everyday Ramblings

The Bamboo DIY Crochet Hook Roll {My Crochet Adventure}

The Bamboo DIY Crochet Hook Roll {My Crochet Adventure} | Oh Sweet Mercy #crafts #crochet #DIY #yarn #patterns #ohsweetmercy

 


One thing that helps when you’re trying to keep your eating under control is keeping your hands busy.

Nothing does that better than yarn.

No, I don’t mean tying your hands together…I’m talking about knitting and crocheting! (more…)

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How to Easily Bind eBooks for Under $1

How to Easily Bind eBooks for Under $1 | Oh Sweet Mercy #easy #diy #bookbinding #homeschool #thm #cookbooks

 

So, you printed an ebook…what are your choices for keeping it all together?

I’m going to share with you the simple, cheap, and easy method I devised the other day to bind eBooks using something you probably have in your desk drawer right now (and how I’ve made printing less aggravating, too).

But first, let’s compare the pros and cons of some typical binding methods you’ve probably already used.

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How to Make Chili Lime Black Beans in the Instant Pot (No Soaking!)

How to Make Chili Lime Black Beans in the Instant Pot | Oh Sweet Mercy #thm #lowfat #instantpot #recipes #ohsweetmercy

 

Did you forget to soak your dry black beans again?

I’m sure that never happens to you, but just in case I’m going to share my secret for making homemade Chili Lime Black Beans in about an hour – using dry beans. That’s right…from dry to delicious in about an hour with no soaking(more…)

How to Clean Your Dog’s Coat Without Shampoo – E-cloth Review

How to Clean Your Dog's Coat Without Shampoo - e-cloth Review | #reviews #naturalcleaning #ecloth #naturalliving

What do you mean “clean your dog WITHOUT shampoo”? Why would you even want to do that?

We’ve got a black Lab. Labrador Retrievers are supposed to have water resistant coats – because their job is to retrieve downed waterfowl for their hunter masters. Anyone who’s ever duck hunted knows that if you’re hunting ducks you’re on or near the water, and the chances of any duck you hit dropping into the water are pretty high.

So you send your faithful, well-trained canine hunting buddy out into that cold water to retrieve them for you. And just like the rest of your hunting gear, you need to keep your Lab’s water-resistant coat in excellent shape.

Using regular dog shampoos can strip the natural oils on your Lab’s coat that are there specifically to help that water roll off…like water off a duck’s back. And the chemicals in most commercial dog shampoos may not be something you want to put on your faithful companion. (more…)

Reality Check Monday – The Apocalypse is Near

Reality Check Monday |Oh Sweet Mercy #realitycheckmonday #keepingitreal #success #life #thm #ohsweetmercy

It just hit me today that it’s the first Monday of the month. 

That means it’s Reality Check Monday time again. And it also hit me that I didn’t post one for LAST month. Yikes…how does an entire month just get away from me?

Time is like that for me. I can go into a store, feel like it’s just been ten or fifteen minutes, only to discover I’ve been in there for an hour and a half. Or, I can actually pop in and out of a store in like five minutes, and not be able to remember where I parked the car.

I aggravate myself on a daily basis.

Why is the apocalypse near?

Have you ever found yourself wanting to do something you swore you’d NEVER, ever do? And even more shockingly, find yourself actually doing it(more…)

Enter the Rest of Shabbat

Whew, the last several weeks have been busy and I’ve struggled with some unusual fatigue. I haven’t been posting my “be blessed this Sabbath” posts. But I pray that this Sabbath is blessed and restful for you and yours.

Since we observe the 7th day Sabbath in our family, I don’t do any blog work from sundown on Friday to sundown Saturday. Sundown tonight in my area is: 8:48 pm.

This time is a much needed “island of rest” I look forward to every week. Time to disconnect from the busyness of every day life, time to study scriptures, time to fellowship with other believers, time for family.

I pray your home is filled with shalom (peace…and so much more) during this all-too-brief respite from life.

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Mother’s Day Giveaway – Win an Instant Pot!

Mother's Day Giveaway - Win an Instant Pot! | Oh Sweet Mercy #giveaways #mothersday #THMbloggerstestkitchen #thm

 

What is the perfect Mother’s Day gift for a busy Trim Healthy Mama?

Let’s face it, being a mom is probably the toughest job out there. And one day a year is set aside to honor the moms in our lives. If you, or your mom, are a hard-working Trim Healthy Mama there is one gift that will make that job just a little easier. The THM Blogger’s Test Kitchen Group on Facebook is so EXCITED to present this Mother’s Day Giveaway for you to win that gift – an Instant Pot!  (more…)

How to Make Your Own Protein Water with SweetLeaf WaterDrops

How to Make Your Own Protein Water with SweetLeaf WaterDrops | Oh Sweet Mercy #recipes #reviews #thm #sugarfree #diy #sweetleaf #waterdrops #ohsweetmercy

SweetLeaf WaterDrops Natural Stevia Water Enhancer Review PLUS a giveaway!


Are you getting enough water every day? Or protein? 

That’s a challenge for many of us and when the weather warms up, staying hydrated is essential. If you just can’t do plain old water or get bored drinking plain old water, you need a flavorful option that won’t upset your healthy eating plan.  (more…)

Shabbat Shalom to You!

Since we observe the 7th day Sabbath in our family, I don’t do any blog work from sundown on Friday to sundown Saturday.

This time is a much needed “island of rest” I look forward to every week. Time to disconnect from the busyness of every day life, time to study scriptures, time to fellowship with other believers, time for family.

I pray your home is filled with shalom (peace…and so much more) during this all-too-brief respite from life.

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I’ll Love You Forever…Even if You Break My Heart a Little

I'll Love You Forever, Even if You Break My Heart a Little | Oh Sweet Mercy #mothering #littleboys #love #family #ohsweetmercy

“Mister’s not feeling well. When will you be home?”

I was on my way back, when I got a text from my hubby.

I’d spent the last couple of hours or so conspiring with some ladies that I had hiked around Israel and Jordan with last summer, to make plans for the upcoming visit of another lady from our trip. She was my roomie, and coming all the way from England to spend a week or so here.

We wanted to make sure she got the best bang for her buck while visiting the good ole U S of A.

A quick phone call home reveals that Mister did not eat supper. That almost made me tell hubby to call 911. When Mister doesn’t eat, that’s pretty serious.  (more…)

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