100 Fat Quarters on eBay

2 Ingredient Brownie Truffles

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Homemade Microwave Caramels

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Cookie Fudge Recipe

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Easy Fudge Crinkle Cookies

Pepperoni Pizza Bake

3 Tips on How to Get Started Selling On eBay from My Personal Experience

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Pick an ebay name that will work for anything

If you stick around on ebay for a while, you are very likely to change what you are selling. Ruby’s Rubber Stamps works great if you sell rubber stamps. But if you decide to sell handmade jewelry, then your ebay name suddenly sucks.

You can use your actual full name on ebay. You are the brand.  I’ve had many different online business names during my 25 years of being self-employed and I quickly learned that does not work well for me because I like to switch things up often (either I get tired of it or the market gets tired of me). If you don’t want to use your full name, use just your first name and make it very generic, like Ruby’s Corner or Ruby’s Shop. That pretty much works for anything.

Consider what it will involve to ship your item

This is so important! Don’t get your heart set on selling a glass beads without considering the cost of shipping supplies and postage. You might need bubble wrap or little boxes. You will be shipping at package rates which is more than first class or flats. Start out with something non-breakable and light weight.  Make sure it fits common size envelopes like 6×9 or 10×13 inches. Price the plastic bags you will need so the items won’t get wet if the envelopes get wet. Do your homework!

Don’t give up

Selling is not an overnight success kind of job. You need to work hard at it. And you must not give up. Don’t invest all kinds of money to sell a certain item because you will be stuck with lots of stock if that is not a good seller for you. Start out easy and promote the living hell out of your ebay listings. Once you see what works, you can go in that direction.  I once had a woman tell me she spent a ton of time getting ready to sell on ebay. She listed some items ONCE and they did not sell so she called it quits. Boom. Wrong way to do it.

I have been selling on ebay since Jan of 2000.  I’ve made many changes along the way. Please visit my ebay store to see what I’m currently up to!

 

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3 Ingredient Sweet & Sour Meatballs – Super Easy Holiday Potluck Recipe


Please remember that I don’t eat this stuff so I did not test this recipe. I’m just posting so you can try it!

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INGREDIENTS:
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2 lb (32 oz) frozen meatballs
1 jar (12 oz) chili sauce
1½ cups grape jelly
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DIRECTIONS:

1: Place meatballs into a slow cooker.

2: Combine jelly and chili sauce in a small bowl and pour over meatballs.

3: Cook on low for 3-5 hours or until meatballs are heated through.

Darlene’s Tips: Switch things up by swapping the grape jelly for a different flavor. Try apricot jelly, apple jelly, pineapple preserves, peach preserves, whatever you like!  You can also toss in some chopped onions and peppers to the mix. 

Source and Images: General Mills (Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Tablespoon, Box Tops for Education, Que Rica Vida)

 

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Easy Fat 8th Strip Quilt Tutorial

 

Easy Fat 8th Strip Quilt Tutorial

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I have fabric Flash Sales almost every weekend and a big Fabric Frenzy every 4 to 6 weeks!  Patrons and Members get lower prices and first pick at all the awesome fabric.

Leftover items get moved to ebay after the sales, but you miss out on so many choices by waiting for ebay because more than half my stuff sells out during the sales.  If you love to buy fabric, you are going to save so much money by shopping my exclusive sales.  Please consider joining all the others who love to shop and save!

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Exclusive sales inside patreon and youtube are for USA only. Outside of the USA must wait for items to appear on ebay and must also pay the shipping via ebay’s Global Shipping Program.

 

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Sneak Peek of My Fat 8th Strip Quilt

 

Here is a sneak peek of the Fat 8th Strip Quilt that I’m making for tonight’s video!

This is one of the strip blocks I made. There are 17 different prints in this baby. Do love!

And yes, I will have the packs of 17 Fat 8ths up for grabs when the video is published. And the quilt top will be a penny auction!

I’m really loving this one. So easy!

Look for the video tonight, 11/13/19.  Hopefully not late.

Here is how this all started.  I’m such a talented pattern designer! LOL

 

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2 Ingredient Brownie Truffles Recipe – Easy Store Bought Brownie Hack


Please remember that I don’t eat this stuff so I did not test this recipe. I’m just posting so you can try it!

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INGREDIENTS:
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1 box Brownie Snack Cakes (like these) or bake your own
1 to 1/2 cups baking chips, flavor of your choice
optional: different color baking chips for decorating tops
optional: sprinkles of your choice
(see my tips below)

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DIRECTIONS:

1:  Line a pan with waxed paper.  Crumble brownies into large bowl then shape into balls and place in pan.  If they do not stick well enough to shape into balls, add a few drops of water at a time then try again.

2:  In medium microwavable bowl, microwave baking chips uncovered on High for 30 seconds then stir. If needed, heat at additional 10-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until melted.

3:  Using 2 forks, dip and roll each brownie ball in melted chips to cover brownie ball completely. Tap gently to remove excess then return to pan. Optional: immediately top with sprinkles.

4:  Repeat for remaining melted chips and brownie balls. Optional: melt different color baking chips and drizzle over tops of balls.  Allow to set at room temperature, about 20 minutes. Store in covered container in refrigerator.

Darlene’s Tips: You can do this with any gooey baked goods!  Instead of a few drops of water to make them stick, you can use some chocolate syrup.  If you happen to add too much liquid and they are too wet, add some powdered sugar to dry the dough up a bit.  These make awesome food gifts for the holidays!

Source and Images: General Mills (Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Tablespoon, Box Tops for Education, Que Rica Vida)

 

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16 New Penny Auctions – All Scrappy Precuts – eBay

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*Free shipping for USA only. Other countries must be part of eBay’s Global Shipping Program. I still cover the shipping charges to get the package to ebay, but then you must pay eBay the remainder of the shipping charges.

 

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My Top 10 Most Viewed Videos Last Week (11/4/19 – 11/10/19)

Here is a list of my Top 10 most viewed videos for the week of 11/4 to 11/10/19.  If you have not seen them all, now is a great time to binge watch!

My Top 10 Most Viewed Videos last week!

  1. 1 Hour Stripes & Chevron Half Square Triangle Quilt Top Tutorial
  2. How to Quilt As You Go (QAYG) with Sashing and Self Binding – Sewing Tutorial
  3. Small Stuff Quilt Series Ep.3 – Attempting a Flower Block – Sampler Quilt Sunday
  4. Fabric Frenzy 20 – Sneak Peek of Almost Everything – Free Access on Nov 10
  5. Small Stuff Quilt Series Ep.2 – My First 2 Blocks – Sampler Quilt Sunday
  6. How to Quilt As You Go by Row (QAYG) – Rag Quilt with Lace Binding – Quilting Tutorial
  7. Easy Crocheted Tote Bag – How to Crochet Tutorial for Beginners
  8. 1 Hour Fat Quarter Quilt with Batting – Easy Quilt Tutorial
  9. 2 Easy Ways to Make Basic Half Square Triangles | Easy Quilt Block Tutorial
  10. 1 Hour Rag Quilt – NO Cutting Blocks – Easy Quilt Tutorial
 

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Pepperoni Pizza Bake Recipe – Easy 4 Ingredient Biscuit Dough Hack


Please remember that I don’t eat this stuff so I did not test this recipe. I’m just posting so you can try it!

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INGREDIENTS:
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1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury Grands! Southern Homestyle refrigerated Original biscuits (8 biscuits)
1 can (8 oz) pizza sauce
2 cups finely shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
16 slices pepperoni
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DIRECTIONS:

1:  Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13×9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray.

2:  Separate dough into 8 biscuits. Cut each biscuit into 8 pieces.

3:  Toss biscuit pieces, pizza sauce and 1 cup of the cheese in a large bowl. Add to baking dish and top with pepperoni and remaining 1 cup cheese.

4:  Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown.

Darlene’s Tips: You can add more sauce if you want it more saucy. You can use any cheese you like. You can replace the pepperoni with other pizza toppings like ham, bacon, mushrooms, whatever!

Source and Images: General Mills (Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Tablespoon, Box Tops for Education, Que Rica Vida)

 

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Homemade Microwave Caramels Recipe – 4 Ingredient Holiday Candy Gift


Please remember that I don’t eat this stuff so I did not test this recipe. I’m just posting so you can try it!

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INGREDIENTS:
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1/2 cup salted butter (not margarine)
1/2 cup corn syrup (like this)
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk (like this)
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
optional: coarse salt
(see my tips below)

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DIRECTIONS:

1:  Melt butter completely in a medium microwave-safe bowl, about 20-30 seconds, stirring every 10 seconds to check it.

2:  Add corn syrup, sweetened condensed milk and brown sugar and mix until combined. Microwave uncovered for 5 to 7 minutes.

3:  Place a bit of the caramel into a bowl of ice water. If a small bead forms, the caramel is ready. If a bead doesn’t form, microwave for 30 more seconds and test again. Continue microwaving an additional 15 seconds and testing again until a small bead forms.

4:  Grease the bottom and sides of an 8×8-inch dish with butter. Pour caramel in the pan (sprinkle top with coarse salt if desired)

5:  Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes to set.  Cut into any size pieces of your choice and wrap in parchment or wax paper.

Darlene’s Tips: Put these wrapped caramels in a decorative tin to make an awesome holiday gift! Or bag some in decorative bags to hand out to your holiday guests. You can usually pick up decorative bags at most dollar stores. If not, pick up plain clear bags in the candy making section at walmart and tie with holiday ribbon and a gift tag. Want to try something extra special? Dip the caramels in melted chocolate morsels!  I bet that would work!

Source and Images: General Mills (Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Tablespoon, Box Tops for Education, Que Rica Vida)

 

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Cookie Fudge Recipe – Easy 3 Ingredient Store Bought Cookie Hack


Please remember that I don’t eat this stuff so I did not test this recipe. I’m just posting so you can try it!

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INGREDIENTS:
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8 t0 10 cookies of your choice (not sandwich style)
1 container frosting, flavor of your choice
2 cups baking morsels, flavor of your choice
optional: about 2 tablespoons sprinkles of your choice
(see my tips below)

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DIRECTIONS:

1:  Pulse cookies in food processor (or crush in bag with rolling pin) until crumbs form.

2:  Transfer cookie crumbs to small bowl and mix with 1/4 cup of the frosting (also add sprinkles if desired).

3:  Use 1/4-teaspoon measure to shape little balls of cookie mixture.

4:  Line 8-inch square pan with foil, leaving foil overhanging at 2 opposite sides of pan. Spray foil with cooking spray.

5:  In medium microwavable bowl, microwave baking chips uncovered on High 1 minute. Spoon remaining container of frosting over chips. Microwave uncovered on High 30 seconds then stir. If necessary, continue to microwave in 15-second increments until mixture can be stirred smooth.

6:  Pour fudge mixture into pan. Space cookie balls evenly on top, and press into fudge mixture. Spread fudge mixture evenly in pan to cover balls.  Top with more sprinkles if desired.

7:  Refrigerate uncovered until set, about 1 hour.  Remove from pan by lifting foil then peel foil away. Cut into deisred size pieces. Store covered in refrigerator.

Darlene’s Tips: You could also add some chopped nuts either to the cookie mix or to the frosting mix. For a more firm fudge, use less frosting and more morsels. You can go all morsels if you rather have it more like candy and not so much like fudge. Experiment! 

Source and Images: General Mills (Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Tablespoon, Box Tops for Education, Que Rica Vida)

 

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