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Saturday Chat – Drawing Blindfolded! Pet Montage!


Happy Saturday!

It’s a bright and sunny day here in Sanford, ME. Perfect for those of you who like that sort of thing!

We had quite the night last night. Skylar developed a horrible headache that actually had me scared. First I thought it was indigestion, then worried that it might be the onset of chicken pox since she also developed a bit of a rash on her neck the day before. But today, everything is good. So far.

We recorded a fun video yesterday where we had to draw while blindfolded. We actually did this for maybe 30 minutes before I even thought to turn on the camera. I wish so much we had some of those first drawings that we created! Some were hilarious!

And I also got another Pet Montage uploaded to show off some of the beautiful pets from the peanut gallery! You can send more images to for future montages!

Not sure what we have planned for today. Will most likely be taking it easy since Skylar had a rough night.

Have a great Saturday!



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10 FREE eBooks you can download from Amazon Today 6/24 – NO Kindle needed!


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Friday Chat – Disastrous Concoction, Tag Along, Not Sure About Today


Happy Friday!

It feels like a hot one today!  I’m not anxious to go out, but I’m thinking it would be good to get out of the house for a bit. So we might venture off later.

Yesterday, I uploaded a Tag Along which was just me with no Skylar. She opted out and stayed with my mother while I ran out for milk.  I also uploaded our latest concoction which was a complete disaster!  I never tasted anything so horrid in my life!!!

Not sure what we have up our sleeves today, but I’m sure we’ll come up with something! Please stick around because we need you!

As a reminder, here are my social media accounts!

Facebook: DarleneMichaudsPage
Instagram: darlene_michaud
Snapchat: darlenemichaud
Twitter: @darlenemichaud
and my other channels
Darlene’s Crafty Crew
Growing Up Crazy

Have a great Friday!



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Thursday Chat – Another Busy Day Planned!


Happy Thursday!

Yesterday, Skylar recorded her first video all on her own!  I did not help her with the camera at all. She recorded herself creating masterpieces with play-doh. She also chose the music. I did the editing. I put it all in fast speed except for the outro. I hope you enjoy!

We also knocked out a new concoction video yesterday. This one is great for the 4th of July!

Today, we hope to hit the thrift store again and if we find any treasures, we’ll be doing a thrift store haul video for you. We also have another concoction video that we need to finish up today, so that will also be up later.

We are also planning to do my hair cutting video this weekend, maybe Sunday! Hair dying will follow maybe a week after that. Skylar will be helping with my hair cut but will totally be dying my hair all by herself with no help from me. She has done it twice before, so she’s a pro now! Stay tuned!

Have a great Thursday!



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Wednesday Chat – Took Last Night Off but Lots of Video Plans for Today!


Happy hump day everyone!


Skylar and I went out yesterday with camera in hand, but I didn’t do any recording. It was just too hot and we were also not successful with out shopping trip. The Goodwill store in Biddeford was so expensive that we left empty handed. We are too spoiled by the super low prices at Another Chance thrift store in North Berwick.

Then we hit Big Lots and once again, bought nothing. Then off to Walmart we went, but since we were in Biddeford and I rarely shop there, we had no clue where anything was, so shopping was frustrating. We picked up just a few things that we needed and home we went!

We did start a concoction video but didn’t get to finish it. We will finish it today. There were no videos yesterday other than our Daily Update and a Nightcap.  I think I’m the only youtuber I know who can upload two videos and still consider it a non-video day! lol

Today we have lots of video plans, so stay tuned!  It should be a fun hump day!

Have a great Wednesday!


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Tuesday Chat – Did You See the Ivory Soap Explode? Possible Plans for Today!


Happy Tuesday everyone!

I had quite the night last night. Skylar fell asleep before midnight (small miracle) but I could not fall asleep. Finally started to get sleepy around 2:30am and Skylar woke up! We were up until close to 4:00am. So, not much sleep for either of us!

Yesterday, we did an unusual video showing you what happens when you put Ivory soap in the microwave! I’ve been seeing this experiment all over the web for a long time now, and we finally did out own video about it!

My mother’s assistant comes over today, so Skylar and I will be going out while she’s here. We need to pick up a few things at the store and maybe also hit a library or thrift store. So our video today might be something along those lines. We are also working on an ongoing speed cleaning project and I really need to get another pet montage up!

Have a great Tuesday!



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Monday Chat – I Survived Week #1


Happy Monday!

Skylar has been here for one week now and I survived! The house is a bit of a disaster, but I’m doing fine other than just not getting enough sleep. And I’m quite aware that we will not have enough time to do all the things I hoped we could do. But we sure have been busy every day, so we really can’t do more than that!

Yesterday we recorded a Concoctions video! And it really turned out to be a concoction because I had a very hard time following that simple recipe. I guess it’s because I rarely follow them, so my head was getting the ingredients mixed up. It still turned out delish!

Not sure what we will do today, but I know we need to go out for potatoes. Skylar loves baked potatoes and has one every night for a snack. But I just gave the last potato to my mother for her lunch so we need more!

Did I mention the house is a mess? I hope to get some of that cleaned up today!  Will I even get close to starting that task? Only time will tell! lol

Have a great Monday!



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Mini Fruit Pizza Cookies Recipe from the FREE Jiffy Mix Recipe Book


Below is the recipe that Skylar and I sort of made on this concoctions video. The recipe is from the FREE Jiffy Mix Recipe Book that you can order here. It’s totally FREE and it’s filled with yummy recipes!

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Mini Fruit Pizza Cookies
(15 – 18 Cookies)

1 pkg. “JIFFY” Pie Crust Mix
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tsp. sour cream
1 egg
1 tsp. imitation butter flavor

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 jar (7 oz) marshmallow creme

assorted fresh fruit of your choice, peeled and sliced

Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a baking sheet.

Combine all crust ingredients and blend well. Chill for 1 hour. On floured surface, roll out to an 1/8” thickness. Cut in desired shapes with cutter and place on baking sheet. Bake 8 – 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool. For frosting, combine ingredients. Blend well. Spread over cookies. Top with fruit.

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Sunday Chat – Can Anyone Say Procrastination???


It’s Sunday!

All I can say about this day is that my house is a disaster like I’ve never seen! My plan for keeping up with Skylar has failed miserably. LOL  But that’s okay. Right? Right!

We recorded a Shoe Dance and Horn Blowing video yesterday! That was not in the plans, but it happened that we needed a few things at the store, so off we went!

And Sandy Pro uploaded her $5.00 Dollar Tree Challenge Recipe!  She made a complete meal for only $5.00 using just 5 ingredients including the beverage!  She and her sweetie had a nice outdoor lunch Dollar Tree style! Please go check it out, and if you have a youtube channel, I challenge you to make a $5.00 recipe too!

Gotta get busy! Lots of cleaning to do! And when I say lots of cleaning, I really mean lots of creative procrastinating! lol

Have a great Sunday!



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Saturday Chat – We Hope To Record a Craft Video Today!


Happy Saturday!

I’m already thinking that Skylar’s vacation is going by too fast! I’m going to miss her so much when she’s gone! She has become my little video sidekick and I’m afraid I won’t know how to record a video without her when she leaves. I hope I can spend Christmas with her again this year.

We recorded a Darlene and Skylar’s Concoction video yesterday. This was a challenge that I put out there where you have to create a recipe using 5 items from Dollar Tree. We came up with Nacho Pizza!  I hope you check it out! And be sure you watch the outro. I swear we did not plan that at all! I said bye my way then thought to do it Skylar’s way and we both did it at the same time! Too funny!

We did not get together with Sandy yesterday, both just too busy with other stuff. We hope to see her today. Then Skylar and I want to record a craft video. We have been doing tons of crafts, but not on video, simply because I don’t have the time to edit. We also have another Concoction video planned, but I think that will wait until tomorrow. And Skylar also wants to read her Chore Chart in case others want to use the method we came up with.

That Yogurt Cream Pie video that Sandy Pro uploaded a little while back sure did prove to be a popular recipe! I have lots of peanut gallery members who made it, and some even did it on video! Please be sure you check out all the versions of this pie!

Sandy Pro – Blueberry
Darlene (that’s me!) – Strawberry
CourtneyWithLove – Strawberry Cheesecake
Shawna – Chocolate Peanut Butter
Aspen – Our youngest pie maker!
And Skylar will be making one soon!!!
If you made one and I missed it, let me know!

Have a great Saturday!



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