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Thursday Chat – My Name is Darlene and I’m the Daughter of a Narcissistic Mother!

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Happy Thursday!

I feel like this is the first day of the rest of my life! I will finally be telling my story of how being raised by a narcissistic mother formed my life.  I know I might be met with some criticism along the way, and probably much disbelief, but I’m going to move forward just the same.  It will help me greatly to be able to talk to my online family, and I hope it helps others too along the way. I started my narcissism series last night. I already feel a great sense of freedom!

Yesterday, I also uploaded my Frozen Yogurt Pie! I cut into it last night and the texture was perfect! And I tasted it and it reminds me of frozen cream pies we used to get when I was a kid (can’t remember what those were). I’m anxious to cut a piece for my mother later to see if the texture changed after being in the freezer over night. I’ll take a pic for you!

I also showed you how to make beads using your own art work! You just need to design a strip of paper (not a whole page) and you can make some very pretty paper beads! Think you’re not artistic? Draw stripes! Check it out here (speed beading in fast forward).

Not sure what I have for plans today. I know I need flowers for the cemetery and I also want to work more on the next pet montage. And hoping to put my mother’s AC in her window. And maybe a fluffernutter sandwich? Amazingly, I’ve gotten quite a few requests to do a video on that. And my mother will love the sandwich!

Have a great Thursday!

Darlene
XOXO

 

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Wednesday Chat – Shoe Dance, Doodle Beads, New Concoction!

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Happy Wednesday everyone!

 

I’m up on the early side today, which is surprising since I did not fall asleep until after 5:00am again.  What on earth am I going to do when Skylar is here?  I’ll have to be sure I wear us out so we can get to bed early! lol

I had a busy day yesterday doing another Tag Along complete with a shoe dance! That’s what I’m calling my silly clips of me trying on shoes. I really have fun with that and I’m anxious to hit other stores so I can model more shoes!

I also recorded a new Doodle Bead video and almost have that one ready. This is the first time I made paper beads using paper I designed with my doodles! I hope to have that video up later on my craft channel.

Today, I hope to record a Darlene’s Concoction. I’ll be doing my version of Sandy’s Blueberry Frozen Yogurt Pie! I picked up the ingredients yesterday, and I’m anxious to whip this up for my mother! She requested stawberry so that’s the flavor I’ll be making.

Have a great Wednesday!

Darlene
XOXO

 

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FREE eBOOK – 5 Ingredient Cookbook: Easy Recipes in 5 or Less Ingredients

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Tuesday Chat – Tag Along Tonight? Maybe!

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Happy Tuesday everyone!  I’m up before noon again, two days in a row! I’m on a roll! lol

Yesterday, I uploaded three videos for you, my usual Daily Update, a Youtube Tip, and a review of Polar Stir Fry Vegetables, which happen to be one of my faves for quick and easy meals!

I also started on the newest pet montage (you can send images to petmontage@darlenemichaud.com) and I’m also working on something new, doodle beads! They are paper beads made from paper I doodled on! I hope to have that uploaded tonight on my craft channel.

As for my nightly video on my main channel, not sure yet, but it’s very possible that it will be a tag along to Walmart, so stay tuned!

Have a great Tuesday!

Darlene
XOXO

 

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FREE eBOOK – Things Mother Used to Make: A Collection of Old Time Recipes, Some Nearly One Hundred Years Old and Never Published Before

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Monday Chat – DWTS, Honey Wings #2, My Very First Video

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Happy Monday!

 

My mother is excited because Dancing with the Stars is finale starts tonight!  It’s a two nighter, with the winner of the mirror ball being announced Tuesday night.  It’s my mother’s very favorite show!

I am up early today, before noon! lol  That’s early for me.  Anxious to get my day started. Not sure yet what I’ll be doing for videos later. I’m sure there will be a Daily Update, but other than that, I’ll just do what I feel like at the moment. I have not had coffee yet, so I can’t think.

I uploaded a few videos yesterday, including my second attempt at the Honey Wings that were a fail the first time! Watch the video to see how they came out!

If you’re curious as to what my very first video was, you can watch my Blast from the Past that I also uploaded yesterday!

Skylar and Derrick will be here in 3 weeks from today!  I can’t wait!!! I will have her for 5½ weeks, then I’ll need to rest for 2 months! lol

Have a great Monday!

Darlene
XOXO

 

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Sunday Chat – 3 Videos Yesterday, New Video Ideas, Honey Baked Wings #2

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It’s Sunday!

I had a very late night last night. Did not even start to get sleepy until just after 5:00am. Went over to my mother’s side of the house and threw myself on her couch, since she had just gotten up, and I let her catholic channel lull me to sleep. The rosary will knock me out every time! lol

I uploaded quite a few videos yesterday!  I started with a manic Daily Update that contains important Pet Montage info, then moved on to a Tag Along with Me to Roger’s, then ended with another Q&A Session where I answer more of your questions!

Today, I hope to upload my first Speed Beading video on my craft channel. That is not a tutorial, but just a fun way for me to record myself making beads on fast speed!  Figure I’ll give it a try.  I also plan on recording attempt #2 on the Honey Baked Chicken Wings, but this time I’ll be doing them a different way. Same ingredients, just different prep.

And check out the videos that Sandy uploaded last night.  I’m hoping they give some of you new video ideas as to what you could possibly record.  If you are not ready to actually be on camera (are we ever??? lol), you could record something as simple as birds at the feeders. If you have the gift of gab with no social anxiety (leaves me out! lol), you could maybe find some events around your town that would be worth promoting. Sandy shops at a plant sale every year and this time she took her camera with her!  Someone who has a knack for creating these types of videos could certainly turn their talent into a nice little gig creating commercials for local businesses and events. And yes, you could even charge them for your efforts!  Or at least get a free gift certificate!  Just tossing the idea out there!  Go see Sandy’s plant sale video here!

Have a great Sunday!

Darlene
XOXO

 

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Saturday Chat – Chicken Wings Fail and Maybe a Tag Along Later?

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Happy Saturday!

 

I am off to a very late start today! I’m working on my Daily Update video and should have that posted soon.  I know my peanut gallery gets a little rowdy when they don’t hear from me, so just know that I will be recording today!

Last night, I uploaded my Baked Chicken Wings Fecipe and they were a fail!  I didn’t like the flavor of the wings, but I liked the crispy part. My mother loved the flavor of the wings, but not the crispy part. I guess if I ate only the skin and she ate only the meat, then we’d both be happy. lol  But I will be making another attempt soon!

I also uploaded a new Peanut Gallery Pet Montage!  And I will be taking new images on a regular basis, so please send your pet pics to petmontage@darlenemichaud.com and I’ll show them off in a future montage!

Sandy and I had quite the day yesterday trying to work out technical difficulties on her most recent video. We spent hours just trying to get it uploaded!  Stuff like that happens sometimes.  We finally got it up and running.  It’s her version of the Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows, and hers are WAY prettier than mine! lol  See her video here!

I might head out for milk later today, so if I do, you can expect a tag along tonight! I’m going to try hard to get out for milk today. It’s just awful that I find going out for milk to be such a daunting task! lol  But you make it fun for me, so I will try hard to do a tag along for you.

I hope you have an awesome Saturday!

Darlene
XOXO

 

 

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Friday Chat – Pet Montage! Chicken Wings! Long Lost Cousin!

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Happy Friday!

I have a fun-filled Friday planned for my Peanut Gallery today!  I hope to record a Chicken Wings video tonight, and also a Pet Montage too! That will be the last montage with the pet images that everyone sent. Then I’ll be asking for more images, so stay tuned!

Last night, I uploaded another episode of 5 More Random Facts You Never Need to Know About Me!  You get to see my 27 year old sneakers.  I bet you can’t wait! lol

I also got a nice surprise today!  I go to connect with my 2nd cousin whom I have not seen for like 40 years, all by chance! She’s related to a Peanut Gallery member and found me through her!  What a small world! Hello, Kathy!!! And thank you, Lisa, for the connection!

Sandy and I are supposed to get together today to work on my cleaning efforts.  We will try to bring some of my junk to the dump! I’ll bring my camera, just in case I feel like recording something.

I’m off to a late start, so I better get busy!  As a reminder, here are my social media accounts!

Facebook: DarleneMichaudsPage
Instagram: darlene_michaud
Snapchat: darlenemichaud
Twitter: @darlenemichaud

Have a great Friday!

Darlene
XOXO

 

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Easy Bacon Guacamole Recipe (looks yummy!!!)

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Ingredients
3 medium avocados, sliced lengthwise, pitted and peeled
2 tablespoons fresh lime or lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
4 slices bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
2 tablespoons finely chopped green onions
Tortilla chips for dipping

Directions
1. In medium bowl, coarsely mash avocados, lime juice, salt and hot sauce using potato masher, pastry blender or fork.
2. Stir in bacon and green onions. Garnish with additional bacon and green onions, if desired. Serve with tortilla chips.

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Please know that I do not try out these recipes before posting them. I just love to look at recipes, even if it’s something I’m not eating. I can look, right? lol

Source for recipe and image on Pillsbury.com

 

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