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Tuesday Chat – Skylar Turned 9, Dating Comments, Embellished Block, Plans for Today, More


Happy Tuesday!

It seeems like Skylar had a wonderful birthday yesterday!  I treated her and her entire family to Mexican food. That was what she chose for her birthday meal.  I love that Skylar’s dad and mom and her mom’s husband do things together. It makes it so nice for Skylar!  You can see some pics of Skylar through the years on yesterday’s post. And thanks so much for all her birthday wishes on my page and on my profile!

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I was a busy girl yesterday.  First I worked on my Manic Monday Penny Auctions.  That was a lot of work!  I need to start working on those early and scheduling them.  I don’t like tasks that take a long time. Need to work on one listing per day and then it will feel more like just pure fun.

Then I switched gears and worked on another Quilt Block Party Embellishment.  I hate it! LOL  This is one of those series I will dread from beginning to end. But the funny thing is that once I set out to do a series like that, I WILL COMPLETE IT!  I will.  I just will!  I’ll probably hate most of it, but it will at least make for some funny viewing for those of you who love to watch me struggle.  Enjoy!

After that embellishing fiasco, I ended my day by reading some of my Online Dating Comments.  I needed a good laugh and I got one!  Laughter sure does help a headache!

As for today, I really want to work on another easy quilt block.  I just love that series and feel I deserve to treat myself to something I love to do after the stress of yesterday.  And I did indeed grab the tote filled with cotton from my cellar yesterday, so maybe a quick video so we can look at those treasures together.  I also need to hit Roger’s either today or tomorrow, so there will be a car vlog soon.

What I Have on eBay:  I listed my Penny Auctions with Free Shipping yesterday for Manic Monday!  I have a few quilt blocks, a large scarf, some fabric panels and a quarter yard of Debbie Mumm fabric up for grabs.  Of course, I still have fabric listed too.  Please check out my new stuff!

10 Free eBooks (plus free music):  I have the newest free ebook list here and also free music downloads here!

Yesterday’s Deal: I found a great deal on this 5 Piece Dory Bed Set!  It’s on CLEARANCE for $23.50 (was $39.98). Great savings!  Not sure if it’s still available.  You need to check!

On Derrick’s blog: I’m loving this Men’s Alloy Genuine Leather Bracelet that Derrick has on his site.  I just checked and the price has actually dropped a bit since he posted it!  But price can go up again at any time, so hurry!

Youtube Analytics Mini Update: For those of you who will be asking me when I will post my mid month update, I know today is the 15th, but in youtube land, it’s still the 13th. They run 2 days behind. I usually post the update on the 17th or 18th. Hang in there! As for a teaser… this looks like it’s going to be my best mid month update so far! And here’s an actual stat for you, so far for Aug (thru the 13th) I have gained 1915 new subscribers! I should for sure hit 2000 by the time it updates through the 15th.  That blows my mind!!!


Have a great Tuesday!  Darlene xoxo


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FREE Music Downloads from Amazon for 8/15/17

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This list is brought to you by Momma Young at Home. She provides this list Mon-Fri and as long as I get it from her, I will pass it on to you!  Thanks so much, Anjanette! Much appreciated!

This music is only FREE for a little while.  Always check to see if the downloads are still free!

Free Music Downloads:

Rock On, Blondie
Highway 9, Barnaby Bright
Just You, Amy Stroup
He Gives Me Strength, Lauren Moscato
Gravity, Barnaby Bright
Dead Air, Blondie
Sweet Times, Boon
Love, Clarensau

Kids MP3 Downloads

Alphabet Song
Apples and Bananas
A Baby Bumblebee
The Wheels on the Bus
You’re your Hands

Royalty Free Music Downloads perfect for using in your videos:

Dream Soundscapes
Ocean Soundscapes
Happy Sunrise


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10 FREE EBOOKS you can download from Amazon Today 8/15/17 – NO Kindle needed!

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Below are 10 FREE eBooks that you can download from Amazon. Please note that these eBooks are only free for a little while, then they go back to regular price. Always check to see if they are still free.

You can download for free to your PC

You can download the free Kindle app to your device!

Want a Kindle E-Reader?  Check the deals here!

Free eBooksprice can go up at any time, so hurry if you want them!

  1. Mason Jar Prepper’s Pantry
  2. Potato Salad Recipes
  3. Mason Jar Meals
  4. Busy People Cleaning
  5. Organic Homemade Lotion
  6. Hard Fall
  7. Club Medicine
  8. In the Dark
  9. The Chocolate Garden
  10. Color Your Stress Away!

Today’s list was brought to you by Momma Young at Home.  Thanks so much, Anjanette! Much appreciated!

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I Read My Online Dating Messages | Ep. 4

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WALMART Disney Finding Dory 5 Piece Twin Bedding Set with Bonus Tote CLEARANCE $23.50 (was $39.98)

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WALMART Disney Finding Dory 5 Piece Twin Bedding Set with Bonus Tote CLEARANCE $23.50 (was $39.98)

That’s a great sale price if your child loves Dory!  I think it’s super cute!

Order online with FREE Store Pickup

Or ships FREE to home with $35 purchase


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Quilt Block Party Revisited – Embellished Crazy Quilt Block #3

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PENNY Auctions with FREE Shipping on eBay – Manic Monday

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Happy 9th Birthday Skylar!!! Photos Through the Years!!!

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Happy 9th birthday to my beautiful granddaughter, Skylar!  Memere and Grand Memere love you and miss you so much.  We hope your day is awesome!!! If anyone wants to wish Skylar a happy birthday, you can do that on this facebook post.  I will be sure she sees it.


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New Coupons Updated 8/14/17 – Super Long List Today



Shaw’s Flyer for 8/11 – 8/17

These coupons came out over the past 2 days.

$1.00 OFF ANY 4.4oz SkinnyPop or 3.9oz SkinnyPack Popcorn

Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) Hilary’s product. Unlock when you complete 1 DEW – Drink Eat Well, LLC activity.

$1/2 HORMEL® Pepperoni products (4oz+)
$0.55/1 Ball Park Buns product
$0.50/2 Shamrock Farms Single Serve Milk
$1/1 Seattle’s Best Coffee
$0.50/1 Musselman’s® Apple Sauce
$1/1 Musselman’s® SQUEEZABLES Apple Sauce
$1/1 Musselman’s® Apple Butter
$1/1 Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap 16oz or 32oz
$0.50/1 Beanfields™ 5oz or larger
$1.25/1 LouAna® 100% Oil Products
$1.25/1 Organic Valley Cheese (6oz+)
$1.05/1 Purina® Friskies® brand Dry Cat Food (3.15lb+)
$1.30/1 Purina® Friskies® Gravy Swirlers™ brand Dry Cat Food (3.15lb+)
$1.50/2 4-pack Del Monte® Fruit Cup® Snacks
$1/1 2-pack Del Monte ® Fruit & Chia ® or Fruit Refreshers™
$1/1 Kahiki Foods Egg Roll, Bowl & Roll or Yum Yum Stix
$0.50/1 Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes Canister (32ct+)
$1/1 Peanut Butter & Co.® brand peanut butter (16oz)
$2/1 So Delicious Dairy-Free Frozen Dessert
$1/1 Blue Grass Center Cut Bacon
$1/1 Dr. Praeger’s Purely Sensible Foods Product
$2/1 VetIQ Product
$2.50/1 Buried Treasure Children’s Complete, Added Attention or Children’s ACF Supplements
$1/1 Vermont Creamery Fresh Goat Cheese Log (4, 8 or 10.5 oz.)
$5/1 Purina® Pro Plan® brand dry Dog Food
$1/1 Barber Foods Products
$0.50/1 POM Wonderful Beverage (12oz+)
$1/1 Bakery on Main Granola, Fiber Power or Bunches of Crunches
$3/1 Simple® Skincare Water Boost Hydrating Booster product
$2/1 Simple® Skincare Water Boost – Micellar Facial Gel Wash product
$2/1 Simple® Skincare Water Boost – Micellar Cleansing Water product
$2/1 package of Huggies® Little Movers® Diapers
Save $2.00 ONE Luvs Diapers (excludes trial/travel size)
Save $2.00 ONE Pampers Cruisers Diapers (excludes trial/travel size)
Save $2.00 ONE Pampers Baby Dry Diapers (excludes trial/travel size)
Save $2.00 ONE Pampers Swaddlers Diapers (excludes trial/travel size)
Save $2.00 ONE Pampers Easy Ups Training Underwear (excludes trial/travel size)
Save $0.75 on ONE (1) Hidden Valley Ranch Item (excludes 1oz Dry Packets) Redeemable at Walmart
Save $0.75 on any ONE (1) Duncan Hines Perfect Size for 1 Cake
Save $1.00 on any TWO (2) McCain Frozen Products
Save $1.00 when you buy any flavor/variety Yoplait product listed: Yoplait Go-GURT 16CT OR LARGER ? …
Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) V&V Supremo Shredded Cheese (7.06oz or larger)
Save $10.00 on any ONE (1) NicoDerm 14ct or Larger, Nicorette Gum 100ct. or Larger, Lozenge 81ct. or Larger
Save $2.00 off any ONE (1) Mucinex Product (14ct or Higher)
Save $1.00 on any TWO Clorox Clean-up, Disinfecting Wipes 32ct.+, Liquid Bleach 55oz.+, OR any Manual Toilet Bowl Cleaner products
Save $0.75 on any one (1) Liquid-Plumr product.
Save $2.00 off any ONE (1) package of Sparkle Paper Towels, 15 Giant Roll (Available at Walmart)
Save $1.25 any ONE (1) Clorox 2 Product (excluding pen)
Save $2.00 on any ONE (1) Clorox ToiletWand Starter Kit (excludes refills)
Save $0.75 on any one (1) Pine-Sol multi-purpose cleaner, 40oz or larger.
Save $0.75 off any one (1) Clorox Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner or Clorox Bleach Foamer
Save $1.00 on any TWO (2) Glade PlugIns Car Refills
Save $1.50 on any ONE (1) Glade PlugIns Car Starter
Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) Glade Atmosphere Collection™ Product
Save $1.00 on any TWO (2) Glade Products (excludes Glade 8oz Room Spray, Solid Air Freshener or PlugIns Scented Oil Warmer)
Save $2.00 on any THREE (3) Glade Products (excludes PlugIns Scented Oil Warmer, 8 oz. Room Spray and Solid Air Freshener)
Save $3.00 on the purchase of any one (1) BIC Soleil Disposable Razor Pack (excludes trial and travel sizes)
Save $1.00 ONE Gillette Disposable Razor 2ct or larger (excludes Sensor 2 2ct and Daisy 2ct)
Save $2.00 any ONE (1) Differin Gel product (15g or 45g)
Save $3.00 ONE Always Discreet Incontinence Underwear (not valid on other Always products) (excludes trial/travel size)
Save $1.00 any ONE (1) wet n wild Face product
Save $3.00 ONE Always Discreet Incontinence Pads (not valid on other Always products) (excludes trial/travel size)
Save $2.00 ONE Pantene Shampoo AND ONE 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner (excludes 6.7oz and trial/travel size)
Save $1.00 any ONE (1) wet n wild Mascara
Save $1.00 any ONE (1) MegaLast Lip Color
Save $3.00 Any (2) Cetaphil (excluding trial/travel sizes and single bars)
Save $2.00 ONE Oral-B Glide Floss TWIN PACK 35M or larger (excludes trial/travel size)
Save $3.00 on any one (1) BIC Flex™ or BIC Hybrid 3 Comfort Razor Pack (excludes trial and travel sizes)
Save $1.00 On Any One (1) Maybelline New York Face Product
Save $2.00 ONE Always Discreet Incontinence Liners (not valid on other Always products) (excludes trial/travel size)
Save $3.00 TWO Gillette Disposable Razor Packs (2ct or larger) (excludes Daisy 2ct)
Save $3.00 TWO Tampax Pearl Products (18 ct or larger) (excludes trial/travel size)
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Save $5.00 ONE Crest 3DWhite™ Glamorous White, 1 Hour Express, Prof Effects OR Supreme Flexfit Whitestrips™ (excludes trial/travel size)
Save $3.00 ONE (1) box of Clairol Hair Color (excludes Color Crave, Age Defy, Balsam, Textures & Tones and travel/trial size)
Save $3.00 TWO Always Pads AND/OR Liners (30 ct or larger) (excludes trial/travel size)

VARIOUS OTHER STUFF (I do not check these, provided to me by an affiliate)
Free Kindness Rock Painting Event at Michaels
Amazon – Makeup Blender Cosmetic Sponge Puffs $0.99 Shipped
Women’s Daily Beauty Sample Box FREE after Amazon Credit
Free Dunan Hines Perfect Size Cakes & Quaker Overnight Oats
Free Jolly Rancher Hard Candy at Sam’s Club
Sign up for Betty Crocker’s Email for Coupons & Free Samples
Win an Amazon Echo


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Monday Chat – Penny Auctions Soon, Upcycled Fashions Yesterday, Lots More


Happy Monday everyone!

Today is Skylar’s 9th birthday!  See some pics of Skylar through the years on this post!

I was up before noon today, but still in my nightie at noon.  Boo hoo!  I must get dressed.  I have lots to do because today is Manic Monday!

I will have some penny auctions listed later today, so be sure you check back later for that.  The link to my items is below.

I hope to also finish up the Embellished Quilt Block that I started working on yesterday.  I got busy with packages and had to step away from the embellishing.  Pretty sure I can finish that today. After all, I’m manic. lol

As for another video, I’m thinking I’d love to knock out another quilt block so I can have fun with the digital designs.  I also found a tub of cotton in my cellar that I can use for the blocks.  I must bring that up!  Maybe I can do a video just showing you that fabric.  I think I’d like to do that.

Yesterday, I uploaded my newest Upcycled Fashions video!  I hope to have part two of that soon. I will attempt to make a top to go with the skirt.  I have a funky idea for the top but no clue if I can do it. lol

What I Have on eBay:  Nothing new yet. Still have fabric. But Penny Auctions with Free Shipping will be listed later today, so please check here maybe after 2:00pm-ish eastern and the penny auctions should be listed.

10 Free eBooks (plus free music):  I’m really enjoying creating the free ebook list on my own!  So fun to get to pick the titles.  I still try to offer a variety, even if it’s something not up my alley, like the recipes and stuff.  I also have the free music downloads for you too!

Yesterday’s Deal: I found a hot deal on Christmas stockings! These make great gift bags for gifts you bring to family and friends when you do your holiday visiting.  That’s assuming you do that.  I don’t do Christmas at all.  I haven’t for years. I would if Skylar lived near and did on the one December that she visited. Other than that, so over it.

On Derrick’s blog: Derrick listed a nice t-shirt for a bass guitar player.  If you know someone who might like this as a gift, please check it out!

Youtube Analytics Mini Update: We are getting close to my mid-month update! Please remember that youtube is always 2 days behind. I will have the update for the first two weeks of August on the 17th or 18th. Here’s a random stat for you: when looking at the realtime stats, I see that my glass pendants video has been my most viewed video with 5,800 views in 48 hours.  And it has a over 131K views total.

Now it really is time that I switch gears and get dressed!  I have lots to do and I’m so anxious to get started!

Have a great Monday!  Darlene xoxo


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