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Feel Like Being Nosey? See the Top 25 Items People Bought thru My Amazon Account!

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Here are the Top 25 items people have order through my Amazon account so far this month.  Yes, I’m an Amazon Associate!

    1. Bayer Seresto Flea and Tick Collar for Large Dog, Over 18 lb, 8 Month Protection
    2. Sonoro Kate Bed Sheet Set Super Soft Microfiber 1800 Thread Count Luxury Egyptian Sheets 18-Inch Deep Pocket Wrinkle and Hypoallergenic-4 Piece(Queen Black)
    3. Maria Kalinowski Mexicali Fresh 10X10 Pack 42 10-inch Squares Layer Cake Benartex
    4. Solaray D-Mannose with CranActin (240 vcaps) by Solaray
    5. Kidde KN-COPP-3 Nighthawk Plug-In Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Battery Backup
    6. Angel Soft 2 Ply Toilet Paper, 48 Double Bath Tissue (Pack of 4 with 12 rolls each)
    7. Nordic Naturals, Arctic Cod Liver Oil, Orange, 1060 mg Omega-3, 16 fl oz (473 ml)
    8. Silana Collection Ultra Velvet Plush All-Season Super Soft Luxury Bed Blanket. Lightweight and Warm for Ultimate Comfort. By Home Fashion Designs Brand. (King, Latte)
    9. BeadSmith Little Ricky Beading Loom Kit, Compact Two-Warp Design for Necklaces and Bracelets
    10. Purina Beneful IncrediBites With Chicken Dry Dog Food – 15.5 lb. Bag
    11. Set of Two 100% Cotton Five Star Hotel Down-Alternative Made in USA Pillows – Three Comfort Levels! (Silver, Standard)
    12. Fire Sense Notebook Charcoal Grill
    13. HollyHOME 1500 Soft Hypoallergenic Brushed Microfiber Bed Sheet Set, 4 Pieces Twin Size Sheets, Black
    14. Waterproof Bamboo Mattress Protector – Hypoallergenic fitted Mattress Cover – Breathable Cool Flow Technology – Vinyl Free (Twin) – by Utopia Bedding
    15. Heavy Duty 1/4 in Eyelet Setting Pliers includes 400 eyelets in 4 colors
    16. Wisehands 16 Pcs Bias Tape Maker Fold Bias Tape Set with 4 Different Sizes and 12 Tools for Sewing & Quilting Awl
    17. Pink Standard 4″ Hems Set of 2 Pillowcases 300 Thread Count 100% Long Staple Egyptian Cotton Luxury Hotel Quality 21×32 (fits 20×26)
    18. Interactive Baby Monkey,Omaky Fingerlings Monkey Pet Electronic Kids Toys
    19. Iosol Formula Ii 1 fl oz Liquid
    20. DAFA Acrylic Quilting Ruler, Inches (6 inches x 12 inches)
    21. Creative Embellishments Scrapbook Laser Cut Steampunk Gears 3 inch and 1.5 inch (Kraft)
    22. Smiry Black Eyelash Embroidered Lace Ribbon Floral Trim Clothing Accessories Crafts Sewing Flower Lace Fabric Applique for Bridal Dress, 3 Yards
    23. G.H. Cretors All Natural Chicago Mix Popped Corn 1 lb. 10 oz. Bag
    24. Pack of 10 Clear Round Flower Rhinestone Buttons Flatback Embellishments for Wedding Craft DIY Hair Bow Gold 28mm
    25. TOOL GADGET Plastic Dropping Bottles Vial of Liquid Eye Liquid Dropper, 60ml, 12 pack

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Shark Beds for Cats or Small Dogs on Amazon

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Disappearing Corner Quilt Block | Easy Quilt Block Tutorial

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New Coupons Updated 9/22/17



These coupons came out over the past 3 days.

GENERAL MILLS (these can disappear quick)
$0.50/1 Pillsbury™ Crescent Dinner Rolls OR Grands!™ Crescent Dinner Rolls
$0.60/1 Nature Valley™ Breakfast Biscuits, Nature Valley™ Biscuits with Almond Butter OR Nature Valley™ Biscuits with Peanut Butter
$0.50/1 Betty Crocker™ Suddenly Salad™
$1/1 Betty’s™ Original Recipe Scratch Cake
$0.50/2 Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Cookie Dough

Save $3.00 on any ONE (1) multipack of BOOST Nutritional Drink or Drink Mix
Save $1.00 when you buy any TWO Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Baked Goods Products (Excludes Grands!™ OR Grands! Jr.™ Biscuits …
Save $1.00 when you buy any flavor/variety Yoplait product listed: Yoplait Go-GURT 16CT OR LARGER ? …
Save $0.75 Any One (1) Package of Bistro Favorites
Save $0.50 Any One (1) Package of Deli Snackers
Save $1.00 on any TWO (2) Sargento Natural Cheese Slices
Save $0.55 Any One (1) Package of Simply Delicious Lunchmeat
Save $1.00 Any One (1) Package of Sub Kits
Save $1.00 when you buy TWO Old El Paso™ products (excludes Old El Paso™ seasoning, refrigerated, and produce products)
Save $1.00 when you buy TWO any Progresso™ products (excludes Progresso™ Pasta Bowls & Progresso™ Organic Soup)
Save $1.00 when you buy THREE CANS any size/variety Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Grands!™ OR Grands! Jr.™ Biscuits
Save $0.75 Any One (1) Package of Premium Lunchmeat
Save $1.00 on ONE (1) Smithfield Anytime Favorites™ product
Save $1.00 any ONE (1) Advil Liqui-Gels Minis 20ct or higher
Save $1.00 off ONE (1) Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners Package (Regular Size, 3-8 Quart or Small Size, 1-3 Quart)
Save $1.00 ONE (1) Walgreens Pantiliner (Excludes 20 CT). Available only at Walgreens
Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) Edge or Skintimate Shave Gel (excludes 2.75 oz.)
Save $1.00 on ONE (1) Walgreens Ultra-Thin or Maxi Pad. Available only at Walgreens
Save $3.00 Any (2) Cetaphil (excluding trial/travel sizes and single bars)
Save $10.00 off ONE (1) Neutrogena Acne Light Therapy Product (valid on Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask, Spot Treatment, or Activator)
Save $4.00 off any ONE (1) Neutrogena Facial Moisturizer or Treatment (excludes clearance, travel and trials)
Save $6.99 any Neutrogena Acne, Cleansing, and Men’s products. Savings up to $6.99
Save $1.00 on ONE (1) CERTAINTY Incontinence Liners (Available only at Walgreens)
Save $1.00 on ONE (1) Seventh Generation Feminine Care Product

SAVE $1.50 on ONE (1) GOLD BOND® Psoriasis, Diabetics’, Eczema, Rough & Bumpy, Neck & Chest, Dark Spot Min., or 13 oz Lotion (excludes hand creams and 1 oz)
SAVE $0.50 on any ONE (1) Snuggle® product (Excludes trial size)

Save $3.00 on any ONE (1) Heliocare Anti-Aging Supplement. Unlock when you complete 1 Ferndale Laboratories, Inc activity.
Save $3.00 on Any ONE (1) Carmex® Cold Sore Treatment
Save 35¢ on Any ONE (1) Carmex Daily Care® Lip Balm
Save 45¢ on Any ONE (1) Carmex Comfort Care® Lip Balm
Save $3.00 on (1) Dr. Scholl’s® Pain Relief Insole ($8.95 or higher)
RectiCare Anorectal Cream (30g). Unlock when you complete 1 Ferndale Laboratories, Inc activity.


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WALMART – 26″ Hyper Summit Men’s Mountain Bike – CLEARANCE $87 (was $179)

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WALMART – 26″ Hyper Summit Men’s Mountain Bike – CLEARANCE $87 (was $179)

Great savings if you are shopping for a bike like this!

  • Frame: polished aluminum
  • Suspension of 26″ men’s mountain bike: full suspension
  • Gearing: 21 speeds twist grip
  • Shimano equipped
  • Tires/wheels: 26″ wheels
  • Brakes on hyper summit mountain bike: front and back
  • Seat: padded
  • Handlebars: standard
  • Pedals: standard
  • 3-piece, high-performance crank
  • Maximum weight capacity: 275 lbs
  • Dimensions of 26″ men’s mountain bike: 52.36″L x 7.48″W x 27.17″H
  • Shifts gears quickly and smoothly
  • Ideal gift for any man that loves having adventures outdoors
  • Ideal for men 6′ or taller

NOTE:  Clearance items are not always available in your store. They might be only in the warehouse. Most items can be ordered online and sent to your store and you can pick it up for free.  If you don’t like or it does not fit, you can return it directly to the store. So easy!

Order online with FREE Store Pickup

Or ships FREE to home with $35 purchase

SHOPPING TIP: If you get close to the $35 minimun, simply order other stuff you always buy including groceries! There are more and more grocery items available on now that you can have shipped to your home. I love ordering the big and heavy stuff for home delivery like 20 rolls of toiler paper or big jugs of laundry detergent, stuff like that. I do about half of my grocery shopping on now. So convenient!

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Friday Chat – I Woke Up Feeling Human Again… and Happy



Today I woke up happier than I have been in a very, very long time.  Why?  Because I turned off the last bit of noise.

A few days ago I turned off my Youtube comments.  Made me very nervous, but when I woke up the next day to silence on my channel, I started to relax.  After a few days I realized that even if I lose all earnings by turning off my youtube comments, I don’t know if I could ever go back to turning them on. Maybe. Not sure.

Since I was able to experience the silence and discover just how good it felt, I decided to go ahead and turn off posting and commenting in my Peanut Gallery group.  I know.  Not what a group is about, right?  Groups are for interaction.  Socializing.  Conversations.  And sadly, memes. All things I can’t stand.

I went to bed feeling like a failure because I didn’t fit in to society, not even online.  Then I started to think… what had I really done?  I turned off the noise.  Yes, even online chatter is noise to me.  I don’t know about others, but when I read, I read out loud in my head.  Like really loud.  And I often re-read stuff over and over, something I’ve always done. Not sure why I do that, but I do it (some OCD shit going on).  Even if the conversation is interesting, after a little bit I’m sick of the noise and the stressful task of reading.

It’s almost like you are at a party. At first it’s fun. Then you develop a headache for whatever reason and little by little, you realize you are no longer having fun, but you are still able to act civilized.  But the headache amplifies the chatter and all the conversations and laughter around you becomes painfully loud. The joke that someone just told you, a joke you might think was funny if you felt better, makes you want to knock them across the room.  You get to the point that you can’t stand any of it. And you wonder why people are still talking to you.  You don’t even want them talking to each other.  You are in pain. You are miserable. And you don’t understand why everyone is just going on like nothing is wrong.  Then you realize it’s because they don’t know you are suffering. Or some might know and they just don’t care.

If you are at this party in someone else’s home. Cool beans. You can leave. Even that can be hard because maybe the host really wants you there. Maybe you are there to help out. But you are sick and you need to leave. Pretty sure this is a decision most would make, even if it pisses off the host (and fuck them if they take it that way).  The excuse is simple, I have a terrible headache and I’m sick.  No one thinks you are a freak.  Most understand and don’t need you to go into depth over it.  You don’t have to mention that a drunk man’s lousy joke was the last straw.

But what if this party is in your own home? What if you are the host?  You sent out all the invitations and everyone came because they wanted very much to be there. Or at least they felt somewhat obligated so they came. And now what if you slowly realize the party is too much for you to handle?  It’s too loud. You can’t process it. Your head is killing you. You are getting sick to your stomach from anxiety. You worry that the next burst of laughter might make you cry right there in front of everyone.  What are your choices?

Do you just put up with it and let it suck all the life out of you?  And even worse, do you continue to have more parties hoping the next one will work out better for you?  Maybe you just need to try harder and harder until you can survive your own party?  That’s no longer an option for me.  I’m sick of trying.

Or do you announce you are sick and ask (or force) everyone to leave?  You are so sorry but that’s just the way it has to be?

Maybe you could try excusing yourself and going off into another room until your brain settles down a bit.  Let the party go on without you, but then you worry because you are the host!  And although this might work well for one party, what if you want to have more parties?  Are you supposed to host parties and always leave?

Here’s what I decided to do.  My Peanut Gallery Group is the party.  I let everyone know that the party was just too much for me to handle mentally.  Everyone is welcome to stay, but everyone needs to be quiet.  How’s that for an option!   If someone wants to just chill and hang out by my pool (in my dreams) or snack on the all-meat appetizers that I made (’cause you know that’s what I’m serving) and just stick around to see if I might have something interesting to say (because after all, some say they LOVE me and they are ADDICTED to me so they are there for me, right? lol, not always the case), they are more than welcome stick around.  If they are not interested in that kind of “quiet” party, they can simply leave.

Fucking best decision I ever made.

I woke up relieved. The noisy party is over. I still have guests hanging out with me. They can chill out just like I can. I’ll let them know when the next video snack is served and they can indulge by watching if they want.

And you know what else I thought?  Who the hell even cares if I’m social on youtube comments or on facebook? What the fuck does it matter to anyone?  I’m here to provide content via my channel and my blog. Nothing more, nothing less.   I do this because it’s what I love to do.  I don’t seek approval from anyone.  I think one of the reasons comments that approve of what I do make me so uncomfortable is because I rarely had any experience with approval.  When I reached for it within my own family, that didn’t work out well for me.  So I stopped asking for it. And getting approval from complete strangers is just not something I warm up to.  It feels fake. And it turns into noise.

Yesterday’s video was all about my dilemma.  Not sure what today’s video will be, but for once I actually feel like recording and not just pushing through it.  I feel so free!

What I Have on eBay:  Nothing new (I still have Halloween and Reindeer) but I am going to try to have something listed later tonight or at least by tomorrow!!!

10 Free eBooks plus Free Music:  I have the new Free eBook Downloads which includes Free Indoor Games for Kids, a Cranberry Cookbook, Great Expectations (a classic) and more!  I also have the Free Music Downloads.

Youtube Analytics Mini Update:  I am holding stead with earnings. No spike. Don’t care. Holding stead is fine by me. Just hope that continues.

Peanut Gallery Facebook Group Update:  We currently have 1.065 members and shrinking! lol  I lost about 20 members because they apparently don’t want a quite party.  I gained about 10 more who probably joined not knowing it’s a quiet party, so maybe they will end up leaving.  Now I want to invite everyone who loves a quiet party! I know there are others out there who don’t like memes or silly conversations, yet you might still like to know what I’m up to.  This is the group for you!   You can join here!

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6 FREE Music Downloads from Amazon for 9/22/17

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This music is only FREE for a little while.  Click on the Get Song FREE tab.  If that tab is not available, the song is no longer free. 

  1. Highway 9 – Barnaby Bright
  2. Summer Of ’69 (Workout Mix) – Max McCabe
  3. Ocean Motion – Brandon Musser
  4. Lullaby – Gotham Wind Symphony
  5. Healing Harmony: Incarnations – Inner Peace
  6. Bride of Infinity – Blondie


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10 FREE EBOOKS you can download from Amazon Today 9/22/17 – 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!

PLEASE READ!!!  To get the ebooks for FREE, absolutely FREE with no strings attached (and no signing up for KindleUnlimited) be sure the Kindle Price is $0.00 then use the Buy Now with 1 Click tab.  If the price is not $0.00 then the ebook is no longer free.  Do NOT click on Read for Free (if it’s there) because that signs you up for a free trial run of KindleUnlimited which later turns into a paid service (but you can cancel).

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Free eBooks – price can go up at any time, so hurry if you want them! Always make sure the Kindle Price is $0.00 before you buy!

  1. Cranberry Cookbook: Hassle-Free & Delicious Recipes that can be Made with Cranberries
  2. Indoor Games: 21 Fun Indoor Games for Kids
  3. The Submarine Full of Bees: A Bedtime Story For Kids Aged 5 to 10
  4. Crochet: Step by Step Beginner’s Guide
  5. Queen of Penny Pinching: Getting Out of Debt and Saving Money Fast
  6. Art Of Candle Making: How To Make Luxurious Candles From Scratch and Start Candle Making Business
  7. Great Expectations (Classics)
  8. Squeaky the Mouse: Short Stories, Games, and Jokes (for kids)
  9. The Art Of Letting Go
  10. Mocktails Menu: A Collection of Non-Alcoholic Beverages for Your Next Dinner Party


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Tag Along Car Vlog – I’m Not Human

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Thursday Chat – More About Comments Off. Big Brother and AGT is Over! Possible Car Vlog Today.


Happy Thursday!

Thank goodness both Big Brother and America’s Got Talent are over!  I did not care for Big Brother this season and in the beginning, I was shocked that they didn’t boot Josh right away. As it got closer to the end, I had a feeling Paul would not win because he was pissing too many people off by blind siding them (why anyone would trust what anyone says in that house is beyond me!) so I was not surprised with Josh winning. But man, it was close! Glad my man Cody got the $25K.  He was my favorite due to his ability to say he hates people. lol

As for Talent, my girl won.  I wanted her from the very beginning. It’s always sad for those who lose, but if they are business minded, they will find a way to stay in the spotlight. After all, many winners are never heard from again (remember the chicken singer?) so winning does not mean lasting success.  Pretty sure Darci Lynne the girl ventriloquist has a good career ahead of her.

And yes, I watched both programs by switching channels.  Worked wonders and I only had to invest 2 hours of my precious work time on 4 hours worth of shows!

And next week… Survivor!

As for videos yesterday, I managed to complete an Upcycled Fashion!!!  And I liked the way this one came out.  The bonus is that it was not stressful for me.  I picked something I figured I could do since it was very similar to one of my t-shirt dresses.  I’m still not feeling the love for youtube so I’m being very picky about what I record.

As for recording today, quite sure there will be a car vlog which makes me nervous because I feel it could easily turn into a therapy session.  Those videos make me sick. lol  But at least with comments off I don’t have to be face to face with any “helpful” advice, stupid suggestions or prayers for my mental health.  Those comments bored me to tears and irritated the hell out of me.  I’m always amazed at how many people offer suggestions without me ever asking for them. It goes something like this… I’m in the car and I state that I’m thirtsy.  Someone is guaranteed to leave a suggestion that next time I should bring water.  Helpful, right? Fuck NO!  Do they think I don’t fucking know that? And did I ask for any kind of a solution?  I didn’t.  I was simply stating I was thirsty.  That does not require a fucking conversation.

And I don’t care what anyone says or how anyone feels about it.  Just because someone puts themselves out there does NOT mean others watching have any rights on that person’s channel. Some are mega pissed about me turning comments off.  Why?  Because they feel I turned off their right to say something.  But guess what?!?!?  I didn’t take away that right!  They can have their say all they want on their own channel or facebook page or in whatever group they are in.  It’s not mandatory that I have to hear it or see it.

Now that my comments are off, it’s hitting me just how much I  r  e  a  l  l  y  hate them.  And this is why I think a car vlog can turn into a therapy session.

What I Have on eBay:  Nothing new (I still have Halloween and Reindeer). I will try to get some new stuff listed soon.

10 Free eBooks plus Free Music:  I have the new Free eBook Downloads which includes Bargello Quilting, Mexican Appetizers, Trauma Bonding (I’d love to read this but I know I’d never get around to it) and more!

Yesterday’s Deal:  I didn’t get around to doing any bargain hunting yesterday, but you can check out the clearance section here.

Youtube Analytics Mini Update:  I forgot to mention that we hit 28K subscribers the other day!  Very pleased with that.  I used to joke that I wanted 50K by the end of the year but deep down I would have been totally thrilled with 20K.  I got that plus more!  And if I can hit a spike with comments turned off, 50K would be a possibility. But for now, I’m good with what I’ve got and I’m willing to hold out a bit longer to see how comments off works for me.

Stuff You Can Do: FREE Home Depot Workshop – Harvest Yard Signs – 9/21/17

Peanut Gallery Facebook Group Update:  We currently have 1.075 members and growing! PGFB members get early notices of my eBay auctions and other fun stuff. Don’t miss out! You can join here!

What I’m Watching Tonight:  Project Runway!!!  No Big Brother to deal with so I can watch runway pretty much all evening. I let the repeats run.

Have a great Thursday!  Darlene xoxo


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