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Tuesday Chat – Tipster Tuesday, Slumber Party Tonight, My Stinky Wings!


Happy Tuesday!

Today is one week since Skylar has been here.  It’s already going by too fast!  I have so many things planned and we have not even tapped in to those tasks yet, like sorting toys for donation.  How much you want to be we don’t get that done?  Hard for me to part with stuff.

Let me tell you what Skylar is mega excited about!  Her cousin Nora is coming today for a two night sleepover! That’s if all things go as planned.  And I hope to have her at least one or two nights per week during Skylar’s stay.  Slumber party for the girls! And that includes me! lol

Yesterday, Skylar and I did not do much during the day.  We crafted and she napped.  Then we went out and I recorded a Snippets video of our adventures.  And I ended my day by eating stinky wings.  And I guess it’s not my imagination because others left comments that they think those Tyson wings are funky too!

I’m quite sure Skylar will have something on my channel with Nora here.  I love to edit Skylar’s videos when I’m not a part of them. So fun to see what they come up with!  Please subscribe to Skylar’s World so you won’t miss out!

I have a Tipster Tuesday video pre-recorded so let me go publish that right now… DONE!  This one is about the importance of Watch Time.  You can see it here.

I must jump in the shower and get this day started.  Skylar wants to play cards.  We make up all the games we play.  So fun!  I really should record some of those games.  There are times we make up one that we absolutely love but then next time we are together, we can’t remember it.  A video would be helpful!

Have a great Tuesday!  Darlene xoxo


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I Ate Stinky Wings – Snippets of My Time with Skylar

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New Coupons for 6/19/17 –


These coupons came out over the past 7 days.

CHECK THE HEADER of this blog (just look up above!) for links to the coupon database and to lots more coupons!! Be sure you click on Other Coupons for many more sources!

Save $0.50 ONE Pampers Wipes between 56 ct ? 150 ct
Save $1.50 ONE Pampers Splashers Swim Diapers (excludes trial/travel size)
Save $1.00 On any 1 True Lemon/True Lime Lemonade or Unsweetened product not including 5 or 12 cts (Available at Walmart)
Save $0.75 On Any One (1) Bottle of Nakano Rice Vinegar
Save $0.75 on the purchase of ONE (1) Hidden Valley Simply Ranch dressing (Redeemable at Walmart)
Save $1.00 when you buy any ONE (1) Barilla Ready Pasta pouch
Save $0.75 on any TWO (2) DOLE Canned Fruit
Save $0.40 on ONE Despicable Me Minion Made™ Cereal
Save $1.00 on any TWO (2) OSCAR MAYER Natural Meat & Cheese Plates
Save $1.00 on any 2 (two) boxes of Cap’n Crunch cereal
Save $0.75 On Any One (1) Bottle of Holland House Cooking Wine
Save $0.55 on the purchase of any two (2) HORMEL Chili products
Save $2.00 on any ONE (1) TruBiotics product
Save $1.50 on ONE (1) TUMS Chewy Bites.
Save $1.50 on any TWO (2) TUMS Product 32 count or larger.
Save $3.00 On Any Pearls™ Branded Product
Save $4.00 On any Fortify™ 30 Billion Formula
Save $1.00 off TWO (2) packages of Hefty Slider Bags (10 Ct. or Larger)
Save $0.50 on ONE (1) Snuggle 50oz. Blue Sparkle OR 75oz. Fabric Conditioner (Available at Walmart)
Save $1.50 on any Glad ForceFlex or ForceFlex with Febreze Trash Bags (excludes 5ct.)
Save $0.50 ONE Cascade Rinse Aid Product (excludes trial/travel size)
Save $2.00 any ONE (1) Anchor Hocking Bake ‘N Take Tote Item
Save $3.00 any ONE (1) 16 Piece or Larger Anchor Hocking Food Storage Set
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Save $2.00 ONE Tide PODS 12 ct or larger (excludes trial/travel size)
Save $2.00 on any one (1) Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure™ product ($4.00 or more)
Save $1.00 any ONE (1) Suave Professionals Avocado + Olive Oil, Bamboo + Aloe Hair product or Luxe Infusions Styling Product
Save $4.00 any ONE (1) Neutrogena Cosmetics Face product (excludes trial sizes and clearance products)
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Save $1.50 on any one (1) LUBRIDERM Product (13 oz. or larger)
Save $1.50 ONE Fixodent Adhesive 2.0 oz or larger (excludes trial/travel size)
Save $2.00 on any one (1) Sally Hansen Miracle Gel™ Nail product ($7.45 or more)
Save $2.50 any ONE (1) Neutrogena Cosmetics Lip or Eye product (excludes trial sizes and clearance products)
Save $2.00 ONE Pantene Styling OR 3 Minute Miracle Product (excludes trial/travel size)
Save $2.00 ONE Pantene Shampoo OR Conditioner Product (excludes 6.7oz and trial/travel size)
Save $2.00 ONE Pantene Gold Series Product (excludes trial/travel size)
Save $3.00 on any one (1) DenTek™ Dental Guard (Available at Walmart)
Save $2.00 off TWO (2) Tone Body Washes (16 oz. or larger) or Tone Bar Soaps (6 pack)
Save $1.00 ONE Venus Swirl™ OR Venus & Olay Razor (excludes disposables)
Save $1.00 ONE Daisy Disposable Razor Pack 4ct or larger
Save $1.00 ONE Venus Original OR Embrace Disposable Razor Pack 2ct or larger
Save $2.00 on any ONE (1) Coppertone product (5 oz. or larger)
Save $1.00 ONE Always Radiant Pantiliner 48 ct or larger (excludes trial/travel size)
Save $1.00 on any (1) Le Petit Marseillais™ product
Save $1.00 ONE Gillette Mach 3 OR Fusion Disposable Razor (excludes trial/travel size)
Save $1.00 ONE Gillette Sensor 2, Sensor 3, or Custom Plus 3 Disposable Razor 4ct or larger (excludes trial/travel size)
Save $3.00 on any (1) AVEENO product (Excludes bar soap, trial/travel, and clearance)
Save $3.00 on any (1) Neutrogena product (Excl. Cosmetics, 7-count makeup remover cleansing towelettes, bar soap, trials, and clearance)
Save $1.00 ONE Gillette Mach 3 System Razor (excludes trial/travel size)
Save $1.00 ONE Simply Venus Disposable Razor Pack 4ct or larger
Save $1.00 ONE Gillette Fusion ProShield™ OR ProGlide™ System Razor (excludes disposables)
Save $1.00 off ONE (1) Right Guard Xtreme™ Antiperspirant Deodorant (Excludes Right Guard Sport)
Save $3.00 on one (1) bag of Purina Beneful Dry Dog Food, any variety (excludes Purina Beneful Grain Free)
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Save $3.00 on one (1) bag of Purina Beneful Grain Free Dry Dog Food
Save $1.50 on any ONE (1) Unscented Fresh Step Clumping Litter, 15.4+ lbs
Save $8.00 on one (1) bag of Purina Pro Plan Dry Dog Food, any size, any variety Redeemable only at Petco.
Save $2.00 on any ONE (1) Scoop Away Clumping Litter, 34lbs or 38lbs only


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Monday Chat – Tag Along Yesterday, Youtube Update Too, Not Sure About Today.


Happy Monday everyone!

I’m suddenly so sad.  Skylar is only going to be here for 5 weeks, not 5.5.  I was so sure I booked their return trip around the 22nd of July but it’s the 19th!  Now I feel like I lost precious time.  Tomorrow is already one week down. Only 4 weeks left!  It suddenly does not seem like enough time.  I don’t like losing those few days that I thought we had together.  Oh well… I’m sure the booking was not working out and that’s why I booked the way I did.

Let’s talk a bit about yesterday.  We did so much stuff!  Played games, painted, shopped, laughed, cried (her, a little, me, not yet… lol) and we ate some good meat!  She even asked for meat last night as a snack.  Thinly sliced london broil cooked in butter with sharp cheddar cheese melted on top.  Simply delish!  But she eats other stuff too. Not just meat.  So back off, haters!

We went to Walmart for a few things and we took you with us.  It was so incred hot in the store!  Seriously, I’m sure some people could not shop due to the humidity.  Just crazy!

I also managed to upload my Youtube Earnings Update last night.  So far, it’s a good month!  Check it out!

Not sure what we have on the agenda for today.  I’d like to maybe go out if it’s not too hot. Don’t know.  I sometimes wish our summer vacations together could be away from this house, far away, like maybe Florida or something.  A change of family dynamics would be nice.  Lots of stress in this house.  You know what I mean, jelly bean?

Update:  I’m currently making clothing for stuffed animals.  I do not have the camera on.  I need to be able to do some stuff sans camera.  But maybe we can show you what I made later and also might be able to show how I used baby clothing as patterns for stuffed animals and dolls.  After Skylar leaves.

Have a great Monday!  Darlene xoxo


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Youtube Earnings Update for June 2017 (First Half of Month)

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Tag Along with Us to Walmart – Yes! We Blew a Horn

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Sunday Chat – Youtube Earnings Update Tonight (I hope) and Other Stuff We Have Planned



Happy Sunday!

It’s another gray day!  I think I’ll take Skylar out for a nice ride later and take advantage of no pesky sun bothering my eyes.  And it’s not hot.  Perfect day!

We have been super busy with so many things. One thing we did was get a fabric order ready for eBay and I sold out in about 2 hours.  Today we will get all the packages ready for tomorrow’s pickup.  So fun to be able to work with Skylar as my helper.  She helps so much!

Another thing on the agenda for today is more sewing lessons.  I want her to try my old machine as I think it will be easier for her to guide the fabric.  And I’d like to pull out a messy drawer and clean it.  She actually loves tasks like that.  I don’t. lol  But it will be something we can do together that does not require messy cleanup like paint and glue. lol

No matter what we end up doing, it will be fun and exhausting at the same time.  I have been up since 7:00am which is unheard of for me.  So I’ll be pooping out soon.

Oh!  I forgot to mention that I will indeed be doing my Youtube Earnings Update as usual.  I had a bit of time to record it but then both my batteries were dead.  Once they are charged, I’ll finish up.  Hopefully I can have that uploaded tonight.  And I’d like to have something for Skylar’s channel too.  Busy busy!

Have a great Sunday!  Darlene xoxo


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[SOLD OUT] 16 Cotton Fat Quarters – Quilt Fabric Stash Builder – On eBay

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Saturday Chat – Fabric Soon! Sewing Lessons Today! Tag Along Yesterday!


Happy Saturday!

We were in bed by 10:30pm last night.  Took a while for me to sleep, but it felt good to just be horizontal.

We were so busy yesterday!  Along with all our other stuff we normally do (crafts, sewing, cards, games) we also got the future fabric orders ready for ebay.  Skylar removed all the tags and staples, I did all the cutting, we both folded and Skylar made all the stacks.  Then she got the idea to iron the fat quarters and one by one, she took all 128 fat quarters and pressed then after they were folded just to make them look neater, she said.  This is not a step I will be continuing with after she is gone. lol

I hope to have the listing for the fat quarters up later today. Stay tuned!

If you want, you can watch us go to Marden’s for the fabric.  You will see the fabric we selected in the the upcoming video.

I also want to sit with Skylar today and have her sew in cotton.  So far she has only used felt.  The felt was good because it was stiffer so in a way easier to feed under the foot.  But cotton is the fabric dreams are made of!  As soon as she can sew a somewhat straight seam on cotton, we will work on her very first quilt.  I would like her to make the top all on her own, and I can help her with the rest. She wants to make four mini quilts, one for each of their pets.  I’ll be quite satisfied if we can knock out even one! I told her they can share for now. lol

Not sure what else we are doing today.  It’s not hot so it’s a good day to get some stuff done around here, like maybe we can go through old toys and she can help decide if anything can be donated.  I’m hopeful that with her, I’ll be able to clear some stuff out.

Have an awesome Saturday!  Darlene xoxo


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