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Sunday Chat

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It’s Sunday!

I thought I’d start my day with a quick chat to fill you in on a few things. I’m always so busy with videos now that I don’t have the time for daily chats anymore. And I have not yet found a way to work around the clock with zero sleep. I’d love to get rid of time spent on meals too. lol In other words, work and only work would be a perfect world for me.  I think you know that about me by now.

I have a Fabric Frenzy coming up. Here’s the deal… the past 2 frenzies put a damper on how I feel about these sales. Frenzy #4 was a nightmare due to the paypal buttons allowing me to oversell many items (59 to be exact). That forced me to change how I run the frenzies. For Frenzy #5, I ran it on ebay. That only allowed me to oversell one item which was good, but it also took away much of the thrill ride for me since it was not as frenzied. I enjoyed the excitement the original frenzies gave me.

I almost considered stopping the frenzies.  They are a lot of work for me. I don’t mind putting in all the time and effort but it must be exciting for me. Spending all that time on something that I no longer enjoy is not how I like to spend my precious time. But instead of quitting that gig, I decided to keep trying to change it to see if I can find the love for it again.

One thing I have always wanted to do was find a way to include my patrons in the frenzies. Do something special for them. I think now is the time to do that. I’d like to offer some of the listings to patrons first, and early bird special on the Friday before the frenzy. That might bring back some of the excitement for me. And it would be a two-day frenzy now instead of just one. Yes, more work, but if it ups the excitement level, then I’m all for it!   Of course, there is a chance that this will piss off some of my peanut gallery members because people love to get pissed off. Many don’t like change. Some will see this as though I no longer care about the facebook group.

If that’s how you feel (pissed off and left out), think about it this way… if I don’t find a way to make this better for me, I won’t do it at all.  How on earth is that good for you? And no one has to join patreon for the early bird specials. The frenzy will still be there on Saturday for those who want to shop. Will I lose some shoppers who are pissed off?  YES!  I will. I’m aware of that. But it’s what I have to do as a last-ditch attempt as keeping the frenzies alive for those who still want them. There will always be change. Always. Remember, I’m not a fucking robot. I want to feel excited. Please don’t take that away from me.

One thing I constantly tell myself… the people who leave and let me know how selfish I am for thinking only of myself are people I don’t want in my circle. I’m not losing anyone important. I’m losing a loser. Buh-bye!

And one thing I must remember is that if it all falls apart, the changes I made are not what caused it.  It was already falling apart for me.  Changes are necessary to see if I can find the love for frenzies again. If frenzies come to an end, no biggie. I’ll do something else. There is always something else! Do love that!

Other than that, I’m also very busy procrastinating about all the cleaning I have to do around here. I must get ready for Skylar’s visit. I really hope I can accomplish what I need to do.  I would give anything to have help. I’d be totally willing to hire someone to clean and to also be my personal assistant. I think about it every day. The only thing stopping me is that I can’t imagine that I’d ever find a good fit. And I also have zero interest in interviewing anyone. In fact, the interviewing part makes me sick. I’d love to have an assistant just fall into my lap. Not going to happen.

I could go on and on but I have to get busy! Here are some stats for you since my last chat.

Patreon
Last Update (9 days ago): 351 patrons, $987 per month in pledges
Today: 355 patrons, $1,001 per month in pledges
(public stats display an estimate after fees)

Youtube (Darlene Michaud channel)
Last Update (9 days ago):
 49,131 subscribers
Today: 49,557 subscribers
(old earnings playlist here, new stats series here)

Youtube (Sounds and Whispers ASMR channel)
Last Update (9 days ago): 792 subscribers
Today: 803 subscribers

Peanut Gallery Group
Last Update (9 days ago): 2,623 members
Today: 2,645 members

Thanks for visiting my blog!  Darlene

 

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Chewy Cake Mix Peanut-Fudge Cookies Recipe – Easy Cake Mix Hack

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Chewy Cake Mix Peanut-Fudge Cookies Recipe
a General Mills Recipe

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INGREDIENTS:

1 box Betty Crocker Super Moist chocolate fudge cake mix (or any brand)
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 eggs
2 cups candy-coated peanut butter pieces (from 1-lb 1.25-oz bag)
1 cup coarsely chopped salted peanuts
(see my tips below)

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DIRECTIONS:
1: Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick cookie sheets). Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray. In large bowl, beat cake mix, butter and eggs with electric mixer on low speed just until moistened. Stir in peanut butter pieces and peanuts.
2: Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.
3: Bake 7 to 10 minutes or until edges are set and tops appear dry. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely. Store covered.

Darlene’s Tips:  You can use M&M Candies with or withou nuts if you prefer.  You could also add any nuts of your choice or skip the nuts. Experiment with other cake flavors too!

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Chili Cheese Dog Casserole Recipe

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Chili Cheese Dog Casserole Recipe
a General Mills Recipe

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INGREDIENTS:

8 oz Kraft Velveeta original prepared cheese product, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (or store brand)
2 cans (15 oz each) chili with beans (or without beans)
1 package (16 oz) hot dogs, sliced
1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (6 oz)
(see my tips below)

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DIRECTIONS:
1: Heat oven to 375°F. Scatter cheese cubes in even layer in ungreased 13×9-inch pan.
2: In 2-quart saucepan, mix chili and sliced hot dogs. Heat over medium-high heat 4 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until hot. Spoon evenly over cheese in baking dish.
3: Press perforations of crescent rolls to seal. Carefully place over chili mixture.
4: Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle Cheddar cheese over top; bake 5 to 7 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Darlene’s Tips:  You can use a refrigerated crescent dough sheet instead of the rolls. You could also add some chopped onion, green pepper, chopped tomato, or whatever else you like to the saucepan when heating the chili and hot dogs. Love chili with extra beans? Add extra beans of your choice! Top with any cheese you like. It does not have to be cheddar. You can top with sour cream when serving!

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