Recipe

Clearance

Recipe

Clearance

Recipe

Freebie

Recipe

Recipe

Coupons

Did I Go Too Far This Time? (Patreon Exclusive)

did i go too far this time darlene michaud patreon exclusive

Did I Go Too Far This Time?
(Patreon Exclusive)

Visit me on Patreon

 

BE COOL -> Subscribe to my Youtube channel


6 FREE KINDLE BOOKS for Kids 2/19/18

. 6 free amazon kindle books for kids darlene michaud

Below are 6 FREE Kindle Books for KIDS 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.

If you like my daily free kindle book list for kids, please consider becoming one of my most awesome and totally appreciated patrons! Your teeny tiny $1.00 per month pledge helps to keep the free kindles books coming your way!

  1. Where’d That Rabbit Go? A Game of Concentration
  2. Let’s Have a Giggle
  3. What am I
  4. Cassidy and the Rainy River Rescue
  5. Easter Bunny Bundle! – 20+ Easter Books for Children
  6. Spot the difference – Happy Birthday

PLEASE READ!!!  To get the ebooks for FREE, absolutely FREE with no strings attached (and no signing up for KindleUnlimitedbe sure the Kindle Price is $0.00 then click Buy Now.  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 before being charged).

 

BE COOL -> Subscribe to my Youtube channel


3 FREE Box Sets of Kindle Books 2/19/18

. 3 amazon free boxed sets darlene michaud

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! Please see Ordering Instructions below!

  1. Swedish Massage (2 book bundle)
  2. Prepper’s Big Collection (20 book bundle)
  3. Epic Series (3 book bundle) (if I wrote ebooks, those would totally be my kind of titles!!!)

You can download for free to your PC or 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 tab.  If the price is not $0.00 then the ebooks are 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 at any time).

 

BE COOL -> Subscribe to my Youtube channel


10 FREE KINDLE BOOKS you can download from Amazon Today 2/19/18 – NO Kindle needed!

. 10 free amazon ebooks darlene michaud

Do you like my daily Free Kindle Book lists?  If you do, please consider becoming one of my $1.00 per month patrons!

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. Thick Wool Knitting: 11 Chunky Wool Patterns
  2. Lentil Recipes: The Ultimate Collection
  3. Upcycling Crafts: 100 Upcycling Projects That Reuse Old Clothes to Create Modern Fashion Accessories, Trendy New Clothes & Home Decor
  4. How To Start a Business You Love And That Loves You Back: Get Clear on Your Purpose & Passion
  5. Homemade Ice Cream Cookbook for Diabetics: Diabetes Friendly Ice Cream Recipes
  6. 9 Christmas Crafts for Kids (it’s never too early to start!)
  7. Scrapbooking: 15 Easy Lessons To Learn Scrapbooking For Beginners + 10 Best Scrapbooking Ideas To Try Today
  8. Slim Mind: A Psychologist’s Guide to Permanent Weight Loss
  9. Acrylic Painting Guide: Nature and landscapes
  10. The Pickling King: The Ultimate Guide

You can download for free to your PC or device!

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

Hot New Releases (updated hourly)

100 Books to Read in a Lifetime!

Best Books of the Month!

PLEASE READ!!!  To get the ebooks for FREE, absolutely FREE with no strings attached (and no signing up for KindleUnlimitedbe sure the Kindle Price is $0.00 then use the Buy Now 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 any time).

 

BE COOL -> Subscribe to my Youtube channel


Monday Chat

chat-monday

It’s Monday!

I just got up and it’s 11:00am. Lost a big part of my day. Yesterday did not go as planned and today is already starting out on the wrong foot. I blame the stinkin’ sunshine! Seriously, I do. Had it been an awesome gray day I would have stayed up when I used the bathroom at 8am. But it was so incredibly sunny and I could not stand it. Back to bed I went.

Yesterday was sunny too. So bright. So sunny.  Bothers me to no end.  I waited until the sun went away before recording and then since it was so late, and since I was just not into it, it took me 4 hours to get this video done.  I had to record it 3 times due to recording issues. And with a crochet tutorial, I can’t just record certain parts. I need to start over. Thank goodness it does not take me too long to record those crochet segments, but still a hassle.  I gave up on recording after that. Went to be early so I could get up early. I could not fall asleep.  Slept late. Whatever!

Another thing weighing heavily on my mind is that I think I might have gone too far with My Epic Reply video.  Let me take that back. Wrong wording.  I don’t think I went too far, but a good chunk of my patrons think I went too far.  It’s always a gamble when I record content like that and I know that before pushing publish. But I certainly don’t apologize for my content because it real, honest, intentional and humorous.  I’m proud of everything I publish even if others are not.

I purposely test the limits which is why I record those kinds of videos on patreon now.  I pretty much know what my limits are now on youtube if I want to keep my peanut gallery happy. Minimal swearing, nothing too controversial, hiding most comments that I reply to due to my replies (but I still reply lol) and no long series like the crumb quilt adventure, my most disliked series to date.  I feel limited on youtube.  I feel free on patreon, or at least more free. lol

And I know many will say… wait, what?  The Crumb Quilt Adventure was your most popular series ever!!!  And that’s true. It was very, very good to me.  But I had to push through it.  I got a lot of hate at the beginning of that series because many of my subscribers were with me because of the silly videos I used to do before I started bringing quilting and crafting into the mix. They did not care to see crafts of any kind. And when I hit them with an entire series of crumb quilting, they were very vocal about how disappointed they were in me. I was different now.  I was now creating content simply for the views. I no longer cared about those who helped to get me where I was.  My channel was going to shit.  And they threatened to unsubscribe. And boy, did they ever!  But…

… others came. New subscribers flocked to me during that series. That made me happy, but I still felt like maybe I did indeed cheat those who were with me for all the silly shit I used to do.  But the thing is, I was tired of the silly shit.  I need to move in a different direction.  There was a new audience waiting for me. So I stuck to what I needed to do, didn’t apologize to any of those who hated my new direction, and was reminded that no matter what, I come first. I can’t let lots of feedback from very unhappy subscribers dictate what I do. After all, it was a quilt series. I was not doing anything controversial, hateful or even remotely unusual. I was sewing scraps of fabric together. Fuck a bunch of haters.

That crumb quilt experience taught me a gigantic lesson. When I get negative feedback over a series or even a single video, and when those people who hate it drop like flies, I have to remind myself that I come first.  I must do as I want and not as others want. And I can’t put all the blame on my content.  After all, if people can leave me in droves over quilting, then yes, I’m certainly going to lose many over something that is over the edge. I can’t fall into the “ooops, I went too far” trap.  Quilting was not going too far.  My humor is not going to far. It’s who I am.  I need to stand by that.  I will never please everyone. And there is always a new audience out there for me.

Now I must get this day started. Not sure what I will do. Yesterday was such a bust. Today must be better else I might want to quit my career. LOL  I still constantly question this career choice. It’s always filled with ups and downs. And it amazes me that I’ve been full-time on youtube for almost 2 years now. And when I say full-time, that’s really double time or even triple time for most.  It’s. All.  I. Do.  I even dream about it, so it’s like I work even while sleeping. I’m not bragging about that.  Being a workaholic is a replacement for booze. And it can be just as damaging in many ways.

Thanks for visiting my blog! Darlene

 

BE COOL -> Subscribe to my Youtube channel


Single Crochet Shuffle Stitch Tutorial – Learn How to Crochet with Darlene

single crochet shuffle stitch darlene michaud

Single Crochet Shuffle Stitch Tutorial
Learn How to Crochet with Darlene

Visit me on Patreon

 

BE COOL -> Subscribe to my Youtube channel


WALMART CLEARANCE – Junior’s Plus Elbow Sleeve Lace Up Top with Ring Detail to 2X – ONLY $5.00 – FREE Store Pickup!

. walmart clearance darlene michaud tall

WALMART CLEARANCE – Junior’s Plus Elbow Sleeve Lace Up Top with Ring Detail to 2X – ONLY $5.00 – FREE Store Pickup!

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 (if available)

Or ships FREE to home with $35 purchase

Availability can change at any time.  Once the clearance deals are posted, stuff sells out quick so these deals may be limited or no longer available.

SHOPPING TIP: If you get close to the $35 minimum, simply order other stuff you always buy including groceries! There are more and more grocery items available on Walmart.com 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 Walmart.com now. So convenient!

Shop More Walmart Clearance Here!
walmart clearance ad

 

BE COOL -> Subscribe to my Youtube channel


WALMART CLEARANCE – Women’s Plus Long Sleeve Brushed Bodycon Dress to 3X – ONLY $8.00 – FREE Store Pickup!

. walmart clearance darlene michaud tall

This “dress” makes a perfect plus size shirt! Yes, you can wear a dress as a long shirt. I give you permission! They never make the shirts long enough anyway. Looks great with jean or leggings. Fantastic price but hurry before they all sell out.

WALMART CLEARANCE – Women’s Plus Long Sleeve Brushed Bodycon Dress to 3X – ONLY $8.00 – FREE Store Pickup!

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 (if available)

Or ships FREE to home with $35 purchase

Availability can change at any time.  Once the clearance deals are posted, stuff sells out quick so these deals may be limited or no longer available.

SHOPPING TIP: If you get close to the $35 minimum, simply order other stuff you always buy including groceries! There are more and more grocery items available on Walmart.com 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 Walmart.com now. So convenient!

Shop More Walmart Clearance Here!
walmart clearance ad

 

BE COOL -> Subscribe to my Youtube channel


New Coupons Updated 2/18/18

. new coupons darlene michaud

These coupons came out over the past 3 days.

CHECKOUT 51 – Every Thursday morning, Checkout 51 updates with a new list of offers. All you have to do is pick the ones you like, purchase them at any store, and upload a photo of your receipt through their mobile app or website. When your account reaches $20, they send you a check!!! Sign up for FREE here!

Be sure you check out this massive list of coupon sources! (see this post)

COUPONS.COM
Save $3.00 On any FIVE Kellogg’s® Cereals
Save $0.50 on any one (1) pack of Energizer® Brand Batteries
Save $0.75 on any ONE (1) Pine-Sol® multi-purpose cleaner, 40oz or larger (Available at Walmart)
Save $2.00 TWO Tampax® Pearl Products 18 ct or larger (excludes trial/travel size)
Save $2.00 any ONE AXE HAIR product (excludes trial & travel sizes)
Save $1.50 TWO Always® Pads AND/OR Liners 30 ct or larger (excludes trial/travel size)
Save $2.00 on ANY ONE (1) Garnier® Nutrisse Hair Color product
Save $3.00 on any one (1) BIC® Soleil® or BIC® Flex™ or BIC® Hybrid 3 Comfort® Disposable Razor Pack (excludes trial and travel sizes)

Tag Along with Me to Walmart and Marden’s!!

AROUND THE WEB
$1.50/1 Nellie’s Free Range Eggs
$0.50/1 Fat Boy Ice Cream product
$0.50/1 Softsoap brand Liquid Hand Soap Pump or Refill (8oz+)
$0.75/1 Softsoap brand Body Wash (15oz+)
$1.50/1 Orgain® Organic Protein Almond Milk
$2/1 Orgain® Organic Nutrition Shakes 4-pack
$5/1 Orgain® Plant-Based Protein Powder
$0.55/1 Ball Park Buns product
$0.50/1 Speed Stick® Antiperspirant/Deodorant (2.3oz+)
$0.75/1 Colgate Total® Advanced Toothpaste (3.0oz+)
$0.75/1 Juicy Juice product
$0.75/1 Farm Rich snack 14oz+
$2/5 Sprout Organic Baby or Toddler Puree Pouches
BOGO Sprout Organic Baby or Toddler Puree Pouch
$1/1 Sprout Organic Baby or Toddler Snack
$2/1 Sprout Organic SMASH 4CT
$2/1 Balmex Diaper Rash Cream
$0.75/1 SeaPak® product 8oz or larger
$0.75/1 Campbell’s® Well Yes!™ soup
$0.25/1 Zoye® Premium Vegetable Oil or But-R-Lite® 16oz

 

BE COOL -> Subscribe to my Youtube channel


Decadent Rolo Slab Pie Recipe

rolo slab pie recipe betty crocker darlene michaud

Please remember that I don’t eat this stuff so I did not test this recipe. I’m just posting so you can try it!

Decadent Rolo Slab Pie Recipe
a General Mills Recipe

Check out this huge selection of Betty Crocker Cookbooks!

INGREDIENTS:

check for ingredient coupons here
1 box Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box (or store brand)
1 jar (16 oz) hot fudge topping
1 box (5.1 oz) Jell-O vanilla-flavor instant pudding & pie filling mix (or store brand)
2 1/2 cups cold milk
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons caramel sauce
1 container (8 oz) Cool Whip frozen whipped topping, thawed (or store brand)
25 Rolo chewy caramels in milk chocolate, unwrapped, cut in half (about 1 cup)

DIRECTIONS:

1:  Heat oven to 450°F. On lightly floured work surface, unroll and stack pie crusts one on top of the other. Roll to 17×12-inch rectangle. Fit crust into 15x10x1-inch pan, pressing firmly into corners and sides. Fold extra crust under, even with edges of pan. Using fork, prick all over bottom and sides.
2:  Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown and completely baked. Cool completely on cooling rack, about 30 minutes.
3:  In small microwavable bowl, place 2 tablespoons of the hot fudge topping. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, refrigerate for later use. Carefully spread remaining hot fudge topping evenly on baked crust.
4:  In medium bowl, beat pudding mix and milk with whisk about 2 minutes or until thick. Beat in 1/2 cup caramel sauce and 1 cup whipped topping until blended. Pour over fudge layer; evenly spread. Refrigerate about 3 hours or until set.
5:  When ready to serve, carefully spoon and spread remaining whipped topping over pudding layer. Sprinkle halved Rolo caramels over top. Remove plastic from small bowl; microwave reserved 2 tablespoons hot fudge topping uncovered on High 10 to 20 seconds or until thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle warmed sauce and remaining 2 tablespoons caramel sauce over top.
6:  Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Cover and refrigerate any remaining pieces.

Darlene’s Tips:  You could use Turtles instead of Rolo candy if you want or any chocolate or caramel kind of candy!

Source and Images: General Mills (Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Tablespoon, Box Tops for Education, Que Rica Vida)coupons-com-logo

 

BE COOL -> Subscribe to my Youtube channel