Why do humans engage more with negativity?

Tour of the Pleasant Hill Boat Launch

Driving Down a Mississippi Country Road with Music

The Bee Gees on 8-track – How I Discovered Music

First Rehearsal in 16 Months

Why I’m meeting with the Mayor of Hernando, MS

Can you have mixed feelings over the loss of a family member?

Going to the gym and working my tail off

I’m joining a band and will be playing live music again!

Blast From the Past – Cheater’s Strip Set Half Square Triangle #2

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New Penny Auction – 30 Full Width Scrappy Strips – eBay

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New Penny Auction – 500 Batik Selvages, 500 Sticks, 250 Folds – eBay

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3 New Penny Auctions – Fussy Cuts and Big Selvage Lot – eBay

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My Newest Scraps Video Came Out of the Gate Strong!

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I have a hot video!!! It’s about time. April has been horrid for me so far.  At one point I was on target to earn about $1,500 LESS than March.  I’ve picked that up a bit, but I’m still going to take a big hit. 

The advertisers CPM has gone down, I’m assuming due to the economy. And I’m good with that because I plan for such things. It’s called savings.  I’m finding out many people don’t do that.  I’m actually shocked by how many don’t do that.  Like, for real, shocked.

I’m still excited by my little rocket erection.  That’s what I call the rocket image youtube provides once it starts to curve up.  I have another name for when it curves down. Limp dick.  I’m so mature.

In the image, the gray area is where my videos usually are. The blue line is where this video is at the 43 hour mark.  The first night of earnings is in, only $28.47, but that’s normal because I upload at night so that reflects just a few hours of earnings. The earnings for yesterday, which will come out tonight, should be much better since that will be for a full 24 hour period and the erection got stronger as time went on.

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Double Chocolate Chunk Pudding Cookies Recipe

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Chocolate Chunk Pudding Cookies Recipe

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INGREDIENTS:
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1 pouch (17.5 oz) Betty Crocker Double Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix (like this)
1 box (3.9 oz) chocolate-flavor instant pudding & pie filling mix
1/2 cup butter, melted
3 tablespoons water
1 egg
1 1/4 cups Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups minis (like this)
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DIRECTIONS:

1:  Heat oven to 350°F.

2:  Mix cookie mix, dry pudding mix, melted butter, water and egg in large bowl with spoon until soft dough forms. Stir in Reese’s minis until blended. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

3:  Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are set. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Store covered in airtight container.

Darlene’s Tips:  You can try this with any flavor cookie mix and any flavor pudding. You can add any flavor morsels instead of the reese’s minis. Add nuts if you like. Experiment!

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Instant Coffee and Black Bean Brownies Recipe – 3 Ingredient Brownie Mix Hack

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INGREDIENTS:
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1 box (1 lb 2.3 oz) Betty Crocker fudge brownie mix
1/2 cup drained and rinsed black beans (from a can)
2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
1/2 cup water
optional: frosting of your choice
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DIRECTIONS:

1: Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13×9-inch pan with cooking spray.

2: Place beans in a blender and coffee granules with 1/2 cup water.  Cover and blend on high speed 30 to 60 seconds or until smooth.

3: Mix bean mixture and brownie mix in large bowl until well mixed. Spread batter evenly in pan.

4: Bake 16 to 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out with moist crumbs attached. Cool completely in pan on rack, about 1 hour.

Darlene’s Tips: I bet these brownies are super moist yet no egg for those who don’t do eggs! You can add 1/2 cup of chopped nuts or any flavor of baking morsels. If you add frosting, you can also top with more morsels or sprinkles of your choice.

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One Pot Mac & Cheese Recipe – Just 3 Ingredients

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INGREDIENTS:
1 lb uncooked elbow macaroni
2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
1 can (12 oz) evaorated milk (like this stuff)
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DIRECTIONS:

1:  In 5-quart pot, heat evaporated milk and 4 cups hot water to boiling.  Add macaroni and bring back to a boil.

2:  Reduce heat to simmer and cook uncovered for about 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently.  Do not drain.

3:  Remove from heat and stir in cheese until melted.

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Darlene’s Tips:  If you have too much liquid, drain some before adding the cheese.  If you don’t have enough liquid, you can add some water or some milk, any milk, whole, any percent or skim.

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Easter Peeps Nests – Easy Food Craft

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INGREDIENTS:
Round Cookies of your choice (store bought or bake your own)
White frosting
Assorted gel food colors
Jelly beans
PEEPS brand marshmallow chicks
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DIRECTIONS:

1:  Separate frosting into small bowls and tint as desired.

2:  Pipe a continuous circle of frosting to create a nest, leaving a space in the center.

3:  Add a few jelly beans to the nest (see image).

4:  Top with a Peeps chick.

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Darlene’s Tips:  You can use peanut m&m candies instead of jelly beans. You can also make all the nests green so you don’t have to mix as many nest colors.

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Copycat Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake Recipe

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INGREDIENTS:
1 tub (1.5 quarts) chocolate ice cream
1 package (14.2 oz) Oreo cookies, crushed
1 jar (12.8 oz) hot fudge topping
1 tub (1.5 quarts) vanilla ice cream
24 oz frozen whipped topping, thawed
Betty Crocker candy sprinkles and Rainbow Candy Chips
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DIRECTIONS:

1: Remove chocolate and vanilla ice cream from freezer and allow to stand at room temperature for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine crushed Oreo cookies and hot fudge sauce until thoroughly mixed.

2:  Scoop chocolate ice cream into a 9-inch springform pan lined with parchment paper. Top chocolate ice cream with cookie-fudge mixture and place scoops of vanilla ice cream on top of the cookie layer. Spread the ice cream flat and even with a spatula. Return to freezer until firmly frozen, at least 4 hours or overnight for best results.

3:  Working quickly, remove the cake from the springform pan and transfer to a serving platter. Frost cake with whipped topping, piping decoration around the edges with an icing bag fitted with a large star tip if desired.

4:  Return to freezer until firm, about 2 hours. Decorate before slicing and serving.

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Darlene’s Tips:  You can crush the cookies by placing a few at a time in a plastic bag and going over them with a rolling-pin. You can experiment with different types of cookies and any flavors of ice cream. You could try making single servings by building the “cake” in muffin tins. Not sure if they would easily pop out, so single silicon muffin cups would be great! Even if they don’t pop out, you can just eat right from the cup!

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