21 December 2018

Armed & Dangerous

I'm zero focused today because I've got a case of the wiggle worms. It's a serious condition brought on by eating too many candy canes on the Friday before Christmas. I'm told, there is no cure and that I just have to ride it out.

Symptoms include ...

Inability to focus on edits. 
Not being able to sit still long enough to edit.
Not wanting to edit and ...
Velcro-ing elf ears on the pups.

If you see someone with this rabid condition, do not approach the subject. Warning, do not approach. Subject is armed with Christmas lights and considered dangerous.

13 December 2018

Friday Question (now with more onions)

I'm pooped. I spent today (it's Wednesday night as I write this), editing my eyes are burning. Tomorrow, I'm unplugging for the day and I'm finally gonna dealing with the tools. We have a second bathtub, we don't use. So we store stuff in there. Well, it's time for the circular saw and drills to say goodbye until spring.

In other news, I tossed a bunch of un-peeled onions in an air fryer and guess what I ended up with? A chutney/relish spicy goodness. If you fancy onions, please have a look.

PS: Friday Question. Guess how many times I've used my new Vitamix so far?

Three dead spiders and a cup of pickle juice is you get it wrong. Two snowballs and cupcake if you get it right. Only thing is, I'm not gonna tell ya' what I made the cupcake out of.

Insert evil grin, here.

Latest Podcast:
Rule of 3 by The Happy Whisk

06 December 2018


My new Vitamix is almost here and I'm jumping out of my skin. Tim just texted me an image of the box (he's in town during his work day and picked the Vitamix up at the post). He should be home soon. My first Vitamix!


In other news, apologies for taking too long answer everyone back from last Thursday. I like to do it within 24-48 hours.

In other, OTHER news, I went to Wally and bought all the same clothes to wear throughout the entire winter. If you want to hear more about it, I've dropped the short podcast link below. It's the cast titled, Fred Flintstone by The Happy Whisk.

I tell ya, it's only day one of it but so far, I love it. Gonna try it for the full winter to see how it goes. And that means, this weekend, I get to ditch all my ratty old, badly beaten up, hole-filled, food/paint-stained clothes.

Insert happy face here.


Fred Flintstone by The Happy Whisk (podcast link)

I'm also at anchor.fm/TheHappyWhisk (and on iTunes).

Or .... check out how I air-fry raw peanuts and roast red peppers (be warned, some called the roasted pepper video gross). That's okay with me, because I flippin' LOVE my air fry oven.


29 November 2018


Hey Boogerbutts! I don't know what to do with this space? I'm lost and mildly frustrated.

The idea was to turn this into a central location for everything, blogs, MeWe, videos, podcasts... but that doesn't feel right either. So, I'm just gonna come back to blogging for now until I figure it out.

In other news, it's a beautiful snow-filled day outside but not so cold that my toes freeze to the fabric of my socks. So that's a plus. And in other, OTHER news, I'm podcasting and I freakin' love it. My last cast is about how I protect my creativity. If that topic interests you, please have a listen.

Protecting My Creativity by The Happy Whisk (direct link podcast)

As for what I'm up to today .....

Protecting My Creativity by The Happy Whisk (podcast direct link)

12 September 2018


Hey All! I'm trying to get my dot.com to work. When you click this post, does the address show TheHappyWhisk.com or does it show, TheHappyWhisk.blogspot.com? Much thanks!

PS: Random image just for testing.

PPS: I woke up this morning and it was working!

06 June 2018


Hello Boogerbutts.

It's been awhile and here's why. I've been working behind the scenes, followed by a 10-day staycation but also, I don't enjoy my blog space, anymore. Since I don't like my page, I don't come here. My blog feels cluttered, cramped, crowded, and useless, but in real life that's not how I feel. And since this blog has always been a mirror of my life - it's time to fix this space to reflect that.

So, I'm shutting down my blog to rebuild her. We have the technology (Bionic Woman reference - I still own/watch that show and love it!).

I digress.

This space may show an invite only notice, but that's NOT true. It'll be shut down for everyone until I rebuild. You'll still be able to reach me on email.

Thanks for being a part of my old life. But now, it's time for me to blow this sucker up and start fresh.

Whisk, out.

01 May 2018


Hello Gang! I don't know about you but this past weekend I was pooped, pooped, pooped. I slept most of Saturday. But on Friday, Tim took off and we saw Avengers. That was fun. No spoilers. Just gonna say, I LOVE superhero movies.

In other news, Tim and I start our free month trial for a new podcast host. I had no idea we needed one. So much to learn, but that's a good thing.

It's about midnight here. Tim just finished writing. I'm back from the market and tomorrow, I get to make pasta sauce with tinned tomatoes that I got from Big Lots. Never tried them before but I'm excited to give them a go. Then for the weekend, Stromboli!!!! Yeah, baby.

And that my Boogerbutts, is all that's fit to print. I'm off to my coffin soon. Zzzzz....

23 April 2018


It's Sunday and we're outside because when it's warm, we lug our kitchen table to the back deck. The kitchen has sliding doors so it's super easy. But I'm not here to talk about sliding doors. Nope nope. I've got news!

Last Friday, I recorded my first podcast and soon I'll be on iTunes. It's been about 2 years post declutter, and I celebrated by doing a podcast. Also, 2 years and NOTHING has grown back.

How about them apples?

The answer to last week is cinnamon rolls. Winners select their own prizes but next week, it's back to things that ooze, rot and smell bad. You're welcome!

As always, MUCH THANKS for your time and boogie boogie, babies!

17 April 2018

The Great Declutter of 2016 (update)

Hello Boogerbutts!

This is my new laundry space and I love it. For those of you who don't already know, back in 2016 I did what Norma dubbed, The Great Declutter of 2016 - in which I ditched 95 percent of my stuff. Including cupboards that were too high and/or that I just hated.

And, since I won't be around Friday, let's toss in a WHAT AM I? Tell us what this is and win the prize of your choice.

That's right. This is a once in a blogtime offer. Pick your own prize. Dead bugs, rotten pickles and toe nail clippings are still available upon request.


10 April 2018


Nobody wants the roaches, so I'll teleport cupcakes instead. Bug-free. I promise.

Answers are...

Potato eye
Cooling racks
Chunked potatoes
Pink glove

Taken with my macro lens for mobile devices. The kit also came with a wide screen lens and a few other goodies. Total price: 30 bucks. BUT, I had points so all I paid was the tax - the product shipped, FREE.

Hot dog.

In other new, after MANY tries, I couldn't get the baker's rack to work in my lab. So... this past weekend, I moved said rack into the laundry area. Now I have a place to fold and hold cleaning supplies. Where with the other shelf, it just held supplies. I think... think... just maybe... this might be the winner.

And that my Boogerbutts, is all that's fit to print. Be back next Tuesday, the 17th.

06 April 2018

FQ: Riddle Me This...

Riddle me this, Batman. I recently got a new toy. It's smaller than a breadbox, I'm using it for this post and I'm having a blast.

Name my new toy and the items below to win a year supply of dead roaches. Or ... a box of fancy chocolates. But I'm not telling you what the fancy chocolate are made of.

03 April 2018

I'M OVER THE MOON (20K views)

Yesterday, I was all kinds of behind. For about four seconds, I wanted to skip my YouTube deadline. But that's not how this works. Unless I'm dealing with a health issue that has me to be couch-bound, I gotta work.

But I'm not gonna lie, I did a happy dance when I was DONE!

Guess what? I hit 20,000 views and I'm OVER THE MOON. In two months I went from 10K to 20K. Not too shabby for a newbie.

BIG THANKS, to those who helped me reach 20K - Extra gross prizes for you this week.

27 March 2018


I spent MOST of the day outside. My hands are beat up from working, but I don't care. I loved every minute and even found more wild garlic.

And... it's been four months of air frying and I'm still OVER THE MOON with this oven. Today, I baked stuffed peppers for the first time. 15 minutes. No preheat. Stuffed pepper for one? Yes please!

Pepper video isn't ready, so I answered Friday Question in the first clip.

PS: No post this weekend. Be back in April!

Also, check out Tater Tot Waffles. Since making that video, I've eaten about a million tater tot waffles.

This is not a typo.

23 March 2018

FQ: (with bonus round)

Name this chef and win three jars of BBQ sauce, two empty tin cans and a kilo of pebbles. Bonus Round: To win a cellar filled with butterflies, tell me what the items in the first picture have in common with each other. 

Be back with the answers on Tuesday!

20 March 2018


Each new season means a fun challenge and for Spring, I pick jogging. I miss the meditation and effort that comes with getting to the half-marathon mark. Second half-marathon, here I come.

In other news, it's Monday night. Tim's gaming with the guys, the pups are crunching bones and I'm at the kitchen table listening to Bon Jovi's, Knockout. I haven't jogged to it yet, but you can bet your front teeth, that's what I'll be doing first thing Tuesday morning.

FQ: Pumpkin. Ugly toe rings for everyone!

PS: I made you this clip. Apologies for the cut-off beginning. I started yappin' before the camera was ready.

Happy Spring! Happy Autumn!
See you Friday.

16 March 2018

Unplugged +Friday Question

I wasn't raised with Internet so spending my time unplugged, rather than online, comes naturally. I'm a mad scientist who picks lab days over anything else.


But let's travel back to my post about consistency, which refers to publishing on social. There's no point in doing the behind the scenes work, if I'm not consistently uploading.

I invested in better video editing software, implemented deadlines, and dropped one YouTube publishing day. That last one sounds counter-intuitive.

By dropping one posting day on YouTube, I doubled my total published works across multiple platforms -- WITHOUT sacrificing my unplugged quiet time -- which is when I do the bulk of my creating.

Hot dog!

Next obstacle, get my mug in front of the camera.

Now, onto Friday's Question. Tell me what this is and win three frozen boogers, two ankle bracelets and one ugly toe ring.

Toe not included.

To see the answer, click Tuesday's Blog. Thanks for playing and boogie boogie!


13 March 2018


Hey Guys! I'm shooting for a weekly blog post with an optional Friday Question. I've tried this before and failed but I want to give it another go. I like how Alex posts once a week and how Christine, Jo and William post at midnight and 1:00 am, consistently. So I'm stealing from you four. 


Speaking of FQ. It was, Chocolate Chia Pudding. I never noticed the strawberry until I read the comments so, a round of stinky socks for everyone.

No give backs.

09 March 2018

Friday Question: What Am I?

Tell us what this is and win three stinky gym socks, two empty turtle shells and one orange tic tac.

I'll return Tuesday with the answer.

And now ... time to hit the slab because tomorrow, I gotta move a dresser back out of the closet. No pictures of that, but here's the progress on the red wall.

PS: Those flowers are also going, going, going ...

PPS: Click, ANSWER to be taken to the answer. Thanks for playing and boogie boogie, boogerbutts!

06 March 2018


Hello Boogerbutts. What's up? How was your weekend? Mine blew chunks. Spent the ENTIRE time in bed with a head cold that was so heavy I fell over each time I sat up in bed. So that was my weekend.

Today, I'm back to work with lots of rest breaks. Two thumbs up for sitting upright!

In other news, well, I don't have any other news. That's pretty much all I got. Catch ya'll in a week or two. Happy Almost SPRING !!!! (or Autumn!).

PS: I still love air frying. (video links below)

Mini Burritos
Onion Strings
Dinner Rolls
Homemade Salsa

Video Links:

Mini Burritos
Onion Strings
Dinner Rolls
Homemade Salsa

17 February 2018

GOODBYE RED WALL (you're outta here)

Hello Boogerbutts! Happy Weekend. Tim's got three days off and I'm so hungry that I could eat all the onion petals in the house. In case you haven't heard, I love my air fyer oven. Been playing with onion petals, rings and such, more on that another time. I'm just hungry.

Guess what?

The red wall is going, going, going!

PS: Here's a great deal on organic herbs @ Wally's. I LOVE rollbacks. See 4 minute video for the herbs and to say goodbye the wall.

Gone, gone, gone. Or it will be ...

09 February 2018


For the last 24 hours I've been fighting The Doubt Monster. He's a big bastard of a fudge who comes by every now and again just to let me know he's still breathing.

I hate him.  

He can suck it.

Most times, I push him aside because I'm working and don't have time or interest in his nonsense. But yesterday, he hung around too long.

Soon, I started to doubt myself and my YouTube channel. When Tim got home we talked it out, and today I'm back to myself. Albeit a little groggy, but back to making videos and having fun.

I'll take it.

05 February 2018


I've been off my scheduled bedtime but now back(ish), on track. As for blogging, I want back as well. But for today, I'm cheating with a 3 minute vlog.

In other news, this weekend I chopped off my hair, hit 10,000 views on YouTube and our windshield got cracked. No idea how. Not excited about cost of fixing it. 

Grumble, grumble.

And that my Boogerbutts, is all that's fit to print. I'll be around this week to catch up on ALL your blogs. Excited to see what you've been up to.

Cheers and boogie boogie, babies.

16 January 2018

RESTAURANT STORE (muwhahahaha!)

Today was my first FULL work day and I flippin' loved it. And guess what else? Tim came home for lunch. Bonus points all around.

Over the weekend, Tim helped me clean out the fridge and I'm happy to report that the kitchen/lab is working - or at least will work until spring when we you know what happens ....

Knock the flippin' cupboards OUT!

Those interested in seeing my new toy (from the restaurant store), and my temporary baker's rack solution, click the video below.

And that my little blueberries, is all that's fit to print.

11 January 2018


Even after decluttering to the tune of 95 percent, I'm still stuck in limbo when it comes to my lab aka, kitchen. But once we demo the cupboards, I'll be able to make my industrial work space with major focus on shooting videos. Lots and lots and LOTS of videos.  But until then, limbo it is.

If you want to see my hot mess, check the vlog below.

In other news, we have a 3-day weekend coming up and I REALLY, REALLY want to be well enough to go to the restaurant store.

Fingers and nut sacks crossed.

10 January 2018


So ... my kitchen is all moved around again. The baker's rack which I use as a filming bench, is sorta working and sorta not. I still don't have a home for my cookery and bake books. BUT .... none of this (including being sick), has stopped me from shooting video.

Which I flippin' love doing. 

I gotta get my face in front of the camera, if I want my channel to keep growing. Having a face, helps. But I'm still too chicken shit.

Meanwhile, check it out. Air-fry potatoes for breakfast. No oil. No preheat. Look at that golden colour. Want to know my secret? It's turmeric. Oh my yum!

Video below. 

And now ... I'm gonna make a cuppa and get back to tinkering in the lab. I think if I move the spices, that might help. 


09 January 2018


Two things: One, I hit my second big YouTube goal of 204 subs. Second, I made more liquid nut cheese and third ....

07 January 2018

NO WORDPRESS FOR ME (much thanks!)

Hello Booggerbutts!

Much Thanks for your help the other day with blogger vs wordpress. Even with my hosting package (which I think we're dropping), it doesn't sound like WP is for me. On about a million levels. Thanks bunches for the help.

In other news, it's Sunday here. I'm still sick. It's our last day off and ... I made MY FIRST longer, how-to video. Check it out if you have time. The views, comments, likes, subs and shares help rank me as a YouTuber and are much appreciated.

Thanks again for the help the other day.
Catch you guys during the week!

How-To Make Sweet Potato Wraps & Tortillas

04 January 2018

FQ: Have you ever changed your blog?

When I'm sick, I'm also moody about food. Can't taste so I go for texture. Enter, the sweet potato. I love them. Even sick, I love them. Click FULL VIDEO, to see how they baked in the air fryer.

In other news, I'm ready to make a new blog. I might try WordPress. Not for sure yet. Right now, this blog feels cluttered crowded and I want room.

Lots and lots of room.

Plus, I no longer like how the comments are setup here. Though, I might be able to change that before moving to a new place. Either way, that's where I'm at.

Friday Question: Have you ever changed Blogger templates? Or have you moved to a new blog format? Anyone like Wordpress? What comment form works best for you? Any and all feedback is welcome.

Thanks Bunches & Boogie Boogie!