Saturday, May 25, 2019


Hello Boogerbutts!

Guess what week it is? STAYCATION week and I am over the moon to have Smoochie Face home for 10 days! Count 'em 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. Yeah, baby. I'm a happy whisk!

In other news, I removed all the upper cupboards from my kitchen and I love the open space. I also removed part of the lowers along with the prep station top that went with it. The kitchen/studio/lab still needs a lot of work but I like where things are going.

And in other, other news, Tim's on 10-day staycation. I opened with that but it's such good news that it's worth repeating. Staycation, baby.

Saturday, April 20, 2019


Hello Boogerbutts and Happy Weekend! Right now, no snow and the rain stopped and it's super sunny out.


In other news, I've been away working on a new page to release soon and it's pretty much sucking up all my time but I figure once it's done, it'll be done.

And that my friends, is all that's fit to print!

Catch you soon and boogie boogie.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019


Hello Boogerbutts! It's been a minute and that's because I've been busy building my empire and taking over the world. Insert evil laughter ...


In truth, I never had clue about how much time is needed to build a brand and do everything that needs done. But to be crystal clear, that's not a complaint. I truly love it. I'm making 14 bucks a month and get that that's not a lot of money, but I'm happy - and excited to see where things go from here.

But more on that another time because today, I'm all about cleaning house and welcoming in the new season.

Happy Spring (or Autumn!)

Monday, February 25, 2019


Hello Boogerbutts! It's been a weird month of being sick and I'm thrilled to be all the way back.

In other news, we moved the living room around last week and I LOVE IT!!!!!!! What a difference. To hear more about it click my podcast, FUNCTION OVER FORM.

Two years later, living a clutter-free life is FREEDOM.  We have to space to make new compartments and works stations. Hope you give it a listen.

In other, OTHER news, Tim got me and my friend Jo Instant Pots for Valentine's Day. Best hubby, ever. So fun. So, so fun. I can't stop making stuff. Jo made pork tenderloin and you can read about it by clicking her blog, JO ON FOOD, LIFE AND A SCENT OF CHOCOLATE. And me, I've made more beans than I can count. LOVE THE BEANS. I dunno why I'm shouting.

And now ... I'm just waiting for Tim to get home. I'll be around this week to see what you've all been up to and lemme tell ya', I'm so FREAKIN' happy not to be sick anymore.  Thanks for your patience.

Whisk, out.

Monday, February 04, 2019


I hate being sick but then, I don't remember the last time I heard someone say, "gee, I'd love to catch a bug and be out for the week."
The good news is, I'm on the end of this thing and able to do light work. Which leads me to the last installment of my 3-part podcast.


I gotta tell ya, it feels good to finally be comfortable with self-promotion. Took me forever to get here but now that I am, I feel lighter and free to do the jobs that I need to do without the clutter that comes with feeling uncomfortable.

Goodbye scary monster. Goodbye emotional clutter. You can suck it.


In other news, it's freakin' BEAUTIFUL here today and has been all weekend. I tell you what? I'll take being sick on a sunny day over any other kind because at least in the warm sun, I can sit on the porch, close my eyes and suck in some healing rays. Makes me breathe better, too.

Sunday, January 27, 2019


For me, it's not creating that's an issue. Creating content comes natural and easy for me. Plus, I'm never going to only write, draw, podcast, make videos or write the science behind allergy-friendly air-fry bakes.

I'm always gonna have my hands in various projects at once. I enjoy the work a great deal with no plans to stop.

But ... as I start to build my brand, I want that whitebox (like back when I decluttered), I want that main platform to drive at (with the other platforms in support). And I think... I very much think, I figured it out. But that's a podcast for another day.

For today, please have a listen to, I'M UNCOMFORTABLE - much thanks and boogie boogie.

Friday, January 25, 2019


I'm very, very happy with my ability to sustain a high level of productivity. Writing, drawing, baking, comes nature for me. I value that in myself and I'm happy it's part of me.

But ...

Let's jump into the TARDIS and visit The Great Declutter of 2016. Entirely motivated by a want for a whitebox. A place to shoot food photos. That single focus fueled an entire letting go of 95 percent of my stuff.

With food, videos, cartoons, blog posts, IG captions, podcast and so on, I don't have that single focus or whitebox in mind. In fact, I don't even know what my main is?

Which brings me to my podcast,

Friday Question: What do you suck at?

2nd Friday Question:

Name the last baked good you ate? For me, CANDY CANE SCONES, from my air fryer - Yeah baby. Life is good.

And now, drum roll please... the answer to last week is ... Lucy's kitchen! If you look to left, she's coming into the room.

Stale Oreos and hairy pickles for everyone because let's face it, everyone should have a plate of that. So gross.

Happy Weekend, Boogerbutts!

2 ways to listen: Click the video or the play button.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019


Hello Boogerbutts and Happy Freakin' Tuesday. Super duper sunny out, lots of good snow, just simmered a batch of almonds for almond date paste and before that I had breakfast.

So far, this is not an exciting post.

That'll happen.

What is exciting to me, is Tim's new website for both desktop and mobile. To see it, go to Gothridge Manor or by click on the cartoon below.

What I love about his site is it's everything in one. Patreon, blog, podcast, store and social links. Now I've got the same vision in my head only, it'll be pictures of my food with video, printable recipes, blog, podcast and merch.

I feel like Blogger is limited for everything that I want to share. But I also want to keep blogging and I like the way Tim has it all right there on his page.

Lastly, this past weekend I made the creamiest hummus ever, even Tim liked it and he's not a bean dip dude. See, if I had my page, I could share the printable, video and photos.

And for today's breakfast, I made this in my new DeLonghi air fryer and mulit-cooker. I love this machine. Love it!

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

Saturday, January 19, 2019


Part of why I'm productive is simple. I was born this way - it's got nothing to do with me. I get it from my grandma. The other part is because of The Great Declutter of 2016. Doing that, increased my productivity and creativity by a gazillion percent.

A gazillion percent. Not a typo.

To hear more about it, check out today's podcast on Anchor also available on iTunes and a bunch of other places.

Now ... onto Friday Question (one day late). FQ: What's the chore you wish you never had to do? For me, it's dishes. If I never did another dish in all my life, I'd love it.

FQ Bonus Round: Name this messy kitchen and win three stale Halloween Oreo Cookies, two hairy pickles and one bean bag chair (beans not included).

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Stinky Socks & Dumplings for EVERYONE!

Ever have one of those afternoons where your iPod knows exactly what you want to hear? I love those kind of days. That's the kind of day I'm having right now and I love it. Makes chores more fun. I swear.

In other news, Pam did a post about adding baking powder to her dumplings and that was PERFECT timing because I've been working on my dairy and egg-free dumplings and they needed a little something, something. So I added baking powder and guess what? It worked!

Hot dog!

The baking powder makes the dough softer and the chew is lovely. But it also makes it more salty - I'm a cupcake when it comes to salt - so when I make dumplings again tonight, I'll adjust my formula. But Pam's idea to add baking powder was spot on.

Thanks, Pam! You rock.

PS: The answer to the last Friday Question is, The Dentist. A round of stinky socks for everyone who played!

PPS: Pam's direct link to her, The Best Classic Chicken and Dumplings. Enjoy and boogie boogie.

Friday, January 04, 2019

Friday Question ...?

Hello Boogerbutts and Happy Freakin' Weekend. I'm supposed to be doing dish and putting away the last of Christmas. Instead, I'm texting and drawing cartoons. I dunno, I think I'm still in holiday-mode.

Not a bad thing for me. Less good for my kitchen and holiday packing. That said, I'm having a fun day. Now .. onto Friday Question.

Winners receive three bricks of dairy-free, salt-free, oil-free, taste-free cream cheese and one stinky sock. Items inside stinky sock will remain a secret until prizes are given out. You're welcome.