17 June, 2020

DONE! DONE! DONE! WAIT FOR IT .......... DONE!

Stick a fork in me, I'm DONE! Also, I enjoy doing laundry again. What? Who is this impostor? How can I go from nearly being killed by a pile of laundry so high, that I'd never survive the crash, to enjoying doing laundry?

I dunno. I just did. Each morning as the air fryer cooks Smoochie Face's lunch, I fold the laundry and/or start a new load and I am digging it.

Who knew? Not me.

In other DONE news, the raised beds for the front are finally DONE! I love the natural wood but it's only gonna turn gray before the season ends. And even though I won't paint every single box I build, I do enjoy the pop of Super Duper Yellow near the front porch.

And lastly, in DONES! Each morning after Tim goes to work, I do whatever quick thing needs done online, then I unplug and edit, edit, edit, edit and edit. Video. Still shots. Thumbs. Show notes. Whatever food related work needs done, gets done. Just like I used to do when I was a published writer (way back when the land was flat). Back then, the writing came first and today, the food-related work, also comes first.

It's been SO GOOD!

Get this. I've NEVER been here before. But as this moment, my videos for this coming Sunday and the following Wednesday after that are wait for it .... DONE, DONE, DONE!

Hot dog. Life is good.

Now, onto to Today's Menu. It's meatless meals with Tim making an appearance in the nugget video. If you enjoy my videos, please hit that subscribe button. I'm THIS close to hitting 1,000 subscribers. This close, I say, this close.

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And with that, I'm off make supper because if I didn't already say it my work day edits are DONE, DONE, DONE, DONE!















72 comments:

  1. Laundry is fun? WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH THE WHISK?

    I enjoyed Tim's cameo in the nuggets video.

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    1. I dunno. I dunno. It's just went from something I HATE, to something I look forward to now. I don't know who I am but I like it! Thank you. We had fun. He cracks me up.

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  2. I never minded laundry or household things to do and I always enjoyed cooking and baking too.
    good for being Done and Done-hugs

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    1. Hi Kathy! Thanks for joining my YouTube channel.

      I'd say before, laundry and dishes, I didn't care for the but the rest I enjoyed. The keeping a home bit. Very cool that you never had a problem with that. Cooking and baking, yes, so fun! Thanks.

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  3. I love this shade of yellow!! Glad all is well with you. I would do the happy dance for you if I wasn't so old...

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  4. I don’t mind the washing but I don’t like ironing. I used to, not any more.

    Yello is such a cheery color. What are you going to plant in them?

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    1. What is this thing you speak of, ironing?

      Not sure yet. Something that we can eat though. Maybe Swiss Chard? Not really sure yet. Hmmm... Gotta good amount of seeds though.

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  5. Nice videos! 1000 followers is so good!

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    1. Almost at 1K subscribers. 957 ... so close. Once I get to 1K a new feature opens up. Some sort of posting feature, I believe.

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  6. That's awesome! You are in your happy place.

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    1. Thanks, Alex. How's it down by you? Has the heat reached a billion degrees yet in your area?

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  7. It's a great feeling being able to say things are done

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  8. The nuggets look nice. I'd give 'em a go!

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    1. Hey Ray! Thanks so much for joining my YouTube channel.

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  9. I remember days long ago, when I would do several loads of laundry, four school kids worth, hang it all out in the sunshine, then enjoy that sweet fresh air smell later in the day as I folded everything and put it all away.

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    1. That is a very, very nice memory. Thank you for sharing it. Tonight when we were snuggled on the office couch, I felt that joy of freshly hung outside blanket. It's is peaceful. Thanks, River. I enjoyed reading your comment.

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  10. I liked Tims comment. You always see the hosts or friends on TV saying oh this is so good while looking for the bucket to throw up in. Tim was trueful !
    parsnip

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    1. Oh yeah, he really is. We both are. Him, when he's taste testing and me when I'm editing his writing. It does no good to each other to be fake. Truth always, for us. Thanks for watching. As of this video we have no bought several boxes and we are really, really enjoying them.

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  11. Woo Hoo. Huge congratulations.
    Laundry is ok.
    Ironing is NOT.

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    1. I confess ... I never ironed clothes but I did use an iron for a little bit on sewing fabric. I forget what for. We ended up donating the iron. Is it getting cooler there?

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  12. Done? Did I see the word done at least 20 times? Haha I think you may be done! Love the post made me smile

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    1. 20 times ... lolololololololol. You're right, too.

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  13. What an amazing feeling! I love that yellow! Dance Ivy! Dance!

    Elsie

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  14. "way back when the land was flat" :-)
    Your style is super-duper!
    You´re one closer.

    Help!!! I cannot even look! With bare fingers into the hot!
    Guess our ALDI here has different stuff. But ugh. They redecorated all stores and it takes ages to find now what you need, it´s so annoying!

    Oh. You can come over here, the laundry as in T-shirts and stuff is dry and now towels need to go into it ;-)

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    1. Thank you so much for joining. I joined yours too. I loved the flowers and the rain. Peaceful.

      Yes, my fingers are often in the hot but after awhile, I don't feel it.

      Ugh on the redecorated stores. They make it hard for people to find stuff.

      I'll jump in my TARDAS and be right over to help with the laundry. Thank you again for joining.

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  15. You are a breath of fresh air HW!

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    1. Hi Marie. That is kind of you to say. You know, I write these little blogs but I never really know how they come across or if I'm over-sharing things that people don't want to read about. Thank you for your comment and for visiting my little part of the web.

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  16. I've been offline more lately getting things done so it was fun to come here and read your post. I love the idea of yellow on the raised bed by the porch. And you are definitely a busy woman but it's fun to read what u are doing and see your photos.

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    1. Hi Sandy! I love that you've been offline more. I love, love, love unplugging the Internet and just having quiet time. It's the best. Did you enjoy your time away?

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    2. Yes for sure - we did a lot of things around here that needed to be done - living in the mountains there is a lot of yard clean up that has to happen by June 1 - or thereabouts... with pine needles etc. We had a couple of big snowstorms in the winter - ice that brought down a lot of branches and bent trees and basically we have worked off and on for several months to clean it up and move things to the road for the chipping truck that comes by. And with beautiful weather we are out walking a lot. Hope you have a great weekend whatever you have planned...

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    3. I love that. Very, very cool. We live in a rural area and the edge of our yard, meets a small wooded area. Super peaceful. I can see a bigger area needing lots of work but good work. Nature is the best.

      Thanks. Just a chilled out weekend for us. I hit ALDI earlier today and that was nice to get out. Happy Weekend to you guys, too.

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  17. Whatever imposter has taken over, go easy on our girl!
    Sometimes I go through phases where I'm very motivated do have all the laundry done; right now, that is not my current phase. ;)
    Yay for you! I LOL'd at the dog drinking water loudly; too cute. I subscribed and I hope that puts you over the top.

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    1. Who is this IMPOSTOR, I had to ask because dang. I like laundry. Say it isn't so. I saw your beach video. My goodness it looks peaceful. It's funny that people clap. It's like, well done, sunset. Well done. Thank you for joining. Each time I post a video I lose subscribers and gain at the same time. It's just so weird. As I type this, I'm at 958 - I just lost 2 I think it was. Thank you for helping me reach 1000. I'm so close.

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  18. Oh my, you have been a very busy happy whisk, well done. And so much good food, yummy. A friend sent me a present today, a slow cooker, so I want to try it at the weekend. Have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie

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    1. Hi Valerie! I get a lot of good time off today. Today, I woke with the WORST headache and was very happy that my work was done ahead and that I got to have a super chill light day.

      You got a slow cooker! That sounds like a great deal of fun. What will you make first? Hugs & Bugs, Me.

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  19. So much DONE at your place :) I love your vibe and energy, Wonder Woman! Off to see the video...

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    1. Much, much thanks. It's very nice to be ahead. Today, I woke with a smashing big headache and boy was it ever nice to be a week ahead of work. Made rest day go smooth.

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  20. You have left me with no choice but to ask "IVY ARE YOU DONE???" lol

    Being caught up is a wonderful feeling. I don't mind laundry; in fact, if I'm not in a hurry I rather enjoy the folding and putting away.

    Love the yellow planters. They are going to look great with lots of greenery in them.

    I thought I already subscribed, but I haven't been getting new videos, so maybe something went kaplooey - so I'm off to watch your video and make sure I'm signed up.

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    1. Yep, I was already signed up. Those vegan nuggets looked GOOD!

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    2. I think the issue about me not getting video notifications was because I wasn't signed up for ALL notifications. Fixed!

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    3. Hi Jenny! Done, done, done. Which came in handy today when I woke with a headache so bad that I couldn't do much until later. It was nice to have things done and be able to really rest.

      Thank you so much. YouTube is a nightmare. I have a friend who signed up a long time ago and hit the bell and doesn't get the notifications. And then, awhile ago, YouTube removed subscribers. They did a clean up of spam accounts and such but real folks got unsubscribed as well.

      They are hot mess. It's very odd too because they've even deleted comments that I made on my own channel to people. I went back and re-answered those deleted comments but overall, YouTube is a hot mess. But, also, one of the biggest search engines and a lot of fun. So there's that.

      Thank you so much, Jenny!

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  21. I don't have an air fryer- I'm still deciding if a vegan needs an air fryer.. these hotdogs give me one more plus towards maybe getting one. I love these hot dogs. I microwave them for 1 minute each and yes they get bubbly, but I like them that way.. If I get an air fryer.. I'll be making my vegan hot dogs in it. Thanks. Enjoyed your video.

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    1. I only eat plants and I've had an air fryer for a few years now, coming up on 3 this Christmas. Air fryers, the good ones, are small hot ovens that whip air around super duper fast, without the need of much and if any, oil. It does wonderful work on cauliflower, peppers, onions, muchrooms and bean curd. Watch this space because this Sunday, I have an air fried fried veggie rice, made in the air fryer. SOOOO much fun and wonderful. Just a wonderful tool that, bakes really well too. I do breads, cakes and cookies - though mine tend to be less on the sweet side but sweets work too. I cannot say enough good things about an air fryer. Oh, and roasted peppers are HEAVEN!

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    2. Have you ever shared which one you have and love. I'm not sure which one to get..

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    3. Hi Judee. All my newer videos where I air fry, I share the model I use in the shownotes. I also had a Cook's Essential, that's what I started with and did a semi-unboxing of that on the channel. That one died 2 years to the day. My DeLonghi also died in the first month but I think that was a fluke that I got a bad one, because once they replaced it, no issues.

      If you go to COOKINGWITHDOUG, on YouTube, he has use many, many different models and that might be a good place for you to start. He helped me when I was shopping. He did a meal in the Cook's Essential and I was like, yep, that's what I want. So I got that one at QVC.

      For me, I knew that I wanted the De'Longhi because I'm a baker. And that model has a bottom heating element. BUT it also has a paddle that comes out. So I'm in the market to get the fully flat pan because I don't find the paddle useful (for me, others love the paddle and you might too). In that case, I would direct you to Booger on YouTube. Air Fry Recipes with Booger. She is not a veghead but she does do bakes and side dishes and you can get a good look at the machine.

      Then on my channel there's a playlist called, Air-Fry Mixed Bag, I believe. There's a Cook's Essential on that list and you can see roasted peppers, onions, yams and a few other goodies.

      I'm happy to help in any way. Just ask if you need help.

      The DeLonghi comes in more than one size and more than one price point. I got mine on Amazon for 95 bucks. But to get the flat pan, it will cost me 40 unless I get another coupon code on their website, which will knock it down to 30. BUT, for my smaller model, they haven't restocked the flat pan.

      The air fryer is a small oven. So if a dish can work in the oven, most often it can work in an air fryer. So for me, if I were to get another one, now I know, what size basket would work with the pans and such that I have now.

      The best thing to do, is to watch my mixed bag playlist, head to Booger's and Doug's page and start to sift through (skipping through when needed), our videos to get an idea of everything and all the goodness that an air fryer has to offer and, what size, price point and even colour, you fancy.

      And again, I'm here and happy to help in any way that I can. And lastly, there are some reviews on Amazon and QVC that might help. For instance, the Cook's Essential basket wears and tears FAST. Within the first month my coating was off the high points. Consider though, I am a HIGH user. Most of my appliances die under the extreme use that I put them through and YMMV.

      Any questions, reach me here, by email or on www.youtube.com/thehappywhisk - I'm happy to help.

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  22. I forgot to tell you how much i love your cartoons -...they are happy ones.

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    1. Hi Sandy! Thank you. Tim got me a tablet awhile ago and it makes drawing them fun and easy to share online. How goes your weekend so far?

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  23. I love the way you write. That's a lot of dones, you have been busy. I don't do much proper laundry, I wash and dry but rarely iron, life's too short for ironing, except cotton and linen. ooh, I want a hot dog roll now! :-)

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    1. Hi Polly! We got more of those today and ALDI but this time, we put them on potato rolls. Very, yummy. Do you have an ALDI by you? Thank you for the kind words about my writing. I never iron either. We had one for awile that I thought I'd use for quilting but I think I might, maybe not sure, used it once before we donated it.

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    2. Hi Ivy, sorry for the delay, yes we have a lovely Aldi near us, I use it regularly, they sell gorgeous salted caramel chocolate, and my favourite vino at a very good price :-)

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    3. Very cool. Is vino wine? We don't have any at ours, not sure if they will get it or not. Salted caramels ... yum. Yes, please.

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  24. At least things are getting done.

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    1. Hi Mary! Yes. And then to start all over again and get a new list of dones, done.

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  25. Subscribed and will need to spend lots of time catching up I see. Perhaps I will learn how to use my air fryer more.

    Laundry....meh, take it or leave it around here.

    God bless.

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    1. Hi Jackie! Much, MUCH thanks! Up to 966 (but then dropped down to 964), still .. getting closer. Thank you for your help. Here's a good place to start with some air fry ideas. I LOVE the roasted peppers. I LOVE THEM.

      Roasted Air-Fry Peppers (so yum):
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKejodfZYOo&list=PL8gtUzEkWqCazKwhp4KmleFvFCMoMurDr&index=4

      Air-Fry Mixed Bag List:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14oY3Pi0r0M&list=PL8gtUzEkWqCazKwhp4KmleFvFCMoMurDr

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  26. DONE is one of the best feelings in the world! Sounds like you have worked out a really good routine to help you keep it that way. :)

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    1. Hi Leigh. Done really is the best! It's not too shabby. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

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  27. Subscribed ages ago HW done! Fried rice is one of my favourite ways to use up left over veg and anything really, such a quick and healthy meal. Being on top of everything is the BEST feeling, well done!

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    1. Much, much thanks. It really is fun to use up those leftovers and just have fun with it. Love that. Happy Photography Shooting to you! You have a fun eye and catch images that I don't think of and then I'm like hey, that's a neat idea.

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  28. Done is such a beautiful word, isn't it? And a great, great feeling! So happy for you and your accomplishments. Now, if you could pass me some of your done-ness, I'd like to borrow it for a bit. It seems like my work around here is never done. I did get my upstairs hallway hardwood ripped up and replaced over the weekend. Now, onto the whole downstairs. I can't wait to scream I'M DONE with that project!

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    1. I think DONE and PIVOT are the words I love the most, right this minute. I'd be happy to pass you some of my done-ness. You're funny. Wow, you got the upstairs hallway hardwood ripped up. Wow, wow. Big project. Very, very cool. Will you post pictures on your blog when you're done?

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    2. I'll definitely post some pictures once we get the kitchen redone and you'll see the before and after in those. I'm in a weird reno phase right now. I have black kitchen cabinets, but on a whim bought some white paint last week to change them up. They've never bothered me before, but I worry with laying gray bamboo flooring down, the kitchen will be too dark with the black cabinets. So, change may be really good there.

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    3. Oh very cool on the pictures and the change. That's so fun. And why not? It's fun to change things up and make it shine. Very, very cool. We don't have upper cupboards as I ripped them out awhile ago. We do have lowers for the sink area only, but those will be coming out and I want to build a sink. So fun to play! Happy New Week! Thanks for stopping by!

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  29. You're done and I'm feeling like I'm just getting started. Love your style, Ivy. Watched your chicken nugget video and while I'm not really tempted by them - ever, I have this slight hankering to at least check them out the next time I'm at Aldi's. :)

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    1. Hey Becki! Thank you for the comment and I tell you, I started cooking them differently in the air fryer (yesterday), and now I put them on a rack in the air fryer. Oh my gosh, do they crisp nicely. Since that video was made, we've bought several boxes. I really like mine with maple syrup. And they go so nice in rice. Fun to try new things. Aldi has another nugget or, I guess it's a tender and a mock chicken sandwich, we do not like those. We tried a few different times. Yuck. Anyway, Happy Shopping next time you hit Aldi. Fun store. What do you like to get there?

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  30. Way to go, Ivy! I'm not crazy about doing laundry, but I do like to iron for whatever reason, and am shortly, a tablecloth. The nuggets look great, I need to bring air fryer in from garage, it's a great thing, but no space in the kitchen for it. DONE is a good thing!

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    1. Oh my gosh, I would love to see what you do with your air fryer. I get it about space though. I've heard people say that ironing is relaxing. Thanks on the nuggets. They were fun to try.

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