If you're looking for a sweet treat, today is the day to celebrate all things jellybeans - yay! Happy National Jellybean Day.
The year that read the same upside down was in 1961, which was also the same year I was born. I'm not sure who will be around, but the next time this will happen is in the year 6009!
Have you ever played Candy Crush? Released on Facebook back in 2012, it didn't take long for everyone to become addicted to this fun game, myself included. It became so popular that it raked in $850,000 per day until the app Tinder overtook it last year.
Do you eat Twinkies? James Dewar created twinkies in 1930 with that yummy banana cream, then they changed it up by switching to vanilla cream filling because of the banana shortage during WWII. In 2007 the banana cream was added again. Every now and then they do these promotions where they treat you to new flavors like strawberry, chocolate peanut butter, peppermint and more. Unfortunately, if you're into eating a little more healthy, one of the ingredients in this popular snack cake is high fructose corn syrup.
Speaking of baking and yummy goodness, have you ever heard of Crack Pie? It got its name from those who ate Christina Tosi's pie for the first time, because they couldn't stop eating it! If you don't know who this famous baker is, you've seen her as a judge on Masterchef, and she owns the very well known Milk Bar located in New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Toronto and Washington DC. I just wanna know how in the world she stays so slim because she is literally eating sweet treats all the time!
The ingredients to make this delicious treat are online, and it sure doesn't look like much, but if you want to get the actual pie, send $48.50 to https://www.goldbely.com/momofuku-milk-bar/pie-crack-crack-pie. But act quickly because this pie sells out fast!
Did you know that you can get cash back from Home Depot by visiting the Rebate Center at their site? Save big on many appliances.
UNUSUAL HANGOUT SPOT
If you remember, one of the places on my Bucket List to visit is Switzerland.
So when I found this really cool bar called the Museum HR Giger Bar that actually looks like you're inside an alien in the city of Gruyeres, I had to share,and add to the list.
They even make this really neat cocktail called Alien Blood that might totally creep you out.(lol)
A while ago, a friend took me to the movies to, and he brought along a friend. I knew how expensive it can be, so I declined all offers of popcorn and soda, preferring to go with a FREE ice cup, so I could get water from the fountain. (Yes, I can be that frugal, and I just wanted to see the movie, right?-lol)
I advised him not to do it (lol), but he and our other friend purchased popcorn, candy and drinks, then they purchased a bottle of water for me (which I did not ask for-lol) That outing cost close to $60, and I cringed, because if you know me, I'm all about deals.
If you want to get out of the house and see just released movies, save tons of money by purchasing the Movie Pass which is just $10 per month, (3 month sign-up) allowing you to see 4 movies a month. This is perfect for date night or family adventures. www.moviepass.com
MONDAY IS NOT FUN
We're certainly not fond of it, but despite that, Monday is actually the most productive day of the work week, according to a new survey from Redbooth. Most of us love Friday in anticipation of the weekend, which is probably the reason we only complete 16% of work tasks, and sneak out early. YIKES!
If you didn't already know, today is Earth Day, which was first celebrated in 1970 to protect the earth and its resources. It's also my good buddy Elizabeth's bEarthday from alteredbooklover.blogspot.com.
Stop by to say hello if you have a moment.
We say goodbye to Barbara Bush, who was laid to rest this weekend.
Being married for 73 years, she's a wonderful reminder that HEA does truly exist, just like all those romance novels we've read.
I'm also encouraged by how she consistently focused on literacy, which is so important. So many people today are unable to read a novel, a street sign, or a recipe.