For those of you who don't know, I'm a HUGE fan of Martha Stewart. Not only is she a Leo like me, but she's brilliant, super funny, and can do just about anything. Who do you know who can cook, decorate, DIY, sew, create a profitable magazine, become the 1st female billionaire in the US, hang out with Snoop Dogg, develop a food delivery service, judge cooking programs like Chopped, act model, and just be a regular girl boss? So I'm giving a shout out to my girl crush Martha Stewart. Happy Birthday, girl! (August 3) By the way, there is a blogger bud I have who comes pretty close to being able to doing just about everything, and she's good at them all. I tell her all the time that she reminds me of Martha. Check out Rain from http://www.rainfrances.com/
Most people think about the Sahara located in Africa as being the biggest desert in the world at 3.3 million square miles. That's a lot, and it is certainly the hottest, but Antarctica is actually the largest at 5.5 million square miles. It's also the coldest, driest and windiest!
I have no idea how, but despite temps that can sometimes reach 127 degrees Fahrenheit, people and even some animals do actually reside in the Sahara. But if you're thinking about escaping the sunny weather where you are and moving to Antarctica, you're out of luck. Seals, whales, penguins and other cold weather animals can live there, but other than the researchers who visit periodically, all that extreme cold weather and lack of water make it impossible for people to stay there year round.
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Only available in the US right now, www.boxed.com is a HUGE way to save money on products in bulk, with discounts on some items as high as 40% off retail. They also have plenty of sale items too. No need to pay membership fees or lug all those heavy bags into the house. If you spend at least $19.99 on your first order shipping is FREE and signup is super easy.
A group of ferrets is called a "Business" and a group of turtles is called a "Bale"?
If you ever doubt that romance exists outside of novels, here's a perfect example that it's flourishing, and a reminder that broken heart syndrome is an actual medical thing. Herbert DeLaigle , 94 and his wife Marilyn, 88 passed away earlier this month just 12 hours apart after 71 years of wedded bliss. Marilyn was a waitress in a cafe that caught Herbert's eye, and after gathering up the courage to ask her out, they married 1 year later. They left behind 6 children, 16 grandkids, 25 great grandkids and 3 great-great grandkids.
If you're job hunting, but prefer the convenience of working from home, this is a great site that's FREE to use. https://www.theworkathomewoman.com/work-at-home-jobs/
Are you a reader and always looking for new books? I've been blessed with writer friends and book bloggers who give great recommendations, which I love, but every once in awhile I check in @subwaybookreview on Instagram to see what people are reading on their way to work, school or other places. Even if you don't have instagram, this is a great way to find out about new authors or to meet new friends while you're out and about. What are you reading these days?
Speaking of books. Did you know that July 30 is National Paperback Book Day? That's the perfect reason for me to add to my already huge book piles(lol) If you'd like to score some free books, be sure to visit www.paperbackswap.com, www.bookmooch.com, www.bookbub.com,
Have you ever noticed the bottom of your dishes or pottery? Did you know that if they have hand-drawn NM or a version of McCoy, these colorful items may be worth money? Many of these pieces are sold on eBay, Etsy or pottery companies. To find out more, visit - https://mccoypotterycollectorssociety.org/mccoy-pottery/trademarks/
In Manville New Jersey it is illegal to offer cigarettes or whiskey to animals in the local zoo.
In Newark New Jersey it is illegal to sell ice cream after 6pm unless the customer has a note from his doctor.
In Trenton New Jersey, pickles are not to be consumed on Sundays.
It seems like it was just yesterday, but another year is here, and if you've been reading this blog, you already know that next month means it's all about Leos who are celebrating birthdays.
If you're feeling generous on August 12, I'll take any and all trips to the luxurious country of Switzerland which has been on my bucket list for years, and lots of cheeseburgers please. (lol)
If either of these don't work right now, could you please take a moment to donate your time, expertise, socks, hygiene items or cash to a homeless shelter or domestic violence center? Or maybe hug a stranger or two just because? Sometimes that's the push that makes someone feel better, and ready to press on for another day.