Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon is the story about a 17 year old girl named Madeline Whitter. Because of a rare disease she has, she is unable to leave her home. Her life was just her mom, Carla her nurse, and the many books she owned… until one day Olly moves in next door. She risked everything to be with him. You would never … Continue reading Everything, Everything
“And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof though the night that our flag was still there.” Happy 4th of July! In September of 1814, the British attached Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland. Francis Scott Key witnessed the attack and wrote a poem describing what he saw. It became the United States’ National anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner.” The oversized American … Continue reading Happy 4th of July!
Have you ever seen a polydactyl cat? That means a cat has 6 toes. Most of the time, polydactyl cats will have an extra toe on their front paw, but it is also possible for them to have an extra toe on their back paw. All cats carry the polydactyl gene in their DNA but most cats have 5 front toes and 4 back toes. … Continue reading Polydactyl Cats!
Summer vacation began a few weeks ago BUT today is officially the first day of summer. Did you know that June 21 is the summer solstice…which means that today is the longest day of the year! I spent the day with friends tubing on a boat. What a great way to officially start summer! I am looking forward to warm, sunny days on the beach … Continue reading Seas the Day!
Around this time last year , I visited New York City. Obviously, I had to stop at the Macy’s Herald Square Store. With nine floors, it is one of the largest department stores in the world! I went up the wooden escalators and found not only clothes, makeup, and kitchenware, but also FOOD. I stopped at Godiva on the sixth floor for some ice … Continue reading One of the largest department stores in the world!
Plastic, although convenient to use, contributes to the death of marine life. When disposed of incorrectly, plastic makes its way to bodies of water, where animals believe they are eating food. For example, on June 2, 2018, a pilot whale died after swallowing 80 plastic bags. The bags weighed about 17 pounds making it impossible for the whale to eat food. Plastic has impacted … Continue reading “Beat Plastic Pollution”
As a vegetarian, sometimes your options can be limited… Who knew that The Yard House had an AWESOME vegetarian selection on their menu!? The choices are endless! Definitely try the Korean Gardein wings! They were the best “wings” I’ve ever had! Being a vegetarian is like being on a quest to find the best food, and let me tell you… I just did. Continue reading Vegetarian Food – A Quest to Find the Best!
Visiting Chicago in the Spring still means that you will experience serious wind chill and cold weather! But, the Windy City is definitely a city that needs to be visited. A fun fact that I learned was that the Chicago River flows backwards – how crazy is that! A few things to check out are; Deep dish pizza at Giordano’s Wildberry Pancakes and Café … Continue reading Bean there, done that.