Monday, February 21, 2011


 I found this AWESOME website!! It's called and it's like an online collage. I made one for a school project, and now I'm kinda hooked! Here is the one I made for school.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Valentine's Day

So, one of my favorite holidays is Valentine's Day. Who doesn't like a holiday all about LOVE????? One of my favorite things about "V day" is  vintage valentine's cards. They seem so much more romantic than the Halmark ones people give now!! So my main point is, do you or don't you like Valentine's Day??

Sunday, January 23, 2011

It's been awhile...

(Finding this picture, I found if you google the word "time" google gives you the exact time.)
So, I've started going to school full time (I was homeschooled) and I haven't had time to blog. I'm going to try to post more often, although I might not post every day. Sorry it's been such a long time!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone has a fabulous Thanksgiving! Enjoy the turkey! (unless you're a vegetarian like me) I promise to post another blogpost on Monday (:

Monday, November 01, 2010

very interesting.

Here is a timeline of NYC crimes and disasters. Very interesting if you're a NYC history buff like me

Friday, October 29, 2010

Yellow fever

Yellow fever virus under microscope

Yellow fever probably originated in Africa. The first major outbreak in the Americas was in 1648 in Yucatan,  Mexico. The virus was brought to south and central America by ships in the 1500s. The virus is transmitted though female mosquitoes found in tropical and sub tropical climates. In the 1790s there were over 5 major outbreaks in New york, Boston, and Philadelphia that killed over 200,000 people. Many wealthier people evacuated the cities and fled to the country side leaving the poor and the sick behind.
    Yellow fever is a Flavivirus, like ALL other Flaviviruses there is no cure for yellow fever once you get it, although there is an affective vacination you can get. Yellow fever has causes 30,000 deaths a year, mostly in Africa, and South America. The WHO (the world health organization run by the U.N) has called yellow fever a re-emerging disease (since the 1980s the number of cases has been increasing)

Friday, October 22, 2010

My adventures in Butte, Montana

Butte nightlife in the 1930s

Yesterday, as a fun homeschool field trip (I'm homeschooled part time, but i had the day off because of teacher conferences) we went to Butte, Montana, known as the richest hill on earth.
By the 1900s Butte was the largest producer of copper in the world. There was a huge demand for copper during this time, because electricity was new and copper was needed for electric wire. Most buildings got electricity at some point, so if you think of every building in America needing electricity, you will have some idea of how in demand copper was. The three men who where in control of the mining companies were William a. Clark,  Marcus Daly, and F. Augustus Heinze (these men were known as the "Copper Kings"). These men fought over control of the copper for many years. Eventually, William A. Clark created the Anaconda mining company, and "won" the Copper king war. Clark was making around 17 million a month. His mansion, (The copper king Mansion) cost him $250,000, about a half a days wages for him.
  People from all over the world came to Butte to mine in the copper mines. Many people came for better working conditions, higher wages, and a better life for their families. Back when Butte was a boom town it was the biggest north west city in the United States (bigger than Denver, Seattle, and Portland), but today it's population in  only about 33,000 and it feels like the biggest ghost town in the world.
uptown Butte today