Bluetiful Five For Friday!

Hello there!  I love learning something new every day.  Last week was National Crayola Day, and I learned the newest Crayola color is bluetiful!  Who knew?  

Today I'm linking up with Anna Nuttall's New Bloggers Link-Up for:

National Crayola Day ~ Morning Message

Every morning I head to Checkiday to find out "what unknown to me" holiday is happening that day.  I was so excited to learn about National Crayola Day because I've always loved the smell and feel of new crayons.  After I discover the holiday of the day, I do a little research to learn more information to include in my Morning Message:

Adapting to an Ever Changing World

My students are writing plays about animal adaptations.  If you are studying this topic or animals in general, the book, Sea Bear, will break your heart as well as teach you how animals make due with diminishing resources:
Click here or on the book cover to read more at Amazon.

If Polar Bears Disappeared complements the above book perfectly:

My First ~ and hopefully not last ~ Chick-Fil-A Sandwich

Chick-Fil-A just opened a new restaurant in Woburn where I teach.  Last week they sent along chicken sandwiches for everyone at my school.  The chicken sandwich was delicious and warm!  It was such a treat to have a "real" lunch vs. my hummus on naan bread.  Here's Mrs. Borselli enjoying her sandwich:

Where has Chick-Fil-A been all my life?  I thought these places were mainly in the southern U.S., but there are in mall food courts, and now down the street from my school.

I've been looking for a mother of the groom dress for my younger son's wedding in September.  If you love TJ Maxx and Marshalls, you'll love their web site.  There are many more options ~ even petites and plus sizes.  I've ordered four dresses to try on.  Here's one of my favorites:
The dress looks much better on the site!

Well, I've procrastinated enough!  I need to write progress reports!  Thank you for visiting the blog today.  I hope there will be some sunshine in your life next week!


Friday Florida Favorites ~ From Lauderdale by the Sea!

Hello there!  I'm delighted to share some highlights from my vacation in the sunshine state of Florida!  My preference is to stay in beautiful Delray Beach, however my husband wanted to stay in a new and exciting place so we chose Lauderdale by the Sea after I read an article extolling its virtues in the Boston Globe!

Sunrises are beautiful!

Our hotel was right across from the beach where I headed every morning with the hopes of catching the sunrise.  One morning I saw a real stunning one:

The Hotel ~ Blue Seas Courtyard

We found this most charming and colorful hotel that was perfectly located.  In addition to having the beach right across the street, we could walk to the small downtown area for meals and people watching!
The Blue Seas Courtyard has 12 unique rooms that are decorated in true Mexican style.  In addition, they're a pool that we enjoyed swimming in every day:

Head here or on the pictures to read more about this cozy and colorful hotel!

The Water Taxi in Ft. Lauderdale

One day we went on the water taxi which has 10 stops as well as a connecting stop to Hollywood Beach.  You can spend the entire day getting on and off the water taxi, and Ft. Lauderdale has so much to offer from a beautiful beach to shopping to restaurants.  In addition, the water taxi driver and a tour guide offer amusing anecdotes as you cruise around the Intercoastal:

Get ready for Cinco de Mayo!, check out my new blog post about books that tell about Mexico and Cinco de mayo:

In closing.... I'm delighted to link up with with ErikaNarci and Andrea for:

as well as Anna Nuttall's New Bloggers Links-Up:

Make sure to head over to their link-ups to read many more fun and interesting blog posts!  

Happy Easter and/or Passover!
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