Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Diary entry day one January 2, 2018 Introducion me Angelika :)

Diary entry day one  January 2, 2018, Introduction me Angelika :)

For the new year, i am going to start a diary and share a little bit about my self and my likes and dislikes and you can learn a little bit more about me and maybe I will surprise you about things you did not know about me this is going to be fun.

Hi, my name is Angelika thank you for checking out my blog and my Instagram and Facebook page.

I am an adult living with a chronic illness called epilepsy.  I was diagnosed with epilepsy when I was a year old I have had it ever since.
It was caused by a high fever and genetics it runs in my family.

I enjoy traveling with my family and friends going on new adventures and seeing new places and exploring new places too I am a travel blogger as well as epilepsy and lifestyle blogger and of course a craft blogger I am glad to be able to share my adventure with all of you. I am excited to see were 2018 and the Lord takes us next I also love taking pictures I carry my camera was ever I go. I don't what to miss anything. 

I enjoy doing craft and sewing with my mom I like to make things with felt like I really enjoy making felt purses I enjoy hand sewing. I like working with felt and making new things out of felt.
I enjoy doing bible journaling with napkins and paint and melted crayons I also enjoy taking pictures and traveling and sharing my faith with the world.

I am love meeting new people going to church and volunteering and helping out at church when I can I am always willing to try something new like a new food or going to new and exciting places.
 I enjoy making purses and accessories.

I also enjoy painting and doing pattern designs and I also enjoy writing letters and writing to my pen pals I enjoy getting letters and cards in the mail I also love finding painted rocks and hiding my own painted rocks I love painting and hiding rocks.

My favorite music is country and pop Christian and 80s and 90s music. I like old and new age music.

I am also a movie lover I love watching movies and going to the movies I love black and white movies to my favorite Hollywood actress of all times is Marilyn Monroe and my actor is johnny depp I love him and his movies.

I love being on Instagram and Facebook and working on my blog when you can not find me I also enjoy reading children's chapter books. my favorite books are the pinballs by Betsy byers. the Shiloh books are my favorite and charlottes web and holes. I love reading and writing.

I love working in my sketchbook and drawing new things and writing down bible verses and painting and melting crayons for art.

What are some of you favorite things tell me a little bit about you?

Enjoy reading Angelika 

Monday, December 25, 2017

what is faith?

what is faith? 

Tonight’s bible study comes straight from my heart ❤️.
What is faith google says faith is complete trust or confidence in someone or something. Faith is believing in something you can’t see.
God wants us to walk by faith in Jesus I know I will walk by faith even when I can not see God. Jesus’s hand will guide my every way we just have to have faith and trust him.
Jesus gives us faith I gave my life to him.

2 Corinthians 21 says I will walk by faith even when I can not see.

Faith can move mountains Jesus holds my head up high I will live for faith. Faith is standing and believing I can do all things through Christ.

I feel like I can relate to the apostle Paul in the Bible because he would pray that god would take away his illness and God said no I use to pray that God would take away my epilepsy and he said no but he did a amazing thing instead through all my suffering and weakness my epilepsy causes he as made me stronger through my weakness he as giving me the Strength I need just like he did for Paul me and Paul’s illness has brought us closer to the lord I feel for Paul living with an illness is never easy it is very hard but with God’s help I know he will never leave me and will help me through my pain and suffering. I learn how to accept my weakness and my illness just like Paul did because it is clear that when I am weak I am the strongest I have faith that Jesus will help me through anything.

 I know God is with me and hears me when I call he is my savior and my king he made me just the way I am and I thankful for being me the one and only Angelika.

Faith comes from the heart knowing and believing in Jesus is too different things you have to  believe in him and ask him to forgive you of yours and ask him into your heart he is the one that takes away the sins of the world have faith Jesus loves you and will forgive you know matter what your background is or what you did in the past he will forgive you all you have to do is ask him. 

Jesus died on the cross for our sins because he loves us so much he was willing to die for us I am so thankful for that and happy that the king of the world that of me and I am so thankful I gave him my life Jesus is alive he is not died he came back to life.

What is faith to you?

Enjoy reading 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Lord Makes me Happy and he makes my soul happy too.

The Lord Makes me Happy and he makes my soul happy too.

I would say the first thing that refreshes my soul and makes me happy is My lord and savior Jesus Christ he is my everything I am very thankful for my salvation I am thankful for what he did for me and that is dying on a cross for my sins so I could live with him forever and that he came back to life too for he is not dead he is alive and living in me because I am saved and asked him in to my heart and to forgive me of my sins he means so much to me he is my rock someone I can go to for anything he is also my Lord and Savior he is king and I am happy to call him my best friend he goes everywere with me and he is always beside me I can call him anytime through prayer and I can spend time with him in the morning are at night by reading my bible and listing to what he is telling me and my deepedt desire is to be used by him he has been there for me and my family and has used me for many things and many wonderful things.

I love being a missionary for Jesus I am a missionary On the move I witness to people through Facebook and Instagram as well as here on my blog I am also a Christian mentor to one of my friends I enjoy going over to her house and doing a bible study together I feel special that God is using me to reach people and helping them with there walk with God and being a Christian example and I am proud to be a servant of the Lord and being a helper too I love helping people with there walk with God and sharing bible verses and whats on my heart. 

I love reading my bible and finding a new verse and reading a new story that I have not read about before and seeing and praying about how I can apply that verse to my everyday life. I have a bible app the helps me with my walk with God too it is a bible app for kids it is called bible for kids it is a free Bible app for kids if interested and it reads different stories in the bible to you and it also has games you can play too.

I am also a prayer warrior my mom calls me I love talking to the lord and praying and seeing what prayer was answered and he has answered a lot of my prayers and my family's prayers too. 

I see God all around me through the trees and the sunshine and the sunset is always so beautiful I call it Gods paintbrush you see him every were you look so enjoy him and live for him and always read your bible and obey it and apply it to your heart don't worry he will lead you were he wants you to go trust him he is our God the one that created us he knows us and all about us.

I hope this encourages you to read your bible and apply to your heart every day and trusting and obeying God  And always remember to pray he loves hearing your voice and hearing from you feel free to share your day with him he would love that this blog makes me what to pray more and work on my prayer life.

Enjoy reading Angelika

went to the Ohio theater to see the Nutcracker 2017

went to the Ohio theater to see the Nutcracker 2017

A friend of mine got four free tickets to go see the Nutcracker at the Ohio Theater in Columbus Ohio.

The theater is beautiful I felt like I was in the Anastasia movie I loved feeling all fancy and dressing up for a girls night out to see the Nutcracker the Chandeliers were beautiful defiantly a sight to see and simply breathtaking.

They had children singing Christmas music as you walked around waiting for the show to start the children's choir did an amazing job singing they sounded great and they all had beautiful voices.

There was so much to see and do they had a concession stand where you can buy snacks and drinks and they also had a nutcracker souvenirs you can buy and the whole place is just beautiful it truly is the lady's bathroom is beautiful it is decorated very nicely.

The show  was simply beautiful very magical I am so happy I got to have this amazing experience the Nutcracker is a beautiful show  and very creative the music was beautiful they had an orchestra playing and they did an amazing job on the music I would love to have the soundtrack if you have never seen the Nutcracker at the Ohio theater you should it is a great show and very magical.

All the cast did an amazing job I loved all the costumes and the dancers I was so happy I got to go, my friend, Colleen differently surprised me  Her daughter went and so did colleens friend it was a fun girls night out.

After the amazing show, we went to my friend's daughters house for pizza and Christmas cookies she makes the best gingerbread cookies and sugar cookies that looked like snowflakes they were beautiful.

I had a good time and enjoyed my self I would love to go back to the Ohio theater to see another play maybe someday I will be able too.

Have you ever been to the Ohio Theater in Columbus Ohio?
if so what show did you see? 

Enjoy reading Angelika 

Saturday, December 9, 2017

pinterest inspired Diy christmas ornament using hazelnut 2017

pinterest inspired DIY Christmas ornament  using hazelnut 2017

A friend of mine gave me a bunch of hazelnuts in my gift bag at first I did not know what a hazelnut looked like and I did not know what a hazelnut is so I asked and she said they were hazelnuts and said that your mom should have a nutcracker we did not have a nutcracker so I turned them in to a Christmas decorations and in my opinion they turned out great.

All I did was draw a circle on a piece of paper and I put the hazelnuts on the paper and started to hot glue the hazelnuts into a circle then I hot glued alphabet beads and spelled out different things like joy peace and my sister's name Sierra and believe for my mom that's her favorite saying I had a lot of fun making these ornaments and spelling out Sayings  to go on the ornaments.

I also used fabric scraps as the ribbon to tie on the ornaments I love how primitive they look and old I love decorating my house with homemade things that I make with my own hands God sure blessed me with gifted hands and I come from a family that makes crafts too and has gifted hands.

I Also went to my aunt Tracy's house two years ago for a Pinterest inspired Christmas ornament party that was a lot of fun the ladies in my family had a blast and so did I  we were all creative with the ornaments we made we made owls using toilet paper rolls and we also made Christmas tree ornaments I will post that link below.

I also made this year Christmas felt ornaments using felt and coffee staining them to look primitive and smell good I made some for my mom and grandma I took a Christmas napkin and cut out the snowman and glued it on to the felt ornament and turned out cute I love making ornaments to decorate my house with.

Last week and my friends went pat Catan's craft store and they had a craft tables up and you can make your own free Christmas ornament I made a snowman one it turned out really cute I made it for my mom and she loved it. We have it hanging in the kitchen.

We had a fun time making Christmas ornaments at my aunt's house the ladies in my family love getting together and spending time together we just had our secret sister party it is a family tradition for all the ladies to get together and swap gifts and eat a good meal together we all brought something different to eat I bought a meat try and low carb sugar-free cookies that were really good. This year we did something a little different we had a cookie exchange every one brought something a little different to share it was fun and we enjoyed our selfs.

I also made salt dough ornaments and applesauce ornaments those were fun to make and decorate my sister thought the applesauce ornaments were cookies and took a big bite out of one and said yuck they were really gross we just laugh. 

I love Christmas time and the memories it brings.

Do you make Diy Christmas ornaments with your family? 

enjoy reading Angelika 

Check out my aunt Tracy's blog post for more family Christmas ornaments that you can make as a family. 

Check out my blog post for more ornament ideas you can make as a family.



Friday, December 8, 2017

Christmas at the land doll's mohican castle 2017

Christmas at the land doll's Mohican castle 2017

My stepdad surprised me and my family by taking us to the land dolls Mohican castle for the Christmas light event we all had a great time and enjoyed our selfs.

We stopped in the in the lobby of the castle to look around it is beautiful inside and out we looked at there gift shop it is a small gift shop but with a lot to offer my favorite was the wooding postcard that you can buy it was really cool because it was made out of wood instead of paper.

We also enjoyed happy hour at the copper mug restaurant we enjoy trying four different appetizers we tried these really good goat cheese on bread it was really good one of my favorites know we also had chips with queso cheese and some with spinach and cheese as well as some fried cheese it was all really good and the decor was beautiful.

The best part was it was snowing God made it snow just in time for beautiful Christmas light display it really did feel like Christmas with the snow falling and the beautiful Christmas playing and all the beautiful lights.

My favorite part was the lights they had all kinds of different ones the really cool one has they put lights in inside the dinosaur's mouth so it looked like the fire was coming out it was really cool to see.

I really did enjoy my self the castle was beautiful and the food was really good my whole family had fun and enjoyed them selfs too they even played my favorite Christmas song rocken around the Christmas tree. 

I think it would be fun for me and my family to stay a weekend there sometime I would love it and so would my family they have a lot to offer and some of the cabins have a hot tube inside how cool is that and they have a swimming pool too and much more I would love to stay sometime and so would my family.

The snow was so beautiful it was very cold but the snow falling was beautiful to see and enjoy it really did feel like Christmas and I felt like I was in a Hallmark movie that is how perfect it was it also reminded me of a harry potter movie too my stepdad said the same thing. 

I love my family so much I am very thankful for my family and being able to go places with them and creating new memories together and going on new adventures.

have you ever been to the land dolls Mohican castle if so how was your experience I would love to hear from you?

enjoy reading Angelika

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Epilepsy and traveling 2017

Epilepsy and traveling

Traveling with a chronic illness like epilepsy it is hard but I am a traveling pro when it comes to traveling and epilepsy me and my sister both have epilepsy and we have found things that make are traveling a little easier.  

When I and my little sister travel we get very ill are heads starts hurting really bad like it won't go away on it on it more like a migraine we call it an epilepsy headache its the worst feeling in the world if you have epilepsy you know what I am talking about it is so bad that is but me in the hospital ones.  we also get very Nauseous and feel very sick.

But in time I and my little sister have found what works best for us it the small things that help the most when you have a chronic illness you never know when we are going to get sick are have a seizure on the road my parents learned the hard way when one of us say we are sick that means we are sick my poor stepdad when my parents first got married we always traveled  from stow ohio to new phildelphia ohio and that one time I throw up really bad all over my step dads new car that was a mass my mom helped me but I still felt bad but when living with a chroic illness you learn will fast what works for you and know my step dad knows more about me and my little sisters illness so he is more awere of what could happen on the road.

So to make car trips a little more easy on me and my little sisters we pack these essentials in our carry on bag that we carry at all times in the read here is a list of our favorite to take on car trips with us and how we pack these essentials.

Here is a list that we carry with us that has helped are illness on the road and make it easier on us.

number 1 on my list would be motion sickness pills that is something we always keep in the car with us on trips they help me and my little sister with are Nausea we would not even make it 5 miles without that we get so sick that all we can do is cry and try not to throw up we have also found that taking a nap on the road has helped and putting our heads down.

number 2 on my list would be  vapor rub I keep that in my bag at all times it has become one of my best friends for the road I put it on my head when I have a headache and I like to put it under my nose to smell it the smell has helped me when I have a headache and has helped me when I felt   Nauseous it is really good stuff I even used it on my sore muscles and it helps I would be lost without vapor rub it makes life easier.

Number 3 on my list would be a cheese pretzel snack me and my little sister keep those in our carry on bag too these crunchy snacks have helped us with our nausea too and it has helped are stomach feel a little bit better too any pretzel has helped us too and crackers.

Number 4 would be headache pills we have found a few to help are epilepsy headaches some help and some don't  but we are thankful for the ones that so help they make traveling a little easier too my mom is in charge of all are medicine to make sure we take them.

Number 5 would be sunglasses I carry them in my bag too they have helped keep the sun out of my eyes when I have a headache and they also help me when I am around flashing lights I am not a medical professional  I am just sharing what works for me and my little sister on the road.

Number 6 would be a drink we always make sure we have something to drink on the road that we can keep in a carry on bag with a lid on it we like clear colored pop that works best when we feel sick we also like tea and water.

Number 5 comes from my little sister she said sometimes chocolate helps too and not me but if it helps her that is cool too.

Number 6 would be Gum and peppermints those help me and my little sister with are stomach issues too and my family loves packing gum and mints with us to travel with.

Numer 7 would be a pillow and blanket to have when we are sleeping in the car because sometimes we are so sick that we need to lay our head down and take a nap.

Here are 7 must-haves that I carry with me when I am traveling all these help me and my little travel a little better like I said I am not a medical professional  I am just sharing what works for me and my little sister on the road and keep in our carry on bags.

It is very easy for me and my little sister to get sick on the road because of are epilepsy not getting enough sleep can make us sick and not eating the right food can make us sick it is hard to eat healthy when you are staying in a hotel and on the road but we do our best and driving for a long time does not help either I pray a lot too that the lord will keep us save on the road and help me and my little sister feel better and that he will take away are pain he hears me and helpes me but with out all of these wonderful products me and my little sister would proplay not make it on the road.

Also when traveling with epilepsy make sure you are never alone and stay with a buddy you can trust my sister and parents are always with me so I am not alone they help keep me and my little sister save also make sure the people you are traveling with know you have epilepsy and talk to them on how they can help you if you ever had a seizure with them if you are swimming never swim alone take some with you that can watch you  because epilepsy and swimming do not go well together buy your self.

Also, a good thing to keep in mind when traveling with people is to let them know how car trips make you sick I had to do that with my friends I let them know how sick I get when I am traveling and I need to go home they were fine with that because we were all in the same state were I lived so they took me home and went back to the hotel I was fine the next day.

If you are planning a car trip epilepsy should not stop you planning ahead does help like being prepared  and what to make making a lit does help I make sure I have all my medicine with and everything I need in my carry on back my mom and family are always with me when something goes wrong they know what to do and help me. I and my family always plan head on the things we need to get for our car trip never travel along it is not safe for anyone and it's more fun when you have a travel buddy with you.

I enjoy traveling with my family we have been on a lot of adventures together and my epilepsy has never stopped me fun have a good time with my family on our travels I may get sick but I and my family are better prepared to handle it.

I would love to hear from you what helps you when you are traveling with epilepsy what products do you keep in your carry on bag?

Enjoy reading just sharing what helps me when I travel Angelika.

Here is some other blog post I did about epilepsy feel free to take a look.

Diary entry day one January 2, 2018 Introducion me Angelika :)

Diary entry day one  January 2, 2018, Introduction me Angelika :) For the new year, i am going to start a diary and share a little ...