Saturday, December 31, 2016

Book review: This babe so small written by Jann W. Martin


This babe so small written by Jann W. Martin



A well known story of the birth of Christ but told through the eyes of a seven year old girl whose family lives at the inn where Mary and Joseph came. This innocent child tells the story in a way that seems new to all of us. Her first hand experience gives the reader a child's perspective on what it was like to be there for the birth.

This is a very nice story with a great out look and beautifully Illustrationed 

This would make a good gift for any child who loves the lord and what's to read his story.
this book is filled with beautiful pictures and a well written story that will capture the minds of all who read it.

I also loved this story of baby Jesus so if you are like me you will like it too. 
this would make a great gift for any one teachers a child and a pastor anyone. 

This would also be a great book  to read to you children every Christmas and just when ever you would like too.

this book is both engaging and compelling and sparkling story and children are invited to see a remarkable events through the eyes of a young child Joanna a first follower of Jesus.

It is a very appealing story of the Nativity and the birth of Jesus are Lord and savior.
And i always look forward to reading a good book and i was glad that i was able to review this one and all the other book too.

If you like to read you should check this out and read it because it is really good.
and one enjoyable book that will leave you reading more.

If you like Christmas books this is a good book to read and add to your collection
our your office.


I love the character Joanna she seems very sweet and this is such a lovable story.
And like i said the pictures are beautiful  and well done it makes the pages come alive.

This book is very interesting too with a Good story line


Make sure you check out the others website to check out her books and read more about her,
www.jannwmartin.com

Enjoy reading Angelika



















Friday, December 30, 2016

My bible study and whats in my bible



My bible study and whats in my bible

Today I am going to share with you what's in my bible and my bible study I like to use and that is soap bible study and I hope you like it and that it 

 i am using the soap method, S stands for scripture so i will write out the verse that i am reading.. O stands for OBSERVATION so i write down what i think the verse is saying to me, A stands for applying so i write down how the verse apply s to me, P stands for prayer so i write down my prayers smile emoticon.. it's a really cool method


I stared doing the bible study called soap when i found the idea on pinterest  and i been using it for some time know and i really like it. It as helped me with my walk with God

I use the Gods word for girls bible my step dad got it for me and i really like it it has all kinds of fun things in it what i like to do is highlight bible verses and take notes on sticky notes and add them to my bible i also take notes in my bible too  I find joy in knowing God is with me were ever i go and i am take him with me too.

The Lord what's use to read are bible so we can grow and lead people to him we are Gods helpers and his children we need to know what he Require of use how are we supposed to hear is voice if we are not reading his words,

I love reading Gods word and sharing the gospel and good new about him with the world i like to pass out bible track to by hiding them in bathrooms and at public places, 

My deepest desire is to be used by God and to have him lead me in all the is right in his eyes being a christian blogger is the greatest feeling ever because i know that i am sharing the gospel to those who are reading it.

I know my life is to do the will of God and all my life i have seen were God has taking me and he has taking me to some awesome places and i am blessed by that because he as answered many of my prayer and i am thankful for that too.

My favorite pastors on TV are Dr Charles Stanley and David Jeremiah they are really Good me and my family like them too,

I love going to church and hearing what the pastor say and learning new things about God Church is a very important part in a christian life and God whats use to go and be with other believers.

Are God is truly amazing i love what he has created all kinds of animals and bugs and insects 
and of course you and me.

One of my goals this coming year 2017 is to being more people to Christ and share the gospel.
write know i am reading throw Matthew mark Luke and john my favorite books of the bible,

I remember being home schooled in going to youth group and telling one of the leaders that i would like to lead someone to Christ so over time i prayed about it and God made that happen by sharing 180 youth group cards and passing them out at school and inviting my friends and family to church group and i reached out to more of the special needs people in my class and my youth leader noticed that and said how proud of me he was and that is amazing, 

 what do you keep in your bible do you highlight take notes ? 


check out my other blog post on this topic


enjoy reading angelika 




Thursday, December 29, 2016

Insects and Bug and why i like them








Insects are incredibly adaptable creatures and have been created to live successfully in most environments on earth

I started liking bugs and insects when my mom got me my first but book growing up and i got my first bug kit i remember catching spiders and putting them in my bug kit and all kinds of different bugs. 

In fact did you know there are all kinds of bugs and insects in the world today.
Believe it our know there a about 950,000 species of insects found on google.




All insects have 

3 body parts-a head thorax and adbomen
six jointed legs
two antennae to sense the world around them 
an exoskeleton and a outside skeleton

Spiders are not insects because they have eight legs and don't have three body parts. Centipedes and millipedes have way too many legs to be called insects!  Most insects have one or two pairs of wings, but wings aren't necessary to be classified an insect
found on web

I loved looking for daddy long legs in my back yard and other creepy things, 




I think  it would be cool to go all around the world to look for different bugs like the rain forest and other parts of the world but for right know i will just study them in my back yard and tell my family and friends about it. My sisters and mom do not like bugs like i do 

For Christmas my dad got me a bug book and i was amazed by how many bugs and insects they are around the world God is truly amazing.




I like to go out side a lot and find cool things like a cool stick are different colors of leaves and find cool rocks to keep more.

Me and my family like going hiking too and going for walks i also love taking nature photos 
i love nature photography, 


My favorite bugs are the stick bugs and the leave bug i think they are so cool looking i also like the praying mantis and lady bugs i used to have lady bugs all over my room they were so beautiful.

And i also like beautiful butterfly's and i love watching ants do there work.


Bugs can help are environment  too like earth warms help keep are soil clean and lady bugs eat the bugs that kill are crops.

The cool thing is that there are big and small insects and bugs around use some you can't even see and some that are as big as a dinner plate and the size of your hand scary right lol.

I asked my friends and family what was there favorite bugs and they said butterfly and lady bugs. Did you know that a lady bug is a beetle cool right.


I also like the golden beetle it's really beautiful you should take the time to look it up some times.

I am looking forward to this spring and summer to go outside and look for bugs and insects in are back yard and take pictures of them and share them with my friends and family 



I loved biology and looking for bugs and going on my senor class trip to go look for bugs for are class and learning about them.


What is your favorite kind of bug and insect? do you like to be out doors with your kids and family? 
does your kids like bugs?
looking forward to hearing from you please leave a comment below

Enjoy reading Angelika  





Interviewing Jennifer Miller a mom with a special needs Son


Interviewing Jennifer Miller a mom with a special needs Son


1 Q your name 
A Jennifer Miller 


2 Q Tell me about your family and kids,

I am married to my husband Casey we have been married for 8 years ..I have two sons Kody is 6 and he has special needs then Hudson is 3 years old


3 Q Beyond the day-to-day business of extra doctor appointments, therapy sessions, and IEP meetings, in what ways is family life challenged by having a child with special needs?
It is very challenging to do things depending on Kody mood he doesn't like lot of people so we stay home lot or go to friends house or have people come here .he likes to be comfortable We can't do normal stuff that other family can do
4 Q What fears do you have as a special needs parent, and how do you address them?
A I have lot of fears one is that list won't be accepted by many friends ..And the medical if his medical needs he was born with low muscle tone failure ADHD sensory processing disorder and global delayed in all areas ..But I bring all my fears to God he has helped so much he has never given more than I can handle

5 Q What gifts does your special needs child have that makes you happy and filled with Joy
A I love his smile it brightness up there room I love how caring he is and he loves Jesus and loves pray he makes his prayers his own
6 Q How do you cook for a special needs child do they eat what you eat are something different?
A Kody is very little for his age with low muscle tone we have to feed him most of the time and make sure everything is cut very small but he mostly eats what we have we try to stay away from lot sugar though
7 Q how did you feel when you found out your child would have special needs?
A I was very upset and I cried for weeks but then I realized that this is the way that God created him ..He knew he was going to special before we did and God chose me as his mom so I try to be a patient loving mother at times it's hard and same days I have days where I ask God why Kody
8 Q How often do you email, talk with or meet with your child's teacher or team? 
A We have IEP meetings about once month and let me tell you those can be stresseful he also goes to Canton to theropy every week he does occupational therapy physical therapy and speach therapy the the therapist are amazing and they love there part of our family since we are there so much

9 Q What homework strategies work for you, especially if your child is easily frustrated, perfectionist or easily overwhelmed?
A We have this like little wobble wedge thing so he sits on that and he can move around on so he doesn't have to sit perfectly still..We also have a weighted lap pad and weighted vest we use those are amazing and helps slot and also sensory brush
10 Q How do you prep your child for social situations?
A We do lot visual planning and visual pictures of places and people he will see that day

11 Q And lastly...What do you love about your child? What makes them wonderful to you?
A I love his personality
  
I enjoyed interviewing my friend Jennifer today i did not know all of the things she goes through on a regaler bases and she is such good friend and mom to her 2 kids. Like all parents with special needs children you just won't whats best for you and your child and they are blessed to have you in there lives believe me they are, 
I am including bible verses every special needs parents 
How does your special needs child bring you joy?  what does a normal day  look like for you?

here is a website for bible verses 



Enjoy reading Angelika





Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Low carb cheesecake and crust recipe with a independent ninja review

making cheesecake filling with the ninja


Low carb cheesecake and crust recipe with a independent ninja review


Me and my family are on the zero to low carb diet and are always looking for something new to make dessert wise,

So tonight we are making low carb cheesecake for the crust you will need melt 1 stick of butter melted then add a 1/4 cup of sugar substitute we used Stevia and a 1/2 cup of flax seed meal and a a 1/4 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes then you back at 400 degrees  for 10 minutes until brown and firm.

For the cheesecake part you will need to get out your blinder so you will need 2 eggs 1 block of cream cheese and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1/2 cup of sugar substitute and 1/4 cup of sour cream blind well and pour of your baked crust and bake at 400 degrees for  40 minutes       


I love my Ninja it's very easy for me to use and i enjoy using it in my kitchen because i like to cook i use it do mix all kinds of things like my low carb pumpkin cheesecake filling and smoothies and milkshakes and more. 

Ninja has come out with all kinds of cool products and there are so many used for it i am not getting paid for this review all opinions  are my own and i am just sharing my thoughts on it.

The ninja blinder had become one of my favorites and i love finding so many new ways to use it and I love that it is easy to clean. And i love make protean drink with it and mixing brownie batter with it 
you can make frozen treats with it that is something i will have to try sometime. 


And i love that the buttons are easy to read and use and it makes it nice for someone like me who has a medical contention to use and it is easy for me to understand.



I know a lot of people who use the ninja and like it my mom likes it because it makes cooking easier and you don't have to mix by hand and that makes it nice.



We got are ninja as a gift last year and my mom was like we have a ninja so that was cool.



If you have any recipes please feel free to share them with me a love to cook and try new things and share my new cooking recipes with my family and friends.   



Do you have a Ninja? What do you like to use your ninja for what do you make with it?
Look forward to hearing from you please comment below,

Enjoy reading Angelika



Learn more about Ninja appliances at http://www.ninjakitchen.com/





Independent Hard candy Cosmetic review



Introducing the hard candy make up my favorite eye shadow is the smoky eyes and I really like the fierce effects darling lip gloss and the all glossed up hydrating lip stain

Independent Hard candy Cosmetic review

I don't think  i ever tried hand candy products until know that my aunt introduced me to it.

I am glad i got to try it my favorite so far is the fierce effects darling lip gloss and the all glossed up  hydrating lip stain and i also like the smokey eye shadow. 

I am not getting paid for this review the opinions are my own.

I hope to try more of there products and Cosmetics because i really like it and they make me feel and look beautiful and i can't wait to tell my friends and family about them too,

There products make great gifts too like great stocking staffers and birthday gifts for any occasions.


They also have other products besides make up like hair and nail products and reading class i hope to try there nail polish it is so beautiful.

You can find hard candy products at Walmart check out there website.

Have you ever tried hard candy products? what was your favorite? 


Enjoy Reading Angelika 

















New Opportunities and my Goals for the new year 2017


Taken in myrtle beach at my old house.


New Opportunities and my Goals for the new year 2017


What a blessing it is to have a new year to create a fresh new start. The wonder of what the new year will bring and the beauty of each new day,

I love that we are giving new year to celebrate Love Joy and even crying.  What a blessing God are father has giving us a reminder that we all  deserve a clean new start  a fresh new day. 

It's amazing to me how God can use are past to shape are future just because we missed out on life opportunities in the past we can thank God for new opportunities in the future,

This year my Goals are to find Joy in the little things and  to Grow in my relationship With God and Reach more People for Christ through my blog and work on my book reviews and product reviews. And eating healthier and watching what i eat and to loss weight.  And to find a good doctor and the right meds for my epilepsy and Adhd.

I have been watching Pollyanna and what i like about this show is when Pollyanna plays the glad game it's when you find some to be glad about and like Pollyanna i try to find something to be glad about like being able to read my bible and being able to pray when ever i like to.  Being able to walk and see and hear and write and speak have you thank God for the little things and stopped to think about the little things that people seem to not really think about every  morning when i wake up i thank the Lord for a new day and for letting me feet touch the floor. Every new day is a day to start over a fresh start to a new day and a day were you can be glad and happy and sometimes sad but don't let that get in the way of your new day.

The things i find Joy in and to be Glad about is watching my Dog i could watch her all day she has a way of making me smile i also find say in knowing that i have a Savior Jesus watching over me and helping me alone the way, And i find joy in my family and friends.

I enjoy going to church and being able to go every Sunday i ask my parents can we go to church today  some times they say yes and sometimes they say no it all depends on there work schedule. In my church bag i bring my bible a notebook to take notes and a pen and highlighter to highlight bible verses. And i enjoy going to church activity's when we can.

I am so thankful that God has allowed me to express myself through the power of words.

I enjoy bringing Joy and happiness to my friends and family i like to make them laugh and smile and I love being Goofy and just being my self. And i am blessed to have them in  my life

You have to chooses in your life you could be sour like a lemon and who would what to  be like that our you could be sweet like a apple that is what i choose to be like. what would you pick i hope sweet like a apple but that's your choice.
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Here are some inspirational movie quotes i like.


 I have a friend, a new friend, from South Africa. And this friend recently told me about a unique bird found in her country. And what is remarkable about this bird is not that it nests, for all birds nest, but that this particular bird nests in a community all unrelated to each other and all of different colors. This community of different colors and different birds has one common goal: to care for each other. We are a world of people, not ethnic groups, not races, and not different descriptions of people on paper. We are human beings. And if there is one thing that human beings have in common, it is the desperate need to be free.
from the Disney channel movie the color of friendship.


Now you quit feeling sorry for yourself. Now that's ugly. Ugly is something that grows up from inside you. It's mean and hurtful, like them boys. Now you not one of them, is you?  Every day you're not dead in the ground, when you wake up in the morning, you're gonna have to make some decisions. Got to ask yourself this question: "Am I gonna believe all them bad things them fools say about me today?" You hear me? "Am I gonna believe all them bad things them fools say about me today? You hear me today?" All right? As for your mama, she didn't pick her life. It picked her. But you, you're gonna do something big with yours. You wait and see. 
the Help Movie.


Will you stop and think about the little things today? what are you thankful for today? what are your 2017 goals for the new year?
look forward to hearing from you

Enjoy reading Angelika













Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Interviewing a stay at home mom Melissa flood. Everything you won't to know.



Interviewing a stay at home mom Melissa flood.


Name Melissa Flood

1 Q Tell me about your family?

A I have been married 5 yrs to Stephen and I have a daughter named Emma who is 3, a son Stephen who is 1 and three cats 🙂

2. Q what is a normal day like for you

Stephen usually gets up with little Stephen in the morning around 7. Then I get up with Emma. Then it's breakfast time for the kids and then I get a chance to eat and shower before Stephen heads into work. The. Little Stephen goes down for a nap. During that time it's one on one time with Emma. We do crafts, play or work on her preschool curriculum. Then when Stephen wakes we run out and do our errands. We come home and then it's lunch time for the kids and I. Then the kids play while I clean up from lunch and get some household chores done. The. It's afternoon naps for Emma and Stephen. After nap time I start dinner so that it's ready when stephen gets home from work. After dinner we do something as a family (walk, car ride, play outside etc) the. It's time for the kids to get ready for bed and go to bed by 830/845

3. Q. How long have you been a Stay at home mom and what prompted you to stay home with your kiddo?

A. I have been a sahm since fall of 2012. I was laid off from my 3rd grade teaching job because of low enrollment at the school I was working for. I was also 5 months pregnant. Stephen and I decided then that I would just stay home with Emma because the cost of daycare was going to be exactly what I would be making if I was to go back to work and we felt it was better for our children to be home with us instead of at a daycare where we didn't know how they were being cared for.

4 Q. Growing up did you have a parent who stayed home?

A .Yes my mom was a stay at home mom while we were growing up


5 Q  What do you think about working moms?

A.  i think it takes a lot to be a working mom and I give them a lot of credit because not only do you have to balance a family and household but also a job.

6 Q. OK, here goes, the question we’ve all been waiting for…what do you do all day?

A. Lol everything, I take care of Emma and Stephen feeding them, changing clothes, changing diapers, playing with them, cleaning up after them, taking care of boo boos, keeping them on a schedule/routine, raising them to be the type of kids we want them to be, teaching them new things, leaning up after emma and Stephen, grocery shopping, regular shopping,laundry, dishes, household chores, making breakfast, lunch and dinner,

7.Q What are some disadvantages to being a Stay at home mom?

A. The little to no adult interaction. The only people I talk to all day are my kids and my husband lol. The lack of free time or time away from my kids. The only break I get is when they nap in the afternoon where most working moms/dads work for 6-8hours away from the home. You don't get sick days. It's hard for working moms to relate to you and you to relate to them.

8. Q What are the biggest advantages of being a Stay at home mom ?

A. Advantages would be being able to spend time with them, watching them grow up and develop it missing out on important milestones like their first step etc. also the freedom to do anything during the day with them such as taking them to the park, library, aquariums etc. being a stay at home mom I also get to decide how they are disciplined what they are taught and how they are taken care of. Plus staying home has saved us the expense of paying for childcare. Not missing out on important milestones


9. Q What is the one piece of advice you would give to another mom who is contemplating becoming a stay-at-home-mom?

A. I think it is definitely something you need to talk over with your spouse because going from a duel income family to just one is a huge change and decision and you will need your spouses support. I would also suggest them writing out the pros and cons to see what would be best for them. For me personally it was a no brained that I wanted to be home with our kids, but everyone is different and needs to decide which is the better option for their family


I have enjoyed interviewing Melissa and getting to know her and her family at Church and spending time with them.


   if you are a stay at home mom what questions do people ask you?  

Please feel free to share in the comments section below.

Enjoy reading Angelika 








My first Broadway show Mary Poppins 2010


Me in Cleveland at the play house 

My first Broadway show Mary Poppins 2010


I had so much fun going to see Mary Poppins with a good friend of mine they had a extra ticket and asked me to go it was very surprising and joy to go and see the amazing show at the play house in Cleveland Ohio.

We had a great time went out for lunch and got some really good sandwiches and then went to a pre show it was cute and very entertaining.

The show was really good and the Actors did a amazing Job too and the whole place was full and it had a great turn out i really enjoyed my self.

Then after the show we got some pictures and then went to a local coffee shop to talk and get some drinks it was a fun day.

I went to a lot of shows that i enjoyed one show was sound of music and phantom of the opera those were really good too my favorite was marry Poppins. 

There was a wedding going on down town Cleveland too so that was pretty to see as well.

I love going to the movies with my friends and family i love seeing all the new movies so far the movies i saw in theaters are puss in boots and cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 and cats and dogs 2 and fantastic beasts and were to find them and the secret life of pets, And the Christmas story i went to go see that and happy feet and how to eat fried worms, Son of God and more. I would go to the movies a lot in high school with friends and family me and my aunt Victoria enjoy going to the movies together.

Movies are my favorite i love to watch them and  quote them for Christmas this year my aunt and uncle got me a movie trivia game called pass the popcorn it is very fun and enjoyable. 

Every Christmas and Birthdays i ask for movies to ass to my movie collection i have a lot of movies and i enjoy watching them over and over again i am a movie addict i love all things movies.  

My favorite movies are cloudy with a chance of meat balls 2 and what's eating Gilbert Grape johnny Depp is my favorite Actor i own a lot of his movies.  

When me and my family and friends go to the movies i enjoy getting popcorn movie theater popcorn is so good my grandma always says you can't go to the movies and not get popcorn and i agree i also like to get candy and and drink when i got to the movies, Any snack recommendations? I am always looking for something new to try,

What was your first Broadway show? do you like going to the movies?  What is your favorite snack to get at a movie theater?
Looking forward to hearing from you

Enjoy reading Angelika 






Thursday, December 22, 2016

A Moms Perspective on Epilepsy

Interviewing my mom Stephanie on Epilepsy 



1.Q your name

Hi, I'm Stephanie  Grams

2. Q tell me a little more about your children 

the mother to 4 daughters, 2 of which have epilepsy. Angelika is 24 years old, Sierra is 22, Autumn is 20 and Savannah is 17.

3 Q How old was you oldest Angelika when she had her first seizure,

A. Angelika was a healthy, normal 11-month-old child with no medical issues. One evening she was playing with her Aunt and she went into a seizure. At the time we didn't recognize it as a convulsion simply because we had only ever witnessed the type of seizure that makes a person's eyes sort of look "backwards. Angelika's seizure made her look "dead."

She was taken by ambulance to a local small town hospital that could not care for her so they had her Life Flighted to Akron Children's Hospital, where Dr. Thomas Enlow became her physician for many years.

4 Q. what is your Oldest daughter Angelika like know

A. Angelika is now a high-functioning, young adult who has some health issues due to the many years of being on epilepsy medication. Through all of her years of seizures we have learned that life is a journey and that every moment is precious.

She is the most determined young woman I know and has been a fantastic example to her younger sister Savannah.


both
Me and my Little sister Savannah we both have Epilepsy

5.Q. When did your youngest have her first seizure, 

A. Savannah was first diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 3. Her story is a little different.
Savannah was a healthy baby with no health issues. She had her first seizure at 2, during a time she was fighting off a strep and ear infection.

She was first treated temporarily for febrile seizures, as many times those types "go away"...perhaps the child outgrows them. Then by the age of 3, Savannah had a full blown grand mal seizure with no fever so we took her to our local ER to be treated.

The following day I called Dr. Enlow, since he knew our family history, to see if he would please check out Savannah. He saw her right away and after testing, diagnosed her with epilepsy.

6.Q what is your youngest daughter Savannah like know.

Savannah has to take medication daily, just like her older sister, to control her seizures. They have good days and bad days, but overall they are functioning to a level of "fantastic" and are overcoming every hurdle that comes their way.


Me and my Beautiful mom Stephanie Grams


7.Q. Who else in the family has epilepsy

A. I'm no stranger to epilepsy, as my youngest sister, Victoria (who is now 26 years old) was first diagnosed with epilepsy as a toddler (she too went to Akron Children's until she reached adulthood).
And my niece addition as epilepsy too and she is 6 years old


8.Q.  What has been the most rewarding aspects.

A. seeing you and your sisters grow up.

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Me my mom and sisters having fun.

Epilepsy doesn't rule my daughters


I have taught my daughters not to focus on the "can't does" in life but the "what can I do differently." They are both determined and intelligent young ladies who are creative in how they "do life."

I hope other families who are affected by epilepsy are inspired to do life differently with a positive twist while educating others on the subject of epilepsy and how it affects a person's life.

Don't let anything get in your way to live the life of your dreams. When you are faced with a life-changing illness, take that chance to make it wonderful.




Check out Stephanie's website
www.stephaniegrams.com




 


 








 








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 ...