Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Book Review: The Frog in the Pond written by Rebecca Crosdale

Book Review: The Frog in the Pond written by Rebecca Crosdale

This is a delightful little story which will teach children how to speak to others while being sensitive to there feelings. They will enjoy the story and learn an important lesson at the some time.

This is an awesome story for all children to learn from. The lesson taught is so awesome, don't miss reading this one with your children. You will love it. It even reminds all of us to be kind and respectful to people. And it is a  must read.

I like the lesson being taught in this story to speak kind to people and no matter how upset you get are other feeling you have treat people the why you want to be treated. 

This is a great Gift for any child big are small and would make a perfect fit for you classroom are your book self at home. I love the the colors in the book they are very well illustrated and have very eye catching colors.

I like children's books with a great message to teach your kids about life and how to treat people you may learn a lot your self by reading a good book.

You can fin this book on amazon as well as her other books as well

Enjoy Reading Angelika 


Friday, January 27, 2017

Low Carb and gluten free garlic butter bagels with low carb cream cheese garlic butter spread.

Low Carb garlic butter bagels with low carb cream cheese garlic butter spread.

I was craving a bagel and i am on a low carb diet so made low carb garlic bagels. They were so good me and my family loved them even my sister autumn ate one so that is great. I will post the bagel recipe below.


This is what they look like when they are done they are super yummy and i will differently be making them again. I also used the same recipe to make cinnamon sugar bagels with cinnamon sugar cream cheese spread.

My Garlic bagel topped with my homemade Garlic butter spread that recipe will be at the bottom too.

My Garlic butter cream cheese spread recipe

1 block cream cheese

1 and a 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder.

1/3 cup butter

and a little Parmesan  cheese,

melt all ingredients in the microwave and enjoy.

For the low carb bagel recipe you can on this website.


Enjoy reading Angelika

What is your favorite kind of bagel? what is your favorite kind of cream cheese?

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Bug and insect Picture Craft for Kids! Made by me

This is a Caterpillar with my name on it!

Bug and insect Picture Craft for Kids! Made by me

I made this cute little bug craft today on the winter cold day and i was at home all i did was find some colored paper and straws and tissue paper and then i draw the bug i wanted to make and then i decorated it with google eyes and straws. The link to the bug craft i got the idea on will be on the bottom of the page below,

This my version of a cute ant

Ants i think are really cute so when i made this picture i was thinking of the 3 body parts that a insect has and that is the head and the thorax and the abdomen i got this info on google, I have been learning all kinds of things about bugs and insects that all insect has 3 body parts,

My other caterpillar i made.

I really like how this one turned out all you need is buttons and google eyes and other craft supplies.
I have been making all kinds of fun bug crafts just in time for spring i love making crafts and using my hot glue gun.  

This is a spider i made.

I have been making a lot of spider crafts lately and i think they are so cute. My family loves my insect and bug crafts that i have been making. Did you know some spiders have 6 our 7 eyes and some have no eyes that's what i read about.

My lady bug.

I think lady bugs are so cute and i used to have them all over my room growing up and they were always cool and fun to see and interesting too. And i loved picking them up when i was little and seeing them on flowers and grass.

 My butterfly

I made this butterfly using tissue paper and colored paper and google eyes. This would be my favorite.  I love how this turned out when i was making this i did not think it would turn out but it did,
all this bug crafts are super easy to make and are super cute.

All my bugs together. What do you think i think they turned out super cute and so does my family.
I hope to get pictures of real bugs and insect this summer and spring and make a bug scrapbook and blog about it,

I hanged my bug pictures on my wall in my room using sticky notes because i cant use tape are anything else right know on are walls so stick notes are the best. 

I asked my family what there favorite bugs are and they said butterfly's and ladybugs.

What are some of your favorite bugs our insects? 

Here are some links of my other bug crafts i made

Here are the links to the bug picture crafts. I made mine different. 


If you go to pinterest you can find all kinds of bug crafts to do and other craft ideas too. That's were i get all my ideas from.

Enjoy reading Angelika


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Today's Recycle craft My bug and snail Garden turned out super cute.

Today's craft My bug and snail Garden turned out super cute.

Today's craft is a Bug and snail craft i made using a old egg cartons and some craft supplies i got at the store tonight i got tissue paper and some cardboard straws and google eyes.

I have been very busy this last few days making a new craft everyday and i enjoy making something new so far i have been decorating my room with my crafts my room theme so far is bugs and insects my sister that shares a room with me does not seem to mind that i have decorated are room with cute bugs and insects crafts.

I find all my craft ideas on pinterest and i enjoy being creative and coming up with my own ideas.

For this craft i have found using a hot glue gun is so much more easier to use then glue and tap  and i love using my hot glue gun. All you need to do is find some old cardboard to glue your bugs too.

I will post the links to the craft ideas on the bottom of this page. And you can find a lot of awesome craft supplies at the dollar tree that's were i like to go for my craft supplies.

My favorite bugs and insects are ladybugs and lighting bugs and snails and i love animals.

This craft will teach your kids how to recycle and make something new.

For this craft you will need 

1 egg carton 

2 tissue paper

3 google eyes

4 cardboard

5 straws 

what i used was tissue paper instead of colored paper and i used cardboard to glue my bugs on and i used straws.

Here are the links to the bug and snail craft.

This one is for the Caterpillar 

This one is for the egg carton snail craft all you do is click on the arrows and it takes you step by step.

Enjoy reading and check out my other many crafts too.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

pen pals can be Fun and so can letter writing/ pen pal ideas for kids and adults and special needs.

pen pals can be Fun and so can letter writing/ pen pal ideas for kids and adults

I started writing letters when i was little to my great grandma who lived in Indian and i wrote to her for a long time then i started asking my friends and family if they would like to be pen pals and some said yes.

I have so many cards and letter from many pen pals and from my friends and family you can see all my cards and letters in the pictures above.  My handwriting was really bad as a kid so i started writing letters and my handwriting  has improved so much i think writing letters is good handwriting skills and important to developing new friendships and staying in touch with people.

I get so excited when i get a letter in the mail from one of my pen pals are a email from my missionary friends and friends and family I love staying in touch and making new friends.

I am here is share some ideas on how you can have fun sending letters and staying in touch and getting your kids involved too.

Here are some pen pal ideas for kids

1. have them write to a family member that lives far away make it fun by have them make there own cards.

2   If you want to write a Disney Character you can find the address on this blog what a great why  to have your kids writing.

3 You can have them write too a friend that lives for away are just a close friend.

4 you can find all kinds of pen pal ideas for kids on pinterest they have so many.

Having your kids write letter is very creative and will help them with there writing. There are benefits to it too. And how excited will your child be to receive a letter in the mail. And Grandma's love letters i know mine does ;)

Here are some pen pal ideas for adults

1. write to a family member who lives for away 

2 Keep in touch with a a friend who lives for away.

3 I have been using this site since high school
they help special needs people are any one find friends to talk to online it is save and fun i first used this site when my teacher in high school signed use up it was so exciting to get a email  from your new pen pal they match you up with your new friend i have been writing the same pen pal for 4 years know.

4 there are all kinds of pen pal ideas on pinteret 

I love writing letter and decorating my room with the letters i get in the mail. I am always asking my grandma to send me stamps and she does. And sometimes i just mail someone a card letting them know i have been thinking about them and i love to see if they write me back.

I find a lot of fun things to include with a the letter here are some ideas you can hide in your letter a friendship bracelet our a home made small craft  our a book mark a small seashell and a home made heart made out of colored paper. this are good ideas for adults and kids.Writing letters is a good life skill because it is teaching your kids how to spell and write and how to mail a card and put a stamp on it. This is a good idea for special needs as well because you are also teaching them a life long life skill of writing and spelling how how to address a letter and put a stamp on it and mailing it.

Do you like to write letters? Do your kids write letters? Do you have a pen pal are some one you keep in touch with?

Here are some awesome website for pen pals for you and your kids and for special needs children and adults.

this is a special needs pen pal program that is awesome i have used it my self and i still use it.

Here are some awesome pen pals idea for kids

Another great website for kids

Here is a good pen pal ideas for special needs children


Enjoy reading Angelika

Monday, January 23, 2017

Books i have read when i was home schooled and my favorite kids books and reading is Fun!

Books i read when i was home schooled and my favorite kids books and reading is Fun!

Growing up home schooled my mom had me and my 3 sisters reading everyday we went to the library a lot growing up and did there summer reading program we always enjoyed it and were excited turning in are papers for a prize,

Growing up i read all kinds of kids book and i am here to share with you what i enjoyed reading as a kid. My favorite book i liked to read to my grandma and mom growing up

The books i read growing up were.

THE Froggy book series written by Jonathan London
My favorite was froggy bakes a cake me and my grandma and mom loved that one.
you should check that one out at your local library.

I also enjoyed reading Green eggs and Ham written by Dr. Seuss
I can remember reading that to my mom
that was one of my many favorites.

I also liked the pinball's written by Betsy Byars.
I loved that one i still do.

Me and my sisters enjoyed Junie B Jones written by Barbara Park. My grandma also enjoyed her books as well they were so cute and made use laugh

I also enjoyed reading books about Bugs and insects And books on Ancient Egypt i really liked to read also books on animals. I also enjoyed reading the old fashion sesame street books. And craft books and cooking books and hobbies. And christian books

Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White is also a favorite of mine i read that book twice and i just fall in love with the characters  of the book it is very heart warming story.

Chick chick boom boom written by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault was one of are many favorites it was a really cute book.

Me and my sister also enjoyed reading The princess and the  Kiss written by Bishop jennie,
we loved this book as well.

We also enjoyed Mommy please Don't cry written by Linda Deymaz we loved this book and it got use through a hard time.

When i was little written by Jamie Lee Curtis we loved that one too so did my mom the pictures were cute and we just loved the book.

And i enjoyed reading my Bible.

My sister Sierra was was a big reader growing up she loved to read and so did we. The cool thing is that me and my sisters all liked different kinds of books 

Reading can be fun my favorite TV shows  growing up that had to do with reading was reading rainbow and Author on PBS kids.

Reading can be fun and enjoyable just find a book that you are interested in reading.
There are lot of Kids books at your local library that are fun and enjoyable to read take your kids to the library some time and see what they pick out.

My little sister Savannah just loves to read as well you will always see her with a book in her hand and she loves going to book stores and reading new books She also enjoys adult coloring books too.

My grandma said that  reading is the gateway to life; you have to know how to read to survive

The books that i enjoy know that i am older are 

My bible

Christian books 

Bug and insects 

Crafts and Hobbies


Healthy eating 

Chapter Books 

What are some of your kids favorite books?  What are some of your favorite books. Any book or movie recommendation 

Here are some free websites were you can read free book online they are free children's books So if you can't make it to your library there are free website online.

Enjoy Reading Angelika

Sunday, January 22, 2017

spidery craft paper plate and pop bottle spider bank

spidery crafts: spider paper plate craft and spider bank craft with a little spider facts.

Today i Made two awesome crafts i made 3 paper plate spiders and 1 pop bottle spider bank i think it turned out really cute and they are super easy to make and decorate with.

Did you know that a spider is not a insect are a bug it is called a arachnid. They are cool because they have 8 legs and some have 8 eyes no eye from what i heard on the video cool right.

I think this is a really cute craft for you and your family to do together i am a bug crazy person i love bugs and making bug crafts and teaching people about bugs i am all about bugs animals and insects.

I love getting craft ideas from books and pinterest. I also enjoy doing crafts with my mom are in my room are at the kitchen table.

I started liking bugs when i was little when my mom get me my first bug catcher and ever since i enjoyed them from looking them up online and reading about them from seeing them out side .

My family loves the crafts i made they think my spider bank is cute and they like it too.  I try to make recyclable craft  too.

I have made so many crafts so far i am trying to decorate my room with out spending a lot of money and creating my own decor. 

I asked my parents if i could get a tarantula and they said No!. But life Goes. 

What is the coolest thing your ever made? What bugs do you like and don't like?

The paper plate craft idea i got from this website but i did mind differently i used straws for the legs.

For the pop bottle spider bank i used this website but i made it a little different

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Science Experiments for Kids: Rubber Egg trick/Can A Raw Egg Grow? | Science Experiment

Science Experiments for Kids: Rubber Egg trick/Can A Raw Egg Grow? | Science Experiment

yesterday i started this science experiment and left it in the jar of vinegar over night so it stayed in there 24 hours this is a very easy science experiment for anyone all you need is 1 egg and white vinegar  you pour the vinegar in the bowl add your egg and close it was a lid and wait tell 24 hours,

What happens is the egg with grow in size and the vinegar will remove the shell living it rubbery,
and very weird and cool and interesting and like a bouncy ball. 

My little sister in the video is home schooled and she likes to help me with my science experiments she came right over to check it out she did not think it would work but my sisters and step dad and mom all thought it was cool and they never heard of this before i found the idea on Facebook.

My sister sierra said she has done this science experiment before and she liked it too and said it was cool,

There are different names for this experiment from what i saw online some people call it rubbery egg and others call it snake eggs and growing egg but they are all the same i believe.

Your kids will have fun doing this science experiment with you  this is a great experiment for all your little scientist. 

The egg feel very weird when it is done there is no shell left and it looks like a snake egg and you can see the yolk in it when you hold it up to the lamp,

The egg will break too and you will see the yolk in it so bonce it carefully.
trust me i broke and it went all over the floor,

what is really cool how the vinegar started making bubble when the egg is in it and the egg grows in size and settles down it's really cool,

Let me know when and if you make the experiment comment in the comments below. 

Here is a link to the science experiment with full instructions

And for the Growing egg Experiment too 

make sure you check it out

enjoy reading angelika

My Paper plate monster door hanging craft 2017

My Paper plate monster door hanging craft 2017

So today's craft was a paper plate monster craft that i made using a paper plate and googly eyes and glue crayons .and green colored paper.

This would make a good rainy day activity for you and your kids to do together and i put a piece of string on it too hang it on my door,

My mom loved it and thought it was cute, You can find all the craft supplies i used at Walmart and the dollar tree they have really good craft supplies at both stores.

I got this idea on Pinterest i find all my craft ideas on there,

For this Craft you will need

1 paper plate

2 google eye 

2 pieces of green colored paper

and a black crayon 




Take your paper plate and cut a circle around the green paper and glue the green paper to the paper plate and tape it down then add your googly eyes and your smiley face next  cute out your arms and legs and add them by taping them to the back of the plate it is really a easy craft to do and it turns out super cute.

I will also post the link below were i got this  idea but i made mine different 


Friday, January 20, 2017

independent Product reviews: Dollar tree Doll house and Sun catchers 2017

independent Product reviews: Dollar tree Doll house and Sun catchers 

Went to the dollar tree today for there craft kits and craft supplies i love going there for craft kits 

Me and my family are dollar tree addicts we love going in there for there products i love that they are cheap and affordable and i love find what i need and i enjoy there products and the staff is always nice.

I like helping family's find cute and fun toys for there kids alone with people who like to do crafts and just love find good deals and i like helping family's with kids and special needs family's as  well. And give good Gift ideas.

Today at the dollar tree when i was looking at the craft kids in the toy area i saw the cutest doll house ever and had to blog about it and to think it was only a dollar and it is easy to make and comes with stickers and dolls and a dog. This doll house would make a great gift for any child and for a child in the hospital and at day cares class rooms and more and it easy super easy to put together and this would be a good travel toy as well. They come in many kids like fire house and a doll house and more you can find them in the toy area.

I also find a Sun Catcher and got 2 of them one bear and one fish it was super easy to paint and comes with a color chart that shows you how to mix colors for a new color i put the string in it my self and i hanged it on my window and door handle.They have all kinds of sun catcher like a fish and bear and mermaid one and more you can find them in and craft and toy area.

Me and my mom and sister could shop all day in the dollar tree finding craft supplies and craft kids we have to control are self's when we go there are we would spend all are money there we go to the dollar tree all the time and enjoy it.

I like that the dollar tree has a lot to offer growing up we did not have much money and my family did all there birthday and Christmas shopping there and they found a lot of cute stuff that makes a great Christmas gift and birthday gifts we still shop at the dollar tree for all are Christmas and birthday gifts and ideas don't ever feel bad that you have to shop at dollar tree because some of my best gifts came from there when me and my sisters were growing up.

So far from the dollar tree craft kits i made are door hangers and this doll house sun catchers and 2 crystal kits and fake snow kit and all dollar trees have something different.

My favorite crafts to do is scrap booking and making cards and writing letters and doing craft kids making something new and crafting with felt.

I also like the food and party supplies at the dollar tree to you can get so much there and there products are really good and does not cost much.

do you shop at the dollar tree? do you do crafts what kind of crafts do you like to do
comment at the bottom and looking forward to hearing from you.

Here are some link to the other craft kits i made and the craft i mad check them out,













Enjoy reading Angelika

Thursday, January 19, 2017

My first time in the Special Olympics The angle soft ball team and me being special needs,

My first time in the Special Olympics The angle soft ball team!

My very first sport team i ever got to be on what the bars mills church of God church in sugar creek Ohio angel soft ball team for special needs people 

I got a hat and a shirt with my number on it me and my little sister had so much fun being on a team  you can see me in the video i have short hair and you will see me standing next to my helper laughing.

Being on this team was a answer to prayers for me i always wanted to win a trophy and be part of a team and God answered that prayer for me and my sister. All the staff was very nice and they made it a great for people and there family's to enjoy what a great summer that was for me i enjoyed it so and it gave me something to do after high school.

My mom enjoyed being a helper as well and so did my sisters it was a great opportunity for me and my family and for people with special needs to learn how to be part of a team and how to work together and enjoy are self's. 

I know a lot of people from the team too so that made it nice i helped out a lot with special needs people from the butterfly camp at the YMCA it is a special needs summer camp for ages grade school through high school i really enjoyed volunteering there for many years and helping out at church in the good shepherds class that was for adults with special needs.

Living with epilepsy and being special needs my self God had lead me to help with other special needs people and i can relate to them in away that most people can't God has put some awesome special needs family in to my life and i am thankful to call them my friend and help out any way i can and God has blessed me to be able to reach out to people and help were i am needed. God made special needs people to show people that life can be filled with Joy and happiness and how to be that Joy. I know when i am around some with a special needs they make me fill happy and have a smile on my face. 

If people only know how special we special needs people really are there would be no hate in the world but happiness and joy i am sharing my heart here i know the God has blessed me with a lot of great friends and family in my life that i am so blessed.

My mom always taught me and my sisters how to treat people and i am so thank you she taught use how to treat people the right way and the Godly way treat people the way you would what to be treat and i took that advice were ever i go. I wish more people would live by this there would be not hate in the would if every one would be nice and Believe and accept Jesus Christ as there lord and savior.

When i was part of the Good shepherds class i was part of a bell choir called joy bells for Jesus we would go in to nursing homes and play for the people i really enjoyed it and so did my aunt play the bells was a lot of fun and enjoyable.

I am looking forward to seeing were the Lord leads me next and were he as me help in God is truly amazing and let him lead you were he wants you to go can can do that. 

God made use the why he wanted use to be he makes no mistakes and accepts we will never be a good copy so just be your self who God made you too be loves use all  and wants use to go to him and h wants to be your Lord and Savior.

what as God lead you to do? what ministry do you help with as church? 
leave me a comment i would love to hear from you. 

God Bless enjoy reading Angelika
i Got the videos at the bars mill church of God website 



Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Book review: How the Woman at the Well Became the Well Woman written by Donna Rhodes

Book review: How the Woman at the Well Became the Well Woman written by  Donna Rhodes 

This memoir is the story of an extraordinary ordinary life. It is is the poignant life story of a woman's desperate journey to find love. Inspired by the biblical account of the woman at the well, this book is a remarkable testament to God's faithfulness and the power of His redemption. For those who think their lives will never change and those who are afraid to hope again, this testimony is trans formative.

This is a great book from what i read it is interesting and based on a true story about the author  It is her life story of her desperate journey to find love. her story was inspired by the biblical account of the woman at the well in John chapter 4 and it is a testimony to God's faithfulness and the power of His redemption. she wrote it to give hope and a vision for those who think their lives will never change and for those who are afraid to hope again.

This is a very uplifting story that will live you inspired and help you resize that you are not alone God is always there to help use in are time of need.

This book would be a great gift for anyone who likes a good read and it would make a great book for your book self and would make a great book for any women in your life.

This book is frilled with hope and the author did a great job on this book and i like that she included the women at the well one of my favorite bible story's.

Make sure you check out the authors website and take a look at her other books.

Enjoy reading Angelika 

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 ...