History of Candy

Hey, everyone! If some of you like candy, I think you might like know the history of candy. I hope you enjoy my blog post about candy. You’ll see a variety of candy blog posts in the future. Let’s begin!

Some people had normally believed that the thought of a candied treat was originally formed by cave people. They liked honey from the honey bees’ beehives. Before the Egyptians, Chinese, Indians, Greeks, Romans, and the people of Middle East had sugar; they combined honey with fruits and nuts to make candy.

A lot of people believed the first pieces of candy were eaten as a type of medical treatment for digestive problems. Civilization started to expand. When the sugar processing was discovered, it became a high traded item. In the Middle Ages, sugar had become highly priced. That made the sugar very expensive.

At the same time, sugar was labeled as a drug that was considered the cure for a lot of ailments and was sold by people who sold and prepared medicines. During the 17th century as sugar became a little more available, people in England and America they ate cooked sugar candy mixed with fruits and nuts.

Carmel and lollipops were known since the early 18th century. By the 1800s, more than 380 factories were built in the United States to manufacture candy. Most of the factories were producing separate, hard, and loose candies. In 1765, the first chocolate factory got established in the United States of America.

By the early nineteenth century after the sugar beet discovery and the encouragement of the mechanical age, candy making developed quickly into an industry and a various sort of flavors. Since the candy was no longer homemade and started to be large quantities, they were available to all people for the first time ever. The very first candy made were hard boiled sweets, marshmallows, and Turkish delight.

Also at the same time, hard candies like peppermints and lemon drops became extremely popular in America. England was the first country to manufacture in large quantities and at the 1851 London Prince Albert Exhibition, a large variation of boiled sweets, bonbons, chocolate creams, caramels, and many other candies were represented to European and American confectioners.

Ancient Olmec civilizations made the first chocolate drink. The Spaniards introduced chocolate in the 16th century to European people. Coca powder was made in 1828 but chocolate became not handmade and enormously available in  midst of the 19th century when it was introduced to the candy making factories as both cocoa and sugar rose to brand new heights.

In the beginning, the chocolate was produced out of a bittersweet chocolate. The first candy bar for the mass market was created by Joseph Fry in 1847. In 1854, the first packaged of Whitman’s chocolates was introduced. Richard Cadbury introduced the first Valentine’s Day box of candy in 1868.

David Peter and Henry Nestle from Switzerland made the first milk chocolate in 1876 which made the American candy bar such a phenomenon  of the late 19th century. Today, many kinds of ingredients are added to the chocolate bar. The famous candy corn was invented in 1880 by George Renninger. George Smith invented the first Lolly Pop in 1908.

Gumdrops

Here’s the sources I used:

http://www.candyhistory.net/candy-origin/history-of-candy/

Emotions With Animals: Wise Tortoise & Shy Turtles

Hey, everyone! Welcome back to this week’s bonus edition of Emotions With Animals. The bonus is in honor of water. This week’s edition includes tortoises and freshwater turtles. Let’s begin!

Wise tortoises live longer than average humans. So it makes them seem wise.

Wise people have many experiences. They also meditate.

How To Be Wise:

Know that you are wise from the heart.

Help people. (This might make you feel and be wise.)


Shy turtles are scared of humans. So if you see one, you might be in luck. Turtles can be so shy that if you make any noise they’ll just go back underwater.

Shy people stutter, blush, shake, breathless, or speechless. Shy people might rarely talk. When they do talk, they might be so nervous that they stutter.

How To Avoid Being Shy:

Overcoming your shyness will take practice.

Take slow, steady steps forward. Going slow is okay but be sure to go forward. Stepping back from any situations that trigger you to feel shy can reinforce shyness and keep it at a level that’s hard to get past. Build confidence by taking one small forward step at a time.

It’s okay to feel awkward. It happens to everyone.

Know you can do it.

Be true to yourself.

Pay attention to the thoughts you are having when you’re experiencing shyness.

Remind yourself that no one can see the butterflies in your stomach.

Take deep breaths.

Have sips of water. (This is healthy).

I hope you enjoyed this week’s bonus edition of Emotions with Animals. Tune in next week for the next edition of Emotions With Animals.

A tortoise walking.

Lillian’s Paper Airplane Craft

Hey, everyone! Today I’m going to be showing you how to make a easy indoor paper airplane that flies far and upside down. Here’s a little info about it: This paper airplane was inspired by the book Championship Paper Planes by Paul Jackson. It can fly upside down, straight, upward, downward, and any other way you can imagine. Let’s begin!

Here’s a picture of how it should look when it’s done without glitter:

What You’ll Need:

Printer Paper
Markers (optional)
Colored Pencil (optional)
Glitter (optional)

How to Make It:

First, fold the paper hot dog style.
Second, unfold and you should see a crease down the middle.
Third, fold a large triangle along the crease.
Fourth, fold a smaller triangle on the other side of the crease. You should see that it’s overlapped.
Fifth, fold again. You should see the engine where you’ll hold it at.
Sixth, fold the triangles over to form the wings.
Seventh, hold it up underneath the crooked wings to make it nice looking.
Eighth, experiment and test the paper airplane.

Tips:

The crookedness gives the paper airplane power.

Try flying it in a room with not too much stuff in it.

Fold the nose (the tip of the paper airplane) down and you will see many more tricks and stunts.

Try coming up with a name for your paper airplane (so if you have a lot paper airplanes, you’ll be able to find it).

If you have any questions based on this craft, comment the question below and I’ll answer it for you. Thank you!

This blog post includes an Amazon Affiliates link. 

Books I Recommend: Sky Sweeper by Phillis Gershator

Hey, everyone! This is my 46th book recommendation. I appreciate any friends, family member, or author who reads these books. Thank you!

1. Sky Sweeper by Phillis Gershator

2. Graphic Design by James Bow

3. Mysterious Guests by Eric A. Kimmel

4. The Blizzard by Betty Ren Wright

5. Real Princesses by Valerie Wilding

6. Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

7. Children of the Dragon by Sherry Garland

8. Nature Ranger by Richard Walker

9. The Nifty-Gritty Gardening Book by Kari Cornell

10. The Case of the Christmas Snowman by James Preller

11. The Case of the Best Pet Ever by James Preller

12. Switched at Birthday by Natalie Standiford

13. Thea Stilton and the Lost Letters by Geronimo Stilton

14. Red Pizzas for a Blue Count by Geronimo Stilton

15. The Thirteen Ghosts by Geronimo Stilton

16. Shadow of the Sharks by Mary Pope Osborne

17. Ernest Hemingway by Jim Whiting

18. Sand Dollar Summer by Kimberly K. Jones

19. Larger Than Life by Matt Donnelly

20. Stick Dog Tries to Take the Donuts by Tom Watson

21. Dragonwings by Laurence Yep

22. The Man With The Red Bag by Eve Bunting

23. Drama Queen by Monica Brown

24. Meet Caroline by Kathleen Ernest

25. Caroline Takes A Chance by Kathleen Ernest

26. Seven Wild Sisters by Charles De Lint

27. Friends For Life by Andrew Norris

28. The Shining Princess by Eric Quayle

29. Who Is Richard Branson? by Michael Burgan

30. Rechenka’s Eggs by Patricia Polacco

31. When Lightning Comes In A Jar by Patricia Polacco

32. Shells! Shells! Shells! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace

33. Emma Kate by Patricia Polacco

34. Just In Time, Abraham Lincoln by Patricia Polacco

35. Look and Make With Paper by Matthew Parselle

36. Look What You Can Make With Paper Plates by Margie Hayes Richmond

37. Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco

38. Old Jake’s Skirts by C. Anne Scott

39. Grumbles from the Forest by Jane Yolen and Rebecca Kai Dotlich

40. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

41. The Key to Extraordinary by Natalie Lloyd

42. Chickadee by Louise Erdrich

43. The Secret of the Ginger Mice by Frances Watts

44. The Nitty-Gritty Gardening Book by Kari Cornell

45. Far From Fair by Elana K. Arnold

46. Nick and Tesla’s Solar-Powered Showdown by Science Bob Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith

47. You Can’t Take A Balloon Into The Museum of Fine Arts by Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman and Robin Preiss Glasser

48. Machu Picchu by Elizabeth Mann

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A Happy World

Hey, everyone! I just got inspired by a drawing I drew. You’ll see a picture of my drawing at the bottom in this blog post. Anyway, here’s a story based on the drawing.

One day, a bird picked up a seed to eat. A few minutes later, the bird decided that it wasn’t the right seed. The bird threw it back down. That was the beginning of the Happy World.

As the years past, the tree grew until it had several branches and a strong trunk. The strong tree became known as the Happy Tree. The Happy Tree decided to produce a seed. The seed grew with happiness and love. One day, the seed blossomed into a young beautiful tree that didn’t grow much after that point.

The young tree became known as the Amazing Beauty Tree. The Amazing Beauty Tree saw the Happy Tree. Suddenly, she realized that she wanted to know who produced her. She asked the Happy Tree if it was him who planted her. He said yes and Amazing Beauty wanted to produce a seed of her own.

She let the bird fly the seed to the Happy World. The seed became a thin beautiful conifer tree. The tree produced identical seeds until there was almost no room to plant seeds. After that the trees started planting grass seeds. After the grass had grown, there was no room to plant seeds.

A few years later, the several earthquakes that would become the mountains shook the world. The trees, birds, and grass survived. They noticed something different about the landscape and they saw triangular tall figures. They soon realized that they had saw a mountain. About the same time, their roots filled with water and animals.

One year later, humans discovered the Happy World and decided to make a small town out of it. They also made cars, rockets, and kites. The sun, clouds, rain, hail, snow, and thunderstorms were always there but they were nicer than outside of the Happy World. Everyone lived happily. If you go into a forest, you will realize that the Happy World is the forest.

Happy World

The happy world includes geese, ducks, rabbits, birds, car, rocket, city, trees, grass, and more. I hope you enjoy!

Reach For Stars

Hey, everyone! This blog post will include 2 stories (1 non fiction and 1 fiction), inspiration, and a fiction interview. Let’s start with the non fiction story.

One day, my body decided I was ready to try the ladder at my therapy place. Slowly but surely, my body had decided to try the stairs. Now I can easily walk up them alone without being scared. Ever since, I’ve been proud to have touched the stars. (If anyone wonders what’s next, it’s escalators).

Let’s move on to the fantasy version of a story. I hope you enjoyed the 1st story!

Once, a young girl named Rainbow had wanted to be able to go down stairs for a long time but her body wasn’t ready to do it. Many years past before her body started to sense that she wanted to achieve the goal. When she was probably 14, her body was able to take the hint fully. So she took her time up until Wednesday when she achieved the goal. She was very excited. She was reaching toward the stars.

Let’s move on to the interview. This is where you will find more details about the first story. Speaking of story, I hope you enjoyed the 2nd story. (If you are wondering, this blog post is inspiration based).

 Rainbow: Hey, Lillian! Are you ready to start the interview? I’m definitely ready to start.

Lillian: Hey, Rainbow! Yes, I’m ready. It’s awesome that you’re ready to start. 

Rainbow: How did you originally start?

Lillian: Good question! I started by using a step stool for kids.

Rainbow: Wow. What was your progression steps?

Lillian: My order was step stool, ladder, and stairs. Anything else you would like to know?

Rainbow: No, I don’t think so. Let’s end it here, Bye, nice meeting you!

Lillian: Bye, Rainbow!

The mural is to reach for the stars.

Go to these links below for 2 of my blog posts:

Rainbow Love

Latest Weather: Thunderstorms

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Emotions With Animals: Hyper Beavers

Hey, everyone! Welcome back to the Emotions With Animals blog series. The emotion is hyper and the animal is beaver.

Beavers are hyper because most beavers are nocturnal. They get really hyper when some loud noise scares it away.

People are hyper for several reasons. For example, sugar can make you hyper. They can also get too excited or anxious and that can result in being hyper.

How to Avoid Being Hyper:

Connecting with the hyperness.

Take Deep Breaths.

Practice Meditation.

Practice Mindfulness.

I hope you enjoyed. Visit Camilla at http://www.camilladowns.com/ and Thomas at http://www.thomasadarnell.com/.

Beaver.

Here’s some of the blog posts:

Rainbow Love

(This is a sneak peek below. The picture is included).

Once there lived 2 rainbows who didn’t want to separate for the love of nature. Their names were Candy Rainbow and Princess Rainbow. One day, Candy Rainbow was accidentally separated from Princess. What they didn’t know was the Nature fairy had split them in half.

Latest Weather: Thunderstorms

A thunderstorm is a storm with lightning and thunder. It is produced by a cumulonimbus cloud, usually producing gusty winds, heavy rain and sometimes hail but not always in the Western USA. The basic ingredients used to make a thunderstorm are moisture, unstable air and lift.

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Books I Recommend: Vermont by Ann Heinrichs

Hey, everyone! This is my 45th book recommendation. I hope you enjoy!

1. Vermont by Ann Heinrichs

2. New Hampshire by Deborah Kent

3. Delaware by Ann Heinrichs

4. Rhode Island by Michael Burgan

5. The Northeast by Dana Meachen Rau

6. West Virginia by Ann Heinrichs

7. The Curious Nature by Clare Walker Leslie

8. Iowa by Jean F. Blashfield

9. Minnesota by Ann Heinrichs

10. Virginia by Deborah Kent

11. Minty by Alan Schroeder

12. The Garden of Happiness by Erika Tamar

13. Thumbelina by Brian Pinkney

14. Before Columbus by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

15. A Horn For Louis by Eric A. Kimmel

16. A Very Merry Christmas by Geronimo Stilton

17. Why I’m Afraid of Bees by R. L. Stine

18. Turtles and Tortoises by Lisa M. Herrington

19. Rock Art Savvy by Ronald D. Sanders

20. Tibetan Rescue by Pamela Logan

21. Tip-Top Tappin’ Mom! by Nancy Krulik

22. Anyone But Me by Nancy Krulik

23. In The Stone Circle by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

24. National Parks Guide U.S.A. by Sarah Wassner Flynn

25. The American Flag by Debra Hess

26. Anno’s Magic Seeds by Mitsumasa Anno

27. Sketches from a Spy Tree by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer

28. Dear Max by D. J. Lucas

29. Myron’s Magic Cow by Marlene Newman

30. Shine by Karen Langley

31. A Path of Stars by Anne Sibley O’Brien

32. Miss Emily by Burleigh Mutén

33. The Story of Diva and Flea by Mo Williams

34. Laura and Mr. Edwards by Laura Ingalls Wilder

35. Who Is Jane Goodall? by Roberta Edwards

36. Who Was J. R. Tolkien? by Pam Pollack and Meg Belviso

37. Who Was Jim Henson? by Joan Holub

38. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

39. Who Was Bruce Lee? by Jim Gigliotti

40. Beware! Space Junk! by Geronimo Stilton

41. Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics by Chris Grabstein

42. Livingstone by Peter Turner

43. Who Was Jackie Robinson? by Gail Herman

44. Listen, Slowly by Thanhhà Lai

45. The Fantastic Adventures of Krishna by Demi

46. The Jungle Book by Laura Driscoll

47. Anno’s U.S.A. by Mitsumasa Anno

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Apple Named Calm Sparkle

Hey, everyone! Are you wondering who Calm Sparkle is? If you answered yes, you’ve come to the right place. Read on to find out.

Once there lived a small apple whose name was Calamity. The apple didn’t know how to say Calamity but she was able to say,”Calm Sparkle.” So her name was shortened to Calm S.

True to her name, she grew to be a big calm sparkly apple. One day, she didn’t seem so calm. She explained,”I’m just anxious to see my relatives. The last time I saw them was when I was a small applet.”

So as time went on, she wasn’t calm at all. After her relatives left, she admitted she outgrown her calmness. The apple asked for help and everyone tried to help.

One spring morning, she felt unusually calm. She suddenly realized her calmness had returned. When she announced her calmness had returned, everyone clapped and cheered.

To this day forward, she can be found in everyone’s heart. She might be hiding or showing her calmness to your inner self.

Yummy pink apples!

I hope you enjoyed!

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Emotions With Animals: Calm Monarch Butterflies

Hey, everyone! Welcome back to this week’s Emotion With Animals. (You get 2 Emotions With Animals editions this week). This edition of Emotions With Animals is in honor of a monarch butterfly flying so close to my head and my home. I hope you enjoy!

Monarch butterflies are calm when they’re flying. They might also be calmer after they eat some monarch butterfly friendly plants.

When you or someone else is calm, you will feel a lot better. You will be more confident and relaxed. You will be happy, mindful, grateful, thankful and joyful.

Take a moment to read this quote. If you want to, share it with family, friends, and relatives.

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” – Buddha

How To Be Calm:

If you have anger: You should talk it out with someone you trust. See Angry Ducks for more ideas.

If you have sadness: It’s okay to be sad. See Sad Cats for more ideas.

If you have jealousy: Go to Emotions With Animals: Jealous Parrots to find what to do.

If you have mischief: Go to Emotions With Animals: Mischievous Pelicans to find out what to do.

Om Shanti Om: It’s a mantra.

Take a deep breath.

Step outside for a moment.

Draw or write.

Go for a walk.

Connecting with whatever feeling that is making you feel not calm.

Meditate.

I hope you enjoyed.

A calm monarch butterfly touching the water rippling it’s reflection.

Come back this week for another edition of Emotions With Animals. Go to http://www.camilladowns.com/ to see Camilla’s blog posts.

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