The ‘Future Me’ Tag

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WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) and CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE was nominated to do The ‘Future Me’ Tag by Mabeautility who created this tag. The original post by Mabeautility can be found HEREThanks Again Mabeautility!!


The tag is about your future and what you would like to tell yourself when you are ten years older than your age right now. What the person then needs to know and what do you… Well let’s start the tag!!


  • What do you want your life to look like over ten years? 

In 10 years I want to be married or at least engaged. I want to own my own business or at least be co-owners with someone else. I want to be able to make my own schedule so I can be with my family and cat.

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  • What do you want to ask to the future you?

Oh Wow! I think I would have a lot of questions I would want to ask. Some of my questions would probably be: Did I get married? Who did I marry? What’s he like? Did I ever get to own or co-own my own business. Did I retire or get a job? Did I ever master computers? Did I ever master blogging and the technical side of blogging? Did I ever get a chance to meet some of my blogger friends? There are so many questions I have. Did I reach my short-term goals?

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  • What do you want to have her remember?

I want to have her remember that I liked blogging, I wanted to own or co-own my own business and that I’m proud of ALL my nieces and nephew.

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  • Where do you think she’ll live?

I think she’ll live in a castle somewhere in Ireland. 

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  • What do you think she will miss the most about your life now?

Probably my flexibility and living with my parents and etc…

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  • What do you think she will be happy about she does not have any more what is present in your life?

Will I have enough income coming in to pay ALL my bills.


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Thank you all for reading this blog-post!! Make sure to fill in the tag on your blog (so much fun it will be to read this over 10 years!), mention my blog and click on the like star below!!


* Please note that ALL images and graphics are Mabeautility’s except for the Ireland graphic and the Stewart Irish Crest.*

Love Is

badge-smLOVE 1Another one of those weeks where I racked my brain on what to do for Positive Sparks Monday then wouldn’t you know it, it came to me or should I say the words came to me little by little until they just poured out.

Then I thought would my poem Love Is be a good Positive Spark. My answer came to me right away and that little voice kept saying was of course your poem will work because how much more positive can you get than love.

So this week my Positive Spark is on Love. 

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Love Is

By: Crystal Stewart

Love is a Mother and/or Father telling their children things will be alright when they aren’t sure themselves~Love is a parent cleaning and putting a band-aid on their child’s scrapes and then they kiss them on the forehead making things all better~Love is helping the elderly in the wintertime~Love is helping someone without expecting anything in return~Love is helping someone not as fortunate as you~Love is respecting the flag~Love is the compassion of a cat or dog~Love is a true friend~Love is someone willing to die for you and I to give us our freedom~Love is a mentor~Love is a Grandma giving you chocolate chip cookies~Love is having someone to talk to who is willing to listen and understands your problem~Love is a hug~love is a stuffed animal that can’t talk back to you.

So when you come across someone who needs your help, give them some love by helping them and/or just listen to them instead of walking on by.  Why? Please read the Bible verses below. That’s right, I said Bible verses. Trust me they are very helpful. The passage below is sometimes used for weddings.  A passage that was on a bookmark for my sister and brother-in-law’s wedding when they were married in April of 1992. 

Love…

is patient and kind;

love is not jealous,

or conceited, or proud,

or provoked;

love does not keep

a record of wrongs;

love is not happy with evil,

but is pleased

with the truth.

Love never gives up;

its faith, hope

and patience

never fail.

Learning More About Daisy Mae

Cute Blog. Loved your answers Daisy Mae.

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DSCN0404Hello everyone, Daisy Mae and I follow this great blog called The Island Cats…Every Cat wants to be an Island Cat! .  Wally answered some questions and asked us to do the same to learn more about us.

The Questions are below and my answers have to be one word. So here it goes. Like Wally I took some liberties with my answers. Daisy Mae’s answers are below. Hope you like them.

  1. Where is your cell phone? Havenone
  2. Your Hair? GreyandWhite
  3. Your Dad? Dunno
  4. Your Mom? Stray
  5. Your Favorite Food? Beef
  6. Your Dream Last Night? Don’trememberit
  7. Your Favorite drink? Icecubes
  8. Fear? Vet
  9. Favorite Shoes? None
  10. Favorite Way To Relax? Onmyhead
  11. Your Mood? Good
  12. Your Home Away From Home? None
  13. Where were you last night? InfrontofsisterCrystal’sbedroomdoor
  14. Something you aren’t? Snake
  15. Muffins? No
  16. Wish List Item? Warmweather
  17. Where you grew up? Countryside
  18. Last thing you did? Sleep
  19. Favorite Thing To Do? Sleep

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Happiness(A Poem)

I wasn’t sure what to do for Sparks on this wonderful Monday. Then it came to me, I would write an encouraging poem. As soon as I started writing the poem the words just came to me like I was writing a song. Have an encouraging Monday and rest of the week my blogging friends.

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HAPPINESS

BY: CRYSTAL STEWART

Happiness is a smile~Happiness is a wave of the hand~Happiness is the sun shining~Happiness is no snow~Happiness is going to a Lady “A” concert~Happiness is mentoring someone~Happiness is shoveling snow for your neighbor~Happiness is doing something nice for someone who hates you~Happiness is a cat laying on your lap~Happiness is marrying the one you love~Happiness is having a cat or dog as a pet~Happiness is a rainbow~Happiness is a beautiful pink sunset~Happiness is knowing you have done something for someone without expecting anything in return.

 

The Draw Has Been…well….Drawn!

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Crotchety Cougars

Well, here we are about to choose the winners for The Crotchety Cougars mouse pad.

Good luck to all the participants.                                          

Dad randomly chose the winners.

The visitor winner is TA DA…Crystal Stewart
The Cougar winner is Ta Da… Madi

Congratulations ladies. Mom will contact the winners by e-mail and have your mouse pads sent out right away. Maybe later today.

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The Supawstars Spotlight Award (January)

The 5 Pet Bloggers I’d like to honor for January 2018 are:

  1. ATCAD
  2. Easy Blog
  3. Dash Kitten
  4. SPIKE THE SCOTTISH BLACK CAT
  5. 2 Blogging Cats

If your blog hasn’t been nominated and you want your blog to be nominated or know someone who should be nominated please use the comment form below or let me know in the comment section. Now let’s start nominating some good pet/animal blogs. 

 

DAISY MAE ( A POEM WITH PICTURES AND A SLIDESHOW)

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Daisy Mae All Stretched Out And Showing Off Her Grey And White Belly.

Hi and Welcome to WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING). I Daisy Mae have been busy getting my picture taken for my updated selfies. I worked so hard that I just had to stretch out the length of myself. Then I find out Sister Crystal is goofing off by dabbling in poetry. That didn’t really make me happy when she could be doing more worthwhile things than trying to write poetry.

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NOT QUITE.

OK, maybe I’m being a little hard on  Sister Crystal but poetry really? I forgave her when I found out the poem she was writing was about me that’s right she was writing a poem about me. What could I do but forgive her. I also have a new appreciation for poetry. 

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PURRFECT. NOW LET ME SLEEP!!

Sister Crystal I’m really sorry. 

Without further adieu, here is the poem Sister Crystal wrote about me. ENJOY!!>”<🙂>”<

DAISY MAE

BY: CRYSTAL STEWART

DAISY MAE, DAISY MAE,YOU ARE A BEAUTIFUL GREY CAT WITH A WHITE CHIN AND WHITE FEET WITH GREEN EYES WHO IS FUN, LOVING, FURRY, FLUFFY, EASY TO TAKE CARE OF, LIKES THE SUNSHINE, LIKES NICE WARM REGISTERS AND LIKES TO LAY OUTSIDE SISTER CRYSTAL’S BEDROOM DOOR TO SLEEP.

DAISY MAE, YOU ALSO HAVE VERY SHARP CLAWS FOR DEFENDING YOURSELF AND YOU DIG YOUR SHARP CLAWS INTO MY LEGS WHEN YOU PUSSY FOOT ON ME SOMETIMES BUT THAT’S OK DAISY MAE BECAUSE I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND YOU’RE PART OF THE FAMILY.

DAISY MAE, YOU LIKE TO PLAY AND ROLL AROUND IN CATNIP. YOU ALSO LIKE TO JUMP UP INTO HIGH PLACES WHERE YOUR OWNERS CAN’T GET YOU. 

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DAISY MAE, YOU AND I MET ONE EVENING AFTER I CAME HOME FROM WORK. YOUR MOTHER LITERALLY BROUGHT YOU TO MY FAMILY AND I. YOU GOT OUR ATTENTION BY MEOWING SO LOUD EVERYONE AROUND COULD HERE YOU BUT WE WERE THE LUCKY ONES BECOMES WE JUST FOLLOWED THAT LOUD MEOW OF YOURS UNTIL WE FOUND YOU.

FROM THE TIME MY FAMILY AND I MET YOU WE FELL IN LOVE WITH YOU SO WE TOOK YOU INTO OUR HOME AND YOU BECAME PART OF OUR FAMILY AND HAVE BEEN FOR 11 YEARS. DAISY MAE, YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE A FOREVER HOME WITH MY FAMILY.

DAISY MAE, I HOPE YOU HAVE A RAINBOW OF SUNPUDDLES TO WARM YOUR FUR AND LAY IN. MAY THE SUN ALWAYS SHINE FOR YOU MY SWEET, ADORABLE SMART KITTY CAT. MY FAMILY AND I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU.

EVERYDAY YOU LEAVE PAWPRINTS ON MY HEART. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH DAISY MAE.

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COLOURS OF A RAINBOW ON MEMORIAL DAY IN THE EVENING(5-29-2017)
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WHO’S BOTHERING ME WHEN I AM ASLEEP IN MY SUNPUDDLES?

 

The Pet Blogger Challenge

WELCOME:

Hello everyone and welcome to WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) and CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE .

WHY WE ARE HERE: 

We are here today because of The Pet Blogger Challenge. Having two sites that are devoted pets and animals is fun. I try to blog regularly especially on CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. This site is about Photos, Blogging, Animals and Much, Much More.

LOOKING BACK ON THE YEAR 2017:

As I look Back on the year 2017 I find that like any blogger there were ups and downs. I started my blogging venture on January 9, 2017 for WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) and in April 2017, I started CRYSTAL PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. As you might notice that CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE received a make-over, a new name and a new tag. CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE is now CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAES PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE and the tag has been updated to say PHOTOS, BLOGGING,FAMILY, ANIMALS, COUNTRY LIVING, POETRY AND MORE. Oh what an experience that has been. During 2017, I took 3 blogging courses from Blogging University to learn more about blogging.

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DAISY MAE GIVING SISTER CRYSTAL THE “EVIL EYE”.

 

 

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DAISY MAE GETTING HER FIRST SELFIE OF 2018 TAKEN. 

QUESTIONS FOR THE PET BLOGGER CHALLENGE:

1.) For those who may be visiting your blog for the very first time, how long have you been blogging and what is your main topic? Since this is a combined post for both of my blogs, I will state both tag lines separately. For CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S SITE the site is about PHOTOS, BLOGGING, FAMILY, ANIMALS, COUNTRY LIVING, POETRY AND MORE and WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) is about FAMILY, COUNTRY LIVING, ANIMALS, PHOTOS AND MORE. WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING About Page can be found at https://daisymae2017.wordpress.com/about/ and MY ABOUT PAGE for CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE  is at https://crystalsphotobloggingsite.wordpress.com/about/ .

2.) What was your proudest blogging moment of 2017? My proudest moments of 2017 had to be being awarded the Supawstars Award on both of my blogs. The posts for WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) AND CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE can be found at INSTRUCTIONS FOR GIVING THE SUPAWSTARS SPOTLIGHT AWARD AWAY  , I WAS HONORED WITH THE SUPAWSTARS SPOTLIGHT AWARD , THE SUPAWSTARS SPOTLIGHT AWARD and I have had the opportunity to give it away too and you can see who received it at Merry Blogmas: Day 14 – The Supawstars Spotlight Award(December) . I was also honored by doing some guest posts as well. My Guests posts were for  Katzenworld , The Recipe HunterMy Interview and Daisy Mae’s Story( A Referral Post) on Supaw cute . I  also got my cat on Tummy Rub Tuesday and the Daily Kitten. As you can see, I have plenty of good moments in 2017 as a pet blogger.

 

3. Which of your blog posts was your favorite this year and why?  What a tough question. I was honored in many ways in 2017 and I was grateful for that but my favorite posts have to be when KittyClysm honored both of my blogs as Pet Blogs.

4. In terms of your blog, how do you measure success?  I tend to measure my blogs success by shares, views, reblogs, page views, comments and the people I meet online. I enjoy conversing with others by their blog or blogs.

5. In what ways has your blog changed in 2017? Both of my Blogs had a name change and my one blog, CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE had a complete makeover.

6.What was the biggest blogging challenge you overcame in 2017, and what did you learn that could help other bloggers?  I had many challenges when I started blogging but the one thing I learned and would recommend to other bloggers and would-be bloggers out there is that before you start blogging you should:

  1. Do research on Domain Sites.
  2. Learn about the plans available(The cost).
  3. Choose a site.
  4. Once you’ve chosen a site, be smart and take blogging courses. WordPress has great blogging courses and the best part they are Free. WordPress blogging courses can be taken at Blogging University. To sign up or learn more go to: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/blogging-university/ .

7. When things get hard, what keeps you blogging? If I get blogger’s block, I dig deep because blogging is about writing from the heart. I also enjoy and have fun blogging.

8. Looking forward to 2018, what are you hoping to accomplish on your blog this year? On CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE I hope to hit 100 followers. Of Course I hope for a lot more. On WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING), I hope to reach 1000 followers and like my other site I hope to accomplish more than that.

9. In addition to what you’d like to accomplish, is here one specific skill you’d like to improve or master this year? Although there is many things I would love to master or improve upon, coding is the one thing I want to master this year.

10. Now it’s your turn! You have the attention of the pet blogging community – is there a question you’d like answered, or an aspect of your blog that you’d like input on? Share it here and we’ll answer you in the comments! Like Playful Kitty , I would like feedback on both of my blogs  CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE and WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING). Also, I would appreciate any suggestions as well. Another thing I want feedback on are my themes. They are both retired and WordPress wants them changed but they are willing to let me keep them since I used them before. What are your thoughts. Please note that I’m open to all suggestions

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If you want to take THE PET BLOGGER CHALLENGE  feel free to.

ENCOURAGEMENT

 

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Featured Image -- 8383WHAT IS ENCOURAGEMENT?:

Encouragement is defined as the action of giving someone support, confidence or hope.

WHAT CAN ENCOURAGEMENT DO?:

Encouragement can uplift a person’s attitude with a smile, a compliment, a wave of the hand or better yet just by being kind and friendly to someone.

WHY SHOULD WE ENCOURAGE OTHERS?:

Encouraging others will help you feel better as it will make others feel better too plus you gain new friends this way too.

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ARE THERE HEALTH BENEFITS WHEN WE ENCOURAGE OTHERS?:

Interesting question. In my opinion, there are health benefits. What are they?  In my opinion, the health benefits are great and everybody’s attitude is better which means a healthier you.

CONCLUSION:

When you encourage people it’ll help both them and you so make sure you encourage people.

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