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This is that wonderful time of the year that we buy gifts for our friends and family. We are willing to go out and join the hustle and bustle of the season just to buy the perfect gift. Now the hard part and that’s buying a gift within your budget.Β  It can be done and I figured out some ways to stay within your budget. I will list some ways that can help you and I know they work because I’ve tried them.

A lot of us buy online instead of in store now days mostly for convenience sake and that is all well and good but have you ever compared the prices online to the in store prices? I have and most of the time I found that in store prices were lower. Yes I’m taking in consideration of coupons too. You see a lot of times when buying online whether it beΒ  onΒ “Black Friday”Β orΒ Sometime Else,Β the prices will be different. Sure they’re supposed to be lower onΒ “Black Friday”Β but are they really?Β  For Example, you go online find an item you want to give someone then you find the same item on the same site an hour or so later for a lower price. Even worse you find out you could have bought the same item in store for a way lower price than for what you paid. Has this ever happened to you. Let me know in the comments or by using the contact form at the end of the post. Now onto my tips for staying within your budget.

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11 TIPS TO GIVE NICE CHRISTMAS GIFTS WHEN YOU’RE ON A BUDGET

  1. Write Down The People And/Or Animals You Want To Give Gifts To.
  2. Figure Out A Reasonable Base Price For Each Person And Don’t Go Over It.
  3. Find Something The Person Will Really Like That Is Within Your Budget.
  4. If You Find That You Might Be Going Over Budget Change Your Gift(there is Nothing Wrong With Changing Your Gift).
  5. If You Find Everything You Want To Buy Is Over Your Budget Then You Can Make A Gift For Your People Who You Are Giving To If You’re A Crafty Person.
  6. Remember It’s The Thought That Counts Not How Much Money You Spend.Β 
  7. After You Found Gifts on Your Budget For The People And/Or Animals, Now The Waiting Begins To Get The Gifts If You Ordered them. If Not, You Can Start Wrapping If You Please.
  8. If You Found Only Some Of Your Gifts-No Problem. I Am Sure You Will Keep Looking Till All Gifts Are Bought.
  9. Another Thing I Do Each Year And Have Found It Helpful Is I Write Down On Index Cards Or A Note Pad The Names Of People And/Or Animals I’m Giving A Gift To, What Their Gift Or Gifts Are, Have I Ordered Or Bought Them And Finally Whether Or Not I Got Them. If I Haven’t Got Them I Don’t Write Anything Down.
  10. Animals Mean A Lot To Us So Like People We Over Spend. Set A Set Price For Your Cat Or Dog. Yes I Said Set A Price For Your Pet. If there Is A Pet Carrier, A Scratching Post Or A Cage For Your Dog Set It At A Price You Can Afford. Your Pet Might Get That Perfect Gift From You/Santa Paws After All.
  11. After Getting All Your Gifts Hopefully On Budget too, You’re ready To Start Your Christmas Wrapping. Don’t Wait To The Last Minute.

When I buy for my family of 11+people, I have to follow these tips. Only problem is I always go over budget with my Mom and Dad but everybody else I stay within my budget.

Now the next 2 sections will be about Cats and Dogs.

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Some good gifts for your cat are:

  1. Adoption.
  2. Cardboard Boxes.
  3. Catnip.
  4. Cat Grass.
  5. Cat Toys To Exercise Your Cat.
  6. Cat Food.
  7. A New Pet Bed.
  8. A New Blanket For Your Cat To Sleep On.
  9. Balls Of Yarn.
  10. More Catnip.
  11. A Heated House.
  12. A New Scratch Post
  13. A New Cat Tree.
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Now For Gifts For Dogs. Since Dogs and Cats are different but both likeΒ ChristmasΒ their gift list is somewhat different too. What a dog might want is:

  1. Dog Food.
  2. Dog Toys To Exercise Your Dog.
  3. A New Collar.
  4. A New Pet Bed.
  5. A New Pet Carrier.
  6. A New Crate Or Cage.
  7. A Heated House.
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Now that I’ve given you some tips to stay within your budget when you buy gifts, I certainly hope these tips help you. Happy Shopping Everyone.

 

 

 

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πŸ—HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!πŸ—

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I WAS HONORED WITH THE SUPAWSTARS SPOTLIGHT AWARD

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I am very excited andΒ pleased to announce that WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING)Β and CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITEΒ have been honored by KittyClysm*Β by being awarded THE SUPAWSTARS SPOTLIGHT AWARD in recognition of a pawsome job from one pet blogger to another. I would like to thank KittyClysm*Β for nominating me for this award on both of my blogs. It was nice to receive this award from a pet blogger. I really appreciate it. You can check out KittyClysm* by CLICKING HEREΒ .Β  If you would like to check out the award post and see if some of your favorite blogs were awarded this wonderful award, you can do so by going to Supawstars Pet Blogger Spotlight Award! (08/2017)Β .

I would like to give this award away to other great animal blogs so I can show my appreciation for their pet blogs and if you get this award, I encourage you to nominate other pet/animal blogs and do the same. I haven’t decided how often I’m going to give it away but I can tell you I’ll probably give it away again sometime.

If you have any suggestions for who should get this Award please let me know because I have started a list.

Interested in giving the Supawstars Pet Blogger Spotlight award away? Here’s how it works.Β Here are the instructions for giving the Supawstars Pet Blogger Spotlight Award! The instructions can be found by going to the following link Β INSTRUCTIONS FOR GIVING THE SUPAWSTARS AWARD AWAYΒ .

The Instructions can also be found at GIVING THE SUPAWSTARS SPOTLIGHT AWARD .

MyΒ Nominees for this pet blogger award are:

  1. im-a-supawstar-pet-bloggerAnimals Are Feeling Beings Too – I think this blog should get the spotlight because it not only gives pet tips but puts up other good posts too.
  2. Books,dogs and catsΒ – Even though this blog deals with books it also deals with dogs and cats and that is why I’m spotlighting this blog.
  3. Cats and LifeΒ – This is a cat blog and has a lot of good qualities for a pet blog and that is why I’m spotlighting this blog.
  4. RoseyToesSewsΒ – This blog is mostly about 8 kitties but the reason I’m spotlighting this blog is because of the tips.
  5. 15 And Meowing.comΒ – I chose this pet blog because it deals with tips for pet owners, blogs about pets and about their favorite charities and rescues. This blog is also a blog hop so they also help out other bloggers.

 

 

A TRIBUTE TO SHANDAR

 

DSCN0382I wrote a short poem about my dog Shandar who died. I called it A TRIBUTE TO SHANDAR.

Shandar~You came into our lives as an Alaskan Malamute puppy dog~Your dad was a champion and a Kal-Kan dog~You were the runt of the litter~You were a possible show dog~And not Expected to get as big as you got. ~ You took us for walks~You pounced on our beds and Pillows ~Chewed blankets ~ But all in all~You were a dog with a good disposition.

Shandar~You will be sadly missed but not forgotten~ You are forever in our hearts and Always be.~ Thank you for the many years of love and being our pet.~They were not only joyous~But they were also a blessing.

 

Please forgive the yellowing around the edges of this picture. On 11-9-1989, I drew this picture of my dog who passed away. I thought it was a fitting tribute to her.

What We’ve Experienced In The Past Few Days And It Wasn’t Friday The 13TH

DSCN0364Hello Everyone, It’s Daisy Mae and I thought I’d update you on what’s been happening to my Sister(Crystal) and myself these last few days. These last few days have been well traumatic for the both of us.

On Friday October 11, 2017 in the evening is when things all started and literally went haywire for my sister, Crystal. You see she was on her computer and needed to charge it and when she went to charge it, it wouldn’t charge and the cord wouldn’t even stay in. She took it to Staples the next day and found out the damage was worse than she thought. As it turns out where you charge the computer in that hole was pushed back at least 1/4 of an inch and the Motherboard on the computer had gone. The Associates said because it cost so much to get fixed it would be best to get a brand new computer so that’s what my wonderful Sister, Crystal did. Crystal was without a computer for a few days while they transferred and got things set up.

On Monday October 12, 2017 I had to go to that bad vet for a follow-up check-up. My owners put me in this pet carrier which I absolutely hated and what happens when went around the corner of the receptionist’s desk, the carrier fell apart with me in it. Not good. Daddy held me and cuddled me until I had to go back in the carrier again but he didn’t carry it by the handle like before.Β  My follow-up check-up went well and no infections found. That was my Experience at the vet.

The day didn’t get better either because the place that transferred Crystal’s files she discovered some of them were transferred in Word and can’t be open without Office. She wasn’t happy. If there is anyone that knows how to change out of word please let her know. She did what any normal human would do and called the computer place for help and they refused to give the help. Told her to call Microsoft and she did that twice and got nowhere. She got the run-a-round and didn’t get a solution to her problem.

So once again if anyone knows how to switch out of word so she can open her files please let her know.

Then to end yesterday, right after supper the internet goes out until morning. She tried a little trick her provider told her and it helped.

We are both very sorry we didn’t get any posts out in the last few days but as you can see it’s been a rough few days. I will eventually get my cat quotes and fun facts out on CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITEΒ and WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING)Β .

So I guess you could say that Friday the 13th came early for my sister, Crystal and I. LOL

Thanks For Reading Everyone!!

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An English Superstition And A Cat Quote All Rolled Into One

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Hi everyone it’s Daisy Mae again. Yes that’s right I’m back again isn’t that just wonderful? Of course it is. I know you like my cat quotes. So this weekend I’m doing something different and I’m bring you a cat quote that’s also an English superstition. How cool is that? What’s that you say? You can’t wait to see the Cat Quote And English superstition all rolled into one? Well in that case and without further adieu below is theΒ Cat Quote/ English superstition.Β Enjoy it and have a great weekend.

A cat sleeping with all four paws tucked under means cold weather ahead.

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THURSDAY’S CAT QUOTE

 

 

Daisy Mae here,Β and I found another cat quote on Mom’s desk in her bedroom. This is a cute and funny just like me. More quotes to come in the future. The quote is below. Enjoy.

I used to love dogs until I discovered cats.

_____Nafisa Joseph

 

Monday’s Cat Quote

An old cat will not learn how to dance.

—-Moroccan Proverb

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DAISY MAE CHECKING OUT HER NEW CATNIP APPLE MAT HER MOMMY WON FOR HER.

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DAISY MAE ON HER APPLE CATNIP MAT SNIFFING IT.

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DAISY MAE LAYING ON HER APPLE CATNIP MAT.