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๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„Merry Blogmas: Day 9 – Finding And Buying A Christmas Gift That Is With Your Budget

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.ย  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 beย  onย “Black Friday”ย orย Sometime Else,ย the prices will be different. Sure they’re supposed to be lower onย “Black Friday”ย but are they really?ย  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.ย 
  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 likeย Christmasย 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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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.ย  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 SITEย and WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING)ย .

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 theย Cat Quote/ English superstition.ย Enjoy it and have a great weekend.

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

ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย ____English superstition

THURSDAY’S CAT QUOTE

 

 

Daisy Mae here,ย 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.

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DSCN0162Hi everyone, since Mom is taking a well deserved rest from blogging and only concentrating on her blogging course called Commenting Basics she said it would be OK for me to blog. So Iย Daisy Maeย thought it would be great if I shared a couple of cat quotes and some pictures with you. Above is Sister Tigger before she passed away on 9-11-2015.

Quote 1:ย 

Cats choose us; we don’t own them.

______Kristin Cast

Quote 2:ย 

A cat can be trusted to purr when she is pleased, which is more than can be said for human beings.

_____William Ralph Inge

Remembering Tigger

DSCN0260ย Hi everyone, let me introduce myself my name is Daisy Mae and this is a picture of me. The reason why I’m here is because today is a rough day for Mom since it’s been 2 years since my sister, Tigger passed away.

Mom wanted to remember Tigger and this is what she wanted to say: Tigger, you were taken from us 2 years ago today and we miss you everyday. It was a bittersweet day. Bitter because you passed away and sweet because you didn’t have to suffer anymore.

Before you passed away, you were agile so you played, jumped up on things, layed on our laps and was always under our feet. You were such a loving kitty cat despite your kittyhood. We got you as an adult and I’m glad we did. we rescued you out of a bad situation and we loved you very much. I’m so glad you finally came to make nice with Dad.

Below is a picture of my sister, Tigger.

 

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TIGGER ON TOP OF THE CURIO CABINET.

Tigger, like Mom we miss you a lot and had fun playing with you. You have left paw prints on our hearts.

 

Thanks Tigger for being such a sweet kitty cat.

*Tigger’s Picture Is in The Featured Image and Daisy Mae’s Picture Is The Insert On The Left*.

Blogger Recognition Award And The Black Cat Blue Sea Award

 

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I read this great post calledย Amagreen And Awards onย samanthamurdochblogย .

I would like to thankย samanthamurdochblogย for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award and The Black Cat Blue Sea Award. Because this is a combination post, I’ll be talking about both awards in this post.

For the Blogger Recognition Award you have to tell the story of how your blog began I did that hereย . As a post-script to my story, I decided to take a 14 day course in the fundamentals of blogging to help me.

Also, ย as part of the Blogger Recognition Award you have to give ย 2 pieces of advice.

  1. Don’t do what I did and that’s take a blogging course after you start blogging. If you really want to start blogging, Take blogging coursesย FIRST.
  2. Comment, Like other blogger’s posts and they will return the favor most of the time. Followers will come eventually. Be Nice.
  3. I have been blessed with a blogger asking me to do a guest post. This could happen to you too.

Now forย THE BLACK CAT BLUE SEA AWARD:award-black-cat-blue-sea-292x280

Rules for The Black Cat Blue Sea Award:

  1. Thank The Nominator Who Nominated You.
  2. Answer 3 Questions Asked By The Nominator.
  3. Nominate 8 Fellow Bloggers.
  4. Ask 3 Questions To The Nominee.

Once again I would like to thank samanthamurdochblogย for nominating me for this award.

Questions From samanthamurdochblog:ย 

ย  ย  ย  ย  ย 1. What would you like to do more of that they aren’t doing right now?

I want bloggers to be honest about their feedback.

ย  ย  ย  ย  ย 2.ย Tell us 4 things about yourself, one of which is not true, and see if we can ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  guess…

  • ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  I have natural curly hair
  • ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  I live in the country
  • ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  I have kids
  • ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  I collect nutcrackers

ย  3. ย  ย  Describe a perfect day that balances all the things you love.

A perfect day would be uninterrupted sleep, sunshine thrown in, play with my ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย cat and just be glad and blessed that I’m alive for another day.

My Questions:ย 

I read the questions and answered them and because I thought they were good ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  questions I thought I would use them. If you choose to do this award, Please ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย answer the same questions I did.

ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  Nominees:

  1. ย  ย  ย  TANGLEWOOD KNOTS
  2. ย  ย  ย  ย CATS AND LIFE
  3. ย  ย  ย  ย ย A Crazy Cat Lady
  4. ย  ย  ย  ย His Perfect Timing
  5. ย  ย  ย  ย Harmony Books & Films, LLC
  6. ย  ย  ย  ย Abby’s Apparelย 
  7. ย  ย  ย  ย Mohamad Al Karbi
  8. ย  ย  ย  ย ย FELINE CAFE`
  9. ย  ย  ย  ย ย Your Present Blessings
  10. ย  ย  ย  ย  ย yaskhan
  11. ย  ย  ย  ย  ย ย Katzenworld

 

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DAISY MAE SITTING AT THE TABLE.

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A Brief Overview Of How My Blog Began

 

 

blogger-recognition-award-badgePart of the Blogger Recognition Award, I have to tell the story of how your blog began. So the following is how my blog came about.

I started blogging because I wanted to have some fun and I was curious. I never realized how technical it would get but I must say I’ve had a lot of fun and met a lot of nice bloggers. Blogging didn’t come easy for me but once I got started, I learned a lot to get me through blogging.

My blog started out with the name COUNTRY LIVING. Then shortly there after, ย I renamed my blog to WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING). I started WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING)ย in January of 2017. It’s been about 6 or 7 months now and I’m still having fun blogging.ย Not only have I met several nice people through blogging but I follow several different blogging sites.

After blogging for 3 months, I decided to start CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITEย because I had so much fun blogging. I’ll talk about that blog in a separate post but since I started WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) has got 185+ ย followers since January. ย This really pleases me that I’ve reached this many followers and it’s all because of my faithful readers and followers.

My blog has pictures, posts and reblogs.

I’ve started taking a 14 day course in the Fundamentalsย of Blogging. After that, I’ll go from there.

Thanks to everyone who’s helped make my blog successful.pusheen

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