My Book Update

As most of you know, I tried to write a poem for a friend but the poem never developed in fact, I ended up writing my first book which was very unexpected and surprising. If you didn’t get a chance to read my post or maybe want to just to refresh your memory you can do so by going to MY ACCIDENTAL WRITING PROJECT. I do hope you click this link.

I have made a lot of progress since I last posted about my writing project. The last time I reported I was at 26,350 words. However as of 3-15-2019, I am now at  51,420 words. I haven’t decided yet but there may be a book two or I may put that book in with this book and they’ll be together. But if I do that, that will be one thick book. If I ever decide on a Book 2, I think it will be called The Royal Sentence. I’m really excited that I’ve gotten this far. Who knows, maybe one day you’ll see my published. That would be a dream come true.

I’m already living part of my dream. For those of you who have big dreams or even small dreams, keep dreaming and working your way toward them. You never know when they’ll come true. 

NEVER GIVE UP!!!!

CONTACT FORM

Squirrel Photo

On September 18, 2018 at 8:40 AM Eastern Time, we caught a photo of this fellow looking into the trail camera. Not sure how to caption this one. Any ideas please let me know.

MOULTRIE DIGITAL GAME CAMERA

Growing Up Without A Computer Or Cell Phone

INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME

Welcome Everyone to my blogWELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING). I want to tell you about my experience growing up without a computer and/or a cell phone. 

When I grew up believe it or not computers and cell phones weren’t a big thing. In fact, when I was growing up I remember playing with my two younger sisters who just happen to be fraternal twins with personalities that are like day and night and we played with the other children that lived on the street. I even remember walking up town to the little grocery store where you could even get penny candy for an afternoon. I lived in a time when you didn’t need to lock your doors. That changed when a rapist moved in across the street from us( that could be another post entirely.

WHAT IT WAS LIKE GROWING UP WITHOUT A COMPUTER OR A CELL PHONE

I have to be honest with you entirely, it wasn’t bad growing up without computers or cellphones in my opinion mostly because I had other children to play with from our street or I played with my sisters. I even remember going to slumber parties. Eventually my parents got one of those old-fashioned bag car phone by Trac Phone. I really never missed having one until I got older. That’s when I started asking my parents for a computer. 

WHAT HAPPENED WHEN I STOPPED ASKING FOR A COMPUTER

As I mentioned previously, when I became older meaning in my 20’s  I started really wanting a computer. Every time I asked my mom would ask me what do you want a computer for? Each time I would tell her the same thing which was for e-mailing my friends. After years of not getting a computer or cell phone I stopped asking for the computer. I really never asked for a cell phone because I thought why have a cell phone when you already have a computer. You see, I thought I was thinking logically or so I thought. When I stopped asking for my computer I think my parents were relieved LOL and waited several years to see if I would start asking again. I didn’t.  My parents eventually rewarded me for waiting several years.

WHEN I GOT MY COMPUTER AND MY REWARD

I never got my first computer until I was 40+ years old. OK I know some of you think you waited how long(gasp!!) I know to some of you that might seem like an eternity but was well worth it. Let me explain. You see  just because I waited several years for my computer doesn’t mean I stopped wanting one. I just thought after asking for so long and not getting my computer I was never going to get one. Boy was I ever wrong. One Christmas, I opened all my small gifts first which is what I normally do unless I decide to change things up. I kept going over and over in my mind what my big gifts could be. It never crossed my mind it would be a computer and a computer case. I was so excited that I was jumping up out my chair and screaming thank you, thank you, thank you to my Mom and Dad and my youngest sister got me a computer case. If I would have opened the computer case first I would have known what the second gift was and probably wouldn’t have been excited either. I was thrilled to get a computer.

HOW LONG MY FIRST COMPUTER LASTED

My first computer which was an Acer computer and it was bought at Best Buy lasted me 3-4 years then it literally crashed. I couldn’t believe it. So I looked around for a second computer. Eventually found one sale at Staples.

HOW LONG MY SECOND COMPUTER LASTED

My second was an upgrade from my last computer. My second computer was bought at Staples too and was a Dell. It also was a Windows 8 and my first computer was a Windows 7. I eventually upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 10( I got the free upgrade). My second computer eventually went after 3-4 years. Found out later that the motherboard on my computer went. The technological guy said when the motherboard goes that’s when you should buy a new computer because it costs more to fix than to buy a computer. And to think I just took it in because the cord wouldn’t hold a charge. Who would’ve thought something so simple would turn into something so difficult. I sure didn’t. Since I already had my computer they tried to pull off as much stuff as they were able to off my computer and put it on a flash drive. I got another computer that day with another upgrade.

HOW LONG MY THIRD COMPUTER LASTED

My third computer and hopefully my last is still working and running. I’ve had my computer for two years now and learning something new each day. When I bought my new computer which is a Lenovo ideapad 320S, it had Windows 10 pre-installed and other new things which I have yet to learn. I love my Lenovo computer.

ARE THOSE ADD ONS REALLY NECESSARY?

If you ever bought a computer and I think most of you have, then you know once you’ve chosen your computer they start asking you do you want to buy the extra add ons? A lot of people don’t buy them because they think I don’t really need this and believe me I’m guilty of thinking this too. When I bought my first add-on I never thought I was never going to use it. Guess what? I used it. It would’ve cost me an arm and a leg if I wouldn’t have had it. My computer was my Birthday/Christmas gift from my parents and they bought the extra add ons and McAfee Live Safe anti-virus to install on my computer. Hope I don’t need it but at least I have it in case something should happen.

CONCLUSION

In my opinion, before turning down the technological associate for add-ons that might save you money in the long run, think of how much it will cost you to fix that cord and/or computer and compare the costs. Trust me $100 for the cost of an add-on you may never use but what if something unexpected happens and you do need it. $100 will be like a drop in the bucket compared to what that cord or computer will cost you and trust me it will be more than $100. So my suggestion, GET THE ADD ONS THERE WORTH EVERY PENNY!!

CONTACT FORM

woods email address bottom

PRIVACY/DISCLAIMER

This page is my PRIVACY/DISCLAIMER for both of my blogs CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE and WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING). To view the PRIVACY/DISCLAIMER please go to via PRIVACY/DISCLAIMERThank You.

SUPAWSTARS SPOTLIGHT AWARD: MAY 2018

PET BLOGGER AWARD 1

It’s that time of the month to give out The Supawstars Spotlight Award. This award is in recognition of a pawsome job from one pet blogger to another.

KittyClysm*  nominated me for this pet blogger award first and then Pets Overload nominated me for this award too so I have received this pet blogger award twice. This could happen to you too.text

The rules are simple but instead of trying to explain them I’m going to give you the link for the rules so you can read them yourself. That link is: Supawstars.com

text

  1. paws2smile
  2. No Dog About It Blog
  3. Views and Mews by Coffee Kat
  4. The Cat Chronicles
  5. Noir Kitty Mews

  1. Animals Are Feeling Beings Too
  2. Books,dogs and cats
  3. Cats and Life
  4. RoseyToesMeows
  5. 15andmeowing.com
  6. Pets Overload
  7. Katzenworld
  8. The Conscious Cat
  9. CANNY CATNIP NOOK
  10. Cat Chat With Caren And Cody
  11. ATCAD
  12. Easy Blog
  13. Dash Kitten
  14. Spike The Scottish Black Cat
  15. 2 Blogging Cats
  16. Animals Are Wonderful
  17. Bad Cat Chris
  18. Feline Cafe` – Award Free Blog
  19. Mad Cap Dog
  20. Supawcute
  21. Tails Around The Ranch
  22. Hands on Bowie
  23. 4cats Blog
  24. TWOspoiledcats
  25. THE BLESSING OF ANIMAL COMPANIONS
  26. WEGGIEBOY’S BLOG – Award Free Blog
  27. Farmer Keen
  28. FrontSeatRyder
  29. Purrseidon
  30. THE VOKRA BLOG

Supawstars Spotlight Award: April 2018

supawstars-spotlight-pet-blogger-award
PET BLOGGER AWARD 1
im-a-supawstar-pet-blogger
PET BLOGGER AWARD 2

INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME

I’m back to give out the Supawstars Spotlight Award for April 2018.

WHAT THE SUPAWSTARS SPOTLIGHT AWARD IS

For those of you that aren’t familiar with the Supawstars  Spotlight Award, it is an award that pet/animal  bloggers to other pet/animal bloggers in recognition of a pawsome job.

MY MISSION

My mission is to give this award out once a month. I just love recognizing other pet/animal blogs and discovering new blogs.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR GIVING THE SUPAWSTARS AWARD AWAY

I’m going to make this simple. Go to the link for the INSTRUCTIONS FOR GIVING THE SUPAWSTARS SPOTLIGHT AWARD AWAY or you can go to Instructions For Giving The Supawstars Award Away on KittyClysm. KittyClysm is the one who started this award.

MY SUPAWSTARS AWARD NOMINEES

  1. The Blessing Of Animal Companions
  2. Farmer Keen
  3. FrontSeatRyder
  4. PURRSEIDON
  5. THEE VOKRA BLOG

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF MY NOMINEES!!

SORRY

Hi everyone, I’ve been having technical problems AGAIN!! I got a new theme for both of my blogs WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING)and CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE and now no notifications, Like Buttons or Sharing Buttons. I hope WordPress gets it fixed soon. I’m here to ask you kindly to please check out my projects. Click on the words All Projects then above my header which is Daisy Mae for both sites. When you click on All Projects squares will show up. How many squares will be a ? because it’ll depend on how many projects I have on each blog. My new theme supports testimonials but I won’t enable that until I get some. Once the squares come you’ll see the featured images. Go to the one you want to view and hopefully WordPress has the Sharing and Like Buttons there so you can Like and Share. If by some chance you got notified my project was published last night and you saw nothing, I really am sorry for that. I do hope you check my projects out. I sure would appreciate it.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING.

 

CHANGES!!!!

WHAT A PRETTY PICTURE IN THE FALL.

HELLO AND WELCOME

Hello and Welcome to WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) and CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE . Unfortunately, I’m here to tell you all I had to make some changes to my both of my WordPress sites since I just started getting Spammed/Trolled by a website I’m not even interested in.

CHANGES I MADE

  • From now on, I will be approving/disapproving comments. Most comments will be approved. The only difference is they won’t be approved right away.
  • I have Blacklisted 2 websites. This was a last resort.

WHY I MADE THE CHANGES

I made the changes because I got SPAMMED/TROLLED. This just started happening and I hope the 2 websites stop.

ASSURANCE

If you are a follower or regular reader, you most likely aren’t blacklisted. I hated going this way but it was the only way other going totally private.  I hope you keep coming and reading to both of my sites. If you need to know the sight please use the contact form to ask me and I will give it to you.

THANK YOU

Thanks In Advance for your patience. I do hope you keep coming to my sites and keep reading. Once again, the Blacklisted sites are sites that came to my sites because I liked a comment on someone’s website(not the blacklisted sites).  Once again the sites that are blacklisted are the SPAM/TROLLED  WEBSITES.

 

CONTACT FORM:

 

 

Types Of Bullying And The Possible Solutions To Stop Bullying

stopbullyingIntroduction:

You Should Kill Yourself. You’re Weird. You’re Different. You’re Not Pretty. You’re Not Handsome. You Can’t Do That. Your Stupid. The list goes on and on. Got your attention? I hope so because with the way technology is now days bullying happens more than we think. Another thing we should consider is that boys aren’t the only ones that bully but girls bully kids too.

types_bullying_graph
Graphic Is By: forfreepsychology.wordpress….

These phrases could be considered bullying. Which type of bullying? The phrases I have listed in the Introduction fall into the Verbal Bullying and Cyber-Bullying categories. Are these the only two types of bullying? Sadly no. In fact, there are six types of bullying that can happen. The six types of bullying are: Physical Bullying, Verbal Bullying, Relational Aggression, Cyber-Bullying, Sexual Bullying and Prejudicial Bullying. I will be taking a look at each type of bullying, Giving examples of each type of bullying and I will also give visual examples of each type of bullying too.

Graphic Is By: antibullyingblog.blogspot.com

Types Of Bullying

Physical Bullying:

Physical Bullying is considered to be the most obvious form of bullying. Physical Bullying happens when the more popular kids are bigger, stronger and more aggressive than the unpopular kids. Examples of Physical Bullying are Kicking, Punching, Slapping, Shoving and Other physical attacks that occur. Unlike other types of bullying, Physical Bullying is the easiest type of bullying to identify.

iStock-185677391-59f1cc5468e1a2001009ede5
Graphic Credit: Istockphoto

Relational Aggression:

Relational Aggression is a sneaky type of bullying that usually goes unnoticed by parents and teachers. This type of bullying is sometimes referred to as emotional bullying. Relational Aggression is a type of social manipulation where the people who are the bullies try to hurt their peers or sabotage their social standing. Examples of Relational Aggression are: Being told they can’t be in a group, People spread rumors about them,  People manipulate situations and They try to break confidences.  The bully’s goal is to make themselves look good-by controlling or bullying another person.

If we take a look at both females and males, you will usually find that females use Relational Aggression more than males.  A person on the receiving end of Relational Aggression Bullying is often teased, intimidated, insulted, excluded and ignored.

Bullying doesn’t just happen in schools but can happen in the workplace too. Kids as young as 2 years old can start to bully other kids. Why does bullying start so young and how does it develop? I learned that bullying is something that just doesn’t suddenly or mysteriously appear in young children. In fact, children bring with them a history of experiences with family, media and other children.

iStock-645531682-59f22dc7c4124400117e8bb9
Graphic Credit: istockphoto

Cyber-Bullying:

Cyber-Bullying is when a person uses the internet, smart phone or other types of technology to target another person, threaten, harass or embarrass someone. Cyber-Bullies often say things they don’t have the courage to tell them face to face. Examples of Cyber-Bullying are: When a person sends nasty e-mails or text messages, Posting nasty and embarrassing pictures on social media, videos and websites.

iStock-692898518-2-59f1cca4685fbe00112afe79
Graphic Credit: istockphoto

Sexual Bullying: 

Sexual Bullying is when a person or group of people targets someone sexually. Examples of Sexual Bullying are: Sexual Name Calling, Crude Comments, Vulgar Gestures, Uninvited Touching, Uninvited Sexual Advances and Pornographic Materials. In some cases Sexual Bullying can lead to sexual assault and possibly rape.

I know for a fact that this type of bullying actually does happen and to boys too not just girls. I know a teacher who knows a child that has had Sexual Bullying happen to him. I’m not naming the child or teacher due to privacy and security issues. But do note that this type of bullying happens more than you think. Also, this type of bullying is not just in schools but the workplace too.

iStock-617568070-59f1ccca396e5a00105d7d10
Graphic Credit: istockphoto

Prejudicial Bullying:

Prejudicial Bullying is mostly between teens. It is based on race, religions and/or sexual orientations. It is sad to say this can take in all other types of bullying. When this type of bullying occurs it is often severe and could lead to hate crime.

iStock-486325330-59f1ccf0396e5a00105d8541
Graphic Credit: istockphoto

 6 Common Types Of Bullies

Bully Victims:

Bully Victims often rise up after being bullied. They’ll bully others weaker themselves because they have been bullied themselves. Their goal is to regain the power and sense of control in their lives. Other times the bully victim comes from a home life riddled with domestic violence or suffers abuse from an older sibling. In cases like these bullying is a learned behavior.

iStock-533458786-59f23e4bd088c000104b3fdd
Graphic Credit: istockphoto

Popular Bullies:

Popular Bullies have big egos.  Popular Bullies also have a group of supporters and/or followers. They are often confident and condescending towards others. In fact, Popular Bullies often feel a sense of entitlement that comes from their popularity, their size, their social status and their upbringing. Popular Bullies are sometimes the school’s star athlete and is often looked up to by others since they’re perceived as leaders.

iStock-96961184-59f2410f22fa3a00114dc153

Relational Bullies:

Relational Bullies are usually somewhat popular and enjoys deciding who is popular and who isn’t. Often times Relational Bullies usually only use Verbal and/or Emotional Bullying to control someone. Mean girls are considered to be Relational Bullies.

iStock-647273472-59f2421c519de2001106f834
Graphic Credit: istockphoto

Serial Bullies:

Serial Bully is systematic, controlled and calculated in their approach to bullying and they are often found in popular circles. However, adults such as parents, teachers and administrators usually have no idea what a Serial Bully is capable of because on the outside they may seem sweet and charming to authority figures but on the inside they can be very mean to others they don’t like. Examples of Serial Bullies are: They become fake friends to others and They are skilled at lying to get their way.

iStock-514931638-59f242ecd088c000104cb85f
Graphic Credit: istockphoto

Group Bullies:

Group Bullies are either part of a clique or a group that just follows the leader just to belong. However, they usually act different when they’re alone even with the victim. Because children feel better when they’re in a group, they also feel less responsible because all their friends “are doing it”.

iStock-638745200-59f23ea2396e5a00108061c4
Graphic Credit: istockphoto

Indifferent Bullies:

Finally, I found in my research that Indifferent Bullies are unable to feel empathy. They often will appear, unfeeling, cold and have very little remorse for what they do. They get enjoyment out of seeing someone else suffer and getting disciplined. They are discouraged by punishment. Also they are usually brutal, cruel and mean and usually have psychological problems.

iStock-543175480-59f24081d088c000104bf473
Graphic Credit: istockphoto

I have given you something to read and think about but I said in the title of my post that solutions were included. Below are some of my solutions that might help with bullying.

Solutions For Bullying:

  1. Don’t Start Bullying Anyone.
  2. Walk Away If A Bully Tries To Pick A Fight.
  3. Think Before You Post And Send.
  4. Make The Block Button Your Friend.
  5. Someone Starts Name-Calling Don’t Argue But Walk Away.
  6. Tell Your Teacher, Parents And In A Worse Case Scenario Tell The Police.
  7. Never Argue With A Bully.

There are plenty of more solutions and I’m sure you may be able to think of some but these solutions that are listed especially Number 7 Never Argue With A Bully, are some important solutions that might help.

Links Used In My Research:

I used my EXPERIENCE With Bullying, I Used My Indirect Experience With Bullying,  I used 6 Types of Bullying Every Parent Should Know AboutHow Does Early Bullying Develop and you can find more solutions at 10 Ways to Reduce Bullying in Schools.

bullying-516164535-1
Graphic Credit: Highwaystarz-Photography/Thinkstock

Conclusion:

My conclusion is very simple, if you think you see bullying happening do something about it and report it.

STOP BULLYING!!

stopbullying

 


Bullying

By: Crystal Stewart

Bullying is a mean way to

Gain power over a person

Who is weaker than the bully.

Although bullying happens more 

Often than reported, walking away

And reporting it are the best solutions

To bullying and hope anyone in a

Bullying situation will do exactly this.

My plea to everyone is don’t bully but 

Treat the bully with extreme kindness

And they will wonder why you are being

So kind to them when they are

Being mean to you.

So be extra kind to bullies.

 

 

The Brotherhood Of The World Award

DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER BELLY.

I would like to thank samanthamurdochblog for nominating me for this award. Actually Everyone deserves this award so I hope you do a post for it. You can see the original post by clicking HERE .

brotherhood-award1The Brotherhood Of The World Bloggers Award is an award given to bloggers by bloggers.

THE RULES:

  1. THANK THE PERSON WHO NOMINATED YOU AND LINK BACK  TO THEIR BLOG.
  2. ANSWER THE QUESTIONS SENT TO YOU.
  3. NOMINATE 10 BLOGGERS.
  4. CREATE YOUR SET OF QUESTIONS FOR YOUR NOMINEES.
  5. LIST THE RULES AND DISPLAY THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE WORLD BLOGGERS AWARD LOGO IN YOUR POST AND/IN YOUR BLOG.

QUESTIONS ASKED:(MY ANSWERS ARE IN ITALICS):

  1. WHAT MAKES YOU ANGRY? THERE’S SO MUCH THAT MAKES ME ANGRY. FOR EXAMPLE, PEOPLE PROTESTING AND DISRESPECTING THE PRESIDENT A YEAR AFTER HE WON THE ELECTION. 
  2. WHAT WAS YOUR LAST RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS? HELPING MY MOM.
  3. WHAT IS YOUR KEY TO HAPPINESS? GETTING MY STRENGTH FROM GOD AND TAKING EACH DAY ONE DAY AT A TIME.
  4. WHAT IS YOUR PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE IN THREE WORDS? JESUS, JESUS, JESUS.

MY NOMINEES:

  1. MABEAUTILITY
  2. Cats and Life
  3. RoseyToesMeows
  4. http://15andmeowing.com
  5. Musings of a Senior Kitty
  6. The Joyful Soul Creates
  7. The Lasting Joy Club
  8. Purrince Siddhartha Henry
  9. Pets Overload
  10. ROMEO
  11. Crotchety Cougars
  12. FINALLY ANYONE WHO WANTS TO DO THIS AWARD FEEL FREE TO. ALL BLOGGERS DESERVE THIS AWARD.

QUESTIONS FOR MY BLOGGERS:

  1. WHAT MAKES YOU ANGRY?
  2. WHAT WAS YOUR LAST RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS?
  3. WHAT IS YOUR KEY TO HAPPINESS?
  4. WHAT IS YOUR PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE IN 3 WORDS?
  5. WHY DID YOU START BLOGGING?
  6. WHAT PET(S) DO YOU OWN?
  7. WHAT ENCOURAGES YOU THE MOST AND HOW DO YOU ENCOURAGE(NOT FLATTER) OTHERS?
  8. WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE THE NAME OF YOUR BLOG?

WHAT A PRETTY PICTURE IN THE FALL.

 

 

Guest Blog Post: “Adopting a Pet: Do These Things First” by Crystal

via Guest Blog Post: “Adopting a Pet: Do These Things First,” by Crystal

*This post first appeared on Happiness Between tails *.

Sparks Monday

My encouraging words for the week will be on strength. We all need strength to get through each day and I don’t mean the  weight lifting kind of strength. I get through each day by asking God each Morning just to give me the strength to get through the day and it does help. Below are 2 of many of my favorite Bible verses.

DSCN0447I-can-do-all-things-through-christ-who-strengthens-me

What gives you strength to get through the day? Let me know by using the Contact Form or by using the comment section.

Choosing A Watch And Other Accessories To Go With Your Clothes

DSCN0423I received an e-mail from Jesse Miller and she told me that she was searching the web for information on choosing a watch when she saw a great post on my site. That post link she thought was so great was Cat Christmas Gifts and Giveaway .

She asked me if I would mention her Watch Site in one of my posts since I liked her site. Because she asked if I would share her link in one of my posts, She gave me the inspiration to write this post.

No I’m not the fashion police or a fashion expert. However, I do have 18 years of working at a department store. Working at a department store you certainly get an eye-opening experience working with the public, the people who are your co-workers and your bosses.

As we all know  what clothes we wear are very important. Why? Let’s think about that for a few minutes. Whether you are going to an interview, Out with friends, Going out with your wife or significant other or maybe a Meeting with your Boss, you want to look your best. You certainly wouldn’t wear sweats and a sweatshirt if you want to look your best.

Just as clothes are important so are the accessories and jewelry you wear with your clothes. Wearing a necklace, rings, earrings, bracelet, anklet, toe-ring and of course your watch. What does accessories do for the clothing? Jewelry can not only make clothes stand out but it can make an outfit pop. A good example of how jewelry and accessories can help make our clothes look better is if you notice two people out for the evening one is wearing jewelry and one isn’t. Who’s outfit do you notice first? Is it the person who is wearing jewelry or is it the person who isn’t wearing jewelry? So I stress wearing jewelry and accessories do help the outfit. That also includes outerwear. Below are some pictures of outerwear and accessories to match.

DSCN0423

As I’m sure you noticed, I mentioned wearing a watch. But what kind of watch are you going to wear? Are you going to wear a watch with a plastic and colorful band, A watch with a clear band, A watch made into a ring or necklace, A Stainless steel Band or my favorite The stretchy band on a Man’s watch. Below are pictures of different types of watches.

Here is the detailed post on choosing a watch called How to Choose a Watch, According to Science – 8 Factors to Consider which  I checked out and found it very interesting.  I suggest you check her post and site out.

Once again, https://daisymae2017.wordpress.com suggests that you check this watch article out at How to Choose a Watch, According to Science – 8 Factors to Consider

 

WINNING THE LIEBSTER AWARD – MY SECOND AWARD OF 2018!!

 

Happy  New Everyone. I’m excited because Daisy Mae and I have started the new year off right by being nominated for two awards. We were nominated for the don’t hate, appreciate award by MABEAUTILITY and that post can be found at The Don’t Hate, Appreciate Award: G❤❤d Vibes Only – My First Post Of 2018. Also, Daisy Mae and I were nominated for the Liebster Award  by MABEAUTILITY and if you want to check her award post out that can be found at LIEBSTER AWARD 2018!.

Thanks MABEAUTILITY for nominating me.

THE RULES:

  1. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated your blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions.
  3. Nominate 11 other new bloggers for encouraging them.
  4. Ask them 11 questions.
  5. Let them know you have nominated.

MABEAUTILITY’S QUESTIONS TO THE NOMINEES(MY ANSWERS WILL BE IN ITALICS):

  1. What is your favorite pet? Cats.
  2. What is your favorite snack? Popcorn slathered in butter.
  3. Which place in your house do you like the most? I like my bedroom the most. The reason I like my bedroom so is because it’s warm and cozy.
  4. What is your biggest hobby besides blogging. I don’t have another hobby other than blogging anymore. I used to do cross-stitching.
  5. If you were able to posses magic, what kind of  magic would it be? Interesting question. The kind of magic that I could have a full-time job by owning my own business. Also,the kind of magic that I could change our world’s mind to do the right thing.
  6. What is your biggest wish? My biggest wish is that everyone in my family stays healthy and our world gets some common sense.
  7. Would you like your blog to be your job and Why? I haven’t been blogging a year yet so as of this time I’m not really sure.
  8. What did you like most about 2017?  I have so many things I liked about 2017 it’s hard to pick just 1 particular one.
  9. What would your perfect holiday be like? All of my family would be together, no grudges would be held, Nobody would be sick and we’d enjoy each other’s company and we’d overlook each other’s faults.
  10. What is the meaning of education? To me education is more than getting a degree or degrees at a college or colleges. Education to me can also be what you learn in life from the time you’re born to the time you die. You see there are many ways you can be educated so take advantage of all of them because you never know when you’ll need them.
  11. How did you create the name of your blog? When I created the name of my blog, I wanted it to be unique and original. I live way out in the country so I started with COUNTRY LIVING but then I got to thinking why not make it a little more personal and do a name that would welcome everyone to my site. So I came up with WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING). I kept COUNTRY LIVING so that my followers  that came when I had that name would stay.

liebster-awardliebster-award-blog

MY NOMINEES:

  1. A Voice From Iran
  2. Easy Blog
  3. His Perfect Timing
  4. A Smile A Day
  5. 15 And Meowing
  6. The Girl Who Read Too Much
  7. Crochety Cougars
  8. If I can’t bring my dog, I’m not going
  9. Canny Catnip Nook
  10. Purrseidon
  11. CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE

Please don’t judge me for not nominating blog! If I could I’d nominate all my followers because I know how much time and effort into your blog posts. I appreciate all my bloggers.

Congratulations to my nominees.

MY QUESTIONS FOR MY NOMINEES:

  1. What is your favorite pet and/or animal?
  2. What is your job and Why do you like it or dislike it so much?
  3. What is your favorite sport and why?
  4. Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? If so what were they?
  5. What did you like most about 2017?
  6. What did you like least about 2017?
  7. What is your hobby besides blogging?
  8. What did you like most about Christmas and New Year’s?
  9. What is your blog about?
  10. What would you like to share about yourself to introduce yourself to the readers?
  11. How did you create the name of your blog?

Nominees, have fun answering the above questions.

A HUGE BIG THANK YOU TO MABEAUTILITY FOR NOMINATING ME.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Don’t Hate, Appreciate Award: G❤❤d Vibes Only – My First Post Of 2018

INTRODUCTION:

I am just thrilled, honored and privileged that MABEAUTILITY has nominated me for the don’t hate, appreciate Award. 

You can check out Mabeautility’s site at MABEAUTILITY and her award post can be found at A WORDPRESS AWARD AND ACCIDENT!  MABEAUTILITY has a very nice site so I suggest you do check out this blog.

Now onto the rules.

RULES:

  1. MENTION THE RULES!
  2. START WITH ONE VERY INSPIRING, POSITIVE YET BEAUTIFUL QUOTE!
  3. MENTION THE NAME OF THE CREATOR, WHICH IS THE PERSON WHO NOMINATED YOU. I REPEAT THE PERSON WHO HAS NOMINATED YOU. AND SO IN THIS WAY, EVERYONE WILL BE A CREATOR OF THIS BLOG, AT LEAST ONCE!
  4. WRITE A SHORT POEM FOR THE PERSON WHO NOMINATED YOU.
  5. NOMINATE ANY 8 BLOGGERS AND LET THEM KNOW THEY ARE NOMINATED!
  6. TELL US A BEAUTIFUL STORY, BE IT IMAGINATIVE OR PRACTICAL.(100-150 WORDS)
  7. ASK 3 QUESTIONS.
  8. DON’T HATE, APPRECIATE.

MY POSITIVE QUOTES:

I would like to start with a positive quote that may get some chuckles too.

I’m not really sure who said this quote but I’ve always liked it and it does bring positive vibes. The quote goes something like this: A smile will give you less wrinkles than what a frown will. Below is a quote I found online and would like to share with everyone. I’ll be honest, I had trouble picking from all the positive quotes so I went with these three.

THE NAME OF THE CREATOR/NOMINATOR:

I want to thank MABEAUTILITY for nominating me for this award.

MY SHORT POEM FOR MY NOMINATOR, MABEAUTILITY:

Next is writing a short poem for the person who nominated me which is MABEAUTILITY.

MABEAUTILITY, MABEAUTILITY you are a beautiful orange/red cat with blue eyes who is fun, loving, furry, fluffy, easy to take care of and likes the sunshine.

MABEAUTILITY, 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.

MABEAUTILITY, You and I met online and became fellow bloggers. We’ve  become what I call blogger friends.

MABEAUTILITY, I hope you have a rainbow of  sun puddles to warm your fur and lay in. May the sun always shine for you my blogger friend.

MABEAUTILITY, thank you for nominating me for this award it means a lot.

Warm wishes for a Happy New Year!!🎉🎉🎉🎉

Remember, d❤n’t hate, appreciate.

MY 8 NOMINEES ARE:

  1. A Smile A Day
  2. RoseyToesMeows
  3. Cats and Life
  4. Smorgasbord-Variety is the spice of life
  5. SPIKE THE SCOTTISH BLACK CAT
  6. Doodlingpanda
  7. ChocolatePages
  8. The Girl Who Read Too Much

MY BEAUTIFUL STORY:

I was in college and one of my professors took the class to hear Maya Angelou speak. After we listened to her speak we had the opportunity to ask questions and meet her. She was quite a lady. I learned a lot from her. I wrote a post called WHAT MEETING MAYA ANGELOU DID FOR ME .

I not only got to hear Maya Angelou speak but I got to meet her too. Boy was I excited. I learned lots just by listening to her.

One of the main things I learned from her and learned growing up is when someone puts you down smile at them and tell them you hope they have a great day. You will not only surprise them but you’ll find it’ll make your day better too. Also, remember that a good attitude is always better than a poor attitude.

Have a great day everyone.

HERE IS WHERE I PUT THE AWARD BANNER:

2017-12-30_15164180616
BANNER FROM MABEAUTILITY’S BLOG.

🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

MABEAUTILITY’S QUESTIONS AND MY ANSWERS(MY ANSWERS WILL BE IN ITALICS):

  1. What is the most nice thing had said to you in your life? I have had several nice things said to me but the one that stands out is a professor that told me I’d never pass his class. I stayed and stuck his class out and after the semester was over he told me he was glad that I stuck his class out and he was happy for me. I remember this situation for that reason.
  2. What has been your most beautiful dream ever? I don’t really dream so I can’t answer this question.
  3. What is your biggest goal in life? To make people happy and live a happy, healthy and safe life. 

NOW MY THREE QUESTIONS FOR MY NOMINEES:

  1. Have you ever been in a situation and how was it resolved positively for you?
  2. What do you want your legacy to say about you?
  3. What are your New Year’s Resolutions and Goals?

(Don’t hate, appreciate and share positive vibes!)

 

 

 

 

Merry Blogmas Everyone: Day 22 – The Legend Of The Candy Cane

candy-cane-legend1INTRODUCTION:

At Christmas time most of us have had a candy cane or two at time or another. But have any of you ever considered what the colors of the red and white candy cane means? I have so I did some research and found The Legend Of The Candy Cane.

WHAT I FOUND AND WHAT IT MEANS:

The Legend of the candy cane is an incredible legend that means so much to a lot of us. Why does it mean so much? I’ve found that since each person is different, each person has a different reason. Whatever your reason may be I hope you believe in the Legend Of The Candy Cane. 

candy-cane-story
Graphic Credit: stressbuster1.com
568191b9e2906.image
Graphic Credit: heraldextra.com

Do I believe in the Legend Of The Candy Cane? Yes I do. I hope you do too. I will be putting a contact form at the end of the post so you can contact me via e-mail or if you wish let me know in the comment section.

candycane_story
Graphic Credit: calendariu.com

 

printable-candy-cane-christmas-story_190071
Graphic Credit: keywordsuggest.org
christmas_candy_canes-126551
Graphic Credit: wate.com

Merry Blogmas Everyone: Day 21 – The First Day Of Winter (Winter Solstice 2017)

winter-solstice-2016-southern-hemisphere-5747795249070080-hp2x
Graphic Credit: google.com

Today is December 21, 2017  and it’s also the start of Winter Solstice. For those of us who absolutely hate Winter well it’s here to stay for a few months so to be a little blunt, deal with it. Remember, even though today is the shortest day of the year the days get longer after today. So in reality, it’s not all bad.

We hear so much about the Winter solstice usually a day or two before it happens. But do we really understand how the Winter Solstice works. I researched this and found some explanation. I thought I’d show you what I found.

900-478843521-winter-solstice-explanation
Graphic Credit: buzzle.com

This is incredible information in my opinion. I hope you learn something from it and guess what? Those of you who have children and grandchildren you can can teach them something about the Winter Solstice and that’s something you can be proud of and happy that your child or grandchild is learning.

 

 

happy-first-day-of-winter
Graphic Credit: lovethispic.com

 

halborland143123
Graphic Credit: quotesideas.com
winter-solstice-2-1024x576
Graphic Credit: spiritrisingyoga.com.au

HAPPY WINTER SOLSTICE EVERYONE AND HAPPY BLOGMAS.

blogmas-day-21
Graphic Credit: thegirlwhoreadtoomuch.wordpress.com