SUPAWSTARS SPOTLIGHT AWARD

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Graphic Credit: Elise Xavier From KittyClysm.com
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Graphic Credit: Elise Xavier From KittyClysm.com

Pets Overload has honored WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) and CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE with the SUPAWSTARS SPOTLIGHT AWARD. Why is this award so special to Daisy Mae and I? Probably because this award is given to pet and animal blogs in recognition of a pawsome job from one pet blogger to another.

RULES:

  • You are to choose 5 pet bloggers and link to their blogs and describe why each of them deserves this award.
  • You must encourage the pet bloggers to shout out 5 bloggers themselves.
  • You must leave a comment on their blogs letting them know you’ve given them the spotlight.

I follow several good animal blogs so it’s hard to pick just 5.  Please note I will give this award out many times so if you don’t get the award this time you may get it another time. Since I will be awarding this early this month, I’ll be skipping March with the award.

MY NOMINEES ARE:

  1. Tails Around The Ranch
  • I have nominated Tails Around The Ranch because their blog is about a pawsome pooch and a the adventures of a pet therapy team. Helping pets deserves an award in my book.

2. Hands on Bowie

  • I have nominated Hands on Bowie because this pet blog is about a cat and deals with the journey of happiness and grief.

3. 4cats Blog

  • I nominated 4cats Blog because this animal blog deals with all kinds of pet issues than can come up at anytime plus I like the fact there are two types of posts and shops – English and German.

4. TWOspoiledcats

  • I nominated TWOspoiledcats pet blog because this pet blog deals with helping cats. I like pet blogs who are willing to help. Helping an animal doesn’t always mean you have to give money. This blog also deals with adopting cats and other animals.

5. The Blessing Of Animal Companions

  •  I nominated The Blessing Of Animal Companions because this pet blog deals with living with and caring for animals. This blog deals with something very near and dear to my heart – animals.

Any pet/animal blogs you want to suggest to me will be greatly appreciated. Please use the contact form below to suggest your blog or another blog(s).

 

20 Facts About Me Tag

  1. I love Hot Wings.
  2. I love cats.
  3. I love animals.
  4. I’m a redhead.
  5. I collect stuffed animals.
  6. I like meeting new people.
  7. I have 2 blogs and they are WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) and CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE.
  8. I’m bad at Math.
  9. I don’t have a cell phone.
  10. I’ve never texted in my life.
  11. I like NASCAR(Mostly Monster Cup Series).
  12. I met Maya Angelou when I was in college.
  13. I have 2 college degrees(Associates In Elementary Education and a BS In Sociology).
  14. I would just love to go to Ireland.
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15. I took 12+ years of Piano lessons.

16. I’ve had dogs as pets before. Their breeds were Shepard/Husky Mix,                               Alaskan Malamute and other breeds. 

17. I was picked on/bullied through college graduation.

18. I live in the country.

19. I like to read.

20.Never lived in the city.

TMI TAG

I want to thank AESTHETICGRAPHY for tagging me for the TMI TAG. The post can be found HERE .

TMI-TAGTHE TMI QUESTIONS:

  1. What are you wearing? Brown Cords, A Turtleneck And An EOR Moody Purple Over Jacket.
  2. Ever been in love? Yes.
  3. Ever have a terrible break-up? Yes.
  4. Any Tattoos? No.
  5. Any Piercings? Yes. 
  6. Favorite Band? Don’t have a favorite at this time.
  7. Something You Miss? My Cat Tigger, my Grandparents and my relatives who died.
  8. Favorite Song? Don’t Have A Favorite Song.
  9. How Old Are You. Just turned 50.
  10. Zodiac Sign? Sagittarius.
  11. Quality You Look For In A Partner? I look for several qualities in a partner. I look for good humor, Someone With A Job, Someone Who Doesn’t Drink, Swear and is a God Fearing Person.
  12. Favorite Quote? One Of My Favorite Quotes is:
  13.  Favorite Colors? Pastels.
  14.  Loud Music or Soft? Mostly Soft to Medium 
  15.  Where Do You Go When Your Sad? Depends.
  16. How Long Does It Take You To Shower? Depends.
  17. How Long Does It Take You To Get Ready In The Morning? More than 10 minutes.
  18. Ever Been In A Physical Fight? Never.
  19. Turn On? I’m Skipping this because I don’t really have a turn on.
  20. Turn Off? Huge Egos and People who think there better than you.
  21. Fears? A Lot.
  22. Last Thing That Made You Cry? Not Sure But I Think It Was When My Cat Tigger Died.
  23. Last Time You Said You Loved Someone? Today.
  24. Meaning Behind Your Blog Name? My Blog Has always Been About Animal But It Started Out Being Country Animals and I Thought Why Not Make It About All Animals So I Changed The Name Of My Blog From COUNTRY LIVING To WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING)
  25. Last Book You Read? The Trainable Cat.
  26. Last show you watched? Golf.
  27. The Relationship Between You And The Person You Last Texted? I’ve Never Texted In My Life – I Don’t Have A Cell Phone.
  28. Favorite Food? Hot Wings.
  29. Places You Want To Visit? Ireland and Many Other Places.
  30. Do You Have A Crush? NO.
  31. Favorite Flavor Of Sweet? I Like Most Sweets.
  32. What Instruments Do You Play? I Took 12 Years Of Piano Lessons.
  33. Favorite Piece Of Jewelry? I Like Most Jewelry.
  34. Last Sport You Played? javelin In Highschool.
  35. Last Song You Sang? Don’t really sing.
  36. Favorite Chat Up Line? Let’s Skip This.
  37. Last Time You Hung Out With Anyone? Don’t Remember The Date But It Was at My Nieces Basketball Game For Her Senior Night.
  38. What’s Your Favorite Drink? Tea.
  39. How Tall Are You? 5’6 (Probably Shorter Now).
  40. Have You Been Betrayed By Someone You Care About? Many Times.
  41. Have You Ever Dated Someone You Met Online? Never.
  42. Mention A Movie That Always Makes You Cry? Don’t Go To Movies Since The Closest Movie Theater Is More Than 25 Miles Away.
  43. What is Your Relationship With Your Parents Like? We’re Very Close.
  44. What Was The Last Thing That Made You Laugh? My Cat.

Questions Gotten From Tag Questions.

MY NOMINEES ARE:

  1. Comedy Plus
  2. DAILY FELINE WISDOM
  3. Kristi Ann’s Haven
  4. 15 AND Meowing.com
  5. Musings of a Senior Kitty
  6. Pets Overload
  7. KittyClysm*
  8. Animals Are Feelings Beings Too
  9. SuPawCute
  10. stuffedwithluv
  11. Feline Cafe`
  12. SPIKE THE SCOTTISH BLACK CAT

Be sure to Link to This Post After You Do It.

The Entertainer Blogger Award

 

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A huge big heartfelt Thank You to the The Recipe Hunter who nominated me for The Entertainer Blogger Award. I consider this award an honor and privilege and happily accept this award.

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Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and add their link to your blog.
  • Add the rules so others can follow.
  • Nominate people who you find, inspiring and entertaining!
  • Answer the same questions.
  • Include the graphic in your post.

Questions Asked By The Recipe Hunter:

Please Note my answers will be in italics.

  • Why did you start blogging in the first place? I started blogging because I became curious after seeing many ads for WordPress and other sites to start your own website for free. So I eventually started two of my own websites and I am really finding I like blogging. Blogging has become a passion and I can help animals and people through blogging too.
  • What is your favorite book? The Bible and other books.
  • What do you dislike the most? Dishonesty, Deceitfulness, People who protest and don’t know what they’re talking about and violence.
  • What is your favorite food at the mall? Not a mall food person.
  • What is your favorite pastime? Watching my soap operas, “The Young And The Restless” and “The Bold And The Beautiful”.

the-entertainer-blogger-awardMy Nominees:

I have so many blogs I would like to nominate. However, the following blogs are my nominees and they are:

 

The Versatile Blogger Award and 2 Mystery Blogger Awards

I’m very thankful to have been blessed to be nominated for three awards.  I consider it an honor and a privilege to be nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award by AESTHETICGRAPHY and two Mystery Blogger Awards in which I was nominated by A Voice from Iran and floatinggold . How cool is that.  I Guess I Better Get Started.

RULES OF THE VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD:

  • Thank and Link The Blogger Who Nominated You.
  • Nominate Bloggers And Link To Their Blogs.
  • Inform Them Of Their Nominations.
  • Reveal 7 Facts About Yourself Your Readers May Not Know About You.

MY NOMINEES FOR THE VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD:

  1. MABEAUTIILITY
  2. Crotchety Cougars
  3. Cats and Life
  4. RoseyToesMeows
  5. Chirpy Cats
  6. Purrseidon
  7. Purrince Siddhartha Henry
  8. Kristi Ann’s Haven
  9. Canadian Cats
  10. TWOspoiledcats
  11. Cat Chat With Caren and Cody

If you don’t have this award yet and want to do it, please feel free to do it.

7 Things About Myself:

  1. I’m a redhead.
  2. I’m unemployed.
  3. I Don’t Drive Or Have a car.
  4. I hate snakes.
  5. I’m a Christian.
  6. I love watching the wildlife in my backyard.
  7. I’m a country girl.

thG1ZSKY9ERULES FOR THE MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD:

  • Put The Award Logo/Image On Your Blog.
  • List The Rules.
  • Thank Whoever Nominated You And Provide A Link To Their Blog.
  • Nominate Other People.
  • Notify Your Nominees By Commenting On Their Blog.

 

 

 

 

MY NOMINEES FOR THE MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD:

  1. MABEAUTILITY
  2. Crotchety Cougars
  3. Cats and Life
  4. RoseyToesMeows
  5. Chirpy Cats
  6. Purrseidon
  7. Purrince Siddhartha Henry
  8. Kristi Ann’s Haven
  9. Canadian Cats
  10. TWOspoiledcats
  11. Cat Chat With Caren and Cody

If you don’t see your blog listed please don’t take it personally. If you want to do this Award feel free to. Everyone deserves to be recognized. 

3 THINGS ABOUT ME:

  1. I Love Hot Wings.
  2. I Can Drink Hot Or Cold Tea Anytime.
  3. I Like Taking Pictures.

I said there were 2 mystery blogger awards. Since the answers were going to be the same I just shortened the post by answering only once.

Thanks again to everyone for these awards. It means a lot to me.

Supawstars Award: February

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Graphic Credit: Elise Xavier From KittyClysm.com

The Supawstars Spotlight Award is an award given to animal bloggers by animal bloggers for a ‘pawsome’ job.

I encourage ALL of my nominees to give out this award at  least once pass the recognition around. You can give it out once or give it out once a month like I try to do. Who knows, The Supawstars Spotlight Award might make it back to you again.

The Instructions For Giving The Supawstars Spotlight Award can be found HERE and if you want to see the post by KittyClysm* can be found  HERE. Instructions are on KittyClysm*’s site. I hope you check this site out.

Now onto my Nominees for The Supawstars Spotlight Award. They Are:

  1.  Animals Are Wonderful
  2. Bad Cat Chris
  3. Feline Cafe`
  4. Mad Cap Dog
  5. Supawcute

Congratulations to all my nominees. 

If you don’t see your blog above and want to be recognized for your Animal Blog or know some good animal blogs doing a ‘pawsome’ job, please let me know by using the Contact Form Below or Let me know in the comment section. However, I would prefer the Contact Form over the comment section for your privacy.

I WAS HONORED WITH THE SUPAWSTARS SPOTLIGHT AWARD

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I am very excited and pleased to announce that WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) and CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE have been honored by KittyClysm* 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* 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 HERE .  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) .

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. Here are the instructions for giving the Supawstars Pet Blogger Spotlight Award! The instructions can be found by going to the following link  INSTRUCTIONS FOR GIVING THE SUPAWSTARS AWARD AWAY .

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

My 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 cats – 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 Life – 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. RoseyToesSews – This blog is mostly about 8 kitties but the reason I’m spotlighting this blog is because of the tips.
  5. 15 And Meowing.com – 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.

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR GIVING THE SUPAWSTARS SPOTLIGHT AWARD AWAY

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Here’s how this award works!

GIVING THE SUPAWSTARS SPOTLIGHT AWARD  

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Start a new blog post for giving away The Supawstars Spotlight Award. You can use the image above(which is from kittyclysm.com) within the post and/or as the post thumbnail if you’d like(please download the image and re-upload it onto your site if this is the case!)
  2. Did someone award you The Supawstars Spotlight Award? Thank them and link to their blog!
  3. Choose 5 pet bloggers that you think really deserve to be in the spotlight!
  4. List each of these pet bloggers, linking to their blogs, and describing why they each deserve to be in the spotlight.
  5. Encourage the pet bloggers you gifted the award to, to give out The Supawstars Spotlight Award to 5 pet bloggers themselves and link to this page so they can find the instructions.
  6. Leave a comment on each of the blogs you awarded to them know they’ve been handed the spotlight!

SHOW OFF YOUR AWARD!

Were you given the Supawstars Award by another pet blogger? Are you a pet blogger who wants to support Supawstars’ mission to get more views to all those amazing bloggers out there who deserve it?

Show off your Supawstar status with some awesome sidebar bling! Find instructionsim-a-supawstar-pet-blogger on how to add this button to your page by going to Instructions For Giving The Supawstars Spotlight Award Away .

HOW OFTEN TO GIVE AWAY THE AWARD:

How often you award the Supawstars Spotlight Award is completely up to you! Do it once, do it twice, do it monthly, or even weekly, doesn’t matter! What’s important is that each and every time you award the Supawstars Spotlight Award, you’re helping other pet bloggers get the attention and appreciation they’ve earned through their hard work on their blog posts! Shower them with attention, and who knows, you may find the spotlight one day return to you!

 

The Mystery Blogger Award, The Most Active Blog Award And The Blue Sky Tag Award


I have to apologize because I’m so behind on my tags and awards. I have to thank The Shining Gem for nominating me for the above awards.

QUESTIONS ASKED

What made you start blogging?

I wanted to see if I’d like blogging.

How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll center of a tootsie pop?

To many.

What are your personal goals for the rest of this year and how are you meeting them?

I want to live as long as I can and how will I reach this goal? With God’s help.

If you could sing with any singer/band on stage who would it be?

Miranda Lambert or Reba McEntire .

What is your biggest personal struggle?

Judging people when I know they’re wrong for  committing violence and protesting stuff they most likely don’t understand.

Now for the Blue Sky Tag Award.

QUESTIONS ASKED

What do you most love about yourself?

With God’s help I love myself as I would want to be treated.

What was a defining moment in your life?

When I accepted Jesus as my Savior, Survived bullying all the way through college, graduating with 2 degrees and getting a job.

If you could eat anything right now, what would it be?

I think I would eat hot wings, pizza, popcorn, fudge and homemade ice cream. Couldn’t pick just 1 thing.

Who was/is your biggest mentor? Why?

Right now it’s my parents. They’ve taught me a lot of things I need to know from birth. Need I say more.

What drove you to start blogging?

Wanted to see what blogging was and if I could do it.

What is the one thing you wish you could change about the world?

There is so much I would change so I can’t pick just one thing.

What do you most look forward to within the next year?

There is so much to look forward to that I just want to live another year.

What has been your greatest adventure in life?

Life is just a continuous adventure.

What is one question that when people ask it you cringe?

Like shining gem any question asked in poor grammar makes me cringe. I have many more too.

What has been your proudest moment?

I have been fortunate because I’ve had more than one proud moment.

Who is your biggest supporter?

My Parents.

NOMINATIONS

Posting award posts I know doesn’t appeal to everyone so if you’re reading this, you are nominated for all 3 awards. If you do decide to accept these awards, please let me know by linking this post to yours.

 

Blogger Recognition Award And The Black Cat Blue Sea Award

 

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I read this great post called Amagreen And Awards on samanthamurdochblog .

I would like to thank samanthamurdochblog 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 here . As a post-script to my story, I decided to take a 14 day course in the fundamentals of blogging to help me.

Also,  as part of the Blogger Recognition Award you have to give  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 courses 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 for 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 samanthamurdochblog for nominating me for this award.

Questions From samanthamurdochblog: 

         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.

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

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

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

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

My Questions: 

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

              Nominees:

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

 

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DAISY MAE SITTING AT THE TABLE.

PICTURE CREDIT: CRYSTAL STEWART

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,  I renamed my blog to WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING). I started WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) in January of 2017. It’s been about 6 or 7 months now and I’m still having fun blogging. 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 SITE 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+  followers since January.  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 Fundamentals of Blogging. After that, I’ll go from there.

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

Credit: Pusheen.com

 

MOTIVATION

Motivation

Helps Us Accomplish Our Dreams And Goals

When You Are Told You Can’t Do Something.

You Should Try Harder To Accomplish What You

Have Started And Should Not Quit Until You’ve Accomplished It.

Don’t Fear Or Torture Yourself  As You Strive To Go For Your Dreams And

Your Goals Because When You Accomplish Your Dreams And Your Goals

You Will Feel Like You Won The Lottery.

Poem By: Crystal Stewart(2017)