Tag Archive | Awards

The Fall Book Tag

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THE FALL BOOK TAG was created by Bionic Book Worm . If you haven’t checked this site out then you need to. I did and I liked this site so much I followed it. Hope you will too.

I would like to thank bookedhookednook.wordpress.com for tagging me. if you haven’t checked this site out yet, you really need to. I did and I liked it so much I followed this site and hope you will too.

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I’M TIRED OF BEING ORDINARY, ARE YOU? BY WM. ALLEN  was a book that is not only refreshing but humorous too. It’s like a self-help book that you’ve never seen before. The book helps you reach your goals in 52 weeks or 1 year. The picture on the front of the book is what drew me to the book plus it sounded interesting.

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SMALL TOWN JUSTICE BY VALERIE HANSEN did not end as I expected it would. There could be more than 1 ending but teased you how it might end. This is a good book.

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CAPITOL K-9 UNIT CHRISTMAS BY SHIRLEE McCoy AND LENORA WORTH is a 2 in 1 book that gave me the warm and fuzzies and both stories are happy stories.

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This book has 2 short stories in one. It’s light-hearted and just right for season. I hope you read this book.

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RANSOM BY TERRI REED is a book with non-stop action. It has twists and turns too in the plot. RANSOM is a very good book.

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My most anticipated read well I don’t have one at this time.

I TAG EVERYONE!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

Reader Problems Book Tag

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I have been tagged by Danielle of the The Introverted Book Nerd for the Reader Problems Book Tag. If you want to visit her site and I suggest you do you can click on the above link.


The questions from Danielle will be in bold print and my answers in italics.

  1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next? I look at the titles then I read the back of the book then I decide what book I read. It also depends what I’m in the mood to read.
  2. You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed? Usually I continue reading the book but there have been times I’ve quit but that’s rare.
  3. The end of the year is coming and you’re so close, but so far away on your Goodreads Challenge. Do you try and catch up and how? I’m going to be honest here, I never took a Goodreads Challenge. In fact my personal challenge to myself is read as many books as I can without the pressure. I find it’s more enjoyable.
  4. The covers do. not. match. How do you cope? Don’t worry about it. Like Danielle said not enough money to have matching covers.
  5. Everyone and their mother loves a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings. If I can’t find someone to share my feelings of a book, I sometimes talk to my mom.
  6. You’re reading a book and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal? I usually don’t read in public but if I were in public I’d put the book down and go somewhere private.
  7. A sequel of a book you loved just came out, but you’ve forgotten a lot from the prior novel. Will you re-read the book? Skip the sequel? Try to find a synopsis on Goodreads? Cry in frustration?!?!?!? I would most likely re-read the book.
  8. You do not want anyone. ANYONE. borrowing your books. How do you tell people nope when they ask? Just Say No!!
  9. Reading ADD. You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump? Watch tv and just don’t read until I’m back in the mood to read again. That’s usually anywhere from 2 to 4 days.
  10. There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy? Usually not many because I’m unemployed and I’m on a budget. In September though I pre-ordered a book and in the months before, I bought some books including a book series.
  11. After you’ve bought the books you can’t wait to get to, how long do they sit on your shelf before you get to them? It depends. If I am in the middle of a book, I will finish reading the book and my TBR books before I start my new book.

I really don’t know who to tag so if your name is not listed below and you want to do this tag Go for it! EVERYONE HAS BEEN TAGGED.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE LIEBSTER AWARD

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I would like to give a brief overview of the  Liebster Award for those who don’t know why we give this award.

WHY IS THE LIEBSTER AWARD GIVEN?

It is said that the Liebster Award was created to recognize and/or discover new bloggers; and welcome them to the blogosphere. “Liebster” is a German word meaning beloved or dearest. This award exists only on the internet as pixels, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers.

THE RULES:

  • Thank the blogger that nominated you.
  • Answer 11 questions from the blogger that nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 Blogs.
  • Ask the bloggers 11 questions.

I would like to thank Lebana’s Journal for nominating me for the Liebster Award. If you’d like to check her blog out, I have provided the link to her site. She has a great blog.

ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS FROM LEBANA’S JOURNAL:

  1. Where Do You Live? I live in a little rural town in Pennsylvania that you’re through in a blink of an eye. I live way out in the country.
  2. What’s the best thing about the area where you live. The different animals that I get to see.
  3. Where is your favorite place in the world? I really don’t know. I have always wanted to go to Ireland though.
  4. What’s your funniest travel story? Once again don’t have one. Although I did come home with my sisters from school one day and Mom said we were going to Niagara Falls.
  5. What would you say is your biggest accomplishment? I have been fortunate because I have more than 1 big accomplishment.  I was picked on/bullied all the way through college so surviving that plus getting 2 degrees would be my accomplishments. I wrote about my experience and it can be found  HERE .
  6. What makes you happiest? Being with God, my family and my pet cat.
  7. How many countries have you visited so far? Don’t know. Not many because I try to stay in the USA.
  8. Who is your role model? My parents.
  9. What can’t you live without? God, my Bible.
  10. How many posts have you made so far? I have 331 posts with my reblogs.
  11. What is your message to new bloggers out there? Don’t be afraid to start a blog and if you do start a blog, I suggest taking some blogging courses from the Blogging University.  You can find the courses at Daily Post – Blogging University .

MY NOMINEES:

  1. theintrovertedbooknerd.wordpress.com
  2. Boston Book Reader
  3. Kittyp0p
  4. Blog de companie
  5. Questionable Tortoise Couture
  6. Cats and Life
  7. RoseyToesSews
  8. The Joyful Soul Creates
  9. Oh, Elwood! (& Friendz)
  10. Feline Cafe`
  11. CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE

MY QUESTIONS FOR MY NOMINEES:

  1. What Your Job and Do You Like Your Job?
  2. Where Do You Live?
  3. Do You Have Any Pets? If so, What Are They?
  4. What Do You Do In Your Spare Time?
  5. Do You Collect Anything?
  6. Who Do You Look Up To?
  7. What’s Your Favorite Sport.
  8. What’s Your Favorite Car And Why?
  9. What’s Your Least Favorite Animal?
  10. Do You Have Any Kids (Children)?
  11. What is Your Message And/Or Suggestions For New And Upcoming  bloggers?

Congratulations to all of my Nominees. Please don’t feel rushed to put out your post right away. Get it out when you can. Once again Congratulations.

Sincerely,

Crystal

 

ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD

One-Lovely-Blog-Award-Collage[1]Thank You Claire Yang for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award. I’m honored to be receiving this award from Claire Yang. I like Claire’s site and think it’s amazing. I suggest you check it out and if you really like it like I did, you can follow her HERE .

RULES:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2.  Share 7 facts about yourself.
  3.  Nominate 15 bloggers and inform them.

7 FACTS ABOUT ME:

  1.  I hate bugs.
  2. Just finished taking 2 blogging courses.
  3. I like to read.
  4. I like flowers
  5. I like cats and dogs.
  6. I used to be a Sunday School Teacher.
  7. I lost my one cat on 9-11-2015.
  8. I have 2 blogs(CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE and WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) ).
  9. I have a pet cat.

Ok, so it’s more than 7 facts. Consider Fact 8 and 9 Bonus Facts.

MY NOMINEES:

  1. CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE
  2. Free Cat Lady – The Freedom of CatLady Life
  3. Bookchanted
  4. ChocolatePages
  5. I LOVE MY DOGS, TULA & MOCHI
  6. Smoky Cat and Sally Dog
  7. Animals
  8. The Canadian Cats
  9. Her Lost Mango
  10. Cats and Trails and Garden Tales
  11. thek9harperlee
  12. No Dog About It Blog
  13. SEO
  14. In Dianes Kitchen
  15. Dear Anita/ Dear Cassie

Thanks again Claire Yang.

My 1st Sunshine Blogger Award

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I was just recently honored by MY LIFE AND OTHER STUFF for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I want to thank MY LIFE AND OTHER STUFF for this honor. This means a lot to me.

Here Are The Rules For The Award:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  • Answer the 11 questions asked.
  • Nominate 11 other blogs and ask 11 new questions for them.
  • Finally list the rules and include the Sunshine Blogger Award logo somewhere in the post.

Here are the questions asked by MY LIFE AND OTHER STUFF:

  1. What food do you hate the most? All vegetables
  2. Which country would you love to live and why? I would love to live in Ireland. As for why, that is where some of my ancestors are from.
  3. What’s the best present you’ve ever received and from whom? The best present I ever received was eternal life the day I asked Jesus into my heart. From Whom? Jesus.
  4. What’s your favourite word? I really don’t have a favourite word.
  5. In which past decade would you love to live? Thinking back, it would be the one you didn’t have to lock doors or worry about your kids getting abducted by someone.
  6. If you had a superpower, which would it be? I think I would want the superpower of all superpowers and that is I would want all of them. I call it the master superpower. 
  7. If you had a time machine, where would you go. I would want to go back into the 1940’s just to see what it was like when my parents were growing up.
  8. Do you play any sport? Not anymore. I used to play volleyball and throw javelin when I was in school.
  9. What’s you favourite hobbie? It used to be cross-stitching but now it’s a tie between tv and the computer.
  10. Your very first memory? My very first memory I can remember is teaching my sisters how to get out of the playpen. I’m sure there are other memories before this but none that I remember.
  11. Tell me a random fact about you? My random fact is that my 2 younger sisters are fraternal twins.

My 11 Blog Nominees are:

  1. CRYSTALS PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE
  2. RoseyToesSews
  3. Cats and Life
  4. The Recipe Hunter
  5. Katzenworld
  6. Your Present Blessings
  7. brianandlily
  8. Smorgasbord- Variety is the spice of life
  9. lipstick ‘n’ grace
  10. Tanglewood Knots.com
  11. The Introverted Book Nerd

My Questions For My Nominees Are:

  1. How Old Are You?
  2. What Is Your Job And Do You Like Your Job?
  3. Do You Like School And If You’re Out Of School, Did You Like School?
  4. What Is Your Main Goal In Life?
  5. Do You Have Any Pets And If You Do, What Kind Of Animals Do You Have?
  6. Do You Like To Travel And If So, Where?
  7. Do You Have Any Brothers Or Sisters And If So, How Many Of Each?
  8. What’s Your Favorite Sport and Why?
  9. Where Does Your Best Friend Live As Opposed To Where You Live?
  10. Do You Collect Anything ?
  11. Tell Me A Random Fact About You. 

 

THE BLUE SKY AWARD AND THE LIEBSTER AWARD

 

I would like to thank Jerri Perri for nominating me for both of these awards. It is an honor to be nominated for them. Please feel free to visit this amazing blog. If you wish to visit Jerri Perri’s blog, you can Jerri Perri . I promise you won’t be disappointed.

RULES OR PROCESS OF THE AWARD:

 

  • Pay Regards To The Person Who Nominated You.
  • List 11 Facts About Yourself.
  • Nominate Other Bloggers.
  • Inform Them Of The Nomination.
  • Give answers To All The Questions You Are Asked.
  • Ask Your Nominees Some Questions.

Once again I want to thank Jerri Perri for nominating me.

11 Facts About Myself:

  1. I’m Female
  2. I have no kids
  3. I like animals especially cats and dogs.
  4. I like flowers
  5. My sign is Sagittarius
  6. I have 1 cat
  7. I like to read
  8. I’m a country girl and love it.
  9. I love to shop.
  10. I live in a small town.
  11. I dabble in writing poetry
  12. I met Maya Angelou

Ok, I did 12 facts instead of  11. Consider the 12th fact a bonus fact.

My Blog Nominees Are:

  1. Her Lost Mango
  2. thekitchensgarden
  3. Smoky Cat and Sally Dog
  4. Rabbit Girl Crafts
  5. Animals
  6. Books, dogs and cats
  7. Life with Dogs and Cats
  8. Smorgasbord- Variety is the spice of life
  9. Miss Talkaholic
  10. Questionable TortoiseCouture
  11. Purrseidon
  12. Boston Book Reader
  13. Book Allure
  14. No Dog About It Blog
  15. Red Letters
  16. FOR JESUS FIRST LOVED ME
  17. Crystal Clear
  18. Abby’s Apparel
  19. Piglove
  20. Daughter of a bookstore Owner
  21. Home, Hugs and Huskies
  22. BRIAN AND LILY
  23. The Joyful Soul
  24. Blog de companie
  25. CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE
  26. The Joyful Soul Creates
  27. simple Ula

My Answers To Jerri’s Questions:

  1. Why are you a blogger? I’m a blogger because of curiosity.
  2. How much have you loved and is still willing to?  I like to think I have loved a lot but and I still have love to give.
  3. What do you think about world peace? Is it possible? How? World peace would be a wonderful thing. No I don’t think it’s possible on earth but I do think it’s possible in Heaven.
  4. Has anyone ever hurt you such that you can’t forgive him/her? What was the occasion? Yes. There was one person in my college years I couldn’t forgive for the longest time but I eventually did. That doesn’t mean I have forgotten though. As for the occasion, well I hope everyone understands but I’m just not ready to talk about it yet.
  5. Can you love unconditionally? I am really not sure.

My Questions To My Nominees:

  1. Why did you start blogging and Do you like blogging?
  2. Any advice you want to give to newbie bloggers?
  3. What was the happiest day of your life and Why?
  4. What’s your favorite type of music and Why?
  5. What’s your favorite television show?
  6. Have you watched a horror movie and if so What was the name of it?
  7. What’s your favorite animal?
  8. Do you give to any charitable organizations?
  9. Where Do You Want To Be 5 Years From Now?
  10. How Old Are You and What’s Your Job?

I could ask more questions but won’t.

Thanks Again To Jerri Perri For Nominating Me.

 

The Get To Know Me Tag

Hello Everyone,

I was recently nominated for The Get To Know Me Tag by CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE . I wasn’t familiar with this award until I was nominated. If you want to check out this amazing blog please Click Here .

RULES FOR THE GET TO ME TAG:

  1. Each nominee must the person who nominated them and does credit the creator of the tag.
  2. Must post one of your childhood photos with your nickname.
  3. Must reveal 5 funniest experiences of your childhood life.
  4. Nominate 10 bloggers to do the award

Thanks to CRYSTAL’S PHOTO BLOGGING SITE for nominating me for this tag.

Below is my childhood picture. I am the kid on the right. As for my nickname, I had several but the most common nickname I got called was Crys.DSCN0291

My 5 funniest experiences were:

  1. My 2 sisters and I played in the snow then stuck our heads in the snow bank.
  2. Watching Texas Chainsaw Massacre at an all girls slumber party.
  3. Playing with the neighborhood boys.
  4. Coming home and being surprised with a trip to Niagara Falls.
  5. Having my mother as a teacher.

Finally I have to nominate 10 blogs.

My Nominees Are:

  1. DOODLINGPANDA
  2. Your Present Blessings
  3. The Recipe Hunter
  4. Pure Glory
  5. Q T C
  6. The Canadian Cats
  7. preppy_pink_piglet
  8. weggieboy’s blog
  9. Rabbit Girl Crafts
  10. Mad Cap Dog

Thanks Again to CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE for nominating me for this tag.

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