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I am very frustrated right now. I just tried to reply to your comments and your blogs but for some reason WordPress is having technical difficulties. Gravatar is not even up and over at the Forum they tell you not to make anymore threads on this problem. So I ask all of you for your patience since it will probably be a while to I answer you. Please accept my apologies for this inconvenience. It’s not my fault it is WordPress’s. I will be posting this post on CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE and WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING). Thanks Again for your patience.

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Alyssa Drake Chocolate Giveaway

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$50 Christmas Cash Giveaway & 99 Cent Flash Sale

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“A HOME FOR FRITZ”

**I was given a PDF of this book

by the author June Foster for my

honest review.*

BOOK REVIEW FOR “A HOME FOR FRITZ”

Author: June Foster

Title: “A Home For Fritz”

Rating: 5 stars out of 5 stars

This book is an excellent read. The book starts out about a young girl, the boss’s daughter and the boss’s daughter. The boss sends his daughter and the employee(young girl) to a ranch for a few days. The employee falls in  love with a wrangler that works at the ranch. The boss’s daughter sees this and tries to get the wrangler interested in her. She fails miserably. 

The employee had gone exploring finds a dog caught in a coyote trap. A wrangler named Garrett helps her get the dog out of the trap and they got the dog to the vet.

I won’t say to much more because I don’t want to giveaway the book. However, what I will tell you that this is a fantastic book. I loved it. Starts with an OH NO event and with the twists and turns of this book it made for very good reading. I recommend this book.

About The Author: June Foster is a retired teacher turned author and lives with her husband in Alabama. She began writing in January 2010 while sailing down the freeway in their RV. To date she has 4 books with Desert Breeze Publishing and one with WhiteFire Publishing. Her novella Red and the Wolf is based on the fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood came out  in March 2014. She loves to tell stories of a flawed character who overcomes the struggles in their lives by God’s Power and His word.

Where Can June Foster Be Found? June Foster can be found different places. You can visit her at:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLOGGER RECOGNITION AWARD

PART 1

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Below is the first group to get CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S BLOGGER RECOGNITION AWARD.

Remember all you have to do is only:

  • Give this award to 1 person.
  • Link to my site.
  • If you do a post, share or reblog please put #CRYSTALANDDAISYMAE’SRECOGNITIONAWARD.
  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. Conscious Cat
  9. Canny Catnip Nook
  10. Cat Chat With Caren And Cody

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COMPUTER SCAMS

MY EXPERIENCES WITH COMPUTER SCAMS AND ADVICE NOT TO FALL FOR THEM

Today, computer scams of all kinds seem to be popular. Even computer savvy people aren’t immune. It seems like bi-monthly you’re hearing about a scam. If you’re new to computers you may fall for the scams. I grew up without a cell phone or computer and to find that post you can go to Growing Up Without A Computer Or Cell Phone.

SOME of the computer scams I’m familiar with is the “LOGMEIN” Scam, the “Microsoft” scam, the “Anti-Virus” scam, the “Pop-Up/Survey scam, the “Inbox/Trash link scam and many more.

I know my title says my experience and my advice to you so let’s talk about my experiences and my advice of what you should do.

First off, when I first got my first computer I was computer illiterate with the exception of knowing how to run e-mail and turn my computer on/off. I learned by trial and error as I went along. 

Experience #1: “LOGMEIN” Scam – I had these people call about my computer they said they needed remote access(that should’ve been a flag right there to me) but since I was just learning so I wasn’t aware of this. My advice is never give remote access and if you do for some reason, change your password right away so they can’t get access to your computer.

Experience #2: “Anti-Virus” Scam – This can take many forms. Some of the forms you may see is through e-mail, pop-ups or by phone just to name a few. On your computer along the sides or in the center there are advertisements with prices that seem to good to be true. Usually if the price and what they seems to good to be true it usually it is. Also, these scams come by phone sometimes too. This goes with my experience above. My warranty expired and they wanted me to buy it again. I learned from my experience and when I refused to buy their anti-virus program they weren’t happy. Soon after that I took my computer to be checked and they found so many viruses and malware on my computer I was in disbelief. I couldn’t imagine how they got there then it hit me, they were probably planted there. I’ve suspected but can’t prove they did it but they were very angry when I refused to buy their warranty. Soon after that, my computer crashed. My advice is simple never go for the prices on pop-ups there most likely scams. Always do research first.

Experience #3: “Pop-Up/Survey” Scams – Never answer these because most of the time they’re scams.

Experience #4: “Your Microsoft On Your Computer Has Expired” Scam – Someone calls you on the phone and proceeds to tell you Your Microsoft  on your computer has expired. Since I’m on my third computer I’ve learned what’s a scam and what’s not.  It was something to hear but when my mother asked me are you sure? I said yes because Microsoft came with all my computers. I called the place where I got my computer and they said it’s a scam.

Because I was new to computers I fell for the top 3.

What To Do If You Fall For A Scam:

  1. Change All Your Passwords Right Away.
  2. Run a Full computer Scan to make sure no malware or viruses have been planted in your computer.
  3. If the place where you got your computer offers free checkups then take them up on it. You still might want to take your computer for a checkup no matter what. Most of the places make you pay a price. Trust me, it’s worth every penny.

I hope none of you ever fall for a scam but if you do, the above steps can help you. **Please Note** I only mentioned a few things you can do through my experiences.

Please share your experiences if you have any and some tips to follow that I haven’t mentioned.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!

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Do’s And Don’ts Of Flashlight Safety

WELCOME

Hello and welcome to WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING). I would like to talk to you about the Do’s And Don’ts Of Flashlight Safety. I can just here what some of you may be thinking and that is What do I need to know about flashlight safety? What you need to know may surprise you.

INTRODUCTION

As I mentioned briefly in the welcome flashlight safety is important. You see growing up as a child my father was a Safety Director. I learned a lot from him and I’m still learning from him. For example, just the other night I learned something about flashlight safety I didn’t know. I’ll get into that later in my post. You guessed it, flashlight safety is more than going to a store, picking out the color of flashlight you want and paying for it. Now on to the DO’s And Don’ts Of Flashlight Safety. I’m going to start with the Don’ts.

FLASHLIGHT DON’TS

  1. Don’t leave batteries in flashlights or anything else when it’s not going to be in use for a while.
  2. Don’t shove your flashlight under your bed or somewhere thinking you’ll be using it sometime soon. Take it from me the likelihood of that happening is slim and none.
  3. Don’t wait to your flashlight goes completely out to replace the batteries.  If the light on your flashlight is getting dim then it’s time to replace the batteries. Remember, you never know when the electric will go out so be prepared.
  4. Don’t wait to your battery gets corrosive to replace batteries. If your batteries are corrosive then it could hurt the workings of the flashlight.
  5. If for some reason your flashlight battery is past being corrosive and if you’re not sure then here is an example that happened to me. The other night I was looking for birthday cards and pictures when I came across a flashlight I had shoved under my bed. Guess what? That flashlight I found was completely ruined because it was past corrosive. In fact, There was a white powder on the book from the flashlight. As soon as I showed it to Dad he told me what the white powder was and to wash my hands immediately. The white powder was battery acid in a powdered form. When you see this white powder, trash your flashlight and wash your hands with soap and water. I’m showing you 3 different to show you what your should and shouldn’t look like. These pictures may look the same but it’s to show you which flashlights are bright, dim and dead.
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SHOWING FLASHLIGHTS THAT ARE BRIGHT, DIM AND DEAD WITHOUT ANY ZOOM.
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SHOWING FLASHLIGHTS THAT ARE BRIGHT, DIM AND DEAD WITH MEDIUM ZOOM.
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SHOWING FLASHLIGHTS THAT ARE BRIGHT, DIM AND DEAD ON FULL ZOOM.

FLASHLIGHT DO’S

  1. First, after buying a flashlight and of course some backup flashlights too. When you get home with your flashlights first decide if you’re going to use all of them if not then only put batteries in the ones to be used.
  2. Buy a flashlight with a very bright light. Usually the flashlights with other things on it and are made if you’re caught alongside the road will do.
  3. If you are able, try to make sure there is a flashlight in every room if not almost every room.
  4. Do buy a lantern and/or a portable light that can be used when the electric goes out. 

 

These are just a few of the Do’s and Don’ts of Flashlight Safety.

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Brotherhood Award

I have been nominated for another award everyone. I’m honored, privileged and thrilled to say that https://romeodiverona.com/ from the blog ROMEO was very nice to nominate me. I want to send ROMEO a Huge big thank you for this award.

WHAT THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE WORLD BLOGGERS AWARD IS

The 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.

My Nominees

  1. Pets Overload
  2. Happiness Between Tails
  3. The Recipe Hunter
  4. Jerri Perri
  5. Comedy Plus
  6. Cat Lady From Austria
  7. Bluefish Way
  8. Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life
  9. Crotchety Cougars
  10. Canadian Cats
  11. Musings of a Senior Kitty

OK so I deviated from the 10 nominees and put 11 nominees instead. Actually, I feel everyone deserves this award so don’t take it personally if I didn’t nominate you.

QUESTIONS FOR MY BLOG NOMINEES

  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 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?

QUESTIONS ASKED BY ROMEO(MY ANSWERS WILL BE IN ITALICS)

  1. What Makes You Angry? A lot of things make me angry. Examples are: Lies, Protesting, People not using common sense just to name a few.
  2. What Was Your Last Random Act Of Kindness? Helping my mother.
  3. What Is Your Key To Happiness? Believing in Jesus Christ Our Lord.
  4. What Is Your Philosophy In 3 Words? Jesus, Jesus, Jesus.
  5. Why Did You Start Blogging? Mostly due to curiosity and I thought it looked fun. To find out more you can go to Fundamentals Of Blogging: Day 1 – Who I Am and Why I’m Here . Even though this link will take you to my other blog it does tell you why I started both blogs.
  6. What Pet(s) Do You Own? I have 1 cat named Daisy Mae. I call her Queen Daisy Mae Because she rules the house.
  7. What Encourages You The Most And How Do You Encourage(Not Flatter) Others. I like to be encouraged by others that like what I do and I am open to suggestions. I try to let people know what I like and tell them to keep up the good work. I also encourage people through joining McGuffy’s Reader  Sparks each week too.
  8. What Made You Choose The Name Of Your Blog? Like I previously said, I have a cat named Daisy Mae. I named it for her. Also you can go to Fundamentals Of Blogging: Day 1 – Who I Am And Why I’m Here . Like before even though it takes you to CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE but states why I started both blogs.
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Once again, I would like to thank ROMEO for nominating me for the Brotherhood Of The World Bloggers Award.

 

 

 

 

Types Of Bullying And The Possible Solutions To Stop Bullying

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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”.

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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.

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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.

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Conclusion:

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

STOP BULLYING!!

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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.

URGENT: Please Help Save Special Needs Sadie – Time Critical – Greenville, SC

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This is a picture of Sadie the cat who is in dire need of your help. If she doesn’t get the help she needs she will most likely die. The picture credit is from BriansHomeBlog.com and that’s who gets credit for this picture.

Please share and reblog this article so Sadie the cat gets the help she needs. If you use all your sharing resources she may be saved.  PLEASE SAVE SADIE. Thank you In Advance For Your Help.

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.

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.

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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

 

Sunshine Blogger Award

sunshine-blogger-award1Hello and Welcome Everyone. I was honored with the Sunshine Blogger Award. I’m so excited.

First I’d like to thank Charlie from Interesting World for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award.

 

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given by bloggers to bloggers who inspire positivity and creativity in the blogging community.

RULES:

  1. Thank The Blogger Who Nominated You In Your Blog Post and Link Back Their Blog.
  2. Answer 11 Questions The Blogger Asked You.
  3. Nominate 11 New Bloggers To Receive The Sunshine Blogger Award.
  4. Write Them 11 Questions to Answer.
  5.  Let Them Know You’ve Nominated Them.

11 QUESTIONS INTERESTING WORLD ASKED:

  1. Why Did You Start Blogging? I started blogging because out of curiosity and it looked like fun. I had so much fun that I started a second blog 3 or 4 months later.
  2. Who is Your Favourite Blogger? Don’t really have any. However, I follow a lot of good animal blogs for example McGuffy’s Reader, 15 and Meowing, Crotchety Cougars, Cat Chat With Caren and Cody and plenty more.
  3. What Keeps You Going And Motivated? There’s only a few shows on television I like and when you have only 1 television you go with the flow or do something else.
  4. Which Is Your Weirdest Habit? Interesting Question. I’d say my weirdest habit is cleaning off my desk once a week. I have my own way I like to keep things organized.
  5. What Is Your Favourite Cuisine? That would be Hot Wings.
  6. What Is Your That Personality Trait Which You Would Like To Change In Yourself? Not sure what this question is asking.
  7. What Are The First Three Things You Always Notice In A Person?  Are they always on their phone, Their temperament and are they always ‘tooting’ their own horn.
  8. Which Is The Best book You Have Read Till Date? The Bible.
  9. How Do You Deal With The Negative Comments Of The People About Your Appearance Or Anything Else? When People tell me I can’t do something, It helps me do it more. I must admit though I’m not always calm. Being Calm in your reactions is tough but it can be done.
  10. What Is The Meaning Of Your Name? I have seen different meanings for my name. I have seen my name means brilliant. However, I have seen other meanings too.
  11. What Is Your Goal In Life? My goal in Life is to go to Ireland and own or co-own my own business. At my stage in life though I don’t know if I’ll make it.

MY 11 NOMINEES:

  1. SPIKE THE SCOTTISH BLACK CAT
  2. Crotchety Cougars
  3. McGuffy’s Reader
  4. Supawcute
  5. Feline Cafe
  6. RoseyToesMeows
  7. Tails Around the Ranch
  8. Animals Are Wonderful
  9. Courtney Livingston
  10. MABEAUTILITY
  11. Cats And Life

11 QUESTIONS TO MY NOMINEES:

  1. Why Did You Start Blogging?
  2. What Keeps You Going And Motivated?
  3. What Is Your Weirdest Habit?
  4. What Is Your Favorite Cuisine?
  5. What Are The First Three Things You Notice In A Person?
  6. How Do You Deal With Negative Comments Of The People About Your Appearance Or Anything Else?
  7. What Is The Meaning Of Your Name?
  8. What Is Your Goal In Life?
  9. What Is Your Job Or Jobs?
  10. Do You Have A Pet And If So, What Is Your Pet Or Pets?
  11. What About Yourself Would You Like To Change?

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DAISY MAE ( A POEM WITH PICTURES AND A SLIDESHOW)

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Daisy Mae All Stretched Out And Showing Off Her Grey And White Belly.

Hi and Welcome to WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING). I Daisy Mae have been busy getting my picture taken for my updated selfies. I worked so hard that I just had to stretch out the length of myself. Then I find out Sister Crystal is goofing off by dabbling in poetry. That didn’t really make me happy when she could be doing more worthwhile things than trying to write poetry.

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NOT QUITE.

OK, maybe I’m being a little hard on  Sister Crystal but poetry really? I forgave her when I found out the poem she was writing was about me that’s right she was writing a poem about me. What could I do but forgive her. I also have a new appreciation for poetry. 

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PURRFECT. NOW LET ME SLEEP!!

Sister Crystal I’m really sorry. 

Without further adieu, here is the poem Sister Crystal wrote about me. ENJOY!!>”<🙂>”<

DAISY MAE

BY: CRYSTAL STEWART

DAISY MAE, DAISY MAE,YOU ARE A BEAUTIFUL GREY CAT WITH A WHITE CHIN AND WHITE FEET WITH GREEN EYES WHO IS FUN, LOVING, FURRY, FLUFFY, EASY TO TAKE CARE OF, LIKES THE SUNSHINE, LIKES NICE WARM REGISTERS AND LIKES TO LAY OUTSIDE SISTER CRYSTAL’S BEDROOM DOOR TO SLEEP.

DAISY MAE, YOU ALSO HAVE VERY SHARP CLAWS FOR DEFENDING YOURSELF AND YOU DIG YOUR SHARP CLAWS INTO MY LEGS WHEN YOU PUSSY FOOT ON ME SOMETIMES BUT THAT’S OK DAISY MAE BECAUSE I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND YOU’RE PART OF THE FAMILY.

DAISY MAE, 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. 

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DAISY MAE, YOU AND I MET ONE EVENING AFTER I CAME HOME FROM WORK. YOUR MOTHER LITERALLY BROUGHT YOU TO MY FAMILY AND I. YOU GOT OUR ATTENTION BY MEOWING SO LOUD EVERYONE AROUND COULD HERE YOU BUT WE WERE THE LUCKY ONES BECOMES WE JUST FOLLOWED THAT LOUD MEOW OF YOURS UNTIL WE FOUND YOU.

FROM THE TIME MY FAMILY AND I MET YOU WE FELL IN LOVE WITH YOU SO WE TOOK YOU INTO OUR HOME AND YOU BECAME PART OF OUR FAMILY AND HAVE BEEN FOR 11 YEARS. DAISY MAE, YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE A FOREVER HOME WITH MY FAMILY.

DAISY MAE, I HOPE YOU HAVE A RAINBOW OF SUNPUDDLES TO WARM YOUR FUR AND LAY IN. MAY THE SUN ALWAYS SHINE FOR YOU MY SWEET, ADORABLE SMART KITTY CAT. MY FAMILY AND I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU.

EVERYDAY YOU LEAVE PAWPRINTS ON MY HEART. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH DAISY MAE.

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COLOURS OF A RAINBOW ON MEMORIAL DAY IN THE EVENING(5-29-2017)
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WHO’S BOTHERING ME WHEN I AM ASLEEP IN MY SUNPUDDLES?

 

The Pet Blogger Challenge

WELCOME:

Hello everyone and welcome to WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) and CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE .

WHY WE ARE HERE: 

We are here today because of The Pet Blogger Challenge. Having two sites that are devoted pets and animals is fun. I try to blog regularly especially on CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. This site is about Photos, Blogging, Animals and Much, Much More.

LOOKING BACK ON THE YEAR 2017:

As I look Back on the year 2017 I find that like any blogger there were ups and downs. I started my blogging venture on January 9, 2017 for WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) and in April 2017, I started CRYSTAL PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. As you might notice that CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE received a make-over, a new name and a new tag. CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE is now CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAES PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE and the tag has been updated to say PHOTOS, BLOGGING,FAMILY, ANIMALS, COUNTRY LIVING, POETRY AND MORE. Oh what an experience that has been. During 2017, I took 3 blogging courses from Blogging University to learn more about blogging.

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DAISY MAE GIVING SISTER CRYSTAL THE “EVIL EYE”.

 

 

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DAISY MAE GETTING HER FIRST SELFIE OF 2018 TAKEN. 

QUESTIONS FOR THE PET BLOGGER CHALLENGE:

1.) For those who may be visiting your blog for the very first time, how long have you been blogging and what is your main topic? Since this is a combined post for both of my blogs, I will state both tag lines separately. For CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S SITE the site is about PHOTOS, BLOGGING, FAMILY, ANIMALS, COUNTRY LIVING, POETRY AND MORE and WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) is about FAMILY, COUNTRY LIVING, ANIMALS, PHOTOS AND MORE. WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING About Page can be found at https://daisymae2017.wordpress.com/about/ and MY ABOUT PAGE for CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE  is at https://crystalsphotobloggingsite.wordpress.com/about/ .

2.) What was your proudest blogging moment of 2017? My proudest moments of 2017 had to be being awarded the Supawstars Award on both of my blogs. The posts for WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) AND CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE can be found at INSTRUCTIONS FOR GIVING THE SUPAWSTARS SPOTLIGHT AWARD AWAY  , I WAS HONORED WITH THE SUPAWSTARS SPOTLIGHT AWARD , THE SUPAWSTARS SPOTLIGHT AWARD and I have had the opportunity to give it away too and you can see who received it at Merry Blogmas: Day 14 – The Supawstars Spotlight Award(December) . I was also honored by doing some guest posts as well. My Guests posts were for  Katzenworld , The Recipe HunterMy Interview and Daisy Mae’s Story( A Referral Post) on Supaw cute . I  also got my cat on Tummy Rub Tuesday and the Daily Kitten. As you can see, I have plenty of good moments in 2017 as a pet blogger.

 

3. Which of your blog posts was your favorite this year and why?  What a tough question. I was honored in many ways in 2017 and I was grateful for that but my favorite posts have to be when KittyClysm honored both of my blogs as Pet Blogs.

4. In terms of your blog, how do you measure success?  I tend to measure my blogs success by shares, views, reblogs, page views, comments and the people I meet online. I enjoy conversing with others by their blog or blogs.

5. In what ways has your blog changed in 2017? Both of my Blogs had a name change and my one blog, CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE had a complete makeover.

6.What was the biggest blogging challenge you overcame in 2017, and what did you learn that could help other bloggers?  I had many challenges when I started blogging but the one thing I learned and would recommend to other bloggers and would-be bloggers out there is that before you start blogging you should:

  1. Do research on Domain Sites.
  2. Learn about the plans available(The cost).
  3. Choose a site.
  4. Once you’ve chosen a site, be smart and take blogging courses. WordPress has great blogging courses and the best part they are Free. WordPress blogging courses can be taken at Blogging University. To sign up or learn more go to: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/blogging-university/ .

7. When things get hard, what keeps you blogging? If I get blogger’s block, I dig deep because blogging is about writing from the heart. I also enjoy and have fun blogging.

8. Looking forward to 2018, what are you hoping to accomplish on your blog this year? On CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE I hope to hit 100 followers. Of Course I hope for a lot more. On WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING), I hope to reach 1000 followers and like my other site I hope to accomplish more than that.

9. In addition to what you’d like to accomplish, is here one specific skill you’d like to improve or master this year? Although there is many things I would love to master or improve upon, coding is the one thing I want to master this year.

10. Now it’s your turn! You have the attention of the pet blogging community – is there a question you’d like answered, or an aspect of your blog that you’d like input on? Share it here and we’ll answer you in the comments! Like Playful Kitty , I would like feedback on both of my blogs  CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE and WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING). Also, I would appreciate any suggestions as well. Another thing I want feedback on are my themes. They are both retired and WordPress wants them changed but they are willing to let me keep them since I used them before. What are your thoughts. Please note that I’m open to all suggestions

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If you want to take THE PET BLOGGER CHALLENGE  feel free to.

My Interview and Daisy Mae’s Story( A Referral Post)

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Daisy Mae All Stretched Out And Showing Off Her Grey And White Belly.

Hello Everyone, Daisy Mae and I follow this amazing blog called Pets Overload and if you love animals and blogging then I do think you’ll like this blog. I suggest you check this blog out and you can do that by going to the above link.

Daisy Mae and I were fortunate and we felt very lucky to be interviewed by Pets Overload and also I had written another true story about Daisy Mae. I’m very sad to say it will not be posted on my sites WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) and CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE because of Google’s rules and regulations. However, fear not because I’ve been given permission by Pet’s Overload to provide the links to the interview and Daisy Mae’s story. The link for the interview is Meet Crystal And Daisy Mae – The Interview and the link for Daisy Mae’s story – Part 3 is DAISY MAE’S KITTY MIRACLE: HER HEART MURMUR AND HOW SHE GOT RID OF IT – PART 3. You will notice that it’s not Pets Overload but on Supawcute. This is because Supawcute another great blog you need to check out and stories and interviews are done on this site. Supawcute is owned by the owner of Pets Overload.

I hope you do check out the interview and Daisy Mae’s story – Part 3.

I will be adding a contact form at the end of this post to let me know what you think.

Daisy Mae In The Christmas Tree Box.