SNOW HEARTS

We had a good snow of about 6 inches of snow on top of ice. But the snow didn’t come first, that would be too easy. First we got snow then it stopped, Second we got rain, Third we got rain, Fourth we got sleet and Fifth we got more snow.

A few days after we got that mess(this past Thursday) to be exact I was getting ready to grocery shopping when I looked out my bedroom window and guess what I saw by the retaining wall(where the big pile of snow is)? Yes I saw a lot of snow but this was special. I saw a great big snow heart but that wasn’t the special thing about it, the special thing was that the middle of the heart was green grass only—no snow. Incredible? You bet. It was still there when I came home from grocery shopping so I snapped some pictures from my bedroom window with my Nikon coolpix Camera. Upon further look when I put the pictures on my computer, I noticed that there were small snow hearts in the background. Once again—Incredible. How did they get there is anybody’s guess. Do I have proof? Yes of course I do. 

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SNOW HEARTS APPEAR AFTER BIG SNOWSTORM. SNOW HEARTS APPEAR ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2019.

A SNOW HEARTS

Snow Hearts big and little

Green grass in middle

Rare? Maybe.

Snow Hearts by themselves

Aren’t rare but the

Green grass Is rare.

Snow Hearts are like a true friend

They are not two-faced and

They’re there when you need them.

So when you find that kind of

Friend, do not let them go because

You never know when a friend like that

Will come along again.

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Welcome to another edition of CATURDAY ART. CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE  is joining Athena Cat Goddess for Caturday Art. Since Deziz World was so kind to help me find a site to edit and make pictures and collages on I want to show you the results. I’m still learning on how to edit glare out of a picture. Hope you like my art.

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I made this first then the photo below I made second.

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PET BLOGGER CHALLENGE

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HELLO AND WELCOME TO WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) AND CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. Glad you are here and reading.

WHY WE ARE HERE

We are here because of the 9TH ANNUAL PET BLOGGER CHALLENGE. Why look back on the previous year(2018)? I think that if we do that we can not only usher 2018 out properly but look on what good we accomplished for the animals. I ask you to join us for the PET BLOGGER CHALLENGE. To learn more you can go to GO PET FRIENDLY . The PET BLOGGER CHALLENGE goes through January 20-26. If you would like to read, compare or both my post for the PET BLOGGER CHALLENGE can be found by clicking HERE. Do check last year’s post out. Now onto answer some questions so you can learn a little bit about me and my blogs but…

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Wordless Wednesday & Pet Parade

 

 

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Braised Short Ribs & Bonus Recipe

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Food. Who doesn’t like food? Whether you’re a vegetarian, Vegan or Meat & Potatoes kind of person(like me) we all eat some sort of food. I follow several people as do all of you but in the email today there was a recipe from this blog I just started following. It’s for Braised  Short Ribs. Sounds yummy doesn’t it. The blog these recipes came from is Yankee-Belle Cafe. The blog link from the original post is: Braised Short Ribs Recipe . Also, the blog this recipe came from has a total of 5 authors contributing recipes. Now onto the good stuff, the recipes.

BRAISED SHORT RIBS RECIPE

What You’ll Need:

  • 3-4 lbs. short ribs, you can use boneless or bone-in
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • Bacon, cut into small pieces (about 4 strips if you’re using thick-sliced or 6 regular slices)
  • 2-3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 32 oz beef broth
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary

Preheat your oven to 300 degrees.

Season your ribs with salt and pepper.

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Then lightly dredge in flour.

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Set aside.

In a large Dutch oven, over medium heat, cook the bacon until all of the fat is rendered and the meat is crispy, but not burned.3Remove bacon to paper towel.

Crank up the heat to high and add your oil to the bacon fat. Brown the ribs in batches.

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Remove from pan and set aside.

Lower the heat and add carrots, onion and garlic.

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Stir that around for a minute or so, then add a little bit of the beef broth, scraping the bottom of the pan to incorporate all those little bits of meat.

Add the remainder of the broth, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste and bring to a boil.

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Now add your browned ribs and top with thyme and rosemary.

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And don’t forget about that cooked bacon.

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Cover and place pot in oven for two-and-half to three hours.

Remove from oven and allow to rest with the lid on for at least 20 minutes.

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Oh, the aromas of this feast will have you counting the seconds.

You can whip up a batch of creamy cheese grits to serve with these. You can find the recipe Here . But if you prefer, mashed potatoes are an option, too.

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Thank you Yankee-Belle Cafe and Mindy Obenhaus. Mindy Obenhaus can also be found at Mindy Obenhaus.

Happy Tuesday

 

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These images, quotes and a smile make me chuckle and smile. Hope they do the same for you.

 

 

 

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Guest Post Giveaway

I subscribe to a newsletter by author Leigh Anderson. It is usually intriguing and today disappoint either. In fact, there was a giveaway to enter. It’s fun and hope you enter. The giveaway is in the post so you have to click the link to get to the post then the giveaway. From reading an excerpt it sounds like a fun read. Cats involved with the murder story, how can you go wrong?If you do enter well…Good Luck. The link to enter can be found here if you click on it. The link is: Why do I write mysteries with cats in them? – Guest Post by Clea Simon, Author of A Spell of Murder .

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AWWW…MONDAY & Spark: Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019

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Smile You’re On Kitty Camera Sunday Selfie

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Here’s a selfie of a kitty cat surprised to get its picture on “Kitty Camera”. I’m not sure if this cat was trying to make a quick get a way since it’s a “cat burglar”. HAHA, LOL.

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CATURDAY ART

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Hello and Welcome. Thanks to my friends at Deziz World I found IPiccy – Official SiteI made a collage and then made changes 3 different times. Can you tell the difference?

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Queen Daisy Mae’s Cat Quotes

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Welcome everyone. I’m back for another edition of my famous Cat quotes. Those you’ll find below.

1.) Cats’ hearing apparatus is built to allow the human voice to easily go in one ear and out the other.

                                     —Stephen Baker

2.) A cat sees no good reason why it should obey another animal, even if it does stand on two legs.

                                            —Sarah Thompson

3.) Many cats simply pounce to their own drummers.

                                    —Karen Duprey

4.) Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel. True, and they have many other fine…

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AWWW…MONDAY & SPARK

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MY SPARK for today is Psalm 23 from the Bible. Sadly we have lost to many pets and furfriends. This is to honor their memory and also to help those who are grieving for whatever reason. If your somebody who’s grieving I’m really sorry for your loss. Psalm 23 is for those not only grieving but for those who feel lost and want to be found. 

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SNEAK PEAK: NEW HEADER ART

Queen Daisy Mae And I(Queen Mom Sister Crystal) would like to give our wonderful readers a sneak peek of our new Header and we thought showing it to you as Caturday Art would just be purrfect. Queen Mom Sister Crystal got ambitious and even made some puzzles. She made two puzzles of this picture. So without further adieu the original and the puzzles are below.

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Original Made At IPiccy Photo editing And More

I’m going to attempt to put the puzzle code in so you can do a jigsaw puzzle. I’ve never done this before so if it doesn’t work I’m really sorry. Here goes nothing. It’ll either work or it won’t work. I hope it works. If it works there may be more jigsaw puzzles in your future. OH I HOPE IT WORKS. Please let me know by sending a screen shot of the puzzle(s) you did.

MY NEW BLOG HEADER JIGSAW PUZZLE  and https://www.jigsawplanet.com/crystalanddaisymae/MY-JIGSAW-PUZZLE-ALBUM-STARRING-ANGEL-TIGGER-DAISY-MAE?rc=uplay&view=iframe” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>MY JIGSAW PUZZLE ALBUM PUZZLES STARRING ANGEL TIGGER & DAISY MAE

 

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Happy Blogiversary/Wordless Wednesday

Hello and Welcome Everyone, CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE would like to wish WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) a Happy 2 Year Blogiversary. Can you believe it this site is 2 years-old? So what I would like if you would take the time to wish this site a Happy Blogiversary. Their site link is above. It can be found under WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING. Now onto Wordless Wednesday. My wordless Wednesday photo is below. The photo is from the free photo library. Without Further Adieu…

 

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Sunday Selfie: Cooper Murphy’s Gotcha Day

Welcome everyone and we hope you’re having a good weekend. For all we know your weekend might be over. Anyhow, we were invited to Cooper Murphy’s Gotcha Day today. We hope you’ll pop on over to help Cooper Murphy celebrate. To do so go to The Cat On The Head .

Now for our Card to Cooper Murphy. You can see it below.

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The pictures used to make this Gotcha Day card are below. Angel Tigger helped make this card. She’s the beautiful Tabby Cat in the picture on the bed with the stuffed cat and stuffed polar bear.

QUEEN DAISY MAE LOOKING ALL AROUND HER KINGDOM.
ANGEL QUEEN TIGGER ON MY BED WITH MY WHITE STUFFED CAT AND MY WHITE STUFFED POLAR BEAR.

We are joining The Cat On My Head for Sunday Selfie Blog Hop.

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Friendly Fill – Ins

First Daisy Mae And I want to Wish you all a Happy, Safe And Prosperous New Year. Now on to the Main Event. Our First Post Of 2019—WOW!!

QUEEN DAISY MAE’S ANSWERS 

  1. Looking back, maybe I shouldn’t have been so hard on Santa Paws about the catnip. Santa Paws, if your listening and/or reading this, I’m really sorry. Will you please forgive me? 
  2. A lot of sleep is a treat I give to myself. 
  3. A new skill I want to learn is to have a longer attention span to play with my toys. I play for a brief time then stop. I had a longer attention span when I was a kitten.
  4. One bad habit I want to stop is annoying my family by coaxing to go to the attic in the Early Morning.(Actually I don’t I’m just trying to be nice kitty cat ).

QUEEN MOM CRYSTAL’S ANSWERS

  1. Looking Back, I should try to be less picky and eat more. Funny Hah. Most of us would say less but in my case I do need to eat more.
  2. Picking up Daisy is a treat I give to myself. This is a treat because she rarely lets me pick her up.
  3. A new skill I want to learn is learning how to make art from pictures I’ve taken on PicMonkey, Canvas and etc…
  4. One bad habit I want to stop is being over-anxious. I get way to over-anxious and that leads to worry and that isn’t good.

We are joining 15 And Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs

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I’LL SHOW YOU WHO’S THE MOST DOMINANT TURKEY AND IT ISN’T YOU!!

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YOU THINK JUST BECAUSE YOU PUT YOUR TAIL FEATHERS UP YOUR THE DOMINANT ONE. GUESS WHAT? YOU’RE WRONG . THAT’S RIGHT I SAID YOU’RE WRONG BECAUSE I’M THE DOMINANT ONE!!

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I’M INNOCENT!!!!

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HEY BOYS, I’M INNOCENT!!!! PLEASE DON’T ARREST ME!!

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Wordless Wednesday

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🎉🎉🎉🎉🎆🎆🎉🎉🎉🎉HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!🎉🎉🎉🎉🎆🎆🎉🎉🎉🎉

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