THE SUPAWSTARS SPOTLIGHT AWARD


I’m very excited and pleased to announce that CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE and WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) has been honored by KittyClysm* with THE SUPAWSTARS SPOTLIGHT AWARD that recognizes pet/animal bloggers.

If you have suggestions for this award I’m making a list so let me know.

Since both of my sites were honored I’m making a list on WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) .

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


 

I have to apologize because I’m so far behind doing my tags and award posts so please forgive me. I have to thank The Shining Gem for nominating me for all 3 of these awards.

I could not find anything on the history or origin of the Mystery Blogger Award, Most Active Blog Award and the  Blue Sky Award.

QUESTIONS ASKED

What made you start blogging?

My best answer is curiosity and it look like fun.

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

A few.

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

With God’s help I’m meeting my goals.

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

I think I would like to sing with Dave and Sugar, Abba or Carrie Underwood.

What is your biggest personal struggle?

Not judging people when they are protesting something I don’t agree with. A lot of times I feel the problems are brought on by themselves.

Now for the Blue Sky Tag I was also nominated by The Shining Gem.

 

QUESTIONS ASKED

What do you most love about yourself?

With God’s help I leave my pride behind.

What was a defining moment in your life?

When I survived bullying from Elementary School to College.

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

Hot Wings.

Who was/is your biggest mentor? Why?

My parents, grandparents, teachers and some professors.

What drove you to start blogging?

curiosity and fun.

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

The violence and protests.

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

I look forward to a lot in the next year.

What has been your greatest adventure in life?

My life is just one big adventure.

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

There are many questions that make me cringe.

What has been your proudest moment?

One of my proudest moments was when I accepted Jesus as my Saviour and another proud moment was when I graduated with my second degree. I have 2 degrees an Associate Degree In Elementary Education and a BS Degree in Sociology. I also survived bullying.

Who is your biggest supporter?

Probably my Mom and Dad.

NOMINATIONS

Like Shining Gem said in his blog and I agree Posting award posts isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Keeping in mind if you are reading this , you are nominated for all three awards. If you decide to post, let me know by linking this post to yours.

Some blogs I would like to mention are: Cats and LifeRoseyToesSews and The Joyful Soul Creates.

CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE, YOU ARE NOMINATED FOR ALL 3 AWARDS. ALSO, REMEMBER TO LET ME KNOW BY LINKING THIS POST TO YOURS.

Reader Problem Book Tag

 

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I have been tagged by WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) for the Reader Problems Book Tag. If you want to visit her site and maybe even give her a follow you can click on the above link.


The Questions From WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) Will Be In Bold Print And  My Answers Will Be In Italics.

  1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next? I read the back of the books and read the interesting sounding books first.
  2. You’re halfway through a book and you’re not just loving it. Do You Quit or are you committed? Most of the time I’m committed but sometimes I have to just quit.
  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? If I were taking a Goodreads challenge, I would try to catch up by reading as many books as I could.
  4. The covers do. not. match.  How do you cope? Don’t worry about it.
  5. Everyone and their mother loves a book you don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings. I let my opinion be made known and hope I can still bond with my book friends.
  6. You’re reading a book and you’re about to start crying in public. How do you deal? I usually don’t read in public so problem solved.
  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 Good reads? I would probably 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. Family is a little bit harder to turn down.
  9. Reading ADD. You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump. Put the book down and watch tv. Take a break.
  10. There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy? I’m unemployed so not many.
  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 on my TBR books. Also, if I’m in the middle of a book, I’ll finish the book first.

I really don’t know who to tag so if your name is not below and you want to do this tag GO FOR IT!! EVERYONE HAS BEEN TAGGED!!

Thank you for tagging me WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING).

 

The Brotherhood Of The World Award

brotherhood-award1ABOUT THE BROTHERHOOD Of The World Award:

I couldn’t find anything online about the history and origin of this award. However, I will tell you that The Brotherhood Of The World Award is an award given to bloggers by bloggers. 

THE RULES OF THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE WORLD AWARD:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the questions sent to you.
  3. Nominate around ten bloggers.
  4. Create your set of questions for your nominees.
  5. List the rules and display the Brotherhood Of The World logo in your post and/or blog.

I would like to Thank  samanthamurdochblog for nominating me for this award. She has a great site and you can access it by CLICKING HERE .

QUESTIONS FROM SAMANTHAMURDOCHBLOG(MY ANSWERS ARE IN ITALICS):

  1. What Makes You Angry? When people can’t accept the results of something that happened a year ago. For example the Presidential Election. Also when people disrespect the flag and our military. I could go on and on but won’t.
  2. What Was Your Last Random Act Of Kindness? Giving my hair stylist a $5 tip when I only wanted to give her a $1 tip. Also, helped Mom and Dad put plastic up to keep the wind and snow out.
  3. What Is Your Key To Happiness? Interesting question. My key to happiness is simple it is God and the Bible.
  4. What Is Your Philosophy Of Life In Three Words? Faith, Hope, Love 

MY NOMINEES ARE:

  1. WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING)
  2. Claire Yang Writes
  3. Canny Catnip Nook
  4. His Perfect Timing
  5. MiddleMe
  6. RoseyToesSews
  7. Cats and Life
  8. Dear Anita/Dear Cassie
  9. Oh, Elwood! (& Friendz)
  10. And Finally… To anyone who has stopped and read this and would like to do this award go ahead because it’s the Brotherhood Of The World Award. Everyone who has a blog deserves this award.

BROTHERHOOD QUESTIONS TO MY NOMINEES:

  1. Why Did You Start Your Blog(s)?
  2. How Do You Stay Happy When Something Bad Happens?
  3. Do You Collect Anything?
  4. Do You Have Pets And If So, What Kind?
  5. Any Words Of Wisdom And/Or Suggestions For Newbie Bloggers?

As usual, there is no obligation to accept this award, it’s just a nice way to show appreciation and recognition to the other bloggers, and pass it on.

Thanks For Reading.

THE ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD

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Thank you WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) for nominating me for THE ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD. If you would like to check the above site, clink the link.

THE RULES:

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

7 FACTS ABOUT ME:

  1. I’m allergic to bees
  2. I like popcorn
  3.  I like to read
  4. I love animals especially cats and dogs
  5. I try to stay away from doctors
  6. I blog for enjoyment
  7. I like to meet new people

MY NOMINEES:

  1. Canny Catnip Nook
  2. TalkaholicMe
  3. Brian’s Home
  4. It is Well with my Cat
  5. Kittyp0p
  6. Lebana’s Journal
  7. Oh Elwood! (& Friendz)
  8. The Veiled Facet
  9. Books,dogs and cats
  10. weggieboy’s blog
  11. Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life
  12. Questionable Tortoise Couture
  13. Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo
  14. Purrseidon
  15. theintrovertedbooknerd.wordpress.com

My 1st Sunshine Blogger Award

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I was just recently honored by WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I want to thank WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) 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 logo somewhere in the post.

The 11 Questions that WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) asked and the answers are in italics.

  1. How old are you? I’m ??.
  2. What is your job and do you like your job. I’m unemployed and I wish I had a job.
  3. Do you like school and if your out of school, Did you like school? I’m out of school and I hated school.
  4. What is your main goal in life? To Do God’s will.
  5. Do you have any pets and if you do, What kind of animals do you have? I have 1 cat.
  6. Do you like to travel and if so Where? Not at this time I don’t travel.
  7. Do you have any Brother’s or Sisters and if so how many of each? Yes. I have 2 younger sisters.
  8. What’s your favorite sport and why? It’s a tossup between NASCAR and Football. Why? Not really sure.
  9. Where does your best friend live as opposed to where you live. I live 20+ miles away from my best friends.
  10. Do you collect anything? Yes
  11. Tell me a random fact about you. I have natural curly hair.

My 11 Blog Nominees Are:

  1. The Joyful Soul Creates
  2. MiddleMe
  3. Smoky Cat and Sally Dog
  4. Rabbit Girl Crafts
  5. Nut Free Nerd
  6. Her Lost Mango
  7. Books, dogs and cats
  8. Questionable Tortoise Couture
  9. No Dog About It Blog
  10. savedandblessedblog.wordpress.com
  11. For Jesus First Loved Me

My Questions For My Blog Nominees Are:

  1. What’s your favorite television show?
  2. Do you have any pets and if so what animals do you have?
  3. Have you ever been bullied?
  4. What book did you last read and what was the name of it?
  5. What’s your favorite sport(s)?
  6. What kind of car do you drive?
  7. Do you like to shop and if so where?
  8. What advice or suggestions do you have for bloggers do you have?
  9. How  old are you?
  10. Where do you live?
  11. Tell me a random fact about you?

 

The Newbie Tag

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Hello Everyone, I have been blessed to be tagged by blogger Danielle of the The Introverted Book Nerd . She has an amazing site so I suggest you check it out and possibly give her a follow too.

1. WHY DID YOU START THIS BLOG?

I started blogging for fun and because I enjoy it. Also, I read quite a bit so sharing my thought on books isn’t out of the question.

2. WHAT ARE SOME FUN AND UNIQUE THINGS YOU CAN BRING TO BOOK BLOGGING?

Sharing my thoughts on books.

3. WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT THIS NEW BLOG?

I’m excited about meeting other bloggers and seeing what their opinions are.

4. WHY DO YOU LOVE READING.

It helps me wind down and I like seeing the different plots.

5. WHAT BOOK OR SERIES GOT YOU INTO READING?

Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys and the Narnia Series.

6. WHAT QUESTIONS WOULD YOU ASK YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS?

  • How do you come up with your plots of your book?
  •  Where do you get your inspiration?
  • On average, how long does it take you to write a book?

7. WHAT CHALLENGES DO YOU THINK STARTING A BLOG WILL BE THE HARDEST TO OVERCOME?

The technical aspect of blogging.

8. WHEN DID YOU START READING?

Since I was real young and when I got older, I read the Bible the whole way through.

9. WHERE DO YOU READ?

Mostly my bedroom.

10. WHAT KIND OF BOOKS DO YOU LIKE TO READ?

I will try just about any type of book just to see what the plot is going to be like. Reading a horror book is unlikely.

If you are reading this and you are a newbie book blogger then I tag YOU!!

Crystal

THE BLUE SKY TAG AWARD AND THE LIEBSTER AWARD

I was recently nominated for THE BLUE SKY TAG AWARD and THE LIEBSTER AWARD by https://daisymae2017.wordpress.com. I feel honored for being nominated for both of these awards. I would like to thank daisymae2017 for nominating me for both of these Awards. You can check out daisymae2017’s amazing blog Here . You’ll be glad you did.

Because I was nominated for 2 awards, this will be a combination post talking about both awards.

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 thank you so much daisymae2017 for this awesome opportunity.

11 Facts about myself:

  1. I’m a redhead
  2. I have 2 degrees
  3. I’m not married
  4. I live in Pennsylvania
  5. I have 2 sisters who are fraternal twins
  6. I’m a female
  7. I have naturally curly hair
  8. I’ve never colored my hair
  9. I don’t have kids
  10. I love the country
  11. I love animals especially cats and dogs

My Blog Nominees Are:

  1. Bad Cat Chris
  2. RoseyToesSews
  3. Cats and Life
  4. The Recipe Hunter
  5. How To Addict
  6. PENandPAPER
  7. Tanglewood Knots
  8. Your Present Blessings
  9. Wedgieboy’s Blog
  10. preppy_pink_piglet
  11. Animals Are Wonderful
  12. Pure Glory
  13. samanthamurdoch blog
  14. Cats and Trails and Garden Tales
  15. Harmony Books & Films, LLC
  16. ChocolatePages
  17. The Introverted Book Nerd
  18. The Canadian Cats
  19. BeautyBeyondBones
  20. Brian’s Home
  21. 15andmeowing
  22. April’s Perspective
  23. Pet Zoo Kibbutz Shiller
  24. spike the scottish black cat
  25. Katzenworld
  26. Feline Cafe`
  27. Daily Feline Wisdom

ANSWERS TO DAISYMAE2017’S QUESTIONS ARE:

  1. Why did you start blogging and do you like blogging? I started blogging for fun and out of curiosity. I do like blogging.
  2. Any advice you want to give newbie bloggers? Yes. My advice for newbie bloggers is take bloggers course and not just the fundamentals of blogging either.
  3. What was the happiest day of your life and Why? Happiest day of my life was the day I accept Christ as my savior and as for why? Because now I know where I’m going when I die.
  4. What’s your favorite type of music and why? My favorite type of music is hard to say because I like different kinds of music.
  5. What’s your favorite tv show? NCIS
  6. Have You Watched a horror Movie and if so What was it? Yes I have. The name was IT.
  7. What’s your favorite animal? Cats
  8. Do you give to any organizations? Yes
  9. Where do you want to be 5 years from now? I want to be where God wants me.
  10. How old are you and what’s your job? I’m ?? and unemployed.

QUESTIONS FOR MY NOMINEES:

Since these were good questions, I have decided to ask the same questions.  So please answer the above 10 questions that I already answered.

 

 

 

My First Get to Know Me Tag

Hello Everyone!!🙂🙋🙂

I was recently nominated for the Get to Know Me Tag. I wasn’t familiar with the award nor did I realize this award existed until I was nominated.🙂🙂 I am just thrilled and honored to be nominated for this award. I want to thank this amazing blogger for nominating me. So PENandPAPER thank you.

If you want to check his amazing blog out please click here .

RULES FOR THE TAG:

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

My childhood picture is Below. It is actually my 2 sisters and I but it’s the best I could do. I am the kid on the right. I apologize that the picture isn’t good but we didn’t have digital cameras and this is a picture of a reproduced picture.

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I had several nicknames but the one that really stuck was red.

Also, for this tag I must reveal 5 funniest childhood experiences. So here it goes.

5 Funniest Childhood Experiences:

  1. Playing in the snow with my sisters then sticking our heads in a snow bank.
  2. Coming home from Elementary School and my sisters and I were surprised with a spontaneous trip to Niagara Falls by my parents and grandparents.
  3. Watching Texas Chainsaw Massacre at an all girls slumber party.
  4. Playing in our lot with the neighborhood boys.
  5. Having my mother as a teacher.

Ok, they’re not really all that funny then my childhood wasn’t that funny but it was a good childhood.

Finally, I have to Nominate 10 bloggers to do this award. Below are my nominees.

My Nominees For This Award Are:

  1. Cats And Life
  2. RoseyToesSews
  3. Tanglewood Knots
  4. Tapasi
  5. onespoiledcat
  6. 15andmeowing.com
  7. Yassy
  8. Marc-Andre
  9. How To Addict
  10. https://daisymae2017.wordpress.com

 

 

 

 

The Blogger Recognition Award And The Black Cat Blue Sea Award

 

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I’ve been nominated for 2 awards by the same person so I decided to do a combination post.

I read this great post called Amagreen And Awards on samanthamurdochblog . I would like to thank samanthamurdochblog for nominating me for this wonderful award.

For the Blogger Recognition Award you have to tell the story of how your blog began. You can read that HERE .

Also, as part of the Blogger Recognition Award I have to give 2 pieces of Advice. Below are my pieces of advice.

  1. Don’t do what I did and wait to take some blogging courses. Create an account then take your blogging courses before you start blogging.
  2.  Comment, Like, Follow, share and reblog other bloggers posts if you really like them. Also, when commenting, be nice don’t be mean.

An additional piece of advice for anyone who wants to blog, thinking about blogging or blogging professionally, I can’t stress enough how important taking a blogging course is.

I have been blessed to have been asked to do guest posts by some wonderful bloggers. One has been completed and I’m about to do my 2nd guest post. This could happen to you.

Now for The Black Blue Sea Award:

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Rules For The Black Cat Blue Sea Award:

  1. Thank The Person Who Nominated You.
  2.  Answer 3 Questions Asked By The Nominator
  3.  Nominate 8 Fellow Bloggers
  4.   Ask 3 Questions To The Nominees

I would like to thank samanthamurdocblog for nominating me for The Black Cat Blue Sea Award. 

Questions From samanthamurdochblog:

  1. What Would You Like Bloggers To Do More OF?

Just be honest and when you’re honest be nice about it.

2. Tell Us 4 Things About Yourself, One Of Which Is Not True, And See If We Can             Guess…

  •   I was bullied as a kid
  •   I have 2 sisters who are fraternal twins
  •    I’ve broken both of my feet
  •     I like vegetables

3.  Describe A Perfect Day That Balances All The Things You Love.

A perfect day for me starts by thanking God for letting me wake up with my life. I               also think a good nights sleep uninterrupted helps.Having a good attitude about                  the day helps as does sunshine. Then I get down on the floor with my cat if she                     hasn’t jumped up on my lap.

Finally for part of this award I must nominate 8 Fellow Bloggers. Below are my nominees.

My Nominees:

  1. koolkosherkitchen
  2. Jerri Perri
  3. The Introverted Book Nerd
  4. PENandPAPER
  5.  How To Addict
  6.  BELLIS
  7.  pilch92
  8. Happiness Between Tails

My Questions To My Nominees:

After reading and answering the questions from samanthamurdochblog, I thought about it and I’m going to use the same questions samanthamurdochblog asked me. Mostly because I thought they were good questions. So if you accept for either award, please answer the questions I answered. Can’t wait to see your answers.