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. 


  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 .


  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 


  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.


  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.


Intermediate Customization, Day 4: Backgrounds and Fonts


Today is Day 4 of 10 of my blogging course. Almost halfway there-Yeah!!🙂🙂 Today the three areas we covered were:

  • How to add and edit backgrounds.
  • Color relationships, and how to use them.
  • How to choose and update fonts.

Every blogger has the opportunity to do this. Myself included.

Tomorrow is 1/2 way-Yeah!!🎆🎆🙂🙂🎆🎆

Intermediate Customization, Day 3: Custom Headers


It’s Day 3 of 10 of my blogging course and we’re learning about Custom headers. The 3 areas we covered today were:

  • How to turn any photo into a custom header.
  • How to create a custom graphic or text header.
  • The finishing touches that highlight your new header.

Fundamentals Of Blogging: Day 14 Of 14 – Create Your Own Feature


Today is day 14 of 14 for my Fundamentals Of Blogging Course. I’m so excited I made it through my blogging course. Today I have to Create My Own Feature for my blog. What does that mean? It means to find readers on a daily basis I should commit to something on a weekly, biweekly or monthly basis.

What am I going to commit to on a regular basis? After some thought, I thought I would do book reviews of some books I have read and book reviews on books I will read. Of course I will continue to post pictures too.

If anyone has any suggestions, feel free to let me know and I will look at them then consider every suggestion. Also, please tell me what you think of my idea on doing book reviews regularly. Like I said previously, I will consider all suggestions.


Fundamentals Of Blogging: Day 13-Build Your Brand


Today is Day 13 of 14 of my Fundamentals Of Blogging Course so I’m almost Done. I haven’t decided if I’m going to take any more courses or not.

What We Learned:

Today we learned how to Build Your Brand. I was confused when I saw the title but when I read on I understood a little better what they wanted and meant. So what did they want? They wanted you to build a custom icon. This is how they told us to do it.

How We Did It:

  1. First, they told us to choose a little image to represent your blog – a small photo, your initials, or a piece of your header image all work well.
  2. Next, we were told to click on the General Settings tab that was provided to us.
  3. Finally, we were to click on the “Choose File” under the Site Icon tools on the right to upload your image, and follow the prompts to save it.

Then after we were given these steps, were told if you want to change your image, you can find the uploading tool by going to My Site > Settings > Site Icon.

I have chosen as my Site Icon a picture of what the country looks like in the Fall. Someone from my sister’s family, the Eyth Family took the picture. In my opinion it is a beautiful picture and makes a good site icon for CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE.


I was recently nominated for THE BLUE SKY TAG AWARD and THE LIEBSTER AWARD by 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


  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.


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




Fundamentals Of Blogging: Day 11 – Make A Prompt Personal: Daily Prompt- Overcome


Today is Day 11 of my Fundamentals Of Blogging Course.  Today I’m to make a prompt personal. How I do this is going to The Daily Post and see what the Daily prompt is and if it doesn’t move me, I’m to try another. I’m also to give a link to the prompt so that others can find my post on the prompt page.

Today The Daily Prompt Is: Overcome so that is what my post is about:

Overcoming something personal is never easy to do but it is well worth it in the end because what you’re striving to overcome you will eventually see the light at the end of the tunnel and when you do, it will be one happy day for you when you finally overcome your troubles.

When I was in Elementary School, is when I had to start overcoming my troubles. You see, I was picked on and/or bullied the whole way through Elementary School and High School and then after High School graduation, I got told by a counselor that I would never go to college. Not a good feeling.

But in the end, everything turned out for the best. My parents and grandparents supported me and I started out at a community college and graduated from there then transferred up to a 4 year college and graduated from there. Although, I had one professor think that the best thing for me would be to drop his class. When I stuck it out and passed his class he took me aside and told me he was glad I stuck his class out and that he was happy for me.

When I graduated, I was very happy because I had something no one could take from me-a degree. Also I was happy because I did something that I was told I would never do.

The End Result: 

The end result was me not ending up with one degree but two degrees. I had overcome being picked on and bullied in school as well as being told I couldn’t do something. Overcoming this wasn’t easy but with support from my family I eventually overcame everything.

A Suggestion:

Everyone has something they need to overcome so don’t think you are alone because you’re not. With support you’ll eventually overcome your problems. Some problems are harder to overcome than others so they will take longer to resolve. Once again if you have support you’ll find out it’s easier to face.

Links To The Daily Post:

The Daily Post

The Daily Post Prompt: Overcome

For The Daily Post



Fundamentals Of Blogging: Day 10- Building A Better Blogroll


Today is Day 10 and I’m learning how to build a better blogroll. You can do this 2 ways. A blogroll can be built with the Blog I Follow Widget or you can use the text widget. I decided to use both.

4 more days to go and my Fundamentals Of Blogging Course will be finished. It’s hard to believe that it’s gone so fast.

Until my next update, happy blogging everyone.

Fundamentals Of Blogging: Day 8- Introduce Yourself To The Neighbors

bloggingu-blue-logoToday is day 8 of my blogging course and what I had to do today was Introduce Myself to my blogging neighbors. I did this by going to Discover and visiting blogs and also commenting on 4 new blogs. I even followed a couple of blogs.

Fundamentals Of Blogging: Day 7 -Personalizing Your Site

bloggingu-blue-logoI have made it through 7 days or 1 week of my Blogging Course-Yeah!!🙂🙂 Today’s blogging course is on Personalizing Your Site(Examples: Custom Header Image or Background).

I am thrilled in making it through a week of my blogging course. Another week to go and I’m done with this section. So far so good. Hope things stay that way.

Fundamentals Of Blogging: Day 6- Make an Irresistible “About” Page

bloggingu-blue-logoToday is Day 6 of my blogging course. It was on writing an irresistible “About” Page. I have updated my “About” Page so please take a look at it. Everything is good so far and I’m pleased. They even give you tips. I’ll keep you updated on my Blogging University progress.

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 .


  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.


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
  7. Yassy
  8. Marc-Andre
  9. How To Addict





Fundamentals Of Blogging: Day 4 – Animals


puppyHello Everyone, I’m in day 4 of day 14 of my blogging course and what I have today is brainstorm the kind of reader you hope will read your blog. Also, I have to embed media(images, videos and etc..) in my new post including some tags. I have decided to do my post on animals.

There are many different kinds of animals in this world and each animal helps us daily in one way or another. When you think about, we have dogs and cats that help us by being a companion, dogs are used in the military to help the soldiers and cats are used in nursing homes to help people get better.


Then there are zoo animals and animals from the woods. These animals believe it or not also help us in more ways than one. Some examples of zoo animals are: Gorillas, Kodiak Bears, orangutans and many more. Why are these animals so important? Gorillas, Kodiak Bears, Orangutans and other zoo animals help us by making us happy when we go to the zoo.


Animals from the woods like Bears, Turkeys, Squirrels, Deer just to name a few.



Bears help us because they give us a beautiful sight to see and they make us realize how powerful they are. Turkeys help us because we not only get to see how pretty they are but the fact we have an opportunity to hunt them for food. Squirrels are animals that help us because we have the opportunity to hunt them for food, Squirrels gather some nuts up for us so we don’t have to and squirrels are pretty to look at. Deer and Fawns help us because they’re beautiful to look at plus you have the opportunity to hunt them for food when they’re in season and you’re licensed.



Finally, Farm animals help us because once they’re raised to adulthood some farm animals are used for food, they also make good pets and companions. Ducks who are also farm animals and help us by making good pets, companions and sometimes even food.

Now that I’ve told you a little bit how some of these animals have helped us and will continue to help us daily, then you watch the news and what do you see? A lot of news about Hurricane Harvey and what damage that hurricane has caused. It has not only displaced a lot of people but a lot of animals too.

These animals need a lot of help and since they help us daily, I hope these animals get the help they need.



The Blogger Recognition Award And The Black Cat Blue Sea Award



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:


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.


The Story Of How Crystal’s Photo-Blogging Site Started


CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE started about April 2017 after I had started my main site, WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) .

I started CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE mostly because I like to take pictures but I have reblogged a few posts, wrote a few posts and dabbled in writing some poetry.

Since I started meeting the blogging community, I’ve met some nice blogging friends.

Currently, I’m taking some blogging courses to help me out with blogging. Since starting blogging, I’ve found that I really enjoy myself and find it fun.

Since I haven’t been blogging long, my story is short. I’ve got a game camera and just love seeing what animals come to my backyard and sometimes post them.

Fundamentals OF Blogging: Day 3- Engaging And Meeting The Blogging Community


thCASA97VTI’m in Day 3 of my Fundamentals Of Blogging and I was to search the Reader and follow 5 new blogs. I followed more than 5 blogs. OK, I can over achieve sometimes. The blogs I followed are:

  1. Izobofolo’s Blog
  2. Animals
  3. Books, dogs and cats
  4. Homemade Crafts and Photos by Dory
  5. Life with Dogs and Cats
  6. Rabbit Girl Crafts
  7. Smoky Cat and Sally Dog
  8. thekitchensgarden

Fundamentals Of Blogging: Day 2-Why I Chose This Title And Tagline


Why I Chose This Title?

I chose my blog title, CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE  because it identifies who I am and what my site is about.

Why I Chose This Tagline?

This tagline states what I’m about and love to do. It’s that simple. I love my family, country living, writing poetry and the more comes what ever else I like to. If I put everything I loved to in my tagline it would be a long tagline. That’s why I chose this title and tagline.

Fundamentals Of Blogging: Day 1 – Who I Am And Why I’m Here


Who I Am?

My name is Crystal Stewart and I’m from a very small town in Pennsylvania. I live way out in the country. So far out you’re through my town in a blink of an eye plus we have all kinds of animals visit us.

Why I’m here?

I’m here because I started blogging in January of 2017. My first site was WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) and after blogging for 3 or 4 months, I had so much fun, I thought I would start a picture site since I like to take pictures. As it turns out, it’s been fun to do.

My  picture site is called CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE . I have had fun with this site and would like to get a better theme for this site but all the picture themes seem to technical to understand.I’m also here because I want to get a better understanding of blogging. I hope to learn lots from taking the fundamentals of blogging.

Why am I blogging publicly instead of keeping a diary/journal?

Honestly, I do both. My diary/journal is short so I blog too.

What topics do I think I’ll write about ?

Anything that interests me and on my picture site, mostly pictures.

Who would you like to connect with via my blog?

I’ve had fun meeting people all over the world. People who like blogging as much as I do. Also, I want people to meet people who understand that even though I know my computer a little bit, I’m not up on the technical stuff and may need extra help and time.

If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what do you hope to accomplish?

I hope to accomplish a high quality blog with quality content for both of my sites and sites that will interest people and they’ll want to come back. Also, I want to get more traffic to my sites especially for CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE, If I’m fortunate, I want to get lots of follows, likes, shares and reblogs. I know that will come in time. My main goals are to have high quality content, high quality blog and to find the right theme for my blogs. I think I’ve done that for one site but not for CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. I want something for pictures and blogging.

Suggestion To All Bloggers, Want To Be Bloggers And People Who Want To Blog Professionally:

Finally, I want to give a suggestion to those Beginner Bloggers, Want To Be Bloggers and People who will soon blogging professionally please if you really want to blog don’t do what I did and wait 6 or 7 months after you started blogging. Take blogging courses before you start blogging. True I’m still a beginner with both of my blogs but I still needed the courses.