Book Review: I’M TIRED OF BEING ORDINARY, ARE YOU?

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WHAT DREW ME TO THIS BOOK? 

The illustration of a kitty cat looking into the mirror with a lion looking back at him caught my attention as well as the title of the book.

MY SYNOPSIS:

The book, I’M TIRED OF BEING ORDINARY, ARE YOU?  is a 52 week advice on being extraordinary written by WM. ALLEN. It’s an entertaining, humorous book of advice with quotes and film references. We all want to be extraordinary and we also want to reach our full potential.

PUBLISHER’S SYNOPSIS

Do you dream about being extraordinary but think your status as a merely ordinary person is etched in stone? The truth is that it is never too late to change your life. The key is determination—-guided by a little sage advice from another “ordinary” individual in pursuit of an amazing life.

I’m Tired of Being Ordinary, Are You? is an entertaining and empowering guide that will change your life in one year–if you let it. Comprised of fifty-two steps that will lead you to the life you imagined (but deemed impossible), each weekly lesson begins with a joke and ends with a movie suggestion to keep you laughing and inspired as you undertake the difficult journey that lies ahead.

Wake up to your potential, and put your dreams into action. Remember: this is your life–why not discover just how incredible it can be?

WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THE BOOK:

There was a lot I liked about this book. It was entertaining, it had jokes and movie references that you could laugh at. Also, I liked the fact it was divided into 52 weeks or 1 year. Everybody’s life is a journey, this book just helps you with your journey and reach your potential.  Love the title and the illustration of the kitten looking in the mirror with a lion looking back. In my opinion, this could be interpreted as kitten just being ordinary but when the kitten becomes extraordinary the kitten  sees the lion in the mirror.

WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE ABOUT THE BOOK:

This book was well written and the illustration on the front cover was well done. I can’t think of anything at this time that I didn’t like.

WHERE THIS BOOK CAN BE BOUGHT: 

Wm. Allen’s book is available online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Books – A – Million.

Wm. Allen’s blog is Harmony Books & Films, LLC . This is a great blog. I just love reading his posts/articles.

LINKS:

Amazon.com Link

Barnes And Noble Link

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

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.

 

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

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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.

WIN A SIGNED GUITAR FROM LUKE BRYAN — WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING)

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The Unique Blogger Award

 

I wanted to send my gratitude to PENandPAPER who nominated everyone because every blogger is unique in their own way. PENandPAPER has helped me. If you want to meet this amazing blogger who has a great site and is helpful please click here . The link of the blogger that showed love to me for blogging is: THE UNIQUE BLOGGER AWARD .

RULES FOR THE UNIQUE BLOGGER AWARD: 

  1. Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you.
  2. Answer their questions.
  3. In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
  4. Ask them 3 questions.

QUESTIONS ASKED BY PENandPAPER:

  1. What is the inspiration behind your blog content?  When I started CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE, I started it because I like to take pictures  and sharing them gives me joy. I hope by sharing them on my post I want people to not just enjoy them but maybe they’ll find them interesting too. It’s like poetry through pictures. Doing a site with mostly pictures is tough but I enjoy it a lot. Through my pictures I hope to inspire people.
  2. What is your favorite time of the year and why? My favorite time of the year would be December 19th to December 25th.  My birthday is within this time period. Also, I have always loved Christmas not just for presents either, I like Christmas because that is when Christ was born.
  3. What is your favorite book and why? (Or movie if you don’t read) Like PENandPAPER my favorite book is the Bible too.

However in worldly books I like all mystery/suspense books. 

MY NOMINEES ARE:

I follow several good blogs so I just can’t choose 8-13 blogs so after seeing that PENandPAPER nominated Everyone because everyone’s blog is unique in their own way and after thinking it over, I have decided to do the same thing and I nominate EVERYONE

MY 3 QUESTIONS TO ALL OF MY NOMINEES ARE: 

  1. What is the inspiration behind starting your blog(s) and Why?
  2. What was or is your favorite class in school?
  3. What is your job,  do you like it and What do you like best about your job?

 

PENandPAPER THANKS SO MUCH for nominating my blog. This really means a lot to me.

The Star Blogger Award Nominations

Hello my friends, I am thrilled to announce that I am among the top 10 nominees for the Star Blogger Award. How To Addict wanted to recognize interest and unique blogs. 

I mentioned previously I was up for The Star Blogger Award. I really need your help if I am to win The Star Blogger Award. My OTHER blog  WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) is up for consideration to win this award. I would consider it an honor and a privilege to win this award. However, to win this award I need your votes. You can vote for me at: The Star Blogger Award Nominations . 

My blog nomination is under Daisy Mae. Winning this award would mean a lot to me.

🙂THANK IN ADVANCE FOR VOTING FOR ME. THANKS AGAIN MY FRIENDS.🙂

My 2nd LIEBSTER Award

 

I am deeply honored to accept the LIEBSTER Award. This is a pleasant surprise. I would like to THANK PENandPAPER for nominating me for the LIEBSTER Award. I think you should check this site out. I think you’ll like it, I did.

RULES FOR THE LIEBSTER AWARD:

  1. Link back to the person who nominated you, also try to give a little promotion of their blog.
  2. Give 10 fun facts about yourself.
  3. Nominate 5-11 other bloggers.

FACTS ABOUT ME:

  1. I love cats
  2. I Love Hot Wings
  3. I hate snakes
  4. I like entering contests
  5. I love shopping
  6. I like flowers
  7. I love jewelry
  8. I love corn on the cob
  9. I love stuffed animals
  10. I like to collect things

MY NOMINEES ARE:

EVERYONE.  🙂🙂🙂🙂

THANKS AGAIN PENandPAPER.