Friendly Fill -Ins

Today we are joining 15 And Meowing.com and Catblogosphere for Friendly Fill – Ins. There will be 2 sets of answers since both Daisy Mae  And I will be answering the questions. Answers will be in italics.

Daisy Mae’s Answers

1.) I admire humans who raise multiple cats together.

2.) I can’t wait for the flowers to bloom.

3.) I’m proud to say I’m proud of my human for writing her first book and starting her second book.

4.) Getting picked up make(s) me nervous.

QUEEN DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER GREY AND WHITE BELLY. (ORIGINAL PICTURE).

 

Crystal’s Answers

1.) I admire people who have kids and/or grandkids.

2.) I can’t wait for our Dogwoods to bloom.

3.) I’m proud to say I have written and typed my first book and started my second book.

4.) Daisy Mae’s scratching, biting, rubbing and itching make(s) me nervous.

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Completion Of Book One

Hello And Welcome to CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. Honestly, I didn’t think I would be updating you this soon after the last book update. But as my luck would have it, here I am very excited, happy and pleased to tell you last night I completed Book One.🙆‍♀️🙆‍♀️ Book One is entitled Turkey, Three Sweaters And Multiple Murders At Chris’s House. Book Two is entitled The Royal Verdict And The Royal Sentence. OH I am really excited. Yeah you read right there is going to be a book two. To be quite honest, it was either a real thick book or two books so I chose two books. So if the books ever get published, it will be in a two book set. Actually right now I’m celebrating by doing a happy dance and taking a break from my writing for one night.

 

 

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Caturday Art: Daisy Mae Framed

I entered a contest to win a prize packet about pineapples. Requirement to enter the contest was to post or email the person anything pineapple. I played around on IPiccy, Bloggif and Giphy and this was three of the several items I sent her. Do you they are Winners? I Do but then I’m biased.

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Turkey’s Accepted!!

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Here is a puzzle to match the above Cartoon. The puzzle can be found by going to Turkey’s Official Membership . You have the choice of doing a 25 piece or 42 piece puzzle. Have fun and Good Luck.

Here is the puzzle. Click here to do it.  Turkey’s Official Membership

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Banana-Peanut Butter-Bacon Smoothie

I was on Bakin’ with Bacon in Baconia and I saw this smoothie recipe which looks good. Now you vegans and vegetarians out there, I am sure that you could make this smoothie without adding the bacon. The original recipe can be found at Banana-Peanut Butter-Bacon Smoothie. Below is the recipe.

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BANANA-PEANUT BUTTER-BACON SMOOTHIE.

Ingredients

1 container (6 oz) vanilla yogurt

1 banana, sliced

3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter

1/4 cup milk

3/4 cup ice cubes

2 slices crisp cooked bacon (you can use more) 

Steps

  • Place all the ingredients except bacon in blender. Cover; blend on high speed about 30 seconds or until smooth.

  • Pour into 2 glasses. Serve immediately with bacon slice placed in each glass.

If you try this recipe please let me know what you think of the smoothie.

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Awww…Monday & Sparks

Welcome to Awww…Monday & Sparks. My picture is the Awww…Monday and the caption is my Spark.

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ALWAYS DREAM BIG!!!!

 

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Pet Parade

LEADER OF THE PACK.

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MY ACCIDENTAL WRITING PROJECT

Now most of you have heard me talk of meeting a wonderful lady, author, poet and activist Maya Angelou. If you are wondering, I met her many years ago when I was at a meet and greet. You see my college professor took the class over to see her. What I thought would be another boring class turned into a very interesting class and the start of me writing poetry on and off and now I am writing a book. You will hear more about that in the post. I think the one thing I did learn from her was to go for your dreams and if you really want to do it, you will work at it until you get it. 

Let me ask you all a question and please be honest with yourselves. Have you ever started a project that started out small like cleaning out a space in your garage, basement, kitchen, craft room, a writing project and etc….? I have. In fact just recently this happened to me.

Some of you may have noticed I haven’t blogged for a while. I assure all of you everything is fine(at least for now) with Queen Daisy Mae And I. I just made a post this Afternoon. Anyhow here’s why I haven’t blogged for a while. I have an author friend who I was trying to write a poem for as a gift from me and well to say the least the poem never happened but as I kept writing, I noticed it kept getting longer and longer. When I realized I had the starting of a book with someone else’s characters I stopped and emailed the author and explained what had happened. In the return email I received the biggest surprise. She gave me her blessing to keep writing. So that is what I have been doing. Writing my very first book. Until I am done I will be posting on and off. As of today, I am at 26,350 words. That’s Chapter 15. I’m more than half way to my goal. YEAH!!

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

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Red Velvet Valentine Cookies

I thought since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, wouldn’t it be nice to do a recipe for Valentine’s Day. Sandi Scott was kind enough to give me permission to share this recipe. This not only looks good but sounds good too. If you do make the recipe, please let me know how they turned out and how they taste.


RED VELVET  VALENTINE COOKIES


Prep Time  |  Cook Time  |  Total Time

10 mins      |         10 mins      |        20 mins


These Red Velvet Valentine Cookies are decadent , rich and super easy to make – everyone will love how fun and flavorful they are!

Servings: 24

Author: Butter With A Side of Bread

                                                                               

Ingredients

  • 1 package Krusteaz Butter Vanilla Sugar Cookie Mix
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 3 tsp red coloring
  • Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 tsp butter softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Valentines sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In medium bowl, stir together cookie mix, butter, egg, cream cheese and red coloring until well blended.
  3. Place rounded tablespoons dough 2-inches apart onto parchment lined cookie sheet. Spray the bottom of a glass jar with non-stick spray. Press down each ball of cookie dough gently until a 2 1/2 ” diameter circle of dough forms.
  4. Bake 9-10 minutes.
  5. Cool cookies completely.
  6. To make cream cheese frosting:
  7. With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add in powdered sugar, milk and vanilla, mixing until smooth. Spread on each cookie and top with holiday sprinkles.

**Original Recipe** Found on Red Velvet Valentine Cookies

 

 

 

 

 

 

      

Bye-Bye Google+

Hi everyone and welcome, Daisy Mae and I are glad you are here. For those who haven’t heard by now Google+ is going away completely as of April 2, 2019.

We want you to know this because this is going to cause some troubles for us. No we aren’t going away. However, those of you who require G+/Blogger only when commenting well…that’s going to be a problem. Why you ask? It’s because we won’t be able to comment on your blog anymore. We’ll continue to follow you but we won’t be able to comment. However, those of you that allow Name/Blog URL well we’ll do our best to comment. We understand why some of you don’t allow anonymous people who comment. We understand it’s because of Spammers. 

We are sorry we won’t be able to comment as of April 2. We’ll be reading even if we can’t comment. I found this out not through an e-mail from Google+(which would’ve nice) but noooooooooooooooooo, I had to hear it from someone on Disqus. Glad he told me too.

We wrote this so all of you could be prepared and make any changes to your blog if you wish to do so. We’ll see you at your blog hopefully.

Best Wishes,

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A HILLCREST WITCH MYSTERY: ARC REVIEWS

Amorette Anderson is one of my new favorite authors. She writes books in the genres categorized in Cozy Mysteries, Romantic Comedy and Romantic Suspense by Bookbub and on Goodreads they have her genres listed as Mystery, Fiction and Romance. Pretty much the same on both sites. Her books are fun and easy to read. Amorette’s picture is above. She is on BookBub and her BookBub link is Amorette Anderson’s BookBub Profile Link in case you want to check her BookBub Profile and possibly even follow her. She is also on Goodreads and her Goodreads Link is Amorette Anderson’s Goodreads Profile Link in case you want to check her profile out and follow her. The Order of the books Are as follows with the Prequel first.

THE PREQUEL

The Prequel, the CASE OF THE LOVE SPELL is an incredible, fun, mysterious fictional book that Penny has to try solve a murder. Will she be able to solve the murder? Then of course Penny is thinking about her crush. I just loved reading this book. Not only was it fun but there is clean romance, mysteries solve. This book is a “page turner”. For those of you who don’t know what I mean by a “page turner” it just means that the book is so good you don’t want to put the book down. The books could be read however you prefer but in my opinion, the books should be read in order starting with the Prequel. I hope you read it, I hope your kids and grandkids read it. I loved it and know you will too.


BOOK 1

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Book 1, the CASE OF THE POWER SPELL is a book full of clean romance, mysterious, fun and fiction. This book is also a “page turner”. I loved this book and know you will too. I really hope you, your kids and grandkids read this. I loved this book so much.


BOOK 2

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Book 2, the CASE OF THE BANISHING SPELL is a fun, romantic, mysterious, fictional book and the best part is that its clean. When I say clean I mean it. This book was a “page turner” and kept me wanting more. I hope you read it, your kids read it and your grandkids read it. I loved it and know you will too.


BOOK 3

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Book 3, the CASE OF THE DESIRE SPELL was so much fun to read. Maybe it’s because I really liked Penny and her cat Turkey. This book was not only fun but it was romantic in a clean way, mysterious, family oriented. I can’t tell you how much I loved this book. I really hope you read this book, your kids read it and grandkids read it.


BOOK 4

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Book 4, the CASE OF THE TRUST SPELL is a fun, romantic, mysterious , clean and is the last book until Book 5 comes. There will be a Book 5 but it’s coming soon and isn’t published yet. I just loved this book as much as I loved the other books and that’s a lot. I hope you read this, your kids read this and your grandkids read this. I loved it and just know you will too.


BOOK 5

Book 5, the CASE OF THE VISION SPELL which is coming soon I might add and knowing how Amorette Anderson’s books were, I expect Book 5 will be just as good. Since it’s not out there is no cover picture.


SUMMARY

I’m sure by now you’ve noticed I didn’t say much about these books. There’s a reason for that and that is some books don’t need much said about them because they’re that good. Well let me tell that’s exactly the way these books are. Also, In this case too much said might give too much away and I don’t want to do that. In summary let’s review Amorette  Anderson’s books are a lot of fun, family oriented, clean, mysterious, romantic(in a clean sense), easy to read and the books are “page turners”.


RECOMMENDATION & RATINGS

My recommendation for all of Amorette Anderson’s books are that I suggest to all of you is that you need to read her books. I highly recommend them because you won’t be ashamed to read it nor will you be ashamed to have your kids and grandkids read it and before you know it you’ll be recommending to your friends and neighbors. Also, who knows you’ll have yourself another favorite author.

My rating for all of Amorette Anderson’s books are 5+ stars.


FOR PARENTS

If for any reason you’re not sure about these books or any books for that matter, for your own peace of mind read the books first. Now if you look at the cover and judge it from that and say you don’t like the cover because there is a witch on the cover. That’s your opinion and your allowed your opinion. Also you don’t want your kid or grandkid(s) reading about sorcery or wizardry well let me assure you that Penny is a good witch and Penny is more into knitting than sorcery or Wizardry. But staying on this subject of wizardry or sorcery, brings me to ask you the parent or grandparent this question. The question I must ask has your kid(s) or grandkid(s) read the Harry Potter books? If so then let me kindly tell you something and that’s that Harry Potter books are more into wizardry and sorcery than these books are. If you have questions then be a parent or grandparent and please read the book first.

 

 

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Friendly Fill -Ins

Welcome to the Super Bowl Edition of Friendly Fill – Ins with our wonderful Hosts and Hostesses 15 And Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs . These week is very special because Angel Queen Tigger flew in to do Friendly Fill – Ins with us. So you will see three sets of questions and answers instead of 2. Questions will be in black and answers in italics. So without further adieu let’s get started.

ANGEL QUEEN TIGGER ANSWERS

1.) Superbowl Sunday means “didley squat” to me. I’d rather sleep and eat catnip. Although my human who was so kind to rescue me and give me a furever home.

2.) My human trying to tell me what to do bores me.

3.) If you have a human(s) that love you and give you a furever home, you have everything.

4.) My skill set could get me a job at a place as a boss, manager, angel and fun house scaring people. I could get a job as a lap warmer and cuddler too.

QUEEN DAISY MAE’S ANSWERS

1.) Superbowl Sunday means “didley squat” to me. I’d rather sleep. I do root for my human’s favorite team or pick whichever one is playing.

2.) Television bores me although I like this show on COZI TV Channel called “Murder She Wrote”. Love that show.

3.) If you have a lap to warm, a lap to sleep on, a human(s) who love you and a furever home and of course catnip, you have everything.

4.) My skill set could get me a job at a castle. I make a good queen.

QUEEN CRYSTAL’S ANSWERS

1.) Superbowl Sunday means “didley squat” to me unless my favorite team is playing, I have a team to root for and have wings to eat. I think I’m batting 2 for 3 this year. My favorite team isn’t playing this year and I’m rooting for the Rams to win and I’m planning on eating wings Superbowl Sunday.

2.) Hockey and Baseball bores me. Football is getting there. 

3.) If you have God, Love, Patience, Hope and a Cat, you have everything.

4.) My skill set could get me a job at a castle as a queen, a boss, owner of my own business. I easily could be a queen too because Queen Elizabeth is in my ancestry. (Not the current one). Cool isn’t it?

 

 

 

We are joining 15 And Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs for Friendly Fill – Ins and hope you join us too.

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ARC Review: KNIGHT: Sons of the Alpha

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INTRODUCTION

When I read this shifter book I had read no more than two books in the same genre. So I really didn’t know what to expect. I’ve come to learn that you don’t judge a book by its cover and excerpt. Some book excerpts will not always be as good as what the book turns out to be. If I were to judge the book on its cover only, I probably wouldn’t have picked it up. However, the book excerpt is very intriguing. I wasn’t disappointed. So I ask you not to judge a book by its cover or excerpt.

WHAT THIS BOOK IS ABOUT: GENRES

This book is in the Paranormal Romance/Shifter genres. Yes it talks about werewolves but it’s more about romance and shifters.

THE COVER OF THE BOOK

The cover of the book is incredible. Perfect for this book. I’m getting from people who just look at the cover and read the excerpt that this book is about werewolves and vampires… It’s not about that at all.

GOODREADS EXCERPT OF THE BOOK

Alexia Raine has a major problem–she’s being stalked by very dangerous men for some unknown reason, but one that will turn her entire world on its axis.

Neil Duran has five major problems: just when he’s closing in on a vicious werewolf killer that is kidnapping, torturing, and killing their people, he’s pulled from the case by his High Alpha, Rob Bryant, to locate and return the daughter of their most valuable and gifted shifter. If he doesn’t, their entire Wolf Pack in the Pacific Northwest might collapse and lose all hard-won territory, shifting the balance of powers and throwing the entire were-kind species into a world war.

Problem one—Alexia Raine never knew her real father.

Problem two—She doesn’t even know that shifters or were-kind exist.

Problem three—Their rival Pack wants her and will stop at nothing to acquire her for several unspeakable reasons. 

Problem four—She’s the most aggravating, infuriating, intoxicating woman he’s had the displeasure to rescue. And he may very well be falling in love with her.

Problem five—A wolf always finds and protects his mate.

MY REVIEW

This book like its excerpt was very intriguing. I found that this book was what I call a “page turner”. For those of you who doesn’t know what that is, it’s when you start a book and just can’t put it down. This book is a mystery, its suspenseful, action packed, a who done it and romance story all rolled into one. I’m so glad I read this book because the story was amazing. I loved it.

If you like paranormal romances and you like mystery, intrigue and action packed books you’ll want to read this one.

RECOMMENDATION

Would I recommend this book? Absolutely. Parents and grandparents if you’re not sure about this book or any book for that matter, my advice to you is use common sense. Please read it first before the child does if you want peace of mind. However, I think you’ll find with this book anyway it’ll be OK to read.

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Original Ranch Meatballs (Keto Friendly!) & Ranch Buffalo Wings

ORIGINAL RANCH MEATBALLS (KETO FRIENDLY!)

With the Superbowl approaching I thought it would be fun to do a couple of recipes for game day or anytime. I found my recipe on Hidden Valley Recipes|Game Day Recipe Ideas. The website is Hidden Valley Recipes| Game Day Recipe Ideas. The Particular Recipe I’m doing its link is: Original Ranch Meatballs (Keto Friendly!). Below are the recipes.

Prep: 25 MIN|                     Cook: 15 MIN|                                   Total: 40 MIN


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Ingredients (4)                                    

1/2 cup beef broth

2 teaspoons Hidden Valley Ranch  Seasoning

1 pound ground beef

2 tablespoons butter or margarine

Step 1

Combine ground beef and dressing mix. Shape mixture into 24 meatballs. Melt butter in a skillet; brown meatballs on all sides. Add broth; and simmer 10 – 15 minutes or until cooked through. Serve warm with toothpicks. 

Step 2

ALL DONE!

* Recipe only gluten free when made with all gluten free ingredients. Read labels of all packaged ingredients to determine whether they contain   gluten. 


RANCH BUFFALO WINGS

Prep: 5 MIN|                                            Cook: 40 MIN|                 Total: 45 MIN


Ingredients (8)

1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/4 cup hot pepper sauce

1 1-oz packet Hidden Valley Original Ranch Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix

24 chicken wing or drumettes

3 tablespoons vinegar

celery sticks

1 cup Hidden Valley Original Ranch Dressing

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2

In a small bowl, whisk together butter, hot sauce and vinegar. Dip drumettes in butter mixture; arrange in single layer in large baking pan. Sprinkle with Hidden Valley Original Ranch Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix. Bake until chicken is browned and an internal temperature of 165 degrees F has been reached, about 30 to 40 minutes. Sprinkle with paprika and your buffalo wings or hot wings are ready.

Step 3

Serve with Hidden Valley Original Ranch Dressing and celery sticks.

Step 4

ALL DONE!

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Best Day for Likes & 500 Post Milestone

First, Daisy Mae And I want to say a great big thank you to all of you who have been so kind to read, like and comment on posts and use the provided contact form. Yesterday was a big day for me for two reasons. Those reasons are: I hit my 500 Posts Milestone & Yesterday was best day for likes on CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. We were very excited, thrilled and very happy about this.

WordPress notified me of this. I was so excited.

500 POSTS MILESTONE

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Next I broke my  record for likes. I know, I know no big deal—right? Wrong. It is a very big deal. The first screenshot below is of when I broke and the second is of the actual amount.

MOST LIKES IN ONE DAY

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ACTUAL LIKES

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Once again, we want to say Thank You to all of you. We couldn’t have done it without you.

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Difference In These Cartoons????

Can you see the difference in these cartoons(hint: read the bubbles). 

CARTOON #1

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CARTOON #2

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SNOW, SNOW, & MORE SNOW!!

Depending where you are you are either in Summer/ Fall or you’re in a deep freeze called Winter. I’m one of the ones in the deep freeze and thought I’d show you a slideshow of the snow we got. ENJOY!!

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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.

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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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