HAPPY NEW YEAR AND I WON THE LIEBSTER AWARD 2018!!

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Daisy Mae All Stretched Out Showing Off Her Grey And White Belly.

INTRODUCTION:

Hello Everyone, can you believe 2017 is gone and 2018 is here already? I can’t. This is my first post of the year for this site.

Did any of you make New Year’s resolutions? Sister Crystal doesn’t believe in making resolutions and honestly I don’t either. This way nobody can blame you for breaking your New Year’s resolutions.

Sister Crystal started  the new year off right by getting nominated for two awards by MABEAUTILITY . The awards Sister Crystal received were the The Don’t Hate, Appreciate Award: G❤❤d Vibes Only – My First Post Of 2018 and WINNING THE LIEBSTER AWARD – MY SECOND AWARD OF 2018.  I think it’s just great that she won these awards and I want to thank her for giving me equal billing for this site and she allows me to post on the other site too.

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Now onto my award. That’s right, I was nominated for the Liebster Award by WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING). Thanks WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING)

RULES FOR THE LIEBSTER AWARD 2018:

  1. Acknowledge the blogger that nominated you.
  2. Answer the 11 questions.
  3. Nominate 11 bloggers and encourage them to accept this award for blogging.
  4. Ask them 11 questions.
  5. Let them know you have nominated them.

WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) QUESTIONS TO HER NOMINEES(MY ANSWERS WILL BE IN ITALICS):

  1. What is your favorite pet and/or animal? Cats
  2. What is your job and why do you like it or dislike it so much? I’m unemployed-enough said.
  3. What is your favorite sport and why? Don’t have a favorite sport anymore. Why? Since the kneeling during the National Anthem deal I have become less interested.
  4. Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? If so what were they? Don’t believe in making New Year’s resolutions. I take each day one day at a time plus nobody can say I broke my New Year’s resolutions.
  5. What did you like most about 2017? Christmas, my birthday and Thanksgiving.
  6. What did you like least about 2017? Mom being in the hospital.
  7. What is your hobby besides blogging? I used to cross-stitch. 
  8. What did you like most about Christmas and New Year’s? The fact our family got together and we had kids laughing and giggling in the house. Take note that the kids I mention are ages 21 down to 15.
  9. What is your blog about? My blog is about photos, blogging, country living, animals and much, much more. Every-Now-And-Then my cat will do some posting too.
  10. What would you like to share about yourself to introduce yourself to the readers? My name is Crystal Stewart and my cat’s name is Daisy Mae. I just had my 50th birthday in December and I enjoy being 50. I enjoy blogging and meeting new people/animals. I like to read too mostly mystery/suspense books but I’m open to all genres.
  11. How did you create the name of your blog? I thought about it and went with CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE that I just changed to CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. The only thing was that I wanted my site to be more than just photos, I wanted to blog on that site too. Daisy Mae officially became part of the website as of January 1, 2018. I had so many ideas for a name.
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Daisy Mae All Stretched Out Showing Off Her Grey And White Belly.

MY NOMINEES FOR THE LIEBSTER AWARD 2018:

  1. RoseyToesMeows
  2. Cats and Life
  3. The Recipe Hunter
  4. simple Ula
  5. FreeCatlady
  6. Claire Yang Writes
  7. TANGLEWOOD KNOTS
  8. The Veiled facet
  9. KittyClysm
  10. The Introverted Book Nerd
  11. Claire93’s Blog

Please don’t judge me for not nominating your blog! If I could I’d nominate all of you because I know how much time and effort you put into your blog posts. I appreciate all my bloggers.

Congratulations to my nominees.

QUESTIONS FOR MY NOMINEES:

Please Answer The Above Questions Which Are The Same Questions I Was Asked To Answer. I Thought The Above Questions Were Good And I’d Like To See Your Answers To Them.

Have Fun Answering them Nominees.

A HUGE BIG THANK YOU TO WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING).

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I DID IT!!: 500+ LIKES – YEAH!!

Hello Everyone, I’m excited. Why? Because I finally hit 500 likes on CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE . My actual on Likes is 502 Likes. I am so happy.

I know to some people 500 Likes is no big deal but to me it’s an achievement for me since I’m new at this blogging thing. Sure I have fun and I enjoy meeting people from different places.

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500 LIKES ON CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE.

WordPress is a good site to start your blog or blogs on. I’ve found that WordPress.com isn’t just any blogging site but is a site that has 4 types of blogging plans and you choose the one that fits you best, It has a Forum page, A Support page and a Contact page where Staff, Happiness Engineers and/or Members try their best to help you. I’ve used all 3 and sure was glad these were there.

Thank You everyone for helping me get to this achievement. I appreciate all of you.

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*Please Note: This is my opinion and was not asked by WordPress or Given anything for my honest opinion.*

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

 

Graphics By: YouTube.com(Bottom 2 Book Tags) and tinyobsessions.wordpress.com(Top Book Tag)

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.

 

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.

100 Question Tag

 

                                           THIS IS GOING TO TAKE A WHILE.

 

 

Hello Everyone, Rose from A Sun On A Cloudy Day nominated Everyone to do this super fun tag.

1.) What’s your favorite season?

That would be either Spring or Summer.

2.) Grab the book nearest you, turn to page 18 , find line 4.

The  nearest book is my diary/journal. This is what page 18 line 4 says. then to Rite Aid then to Ponderosa to what… I told you it was Boring.

3.) Who was the last person you texted.

Don’t have a phone so I don’t text.

4.) Before you started this survey, what were you doing?

Sitting on the front porch with the Spiders and my parents.

5.9.)) What is the last thing you watched on tv?

Just started watching the Steelers vs. Indiana game. Depressing.☹☹

6.) Without looking, guess what time it is?

7:00

7.) Now look at the clock-what time is it?

7:48

8.) With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?

The commentators calling the  Steelers game.

9.) What’s your favorite month?

December. Mainly because my birthday is in December and that’s when Christ was            born too.

10.) Do you like fish?

Not really. Only certain kinds.

11.) Mac or PC?

PC. I’m on it now.

12.) Do you remember your dreams?

Sometimes. Usually I wake up before the end so I rarely know how they end.

13.) When did you last laugh?

Today. I try to laugh and/or chuckle daily. Smiling is contagious.

14.) Do you remember why/what at?

Like Rose , I think we’re talking about puppies.

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15.) Have you ever been to Canada?

The closest to Canada I ever got was that I went to Niagara Falls.

16.) Shoes, Socks or bare feet?

Depends.

17.) Do you wear perfume?

Occasionally

18.) What’s the last film you saw?

Not Sure. I haven’t seen a movie or film in years.

19.) If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?

Ireland

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20.) If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?

Good question. I think I’d put the money in my account wait then go from there.

21.) How many times a day do you check your e-mail?

Depends.

22.) What’s your favorite band?

Not sure

23.) Have you ever had surgery?

Yes.

24.) Do you enjoy school?

When I was in school many years ago, I hated school. Mostly because I was picked                on/bullied.

25.) What do you think of these questions so far?

Fun Fun Fun

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26.) Are you a righty or Lefty?

Righty

27.) Who made the last incoming call on your phone?

My younger sister, Angela

28.) What’s the last thing you downloaded on your computer?

Some images for this post.

29.) Last time you swam in a pool?

Last year on vacation.

30.) Type of music you dislike most?

Heavy Metal

31.) Are you listening to music right now?

NO

32.) What’s your favorite color?

Pastel colors and other colors.

33.) Is there anything your disappointed about?

Yes.

34.) What’s the last thing you bought?

Food from Omaha Steaks.

35.) Sun or Rain?

Sun

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36.) Would you rather go bungee jumping or sky diving?

Neither

37.) What’s your zodiac sign?

Sagittarius

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38.) What’s your hair color?

Red

39.) What quote do you live by?

Live one day at a time

40.) What’s your favorite zoo animal?

I have more than one favorite zoo animal. Below are my favorite animals.

 

 

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41.) Do you have a pet?

Yes. 1 cat.

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42.) What color are your eyes?

Blue

43.) Do you wear any jewelry 24/7?

Not anymore

44.) Do you turn the water off when you brush your teeth?

Sometimes.

45.) Do you know how to change your car’s oil?

No. Don’t have a car?

46.) Do you have any phobias?

Snakes and Bees.

47.) What’s your lucky number?

Don’t have one. But like 19.

48.) Have you ever eaten a crayon?

Not to my knowledge.

49.) Can you solve a rubix cube?

Yes. Solved it once and only once when I was a kid.

50.) What are you listening to right now?

AFV-America’s Funniest Home Videos.🙂🙂

51.) Do you like unicorns?

Yes.

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52.) Do you wear the hood on hoodies?

Sometimes. Usually when it’s cold out.

53.) Is the glass half full or half empty?

Half full

54.) What’s the farthest away place you’ve been?

Not sure.

55.) Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?

Occasionally

56.) What’s your favorite radio station?

I like Sirius Satellite radio

57.) Are you allergic to anything?

Percocet, Darvocet and bees

58.) Were you named after anyone?

Yes. Got MOM’s middle name

59.) Do you wear glasses/contacts?

Yes. Mostly contacts but wear glasses sometimes.

60.) Have you ever walked out of a movie theater before the film was over?

No

61.) What’s your least favorite school subject?

Math- Yuck. I hated all subjects.

62.) Put your i-tunes Library on shuffle. What song comes up?

None since I don’t have I-tunes.

63.) Do you wear jeans or sweatpants more?

I would say it’s equal most of the time.

64.) Where in the world would you like to travel?

Ireland

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65.) Are you traveling anywhere soon?

Yes. In October planning on going to Treasure Lake in Dubois, PA

66.) Have you ever built an igloo?

Built one with my 2 sisters when we were kids.

67.) Best thing at Starbucks?

Don’t know. Never been to a Starbucks.

68.) Do you like watching scary movies?

No. I hate scary movies.

69. What’s the best thing about school?

Graduation

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70.) What were you doing last night at midnight?

Laying in bed awake

71.) What’s under your bed?

A bunch of stuff.

72.) How do you really feel about what you’re doing right now?

Good and not as hungry now that I had some popcorn.

73.) Think fast, What do you like right now?

Hot wings, Popcorn and Fudge. OK, I like my Hot Wings, Popcorn and Fudge.

74.) Are you sarcastic?

Sometimes.

75.) What time do you get up?

Depends on whether or not I’ve got something going on or not.

76.) What was the name of your pet?

Not Sure. I think it was either Cheekie or Tara not sure. Both mentioned are dogs.

77.) What color are your sheets?

Just changed them to paisley.

78.) How are you feeling right now?

Happy😀😀

79.) What was your favorite food as a child?

I had 3 favorite foods and still do. Hot Wings, Popcorn and Fudge.

80.) When did you get your first technological device(phone, digital camera,                  computer and etc…)?

I got my first computer for Christmas a few years ago and just upgraded to a digital           camera last year. The phone-well I still don’t have one.

81.) Can you whistle?

Not well

82.) Do you drink soda?

No. Don’t keep pop in the house.

83.) Have you read the Harry Potter Series?

No

84.) Can you drive a stick shift?

No. Don’t own a car.

85.) What’s your favorite candle scent?

Hot Fudge Sundae

86.) Have your pants ever fallen down in public?

No

87.) Do you sing in the shower?

No but sometimes hum in the shower.

88.) Can you speak another language?

Not really. I know very little Spanish

89.) Can you close your eyes and raise your eyebrows?

No

90.) Dogs or Cats?

CATS

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91.) Do you make wishes at 11:11?

No. Didn’t know there was such a thing.

92.) What’s your favorite type of chapstick?

Any chapstick that’s on sale.

93.) Which came first the chicken or the egg?

The Chicken of course.

94.) What are you reading now?

I’m reading a book called Small Town Justice by Valerie Hansen.

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95.) Can you touch your nose with your tongue?

No

96.) Can you walk in heels?

Not any more

97.) How many rings before you answer the phone?

Depends. I check caller ID first before answering.

98.) Anything new and exciting you want to share?

This is my second time doing this tag since I have 2 sites and I still had fun with it.

99.) What’s most important in life?

Doing God’s will

100.) What inspires you?

Music, Books, Nature, the Bible, poetry and many other things.

 

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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.

 

 

My First LIEBSTER Award!

 

liebster_eng THANK YOU daisymae2017 for nominating me for the LIEBSTER Award. The LIEBSTER Award is a way for new bloggers to get to know each other. This is an honor and privilege to accept this Award.

There are a few rules to follow:

  1. Answer the 11 questions your nominator has asked you.
  2. Nominate 11 other bloggers(with under 200 followers).
  3. Ask your nominees 11 questions.
  4. Let them know you nominated them.

The answers to the 11 questions daisymae2017 gave me are:

  1. What is your job? I’m unemployed currently but previously worked as a Sales Associate/Cashier at Bon-Ton for 18 years.
  2. What kind of pet(s) do you own? 1 cat.
  3. What was your favorite class in school? Didn’t have any unless you count recess.
  4. Where do you want to be in 5 years? I want to be a Supervisor or Manager some place close to home.
  5. What is your favorite extracurricular activity? I like writing poems, taking pictures, cross-stitching and checking for pictures from our game camera.
  6. Give me 5 pieces of advice to increase traffic on my blogs?  Take advantage of blog hops, comment on other blogs, Follow other blogs, Post often and Visit several blogs.
  7. What would you like to tell me about yourself, in order to be friends? I like to take pictures, I like cats, I like writing poems, I like blogging and I like making new friends.
  8. Where do you live and do you like it and What about where you live do you like best? I live in a very small town in Pennsylvania. I love it. I love living in the country and seeing and getting pictures of all the animals.
  9. Who is my unsung heroes. That’s easy-my parents.
  10. Anything you want to share with your fellow bloggers about your life? I love cats and like most animals. Hate snakes. I like blogging.
  11. If you were unemployed, how would you react and what would you do? I would be upset I lost my job for a while then I would apply for my job benefits and start looking for another job.

My nominees for the LIEBSTER Award are:

  1. Creative Thinking Well
  2. winter 365
  3. thecomplaint08
  4. Abby’s Apparel
  5. Purrs Full of Love
  6. bibalonBijoje
  7. Emanuela Ernest
  8. littlesilverhedgehog
  9. Brian’s Home
  10. Dear Anita/ Dear Cassie
  11. SEO

My 11 questions to my nominees are:

  1. Why did you start blogging?
  2. What are your goals?
  3. Where do you want to be in 10 years?
  4. Where do you live and what do you like about?
  5. Give me 5 pieces of advice to increase traffic on my blogs?
  6. Who is your unsung hero(s)?
  7. What would you like to tell me about yourself, in order to be friends?
  8. What do you like best about your job?
  9. Do you have any pets if so what are they?
  10. When were you born?
  11. What’s your favorite month and day and Why?

ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD

one-lovely-blog-awardI am excited, honored and happy to announce that DAISYMAE2017 for nominating me for the ONE LOVELY BLOGGER AWARD. This is really an honor. If anyone would like to check Daisy Mae 2017’s blog out her blog link is: WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING). It’s a great site.

Thanks daisymae2017!

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. List the rules.
  3. Display the award on your post.
  4. List 7 facts about yourself.
  5. Nominate 15 bloggers for this award and
  6. Comment on one of their posts to let them know you nominated them.

7 Facts About Myself:

  • I love cats,dogs and most other animals.
  • I hate snakes.
  • I have 2 college degrees
  • I still have my wisdom teeth
  • I love meeting new people
  • I was bullied when I was in Elementary and High School
  • I was told I would never be able to go to college.

The 15 people I would Like to nominate are:

It was so hard to pick 15 nominees. Sorry everyone,  but I went over 15 nominees. Everybody’s blog I follow is good. It was hard to pick.

  1. onespoiledcat
  2. RoseyToesSews
  3. Sweta Ojha
  4. Tapasi
  5. Natascha + Murli
  6. 15andmeowing
  7. Anita Cheng-CATS AND LIFE
  8. Rasma R
  9. xKickz
  10. cseveneaj
  11. bellis731
  12. yassy
  13. AprilEsutton
  14. DOODLINGPANDA
  15. Luanne
  16. Keith Garrett Poetry
  17. rattiesforeverworldpresscom
  18. Terre Pruitt’s Blog
  19. SPIKE THE SCOTTISH BLACK CAT.