Should A Child Dream Big?


Starting when we are young children our parents, our grandparents and even friends start asking us: What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a typical question and one that is apt to be asked sometime in your childhood. A young boy might say he wants to be a Contractor, a Fireman, a Doctor, a Lawyer then you have the girl who might say she wants to be a Nurse, a Doctor, a Teacher or Professor. However, in the world today, you might here a girl say she wants to be President, an engineer or some other jobs that is mostly dominated with men. So is it wrong for girls to think they can do a man’s job? Absolutely not.  In fact, some women might be able to do the man’s job better.

Should Children Dream Big?

So should children dream big knowing they might fail? Yes of course a child should dream big knowing they might fail. Why? Because dreaming big means challenging themselves and if they challenge them self well, who knows what they will achieve. If they fail, yes there will be disappointment but it’s not the end of the world. Also, failure should be considered a stepping stone that’ll get the child to a destination or goal they never thought of.

A Child’s Dreams VS. An Adult’s Dreams

When a child has dreams they are usually small to medium dreams. When that child becomes an adult, their dreams start to change and they even start dreaming bigger dreams. So is it healthy for a child to dream big with possible failure looming? Yes it is not only healthy but it challenges the child to go for what they want. In other words, go for all the gusto you can.

Examples Of A Child’s Dream 

1.) Fireman

2.) Contractor

3.) Lawyer

4.) Doctor

5.) President

The list goes on and on.

Examples Of An Adults Dream 

1.) Writer/Author

2.) Franchise Manager/CEO

3.) Teacher

4.) Nurse

5.) Doctor

6.) Lawyer

The list goes on and on. See any similarities between a Child’s dreams and an Adult’s dreams? Not to much difference is there?

So What Have We Learned?

That both children and adults should dream and their dreams should be big. Also, if you really want to do something and I mean really do something then I encourage you to go for it. It may not happen right away but it will happen. For example, it took me 51 years before I went for one of my dreams and I’m getting there slowly but in my past, I have been lucky enough to achieve other dreams as well. What are your dreams you want to achieve or have already achieved. I’m interested in hearing them whether big or small. Trust me, I will not judge you. To me any dream achieved is a huge accomplishment.

KEEP DREAMING FRIENDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





Wordless Wednesday







Wordless Wednesday



Michaela McPherson Mysteries by Judith Lucci


Hi everyone, got a giveaway for you coming from a real good author. So what’s the author’s name? Her name is Judith Lucci. To enter the giveaway click on the following link. Link to enter is: Michaela McPherson Mysteries by Judith Lucci . The giveaway is for a chance to win a $25 Amazon. There are 2 winners!!!!



A Strange Funeral

We all go to funerals in our lives for our family and friends. We also hope and pray that our children don’t die before us but life doesn’t always happen that way. 

I just recently went to a funeral since my Aunt died. This funeral was like no other. The funeral was held in the  dark since there was no electric. Toward the end of the end of the funeral and before the luncheon the lights came back on. The food had to heated up elsewhere. When I asked my parents why there was no electricity? They said, the power company had scheduled a power outage during the time of the funeral. When you don’t know it’s scheduled, it is really strange and weird.

What’s the strangest funeral you’ve been to? What’s the strangest thing that has ever happened to you? Let me know. 



Sabi Saturday

Hello and welcome everyone to CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. Daisy Mae And I are happy you are here. For those of you who don’t know what Sabi Saturday (and yes we know it’s Sunday) is here is a brief explanation that might help you. It is:

  • the vintage/antique item(s) handed down or we “rescue” from garage sales and thrift stores so they don’t end up in the trash bin.

  • items we’ve upcycled instead of throwing them away.

  • items we’ve repaired in a transformative way to make them more beautiful or cooler than before.

  • the main idea is showing how we treasure or reuse or creatively transform things that have some history to them, may be a bit worn but nevertheless are still useful/beautiful and often have character.

Now that you know what Sabi Saturday is Daisy Mae And I hope you will visit Cactus Catz for the Sabi Saturday blog hop and for more information. It’s not only fun but it might just get you more traffic on your blog. We look forward to seeing what you have in store for us. If you can’t make it on Saturdays no worries Sabi Saturday blog hop usually lasts about 5 days. For more info go to the link above and ask them.

Daisy Mae And I have for our Sabi Saturday this week an old jewelry box that the artwork on it looks well… Japanese. I know I know you’re probably thinking a jewelry box is a jewelry but in this case you would be wrong.

Sadly I don’t know much about the history of this old jewelry box because I wasn’t thought of yet. When one of my relatives(I think his name was “Uncle Ted) who was in the war(not sure which one) came home to see my Aunt Kay Dee he brought this jewelry box back to give her as a gift. She of course was thrilled to see him but also thrilled with the jewelry box. Then when she passed away her family cleaned out her house. However and for some reason, there was not one person who wanted the jewelry box. In fact, her side of the family brought us this jewelry box as well as a lot of other items they did not want. When we went through the boxes of stuff they didn’t want it was hard to believe they passed this stuff up. We came to the jewelry box and Mom asked if I would be interested in taking it. I said yes I would take it. I took this jewelry box because I needed it but because it belonged to my Aunt Kay Dee for many years and yes it is beautiful. I have a passion for jewelry and jewelry boxes so it comes in handy. Yes, I use it to keep jewelry in too. 

Below is a picture of the last picture I have of my Aunt Kay Dee who I inherited this old, beautiful jewelry box from and the picture of the Jewelry box.






Sabi Saturday With Angel Snowball

For Sabi Saturday I have decided to multiple old things since I got somehow so many old things in this picture. However, the main old thing I wanted  to do was one of my cats and her name was Snowball. She’s an Angel now. In the picture like I said there are are many old things. In the picture below you’ll see on my bed Angel Snowball. You’ll also see some other old things as well. You’ll see a stuffed cat which I appropriately named “SnowPuff” on the bed with Snowball also on the bed that’s old is a bedspread Pillow and stuffed teddy bear which I named “Teddy”. Also you’ll see some other old things like my cat box, pink curtains, the white shelves, yellow doll on the shelf, Santa container, books and picture album. Picture below.





Ireland Pictures

As I told you previously about my niece going for her Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy. Not only that but she has POTS DISEASE and other  health issues. What is POTS Disease I’m sure asking yourselves? POTS Disease is: Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome which means it is a condition in which a change from lying to standing causes abnormally large increase in heart rate. To Find out more about POTS Disease you can go to this search link and it is: POTS Disease (search links) .

Don’t think for an instant the University paid for this trip or any other trips the students had to take. OH no, the students paid for this trip and it wasn’t even part of their tuition. They had to pay for it separately. These are just some of the pictures we got. In the one picture the young woman is my niece. 




Nashville Photo Gallery

My one niece who is going for her Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy at Slippery Rock University here in Pennsylvania. She’s been studying and doing  what the university calls Clinicals. What are Clinicals?  It’s similar to an internship. It’s hands on learning and a way to get better. The students have to do so many weeks out of state in Clinicals and so many weeks in state. One of the places out of state she chose was a place in Nashville. The places in the state of Pennsylvania she chose was close to her home luckily. She chose a place in Cranberry, PA and also at the VA in Butler, PA. She gets her Doctor coat this year and will graduate in May of 2020. I may be partial but I am a very proud Aunt. 

While down in Nashville she sent us a bunch of pictures. So I thought I’d share  some with you. ENJOY. She liked Nashville so much she wouldn’t mind going back.





A Special Caturday Art

Hi everyone and a big welcome to you. Also a Very Happy Easter to you too. I wanted to do something very special for Easter so I decided to write a poem and create a puzzle for you to do. I hope you like it.


Jesus came to earth knowing what 

His Father’s will was for Him 

To do but He came to  

Earth anyway. For many Years He

Taught about his Father and the

 Only way to get to Heaven 

Is through Him. While on His 

 Journey and mission He taught many  

 People but even though they heard   

Him teach the Truth, some of

Those people tested and tried Him

 But He always prevailed and we

 See that in the miracles He

Performed. When Palm Sunday came 

And the people layed palm branches

on the road and was all for

Following Him until Pilate gave the

 People a choice to crucify Him or

Let Him live. The people chose

Crucify Him. He knew this was

His mission to accomplish all along

And He still remained Silent. Why

Did He remain silent? He remained

Silent because He knew His mission

Was to save us from our sins

And to do that He had to die

On the cross and on that third

Day, He arose from the dead and

ascended into heaven and sitteth on

The Right hand of His Father

And reigns With His Father in

Heaven. So why Did Jesus come

To earth? To die For our sins.

So when you’re teaching your kids

And grandkids about Easter,

Remember it’s OK to

Incorporate the Easter Bunny

Just be sure you teach them

The real reason for Easter.

Praise God He Is Risen Indeed!!

Here is a puzzle for you to do. It’s of the above photo. Below is the link/code for the puzzle. Have Fun.

Puzzle code is:

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To those bloggers who use Blogger, I’m very sorry if you think I dropped you for some reason. Actually the truth is that I’m still following you and even reading your posts. The reason I can’t  comment is because Google+ is well… no more and I’m not signing up for something else. I’m still reading and following you. I may try doing it from notifications. If you have any ideas on how I can comment easily please let me know. Some of you I know have been accommodating and changed your settings to include Name/URL. For those who have done that thank you. To the others well… I get why you don’t want anonymous people but Name/URL isn’t anonymous. 




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New England Blueberry Cake


I follow Author Anne Greene via her newsletter by email. In her newsletter there are excerpts from her books, excerpts from other author’s books, recipes and book recommendations.  This recipe is from Anne Greene’s book Recipe For A Husband. I’m sharing this recipe of hers with permission and with her blessing. Below is the Recipe. Enjoy. Please let me know how things go and how it turned out if you make it.


3/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup shortening

1 egg

1/2 cup milk

2 cups sifted flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups fresh New England blueberries


Blend sugar and shortening on medium speed, add milk and eggs. Reduce speed to low. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to mixture. Mix only until all flour has been moistened. Fold in blueberries. Spread batter in greased and floured 9-inch square pan.

Crumb Topping

1/3 cup sifted flour

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 cup soft butter

Combine and blend until crumbly. Sprinkle crumb topping over batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. Also makes 2 dozen muffins. 


Spread berries on wax paper and sprinkle a little flour over them. This keeps the berries from settling to the bottom of the cake.




Sabi Saturday

I know it’s Sunday but since I have all week I’m technically not late. I thought and thought what could I do for Sabi Saturday? I ran an idea past Cactus Catz and they liked my idea. This week, I thought I would do something I know is a classic. MY BABY BOOK. Below are the photos.





Sabi Saturday

What is Sabi Saturday? We are glad you asked. Sabi Saturday is open the whole week for sharing. What should the posts be about? To answer that question go to Sabi Saturday .By clicking here, that will tell you everything you need to know. My Sabi Saturday Pictures is of an antique desk. My photo of my families antique desk. Now I don’t know much about this antique desk because the desk is my parents and they’ve had it since before I was born.  Photo is below.



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.






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.



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) 


  • 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.