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.
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.
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 causesabnormally 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.
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.
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.
WHY JESUS CAME TO EARTH
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.
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.
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.
NEW ENGLAND BLUEBERRY CAKE
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup shortening
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!