The Academy of Blog Awards!

Yes indeed, it’s Award time!  In fact, it’s past time!  I’m late giving out these wonderful awards that were so graciously bestowed upon me by my blogger friends.  Please bear with me while I give out FIVE awards!

If you are nominated for an award, or receive an award,  you can choose to accept it.  If you accept it, you may choose to pass it on.  These awards are given to you because you have shown characteristics that are desirable as an “author/creator” of a blog,  and for the message your blog presents to the blog community and the world. 

I appreciate all those who have visited my blog, chosen to follow me, commented or “liked” a post.  I am grateful for every one of you!  You give me the confidence to try new things, to polish my skills, and to keep on posting. Thank you so much.  Judy
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 

Hope Unites Globally HUG Award

“People do not have to give up or compromise their own religious, spiritual, or political beliefs to qualify for the Hope Unites Globally HUG Award©.  They qualify for the HUG Award© when, without bias or prejudice, they use their resources and gifts to make the world a better place for everyone.”

“Those who receive the HUG Award© may paste a copy of the original
HUG Award© image into an Image widget on their website or blog
by simply copying and pasting the following image URL
into an Image widget:

Please do follow this link for more information on the award.  This award was created by Connie @A Hope For Today.
I’d like to thank Amira and Jackie for giving me this award.  I am honored to accept it and happily pass it on to spread the word about Hope for our World.  Amira and Jackie are fantastic bloggers with heart and spirit.  Click on their names to visit their blogs.  You will certainly enjoy it!

Thank you for making the world a better place through your blogs!

My nominees for the HUG Award:

Betty R



The Awesome Blog Content Award               

Thank you, Amira and Elyas for giving me this awesome award!  I am quite humbled to receive it, especially from creative writers such as the two of you!  Please do click on their names to visit their incredible blogs!
You will stand in awe, as I have, as you read their work. 

I appreciate all those who have visited my blog, chosen to follow me, commented or “liked” a post.  I appreciate every one of you!  You give me the confidence to try new things, to polish my skills, and to keep on posting. Thank you so much.


Rules for this award:

1. There is no limit to how many fellow bloggers you pass this on to.  You may post the ABC sign on your blog.
2. Share some things about you, but alphabetically, just a word or two starting with each letter of the alphabet.

26 Things About Me in ABC order: 
A: Airhead.  lol
B: Beaches… serenity and peace~ could sit all day on a beach.
C: Chocolate addict
D: Digital photography~
E: Electronics…love ’em… am techno-disadvantaged at times…
F: Family~my heart and soul….my loves.  And Friends too~
G: Greek food! Yum….gyros, feta, tzatziki sauce
H: Humor…I love to laugh until tears run down my cheeks~
I: Interested in what you have to say~
J: Jazzy Judy…love smooth jazz
K: Kind
L: I love everything & everyone~
M: Michigan, Pure Michigan! Have you been here?
N: Nasty hair.  Comes out of my head curly,  frizzy, you name it.  Have a love/hate relationship with it. 😉
O:  Olives…black and green.  Eat them right from the can. yep!
P: Paris love! Mais oui!  French speaking (un peu)~ plz don’t converse with me. lol
Q: Fave quote…describes me best: “We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.”
~Winston Churchill
R: Repurposing:  Giving new life to an old object/piece of furniture, etc.
S: snowshoes, skis, swimming & SUNSHINE!
T: Travel~anywhere!
U: United States of America~we have our problems…but I support & love our beautiful country.
V: Vintage anything!
W: Workout mantra: “I work out because I know I would’ve been the first to die in the Hunger Games.” 😉
X: Cougar XR-7 Fire Engine Red convertible…first hot car! Miss that baby!
Y: Yoga girl
Z: Zentangler

 Here are my nominees for the ABC Award:





Genuine Blogger Award

I received this award from Amira!  Thank you Amira, I’m honored to receive this award from you!   Please click here to go to Amira’s blog.  You’ll be enchanted by her poetry, videos, stories and photos.  And you’ll get a lovely peek into life in the Maldives.  Sun, turquoise waters, sandy beaches, thatched roofs and glorious colors.  You’ll love her blog!

I haven’t heard about any rules for this award.  If you wish, you may post the Genuine Blogger Award sign on your blog page.

I like to pass it on and I am assuming I can, to any number of people.
The bloggers I chose, without doubt and without question qualify for the Genuine Award :)

 Genuine Blogger Award recipients:

Thank you, Nalaik Panda for honoring me with this Lovely Blog Award!   I will work hard to keep my blog “lovely”!
Nalaik Panda has an awesome blog.  I know you will enjoy his humor, his writing and his expertise on sports.  Click here to see his blog!
There are no rules for the Lovely Blog Award.  Just enjoy it and bask in the love of your fellow bloggers.  If you choose to pass it on, you can share it with as many as you wish.  If you want, you may post the Lovely Blog sign on your blog page.
My nominations for the Lovely Blog award are:

Candle Lighter Award

The award given to me by Amira.  It was originally created by Kate.
I recommend you visit Kate’s page for more info on it.
Please make a point of visiting Amira’s blog.   She has extraordinary poetry, stories, videos and peeks at her lovely homeland in the Maldives.   Thank you, Amira, for giving me this wonderful award.  To spread light into the darkness and around the world is such a lovely thought.

 You may give the Candle Lighter Award to as many people as you desire.  There are no other rules to do.  Your blog was nominated because your blog shows encouragement, light and optimism. Spreading the light around the world is the goal. If you wish, you may post the Candle Lighter Award sign on your blog page.
My nominees are:
For everyone reading this….if you’ve made it this far ;)….please click on the nominated blog names and visit them.  They are all awesome bloggers.
Thanks for reading!

✿〪〭〫〬❀〪〭〫〬❃ ✿〪〭〫〬❀〪〭〫〬❃ ✿〪〭〫〬❀〪〭〫〬❃


29 thoughts on “The Academy of Blog Awards!

  1. well done Judy.
    great post. it must have been time consuming. you have done a wonderful job.
    And a huge big gigantic thank you for the lovely words about my blog, my words, my writing, my country and ME 😀

    And lastly, you deserve all those awards and many more to come 😉

    • You are so sweet, Amira, it did take many hours! You probably noticed I used some of your words in the award introductions. I hope that was ok. What I said about you, your blog, your words & writing, and Maldives was purely from my heart.
      Many more to come? oh no! 😉 lol

    • Thank you! I wrote that A-Z very fast! But the Q quote is one I’ve loved for years…it used to show on my FB page until they changed everything!! I’m not surprised that you feel the same about it. 😉

  2. Judy congratulations on your many accolades! You are deserving of every one of them. Your blog is so appealing and has something for everyone.

    And thank you for thinking of me for the ABC award! I am honored and will try to do it justice!!

    Take care


    • Thank you Elisa! The ABC Award is fun to do if it’s the only one you have to do! I rather rushed through mine! Enjoy doing yours. You have such a warm, fun blog, and one that I relate to often. I enjoy reading it a lot. I just wish I had more time to get to it!

  3. Many thanks Judy. I am honoured that you should nominate me for the Candle Lighter Award, which I gratefully accept.
    I am glad that you feel that my photography brings light to the blogging world.
    I do believe that good photography does require an understanding and appreciation of light.
    Congratulations to you on your well deserved awards.
    Your blogs certainly “hit the spot” I look forward to following them/you in the future.

    • Jim…you are so kind. Thank you. You deserve this award for such an awesome blog. I love to read that you’ve posted a new photo! I like to rush over and see what it is! Opening your blog page is like opening a present at Christmas. I’m always surprised and thrilled. Thanks again for your fine photography.

    • Oh thank you Kate. But congrats to you! I love your blog…so full of spirit! You certainly deserve this award. And it is a fun one..I had fun thinking of A-Z things about me! Some are kind of crazy, but that’s what makes it me! lol
      I got the awards over two days…but I procrastinated! It’s something I need to work on!

    • You are welcome, nitzus! You certainly deserve it with your wonderful photos and your blog! I love visiting it. I just wish I had more time!
      Thank you for your kind words!

    • Thank you, Elyas! That must be why we are friends! 😉 I have to tell you, I was going to Tag you, Amira and Nalaik Panda tomorrow! Apparently Amira beat me to it! haha She got me, you and Panda! Me thinks this Tag post is spreading like wildfire! I’ll think of other peeps.

  4. I keep meaning to tell you what I kick I got out of your ‘W” category, that you workout because you know you would be the first to go on The Hunger Games….so funny! You can never be too careful, though, right?? I’m doing an extra couple of reps just in case…..

    • hahaha! Isn’t that funny? I found it on Pinterest and “quoted” it here. I loved that one! Here we go w/reps: 1, 2, 3, 4….grunt~ 😉
      Just was on your fab Peace post…love it! Who knew that background was so interesting?

  5. Finally got around to doing an award ceremony last night and just wanted to thank you again for the HUG award! I am so honored that you thought of me for anything like that. Also, I didn’t realize that you live in MI. That’s where I’m from originally and still go back each year. I love it there and the people there are the best. 🙂 xoxo

    • Thank you, Sheila. And you are very welcome. You deserve that award! I agree…Michigan people are the best! Nice to hear you have MI connections!

    • You are welcome and you deserve this award. As I said on your blog….I totally forgot! One of the hazards of “growing up”!! You did a slam-dunk fab job of giving it out!

I'd love to hear from you~

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s