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
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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!

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Award Time!

I am hopelessly behind on giving out awards.   Here they come….  😉

Thank you so much, Amira, for nominating me for the Kreativ Blogger Award!  I am so honored to be considered for this award.  And to have it come from you, is the icing on the cake, for you are a very Kreativ Blogger!  Thank you again!  If you do not know Amira’s blog: MindBlur, please click on her name and visit.  You will not be disappointed!
The Rule for the Kreativ Blogger Award is to tell 10 things about yourself.  Ten? 😉
1. I like to sketch and draw
2. I love anything vintage
3. Swimming is my sport
4. I like weight lifting better than cardio
5. I like to Zentangle
6. I love detail….I look for detail in everything, buildings, art, clothing, photos, nature, sky and clouds…..
7. I celebrate diversity and the inclusion of all people, no matter what race or creed
8. while I love to wear black (pleez, it’s slimming!)~ I adore color everywhere
9. laugher is my other sport  😉
10. I hope for Peace in the world……”give peace a chance~”
Name blogs that are deserving of the award….  and post the award on your blog.
Here are the names and links of the blogs I nominated to receive the Kreativ Blogger Award!  This is the hardest part for me. I love all the blogs I follow.  These blogs below are worthy of your time…check them out!  They are terrific!
Please check out these wonderful blogs above!
One Lovely Blog Award..…….   Thank you Dolly and Demonsking!  I am flattered that you think of my blog in this way!  I will strive to live up to this award.  If you have not checked out Dolly’s blog or demonsking’s blog, please click on their names and go there.  They have awesome blogs!
There are no rules for this Award.   All you need to do is accept or decline.  You can post the award on your blog.  If you see a blog that you feel is happy, helpful, insightful, cheerful, or lovely, you are welcome to give them this award.   Enjoy!


My nominee for One Lovely Blog Award is…


Congratulations livingoutmypurpose!  Check out her blog….she has great posts!



AWARD #3 The Candle Lighter Award….. 



Thank you so much, MJ, for nominating me for this wonderful award!   I am humbled that you chose me, and I will strive to keep the light burning brightly by being positive and making a good effort with my blog.  

There are no rules for this award.  All you have to do is accept or decline.   If you see a blog that is positive, brings light to the world and makes the world a better place…then you can give this award to them.
The recipients:
Congratulations to you!  Everyone…please check out these two blogs!  They are great photo blogs!
Congratulations to everyone!

Liebster Blog Award & Candle Lighter Award~

It’s time for me to give away two fine blogging awards that were given to me by Eylas (Kweshn!).   Thank you so much, Elyas!  You have honored me in the most flattering way.  I will try to live up to these awards in 2012!  ❤

Elyas gave me both the Liebster Award and the Candle Lighter Award.

❤Liebster Nomination 

The Rules are:
1. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
2. Reveal your top 5 picks for the award and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Post the award on your blog.
4. Bask in the love from the most supportive people on the blogsphere – other bloggers.
5. And, best of all – have fun and spread the karma.

Completing the Rules:
 1. Thank the person who gave you the award & link back to themElyas….thank you so much for the kind, considerate and totally humbling honor you bestowed upon me by giving me these awards.  I will try hard to live up to them.   You are such a wonderful poet, writer and person,  that to be honored in this way by you, is the greatest compliment one could receive.  ***If you have not seen Elyas’ blog (Kweshni!), please do so.  It is an awesome experience!
2. Reveal your top 5 picks for the award:
 ❤ These blogs range from writers, to food, to photographers, to travel, to fashion and everything in between.  Please check them out and support them…..they are wonderful blogs!  As always, it is the hardest thing I have to do….picking a few blogs out of so many good ones to receive an award.  Congratulations to the blogs listed above!
3. Post the award on your blog.   Well, I’m working on this one.  I can be somewhat techno-disadvantaged at times, and I’m sure it will show up in the next century or so. 😉
4. and 5.  I’ll enjoy basking in the love and spreading the karma…for sure!  ❤




❤Candle Lighter Nomination
Thank you Elyas for this lovely award.  

The Rules:

Whenever you see a post or blog that you think brings light to the world, put a copy of this post and give them The Candle Lighter Award. What does the recipient have to do to accept it? Just accept it. They can copy and paste the photo on this post onto their blog. What else do recipients have to do? Nothing. If they think someone else is a Candle Lighter, they can surely give them the award anytime and as often as they want. There is no limit to how many blogs you award The Candle Lighter Award to and no limit to how many times someone can receive it.

❤ Here are my nominees for now that deserve this award, please visit them, you won’t be disappointed!  These nominees have blogs that range from writing, to photography, to cooking, to recovering from a closed-head brain injury.  Check them out and support them!  They are great blogs that bring light into the world!

Novice Journal
I Am Ms Brightside   and   My World inPhotographs    by Anne
The Happiness Nest
Rick Kirby

 ☼Everyone…let’s spread the light around the blogosphere!☼