The Purple Almond Hall of Fame – Artpsycho

My other blog, The Purple Almond Wellness Kitchen, has been nominated for an AWESOME BLOGGER AWARD! This is great! Thank you so much to my nominator Jyotsna at Artpsycho!

Look for my AWESOME BLOGGER award reply on The Purple Almond Wellness Kitchen later today.

Right now, as is my custom, I am entering Jyotsna, as well as her fellow bloggers, Anriel, and Devashree, along with their website artpsycho.wordpress.com, into my award hall of fame, The Purple Almond Hall of Fame. The hall of fame was established as a way of honoring those bloggers who wish to bless The Purple Almond with a blogger award. If this blog is nominated for an award, the nominating blog will have their blog permanently placed on my Hall of Fame page, along with a link to that blog, and an article dedicated to that blog.

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The blog Artpsycho was established jointly by Anriel, Devashree and Jyotsna, who came together with a common goal: inspire creativity and ideas.

A quote from her about page says:

We wish to share our ideas and inspire creativity in different forms of art. We are storytellers in our own sense and we love to create content for the fiction world in form of book reviews and non-fiction realistic pieces on life, travel, food and more and wish to showcase the same, that we enjoy doing in our daily lives.

 Check out some of their articles

  • Travel articles – They have a series of journal blog entries, highlighting different travels to art festivals, tours and the like.
  • Book reviews – There are several book reviews. You can find everything from Moby Dick and The Little Match Girl, to The Paper Dress and The Last Leaf
  • Arts and Crafts – This is probably my favorite part of their site, as I love to make crafts but rarely take the time. Here are links to a few of their arts and craft projects

Closing thoughts

I am so blessed. Deciding to start a blog several years ago was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. It introduced me to a whole new world, quite literally! Through blogging, you “meet” people from all over the world, who quickly become your friends and part of your blogging family.

Thank you to Jyotsna for nominating The Purple Almond Wellness Kitchen for the AWESOME BLOGGER! My new little recipe blog continues to grow. It’s slow to grow, but steady to get new followers. I forgot how much fun it was as a beginning blogger. The challenges and excitement that come from each new award and goal met is so much fun.

To read the original award article, follow this link: The Awesome Blogger Award by Artpsycho.wordpress.com

Until next time… Namaste my friends

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The Purple Almond Hall of Fame – Lotus Laura

My other blog, The Purple Almond Wellness Kitchen, has been nominated for a Sunshine Blogger Award! This is the first award for my new blog! I’m so excited! I’d like to thank my nominator, Laura, from Lotuslaura.com. Look for my Sunshine blogger award reply on The Purple Almond Wellness Kitchen tomorrow.

Today, as is my custom, I am entering Laura and her website lotuslaura.com, into my award hall of fame, The Purple Almond Hall of Fame. The hall of fame was established as a way of honoring those bloggers who wish to bless The Purple Almond with a blogger award. If this blog is nominated for an award, the nominating blog will have their blog permanently placed on my Hall of Fame page, along with a link to that blog, along with an article dedicated to that blog.

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The blog Lotus Laura was established by Laura Cyrena. Laura says she has loved writing since she was a child. Some of her other interests include yoga, dance, crafts, reading, hiking and caring for her cat venus. She also loves buying books (ME TOO!) Favorite foods are pizza and mac & cheese.

A quote from her about page says:

“I consider myself highly ambitious and determined. Setting goals and challenging myself is important to me. It’s not about impressing others — it’s about conquering my own self.”

 Check out some of Laura’s articles

Closing thoughts

I am so blessed. Deciding to start a blog several years ago was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. It introduced me to a whole new world, quite literally! Through blogging, you “meet” people from all over the world, who quickly become your friends and part of your blogging family.

Thank you to Laura for nominating The Purple Almond Wellness Kitchen for its first award, the Sunshine Blogger Award! It was amazing for me and for my new little blog. Connecting with bloggers such as yourself is part of the reason I love to blog.

To read the original award article, follow this link: Sunshine Blogger Award – Lotus Laura

Until next time… Namaste my friends

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The Purple Almond Hall of Fame – Finding French Charming

An announcement before I get into the main post…

I’d like to tell you that I’m taking a blogging vacation for the next 10 days. I am currently on a break from school and would like to take the next 10 days to give my brain a break. After I complete a class, my brain has been worked quite hard and feels a bit like jello. 😊 🤣 I have no major plans, other than to relax and spend time with family. This is a necessary form of stress relief for me.

Therefore, there will be no main posts from Thursday, September 20 through Sunday, September 30, 2018.  There will be morning recipes and evening quotes through Friday, September 21, 2018, since they are completed and already scheduled. However, there will be no posts at all next week. I will be back with all posts on Monday October 1, 2018. My next Fit by 50 post will be on Thursday, October 4, and will combine weeks 42 through 44. 

Now, onto the main post…

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I was recently nominated for a Sunshine Blogger Award, by KKatch22 at the blog Finding French Charming. Thank you so much, KKatch22, for this wonderful award. I feel truly blessed to be honored by fellow bloggers, such as you.

When it comes to blogger awards, I do things a bit different. Instead of focusing on the award, I focus on the person and blog who nominated me. I like to acknowledge, and bring attention to the kind people who nominate me for awards.

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The Purple Almond Hall of Fame was established as a way of honoring those bloggers who wish to bless The Purple Almond with a blogger award. When this blog is nominated for an award, the nominating blog will have their blog permanently placed on the hall of fame page, along with a link to that blog.

All about Finding French Charming

With dreams of moving to the city, living in a high rise, driving a convertible and becoming a doctor all fulfilled, there was one dream left for KKatch22, to find love. Many people would turn bitter about love, after two marriages ended in divorce, but she never gave up.

After what KKatch22 calls “bad boyfriends, disastrous dates”, she finally turned to online dating, where she learned a lot about herself. Soon, one night, she met “the one” and her new life of “awesome adventure” began.  Here is a quote from her “about” page:

I created Finding French Charming at the end of January, 2018.  I wanted to write about my experiences, my thought processes, my failed attempts at love and happiness, and my eventual success so that other people going through the same thing might know they are not alone.  It took me over 40 years to find “Mr. Right” or Prince “French” Charming, so I know it’s possible!  Good things do come to those who wait, but you have to make sure you put yourself out there.”

Here are some articles from this wonderful website:

Finally! The day has arrived!

(KKatch22 meets her French Charming in person)

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After “The Kiss” 

(Find out what happened after their first kiss!)

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The Porcelain Throne –

Continuing the Modern Day Fairy Tale

(Meeting French Charming’s Mother!)

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Closing thoughts…

I’d like to close out this post simply by saying I highly recommend you head over to findingfrenchcharming.com, and read about her dating adventures. She has a wonderful and engaging writing style that draws you into her story. You want to keep reading to find out what happens next.

THANK YOU, KKatch22, FOR THE NOMINATION! I absolutely love your blog. It’s been so much fun reading about your adventures with French Charming. You are an extremely talented writer.  I agree with those that say you should write a book. I, for one, would absolutely buy it. I wish only the best for both of you.

Until next time… Namaste my friends

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To read the original award article, follow this link: Sunshine Blogger Award – Finding French Charming

The Purple Almond Hall of Fame: Simply Chrissy

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I was recently nominated by Chrissy, at SIMPLY CHRISSY, for a Sunshine Blogger award. THANK YOU SO MUCH CHRISSY! I am so honored to be recognized by phenomenal fellow bloggers such as yourself. You are the latest addition to my Hall of Fame. Thank you again.

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Christina (you can call her Chrissy) began her blog a little more than a year ago. She is a Caribbean-Canadian, who is a health enthusiast and dancer. Chrissy has also suffered from severe chronic eczema for more than 20 years, so severe at times as to be physically debilitating.

Through her own research and lifestyle changes, Chrissy has made her life healthier, which is why her blog was developed. Chrissy says:

I want to positively impact the lives of as many people around the world as possible.  I hope you get some gems from this blog.

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Here is a quote from Chrissy’s Sunshine Blogger Award post about what blogging means to her:

‘Simply Chrissy’ is me offering myself and the value that I can bring authentically to the world via relevant experiences and knowledge I have via this vessel that is ‘Christina (Chrissy)’.

Chrissy’s blog is all about leading a plant based lifestyle with vegan/gluten-free recipes and tips, as well as natural eczema care tips and “good vibes”.

 

 

Here are a few of her articles:

3 Easy plant based ways to eat healthier now

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How to begin a plant based diet today

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Flax Egg replacement

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Tigernuts: The no-nut super nut to add to your life

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Jamaican Delight Green Smoothie (Vegan, GF)

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Simply Chrissy is a wonderful and informative blog, filled with information about healthy products, recipes and tips for leading a healthier, plant-based, gluten-free lifestyle.

Thank you once again Chrissy.  Know that I truly appreciate the nomination.  I have permanently placed a link to your blog on my Hall of Fame page, which you can find HERE. Thanks again! God bless and Namaste my friend.

Until next time

God bless,

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The Purple Almond Hall of Fame: Ingrid Madison Ave

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This final edition of the hall of fame highlights the blog Ingrid Madison Ave. In December, 2017, she nominated me for a Liebster award. Thank you so much for the nomination! I truly appreciate it. It humbles me to know my words have an impact on so many people. Thank you again!!

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Ingrid is a former model who resides in New York. She uses her 28 years of dating and living experience…

“…to empower, inspire and enlighten men and women to live their happiest life ever.”

She is a versatile writer, who’s topics include: dating, relationships, beauty, luxury travel, and technology.

Here are a few of her articles:

First date ideas to make a stellar first impression

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Free beauty apps you need in your life.

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DIY aspirin mask for instant acne relief

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5 Goals every woman should set for herself

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Thank you so much Ingrid. I truly, appreciate your nomination. I’m so glad you enjoy my blog. Your blog is wonderful. I love the clean, sharp look with the sophisticated and colorful photos. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your articles. You are a talented writer. I have permanently placed a link to your blog on my Hall of Fame page, which you can find HERE. Thanks again! God bless and Namaste my friend.

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The Purple Almond Hall of Fame: Zen Body Cafe

 

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The next inductee into The Purple Almond Hall of Fame is Christi from The Zen Body Cafe: Living Healthy Naturally. In October, 2017, Christie nominated me for The Sunshine Blogger Award. THANK YOU SO MUCH for the nomination. I apologize for the long delay in replying to your nomination.

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Christie is the Owner of Zen Body Cafe, a business that sells handmade, natural bath, body and home products…

“…without harsh chemicals, dyes, parabens, preservatives etc. Good products for a healthy body & home. My blog is to reach out and help educate and share the information I have acquired through study and research. My goal is to make and offer healthier products at an affordable price! Together, we can try to live a healthier life naturally!”

Christie, from Kansas City, Missouri, says she has been trying to improve the quality of her life and that of her family. Her son is allergic to many things, so she stared researching, reading labels, and looking for healthy foods, devoid of GMO’s and toxins. It seems he was allergic to just about anything to clean his skin.

So, she made her own, by mixing bits of things together. She now has a line of bath and body products without any harsh chemicals. The best part of the whole journey is that her son’s skin has improved.

Here are a few of her articles:

Let’s talk Calendula

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Benefits of hemp

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Remineralizing Herbal Tooth Powder

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If you are interested in purchasing some of her products, you can find them on her ETSY page HERE:

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As you might imagine, given the nature of my blog, I too am an advocate of natural product. However, I am only now venturing into the wide world of essential oils, and the blending and mixing with carrier oils to make skin care products.

Thank you, once again, Christie for your kind nomination. I am always humbled by the acknowledgement of my fellow bloggers. I have placed a permanent link to your page my Hall of Fame page, which you can find HERE. God bless and namaste my friend.

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The Purple Almond Hall of Fame ~ That Feeling Inside

 

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Welcome to the inaugural edition of The Purple Almond Hall of Fame posts. Because I am an award free blog, I established this series as a way of honoring the wonderful and talented bloggers who nominate me for awards. Instead of answering each individual award per the usual route, I will be logging each individual onto my Hall of Fame page and writing an article about each. This series will not be posted on a set schedule. Anytime I am nominated, I will post the Hall of Fame article(s) once a month on Thankful Thursday. Today, I have 3 entries, so I best get started. You can see the Hall of Fame page and receive more information on this series, by following this link.

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The first inductee into The Purple Almond hall of fame is Grace from That Feeling Inside. Grace nominated me for a Liebster Award way back in July, 2017! I would first like to apologize to Grace for taking so long to reply to her wonderful nomination.

Grace is a 21 year old blogger from the U.K. She says she really “likes chatting and having a laugh. Generally most of the day you can probably find me just joking around with someone or talking to them about the most random subjects.” She claims to be “a bit of a mess,” 90% of the time. However, anyone who works full time, as well as maintains a blog, is a pretty with it person.

Her articles includes topics such as:

Beauty

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Lifestyle

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Movies

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Television

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Food

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Thank you so much Grace for nominating me for the Liebster award.  I am so honored you chose me as a recipient. You have a beautiful blog, with a wonderful writing style. You can find a link to your name in my little Hall of Fame HERE, where it will remain, indefinitely. I wish you continued success. God bless and Namaste my friend.

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7 Blogger Awards Nominations!

16099498aa16cf6b7c808be33be13602I am absolutely speechless. Seriously, I’m sitting here with my hands over the keyboard trying to figure out what to type! I can’t express to you just how much it means to me to receive these awards. I am so honored to be recognized by my fellow bloggers. All of you are so wonderful and talented, so, to be recognized like this is truly awesome. Thank you so much!!!

Before we continue with the awards, I wanted to find a way to say thank you to downloadmy nominators as well as each and every person who reads my blogs. You all know how much I like sharing videos. So as my way of saying thank you, I found a wonderfully touching song and video called “Grateful: a love song to the word.” By: Empty Hands Music, which is a non-profit organization. Empty Hands Music creates free music as a gift to the world. Here’s a bit about them:

Empty Hands Music’s mission: is to spread seeds of goodness in the world through selfless service, music, and love. All of Empty Hands Music’s offerings are gifts to the world. Empty Hands is a 501c3 US-based Non-Profit, 100% Gift offering with an intention to spread seeds of goodness through its music, events & sharings all across the world, as well as through its grassroots, arts-based service work from the Gandhi Ashram, for underprivileged children in the slums of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

They are an amazing organization. As you watch the video, you’ll see a link, where you can download their 10 song album for free. I hope you watch and enjoy the song before reading on. It is truly a lovely and touching song. You can almost feel the love and gratefulness emanating from the video. (video is 4:57). I’d love to hear your thoughts! ENJOY! THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!!!

Ok, on with the show!! (This will be a bit long, I’ll try to keep it brief!-bare with me)

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Blogger Awards

After a stressful night of homework and other challenges, I awoke Tuesday morning to find, to my delight, that I had been nominated for two separate blogger awards: The Blogger Recognition Award and The Versatile Blogger Award. For those who aren’t aware of these awards, or perhaps you’re not a blogger, these are awards given to bloggers from their fellow, peer bloggers.  If a peer pats you on the back and tells you: “Hey…Good Job!”, well, in my mind, that’s the highest form of respect. I am excited, elated and honored! 🙂 Let’s get on with the show. (BEWARE! This is a much longer blog than I would normally write. I hope you enjoy!)

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