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.

Lotus Laura

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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Announcing- The Purple Almond Awards Hall of Fame

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As of January 24, 2017, I went award free. However, on occasion, I continue to receive award nominations from brilliant bloggers. And, on occasion, I have accepted award nominations, despite my award free status. This is mainly because I wish to honor those bloggers that go through the trouble of reaching out and nominating me.

So, after visiting other bloggers who are award free, mainly the blog Soul Gifts, I stole some ideas and decided to honor those nominations in a different way. Thus, I am starting…

The Purple Almond Hall of Fame

I established this page as a way of honoring those bloggers who wish to bless The Purple Almond with a blogger award. If I am nominated for an award, the nominating blog will have their blog site permanently placed on The Purple Almond Hall of Fame Page, along with a link to that blog. The Purple Almond will also write an entire post dedicated to the nominating blog, which will highlight the author(s), and articles of that blog. This article will be posted as a part of my normal Thankful Thursday post.

So, stay tuned on January 18, 2018, Thankful Thursday, as I launch my Hall of Fame, with the first two entrants.

Have a great day everyone!

God  bless! Namaste!

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Motivational Monday: A Beautiful Perspective on Following your Heart.

I’ve never trusted my own views or perspectives on anything, until recently. I have always had longings, instincts, feelings to perform tasks, act on ideas, or follow certain life paths. But I always let two things stop me fear and lack of self-esteem. The two worked hand in hand to thwart my efforts toward self-improvement, or simply acting on an idea.

I am notorious for procrastinating. A friend of mine once said that procrastination is simply fear getting in the way of our dreams. That same friend taught me to conquer my fear and live fearlessly, without regret, to follow my heart. Action conquers fear and the only way to live your dreams is to push past the fear. The times in my life, when I lived fearlessly, when I followed my heart, always ended up being the some of the best decisions of my life.

My blog, The Purple Almond, is one of those decisions.  I followed my heart when I started this blog, which took a huge leap of faith. And I’m so glad I did. I’ve learned so many things starting this blog and beginning to live fearlessly, but I’m going to share three of them with you today.

  1. First, you must be self-confident and recognize your unique and beautiful qualities;
  2. It’s important to view  everything from different perspectives;
  3. AND, ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS…follow your heart.

When I started receiving awards shortly after beginning my blog, I was truly shocked. When I post articles, I am always following my heart and posting what I love. I have never felt that what I was doing was anything special. After all, I was just being myself.  I am still amazed and humbled by my brilliantly talented fellow bloggers when they nominate me for awards. That hasn’t changed and is the case with my three newest awards. For each of the 3 awards below, I’ve included an inspirational video, which highlights one of the three things I’ve learned since starting my blog.

Since this is going to be a long post, I’ll get to it.

Before that I’d like to reach out

to the bloggers who nominated me and say:

THANK YOU!

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One Lovely Blog Award

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BEAUTIFUL

By: Sincerely Sarah

“There is only one kind of beautiful,

and that is you!”

I’d like to thank Keith McArthur at My Instruction Manual., who nominated me for this award. I first met Keith when he asked me to be a founding member of the Facebook group Self-Improvement Bloggers Alliance (SIBA). Keith’s wonderful blog includes inspiring posts, quotes and books. Here is his blog description in his own words:

“In April of 2017 I got a second chance at life when my sister gave me a kidney. I’m determined not to waste this precious gift. My Instruction Manual is my exploration of how to be happy, healthy, connected, organized, inspired and fun.”

Thank you Keith! I am so grateful to have received this award from you! Thank you for thinking of me.

Rules

The rules of the One Lovely Blog Award are simple:

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Share 7 facts about yourself
  • Nominate 15 bloggers and inform them of the nomination  
    • (at the bottom of the page)

7 Facts About Me

  1. My grandmother is 100 years old.
  2. I have one sister and no brothers.
  3. I have a double major in Elementary and Special Education.
  4. I have been married for 25 years.
  5. I hate “slimy” food.
  6. I wear contacts/glasses.
  7. I have blue eyes.

Thanks again to Keith! You are amazing! I’m excited to be a part of SIBO and trying to get it off the ground.

Blogger Recognition Award

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Perspective

By: Apple

(This one is REALLY cool!)

“Here’s to those who always

see things differently.”

A HUGE THANK YOU to Sophie at Food Zesty, who nominated for this next award. Sophie’s blog contains amazing recipes, such as Pasta Pie (Makaronopita). Here is a bit about Sophie in her own words:

“Welcome to a small corner of my Greek Heritage. Growing up in New York from Greek parents, was a challenge of its own…but the traditional food, tastes and aromas that my mother cooked always travelled me back to Greece.”

Thank you so very much Sophie! I am so very grateful for this nomination. You are amazing!

Here are the rules for accepting this award

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 10-15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
    • (Bottom of the page)

This is how I started my blog:

I was the blog writer at a credit union a few years ago. When I quit the credit union to go back to school, I missed blogging. I decided to start my own blog, passing on the information I learn along the way.

New Bloggers Advice:

  1. Socialize with other bloggers – When I say this, I mean follow others, like other people’s blogs, reblog other posts, and comment on articles. Basically, it’s the “Golden rule” of blogging. Treat others how you wish to be treated. We all like follows, comments, likes and reblogs. So, pass on the love.
  2.  I highly recommend a schedule – This will help you be consistent and organized. You’ll be more likely to get followers if they know what to expect and when.
  3. WRITE WHAT YOU LOVE AND FOLLOW YOUR HEART! (I know there was supposed to be 2, but I couldn’t decide, so included 3!)

Unique Blogger Award

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Follow your Heart

By: The Journey of Purpose

“You’re time is limited.

So, don’t waste it living

someone else’s life.

Don’t be trapped by dogma.”

I’d like to pass on a huge, sincere and heart felt THANK YOU to Nisha at InspiresN. Nisha’s blog posts delightful recipes, inspiring quotes and beautiful photography. Here’s a bit from Nisha:

“InspiresN is dedicated to some of the things that I am passionate about and inspires me . Here I shall feature my tried and successful recipes , memorable and favorite clicks, lessons learned in photography with tips and tricks .( I am a beginner in photography and hope to better as I click and explore) and quotes.”

Nisha…THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! I am honored you thought of me for this wonderful award. It’s a first for me. Thank you again!

Rules:

  1. Share the link with the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
  2. Answer the questions.
  3. In the spirit of sharing love with our blogging family, nominate 15 people and notify them. (Bottom of the page!)
  4. Ask them three questions.

 Questions from Nisha:

  • Q1. How do you get the motivation for new posts in your blog?
    • My nutrition posts come mainly from what I’m learning in school. I also do a lot of reading and documentary watching, which gives me many of my ideas as well. The news is always full of great nutrition tid bits.
    • As far as my motivation posts, I simply follow my heart. I just start searching and something usually “pops up” or jumps out at me.
  • Q2. What is your favorite travel destination ?
    • When I lived overseas, we saw a lot of beautiful countries, but my 2 favorites are Greece and Scotland
    • I have a dream of one day visiting Antarctica
  • Q3. What was the most proudest moment of your life ?
    • Wow, I can’t pick just one. 1) my kids being born 2) my older son graduating from HS 3) my younger son being nominated to 5 different honor societies 4) Me graduating from college and entering Graduate School. 5) Getting married to the man of my dreams.

My questions for my nominees:

  1. If you could sit on a bench for an hour and talk with ANYONE (Past/present/dead/alive) … who would it be and why?
  2. If money were no object, what would you do with your life/as a career?
  3. If you could travel to Mars to live and help start up a new colony, would you go, even knowing you’d never return to Earth? Why or why not?

My nominees are:

(THE 15 BLOGGERS BELOW ARE NOMINATED FOR ALL THREE AWARDS!)

  1. BethanyKays.com
  2. Heart-bridges.com
  3. Ididnthavemyglasseson.com
  4. Megalaskitchen.com
  5. Lucykeepsitsimple.wordpress.com
  6. Pureandsimplekitchen.com
  7. thequiethappy.wordpress.com
  8. theutopiauniverse.com
  9. yogaliciouslifeblog.wordpress.com
  10. lifexperimentblog.com
  11. soulgifts.com.au
  12. gardner1015.wordpress.com
  13. alongthegrapevine.wordpress.com
  14. recipereminiscing.wordpress.com
  15. the-emma-edit.com

Okay everyone! There you have it! I hope you enjoyed everything.  Please give all of the phenomenal bloggers above a visit and a follow! Have a wonderful day everyone!

(BTW-Since it’s a holiday today, this is the only post for today!)

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It’s AWARD Time!

Once again, I’m going to break my “award-free” status to do an award blog.  I’ve been nominated for 3 more awards, which all came in around the same time, so, I decided to go ahead and accept. I am so very grateful to all my nominators. It’s wonderful to be acknowledged by other phenomenal bloggers. That being said,  I’d like to apologize to my nominators for taking so long to post this blog. FYI-ALL NOMINATIONS WILL BE AT THE END OF THE ARTICLE. (This will be a bit long, so bare with me) ON WITH THE SHOW…

BLOG-A-HOLIC AWARD

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Rules

  1. Put the above award logo/image on your blog – DONE
  2. List the rules – DONE
  3. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog (it can be to the post in which they nominated you or any other post or you can even link to their “About” page)
  4. Mention the creator The Recipe Hunter (Cook & Enjoy) of this award and please provide a link or pingback as I [Esmé of The Recipe Hunter (Cook & Enjoy) ] would love to meet you!  – DONE
  5. Write a post to show your award – DOING IT NOW
  6. Share a link to your best post(s)  –
  7. Share 3 interesting and different facts about yourself
  8. Nominate 5-10 fellow bloggers, or more if you wish
  9. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created – rather than commenting on each blog, I’ll just say that in my opinion, they are awesome, each and everyone of them in their own way, and it only takes a click, Beautiful People, to find out for yourselves!

The first award is the “BLOG-A-HOLIC AWARD”. I was nominated by the exceptional blog KOOL KOSHER KITCHEN. Dolly at KOOL KOSHER KITCHEN has a wonderful blog with amazing, flavorful and unique recipes. I urge you to check it out. Thank you to Dolly for the nomination and her belief in me, my blog and the message I’m trying to spread.

“The Blog-aholic Award” is an award for bloggers addicted to blogging with creative, ingenious and inspiring posts. They mesmerize their followers with their posts, keep them captivated and riveted to their blog. The Blog-aholic Award is also for bloggers who “Share and Inspire Others!” The Recipe Hunter (Cook & Enjoy) 

BEST POST(S) I have many posts that I like. My favorite post is one I just posted on St. Patrick’s Day- Daily Inspiration-In Memory of a Friend, since this post was dedicated to the memory of my best friend. Other favorites include: Ultimate Guide to Nutrients and How to Eat Healthy blog series.

3 Interesting Facts about Me:

  1. I lived in England for 3 1/2 years
  2. I’m thinking about getting a Doctorate in Holistic Health
  3. I have 2 sons
MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD
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The Rules:

Display Award Logo-done
List The Rules-done
Mention Creator Of Award & Provide A Link-done
Thank The Blogger(s) Who Nominated You & Provide A Link
Say 3 Things About Yourself
Nominate From 10 to 20 Bloggers
Notify Nominated Bloggers By Leaving A Comment On Their Blog
Answer 5 Questions From Nominee
Write 5 Questions For Your Nominees
Share Your Best Post

I have been nominated for THE MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD, BY Once Upon My World. This is a wonderful blog about travel, food, books, writing and life. Check out her blog! THANKS SO MUCH COLLETTE FOR MY NOMINATION!

Here’s a link to the original post.

A little background on what the Mystery Blogger Award is: It is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion. Okota Enigma 

3 Things About Me:

  1. My husband and I will celebrate our 25th anniversary in April.
  2. I love horses
  3. I dream of living in a cabin on a mountaintop

5 Questions to answer:

  1. What prompted you to start blogging?-I wrote a blog for a credit union for which I used to work. When I quit to go back to school, I missed blogging, so I decided to blog about what I was learning in school.
  2. What are your favorite books? – It’s difficult for me to pinpoint one book. I enjoyed reading with my kids when they were younger-we read many books-HARRY POTTER and ARTEMIS FOWL books were our favorites.
  3. Share one of your favorite quotes-  I love this quote from Mother Teresa. It reminds us that love is more important than judgement.  download
  4. Are you pursuing writing/blogging on a full time basis?-eventually, when I am done with school, yes, it will become part of my full time job.
  5. If you could travel to one place in the world, where would it be? Antarctica-I dream of traveling to all 7 continents-it’s on my bucket list.

QUESTIONS FOR MY NOMINEES

  1. What is one thing on your bucket list?
  2. What’s the first thing you’d do if you won the lottery?
  3. Your greatest fear?
  4. If you had the opportunity to be a colonist on mars, would you go?
  5. If you could ask God 1 question-AND GET AN ANSWER-what would you ask?

SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD

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I am so happy to be nominated for the SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD! It’s amazing and I am so grateful!  Thank you so much One Way to Health for the nomination and please people do check out her blog. Monica is a nutritionist who shares her knowledge and love of food through her blog. Make sure to check it out!

The Rules:

  • Thank the person(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog
  • Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or on your blog

My questions:

  1. If you could go back in time, what would you change? While I would love to go back in time just to see history in the making,  I wouldn’t change anything. I firmly believe that everything happens for a reason, both good and bad. There are lessons in everything that happens. There would be too much risk in making changes.
  2. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I see myself with a doctorate in Holistic Health and Nutrition, with a full time blog and nutrition business-helping people heal themselves.
  3. What is the thing you love to do the most?  Spend time with my family. or spend time in the woods/nature.
  4. If you had to leave your home and move somewhere else, where would you go? I dream of one day living in a cabin on top of a mountain.
  5. What is your favorite movie of all times? I have many, but two movies stand out: THE OUTSIDERS and MR. HOLLAND’S OPUS.
  6. What is your dream job? Being a nutritionist and blogger
  7. If you were to go on a desert island and you could only bring one food with you, what would that be? Chia seeds-they are a complete protein and super healthy. Ancient warriors used to survive on these for days/weeks at a time.
  8. Do you listen to music when you write your posts? No, I generally like it quiet when I write.
  9. What do you like to do on the weekends? I normally catch up on house/school work, take walks with my dog and just relax with my family.
  10. Do you blog everyday? I try to, yes.
  11. Name one person you are extremely thankful for and without whom, you wouldn’t be where you are today. My husband, without a doubt. He is amazing and so supportive of my endeavors.

QUESTIONS FOR MY NOMINEES

  1. Do you believe in ghosts?
  2. What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
  3. Would you want to know the place and time of your death? why or why not?
  4. What are you most grateful for?
  5. what is your biggest pet peeve?
  6. Apple Pie or Chocolate Cake?
  7. Pizza-Chicago style or New York?
  8. If you could keep only 5 possessions, what would they be?
  9. What does a perfect day look like for you?
  10. If you were invisible for 1 day, what would you do?
  11. What is your favorite season and why?

My nominees:-I am nominating these 5 bloggers for ALL THREE AWARDS!!

  1. Joann Chateau
  2. Inspire life
  3. Reflections on Existance
  4. Thoughts and Emotions
  5. Ben Aqiba