Blue Sky Tag

Hello, everyone! How are you? I’ve been pretty swamped with school but I was able to post this (even though it’s late) so I would say I’m doing pretty well! I was tagged by this amazing blogger for the Blue Sky Tag. Be sure to check out her blog here and her version of the blog post here!



  • Thank the person who tagged you  ✔
  • Answer the 11 questions given to you  ✔
  • Give 11 questions  ✔
  • Nominate 11 people to continue this tag  ✔

Questions and Answers

  1. What is your perfect pizza? (thin/thick crust, toppings, homemade/delivery) – Thin crust, pineapple, ham, extra cheese, olives, and homemade pizza is the best!
  2. If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? – My mom’s thread meat with potatoes and green beans! Yum!
  3. What cheers you up? – My friends and family, writing, listening to music, watching a movie, or drawing.
  4. What is your favorite t.v. commercial? – I love the commercials for Fixer Upper!
  5. What is your favorite of the four seasons? Why? – I love Spring the most because of all of the beautiful blooming flowers and the birds are just amazing. Also, it’s so close to being summer that it’s a hopeful season for me. :)
  6. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? – Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough!
  7. What is your favorite smell? – Kind of an odd question but I guess my favorite smell would be freshly baked cookies. (Can you tell I’m hungry?) :) ;)
  8. What is your dream job? – I would love to be a Travel Blogger Momma because it incorporates all of my favorite things; traveling, blogging, and family time! :) But I won’t be getting to this dream job for a long time, don’t worry. Hehe!
  9. Who is your biggest role model? – My role model is my Aunt L. She’s an awesome woman who follows Jesus and has worked so hard.
  10. What are your top 3 goals in life? – Live a life that shows God’s love to others, not let my past circumstances hinder me from growing, and publish a book.
  11. What is the best decision you have made recently? – The best decision I’ve made recently… I think that would be deciding not to spend so much time comparing myself to others.


Questions For You

  1. Name 3 things that you love about Spring.
  2. What is one thing that you learned this week?
  3. What is your favorite drink?
  4. What is one song that makes you want to dance?
  5. Is there something that your friends do that has rubbed off on you?
  6. If you were an emoji, which one would you be?
  7. Name a book that made you laugh.
  8. Share a photo that you have taken recently.
  9. What is something that you have been meaning to do but haven’t done yet?
  10. If you have $1,000,000, how would you spend it?
  11. What is your favorite word?
  1. Mehan from Press On Mehan!
  2. Tabi from Busy Bee
  3. Alexandrina from The Warmhearted
  4. The Happy Book
  5. Wonderous Night Trambler from A Girl Cloaked In Night
  6. The Average Girl
  7. Elsie from Elsie L.M.C
  8. Alysha from Joyous Alysha
  9. Chloe from Diary of a Lonely Girl
  10. Truuty from Truth and Beauty
  11. G from Paper Clips and Pins

Thanks again for the nomination! Have a great day!


Writer’s Ink Challenge

Hey, everyone! Tessa from Writer’s Ink created a new challenge! Be sure to check out Tessa’s blog here. (She’s awesome; you’ll love it!)


The Rules

  1. Thank your nominator
  2. Answer at least 8 questions about writing
  3. Nominate at least 5 people

Question and Answer

  1. When did you first start writing? – I started writing around August of 2013 or 2014. I had just finished the Gallagher Girls series and it inspired me to write! 
  2. Have you always been interested in writing? I always liked writing but I didn’t actually consider myself a writer until I started buckling down and getting writing done. 
  3. Why do you like writing? – I love writing because it’s a great way to express your feelings and thoughts without stuttering through the words. 
  4. What genre do you write in? – Realistic Fiction and Poetry
  5. Who or what motivates you to write? – I have a friend, H, who is an AMAZING writer! She inspires me to write; her own writing is enough motivation. :)
  6. Do you write poetry? – Absolutely! I love poetry; it’s my favorite way of writing.
  7. Have you ever written a story with a friend? – No, but that would be really fun!
  8. How do you write your stories (first person, third person)? First person always.

The Nominees

  1. Meg from MegCathWrites
  2. Vivian from Writing With Style
  3. Alexis from Coast To Coast With Alexis
  4. Anna from Diversion3000
  5. Hanne from RocksAnd Minerals 4 Him

A big thank you to Tessa for creating this challenge! It was a lot of fun! To those who were nominated, be sure to link your version of this challenge down below so I can check it out! :) Have a great day!


P.S. I was thinking about adding a poetry/writing section to my blog. What do you think? Let me know in the comments down below!

21 Day Self Portrait Project Days 16-21

Good morning! I hope you’re having a wonderful day so far. Here are the last 6 days from the 21-day self-portrait project. I liked these couple of pictures because they had really great stories behind them. Enjoy! :)

Day 16


My Oma has taught me the importance of prayer. My grandmother is a prayer warrior. When life is crazy, she prays. When life is great, she prays. And when life is hard, she prays.

My Oma loves listening to my stories about my life and when I share a story about stress or disappointment, she reminds me to pray. It’s really encouraging to be reminded about the importance of turning to God in every situation.

Day 17


Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to learn to play as many instruments as I could. When I first moved into my new home, my dad taught me how to play a song on the piano. I then was able to teach myself to play other songs. My parents realized piano lessons would be a really good opportunity for me so I started taking lessons at a nearby University.

My piano teacher was really nice and patient with me as I learned and practiced difficult pieces. I remember once I was having a really hard day. When I showed up for piano lessons, I was on the verge of tears. When my teacher asked me how I was, I burst into tears and for the entire lesson, she played piano for me to make me feel better.

My piano teacher taught me to express my feelings through music. I also learned to pick up different sounds in music, voices, and notes. She also taught me the importance of using music instead of anger. Without her, I wouldn’t be as far along as I am in music.

Day 18


I took online classes for three years but it was lonely and difficult trying to study at home where my bed is like two feet away and way more comfortable than my desk where I studied. I played around with the thought of going back to school for a while, mainly because I wanted to have experience being around people before I went to college.

I was at a sleepover with my friend when she asked me, “What if we were in the same classes together?!” I laughed half-heartedly and said, “That would be cool.” I didn’t actually think I would go back to school part time nor did I have any intention of doing so. But I went along with it.

The next day, I told my mom about it and she said, “Well, do you want to check the school out?” and I was like, “I guess.” The next thing I know, my mom is calling the school (keep in mind that this is in late July) and I am sent to take an entry exam. By then I realized, “This is actually happening” and I started to get excited about being back at school full time.

Three weeks before the first day of school, I was accepted. Even now, I’m not really sure how this happened but I’m glad it did. I go to an amazing school and the people are all so nice and friendly. All of my classmates have gone out of their way to get to know me. I love the school so much!

Day 19


Social media has a huge impact on the teens and children of this age. The social standards can totally destroy a person’s self-esteem. I know, because it did that to me.

For the longest time, I didn’t feel pretty enough, I didn’t feel any self-worth, compared to the girls online. I thought that in order to be “popular”, in order to feel loved, I needed to do whatever society said I needed to.

But my mom helped me to see the truth; I am beautiful the way I am. My mom taught me to look to the Bible for hope and encouraging. She encouraged me to memorize Bible verses so that I could remember them whenever I feel bad. And I’m so glad she did.

Through the Bible, I was able to remember my self-worth, to know that I am beautiful because God made me.

Life is hard. People are mean. And words hurt. But God still loves me. He still cares about me. He still wants me.

Day 20


One thing I love about Christmas is how beautiful the world gets. As a child, my Christmases weren’t beautiful or full of gifts. Christmas just another day to me. But now that I am a Christian, I see the beauty in Christmas day and now that I have a family, I have the opportunity to celebrate this wonderful celebration of Christ’s birth.

Day 21


“Look for the good in everyday life and share that spark with other people. You never know when someone else will need a little bit of happiness.”

– Abi –

There you go! I had so much fun with this project. If any of you are thinking about participating in the 21-day self-portrait project, you totally should! It’s worth your time. :) Have a great day!


Celebrating The Little Things Tag

Hey, everyone! it’s been so long (one week) since I’ve posted. I’m really sorry but I’ve been so busy with school and a cappella (we have a performance coming up!) so I was doing that. Anyway, I’m back now so here’s a post!

I found this tag by Fadwa from Word Wonders. I know she tagged some people but I thought this tag was really cool and thought I would try it! Be sure to check out Fadwa’s blog here!


Who was your very first follower (if you can find out) tag them and give them a shout out!

My very first follower was my friend Katherine. I had to Grammar classes with her 2 years ago but now I don’t go to school with her :( Kat was a great friend and she was awesome to be around! Shout out to her for being the first to hit that follow button and for being the first of many. :)

What was the last milestone you reached?

I recently reached 200 followers which just so happened to be the same day as my 2 year blogiversary! Yeah! And I wrote a blog post about it (psst. Click here).

What was the very first post you posted on your blog? Share it with us! If you can find out.

My very first blog post was titled Welcome One, Welcome All but that was my introductory post so that doesn’t count. My first official blog post was called The Gift Of Family.

Who was your most recent follower, tag them and give them a shout out!

My most recent follower was none other than Selina from Selina Roth Blog.Shout out to her! Be sure to check out her blog here. :)

What was the last post you posted and who was the very first person who took their time to click the like button? Give them a shout out!

The last post I posted was 5 Bible Verses for When You’re Stressed and the wonderful human who liked it first was (drumroll) Daleenic from Country Girl Reviews! Be sure to check out her blog! I love reading her posts and her book reviews. Also, her letter to the older generation is great. You should read it. Like now. It’s awesome. Just like Daleenic! :)

How many months have you been blogging for?

I have been blogging for almost 25 months! Whohoo! (Psst. I also wrote a blog post about that. Check it out here!)

Do you have any bloggers you’re friends with? Give them a shout out.

Ah! Okay okay! Let’s see. First there’s Aria from Purrfectly Inspired. I’m so glad I was able to get to know Aria. She is probably my closest blogger friend and she’s super helpful. She’s pretty awesome and has AMAZING photography! Like, literally, I’m so jealous of how great her pictures are!! But her pictures aren’t the only things that are amazing; Aria owns a store! Yeah, you read that right. It’s called A Girl And A Cat and it’s so cool. Click the link and go check it out! It’s totally worth it! :D

And then there’s the amazing Petra from Petra Grace Photography.  Petra is a sweet, happy girl who I love talking to. She’s always been so kind. I took classes with her for a while and she is one awesome person just like her photography! Like, literally, one look at her blog and I’m amazed. Check it out!

Bekah from Barefoot Bekah is one of my role models and friends. She is extrememly sweet and has such a heart for God. I’m so incredibly greatful to have her as a friend. I love reading her posts about her travels in Costa Rica. Be sure to check out her blog!

Who originally created the last meme or tag you participated in? Give them a shout out!

The last tag I participated in was The Fall Tag and it was (I think) created by Sandra from The Puzzle Of Sandra’s Life. She took it from a youtube video so I think it counts? So yay for her! I loved that tag. :)

Have you any social media related to your blog?

Yes! My Pinterest is @quiet1234 and my Google + is @happilyabi. I’d LOVE it if you’d check them out!

Last but not least …. Just give thanks to all your followers.

Thank you to all of my wonderful followers who took the time to click that follow button. While I may not know all of you, you have all made a big impact on my life. I love hearing from you guys and knowing that you are reading my posts. It makes my heart swell. :) <3 Keep being awesome! May God bless your lives. :)

Tag! You’re It!

Like the others before me, I’m tagging everyone who was mentioned in this blog post. And because I’m just nice, I’m also tagging anyone who wants to do this tag. :) Enjoy!


The Fall Tag

Hey, everyone! I was technically sorta nominated by Maha from FunHouse Vision. I love love love fall so when I saw this tag, I knew I had to post my version of it. Before I start, be sure to check out Maha’s blog here and her version of this tag here!


The Questions

  1. What signifies the start of Fall for you?
    Fall begins when we bring out the candy corn and apple cider.
  2. What is your favourite Fall scent?
    Crisp Morning Air from Bath and Body Works
  3. What is your favourite Fall colour?
    I love the wine/crimson berry color like this Essie nail
    Essie Maki Me Happy:
  4. What is your favourite Fall drink?
    Apple cider all the way!
  5. What TV show, new or old, are you looking forward to this Fall?
    I don’t watch many shows but the one I am watching is Dancing With The Stars so I’ll go with that.
  6. What is your favourite Fall fashion trend?
    Ankle boots, striped dresses and sweaters
  7. What is your favourite frugal Fall activity?
    Sitting by the fireplace or sitting outside on the porch.
  8. What is your favourite makeup look come fall weather?
    I don’t really wear makeup but I think darker shadow and a darker lip can create a great fall look. Like this one:
    Pinterest: @jadeaubiin Instagrams: @jade_aubin:


Tag! You’re It!

I tag anyone who wants to complete this tag! Totally fun. If you love fall, you should do it.

I thought I would try something different today and make the main part of my post centered. Let me know how you like it! Anywhos,be sure to check out Maha’s blog if you haven’t already and have a great and fantastic day! :)

*please note: none of these pictures are mine*

How did you like the tag? What do you love about fall?  Let me know in the comments below! I would love to hear from you!


Three Day Quote Challenge Day 3

Hey everyone! I was nominated for the Three Day Quote challenge! Many thanks to Shivani from Another Dead Law Student’s Blog for the nomination! Please check out her blog here.

The Rules

  1. Thank the person that nominated you.
  2. Post 1-3 quotes for consecutive 3 days.
  3. Nominate 3 other bloggers each day.

The Quotes

Today’s theme is: pink and gold. Continue reading

Three Day Quote Challenge – Day 2

Hey everyone! I was nominated for the Three Day Quote challenge! Many thanks to Shivani from Another Dead Law Student’s Blog for the nomination! Please check out her blog here.

The Rules

  1. Thank the person that nominated you.
  2. Post 1-3 quotes for consecutive 3 days.
  3. Nominate 3 other bloggers each day.

The Quotes

I was trying to come up with a theme for today while looking on Pinterest (follow me @quiet1234) when I saw this quote: Continue reading

Three Day Quote Challenge Day 1

Hey everyone! I was nominated for the Three Day Quote challenge which was something that I have wanted to do for a while now. Many thanks to Shivani from Another Dead Law Student’s Blog for the nomination! Please check out her blog here.

The Rules

  1. Thank the person that nominated you.
  2. Post 1-3 quotes for consecutive 3 days.
  3. Nominate 3 other bloggers each day.

The Quotes

Today’s theme is: Disney movie quotes Continue reading

Fun Question Tag

Hey everyone! I was tagged by Jane from Frosting Fashion to complete the Fun Question Tag. You can find her blog here and her post of the tag here.

The Questions

  1. When is your birthday?February 4th
  2. What are three of your favorite colors?Pink, orange, and pale green 
  3. Favorite quotes? “Writing is a way of talking without being interrupted.” ~ Jules Renard  and  “We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give.” ~ Winston Churchill  and “The problem is not the problem; the problem is your attitude about the problem.” ~ Captain Jack Sparrow 
  4. Are you addicted to youtube?No. I don’t watch Youtube as much as I used to. 
  5. What/who are your 3 favorite TV programs and/or youtubers?I like Sherlock, Doctor Who, and Once Upon A Time. And for youtubers, I watch Studio C, Eleventh Gorgeous, and Classy Whale.
  6. What are 3 qualities you would admire in a best friend?“A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.” ~ William Shakespeare. The only thing I would add is that a friend should help you grow in Jesus Christ. 
  7. Do you like your name?Yes! I love my name. :) 
  8. If you could choose your own name, what name would you choose?Well, I’ve always liked the name Emily so I guess I would choose that. 
  9. What is your fantasy dream?Um hmm. I’m not sure. XD
  10. Do you wear makeup?I do sometimes but not that often. Mostly I just save it for special occasions. 
  11. If you could write a book, what would the title be and what would it be about?I love writing so this is something I have planned. I call it, “I don’t know the title yet but I had a dream about this once and that’s how I got the idea“. :P It’s about a fairy that lives in a tree and is assigned to protect the family that lives nearby from the time-traveling, children-stealing, grizzly-bear looking monsters that inhabit the woods across the street. 
  12. What makes you cry?Lots of things. I mostly cry during sad movies especially when someone either dies or has to say goodbye to the one they love.
  13. What makes you angry?Injustice, losing important things, not being believed in. 
  14. What makes you happy? Family! And food and church and laughing and blogging and 50 other things that you can find here
  15. What is ‘fangirling’?Fangirling is when one finds something that they absolutely love, mainly from one of their fandoms, and they go crazy because that thing is super amazing. 
  16. What are your 3 favorite snacks? M&Ms, apples, and cookies. 
  17. What are your 3 favorite foods? My mom’s potatoes, my Oma’s meatballs, and my sister’s lemon cake. :) 
  18. What are your favorite drinks?Ice tea! And also coke. 
  19. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?I’m a homeschool student taking online classes at Veritas Press Scholars Academy. I have been blogging since October of 2014. I play piano and I am currently writing music with one of my best friends. 
  20. What are 10 random facts about you? 1) My hair is naturally curly. 2) I have two sisters. 3) My favorite subject is Web Design followed closely by French and English. 4) I love chocolate chip cookies. 5) I collect pens. 6) I think Lindsey Stirling is amazing. 7) So are the Piano Guys. 8) My personality type is INFP. 9) Spending a rainy day, sitting by a window, reading a good book, listening to music, and drinking tea is my idea of a perfect day. 10) My favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 21:31. 
  21. What are 3 fun things to do?Spend time with family and friends, have random dance parties, and traveling. 

Tag You’re It!

I tag anyone who wants to do this tag. It was really fun.

Thanks again to Jane for tagging me! I hope you all have a great day! :)
~Abi Leah

The Identity Tag

I was tagged by James from Just Another James to complete his Identity Tag. (Sorry it took me so long James!)


  • When you’re nominated, the previous person tag should have come up with some questions for you to answer.
  • If you are Tag/Nominated to complete this, you don’t have to post it if you don’t want to, but you have to work out these answers for yourselves!
  • Come up with 10 or more questions, and an extra question in case there’s something someone isn’t comfortable answering online!
  • Nominate 5 or more people to complete this tag.
  • Answer as truthfully and seriously as you can, no cop-out answers!

My Answers

  1. You wake up in this room, in front of you is a man seated at a desk. He says: Before you ask, you’re dead. This is the afterlife… or rather this is how you get there… Firstly I need to know, why should I let you in? What have you done of worth that was important? – What would you say?
    As a Christian, I believe that we shouldn’t be let into heaven but it is only by the grace of God that we are forgiven and allowed to be in heaven with Him. As for the second question, I think the most important thing that I’ve done so far is probably realize that I don’t have to go through the storms alone. I remembered that I have God and my family with me and they will forever be with me when I am having hard times.
  2. If they made a song about your life, what genre would it be?
    It would probably be a soundtrack from a movie. Like a mix of mystery and chaos but happiness and hope as well. I don’t know if that makes sense but. XD
  3. What is your sole purpose in life?
    My main purpose in life is to share the love, hope, and kindness of God to others while being as open as I can.
  4. What do you regret doing?
    I regret missing out on opportunities because I’m afraid of being stretched too far from my comfort zone. And it’s something that I’m working on. 
  5. What are your strengths?
    I’m more of a quiet person which helps me to be more observant. I am able to see when people are having a hard time and can be there for them when they need me. I work great one on one or with small groups.
  6. What are your weaknesses?
    I easily find myself lost in crowds, public speaking is one of more worst fears, and I get distracted easily. 
  7. What is something that not many people know about you?
    I’ve always wanted to own a business. It just seems like a fun thing to do and I can be my own boss. I’m not sure if I ever will do that but it’s a possibility. 
  8. What has been the best decision of your life so far?
    Being homeschooled has been the best decision for me. I love being at home and having the opportunity to learn more of things that weren’t offered at school. It gives me time to do things like blog and being with my family. 
  9. What are you afraid of, and why?
    I am terrified of having a speech or presentation and just blanking out in front of everyone. 
  10. Where are you going in your life?
    I’m hoping to finish high school and go to college. Other than that, I’m not really sure. Maybe some traveling here and there but I will continue blogging. :) 


Tag! You’re It! 

  1. Taylor from Taylor Made
  2. Karli from My Totally Average Teenage Life
  3. Amber from What Makes Me Amber
  4. Typicalteenager76 from A Typical Teenager’s Life
  5. Abigail from Abigail!

My Questions For You

  1. What is your earliest memory?
  2. What is a long term goal and how are you working to reach it?
  3. What would happen if you knew that you would not fail?
  4. What has been the best decision of your life so far?
  5. What in your life exhilarates you? Are you doing enough of it?
  6. How do you cope with the stress in life?
  7. What are your strengths?
  8. What are your weaknesses?
  9. If your life was summarized into one quote, what would the quote say?
  10. If you could leave a note for your younger self to find and read, what would you write?
  11. (extra question) Who is your role model and why do you look up to that person?

Hope you all have a great day!
~Abi Leah