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!

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Rules

  • 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!

signi

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!)

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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!

signi

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!

Real Neat Blog Award

Hey, everybody! I was nominated for another award; this time it was the Real Neat Blog Award. I’m giving a huge thank you to Ashley from Quintessential Habits for nominating me for this award! I had a lot of fun with it and I’m sure she did too. Check out her blog here and her version of the award here. :)

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rules

The ‘rules’ of the Real Neat Blog Award are: (feel free not to act upon them if you don’t have time; or don’t accept awards; etc.):

  1. Put the award logo on your blog.
  2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
  3. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.
  4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.
  5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)

Questions and Answers

  1. What is your perfect ice cream sundae? – This is probably the most interesting question that I’ve ever been asked but my perfect ice cream sundae would include sprinkles, warm cookie bits, and vanilla ice cream.
  2. Who has been the most influential person in your life? – I know this sounds cliche but, the most influential person in my life is God. He has been the One who shaped me into the person I am today! When I became a Christian, my life took an 180-degree turn. God love and mercy has influenced me to be a more loving, hard-working person.
  3. Where do you go to relax? Or what do you do? – When I need to relax, I normally go to my room to write or read. Sometimes, I’ll light a candle (I love the Hello Beautiful Bath & Body Works 3-wick candle) or play some great music (here are my recent favorite songs). The lighting in my room is beautiful in the mornings! It’s relaxing just looking at how the light shines in my room.
  4. Would you rather it be really hot, or really cold? – I would rather be really cold than to be really hot. Just think about it; if you’re cold you can always put on scarfs, fuzzy socks, and hats, but if you’re hot, you can’t put on anything to cool you down.
  5. When was the last time it snowed? – It snowed last Friday! It was SO pretty!
  6. What was the last movie you saw? – The last movie I saw was the 2007 version of Nancy Drew. I remember watching this movie when I was younger. I liked it then, and I still like it now! 
  7. Where would you go on a dream vacation? – I would love to go to London, England for a couple of weeks! There are so many places to visit there and in England in general.

award

  1. Lia from Lost In A Story
  2. Amber from What Makes Me Amber
  3. Debbie from Debbie
  4. Anna from Diversion 3000
  5. Hannah from Country Unlimited
  6. You!

Your Questions

  1. What is your favorite movie and why?
  2. What are the first five things that come to your mind right now?
  3. What is something (or someone) that makes you happy?
  4. What is one thing that you learned about yourself last year?
  5. Name one good thing that happened today.
  6. How do you spend your long weekends?
  7. Fill in the blank: I always ____.

Once again, thanks to Ashley for nominating me for this wonderful award! I had a lot of fun answering the questions and coming up with questions for my nominees to answer! If you accept the Real Neat Blog Award, leave a link in the comments with your version of the blog post! I’d love to read it :)

signi

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!

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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!)

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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!

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Q&A – Answers

Hey everyone! So last week, I made a post asking for questions to be featured in this Q&A post and you delivered! So without further ado, my answers to your questions. :)
(Sorry it took me so long!)

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From HappyAlex: “What is your favorite season?”  ~ My favorite season has to be fall. I love the way the leaves crunch beneath my feet and the smell of the pumpkin pie and apple cider. :) Definitely my favorite.

From HappyAlex: “What is your favorite thing about blogging?” ~ My favorite part about blogging would have to be the community. The people here on WordPress and on other blogging sites are all so kind and encouraging and I love that.

From HappyAlex: “Favorite seasonal holiday e.g Christmas/Easter etc?” ~ Christmas has always been my favorite holiday. I love having the family together and the cold, crisp days that come with the feeling of Christmas. But my favorite part about Christmas is decorating the tree together and remembering all of the memories and events from past Christmases.

From HappyAlex: “Favorite way to relax?” ~ For me baking or playing piano are some of the best ways to relax. Just being able to do something and get my mind off of whatever is stressing me out is therapeutic for me.

From HappyAlex: “Favorite book?” ~ My all time favorite book is I’d Tell You I Love You But Then I’d Have To Kill You by Ally Carter. It’s the first book in the Gallagher Girl series which is the series that really got me motivated to write. I highly recommend. :)

From Kody C. Krady: “Who is your favorite Bible character?” ~ My favorite Bible character is Esther. Esther cared for her people and showed great courage when she asked the King to save her people.

From Kody C. Krady: “Who is your favorite person in history and why?” ~ I have always admired Joan of Arc. I think that she was very brave to go to war for France and for standing up for her country. Even though people didn’t like her, she will always be remembered as a saint.

From HannahDestiny27: “What’s your favorite thing about being homeschooled?” ~ My favorite part of being homeschool is being at home. :) I like being able to spend time with and have lunch with my mom.

From Hannah Destiny27: “If you could choose any one new thing to learn, what would you choose?” ~ One thing that I’ve always wanted to learn is sign language. One of my closest friends is learning sign language and she loves it. I think it’s a great thing to know.

From AVeryAwkwardBlogger: “Who’s your favorite pop star?” ~ My favorite pop star is Taylor Swift. Though I like her older songs better, her newer pop songs are pretty cool too.

From AVeryAwkwardBlogger: “What would you do if you could know absolutely anything for 5 minutes?” ~ I would probably eat food and text my friends. Or read one of my favorite books during those 5 free minutes. :) Anything to get my mind off of school for the moment.

From AlaynaFayth: “Why did you begin blogging?” ~ I had been thinking about blogging for a while before I actually started and one of the reasons was because I wasn’t sure if I would have enough time to continue blogging. At some point, I noticed that a lot of my friends had started blogs and I decided that it was time for me to enter the world of blogging.

From AlaynaFayth: “Would you suggest homeschooling as an option for someone debating where to place their children for education? ” ~ Homeschooling was definitely the best thing for me but it might not be great for everyone. I suggest thinking about what kind of environment your child would thrive in. Is he more of an introvert or extrovert? Would he be motivated enough to complete his work? What kinds of things could he do to still get him out of the house? There are also lots of different programs online to ensure that your child is schooled. I hope this helped and if you have anymore questions, let me know. :)

From AlaynaFayth: “Who is your idol?” ~ I wouldn’t really say “idol” but someone who inspires me a lot would be my aunt. She is a writer just like me and has always been so encouraging. She is just an amazing person and I want to be just like her.

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Thank you so much for all of the questions!
My question for you is, if you could be any cupcake flavor, which one would you be?
Let me know in the comments! :)

Unknown Blogger’s Challenge

Hey, everyone! This is the second post you’ve seen this week! *gasp* Exciting? I think so. Any who-dos. :)

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I’ve been nominated by Grace2610 to do the Unknown Blogger’s Challenge. Click here to see Grace’s version of the challenge. This challenge was created by Unfashionable Cupcake. Click here to see the rules of UBC.

The Questions (Answered)

  1. Why did you start your blog?
    I started this blog, honestly, because it seemed like fun and a lot of my friends were starting blogs as well. I don’t regret it. Blogging is really fun for me and is relaxing especially during exam week (which is coming up soon. Pray for me)
  2. What has been your best experience of blogging so far?
    One of the things that I find really cool is the fact that bloggers are so helpful. I haven’t met a blogger that wasn’t encouraging or willing to give me tips. I love the way we are connected as a blogging family.
  3. What is your hobby?
    My hobby is baking. I’ve always loved baking and have made some lists of things that I’ve wanted to bake. Spending time in the kitchen with my family is one of my favorite ways to reconnect and recharge. :)
  4. What is your favorite color and why?
    My favorite color is pink. It used to be lavender but as I grew older, I started liking pink more and more. If I had to pick a shade of pink to be my favorite, I would have to pick watermelon pink. I think it’s a happy color and goes great with orange (another one of my favorite colors).
  5. What is/are your favorite school subject(s)?
    My favorite subject in school is Web Design. I love typing out lines of code and then that code actually making something cool. It’s really fun!
  6. What is your favorite shop to go to?
    Bath and Body Works. Absolutely. I love going with my friends and smelling all of the different lotions and candles. We can’t stay in too long though or we won’t be able to tell which scent is which but I love it. :)
  7. What is your dream for your future?
    I’ve always wanted to live in a big city, right downtown in the midst of everything. I love the busyness and all of the different shops and buildings on the street. And the lights at night are just beautiful!

My Questions For You.

  1. Why did you start your blog?
  2. How long have you been blogging for?
  3. If you could ask for anything in the world and be guaranteed to receive it, what would you ask for?
  4. What is your happy place?
  5. What would you like to change about the world?
  6. Name one thing that you would like to do by next year.

Tag, You’re It!

I tag anyone who is an “Unknown Blogger” (a blogger with less than 100 followers).
I also tag anyone who wants to answer any or all of the questions for you because, I know, this is fun. :)

Be sure to check Unfashionable Cupcakes for rules! Also, if you complete (or don’t complete) this challenge, let me know in the comments below! :)

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