30 Things I’m Thankful For

Hey, everyone! Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Have you started making your shopping list? I’ve been planning with my family and I’m really excited to spend the holiday with all of my relatives. I always look forward to Thanksgiving day. Speaking of Thanksgiving, there are so many things to be thankful for! Here are 30 Things I’m Thankful For.


  1. God who has saved me despite the many times I’ve failed.
  2. My family who drives me crazy but I still love them.
  3. Friends who are open and accepting no matter what. The ones who encourage me to be my best every day and help me back up when I fall.
  4. Teachers who work with me to help me get better.
  5. Pastors who will sit with me and walk me through things I may not understand.
  6. Sunday School Leaders who have prayed for me and my family week after week.
  7. Military Families and others who work to keep our country safe.
  8. The changing of the seasons and the beauty that comes with each one.
  9. Vacations and the chance to have a break from the business of life.
  10. Flowers which always cheer me up.
  11. Surprise snail mail from family and friends.
  12. Heaters to keep my home warm.
  13. Socks to keep my feet warm (and for sliding around the floors).
  14. Education and the opportunity to learn.
  15. The wonderful food that my mom makes for me every day!
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  16. Cameras and the chance to capture memories in a photo.
  17. Dishwashers! Because who wants to wash all of those pots?
  18. Sunday afternoons full of rest and reading.
  19. Little handwritten notes left in my lunchbox.
  20. Happy moments with family and friends.
  21. Clear nights full of stars and wonder.
  22. The experiences, both good and bad, that have helped me grow into who I am today.
  23. Failures that have helped me learn from my mistakes and encouraged me to do better.
  24. Technology that allows me to communicate with my family all across the world.
  25. Comfortable beds to sleep in!
  26. Family traditions and the memories that come with them.
  27. Books that come with great adventures!
  28. The authors who have inspired me to write.
  29. The many people who love me and pray for me.
  30. All of you who take the time to read my posts! Thank you so much!

What things are you thankful for? What are you looking forward to the most this Thanksgiving? I hope you have a great week!


I’m Back (again) and The Fall Tag

Happy October everyone! I hope you’re enjoying the cooler fall weather! I am. I went pumpkin picking with my friends the other day which really got us all into the fall mood. :)

It’s good to be back to blogging. I took an unannounced and unexpected break for a couple of months. There was so much going on and I wasn’t sure how to include my blog in that. While I am sorry for being gone for so long, the break helped me to get a better picture of what I want my blog to be like. With that, little explanation aside, here’s the Fall Tag.

Many many thanks to Lydia from Lydia, A Dancer For The King, for tagging me! Be sure to check out her blog here and her version of the tag here.

The Rules

  • Put the tag badge and rules in your post.
  • Answer the 10 fall-related question.
  • Tag at least 5 other bloggers to join in the fun!

The Questions

Tag! You’re It!

I’m going to tag anyone who loves fall! Have fun with this tag!


Motivation Monday//Purpose


June 26, 2017

Today’s Theme: Purpose


“How cool is it that the same God, who created mountains, & oceans, & galaxies, looked at you & thought the world needed one of you too?”


“Perhaps this is the moment for which you have been created.” – Esther 4:14


Five Day Song Quote Challenge – Day 2

Hey, guys! How was your Monday so far? Mine was absolutely CRAZY but the good thing is that I can come home to open arms and ears.


I was nominated by the lovely Christ, Crafts, and Cuisine blog for the 5-day song challenge! I’m not going to nominate anyone but if you would like to participate, you can find all of the rules here.

The Song

The Song Quote


What It Means To Me

This song was a song that we used to sing a lot at church. It was especially meaningful to me because it explained how God has worked in my life, both physically and spiritually. God led me to a safe family into which I could be adopted and He led me to His Son through whom I can be adopted into His Kingdom. This song speaks to both sides and that’s why I love it. :)


Exciting News! & 3 Things You Should Know About Me

Hey, everybody! How are you? I’m doing well! I wanted to share a quick post to let you all know some exciting news:

I’m starting a Youtube channel!

Yay! I’m super excited about it! I hope you all check it out and subscribe; it would mean a lot to me. :) Anyway, check out the video to find out 3 things you should know about me.

Thanks for reading and watching! Have a great day!



Versatile Blogger Award

Hey, everyone! I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by the lovely Celadon from Missceladon. Many thanks to her! Be sure to check out Celadon’s blog here and her version of the award here.


Like Celadon, I love receiving nominations for blogger awards because it reminds me that people are actually reading my blog and that’s always an important thing to remember.  rulesThe rules for this award are:

  • Show the award on your blog.
  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Share seven different facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 15 blogs of your choice.
  • Link your nominees and let them know of your nomination.


  1. My favorite flower is peonies. Just look at them! They’re so pretty!

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  2. I would love to visit Niagara Falls.
  3. Something I can’t wait for this year: spending all of the holidays at home!
  4. I love the sound of birds in the morning.
  5. Something I don’t like: bananas.
  6. I cannot go to bed without reading my Bible or some kind of devotional.
  7. Something I want to do before I die: travel the world.


I love reading these bloggers’ posts and I recommend them to you all so be sure to click on their names and check out their blogs! (Instead of nominating 15 bloggers, I’m only going to nominate 7.)

  1. Teenage Outsider Blog
  2. Whenever Inspiration Strikes
  3. Ruffles and Grace
  4. A Sprinkle Of Joy
  5. The Sounds Of Grace
  6. Funhouse Vision
  7. Hannah Elizabeth Blog

Thanks again to Celadon for nominating me for this award! Congrats to those nominated! Have a great day. :)
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Liebster Award


I was nominated by the lovely Alexandrina Elle from Cahlming Soul for the Liebster Award. You can check out her blog here and her version of the Liebster Award here.

The Rules

➳ Acknowledge the blog who nominated you and display the award
➳ Answer the 10 questions given to you
➳ Share 10 random facts about yourself
➳ Nominate 10 bloggers that have less than 200 followers who you think deserve this award
➳ Let the bloggers know you have nominated them
➳ Give them 10 questions to answer

My Answers

  1. Who is your role model/someone you look up to and why? ~ My aunt is my role model. She is a writer like me and is always encouraging. I hope to be like her someday. 
  2. If you had to live off of one food what food would you choose and why? ~ Potatoes. Because you can make them lots of different ways. :) 
  3. Why do you have a blog? ~ I love writing and have always dreamed of having a blog. When my friends started making blogs, I thought I should jump on the bandwagon too! 
  4. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? ~ Let’s see. Hopefully I will have traveled a bit more by then. Have a job and be continuing my studies at a college or university, preferably near home. And of course, I’ll still be blogging. 
  5. What is/are your favorite book(s) and why? ~ My favorite books are the Gallagher Girl series by Ally Carter. I love her writing. I felt that the characters were really relatable but still interesting enough to keep me reading. And the plot twists were perfect! I also love the first three books in The Selection series. They were sweet and simple. 
  6. Biggest fear and why? ~ My biggest fear is losing my family. They keep me going and help me grow more in Christ. Without them, I would be very lost. 
  7. What makes you smile? ~ New candles, clean sheets, spring mornings, and a blank canvas along with 50 others things which you can read here. 
  8. Have people ever told you that you’re beautiful? (btw you definitely are) ~ Haha aw! Thanks! Yes, lots of my former teachers have told me that I’m beautiful as well as my parents’s friends. But of course they always say that so. :) 
  9. Do you have any pets? If so what are they? ~ I have one family dog. He is a golden retriever lab and he’s great. I also have two black and white guinea pigs. Technically they are my sisters’s but I am close to them as well. :) 
  10. Favorite childhood memory? ~ One of my favorite childhood memories is waking up early on summer mornings to walk the dog with my mom or play with the Barbie house. I also loved building forts out of cardboard boxes and sheets. That was a lot of fun. 

The Facts

  1. Coming up with random facts about me is difficult. ;)
  2. My favorite mugs are the ones with the great stories.
  3. Chronicles of the Kings by Lynn Austin is a great series. I highly recommend; it’s one of my favorites.
  4. Iceskating is fun!
  5. Falling and breaking your tailbone while iceskating? Not fun.
  6. I don’t understand how people can paint so perfectly with watercolor! Every time I try it messes all up but I try.
  7. I love avocados.
  8. The stars are the most beautiful things in the world. I could spend hours just looking at them.
  9. I rarely ever use pencils.
  10. I love cats. Specifically orange ones. :)

The Nominees

  1. Thoughts From A Christian Cowgirl
  2. Truth And Beauty
  3. Just A Teen Blogger
  4. Unfashionable Cupcake
  5. A Simple Dose of Reality
  6. Ally
  7. A Typical Teenager’s Life
  8. High Hopes
  9. From Dream To Plan
  10. Artsy Teen

I nominated bloggers who I thought deserved this award. They don’t necessarily have less than 200 followers. (Of course, those nominated don’t have to participate if they don’t want to.)

Questions For You

  1. What are three things that you find most beautiful in nature?
  2. What is the weirdest thing you’ve eaten?
  3. What is your favorite day of the week?
  4. Sunsets or clear night skies?
  5. What three places would you like to visit?
  6. What was your favorite class in high school?
  7. What brings you the most joy?
  8. How would you describe yourself in three words?
  9. What are your top three bucket list items?
  10. What is the best piece of advice that you have received?

Thanks again to Alexandrina Elle from Calming Soul for nominating me for this fun award! Be sure to check out her blog if you haven’t done so already.

I hope you all have a great day! Enjoy the award!
~Abi Leah

One Lovely Blog Award


Hi again! The amazing Grace from PaperClipsandPins nominated me for the “One Lovely Blog Award”! If you haven’t checked out her blog yet, click here to read her posts.


  1. Thank the Person Who Nominated You.
  2. Add a Picture to Your Post.
  3. Share 7 Facts About Yourself.
  4. Nominate Others to do the Award. (Up to 15)
  5. Include the Set of Rules.
  6. Inform Your Nominees.


  1. My birthday is this month.
  2. I am taking French, Spanish, and English this year.
  3. The beach is my happy place.
  4. My favorite color is pink. :)
  5. My favorite tea at the moment is Peppermint Tea.
  6. My personality type is INFP.
  7. I have been blogging for a year and half.


Thanks again to Grace for the nomination! I hope you all have a great week!



This or That Beauty Tag

Hey, everyone! Grace from PaperClipsandPins just created a This or That Beauty Tag! I encourage you to go and check out her fab. blog!

The Rules

  • From each option on the list, choice your preferred option.
  • Nominate 5+people – you can either stick with the options I have thought of or you can create new ones for you and your friends.
  • Include the logo in your post.


The Tag


Blush or Bronzer ~ Blush
Lip Gloss or Lip Stick ~ Lip Gloss
Eye Liner or Mascara ~ Mascara
Foundation or Concealer ~ Concealer
Neutral or Color Eyeshadow ~Neutral Eyeshadow


OPI or China Glaze ~ OPI
Long or Short ~ Short
Acrylic or Natural ~ Natural


Perfume or Body Splash ~ Perfume
Lotion or Body Butter ~ Lotion
Body Wash or Soap ~ Body Wash
Lush or Other Bath Company ~ Bath and Body Works


Jeans or Sweat Pants ~ Jeans
Long Sleeve or Short Sleeve ~ Long Sleeve
Dresses or Skirts ~ Skirts
Stripes or Plaid ~ Plaid
Flip Flops or Sandals ~ Sandals
Scarves or Hats ~ Scarves
Anklet or Bracelet ~ Anklet
Studs or Dangly Earrings ~ Studs


Curly or Straight ~ Curly
Bun or Ponytail ~ Bun
Long or Short ~ Long
Light or Dark ~ Dark
Up or Down ~ Up

Final random few:

Rain or Shine ~ Rain with a good book
Summer or Winter ~ Summer and Winter both. :) They are both beautiful in their own way.
Autumn or Spring ~ Autumn
Chocolate or Vanilla ~ Chocolate
UK or USA  ~ UK but I live in USA.

Tag! You’re it!

  1. Chestnut and Acorn
  2. A Good and Beautiful Life
  3. Everyday Blissful Memories
  4. Truth and Beauty
  5. A Simple Dose of Reality

If you were nominated and want to edit the list to your liking, feel free to. Let me know if you complete this tag and be sure to check out Grace’s Blog!