Travel Journal//Europe – June 2017

Hey, everyone! A couple of weeks ago, I got back from an amazing trip to Europe to visit my grandparents and cousins. I had so much fun with all of my family members, seeing some historic sights and meeting some amazing people. I can’t wait to go back!

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At Home in Belgium

We landed in Belgium early in the morning and were greeted by my Oma and Opa. It was so nice seeing them again! Most days of our trip, my family and I would stop by my grandparents house and eat meals with them. Oma’s food is so good!

We took a day trip to a beach and walked for a couple of hours. The beach was beautiful and full of shells. Since it was the 4th of July, we ate some red, white, and blue M&Ms to celebrate. :)

Shopping And Friends

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We spent several days shopping and looking for gifts to bring back home. One of my favorite days was when we stumbled upon a little neighborhood and met a really kind lady in her early 80s. She happily told us stories and showed us to a little chapel where she plays piano every week. It was so nice to meet another believer and to spend some time getting to know her. I know that I will never forget her.

A Short Road Trip

To finish off our vacation, my family and I all took a short three-day road trip to Germany. On the way there, we drove through Luxemburg and then stopped for lunch in France. It was really cool seeing how the culture and buildings looked so different as we passed through the different countries. It was definitely something that we don’t get to experience in America.

Germany was absolutely beautiful! I loved all of the houses and the flowers in the windows made me really happy. :) While in Germany, we took a bergbahn (old mountain train) to the top of a mountain; the view was AMAZING!


I had such a great time in Europe with my family. I can’t wait to go back and see them again! There will be a video coming up soon on my Youtube channel so keep an eye out for that! Have a great day! :)

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250 Follower Giveaway! (CLOSED)

Hey, everyone! For those of you who have been following me for a while know that I promised a giveaway when I reached 250 followers. Well, I’m keeping that promise because I bought some awesome stuff for some awesome people!

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I’m so excited! I’ve been planning this since my last giveaway in May. Just like last time, there will be TWO winners.

What You Will Be Able To Win

As I mentioned above, there will be TWO winners. One will win the Dream Big lined notebook and the gold diamond washie tape. The other winner will receive the Christian quote lined notebook and the gold heart washie tape.

How To Enter and Rules

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The giveaway is open from January 28, 2017 to February 11, 2017. There are eight ways to enter with a total of 11 entry points. To enter, click here. Any questions? You can read all of the Terms and Conditions here or email me at happilyabi@gmail.com

I’m super excited about this giveaway and I’m sure ya’ll are too! I hope you have an amazing day! Good luck!

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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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25 Things I Love About Fall

Hey, everyone! So I have a dilemma… the calendar tells me it’s fall but the weather is so far from being fall-like that it actually feels like summer. Not only that, but my school is freezing. So here’s my question, what am I supposed to wear?! Let me know if you have any suggestions for me! While you’re thinking about that, here are 25 things I LOVE about Fall!

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  1. Fall clothes look so cute! And they are comfortable. Win win.
  2. Foggy mornings.
  3. Candy corn, pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, hot tea, hot chocolate.
  4. Holding warm drinks when it’s cold.
  5. Fuzzy socks.
  6. Long walks around the neighborhood.
  7. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets.
  8. Infinity scarfs.
  9. Being back at school!
  10. Brown boots.
  11. Apple cider, apple muffins, apple everything.
  12. The beautiful colors! They make the prettiest pictures like these:
  13. Studying by a cozy fireplace.
  14. Hot soups.
  15. Bath And Body Works’ scents.
  16. Decorating pumpkins.
  17. Warm candles.
  18. Spending time with family.
  19. Warm blankets.
  20. The feeling of the cool, crisp air on your cheeks.
  21. All of the fun fall activities!
  22. Nail polish colors.
  23. And the clothing colors.
  24. All of the writing inspiration.
  25. Looking forward to the upcoming holidays.

What do you love about the fall weather or just fall in general?

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Fall Bucket List

Hey, everyone! It’s officially fall and let me just tell you, this is going to be great. Fall has always been my favorite season but now that I’m back at school, the amazingness is going to be bumped up a few notches. ;)

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  • Make smores at a bonfire with my friends!
  • Go on bike rides around my neighborhood.
  • Boo a neighbor.
  • Go to at least one football game.
  • Wear a vest.
  • Take pictures of the beautiful world around me!
  • Bake something from my To-Bake lists!
  • Volunteer at my church.
  • Build a fort.

Well, that’s all for today! I can’t wait to get started on this list. I hope you all have a great day! Stay happy. :)
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What are you looking most forward to this season? What are you going to do this fall?

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