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!

signi

Happy Best Friends Day! + 23 Things To Do With Your Friends This Summer

Happy Best Friends Day everyone! I hope you get to spend some time with all of your friends today but, if not, here’s a list of 23 things you can do with your friends this summer! :)

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  1. Hang out at the pool.
  2. Have a friends photoshoot.
  3. Volunteer somewhere together for the day.
  4. Road trip!
  5. Go horseback riding.
  6. Attend a floating lantern festival.
  7. Make homemade icecream.
  8. Have a paint fight.
  9. Go camping together.
  10. Have a weeklong sleepover.
  11. Go thrift shopping together.
  12. Make a friendship playlist.
  13. Make friendship bracelets.
  14. Have a picnic.
  15. Start a book club together.
  16. Go to a music festival.
  17. Stargaze.
  18. Try out new crafts.
  19. Play with animals at a local shelter.
  20. Make a summer scrapbook.
  21. Go hiking to a waterfall.
  22. Tie-dye shirts.
  23. Go back to school shopping together!

I can’t wait to try all of these things out with my friends! I know it’ll be a lot of fun. :) If you try any of the things listed with your friends, let me know in the comments. I’d love to hear from you! :) Have an amazing day!

signi

10 Things On My Bucket List

Hey, everyone! How are you? Today was AMAZING! My a cappella team got to meet with a college a cappella team to learn and sing with them. It was a great experience and we learned a lot about getting the songs to feel how they should sound.

Also today, I wanted to share 10 things on my bucket list. My actual bucket list is very long. If you want to check out the entire list, click here. ;)

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  1. Learn sign language. – I think sign language is really cool! Some of my friends know a bit of sign language so maybe they can help me. ;)
  2. Spend an entire day watching Disney movies. – Disney movies are really fun! There are so many that I haven’t seen in a long time and would love to see again!
  3. Have a beach bonfire. – The beach is so beautiful at night with all of the stars. It would be a lot of fun to have a bonfire with some friends on the beach under the stars.
  4. Visit Mount Rushmore. – Mount Rushmore is a must-see.
  5. Visit all seven continents. – I love traveling! It would be awesome to visit every continent.
  6. Go to a midnight movie premiere. – I’ve always wanted to do this. :)
  7. Stargaze on a roof. – I LOVE watching the stars!
  8. Participate in a color run. – I’ve seen pictures of color runs all of the internet and it looks like a lot of fun! My cousin, C, ran in a color run and she said it was really cool.
  9. Read 1000 books. – Reading is a great thing to do. :)
  10. Write a book. – I really like writing. Ever since I was a kid, I dreamed of writing and publishing a book someday.

What are some things on your bucket list? Let me know in the comments below! Have a great day! :)

signi

Blue Sky Tag

Hey, everyone! I was tagged by Tessa Megan from Writer’s Ink to complete the Blue Sky Tag! Fun Fact: I was her first follower ever so it’s really exciting to see how much she and her blog has grown. :)

The Rules

1.Thank the person who tagged you
2.Answer their 11 questions
3.Tag 11 people
4.Give them 11 questions to answer

Questions And Answers

  1. Do you have any imaginary friends? – No, I don’t but I sometimes talk to myself if that counts. XD
  2. Have you ever been to the beach or would like to go? – I LOVE going to the beach! It’s so relaxing and beautiful. I’ve been so many times but it’s still amazing. :)
  3. Have you ever entered a writing contest? – I have entered a couple of writing contests but I have never won. One of these days, I’ll write something amazing. ;)
  4. If possible would you go into writing as a career or will it just be a hobby for you? – It depends on the type of writing. I could totally blog for the rest of my life! I’m not sure if creative writing could be my career but I think that if (and when) I actually become serious about it, I can re-evaluate.
  5.  Do you like to sing? – I do like to sing! I am in an acappella group at my school which is super fun (but a lot of work). The people are so nice and encouraging but singing isn’t my forte. It is fun though!
  6. Do you listen to music while you write? – Sometimes. Like right now, I’m listening to music while I’m typing this (If It’s Just Me by Hunter Hayes). But for homework writing, I don’t listen to music. I think sometimes the music can affect and change the feel of the writing. Hopefully, that makes sense. :P :)
  7. What book(s) have you recently read? – Besides books for school, I haven’t read anything. But! I received two books from my very best friend so I will read those soon!
  8. Do you like country music? – YES! And my friends hate country music! Can you believe that? My favorite country artist is Hunter Hayes.
  9. What’s your favorite movie? – Uhh… Let me think. Oh! I really like A Royal Christmas but that’s a Christmas movie so… I don’t know. :)
  10.  Have you read A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley or heard of it? – No and no! I’ll have to check it out though!
  11.  Do you watch or read the news? – I don’t watch the news too often and I don’t read the news either.

Tag! You’re It!

  1. LyfWithEm
  2. Light Up The Shining Night Sky
  3. Living The Gray Life
  4. Clara’s Craft Corner
  5. The Girl Upstairs
  6. Rocks and Minerals 4 Him
  7. The Happy Book
  8. Thriving Hope
  9. Abby and the Pens
  10. Found and Cherished
  11. Eclectic Ellen

Your Questions

  1. What is your favorite song?
  2. What new restaurant//cafe//coffee shop have you been to recently?
  3. What books do you love to read?
  4. What is your favorite type of music?
  5. How do you come up with blog posts?
  6. Why did you start blogging?
  7. What is the best thing to do on a rainy day?
  8. How has this month been so far?
  9. What do you love to do outside of school//work?
  10. What is your favorite comfort food?
  11. Where is your favorite place to visit?

That’s all! I hope you all have a good day! Also, there are 3 days left in the giveaway! Be sure to enter! (Rules and such here.)

signi

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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

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Four Fact Survey

Thanks to Allie from The Wondrous Life Of Allie M for tagging me for this Four Fact Survey. Go check out her post here.

Four names people call me other than my real name:

  • Abi
  • Gabi
  • Gabooboo (from my lovely sister)
  • Rabster (from my other lovely sister)

Four jobs I’ve had

  • Babysitter
  • Student (totally a job)
  • Online store owner
  • Volunteer? Does that count?

Four movies I’ve watched more than once

  • Nanny McPhee
  • Holes
  • Home Alone
  • E.T.

Four books or authors I’d recommend

  • Christy Miller Series by Robin Jones Gunn
  • Gallagher Girl Series by Ally Carter
  • The Selection Series by Kiera Cass
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey

Four places I’ve lived

  • North Carolina (and no place else :) )

Four places I’ve visited

  • Chicago, IL
  • Disney World, FL
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Paris, France

Four things I’d rather be doing right now 

  • Working on school work
  • Texting my friends
  • Playing piano
  • Eating cookies :)

Four foods I prefer not to eat

  • Anything spicy
  • Mint
  • Eggplant
  • Bananas

Four of my favorite foods

  • My mom’s cooking!
  • Potatoes
  • Soft chocolate chip cookies
  • Ice tea

Four shows I watch

  • Doctor Who
  • Sherlock
  • Once Upon A Time
  • Fixer Upper

Four things I’m looking forward to this year

  • Traveling to some more awesome places
  • VBS!
  • Getting a job
  • Getting together with some of my friends!

Four things I’m always saying

  • What?
  • Haha yeah
  • Cool!
  • Definitely!

Four people to tag

Thanks again to Allie for tagging me! Have a great day!
~Abi Leah

January Favorites

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January has flown by so fast. Out of all the months, January would probably be my favorite because it gives us all a chance to change for the better. Between exam week, school, and busy schedules, it’s great to take a break and reflect on what happened the past month. So, without further ado, here are my top ten January favorites. Enjoy! :)

10. Peppermint Bark
My parents recently went on a trip and they brought back with them Peppermint Bark from Williams-Sonoma. It was eaten within a week; it was so good!

9. Music Tutor
This app has been especially helpful to me with low and high music notes. It took some getting used to in the beginning but I got the hang of it.

8. Wild Berry Zinger Herbal Tea
This is one of my favorite teas. It’s fruity and sweet so no sugar is needed.

7. The Christy Miller Book Series by Robin Jones Gunn
These books are amazing. You can really connect with Christy as you read through her life’s adventures. I definitely recommend them!

6. Anais Anais Perfume by Cacharel
This perfume is really nice. I got it for Christmas and have fallen in love with it.

5. EOS Pomegranate Raspberry Lip Balm
I love the taste of this lip balm and it works! That is if I don’t lick it all off first. :P

4. Plant Nanny (app)
Planing Nanny is an app that encourages you to drink water. You pick a plant, and every time you drink water, you give the amount of water you drank to the plant and it grows. If you don’t water the plant, it will die, so don’t forget!

3. Little Women
This book (and movies) is one of my favorites. We just finished reading it for school and so Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth needed a shout out. I always seem to learn more each time I reread it.

2. The Gallagher Girl  Book Series by Ally Carter
I absolutely love this book series. I read the first book and it was so well written and so well thought out that it inspired me to write a book of my own. This is a must read.

1. Piano Guys’ Simplified Favorites: Vol. 1
I got this piano book for Christmas and have been in love with it ever since. I am learning Arwin’s Vigil and I hope to start Moonlight very soon. And since my sister started taking cello lessons, there might just be a concert pretty soon.

signi