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!

The Blogger Aesthetic Award

Hey, everyone! I saw this awesome award/tag on Nicole’s blog “Sorry I’m Booked” and I thought it was really cool so I’m going to try it. :) Be sure to check out Nicole’s blog here and her version of this award here. :)

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The Rules

  • Collect any number of images that you feel represent you as a person—your personality, aspirations, favourite things, anything at all that makes you you.
  • Put your chosen images together into a collage of whatever size and shape you find pleasing.
  • Share your masterpiece with everyone, in all the places.
  • Maybe nominate other bloggers as a way to tell them, “Hey, you, I think you’re awesome, and we should celebrate that awesomeness.”
  • Share these rules (and maybe the below tips, if you’re feeling helpful).

The Tips

My Aesthetic

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Vintage, pink, and floral – that’s me! Once, my friends and I were coming up with our “dream homes” and my friends came up with the perfect home for me; a small apartment over a little bakery with twinkle lights and lots of flowers. Loved it! :)

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Thanks so much for reading! I hope you all have a great day! Stay happy. :)

signi

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.

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  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

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.

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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.

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  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.

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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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Wisteria Writer’s Challenge

I was nominated by Esther from The Sounds Of Grace to complete the Wisteria Writer’s Challenge. Thanks so much to her! Be sure to check out Esther’s blog here and her version of this challenge here.

Rules

  1. Thank who nominated you
  2. Answer ten questions given
  3. Add to questions you thought of
  4. They have to be book or novel related
  5. Nominate ten people

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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

Liebster Award

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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

The Sunshine Award

Hey everyone! I was nominated by Amber from What Makes Me Amber for the Sunshine Award. Go check out here post here.

The Rules:award31 (1)

  • Thank & link the person who nominated you.
  • Answer the questions asked by them.
  • Nominate 11 bloggers.
  • Give your nominees 11 new questions to answer.

My Answers:

  1. When you aren’t blogging, you are… doing homework, reading, or playing piano. 
  2. Where do you find inspiration for your blog posts?
    I try to blog about things that I would want to read myself. Sometimes I get my ideas from other bloggers or friends. 
  3. If you were to move far away from where you currently live, what are some things you’d miss?
    Well, I would miss my family and friends. I would also miss the wonderful weather and all of the restaurants around my neighborhood. I would miss the birds chirping outside of my window every morning and the friendliness of my neighbors. There’s so much to love! 
  4. Do you have any plans for the summer?
    Yes, I’m volunteering at my church’s VBS and then hopefully getting a job somewhere. :) I’ll be traveling a bit with my family so that’ll be fun too. I also have a Summer Bucket list that I want to complete (which you can find here). 
  5. When you were a kid, what did you aspire to be?
    When I was younger, I really wanted to be a teacher. I had amazing teachers in elementary school (I still have great teachers) and they inspired me to be that teacher for other students. 
  6. What is your drink of choice when you’re at a restaurant?
    I typically go with water or ice tea. Sometimes I’ll have a Coke. It depends on what I’m having and where I am. 
  7. Do you speak any other languages?
    I speak a bit of French, Spanish, and Dutch. I’m still learning but hopefully I’ll be able to speak one of those languages fluently. 
  8. What is your favorite cuisine to cook and/or eat?
    My mom’s cooking! Haha but I guess my favorite would be Mexican food. Yum! :)
  9. Are you a reader? If so, what is your favorite book?
    I would definitely consider myself a reader. My absolute favorite book is the first from the Gallagher Girl Series by Ally Carter but I also love Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. 
  10. What is something fun that you’ve done recently?
    Today I went out with my mom to Panera Bread and had lunch. That was pretty fun! And then I came home and had a dance party :D
  11. What do you do/where do you go to relax?
    When I want to relax, I either play piano or bake.

I Nominate:

  1. Thoughts From A Christian Cowgirl
  2. Hannah From Country Unlimited
  3. GeorgieGirl From Georgie Grl
  4. Sam and Kelly From Coffee And Twigs
  5. Ally from Ally!
  6. Jess from A Mess of Jess
  7. James From Just Another James
  8. You’re Not Alone In This World
  9. Shreya From Pastel Orchid
  10. Kate From Teen Girl Meets World
  11. Kelly From My Name Is Not Katie

My Questions For You:

  1. If you could do anything right now, what would you be doing?
  2. If you could be any animal, what animal would you be?
  3. What do you like most about blogging?
  4. What is your favorite quote?
  5. What is your favorite day of the year?
  6. What is one book that you would recommend to others?
  7. Coffee or Tea?
  8. If you could only travel by sea or by air, which would you pick?
  9. What type of music do you listen to the most?
  10. Do you have any hidden talents?
  11. Do you have any plans for the summer?

 

Thanks again to Amber for nominating me! Good luck to all of those nominated. Have fun! :)