The Happiness Tag

Hey! I have a tag for you today! I was tagged by the lovely Hope from https://hopedreamsandhappiness.wordpress.com/ to do the Happiness Tag. Please do go and check out her fabulous blog 🙂

*Feature Image is my photo ❤ *

Rules:

List 5 things that make you happy

List 5 songs that make you happy

List  5 people to do this tag

5 things that make me happy:

  1. Taking photographs of a beach
  2. Spending time with family and friends
  3. Scrapbooking and Bullet Journaling
  4. Finding inspiring quotes
  5. Blogging!

5 songs that make me happy:

  1. Lush Life – Zara Larsson
  2. Change Your Life – Little Mix
  3. Shake it Off – Taylor Swift
  4. Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself – Jess Glynne
  5. Fight Song – Rachel Platten

5 people to do this tag:

Thank you so much for reading! ❤

What makes you happy?

Please leave a comment and let me know!

Or you can email me on: its.simply.me3@gmail.com

Or Tweet me: @itssimplyme3

Love Abbie x

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My Hopes For Spring

Hey! Today I thought I would share My Hopes For Spring with you. I feel like it’s nice to set yourself small goals each season as it is something to aim towards. Then if you achieve a goal it makes you feel good about yourself. Something everyone deserves to feel 🙂

1. Firstly, I am growing carrots and lettuce so I hope that they keep growing and that I don’t forget to water them. Then I hope I can actually eat something I have home grown!

2. Secondly, I want to read at least five books. I love reading but never have enough time. So I want to make time for it! Please leave recommendations in the comments!

3. I want to continue to achieve well in school and get work completed on time.

4. I also hope to continue to make my best friend smile by talking to her and making her laugh while she’s going through a hard time in hospital ❤

5. Lastly, I hope to continue to find better ways of coping and using those strategies everyday to make each day easier.

Thank you so much for reading! ❤

What are your hopes for Spring?

Please leave a comment and let me know!

Or you can email me on: its.simply.me3@gmail.com

Or Tweet me: @itssimplyme3

Love Abbie x

Liebster Award Nomination!

Hey! I hope you enjoyed my week of posting every day! I was nominated by okaymary to complete the Liebster Award so here it is! Thank you very much okaymary! Your blog is lovely and I love that you post about life’s ups and downs! Please go and check out her blog 🙂

The rules for this tag are:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog
  • Copy and paste the Liebster Award badge to your post
  • Nominate 10 new bloggers
  • Answer the 10 questions the person who nominated you asked you
  • Create 10 new questions to ask the bloggers you nominate
  • Notify the bloggers you have nominated by leaving them a comment on their blog

My Questions from okaymary :

  1. Would you rather live a city life, or living a beach life?

A beach life because it would be so relaxing and I love the sea so much!

2. Do you prefer coffee or tea?

Tea for definite! I really don’t like coffee.

3. For how long have you had your blog?

Just over 1 year!

4. Which celebrity would you take in a restaurant?

Probably Adele because not only is her singing amazing but she’s so funny and she’d make me laugh a lot!

5. How old are you?

16.

6. What’s your hobbies?

Blogging and Photography!

7. The funniest thing you’ve done today?

I jumped out of my skin at a pathetic bit in a film, haha!

8. Describe yourself with 3 words?

Caring, kind and supportive.

9. What kind of music do you like?

All of the stuff in the charts to be honest!

10. Who’s your biggest inspiration?

I don’t really have a specific one, but people that have struggled with various things in their life but continue to be brave and strong, those people really inspire me ❤

My 10 Questions:

  1. What’s your favourite thing about blogging?
  2. Best TV series you’ve watched recently?
  3. Favourite drink?
  4. What has the weather been like for you today?
  5. One thing you have to take out with you?
  6. What’s your favourite band/artist?
  7. Celebrity crush?
  8. Are you currently reading a book, if so, what’s it called?
  9. Favourite quote or song lyric?
  10. Most loved colour to wear?

My Nominations:

The Average Gurl

HighHopes

ThePinkApple

Teenella

pastelorchid

pixiecake

Rosypop

Tea Lover Jess

thoughtfultash

daisy360

(I’m really sorry if you have already been nominated and of course you don’t have to do this!)

Thanks again to okaymary for the nomination 🙂

Thank you so much for reading! ❤

If you complete this award or have already completed it I would love to see your answers, so…

Please leave a comment and let me know!

Or you can email me on: its.simply.me3@gmail.com

Or Tweet me: @itssimplyme3

Love Abbie x

 

Easter Holidays Shopping Haul

Hey! It’s nearing the end of my school Easter Holidays 😦 But… I have a few days left and I have done lots of shopping this holiday! So I thought I would show you some of the things I have bought and chat away 🙂

The first two shops I went into was Hollister and Primark. Now, whenever I go into Hollister I either find absolutely nothing or my arms are nearly falling off from all the things I pick up. It’s one way or the other! This time it was an arm aching day and I tried on about 10 things! However, I also do that thing where I pick up lots that I like and only end up getting and liking one thing! So, in Hollister I got a checkered shirt and it was in the sale down to £20.30!

In Primark I then picked up some navy high waisted skinny jeans, a white vest top and a scarf and that came to £18.80!

Next stop was Boots, and that is always a bad idea because once I start looking at the makeup, I’m in there a long time! I start looking at one brand, then feel guilty for the other next to it and find myself looking at every shelf. Oooops! I restrained myself a lot though and I only picked up a Collection lasting colour lipstick in the shade ‘Delicious Candy’. It was £2.99 and it is really lovely!

Then I went to LUSH and the smell in there just makes you want it all! I picked up 3 bath bombs which were Butterball, Think Pink and the Ickle Baby Bot. I love these three scents so much!

Lastly, on the way home I went to Tesco and I picked up Alfie Deyes’ (PointlessBlog) new book ‘The Scrapbook Of My Life’. I’m really looking forward to reading this 🙂

That’s everything I got! I had such a fun day shopping with my mum and I love the things I bought ❤

When I go back to school I will be returning to a blog schedule of uploading on:

Wednesday’s at 17:00 (5pm) & Saturday’s at 11:00am

Thank you so much for reading!❤

Have you bought anything during your holidays?

Please leave a comment and let me know!

Or you can email me on: its.simply.me3@gmail.com

Or Tweet me: @itssimplyme3

Love Abbie x

A Walk In The Countryside

Hey! The other day I went for a lovely walk in Wiltshire, England. I went with my Dad and his friend. It was a really nice day and perfect to take pictures on my camera so I thought I would share some of the photos with you!

I had to wear wellies because it was so muddy and we walked up a really big hill that had a monument at the top. There were lots of trees and the sun was shining through them and I love taking pictures like these 🙂

I really enjoyed this walk because it had some great views, the weather was sunny and it felt nice to just be out in the fresh air. The countryside and walking is a great way to forget about worries and stuff for a while, and taking photographs is one of my favourite things to do! It was such a nice day 🙂

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Thank you so much for reading! ❤

What things do you like to do?

Please leave a comment and let me know!

Or you can email me on: its.simply.me3@gmail.com

Or Tweet me: @itssimplyme3

Love Abbie x

Happy 1st Birthday Blog!

Hey my lovely followers! ❤ Today is a very special day as 1 year ago today I started my blog! 1 YEAR AGO! I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of you for hitting follow, for liking my posts and writing comments. Reading them and replying is one of my favourite things to do and they honestly mean a lot to me.

One of my goals for 2016 is to blog more frequently and I have definitely done that (and will continue to do so). I really fell in love with blogging at the start of 2016. I hope to have another whole year of posts for you and that my blog will continue to progress.

Once again, thank you so much for sticking with me for a whole year and for making my blog grow. It makes me so happy and I’m sending lots of love to you all.

Thank you so much for reading ❤

Love Abbie x

Baking A Lemon Drizzle Loaf

Hey! A couple of days ago I baked a Lemon Drizzle loaf using Tanya Burr’s recipe. It turned out brilliantly and tastes amazing! Here’s the ingredients, method and some pictures of my cake! 🙂

Ingredients:

For the cake ~

  • 3 eggs
  • 170g self-raising flour
  • 170g caster sugar
  • 170g butter
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • Zest of 2 lemons

For the icing ~

  • 150g icing sugar
  • Juice of 2 lemons

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Method:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. Mix the eggs, flour, sugar, butter, baking powder and zest of two lemons in a mixing bowl.
  3. Line your loaf/baking tin with butter or baking paper.
  4. Pour the mixture in.
  5. Bake for 35-45 minutes.
  6. Slide a knife into the centre and if it comes out clean then it is ready.
  7. For the icing, mix together the icing sugar and juice of two lemons and stir.
  8. Poke holes with a knife or skewer into the cake and pour the drizzle over to soak in!

Then enjoy! This was the first time I baked this and it turned out so lovely. Thank you for the recipe Tanya Burr! ❤

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My Lemon Drizzle Cake

Thank you so much for reading! ❤

Have you tried any of Tanya Burr’s recipes?

Please leave a comment and let me know!

Or you can email me on: its.simply.me3@gmail.com

Or Tweet me: @itssimplyme3

Love Abbie x