Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Big 2015 Wrap-Up // Giveaway

No matter how hard I try, I still can not believe it is the last day of 2015. I remember a year ago today, I was eating junk food and laughing and jumping in my friends' living room, wondering what the year would hold. It seemed like so long until we would reach the end. I couldn't even guess how different this year would be compared to all the others.

 If I had to name this year, it would be called the year of growth. I have grown so much, and learned so much about others and myself. I started reading my bible this year, started my blog, and have grown about two feet. *smile* I grew my reading skills, learned the definitions of new words, and made new friends. I've learned what's important and what's not, and what it means to be a good friend. My love of music has grown; now I listen to music while I get dressed, clean my room, and make my bed. I jump up at the chance of going anywhere just because I know I will get to listen to great music in the car! The size of the books I read has grown, and the hours I spend writing has grown. The size of my camera has grown, and the amount of space the computer holds has grown smaller. I have discovered that I love to babysit.

I feel that I have grown so much that I can grow no more, and no growing can possibly happen in 2016. It is weird knowing I'm wrong. Lots of growing, learning, discovering, laughing, crying, and trusting will be packed into 2016. I don't know why, but I have a feeling 2016 will be a year of trust. We'll have to wait and see.

I bet that on December 31, 2016, I'll be reading this post, reflecting on all the amazing things that has happened in 2016.

H I G H L I G H T S  O F  2 0 1 5
Starting my blog
Being homeschooled
Discovering my love for photography
Turning 12
Getting Invisalign
Making new friends
Joining youth group
Starting to babysit
Frequent trips to New York
H I G H L I G H T S  O F  2 0 1 6
When Calls the Heart season 3
Vacation to Outer Banks with my family
Becoming a teenager
N E W  Y E A R' S  R E S O L U T I O N S
Read my Bible every day
Read 50 books
Blog at least 2 times a week
Get a new blog design
Plan a fun outing with my friends/family
 Try 5 new recipes

 In honor of the New Year, I'm having a giveaway!

Y O U  C O U L D  W I N...
an autographed copy of "Rustlers and the Texas Trail" by Lauren K. Lotter. (Read my review here),

a journal to pen down your favorite memories in 2016,

a "love & toast" lip butter,

and a pack of 3 fruit scented pens

(yes, you can change the initial on the front of the journal)

R U L E S: 
I can only ship to the U.S.
Only one winner will be chosen.
Winner will be chosen at random.
Giveaway starts December 31, 2015, and ends on January 7, 2016.
H O W  T O  E N T E R:
Comment on this post with your first name, the first initial of your last name, and your email address. If you don't feel comfortable sharing this publicly, e-mail me at: Then, answer the question, "What would you like to see more/less/the same of on my blog in the new year?"
F O R  A N  E X T R A  E N T R Y:
"Like" my Facebook page!
*An autographed copy of the book, "Rustlers and the Texas Trail," was sent to me by Lauren K. Lotter to give away on the Author of my Hope blog. The rest of the prizes were purchased by me.*


  1. I would totally enter if I could, but I don't live in the U.S. *crying*

    1. Aw, I'm so sorry! Maybe I can save up a bit of money to have an international giveaway next time.

    2. Abi, I just want to say that I'm sorry for writing that comment I wrote!! ^^
      It was so impolite of me, so I just wanted to say please ignore it!

      Thanks for a great blog to read,

  2. I woukd love to enter! There is an option to email me if you click on my profile. :D

    I would love to see more reviews of products you love.
    -Daria C

    1. Thanks for entering! Thank you, I will remember that. :)

  3. Oooh. Great giveaway!! Julia R. And, since you already have my email address, I won't post it on here. ;) I really think that your doing very with your blog, but perhaps if you came up with some more original things? Like this giveaway! It's great! :D
    HAPPY 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

    1. Thanks! You're entered! So, you would like me to do more giveaways? HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! AAAHHHHH!!!!

    2. Yeah! Giveaways, a cool post series, that kind of stuff! It's always awesome to read something new.. I love it! Haha! HAPPY NEW YEAR! I'm so not ready for 2016. I can't turn

    3. I'm on it! I'm planning for a giveaway for next month. Woah, 17???!!!!?!?!

  4. I would love to enter! Thanks so much for having a giveaway Abigail. My name is Ashley S. You already have my email so is it okay if. I don't write it here?
    I would love to see posts about how you're doing on your Bible reading, what books you like to read, and a giveaway. :)
    I like watching when calls the heart, too! We watch it on the computer when it's available. :)
    I'm having a Scripture swap!

    1. Your welcome! Good luck! Oh, that is a wonderful idea! I will get to work on them. That is so awesome! That show is amazing. ;)

  5. I would love to enter. My names Nabila W. My email is and I quite like your blog (same)

  6. I would like to enter. If I win, I'll send you my email address because I don't want it published.
    I would like to see more giveaways on your blog. Thanks for having it.
    Lauren S.

    1. Okay, good luck! I am planning a giveaway for next month, so stay tuned!

  7. Happy New Year Abigail Grace! I sent you an email to enter the contest. :)
    Amelia Grace

    1. HAPPY NEW YEAR!! What are your new years resolutions?

  8. Such an awesome post Abigail! :D
    -Hannah M

  9. Hey! I'd love to enter this giveaway! My name is Katie R. And my email address is and honestly, I love ur blog the way it is! :)
    ~Katie@ sparkly

  10. Id love to enter this giveaway and I LOVE that journal!!!!! :)

    My name is Alisha B. and my email is

    I love your blog the way it is :)

    In HIS grace,
    Alisha from Alisha In Progress