Hello. Hi! Kia Ora.

Welcome to my space in the blogosphere, coming at you from the place I’m proud to call home, the very beautiful Land of the Long White Cloud, Aotearoa, New Zealand.

I am Abbie.

I’m a mama, wife, sister, daughter and blessed child of the Almighty Lord. I dream big and think hard. I’m always honest and here to be real.

This is not a mum blog, a craft blog, a fitness blog, a food blog, nor a photography blog.

This is a blog about life. My life.

I come to put it all out there … because I love to write and because I can.

Married to my very own tall, dark and handsome, between us we have four kids.  We are a blended family of faith, who makes a point of playing together. We also have two teenagers from overseas living with us. Life is crazy, it has its moments both good and bad, and we love taking it all on together.

I love: Jesus, family, friends, music, words, optimism and hope, books, nature, organisation, giving gifts, handbags and boots, road trips, and beaches. And blogging!

I don’t love: lateness, inconsiderate drivers, negativity, rudeness and bad manners, loneliness, fibromyalgia and insomnia.

If you’re still reading (thanks!) and want to learn more, head over the Best Babble page which is where I tag posts which are closest to my heart for various reasons…

I love to read other blogs and to interact with other writers – so please do feel free to comment or drop me an email: abbiesbabble AT gmail DOT com – head to my contact page, or to the bottom of this page, for my social media links.


52 thoughts on “ABOUT”

  1. It’s great that you’ve found a place to be yourself 🙂
    And thanks for following Ink Smeared Page.


    1. Thanks – I definitely aim for at least realistic if not always positive! Yep the Daily Prompts are fun. Thinking I might tackle a Writing 101 type challenge next time I see one start. Maaaayyyybeee….. 🙂


  2. So glad I dropped in on this blog! I find myself an introvert as well, and while I love to write, i find it more difficult to find your voice as a blogger! look forward to reading more 🙂


    1. Thanks for dropping in Maddi. I totally started this blog to find my voice – internally and externally. It’s a great journey so far and the world of blog is such a supportive place (I had no idea what to expect). I’m about to head over to your space…

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  3. Wow, loving your header and graphics! It looks very clean and simple, I’m jealous. Sending you lots of love from the blogger group on FB ❤ can't wait to read your posts!

    – Diana


    1. Thank you, glad you like the design. I played with the header a LOT before I was happy! I’m following you too, keep the posts coming!


  4. Hello Abbie! It’s nice to meet you. Thank you so much for finding me and the follow.
    I’m looking forward to getting to know you.
    God bless you in your blogging journey. 😀
    cate b


  5. My feeling exactly – “In the madness of life as a mama and being a hard-core introvert, I do need something for me. Something to think about, create and control (yes I did say that!) … that I can crawl into alone and really call my own. And I love it.” Something that’s mine, for me to do with as I please. Love your new about page.


    1. Thank you 🙂 I’m learning to embrace the fact that I am an introvert. I’ve been covering it up for years in a fast-paced, high stress professional environment. I’m so much happier being me!


  6. Great “About” page! It inspires me to fix mine also. I love the positivity of your page, and I like the thought of making a blog for expressing yourself. 🙂


  7. Hi Abbie, I just recently found your blog, and am so impressed. Your writing is wonderful! I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. I saw that you have already recently been nominated… but I hope you will accept! You can find the info on my blog here: http://pendulumworld.wordpress.com/2014/10/08/liebster-award-discover-some-of-my-favorite-blogs/

    Thank you again for writing inspiring and beautiful things! I am excited to read more from you 🙂


    1. Thank you. It’s not my image but it suits me perfectly. I am a total stationery (especially folders, journal and notebooks) geek 🙂


  8. Please accept the Harmony and Peace Award. It was passed to me through, A Momma’s View and I would like to pass to you! This is one you don’t have yet. 🙂 It will post on 12-9-14. You have continually brought me sunshine and joy!


  9. Hey Abbie,
    I’m glad of the connection through Austin’s Blog Pitch Part. I enjoy your about me page. I can definitely relate that my blog is not geared to a specific audience also. I want anyone to be able to get something from it. I am looking forward to your upcoming thoughts on life 🙂


    1. Thanks JcCee! I don’t get to blog as much as I used to but hopefully you find something that speaks to you. I have a funny feeling you’ll be the one inspiring me though!!!

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  10. I saw your comment in A Momma’s View and stopped over to meet you Abbie. This is a great About page. Loved reading about your faith in Jesus, hearing about New Zealand (where my wife is from), and learning your blog is about LIFE, which is very cool.


    1. Thanks for dropping by and commenting Carl … or was that running by? 😉 And thank you for the positive feedback on my page. It’s so easy to write when I’m just being me and writing what’s close to my heart.


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