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What if? To me, those two words next to each other are just asking for trouble. I have such an issue with this question for many reasons. It leaves so many woulda, coulda and shoulda’s unanswered. It’s like the words other craptastic words: assumed, thought and figured. I hate those words too.
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I read a book the other day that put those two words, “What if” into a whole different perspective for me, simply because it’s not looking into the past. Please don’t get me wrong I love looking at the past for lessons learned and memories made, but I sure try my best not to use it as a place to get stuck. And asking "What if..." usually does that for me. That’s a whole other topic we can get into on another day because there are things in my past that when they’re dug up instantly send me into tears.
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So let me get to it. I read this question in the book, "Girl, Wash Your" Face by Rachel Hollis, and it has stuck with me like one of my favorite songs on repeat: What if I kept my promise I made to myself?
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That one question made me stop reading my book. It gave those two words a whole new meaning. It made me ask that question to myself. It made me get honest with myself. Most times, I keep promises I make to others. But to myself, that’s definitely not the case. It made me think of all the times I’ve made a promise to myself to get up in the morning, to go for a run or go workout and haven’t kept it. And let’s just keep being honest, there are bigger goals of mine that I’ve promised myself to go after but set them aside because, well if we are being honest I have no good excuse.
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The author, Rachel Hollis, asked herself but what would happen if this time I kept my promise even if it were for just a month? And I thought about it. The month is going to pass no matter what, so what if? 
And I tell you what, this question is challenging me. It’s making me get real honest with myself, even with the most simple tasks like doing laundry. If there’s one chore I hate doing, it’s laundry. I could keep putting that chore off until tomorrow and the tomorrow after that. But because I told myself (made the promise to myself) that’s something I am doing today, I am doing it.
What if? To me, those two words next to each other are just asking for trouble. I have such an issue with this question for many reasons. It leaves so many woulda, coulda and shoulda’s unanswered. It’s like the words other craptastic words: assumed, thought and figured. I hate those words too. • I read a book the other day that put those two words, “What if” into a whole different perspective for me, simply because it’s not looking into the past. Please don’t get me wrong I love looking at the past for lessons learned and memories made, but I sure try my best not to use it as a place to get stuck. And asking "What if..." usually does that for me. That’s a whole other topic we can get into on another day because there are things in my past that when they’re dug up instantly send me into tears. • So let me get to it. I read this question in the book, "Girl, Wash Your" Face by Rachel Hollis, and it has stuck with me like one of my favorite songs on repeat: What if I kept my promise I made to myself? • That one question made me stop reading my book. It gave those two words a whole new meaning. It made me ask that question to myself. It made me get honest with myself. Most times, I keep promises I make to others. But to myself, that’s definitely not the case. It made me think of all the times I’ve made a promise to myself to get up in the morning, to go for a run or go workout and haven’t kept it. And let’s just keep being honest, there are bigger goals of mine that I’ve promised myself to go after but set them aside because, well if we are being honest I have no good excuse. • The author, Rachel Hollis, asked herself but what would happen if this time I kept my promise even if it were for just a month? And I thought about it. The month is going to pass no matter what, so what if? And I tell you what, this question is challenging me. It’s making me get real honest with myself, even with the most simple tasks like doing laundry. If there’s one chore I hate doing, it’s laundry. I could keep putting that chore off until tomorrow and the tomorrow after that. But because I told myself (made the promise to myself) that’s something I am doing today, I am doing it.
WOW!
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There’s just something about this place that instantly takes your breathe away.
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I mean, I know it’s gotta get old reading these stories and every time I’m ohhhing and ahhhing over this place and then next weekend it’s that place and it just never stops!!!
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Welcome to life in NZ! 
Absolutely 100% an unforgettable experience.
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We swam with wild dolphins! It was so incredible, awesome, wild, surreal... I have a few videos to edit before showing you! I just couldn’t wait to tell you about it! This was seriously my favorite NZ tourist experience!
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And I mean... How about that sunrise? Best way to start the day!
#wild #littlebitmore #duskydolphins #dolphinencounter #writeyourstory #smilinglikefools #NZadventure #happilyeverafter #youonlyliveonce  #littlebitmorethanalot #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
WOW! • There’s just something about this place that instantly takes your breathe away. • I mean, I know it’s gotta get old reading these stories and every time I’m ohhhing and ahhhing over this place and then next weekend it’s that place and it just never stops!!! • Welcome to life in NZ! Absolutely 100% an unforgettable experience. • We swam with wild dolphins! It was so incredible, awesome, wild, surreal... I have a few videos to edit before showing you! I just couldn’t wait to tell you about it! This was seriously my favorite NZ tourist experience! • And I mean... How about that sunrise? Best way to start the day! #wild  #littlebitmore  #duskydolphins  #dolphinencounter  #writeyourstory  #smilinglikefools  #NZadventure  #happilyeverafter  #youonlyliveonce  #littlebitmorethanalot  #dreamscometrue  #ohtheplacesyoullgo  #dreamBIG  #xoxoabs 
Spent my day shopping for the necessities for when we travel home in a few short weeks... trying all of the different options was super exhausting 😉

#wineoclock #wino #littlebitmore #marlboroughnz #shesalittlebitmore #liveloved #writeyourstory #smilinglikefools #NZadventure #happilyeverafter #youonlyliveonce  #littlebitmorethanalot #dreams come true #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
She gets it! Life is tough and it’s not easy. There’s no road map or “How to” guide. She knows she will hit a few road bumps along the way. But she also knows she isn’t alone & she doesn’t have to figure it all out on her own because whatever life throws at her. Gods got her.
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She believes in living instead of just existing. She fully intends on going through life with a few bruises on her bum and scars on her heart.
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One day a few years ago, it felt like a ton of bricks just hit her. She knows pain, bitterness, and confusion. None of it makes sense to this day. 
But she continues to smile and love because she knows even though life’s tough sometimes, it’ll only be that way for a season and there’s need to make it last a life time. 
#shesalittlebitmore #liveloved #littlebitmore #faith #writeyourstory #smilinglikefools #NZadventure #happilyeverafter #youonlyliveonce  #littlebitmorethanalot #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
She gets it! Life is tough and it’s not easy. There’s no road map or “How to” guide. She knows she will hit a few road bumps along the way. But she also knows she isn’t alone & she doesn’t have to figure it all out on her own because whatever life throws at her. Gods got her. • She believes in living instead of just existing. She fully intends on going through life with a few bruises on her bum and scars on her heart. • One day a few years ago, it felt like a ton of bricks just hit her. She knows pain, bitterness, and confusion. None of it makes sense to this day. But she continues to smile and love because she knows even though life’s tough sometimes, it’ll only be that way for a season and there’s need to make it last a life time. #shesalittlebitmore  #liveloved  #littlebitmore  #faith  #writeyourstory  #smilinglikefools  #NZadventure  #happilyeverafter  #youonlyliveonce  #littlebitmorethanalot  #dreamscometrue  #ohtheplacesyoullgo  #dreamBIG  #xoxoabs 
I know this girl who has a heart of gold. Her smile is contagious and her laugh is infectious. She is one of those people you meet who makes you feel like you just belong, just here where you are as who you are. She has this incredibly positive outlook on life, even when life isn’t easy. She is one of those people, you just can’t help but love her. 
Have you met her? 
#littlebitmore #liveloved #highvibes #faith #writeyourstory #smilinglikefools #NZadventure #happilyeverafter #youonlyliveonce  #littlebitmorethanalot #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
I know this girl who has a heart of gold. Her smile is contagious and her laugh is infectious. She is one of those people you meet who makes you feel like you just belong, just here where you are as who you are. She has this incredibly positive outlook on life, even when life isn’t easy. She is one of those people, you just can’t help but love her. Have you met her? #littlebitmore  #liveloved  #highvibes  #faith  #writeyourstory  #smilinglikefools  #NZadventure  #happilyeverafter  #youonlyliveonce  #littlebitmorethanalot  #dreamscometrue  #ohtheplacesyoullgo  #dreamBIG  #xoxoabs 
Happy Mothers Day Mom! 
Growing up, no matter how late we arrived for church, you made sure we went every Sunday morning. 
To this day I say the same nighttime prayer as the one you taught me as a kid. 
Next to the bathroom sink, there’s always a daily prayer cut out that you read - like Gods simple reminder to believe in His plan & not your own understanding. 
But, you’ve influenced me the most just by being your daughter. When life happens: good, bad, happy to sad - you pray. 
I truly believe you are one of the strongest women I know because your faith in Him in strong. 
Thank you Mom, for being you! 
I love you! 
Love,
Abbea 
#littlebitmore #faith #happymothersday #liveloved #writeyourstory #happilyeverafter #youonlyliveonce  #littlebitmorethanalot #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
Happy Mothers Day Mom! Growing up, no matter how late we arrived for church, you made sure we went every Sunday morning. To this day I say the same nighttime prayer as the one you taught me as a kid. Next to the bathroom sink, there’s always a daily prayer cut out that you read - like Gods simple reminder to believe in His plan & not your own understanding. But, you’ve influenced me the most just by being your daughter. When life happens: good, bad, happy to sad - you pray. I truly believe you are one of the strongest women I know because your faith in Him in strong. Thank you Mom, for being you! I love you! Love, Abbea #littlebitmore  #faith  #happymothersday  #liveloved  #writeyourstory  #happilyeverafter  #youonlyliveonce  #littlebitmorethanalot  #dreamscometrue  #ohtheplacesyoullgo  #dreamBIG  #xoxoabs 
SWIPE>>> The VIEW from the ridge of Le Bons Bay was absolutely beautiful! 
Seeing these unbelievably gorgeous places with this man is simply a dream come true. 
But even better yet, we were talking in the car about life after NZ, I mentioned how we should create a list, make it pretty enough to frame it in our home, to go some place new every year. 
#dreamscometrue #travel #littlebitmore #adventure #travelnz #akaroa #nzmustdo #thegreatoutdoors #travel #writeyourstory #NZadventure #happilyeverafter #youonlyliveonce  #littlebitmorethanalot #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
SWIPE>>> The VIEW from the ridge of Le Bons Bay was absolutely beautiful! Seeing these unbelievably gorgeous places with this man is simply a dream come true. But even better yet, we were talking in the car about life after NZ, I mentioned how we should create a list, make it pretty enough to frame it in our home, to go some place new every year. #dreamscometrue  #travel  #littlebitmore  #adventure  #travelnz  #akaroa  #nzmustdo  #thegreatoutdoors  #travel  #writeyourstory  #NZadventure  #happilyeverafter  #youonlyliveonce  #littlebitmorethanalot  #dreamscometrue  #ohtheplacesyoullgo  #dreamBIG  #xoxoabs 
Day 1 
Ever had a habit you just wanted to kick to the curb? Like one that’s so simple, it’s difficult. 
I snooze and snooze and snooze like tomorrow is going to be just a few hours away if I don’t get up. Sometimes I don’t even realize I’m doing it until I have to run to get ready & head out the door. I hate when it happens too! 
So last night I made the decision. No. More. Snooze. Button! I even got Parker talked in to it (moral support). Plus, I may have rubbed some of my habit off on him... whoops. 
But it worked. I just got up. I’m not sure I’ve ever done that. It took me a second to figure out what to do with myself. Like oh yea, Abb this is how peaceful it is when you wake up with plenty of time to spare. 
Do you have a habit like me? One that’s so simple, but difficult to give up. I’m with you, girl. It’s not easy, but you got this! 
#oldhabitsdiehard #littlebitmore #liveloved #littlebitmore #tematapeak #travelnz #nzmustdo #highvibes #thegreatoutdoors #travel #writeyourstory #NZadventure #happilyeverafter #youonlyliveonce  #littlebitmorethanalot #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
Day 1 Ever had a habit you just wanted to kick to the curb? Like one that’s so simple, it’s difficult. I snooze and snooze and snooze like tomorrow is going to be just a few hours away if I don’t get up. Sometimes I don’t even realize I’m doing it until I have to run to get ready & head out the door. I hate when it happens too! So last night I made the decision. No. More. Snooze. Button! I even got Parker talked in to it (moral support). Plus, I may have rubbed some of my habit off on him... whoops. But it worked. I just got up. I’m not sure I’ve ever done that. It took me a second to figure out what to do with myself. Like oh yea, Abb this is how peaceful it is when you wake up with plenty of time to spare. Do you have a habit like me? One that’s so simple, but difficult to give up. I’m with you, girl. It’s not easy, but you got this! #oldhabitsdiehard  #littlebitmore  #liveloved  #littlebitmore  #tematapeak  #travelnz  #nzmustdo  #highvibes  #thegreatoutdoors  #travel  #writeyourstory  #NZadventure  #happilyeverafter  #youonlyliveonce  #littlebitmorethanalot  #dreamscometrue  #ohtheplacesyoullgo  #dreamBIG  #xoxoabs 
My simple reminder for today:
You are you and that is your power! 
Those things you wanna do, you should go do them!
That life you wanna live, you should live it.
Those changes you wanna make, you should make them. 
See you weren’t created to sit and watch life happen. You were made to live life to the fullest with faith in the unknown. 
But with that, love the life you live right here and right now. Love the person you are while you’re becoming the person you want to be. It’s not a matter of when you’re that person... I hate that saying,” I’ll love myself when..” or, “Life will be better when..”
Yeah, nah. That’s not how it works. This is your life. You won’t get this moment back. Once it’s gone, it’s gone.
So go on girl, go get your feet wet! And love every minute of it! 
If you’re screaming inside your mind, “me too!”
Here’s your simple reminder too! 
#liveloved #littlebitmore #robroyglacier #travelnz #nzmustdo #highvibes #thegreatoutdoors #travel #writeyourstory #NZadventure #happilyeverafter #youonlyliveonce  #littlebitmorethanalot #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
My simple reminder for today: You are you and that is your power! Those things you wanna do, you should go do them! That life you wanna live, you should live it. Those changes you wanna make, you should make them. See you weren’t created to sit and watch life happen. You were made to live life to the fullest with faith in the unknown. But with that, love the life you live right here and right now. Love the person you are while you’re becoming the person you want to be. It’s not a matter of when you’re that person... I hate that saying,” I’ll love myself when..” or, “Life will be better when..” Yeah, nah. That’s not how it works. This is your life. You won’t get this moment back. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. So go on girl, go get your feet wet! And love every minute of it! If you’re screaming inside your mind, “me too!” Here’s your simple reminder too! #liveloved  #littlebitmore  #robroyglacier  #travelnz  #nzmustdo  #highvibes  #thegreatoutdoors  #travel  #writeyourstory  #NZadventure  #happilyeverafter  #youonlyliveonce  #littlebitmorethanalot  #dreamscometrue  #ohtheplacesyoullgo  #dreamBIG  #xoxoabs 
Coming in to the hut from the outside, with a cold nose he kissed my forehead and said, “Good morning babe, do you wanna come outside with me?” And this is the view we woke up to.
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Such a beautiful way to wake up! If this view were my home, my soul would be happy!
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#mtrobert #nelsonlakes #travelnz #nzmustdo #lovemountains #thegreatoutdoors #travel #littlebitmore #liveloved #writeyourstory #NZadventure #happilyeverafter #youonlyliveonce  #littlebitmorethanalot #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
Coming in to the hut from the outside, with a cold nose he kissed my forehead and said, “Good morning babe, do you wanna come outside with me?” And this is the view we woke up to. • Such a beautiful way to wake up! If this view were my home, my soul would be happy! • • • #mtrobert  #nelsonlakes  #travelnz  #nzmustdo  #lovemountains  #thegreatoutdoors  #travel  #littlebitmore  #liveloved  #writeyourstory  #NZadventure  #happilyeverafter  #youonlyliveonce  #littlebitmorethanalot  #dreamscometrue  #ohtheplacesyoullgo  #dreamBIG  #xoxoabs 
Live loved!
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I have an absolute love for Tuesday’s!
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Why, you ask?
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Because a group of people with different ages, cultures, backgrounds and perspectives get together to talk about God & study the Bible. When we get together I always walk away feeling like my heart is overflowing with love, a deeper understanding of God and a closer connection to who He is.
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We talk about tough subjects too. Not just the good & fun topics. Nope, we dig deep.
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Getting to know Him and His heart is challenging (in a good way)because my human ways have their habits and some of them aren’t good and some of my thoughts aren’t good.
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For example, there are plenty of times I’ve questioned the unknown and doubted what seemed impossible. I want life to make sense. 1+1=2. It always equals does.
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But for Him, in the middle of Nowheresville He can take a few loaves of bread and a few fillets of fish and feed thousands (Matthew 15:32-39). He proves over and over again that what we humans see as impossible, is possible.
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He is so good at being God. 
#loved #littlebitmore #faith #liveloved #writeyourstory #NZadventure #biblestudy #happilyeverafter #youonlyliveonce  #littlebitmorethanalot #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
Live loved! . I have an absolute love for Tuesday’s! . Why, you ask? . Because a group of people with different ages, cultures, backgrounds and perspectives get together to talk about God & study the Bible. When we get together I always walk away feeling like my heart is overflowing with love, a deeper understanding of God and a closer connection to who He is. . We talk about tough subjects too. Not just the good & fun topics. Nope, we dig deep. . Getting to know Him and His heart is challenging (in a good way)because my human ways have their habits and some of them aren’t good and some of my thoughts aren’t good. . For example, there are plenty of times I’ve questioned the unknown and doubted what seemed impossible. I want life to make sense. 1+1=2. It always equals does. . But for Him, in the middle of Nowheresville He can take a few loaves of bread and a few fillets of fish and feed thousands (Matthew 15:32-39). He proves over and over again that what we humans see as impossible, is possible. . He is so good at being God. #loved  #littlebitmore  #faith  #liveloved  #writeyourstory  #NZadventure  #biblestudy  #happilyeverafter  #youonlyliveonce  #littlebitmorethanalot  #dreamscometrue  #ohtheplacesyoullgo  #dreamBIG  #xoxoabs 
“...when my identity is tied to circumstances I become extremely insecure because circumstances are unpredictable and ever changing. I rise and fall with successes and failures. I feel treasured when complimented and tormented when criticized.” This quote hit me like a WHACK. The truth is the beliefs we hold should keep us standing even when it feels like our world’s shattering. 
I had this strange pull to find a book to read. I ignored it for a few days because I had no idea wha kind of book, but then tonight it was like I the book feel into my lap.

I shouldn’t be surprised, but I am. This book is SOOO good! I’m highlighting and taking notes and having “ah ha” moments like no ones business! Anyone else do this when they found a book they love?

Just a small note I made following one like hers, but in my own words: I am not my weaknesses. I am not my failures. I am not my mistakes. I am not who someone says I am. I am not the balance in my bank account. I am not broken. But I am fearfully & wonderfully made. I am, a child of God. 
#uninvited #beliefs #identity #littlebitmore #faith #nzadventure #littlebitmorethanalot #happilyeverafter #writeyourstory #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
“...when my identity is tied to circumstances I become extremely insecure because circumstances are unpredictable and ever changing. I rise and fall with successes and failures. I feel treasured when complimented and tormented when criticized.” This quote hit me like a WHACK. The truth is the beliefs we hold should keep us standing even when it feels like our world’s shattering. I had this strange pull to find a book to read. I ignored it for a few days because I had no idea wha kind of book, but then tonight it was like I the book feel into my lap. I shouldn’t be surprised, but I am. This book is SOOO good! I’m highlighting and taking notes and having “ah ha” moments like no ones business! Anyone else do this when they found a book they love? Just a small note I made following one like hers, but in my own words: I am not my weaknesses. I am not my failures. I am not my mistakes. I am not who someone says I am. I am not the balance in my bank account. I am not broken. But I am fearfully & wonderfully made. I am, a child of God. #uninvited  #beliefs  #identity  #littlebitmore  #faith  #nzadventure  #littlebitmorethanalot  #happilyeverafter  #writeyourstory  #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue  #ohtheplacesyoullgo  #dreamBIG  #xoxoabs 
Do you ever realize how badly you’re going to miss a moment while you’re living it? Like, “WOW! These are the good days.” I wrote that quote in my present (my 1st smashbook) to Parker for our Anniversary. It is so fitting for this NZ adventure. •
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I’ve been trying my best to live in the moment & soak it all in. It’s hard to believe in a short while we will be headed back home. Like how did these past seven months travel by so fast? But then I look through all of the incredibly gorgeous pictures since we’ve been over here and I remember... these are some of the best days.

Give yourself permission to just enjoy life to the fullest & to be fully present where you’re at. NZ has taught me to put my to do lists and calendar and phone down and to just be right here, right now. Honestly it was foreign to me at first, but then it became so natural and normal to me that during tax season I craved it.

#befullypresent #littlebitmore #permission #nzadventure #travelNZ #littlebitmorethanalot #happilyeverafter #writeyourstory #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
Do you ever realize how badly you’re going to miss a moment while you’re living it? Like, “WOW! These are the good days.” I wrote that quote in my present (my 1st smashbook) to Parker for our Anniversary. It is so fitting for this NZ adventure. • • • I’ve been trying my best to live in the moment & soak it all in. It’s hard to believe in a short while we will be headed back home. Like how did these past seven months travel by so fast? But then I look through all of the incredibly gorgeous pictures since we’ve been over here and I remember... these are some of the best days. Give yourself permission to just enjoy life to the fullest & to be fully present where you’re at. NZ has taught me to put my to do lists and calendar and phone down and to just be right here, right now. Honestly it was foreign to me at first, but then it became so natural and normal to me that during tax season I craved it. #befullypresent  #littlebitmore  #permission  #nzadventure  #travelNZ  #littlebitmorethanalot  #happilyeverafter  #writeyourstory  #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue  #ohtheplacesyoullgo  #dreamBIG  #xoxoabs 
LMcGrane,

To find that friend who loves you no matter what or who or where you are in life is very rare. I treasure our friendship dearly. For years we spoke on the phone regularly hoping to meet up someday soon and then finally our paths crossed again on the other side of the world. To begin to say that I love your heart, sense of adventure and go getter attitude is an understatement! 
I wish you the absolute best on your next BIG island adventure! 
Love you a little bit more,
Abbea Jean

#shesalittlebitmore #littlebitmorethanalot #NZadventure #travelNZ #happilyeverafter #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
LMcGrane, To find that friend who loves you no matter what or who or where you are in life is very rare. I treasure our friendship dearly. For years we spoke on the phone regularly hoping to meet up someday soon and then finally our paths crossed again on the other side of the world. To begin to say that I love your heart, sense of adventure and go getter attitude is an understatement! I wish you the absolute best on your next BIG island adventure! Love you a little bit more, Abbea Jean #shesalittlebitmore  #littlebitmorethanalot  #NZadventure  #travelNZ  #happilyeverafter  #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue  #ohtheplacesyoullgo  #dreamBIG  #xoxoabs 
After many weeks of busy season, it felt so good to get outdoors, walk the hills and get lost in the woods

#happyearthday #nzadventure #travelNZ #littlebitmorethanalot #love #laughter #happilyeverafter #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
She’s a little bit more... Thank you @abbeykayte for designing her from scratch! You took my thoughts & ideas and beautifully brought it to life! 
So excited to introduce you to Miss Hag! She’s definitely a fierce one... #littlebitmorethanalot #fierce #love #laughter #happilyeverafter #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be a kid again? 
To be full of innocence. Giving the “Gods honest truth” on everything. Having no limits & never giving up (fall down 100 times get up 101). Just loving and living life to the fullest without fear, hesitation or judgement. These past (almost) two years with this handsome man has made me feel like a kid again... loads of adventures, creativity, laughter & fun are only a few of the ways. 
Side note: oh my lanta it’s starting to get colder in NZ 🍁
#thoughts #heartofgold #kid #nzadventure #travelNZ #littlebitmorethanalot #love #laughter #happilyeverafter #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be a kid again? To be full of innocence. Giving the “Gods honest truth” on everything. Having no limits & never giving up (fall down 100 times get up 101). Just loving and living life to the fullest without fear, hesitation or judgement. These past (almost) two years with this handsome man has made me feel like a kid again... loads of adventures, creativity, laughter & fun are only a few of the ways. Side note: oh my lanta it’s starting to get colder in NZ 🍁 #thoughts  #heartofgold  #kid  #nzadventure  #travelNZ  #littlebitmorethanalot  #love  #laughter  #happilyeverafter  #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue  #ohtheplacesyoullgo  #dreamBIG  #xoxoabs 
Nature is so unbelievably refreshing... spent less than 24 hours outdoors trekking down the Awatere Valley... after spending heaps of hours behind a desk, my body was aching to get out. 
It felt amazing!

#getoutdoors #greatoutdoors #nature #nzadventure #travelNZ #littlebitmorethanalot #love #laughter #happilyeverafter #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
What if being kind to yourself could change everything? 
That question stuck with me. It hit me. Like “WHACK!” What if? 
#goodquestion #littlebitmore #benice #littlebitmorethanalot #happilyeverafter #writeyourstory #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
Take my hand.
Take my whole life too, 
for I can’t help
Falling in love with you! 
Parker and I ditched our hiking clothes for an evening to dance the night away at a 1920’s soiree! 
Two more weeks until tax season is over.. that’s only 336 hours away... but who’s counting! 😉
I’m excited to go loads more adventures when it’s all over! 
#takemeback #1920s #soiree #happymonday #littlebitmore #dreamBIG #littlebitmorethanalot #happilyeverafter #writeyourstory #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #xoxoabs
Take my hand. Take my whole life too, for I can’t help Falling in love with you! Parker and I ditched our hiking clothes for an evening to dance the night away at a 1920’s soiree! Two more weeks until tax season is over.. that’s only 336 hours away... but who’s counting! 😉 I’m excited to go loads more adventures when it’s all over! #takemeback  #1920s  #soiree  #happymonday  #littlebitmore  #dreamBIG  #littlebitmorethanalot  #happilyeverafter  #writeyourstory  #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue  #ohtheplacesyoullgo  #xoxoabs 
AHH so excited! LBM got a face lift over the weekend. 
Thanks to the sweetest, creative genius @shawnapolizdesign for working with me and designing my logo! 
Check it out! 
#littlebitmore #updates #littlebitmorethanalot #womenempowerwomen #writeyourstory #youonlyliveonce #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
Take the road less travelled a little bit more. 
Who knows, you may think the journey is okay, but wait until you get to see the view from the top. It just may be one of the most stunning views you’ve seen yet. 
#frenchpass #roadlesstravelled #happymonday #littlebitmore #positivity #passion #fearlessness #dreamBIG #littlebitmorethanalot #happilyeverafter #writeyourstory #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #xoxoabs
Another adventure is up! 
Scroll through the pictures to learn about one of my fears, see my awesome idea (Parker even did it too), and see breathtaking gorgeous pictures (yea, I know, I say that often... but seriously, we are talking about New Zealand!). Just see it for your self! 
#lucky #blessed #adventures #travelNZ #kaikoura #littlebitmorethanalot #love #laughter #happilyeverafter #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
Happy Monday! 
Wishing you a little bit more positivity & a little less negativity this week! More time spent living your dreams & less time living your nightmares. More time with the people you love & less with the ones who suck the life out of you! 
#happymonday #littlebitmore #positivity #dreamBIG #littlebitmorethanalot #happilyeverafter #writeyourstory #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #xoxoabs
Have you ever taken inventory of your time? 
Even if it was just for one week? 
I really do wonder where my days go. So for a week, at least, I’m going to be a little more aware of how I spend my time. And to be honest, trying to be more cautious to not waste it. 
I didn’t even realize it until my boyfriend kindly pointed out I haven’t been very active this week. He knows that if I don’t get out of the four surrounding walls, I go a bit crazy. Do you ever feel that way? Like you’re chained to your “to do” lists that you get so wrapped up and forget to take care of the other areas in your life? Us women, we try to do it all & be it all as perfectly as possible! 
Your health by eating good meals and exercising. Your well being by doing something good for your soul. For me, that’s spending time outdoors and going to yoga. Your faith. For me that’s listening to Christian music and diving into Gods word, going to Bible Study, or just listening to John Gray. Believe me, I get it, there’s only so much time in the day, but I believe if we at least try our best to take care of ourselves in each of these areas of our life, in the long run, we will be better off! 
#thoughts #happyweekend #beingdorks #happilyeverafter #writeyourstory #sheisalittlebitmore #empowerment #startsomewhere #livethelittlethings #littlebitmorethanalot #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
Have you ever taken inventory of your time? Even if it was just for one week? I really do wonder where my days go. So for a week, at least, I’m going to be a little more aware of how I spend my time. And to be honest, trying to be more cautious to not waste it. I didn’t even realize it until my boyfriend kindly pointed out I haven’t been very active this week. He knows that if I don’t get out of the four surrounding walls, I go a bit crazy. Do you ever feel that way? Like you’re chained to your “to do” lists that you get so wrapped up and forget to take care of the other areas in your life? Us women, we try to do it all & be it all as perfectly as possible! Your health by eating good meals and exercising. Your well being by doing something good for your soul. For me, that’s spending time outdoors and going to yoga. Your faith. For me that’s listening to Christian music and diving into Gods word, going to Bible Study, or just listening to John Gray. Believe me, I get it, there’s only so much time in the day, but I believe if we at least try our best to take care of ourselves in each of these areas of our life, in the long run, we will be better off! #thoughts  #happyweekend  #beingdorks  #happilyeverafter  #writeyourstory  #sheisalittlebitmore  #empowerment  #startsomewhere  #livethelittlethings  #littlebitmorethanalot  #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue  #ohtheplacesyoullgo  #dreamBIG  #xoxoabs 
I saw this prayer & it’s pretty perfect for my season:

Dear God, please make my days useful, my nights restful, and my efforts fruitful.

#dearGod #useme #courage #faith #blessed #writeyourstory #sheisalittlebitmore #startsomewhere #livethelittlethings #littlebitmorethanalot #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
WOW is tax season in full force! 
I wish there were more hours in a day. I have been so incredibly busy working... did I mention it’s tax season... because it is! Okay, sorry... that’s where my brain is at 90% of the day. 
I promise, I have a little bit more really fantastic & exciting news to share other than talking about taxes. 
Such as, did you know it’s LUCK Month!? I am so excited because if the start of my month is anything like how the rest of it’s going to go, I am gonna find the pot of gold! 
I chatted with two incredibly inspiring ladies with two very different stories but with one vision! They’re both two jaw dropping real, raw and relatable beauties whose stories couldn’t be any more different, but in the best weird way, I can relate to them both! So I know you will too!

#lucky #potofgold #workhard #playhard #writeyourstory #sheisalittlebitmore #empowerment #startsomewhere #livethelittlethings #littlebitmorethanalot #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
WOW is tax season in full force! I wish there were more hours in a day. I have been so incredibly busy working... did I mention it’s tax season... because it is! Okay, sorry... that’s where my brain is at 90% of the day. I promise, I have a little bit more really fantastic & exciting news to share other than talking about taxes. Such as, did you know it’s LUCK Month!? I am so excited because if the start of my month is anything like how the rest of it’s going to go, I am gonna find the pot of gold! I chatted with two incredibly inspiring ladies with two very different stories but with one vision! They’re both two jaw dropping real, raw and relatable beauties whose stories couldn’t be any more different, but in the best weird way, I can relate to them both! So I know you will too! #lucky  #potofgold  #workhard  #playhard  #writeyourstory  #sheisalittlebitmore  #empowerment  #startsomewhere  #livethelittlethings  #littlebitmorethanalot  #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue  #ohtheplacesyoullgo  #dreamBIG  #xoxoabs 
My heart loves him just a little bit more every day.

For years, I used to be ashamed to be such a hopeless romantic. But I gotta tell you I’m not scared to say it anymore because I love LOVE! I hope every girl has someone in their corner like he is for me (this one IS taken). As we exit LOVE month & enter LUCK month I hope your heart continues to fall in love just a little bit more & more with yourself, family, friends & everything & everyone around you!

#sharethelove #lovemonth #luckmonth #lovewithallyourheart #livethelittlethings #wanderlust #travel #adventure #smilinglikefools #littlebitmorethanalot #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
My heart loves him just a little bit more every day. For years, I used to be ashamed to be such a hopeless romantic. But I gotta tell you I’m not scared to say it anymore because I love LOVE! I hope every girl has someone in their corner like he is for me (this one IS taken). As we exit LOVE month & enter LUCK month I hope your heart continues to fall in love just a little bit more & more with yourself, family, friends & everything & everyone around you! #sharethelove  #lovemonth  #luckmonth  #lovewithallyourheart  #livethelittlethings  #wanderlust  #travel  #adventure  #smilinglikefools  #littlebitmorethanalot  #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue  #ohtheplacesyoullgo  #dreamBIG  #xoxoabs 
Sometimes you just gotta get your feet wet! 
I’m serious. 
Why not? 
All too often we spend so much time on the details of what might happen or could happen. Let them work themselves out. 
I could have thought what if I get water in my boots. Then for the 45 minute walk back to the car my feet could have been cold and soaked. But I didn’t think about it. 
I decided to live. And go for it! &&& I had a blast stomping around in the water! 
But seriously why not!?
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#travelNZ #marlboroughsounds #queencharlottetrack #daviesbay #wanderlust #travel #adventure #smilinglikefools #littlebitmorethanalot #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
Sometimes you just gotta get your feet wet! I’m serious. Why not? All too often we spend so much time on the details of what might happen or could happen. Let them work themselves out. I could have thought what if I get water in my boots. Then for the 45 minute walk back to the car my feet could have been cold and soaked. But I didn’t think about it. I decided to live. And go for it! &&& I had a blast stomping around in the water! But seriously why not!? • #travelNZ  #marlboroughsounds  #queencharlottetrack  #daviesbay  #wanderlust  #travel  #adventure  #smilinglikefools  #littlebitmorethanalot  #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue  #ohtheplacesyoullgo  #dreamBIG  #xoxoabs 
Fun fact: My dream career is to be a partner of a well known & trusted accounting firm

If you don’t know this about me, I’m an accountant by day. Taxes, audits, reviews, the over analytical, very detailed, number crunching to have it make sense... I do it! 
And I love what I do. 
I’m excited for the day when I’m really, really good at it too!

I think that’s one reason why I love stories so much... because every client has a different story!

What’s a fun fact about you!?
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 #workhard #playhard #CEO #partner #writeyourstory #sheisalittlebitmore #empowerment #startsomewhere #livethelittlethings #littlebitmorethanalot #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
Fun fact: My dream career is to be a partner of a well known & trusted accounting firm If you don’t know this about me, I’m an accountant by day. Taxes, audits, reviews, the over analytical, very detailed, number crunching to have it make sense... I do it! And I love what I do. I’m excited for the day when I’m really, really good at it too! I think that’s one reason why I love stories so much... because every client has a different story! What’s a fun fact about you!? • #workhard  #playhard  #CEO  #partner  #writeyourstory  #sheisalittlebitmore  #empowerment  #startsomewhere  #livethelittlethings  #littlebitmorethanalot  #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue  #ohtheplacesyoullgo  #dreamBIG  #xoxoabs 
Every day you have the choice to stay who you were yesterday, or become a little bit more determined, resilient, and focused on becoming a better version of who you are. 
I’m the author of my story & it’s a little bit more than a happily ever after. 
#writeyourstory #sheisalittlebitmore #empowerment #startsomewhere #livethelittlethings #littlebitmorethanalot #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
There isn’t a day that goes by I don’t thank Him for this incredible man he brought in to my world who challenges me daily, keeps surprising me with how amazing he really is, helps me chase my dreams,  love adventures just as much as me, full out just enjoys life, and loves me just a little bit more than a lot.

#happyvalentinesday #happylovemonth #love  #laughter #alittlebitmore #princecharming #littlebitmorethanalot #happilyeverafter #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
There isn’t a day that goes by I don’t thank Him for this incredible man he brought in to my world who challenges me daily, keeps surprising me with how amazing he really is, helps me chase my dreams, love adventures just as much as me, full out just enjoys life, and loves me just a little bit more than a lot. #happyvalentinesday  #happylovemonth  #love  #laughter  #alittlebitmore  #princecharming  #littlebitmorethanalot  #happilyeverafter  #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue  #ohtheplacesyoullgo  #dreamBIG  #xoxoabs 
Why did I name my website a little bit more? 
It’s not just one big thing, but a bunch of little reasons. 
Parker and I tried our best to tell you how it all got started! >>>Link in Bio<<< #happyvalentinesday #happylovemonth #love  #laughter #alittlebitmore #princecharming #littlebitmorethanalot #happilyeverafter #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
Happy Monday! 
Wishing you a little bit more love & laughter this week! 
Parker and I spent our rainy Sunday yesterday finishing why I named my website, Little Bit More Than A Lot! We have a few more touch ups! 
I just wanna hit the publish button. 
I am so excited to share it with you! 
#happymonday #happyfebruary #love #laughter #alittlebitmore #princecharming #littlebitmorethanalot #happilyeverafter #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
Spent the weekend indulging in delicious wine, yummy food & good music at The Marlborough Wine & Food Festival! 
I feel like after having a taste of over a dozen different wines, even though we didn’t have to travel very far at all, I can cross wine tour off my bucket list.

#bucketlist #marlboroughwineandfoodfestival #wineoclock marlboroughnz #littlebitmorethanalot #love #laughter #happilyeverafter #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
Ever wondered... “Why did she name her website Little Bit More Than a Lot?” Well, your curiosity will be answered soon! 
Parker and I are working together to give you the background story of how it all got started. 
#happylovemonth #happyfebruary #love #laughter #alittlebitmore #princecharming #littlebitmorethanalot #happilyeverafter #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
You know that feeling you get when you meet someone and it feels like you've known them forever? That's how it is when you meet Stefanie Russo (Stef). She is one of the most down to earth and fun-loving people I know.

Read her story! You’ll just love it & her! 
@stefanierussophotography 
@stefanierussophotography 
@stefanierussophotography —-> link in bio 
#sheisalittlebitmore #lovely #bright #story #livethelittlethings #makingmemories #behappy #photography #nofilter #stefanierussophotography #littlebitmorethanalot #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
You know that feeling you get when you meet someone and it feels like you've known them forever? That's how it is when you meet Stefanie Russo (Stef). She is one of the most down to earth and fun-loving people I know. Read her story! You’ll just love it & her! @stefanierussophotography @stefanierussophotography @stefanierussophotography —-> link in bio #sheisalittlebitmore  #lovely  #bright  #story  #livethelittlethings  #makingmemories  #behappy  #photography  #nofilter  #stefanierussophotography  #littlebitmorethanalot  #dreamBIG  #xoxoabs 
A little bit more exciting news!!!
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Find this one & more amazing quotes to Pin on Stef’s article!
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Share the love on your favorite Pinterest board! 
#pinterest #sharethelove #sheis #littlebitmorethanalot #photography #entrepreneur #stefanierussophotography #sheisalittlebitmore #lovely #bright #story #livethelittlethings  #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
My first hitchhiker!
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She’s from Germany and is traveling NZ for four weeks on Holiday! She’s backpacking from St Arnaud to Hokitika (THAT’S FAR!).
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It’s on my bucket list to give this hitchhiking thing a try too!

#NZbucketlist #hitchhiker #backpackers #NZadventure #littlebitmorethanalot  #happilyeverafter #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
We took a drive to nowhere & found this beautiful spot to go swim in the river! 
#nzadventure #somewhere #littlebitmorethanalot #love #laughter #happilyeverafter #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
Have you ever climbed a mountain before? 
Me either. 
Until now! 
The views at the top were absolutely breathtaking! Check them out on my blog! >>> link in Bio!

#nzadventure #mtstokes #queencharlotte #marlboroughnz #littlebitmorethanalot #love #laughter #happilyeverafter #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
I’m obsessed with seeing women encourage and support other women. 
It is my favorite! 
#instalike #shesalittlebitmore #friends #empower #motivation #littlebitmorethanalot #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
She is a wife, mother to 2 handsome boys, daughter, sister, auntie and friend.  These are just a few of the many titles that she proudly wears.  Please meet my dear friend, Stefanie Russo.

Read her story —-> link in bio 
#sheisalittlebitmore #lovely #bright #story #livethelittlethings #makingmemories #behappy #photography #nofilter #stefanierussophotography #littlebitmorethanalot #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
Our adventure UP Mt Stokes is UP!
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I don’t know if I was winded from hiking straight up a mountain, OR from laughing so hard! 
#mtstokes #queencharlotte #marlboroughsounds #queencharlottesound #backpacking #adventures #nzadventures #littlebitmorethanalot #love #laughter #happilyeverafter #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
I completed my first week of yoga this week and learned something even more than I thought I had already known...
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Everything you need is already within you.

#notetoself #yogalover #yoga #breathe #beyourbestself #inspiration #littlebitmorethanalot #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
Queen Charlotte THIS Weekend!!!
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Taking a Water Taxi from Picton on Saturday to Ship Cove then hiking 27k’s to Camp Bay campsite and then hiking 25k’s on Sunday to Te Mahia & then getting a Water Taxi back to Picton & then home to Blenheim! So all in all we will be hiking around 32 Miles... (nbd 🙃... we haven’t hiked in over a month... a trip through the Sounds should whip us back into shape 🤪)
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We are redoing our first “hike” because we completely messed up on the first time we tried it... you know the saying if you fail to plan, you plan to fail... it happened & we definitely learned from it.
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SO EXCITED to take some gorgeous pictures of the Queen Charlotte Sounds this weekend!!! #queencharlottesound #backpacking #adventures #nzadventures #marlboroughsounds #littlebitmorethanalot #love #laughter #happilyeverafter #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
Queen Charlotte THIS Weekend!!! • Taking a Water Taxi from Picton on Saturday to Ship Cove then hiking 27k’s to Camp Bay campsite and then hiking 25k’s on Sunday to Te Mahia & then getting a Water Taxi back to Picton & then home to Blenheim! So all in all we will be hiking around 32 Miles... (nbd 🙃... we haven’t hiked in over a month... a trip through the Sounds should whip us back into shape 🤪) • We are redoing our first “hike” because we completely messed up on the first time we tried it... you know the saying if you fail to plan, you plan to fail... it happened & we definitely learned from it. • SO EXCITED to take some gorgeous pictures of the Queen Charlotte Sounds this weekend!!! #queencharlottesound  #backpacking  #adventures  #nzadventures  #marlboroughsounds  #littlebitmorethanalot  #love  #laughter  #happilyeverafter  #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue  #ohtheplacesyoullgo  #dreamBIG  #xoxoabs 
Trying something new this year... or a lot of new things this year. Yoga & Pilates are two on my list! 
Started this week & I have loved both workouts so far! 
What’s on your list of new things to try this year? 
#try #somethingnew #yoga #matpilates #wellnessstationnz #littlebitmorethanalot #nzadventure #happilyeverafter #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
Beyond excited to share Stefanie’s personal story of her basically trying every job before finally stumbling on her passion! 
#shesalittlebitmore #stefanierussophotography #littlebitmorethanalot #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
... and I am going to WIN!!! Parker and I realized on this Holiday we may have a problem with chips, chocolate and coffee! 
Sooo starting tomorrow all three are off the table!
$100 bet to whoever eats the first chip, piece of chocolate AND drinks coffee! 
#challenge #littlebitmorethanalot #love #laughter #happilyeverafter #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
We started our MONTH holiday watching the sunrise and ended it watching the sunset on the ocean!

I just got done looking at the list of things we did and it’s seriously unbelievable! I feel like I am living a dream! I am so excited to share the pictures and videos from all of our adventures this past month!!! Parker and I were talking on the Ferry last night about making a Bucket List for NZ and another one for the rest of our life together! Eeeeekkkkk!!! #dreamscometrue #travelNZ #NZmustdo #NZadventure #adventure #littlebitmorethanalot #love #laughter #happilyeverafter #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
We started our MONTH holiday watching the sunrise and ended it watching the sunset on the ocean! I just got done looking at the list of things we did and it’s seriously unbelievable! I feel like I am living a dream! I am so excited to share the pictures and videos from all of our adventures this past month!!! Parker and I were talking on the Ferry last night about making a Bucket List for NZ and another one for the rest of our life together! Eeeeekkkkk!!! #dreamscometrue  #travelNZ  #NZmustdo  #NZadventure  #adventure  #littlebitmorethanalot  #love  #laughter  #happilyeverafter  #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue  #ohtheplacesyoullgo  #dreamBIG  #xoxoabs 
I know I’ve been MIA, but it’s been soooo nice to unplug and travel! These past few weeks have been priceless! Parker and I traveled all around the South Island with his siblings and their significant others! We are exploring the North Island for another week before we head back home to Blenheim! 
I can’t wait to share all of our adventures with you! 
#queenstown #travelNZ #theremarkables #NZmustdo #NZadventure #adventure #littlebitmorethanalot #love #laughter #happilyeverafter #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
I know I’ve been MIA, but it’s been soooo nice to unplug and travel! These past few weeks have been priceless! Parker and I traveled all around the South Island with his siblings and their significant others! We are exploring the North Island for another week before we head back home to Blenheim! I can’t wait to share all of our adventures with you! #queenstown  #travelNZ  #theremarkables  #NZmustdo  #NZadventure  #adventure  #littlebitmorethanalot  #love  #laughter  #happilyeverafter  #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue  #ohtheplacesyoullgo  #dreamBIG  #xoxoabs 
If you haven’t checked out Abby’s Story - CHECK IT OUT! (Link in Bio) 
She shares her tips for success too! Here are two of my favorites:
Always be willing to learn. It doesn't matter who it is or what their background is. Because even if their career path is different than yours, you can still learn something.

If you are the smartest person in the room. You are in the wrong room.

#shesalittlebitmore #amartistry #abigailmarieartistry  #littlebitmorethanalot #listentoyourgut #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
If you haven’t checked out Abby’s Story - CHECK IT OUT! (Link in Bio) She shares her tips for success too! Here are two of my favorites: Always be willing to learn. It doesn't matter who it is or what their background is. Because even if their career path is different than yours, you can still learn something. If you are the smartest person in the room. You are in the wrong room. #shesalittlebitmore  #amartistry  #abigailmarieartistry  #littlebitmorethanalot  #listentoyourgut  #dreamBIG  #xoxoabs 
Christmas dinner ... copious amounts of alcohol and chocolate aren't great foods to fuel your workout who would have thunk it 🤔😂 .
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Apart from sweating almost pure alcohol and sounding like I was having an asthma attack for the majority of my workout ( due to this stupid cold i have ) the rest of my workout was... awful!!! 😂I've absolutely abused my body this month 😂 and boy could I tell today! .... one more day to cater for my southern Christmas ! Then I'm so ready for ALL the vegetables ! ... and getting back to it! .
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#onemoreday #secondchristmas #greyareabetweenchristmasandnewyear #isweatginandprosecco #xoxoabs #enjoyyourholidays! #fullbodyblast #horribleworkout😭😫 #drivinghomeforchristmas-take2
Christmas dinner ... copious amounts of alcohol and chocolate aren't great foods to fuel your workout who would have thunk it 🤔😂 . . Apart from sweating almost pure alcohol and sounding like I was having an asthma attack for the majority of my workout ( due to this stupid cold i have ) the rest of my workout was... awful!!! 😂I've absolutely abused my body this month 😂 and boy could I tell today! .... one more day to cater for my southern Christmas ! Then I'm so ready for ALL the vegetables ! ... and getting back to it! . . #onemoreday  #secondchristmas  #greyareabetweenchristmasandnewyear  #isweatginandprosecco  #xoxoabs  #enjoyyourholidays ! #fullbodyblast  #horribleworkout 😭😫 #drivinghomeforchristmas -take2
My first time spending Christmas Day at the beach was pretty fantastic! Thanks to Parker’s go pro we were able to capture our shenanigans! 
#travelNZ #NZmustsee #Kaikoura #littlebitmorethanalot #love #laughter #happilyeverafter #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
Merry Christmas from New Zealand!!! Parker and I slept along the beach under the stars in our tent. It sounds too good to be true but it was that perfect! We woke up early to watch the sunrise and dolphins jumping around! 
#merrychristmas #travelNZ #littlebitmorethanalot #love #laughter #happilyeverafter #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
Merry Christmas!!! From me to you, I wish you love and laughter this Holiday Season!

xoxo, Abbea 
#littlebitmorethanalot #MerryChristmas #love #laughter #happilyeverafter #youonlyliveonce  #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
Getting the itch to go on a few more adventures! 
Parker and I are taking off this weekend for a month to travel the North and South Island! I can’t wait to share all of our adventures with you & some of my traveling tips! 
#travelNZ #NZmustdo #MtStokes #backpacker #neverstopexploring #alittlebitmore #nofilter #wanderlust #youonlyliveonce #dreamBIG  #dreamscometrue #ohtheplacesyoullgo #happyeverafter #xoxoabs
When the idea of settling for ‘good enough’ is just not appealing anymore... remember no one knows your dreams, deepest desires, or what your heart is telling you to do! It’s up to you to step outside of your world and get to work on making your dreams come true! As Abby’s story shows... it definitely will not be easy, but it will be worth it! 
#shesalittlebitmore #amartistry #abigailmarieartistry  #littlebitmorethanalot #listentoyourgut #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
Abby gives us the inside scoop on how beautiful life really is when career and passion came together. She shares the ups and downs of chasing her passion so beautifully. I know you are going to connect with her story! 
#amartistry #abigailmarieartistry #shesalittlebitmore #beautiful #littlebitmorethanalot #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
One day she woke up sick and tired of being sick and tired. She got honest with herself. She was tired of being broke. She was sick of letting herself down one too many times. She would pick something up, only to set it down seconds later because life got in the way. She was finished making excuses for why she was not doing the things she wanted to do. She was done living life on auto pilot. 
Have you met her before? 
Tomorrow - I am so excited to introduce to you a whole new addition to Little Bit More! 
#shesalittlebitmore #newaddition #tomorrow #chasingdreams #writeyourstory #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
One day she woke up sick and tired of being sick and tired. She got honest with herself. She was tired of being broke. She was sick of letting herself down one too many times. She would pick something up, only to set it down seconds later because life got in the way. She was finished making excuses for why she was not doing the things she wanted to do. She was done living life on auto pilot. Have you met her before? Tomorrow - I am so excited to introduce to you a whole new addition to Little Bit More! #shesalittlebitmore  #newaddition  #tomorrow  #chasingdreams  #writeyourstory  #dreamBIG  #xoxoabs 
I often write simple reminders to myself in times of doubt, fear, frustration, uncertainty, or anxiousness. I say a prayer to God to give me strength and patience. I take a deep breathe, let it out and let that feeling go because it's no longer mine to hold on to. 
You're thinking, that is so much easier said than done. I hear your thoughts. I know exactly how you feel. But try it. Not just once. Try it a few times. It truly does get easier. The hardest part for me has always been when I have to give up the control to someone or something other than myself (I am a control freak). It's the moment when I have to release that feeling and take the scariest step forward into the unknown. I have plenty of notes to myself from when Parker and I started planning our trip to New Zealand. 
I had an internal panic attack when Parker and I talked about moving in 2017 instead of 2018. I thought to myself, you better get saving little girl. Before I started dating Parker I was a phenomenal spender and a terrible saver. I didn't have a dime to my name in a savings account. I thought I had a little under two years to not only learn how to save money, but to save enough money to move to New Zealand. And then comes another bend in the road. I hadn't done much research into the cost of living in New Zealand so I had no clue what to expect. I read blog after blog, and little by little my heart sank and I cried. Not only is New Zealand is one of the most expensive country's in the world, but for every New Zealand dollar I made it was 70 cents to the United States dollar. I wrote in my journal, "Beautiful girl, you were made to do hard things. Have faith and believe in yourself." I fell asleep that night praying to God to help me find a way.
Fast forward to today. We are living in New Zealand! Next time, you're telling yourself how it's impossible, write a note to yourself. Take a deep breath, let it out and let those craptastic feelings go. I know it's not the solution to your problems, but it's giving yourself hope. Sometimes, that's all we need.

#littlebitmore #notetoself #simplereminders
I often write simple reminders to myself in times of doubt, fear, frustration, uncertainty, or anxiousness. I say a prayer to God to give me strength and patience. I take a deep breathe, let it out and let that feeling go because it's no longer mine to hold on to. You're thinking, that is so much easier said than done. I hear your thoughts. I know exactly how you feel. But try it. Not just once. Try it a few times. It truly does get easier. The hardest part for me has always been when I have to give up the control to someone or something other than myself (I am a control freak). It's the moment when I have to release that feeling and take the scariest step forward into the unknown. I have plenty of notes to myself from when Parker and I started planning our trip to New Zealand. I had an internal panic attack when Parker and I talked about moving in 2017 instead of 2018. I thought to myself, you better get saving little girl. Before I started dating Parker I was a phenomenal spender and a terrible saver. I didn't have a dime to my name in a savings account. I thought I had a little under two years to not only learn how to save money, but to save enough money to move to New Zealand. And then comes another bend in the road. I hadn't done much research into the cost of living in New Zealand so I had no clue what to expect. I read blog after blog, and little by little my heart sank and I cried. Not only is New Zealand is one of the most expensive country's in the world, but for every New Zealand dollar I made it was 70 cents to the United States dollar. I wrote in my journal, "Beautiful girl, you were made to do hard things. Have faith and believe in yourself." I fell asleep that night praying to God to help me find a way. Fast forward to today. We are living in New Zealand! Next time, you're telling yourself how it's impossible, write a note to yourself. Take a deep breath, let it out and let those craptastic feelings go. I know it's not the solution to your problems, but it's giving yourself hope. Sometimes, that's all we need. #littlebitmore  #notetoself  #simplereminders 
Who is already setting their goals for the next year? 
This girl is!!! &&& I am setting palm sweaty, heart racing out of my chest kind of goals! I can’t wait to share them with you... but I’m not finished writing them, yet! 
What are some of your goals? 
Travel goals? 
Career goals? 
Mommy goals? 
Personal goals? 
Wife/gf/partner goals? 
Fitness goals? 
Share them with me in the comments below! 
#keepitsimple #goalsetting #goals #dreams #plans #makeithappen #writeyourstory #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
Who is already setting their goals for the next year? This girl is!!! &&& I am setting palm sweaty, heart racing out of my chest kind of goals! I can’t wait to share them with you... but I’m not finished writing them, yet! What are some of your goals? Travel goals? Career goals? Mommy goals? Personal goals? Wife/gf/partner goals? Fitness goals? Share them with me in the comments below! #keepitsimple  #goalsetting  #goals  #dreams  #plans  #makeithappen  #writeyourstory  #dreamBIG  #xoxoabs 
This Holiday season if you’re having a tough time coming up with gift ideas for the people you love! I have a few perfect ideas to help you l out! 
#1 Idea: Spend time together and go on an adventure together! 
Winery/distillery/brewery
Shopping 
Out to eat 
I believe the best gift you can give is your time. 
Check out my blog for more ideas! 
#merrychristmas #happyholidays #bestgift #adventuretime #giftideas #blog #littlebitmorethanalot #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
Courage is feeling the fear and doing it anyway! 
We have some pretty fantastic things brewing at Little Bit More Headquarters. 
I’ve said this before, but I will say it again! We all have a story. And I love hearing people’s stories. I believe there is always something we can learn from and relate to others stories. So I took a huge leap of faith and my vision is coming true! I cannot wait to share other women’s stories with you! 
#daringgreatly #littlebitmorethanalot #stories #morefaith #lessfear #courage #lessthinking #morelivinglife #faith #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
Courage is feeling the fear and doing it anyway! We have some pretty fantastic things brewing at Little Bit More Headquarters. I’ve said this before, but I will say it again! We all have a story. And I love hearing people’s stories. I believe there is always something we can learn from and relate to others stories. So I took a huge leap of faith and my vision is coming true! I cannot wait to share other women’s stories with you! #daringgreatly  #littlebitmorethanalot  #stories  #morefaith  #lessfear  #courage  #lessthinking  #morelivinglife  #faith  #dreamBIG  #xoxoabs 
Maybe you think I’m crazy...
OR maybe you agree with me. 
We allow that negative self talk to fill our mind full of doubts, worries & fears. We allow it to control us and hold us back.

When that happens, try telling it to shut up and go sit in the corner and be quiet! 
It’s amazing what happens when you let those thoughts go & clear your mind of the rubbish. 
#notetoself #morefaith #lessfear #lessthinking #life #faith #blog #littlebitmorethanalot #dreamBIG #xoxoabs
Maybe you think I’m crazy... OR maybe you agree with me. We allow that negative self talk to fill our mind full of doubts, worries & fears. We allow it to control us and hold us back. When that happens, try telling it to shut up and go sit in the corner and be quiet! It’s amazing what happens when you let those thoughts go & clear your mind of the rubbish. #notetoself  #morefaith  #lessfear  #lessthinking  #life  #faith  #blog  #littlebitmorethanalot  #dreamBIG  #xoxoabs 
Don't you get that bit of curiosity in you when you get an idea? If I put it on the back burner in some form or another it'll come back to me. 
It's like an annoying little kid who sits in the back of my mind begging to go outside and play. I am a curious little kid at heart, so I give in. I mean, why not?

#notetoself #morefaith #lessthinking #littlekidatheart #blog #life #faith #littlebitmorethanalot #dreamBIG #xoxoabs