Thursday, May 19, 2016

My Favorite Things Part 2

Sounds like you all enjoyed Saturday's "My Favorite Things" post. I loved reading your responses! You suggested so many follow up questions that I just had to write a second post. So here goes. I would love to read your responses to these questions, too.

1. Dog Breed
Call me crazy, but I really like dachshunds (aka "hotdogs")...they're just so cute!

2. Color
Purple

3. Boy/Girl Names
I'll have to keep those a secret for now. :)

4. Song
"Come Thou Fount"

5. Style of Music
Hmm...my top three are hymns, bluegrass, and contemporary Christian.

6. School Subject
I always enjoyed French class and language arts.

7. Vacation Spot
Tropics/beach

8. Relaxation Technique
Exercising. I don't usually like jogging, but we belong to a gym, and I enjoy the elliptical.

9. Bible Verse
I have lots, but one is Romans 8:32.

10. Book
I don't usually have time to read anything other than the Bible, but I love historical fiction. Growing up, my favorites were the Little House on the Prairie books.

11. Letter of the Alphabet
Maybe E? LOL.

12. Bath and Body Products
I usually just buy whatever lotions are on sale and are either unscented or have a natural scent.

13. TV Show
Little House on the Prairie (and When Calls the Heart)

50 comments:

  1. Anonymous5/19/2016

    Hey Ellie,

    I want to learn french. What did you use to learn it?

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    1. Hi there,

      I studied French for five years in public school and then completed the final level of Rosetta Stone French (Homeschool edition) in 11th grade. It's a fun language!

      Ellie

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    2. Anonymous5/25/2016

      I'm doing Rosetta Stone. Sometimes the speech part is a little embarrassing, but it's fun otherwise ;)
      Also, I watch When Calls the Heart. The hair and costumes drive me insane, but I still like it because it's clean. Have you read the books? They're pretty good.

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  2. Anonymous5/19/2016

    Yay! You used a few of my questions! :) Thanks for reaching out to your readers and giving them (us) a glimpse of you and your life.

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    1. It's my pleasure. Thanks for being a loyal reader. :)

      Ellie

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  3. I love when calls the heart as well!

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    1. I just heard that it's coming back for a 4th season!

      Ellie

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    2. Anonymous5/21/2016

      it is the best! and i have a dachsund!

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    3. yes, I am very excited for season 4!

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  4. Aw, I loved the Little House books growing up! My little sister is reading them for the first time now and it is so much fun to share them with her.

    Thanks for doing a second round of these, it's so much fun learning a little more about you! You should consider interviewing your husband sometime with these questions. Even if you don't share his responses on the blog, I'm sure that'd be a fun thing to do together! :)

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    1. That's a great idea, Alicia. What fun to watch your sister read those books. Have you ever seen the TV show?

      Ellie

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    2. I actually haven't watched the TV show. I need to remedy that!

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    3. Anonymous5/21/2016

      I watch Little House on the Hallmark channel and on INSP ever afternoon.

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    4. Anonymous5/23/2016

      @Alicia Mae The TV show isn't very accurate to the books. Maybe in the beginning it was but after awhile they had to make up new story lines and add new characters. I enjoy though.

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    5. Anonymous5/23/2016

      Yes, the TV series is quite different from the books. :-) However it's still a great family show, and I really enjoy watching it!

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  5. Shela G5/19/2016

    So glad you did a second post on your favorites.😃
    1.color Pink
    2. School subject English because I love to read.
    3.Book Anne of Green Gables
    4.Bible verse Jeremiah 29:11
    5.TV show little house and I also love when calls the heart.

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    1. Anne of Green Gables is a good one. Have you ever seen the TV show "Road to Avonlea"? It's based on Anne of Green Gables.

      Ellie

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    2. Anonymous5/20/2016

      Oh, I LOVE the Road to Avonlea series!!! My family has watched straight through the first four seasons, and has also seen most of seasons 5-7. Such a great family show! The series was actually based on the books The Story Girl, The Golden Road, Chronicles of Avonlea, and Further Chronicles of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery. (Don't you just love Gus & Felicity?! They have such a sweet love story...)

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    3. Anonymous5/20/2016

      Awesome!! Thanks! 😊😊

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    4. Shela G5/20/2016

      Hey Ellie yes I have seen Road to Avonlea and really enjoyed it 😃

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    5. Anonymous5/21/2016

      Have you see the tv show AvonLea it was on PBS channel back in 2000. My mom always watched that I have a few on VHS tapes. I also have Road to Avon Lea on VHS.

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  6. Anonymous5/19/2016

    Yay for When Calls the Heart!!! 😄😄😄

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    1. Yes! Have you heard that it's coming back for a fourth season?

      Ellie

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    2. Anonymous5/20/2016

      YES!!! The official announcement was made just days after the Season 3 Finale!

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    3. Anonymous5/20/2016

      Awesome!!!!

      Thanks! 😄😊😊

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    4. Anonymous5/20/2016

      I literally said...."YEEEEEEESSSSSS" when I saw you liked when calls the heart :)

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    5. That's what I said when I found out that you all like it!

      Ellie

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  7. Anonymous5/19/2016

    You really should make time for reading. Being a life-long learner and keeping up with your education means reading. If only the newspaper.

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    1. I read the news and the Bible daily, and I read other books whenever I have the chance, but I agree that it would be great to read more.

      Ellie

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  8. Anonymous5/20/2016

    Love your responses Ellie!
    I really like your blogs.
    I hope you will continue to blog about The duggars and yourself because just like The duggars, us readers feel like we know you.

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    1. I'm thrilled to hear that. Thank you for being a loyal reader!

      Blessings,
      Ellie

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  9. Anonymous5/20/2016

    Would you like to have a dog right now?

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    1. I would, but we are currently renting, and I don't think a dog would be allowed. Our house is also very small. But we do have a few neighborhood cats that come to our back door to be fed, which I love. :)

      Ellie

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    2. Anonymous5/20/2016

      Does that fall into the category of coveting something that is your neighbours? ( I am kind of kidding! )

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    3. Anonymous5/20/2016

      Aw, those sound like sweet cats, Ellie! How fun that you can still enjoy them without the effort that goes into being a pet owner.

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    4. LOL. And it's definitely true that it's nice to enjoy them without having the responsibility of taking care of them. Our neighbors seem to take great care of them. :)

      Ellie

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  10. Anonymous5/20/2016

    I recently discovered When Calls the Heart on Netflix and I enjoyed watching the first season. My husband is a miner and knows a lot about the history of mining so we enjoyed talking about what the show got right and wrong in portraying the coal mine. By the second season there were so many historical inaccuracies and inconsistencies in general, that I couldn't stand to watch past the first few episodes.

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    1. Anonymous5/20/2016

      Yes, I definitely agree about how historically inaccurate the show is - particularly the second season. However the costuming is slightly better in Season 3, and the plots are more family-friendly and all centered in Hope Valley, which my family really enjoyed! We've gotten to the point where we can mostly overlook the flaws and just enjoy the sweet, wholesome themes of love, faith, and family.

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  11. Anonymous5/20/2016

    My answers would be: 1. Chiuaua or Maltese 2. Purple..its so calming 3. Audrina (girl) Alexander (boy) Adrian (boy) 4. "I can see clearly now" 5. I don't listen to music, very rarely 6. Spelling, English 7. A cabin by a lake 8. Looking at cute Vlogs (video blogs) like VlogsByJoli or Jojo Lomelino videos, it makes my heart smile they are sweet girls! 9. Psalm 37:vs(25-26) 10. I don't have patience to read books although I have lots I've never opened. I need to start reading the bible more! 11. (A) 12. Italian Citrus Sun.. its my favorite body mist at bath and body works! It smells soooo clean and fresh! 13. I wish the Carol Burnett Show could still be on today! That was good TV and she is a funny lady and Tim Conway too!

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    1. Anonymous5/20/2016

      Love Tim Conway & Don Knotts classic comedies - so fun!!! :-)

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    2. Maybe those classic TV shows are available on Amazon? Just out of curiosity, are they appropriate for kids?

      Ellie

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    3. Anonymous5/21/2016

      I would guess that many of the Tim Conway/Don Knotts movies are available on Amazon. Some of my family's favorites include The Apple Dumpling Gang, The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again, The Reluctant Astronaut, The Private Eyes, The Shakiest Gun in the West, and The Ghost & Mr. Chicken.
      Yes, they are great for the kids! Our entire family enjoyed them, all the way from the teenagers down to our youngest, who's three. :-)

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    4. Anonymous5/21/2016

      You can get the Carol Burnett show on DVD I would check the WalMart website or Sams club my have it. I brought it for my friend for her birthday and she loved it.

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    5. OK! Thanks! I'll check it out!

      Ellie

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    6. The Apple Dumpling Gang is a good one. :)

      Ellie

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  12. Anonymous5/20/2016

    1. Golden Retriever
    2. Peach or aqua
    3. Levi, Merritt, Adrian, Elliot, and William; Lilja, Annalee, Charlotte, Emily, Serena, and Sophie
    4. Probably "Give Me Your Eyes" by Brandon Heath
    5. Country & Contemporary Christian
    6. English & History
    7. Alaska, the Southern states, or England/Italy
    8. Spending time with animals
    9. John 3:16
    10. I love both historical fiction and the classics. It would be very hard to decide on just one favorite title...but a few favorite authors are Julie Klassen, Laura Frantz, Lynn Austin, Janette Oke, and Elisabeth Elliot.
    11. Maybe L or W?
    12. Pretty much anything all-natural that smells nice...
    13. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

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    1. Anonymous5/20/2016

      I really like the Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman series too! Have you ever watched it, Ellie? It's about a lady doctor from Boston who comes to Colorado in the late 1800's to practice medicine.

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    2. I've heard about it, but I haven't seen it. Do you watch it on TV or online?

      Ellie

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    3. Anonymous5/21/2016

      My family found the complete series (6 seasons + 3 movies) for a really good price at Costco a few years ago, and we really enjoyed watching it as a family. I would say that in some ways the second three seasons are better than the first three though.

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    4. Anonymous5/25/2016

      I think it's on Youtube, or it was a couple years ago.

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