A Few of My Favorite Things Tag

Hello, wonderful readers!
Yes, I have another tag for you today. ;) I was tagged by the lovely Hannah for the A Few of My Favorite Things tag. Thanks, Hannah! (And if you haven't checked out Hannah's blog before, please do! She writes such wonderful posts, and is a good friend of mine. She also has a great giveaway going on right now, so be sure to check that out too! :D)
I'm sorry for the strange text format today-- sometimes Blogger doesn't cooperate very well. :/   So anyway, here they are (in no particular order except for the first one :)

-The Rules-
-Write down ten of your favorite things
-Tag at least three others!

-My Favorite Things-

1. Jesus!
This should be and is, by far, my absolute favorite thing ever. I am not anywhere near perfect, and sometimes I find myself making things other than Jesus my favorite thing. But He is always ready to forgive and help us!

2. Books
Yes, you knew this was coming. ;) Books are just wonderful!  They are a much better "other world" than TV or video games, and good books can influence you so much! My top favorite authors are Janette Oke, Martha Finley. and L.M. Montgomery, among others. 

3. American Heritage Girls
I know I've mentioned American Heritage Girls (AHG) before, and it really is one of my favorite things! This fall, I'll be starting my third year, and as the oldest girl in my Troop, I am glad for the opportunity to be able to lead the younger girls, as well as learn so much myself! AHG is so much more than just"scouting", it really helps prepare  young ladies for life! (I was thinking of doing a whole post sometime about AHG. If you're interested in this, please make sure to let me know in the comments!)

                                                                        My AHG uniform sash

4. Writing
Something about writing, whether you're good at it or not,is just magical. (At least it is for me!) I have always enjoyed writing since I was little, and now I'm excited about learning how to get better at it. :D 

5. Family and Friends 
Our family and friends are a wonderful gift from God, even though we don't appreciate them often enough. Even though they can be annoying sometimes, let's try to remember what a blessing they really are to us.(Yes, even your brothers! :P)

6. Music
I love music, both listening to it and playing it. I  play both piano and violin, but my favorite is  the violin. As for listening to music, I love the old classical hymns as well as some newer versions. A few of my favorite bands/singers are Casting Crowns, Matthew West, and Francesca Battestelli. 

7. Vintage
I'm not super into vintage things like some people are, but I do like old, pretty vintage items (even though I don't actually have any myself, lol!)

8. Photography 
Although I'm nowhere near being a professional photographer, I do enjoy it, and am always looking for helpful tips on how to improve (such as Hannah's wonderful post here). It's so important to capture those memories while you still can!

                                                                                                                         A random photograph of mine

9. Chocolate + peanut butter 
Enough said. xD

10. Calm & Quiet 
This probably sounds really silly to most of you, but those of you with big families can probably understand. ;) It's rare when I have a moment of uninterrupted peace and quiet, so I would definitely call that one of my favorite (but scarce) things!  Psalms 46:10 "Be still and know that I am God..."

-I Tag-

Bernie @ A Bounce in Your Step
Hosanna Emily @ Having a Heart Like His
Mic @ Mic's Room

Hope you have fun! :)



  1. Emily you are way too sweet!!!! <3 And we love a lot of the same things. =) And...hmmmmm...your photography looks strangely familiar?? ;D And your favorite bands/singers are some of my favorites as well! What is your favorite casting crowns song? And how did I not know that you played violin??!? =)

    1. Aw, thank you Hannah! You deserve it. ;) LOL, I was running out of professional pictures to use, so I grabbed one of mine....and I forgot where I took it! xD
      I like a lot of Casting Crown's songs, but I guess one of my favorites is Who Am I. What is yours?
      Haha, you didn't know I played the violin? I'm not very good yet, but I do enjoy it. Thanks so much for commenting, Hannah! =)

    2. I love a lot of Casting Crowns, but especially the one "Just Be Held" and "Wedding Day". They both are such sweet songs and make you want to cry. ;)

      And no, I don't think I knew you played! That is really cool. =)

  2. Hey! Thanks so much for following me at Saved by Grace Emily! I love your blog and you have a gorgeous design. ♥

    1. Hi Kara Lynn! I'm so glad I came across your blog, and thank you so much for following mine! <3

  3. Ah, we share quite a few favourites! I play violin and am learning piano too. What are some of your favourite songs to play on the violin?

    Also, a post on American Heritage Girls would be interesting! I've never heard of it (obviously, seeing as I'm not American), but it sounds good. :)

    1. That's neat that you have some of the same favorites! :) I love to play hymns on both the piano and violin. I'm also hoping to learn a few other songs soon for the violin.

      Okay, thank you for telling me! I'm kind of excited to do a post about AHG. It's a faith-based version of the Girl Scouts, so maybe they have something like that where you live. :)

      Thank you so much for commenting, Jessica!

  4. I love some of the same things too! Your blog design is so cute!!! I used to play the violin a few years ago, I actually miss it a bit.
    Reading books is one of my favourite past-times, I love settling down and getting all cozy with a good book.

    1. Thank you, Laila! Your name is very pretty. :)

      That's great that you played the violin! I have taken a bit if a break recently as well, so I'm eager to get back to it.
      Books are definitely one of my favorite things, and I'm so glad it's one of yours too! ;)

      Thanks so much for commenting, Laila!

  5. I really enjoyed reading this post, Emily! It would seem we are alike in many ways :).

    1. Thank you for reading and commenting, Savannah! That's really neat that we like a lot of the same things. :)

  6. I had a lot of fun reading this post, Emily! :)
    One of my favorite authors is Janette Oke too. :) What is your favorite book by her?
    You play the violin? That’s so cool! So do I. :D

    1. Thank you, Rebekah!
      Ooh, my favorite Janette Oke book would be hard to pick, but I really like The Meeting Place, as well as the Love Comes Softly series. Yes, that's more than one, I know! :P
      And that's great that you play the violin too! I really love it. :)
      Thanks so much for commenting!

  7. Great answers! I had so much fun reading this post! I love your blog!!!


    1. Thank you, Kiley! You're very sweet, and I'm so glad you enjoyed reading it! :)

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    1. Thanks, Nabila, for reading and commenting!


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