Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Gone to the Vlogs

So what have I been doing with myself during the past several months? Well it's not easy to explain, but I have been hanging out with some interesting people via You Tube. Yes, I've gone to the Vlogs. There are many of them and they seem to be more prolific than most bloggers these days. 

One also has the choice of Instagram, but I do not like the abbreviated sense of life there. From the number of photos that some post, I get the sense that some Instagram participants don't either. So there you have it, I've jumped ship, yet again. 

Did she jump ship?

Here are my absolute favorites: Kirsten and Joerg. I like them because they remind me of people in my own life. 

If, in fact, I like you, (and I'm certain that I do 😊) it's because you remind me of a person in my real life. ツ  Does anyone else do this? I had duplicate people at college who reminded me of those I knew in high school. I'm probably just weird. Don't mind me.

The gist of Kirsten's channel is that she and her husband are Germans living in Great Britain. They share many things and visit many places. Well, they used to go to many places before Covid. The good thing for you is that those videos are still right there. I really enjoy them and I enjoy their calm personalities. Their beautiful walks in the English countryside are so stress-relieving and enjoyable. You can find them *here.*


Edited to Add: Just got the link straightened around to Kirsten and Joerg's. So glad because they are out for a walk today and they're featuring long boats on the canal. That reminds me of another You Tube favorite, but I can't go on this way. Anyway, hope that you enjoy it. 

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Sophia is a French woman who married an American and has been living in the States for several decades. Nevertheless, she has not lost her French accent and it's nice to listen to her. She is a Flybaby and so has shared many homemaking videos. She also has her own method of cleaning, which involves a jar and slips of paper with various chores. I could do that. Maybe. 

Sophia tackles anything from changing out a commode to stripping a deck. I have learned a lot from her. Most recently, she taught me how to properly wash my hands. 

Sophia also takes her viewers on field trips. My favorites have been Christmas day trips to NYC and her trips back to France to visit her mother who lives in Paris.

Check her channel out *here.* 

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Angela, aka Parisienne Farmgirl, is another amazing woman who lives in Door County, Wisconsin with her husband Joel and her six children. Another she who does it all. Further, she does the most beautiful videography of the 
scenes around her home. Really stunning. Oh, and she was homeschooling before it became mandatory. I think you'll find her fun and informative; you can find her *here.*




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What can I say about Stephanie? She loves life. There is lots of laughter and fun at The Chateau Diaries. She's  transparent and will tell you exactly how things work via the vlog world in *this video.* 

When you see a dark cloud coming, that's not the point at which you see the silver lining. ~Stephanie

So Chateau de LaLande is beautiful in the gorgeous French countryside. Truth to tell, I have enjoyed this Vlog more since Covid because life is less frenetic at the Chateau these days. Let's just say that, when the Chateau is full of guests, it's a party. Happily for her viewers, her mother Isabelle has been stranded at the Chateau in this time of Covid. What fun she is! For a complete list of videos go *here.*

The tie that binds these particular vlogs is the creation of home. Each one is creating a home albeit very different ones. It is interesting to see how others live. 


And there are more that I enjoy (I seem to especially enjoy those chateaus), but that should be enough for now. Besides, I'm sure that many of you have gone to the Vlogs, too. If so, please share your favorite. If you have watched any of these, please let me know and let me know what you think. I'd love that. 



                                                 



75 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing these links! I look forward to checking them out. Today is a rainy day in GA, so I will have lots of time to look! Blessings to you today, Vee.

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    1. I hope that you'll find one or two that are interesting.

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  2. Nope, didn't know such a thing existed, smiles. I suppose I ought to meander around though and take a look...no one and I mean no one wants to see my morbid obese self, I am afraid Nancy Pelosi will call me out like she did the President yesterday. Mean spirited people in the world. (yes, it bothers me)

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  3. I am going to explore them now, sounds like fun.

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  4. I've been following Parisienne Farm Girl (Angela) for years. I love her youtube channel! She and I share many similar interests. I am going to check these vlogs out because I enjoy this style of interaction!

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    1. Yes, you really do have a lot of mutual interests. Decorating style is not quite the same, but still you are both interested in decor, gardening, raising children, homeschooling, essential oils, The Lord, and probably more, but not necessarily in order. Thanks for letting me know! Do you also follow "The Elliott Homestead"?

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  5. Thanks, Vee. I will check those out. I like the cruise ship videos (there are many), also Self Sufficient Me (a gardener in Australia), Alaska Prepper, The World Needs More Pie and a few others. I spend WAY too much time on Youtube!

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    1. Oh, thank you for all the suggestions! Television has become such a wasteland that I far prefer doing what you and I are doing for our viewing pleasure.

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  6. Oh fun! I look forward to checking them out. The only one I know is Parisienne Farm Girl. I am envious of the beautiful garden she is creating!

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  7. I have not heard of these!! Will have to check it out. I know for sure that I spend way too much time in the virtual world these days - ugh! What else is there to do?? Hugs to you - hope you are well!

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    1. I think it's more interesting and preferable to tv viewing. 😊 Alas, we have too much time on our hands and we must stop baking. Although, those beautiful breads that you are baking are truly works of art!

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  8. Vee, you've put me onto something new! I love it and thank you.

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  9. So, When will I be able to read your Vlog, dear One, that would be such a treat, won't you please consider? ~wink~ I have tried everything except Vlogging, and twitter,actually I have had so little time to do much of any social media of late, each day I make plans to post, but time slips away. It is raining today, I'm inside so I'm visiting my blog friends, and was so happy to see you had posted, besides I find what others have to say is so much more interesting. ~Grin~

    These families seem like wonderful people to get to know, especially since you have introduced us to them, I guess you know by now, that I trust you explicitly.

    Thank you for sharing, and now off to a new adventure.
    Love from me to you,
    Sue

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    1. Sue, you will never find me vlogging as it requires quality equipment (that I do not have), talent for vlogging (that I do not have) and about 50 hours a week. I'd rather watch than do. I prefer the more recent videos to the older ones because the beginning ones are not as professional; the vloggers were just learning and it shows.

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  10. I've followed Kirsten on Instagram and now I'll check out one of her vlog videos. Her photography is something I've enjoyed. I like your new header. Dear has gotten such good information on the vlogs he follows. Essential Craftsman is one of them. He's also learned how to get to the fan in our Camry to clean out the mess a chipmunk left in there. That same chipmunk made a nest in the glove compartment. He learned how to clean our riding lawn mower from a vlog, too. Me...I mostly listen to Q & A's by my favorite pastors. Hope the rest of your week goes well and you can have some human contact over Memorial Weekend!

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    1. I learn how to do almost everything that I question on You Tube. I do know when not to attempt it, but my mechanic told me a couple of weeks ago that I was very knowledgeable. Seems I am one of the women who can tell him exactly what the problem is without mimicking noises. 😏 "Essential Craftsman"...I will check it out! I also listen to pastors, cooking vlogs, and music, but that'll be for another time.

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  11. I enjoy 'lots' of vlogs. They are glimpses into other people's live, they inspire, teach, encourage. Definitely I spend way too much time on you-tube. Thanks for sharing your links ~ FlowerLady

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  12. Vee, friends of my brother and SIL who live in a beautiful home in the south of France, took me to their friends who run a hotel in a French chateau - it was awesome, but a lot of hard work, and money, keeping those very old properties in good order! Stephanie is adorable and I will be 'visiting' her often I'm sure.

    Stay well Vee and enjoy your 'vlogging time'.

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    1. Thanks, Mary! I think it might be fun to stay with Stephanie now, but I am quite sure that the more raucous times would not be for me.

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  13. Never knew that Vlogs existed. Now you've given me another worm hole to get lost in. Not that I have that much to do right now :)

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    1. Don't hate me! There are many good cooking Vlogs as well...enjoyable might be the better word as I'm not talking Martha Stewart here.

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  14. Hmmm... I have heard of vlogs and even watched a few -- mostly grocery store hauls and the like. Some of my good friends here in Blogland are pretty much addicted to the cross stitching vloggers. I will try and check out some of your links, as they do sound fascinating. Thanks for the recommendations!

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    1. Cross-stitching vlogs? That does not sound particularly entertaining; however, there is certainly something for everyone in Vlogdom.

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  15. Well, this looks like FUN! I need a new diversion! heehee! I haven't been very productive lately but I'm starting to feel like...who cares! hahahaha! I would love to look at these and find a favorite! Love your new banner too. We just bought some 'new' herbal tee, Hibiscus! Very nice! Today I was behind a vehicle from Maine...it was personalized and said Amy. I said....Do you know Vee? I said it outloud but don't worry, she didn't hear me! lol I'm cracking myself up writing this comment! I'm easily entertained! Hugs!

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  16. Well dear Vee I guess I have never heard of this either! Mercy...I need to get with the program! LOL! I wish I had more time to do these things but do good to blog once again and post at times on instagram. You are right though. Seems a hit and a miss for most I even know on instagram. Seemed that when the pandemic began that more people seemed to comment on other's blogs but I've noticed even that to slow down. I will have to check out some of the folks you mentioned. Hope you are doing well dear lady. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Oh Vlogging is an elevated level of blogging that I am certainly not ever going to do. I substitute watching Vlogs for watching tv as I find Vlogs far more fascinating that tv watching. Yes, blogging is different than it was a few years ago. As for me, I have said everything there is to say three times over. I am as dull as dry toast.

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  17. Would you believe that I didn't know what a Vlog was until today, and yet I have been watching many of them for about 18 months! I just didn't "get it" till you shared this post with us.

    My blog-writing has slowed down because it was taking too much time but I have no intention of transitioning to a vlogger. I'll just watch what other people provide. Vlogs are so good to have on when I'm doing things with my hands, and especially nowadays when TV has so little of value to watch.

    Thanks for educating me today!!

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    1. You're welcome I'm sure. How fun that you didn't realize that you were watching vlogs. Care to mention one? (No, I am not ever going to vlog, but I do spend more time watching Vlogs than visiting blogs these days for exactly the reasons you mention.)

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  18. They all sound interesting, Vee. I have never heard of a Vlog.

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    1. As you are one to love travel, I am sure that you will find those sorts of vlogs fascinating. Do try out Kirsten and Joerg's!

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  19. Though they all sound interesting I just don't have time to blog and do that too! :)

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    1. πŸ˜† I hope that you don't think that I am suggesting that anyone vlog; I certainly don't plan to. I watch Vlogs instead of television, which I find a waste of time and very uninteresting.

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  20. Hi Vee, enjoyed your suggestions following two of them now! Still blogging and I also do Instagram but s you so very little content there! Enjoy your summer!
    Hugs, Roxy

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    1. Were you following them before? Care to say which two? πŸ™‚

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  21. Hi Vee! I haven’t gone to the vlogs, but now I’ll know which ones that you like and recommend. They do sound entertaining and interesting.

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    1. Definitely so for me... You'd probably enjoy some of the cooking vlogs for sure.

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  22. I love vlogs and will be checking these out. I follow about 40 vlogs now. One of my favorites is Susan's Cozy Condo. You might like her.

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    1. Thank you for mentioning her! I will peek in.

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  23. Vlogs are rather new to me, but I've found a few I like. I don't like those who witter on and on before finally getting to the point, or to no point at all. I like a couple of fashion vloggers - Audrey Coyne is one. I like Downshiftology for her food prep ideas, although I'm not vegetarian or celiac, but I get ideas from her. Rarely I watch Parisienne Farmgirl and Sew Sweet Violet, but my goodness they go on and on. I quickly lose patience, and only watch if I'm doing something else like a tedious chopping job in the kitchen, or some handsewing. I like Sarah Richardson for decor. Will check out some of your suggestions.

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    1. ☺️ Yes, Vlogs are much easier to take along as I do my chores. Thank you for the mention of new to me Vloggers . I would not be interested in the fashion Vloggers...way so, nor for any specific diet Vlog, but Sew Sweet Violet sounds intriguing. My daughter feels the same as you..."those people are boring! They talk too much." Ha! She doesn't know that that's exactly why I like them. I have been terribly lonely.

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    2. Yes, I enjoyed Jooles! It's fun to watch exactly what interests most, unlike tv programs.

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  24. Hi Vee!

    I have been doing the same thing!! I have really enjoyed the YouTube channels I have been watching, I think it's because they are a little more interactive than blogging. Because we have decided to garden this year, I have been watching a lot of gardening, homesteading and cooking vlogs...I love them! I have even toyed with the idea of doing a vlog of my own, the problem is...I'm boring! But it sure fun to see how other keep themselves occupied!

    I'm looking forward to checking out the vlogs that you suggested, it's always fun to find a new friend!

    Take care, stay safe and healthy!

    Hugs and Love,
    Barb

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    1. Thanks, Barb. I don't think you're boring at all. Yes, I can see why the gardening vlogs would be of great interest to you now that you are gardening yourself.

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  25. Hi Vee- oh yes, I watch vlogs each night. I have watched a couple of your favs. Funny you mention Kirsten and Joerg because that is my daughter and son-in-law's fav too. They are world travelers and just adore them.

    I will have to check out those others - thank you for the recommendations. Hope you are staying happy and home, safe and sane. Hugs.

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    1. Oh that's fun to know that your daughter loves Kirsten and Joerg, They look so very much like a couple in my real life and Kirsten is the mutual name and Joel is close to Joerg. 😁

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  26. I'm sorry you had to jump ship. You look so lonely there. You want Bill to come get you in his lobster boat? Thanks for these fun vlogs to check out. ~ Abby

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    1. I did not explain myself too well here. What else is new?! What I mean by this is that I do not spend hours on Instagram anymore and, instead of a steady search for blogs, I've gone to the Vlogs.

      No, heavens! The last time I saw Bill and his lobster boat, he was being mysteriously lifted by a 🦞!

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  27. interesting suggestions for You Tube....I have some favorites I follow just for grins....I really enjoy touring old Victorian homes and mansions on You Tube, along with documentaries....fascinating stuff...enjoy Memorial Day weekend Vee!

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    1. Oh I love those before and afters on Reel Truth History restorations!

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  28. Vee, thanks so much for your comment on our the post about our first date anniversary celebration. I really enjoy and appreciate all comments and wanted to do a personal thanks. That said, I've reading your replies to those who comment on your posts.

    Thanks for sharing your favorite vlogs. I admit to not having seen any, and plan to check out your suggestions here. I've watched countless YouTube videos, lots of cooking tutorials, abandoned places, history are among my favorites and maybe some were vlogs. We're on the same track about TV as there's no watching in this household either, but streaming and watching old movies. And, of course, looking at online videos.

    I do enjoy blogging and reading blogs, which is the extent of my social media connection (no FB, Instagram, Twitter for me). If it's OK with you, I would like to add your blog to my sidebar. It's how I return to blogs I enjoy reading (easier too) and also some other folks might enjoy stopping in for a visit.

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    1. That would be lovely and I shall add yours to My Friends and Favorites blog.

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  29. As usual, I am the last one to join the party! I follow no vlogs. Is there a distinction in a vlog and a YouTube channel? I am revealing just how little I know! (Now that I am pondering this . . . maybe I do follow a vlog. We started watching "Tiny Notes from Home" on YouTube after stumbling on their YouTube channel while searching for a hymn.)

    I have such a short attention span these days, Instagram suits me just fine. I hardly even watch TV, even though Ron and Bekah watch movies or old TV shows nearly every night. All that said, I may give your vlog recommendations a try! They do sound interesting!

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    1. It's funny how it is always "different strokes for different folks." Instagram became a horrid time waster for me. Perhaps it was my need to comment on every photo. That's probably it. πŸ™ƒ I will check out "Tiny Notes from Home."

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  30. Vee, I love that couple AND Sophia! So I'm going to check out the others on your list as well. I'm not even on Instagram or Facebook, but I enjoy YouTube.

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    1. Thanks to Lorrie, I also have the recommendation of The Last Homely House (On the East of the Sea). I think you might enjoy Kate as much as I have this afternoon. So glad that you like Kirsten and Joerg and Sophia and have watched them before. Yay!

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  31. These sound very interesting and I will certainly check them out. I watch quite a few youtubers who post about watercolor painting and also food...I like Eric Surf 6 /Eric Eats. He is an American living in Japan for a long time and goes to different restaurants all the time. I also follow LiZiqi and another Chinese vloger from Yunnan. I used to watch Ina Garten and Mary Berry and Jacques Pepin, and still do from time to time....Monty Don, the British gardener is someone else who has great programs. But I am not quite sure that any of them are "vlogers" per se.

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    1. Yes, I am not exactly sure what the true distinction is, but I think of it this way: Vloggers are bloggers who video their entries rather than write them down. The others, all wonderful, are more DIYers whose goal is to show how a thing is done. Then there are some who are a combination of both. I adore Monty Don!

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  32. Love the idea of 'going to the vlogs' - clever title! And something I should do more of. Thanks for the added inspiration.

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    1. Hi Mike! I have heard of you from Judy at Cranberry Morning. She holds you in high regard. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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  33. Hello Vee,

    I no longer blog but reading yours has always been a blessing. I wanted to tell you that I visited these vlogs that you shared the links for and I now follow two of them. They are delightful. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. You're welcome, Dianna. Where did you used to blog? Now you know that I'm so curious to know which two you are now following... Course, I'm too much of a lady to ask. Ha!

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  34. Thank you for sharing these. I will enjoy them I am sure. Kathi

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  35. I will have to check out the links you shared. They looked quite interesting! I'm glad you didn't jump the blogging ship... although I am slow getting around, I do enjoy blogging the most out of all the social platforms. Many blessings to you!

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    1. Thank you, Marilyn. I am glad that some folk can "do it all."

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  36. Oh dear, now I am intrigued by the vlogs you describe. I am trying to not do more and new to me things on the computer, it takes up time!

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    1. I know what you mean! I hate getting my screen time usage report. πŸ˜–

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  37. I subscribed to all of them and thought I could watch them while painting.

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    1. Yes, that would be a great way to watch them.

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