A few of my favorite things…

As I have been sick and unable to sing for three weeks, I have realized what a blessing being able to sing really is. Obviously I have known for a long time that I really enjoy singing, but I never realized that not being able to do it, or to do it as easily as I normally would, could make me so sad! I can’t wait until I am healthy enough to sing again because I really miss it so much! It is one of my favorite things. In light of that, I wanted to share a few of my other favorite things. Some of them are Hope related and some are not, but Hope College truly is one of my favorite things. I am so blessed to be here and choosing Hope as my school is a decision that I have not regretted for even a second.

Dimnent Chapel

Dimnent is so gorgeous. It is hands-down my favorite building on campus. It’s so beautiful and such great worship happens in this building! I love it!



I got to play Belle in my high school’s production of Beauty and the Beast my sophomore year! She was my favorite Disney princess before that, but I’ve loved her even more ever since. I am definitely 100% in love with Beauty and the Beast.

Downtown Holland

I love love LOVE downtown Holland so much. I walk down there several times a week. It is the cutest downtown I have ever seen with such great shops, restaurants, and cafes, and they all have such great service too! Every business owner or manager I have ever talked to in Holland has been so genuine and great. I’ve been so impressed with all of them!

“One-Eyed Cat” by Jenny & Tyler

Basically the most perfect couple on the face of the planet, one of my favorite musical acts, and probably my favorite of their songs. Enough said.

Kilwin’s fudge

After looking at this picture, I really might have to go buy some fudge. If you’ve never had Kilwin’s fudge, you need to. There’s a store in downtown Holland and it’s crazy how good everything is.


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If you know me at all, you probably know that I am slightly obsessed with Pinterest. It’s my favorite study break for sure (besides maybe Good Time donuts).

Crazy Horse

There are so so SO many great restaurants in Holland, but I really think Crazy Horse is my favorite. I have never had anything there that I didn’t absolutely love. It’s a little bit of a drive from campus (which is probably good, because otherwise I’d be there every day), but it’s so worth finding someone with a car to take you there. It’s so fantastic.

Five Hebrew Love Songs by Eric Whitacre

This is one of the most beautiful choral pieces I have heard. I play the piano part constantly and I just love the piece. I sang it my senior year and I just fell in love with it. The words are also beautiful. You can read the translation and the background of the piece here.

College Prepster

College Prep is definitely my favorite blog to read. Everything she posts is just perfect.

My nephew

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How cute is he? I love him. Baxter may be my only nephew, but he’s also my favorite nephew.

What are your favorite things? Leave me a comment, send me an email at kathryn.krieger@hope.edu, or follow me on Twitter at @hopekathryn17 and tweet at me!

* With the exception of the photos of Baxter and I, none of these pictures or videos belong to me. If you click on the pictures, they will link to the original pages.

“God makes his people strong. 

God gives his people peace.”

                         Psalm 29:11.

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Published by Kathryn Krieger

I'm a Hope junior from Princeton, Illinois, majoring in Ethics, Culture, and Social Witness with a music minor. I am a follower of Christ and I am involved in Chapel Worship Team at Hope. Previously, I have been involved in Chapel Choir, Black River WyldLife, Res Life, Dance Marathon, a small women's Bible study, College Chorus, Women's Chamber Choir, and Collegium Musicum. I also currently help lead music at Pillar Church! I also love pork chop sandwiches, music of all kinds, The Office, and my wonderful friends and family! Contact me at kathryn.krieger@hope.edu, @kathrynekrieger on Instagram, or @hopekathryn17 on Twitter!

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