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Creating Hallmark Moments in Quarantine  

During this time when my normal routine is shattered and life looks borderline unrecognizable, I am finding myself getting back to basics. Conversations with friends and family are deliberate and delightful. Check-ins are both substantive and silly. Getting outside for exercise is not intense or competitive, but solely for the purpose of fresh air and… Continue reading Creating Hallmark Moments in Quarantine  

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Book Review of Her Purrfect Match by Robyn Neeley

I must begin by admitting that the book I’m about to describe is not a book from Hallmark Publishing…but it 100% should be. Her Purrfect Match reads like the purrfect Hallmark movie, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it might just make its way to becoming one someday. Regardless, it’s a very fun read.… Continue reading Book Review of Her Purrfect Match by Robyn Neeley

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#CareEnough… the Third Card

If you’ve been following along, my last two posts chronicled the story of who received the first (see post here) and second (see post here) cards in my Hallmark #CareEnough package. I foresee sending many more cards during quarantine, but the third and final card went to one of my ride-or-die girlfriends. Of all the… Continue reading #CareEnough… the Third Card

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#CareEnough Campaign…the Second Card

While I am in a “time out” from my typically overscheduled life, one thing I am making time for is to connect with important people in my life. In my last post (see previous post here) you learned the story behind my first Hallmark #CareEnough card. The second card I sent was also filled with… Continue reading #CareEnough Campaign…the Second Card

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When you Care Enough to Send the Very Best

After taking a break from posting last week (the first break in 44 weeks, I might add!), I’m returning refreshed and excited to share how I embraced Hallmark’s #CareEnough campaign. “When You Care Enough to Send the Very Best” is a slogan ingrained in the collective consciousness of American culture. It’s synonymous with the Hallmark… Continue reading When you Care Enough to Send the Very Best

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Book Review of In Other Words, Love by Shirley Jump

  If, like me, you are entering Week 6 of quarantine, the novelty of being cooped up inside is wearing thin, and the days are blurring together like a Real Life version of the movie Groundhog Day. What’s taking me even farther from reality? Books. We have always needed books, but we need them now… Continue reading Book Review of In Other Words, Love by Shirley Jump

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The Stores that Make up our Real-Life Communities

When I picture myself in the center of a Hallmark movie, I can clearly see myself stopping by the Cookie Jar (Murder She Baked) for a pastry, grabbing a mocha at the coffee shop in Winter Love Story, or picking up a light-bulb at the hardware store from All of My Heart. What do all… Continue reading The Stores that Make up our Real-Life Communities

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Bad Date Chronicles…in Real Life

Although I am currently confined to my New York City apartment basically 23 out of 24 hours a day, courtesy of the coronavirus, I have not run out of ideas for living out Hallmark movie moments in Real Life. (At least not yet!) Of course, it’s a bit more difficult since I can’t actually go… Continue reading Bad Date Chronicles…in Real Life

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A Golden Moment

Our world is changing rapidly as the COVID-19 pandemic escalates, and well laid plans are being altered each day. One of the most significant “changed plans” is the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. The fact that seven years of planning has been put aside for the good of society further highlights how truly… Continue reading A Golden Moment

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Real Life is Stranger Than Fiction

I imagine your Real Life is stranger than fiction right now, living in the time of the Coronavirus. I’ll do my best to return to regularly scheduled Hallmark In Real Life programming in the coming weeks (as I think we will all need the respite from our new sheltered realities), but before I do, I… Continue reading Real Life is Stranger Than Fiction