Fan Mail, Uncategorized

I Won My Second Blogger Award

I’m humbled to share that I was nominated for my second Blogger Recognition Award by Sally Silverscreen from the blog 18 Cinema Lane. I think it’s wonderful that the blogosphere is so supportive and offers this virtual recognition as a way to give each other internet high-fives and introduce readers to new blogs. Sally writes… Continue reading I Won My Second Blogger Award

Hallmark Publishing, Uncategorized

Book Review of A Simple Wedding by Leigh Duncan

While Country Hearts by Cindi Madsen introduced readers to the wonderful town of Haven Lake (see previous post here), Hallmark Publishing’s newest title, A Simple Wedding by Leigh Duncan, being released on March 10, 2020, welcomes readers into the community of Heart’s Landing where brides come to enjoy their perfect wedding. An hour outside historic… Continue reading Book Review of A Simple Wedding by Leigh Duncan

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London Calling

In Real Life, my boss has been knighted by the Queen of England, but I have never met royalty…only knights and lords. Despite what Hallmark movies portray, when you travel to European countries (real ones, not make-believe ones like Calpurnia from Hallmark’s A Royal Winter), princes do not magically bump into you while sightseeing. But… Continue reading London Calling

Love Ever After, Uncategorized

A Real Life Love Story

In celebration of Hallmark’s month of Love Ever After programming, I would like to share one of the most beautiful Real Life love stories that I know. Because when people say “life is not like a Hallmark movie” or any movie for that matter, I think to myself, They don’t know Sarita and Andrew. (The… Continue reading A Real Life Love Story

Love Ever After, Uncategorized

Valentine for One… in Real Life

On last week’s hot chocolate adventure, I enjoyed the company of a friend (see previous post here), but Real Life doesn’t always work out so neatly. When I signed up for a wine and cheese tasting class, I knowingly did so with the idea that I’d be celebrating Hallmark’s Love Ever After lineup. I didn’t,… Continue reading Valentine for One… in Real Life

Love Ever After, Winterfest

Searching for My Hallmark Hot Chocolate Moment

Up until this point I’ve done a pretty good job of staying one to two weeks ahead of deadline so that I can manage producing new content for the blog in the midst of a demanding job… in Real Life. However, last week all my well-intentioned plans to be ahead of schedule fell short, and… Continue reading Searching for My Hallmark Hot Chocolate Moment

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I Won the Liebster Award!

It’s award season and the Oscars are almost upon us, so it seems appropriate to share that this past fall, I was nominated for the Liebster Award, a blogger-to-blogger award that enables bloggers to recognize and support one another. I am honored to receive this recognition not only from a fellow blogger, but a fellow… Continue reading I Won the Liebster Award!

Interviews, Uncategorized

Behind the Scenes with Hallmark Star Paul Greene

Recently I had the pleasure of crossing paths with Hallmark actor Paul Greene when he was in New York City for a holiday performance at Carnegie Hall (see previous post here). From that chance meeting, I got the opportunity to interview Paul—and I took it! It will come as no surprise to fans that Paul… Continue reading Behind the Scenes with Hallmark Star Paul Greene

Hallmark Publishing, Uncategorized

Book Review of Country Hearts by Cindi Madsen

Hallmark Publishing is releasing Country Hearts by Cindi Madsen on January 21, 2020, just in time to infuse a little romance into the lead up to Valentine’s Day. But don’t be surprised if you see this book in movie form next year during Hallmark Channel’s Love Ever After lineup, because this book has all the… Continue reading Book Review of Country Hearts by Cindi Madsen

Winterfest

Embracing Winterfest with Ice Skating

It’s Winterfest in the Hallmark world and plain ole winter in the real world. Either way, it’s the season of snow, ice skating, skiing, hot chocolate, and fun activities that help us celebrate the wintry chill in the air. I, however, embraced my first Winterfest adventure—ice skating—rather reluctantly. So much so that one might call… Continue reading Embracing Winterfest with Ice Skating