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

Christmas in July, Countdown to Christmas, Hallmark Movies... In Real Life

Let It Snow…The Feast of Saint Thomas In Real Life

Let It Snow, starring Candace Cameron Bure as Stephanie Beck, is a staple from the 2013 Hallmark movie vault and is widely shown during the Countdown to Christmas. Maybe, like me, you watched it a few times this holiday season. For those who haven’t yet watched Let It Snow, here’s a quick summary: The movie… Continue reading Let It Snow…The Feast of Saint Thomas In Real Life

Countdown to Christmas, Fan Mail, Interviews, Uncategorized

Remember that time I hung out with Ruth Hill and met Paul Greene?

I got you there with that title right? Let’s just say these real life Hallmark adventures continue to surprise me. As I worked my way through my Christmas Getaway Best Christmas Ever To-Do List (see previous post here), things started out according to plan. I had success setting up a real Christmas tree (see previous… Continue reading Remember that time I hung out with Ruth Hill and met Paul Greene?

Christmas in July, Countdown to Christmas

Searching for My Perfect Hallmark Moment at My Neighborhood Tree Lighting Ceremony

Christmas is upon us this week and I continue to check items off my Best Christmas Ever To-Do List (see previous post here).  I got my real Christmas tree (see previous post here), and attended two neighborhood Christmas tree lightings in search of my perfect Hallmark moment. No offense to my neighborhood, but Winter’s Eve,… Continue reading Searching for My Perfect Hallmark Moment at My Neighborhood Tree Lighting Ceremony

Uncategorized

Love is Love… Going Off Script

The Hallmark Channel has always been my happy place. Its endless stream of movies with happy endings has been a retreat at the end of many hard days. Over the past several months, I’ve had a blast taking elements of Hallmark movies and living them out In Real Life. Still, ultimately, this blog is a… Continue reading Love is Love… Going Off Script

Countdown to Christmas

You Can’t have a Hallmark Christmas without a Tree

In a Hallmark Christmas movie, characters tend to find their perfect tree on a festively decorated farm where they chop it down themselves and celebrate with hot chocolate topped with extra marshmallows. Christmas tree shopping in New York City is a bit different, but no less wonderful—and no less necessary. For me it’s not Christmas… Continue reading You Can’t have a Hallmark Christmas without a Tree

Countdown to Christmas, Seasonal Checklist

Christmas Getaway… a Real Life Best Christmas Ever To-Do List

Let’s be honest: We all have our favorite Countdown to Christmas movies, the ones we will re-watch whenever they are on. Christmas Getaway is one of mine. I can never not watch it. Newly single Emery, played by Bridget Regan, is assigned an article about an old-fashioned American Christmas. Although she’s a travel writer, she… Continue reading Christmas Getaway… a Real Life Best Christmas Ever To-Do List

Countdown to Christmas, Hallmark Movies... In Real Life

Hallmark Abroad…Christmas in Rome

  As I reflect back on the year, it’s clear that Hallmark has spread its wings, and therefore, so have its fans—traveling abroad to France, Italy, and the Irish countryside through the dazzling locations of several beloved movies. Together we visited Paris with Jen Lilley and Dan Jeannotte as they participated in an international wine… Continue reading Hallmark Abroad…Christmas in Rome