Friday 30 April 2010

Horse Movies Tonight on Gospel Music Channel

Virginia's RunThe Gospel Music Channel is airing two horse movies tonight on their Friday Family Movie Night:

Friday, April 30, 2010-

Ready to Run ... Gospel Music Channel ... 7 PM

Virginia's Run ... Gospel Music Channel ... 9 PM

Ready to Run is a Disney Channel Original Movie from 2000.

Plot from Wikipedia:

Ready to Run is the story of 14-year-old Corrie Ortiz, an energetic girl who dreams of becoming a jockey in the predominantly male sport of Thoroughbred horse racing. Although her father died in a racing-related accident, it's her spirited memory that drives her to try to achieve her goal, even though her mother is against it. She also has the gift her grandmother calls the "confidence of horses". It allows Corrie to communicate with her horse, Thunder Jam (TJ), who lives dispiritedly in his sire's shadow. Though TJ is an excellent runner, he has an immense fear of the starting gates. To conquer this fear, the team employs the strange tactic of placing headphones over TJ's ears. Surprisingly, the music works. TJ can now get through the gate with confidence. The headphones later become a trademark of Thunder Jam as he wins more and more races.

At the final race of the season their toughest opponent is doing everything he can to see that he wins. He takes it up with the judges that the headphones on TJ's ears are stimulating the horse in some rule breaking manner and should be disallowed. Dismayed, Corrie and TJ have to run the race without their signature item. It's a rough start, but Corrie and TJ's special relationship allows them to conquer their fears and win the fictional Gold Rush Derby.

Virginia's Run (2002)Virginia's Run is a 2002 Canadian-American independent family drama/coming of age film.

Plot from DVD cover:

Gabriel Byrne, Joanne Whalley and talented newcomer Lindze Letherman star in this inspiring tale about a girl, her family and the horse that brings them together again. Virginia's Run, shot in beautiful Nova Scotia, combines poignant drama and "thrilling" (Toronto Sun) horse-racing action in a coming-of-age adventure for the whole family.

When 13-year-old Virginia's (Letherman) mother dies in a riding accident, her father (Byrne) sells the horse and vows never to let his two daughters ride. Defying him, Virginia nurses the horse's new colt, Stormy, and secretly trains with him at night. But when Stormy is sold, Virginia's sister and a sympathetic trainer (Whalley) must help convince her father that a girl needs free rein to grow.

I'm sure these movies were chosen to air tonight in honor of the Kentucky Derby tomorrow. I haven't picked my favorite for the Derby, although, I am eyeing two horses at present. I always choose a favorite every year - just for fun. I'll post my favorite horse tomorrow on Derby Day.

Reminder ~ I LOVE LUCY Marathon

Don't forget...

The I LOVE LUCY Marathon is on Sunday,

May 2nd, 2010 ... 6 AM to 4 AM !!!

Click here for Episode Information & Details!

22 Hours of Lucy, Ricky, Ethel, & Fred!!!

Thursday 29 April 2010

The Wild Girl premiering May 1st, Saturday Night - on Hallmark Channel

The Wild Girl- starring Brian Austin Green - originally premiered on the Hallmark MOVIE Channel, but now it is premiering this weekend, Saturday, May 1st - on the Hallmark Channel.

Click Here for Movie Details & Pictures.

For times airing, check the Family TV Schedule.


RE-airing tonight (Thursday, April 29th) on the Hallmark Channel, the original TV movie, Uncorked. Click Here to See Movie Details, Pictures, and my Movie Review.

Wednesday 28 April 2010

Lucy is Back on the Hallmark Channel !!!!

Starting Today ~I Love Lucy: The Complete Series

I Love Lucy is back on the Hallmark Channel.... Yeah!!!

It will air weekdays 9 AM - 12 Noon !

Enjoy it while it lasts!!! And, I sure do hope it lasts this time around!

Do you all like the time they chose for it to air?

I think I would love it at night, too... after Hallmark's prime time movie at 11 PM. It's such a delightful funny show - it would be great to end the day with laughing at Lucy!

Enjoy!!! Oh, and the May 2nd Lucy Marathon has been extended!!!! It will start at 6 AM and end at 4 AM! That is 22 hours of I Love Lucy now!!!

Click Here to see the List of Episodes Airing.

Tuesday 27 April 2010

Gone Fishing!

TEACH "Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach a person to fish and you feed them for a lifetime". (confucius).

Today, we caught several super groovy fish!

I plan to use thesse fun little fish and fishing poles for my Nursery kids(18 months-3 years). I have to say this is a big thumbs up for entertaining children. Even, my older boys joined in on catching a few fish!
Super easy to make, great use of fabric scraps! A fun project to make with your kids!
We made 12-14 fish with washers that can easily be caught. Here's a simple tutorial.

Let's get started!

Scraps of fabrics approx. 6 X 6 depending on the size of fish you desire.
washers (you will find all different sizes at Lowes or Home Depot-I like medium size)
round magnets (walmart-craft isle foam sticky tape on back)
dowel sticks (walmart craft isle)
yarn and ribbon

1. Make yourself a fish pattern on heavy card stock paper.
2. Place your fish on the fold of your fabric.
3. Pin and cut

4. place ribbon inside of washer, set aside.
5. place fish right sides together
6. place washer and ribbon between fish,

7. sew completely around fish, reinforce over ribbon/washer.
8. leave small opening for turning.

9. The use of fabrics, patterns and colors are endless.
10. stuff fish
11. sew opening by hand

Fishing Pole:
I tied yarn to the dowel and attached two round sticky magnets between the yarn on each fishing pole. I made several poles so every child in my nursery class will have a pole. I like the dowels at Walmart since they are short-(safer for small kids).

You can also drill a tiny hole in your dowel for the yarn.
Place fish on blue ocean like fabric. Go Fish!
PS. I love Nursery!

Horse Movies on DVD

With the Kentucky Derby coming up this Saturday, I can't help from thinking of my favorite Horse Themed Movies...

The Man From Snowy RiverThe Man from Snowy River

Return to Snowy RiverReturn to Snowy River

Flicka Family Classics Collection (My Friend Flicka / Thunderhead: Son of Flicka / The Green Grass of Wyoming)My Friend Flicka
Thunderhead: Son of Flicka
The Green Grass of Wyoming


(What are your favorites? Add yours to the Comments below!)

The Story of Seabiscuit (Keep Case)The Story of Seabiscuit

Black BeautyBlack Beauty

Straight from the HeartStraight from the Heart

Thicker Than WaterThicker than Water

The Long ShotThe Long Shot

The Last CowboyThe Last Cowboy

Every Second CountsEvery Second Counts

(What are your favorites? Add yours to the Comments below!)

Moondance AlexanderMoondance Alexander

Wild Hearts Can't Be BrokenWild Hearts Can't Be Broken

National VelvetNational Velvet

Classic Horse Favorites: 4 Film Favorites (Black Beauty / The Story of Seabiscuit / National Velvet / International Velvet)International Velvet

Seabiscuit (Full Screen)Seabiscuit

Dreamer - Inspired by a True Story (Full Screen Edition)Dreamer

Second ChancesSecond Chances

A Leap of FaithA Leap Of Faith

Horse CrazyHorse Crazy

(What are your favorites? Add yours to the Comments below!)

Running FreeRunning Free

Felicity - An American Girl AdventureFelicity - An American Girl Adventure

Racing Stripes (Full Screen Edition)Racing Stripes

Virginia's RunVirginia's Run

Lost Stallions: The Journey HomeLost Stallions: The Journey Home

Lightning, The White StallionLightning, The White Stallion


The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit (The Kurt Russell Collection)The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit

All Roads Lead HomeAll Roads Lead Home

Horse Movies Not Available on DVD:

Horse Sense - cute Disney Original Movie

Flash - very touching Disney Original Movie

Glory - Margaret O'brien

Home in Indiana - Walter Brennan & Jeanne Crain

April Love - Pat Boone & Shirley Jones (my Personal Favorite!)

What are your favorites? Add yours to the Comments below...