Wednesday 31 August 2011

Love's Christmas Journey - Hallmark Channel Movie


Love's Christmas Journey

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: Christmas Season - November 2011


Sean Astin
JoBeth Williams
Natalie Hall
Dylan Bruce
Greg Vaughan


from Hallmark:

"While still mourning the loss of her husband and daughter, recently widowed Ellie King (Hall) visits her brother Aaron Davis, (Vaughan) a sheriff in the small town of Haddonton, and his two children during the Christmas holiday. Ellie does her best to enjoy the holidays, even making new friends with Beatrice (Williams), a local shop keeper and Deputy Strode (Bruce). Settling in nicely with her brother's family, Ellie agrees to watch her niece and nephew when Aaron travels out of town to purchase adjacent land for farming. But when a corrupt attorney in town leaves a young man to blame for Mayor Wayne's (Astin) barn catching fire and burning, Ellie ignores distrusting townspeople and steps in to help to prove his innocence. To her dismay, the season's festivities are threatened when Aaron goes missing. When all seems lost, Ellie not only gets the perfect holiday miracle-her brother delivered home safely on Christmas morning-but also the chance at a new life when she finds herself falling in love again."

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Monday 29 August 2011

Twelve Days Of Creative Fall

Hello Monday!
Hello Friends....Hello Fall!
(Photo by Country Living)
September is around the corner!
 I'm excited for September 1st!
In my book, It's officially Fall!
(even if  it's 100 plus degrees!)
I like to think of it as the
I'm smiling BIG becuase I'm here to announce:
will begin September 1ST!
(similar to The Twelve days of Creative Christmas)

You will see a lot of FALL inspiration and FALL creations of my own, along with
FALL favorites from Pinterest and other places.

 All comments (including this post) from the next
 will be included in a drawing for
(your choice)
The winner will be announced October 12TH.
(Winner must also be a follower)

See you all SEPTEMBER 1ST.
Come along and join the fun!
Thanks for visiting!

NEW "Call Me Mrs Miracle" DVD Cover

Many of you have been asking... and "Surprise", here it is!
Check out the newly released DVD Cover for Call Me Mrs. Miracle:

What do you think?

I think it's a nice cover - and it was such a fun and meaningful Christmas Movie, too!

You can see my complete Movie Review, here - along with plot details, pictures, etc... 

Which "Mrs Miracle Movie" do you like best?


Please leave your thoughts below...

Saturday 27 August 2011

Prayers for those in the Path of Hurricane Irene

As I flip my TV - back and forth from the Weather Channel & Fox News today... I've been watching where the storm is heading and how bad it is for those who have homes or businesses on the east coast.

Please be careful, if you are in the path of Hurricane Irene. My Prayers go out to all of you who have left your homes and especially for those who chose to stay behind. If your area was evacuated, I hope and pray many heeded that warning.

Buildings can be replaced - people cannot. Please be safe, everyone!

God bless you all.

TV Specials honoring the 10th Year Anniversary of 9/11

As we near September 11th, 2011... Let us never forget the terrible tragedy of that day - 10 years ago. May we continue to display our American flags with honor and Pray for our Country!

(*Please Note: Most of these programs listed below will not be suitable for young children.)


*The National Geographic Channel will air a documentary, "George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview" on the September 11, 2011 terrorist attacks. Premieres August 28th.

(President George W. Bush will be speaking in this documentary in intimate detail about the days and weeks following the world changing event of 9/11)

*FOX NEWS will have Documentary Specials and LIVE Coverage from New York, at the site of Ground Zero on September 11th.

(Specials will include: "9/11 -- Day of Terror" and "Secrets of 9/11.")

*"Children of 9/11" Special to Air on Monday, September 5th on NBC


*CMT Pays Tribute to the Stories of Survival from 9/11 When "Angels Among Us" Premieres September 8

(New CMT Series Explores Real-Life Encounters with Angels. The first one-hour episode of ANGELS AMONG US takes an awe-inspiring look into their individual miracles of survival, with touching stories that can only be explained by acts of divine intervention.)

*CBS to Broadcast "9/11: 10 Years Later," Marking the 10th Anniversary of the World Trade Center Attack, Sunday, Sept. 11

(Two-time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro returns as host of the program, taking viewers back to Ground Zero 10 years later, as the special presents exclusive footage inside the rebuilding of the site and the 9/11 Memorial.)

*Nick News Special on 9/11 for Kids Too Young to Remember, In "What Happened?: The Story of September 11, 2001," Airing Sept. 1 at 9 P.M. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon

(Nick News assembles experts to take on kids' questions about 9/11 and its aftermath.)

*PBS will have several Specials honoring the 10th anniversary of 9/11 from September 5-11

(Specials include: America Remembers: 9/11, New York Philharmonic 10th Anniversary Concert for 9/11, Engineering Ground Zero, Frontline 9/11 special - please check your local PBS for times.)

*History Channel Remembers 9/11 on Its Tenth Anniversary - "9/11: The Days After," a follow-up to "102 Minutes That Changed America," will premiere Saturday, September 10, and they will also have "Voices from Inside the Towers" and the "Making the 9/11 Memorial".

(As the world prepares to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, the HISTORY CHANNEL will remember as well with a powerful and poignant lineup of 9/11 documentaries, a global simulcast and a partnership with the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.)

Please check the Family TV Schedule for times for these programs and other Specials Commemorating 9/11.

As we remember the terror of this horrible event in our American History, let us take heart in these words from our former President:

"Tonight, I ask for your prayers for all those who grieve, for the children whose worlds have been shattered, for all whose sense of safety and security has been threatened. And I pray they will be comforted by a Power greater than any of us, spoken through the ages in Psalm 23:
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil for you are with me.
This is a day when all Americans from every walk of life unite in our resolve for justice and peace. America has stood down enemies before, and we will do so this time. None of us will ever forget this day, yet we go forward to defend freedom and all that is good and just in our world.

Thank you. Good night. And God bless America."

~ President George W. Bush
on the night of September 11, 2001

  I know I will watch some of these shows, but I must admit, not all. It is difficult to re-live the memories of this tragic day, yet it is important for us all to remember it. I cannot imagine what those who were there on that day are going through... especially, after the earthquake on Tuesday, (August 23, 2011) which forced people to evacuate their work places after the buildings shook - reminding them eerily of 9/11 all over again.

 I pray for all the families who endured loss on that day of September 11, 2001 and for those who have lost loved ones - soldiers, fighting for our freedom ever since.

God Bless America ~ Land that I love!

Friday 26 August 2011

Fun Friday!

Hello everyone!
It's Fun Friday!
I'm sharing more Pinterest Favorites!
This one comes from:
When I saw the red and white polka dot wrapping paper along
with adorable baby feet, I knew this was something great!
(I'm posting this Christmas idea early, so TIME is on your side).

The idea  is to wrap 24 favorite Christmas Books and let your
kids pick a book each night or each day to read through out the month of December.
I know this tradition may not be new for you, but the idea of
wrapping your books in Christmas paper, preferably polka dot wrapping paper,
and numbering your Christmas Books is adorable!

I'm a big fan of Christmas Books, especially
Children's Christmas books
With six children, I have a pretty good Christmas collection gong on!
I started many years ago purchasing one Christmas book each year for my kids.
I think it's a wonderful gift on Christmas Eve with a new pair of Christmas PJ's.
(great encouragement for bed time on Christmas Eve!)

There are many cute Advent Calendars that can be used with this idea.
One reminder, I wish I would have written the year inside our Christmas books.
I will be reviewing a NEW Christmas Book Titled
The Santa Club by Kelly Moss
coming my way in the next few days.
I will keep you posted.
"As you take the normal opportunities of your daily life and create something of beauty and helpfulness,
you improve not only the world around you but also the world within you"

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Hallmark Channel Movie, William and Catherine: A Royal Romance, Premieres this Weekend!

William and Catherine: A Royal Romance, premieres Saturday August 27th, 2011 on the regular Hallmark Channel and encores on Sunday!

*Please check ratings before viewing!

See the Family TV Schedule for times airing!

See the William and Catherine: A Royal Romance, page for more details, pictures, etc...

Thursday 25 August 2011

4 Months until Christmas!!! Watch the Joy of Christmas & More!!!

Oh my Goodness, Can you believe it? It is already 4 months until Christmas!!! Yeah! I know for many of you who follow my blog - this is your favorite time of year. I love it, too! .....And, there are a few Christmas Themed shows on TV today and this weekend.... to get us in the Spirit!


August 25, 2011:

*The Joy of Christmas airs all day on QVC! These are mostly Christmas themed gifts, Bethlehem lights, etc...

*Home Alone 2 : Lost in New York - Disney XD - 2:30 PM est

*Jingle All the Way - HBO - 4:35 PM

*The Waltons - (Rerun) "The Best Christmas" - Hallmark Channel  - 5 PM est

August 26, 2011:

*19 Kids and Counting - (Repeat) "Josie Duggar's First Christmas" - TLC - 7 AM est

*Disney's A Christmas Carol - Starz Family - 1:20 PM, 8 PM, etc...

*Adventures in Odyssey - (cartoon) "Electric Christmas" - WHT - 3 PM est

August 27, 2011:

*Everybody Loves Raymond - "The Christmas Picture" - (Beware; Language, etc..) - TVLand - 11:17 PM est

*An Avonlea Christmas - INSP - 12 AM

August 28, 2011:

*Trapped in Paradise - (Rated PG-13, beware: Language, Violence, etc... NOT for Children) - Fox Movie Channel - 1:30 PM and 10 PM est

*The Santa Clause 2 - STARZ - Various times repeating... 4:30 AM, 11:35 AM, 7:10 PM, etc...

I hope you all enjoy this little Christmas update... Many more to come!!!!

Wednesday 24 August 2011

Sew What's Cooking?

Welcome Friends!
Sew happy for your visit!
Sew what's new?
 Cupcake Creations....

Reversible Cupcake Apron with pockets,
great for cooking gadgets and a few cupcake treats! 
(Thanks to my little daughter...she will let me take her picture for ICE CREAM! :)
Kitchens are made to bring FAMILIES TOGETHER!
You can wear matching Aprons with
your Mother, Sister, Grandmother, Aunt
whom ever you choose!

A Cupcake for every day of the week! 
Fabrics by A Cupcake A Day.

Reversible-Two Aprons In One!

A Cupcake Pin Cushion to match.
(PDF Pattern available in my etsy shop)
Oh what fun it is to SEW!

Last but not least....
A Cupcake Tote Bag!

Have a Sweet Day!

Whatever Goes Wednesday
Thank you Joni!  Visit her adorable blog!


Monday 22 August 2011

GMC will Launch Monthly Original Movies

Looks like GMC (previously known as: Gospel Music Channel) would like to have some of the same success as the Hallmark Channel does - by premiering their own Original Made-for-TV Movies every month!

Upcoming GMC World Premiere Family Movies are:
( from GMC Press Release )

  • 5th Quarter (November) - Andie MacDowell, Aidan Quinn, Ryan Merriman

*Click on Each Title above - for more details!

Having more "New Movies" on TV is exciting news for anyone who enjoys watching movies at home, instead of the theater. Plus, with the economy - it's good to get the most out of the luxury of having cable television ... and if that means watching made-for-TV movies or simply waiting 'til a certain Theater Movie is played on Cable, Network TV, or comes out on DVD - that's fine. All of these options are typically less expensive than the average family - going to the theater.

I hope you and your family will enjoy these new GMC films! Be sure to click on the film titles - if you would like further details on any of the Movies listed above.

Have a Beautiful Day... God Bless!

GMC Movie - A Mile in His Shoes


A Mile in His Shoes

Network: GMC

Original Air Date: September 25, 2011

*Stars Dean Cain (The Way Home, Superman, The Three Gifts, etc...) and Luke Schroder, the son of Ricky Schroder (Silver Spoons, Lonesome Dove, etc...)

*Based on the Book : The Legend of Mickey Tussler by Frank Nappi


Dean Cain ... Arthur 'Murph' Murphy
Luke Schroder ... Mickey Tussler
Jarod Joseph ... Pee Wee
Jesse Hutch ... George 'Lefty' Rogers
Anna Mae Routledge ... Laney
Andrew Wheeler ... Warren Dennison
Jaren Brandt Bartlett ... Raymond 'Boxcar' Miller
Matthew Robert Kelly ... Chip McNally
Kenneth W. Yanko ... Sheriff Billings


A heartwarming story in which a sheltered farm boy with Asperger’s Syndrome and a killer fastball is recruited to play for a minor league team.

Mickey Tussler, an autistic pitcher joins a minor-league baseball team and has a profound effect on the team and manager Arthur "Murph" Murphy over the course of a season.

Movie Review:


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GMC Movie - Decision



Network: GMC

Original Air Date: October, 2011

*Faith-based film Stars Dove Award-winning Christian Singer, Natalie Grant.


Natalie Grant ... Ilene Connors
Billy Dean ... Steve Connors
Jeremy Jones ... Tommy Mathews
Michael Rosenbaum ... Jackson Connors
Randall Franks ... Principal Nate Foster
Rusty Whitener ... Wyatt Johnson


Ilene Connors and her son Jackson are struggling to get by both emotionally and financially after the death of her husband Steve. Jackson goes to live with his grandfather for the summer where he struggles to adjust, but the two begin to bond. When they take a hunting day-trip, an accident will test their survival skills and their faith.

Movie Review:


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GMC Movie - 5th Quarter


5th Quarter

Network: GMC
Original Air Date: November, 2011


Aidan Quinn ... Steven Abbate
Andie MacDowell ... Maryanne Abbate
Ryan Merriman ... Jon Abbate
Anessa Ramsey ... Lynn Garber
Andrea Powell ... Bonnie
Michael Harding ... Coach Jim Grobe
Jillian Batherson ... Hailey Scott
Patrick Stogner ... Henry
Bonnie Johnson ... Joan Kinsey
Kendrick Cross ... Fireman
Maureen Mountcastle ... Pam Steele
R. Keith Harris ... Dr. Phillips
Jon Stafford ... Coach Billings
Kristen Nicole LaPrade ... Susie Simons
William Smith Yelton ... Brandon


The inspirational true story of Jon Abbate who, driven by the tragic and fatal car crash that took the life of his 15 year-old brother Luke, wears Luke's number 5 jersey and helps to lead the Wake Forest Team to the most successful football season in school history.

Movie Review:


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GMC Movie - The Heart of Christmas


The Heart of Christmas

Network: GMC

Original Air Date: December, 2011


Candace Cameron Bure ... ?


A film inspired by the true story of Dax Locke, a terminally ill child with a rare form of leukemia. Determined that Dax celebrate one last Christmas the community of thousands came together and made that happen.

This story inspired Christian Singer, Matthew West, to write the hit song “One Last Christmas." It also inspired him to write the title track to the movie, “The Heart of Christmas.”

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Friday 19 August 2011

Creative Expressions

 PINTEREST....Are you a Fan?
It's like walking into a candy store filled with endless INSPIRATION!

It's FRIDAY...time to share some CREATIVITY from the candy store!
 I'm going to share a few pins from my pinterest boards.

This week has been about Apples.
Apple Inspiration!
( I promise I'm going to move on.)

Welcome to Pinterest...
My Favorite Boards:
Christmas!  2- Southern Living

Sewing Projects

For The Home
(Love the Pumpkins!)

Sweet Dreams!

Come along!
You can follow my Pinterest Boards at:
Have a Zip pity Doo-DA Day!
Wear some Red Converse High Tops and have some FUN!
Have a great weekend everyone!