Sunday, July 1, 2012

Loopy flowers

Here's a step by step way of making the flower brooch I showed in my last post as requested:

What you'll need:
A square of felt
Needle and thread to match
Brooch back

Step 1:
Cut strips of felt about 1cm thick, or as desired but be aware the thicker the strips the thicker the 'petals', I use nine strips for each flower.
Unlike me, use large scissors so that your lines are a bit straighter, but I don't mind wobbly petals.

Step 2:
Loop all of the strips four times and pin to secure

Step 3:
Stitch each pinned piece to keep the loops from slipping and then stitch all of the groups of petals together to make your flower shape.  Try grouping them together before stitching to get an idea of what works where as it needs to be a general roundish shape to look most flower-like.

Step 4:
Once all the loops have been stitched together, cut a circle of felt big enough to cover all of the raw edges and to make a flat base to stitch the brooch pin to
I've used a different colour here for it to show up better on the photo but it's probably best to use the same colour felt so it all blends in.

Step 5:
Attach your brooch pin and if you're lucky enough to have read this post and have received your order, you can also attach your labels too!

Step 6:
Stand back and admire your handiwork.  All you need to do now is find something gorgeous you want to accessorize your new flower with and await lovely compliments!

Lavender ladies tutorial

Wow, look at all these great handmade gifts already! I thought I would share with you a simple, quick gift to make.

These sweet little lavender ladies are a modern take on the old fashioned lavender bags that go into your underwear drawer or under your pillow. They make perfect gifts for friends, teachers, colleagues or ‘secret santa’ (Kris Kringle) gifts.

To make a lavender lady, you will need:
Fabric of your choice (approx 2 x 20cm square)
Felt to make the face
Embroidery thread
Needle for embroidery
Sewing machine or needle and thread
Dried lavender (you will find it in craft shops or health food shops)

To begin, fold your fabric over with the wrong side showing. You don’t need a pattern, just draw two overlapping circles straight onto the fabric (use chalk or pencil though, I used a marker so that you could see it in the photo). For my lavender lady the big circle’s diameter is 12cm and the smaller circle’s diameter is 8cm. It doesn’t need to be perfect though! Cut out your little lady and put aside.

Next, cut out a little round face from the felt. Again, just draw the circle straight onto the felt and cut it out. Mine is 4.5cm in diameter. Stitch on some little eyes and a mouth using embroidery thread. If you are making a few lavender ladies, try stitching different expressions on them.

Stitch the face straight onto the head of the body.

Now, lie the two body pieces right sides together and pin them securely. See those two pins at the bottom? They are very important! This is the gap you are going to leave so that you can stuff the body. Stitch the two body pieces together using a sewing machine or hand sewing. Don’t stitch across the gap.

Turn your lavender lady inside out. Looking cute, isn’t she? Start to stuff your lavender lady, alternating between stuffing and spoonfuls of lavender. All up, I put about 5 tablespoons of lavender in mine.

Once she is all stuffed, hand sew the opening at the bottom together.

And there you have it – a very sweet little lavender lady. I tied a little ribbon around her neck to make her look a bit more festive.

Oh my this is exciting!

I've recently started a blog called Magpie Mimi as I'm trying to teach myself how to sew.  So far I find making clothes too scary most of the time to even attempt, but am trying my hand at everything else that can be sewn together into something useful or beautiful (hopefully) I aspire to William Morris' philosophy.  In an effort to improve my sewing skills and to give something that I'd really thought about and put time and effort into I decided to have a handmade Christmas, or as much of one as possible.  I'd been inspired by Kirsty Allsop and her Christmas series last year on Channel 4 on how she tried her hand at making a handmade gifts.

My sanity is slowly slipping away though, as I have three nieces and two nephews all of which I'm trying to make a dressing up box for as they're all under 6 years of age and then trying to make handbags and other pretty things for my three sisters, mother and mother-in-law and girlfriend of boyfriend's brother.  Not to mention the men, who I think will all get edible treats.  And on top of that I thought at some point it would be a wonderful idea to make my own crackers and fill them with hand made chocolates....  I need some help!

Hopefully I can learn some more things from everyone and maybe give some ideas to a few.  I do feel like the dunce of this class as can see I have the least sewing and making experience...I'll be the one in the corner with the pointy hat with a D on it! As the old saying goes though, practice makes perfect!  I know I've got one fan though as my cat Fizz keeps running away with the things I've made lately, especially the bunnies!

Here's some pictures of the stuff I've made so far, most I've got from tutorials from other bloggers, but have a few things I've made up myself and things I've tweaked from other blogger's patterns that I will be posting about soon.

Bunnies made from Betz White pattern
Fascinator using Prudent Baby feather hair clip tutorial as inspiration

Bias tape bag from Prudent Baby pattern with adjustments
American Indian feather headband - my own design

Large clown hats - my own design

Handmade Jane

Hi, I’m Jane and I’ve been sewing with a passion for just over a year.  I recently started my blog Handmade Jane where I talk about things I’ve made (frocks and craft items).

Here I am with one of my elves
I’d love to make some handmade gifts this year, because I think they’ll be really appreciated and I’ll get a lot of pleasure from making them.  I tested the water by making birthday presents for my mum and my mother in law this year, and they both went down a storm.  Even if it’s just a small lavender bag, to me handmade means much more than yet another gift set from Boots.

I’ll be trying my hand at making little purses, make-up brush rolls, 50's style half pinnies and lavender bags. I’m more than happy to share links to any on-line tutorials I’ve found (all easy ones!) and any suppliers I’ve found useful. Mostly though, I’m looking forward to seeing what everybody else has been making.  That’s basically what I spend way too much of my time doing anyway, reading sewing blogs! Can’t wait!  x

Tilly's crafty crafting plans

I guess the first thing for each of us to do (still just me at the moment!) is to introduce ourselves and our Christmas crafting intentions.

I'm Tilly, and I blog about sewing (particularly vintage style) over at Tilly and the Buttons. I started sewing at the beginning of the year and absolutely love it.

I want to make at least some of my own Christmas prezzies this year for various reasons. Firstly, because it injects an element of love and care into the gifts, making them a little bit more special. Secondly, because rampant consumerism (of which I have been a perpetrator) has started to make me feel nauseous, so I'd like to cut down on the shopping this year. Thirdly, because I'm trying (not very well) to save up for a trip so could do with cutting down the cost of the festive season. And finally, because it'll be fun!

I'm thinking about making all or some of the following:

Handbags - maybe this one on Sew Mama Sew?
Make up bags - one I made earlier below
Necklaces - there's a lovely fabric-covered necklace pattern that you can download for free from Amy Butler
Crafty food hampers
Baby quilted blanket - maybe a mini version of this Cloud 9 one
Pyjamas - very easy
Cards - maybe fabric collage ones
Wrapping paper / pretty wrapping accessories

Gosh, I'm exhausted just looking at that list! If I make at least one thing, I'll be happy I guess!

Cedar Cove Movie - Hallmark Channel


Cedar Cove

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: Early, 2013

*The Cedar Cove Movie and TV Series are based on the Cedar Cove Book Series by author, Debbie Macomber.


Andie MacDowell ... Judge Olivia Lockhart
Dylan Neal ... Jack Griffith


from Hallmark Press Release:

Based on the popular series of books by best-selling author Debbie Macomber, "Cedar Cove

Heaven's Rain - GMC Movie


Heaven's Rain

Network: GMC

Original Air Date: April 22, 2012


*THIS MOVIE IS - The Bold, True Story about Former Oklahoma Senator and Victim Rights Advocate Brooks Douglass and His Family. (See plot below)


Mike Vogel

The Poll Results are in - "It's a Wonderful Movie" Awards #2

This is the second year for the the "It's a Wonderful Movie" - Family Movie Awards! Thank you to everyone who participated by voting in the polls for your favorites!

All Nominees and Winners (listed below!) will be from Movies that aired or premiered on TV only in 2011. (We will honor the 2012 movies of this year - next year.) The winners below are highlighted in yellow!

Favorite Family "

Friday, June 29, 2012

What are you Watching this Weekend?

As one month ends and another begins this weekend... there are some things you might want to watch - if you plan to stay in and beat the heat, or perhaps it's a rainy day- wherever you are...

June 30, 2012 Saturday

Get ready to laugh... there's an I Love Lucy Marathon on the Hallmark Channel.

And TCM is airing a classic movie from 1940, titled - Christmas In July. The movie stars Dick Powell

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Kirk Cameron's Monumental - in Search of America's National Treasure

This documentary presented by Kirk Cameron (actor from TV's Growing Pains, Left Behind Movie Series, Fireproof, and Way of the Master, etc...) takes you on a journey of America's history and a look at what may be ahead for our Country, if we follow our current path.

Watch the TV Premiere of Monumental
on INSP - July 1, 2012 at 9 PM
(Repeats at 11 PM)

Synopsis from Monumental Web-site:

Monday, June 25, 2012

GMC Movie - Raising Izzie


Raising Izzie

Network: GMC

Original Air Date: July 21, 2012


Han Soto ... Doctor
Rockmond Dunbar ... Greg
Vanessa Williams ... Tonya
Catherine Dyer ... Sarah Nash
Victoria Staley ... Gertie
Ric Reitz ... Dr. Graham
Kayla Kenedy ... Izzie
Detra Bickerstaff ... Nurse
Deetta West ... Social Worker


from GMC:

Gertie and Izzie are two young girls

GMC Movie - Somebody's Child


Somebody's Child

Network: GMC

Original Air Date: August 2012


Michael Jai White
Lynn Whitfield ... Constance
Nadine Ellis
Clifton Powell
Byron Minns


Whitfield and White play a terminally ill mother and her son, who open their lives to an ex-con, played by Byron Minns.

Constance, who also suffers from life-threatening kidney disease, suddenly comes face to

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Michael Landon INSP T.V. Tribute

Michael Landon Tribute
Saturday June 23, 2012

Program Lineup
*See Promo Video Below!

6pm Little House on the Prairie
Episode: 100 Mile Walk-
When a hailstorm leaves the Ingalls family's crops in ruin, Charles and some neighbors work in a dangerous railroad blasting job. Meanwhile, Caroline rounds up the farmers' wives to salvage what's left of the crops while trying to

Monday, June 18, 2012

"Christmas in July" Movies on the Hallmark Channel

It may still be months until Christmas; however, for all of you who have been asking, the answer is "YES", there will be a Movie Marathon of Christmas Movies on the Hallmark Channel in July!

Here's the List! You may need to check it twice - so be sure to add this page to your favorites! The movies have also been added to the Family TV Schedule.

For additional movie information - you can click

Hallmark Channel News & Updates - June 2012

Just wanted to let you all know... the Hallmark Channel has just changed some of the scheduling dates for their upcoming movies - so I have just recently updated the site and family tv schedule to reflect these changes!

Click on Movie Titles below for more details!

Time Changes-

(This is an update for the date and time!)

How to Fall in Love: will Premiere on July 21, 2012 at 9 PM


Friday, June 15, 2012

See Dean Cain & Kristy Swanson in "Operation Cupcake" on Hallmark Channel Fathers Day Weekend!

Report for Duty! The Hallmark Channel premieres their newest film "Operation Cupcake", on Saturday, June 16th, at 8 PM.
(*see promo video below...)

Promo Video:

This film will honor Fathers and our Military. Airs Saturday, June 16th, at 8 PM and 10 PM, and airs again twice on Sunday, Fathers Day, at 2 PM and 8 PM.

Have a Wonderful Fathers Day Weekend!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Fathers Day TV Specials

I know many Fathers will be extra busy on Fathers Day - attending church services, spending time with family, minding the grill, and perhaps, getting in a round or two of golf.

That's why it's great that the INSP Father Day Tribute airs the night before Fathers Day, June 16, from 6 PM - 2 AM. INSP is Channel 364 on DirecTV, Channel 259 on DISH Network, Channel 131 on Sky Angel, and it is

Let it Shine - Free Movie Printables!

Today, I received a lovely e-mail from Jaclyn at In honor of the film, Let it Shine, they created some really fun and colorful invitations for kids to hand out to their friends if they want to host a movie night at their house to watch together. They also created a few printable toppers for cupcakes, skewers or popcorn bags!

Let it Shine Printables Link:

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Disney Channel Premieres "Let it Shine" Friday Night

There's a new Disney film airing this weekend... and it is a Musical. Let it Shine will Premiere Friday Night, June 15, 2012, on the Disney Channel.

"Let it Shine" is set in the world of hip-hop, rap, and gospel music and expresses the importance of staying true to oneself. Geared towards kids, tweens and families, the story follows a shy, talented musician who pens romantic hip-hop verses

Monday, June 11, 2012

INSP "Fathers Day" Special on Saturday!

*Updated with Promo Video Below!

Saturday June 16, 2012 INSP Program Lineup
(the Saturday before Father's Day!)

6- 7pm Little House on the Prairie
Episode: A Harvest of Friends-
The Ingalls family settles on the banks of Plum Creek in Walnut Grove. Once their house is built, Charles faces the difficulties of working multiple jobs in order to pay for his

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Judy Garland Movie Tribute on TCM... Follow the Yellow Brick Road!

Once again, TCM honors one of the most beloved Actresses of all-time, Judy Garland. This time it is on the anniversary of her 90th Birthday! A 24-Hour Movie Tribute / Marathon will be held on TCM from 6 AM - 6 AM! So... "Meet Me at TCM for a "Judy Garland" Movie Tribute" (see Movie List below!)

June 10, 2012 Sunday

Everybody Sing (1938)

Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938)

Strike Up the Band

Monday, June 4, 2012

"Father Knows Best" Fathers Day Marathon on Antenna TV

It's being officially titled: "Father's Day Fest" with Father Knows Best! This Father Knows Best Marathon will last for 17 hours from 7 AM - 12 AM with 34 episodes - no repeats!

What is Antenna TV? You can check out their web-site, here. It's a station that airs digitally - so if you have a Digital TV or one of those digital boxes... than hopefully, you can get Antenna TV in your area. It's

Saddle up your Horses - "Hannahs Law" Premieres this Weekend!

The Hallmark MOVIE Channel is premiering their newest film, a Western titled Hannah's Law- this Saturday - June 9th, 2012.

See the Hannah's Law Page for more details or watch this Promo Video:

*See the Family TV Schedule for times airing.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Casting News for Cedar Cove Movie and TV Series

BREAKING NEWS for Cedar Cove Series

Andie MacDowell starring in Hallmark's 1st series

Associated Press – NEW YORK (AP) —

Andie MacDowell will be a pioneer for the Hallmark Channel, starring in the network's first prime-time series.

Hallmark said Wednesday that MacDowell will portray municipal court Judge Olivia Lockhart in "Cedar Grove." It will start with a two-hour movie airing later

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove Books Turned into TV Series

As an avid reader, I have read some Debbie Macomber "Christmas Fiction" books, but none from the Cedar Cove Series. After reading many encouraging and positive reviews at Amazon, I'm thinking of checking them out. Have any of you, read them? I would love to hear (read) your thoughts! (please comment below!)

I thought I would list the books in order, with brief descriptions, by Debbie Macomber -

Monday, May 28, 2012

Archive - May 2012 Family TV Schedule

This is an Archive of the Family TV Schedule from May 2012. This posting is simply for your reference - if you perhaps, want to look back over the month.


May 1, 2012 Tuesday

Radio Rebel ... Disney (east) ... 2 PM
Radio Rebel ... Disney (west) ... 5 PM
Dennis the Menace (movie) ... ABC Family ... 7 PM
Road To Avonlea ... BYU ... 9 PM
Road To Avonlea ... BYU ... 12 AM
Road To Avonlea

Thursday, May 24, 2012

National Memorial Day Concert

In Honor and Rememberance...

*Image from PBS

Sunday, May 27th, from 8:00 to 9:30 pm ET (check your local PBS listings - there will also be repeat airings).

Details via PBS:

"On the eve of Memorial Day, a star-studded line-up will grace the stage for one of PBS’ highest-rated programs. The multi award-winning television event has truly become an American tradition, honoring the military

The Last Song


The Last Song

Network: ABC Family

Original Air Date: June 3, 2012
(Basic Cable Premiere)

Rated: PG


Miley Cyrus ... Ronnie Miller
Greg Kinnear ... Steve Miller
Bobby Coleman ... Jonah Miller
Liam Hemsworth ... Will Blakelee
Hallock Beals ... Scott
Kelly Preston ... Kim
Nick Lashaway ... Marcus
Carly Chaikin ... Galadriel
Kate Vernon ...

Jerusalem Countdown - Religious film Rated PG-13


Jerusalem Countdown

Network: GMC

Original Air Date: June 2012


David A.R. White ... Shane
Anna Zielinski ... Eve
Randy Travis ... Jack Thompson
Lee Majors ... Rockwell
Jaci Velasquez ... Angie
Matthew Tailford ... Nick Tanner
Nick Jameson ... Matthew Dean
Marco Khan ... Javad
Kristen Barrett ... English Reporter
William Devital ...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Beware "Hatfields & McCoys"

The story of the feud between the Hatfields & McCoys is part truth and part legend...

The History Channel is re-creating their drama in a 3-part Mini-series , starting on Memorial Day. Movie stars Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton, Tom Berenger, Mare Winningham, Jena Malone, etc....

WARNING: Please know, I am not including this Movie on the Family Schedule. I am writing this post to warn you that

Friday, May 18, 2012

Hallmark's "Kiss at Pine Lake" & GMC's "Smitty" Premiere this Weekend!

On SATURDAY Night, MAY 19, 2012:

Kiss at Pine Lake, a Camp "Romantic Comedy" Movie, premieres on the Hallmark Channel at 8 PM and repeats at 10 PM. Movie stars Barry Watson, well known as Matt Camden on 7th Heaven.

*See Promo Video:

On SUNDAY Night, MAY 20, 2012:

Smitty, a Family "Dog" Movie, premieres on GMC at 7 PM and repeats at 9 PM and 11 PM! This movie stars Academy Award

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

"Notes from the Heart Healer" Re-airs this Weekend!

I have received many messages from those of you who enjoyed the newest Hallmark Channel Movie, Notes from the Heart Healer and messages from some of you who missed the premiere.

Well, if you missed the initial airing of Notes from the Heart Healer or if you would like to see it again, than mark your calendars - the movie will re-air one more time during this upcoming weekend - on Saturday May

Thursday, May 10, 2012

"Notes from the Heart Healer" Premieres Mother's Day Weekend!

The All New NOTE MOVIE Titled: Notes from the Heart Healer Premieres May 12th, 2012 - Saturday Night on the Hallmark Channel. This is the third movie in this series.

See the Notes From The Heart Healer Movie Promo here:

Notes From The Heart Healer - On Location:

This looks to be another wonderful Movie for the Note series. Each one has starred Genie Francis as Peyton McGruder and Ted

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mother's Day Gift Ideas - Movies and More!

If you, perhaps, have an Amazon Prime membership, then it's not too late to order something special for your Mother for Mother's Day!

Here are some ideas...


The Waltons Movie Collection (includes: Mother's Day on Walton's Mountain)

The Walton Legacy

The Lost and Found Family

Soldier Love Story



The Maid from Fairborne Hall

Fresh Start Summer

A Jane

Monday, May 7, 2012

GMC Family Movie - Smitty



Network: GMC

Original Air Date: May 20, 2012


Brandon Tyler Russell ... Ben
Freddy James ... Smitty
Mira Sorvino ... Amanda
Peter Fonda ... Jack
Louis Gossett, Jr. ... Mr. Smith
Jason London ... Russell
Lolita Davidovich ... Judge Greenstein
Booboo Stewart ... Peebo
Gabrielle Bui ... Tia
Tory Weisz ... Carl
Makeba Pace ... Yvonne

Leap Year - ABC Family Cable Premiere


Leap Year

Network: ABC Family

Original Air Date: May 12, 2012


Amy Adams ... Anna Brady
Matthew Goode ... Declan
Adam Scott ... Jeremy
John Lithgow ... Jack Brady
Noel O'Donovan ... Seamus
Tony Rohr ... Frank
Pat Laffan ... Donal
Alan Devlin ... Joe
Ian McElhinney ... Priest
Dominique McElligott ... Bride
Mark O'Regan ... Captain

Friday, May 4, 2012

Jane Seymour stars in "Lake Effects" - first weekend in May!

If you have the Hallmark Movie Channel - then you are being treated this weekend to another Original Made-for-TV Movie!

Last week, they premiered Duke, the story of a disabled veteran (portrayed by Steven Weber) and his dog. And, this weekend, on May 6th, they are premiering Lake Effects, starring Jane Seymour (best known as Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman).

Please Note: After seeing a Promo video

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Movies & More ~ First Weekend in May!

On Friday, May 4, 2012...

Duke will re-air twice on the Hallmark Movie Channel at 8 PM and 10 PM. See more times on the Family TV Schedule.

On Saturday, May 5, 2012...

It's "Kentucky Derby" Day! Pick your Favorite Horses and watch them race at 4 PM on NBC. Oh, there's nothing like that moment of hearing them sing, "My Old Kentucky Home!"


Be sure to catch one of my favorite

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Archive - April 2012 Family TV Schedule

This is the Archive of April programming for your reference...


*TCM Star of the Month - Doris Day!

Happy Birthday Doris Day ~ April 3rd!

April 1, 2012 Sunday

Sitcom Comedy Marathons ... Hallmark Channel ... All Day!

The Waltons - An Easter Story Part 1 ... INSP ... 1 PM
The Waltons - An Easter Story Part 2 ... INSP ... 2 PM
Toy Story ... ABC Family ... 6 PM
Jesus (the movie) ...

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Family Farm vs. The Government

I'm going to go a little off subject today - because this issue personally effects my family and many of yours, too.

There was a recent law, proposed by our Government, our Labor Department, to put an end to children working alongside their parents on the family farm. This new law would have contained various restrictions; such as: barring children 18 years and younger - from grain elevators,

Friday, April 27, 2012

Movies to Catch - Last April Weekend...

Oh, how I love the month of April. It's bittersweet always to see it go... but that's what makes every season special - the time it takes for it to come back again!

So, if you perhaps, you have some April Showers this weekend, or if you are just hanging out with the family, relaxing, there are some great movies already on TV - that you just might want to watch together...

Lets start off with,

Monday, April 23, 2012

"Hallmark Movies" 2012 Summer Preview


RE-UPDATED! - Please Note: All of the Hallmark Channel Movies, listed below, have moved their premiere dates back to Saturday Nights! (Yeah! That's where I like them best!) Also, Hallmark Channel's "Puppy Love" and "Cedar Cove", and the Hallmark Movie Channel's "I Married Who"? (Previously Titled "Always a Bride")

Question - For those who watched Firelight

I didn't get a chance to watch or record the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, Firelight, on Sunday night (April 22, 2012). Hopefully it was inspirational for those of you who had the opportunity to watch.

My Main Question: I would love to know from those of you who saw the original airing on ABC... Did they show at the end, during the credits, a preview for the next Hallmark Hall of Fame

Smart Cookies - Hallmark Channel Movie


Smart Cookies

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: August 18, 2012


Jessalyn Gilsig ... Julie Sterling
Patricia Richardson ... Lola
Bailee Madison ... Daisy
Ty Olsson ... (Daisy's Dad)
Samantha Ferris ... Hazel
Brittney Irvin ... Paige
Patti Allan ... Realtor #2
Claudette Mink ... Erica
Michelle Creber ... Mattie
Claire Corlett ... Frank

Friday, April 20, 2012

Hallmark Hall of Fame & GMC Premiere Movies this Weekend

ABC will air the newest "Hallmark Hall of Fame" Movie on Sunday night, titled, Firelight.

GMC will premiere their newest film on Sunday night, titled, Heaven's Rain.

*Both of these Movies - from Hallmark Hall of Fame & GMC ... may have subject content that may not be suitable for young viewers.

See the Family TV Schedule for times airing.

Have a Wonderful Weekend, Everyone...

Fans of The Waltons... Catch the Waltons Cast Favorites Marathon Tonight on INSP!

Tonight the television network, INSP, will be airing the favorite Walton Episodes as chosen by various Walton Cast Members... from 7 PM - 1 AM.

Here are the Episodes and who chose them:
(See INSP's web-site for more details!)
7p – The AnniversaryFavorite Episode of Olivia (Michael Learned)
John and Olivia spend their 25th anniversary in a gazebo under the stars.8p – The GiftFavorite Episode of

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Heartland Season 2 Finale Tonight

For those of you who are fans of the Family TV Series, Heartland, which airs Thursday nights on the network, GMC.... then you won't want to miss the 2-Hour Finale for Season 2.

Image from

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Catch Heartland on GMC - April 19th, 2012 at 9 PM and 10 PM est.

This is a Canadian TV Drama based on the Bartlett

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Holocaust Rememberance Day

I just wanted to express my rememberance of this tragic event in our history - in honor of those who lived, yet suffered, and those who sadly died, at the hand of such evil.

When I think of the Holocaust, I think of such horrible, terrible loss, and wickedness... and I recall particular scenes from the movie Schindler's List, which I saw at the Theater years ago. It had a tremendous impact on me

Catch The Waltons “Cast Favorites” Special Marathon

Airs April 20th, 2012 on INSP from 6 PM - 1 AM

Video Promo:

Friday, April 13, 2012

This Weekend - Hallmark & INSP Premiere TV Movies

First up... the Hallmark Channel will have Brooke Burns starring in an all new Made-for-TV Original Movie - Undercover Bridesmaid at 8 PM est. This is the Hallmark Channels first Movie to Premiere on a Sunday Night and it will only air just once - over this entire weekend!

"An agent,
who was once jilted at the alter
goes undercover to protect a a bride-to-be..."
Click here to see the

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Strawberry Summer - Hallmark MOVIE Channel


Strawberry Summer

Network: Hallmark MOVIE Channel

Original Air Date: August 25, 2012


Julie Mond
Trevor Donovan
Shelley Long


from Hallmark Channel Press Release:

Beth Landon (Julie Mond), a small-town music teacher with big singing aspirations has been crowned the Strawberry Queen of the annual Festival. Pulling some strings, Beth has landed country music

Monday, April 9, 2012

INSP Press Release: Corbin Bernsen Movies

Information below directly from - INSP OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:

-----------Press Release-----------INSP Announces Exclusive Agreements with Corbin Bernsen
Deal includes exclusive network premieres of “RUST” and “25 HILL”

Indian Land, SC –INSP today announced the signing of an exclusive multi-film agreement with Corbin Bernsen and Home Theater Films (HTF). This agreement gives the Network rights

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter ~ April 8, 2012 ...

"Easter is a very special day...
as we rejoice in the Resurrection of our Savior...

Our Family also enjoys the fun of the Easter Bunny and hiding / hunting eggs!
I know I have loved Easter Sunday since I was a little girl...

  What Easter truly means to us...

It means honoring Jesus, and his greatest gift and sacrifice for us - His life.   God Loves You... His Son died for You!


Monday, April 2, 2012

Happy Birthday Doris Day! TCM's April Star of the Month!

TCM will honor my favorite actress, Doris Day, on their network April 2nd - April 6th, 2012! Her birthday just so happens to occur in the middle of this...

Happy Birthday Doris Day!April 3rd ...

What a lovely day ~ 'April 3rd is' to have a Birthday Celebration - the beginning of Spring - and I ought to know because it just so happens to be my birthday, too!

How lovely for me to share my

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Archive of March 2012 Family TV Schedule

For your reference... an Archive of March 2012 Movies:

March 2, 2012 Friday

Flicka ... FMC ... 7:30 PM
The Waltons Reunion Special (see INSP page for details!) ... INSP ... 8 PM
The Bishop's Wife ... TCM ... 10 PM
Flicka ... FMC ... 12 AM

March 4, 2012 Sunday

A Taste of Romance ... Hallmark Channel ... 6 PM
Sraight from the Heart ... Hallmark Channel ... 8 PM

March 8, 2012 Thursday


Friday, March 30, 2012

Gather around the Table for A Walton Easter

The Hallmark Channel is premiering A Walton Easter for the first time on their Network. The show will air twice on Saturday evening, March 31st, 2012. They will also air A Decade of The Waltons - a special flashback of videos from The Waltons TV series.

Video Promo - A Walton Easter:

A Walton Easter is available on DVD as part of The Waltons 6 Reunion Movies, which includes:
A Wedding on

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Two TV Series Coming to the Hallmark Channel, Christmas Movie News, & Much More!

Hallmark Channel News....
There is a lot of interesting News coming out lately regarding the Hallmark Channel.... so I had to create a post and share all the latest! 

Let's start with my favorite.... Christmas Movies!
It may now be - just the first day of Spring... however, there are already many Christmas Movie Projects in the works at the Hallmark Channel.
And, we have some

Hitched for the Holidays - Hallmark Channel Christmas Movie


Hitched for the Holidays

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: Christmas 2012


Joseph Lawrence ... Rob
Marilu Henner ... Maxine
Emily Hampshire ... Julie
Chris Gauthier ... Stevie
Serge Houde ... Butch
Rob LaBelle ... Sam
Michael Kopsa ... Bradshaw
Colin Lawrence ... Patrick
Linda Darlow ... Evie
Paula Shaw ... Theresa

Jingle & Bell - Hallmark Channel Christmas Cartoon


Jingle & Bell

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: Christmas 2012

*This follows the original Jingle the Husky Pup Christmas Cartoon - Jingle all the Way. Click here for details.


Voices ?


“Jingle & Bell” is the second story and animated special to star one of Hallmark’s most lovable characters, Jingle the Husky Pup™.

In “Jingle & Bell,” Jingle the

Matchmaker Santa - Hallmark Channel Christmas Movie


Matchmaker Santa

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: Christmas 2012




Excited about meeting her upscale and slightly intimidating future mother-in-law, fresh faced Melanie makes the trek to her fiancé's home for Christmas. Despite the fact that Justin is a workaholic, Melanie is head over heels for him and sees a bright future for them. Melanie's

The Wishing Tree - Hallmark Channel Christmas Movie


The Wishing Tree

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: November 11, 2012


Jason Gedrick


Dennis Farnsworth, a talented, young professor who hasn't been able to put the past behind him, agrees to supervise a group of "orphan" students who have no place to go for the holidays. He brings the students together in a way they never thought imaginable through

Santa Switch - Hallmark Channel Christmas Movie


Santa Switch

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: Christmas Season, ?



A man whose Christmas' as a child were always filled with disappointment grows up thinking he could do a much better job than Santa - so Santa lets him take over! He uses his newly found powers to try to win back his family. In the vein of Bruce Almighty, but with a Christmas twist.

The Memory Book - Hallmark Channel Movie


The Memory Book

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: ?




A female photographer who no longer believes in the possibility of True Love discovers a swap-meet scrapbook documenting the seemingly-perfect courtship of a couple forty years earlier. Hoping to find the pair and return it, she enlists the help of a one-time boyfriend to track them down through

Runaway Princess - Hallmark Channel Movie


Runaway Princess

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: ?



A Royal Princess runs away from her obligations and duties for a few days and ends up falling in love.

Movie Review:


See or Skip:



The Nearlyweds - Hallmark Channel Movie


The Nearlyweds

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: January 2013


Danielle Panabaker ... Erin
Travis Milne ... Nick
Ryan Kennedy ... David
Naomi Judd ... Renee


Three close friends who married years ago are beginning to wonder what life as single might be like when they discover the priest who married each of the couples has died without filing the proper

My George - Hallmark Channel Movie


My George

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: ?




Annie Butler finds huge success in her best-selling novel, but when her editor finds out that the very man she gushes about in the non-fiction story, does not actually exist, she flips out and gives Annie a week to find him before she hires an actor to play the part.

Movie Review:



Tom, Dick, and Harriet - Hallmark Channel Movie


Tom, Dick, and Harriet

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: ?


Steven Weber


Creative director Tom Burns may be at the top of his game, but he's still considered a dinosaur for being over forty in the youthful, trendy business of advertising. In a moment of desperation, he hires young con-artist Dick Sweeney to be his stand-in at an ad agency while Tom

Playing Father - a Hallmark Channel Original Movie for Fathers Day


Playing Father

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: June 2013

*This will be the Fathers Day Movie in 2013!


Eddie Cibrian
Michael Beach


Now in recovery, trumpet virtuoso, Roy Allen wants a second chance at life. He lands a job teaching band at a local middle school, but gets so much more when he becomes a mentor to a young music prodigy.


It’s A SpongeBob Christmas! on Nickelodeon


It’s A SpongeBob Christmas!

Network: Nickelodeon

Original Air Date: December, 2012

*Said to be inspired by the classic Rankin/Bass Christmas Cartoons!


Tom Kenny ... SpongeBob
John Goodman ... Santa Claus


It’s A SpongeBob Christmas! - Nickelodeon’s first full-length stop-motion animated special is inspired by the classic Rankin/Bass (Rudolf the Red-Nosed

Nickelodeon Christmas Movie - A Fairly Odd Christmas


A Fairly Odd Christmas

Network: Nickelodeon

Original Air Date: Christmas 2012


Drake Bell ... Timmy Turner


A Fairly Odd Christmas, a sequel to 2011’s hit live-action TV movie, A Fairly OddMovie: Grow Up Timmy Turner, which will bow this holiday season. The original TV movie follows the exploits of Timmy Turner (Drake Bell), and his well meaning fairy godparents,

Monday, March 19, 2012

3 Days Left to Vote for Your - Favorite Movie, Actor, Actress, and More!

Just wanted to post this quick reminder that there are officially now 3 days left to vote in the polls on the right for your favorites in Made-for-TV Movies from 2011.

Was your favorite TV Movie... Beyond the Blackboard, Change of Plans, Field of Vision, Finding a Family, The Lost Valentine, Love Begins, A Mile in his Shoes, Smooch, Three Weeks, Three Kids, or What if ???

There are 6 Various

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Catch the Hallmark Channel St. Patrick's Day Movie this Weekend!

Chasing Leprechauns will Premiere this weekend on the Hallmark Channel. You'll have four chances to catch it over the weekend. (See trailer below.)


March 17, 2012 Saturday
St. Patrick's Day!

Chasing Leprechauns ... Hallmark Channel ... 8 PM *NEW
Chasing Leprechauns ... Hallmark Channel ... 10 PM *NEW

March 18, 2012 Sunday

Chasing Leprechauns ... Hallmark Channel ... 2 PM *NEW

RUST - an INSP Movie Premiere



Network: INSP

Original Air Date: April 15, 2012

*See Movie Trailer below!


Corbin Bernsen ... James Moore
Frank Gall ... Glen
Lloyd Warner ... Travis
Audrey Lynn Tennent ... Mary
Kirsten Collins ... Amanda
John Hutchinson ... Pastor Barrow
Chesney Caswell ... Loretta
Judith Davies ... Ms. Wexler
Cavan Cunningham ... Pastor Barrow (50 Years Old)

The Terminally Single Woman - Hallmark Movie Channel Film


The Terminally Single Woman

Network: Hallmark Movie Channel

Original Air Date: Unknown




A female journalist begins writing a column about the difficulty of dating and finds eventual romance from a writer with an opposing view who is then also invited to write a competing column to the one being written by his current girlfriend.

Movie Review:

Garage Sale Stalker - Hallmark Movie Channel Film


Garage Sale Stalker

Network: Hallmark Movie Channel

Original Air Date: ?




Jennifer Shannon lives in secure, affluent McLean, VA, where she stumbles into danger lurking in places she thought were absolutely safe. Her passion for weekend treasure hunting at local garage and estate sales pulls her into a murder myster that she becomes determined to solve. "

Desperado - Hallmark Movie Channel Film



Network: Hallmark Movie Channel

Original Air Date: ?




Based on legendary Elmore Leonard's screenplay "Duell McCall," this was first produced in 1987 as a back-door pilot. Duell McCall is one of the few honest men in the wild frontier. When he is framed for the murder of a sheriff, he must find the one man who can clear him.

Movie Review:


Nickelodeon Movie Musical - Rags



Network: Nickelodeon

Original Air Date: May 28, 2012

*Please check ratings before viewing!

*This movie seems to be a mix of High School Musical meets A Cinderella Story. If you enjoy those style of movies - then you might also like this.


Max Schneider ... Charlie Prince (The Cinder-fella)
Keke Palmer ... Kaidee Worth (The Princess)
Zak Santiago ... Diego

Teen Beach Musical, A Disney Channel Original Movie


Teen Beach Musical

Network: Disney Channel Original Movie

Original Air Date: 2013


Ross Lynch ... Brady
Maia Mitchell ... McKenzie
Garrett Clayton ... Tanner
Grace Phipps ... Lela
John DeLuca ... Butchy
Chrissie Fit ... Chee Chee
Kevin Chamberlin ... Dr. Fusion
Steve Valentine ... Les Camembert


from Disney Channel Press Release:

School's out, surf's up and

Monday, March 12, 2012

10 New Christmas Movies

Christmas Movies Currently in the Works for 2012 & Beyond...

-------------*This POST has been updated from 9, to 10 Christmas Movies - added sequel to 12 Dogs of Christmas below! Plus, the Movie Title : Random Acts has been updated to Random Acts of Christmas.-------------
I'll list all the Movies below and give you all the details I know about each one, for now.

Home Alone 5:

Image from

Christmas Heart - Hallmark Channel Christmas Movie


Christmas Heart

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: Christmas Season 2012


Teri Polo
Paul Essiembre
Tess Harper

The cast of the Hallmark movie "The Christmas Heart"
Picture from


In "The Christmas Heart," the tight knit neighbors on Arthur Avenue have proudly been lighting Christmas luminaries for 40 years, but that long-standing

Home Alone 5 : Alone in the Dark - ABC Family "25 days of Christmas" Movie


Home Alone 5 : Alone in the Dark

Network: ABC Family

Original Air Date: Christmas Season 2012

Image from
Christian Martyn's
Facebook Page

Christian Martyn ... Finn
Jodelle Ferland
Edward Asner
Malcolm McDowell
Debi Mazar
Eddie Steeples


from ABC Family press release:

In this newest film in the Home Alone series, eight-year-old Finn (portrayed by actor,

The Confession - Sequel to Hallmark Movie, The Shunning


The Confession

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: January 19, 2013

*This is a Sequel to the Hallmark Channel Original Movie, The Shunning, which starred Danielle Panabaker as Katie Lapp.


Sherry Stringfield ... Laura Mayfield Bennett
Katie LeClerc ... Katie Lapp
Bill Oberst Jr. ... Samuel Lapp
Sandra Van Natta ... Rebecca Lapp
Cameron Deana Stewart ... Daniel

Saturday, March 10, 2012

GMC Premieres New Movie Sunday Night

Brother White, the newest GMC Christian Movie, will premiere March 11, 2012 -Sunday evening. It will repeat twice directly after the initial airing.

Trailer for Movie:

Hope you all have a nice weekend!

God bless!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Movie Pictures added for March TV Movies

Some New Images were added for:

Brother White - a Christian Movie airing on GMC

Click Here for More Pictures


Chasing Leprechauns - a St. Patrick's Day movie airing on the Hallmark Channel

Click Here for More Pictures

*See the Brother White and Chasing Leprechauns pages for more details!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Prayers for those in the Heartland

Like many of you, I have seen the various news stories on TV covering the devastation the Tornadoes and storms left behind when they struck on Friday, March 2nd, 2012. I watched a lot of the Weather Channel, trying to see if it was anywhere near where my family lives, and I am personally blessed to share that all of my family is fine, however my Aunts neighborhood was not. Her home was not

Archive Febrauary 2012 TV Schedule

For your reference...this is the archive of the Family TV Schedule from February 2012.February 3, 2012 FridayWhat If ... GMC ... 9 PMWhat If ... GMC ... 11 PMFebruary 4, 2012 Saturday*Hallmark Hall of Fame Movie Marathon!The Magic of Ordinary Days (Hallmark Hall of Fame) ... Hallmark Channel ... 10 AMFront of the Class (Hallmark Hall of Fame) ... Hallmark Channel ... 12 PMFollow The Stars Home ..

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Our Favorite Family "Made for TV" Movies

Thought I would share the Trailers from our Favorite Family "Made for TV" Movies in 2011. Most are only 30 seconds. I thought this would help us remember what we liked best about each film. Be sure to vote in the poll (listed in the right column) for your favorite!Movie Trailers listed alphabetically:1. Beyond the Blackboard2. Change of Plans3. Field of Vision4. Finding a Family5. The Lost

Monday, February 27, 2012

Monday Musings...

Rain, Rain, go away... don't you see it's picnic day - or rather... race day! Well, yesterday it didn't happen and the Daytona 500 was moved to today, Monday - February 27, 2012. The biggest race in the world (next to the Indy 500, of course) can't even out-run the weather. For all of you race fans, out there - hope your driver wins. (My picks are Tony Stewart or Trevor Bayne)--------------------

Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Oscars, Nascar, & Lucy... oh my!

It's an interesting day for TV, Sunday ~ February 26, 2012. First, FOX has the Daytona Nascar Race taking place in the afternoon, in Florida. The Hallmark Channel has the All-Day Marathon of We Love Lucy Episodes, and then for the evening, on ABC... there's the Oscars.I must admit I have not seen any of the Best Picture Nominees for the Academy Awards this time around. I typically am most

Beyond the Blackboard on the Hallmark Channel

The Hallmark Hall of Fame Movie - Beyond the Blackboard, will re-air on the Hallmark Channel on Saturday, February 25th, 2012.This is a touching and inspiring movie starring actress Emily VanCamp as she potrays the life of teacher, Stacey Bess, who reached out to teach homeless children.*Visit the Beyond the Blackboard page for more Movie details.*Visit the Family TV Schedule for airing time and

Friday, February 24, 2012

See the MovieGuide Awards on the Hallmark Movie Channel

On Friday, February 24th, 2012 the Hallmark Movie Channel will air the 20th Annual Faith & Values Awards. This sounds like it will be a wonderful program honoring films that display family values and of course, our faith.Hosting the event this year, is one of my favorite actors of today, Dean Cain.According to the MovieGuide Blog, there will be celebrity appearances by: Robert Duvall, Kevin Sorbo

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

And the Nominees are...

We are honoring the Family Movies that aired on TV last year - 2011, by Nominating various Movies, Actors, and Actresses. Please see the complete list of Nominees below, with their pictures, to choose which ones were your favorites. Then, be sure to Vote for your favorites by taking the 6 Polls listed in the right column of this blog.Nominees for the It's a Wonderful Movie Awards 2011 -POLL #1:

Monday, February 20, 2012

Coming in Two Days ~ to be Continued...

The "It's a Wonderful Movie" Awards!

You'll have an opportunity to vote in 6 Polls for your favorite Family Made-for-TV Movies, Actors, Actresses, Young Actors, Young Actresses, and a whole New Category will be revealed this year, too!

You already voted in a Poll for the Favorite New Christmas Movie on TV, for 2011. Those results have been recorded and will be revealed at the end of this

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Two New Movies Premiere this Weekend - on Disney Channel & GMC


First up, is Disney Channel's premiere of Radio Rebel on Friday Night, February 17, 2012. This one should be suitable for family viewing, since it was created for young kids and tweens.

See video clip:

Visit the Radio Rebel page for more details.


The Second film, A Cross to Bear, may be suitable for a more maturer audience, premiering Saturday night, February 18,

Let It Shine - Disney Channel Original Movie


Let It Shine

Network: Disney Channel

Original Air Date: June 15, 2012

All images courtesy of  © Disney Channel 

All images courtesy of  © Disney Channel 

All images courtesy of  © Disney Channel


Tyler James Williams ... Cyrus
Coco Jones ... Roxxie
Trevor Jackson
Brandon Mychal Smith
Nicole Sullivan
Courtney B. Vance
Dawnn Lewis
Alex Désert ...

"We Love Lucy" Marathon on Hallmark Channel

On February 26th, 2012 - the Hallmark Channel will have a 24 hour running marathon of the We Love Lucy Episodes - from 6 AM - 6 AM!

These episodes titled "We Love Lucy", are also better known as the Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour. These are the 13 one-hour shows that made up seasons 7, 8, and 9 of the I Love Lucy comedy series from 1957 - 1960 and have been edited into thirty-minute installments.


Meddling Mom - A Hallmark Channel Original Movie for Mother's Day


Meddling Mom

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: Mothers Day ~ 2013


Sonia Braga
Tony Plana
Mercedes Renard
Ana Ayora
Saundra Santiago
Rose Abdoo
George Contreras
Rafael Amaya
Rob Mayes
John Nielsen


Take Carmen Vega downtown and book her! Carmen is guilty as charged of slipping into daughter Yolanda's and son-in-law Rico's home to leave behind "How to

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

DISH Network's New "Heartland Package"

For all of you who have the DISH Network, I thought you might be interested to hear this exciting Family TV News.... According to the DISH Network's TV Blog, they are now offering, for an extra $5 a month, an extra package of TV Channels that includes Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movie Channel, GMC TV, PixL, RFD-TV and, starting later this week, Rural TV.
Wow! Sounds good to me! Come On...

Monday, February 13, 2012

February 14th Valentines Day TV Specials

Even though there were Valentines Day themed Specials over the weekend, there are still more to come - that will actually air on Valentine's Day!

 for Couples, with Style...
If you love a good Classic Romantic Movie, then you'll want to catch Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Top Hat on TCM at 8 PM. I especially love in this film, the famous Iverling Berlin song, "Cheek to Cheek".

"Heaven, I'm

Friday, February 10, 2012

Valentine's Day TV Specials & Movies!

Since Valentine's Day officially lands this year on a ... Tuesday, TV Networks have decided to start airing their Valentine Specials early for your weekend viewing pleasure!

Premiering on Saturday night, February 11th, 2012 - is the Premiere of the Hallmark Channels new Original Movie, Cupid , starring Joely Fisher. Cupid airs first at 8 PM and will repeat at 10 PM est.

Watch the Video

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Two Classic Movie Love Stories on TV - Feb 8th & 9th

The first great Love Story is - The Music Man starring one of my favorite actresses, Shirley Jones, with Robert Preston. It's a wonderful musical... seeing Marion realize that love was all around her, but she never saw it... until there was him!

February 8, 2012 Wednesday

The Music Man ... TCM ... 11:45 PM

The second Love Story... is another Movie Musical - Meet Me in St. Louis. The movie 

Monday, February 6, 2012

The Mistle-Tones - ABC Family 25 Days of Christmas Movie

MOVIE REVIEWThe Mistle-TonesNetwork: ABC FamilyOriginal Air Date: Christmas 2012CAST:Tori Spelling ... MarciTia Mowry ... HollyJonathan Patrick MooreReginald VelJohnsonTammy TownsendPLOT:from ABC Family press release:In "The Mistle-Tones," Holly (Tia Mowry), blessed with an amazing singing voice, is all set to audition for the newly vacated spot in a legendary local Christmas group which was

Hallmark Hall of Fame Movie - Firelight



Hallmark Hall of Fame

Previously Titled: Crew Six

Network: ABC

Original Air Date: April 22, 2012


Cuba Gooding Jr. ... "DJ" Dwayne Johnson
Q'orianka Kilcher ... Caroline
DeWanda Wise ... Terry Easle
Sharon Morris ... Mrs. Hudlin
Maria Howell ... Mrs. Easle
Vickie Eng ... Mrs. Wang
Nicky Buggs ... Melanie Johnson
Bruce McKinnon ... Captain Kelly

Saturday, February 4, 2012

A Smile as Big as the Moon.... Catch Encore Airings this Weekend !

I was blown away at how beautiful this Hallmark Hall of Fame story was and how captivated I became into each character! John Corbett is wonderful as a devoted Special Ed teacher and football coach. Don't miss this heartwarming story! It first aired last week on ABC and will repeat this weekend on the Hallmark Channel.

See the "A Smile as Big as the Moon" page for more details
See the Family TV

Friday, February 3, 2012

Have a "Super Weekend"...

It's the weekend... time to kick back for a while and relax with family and friends. I know many will be attending church services, enjoying time outdoors, and many will be having Super Bowl parties.

Whatever you do - I hope you have a Super Weekend!

If you plan to watch the game - I hope you enjoy it. Let me know who your favorite team is or pick in the comments below. I don't have a fave

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Hallmark Movies Pictured in New Banner

I recently changed the Banner on the site and Many followers and visitors have been asking and wondering "Who are those people in the movie film strips and what movie are they in"?

So, I thought I would answer the question and list them here.

First of all, here's a small image of the Banner. (for future reference)

Click to Enlarge

Let's start from Left to Right...

On the Left, is pictured

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Archive - January 2012 Family TV Schedule

This is an archive of the January 2012 New "Made for TV" Movies - for your reference.


January 7, 2012 Saturday

Fixing Pete ... Hallmark Channel ... 8 PM *NEW
Fixing Pete ... Hallmark Channel ... 10 PM *NEW

January 8, 2012 Sunday

Fixing Pete ... Hallmark Channel ... 12 PM *NEW
Fixing Pete ... Hallmark Channel ... 8 PM *NEW

January 13, 2012 Friday

Frenemies ... Disney Channel (

GMC Movie - A Cross to Bear


A Cross to Bear

Network: GMC

Original Air Date: February 18, 2012


Kim Fields … Joan
Danielle Deadwyler … Erica Moses
Malinda Williams … Fae
Jackie Long … Charles
Viviana Chavez … Cookie
Angie Stone … Sunshine
John Ridings … Homeless Veteran
Tequilla Whitfield … Morgan
Deetta West … Carrie
Kenny Lattimore … Ash the Producer
Ira Carmichael … Homeless man

GMC Movie - Brother White


Brother White

Also Known As: Brotha White

Network: GMC

Original TV Air Date: March 11, 2012

Released on DVD: May 29, 2012


David A.R. White ... James White
Andrea Logan White ... Lily White
Jackée ... Veena
Victoria Jackson ...
Bruce Davison ... Howard
Reginald VelJohnson ... Deacon Hill
Ray Wise ... Johnny Kingman
Anna Margaret Collins ... Emma
Gibson Sjobeck

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

INSP Valentine's Day Specials ~ "Love is in the Air"

INSP will have a Special Line-up of Drama Shows for Valentine’s Day with a Love Theme! Then, at 8 PM (est) they will air a Movie, a Sweet Romantic Comedy - Just a Walk in the Park. See the full schedule below image...

Just a Walk in the Park
George Eads and Jane Krakowski

INSP on Valentine’s Day
February 14, 2012, Tuesday:

12-1pm The Waltons
WAL01701- The Love Story
John-Boy Walton (

The Lamp


The Lamp

Network: INSP

Original Air Date: February 4, 2012


Jason London ... Stanley
Meredith Salenger ... Lisa Walters
L. Scott Caldwell ... Miss Esther
Cameron Ten Napel ... Josh
Muse Watson ... Sam
Sarah Brown ... Deb
Doug Bauer ... Mr. Singleton
Katie Burgess ... Rachel
Darrell Alan Cole ... Cody
Georgia Cole ... Alex
Anita Cordell ... Mrs. Singleton

Monday, January 30, 2012

Three New Christmas Movies in the Works!

There may be over 300 days until Christmas, but we've already learned of three Christmas Movies, currently in Production! Ironically, two of them have the exact same title - however, one is animated and the other is not.

A Dog for Christmas

Saving Santa

Saving Santa (Animation)

Here's a little tid-bit about each film...

A Dog for Christmas stars two great actors, Dean Cain (Superman, The

A Dog for Christmas starring Dean Cain


A Dog for Christmas

Network: Lifetime

Original Air Date: Thanksgiving, 2013

Actor, Dean Cain, being interviewed on "A Dog for Christmas" setImage from: Michigan's Fox 17

Image from Mlive. com
Crews shoot Dean Cain for the new Lifetime Original Movie "A Dog for Christmas" on Sunday evening at Ninth Bridge Market in Ada. Date Shot 1-22-2012 Matt Gade | The Grand Rapids

Saving Santa - Christmas Feature Film starring Country Music Stars


Saving Santa

Feature Film for Theaters

Stars -
Trace Adkins, a Solo Country Singer,
Jay Demarcus, from the great Country Group - Rascall Flatts

Executive Producer -
Kix Brooks, from the famous Country Duo - Brooks & Dunn

Original Air Date: Christmas Season 2012

Caitlin Carmichael, William Shockley, and Benjamin Stockham
on the Set of Saving Santa
from the Saving Santa

Saving Santa - Animated Christmas Movie


Saving Santa

Animated feature from Gateway Animation Studios, in the UK

Network: Don't know, yet, if this is for TV, direct to DVD, or Theaters... or if it will even air in America - Stay Tuned

Original Air Date: Christmas 2012


Voices of-

Martin Freeman
Noel Clarke
Joan Collins
Tim Curry
Craig Fairbass
Pam Ferris
Chris Barrie


from movies .ie :

The story

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Four "Made for TV Movies" Premiere this Weekend ~ January 27th-29th!


The First Film is from Family Movie Night on Friday Night. It actually premiered last August on NBC, but if you missed it then, here's a good chance to catch it again! Video Promo below...

Who is Simon Miller?
Lifetime Movie Network

January 27, 2012 Friday

Who is Simon Miller? ... LMN ... 8 PM
Who is Simon Miller? ... LMN ... 12 AM

Hallmark Movie

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Happy 95th Birthday Ernest Borgnine!

Today, January 24, 2012 -  is Mr. Ernest Borgnine's 95th Birthday and we wanted to applaud him, by wishing him a very Happy Birthday!!!

Ernest Borgnine was Born January 24, 1917 in Hamden, Connecticut to Charles and Anna Borgnine.

He served in the United States Navy for 10 years, from 1935- 1945.

Following that, his mother sugggested he take up acting, so, he took a course at the Randall

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Family Movies on TV this Weekend... January 21-22

The Hallmark Channel will be airing their Love Comes Softly Films marathon all weekend long! (I do enjoy most of them, in spite of the fact that I wish they had remained closer to the actual books, written by Janette Oke.)

Love Comes Softly Series - Available on DVD

LMN will be re-playing one of the Family Movie Night favorite's - Truth be Told, starring Candace Cameron Bure and David James

Friday, January 20, 2012

Photos from Hallmark's Press Tour Evening Gala

Many well-known Actors and Actresses attended the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel's Winter 2012 TV Critics Association Press Tour Evening Gala on January 14, 2012 at the Tournament House in Pasadena, CA.

I have included photos, of some of the attendees, below...

Genie Francis
Photo copyright Tina Gill / PR Photos

Ted McGinley
Photo copyright Tina Gill / PR Photos

Monday, January 16, 2012

Hallmark Channel News for 2012

The Hallmark Channel and the Hallmark Movie Channel have released their New Movie Lineup for 2012 ~ from January thru August. You can see the list in the New Movies Section or view them in the updated Family TV Schedule 2012. Upcoming Movies will star Joely Fisher, Genie Francis, Ted McGinley, Brooke Burns, Dean Cain, Candace Cameron Bure, etc...

After seeing the list - I think I'm most

Goodnight for Justice: Queen of Hearts - Hallmark Movie Channel


Goodnight for Justice: Queen of Hearts

Network: Hallmark Movie Channel

Original Air Date: 2012?

*This is the Third Movie in the "Goodnight for Justice" series!


Luke Perry ... John Goodnight
Rick Schroder
Serge Houde ... Banker
Kerry James ... Butch cassidy
Patrick Sabongui ... Man
David Milchard ... Deputy
Billy Wickman ... First Mate


Duke - Hallmark MOVIE Channel Film



Network: Hallmark MOVIE Channel

Original Air Date: April 28, 2012

*See Movie Promo below!


Steven Weber ... Terry
Sarah Smyth ... Alice
Allison Hossack ... Dr. Angela
April Telek ... Cami
Kendall Cross ... Bethany
Reese Alexander ... Physical Therapist
Primo Allon ... Bryan
Jay Brazeau ... Dr. Jamison
Sage Brocklebank ... Worker
Erica Carroll ... Theresa

Lake Effects - Hallmark MOVIE Channel Film


Lake Effects

Network: Hallmark MOVIE Channel

Original Air Date: May 6, 2012

*Please Check Ratings Before Viewing.

Note: After seeing a Promo video, I must caution that this Movie may include Language, and other Situations, Etc... not appropriate for family viewing, unless some content is editted by Hallmark. If you would like to view this promo, you can do so on You Tube.

I Married Who? - Hallmark MOVIE Channel Film


I Married Who?

Previously Titled: Always a Bride

Network: Hallmark MOVIE Channel

Original Air Date: July 21, 2012

On the Set
Picture from Kellie Martin's facebook


Kellie Martin ... Jordan Brady
Ethan Erickson ... Matt Swift


Straight-laced Jordan Brady is all set for a low-key bachelorette weekend in Vegas until she wakes up after a late-night

Friday, January 13, 2012

Hallmark & Disney Channel Premiere New Movies this Weekend

Two New Movies Premiere this Weekend...

Frenemies - Disney Channel

The First Movie, Frenemies, with it's Premiere, on the Disney Channel, looks to be a movie geared toward kids.

Frenemies Premieres -
January 13, 2012 Friday Night :

Frenemies ... Disney Channel (east) ... 8 PM *NEW
Frenemies ... Disney Channel (west) ...11 PM *NEW

A Taste of Romance - Hallmark Channel

The Next Movie

Hallmark Movie - How to Fall in Love


How to Fall in Love

Originally Titled: Love's Playing Our Song

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: July 21, 2012


Eric Mabius ... Harold White
Brooke D'Orsay ... Annie Hayes
Kathy Najimy ... Kim
Jody Thompson ... Claire Russell
Gina Holden ... Julie Owens
Panou ... Willie Taylor


An accountant, who never quite grew out of his awkward

2012 Disney Channel Original Movie - Radio Rebel


Radio Rebel

Network: Disney Channel Original Movie

Original Air Date: 2012

The movie is based on a novel titled “Shrinking Violet.”


Debby Ryan
Sarena Parmar
Adam DiMarco
Atticus Mitchell
Merritt Patterson


High school senior Teresa Adams is so painfully shy that she dreads speaking to anyone in the hallways or getting called on in class. But in the

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Family Movie Night Movies will Re-Air on TV!

Three of the Popular Movies from the Family Movie Night Series (sponsored by Walmart) will RE-Air on LMN (Lifetime Movie Network) this month, January 2012!

---First up, there will be Field of Vision airing January 14th, 2012 - Saturday Night at 8 PM est. Movie stars Faith Ford and is a wonderful family movie!

See the Field of Vision Page for more details and my complete Movie Review!


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Favorite 2011 "Made-for-TV Christmas Movie" - so far!

The Poll to Vote for your 'Favorite New Christmas Movie for 2011' will close on January 25, 2012 ~ so if you haven't voted yet, be sure to do so - Today! (poll is located in right column)

So far, it looks like Trading Christmas from the Hallmark Channel, is in the lead and I agree - it was one of the best! Be sure - to let your favorites be known, so the networks know which types of Christmas

Monday, January 9, 2012

A Cinderella Story: Once Upon A Song - Movie Review


A Cinderella Story: Once Upon A Song

Network: ABC Family

Original Air Date: January 22, 2012


Lucy Hale ... Katie Gibbs
Missi Pyle ... Gail Van Ravensway
Megan Park ... Beverly Van Ravensway
Freddie Stroma ... Luke
Jessalyn Wanlim ... Angela
Lucy Davenport ... Ms Plumberg
Titus Makin Jr. ... Mickey O'Malley
Matthew Lintz ... Victor
Emily Pierce ... Party girl

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Hallmark Channel's "Fixing Pete" Promo Videos

Fixing Pete Premieres this Weekend ~ January 7th and 8th!

Premiere Promo:

On Location Video:

See the Fixing Pete page for more details!
See the Family TV Schedule for times airing!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Hallmark Channel Premieres First Movie for 2012

The First New "Made-for-TV" Movie for the New Year is... Fixing Pete.
" Oh,  for  the  Love  of  Pete ! "
Fixing PetePremieres January 7, 2012 at a New Time - 8 PM est.on the Hallmark Channel...See the Fixing Pete Pagefor Story Details, Pictures, and More!
Movie Stars:Brooke Burns, Dylan Bruno, John Ratzenberger, and Valerie Harper.
Hope this will be a 'Fun One' that we will all Enjoy!


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Still Searching for Christmas Movies on TV?

I have received several e-mails from so many of you who are still searching for Christmas Movies - after Christmas, so I will share here, a list of Movies I was able to find.

January 2012 - Christmas Movies: 

January 5-Tenth Avenue Angel .... TCM ... 7:45 AM

January 6-The Bishop's Wife ... TCM ... 12:45 PM

January 7-National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation ... Comedy Ch. ... 2:24 PM (*Please

Caroling - a Hallmark Channel Original Christmas Movie



Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: Holiday 2012


Emmanuelle Vaugier ... Carol Huffman
Carrie Fisher ... Eve Miller
Carson Kressley ... Fred
Olivia Cheng ... ?
Tygh Runyan ... Ben


From Hallmark:

Carol Huffman (Vaugier) is one of Chicago’s most successful book publishers and a ruthless businesswoman. She is all business and has created a life

Until next year...

Crafty Christmas Club crafters - good work! Thank you for sharing all your lovely makes and being inspirational. Let's give ourselves a break now until next year - the blog will be open again from Autumn 2012. If new members would like to join, please get in touch then.

See you anon!


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Ring in the New Year & New Movies!

Happy New Year, Everyone!!!

Hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas Vacation. As we get back into the regular day-to-day routine, I know I personally miss the Christmas Season, but that's what makes it so great and wonderful - it only comes, but once a year - and we must cherish every moment!

I have received many Comments and E-mails from so many of you thanking me for the site and most of