Love at The Thanksgiving Parade – Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere

  We got a chance to check out Hallmark Channel’s “Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade” before it premiers November 4. I have to say I really enjoyed the movie. Hubby did too. “Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade” brings romance to the holiday season in true Hallmark fashion. This is the story of two totally different people coming together amidst the fun and fanfare of Chicago’s Thanksgiving Day parade.


Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere
Sunday, November 4 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)
Starring: Autumn Reeser, Antonio Cupo, Ben Cotton 

Two former arch enemies, each desperate to put on the best Thanksgiving Day Parade in the history of Chicago, will throw caution to the wind (and, directly into the path of marching bands, horses and riders) and fall in love before the last brightly festooned float rounds the corner in “Love At the Thanksgiving Day Parade,” a Hallmark Channel Original Movie starring Autumn Reeser (“No Ordinary Family”) and Antonio Cupo (“Bomb Girls”), premiering Sunday, November 4 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C). Ben Cotton (“Hellcats”) also stars in the film.
Chicago native Emily Jones (Reeser) loves her city, and has dedicated her career to coordinating its beloved Thanksgiving Day parade every year. This year, Emily is hoping for a memorable holiday and anticipating a long-awaited proposal from her long-distance boyfriend Brian (Cotton). Then, the parade director hires a wealthy development consultant, Henry Williams (Cupo), to analyze the finances of the parade and increase profits. Immediately writing Henry off as a privileged playboy, Emily worries he will ruin the joyful spirit of the parade, not knowing how much it means to the city like she does. As the two are forced to work together to pull off a successful production, Emily is determined to show Henry she’s in charge. But when Emily suffers a sudden setback, she starts to rely on Henry to help her through it, and suddenly realizes she might be falling for him. As Thanksgiving draws nearer, can Emily confess her true feelings and end the feud, while still putting on the parade of her dreams?

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Levenger Product Review

International Phone Pocket Briefcase

Stylish and highly functional, the International Phone Pocket Briefcase from Levenger is a fabulous gift idea. I love the smooth leather feel. Size is great. The unique addition of a 3 x 5 writing platform puts this case over the top. Holds most smart phones including the new iPhone 5. Also has places for your needed travel papers, cash or tickets.  Love it.

A leather phone case and passport holder for travelers
Our handy travel companion now has room for your smartphone, too, including the iPhone 5. The International Phone Pocket Briefcase can hold your passport, ID, boarding pass, 3 x 5 cards and currency, as well as your phone.
  • Mesh pocket holds your smartphone or iPod securely
  • Stash pockets for passport, currency, boarding pass and note cards
  • Pen sleeve
  • 3 x 5 writing platform for on-the-go jotting
  • Smooth, full-grain black leather
  • Overall size: 4W x 5 3/4H
  • Phone pocket: 2 3/4W x 5 1/2H

Customize with your logo. Corporate pricing available.

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Great Gift Ideas From Personal Creations

With the holidays just around the corner I know y’all are all out there looking for a great gift idea for that certain someone on your gift list. Personal Creations has an amazing selection of fantastic gift ideas. They let me choose a product for review. Let’s check it out

Galvanized Beverage Tub with Stand

Nice sized tub to keep your drinks cold outdoors. Adds a stylish look to your backyard or lakeside party. Love that it is galvanized so it won’t rust.  Stand is sturdy and can be folded flat when not in use. I was able to choose a personalization of up to fourteen characters. I chose Cold Drinks because it just seemed to fit. Will easily hold a twelve pack of your favorite beverages and ice. The package arrived really quickly. It was well packed and came in perfect condition. Really fun gift idea.

Item Description:

Our galvanized, waterproof tub won’t rust and features handles on each end. We’ll engrave any message up to 14 characters. Convenient iron stand keeps tub within arms reach. Beverage tub measures 20 3/4″ x 11 3/4″W x 7″H. 25″ H stand folds flat for storage. Item cannot be gift boxed.

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“I was given the chance to review a complimentary product from Personalcreations.”

The Sparkle Box Giveaway

  Looking for a great gift for that special little one in your life? How about “The Sparkle Box”. This is a fabulous new book from Ideal Children’s Books, a division of Guideposts. The book is beautifully illustrated. The story is an incredible way to teach children to be caring and sharing while enjoying the true spirit of the holiday season. Love that the book includes a Sparkle Box…more

Farm Rich Giveaway

Entertaining at home can be made so much easier when you find delicious appetizers in your freezer section that you can just pop in the oven. Farm Rich has many great ideas to make get togethers a breeze. Farm Rich sent us a couple of free product coupons so we could review their stuff. Yeah! We had fun figuring out which of the great foods available from Farm Rich we wanted to try. Let’s check…more

ShowerPill – Athletic Body Wipes Giveaway

Whether ya call it perspiring , sweating or glowing, let’s face it we all do it. Some days ya really need a shower but don’t have the time to get back home and take care of it before ya have to be somewhere else. You could even be camping and just not have access to enough water to take a shower. You still have a need to be clean. So what do ya do? Take along  Athletic Body Wipes from ShowerPill.  These are a fast easy way to get that allover fresh feeling anywhere, any time. All ya need is…more

It’s Christmas, Carol Hallmark Channel Original Movie

Hallmark brings new life to Dickens “A Christmas Carol” with their their film”It’s Christmas , Carol”. This is another great movie from the Hallmark Channel this holiday season. Carol a Professional Publisher loses track of the reason for the season, and life in general until she receives a visit from her dead boss Eve Miller. Eve takes Carol on an unusual twist on Dickens tale to teach her how to be happy again.

Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere
Sunday, November 18 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)
Starring: Carrie Fisher, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Carson Kressley

Charles Dickens lives! Well, sort of, anyway. The legendary spirit of his timeless classic is alive and well this Christmas with the premiere of “It’s Christmas, Carol!,” a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere that weaves a fresh spin on the Dickens tale A Christmas Carol, Sunday, November 18 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C).  Emmanuelle Vaugier (“Two and a Half Men”) heads a charming cast that also includes two-time Emmy® nominee Carrie Fisher (“30 Rock,” “Wishful Drinking”) and Emmy® winner Carson Kressley (“Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”). Vaugier is Carol Huffman, a ruthless Chicago book publisher and not what anyone would call a nice woman. Her staff can’t stand the sight of this workaholic Scrooge. In fact, Fred (Kressley), one of her employees, is trying to rally the staff to revolt. Against this backdrop of seasonal gloom,Carol is shocked to run into her old boyfriend from 15 years before, Ben (Tygh Runyan, “SGU Stargate Universe”), a decent guy who craved a life rather than simply a career. Their meeting ends with Carol storming off in a huff. But as she’s trying to re-gather her wits, she suddenly finds herself staring at the ghost of the publishing house’s beloved and very much deceased founder, Eve (Fisher). Now, she can’t get away, because Ghost Eve is determined to take Carol on a little journey back through her past, as well as her present and future. Don’t you just hate when that happens? Well, Carol hates it, too, particularly when she can’t defend all of the misery she’s left in her wake. The good news is that after hanging with the ghost, Carol emerges determined to make amends beginning Christmas morning. Might she wind up happier? Could she find true love? Why, you bet your Bob Cratchit!

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“Hitched for the Holidays” Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere

Hallmark Channel’s Christmas line up continues with “Hitched for the Holidays”. This is a wonderful movie about a couple of single New Yorkers whose families can’t seem to get past the fact that they are single. The two meet up and go through the holidays in humorous fashion. One family being Jewish and the other Catholic brings hilarity to the film. Loved it, so did Hubby. Great for the whole family. Give it a watch.

Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere
Sunday, November 25 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)
Starring: Joey Lawrence, Emily Hampshire, Marilu Henner
Christmas and Hanukkah force two New Yorkers to find a date during the holiday season and pose as a happy couple to fool their meddling families, friends and co-workers. The World Premiere of “Hitched for the Holidays,” a Hallmark Channel Original Movie premiering Holiday 2012, stars five-time Golden Globe® nominee Marilu Henner (“Taxi”), Joey Lawrence (“Melissa and Joey”) and Emily Hampshire (“Ruby Gloom”). Linda Darlow (“Da Vinci’s Inquest”), Serge Houde (“50/50”) and L. Harvey Gold (“Endgame”) co-star in the romantic comedy. Hallmark Channel’s “Countdown to Christmas” is the biggest holiday destination on television, premiering more original holiday programs than any other network.
When commitment-phobe Rob Marino (Lawrence) breaks up with his girlfriend before Thanksgiving, he is criticized by his big Italian family about his inability to keep a relationship through the holidays. Wanting to prove them wrong and fulfill his dying grandmother’s (Paula Shaw, “Mr. Young”) wish to see him happy in love, Rob goes online and finds Julie (Hampshire), another single New Yorker who’s meddling Jewish mom (Henner), has driven her to seek a temporary boyfriend. Rob and Julie agree to pose as a couple through the holidays to get their families off their backs. But things get complicated when Rob’s Catholic clan and Julie’s Jewish family get involved. With Christmas coming and Hanukkah around the corner, they double their efforts to keep the charade going, only to discover their fake feelings may be a little too real.

Hitched for the Holidays” is a Hitching Road Production. Michael Moran, Allen Lewis and Michael M. Scott are the executive producers. Harvey Kahn is the producer. Michael M. Scott directed from a script by Gary Goldstein.

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ID Gum 6 – Pack Giveaway

ID Gum sent over several packs of their tasty gum for us to check out. It come is three great flavors and I want to tell y’all a little bit about em.First off I like the packaging. All shiny and classy looking. Pack opens like a bi-fold wallet so it’s easy to get out your gum. You’ll feel good about sharing too…more

NESCO 150 Watt Food Slicer Giveaway

I love sandwiches, wraps, meat and cheese rolls and meat and cheese deli trays. Trouble is they get really really expensive.  Pre sliced deli meats and cheeses can easily run 8-12 dollars per pound. That add up quick especially if ya have alot of mouths to feed. What’s the solution? I say slice your own meats and cheeses at home using NESCO’s 150 Watt Food Slicer. I was at the store yesterday and saw…more

Jingle and Bell’s Christmas Star Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere

Jingle and Bell’s Christmas Star is another in the line of 12 fabulous Christmas movies presented by Hallmark this Holiday Season. Y’all know I really love Christmas specials. I love that they are unique and make the Christmas season feel, well more like Christmas. I was sent a directors copy of Jingle and Bell’s Christmas Star for review. Let’s check it out.

Jingle and Bell’s Christmas Star

Animated half hour of family fun. New girl, Sofia moves to Pineville where she and her new neighbor Andrew become friends. Along with their adorable white husky pups Jingle and Bell, Andrew and Sofia catch the spirit of the season. A town bully, a snowstorm and a contest to put the star on top of the town Christmas Tree keep the action moving. Great story to teach children about caring.

Hallmark Channel announces that the network’s Original Animated Special “Jingle and Bell’s Christmas Star,” sequel to the network’s critically acclaimed, first-ever Original Animated Special, “Jingle All the Way” [OAD November 25, 2011], will premiere Holiday 2012.
“Jingle and Bell’s Christmas Star” is part of Hallmark Channel’s ‘COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS,’ which features more, true original holiday-themed programming than any other television network.
In “Jingle and Bell’s Christmas Star,” Jingle the Husky Pup is back in his latest holiday adventure and this time he and his buddy Andrew have some new friends. A little girl named Sofia and her Husky Pup, Bell, have moved from sunny Palm City to Pineville just before Christmas. With their world turned upside down, this looks to them like it could be the worst Christmas ever, but with a little help from Jingle and his pal Andrew, Sofia and Bell will soon discover that Christmas isn’t about where you are, it’s about who you’re with.

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