‘Norman Rockwell’s Shuffleton​’s Barbershop​’ on Hallmark Movie Channel

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Hallmark Movie Channel Original World Premiere

Saturday, June 1 (9p.m. ET/PT, 8C)

Starring: Danny Glover, Austin Stowell, Kayla Ewell NormanRockwellsShuffletonsBarbershop_006U_4333U.jpg

A young man, Trey Cole, returns home to visit and find out that his “Uncle” has passed away. “Uncle” Charlie Shuffleton’s Barber Shop is where Trey grew up learning from “Uncle” Charlie the ways of life. Watch as Trey relives memories of his life and comes home to find himself, reconnect with his father and grow into the man “Uncle” Charlie taught him to be.

Acclaimed artist Norman Rockwell is a celebrated 20th century prolific painter and illustrator who is renowned for his idyllic small-town American scenes that were featured on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post, including his 1950’s painting, Shuffleton’s Barbershop. When Rockwell’s painting fades into the world of Charlie Shuffleton’s (Glover) barbershop, the classic piece of Americana becomes the center of a small town in North Carolina where friends gather.  Peering in the window, famous country singer Trey Cole (Stowell) is finally returning home after abandoning the town many years ago and never looking back, even when his brother died serving in the military, leaving sister-in-law, Norma (Ewell), to care for her son by herself.  Now, realizing he’s lost himself along the way, Trey remembers his first haircut in the brown leather chair as a young boy at age ten in Charlie’s shop and hopes to find guidance from the man who was a father to him when his own dad was coldly absent during his childhood.

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Duraflame® Campfire Roasting Logs

duraflame® Campfire Roasting Logs Great for backyard or the backwoods

The first fire log specifically formulated for roasting and cooking, duraflame® Campfire Roasting Logs are ideal to use in the backyard and the backwoods.  These logs stack and burn like wood for a robust fire that creates hot, glowing coals safe for roasting marshmallows, hot dogs or cooking other campfire foods.

  • Available in a 4-piece bundle (5 lb) for one campfire or a case of 6 bundles for 4-6 campfires
  • Individually wrapped logs for clean handling and easy, no-hassle lighting
  • Made from 100% renewable resources, including real wood charcoal
  • USDA certified biobased product
  • Compact — easy to transport and store
  • Ideal for backyard fire pits, campsite fires and beach fires 

These are so amazing for having family get-togethers in the backyard or even for a romantic date night. Really I don’t know anyone that doesn’t like roasting wienies on a fire or making s’mores. I am one of those that says get creative with your s’mores. Try Duraflame’s recipe for a Strawberry Shortcake version using shortbread cookies, white chocolate and strawberry marshmallows. Wow does that look good. They have more recipes available on their website. Duraflame sent me a fun camping kit to try out their roasting logs. So simple to use. Just put em in your fire pit and light the bag. No funny lighter fluid smell to spoil the flavor of your food either. We got together with some friends and had a blast roasting marshmallows and telling stories of “the good old days” around the fire. People really need to get outside more often and enjoy this great big beautiful world we are so blessed to live in. Go ahead, get outside and start roasting with Duraflame. Have some family tme.

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Alt – the Alternative Protein Bar from Larabar

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Leave it to the folks at Larabar to come out with another great line of protein bars. Y’all gotta check out the newest addition to the family. ALT. I received a sampling so I can tell y’all about em.

Cinnamon Apple Crispapp;le

First up is Cinnamon Apple Crisp. What a delight. Rich creamy texture accentuates the apples. Tastes sweet and nutty with just the right amount of cinnamon.

Everyone loves dessert–and with a fresh-from-the-oven taste, Cinnamon  Apple Crisp contains 10 grams of protein. So go ahead and eat dessert  first!

lemLemon Pound Cake

Smells like home made lemon pound cake. This dense snack is loaded with lemon flavor and a delightful crunch.

Dense and delicious with a splash of zing, Lemon Pound Cake will  tickle your taste buds. This zesty bar also has 10 grams of protein.

Peanut Butter Cookiepea

Has the consistency of crunchy peanut butter with that great peanut butter cookie flavor. This protein packed snack is sure to please.

Let’s admit it–we’ve all been known to sneak cookie dough from the  mixing bowl. But sneak no more, since this Peanut Butter Cookie is both  delicious and contains 10 grams of protein in every bar. Now that’s  sneaky!

pumPumpkin Pie

I’m not a big fan of pumpkin pie, but this is really good. Crunchy with perfect amount of spices. Delicious.

While it’s traditionally a holiday dish, we believe there’s no wrong  time to eat Pumpkin Pie. Smooth and spicy with a rich pumpkin taste,  this pumpkin pie contains 10 grams of protein!

ALT®, the Alternative Protein Bar™, is the first-ever bar with added protein from LÄRABAR! Many bar brands use soy or whey protein, but ALT uses an alternative protein source: peas. Vegan, gluten free, dairy free, and non-GMO, ALT also uses a wrapper that is 31% renewable.

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“Space Warriors” a Hallmark Channel Original Movie

‘SPACE WARRIORS’ Hallmark Channel Original Movie

“Walmart and P&G present Walden Family Theater”

Friday, June 14 and Friday, June 28 (8pm ET/PT, 7C)

Stars: Mira Sorvino, Danny Glover, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Lucas and Thomas Horn

The story of a boys dream to become an astronaut. Watch as he reaches for his goal with his passion for space, a little ingenuity and the help of his team members at Space Camp. The team reaches for the stars as they help rescue the crew of The International Space Station. Fun for the whole family.

Six highly skilled teenagers are handpicked to be part of a summer space camp competition at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. As the competition heats up, the kids have no idea that their ultimate challenge will be to solve a life or death crisis aboard the International Space Station as the world anxiously watches.

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Gourmet Biscotti from Anna-Marie’s Bakery

c897c1ca08f650bf9f6e67525155890bI have found another great reason to be proud of my home state. Apparently we have some amazing Gourmet Biscotti baked right here in Texas. Anna-Marie’s Bakery makes an assortment of super tasty biscotti in sweet versions as well as savory. Yes you heard right. I was sent a bag of their top seller Pistachio Cranberry so let’s check it out.

Pistachio Cranberry

The bag itself is pretty good sized. Packed full of large slices of perfectly toasted biscotti. The pistachios give it a nutty flavor while the cranberries add a delightful sweetness. Not too crunchy like some biscotti I have eaten before. If ya don’t know what biscotti is here is a definition: Biscotti, an Italian “twice-baked” traditional delicacy, are naturally low in sugar and fat and great for a light snack or dessert, delicious with tea, coffee, or wine, and make a unique and memorable gift. I have to say that Anna-Marie’s has a big thumbs up from me. Would make a great gift. Comes in lots of flavors so you are sure to find one you love.

Everyday Sweet Flavors!

  • Snickerdoodle (in honor of a childhood favorite cookie)
  • Almond (an old favorite with a rich nutty flavor)
  • Anise (a traditional Italian treat)
  • Cinnamon (never gets old)
  • Cinnamon Pecan (our signature flavor!)
  • Double Chocolate (made with 4 chocolates)cbd3e1380a6640a91f1327ff74a3f8ec
  • Pistachio Cranberry (top seller-an amazingly delicious blend)
  • Vanilla (using real vanilla)
  • White Chocolate Cherry (a new favorite)
  • Cranberry Pecan 
  • Lemon
  • Lemon Blueberry 

New Savory Varieties (A bit smaller-perfect for soups or salads)

  • Italian Herb
  • French Herb
  • Lemon Pepper (a fresh balance of flavors)
  • Smokey Pecan (a bright, bold, nutty combination)

Ready to buy?  Head on over to Anna-Marie’s Bakery online and get ya some of this delicious Gourmet Biscotti.

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‘Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story’ Hallmark Channel Original

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Hallmark Channel Original U.S. Television Premiere

Saturday, May 4 (9p.m. ET/PT, 8C)

Starring: Michael Shanks, Kathleen Robertson, Andrew Herr, Dylan Playfair

What an incredible true life story. Gordie Howe is an amazing man and an inspiration to all to never give up on your dream. After Gordie retires from professional hockey he realizes how much he misses it. When both of his sons are chosen to play for Houston he decides to get back in the game and on their team. His sons aren’t quite so sure about his decision. Watch as the family goes through the challenges of being both the youngest and oldest players in the team.

The world knows him as “Mr. Hockey,” Gordie Howe, and gave him that unique distinction because of his unprecedented accomplishments he achieved as the only player to have ever competed in the NHL in five different decades. Gordie is arguably one of the greatest all around hockey players in history, and a true inspiration for his incredible courage, determination and passion to the sport. Now, his legacy will be reignited in the U.S. Television Premiere of the Hallmark Channel Original Movie “Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story,” premiering Saturday, May 4th at 9pm ET/PT 8amC. The film not only captures the essence of both the player and the man that defined Gordie, but also jointly tells the story of his wife Colleen, to whom the film is dedicated and who brokered the deal that amazingly brought her husband back to professional hockey at age 45. “Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story” stars Michael Shanks (“Stargate SG-1”) as Gordie and Kathleen Robertson (“Beverly Hills 90210”) as Colleen, depicting the true story of Gordie’s return to the ice after his retirement to play in the pros and win a championship with his sons Mark (Andrew Herr) and Marty (Dylan Playfair), marking the first time in history this has ever been done in team sports. Even though hockey is a young man’s game, and Gordie had the usual aches and pains of a man who played more than two decades in a rough sport, he couldn’t resist the chance to compete alongside his boys. People feared for the safety of the man known as “Mr. Hockey,” but he proved all of the skeptics wrong and returned to the ice triumphantly, scoring goals and piling up assists with the same zeal as he had in the NHL. His team, the Houston Aeros, won consecutive championships with Gordie leading the charge, and he was voted the trophy as the World Hockey Association’s Most Valuable Player in 1974. Many had clearly underestimated Gordie’s fierce determination to succeed. And that was equaled by the strength of Colleen, who became the first female sports agent and the first woman ever to be honored by a major hockey hall of fame. She passed away in 2009 at age 76 from Pick’s disease, a rare and incurable form of progressive dementia. But Colleen’s legacy lives on and shines just as brightly as that of Gordie, a living legend who turned the impossible into the triumphant

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