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Moonlight and Mistletoe Premieres on the Hallmark Channel

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 28, 2008 | Categories: Entertainment, TV

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to think about Christmas.  One of the ways to start off the Holiday season is by watching the season’s movies.  Saturday on the Hallmark Channel you can watch Moonlight and Mistletoe.  From HallmarkChannel.com, It’s always Christmas in Santaville!  But now, tiny Chester, Vermont’s year-round yuletide attraction is losing […]

Thanksgiving Dinner – What’s on the Menu?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 25, 2008 | Categories: Favorites, Holidays and Observances, Recipes

When asked what my favorite holiday is… I really have a difficult time deciding between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Christmas has always been my favorite but as I get older I’m beginning to love Thanksgiving more and more because it isn’t as stressful as Christmas.  And Thanksgiving is more about the food.  Getting together with family […]

‘An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving’ premiers on the Hallmark Channel

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 22, 2008 | Categories: Entertainment, TV

‘An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving’ If you’re in the mood to watch a good Thanksgiving movie this weekend, you’re in good company.  And tonight, November 22, 2008, at 9:00 pm on the Hallmark Channel, they will be airing the original movie An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving. From HallmarkChannel.com, Mary (Helene Joy) and her 3 children have hit […]

Name Your PC Day

If you didn't know today was Name Your PC Day… you are not alone.  I didn't know until recently.  In fact, I emailed a friend a couple nights ago to see if she had a name for hers and she didn't.  She asked me if that made her weird; and I said  "no… I think […]

Design of the Month – Tulsa Tees

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 19, 2008 | Categories: Favorites, TShirt Reviews, Web Sites

It’s that time again… design of the month.  This month I am bringing you Tulsa Tees.  Which for the most part is just what the name implies,  Howdy and welcome to our little outfit in Tulsa, Oklahoma! Here you’ll find a unique, growing collection of humorous, political, geek, and environment designs from our resident brain […]

‘Accidental Friendship’ Premieres on Hallmark Channel for National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 15, 2008 | Categories: Family and Health, Holidays and Observances, Motivational, TV, Web Sites

Each year, one week before Thanksgiving (which this year is November 16 – 22), National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness co-sponsor National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.  My son’s school is taking part and our family is doing our "little" part, in helping with the hunger issue.  […]

The Two Mr. Kissels Premieres on Lifetime

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Entertainment, TV

I’m am so looking forward to watching The Two Mr. Kissels Saturday night on the Lifetime channel.  It stars John Stamos, and I’ve had a crush on him since he played Blackie on General Hospital. What is The Two Mr. Kissels about? From the Lifetime Networks press release, In "The Two Mr. Kissels," real estate […]

A Humorous Holiday Survival Guide for Family Gatherings

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 12, 2008 | Categories: Family and Health, Holidays and Observances, How To, Tips

It is that time of year again; Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming up fast and many people will be getting together with extended families.  I know how stressful it can be to just plan and prepare dinner… not to mention decorating and/or cleaning your house if the get together is at your home.  If the […]

Pursuit of Happiness… should be for more than one week a year

Don’t Worry… Be Happy Did you know that the second week of November is Pursuit of Happiness week?  This year that’s November 8 – 14, 2008.  I like the idea of Pursuit of Happiness week and hope I strive for happiness every week.  Shouldn’t we all be in the pursuit of happiness, everyday? Sometimes we […]

Mail Order Bride – Hallmark Channel Original Movie

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 7, 2008 | Categories: Entertainment, TV

Premiering Saturday night, November 8, 2008 at 9:00 pm EST is the Hallmark channel’s original movie Mail Order Bride.  I love the Hallmark channel!  They show original and wholesome movies, the whole family can watch.  Here is the Hallmark channel’s press release of Mail Order Bride, Diana McQueen, a con woman fleeing from her handler, […]