CHANGING THINGS UP A BIT…

Hellooooo

It’s been a long time since i’ve posted on here. Life has been, well lets just say… interesting as well as difficult. I went through a lot and shut down for a long time but recently i’ve started to feel like my old self.

I won’t be doing any beauty related posts for the foreseeable future, instead i’ll be turning to an old and newly rekindled love of books and reading

I’ll be sharing books i’ve bought, read, loved and didn’t love. Hope you will come along for this journey if this is something that interests you. I just want to be true to myself in this uncertain world.

Have a great Easter weekend with your Family (and friends who are like Family)

Mel
xoxo

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HALLMARK: MIRACLES OF CHRISTMAS 2020 (PART 3)

Hi All

As promised here is last part, part 3, of the Hallmark’s Miracles of Christmas movies. I have enjoyed many of them already, my favourite from part 2 has to be “A Godwink Christmas: Second Chance, First Love” with Brooke D’Orsay and Same Page who are two of my favourite actors. I was surprised at how much i also enjoyed USS Christmas

Have you watched any of the Christmas movies yet?

Part 3 the movies air from 12-20December., two movies per weekend. These are the last 4 Miracles of Christmas movies for 2020

Enjoy!

A GLENBROOKE CHRISTMAS – 12Dec

ABOUT: As Christmas nears, heiress Jessica Morgan seizes what seems like her last chance to experience a relaxed Christmas and heads off to the small town of Glenbrooke, where she meets a handsome fireman

STARS:
Autumn Reeser – Last Resort, Necessary Roughness, Hawaii Five-0, A Country Wedding, Valentine Ever After, Season for Love, Love on the Menu, All Summer Long, Christmas Under The Stars
Anyonio Cupo – Blood and Treasure

UNLOCKING CHRISTMAS – 13Dec

ABOUT: When a mysterious key and a holiday riddle arrive on their doorsteps, Kate and Kevin embark on a Christmas romance adventure they’ll never forget

STARS:
Taylor Cole – Appetite for Love, My Summer Prince, Christmas in Homestead, The Art of Us, Christmas Festival of Ice, Falling for You, Matching Hearts,
One Winter Weekend/Proposal/Wedding, Ruby Herring Mysteries movies (x3)
Steve Lund – Schitts Creek, Bitten, Best Christmas Party Ever, Christmas Incorporated, The Art of Us, The Christmas Cottage

SWEPT UP BY CHRISTMAS – 19Dec

ABOUT: An antique seller and a cleaner clash over how to downsize a magnificent estate right before Christmas. As the two uncover the house’s treasures, they find a way to reconnect the reclusive owner with his own Christmases past.

STARS:
Lindy Booth – The Librarians, Rocky Mountain Christmas , Under the Autumn Moon, SnowComing 
Justin Bruening – Good Behavior, Greys Anatomy, Sweet Magnolias, Last Vermont Christmas

PROJECT CHRISTMAS WISH – 20Dec

ABOUT: For years Lucy has played Santa to her small town’s community. As she grants a little girl’s wish for a “Christmas like it used to be,” she unexpectedly finds her own wishes coming true

STARS:
Amanda Schull – Centre Stage, Pretty Little Liars, Murder in the First, 12 Monkeys, Suits, Love Once and Always
Travis Van Winkle – The Last Ship, Instinct, Christmas Getaway, Adventures in Love & Babysitting,

HALLMARK: COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS 2020 (PART 3)

Hi All

As promised here is part 3 of the Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas movies. I have enjoyed many of them already, i have many favourites from part 2: Good Morning Christmas, Christmas by Starlight and Five Star Christmas and If I Only Had Christmas

Have you watched any of the Christmas movies yet?

These are the last 6 Christmas Movies airing in the month of December starting this weekend. Im excited for “Christmas she wrote” as i love Dylan Neal

Enjoy!

CHRISTMAS IN EVERGREN: BELLS ARE RINGING – 05Dec

ABOUT: As Michelle’s wedding approaches, Hannah steps up to help finish the launch of the new Evergreen museum while questioning her relationship and future with Elliot.

STARRING:  Holly Robinson Peete (Morning Show Mysteries and Christmas in Evergreen movies) and Rukiya Bernard (Christmas in Evergreen movies, One Winter Weekend/Proposal/Wedding) and Antonio Cayonne (Christmas in Evergreen movie and Darrow & Darrow movie series)

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CHRISTMAS SHE WROTE – 06Dec

ABOUT: When writer Kayleigh has her column cancelled before Christmas, she heads home to reconnect with family. Sparks fly when she gets an unexpected visit from the man who cancelled her column

STARRING: Danica McKellar (MatchMaker Mysteries) and Dylan Neal (Gourmet Detective)

LOVE LIGHTS HANUKKAH! – 12Dec

ABOUT: As Christina prepares her restaurant for its busiest time of year, she gets her DNA test revealing that she’s Jewish. The discovery leads her to a new family and an unlikely romance over eight nights.

STARRING: Mia Kirshner and Ben Savage

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CHRISTMAS COMES TWICE – 13Dec

ABOUT: Emily is the top newscaster who has achieved her dreams but has regrets about the guy who got away five years earlier. When the Christmas carnival comes to town, a ride around the carousel takes her magically back in time to the carnival five years before… giving her a second chance at love before she must return to Christmas present.

STARRING: Tamera Mowry-Housley and Michael Xavier 

A CHRISTMAS CAROUSEL – 19Dec

ABOUT: When Lila is hired by the Royal Family of Ancadia to repair a carousel, she must work with the Prince to complete it by Christmas.

STARRING: Rachel Boston (many Hallmark movies) and Neal Bledsoe

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CROSS COUNTRY CHRISTMAS – 20Dec

ABOUT: Former classmates Lina and Max are traveling home for the holidays, until a storm hits and they have to work together to make it home in time, no matter the mode of transportation

STARRING: Rachael Leigh Cook (Autumn, Summer and Valentine in the Vineyard) and Greyston Holt (A Very Country Christmas/Wedding/Christmas Homecoming)

LIFETIME CHRISTMAS MOVIES 2020 (PART 2)

Hi

I love this time of the year. Christmas movies just make the festive season complete. So far i have only watched “A Taste of Christmas” and i did enjoy it.

Which Lifetime movie are you looking forward to?

20+21+22Nov

A TASTE OF CHRISTMAS. (originally Christmas Romance Al Dente)

About: After her cousin has to delay the opening of her Italian restaurant, Natalie (played by Anni Krueger) finds herself concerned for all the guests who planned to spend their holidays enjoying a delicious Italian meal. She’s hopeful that she can make magic happen, but the restaurant’s chef (played by Gilles Marini) has his doubts.

FELIZ NAVIDAD

About: David (played by Mario Lopez) lost the holiday spirit after his wife passed, and now his daughter and sister are determined to bring it back. Their solution: Set him up on a dating site and bring new love into his life.

HOMEMADE CHRISTMAS

About: Megan (played by Michelle Argyris) is basically the town’s go-to elf. Leading up to Christmas, she helps everyone (and anyone) decorate, bake, and plan holiday parties. This year, she’s given the opportunity to save a local Christmas party — and charms her crush in the process.

27+28Nov

DEAR CHRISTMAS

About: Natalie Morgan (played by Melissa Joan Hart) fails to practice what she preaches. Although the world sees her as a romance expert, the podcast host has very little experience of her own. Then suddenly, she catches herself in the middle of a love story of her own with the town’s firefighter (played by Jason Priestley)

MERRY LIDDLE CHRISTMAS WEDDING

About: First comes love, then comes a marriage! Jacquie (played by Kelly Rowland) and Tyler (played by Thomas Cadrot) face the unexpected as they plan their dream wedding — and their family is to blame. But in the end, they celebrate their love with a special day even better than they could have imagined.

29+30Nov

PEOPLE PRESENTS: ONCE UPON A MAIN STREET

About: Amelia (played by Vanessa Lachey) and Vic (played by Ryan McPartlin) have their eye on the same storefront. They go head-to-head to secure the space, but the seller, a recent widow named Elder, won’t entertain their competitive behavior. Instead, the two put their bickering aside to help Elder see the beauty in Christmas again.

THE CHRISTMAS LISTING

About: Realtor Julia Rogers (played by Lexi Giovagnoli) is all work and no play. So much so, that she hides out at a Christmas inn with her biggest competitor (played by Travis Burns) over the holidays to try to secure the town’s newest listing. The two learn that they have more in common than meets the eye — beyond their business dealings.

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HALLMARK: MIRACLES OF CHRISTMAS 2020 (PART 2)

Hi All

As promised here is part 2 of the Hallmark’s Miracles of Christmas movies. I have enjoyed many of them already, my favourite from part 1 has to be “Meet Me at Christmas“ with Catherine Bell (from Good Witch series and movies)

All the movies in this post start this weekend so i haven’t watched any. Have you watched any of the Christmas movies for part 1 yet?

These movies air from 21November to 06December . I will post the remaining 4 movies when the Posters are released.

I am so excited for “A Godwink Christmas Second Chance First Love” as Sam Page and Brooke D’Orsay are 2 of my favourite actors.

Enjoy!

THE ANGEL TREE – 21Nov

ABOUT: A writer seeks the identity of the person who helps grant wishes that are placed upon an angel tree, and in the process, reconnects with her childhood friend

STARS:
Jill Wagner – Teen Wolf, Hallmark – Mystery 101, Pearl in Paradise, Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses, Christmas in Evergreen movies, Hearts of Winter
Lucas Bryant – Haven, Agents of SHIELD, Hallmark – Tulips in Spring, Summer Love, Time For You To Come Home for Christmas, Country at Heart

A GODWINK CHRISTMAS: SECOND CHANCE FIRST LOVE – 22Nov

ABOUT: After 15 years, a single father moves home from Hawaii with his two sons and, through a series of coincidences–or Godwinks, ends up stuck in traffic next to his high school sweetheart.

STARS:
Brooke D’Orsay – Royal Pains, Grace and Frankie, Hallmark – Miss Christmas, Christmas in Love, Nostalgic Christmas
Sam Page – The Bold Type, Hallmark – All Things Valentine, The Perfect Christmas Present, Royal New Years `Eve, My One and Only, Christmas in Rome

USS CHRISTMAS – 28Nov

ABOUT: Maddie, a reporter for a Norfolk newspaper, embarks on a Tiger Cruise during Christmas time where she meets a handsome naval officer and stumbles upon a mystery in the ship’s archive room

STARS:
Jen Lilley – Days of our Lives, Hallmark – A Dash of Love, Harvest Love, Eat Play Love, The Wedding Do Over, Mingle All The Way, Winter Love Story, Paris Wine and Romance, Love Unleashed, Love on Repeat, Angel Falls,
Trevor Donovan – The Baxters, Hallmark – Love on a Limb, Marry me at Christmas, Snowcoming, Love Fall and Order, Nostalgic Christmas

TIME FOR US TO COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS – 06Dec

ABOUT: Five guests are mysteriously invited to an inn to celebrate Christmas. With the help of the owner Ben, Sarah discovers that an event from the past may connect them and change their lives forever.

STARS:
Lacey Chabert – Crossword Mysteries movies, Hallmark – All of My Heart movies, All I Want for Christmas Is You, The Sweetest Christmas, Moonlight in Vermont, A Wish For Christmas, My Secret Valentine, Love
Stephen Huszar – Supernatural, Letterkenny
> Hallmark – Ruby Herring Mystery movies, Magical Christmas Ornaments, Return to Christmas Creek, My One & Only, A Homecoming for the Holidays
> UpTv – The Rooftop Christmas Tree, Mistletoe Magic
> Netfliix- Christmas Wedding Planner, Hometown Holiday

A LITTLE CHRISTMAS CHARM – 05Dec

ABOUT: Holly, a jewelry designer finds a lost charm bracelet and teams up with investigative reporter Greg in hopes of finding the owner and returning it by Christmas Eve

STARS:
Ashley Greene – Twilight movies, Rough, Step Up High Water, Hallmark – Christmas on my Mind
Brendan Penny
– Motive, BH90210, Hallmark – Chesapeake Shores tv series, Autumn in the Vineyard, A Dash of Love, Summer in the Vineyard, Magical Christmas Ornaments, Pride, Prejudice and Mistletoe, Valentine in the Vineyard, Easter Under Wraps , The Secret Ingredient

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HALLMARK: COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS 2020 (PART 2)

Hi All

As promised here is part 2 of the Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas movies. I have enjoyed many of them already, my favourite from part 1 has to be “On the 12th Date of Christmas

All the movies in this post start this weekend so i haven’t watched any

Have you watched any of the Christmas movies yet?

This part are all the November movies that air from 21-29 November every single night (instead of the usual 2 per weekend)

Enjoy!

A NASHVILLE CHRISTMAS CAROL – 21Nov

ABOUT: A television producer is forced to work with the man who broke her heart on a country music Christmas special while being interrupted by Christmas spirits determined for her to revisit her past

STARS:
Jessy Schram – Falling Skies, Harvest Moon, Nashville, Once Upon A Time, Royal New Years Eve, Road to Christmas, Amazing Winter Romance, Country at Heart, Chicago Med
Wes Brown – Hart of Dixie, Deception, Love Under the Stars, Christmas in Mississippi, Under the Autumn Moon, Christmas at Graceland, Wedding at Graceland, Over the Moon in Love, Check Inn to Christmas

THE CHRISTMAS HOUSE – 22Nov

ABOUT: Working through some difficult decisions, Mitchell family matriarch Phylis and patriarch Bill, have summoned their two grown sons – TV star, Mike Mitchell and Brandon Mitchell – home for the holidays. It is their hope that bringing the family together to recreate the Christmas house, will help them find resolution and make a memorable holiday for the entire family and community. As Brandon and his husband Jake make the trip home, they are anxiously awaiting a call about the adoption of their first child. Meanwhile, Mike reconnects with Andi, his high school sweetheart.

STARS:
Robert Buckley – One Tree Hill, iZombie, The Christmas Contract, Love in Store
Ana Ayora – Banshee, In The Dark
Jonathan Bennett, Brad Harder, Treat Williams & Sharon Lawrence

HEART OF THE HOLIDAYS – 23Nov

ABOUT: Career-driven Sam returns to her hometown for the holidays where she comes face-to-face with her high school boyfriend, Noah. Together they rediscover what matters most in life

STARS:
Vanessa Lengies – Glee, A Date by Christmas Eve
Corey Sevier – Cedar Cove, Psych, Four Christmases and a Wedding, Northern Lights of Christmas, Grounded for Christmas, Matchmaker Christmas,

A CHRISTMAS TREE GROWS IN COLORADO – 24Nov

ABOUT: Erin is planning the town’s Christmas celebration and must win over firefighter Kevin in order to obtain the beautiful spruce tree from his property for the celebration

STARS:
Rochelle Aytes – The Forgotten, Work It, Criminal Minds, Mistresses, The Purge, SWAT
Mark Taylor – Flashpoint, Insomnia, Christmas Belles

GOOD MORNING CHRISTMAS! – 25Nov

ABOUT: Two squabbling TV hosts are sent to a festive small town over Christmas. While pretending to get along for the sake of appearances, they discover there’s more to each other than they thought.

STARS:
Alison Sweeney – Days of our lives and Murder She Baked Hallmark and Chronicle Mysteries movies, Hallmark – Love on the Air, The Irresistible Blueberry Farm, Christma at Holly Lodge, Time For You To Come Home
Marc Blucas – Necessary Roughness, The Fix, Hallmark – Operation Christmas, Miss Christmas, Season for Love, Holiday for Heroes

CHRISTMAS BY STARLIGHT– 26Nov

ABOUT: When her family’s beloved eatery, The Starlight Café, is slated for demolition, Annie vows to put a stop to it before Christmas.

STARS:
Kimberley Sustad – Supernatural, The Romeo Section, Travelers, Hallmark – Emma Fielding Mysteries, A Godwink Christmas, Sense Sensibility and Snowmen, Wedding Every Weekend
Paul Campbell – Spun Out, Hallmark – Once Upon A Holiday, Sun Sand and Romance, A Godwink Christmas, The Last Bridesmaid, Holiday Hearts, Wedding Every Weekend

FIVE STAR CHRISTMAS – 27Nov

ABOUT: When a travel writer shows up unexpectedly at their dad’s Bed and Breakfast, the Ralston family all pretend to be guests in hopes of a good review. Lucy () falls for guest, Jake (), but can’t share her secret. 

STARS:
Bethany Joy Lenz – One Tree Hill, Colony, Pearson, Hallmark – Snowed Inn Christmas, Royal Matchmaker, Poinsettias for Christmas, Bottled with Love, A Valentine’s Match, Just My Type
Victor Webstere – Continuum, Chesapeake Shores, Working Moms, Hallmark – Matchmaker Mysteries, Love Blossoms, Home for Christmas Day, A Harvest Wedding, Homegrown Christmas, Hearts of Winter

THE CHRISTMAS WALTZ – 28Nov

ABOUT: A woman dumped by her fiancé a month before her storybook Christmas wedding decides to take the series of ballroom lessons intended for her wedding dance

STARS:
Lacey Chabert – Crossword Mysteries movies, Hallmark – All of My Heart movies, All I Want for Christmas Is You, The Sweetest Christmas, Moonlight in Vermont, A Wish For Christmas, My Secret Valentine, Love Romance and Chocolate, Pride, Prejudice and Mistletoe, Love on Safari, Winter in Vail, Christmas in Rome
Will Kemp – Reign, Girlfriends Guide to Divorce, Spinning Out, Hallmark – Royal Matchmaker, Love Romance and Chocolate,

IF I ONLY HAD CHRISTMAS – 29Nov

ABOUT: Kansas City publicist Darcy ventures to the Emerald Educational Trust for the job of a lifetime, helping VP Glen Goodman and his team find the know how, courage, and heart to help a charity in need for Christmas. Darcy and Glen begin to realize they have everything in common. However, Glen’s surprise revelation at the big Christmas gala just may put an end to their promising romance before it has really gotten started

STARS:
Candace Cameron Bure – Full House and Fuller House, Hallmark – Aurora Teagarden Mystery movies, Switched for Christmas, A Shoe Addict’s Christmas, Christmas Town,
Warren Christie – Chicago Fire, The Catch, Girlfriends Guide to Divorce, The Resident, The Village

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LIFETIME CHRISTMAS MOVIES 2020 (PART 1)

Hi All

I am behind on my lifetime movies. I usually watch Hallmark, but saw a few trailers for the Lifetime movies and some looked good

So far i have enjoyed Christmas on Ice, Christmas Unwrapped and A Crafty Christmas Romance were ok, loved Forever Christmas and A Welcome Home Christmas and the rest i still need to watch

Enjoy!

23+24+25 Oct

CHRISTMAS ON ICE

About: Courtney Bennett (played by Abigail Klein) is determined to save the city’s public skating rink from shuttering for good. To help her cause, she turns to a former hockey pro, Noah (played by Ryan Cooper), to convince the mayor otherwise.

CHRISTMAS UNWRAPPED

About: As Charity (played by Amber Stevens) works on her latest investigative story, she finds that the story’s subject, Erik (played by Marco Grazzini) is rather enchanting, especially because he loves Christmas like no other.

FOREVER CHRISTMAS (originally Mr 365 on Passionflix)

About: Reality TV producer Sophie (played by Chelsea Hobbs) isn’t expecting much from the hunky star Will (played by Christopher Russell) of her new holiday-themed show. As the two start working more closely together, she’s mesmerized by his profound love for Christmas — along with his devilishly good looks.

30+31Oct and 01Nov

A CRAFTY CHRISTMAS ROMANCE

About: Nothing brings two people together like a treasure hunt! After finding a letter to Santa dating 70 years back, Mandy (played by Nicola Posener) and Jonah (played by Bradford B. Johnson) do everything they can to track down the writer.

CANDY CANE CHRISTMAS

About: Phoebe (played by Beverley Mitchell) is devastated after finding out that members in her neighborhood don’t want to decorate their homes for her favorite holiday tradition, Candy Cane Lane. While seeking out activities full of festive cheer, she is reminded of the true meaning of Christmas.

THE CHRISTMAS AUNT

About: Rebecca Knight (played by Keshia Knight Pulliam) isn’t expecting much from her return home. Although she’s busy taking care of her niece and nephew, she finds time to reunite with her childhood best friend, Drew (played by Jarod Joseph). The two of them revisit their favorite childhood activity — 12 Days of Christmas — and find something special along the way: love!

06+07+08Nov

THE CHRISTMAS YULE BLOG

About: Travel writer Caroline Williams (played by Sara Canning) isn’t excited about her recent assignment to cover a Christmas parade in New Mexico. Once she lets her bitterness subside, she rediscovers the beauty of Christmas, with the help of the town’s high school music teacher, Oscar (played by Zak Santiago)

A WELCOME HOME CHRISTMAS

About: Chloe (played by Jana Kramer) teams up with Michael (played by Brandon Quinn), a veteran who recently returned home, to show their support at the Officer’s Christmas Ball. In the midst of all of their charity efforts, sparks fly between the two.

A VERY CHARMING CHRISTMAS TOWN

About: Right this way to the Most Christmassy Town in the USA: Blogger Aubrey Lang (played by Natalie Hall) spends her holidays exploring this tiny town, guided by the area’s ultimate tour guide, Sawyer (played by Jon Prescott). As luck would have it, she gets much more than just another blog post

13+14+15Nov

CHRISTMAS ON THE VINE

About: Brooke (played by Julianna Guill) heads home to help a struggling family-owned winery get back on their feet, but quickly learns that the town’s Christmas spirit is rooted in the vine (get it?). That’s why she works closely with the winery’s owner, Tyler (played by Jon Corr), to restore the town’s faith as well as his winery’s future.

CHRISTMAS ON WHEELS

About: When her uncle breaks his ankle, Ashley (played by Tiya Sircar) returns home to care for him. While there, she learns he’s sold her mom’s beloved red convertible and finds a way to get it back. Along her journey, she revisits past holiday memories and realizes where her heart belongs.

THE CHRISTMAS EDITION

About: When Jackie (played by Carly Hughes) is offered a chance to oversee a small-town newspaper in Alaska, she relocates and doesn’t look back. With some major news wins and a budding romance, she’s starting to settle in to her new life — until she learns that her old boss (played by Marie Osmond) wants to take over the paper.

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