Adoption Ever After – Lukario
Meet Lukario, a Terrier who is a couple years old. He is a quiet dog and tends to be overlooked at adoption events, so he’s looking for a forever home with someone that is very understanding and in a safe place to be a dog.
Find out more about Lukario and find other adoptable pets at Pawworks.org
Cameron Mathison’s Video Log
Cameron Mathison sends another video from the set of “The Christmas Club.” Inspired by the concept of Christmas giving, Cameron goes outside to talk to people about what Christmas means to them, including running into Brian Littrell of the Backstreet Boys. You can watch "The Christmas Club," later this year during Hallmark's Countdown to Christmas.
Cookie Christmas Trees
Founder of “The Hutch Oven” Emily Hutchinson makes beautiful and delicious sugar cookie Christmas trees. For this recipe, Emily marbles the cookie dough with a bit of green food coloring but doesn’t over mix it.
DIY Summer Hats
Orly Shani shows you a cool and stylish way to help us stay cool in the summer time with these DIY summer hats. Orly recommends sponging in the ridges to get the spaces the paint didn’t get when painting the sprinkles on the hat.
Empowering Our Children
Kyle Schwartz, school teacher and author of the book “I Wish for Change” joins Debbie and Ali to talk about her book that has started a global movement! The idea for the book started when she gave her students an exercise in which she asked them to answer “I wish my teacher knew…” to serve as a connection point. She was touched by the varying thoughts her students shared and decided to share some of them on social media. From there, teachers have reached out from all over the world sharing how universal this idea is and how it has empowered students. Kyle shares that small, winnable goals should be a focus with kids, as well as the idea to “Keep calm and carry on.”
For more information, please visit iwishmyteacherknewbook.com
Christmas gifts for Pet Lovers
Larissa Wohl shares the top Christmas gifts for pet lovers. Some of the products with your dogs photos or likeness include a blanket, sequin custom pillows, and cuddle clones slippers.
1. Custom Coasters, Snapfish.com, $19.99
2. Custom Blanket, Shutterfly.com, From $29.99
3. Pup Pillow, mermaidpillowco.com, $45
4. Cuddle Clones Slippers, cuddleclones.com, $199
**Use Promo Code HALLMARK FOR 20% off
Luke Milton: Interval Training
Founder of “Training Mate” Luke Milton puts you through the paces with an interval training workout, guaranteed to get your blood and heart pumping. The purpose for this workout is to work on those major muscle groups in the upper body and lower body as an efficient way to burn calories. He also discusses working as a trainer on E!’s Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian.
1. Kangaroo squats
2. Modified dips
More info at Trainingmate.com
Adoption Ever After – Callie & Victoria
Meet Callie and Victoria, sister kittens who are a few months old. They are very playful and are very social, so they are looking for a forever home where they can socialize and with people and other animals.
Pretzel Fried Steak with Mango-Onion Gravy
Chef Aarti Sequeira makes a delicious pretzel fried steak. Aarti recommends using apricot jam in case you don’t have mango chutney for the mango-onion gravy.
DIY Angel Wings
Inspired by the Hallmark Movies & Mystery movie Once Upon a Christmas Miracle, Paige Hemmis shows you how to create a pair of decorative angel wings to decorate your home. To give the coffee filters a bit of fluff, you add another folded coffee filter under the painted one when attaching to the foam core. You can watch Once Upon a Christmas Miracle, tonight at 9/8c.
Kym Douglas shows you how you can use some of the season’s freshest fruits for your beauty routine. One of the products she introduces is a product called Milk Makeup Watermelon Brightening Serum which contains watermelon extract that works to hydrate your skin, reduce sun spots and age spots. The second product she introduces is the TonyMoly Fruit Hand Creams, which are mango, apple, and peach infuced hand creams that work to banish dry skin and keep it hydrated. Finally, Kym shows you how to make a DIY face mask and lotion using Dragon Fruit, which can relieve sunburns and prevent breakouts.
Actress Dawn-Lyen Gardner stops by to discuss her TV show “Queen Sugar.” She opens up about the surreal experience of when she auditioned for the role for Ava Duvernay and Oprah and how she found out she got it. She also talks about being a part of a Shakespeare production at the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles. Queen Sugar airs Wednesdays at 9pm/8c on OWN.
DIY Christmas Balloons
Balloon expert Sandi Masori shows you how to jazz up your Christmas décor with some festive balloons. A common mistake non balloon people make when twisting the balloons, is twisting from the top instead of the ends that are tied. Twisting from the tied ends because that way the air in the balloon can move down.