Larissa introduces us to a beautiful Akita named Zoey. She is a 5-year-old who loves being outside and playing with other dogs, despite having Uveodermatologic syndrome, which causes vision impairment and sensitivity to light. However, she smells and hears everything.
Aspen is a Snoopy look-a-like. This bouncy boy is a Beagle mix, with a little Jack Russell in him. He is full of energy and loves a lot of exercise.
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
Gaby Dalkin, author of “What’s Gaby Cooking,” shows how to make a sweet quick bread that incorporates our favorite spices of the season, including pumpkin. Her Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread is a Dalkin family staple that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
DIY Nostalgic Christmas
Whether it’s the star from Grandma's tree or a hand carved nativity scene, many family memories are tied to our Christmas décor. Inspired by the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie "Nostalgic Christmas," Ken shows us how to beautifully display these family treasures in a whole new modern way for the Holidays. "Nostalgic Christmas" premieres Thursday, October 31 at 9pm/8c.
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Mindfulness, and meditation, is a great practice for kids as well as adults. However, kids do not always know how to start. Best-selling author Mallika Chopra knows the concept is tough to grasp at first and her new book called "Just Feel," helps start the process by helping kids understand their emotions and how their mind works so they can be strong, healthy and happy. Meditation became a big part of Mallika's own life as a kid when she learned it from her father Dr. Deepak Chopra. "Just Feel" by Mallika Chopra is available wherever books are sold.
Ali's Favorite Fashion Finds
Tanks are out and sweaters are in as the temperature is starting to drop. Ali shares her favorite fashion finds for your winter wardrobe. Ali shares easily interchangeable neutral pieces you can add to your closet, from a super-soft sweater to an over the knee boot.
Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Reveal – Toymaker Santa
Ali reveals the third Hallmark Keepsake Ornament in the ornament advent calendar – Toymaker Santa. This ornament is special to Ali as her 3-year-old daughter is just starting to recognize Santa and the fact that he works hard to select and deliver special toys for boys and girls.
The family is answering your questions. Ken, Larissa and Maria provided helpful tips and answers on how to get caramel to stick to apples, play with indoor cats outdoors and get Fabric-tac to stick long-term.
Curry Braised Beef Noodles
Chef Jet Tila's Curry Braised Beef Noodles is a Thai inspired dish of absolute magic that will keep you warm this winter. Jet's dish is also a great way to use leftovers to create a new meal. The mellow and sweet balanced flavor makes this Thai recipe different from the more traditionally spicy Indian Curry.
Caylin Moore on New Book "A Dream too Big"
Caylin Moore, Rhodes Scholar and former Division One NFL player joins Debbie to talk about his book, "A Dream Too Big: The Story of an Impossible Journey from Compton to Oxford" to talk about his extraordinary story. He credits his mom with his tenacity and talks about his early age awareness that academics were an opportunity for better things. Caylin talks about his experience as an athlete in college in upstate New York. He started an organization called "SPARK" which stands for Strong Players are Reaching Kids, which serves as a positive influence in the community.
DIY Christmas Song Swag
A good Christmas classic tune sets the tone for this magical season. Maria hits the perfect note and brings this merriment to your mantle and more with DIY Christmas Song Swag. Don't forget you can also pick up swag by entering the Hallmark Channel Very Merry Giveaway.
Actor Michael Fishman played the character DJ on "Roseanne" from age 6 – 15. Now, 22 years later, he has reprised the role on "The Conners." He is proud of the man his character DJ has become. During the decades long break between shows, Michael was busy becoming the man he is today by starting his family, writing, directing and producing.
DIY Doily Bowls
Ken shows Debbie how to transform sentimental doilies into decorative bowls. Many of us have many doilies passed down through the family and these beautiful decorative DIY Doily Bowls are perfect for getting them out of the closet – or off the couch.
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