Good morning, #Hearties and #Hallmarkies…well, at least for a few more minutes in my time zone. Here we are, last day of September. Break out the Halloween decorations! While you’re decking out your homes, I have here, for your enjoyment, the latest #Hallmarkies podcast, featuring episode 6 of When Hope Calls. We get to hear all about the youthful exploits of the prim and proper Miss Lillian. But here’s the really fun part: we’ve got ourselves a crossover! Another resident of Hope Valley made an appearance in Brookfield, and the surrounding areas. If you’ve seen the episode, you know who it is. If not, let’s just say his wavy brown hair has grown out a bit, but his blue eyes were as clear as ever. So have a listen, and enjoy!

Don’t forget to come back! October has more fun surprises. It’s Mystery Month! And a little friendly reminder: with online holiday shopping starting to pick up speed, the site and I would sure appreciate it if you use us. If you plan to shop on Amazon, please come onto the site, scroll to the bottom, and click on any Amazon link. Then buy anything you want, and we’ll get a percentage. That would sure help keep the lights on. I would sure appreciate it! Happy listening and happy shopping! This is Hooked Heartie, signing off! May your heart let your hope blossom!


Afternoon, everyone! Recovered from your long, crazy weekend? And those of you who tuned in, how did you enjoy the first two episodes of When Hope Calls on Saturday night? I know the special presentation hooked several people, and now they’re #Hopefuls as well as #Hearties. Well, if you’re new to the series, be sure to visit the blog from Wednesday, August 28th for the #WonderWednesday preview podcast of speculations; then every Monday afterward for our #MondayMusings recap and review of each episode.


And speaking of which, here is the review for Episode 5, A House United. I don’t know about you, but I really liked this one! As I said in the podcast, “There was something special about this one!” So give a listen and enjoy, or you can watch the video of our goofy expressions from the link in the comments.


The one thing we didn’t get to was the makeshift rope work belt. Whether it was historically researched and accurately portrayed, or just a really clever idea from the prop department, it was a nice touch! So wstch for it the next time, or first time, you watch the episode.

See you all Wednesday! And as promised, I’ve got another big surprise this week! So come check it out! This is Hooked Heartie, signing off! May your heart let your hope blossom!

Well, here comes another week, eh Hearties? How are you doing so far? I hope you’ve had a good morning. And while you’re running around at work or bustling around while working at home, maybe you’d like to fill the empty space with this week’s podcast. We’re discussing the fourth episode of When Hope Calls, “Lost and Found”. We may or may not have digressed, and told a few “extra stories”, but we DO talk about the episode. 🙂 Have fun! And if you’d rather watch the video, and see us make each other crack up, the link is in the comments 




I’ll see you Wednesday with an all-new movie review. But im not telling you which one! You’ll just have to come back and see! Hugs to all of you! This is Hooked Heartie, signing off! May your heart let your hope blossom!

Hey, hey, all you lovely people! We’ve begun another week! How is yours starting out? Well, I have a little something special to get your day off on the right foot, and hopefully your week. Drum roll please!

Here is the Hallmarkies Podcast I’ve been privileged to be a part of, recapping and reviewing “When Hope Calls”, Season 1 Episode 3: “Out of the Past” with Rachel Wagner. Enjoy, and please remember to help us keep the blog running by liking, sharing, and retweeting.




And if you’re thinking you need to call me out on missing Carter Evancic’s birthday, worry not! The rest of this week will be Carter and Cody Week, with some very special features, so stay tuned! Have a lovely day, and I will see YOU on Wednesday! This is Hooked Heartie, signing off! May your heart let your hope blossom!

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Happy Labor Day, Hearties! I hope those of you celebrating are having a relaxing day off! If you’re working today, well, you’ll be rewarded brownie points in heaven, I’m sure!

We had quite the mechanism for celebrating the 3-day weekend, didn’t we? When Hope Calls! I, myself, had a Hearties-filled Friday AND Saturday. Friday, I got to see the first 2 episodes of When Hope Calls with one of my best friends, then I REwatched them for the tweet fest. (And you have GOT to listen to the podcast to find out the awesome Twitter interactions I had during the premiere!)

On Saturday, first I got to record this podcast, which was lots of fun! I won’t give any spoilers so you can listen to it with fresh ears. Then, I got to host a When Calls the Heart watch party for anyone who wanted to come relive the show from the beginning, or to come experience it for the first time. Because of holiday weekend plans, not too many were able to make it, but we had an absolute BLAST with those who did come. And the best part is, we’ve acquired a new Heartie! She’s been converted! We’re getting together again this Saturday if you’d like to join us; we’ll be starting with S1E4. It’s surreal starting all over, but it’s SO MUCH FUN, especially to watch it with friends, and to see it through someone’s fresh eyes! Here’s a picture of our little gathering:

And now, without any further ado, here is your #MondayMusings review of When Hope Calls E1 & E2.



And just so you know I’m not ignoring it and I haven’t forgotten, I’m fully aware this week is the beloved Erin Krakow’s birthday…because she and my son share a birthday. Because of WHC, (and because I did a bio of her last year,) this week will be a different birthday week, but it WILL also be celebrated; never fear! So, this is Hooked Heartie, signing off! May your heart let your hope blossom!