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Interview With April Cameron | Moments With Mercy

  One Hallmark movie that I've been especially looking forward to is In The Key Of Love so any and all actors/actresses related to this movie were immediately on my radar.  I was able to reach out to April Cameron who plays Lindsey, the maid of honor, about an interview and she graciously agreed.  I've been so stinkin' excited to share this interview with y'all so let's get started, shall we? Mercy:  Can you share a little bit about yourself? April:  I’m an actor/writer born in Vancouver, BC. I’ve studied drama since I was a kid, and have been a professional actor for about a decade. I also teach drama to kids! Super fun, and a great job to have between gigs. Mercy:  What sparked your interest in becoming an actress? April:  I think I knew very young — what planted the seed was actually playing barbies, as a kid my barbies always had the most dramatic storylines. But when my parents took me to see Hamlet when I was 8, I think that did it. It was at Ludlow Palace in

Is Your Home a Healthy Living Environment?

Hey neighbors! Do you do purchase products specifically to make your home a more healthy living environment?  Our family has been experimenting with different ideas for making our home more healthy. I personally have a love of essential oil diffusers and use them quite regularly.  Rather than sprays and candles, I have chosen a couple of diffusers placed around the home to scent the home, as well as I believe many of the oils are beneficial to our health.  During cold season, I often use Eucalyptus oil to help with breathing.  I use lavender for soothing and to help sleep.  Lately I have been on a fresh citrus scent.  In our Neville, I often grab an essential oil and a couple of cotton balls, that I place in the car vents to help circulate the fragrance.  I also use peppermint oil on cotton balls as a healthy, natural pest control.  Below is one of the oil diffusers I have personally used in our home. We also use dehumidifiers for our home, because this home seems to retain m

Avengers End Game Digital Release

Hey neighbors!! For those of you who have not seen Avengers End Game, it will be releasing for home viewing on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, and Movies Anywhere on July 30th!!  The physical release on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand beginning  Aug. 13.  I am sure many of you have been waiting  to see this movie that ends an 11 year journey  with  22 films.  In End Game the Avengers will take a stand against Thanos. Purchasing this release will give you access to hours of extra material.   Bonus features include a tribute to the great Stan Lee; the tale of Robert Downey Jr.’s casting as Iron Man; the evolution of Captain America; Black Widow’s dramatic story arc; directors Anthony and Joe Russo’s experience at the helm of both “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame”; the making of an epic battle scene with the women of the MCU; the creation of Bro Thor; deleted scenes; a gag reel and more. The Bonus material may vary by retailer. Viewers can bring ho

July 4th Picnic or Party Ideas!

Hey neighbors!! Who doesn't love gathering together with friends and family for a 4th of July picnic or party?  Here are a few ideas if you happen to be the one planning the get together. Table Decor and Supplies First off if you are creative I found a beautiful tablecloth made from handkerchiefs or bandanas .  You could easily make several for all the tables, or make just one for your main serving table.  See the picture below. You can also purchase reusable, wipe off tablecloths , so you can put them away and use them year after year.  You can choose a 4th of July design, or choose plain red, plain white and plain blue, and then you can pull them out for other occasions too. If you choose the handkerchiefs, you can also use extras as napkins!!  Other options of course include disposable napkins . You have plenty options for table decor.  You can choose red, white and blue carnations for your centerpieces, or you can purchase table decor from places like Hobb

HipStik Legwear!

Hey, y'all! Today I want to take a few minutes to share about Hipstik with you!  Hipstik is a woman-founded/owned company that offers tights and hosiery (made in the USA!). "It all started with a pair of scissors. Seriously! One day after work, while changing into PJs, my husband and co-founder, Jason, was baffled by the scissor cut down the front of my pantyhose. He said, “What happened there?” I said, “THEY’RE SO UNCOMFORTABLE, so I cut them in the bathroom at the office!” We had a good laugh and that pair ended up in the trash. And then I began the hunt for a comfortable pair. After years of trying on dozens of styles and brands, I had given up. The largest size was too small – the tug, pull and irritating squeeze. The waist always too high – why is control top the only style available?! What if I don’t want a control top at 10 a.m. on a Tuesday!  I knew there had to be better. That’s when I had the “light-bulb” moment. With our backgrounds in product development

Kristoffer Polaha Chats Mystery 101: Playing Dead | Moments With Mercy

 Just a couple days ago, I had the pleasure of getting to chat again with one of my absolute favorite actors - Kristoffer Polaha. I've had the opportunity to have Kris on my blog a few times and it's always fun getting to catch up with him. He is without a doubt one of the most immensely talented actors in Hollywood today and truly needs no further introduction. So let's get started, shall we? Mercy:  Can you share a little bit of what you've been up to since we last chatted? Kristoffer:  Since the last time we talked, Mercy, Hallmark decided to pull the trigger on creating Mystery 101 and turning it into a Mystery cycle, so they ordered 3 more episodes: Mystery 101.2, 101.3 and 101.4. 101.2 - which is called Playing Dead - is going to air this Sunday night on the Hallmark Movies And Mysteries Channel. We're currently filming 101.3 which is called Words Can Kill, and then in July we're going to head straight into 101.4.  It's pretty exciting and we're ha

Paul Campbell Chats Acting, Upcoming Hallmark Movie & More! | Moments With Mercy

 A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of getting to chat with the extremely talented Paul Campbell.  I've always loved this guy's acting and after chatting with him, well, yeah, of course I'm even more of a fan!  He's no stranger to Hallmarkies (having appeared in many fan favorite movies) and I know y'all are as thrilled to learn more about him as I was, so let's get started! Mercy:  Can you share a little bit about yourself? Paul:  I could share a lot about myself. *laughs*  I'm Canadian, I was born in Vancouver. I started out as a carpenter; that was my big dream.  I wanted to be a carpenter growing up, and then when I grew up, I realized that wasn't my big dream.  Took an acting class, fell in love with it, went to theater school, and started acting when I was about 23.  Now I kind of bounce around between Vancouver and Los Angeles. I've been married for 10 years and I have a 3 year old son named Kingston. Mercy:  What is the most rewarding

Top Dog-Friendly Destinations in the US

Summertime means longer days and warmer weather. With the extended sunlight hours comes extended time for recreation with your dog, which is fantastic. Summertime is also synonymous with vacations, which can often bring about trepidation for many dog owners. The anxiety of trying to find an affordable dogsitter for an extended period of time is only rivaled by the anxiety of considering a cross-country trip with your confined canine. Not to worry. We have compiled a list of dog-friendly destinations in every region of the country. So you can confidently plan to have your favorite canine companion accompany you on your travels. East Dog Mountain - Vermont Dog Mountain, the brainchild and vision of married artists Stephen and Gwen Huneck, is located on 150 acres of a private mountaintop in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. The grounds are always open to people and their dogs. The Hunecks bought the property in 1995. In 1997, construction began on the Dog Chapel, which serves as a

Interview With Sarah Dugdale | Moments With Mercy

 If you know me then you probably know that I love a good mystery movie/tv show.  You know, the ones like Ellery Queen, Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys?! I was so thrilled when Hallmark announced the addition of Mystery 101 to their Movies And Mystery Channel, because that's honestly the kind of mystery I feel like I'm watching.  Sarah Dugdale is an essential member of this phenomenally talented cast, playing the part of Detective Claire Tate. 101ers fell in love with her character from the very start and were ecstatic when Sarah was brought back in the recurring role of Claire.  I know you are all just as excited to learn more about Sarah, so lets get started, shall we? Mercy:  Can you share a little bit about yourself? Sarah:  Hi, my name is Sarah Dugdale. I love my family, exploring nature, dogs, dark chocolate, and curling up with a good book.  Mercy:  What inspired you to become an actress? Sarah:  I was painfully shy growing up. My first creative outlet was dance; next came singing