At the end of a long day, Mr. Handsome and I enjoy cuddling up on the couch and watching a wholesome, entertaining TV show or movie. We’re always on the lookout for new recommendations.
A couple years ago, I told you about the TV series Monk. You’re going to laugh when I tell you that we watched the first episode the evening of Mr. Handsome’s first day at his first job (just one day after flying in from our honeymoon), and we watched the last episode two years later (almost to the day), the evening before his last day at that job. It was a fitting way to close that chapter of our lives.
Back in early December, I was trying to come up with Christmas gifts for Mr. Handsome’s two youngest siblings, Mae and Lena, who are teenagers. (My husband is the oldest of seven, and it makes me so proud to see what a great role model, leader, and encourager he is for his two brothers and four sisters.)
Mae and Lena love the Hallmark series When Calls The Heart, as do we, so I decided to let them try out a new Hallmark series, Murder, She Baked. Based on a New York Times bestselling book series by Joanne Fluke, it takes place in the quaint town of Eden Lake, Minnesota. The main character, Hannah Swensen, owns a bakery, but she also becomes involved in solving murders when one takes place outside her shop.
I purchased the first two Murder, She Baked DVDs, and Mr. Handsome and I watched them before giving them to the girls, just to make sure they were appropriate. Not only were they appropriate, but they were also entertaining and lighthearted. We recommend them for teenagers and adults, as most younger children would not understand the plot.
Be sure to watch A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery first–that’s the pilot episode.