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JEANINE MICHAELS

SINGER | SONGWRITER | MUSICIAN | ACTOR 
PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOS   

Life Is A Song Love Is the Music.heic
I Love My Piano.heic
We Are Cooking Now.HEIC

About Me

Singer, Song Writer, Musician, Actor, Photography, videography, and Writer.  

Blooper Reel Real Moments
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Blooper Reel Real Moments

The Blooper Reel Real Moments From Cooking With Barkin’ Dogs (Series) A Video By Jeanine Starring One Hapless Chef Co-Starring: My Kitchen, recipes, ingredients, brooms, dishes, blender, dogs, husband, oven mitts, knives, Siri and other assorted props. Category: Comedy Featuring Camera Assistance From Brendan Leftwich Cameos from Brendan and Curt Leftwich Ironically, the dogs are not barking in this outtakes video. So far I now have three videos in a series about cooking with barking dogs. You can check them out on our channel and read the description about them for more information about what led to this silliness. During filming a lot of unexpected things happened, and most of them are not in the original videos. Because they are either bloopers or make me look ridiculous and inept. These magic moments will be included in this first of two outtakes and blooper videos I have just made just for you. Creator Notes From Jeanine In the process of editing and choosing ratios and canvases, I am adjusting the 1:1 ratio with new canvases from my photo library. I hope you like the backgrounds and the first one will open with a banana background. Life is certainly bananas. Especially for me when I'm trying to film anything. The descriptions for/on my YouTube playlists “How Not To Do Stuff With Mama" and "Jeanine Doing Funny Stuff”, “Oh No Mama”, “Comedy’, “Food and Drink” and “Fun Stuff’ can give you some more information about what you are about to see. So you know that weird and wonderful funny stuff happens to me. I would like to thank EPIDEMIC SOUND and the two musicians whose songs you will hear in this video. "Keeping My Head In The Sand" by Speedy The Spider is perfect for this video. It is light, funny and appropriately creepy. I am sure that these musicians are a lot of fun to work with. Song 2 “Particular Clown" by Jon Björk was also appropriately creepy. It was a magical experience as I edited and added the music, almost as if these musicians were playing to my visuals. Please check out these artists if you enjoy the music as much as I did. Thank You to the Universe Divine! Thank You to my son Brendan for agreeing to hold the camera and film me for the first time! He inherited my funny gene and is inherently funny himself. I hope that he will do it again because the person on camera (in this case me) has much more freedom to move around and do stuff than with a standing light ring, and a remote control for the iPhone inside of it. Your check is in the mail Ben. PS! I need an assistant and will ask for one several times in this video. Are you available? (Location Los Angeles CA or we can go to the cabin in Big Bear Lake depending on What’s Happenin’) And do you think you can work with me? Video made with love by Jeanine
Imagine This Adventure
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Imagine This Adventure

Imagine This Adventure You are invited to join Jeanine for this magical musical book, a trippy trip from water to sky. Opening: “I am manifesting a life of love and laughter” Eye Opening: “Everything is unfolding in perfect timing" And in this video the timing was perfect. Grand Opening: I have to give credit to a Higher Power for Divine assistance in the creation of this video. All my choices were divinely inspired and directed by a benevolent force beyond our comprehension. You can't see it but you can feel it so you know it's there. Some people call this God and I am one of those people. It is extraordinary to work with God. If we could all manage to do this daily, I suspect we would have a much more orderly and harmonious world. It's just that most of us do not know how to connect with our Higher Power. In this case for me the Higher Power made the connection and all I had to do was follow directions. I was able to create this video from start to finish in under 4 hours. And it was by far the easiest and most joyful experience in my videography process. I could feel my fingers moving to all of the right options as if I were channeling an invisible director who chose me as a physical assistant. Opening Doors: I was connected to my daughter through spirit and it was Meggie who helped make this video. What you will see from the dolphins to the heavenly moving clouds are my amazing daughters’ suggestions. From “Hamlet” By William Shakespeare: “There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy” He is suggesting that the human imagination is limited, and that there are many things we don't know, things that have not been discovered and in fact, things we haven't even dreamt of! Shakespeare understood that the knowledge about the world that scientists and explorers had discovered was only the beginning of what there is that we don't know yet, and what is still waiting for us to discover. And that was in year 1600! Now we are in here 2024 with an astounding amount of technological progress made over 500 years. All things begin in someone's imagination. And with a little trust and faith and hard work, we can take all of our ideas from imagination to reality. Here’s mine! If you are familiar with my work, you know that as a musician and songwriter the music I choose for each video is essential and the best part of the process for me. The right song makes all the difference. I believe it creates a more complete experience to listen to the right music while you watch the visuals. Thank You: Musician “Typekast” for the cool song “No Need To Move" Thank you: Meghan for your direction and encouragement. Thank You: God for everything else. Thank You: To You for A Like 👍 Subscribe 😍 or Share 🌹 Our company Mother’s Heartlight Music is donating 100% of any profits from this YouTube/Facebook/Social Media posted video to the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation in honor of our daughter Meghan Camille. SOCIAL LINKS YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMvTKi7Bi0I8xoWpBMbCNBQ YOU TUBE KIDS CHANNEL https://youtube.com/@musicmamasmoviesforkids?feature=shared Twitter https://www.tiktok.com/@j9musicmom?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@jeaninemarie53?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc LINKEDIN www.linkedin.com/in/jeanine-michaels-651aba236 CONTACT Website: www.jeaninemichaels.com
Lake It Easy On Rainbow🌈Lake
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Lake It Easy On Rainbow🌈Lake

Lake It Easy On Rainbow 🌈 Lake Dear Friends, This version is after re-edit! U think it is close but please send me your photos of Waupaca and the Lakes. Especially if you have some with me in them! Thanks! As you may or may not know, I spent many summers in Waupaca, Wisconsin with my Aunt Helen in our cottage on Rainbow Lake. My great grandfather built it. The first summer I stayed the entire summer I was 12 years old and by myself. It was almost a culture shock coming from California. But my next-door neighbor and new best friend Maggie Phair and I had more fun and made more noise on that lake than one could ever imagine. I was home! Over the years I brought a couple of boyfriends, had a couple of summer romances, worked a couple of jobs and learned a lot of etiquette and other lessons. This very special place is always in my heart. I brought my own family back and my children enjoyed several summers on the Chain Of Lakes, specifically Rainbow Lake, where we rented Dr. Dave Crawfords’ cabin. Thank you to all the amazing friends I made there especially Pat and Freddy Pfeifer, who really watched out for me. I have included some photographs from my family albums, as well as some photography of the Chain from the Chain of Lakes Facebook group. I chose 2 beautiful songs that I think enhance the mood and the experience of my video visuals. So, Thank you to musicians River Run Dry for the song “Long Road Truckin’” Thank you to musician Francis Wells for the song “Human Nature” I hope after watching that you will feel as if you were there with me. And my mother. And my grandmother. (I love the photo of her floating in the canoe with a flower in her hair while the guy did all the work.) And my great grandmother, although I don’t have photos of her to add. For each person and every generation it is a special magical time for this charming paradise in the middle of Wisconsin. The 1920s may have been roaring, and the 60s may have been rocking, but Waupaca remains timeless. The boats may have gotten faster, but the sunrise and sunset views remain the same. Awesome especially if you like rainbows. And soft summer rain. These treasured memories will remain in my heart until I can get back next summer! SOCIAL LINKS YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMvTKi7Bi0I8xoWpBMbCNBQ YOU TUBE KIDS CHANNEL https://youtube.com/@musicmamasmoviesforkids?feature=shared Twitter https://www.tiktok.com/@j9musicmom?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@jeaninemarie53?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc LINKEDIN www.linkedin.com/in/jeanine-michaels-651aba236 CONTACT Website: www.jeaninemichaels.com
First Boat Ride On Our New Boat
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First Boat Ride On Our New Boat

First Boat Ride On Our New Boat Actually, the boat is not new. It looks new and it feels new, it runs like new and it is new for us, but it is actually a speedboat from 2005. (Reinell) The previous owners kept it in beautiful condition. To most people owning a boat seems like a luxury. Or as boats are referred to “ A hole in the water where you throw your money in” But because we own a cabin on the lake with a dock that is only steps from the house it makes sense and worth it to have watercraft. I’ll just have to make more monetized videos! Up here in the mountains we can use our canoes and boats during the spring, summer and early fall. All of the neighbors on our lagoon and almost all of the residents on Big Bear Lake own boats. We previously had a very old speedboat that was not running so well anymore. We had not planned on purchasing a new boat, but this one literally just appeared before our eyes. Our neighbors whose dock is next to ours, had purchased it and wanted to sell it and invest in a larger boat for their family. So we make them an offer they couldn't refuse! And then on June 2, we took her out for the first time on the lake. Joining us was Curt’s niece and nephew and her husband making for a total of five human passengers and two dogs. As you will see in the video, everyone had plenty of room and was extremely comfortable. Until I took over from my husband Curt as Captain! I am known as a bit of a speed demon. And if the weather conditions are windy or there are a lot of o wakes from other boats around, it can be choppy. It was for a while. I love to go out early in the morning and/or during the week when there are less people out and the lake water is smooth. June 2 was our niece Erin's birthday, so it was lovely to share this experience with them. I took most of the pictures and video you will see, but Erin caught me at the wheel very briefly. The chop was up and her camera was quite shaky. Because my nephew is shy, he prefers that I do not share this on YouTube or Facebook but it's OK if I share it to my private website. So here it is! The first boat ride on our new boat. Welcome aboard and Ahoy Matey! These are the sites and sounds of a beautiful day on the lake. This boat was previously named “Board Room”, but I am currently scraping off the decals because her new name is "Miss P" in honor of our daughter. Meghan would've loved this boat and the yellow color. Thank you to musicians “Many Moons Ago” for the very cool song “By The Shimmering Lake" It is a perfect title and perfect song for a perfect day. SOCIAL LINKS YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMvTKi7Bi0I8xoWpBMbCNBQ YOU TUBE KIDS CHANNEL https://youtube.com/@musicmamasmoviesforkids?feature=shared Twitter https://www.tiktok.com/@j9musicmom?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@jeaninemarie53?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc LINKEDIN www.linkedin.com/in/jeanine-michaels-651aba236 CONTACT Website: www.jeaninemichaels.com
Collar Of Fur
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Collar Of Fur

Collar Of Fur (Just A Dog) It is my pleasure to share this special new video with you. I created this specifically for my website and Facebook because of the music. These songs are from the Apple Music library and not licensable to share on certain social platforms. When I create a version I can share to YouTube I will be re-editing the audio and adding music from the Epidemic Sound library. This video will be different with different music, but I trust I can find something suitable. Now I am happy to share this combination of music and visual with you as is as of now. However because the three songs you will hear here, “Collar of Fur" and “Just a Dog”, and “Beautiful Dreamer” are the inspiration for the entire video you see it’s all about da dogs! These songs combined with our dog “just a dog” and our own “collars of fur beautiful dreamers” visuals make this a cool experience for the viewer. With gratitude: Thank you to talented musicians Fioan Regan Roy Orbison and John Williamson for the music. Thank you to our beautiful beloved rescue dogs: Jessie 🌈 Buddy 🌈 Bree, Ginny and Sully. Thank you to my beautiful beloved daughter Meghan Camille 🌈 for sharing her heart and her beautiful Sheltie Buddy with us. 🌈 Rest In Peace Somewhere Over The Rainbow For This Video, Mother's Heartlight Music will be donating any proceeds from social media platforms to the ASPCA and the Humane Society of the United States. The dogs who star in this video asked us specifically! Information at end of credits. SOCIAL LINKS YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMvTKi7Bi0I8xoWpBMbCNBQ YOU TUBE KIDS CHANNEL https://youtube.com/@musicmamasmoviesforkids?feature=shared Twitter https://www.tiktok.com/@j9musicmom?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@jeaninemarie53?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc LINKEDIN www.linkedin.com/in/jeanine-michaels-651aba236 CONTACT Website: www.jeaninemichaels.com
Imagination On The 210 Freeway
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Imagination On The 210 Freeway

“Imagination On The 210 Keeping Creativity Alive” I wasn't sure what to title this new video. It began with the working title: “When You Got Music Who Cares If There's Traffic?" Because I was in da traffic and I had da music. Specifically the incomparable Jackson Browne and his band singing the classic song “Stay" on the radio. Now inspired, I found a safe way to mount my new iPhone 15 Pro Max camera and continue to safely drive. Then just filmed a minute rolling down the freeway. When we arrived at our destination, the infamous cabin in Big Bear, I looked at the footage and remembered what I had imagined in front of me instead of cars. So I did a picture in picture (PIP) video and you can see what I saw in my mind. {Notes Re Music: I do not want to ever infringe on anyone eles’ copyright so there may be limited places to share this video. Or, I can take the volume completely out of the first half and replace it with another song that is licensable through either Epidemic Sound or elsewhere for credit. I really do love this song and sing along with it every time I hear it. (Rosemary Butler is a goddess! That girl could sing!) Thank You Jackson Browne for the live concert we can hear on the radio! I am sharing a small part of the song because after all, I was driving and didn't want to film for three minutes! Credit Goes To The Composer: Maurice Williams! Thank You for a classic song! Song number two in the video is from the InShot library of music and it is: “Better Off Alone” From Musicians Upscale Laundry I used it as the mood changes, and I ran out of “Stay” but still had more PIP! Thank you musicians everywhere for bringing light and joy into our world! Music is one of those wonderful ways to keep creativity alive.} I now give you my creative vision in this video made with love! SOCIAL LINKS YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMvTKi7Bi0I8xoWpBMbCNBQ YOU TUBE KIDS CHANNEL https://youtube.com/@musicmamasmoviesforkids?feature=shared Twitter https://www.tiktok.com/@j9musicmom?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@jeaninemarie53?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc LINKEDIN www.linkedin.com/in/jeanine-michaels-651aba236 CONTACT Website: www.jeaninemichaels.com
Fun With Gemini
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Fun With Gemini

Fun With Gemini A Gemini-Gemini Relationship An Astrological Comparison For Nigel And Jane I made this video as a birthday gift for my brother Jay. It compares our astrological charts beginning with our mutual Sun sign Gemini continuing through the Rising Sign, and the Moon. It also contains several planets and their position at the time of birth for both of us. If you are in a Gemini/Gemini relationship you can probably relate to the first part of this video, which has comparisons for all Geminis. Gemini: This is the duo of dual personalities. What a match! The Gemini sign, the twins, depicts that the Gemini has a variable mind, and when it's an affair that has two of these characters, it's quite a show. Both intellectuals birth ideas easily because of their similar creative minds. They complete each other's sentences, literally, because they think alike. A mysterious nature underlies this partnership as they can sense a depth within each other that they find hard to open up to others about. As a couple, this energy makes for a very close bond and as business partners, it can make them very successful. Gemini loves to be free to imagine, explore, and play in the world, which means two Gemini's together will always be on the move or out doing something. As an air sign, Gemini thinks more and feels less, and when you have a relationship with two thinkers, they are bound not to be too possessive of each other because of the natural emotional detachment that their signs feel. However, the pair needs to realize that they need to come out of their heads a bit to be emotionally in touch with their physicality. Communication between the signs is on a high as the Gemini, Mercury-ruled is a master of the art of conversations, they have a lot to discuss and are constantly chatting and sharing with each other in every way possible. The Gemini-Gemini relationship may lack trust, but the partners know themselves, so they really don't place high importance on this as a relationship These cerebral focused signs may have trouble getting their heads out of the clouds and into the bedroom. Their relationship is often very friendship-based, with sex being a secondary perk of the bond. They tend to over-think and discuss and are attracted to each other's minds and imaginations, often more than their partner's bodies. On a soul level, they can connect deeply, able to articulate their deepest desires, fears, hopes, and dreams. An intimate bond is able to be developed. Together they can do it all! If one of them wants to do something, the other Gemini will follow out of pure curiosity, and vice versa. Even if they don't like to do something they will do it, the reason for that, well of course - out of curiosity. There is really no stopping for these two when they start talking and debating, romance might not be that present in their shared activities but passion for life, yes! Thank You Epidemic Sound Music: MOZART Piano Concerto In A Major K 488 111: Allegro Assai Musicians: MIRA MIA ERIC JACOBSEN AND ODYSESSEY ORCHESTRA SOCIAL LINKS YouTube ttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMvTKi7Bi0I8xoWpBMbCNBQ YOU TUBE KIDS CHANNEL https://youtube.com/@musicmamasmoviesforkids?feature=shared Twitter https://www.tiktok.com/@j9musicmom?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@jeaninemarie53?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc LINKEDIN www.linkedin.com/in/jeanine-michaels-651aba236 CONTACT Website: www.jeaninemichaels.com
Hidden In Plain Sight
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Hidden In Plain Sight

Hidden In Plain Sight A New Video From Jeanine Smile! I See You As a photographer, I am always looking for those special moments that happen around you. Sometimes they go by so fast you miss them. And sometimes when you are lucky, you will capture on camera that perfect moment. One of those moments was a photo I took at sunset on the beach by the Santa Monica Pier. Just as I was ready to take the shot of the sunset, a seagull flew by right in the center below the sun. I am so grateful for moments like these. Then there are times when something or someone is in the frame you might not have seen until after you look at the photo. On a walk yesterday, I was taking a photo of some lilacs in bloom. When checking it, I noticed that our dog Bree was in the corner of the photo Hidden In Plain Sight. Next I saw the bees in the lilacs Hidden In Plain Sight. That is what gave me the idea for this new video. Most of the images you will see have something you have to look for because it is hidden in plain sight. There are hummingbirds and bees and butterflies. All of which are difficult subjects to capture. They are fleeting in nature by nature and shy about being photographed. I am sharing some more of my favorite Hidden In Plain Sight moments with you here. The best part for me when creating this video was choosing the music. I chose Beethoven: String Quartet No. 2 in D K.155:2 (Andante) performed by the String Ensemble. Thank You! “Ecosaise” was one of the first Beethoven pieces I learned on piano so I am a major aficionado of Beethoven. Enjoy the video and the music! SOCIAL LINKS YouTube ttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMvTKi7Bi0I8xoWpBMbCNBQ YOU TUBE KIDS CHANNEL https://youtube.com/@musicmamasmoviesforkids?feature=shared Twitter https://www.tiktok.com/@j9musicmom?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@jeaninemarie53?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc LINKEDIN www.linkedin.com/in/jeanine-michaels-651aba236 CONTACT Website: www.jeaninemichaels.com

Our Musicians

THANK YOU TO ALL THE MUSICIANS IN THE MOTHERS HEARTLIGHT BAND

Their amazing, shining talent brought my musical vision to lifeI am proud to introduce my musicians.

David Bloom: co-executive producer, pianist +  "Ringleader" of our musical circus! My brothers Jay Hlavka and Chris Hlavka: bass and guitar/co-writers on music  

"The Chill/Code 5150"

Our Musicians + SUPPORT

SPECIAL THANK YOU's 

   I arranged my song "Universe Divine" and played the most beautiful piano for the recording. He is an artist with his music available on CDs on his website jimwilsonmusic.com I highly recommend his magnificent

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Our Records

FROM ONE LIGHT CD