The actress, who announced her engagement to Scottish actor Ross McCall in November, says she is looking forward to a professional hiatus filled with time spent taking care of her fiancé as they plan their upcoming nuptials.
"This summer he's doing a film, and I'm fixing up the house and making him dinner," Love Hewitt, 29, said at the Step Up Women's Network's Inspiration Awards luncheon on Friday – where she was honored for her philanthropic accomplishments.
"I'm not a 1952 kind of gal all the way 'round," she says. "But little spurts of it is fine!"
McCall, 32, concurs. "I love it," he replied when asked about the proposed summer plans.
There were still no hints of a wedding date – Love Hewitt recently told PEOPLE she didn't want a wedding in the summer heat, because, "I won't be a sweaty bride" – but the happy couple is working as a team to plan the big day.
McCall describes himself as "very involved," while Love Hewitt says: "I think the biggest thing we've learned so far is we really want it to be ours. We want to celebrate it and enjoy it."