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Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Monica Potter Makes Holiday Snow Vases

Actress Monica Potter stops by Home & Family to talk about the final season of NBC’s ‘Parenthood.’ The hit family drama returns Thursday, January 8th, 10/9c. Monica also shows Mark and Cristina how to build Holiday Snow Vases out of recycled wine and champagne bottles. She also shows Mark and Cristina a clip from the next episode of ‘Parenthood.’  Monica then talks about her holiday craft displays at the I-X Christmas Connection show in Ohio.

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For more from Monica Potter visit her website MrsPotter.com

Don't miss 'Parenthood' when it returns Thursday, January 8th, 10/9c on NBC

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Chef Bruno Serato Makes Pasta Amatriciana

Chef Bruno Serato from the Anaheim White House returns to make a traditional Italian meal, Pasta Amatriciana in the kitchen, a dish that originates from the Lazio region of Rome, Italy. Bruno also opens up about a cause that is close to his heart: feeding underprivileged children. In fact, Bruno feeds 1,200 children in need every day!  The Anaheim White House turns into a winter wonderland for homeless children this time of year. Bruno becomes misty eyed when talking about the time his now deceased mother watched him receive the CNN Heroes Award. It was his mother, Caterina, who first took on the cause of feeding the homeless.

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Get more information on the Anaheim White House here.



Kym Douglas and Ken Wingard Talk Ugly Sweaters

Beauty expert Kym Douglas and Lifestyle expert Ken Wingard talk about the trend that everyone seems to be embracing, including celebrities: the ugly sweater. Start off by going to your local Goodwill and purchasing an inexpensive ugly sweater. Now the real fun begins! Ken challenges Monica, Cristina, Tanya, Paige, and Sophie to make the ugliest sweater.  Kym and Ken will be the judges. In the end, it is newbie and Songs of Love recipient Amber who wins!

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For more information on Ken visit KennethWingard.com

For more information on Kym visit KymDouglas.com



Paige Hemmis Gives You Some Holiday Hacks

Lifestyle Design expert Paige Hemmis returns with some very helpful holiday gift wrapping hacks that everybody will appreciate. The short-cuts will save a lot of time when it comes to wrapping up those holiday presents. Including using empty cereal boxes to package your gifts and making your own name tags with leftover cards.

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You can follow Paige on Twitter @PaigeHemmis



Willie Garson Stops By To Talk About 'White Collar'

Actor Willie Garson stops by to chat about tonight’s series finale of his show, “White Collar” on USA Network. He shows Mark and Cristina a clip from last week’s episode because the finale is still under wraps until it airs. Willie has been very fortunate to work with some of the best actors in the business and opens up about what he learned from stars like Sarah Jessica Parker and Jimmy Smits. Willie is also preparing for his next TV role in the upcoming show ‘The Courtship of Eddie’s Father,’ in which he will be playing a new father to an adopted son.

You can follow Willie on Twitter @WillieGarson

Don't miss the series finale of 'White Collar' tonight on USA.



Cristina Makes a Pillsbury Dessert in a Jar

Cristina takes to the kitchen to make a delicious treat, a Pillsbury Holiday Dessert in a Jar. These Pillsbury desserts are the perfect gift for a friend or neighbor. Hilarity ensues when Mark keeps sneaking in tastes of the delicious frosting!

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For baking tips go to Pillsbury.com



Songs of Love

John Beltzer founded Songs of Love Foundation in 1996. The charity provides personalized songs to children and teens currently facing medical challenges. Some of the big names who have participated include Jason Mraz, Billy Joel and Michael Bolton. Today, Songs of Love has had 25,000 recordings. One of the recipients, a young girl named Amber is at Home & Family to hear her own song for the very first time.

Follow Songs of Love on Twitter @SongsofLove

Get to know more about Songs of Love at SongsofLove.org


Tanya Memme Makes Tutus

Momtrepreneur Tanya Memme returns to show you how to make New Year’s Eve tutus. You can find your handful of supplies at your local craft store and the project doesn’t involve any sewing!

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Get more from Tanya at TanyaMemme.com



Sophie Uliano Answers Your Questions

Natural Lifestyle expert Sophie Uliano takes a few social media questions including how to rent a Christmas tree, recommending candles with soy wax, beeswax or coconut wax that will help people with allergies, and finally Sophie introduces her own DIY recipe for toothpaste which includes mixing one tablespoon of salt, two tablespoons of baking powder, one tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide and five drops of peppermint oil.

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For more from Sophie visit SophieUliano.com