Today on Home & Family Friday, December 13th, 2013
Actress and blogger Haylie Duff promises her new Hallmark Channel Original Movie "Hats Off to Christmas!" will tug at your heartstrings. She shares behind-the-scenes video goofing around with co-star Antonio Cupo and details of their double-dates. Back from a whirlwind book tour, Haylie is looking forward to celebrating a low-key holiday at home with her family. Plus, Haylie reveals sister Hilary's wedding day dental emergency and gushes about darling nephew Luca! Later, she heads into the kitchen to share three recipes from her cookbook.
The Hallmark Channel Original Movie "Hats Off to Christmas!" premieres Saturday, December 14 at 8/7c on Hallmark Channel. Haylie's book, "
The Real Girl's Kitchen," is available wherever books are sold.
The 5 Browns
The 5 Browns have the 88 keys to success, times five! Talented siblings Desirae, Deondra, Gregory, Melody, and Ryan Brown tickle the ivories for us. The classically trained pianists are all proud to call the esteemed Juilliard their alma mater. Practice, practice, practice led them all the way to the Carnegie Hall stage! While dealing with legal proceedings involving their dad, they tell us the peacefulness of music helped them heal. Today, The 5 Browns perform "Jupiter: The Bringer of Jollity" and "Sleigh Ride."
For the ensemble's latest album, "Rite of Spring," go to www.the5browns.com.
Gag Gifts for the Holidays with Kym Douglas
If you are looking to invoke laughter this holiday season, Kym Douglas has just the gifts for you. If you've got a bacon lover on your list, Kym's gag gifts include a bacon wallet and towel. Plus, you'll be sure to win an ugly sweater contest in this one depicting Grandma getting run over by a reindeer.
1. Bacon Wallet, stupid.com, $13.99
2. Halo Portable Charger, QVC.com and halo2cloud.com
3. Ugly Sweater, stupid.com, $38.99
4. Forever Lazy Onesie, foreverlazy.com, $39.99
5. Santa Claus Beard Beanie, stupid.com, $31.99
6. The Bacon Towel, stupid.com, $19.99
The entire audience is gifted with the Halo Portable Charger for cell phones from QVC. Get additional tips from lifestyle and beauty expert Kym Douglas at
KymDouglas.com. Follow her on Twitter
@KymDouglas and like her on
Seasonal Tablescape Ideas with Cristina
Making use of the more than seven million decorations and accessories from home furnishing website wayfair.com, Cristina arranges a beautiful holiday tablescape. By keeping a neutral base, she demonstrates how simple is it to quickly flip the table for a different occasion. Then, the family is joined by Debbie Matenopoulos for a game of "Name That Holiday Movie!"
Check out wayfair.com for their entire inventory.
You can follow TV host and personality Debbie Matenopoulos on Twitter @iamdebbiem.
Jessie Jane's DIY Birch Wood Candles
Put on your protective goggles for this sawdust flying project. Jessie Jane turns a birch wood log into a rustic candle. For DIY tree bark candle holders, she suggests using soft woods like pine, spruce, or balsa.
You can find birch wood in your backyard or purchase at Michaels.
For more with Jessie Jane, visit lilyshop.com.
The Carey Brothers Install Tub & Toilet
"Home & Family's" new bathroom will be ready for the royal flush after The Carey Bros. install our toilet today. And, we're also excited to splish splash in our new bathtub. Get the bubbles out!
The "Home & Family" Dream Makeover Sweepstakes closes today, December 13, 2013! Be sure to tune in on December 23 when we announce who will win their own Dream Bathroom Makeover with the Carey Brothers. Special thanks to American Standard. Visit them at americanstandard.com.
Until next time, be sure to visit www.onthehouse.com and Facebook for more with The Carey Brothers.
Sophie Uliano's Spa in a Jar
Bring the spa to your girlfriends by packing scrubs and other pampering products into a decorative jar. With a little sugar and spice, Sophie makes everything nice. At only $2 a piece, her DIY spicy holiday sugar scrub is also great for circulation.