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Today on Home & Family Friday, December 6th, 2013


Monica Potter
Monica Potter shares the reason why breast cancer was written into the "Parenthood" storyline last season and brings us up to date with what is currently going on in the series. The star also talks about all the hilarious bloopers that don't make it into the show's final cut. Plus, she reveals why she is in a Counting Crows song. Besides acting, Monica is proud of her new website full of crafts. She shares one of her favorite projects with us today, a homemade gift basket.
A new episode of "Parenthood" airs Thursday, December 12 at 10/9c on NBC.

Please contribute to the Adopt-A-Family Program at habitatla.org. To bid on a basket, go to mrspotter.com.

Thanks to our friends at Duracell one lucky viewer can enter for a chance to win this beautiful HD TV. Visit the Hallmark Channel Facebook page and click the "Home and Family HD TV Giveaway Tab." No purchase necessary, must be 18 years or older to win.

Hunger Types with Ramani Durvasula, PH.D.
Licensed clinical psychologist Ramani Durvasula, PH.D. defines three key hunger types - sensory, emotional, and habitual - and answers the five W's of hunger. She shares tips for people to help control their appetite. Learn all about Dr. Durvasula's "apple test" to determine if you're really hungry. And, she opens up about her personal weight loss story.
For more information on Dr. Ramani Durvasula, go to her website at www.Doctor-Ramani.com. Dr. Ramani's book, "You Are WHY You Eat: Change Your Food Attitude, Change Your Life,” is available online and at bookstores nationwide.

Debby Boone Performance

Grammy award winning vocalist Debby Boone performs the song "Everybody Loves Somebody" from her latest album

Debby Boone
Grammy award winning vocalist Debby Boone tells us about her passion for knitting and shows us vintage childhood Christmas photos of her family. She also throws back to the Rat Pack and 60s Vegas on her latest album, "Swing This." Debby takes the stage to perform two songs, "Sleigh Ride" and "Everybody Loves Somebody."
To get Debby's album "Swing This," go to debbyboone.com.

Matt Rogers' Ultimate Football Party
Former football player Matt Rogers cooks up the ultimate tailgate fare to root for your favorite team with friends. As he takes us through his career on the gridiron, Matt's buddies Josh Jimenez and Chris Lavar play cornhole in the "Home & Family" backyard.
Get Matt's shrimp ceviche and carne asada tacos recipes here>>

Check out TV personality and country singer Matt Rogers at mattrogersusa.com.

DIY Gingerbread Playhouse with Ken Wingard

Ken Wingard builds a gingerbread house large enough to crawl in.

DIY Gingerbread Playhouse with Ken Wingard
Ken Wingard teaches us to design, scale, and build a lifesize gingerbread house that kids can play in. From blueprints to completion, Ken takes us through the entire construction process of this graham cracker cottage.
We will be donating this gingerbread house to Good Shephard Shelter in Los Angeles. It's a safe house for women and children overcoming domestic violence. Learn more at gschomeless.org.

Visit Ken Wingard at KennethWingard.com and follow him on Twitter @KennethWingard.

Toys For the Holidays with Laurie Schacht

Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht plays with the hottest toys on the market this holiday season.

Toys For the Holidays with Laurie Schacht
Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht is a big kid at heart, going for a joy ride on the hottest scooters on the market this holiday season. And, for those "Hunger Games" aficionados on your gift list, Laurie has a kid-friendly archery set to shoot bows and arrows.
Take a look at the complete list>>

Visit Laurie Schacht at thetoyinsider.com.

Decorating Chairs for the Holidays with Tanya Memme
Instead of decorating her tablescape with a centerpiece, Tanya Memme opts to adorn the backs of her dining chairs with framed silhouettes.
Get the instructions & stencils here>>

Tweet lifestyle expert Tanya Memme @Tanya_Memme. Also, visit her on Facebook and check out TanyaMemme.com.

Get more great recipes and crafts by visiting us on Pinterest at pinterest.com/homeandfamilytv and follow "Home & Family" on Twitter @homeandfamilytv.

The Carey Brothers Install Lights and Mirrors

The Carey Brothers explain how to select the proper lighting fixtures and mirrors for a bathroom.

The Carey Bros.
Get ready to see how state-of-the-art meets elegance! The Dream Bathroom Makeover is getting even more exciting with the addition of lighting sconces, metallic framed mirrors, and a vanity mirror and bench, all generously donated by Lamps Plus. And, with only eight days left to enter, you have eight more chances to win. Enter once a day until the "Home & Family" Dream Makeover Sweepstakes closes on 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!
Learn more about bathroom lighting>>

We'd also like to extend a special thank you to Lamps Plus for the beautiful mirrors and lighting in our bathroom.

Until next time, be sure to visit www.onthehouse.com and Facebook for more with The Carey Brothers.