Today on Home & Family Friday, January 17th, 2014
Ed Begley Jr.
Actor and environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. tells us why the smog in Los Angeles inspired him to be a pioneer for green living in the 1970s. Since then, he's happy to report how much the air quality has improved. Ed explains how he uses his bike to generate energy to make toast in the morning. His wife, Rachelle Carson-Begley, and their daughter Hayden describe what modifications they make to live such an eco-friendly lifestyle. The family also shares the construction of their green dream home in the web series "On Begley Street."
"On Begley Street" webisodes can be viewed at www.evoxtelevision.com.
Cristina Cooks Meaty Slow-Cooked Jambalaya
Recipe creator Diane Smith of Pine Mountain, GA Skypes in with Cristina to share her meaty slow-cooked jambalaya. Bell peppers are the key ingredient in this spicy crowd-pleasing recipe. Diane explains why she prefers chicken thighs and when to add the shrimp to the crockpot.
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Bottle Cap Accessories with Jessie Jane
Jessie Jane pops the cap on another incredible project she learned at the Craft & Hobby Association Megashow. She demonstrates how you can create necklaces, keychains, and magnets by applying personal photographs on to decorative bottle caps.
For all bottle cap art supplies, go to bottlecapinc.com.
Eating Disorder Dangers with Dr. Ramani Durvasula
Dr. Ramani Durvasula details the differences between eating disorders and out of control eating. The psychologist cautions what signs to look for and how the problem can become all-consuming. She sheds light on the dangers of restrictive diets and when a person associates shame and secrecy with eating. The family also discusses the impact Hollywood has on the perception of body image.
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.
Amp Up Your Shoe Wardrobe with Meghan Cleary
Shoe expert Meghan Cleary puts her best foot forward with embellished pumps. Her motto: "Change your shoes, change your mood." Tired of your solid color stilettos? Jazz them up with heel rings. Clip a bow to the toe to give your shoes a brand new identity. Meghan also shares a clever use for old tights.
Shoe clips are available for $20 and under at absolutelyaudrey.com.
Check out Meghan's celebrity shoe series at www.shoeareyou.com and get her book, "Shoe Are You?".
Find Shoelery by Erica Giuliani shoe clips at www.shoelerybyeg.com.
Samantha Ettus' Tips for Busy Moms This New Year
Author, speaker, and entrepreneur Samantha Ettus looks at life like slicing a pie, so each facet of her daily life gets a percentage of her. By adopting this mindset, the busy working mom has been able to minimize her guilt. She shares tips for other moms trying to find a better way to thrive at home and in their careers.
1. Cultivate two moms in each child's grade that you can count on.
2. Do your errands in the golden triangle. 3. Help your spouse to be a partner. 4. Disconnect to connect. 5. Spend an adult night out each week. 6. Triathletes win or lose races based on transitions. Please visit Samantha Ettus at workingmomslifestyle.com and follow her on Twitter @samanthaettus.
How to Plant "Bare Root Roses" with Shirley Bovshow
Shirley Bovshow illustrates how bare root roses differ from regular roses. Most noticeably, no soil is around the roots. She explains why winter is the ideal season to plant these flowers and how roses are graded on a scale.
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