Today on Home & Family Friday, June 13th, 2014
La Toya Jackson
"Life with La Toya" star La Toya Jackson gives us a sneak preview of her reality show, including when her now-fiance Jeffre Phillips approached family patriarch Joe Jackson to seek permission to ask for his daughter's hand in marriage. La Toya gushes about the romantic Hawaiian proposal. Before finding her happily ever after, La Toya experienced a much darker time in her love life, swearing off men after an abusive marriage. With the insistence of friend Kathy Hilton, she went to therapy to learn to open her heart to love again. Later, La Toya joins us for a game of Songburst and treats us to her best Oprah impression.
"Life with La Toya" airs Saturdays at 10/9c on OWN.
Follow her on Twitter @latoyajackson.
Fabio Viviani Cooks Honey Balsamic Tri-Tip
As the saying goes, "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach," so serve your dad something extra special this Father's Day. Fabio Viviani cooks one of his favorite cuts of steak. He loves tri-tip so much because it's cheap, fairly lean, and super flavorful. His honey balsamic barbeque sauce is sure to blow your socks off, with its blend of honey, rosemary, garlic, kechup, Worcester sauce, and mustard. Then, he adds a side of potato salad and tops off the dish with salsa.
Fabio's new cookbook, "Fabio's Italian Kitchen," is available at www.amazon.com. For more information on the chef and to subscribe to his newsletter, "Fabio's Kitchen Academy," go to www.fabioviviani.com.
Father's Day Gift Basket with Monica Potter
"Parenthood" actress Monica Potter is back, this time to assemble a thoughtful Father's Day gift basket. She shares fond memories of her own dad and how she proudly carries on his legacy, including recently purchasing the Cleveland home she was raised in. Monica explains what goes into making DIY deodorant, shaving cream, moisturizer, aftershave, and more. Next, she demonstrates how to decorate plain tumblers with chalkboard paint. And, Monica also features the contents of her limited-quantity summer kit that includes hand poured and handmade items in a travel tin.
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Father's Day Fashions with Debbie Matenopoulos
Debbie Matenopoulos insists that the smallest fashion suggestion can make a huge difference in your dad's style. To give your pop a trendy new look this Father's Day, there's no need to break the bank. Clothing:
1. "Komono" Genuine Leather Watches under $100, wearekomono.com
2. Upgrade dad's wardrobe with "Richer Poorer" socks, www.richer-poorer.com
3. Buy "Sunpocket's" folding compact sunglasses for dad this Father's Day, www.sunpocketoriginal.com
4. Shirt by "Grayers," grayers.com
5. Shorts and flip flops for the outdoorsy dad at reef.com
6. Stylish and comfortable graphic tees available at trunkltd.com
7. Pants by "Big Star," bigstarusa.com
8. Casual canvas shoes available at reef.com
9. French handmade slippers for dad, galet.com
Health and wellness coach Valerie Orsoni used to be 75 pounds heavier than her current weight before educating herself on nutrition and health. Thankfully, she was able to miraculously bounce back from a brain tumor without undergoing surgery. Then, she demonstrates some easy do-at-home exercises. Next, Valerie explains what the program she founded at lebootcamp.com has to offer participants. Learn more at lebootcamp.com. Follow @lebootcamp and @valerieorsoni on Twitter.
DIY Diploma Frame with Ken Wingard
You've worked hard to earn your degree, so display it with pride. Ken Wingard saves hundreds of dollars by making his own DIY diploma frame. He teaches us the secret wrapping and stacking method used by professional framers. This is also a great technique to frame your own wedding photos.
"The Magical Stranger" author Stephen Rodrick immersed himself in his dad's Navy squadron to learn more about his late father. He shares details of his dad's fatal plane crash, as well as his parent's sweet love story. Plus, Stephen celebrates the recent birth of his son on the anniversary of his dad's passing. Also, find out why high-profile celebrities welcome Stephen into their lives for weeks or months straight to offer him an inside glimpse of their day-to-day activities. "The Magical Stranger" is available at themagicalstranger.com.
DIY Stacked Patriotic Planter with Shirley Bovshow
Shirley Bovshow teaches us to build a three-tiered garden by stacking large, medium, and small terra cotta pots. After painting the planters, she inserts an inverted empty pot inside the large container to offer a secure surface to stack the smaller size atop. Then, she plants red, white, and blue plants in each tier. Flowers such as geraniums will last far beyond the 4th of July.
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