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Today on Home & Family Friday, May 2nd, 2014


Diane Ladd
Golden Globe and Emmy winning actress Diane Ladd discusses sharing the screen with daughter Laura Dern on "Enlightened" and other projects. The grandmother of nine explains the value of family in her life and the lessons she's passing along from her late mom. Next, Debbie Matenopoulos joins Mark, Cristina, and Diane for a baby-themed game of "Jeopardy." Later, Diane cooks Laura Dern's favorite meal, a vegetarian-friendly Southern Japanese dish with protein-rich tofu.
Get Diane's Southern Japanese Dish recipe>>

"Enlightened" airs on HBO.

Please visit Diane at dianeladd.com and follow her on Twitter @diane_ladd.

Follow TV personality and style expert Debbie Matenopoulos on Twitter @IAmDebbieM. Her first cookbook, "It's All Greek to Me," is available in stores now.


The Perfect Breakfast in Bed with Kym Douglas

Don't let your mom lift a finger on Mother's Day. Kym Douglas shares some great ideas to serve your mom breakfast in bed. Products:
Doie Lounge Cozy Robe, doielounge.com, $136

Perfect Pancakes, buyperfectpancake.com, $19.95

Lidded Mason Jars, chalkboard mason jars, bedbathandbeyond.com, $9.99

Single Serving Espresso Maker, allegra 1-cup espresso coffee maker, bedbathandbeyond.com, $9.99

Get additional tips from lifestyle and beauty expert Kym Douglas at KymDouglas.com. Follow her on Twitter @KymDouglas and like her on Facebook.

Heidi Powell

Transformation specialist Heidi Powell talks about working alongside her husband Chris on "Extreme Weight Loss."

Heidi Powell
Transformation specialist Heidi Powell of "Extreme Weight Loss" explains why she finds her career so fulfilling. With season four still in production, the casting for season five is already underway. Heidi shares a little known fact about the participants' yearlong journey to slim down. Although each episode focuses on only one individual person, all participants train together for a period of time at a bootcamp. Now married and raising a beautiful family, Heidi tells us how she first met her husband Chris and the dynamic of their relationship today. Then, she demonstrates an upper body workout to give the optical illusion of a slimmer waist, perfect for bikini season.
Season four of "Extreme Weight Loss" premieres Tuesday, May 27 at 8/7c on ABC.

Head on over to heidipowell.net.

Mothers Day Shadow Boxes with Ken Wingard

Ken Wingard makes shadow boxes filled with childhood photos and a special message for Mother's Day.

Mother's Day Shadow Boxes with Ken Wingard
Ken Wingard takes us through the steps of crafting a sentimental shadow box as a Mother's Day gift. He displays photos and a special message to commemorate the joyous ocassion. This is sure to melt any mom's heart.
Follow these instructions>>

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


Making Your Credit Cards Work For You with Jeanette Pavini

Household savings expert Jeanette Pavini is back, this time to educate us on how to make credit cards work to your advantage. Swiping plastic comes with many perks, such as giving you an extended warranty on purchases, museum admission, and cash-back points. Jeanette details how to link your card to online offers at coupons.com. She also advises card users to be knowledgeable on the companies your card is partnered with. Plus, she shares tips for redeeming air miles.

Websites discussed on air:
BankRate.com is a great site for looking up and comparing credit cards

Check the additional warranty offered by your credit card at http://usa.visa.com/personal/visa-signature/benefits/warranty-manager.html

American Express offers additional warranties on many purchases, americanexpress.com/us/content/card-benefits/extended-warranty.html

You can save $20 when you spend $200 at www.coupons.com/card-linked-offers/.

Learn more at www.coupons.com/blog.


Needle-Felted Scarves with Sophie Uliano

Sophie Uliano describes what needle felting is and demonstrates how to use a needle to adhere yarn to the fabric below it. Using this technique, Sophie embroiders a floral print on a scarf. She emphasizes the importance of using wool yarn for this project.

You can find an inexpensive silk scarf kit at www.pagewoodfarm.com.

For more from natural lifestyle expert Sophie Uliano go to: Website: www.gorgeouslygreen.com
Facebook: Facebook.com/GorgeouslyGreen
Twitter: @sophieuliano

DIY Couch Arm Wrap with Mark

Mark constructs a wooden tray to drape around the arm rest of a couch as a steady place to put food and drinks.

DIY Couch Arm Wrap with Mark
To prevent the fabric of your couch getting damaged when people place objects on the arm, Mark creates a DIY couch arm wrap to put drinks and more on. After staining the wood, he makes a flat table surface using a slate and then constructs bendable sides with little planks to hug the arm rest. Then, Mark adds cork as a non-stick surface.
Get the instructions>>

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