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Today on Home & Family Monday, June 3rd 2013


From "The Real Housewives of Orange County," Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley
From Bravo's hit reality series, "The Real Housewives of Orange County," Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley join the show today! Gretchen, and 'housewife hunting' fiance Slade, share how their 14 year friendship turned into a new lifelong commitment. And later, we get a sneak peek at the upcoming season of "The Real Housewives of Orange County!"

Keep up with Gretchen Rossi & Slade Smiley on twitter at @sladesmiley & @gretchenrossi.

“The Real Housewives Of Orange County” airs Mondays at 9/8c on Bravo.

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Founders of The Mother Company, Abbie Schiller & Samantha Kurtzman-Counter
Created by moms, for moms, The Mother Company is redefining children's entertainment by producing quality programming to address modern everyday challenges. Today Mark & Cristina welcome high school friends and founders of the Mother Company, Abbie Schiller & Samantha Kurtzman-Counter, to discuss how they turned their goal of improving children's TV programming into a successful business, even winning the prestigious Parents' Choice Award. Plus, the "Mother Company Mamas" offer some great advice for any aspiring entrepreneurs!

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Learn more about The Mother Company at www.themotherco.com.

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Cristina Cooks Lemon Chicken Sandwiches
Today in the kitchen Cristina shares a light and flavorful sandwich recipe. Perfect for spring and summer, Cristina shows how to make a simple lemon chicken sandwich. Using fresh and colorful ingredients makes it perfect for the spring and summer season. Plus, Cristina has a few useful tips on getting the most out of your lemons.

And don't forget to visit us at pinterest.com/hallmarkchannel for more great Home & Family recipes!

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Sophie Uliano's DIY Sunscreen & Sunburn Treatments
Here with recipes for DIY sunscreen and sunburn treatments is the ' Gorgeously Green Sophie Uliano! First Sophie shows how to make her green tea sunscreen, a mineral sunscreen that blocks the sun's rays while also acting as an anti-aging cream. And later, Sophie's special assistant helps her demonstrate a very special sunburn treatment!

Get more eco-friendly tips and ideas from Sophie Uliano at: GorgeouslyGreen.com & @SophieUliano.

Laura Nativo - Disaster Kits for you Pets

The Fairy Dogmother Laura Nativo shares her tips on creating disaster kits for your pets.

Disaster Kits for your Pets
The need to take disaster precautions for yourself and your pets has become ever more apparent in the wake of recent natural disasters. So to help you and your pets prepare for the unthinkable, "The Fairy Dogmother," Laura Nativo shares some great tips on making sure your entire family can weather any storm. Today Laura shows how to properly prepare a disaster kit for your animals, many of which can apply to our own disaster preparedness plans!

Get more from "The Fairy Dogmother," Laura Nativo at facebook.com/lauranativo.

And, for more information on Strangest Angels Animal Rescue and the dogs available for adoption go to strangestangels.org.

Living on a Dollar a Day

Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci share what it's like living in extreme poverty on a dollar a day!

Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci: Living on a Dollar a Day
In 2010 Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci experienced the what life is like for more than a billion people worldwide, by spending a summer in Guatemala living on a dollar a day. Today Zach and Chris share their eye-opening story with Mark & Cristina, including an inspiring look at how even in the midst of extreme poverty, people still strive to support each other. And later, Chris and Zach share information on what all of us can do to help the most desperate people in the world.

Learn more about "Living on One" at livingonone.org. And, you can donate to living on one foundation at www.livingonone.org/donate.html#donate-to-living-on-one.

And learn how you can donate to Microfinance www.wholeplanetfoundation.org/get-involved/campaign/living-on-one.

Hollis Wilder's "Potluxe"

3-time winner of Food Network's "Cupcake Wars," Hollis Wilder shows how to turn a traditional potluck into a "potluxe."

Hollis Wilder's Savory Cupcakes
Three-time winner of Food Network's " Cupcake Wars" & author of " Savory Bites," Hollis Wilder takes over the Home & Family kitchen. Today Hollis shows how to use a cupcake pan to turn a traditional potluck into a "potluxe." Hollis's collection of savory cupcakes will completely change the way you look at your traditional cupcakes. And, make sure you visit us on twitter @homefaminsider for your chance to win an autographed copy of "Savory Bites."

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Discover the "potluxe dinner" and more great recipes from Hollis Wilder at www.holliswilder.com.

For your chance to win an autographed copy of "Savory Bites," follow us on twitter @homefaminsider and look for our #savory tweet. Retweet that exact tweet to be entered for your chance at winning one of 10 autographed copies of " Savory Bites."

Mark's DIY Light Box

Today Mark shows how to create a DIY light box to add a professional touch to your photographs.

Mark's DIY Light Box
Today Mark shares tips on making a DIY light box so you can create studio quality photos at home! For anyone making boards on pinterest or selling products online, using a light box gives you a clean background for that added professional look. Plus, as Mark demonstrates, you can create your own light box with just a few simple steps!

And for more great craft ideas, visit Home & Family on pinterest.com/hallmarkchannel.