Today on Home & Family Monday, October 21st, 2013
" Dancing With the Stars" pro Karina Smirnoff returns to "Home & Family" for another visit to tell us the role storytelling plays in her choreography. She also defends the judges' sometimes harsh scoring and explains her involvement in designing her costumes. Karina reveals that last week's dress was inspired by the wedding gown she planned to wear when she had been engaged. Karina gives details about the "Game of Thrones" themed routine she and partner Corbin Bleu will be performing tonight. The mirror ball champ admits to some silly pre-show rituals and superstitions. Later, we surprise her with a special video message from season 13 partner J.R. Martinez! And, Karina gets the entire family on their feet for a workout session.
"Dancing With the Stars" airs Mondays at 8/7c on ABC. Vote for Karina and Corbin at abc.com or by calling 1-800-868-3406.
Dr. Sara Gottfried, MD
Hormone specialist and author Dr. Sara Gottfried, MD has eye-opening insight into the key hormone cortisol, which is the main stress hormone. She teaches us how to maintain this hormone level naturally with phosphatidylserine supplement, rhodiola herb, and fish oil. The doctor even prescribes chocolate to neutralize this imbalance! Dr. Gottfried explains why high levels of cortisol impact your overall health, contributing to fluctuations in blood sugar, fat storage, and depression. And, she tells us what symptoms to look for and how to get tested.
For more information, get a copy of Dr. Sara Gottfried's book, "The Hormone Cure," at thehormonecurebook.com.
Kym Douglas' Teenage Boy Beauty Tips
Author and beauty expert Kym Douglas blows the whistle on teenage boys' acne and body odor. Her son Hunter and three of his teammates from the Oaks Christian football team, Holden, Eddie, and Jaylen, remove their helmets for some pampering. Kym and Cristina paint a mask on the boys' faces and rub wipes and orange peels on their sweat glands. Then, the guys step out of their stinky cleats to soak their feet in a tub of refreshing JELL-O.
1. Mix honey, kiwi, and cinnimon for an effective anti-blemish mask.
2. Use Aztec indian Healing Clay to combat body acne, www.aztec-secret.com.
3. Soak feet in JELL-O to combat odor.
4. Control underarm sweat with Sweatblock, www.sweatblock.com.
Get additional tips from lifestyle and beauty expert Kym Douglas at KymDouglas.com.
DIY Giant Spider with Tanya Memme
Give your neighbors the heebie-jeebies with this creepy crawler on your lawn. Tanya Memme demonstrates how to build a spooky giant spider with styrofoam and PVC pipes. With all eight of its eyes, it'll be watching all the trick-or-treaters walking up your driveway this Halloween.
Dot Marie Jones
" Glee" star Dot Marie Jones sheds a tear as she mourns the loss of castmate Cory Monteith and discusses the series' emotional tribute to the late actor, including how Lea Michele is coping. She recalls how she bonded with Cory on set and what it was like sharing a gut-wrenching locker-room scene with Mark Salling on the latest episode. Dot explains why it wasn't necessary for the script to specify the circumstances surrounding character Finn Hudson's untimely death. She also comments on the announcement that "Glee" will be wrapping up the series at the end of next season. And, in a great pumpkin heist, Dot shows video of herself stealing a neighbor's pumpkin to carve special jack-o-lanterns for Mark and Cristina!
The Pet Lifestyle Coach Megan Blake from Animal Attractions TV and Pet Life Radio and her rescue dog Super Smiley, National Spokesdog for The American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards, are here to educate prospective pet owners on adoption during National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. She teaches us what to consider when deciding if you can offer a dog its "furever" home. Evaluate your lifestyle to find a pup that is the perfect fit for you and factor in the cost involved and training commitment. Megan lists questions you should ask the shelter to learn more about the pooch you're considering to welcome home as your new best friend.
"The Hero Dog Awards" air Wednesday, October 30 at 8/7c on Hallmark Channel. To learn more about Hallmark Channel's Pet Project, visit www.hallmarkchannel.com/petproject.
Cristina Cooks Butternut Squash Soup with Spiderweb Garnish
Cristina teaches Dot Marie Jones to make a web-errific butternut squash soup recipe. For a Halloween themed presentation, she draws a spiderweb using reduced balsamic vinegar on the surface of the soup.
Get the recipe here>> Click here to get your copy of Cristina's cookbook, "Big Bowl of Love." Get additional recipes from Cristina at www.cristinaferrarecooks.com.
For more recipes and crafts, check "Home & Family" out on Pinterest at pinterest.com/hallmarkchannel.
This week's Makeover Monday candidate is recent college grad Angela Cardon. In just two hours, she shines even brighter with the help of our glam squad. Now, she's dressed to impress on job interviews. Our expert styling team suggests job seekers dress appropriate for the industry they're applying for, keep hair sleek and professional, keep makeup pretty, fresh, and natural, and evoke confidence in the outfit.
Check out the glam squad at: George Papanikolas, celebrity hairstylist georgepapanikolas.com
Laurie Graham, fashion stylist, lauriegrahamstyle.com
Vivian Martin, pro artist for Kevyn Aucoin, kevynaucoin.com
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