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Today on Home & Family: Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Shirley Bovshow's DIY Christmas Tree Watering Stick
Garden designer Shirley Bovshow makes her season 3 debut with a special holiday themed craft. Today Shirley revolutionizes the way you take care of your Christmas tree when she shows how you can create your own DIY Christmas Tree Watering Stick! Not only is this craft simple to make, it’s certain to save you time and effort this holiday season.

And you can get more great gardening tips and tricks from Shirley Bovshow by visiting her at www.edenmakers.com.

Singer Jewel discusses her campaign for Affordable Housing
Singer & philanthropist Jewel discusses her work to raise awareness for, and inspire people to learn about, public housing. The campaign is a personal one for Jewel, who herself became homeless at age 18. Jewel discusses the need to combat the stigma associated with public housing and shares important statistics on those Americans who are in need. And later, Jewel plays a sample of her new song “Home to Me,” inspired by the winning entries from the ReThink: Why Housing Matters Song Contest.
Learn more how you can help an American in need by visiting www.rethinkhousing.org.

And make sure you visit Jewel at her website, www.jeweljk.com.

Cristina Cooks: Fabio Viviani's Gemelli Amatriciana
Filling in for Fabio Viviani, today Cristina shows how to make his recipe for Gemelli Amatriciana. This simple dish combines white wine, Pancetta, and fresh herbs for a wonderfully hearty Italian flavor. Topped with fresh Parmesan, Cristina does true justice to this not to be missed recipe from Fabio’s very own cookbook.
Get Fabio Viviani’s Gemelli Amatriciana recipe here>>

And you can get more delicious recipes from Fabio Viviani at www.fabioviviani.com.

Mark & Cristina Chat with Actress Cybill Shepherd
Legendary actress and longtime friend of Cristina, Cybill Shepherd stops by to chat about her amazing career. Cybill first opens up about her latest achievement, becoming a grandmother. Cybill also discusses the unique set of events that led her to become one of the top fashion stars of her time. And later, Cybill discusses her latest movie, “Kelly & Cal,” and also opens up about her deep love of animals.

Fall Fashions for Less with Debbie Matenopoulos
Fresh off the runways of New York’s Fashion Week, Debbie Matenopoulos discusses the latest fashion trends for fall. This year’s trends include floral prints, ladylike cuts, and architectural designs. Today Debbie shows how you can mimic some of the hottest trends from the top fashion houses, all for a fraction of the cost!
Get the latest fashion and baby updates from Debbie on her twitter feed @iamdebbie.

Matt Rogers – Men Can Shop Too!
Matt Rogers is back to share some great tips for guys who are unfamiliar with the grocery store. Matt, who recently welcomed his third child, has taken the initiative and is helping his wife by doing the food shopping. A former novice at the store, Matt shows how creating a game plan can make grocery shopping a breeze. And for all the guys out there, Matt shares some extra tips that will show that special person in your life just how much you care!

Jen Bricker & Olympian Dominique Moceanu
Arial performer and motivational speaker Jen Bricker shares how she found her long lost sister, Olympic gold medalist Dominique Moceanu. Having been born without legs and put up for adoption at birth, Jen reveals how her own adoptive mother held the key to finding her biological family. Then the long lost sisters share what it was like meeting for the first time and share how their lives have changed since.
You can learn more about Jen Bricker by visiting her website, www.jenbricker.com.

And be sure to get your copy of Dominique Moceanu’s book “Off Balance” available in bookstores now!

Greening Your Nursery With Sophie Uliano
With Debbie’s due date just around the corner our eco-expert Sophie Uliano shares some great tips on creating a green nursery for your baby. Sophie first explains some of the most important factors to consider before painting or purchasing nursery furnishings. Then Sophie shows some all-natural solutions that will ensure that your baby has a totally green and non-toxic nursery.

We thank our friends at The Ultimate Green Store.com for providing healthy green products for us to demonstrate.

The Ultimate Green Store also has a comprehensive green baby shower registry (organic bedding, bath, clothes, toys, feeding kits, cleaning products).

And make sure you drop in on Sophie at her Facebook page, Facebook.com/gorgeouslygreen.

Mark’s Tips on Turning Photos into Art
Today Mark shares some simple tips to turn your favorite photographs into gorgeous pieces of art. Using new software from Alien Skin, Mark shows how you can enhance your own favorite photos. And the best part, this software is so simple that even the most novice user can make stunning works of art!

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