Today on Home & Family Thursday, December 12th, 2013
Soleil Moon Frye
Actress, author, and self-proclaimed "momtrepreneur" Soleil Moon Frye certainly isn't letting pregnancy slow her down. She tells us about sacrificing sleep in order to excel in all her responsibilities. Soleil also takes full advantage of the power of social media to grow her business through expanding her community and marketing. Plus, she tells us about her family's memorable trip to India to meet the Dalai Lama. Then, Soleil sticks around to share her love of crafting by teaching us to decorate a picture frame.
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Holiday Gifts for Women with Kym Douglas
Kym Douglas has come bearing the hottest holiday gifts targeted for women. These personalized gifts are for the pampered ladies and hipster teens in your life. Ranging from beanies with embroidered social media phrases to pedicure boots to an organizational cosmetics box, Kym has something all the gals will love.
1. Cosmocube- the beauty essential, $159, mycosmocube.com
2. Vanity Stool, sallywheatinteriors.com
3. Bootie Pies- pedicure boots for posh toes, $39, bootiepies.com
4. Custom Beanies- the perfect gift for your tween, $22, rolfbleu.com
Coleen Christian Burke
White House decorator and author Coleen Christian Burke recalls how she campaigned for the coveted job over the course of four whole years! After working with multiple first ladies on bringing each year's holiday theme to life, Coleen has concluded that "The First Lady is the Commander in Chief of Christmas." In the Obama administration, it is Bo the First Dog who gives his final paw of approval! Coleen also shares examples of Michelle Obama's gingerbread crafts and teaches us to make Betty Ford's famous cranberry tree.
Coleen's book, "Christmas With the First Ladies," is available at coleenchristianburke.com.
John C. McGinley
"Ground Floor" actor John C. McGinley gets pumped up shooting in front of a live studio audience on the same stage as interiors of the classic film "Casablanca" were shot. With complete creative freedom to develop his character's persona, John wrote a 20-page document he calls "Mansfield Manifesto" to give the show's writing staff as a tool. Off camera, John is busy raising three children, one of whom has Down syndrome. It's because of this diagnosis that he actively raises money on behalf of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. For a special bonus message from John, please visit www.facebook.com/HomeandFamilyShow.
Learn more about the Global Down Syndrome Foundation at www.globaldownsyndrome.org.
Cristina Cooks "Taste of Home" Recipes
Managing editor of "Taste of Home" Mark Hagen joins us today via Skype as Cristina cooks three holiday recipes from their "Recipes Across America" cookbook. First up, is Mamie Eisenhower's classic, easy fudge recipe with marshmallow fluff as a secret ingredient. The recipe for Chesapeake crab dip follows. And finally, she whips up holiday almonds that make a great snack or hostess gift.
"Taste of Home" is the #1 food and entertaining magazine in the world, with 3.2 million readers. Each year, "Taste of Home" receives more than 11,000 ideas and recipe submissions from real home cooks across the country. Just under 2,000 recipes are tested and then featured in "Taste of Home" magazines, cookbooks, and on tasteofhome.com.
Matt Rogers' No-Sew DIY T-Shirt Blanket
Matt Rogers sorted through his T-shirt collection and discovered some with sentimental value that he doesn't wear any longer. So, he found a way to turn them into a no-sew blanket. He cuts the T-shirt into a square, sprays the back with fabric adhesive, and then presses it on the blanket with an extremely hot iron. Less than $30 later, you've got yourself a new blanket to snuggle under! Head on over to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HomeandFamilyShow for a special message from Matt.
Check out TV personality and country singer Matt Rogers at mattrogersusa.com.
Keep safe and warm this winter with Sandie Newton's weekly dose of Hollywood Steals! With such deep discounts, we've been selling out each week. Although we've ordered extra units, Sandie encourages you to act fast. If you've got the moves like Jagger, treat yourself to a neckwarmer worn by "Sexiest Man Alive" Adam Levine for only $12. We also have an assortment of other scarves at up to 79% off sticker price. And, take a walk on the wild side with these animal print wraps at 63% off or a fringed poncho for a 70% savings. Your car will also get chilly during the cold months, so invest in an ice scraper complete with a heater and light for a measly $14.
To take advantage of these Hollywood Steals and more, call 1-855-655-STEAL or visit http://www.hollywoodsteals.com/.
Visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/hollywoodsteals for contests and giveaways!
To learn more about Hallmark Channel's Pet Project, visit www.hallmarkchannel.com/petproject. Consider adopting a kitten from BestFriends.org/LA.
Gold Leaf Bowls with Tanya Memme
Tanya Memme has the Midas touch! Using modge podge, she paper-m â ch é s a balloon into a gold leaf bowl. And, it only cost her a few pennies.
All proceeds from the jewelry sold at store.miraclesinaction.org go to women and children in Guatemala who don't have access to fresh water or education.
Hallmark Stocking Stuffers
Mark and Cristina are holly and jolly as they fill Christmas stockings with all sorts of little goodies. Hallmark Gold Crown's Blink-A-Long Musical Scarf, itty bittys stuffed animals, Reindeer Lighted Miniature Snow Globe, Jingle and Bell Plush Ornaments and Yule-K-Lele are sized perfectly to plump up our stockings.
All these products are available at Hallmark Gold Crown Stores nationwide and hallmark.com.