Today on Home & Family Thursday, December 5th, 2013
Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri
There she is, Miss America! Nina Davuluri joins us today to recall her crowning moment. The pageant queen advocates for the benefits of entering to earn scholarship money she plans to use towards medical school. Winning wasn't all jewels and sashes. Nina discusses the racial discrimination she faced and how her family handled the prejudice. Proud to share her culture on the stage, Nina shares a clip of her Bollywood dance performance. Nina also touches on how she overcame her battle with an eating disorder. Plus, she steps into the kitchen to make a healthy version of chicken lettuce wraps.
Ho! Ho! Ho! Sandie Newton jingles all the way here to elf around with a Christmas edition of Hollywood Steals that she's renaming Santa's Steals! When shopping for everyone on your "nice" list, no need to break the bank. And, Sandie promises that all these gifts will arrive at your doorstep from the North Pole in time for the holiday. A remote control helicopter and a rolling/giggling stuffed animal is great for the kids at just $18. Also for $18, a 6-in-one auto emergency tool kit. Perfect for spreading the love with girlfriends, this 4-pack of cell phone case clutches is a real bargain at $24. With styles for men and women, these waterproof watches are back by popular demand at 67% off. Last but not least, bling it out with Swarovski crystal jewelry. Plus, Sandie has one more bonus item online.
To take advantage of these Hollywood Steals and more, call 1-855-655-STEAL or visit http://www.hollywoodsteals.com/.
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Ross Mathews is back to share news about the second season renewal of hit talk show "Hello Ross!" and his People's Choice Award nomination. He also introduces his latest business venture, Swank, a discounted online marketplace for interior design. The new homeowner even takes us inside his swanky pad.
Swank offers surfaces up to 70% less than stores like Home Depot and Lowe's. Visit www.swank.la/invitationcode to sign up for an inviation to "Swank." The Swank online store opens January 28, 2014.
Baby's Holiday Gift Guide with Anya Sarre
Watch out Lady O! Style and trend expert Anya Sarre brings her pride and joy, son Sawyer Sarre, to share his list of favorite things. For family pajama parties, he enjoys matching mom to kick back and relax in soft and tag-less Kickee Pants. Sawyer sleeps through the night like a prince in his 100% certified organic cotton Naturepedic Mattress. That's not all. Anya also recommends Zulily.com for gifts at 50-70% off. For personalized items, 2PreppyGirls.com offers beautiful monogrammed goods. In a novel idea, Pleygo is a monthly subscription to rent Legos, so when your child is done building one project, you can return in exchange for a new one.
Debbie Matenopoulos hits the slopes with Alex Golunov of SkyTechSport. They demonstrate how Olympic athletes train year-round on this ski and snowboard simulator. Alex steps up to the challenge of attempting an exact replica of the race course that will be used in Sochi!
Head on over to www.skytechsport.com to learn more about the Beverly Hills studio.
You can follow TV host and personality Debbie Matenopoulos on Twitter @iamdebbiem. And, be on the lookout for her forthcoming cookbook, "It's All Greek to Me: Transform Your Health the Mediterranean Way with My Family's Century-Old Recipes," set to be released on April 29, 2014.
Best Stocking Stuffers You Never Thought Of
The family members empty their stockings for fun little gifts. Remember, some of the best things come in small packages. And, don't forget to include Duracell batteries when giving battery-operated gifts this holiday season. Plus, a gift too big to fit in Cristina's stocking, a 50" HD TV!
Thanks to our friends at Duracell one lucky viewer can enter for a chance to win this beautiful HD TV. Visit the Hallmark Channel Facebook page and click the "Home and Family HD TV Giveaway Tab." No purchase necessary, must be 18 years or older to win.
Festive "Foodie" Gifts in Mason Jars
Sophie Uliano puts a lid on thoughtful holiday gifts. To spread her love of cooking from scratch, Sophie jars ingredients to make hearty soup, chocolate chip cookies, deluxe minty hot chocolate, and oatmeal raisin cookies. She then personalizes these rustic, affordable gifts with a note, label, fabric, and ribbon.
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