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Today on Home & Family Thursday, January 2, 2014

Cristina's First Anniversary
Today marks one year since Cristina returned as host of "Home & Family." Happy First Anniversary, Cristina! She takes a moment to graciously thank co-host Mark, executive producer Woody Fraser, the entire crew, and all the family members for welcoming her back home 12 months ago.

Kate Gosselin

Realty TV star Kate Gosselin opens up on the impact fame had on her and her family.

Kate Gosselin
It's Mark & Cristina Plus Kate today on "Home & Family!" The mother of multiples tells us the positive impact her former reality show had on her family and how close the kids grew to their crew. To this day, her eight still watch DVDs of the series to reflect on fun times. Kate explains how the family adjusted to fame and weathered a very public divorce. Later, she gets her hands dirty in the kitchen to make meatloaf. It's a struggle to cook every night for such a large family, so Kate also shares a few leftover ideas.
Get the recipe here>>

Order Kate's cookbook, "Love Is in the Mix" at kateplusmy8.com.

Car Safety for Pets with Laura Nativo

"Fairy Dogmother" Laura Nativo shares tips on keeping your pets safe in the car.

Car Safety for Pets with Laura Nativo
Pet lifestyle expert Laura Nativo brings one of her furry companions to demonstrate how a harness can keep your dog safe in your car. She expresses how dangerous it is for a pet to be unrestrained. Laura even shows video of crash tests to illustrate.
Products:
1. Soft Carriers- $180-200
2. Clickit Utility Harness- $90 3. Doggie Driving Carseat- $200-300

Please visit "The Fairy Dogmother" Laura Nativo at: www.lauranativo.com
Twitter: @LauraNativo
Facebook: Facebook.com/LauraNativo
Instagram: Instagram.com/LauraNativo

Further educate yourself at centerforpetsafety.org.

DIY Water Catchment System with Galen Gering
Soap star and author Galen Gering rolls up his sleeves to install a DIY water catchment system on the "Home & Family" house. He explains why this is an economical and environmentally-friendly way to catch water to use later. Galen also fills us in on his character's hospitalization on "Days of Our Lives."

Watch "Days of Our Lives" weekdays on NBC.

Follow Galen on Twitter @galengering.

The Zoom Girls - Ombre Curtains

The ladies from ZOOM Interiors show how to turn plain white curtains into modern works of art.

ZOOM Girls
ZOOM Interiors LLC co-founders Madeline Fraser, Beatrice Fischel-Bock, and Lizzie Grover earn their stripes by making over three rooms in the home of Clemson students. They take us down to South Carolina to show us how they ZOOMed the living room, patio, and a bedroom in just one day. The budget-friendly interior designers also illustrate how to navigate their website. The gals stick around to show us how to turn a plain white curtain into a work of art.

If you want to "get zoomed," visit their website at www.zoominteriorsdesign.com. Fill out the survey and get started on a new design plan for your favorite room!

Michelle Buffardi
Say cheese! Michelle Buffardi explains how she got inspired to sculpt cheese for special occasions. She molds a turkey, penguin, snowman, and Christmas trees that are almost too cute to eat.
Michelle's book, "Great Balls of Cheese," is available on amazon.com. Please visit Michelle at MichelleBuffardi.com and ollow her on Twitter @MBuffardi.

The Carey Brothers - Granicrete Flooring

The Carey Brothers show you how to get a natural stone look for a fraction of the cost.

Granicrete Flooring with the Carey Brothers
Live like royalty and get a floor just like Princess Diana's. That's right, James and Morris Carey reveal the crown jewel of bathroom flooring. Granicrete looks like natural stone, but it's actually made out of concrete for a quarter of the cost. Hunter Miley of Total Property Solutions installs this into the "Home & Family" bathroom as the next stage of our complete remodel.
For additional information on Granicrete, check out granicrete.com. See more of what Hunter Miley has to offer at totalpropertysolutions.us.

Until next time, be sure to visit www.onthehouse.com for more with The Carey Brothers.

Cosmetics Drawer Organizing with Sophie Uliano

The diva of green solutions Sophie Uliano shares simple ways to organize your cometics drawer.

Cosmetics Drawer Organizing with Sophie Uliano
Sophie Uliano shares simple and creative solutions to tidy up your messy cosmetics drawer. She creates little compartments by cutting cereal boxes. Then, Sophie makes a girly blow dryer and flat iron holder using plumbing pipe.
Get Sophie's bathroom organization tips here>>

For more from eco health and beauty expert Sophie Uliano go to: Website: www.gorgeouslygreen.com
Facebook: Facebook.com/GorgeouslyGreen
Pinterest: GorgeouslyGreen
Twitter: @sophieuliano

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