Today on Home & Family Thursday, May 29th, 2014
Michael & Gina Spehn
Husband and wife Michael and Gina Spehn share their heartwarming story of love and loss in the Hallmark Movie Channel Original "The Color of Rain." When the two first met, they were each happily married to different spouses, who sadly lost battles with cancer just weeks apart. On her final days, Michael's wife encouraged him to reach out to Gina. The families' two sets of children further bonded the pair together. Michael and Gina explain they named their book "The Color of Rain" because of how they interpreted the symbolism of seeing a double rainbow in the sky. Now, the couple dedicates time to their non-profit organization, New Day Foundation for Families, which offers financial assistance to young families afflicted with cancer.
"The Color of Rain" premieres Saturday, May 31 at 9/8c on Hallmark Movie Channel. Learn more at foundationforfamilies.com.
Non-Invasive Facelift Alternatives with Kym Douglas
Kym Douglas gives new meaning to beauty rest! She introduces us to a pillow with a cut-out for your face to prevent wrinkling while you sleep. She also explains why collagen levels decrease with age and how you can delay this process with topical solutions, limiting sun exposure, eating healthy, destressing, and getting a decent amount of rest. Kym then demonstrates a nifty four-in-one gadget that helps smooth complexion, erase lines and wrinkles, tighten pores, and correct uneven texture by stimulating skin cells to make lotion go in deeper. Plus, she showcases a diamond mask as well.
The Face Preserver Pillow is available at facepreserverpillow.com. Use promo code "saveyourface."
The Skin Perfecter by Le Mieux is a DIY 4 in 1 Anti-Aging Beauty Tool. It's available at skinperfecter.com. Use the promo code HALLMARK for a special gift with purchase, a $65 value for free.
Lifeline Stem Cell is available at lifelineskincare.com. Use promo code HALLMARK for 20% off your purchase.
Forever Flawless Diamond Face Mask is available at foreverflawless.com. Use the promo code KymDouglas20 to receive 20% off your purchase.
"Dancing With the Stars" pro Mark Ballas gives us an update on the shoulder injury he sustained while rehearsing for the finals with celeb partner Candace Cameron Bure. He also discusses the mental and physical strength required to be a serious contender for the mirror ball trophy. Then, Mark introduces us to his band before performing their chart-topping single, "Get My Name."
"Dancing With the Stars" returns to ABC in the fall.
Actress Bianca Kajlich assures all the single ladies out there that good guys really do exist in her new series "Undateable." She discusses her Slovakian roots, how her dad used to intimidate her dates, and how she keeps his spirit alive. Bianca also shares her decision to welcome her seven-week-old daughter via home birth. "Undateable" airs Thursdays at 9/8c on NBC.
Follow Bianca on Twitter @misskajlich.
Maria Elia Cooks Slow-Braised Pork Belly
Chef and author Maria Elia explains the Greek tradition of smashing plates to bring good luck or to get rid of evils. In her book, aptly titled "Smashing Plates," Maria puts a modern twist on Greek flavors. Today, she prepares her slow-braised pork belly recipe.
Please visit thisismariaelia.com for additional recipes.
TMAC Flow Yoga with Todd McCullough
Fitness expert and creator of TMAC Flow Todd McCullough talks about transitioning from college football star to yoga enthusiast. When developing his TMAC Flow technique, Todd combined athletic movements with yoga poses to give bodies a ripped physique. Today, he teaches us some of his exercises. Todd wants to share all of his TMAC Flow workouts with our viewers. Just go to tmacfitness.com/workouts/ to download the workouts for free!
Pregnancy & Your Body with Debbie Matenopoulos & Dr. Sheryl Ross
American Board Certified OB GYN Dr. Sheryl Ross is helping her patient Debbie Matenopoulos every step of the way through her pregnancy. This is uncharted territory for the first-time mom-to-be, so Debbie comes bearing many uncertainties. Dr. Ross educates us on why morning sickness is a good symptom to have in a healthy pregnancy. Although Debbie's baby bump is tiny, Dr. Ross assures her it's due to her long torso. She breaks down where every pound of weight gain comes from during pregnancy and illustrates how a baby travels through the birth canal. Now in her second trimester, Debbie learns what may be causing her headaches, what organs have already developed in her baby, and that the fetus is actually hiccupping inside her! For more with Dr. Sheryl Ross, please visit drsherylross.com.
Follow TV personality and style expert Debbie Matenopoulos on Twitter
@IAmDebbieM. Her first cookbook, "It's All Greek to Me," is available in stores now.
Sandie Newton is back for a summer themed edition of Hollywood Steals. For $23.50, she highlights a waterproof pouch that protects your cell phone or digital camera from moisture, allowing you to take underwater photos. Perfect for a picnic, camping, or poolside snack, Sandie offers either a platter or bowl with a lid that comes with an insulated bag for under $25. You never know when Mother Nature might strike, so get prepared for a natural disaster with a set of five lights for $35. And, beat the heat with a blender that makes fresh margaritas and frappuccinos for $25.50. To take advantage of Hollywood Steals and more, call 1-855-655-STEAL (1-855-655-7832) or visit http://www.hollywoodsteals.com/.
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DIY Father's Day Hand Art with Ken Wingard
Cherish the father and child relationship this Father's Day. Ken Wingard teaches us to make a handprint shadowbox by tracing a kid's tiny hand inside their dad's larger hand. Then, he uses matting to create depth between the two palms for a three-dimensional effect.
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