Today on Home & Family Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
It's the story, of a lady named Florence, who was raising four kids of her own! "The Brady Bunch" matriarch Florence Henderson opens up about balancing motherhood both on and off screen. She tells us why she loved to film the show on location at times and shares a scary story about nearly drowning in Hawaii. Then, Florence sings the "Home & Family" tune before playing a game of "Name that TV Show Theme Song" with the rest of the bunch. Later, she demonstrates her workout routine, called the Five Ancient Secrets to the Fountain of Youth. And, we celebrate this Valentine's Day baby's birthday a few days early!
See how Florence stays so limber>> Florence guest stars on ABC's "Trophy Wife" on March 18 at 9:30/8:30c.
Valentine's Day Gifts with Kym Douglas
If you're looking to score brownie points with your special someone this Valentine's Day, lucky for you, Kym Douglas presents great gift ideas at a discount. Your leading lady may want to snuggle up in cozy pajamas or a robe. Or, give the gift that keeps on giving…a monthly subscription to quality beauty products. And, go off to the races by supporting retired racehorses turned artists with the purchase of "Run for the Roses" boxes of chocolate. Or, treat your gal to lotion that will keep her skin silky smooth.
Say "I Love You" every month with Level Naturals' "The Good Box," available at levelnaturals.com. "Home & Family" viewers get 10% off with the promo code HMCgb10.
Nonnie Waller's "Run for the Roses" Chocolates are available at nonniewallers.com.
Jaqua's Buttercream Frosting Body Lotion is a celebrity favorite, available at jaquabeauty.com.
Couscous Salad with Walnuts and Dates
Cristina makes a simple and healthy couscous salad with walnuts and dates. She explains that couscous is derived from semolina, just like traditional pasta is. Then, she drizzles lemon juice and Felipe Berrio Olive Oil on top.
"Men At Work" star James Lesure tells us his initial thought after first reading the show's script. Admitting it's a collaborative effort, James explains the premise of the series. He also shares photos of his short-lived career as an amateur boxer during his college years.
"Men At Work" airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on TBS.
Sophie Uliano makes solid perfume you can easily take on the go without fear of it spilling all over the place. Using jojoba oil and beeswax, she teaches us to create fragrance using three notes…base, middle, and high.
Take a whiff of this recipe:
In the base of 1 ounce jojoba oil and 1 tsp. of beeswax, add:
1. Earthy/Sensuous: 48 drops of Vetiver, 36 drops of Lavender, and 60 drops of Bergamot 2. Floral: 48 drops Patchouli, 36 drops of Geranium, and 60 drops of Sweet Orange For more from natural lifestyle expert Sophie Uliano go to: Website: www.gorgeouslygreen.com
Potty Training 101 with Dr. JJ Levenstein
Board certified pediatrician Dr. JJ Levenstein, MD, FAAP helps parents navigate the rite of passage out of diaperhood. She explains what signals children give to indicate they're ready to begin the potty training process. Dr. Levenstein discusses the average age that kids are ready to take the throne, how to prepare for accidents, and the best ways to reward and incentivize good behavior.
Mark's DIY Tie-a-Tie
Ready or knot, here Mark comes! Cristina and James Lesure get all tied up as Mark leads a tutorial on proper tie tying etiquette. He shows us three different techniques and how to get the dimple in front.
Shirley Bovshow's Valentine's Day Container Garden
Why gift just a dozen roses on Valentine's Day? Impress your lady with an entire garden! Shirley Bovshow plants a miniature rose garden in a container. She builds a beautiful arbor from repurposed bottles, plus roses from the grocery store.
Find the steps here>> Check out Shirley Bovshow's garden designing expertise at edenmakers.com and follow her on Twitter @EdenMaker.
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