Today on Home & Family
6-time Grammy award winner and international superstar Toni Braxton joins our family. Today, Toni talks about some of the ups and downs of her career, including her 2008 lupus diagnosis. Toni talks with Mark and Cristina about how her life and career have changed since her diagnosis. Plus, we get a special look at Toni's upcoming movie "Twist of Fate." The film gets Toni back into her gospel roots, telling the story of a teacher and gospel singer who helps a lost Jewish Cantor find love. And later, we get a to hear about Toni's future musical plans and get caught up on her reality show, "Braxton Family values."
WATCH Toni Braxton talk about her battle with Lupus>>
You can get all the news and music you love from Toni Braxton at: www.tonibraxton.com.
Dean McDermott's Man's Survival Toolkit
"The Gourmet Dad", Dean McDermott has an emergency kit that every man must have! Today, Dean is showing off his "Man's Survival Kit," that will help every guy say thank you in a personalized way. With Dean's tools you can turn a simple store-bought bouquet into a creative and romantic gift that say's "I'm Sorry" or "I Love you." Plus, Dean's "Man's Survival Kit" can help any guy create date night on the fly!
Get more tips and recipes from Dean McDermott here: www.deanmcdermott.com.
Actress Renee Felice Smith
From the hit crime drama NCIS Los Angeles, Renee Felice Smith is hanging out in the house today. Renee chats about playing a "gadget queen" on the show. Plus, Renee tells us what it's like working with heartthrob LL Cool J! And later, Renee shows off her dancing skills and teaches Mark and Cristina how to tap dance!
Follow Renee on twitter at: @reneefsmith, and watch NCIS Los Angeles Tuesdays at 9/8C on CBS!
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Mark's Father-Son Project
It's a special day for us on Home & Family; Mark has his boy's Kai and Avery to help dad show you a great project for you and the kids. Today, Mark and the boys are going to show you how to make a wooden floor mat for your mudroom. This simple and colorful project is a great way to get your kids familiar with some basic power tools. Plus, Mark gives you some great tips on keeping your kids safe when working with tools.
Get Mark's Wooden Floor Mat Instructions here>>
Winterizing Your Pipes
If you're not in sunny Southern California, chances are you are feeling the cold of winter. Freezing temperatures can do expensive and destructive damage to the pipes in your home, and with parts of the country reaching near record lows, we've got some very handy tips on winterizing your pipes. Owner of "Morganized Plumbing," contractor and plumber Morgan Spiegel is here to show you how to protect your pipes from the cold. And, not only can Morgan's tips help save your pipes in the winter, but they can also help make your hole more energy efficient all year-round.
Get all of Morgan Spiegel's Winterizing tips here>>
Learn how you can "Morganize" your home here: www.morganizedplumbing.com.