Today on Home & Family
Addi Somekh has traveled the world entertaining audiences with the gift of balloons! Addi's balloon twisting talents have brought laughs and smiles to thousands across cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Today, Addi is teaching us how to manipulate balloons into creative and fun ways to entertain your own home and family guests. Plus, Addi takes a moment to demonstrate how to play a balloon like a musical instrument!
Learn more about Addi's balloon art here: www.newballoonart.com. You can also follow Addi on twitter at: @newballoonart.
The beautiful and talented Bellamy Young is joining our family today! Bellamy is no stranger to the 'silver screen' including her current role as the First Lady in the hit ABC Drama "Scandal." Today, Bellamy talks about playing "The Nation's Hostess" and even gives a sneak preview on what's in store for the next season of the show.
Learn more about Bellamy Young at www.bellamyyoung.com. And don't miss "Scandal," airing Thursdays on ABC at 10/9c: www.abc.go.com/shows/scandal.
Should You Give Your Kids an Allowance?
Financial expert and founder of "Recessionista.com," Nicole Lapin stops by today! Nicole is offering advice on the pros and cons of giving your kids an allowance. Plus, Nicole gives some helpful advice on teaching your kids the value of a dollar, including creating a structure of incentives to teach responsible money management.
Get all of Nicole's Allowance Tips for Kids here>>
Get more financial advice and resources from Nicole at: www.recessionista.com.
Dr. Sandra Lee
As we all get older, "wisdom spots" are an unavoidable reality. Today, with the help of Dr. Sandra Lee, were going to show you how to effectively treat these common skin ailments. Dr. Lee offers some very helpful advice and information on age spots, (medically known as Solar Lentigo) including ways to differentiate an age spot from melanoma. And later, Dr. Lee walks us through several of the more popular treatments for 'age' spots reviewing products ranging from topical creams to lasers.
If you would like more information from Dr. Lee, visit her at: www.skinps.com.
Linda’s "Container Cake Baking" Tips:
Beverly Hills organizer to the stars and host of Style Network's "Clean House," Linda Koopersmith is here to teach us how to make a show-stopping gift! Today, Linda is going to teach us how to make a cake-styled gift box with some simple and reusable craft supplies. Linda's "container cakes" craft project is perfect for just about any occasion, from baby showers to sending your kids off to college. Plus, everything you'll see today is available at either the Container Store or your neighborhood craft supply store.
- Determine the bottom container size by the largest gift item and graduate up in smaller sizes
- Use raffia and colored tissue paper as filler and to color your gift
- Use ribbon and bows to hold the cake together
WATCH Linda create her container cakes>>
Get more great tips and crafts from Linda Koopersmith here: www.beverlyhillsorganizer.com.
Oscar Picks with Leonard Maltin
Iconic film critic Leonard Maltin stops by today with his picks for this year's Academy Awards. However, before we can get to Leonard's picks, he and Cristina have some history to clear up. Specifically, Cristina and Leonard discuss his review of Cristina's first movie, "The Impossible Years." Later, Leonard talks about his years as a film critic, including a walk down memory lane with a few of his reviews that did not sit well with some Hollywood "A-listers." And of course, Leonard gives his picks for Oscar night's biggest prizes!
WATCH Leonard Maltin review Cristina's first movie>>
Get more great film picks from Leonard Maltin at: www.leonardmaltin.com.