Today on Home & Family
Monday, January 20th, 2014
Actress Bonnie Bedelia tells us what it's like to keep the flame alive with Craig T. Nelson, her on-screen husband in "Parenthood." The two have been cast as a married couple various times in different roles. When she's not in character as Camille Braverman on the hit NBC sitcom, Bonnie often finds herself at the easel, painting portraits of her family and castmates.
"Parenthood" airs Thursdays at 10/9c on NBC.
Jessie Jane's DIY Custom Swaddle Blanket
All parents know how much newborns love being swaddled like a tight burrito. Jessie Jane has a cute craft to personalize your baby's swaddle blanket by painting and stamping the muslin fabric.
Get instructions here>>
For more with Jessie Jane, visit lilyshop.com and Facebook.
Financially Fearless with Alexa von Tobel
Harvard Business School dropout Alexa von Tobel, who did earn an undergraduate degree from the esteemed Ivy League university, took a leave of absence from school to establish a financial planning website. Her mission is to empower people with their finances by helping clients balance their budget and devise a plan. Alexa stresses the importance of setting money aside for emergencies, retirement, and paying debt.
1. 50% of your take-home pay should go to essentials.
2. 20% of your take-home pay should go to the future.
3. 30% of your take-home pay should go to your lifestyle.
Find "Financially Fearless" by Alexa von Tobel, CFP, on Amazon.com and in stores everywhere! Visit the LearnVest.com website to take control of your money today and follow Alexa on Twitter @AlexavonTobel and @LearnVest.
David Mizejewski & Wild Animals
From the National Wildlife Federation, David Mizejewski brings along some furry and slithery friends. These ambassador animals live in captivity to educate audiences on the species. As an education partner with the animated film "The Nut Job," find out how the groundhog featured on the show today was involved in the movie. We also meet a rat, wallaby, popcorn-scented binturong, and a screaming armadillo. Then, the moment Mark has been dreading for days! He gets the heebie-jeebies as David brings out the largest snake in the world, a Burmese python.
Get tickets for "The Nut Job," in theaters now.
Learn more about David and the National Wildlife Federation at www.nwf.org/david-mizejewski.aspx and naturegeeknwf.tumblr.com.
Hollywood newcomer Barkhad Abdi discusses how he went from chauffering a limo to his Oscar nominated role as a Somali pirate in the critically acclaimed "Captain Phillips." After hearing an advertisement for a local casting call for a Somali actor, the un-trained actor was called back multiple times before being offered the role of a lifetime to star alongside Tom Hanks. Barkhad is credited for ad-libbing the most profound line in the film, "I am the captain now," when he takes over control of the ship. Once fearing for his life in Somalia before escaping to Yemen and later the U.S., Barkhad's biggest concern now is deciding who to take as his date to the Academy Awards.
"Captain Phillips" is in theaters now and available on Blu-ray tomorrow. You can follow him on Twitter @realbarkhad.
The Oscars air live on Sunday, March 2 at 7e/6c/4p on ABC.
Chef CJ Jacobson
From "Top Chef," Chef CJ Jacobsen traded Olympic dreams for a career in the kitchen. At his restaurant Girasol, he's now known for his farm-to-table California cuisine. Today, CJ cooks forest floor roasted pears with burrata and basil. He explains how he developed this recipe through experimentation.
Click here for the recipe>>
Follow Chef CJ Jacobsen on Twitter @bigceej.
Still grieving the loss of her husband and father, Ellen Gordon is in dire need of some cheering up. "Home & Family" treats her like a princess for a day, giving the mother a jaw-dropping makeover. Daughter Kim is here as well to offer her mom encouragement to start anew and get a second chance at love.
Meet the beauty squad:
Debbie Matenopoulos, @IAmDebbieM
Brenda Cooper, Emmy Award winning stylist, brendacooper.com and @bcbrendacooper
Briana Cisneros, celebrity hairstylist, brianacisneros.com
Tasha Reiko Brown, celebrity makeup artist, tashareikobrown.com
Jewelry provided by Jewelry Television, jtv.com. "Home & Family" viewers can go to jtv.com/homeandfamily for a promotional discount.
Hair products provided by Bumble and Bumble. Clothing provided by Eva Varro, evavarro.com.
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