Today on Home & Family
Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 (Original air date: Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
Lou Ferrigno & John Macaluso
The original Hulk Lou Ferrigno and Wizard World CEO John Macaluso spread news about comic conventions nationwide that enable fans of all ages to connect with their favorite stars. Lou also shares his secret to staying so buff with consistent workouts. Later, Mark and the guys construct a super hero themed bookshelf playset that offers plenty of storage space for action figures. They walk you through each step of the building process with an animated tutorial. Then, Mark teaches us all about "greebling."
Get instructions for Mark's DIY Hulk-sized bookshelf playset and the PDF of windows>>
For a complete list of upcoming pop culture events, check out wizardworld.com and follow them on Twitter @wizardworld.
Rachael Leigh Cook
Actress Rachael Leigh Cook is adjusting to motherhood and expresses how she's had to shift her priorities. She also discusses her decision to wait ten years after getting married to welcome a baby and how her husband juggles fatherhood along with two lead roles on TV series. Rachael then talks about wrapping season three of "Perception." She describes how she finds her part empowering and what it's taught her about psychology and human behavior.
"Perception" airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on TNT.
Purses & Shoes S.O.S. with Kym Douglas
Kym Douglas to the rescue! She is here to teach us tricks to preserve purses and shoes. First, Kym introduces us to an insert that helps us make the best use of space inside handbags. Plus, find out how to organize and condense the contents of your pocketbook. And, learn an easy way to wipe away scuff marks off bags with Vaseline or erase a scuff mark from suede shoes.
1. The Handbag Stylist- $19.95-$26.95, www.kymscorner.com, use coupon code KYM15 to receive 15% off
2. Leather Love Wipes, $5.49, methodhome.com/shop/leather-love-wipes/
3. Stretch Genie, $9.99, stretchgenie.com
Get additional tips from lifestyle and beauty expert Kym Douglas at KymDouglas.com. Follow her on Twitter @KymDouglas and like her on Facebook.
Actress and "mI promise" executive producer Lauralee Bell draws awareness to the grave statistics of the texting while driving epidemic, especially amongst teens. She shares a clip from her webseries, "mI promise," where she stars as the mother of a 16-year-old girl involved in a serious car accident because she was sending a text to her crush. Plus, Lauralee discusses her jubilation about receiving an Emmy nomination.
"The Young and the Restless" airs weekdays on CBS. #YR
Watch the webseries at mipromise.com.
Vegan Chef Makini Howell cooks Spicy Peach Tofu & Tempeh with Charred Purple Beans
Author of "Plum: Gratifying Vegan Dishes from Seattle's Plum Bistro" Chef Makini Howell has been a vegan since the age of two. She's devised a bookful of vegan-friendly recipes, so she never feels deprived of flavor, variety, and nutrients such as protein. Today, she makes spicy peach tofu and tempeh with charred purple beans.
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"Plum: Gratifying Vegan Dishes from Seattle's Plum Bistro" is available now at stores everywhere.
In-Ground Sprinkler Systems with Alex Nathanson
Rain Bird sprinkler expert Alex Nathanson teaches us how to conserve water during the drought much of the nation is facing, while still boasting a lush green lawn. An in-ground retractable water irrigation system is a great solution to save money and avoid wasting water. Plus, DIY enthusiasts can easily install it in only an afternoon's worth of time. Alex also explains why it's best to water your grass early in the morning when the wind is calm.
The Rain Bird 32ETI Easy to Install In-Ground Automatic Irrigation System is available for $179.98 at rainbird.com.
Alex and Rain Bird are going to help one lucky "Home & Family" viewer keep their lawn lush and green all summer long with a free Rain Bird In-Ground Sprinkler System! All you have to do is "Like" us on Facebook and post your favorite photo of your lawn or garden to our page and we'll select the winner at random. The contest closed on Friday, June 20th at 12 Midnight PST.
DIY Hydrating Skin Mists with Sophie Uliano
Sophie Uliano explains how a facial spritz can be hydrating, cooling, and refreshing. The scent and ingredients of mist are dependant on your skin type and climate. Sophie recommends lavender for oily skin in humidity, rose for dry skin, and cucumber with aloe vera to sooth puffiness around the eyes. Plus, mists also set makeup and act as a toner after cleansing.
Find the instructions here>>
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