Today on Home & Family
Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
Travis Van Winkle
Actor Travis Van Winkle talks about setting sail on a quest to save the world as a Navy SEAL on the new series "The Last Ship." He discusses working with executive producer Michael Bay and learning first-hand from Navy SEALS on set. Travis also whipped himself into tip-top shape through Crossfit, muay thai, and knife and stick training. Plus, he shares details of becoming an ordained minister to officiate his best friend's wedding. And, Travis spreads goodwill around the world through his involvement with a "for purpose" charity called Build On. He tells us all about immersing himself in Malawi culture as he built a school in the community.
"The Last Ship" airs Sundays at 9/8c on TNT.
Follow Travis on Twitter @tvdub. Learn more about Build On at buildon.org.
Grilling the Perfect Burger with Chef Jamie Purviance
Chef Jamie Purviance gets your mouth watering with well over 100 types of burgers ranging from the basic beef burger to the perfect vegetarian meatless burger and everything in between. Plus, he runs down the five steps to achieve burger brilliance.
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Weber wants to get everyone grilling this summer and is giving away 10 copies of "Weber's Big Book Of Burgers" to our Home & Family viewers! Just follow us on Twitter and re-Tweet our Tweet using the hashtag, #GrillingWithWeber. The contest will close on Thursday, June 19th at 12 Midnight, PST.
Weber Genesis EP330 grill is available for $799.99 at weber.com.
Weber is giving one lucky "Home & Family" viewer their very own Genesis EP330 Grill, so they can make all of today's delicious recipes and so much more at home! Just "Like" us on Facebook and post your favorite grilling pictures to our page and we'll select the winner at random. The contest ends on Friday, June 20th at 12 Midnight PST.
Giant Lawn Checkers with Jessie Jane
Create a life-size checker board in your yard! Jessie Jane paints a grid on a large piece of astroturf and uses paint bucket lids as the playing pieces. Later, she also explains how to make giant chess pieces to get even more use out of your gameboard. Checkmate!
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For more with Jessie Jane, visit lilyshop.com and Facebook.
Firework Safety with Dr. JJ Levenstein
Board certified pediatrician Dr. JJ Levenstein, MD, FAAP provides us with safety tips to protect our families from the dangers associated with fireworks. She sheds light on the increase in fires on July 4th, warning to avoid setting off explosives near grass, trees, etc. It's also important for adults to handle fireworks, keeping in mind that children and teens are the most likely to get injured. Sparklers also pose great danger if held improperly. And remember, don't hover over duds. They may go off unexpectedly at any time. Also, make sure to wear eye protection at all times.
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Take parenting classes instructed by Dr. Levenstein online by visiting www.momassembly.com. To learn more about parents' concerns with kids go to her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheMDMoms. Also, find helpful parenting products at the website Dr. Levenstein co-founded and serves as president of, www.mdmoms.com.
Caprice Bourret, reality star and CEO of By Caprice Lingerie, is one of the newest Bravolebrities on the docu-series "Ladies of London." The SoCal born and raised beauty moved across the pond to pursue modeling and never turned back. She was thrust into the public eye suddenly thanks to a jaw-dropping Versace gown. Now, she's navigating polo grounds and palaces alongside three fellow American gals and two Brits with clashing personalities. Caprice also discusses her struggle to become a businesswoman in a man's world in England. And, she opens up about her unique path to motherhood. Soon after enlisting the help of a gestational carrier due to fertility issues, Caprice was luckily able to unexpectedly get pregnant naturally only one month later. Now, she is blessed with two biological babies born one month apart!
"Ladies of London" airs Mondays at 10/9c on Bravo.
Perfect Beach Day with Kym Douglas
Kym Douglas transports us to the tropics with some great beach gear. She introduces us to a towel that features a waterproof pocket to protect our cell phone. Then, Kym holds her towel securely down in the sand with a stake. To prevent the wind from blowing your towel off your chair, Boca Clips are the way to go. Plus, take a look at a nifty cup that also has storage for healthy snacks. And, protect your dog's delicate paws from the hot sand with a chilled gel pad.
1. Vertty Beach Towel, $89.90, kymscorner.com
2. Beach Tacs, rubber mounts for anchoring your beach towel, $12.99, Bed Bath and Beyond
3. Snackeez double compartment food and beverage container, $9.99, Bed Bath and Beyond
4. Comfort Cooling Gel Pet Mat, $9.99-$39.99, Bed Bath and Beyond
Get additional tips from lifestyle and beauty expert Kym Douglas at KymDouglas.com. Follow her on Twitter @KymDouglas and like her on Facebook.
Ask Kym Douglas
Kym Douglas answers "Home & Family" viewer questions regarding her beauty regimen. Learn a gentle way to moisturize skin with coconut or Cetaphil cream while battling cancer. Find out the best course for skincare after the age of 50. Kym reveals the secret to her soft and smooth hands! She wears gloves while driving to prevent sun damage through the windows. Plus, Kym reveals the #1 thing she's discovered since becoming a beauty product aficionado.
Useful Household Items Under $20 with Tanya Memme
Tanya Memme showcases useful household items costing less than 20 bucks! To prevent her morning cup of coffee from spilling all over her laptop, Tanya has fallen in love with a suction cup mug. Freshen up your stinky boots and shoes with odor eliminator inserts. Erase temporary tattoos from your skin in seconds thanks to coarse towels. And, free form trays make serving and cleaning up a meal as easy as 1-2-3.
1. The Mighty Mug, $9.99, bedbathbeyond.com
2. Fresh Wave Odor Eliminator, $9.99, bedbathbeyond.com
3. Cats Tongue Cleaning Towels, $6.99, catstonguetowels.com, 25% off coupon code: tanyatips
4. Free Form Tray, $17.99, bedbathbeyond.com
Tweet lifestyle expert Tanya Memme @Tanya_Memme. Also, visit her on Facebook and check out TanyaMemme.com.
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