Friday, May 13th, 2016

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Fiona Gubelmann Stops By - Home & Family

Fiona Gubelmann Interview

The actress visits Home & Family to talk about her all-new Hallmark Channel Original Movie, “Tulips in Spring,” which premieres May 14th at 9/8c. Fiona elaborates on what it was like filming the movie in Vancouver, British Columbia during the springtime when the flowers were all in full bloom. In real life, Fiona also worked at a flower shop while in college. She has always had a love for flowers and even made her own floral crowns and boutonnieres for her 2008 wedding. Fiona also stays to demonstrate how to make floral crowns.

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Chef Vikki Krinsky Cooks - Home & Family

Vikki Grinsky Cooks

Chef Vikki Grinsky talks about what it is like working for celebrities like Seth McFarlane, Owen Wilson and Tobey Maguire. Today, she is in the Home & Family kitchen preparing a Vietnamese sandwich called bahn mi with grilled steak. Everybody agrees that this is a fun dish because there are so many delicious flavors in the sandwich. She uses flank steak for the meat. Afterwards, she pairs the banh mi with The Ginger Rat cocktail. While cooking, Vikki also reveals she got engaged to her comedian boyfriend on New Year’s Eve.

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DIY Finalist: Leanne Lee - Home & Family

Refurbished Dresser

Dream Jobbing finalist Leanne Lee is at Home & Family demonstrating her DIY skills by making a refurbished dresser from IKEA. She picked an IKEA dresser because it is sturdy and has basic parts. She encourages using a variety of knobs for the dresser to add some creativity and makes it look vintage. This entire DIY will only cost you $65 compared to $300 at a retail shop. She even refurbishes a dresser for Home & Family to use in the house!

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Dolph Lundgren Interview

The muscleman actor Dolph Lundgren sits down with Mark and Cristina to talk about his iconic career, which includes being the nemesis in “Rocky IV.” Before becoming an actor, Dolph set out to be a chemical engineer but it was his former girlfriend Grace Jones who encouraged him to go into acting. Now Dolph is starring in the new comedy, “Kindergarten Cop 2,” a role originated by Arnold Schwarzenegger which is available today on DVD, Digital HD and On-Demand.

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Surfing Dogs

Joey Herrick is the founder of Lucy Pet Foundation, which brings awareness to spaying and neutering pets! He is joined by Tim Estes who is a float engineer. The men talk about their portable wave pool that allows dogs to surf throughout the country. For the first time in history, the wave pool will be featured in the 2017 Rose Parade. Mark introduces you to Sully, Gidget, Turbo and Coppertone, all dogs that have learned to surf in the wave pool.

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DIY Superhero Hoodie - Home & Family

DIY Superhero Hoodie

Orly Shani takes an ordinary kid’s jacket and turns it into a stylish superhero hoodie. You can customize the hoodie to your favorite superhero and Orly encourages you to get as creative as you want. Besides a hoodie, the only materials you need are fleece, fabric glue and scissors. The entire DIY will only cost you ten dollars.

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Snack Bite Skewers - Home & Family

Snack Bite Skewers

Cristina is back in the kitchen and this time she is preparing snack bite skewers with the help of Sargento cheese. She is a self-professed cheese lover and today she is using bold flavors of cheese like Wisconsin sharp cheddar, savory garlic and herb and chipotle BBQ cheddar for her snack skewers. Mark points out that if you put anything on a stick to make it fun and kids will eat it.

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Front Lawn Makeover

Shirley Bovshow is demonstrating how to prune spring flowers to make your front lawn look more beautiful. First things first, she goes after branches that are sticking out from the shrubs before taking on the dead branches. Shirley suggests pruning spring flowering shrubs immediately after they stop blooming. Finally, she also advises you to take notice of how thick the branches are that are you are planning on cutting before purchasing the pruning blades that you will be using.

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Ask Debbie

Debbie Matenopoulos takes the time to read your Facebook questions and answer them.

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