Monday, July 1, 2019

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Summer Dollar Store Challenge
Ken, Maria, and Shirley kick off the third official summer dollar store challenge. In this round Ken makes a DIY sandcastle cake, while Maria builts a DIY watermelon toy basket, and Shirley assembles a DIY flower drying rack. You can vote on Home & Family’s Facebook page for who created the best DIY.

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Sud a Sud Pizza & Black Plum Cornmeal Upside-Down Cake - Home & Family

Sud a Sud Pizza & Black Plum Cornmeal Upside-Down Cake
Executive Pastry Chef Candace Nelson and Executive Chef Daniele Uditi show off how to prepare a dynamic dinner and dessert duo. Daniele shows you how to whip up a simple and delicious summer pizza. Meanwhile, Candace shows you how to bake a rustic black plum upside-down cake.

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Joan Kuhl
Author and speaker Joan Kuhl visits to discuss her book “Dig Your Heels In.” Her book focuses on providing women with the tools to overcome traditional roles of women in society. She offers advice on how you can break up with your inner critic by keeping records of your accomplishments and reframing the negative thinking to help reaffirm your strengths.

“Dig Your Heels In” is available wherever books are sold. To get more information please visit

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Get Gorgeous with Yogurt - Home & Family

Get Gorgeous with Yogurt
Kym Douglas shows you why yogurt is the coolest thing in beauty trends. Using yogurt as the main ingredient, she demonstrates how to make a hair and scalp treatment and a sunburn relief paste.

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DIY Firecrackers
Maria Provenzano shows you how to turn old chip canisters into dynamite DIY firecrackers. She suggests using hot glue or spray adhesive for a secure attachment of the scrapbook paper or foam sheets.

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Southern Breakfast Bowl - Home & Family

Southern Breakfast Bowls
Actress and cookbook author Denise Boutte shows a great way to start any day with a simple and delicious southern breakfast bowl. Denise recommends making sure that the kale and spinach saute mix is not too juicy because it will overpower the rest of the bowl’s taste if there’s too much.

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4th of July Pet Safety - Home & Family

4th of July Pet Safety
Larissa Wohl and Veterinarian Dr. Courtney Campbell share tips on how to keep your pets safe from the morning to night on the 4th of July. Tips include, exercising your pet in the morning, and using sun protective clothing or vet approved sunscreen for exposure.

· Begin with exercise. This will tire out your dog and put them in a calmer state later when fireworks start.
· When possible, avoid direct sunlight from 10am to 3pm
· Protect your pet with sunscreen. Pets with light skin and a short or thin hair coat are particularly prone to sunburn, skin cancer, and other solar-induced skin diseases.
· Select a sunscreen that is fragrance free, non-staining, and contains UVA & UVB barriers.
· Watch out for overheating/heat stroke. Add the sum of the temperature and humidity. If that number is greater than 150 it is too hot for your pet to be outside.
· If your pet has a burn apply aloe vera and seek veterinary attention.

· Poor quality grill brushes with pesky wires can be dangerous to humans and pets. The small wires can fall onto the grill grates and end up in your food and then in your stomach.
· The same is true for pets but they will not ingest them inadvertently. They will purposely ingest them because they smell and taste like food. This can lead to severe gastritis, pancreatitis, and intestinal perforation.
· Your dog should avoid high fat foods like sausage, steak and shrimp. Also avoid onions, garlic, leeks, chives, and corn cob.
· If food is left out in the sun too long, do not feed it to your pet. If you wouldn’t eat it yourself, then don’t give it to your pet. It could result in your pet getting sick.

· Before the fireworks begin, take your pet for another walk and make sure they relieve themselves a few hours before the fireworks start.
· Keep the windows and curtains closed
· Identify “Safe spots”. For dogs this can be an interior closet where your scent is strong and for cats this may be a small and dark hiding space.
· Consult your veterinarian for medication. Not all dogs react the same to every medication so it’s important to find the one that is best for your pet.

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DIY Hammock
Ken Wingard shows you how to make a DIY hammock that will have you swinging into summer. For this DIY, Ken used macramé cord which is available at local craft stores.

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Shalim Ortiz
Actor Shalim Ortiz stops by to talk about his new show, “Grand Hotel.” He also discusses Executive Producer Eva Longoria’s goal to shine the light on the Latino community movement in television and film.

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Fertilizer 101 with Shirley Bovshow- Home & Family

Fertilizer 101
Shirley Bovshow shows you how fertilizer is the key to helping your plants reach their full potential. The main components of fertilizer are nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium which provide leafy growth, flower/fruit growth, and overall vigor and strength for the plant.

· Always water your soil after applying fertilizer
· Power Fertilizer - Best for landscapes or yards
· Look for specialty blends for different types of plants such as roses, green shrubs and fruiting tree
· Liquid- Best for house plants or plants in small containers

· “Foliar Spray” is simply spraying fertilizer on your plant leaves - this is done as an emergency remedy if your plant needs nutrients ASAP.

· Spike: Available in large sizes for landscapes plants and shrubs as well as small for potted plants

· Spikes are limited in effectiveness because the fertilizer spreads to a small area of the root, but used for convenience. Lasts up to three months

· TIP: Divide dose on package and fertilize more frequently to give it a steady feeding
· TIP: Do not fertilize plants when they are stressed out (ie, leaves are falling, plant has just been transplanted)