Monday, June 27th, 2016

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Akon Interview

Recording artist and producer Akon sits down with Mark and Debbie to talk about his life, especially his career. He points out that it took low moments of running around with a bad crowd for him to realize what he had to do to rise above it all. He even shares the story of when his record label said no to mega-superstar, Drake. Today, Akon doesn’t only work with music, he focuses on philanthropy and was recently honored at the BET Awards with the 2016 Global Good Award.

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Rachel Hollis Cooks - Home & Family

Rachel Hollis Cooks

The author and lifestyle expert is in the kitchen preparing BBQ chicken layered salad. She also runs a blog, The Chic Site, which she calls a “digital front porch.” She was inspired to cook by growing up Southern with potluck dinners and church socials. After she makes her salad, she prepares a sweet treat, watermelon bark, which she loves serving as a party favor.

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DIY Mermaid Tail Blanket - Home & Family

DIY Mermaid Blankets

Orly Shani shows you how to make a fun DIY mermaid blanket using a sewing machine, fabric and scissors. She says the mermaid blanket serves as a wonderful photography outfit or even just a comfortable blanket to cozy up with. At the end, this entire DIY will cost you less than $20.

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Julian Dennison Interview

Julian visits Home & Family to talk about his new film, “Hunt for the Wilderpeople.” He even brings a clip form the movie, where Julian plays a misunderstood teen who learns about life when a grumpy old man takes him under his wing. He talks about how much he got along with his co-star, Sam Neil, who taught him a lot about acting. He is even joined in the interview by his mom and twin brother.

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How to Frame Your Photos and Save Money - Home & Family

How to Frame Your Photos

Mark Steines is showing you how to save hundreds of dollars by making by your own picture frames. Before getting started, Mark wants you to select a photo that will command attention. For him, it is a black and white photo of his dog, Fred. At the end, this DIY frame will only cost you $60, as opposed to $400 in a retail shop.

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“Nuclear Sharks” Interview

Environmentalist Philippe Cousteau and his journalist wife, Ashlan talk about their new special on Discovery Channel, “Nuclear Sharks,” which airs June 30th at 9/8c. Philippe opens up about the relationship with his grandfather, Jacques and how they often bonded over wine. The husband and wife even talk about their 2013 wedding in Paris, which was the same spot Philippe’s parents and grandparents got married.

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DIY Pop Up Scrapbook - Home & Family

DIY Pop-Up Scrapbook

Paige Hemmis is making a pop-up scrapbook to help celebrate her one-year anniversary to her husband, Jason. This DIY first came to Paige’s mind when she found out that the first wedding anniversary tradition is the gift of paper. Each page in the scrapbook is a celebration of her and Jason’s relationship throughout the last eight years.

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Hiking in Style - Home & Family

Hiking In Style

Lawrence Zarian is here to prove that you can enjoy the great outdoors and look in fashion, all at once. He points out that you can find the best deals at Sports Authority and Sports Chalet, since they are having close-out sales.