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Today on Home & Family Friday, August 30th, 2013

(Original air date: Monday, May 13th, 2013)
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The "Home & Family" Pregnancy Series
From everyone at "Home & Family," we're sending a special congratulations to Ruzan Graham. Ruzan and her husband Aaron welcomed the latest addition to their family, a baby boy! Both mom and baby are doing well and everyone at "Home & Family" and Hallmark Channel wish them all the best!

From "The View," Sherri Shepherd
From the hit daytime talk show " The View," Sherri Shepherd joins the family! Today, Sherri talks about how being diagnosed with Type II Diabetes forced her to overhaul her life and her relationship with food. And of course, Sherri talks about her work with the phenomenal women of "The View." Later, Sherri and Cristina hit the kitchen and check out a few recipes from Sherri's book "Plan D" before Cristina shares her own healthy spring pea soup recipe!

Try Cristina's Spring Pea Soup by clicking here>>

Make Sure to Pick Up Sherri's New Book, "Plan D: How To Lose Weight And Beat Diabetes (Even If You Don't Have It)"!

Prom on a Budget with Jill Simonian
According to studies by "USA Today" & Visa, parents can spend over $1,000 sending their kids to the prom! While the price tag is staggering, TV host & entertainment reporter Jill Simonian has some tips and advice to getting the celebrity look for a reasonable budget. Plus, Jill answers some popular prom questions from our "Home & Family" viewers.
Get Jill Simonian's Budget-Friendly Prom Tips Here>>

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Dr. Nasimeh Yazdani & Suzanne Browning
Dr. Nasimeh Yazdani, from the Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Medical Associates, shares information on a groundbreaking medical procedure. Called the Ultherapy Nonsurgical Facelift, the procedure is an ultrasound based technology that delivers focused energy to the skin, stimulating the growth of new collagen, resulting in a natural lift of the skin over time. Today, Dr. Yazdani explains how the technology works and performs a demonstration on one of our family members.

For more information on Ultherapy and Dr. Yazdani, go to bhrmedical.com.

Kristina Vanni
Each year thousands of home cooks submit entries for the Pillsbury Bake Off, hoping to be chosen as one of the 100 finalists. Today, Mark & Cristina welcome two former participants, including Kristina Vanni, who placed at just 12-years old, and the current champion, Christina Verrelli. Kristina and Christina offer tips for anyone interested in competitive cooking and share what they've learned along the way! And later, Kristina makes a Raspberry Filled Apricot Cake!

Try Kristina Vanni's Award-Winning Raspberry Filled Apricot Cake Recipe>>

Try Christina Verrelli's Million Dollar Pumpkin Ravioli>>

Check out Christina Verrelli, Grand Prize Winner, 45th Pillsbury Bake-Off, at her blog Epicuricloud.com.

Visit Kristina Vanni and learn more about cooking contests at Cookingcontestcentral.com.

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Mark's DIY PVC Pipe Projects
PVC is one of the most widely used plastics in the world, offering a diverse and varied range of properties, contributing significantly to the modern lifestyles that we all enjoy. Today, Mark demonstrates how to make several PVC crafts ranging from a desk caddy to a kid's chair. Plus, as Mark points out, PVC is inexpensive, making these crafts simple and cheap for anyone to create!
Get all of Mark's DIY PVC Projects here>>

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For more than 30 years, the band Venice has been making music and touring around the country! Today, the guys from Venice join the show to talk about the upcoming Artists For The Arts Foundation concert. The foundation works to raise money to continue funding arts programs in our public schools. And, the guys treats us to a performance of classic songs by The Beach Boys!

Learn more about the band Venice at venicecentral.com.

And, make sure you learn about how you can support the arts in public schools through AFTA at aftafoundation.org.