From "Days of Our Lives," Alison Sweeney
Actress, host, and best selling author Alison Sweeney joins the family today! After 20 years on " Days of Our Lives" and 11 seasons as the host of "The Biggest Loser," Alison is now telling the story she's always wanted to tell, courtesy of her new book, "The Star Attraction." Alison gives Mark & Cristina a sneak peek at her novel and dishes on what's next for her character on "Days of Our Lives." And later, Alison answers "Days of Our Lives" questions from the "Home & Family" viewers!

Days of Our Lives airs Weekdays on NBC

Alison Sweeney stars in the Hallmark Movie Channel Original “Second Chances” on Saturday, July 27th at 9/8c.

Make sure to pick up Alison’s new novel “ The Star Attraction.”

Rock Star Lisa Loeb

Singer-Songwriter Lisa Loeb
In 1994 the song "Stay" blasted Lisa Loeb to the top of the charts. Today Lisa stops by "Home & Family" to reminisce about her meteoric rise to fame as well the impact that her unique style had on pop culture. And, based off her own signature look, Lisa gets Mark and Cristina to model her new eyewear line . Plus, Lisa performs a track from her new album, "No Fairy Tale"!

Check out Lisa Loeb's new book, album, and eyewear line at &

Lisa’s collection of Children’s books are available at and Barnes and Noble, and the proceeds go to the Camp Lisa Foundation. The mission of the Camp Lisa Foundation is to make it possible for kids who wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to go to summer camp.

For more info on the Camp Lisa Foundation visit

Lisa’s new album “ No Fairy Tale” is currently available in stores and online.

World-Champion Rope Skipping Artist Adrienn Banheg

World-Champion Rope Skipping Artist Adrienn Banhegyi
From Hungary, World-Champion Rope Skipping Artist Adrienn Banhegyi joins the family today. In her 15 years of competitive jump rope, Adrienn set two world records, won several World and European Jump Rope Championships, and is now performing with the world famous Cirque du Soleil. Today Adrienn gives a demonstration of her extraordinary talent and even gets Mark to join in on the fun!

Check out more great tricks from Hungarian World-Champion Rope Skipping Artist Adrienn Banhegyi online, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

Cristina Crafts
For anyone looking to jazz up their walls, Cristina has the perfect craft for you! Today Cristina demonstrates how to add patterns and texture using a simple foam paint roller. And the best part is, you can create your own unique textures with items you have lying around your home!

Travel Expert Johnny Jet

The Home & Family Wedding Series - The Honeymoon
Travel expert Johnny Jet stops by today with his tips for getting the best travel deals for the perfect honeymoon! Johnny has some great advice on getting a great deal, plus he offers some advice on the best destinations for newlyweds.

Johnny Jet's Travel Tips:
Be Flexible
Consider An Alternate Airport Consultant A Travel Agent Johnny’s Hottest Honeymoon Getaway Destinations:
Aman Resort in Bali
Ihilani JW Marriott Hawaii Micato Safaris in South Africa Get more travel tips from Johnny Jet at

Cristina Cooks - Butterball Cookies

Cristina Cooks with our Dream Vacations Sweepstakes Winner
Cristina has a very special guest in the kitchen; our Dream Vacations Sweepstakes winner, Mary Salafia. Joining Home & Family on her first out-of-state vacation ever, Mary shares her recipe for her grandmother's Butterball Cookies!

Mark's DIY Candlestick Apothecary Jars
Mark the trendsetter offers a great craft today that's lighting up the boards on Pinterest. With a few easy to find supplies, Mark shows how to make a DIY Candlestick Apothecary Jars. The Apothecary Jars are hugely popular for crafting fans of all levels, and as Mark shows, you can create your own customized Candlestick Apothecary Jar in next to no time!.