Today on Home & Family Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
Tabatha Coffey's latest book "Own It! Be the Boss of Your Own Life-- at Home and in the Workplace" is hot off the presses. She returns to "Home & Family" to discuss how her life experiences led her to take charge as a business owner and become responsible for a staff. She offers inspiration to readers to overcome the fear of making life changes. Tabatha also answers questions our viewers submitted on Facebook regarding social media promotion, saving for retirement, and how to find a good hairstylist by word-of-mouth.
Tabatha's new book " Own It! Be the Boss of Your Own Life-- at Home and in the Workplace" is available now. Follow her on Twitter @tabathacoffey. And, watch " Tabatha Takes Over" on Bravo.
Vegan Tacos from a Blender with Tess Masters
"The Blender Girl" Tess Masters is a self-proclaimed blendaholic. Today, she shares recipes for blender-inspired cuisine. Using raw ingredients, Tess makes Vegan tacos that are rich with nutrients and enzymes. She serves them in lettuce cups with homemade sour cream made using miso paste. Then, Tess also makes a raspberry-lemon cheesecake shake.
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Check out healthyblenderrecipes.com for more.
Hot Green Trends for Earth Day with Sophie Uliano
Today is one of Sophie Uliano's favorite holidays, Earth Day! She tells us a bit of the history behind Earth Day, which is celebrating its 44th anniversary this year. Use your green thumb, or rather green ring finger, to make a difference. Sophie shows us beautiful engagement rings made out of recycled precious metals and conflict-free diamonds. Then, she introduces us to the farm-to-face movement with a skincare collection. Next, Sophie showcases purses, shoes, and umbrellas made of cork. She explains the origin of cork and why it's so durable, water resistant, and sustainable in how it's harvested. Later, the entire family gathers to play an Earth Day trivia game. Jewelry: -The Wisteria ring is available for $1275 at BrilliantEarth.com.
-The Willow ring is available for $975 at BrilliantEarth.com.
-The Chamise ring is available for $975 at BrilliantEarth.com.
Skincare: -The Tata Harper Better Beauty Project Earth Day Collection is available for $118 at TataHarperSkinCare.com.
Linens: -Coyushi's Rustic Linen Throw in Midnight is available for $185 at
-Unisex Jersey Robe is available for $95 at Coyuchi.com.
-Agrarian Stripe Table Runner in Pewter is available for $78 at Coyuchi.com.
-Simple Stitch Chambray Place Mat in White with Tangerine (set of 4) is available for $38 at Coyuchi.com.
-Color Border Napkin in Tangerine (set of 4) is available for $57 at Coyuchi.com.
Cork purses, umbrellas, and more are available at www.pelcor.pt/en/.
Join Sophie for a live Q&A session today on Facebook at 2 ET/11a PT at facebook.com/homeandfamilyshow.
Actor Reno Wilson rewinds time to his "Cosby Show" audition at the age of 19 while he was a student at SUNY Purchase. He tells us about the advice he received from Bill Cosby and making his television debut on the show's hour-long 100th episode. Reno explains how he influenced friend and co-star Billy Gardel to go after the lead role on "Mike & Molly." And, Reno also tells us about his mission to pedal his way to women's heart health.
"Mike & Molly" airs Mondays at 9/8c on CBS.
Reno will be teaching spin classes for Spinning Nation 2014 on the Warner Bros. lot on April 26. All the proceeds from Spinning Nation 2014 will go to the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women movement. Find information at spinningnation.org.
Cristina Cooks Grilled Goat Cheese Pizza
The oven isn't the only place to cook pizza. Cristina puts the dough on the grill and cooks the crust and toppings hibachi style! To melt the goat cheese, it's ideal to cover the grill with a lid. And, she adds beets, figs, prosciutto, basil, and arugula as toppings. Finally, Cristina drizzles a thick balsamic glaze over the pie.
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DIY Springtime Table Linens with Jessie Jane
Jessie Jane shows us the technique behind dying fabric table runners, napkins, placemats, and tank tops, creating a trendy ombre effect. Take a dip in these directions>>
Dye is available at www.ritstudio.com.
Choosing Hardwood Flooring with Alan Luxmore
TV personality, general contractor, and father Alan Luxmore tells us how to select the proper hardwood flooring for your space. Starting at the bottom, consider the surface you're putting the wood on top of and if moisture will be an issue. Also, predict the wear and tear your floor will endure. Alan shows us several options for a variety of budgets, spanning engineered hardwood to easy DIY click-on planks to laminate flooring. Enter Hallmark Channel's Renew-It-All Sweepstakes>> Shop for wood floors at www.lumberliquidators.com.
Follow Alan on Twitter @alanluxmore.
Recycled DIY Pet Toys for Earth Day
Tails will wag this Earth Day! Laura Nativo teaches us how to build cheaper and safer toys for your pets, all while helping the environment. You can challenge cats to forage for food with recycled water bottles. Repurpose denim to make dureable blue jean biters for dogs. And, made a tug-of-war rope out of old T-shirts. These toys are fun for people and pets alike and remember to supervise your kitties and pups for safety.
Follow these instructions>>
To see cats available for adoption, go to kittybungalow.org.
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