"Pretty Little Liars" actress Janel Parrish
She plays the former outcast turned popular girl on the hit teen mystery drama, " Pretty Little Liars." Actress Janel Parrish stops by the show today! Janel chats about "Pretty Little Liars," offering insight into the show that critics call a cross between "I Know What You Did Last Summer" and "Gossip Girl." Plus, Janel taps into her Hawaiian roots and teaches Mark and Cristina how to make authentic Hawaiian leis!
Vote for Janel for this year's Teen Choice Awards from now until August 10th at www.teenchoiceawards.com.
And, you can follow Janel Parrish on Twitter @jmeilanixo.
Dr. Jill Murray on the "Mean Girls" phenomenon
Joining "Home & Family" for an important conversation on the "mean girls" phenomenon is author and relationship expert, Dr. Jill Murray. "Mean Girls" has become the common term for female bullying taken to an extreme level. Today, Dr. Murray discusses what leads young women to become "mean girls," including what role we as parents and adults play in shaping these girls' lives. Dr. Murray also shares what steps we can all take to become more positive role models for young people.
Get more advice on bullying from Dr. Jill Murray at www.drjillmurray.com.
Ask the Experts - Starting a Mom Blog
Millions of moms have taken to the internet to start their own "mom blogs." Today, Mark & Cristina welcome a panel of "mom blogging" experts to share how to turn your thoughts into a successful blog. From picking a topic to making money, our experts break down the "blogging code" and show you how to successfully and safely share your mom experiences.
Visit "Home & Family's" expert Mommy Bloggers:
Daphne Brogdon (Blogger, Coolmom.com)
Sarah Auerswald (Blogger, Momsla.com)
Sally Schultheiss (Blogger, Mom.me)
Actress Sydney Penny
Longtime soap star Sydney Penny stops by to talk about her latest project! Today, Sydney chats with Mark & Cristina about her new movie " The Perfect Summer." Plus, Sydney shares a clip from her first interview with Cristina more than 20 years ago! And later, Sydney shows how she spends her down time by knitting!
Chef Chris Brugler's Toasted Coconut Sorbet & Basil Ice Cream
Los Angeles premier caterer and "Challah King," Chef Chris Brugler is back in the "Home & Family" kitchen! Today, Chef Brugler shows us how to make the precursor to the Pi ñ a Colada, Toasted Coconut Sorbet! Plus, Chef Chris shares an ice cream recipe with a secret ingredient that sends this dessert over the top!
Jessie Jane's - DIY Collar Necklaces
Lifestyle expert Jessie Jane shares a simple way to create your own collar necklace. Selling for upwards of $100 in retail stores, Jessie's necklaces are perfect for a low key event, formal occasion, or anything in between!
Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Debut Weekend
Get ready for Christmas in July as we celebrate Hallmark's Keepsake Ornament Premiere! Today, Mark and Cristina celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Hallmark's Keepsake Ornaments by talking to Hallmark Senior Keepsake Artist Tammy Haddix. Tammy gives a unique look at some of the more than 180 new Keepsake Ornaments being released this weekend at your local Hallmark Gold Crown. Christmas in July comes to Hallmark Channel as well with all of your favorite holiday movies airing all week long!
Visit Hallmark.com for more information on Keepsake Ornament Debut Weekend!