Kellie Pickler Interview
Singer and actress Kellie Pickler joins Cameron and Debbie to talk about the upcoming Hallmark Channel movie premiere, “Wedding at Graceland” which airs Saturday, June 1st at 9/8c. In the sequel to “Christmas at Graceland” Laurel and Clay involve family members in planning their wedding. Kellie describes her own wedding, which was initially planned as a huge over-the-top event. She and husband Kyle actually eloped, and she remembers it as perfect for them. Don’t miss “Wedding at Graceland” this Saturday on Hallmark Channel!
DIY Pool Noodle Challenge
Ken Wingard and Paige Hemmis go head to head with a pool noodle challenge! Both designers love to take everyday objects and find other uses for them. Paige decided to create nautical pilings for home decor by using two noodles, and self adhesive contact paper. Ken decided to create fun 3D popsicle invitations with tongue depressors and patterned card stock!
Chocolate Marble Cheesecake
John Kanell, creator of PreppyKitchen.com joins Debbie in the kitchen to make a fluffy Chocolate Marble Cheesecake! He starts with making the oreo cookie crust, and moves on to creating the filling which is rich with cream cheese, sugar, eggs, and sour cream. For an alternate crust, you can make a graham cracker crust with chopped, toasted pecans. Be sure to let the cheesecake cool in the oven for one hour.
Get more recipes at PreppyKitchen.com.
The Time Cleanse
Cameron and Debbie sit down with author of “The Time Cleanse,” Steven Griffith to talk about some of the concepts in the book. They discuss how to determine “time toxins” which are activities that either contaminate or contribute to your life. One of the biggest toxins is our relationship with time! Steven advises being intentional with your time and focusing on being present in the moment. Another tip is to get an egg timer to help you become more aware of how you are spending your time, in turn you become more efficient.
For more info visit StevenGriffith.com
Homemade Organic Laundry Solutions
Kym Douglas shares clean and inexpensive solutions you can make at home for your laundry needs! The first option is a chemical-free laundry detergent that includes baking soda, washing soda, epsom salts, regular salt and Borax and essential oils for fragrance. Kym’s second DIY is a natural bleach with hydrogen peroxide, citric acid and lemon juice. For the finishing touch, add natural wool dryer balls to your clothes in the dryer.
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For more information visit KymDouglas.com.
Bowtie Pasta with Lemon Caper Sauce
Kellie Pickler joins Debbie in the kitchen to prepare a light pasta dish which features roasted vegetables, including cherry tomatoes, zucchini and asparagus. Kellie helps with the lemon caper sauce which Debbie shares is one of her favorite to use over pasta.
DIY Floral Dog Leashes
Orly Shani and Larissa Wohl are teaming up to bring you a lovely, seasonal item for your special canine friends! This is a great item to incorporate into your wedding, and a natural way to extend the theme you are using. First, create your leash out of some nylon rope, instead of an expensive leash, since this will be a short-term use item. Be sure to use non-toxic hot glue sticks for your pet’s safety.
Teaching Kids to be Kind
Debbie and Cameron welcome Dr. Jennifer Johnston-Jones to offer advice from her book, “Transformational Parenting.” She shares that parents should show self-compassion in order to avoid creating a communication of internal criticism and judgement. This can cause children to criticize others. She also stresses the importance of not praising children, but encouraging them to try new things and find all sorts of interests.
Find out more at drjenniferjones.com.
Healthy Chicken Gyros
Chef Leah Itsines joins Cameron to prepare a light and delicious twist on a Greek classic with a dish that is perfect for summer time! She first prepares the chicken, and then mixes together the tzatziki sauce which includes yogurt, cucumber, garlic and olive oil. She offers the tip that straining Greek yogurt helps the consistency to become creamy. For a vegetarian option, you can roast chickpeas with the same seasoning.
Lawrence Zarian has tips to help you look your best for summer weddings. He advises you first to be sure to check in the invite for a dress code, or feel free to ask the host. Lawrence shows off three looks today. The first is the Mother of the Bride look which includes pastels or muted colors. For a Cocktail Attire look, you could wear a jumpsuit with ruffled details. For a Beach Wedding look consider carrying a tote for sandals at the beach and heels for the reception! Enter now for your chance to with the Anne Barge wedding gown featured in Wedding at Graceland. The grand prize includes a luxurious crystal clutch handbag by designer Judith Leiber.
LOOK #1 DETAILS
• CATHERINES HEIRLOOM LILAC FLYAWAY A-LINE DRESS: $100.00
• I.N.C. SILVER SPARKLE CLUTCH: $60.00 (Macys.com)
LOOK #2 DETAILS:
• BARDOT CROPPED LEG, BLACK LACE JUMPSUIT WITH RUFFLE DETAIL: $159.00
• CALVIN KLEIN BLACK PULL-THROUGH SHAWL: $62.00
• STEVE MADDEN BLACK STRETCH DRESS SANDAL: $79.00
LOOK #3 DETAILS
PLEIONE CHIFFON FLORAL MIDI DRESS: $86.00
MADEWELL LEATHER TRANSPORT TOTE
BEACH: SAM EDELMAN GIGI ALMOND FLAT SANDAL
EVENING: SAM EDELMAN YARO SUEDE OATMEAL BLOCK HEEL SANDAL
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Adoption Ever After
Larissa Wohl is on Home & Family today with Eli, a four year old Corgi/Spaniel mix. He is very gentle and about 25-30 pounds. Visit Carmaoc.org, based in Mission Viejo, California for more information. Additionally, Larissa introduces the audience to seven beautiful pups looking for their forever homes. These active cattle dogs are currently at Valley Animal Haven in Lemoore, California. To find out more visit valleyanimalhaven.org.