Today on Home & Family
Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Erika Christensen

Erika Christensen
Art imitates life for actress Erika Christensen in the Hallmark Channel Original Movie "My Boyfriends' Dogs." She shares personal photos of the dog she shares with her real life boyfriend. Who needs a wing man when you've got three dogs? In the film, Erika finds herself some pooches to help her attract an adoring boyfriend. Plus, we learn about Ericka's love of cycling!
The Hallmark Channel Original Movie "My Boyfriends' Dogs" premieres Saturday, October 18 at 9/8c on Hallmark Channel.

Tips for Hiring a Contractor with The Carey Bros

"Home & Family" Dream Bathroom Makeover Continues with The Carey Brothers
The Carey Brothers share more footage from the "Home & Family" Dream Bathroom Makeover! They show us how the rotted floor got repaired before new fixtures could be installed. And, we also get some great tips on how to hire a licensed, bonded, and insured contractor. Among their tips, the Carey Brothers stress the importance that all vendors have worker's comp and liability insurance. And just in case, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry offers another layer of protection. And make sure you return tomorrow for the big reveal of the completed project.

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DIY Plank Trays with Jessie Jane

DIY Plank Trays with Jessie Jane
Jessie Jane has found a way to repurpose wood pallets found on the side of the road. She makes plank trays that can be displayed on a coffee table or used to serve breakfast in bed. Jessie stains the wood and adds some handles for carrying. and Facebook.

Country Vet Dr. Jan Pol
Veterinarian Dr. Jan Pol, author of "Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow," tells us about his adventures as the star of "The Incredible Dr. Pol." Growing up on a farm in the Netherlands, animals have always been a part of this Dr. Doolittle's life. He explains how he deals with sick and dying animals. Plus, Dr. Jan Pol describes how he interprets an animal's mood by looking deep into their eyes.
The new season of "The Incredible Dr. Pol" premieres Saturday, August 23 at 9/8c on Nat Geo Wild.

" Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow" will be available on August 18.

Arjay Smith
Southern California native Arjay Smith was inspired to become an actor at age eight after seeing Macaulay Culkin in the lead role in "Home Alone." By nine he had signed with a print agency and a year later booked a gig with Shaq. Now he brings his good energy to the "Perception" set each day and tells us about the chemistry amongst the cast. Then, take a listen at Arjay's secret beatboxing talent. He's like a vocal turntable!
"Perception" airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on TNT.

Paul Draper
Mentalist Paul Draper studies cultural anthropology by reading our thoughts. His mind games have got to be seen to be believed. Paul will leave you boggled!
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Kandee Johnson
YouTube makeup personality Kandee Johnson has two million subscribers. Today, she gives "Home & Family" producer Dana Leavitt a facelift without making a single incision. With a whisk of a brush and a dab of a sponge, you too can avoid going under the knife. Learn Kandee's triangle technique to conceal puffiness in the undereye area. And, get the 411 on plumping up your lips, no injections required.
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Hollywood Steals
Sandie Newton is back for yet another week of Hollywood Steals. For $40, this fit band tracks your sleep, activity, calories burned, and more. It connects to your mobile app to record progress. Store your lipstick, stylus, money, credit cards, and iPhone in this trendy animal print wristlette for only $22. Get blinged out wearing this handmade jewelry with Swarovski crystals. At a reduced rate of $32-48, we are confident we'll sell out of these necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Convert your car into BlueTooth compatible with this adapter for a mere $25. Hands-free is the way to be. Comfort shouldn't come at a high cost. Stay cool at your desk, in bed, or in your garage with this clip-on fan for $14.99.
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Love at First Bite Cookies with Marcel Cocit

Love at First Bite Cookies with Marcel Cocit
You had me at first cookie. That's how Chef Marcel Cocit's love story goes. He spotted his now-wife at a sushi restaurant and sent her a plate of cookies as his pickup line. Well, it worked and he's created a whole business out of this concept. If you think the way to your true love's heart is through their stomach, learn how to make dark chocolate, oatmeal, and coconut Love at First Bite cookies. If it worked for Marcel, it can work for you too. He and his wife have just returned home from their honeymoon.
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DIY Rope Bowls with Ken Wingard

DIY Rope Bowls with Ken Wingard
Ken Wingard lassos us in to make DIY rope bowls to hold and display items on coffee tables or side boards. If you've got a nautical or rodeo theme going on in your home, this is for you. He teaches us how to wrap and braid a rope around a glass, metal, or ceramic bowl that acts as a mold. and follow him on Twitter @KennethWingard.

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