HGTV Design Expert Carmen De La Paz Reveals How to Use the Latest Looks of The Fashion World To Take Your Home From Drab To Fab! Neutral looks combined with bright colors and vintage-inspired pieces are some of the latest trends to hit the runways this season. But fashion trends are not only for the body, they are also becoming more popular for the home. Instead of searching online and spending big bucks for new items, HGTV Design expert Carmen De La Paz can show you how to rework some of your current home furnishings to make the old feel new again. In interviews on Monday, April 15, Carmen will show how you can be on the cutting edge of home design by easily and inexpensively incorporating the latest trends to your furniture and knick knacks. Topics she discusses include: Infusing unexpected pops of color into otherwise neutral spaces Bringing hot vintage looks to your décor with easy restorations A DIY mother’s day project, with Dad’s help
“What’s for dinner?” It’s often the most dreaded question of the day. Between school, activities, work and life, there are nights where the big dinner decision doesn’t happen until the last possible minute. Fortunately, the answer is probably right in your pantry - Canned Food! Canned foods are not only convenient and budget-friendly, they reduce your cooking time and inspire wholesome and delicious meals your family will love.
February 1, 2013 (Washington, DC) – WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease celebrates American Heart Month today by announcing the launch of Para la Mujer Hispana – the first national heart health education initiative for Spanish speaking women. The program – made possible through a cause-marketing partnership with the national off-price retailer, Burlington Coat Factory – is designed to empower this high risk population to take charge of their heart health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women, and according to a recently published study in theJournal of the American Medical Association, 34 percent of Hispanic American women have at one risk factor for heart disease, 24 percent have two risk factors, and 12 percent have three risk factors. “Hispanic American women are at increased risk for heart disease, and WomenHeart aims to help them better understand their leading health risk and take action to live a heart healthy life,” said Lisa M. Tate, CEO, WomenHeart.
Food Network’s Chopped Judge Marc Murphy Discusses Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry™ Program and Shares One of his Favorite Restaurant Inspired Recipes No child should grow up hungry in America, yet millions of kids in this country live with the stress of hunger. Children who struggle with hunger have a harder time concentrating in school and are likely to get sick more often. When children get the food they need, they feel better, learn more and grow up stronger. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. All September, Share Our Strength® offers easily accessible ways for everyone to become part of the No Kid Hungry solution. Starting September 16th through the 22nd, you, your friends, family and co-workers can join the fight against childhood hunger just by dining out at any of thousands of No Kid Hungry chain and neighborhood restaurants. They are taking part in Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry™ to raise funds for the No Kid Hungry campaign, and want everyone to join them. Food Network star and participating restaurateur in the program, Chef Marc Murphy of Benchmarc restaurants shares all the details about Dine Out For No Kid Hungry. Go to DineOutForNoKidHungry.com to find participating restaurants in your area. About the Talent: Marc Murphy is a chef who regularly appears as a judge on Food Network’s weekly hit, CHOPPED and has been seen on IRON CHEF AMERICA, HOT CHEFS, THE MARTHA STEWART SHOW, MAKE MY DAY and THE TODAY SHOW among others. He opened his first solo enterprise with Landmarc Tribeca in 2004, which won rave reviews both for its eclectic French and Italian menu, as well as its highly untraditional wine list. He is now Executive Chef and Owner of all the Benchmarc restaurants, which includes Landmarc at the Time Warner Center (opened in May 2007) Ditch Plains West Village (opened May 2006) and Upper West Side (opened March 2011) and Ditch Plains Drop In in Brooklyn Bridge Park (opened Fall 2009). In addition to the restaurants, Murphy also heads up the company’s catering division, Benchmarc Events by Marc Murphy, where his signature style of accessible contemporary cuisine transcends the boundaries of what is offered in his restaurant locations. He is the Vice President of the Manhattan chapter of the New York State Restaurant Association, is a board member of City Harvest, Culintro, Passport NYC at the 92nd Street Y Culinary Camp, a member of the Leadership Council for Share our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign and the national spokesperson for Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry™.
Emmy award-winning Food Network Star Sandra Lee Teaches You to Say “Adios” to Mundane Meals Forever Consider this: research shows that a family meal a couple times a week gives kids an edge across the board - in school, in relationships with friends and family, and more. And because it’s not always easy to get the family to the table, especially during the busy Fall months, Food Network Star and bestselling author, Sandra Lee, is teaching families how to “MEX-OVER” mealtime. Through the “MEX-OVER” concept, she teaches you how to prepare quick, easy, and flavorful Mexican-inspired meals using every-day products and simple, fresh ingredients already found in the refrigerator or pantry. Sandra shows time-strapped families how to “MEX-OVER” typical dishes to create quick, delicious, budget-friendly Mexican lunches, dinners and snacks that are sure to get the family to the table. She demonstrates a “MEX-OVER” by preparing her specialty, Mexican Pizza, with items found around the house. She also shows viewers how to add life to leftovers with Ortega products and other items in the pantry for a round 2 recipe the family will love. About the talent: Sandra Lee is an Emmy® award-winning and internationally-acclaimed expert in all things kitchen and home, Sandra Lee has predicted and changed the trajectory of American lifestyle with her signature "smart and simple" philosophy.
Save Money, Energy and Add Fall Flair With Smart Preparation and Tips from the Experts http://www.newsinfusion.com/events/3mtekkloumanfredini ST. PAUL, Minn., September 13, 2012 – Active summer months can play havoc on your home, whether you’ve been playing host for the neighborhood kids or simply spending more time enjoying warm summer days. With cooler temperatures on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to tackle a few do-it yourself projects around the house and to save some money along the way. Home improvement expert Lou Manfredini offers tips on affordable improvements that make a big difference in your home, and how to safely tackle all your fall projects so you can enjoy them for years to come. “Smart preparation can make all the difference when you’re taking on projects around the house,” said Manfredini, host of HouseSmarts TV and home improvement contributor on NBC’s The Today Show. “Whether you’re adding insulation to help reduce heating bills or restoring tired floors or furniture, it’s important to protect yourself with the proper safety gear.” Manfredini provides these tips for DIYers to help safely prepare for the months ahead. Save money, save energy There are many ways to improve the comfort and energy efficiency of your home, but one of the best ways is to add insulation to your attic. Your attic is like a hat on your head; warm air will rise and exit right out of the vents … air that you paid to heat. Adding insulation can make a big difference in your heating bills, just make sure you take the proper safety precautions when installing it in your home. Wear long pants and a long sleeved shirt, eye protection and a respirator, like the like 3M™ TEKK Protection™ Sanding and Fiberglass Valved Respirator. This particular respirator features 3M™ Cool Flow™ Valve technology for heat reduction and easier breathing and will help protect your lungs from insulation fibers which may escape into the air.
About one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. This year alone, the American Cancer Society estimates there will be about 242,000 new cases of the disease. More than 10 percent of these cases are fatal. Most of the others will live with common side effects of treatment. Chief among these side effects is loss of bladder control. Also known as incontinence, bladder control issues affect some 56 million Americans. Often these problems take away one’s sense of normalcy, cause embarrassment and diminish confidence. Now, three pro football stars are doing something about bladder control issues and prostate cancer. Clay Matthews (Green Bay Packers), Wes Welker (New England Patriots) and DeMarcus Ware (Dallas Cowboys) are out to prove that bladder control issues can be tackled in an effort to sideline prostate cancer for good. These athletes tried on the new Depend Real Fit briefs to benefit The V Foundation for Cancer Research. “Just for trying them on, we got a chance to change lives,” says Matthews. Together with the Kimberly-Clark Foundation, the brand donated $150,000 on Matthews, Ware and Welker’s behalf to The V Foundation, which has given away more than $3 million in grants to find a cure for prostate cancer. The enclosed PSAs, “Tough Facts,” speak to the experience of the three men and their connection to The Great American Try On, a program designed to help restore the confidence and active lifestyle of people living with bladder control issues. The athletes, filmed on a football field, say they know they play a tough game. But it’s nothing like having to face tough facts about prostate cancer and bladder control issues. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and you can help encourage awareness of prostate cancer and bladder control issues by choosing to air these PSAs, which are in :60, :30 and :15 lengths. For more, including broadcast quality PSA's, please visit http://newsinfusion.com/events/toughfacts
Fargo-Based Home Construction Company Receives Award at America’s Small Business Summit 2012 WASHINGTON, D.C.—At America’s Small Business Summit today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce presented Heritage Homes with the 2012 DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Sam’s Club®. The award honors the Fargo-based home construction company for showcasing exemplary business practices in the areas of staff training and motivation, community involvement, customer service, and business strategy. “Heritage Homes has been a leader in the small business community for more than 15 years,” said U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue. “Its story is a shining example of the innovation and determination that has contributed to the success of America’s free enterprise system. Today our nation’s business community stands together to recognize Heritage Homes.” From the U.S. Chamber’s 75 Blue Ribbon Small Business Award® winners, seven regional finalists were selected from across the country. The Midwest Regional Finalist, Heritage Homes, received today’s Small Business of the Year Award. Founded in 1995 in Fargo, North Dakota, Heritage Homes designs and constructs homes to positively impact people’s lives. CEO and Owner Daryl Braham and President and Owner Tyrone Leslie took control of the company in 2000, and grew from building three homes in 1995 to well over 50 homes in 2011. Under Braham and Leslie’s leadership, Heritage Homes has become an award-winning company, distinguished within the homebuilder’s industry. Heritage Homes is an active corporate citizen, offering goods and services to ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Fargo-Moorhead Home Builders Association, Habitat for Humanity, local churches, and numerous other organizations. More information on the award and America's Small Business Summit is available at: www.uschambersummit.com
New Product Journalist David Gregg and Expert Design Commentator Libby Langdon Share Stress-busting, Time-saving and Techorating Tips to Smooth your Summer Move Nearly 40 million Americans move every year AND nearly half of those relocations occur between Memorial Day and Labor Day. With so many people on the move, and so many things to remember, it’s no wonder moving is viewed as a major league stress. But it doesn’t have to be that way if you know the secrets to a successful move. It’s important to have a plan of action. Planning ahead and being organized will save you from feeling lost in your new home without any of your creature comforts to put you at ease. You’ll move to your new home knowing you’ll have access to your daily necessities, key communication and entertainment devices, as well as knowing you’ve saved money and time. To ensure the move goes off without hitch, New Product Journalist David Gregg and Design Expert Libby Langdon have some quick and easy tips.
For more information visit http://newsinfusion.com/events/3m HGTV Design Expert Carmen De La Paz Shows Viewers How to Turn the Stripes, Colors and Bold Prints from the Fashion Runway into Exciting Designs to Spruce Up Your Home Décor APRIL 30, 2012 -- Fashion trends influence not only the way we dress, but our overall style and aesthetic sense of design. Lately, bold prints, colors and stripes are dominating the runways, and consequently seeping their way into interior design and decorating; making the old feel new again. So how can we make changes to old rooms that feel outdated in our homes? How can we take a tired piece of furniture and make it really stand out? Interior design expert and host of HGTV’s HammerHeads Carmen De La Paz is here to show your viewers how they can be on the cutting edge of home design by easily and inexpensively incorporating these latest trends with the help of some paint and ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape. She’ll provide tips on: How to update an accent wall of one room, like a kitchen nook, to make it feel brand new How to turn a boring patio table and chair into standout furniture that will last all summer long Getting creative with crafts: infusing décor items with bold prints and spring colors