Good Day Alabama for August 8, 2013

Good Day Alabama for August 8, 2013

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Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for August 8, 2013:

DR. FLEISIG - Dr. Wayne Fleisig is a Psychologist with Children's Hospital. He joined us with pointers on how to help your child establish good homework habits. He recommends you:
- set a good place to study
- help child set a schedule for homework
- begin assignments early
- break into pieces
- monitor, motivate and model

FASHION - Nichole Cummins from Gus Mayer joined us with details on how we can find some great prices on great fashion with the Lafayette 148 trunk show. It will be all weekend at Gus Mayer.

JEH JEH LIVE - Tomorrow night is the final Art on the Rocks for this year. It is from 7-11pm at the Birmingham Museum of Art. Filled with live performances and art activities inspired by the Museum's collection, Art On The Rocks 2013 welcomes a line-up of local artists, musicians, dancers, actors, and designers. Tomorrow's headliner is Man or Astro-Man. The evening also includes a variety of food and drinks, exciting giveaways, and much more! For complete details, visit http://www.artsbma.org/events/artontherocks/item/916-august-9.

BUSY MOM PRODUCTS - We checked out the newest products on the market that can make your life a little simpler. We looked at the:

1. Soniclean - It combines Sonic technology with suction with vibrations at 12,000 vibrations per minute to break down dirt, allergens, bacteria and more. The Soniclean has a light weight design at 10.5 lbs and has a low profile lay-flat dual position design.  The suction is powerful enough to lift 150 lbs. The Soniclean can be laid flat for easy storage underneath a bed or couch. It includes a patent-pending Sonicfresh fragrance dispensing system. Fragrance pods also have multiple uses around the house to keep rooms and closets smelling fresh.. It cleans 91% better than a Dyson DC41 Multifloor cleaner and half the price!  MSRP: $199.80. Available at www.mysoniclean.com.

2. ROWENTA Turbo Silence Fan  - 16 inch Pedestal Fan with Remote - The Rowenta Turbo Silence Fans outperform leading competitive products both in airflow and silence. They are the most powerful and quiet fans on the market. It has an Electronic Control Panel with a Plus/Minus push buttons with three mid-to-high speed settings, Turbo Boost for extra-powerful airflow, adjustable height, remote control, and an extra stable base. These are great for kids heading off to college, small spaces, offices and workrooms. MSRP $150.00. Available at Bed Bath and Beyond and www.rowentausa.com

3. ROWENTA Eco Intelligence Iron - Rowenta Eco Intelligence: 100% efficiency, 25% energy savings - the first energy saving iron in North America. New patented Microsteam400 3De soleplate helps concentrate steam on the fabric and reduce losses. The steam use is optimized and allows for the same ironing results as a regular iron with less steam. The exclusive steam optimization system offers 3 settings: dry position for perfect finish, eco position delivering optimal steam output while saving energy, boost for additional variable steam for thickest fabrics and stubborn creases. Ergonomic rotary trigger for left and right handed users. MSRP: $150. Available at Bed Bath & Beyond and www.rowentausa.com.

4. T-FAL Actifry - This offers a broad range of meals in one machine; cooks vegetables, meat, poultry, seafood, grains, desserts and fruits. It can achieve results similar to a roaster, stir fry pan, healthy fryer or speedy slow cooker.  It automatically evenly cooks the food at a constant temperature of 338° F, while the paddle gently stirs the food. Favorite dishes are healthier due to little or no required oil.  One tablespoon of oil is all that is required for 2lbs of fresh French fries or your veggie stir fry! It has a 2.2 lb capacity (for meats, vegetables, etc). The closed cooking vessel provides safe splatter-free cooking and it wasawarded the Parent Tested- Parent Approved seal. It is perfect for those looking for a convenient, easy way to cook. Great for tailgating and other parties! Comes with recipes and instructions for all different kinds of meals. Simply place food in the pan, close the lid, set the timer, and turn it on with one simple button. The T-fal non-stick pan, stirring paddle, filter and lid are all easy to remove and are dishwasher safe for quick and easy clean up. MSRP:  $199.99. Available at Bed Bath & Beyond and www.tfalactifry.com. And additional recipes are available at http://tfalactifry.com/recipes.

5. KRUPS Electronic Tea Maker - 2-in 1 tea maker and traditional kettle for hot tea and iced tea. The programmable settings and removable height-adjustable tea brewing filter system offers a no mess disposal of tea leaves. It has 4 water temperature settings for optimal flavors and offers a 212 degree setting ideal for making iced tea. After steeping, the kettle will set to 167 degree warming for refrigeration / pouring over ice. It is sainless steel and glass for a chic, modern look and great for those who like to sip throughout the day with the "Keep Warm" function (the work-a-holic!). MSRP: $99.99. Available at Bed Bath & Beyond and www.krupsusa.com.

6. KRUPS Juice Extractor  - It has pre-programmed speed settings and an extra-wide feed tube for the toughest & biggest ingredients. With the large pulp container that makes cleanup even easier, this juicer puts precision & perfection within reach. It has a High/Low/Off switch with LED backlight and is smaller than your standard juicer, yet just as powerful for those living a healthier lifestyle or those with limited space. It has a durable stainless steel grater, safety locking arm, and automatic power cut off. MSRP: $149.99. Available at Macy's and www.krupsusa.com.

OUR HOUSE - In Our House, Allen Warren shows us how to fix a wobbly door hinge. He says you need:
1. Golf tee
2. Hammer
3. Carpenter's glue
4. Utility knife
5. Screwdriver

For more information, visit www.joneswarren.com.

PET OF THE WEEK - Greg Winters from the Shelby County Humane Society introduced us to a pet that needs a new home. His name is Butter. For adoptions, call (205) 669-3916 extension 22 or visit shelbyhumane.org.
 
Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama,  we get you ready for Red Hot for the Cause - a great fundraiser to check out this weekend! The Bargain Mom joins us with some great deals for your family! Comedian Pauly Shore joins us in the studio with a few laughs! And we rev up our engines to go crusin' for the King's Ranch kids. Join us for all of this and more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!

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