Home Made Simple is a lifestyle brand that features tips, advice and ideas for the home primarily on its website, TV show and through email. It is supported by the Procter & Gamble brands: Cascade, Dawn, Febreze, Gain Ultra, Mr. Clean, and Swiffer. Home Made Simple is what marketers call a cohort site, a website that promotes a product or multiple products by providing helpful information, like recipes and tips, not solely advertising and marketing messages. In the summer of 2006, the Home Made Simple TV show debuted on the US cable network TLC. The show was produced by Rob Mancini. It is a weekly home improvement reality show based on the Home Made Simple website. The hosts of the show through Season 8 were Home Maven: Patrick Brown, Decor Maven: Wanda Colon and Cooking Maven: Jamika Pessoa. The featured guest of each week's show were nominated by their friends or family on the Home Made Simple website. Friends help the featured guest with projects in their home with guidance from the hosts. Common projects on the show are easy meals, minor fix-its, room organization and interior decorating. The Home Mavens share expert tips in each episode. Products from Mr. Clean, Febreze, Dawn, Cascade and Swiffer, the sponsoring brands, are used throughout the show.
The show moved to Oprah Winfrey Network at the start of Season 9. Although OWN would classify this as Season 1 on their network. It debuted on October 23, 2011, and featured two major changes: it was hosted by Paige Davis (former host of Trading Spaces), and 2) The mavens have been replaced with a panel of experts. The new experts include: cooking experts Jesse Brune, Ronnie Woo, Martita Jara, and Ceci Carmichael; design expert Kristan Cunningham; design, planning and cooking expert Tracy Metro; design and carpentry expert Brooks Utley; and architecture expert Kenneth Wingard. The third season will be shortened to a half-an-hour time slot, with new host Soleil Moon Frye, with an October 2013 premiere
Runtime: 30 minutes
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Stuart O'Keeffe (born Stuart Denis O'Keeffe, 15 September 1981) is an Irish celebrity chef, food writer, and television personality best known for his appearance on the Food Network's Private Chefs of Beverly Hills and other TV shows. He was a brand ambassador for Tupperware and served as their North American chef from 2008 to 2011. O'Keeffe resides in West Hollywood, California. After appearing on the Food Network, O'Keeffe was featured on Stuart's Kitchen which aired in Ireland and New Zealand. O'Keeffe has also made appearances on Marie, CBS's The Talk, The Home and Family Show, and Republic of Telly. He can also be seen in commercials for Asiana Airlines, featured in their national “Fly with Color” campaign.
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From 2000 to 2004, O'Keeffe attended the Dublin Institute of Technology and graduated with a B.A. in Culinary Arts. Shortly after, O'Keeffe travelled through Europe, moved to France, and learned high-end French cooking in Bordeaux by working in a small restaurant. O'Keeffe specialises in Continental and New American cuisine. At 22, O'Keeffe moved to Napa Valley and was a chef in a hotel. By 2004, he had moved to Los Angeles and was cooking for A-list celebrities, private clients and parties in Hollywood. From 2008 to 2011, O'Keeffe was a spokesperson for Tupperware and was featured in company catalogues and promotional events throughout USA and Canada. O'Keeffe had a run on Ireland's TV3 with a show called Stuart's Kitchen. His re-location to California and filming schedule stopped the network from picking up a second season but TV3 continues to develop specials and programming with O'Keeffe. O'Keeffe offers a complementary app through iTunes which enables people to make step-by-step recipes as they watch the show. O'Keeffe is featured on OWN's Home Made Simple. He was a contributing Food Columnist for the Evening Herald from 2011 to 2012. O'Keeffe has done private and promotional events with celebrity clients such as Sofia Vergara, Sharon Stone, Owen Wilson, Hilary Swank, the Kardashians, Jessica Lange, Joan Collins, Ryan Murphy and Kelly Clinton. In June 2012, he was chosen to cook for a fundraising campaign dinner for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at a Beverly Hills fundraiser organised by Ryan Murphy. O'Keeffe was one of only six chefs selected for the $25,000-a-head function. Right before the event, O'Keeffe was hit by a car while riding his motorcycle and due to his injuries, was unable to fulfill the obligation.
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