Last Reply by SHOPAHOLIC17 | Started by Leah Williams in Hosts & Personalities, All About Accessories, All About Shoes
I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to put away the boots and gloves. I can’t wait for Spring and the clothes and accessories that come with it! The warmer weather means brighter colors, lighter fabrics, “al fresco” accessories and more.
There are a few things that I always look forward to putting back into rotation when Spring arrives.
A new pair of shades lets me know the warm weather is here to stay. (Be sure to check them out, especially if you also need the help of readers)
Open Toe Shoes
After bundling up in sock... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Sasha-q | Started by Leah Williams in Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities, Temp-tations
It's always fun receiving and trying new recipes from friends! This one is from Tara McConnell from Temp-tations and I can't wait to try it.
Easy Turkey Taco Bites
Ingredients:1 package small flour tortillas1 pound ground turkey⅔ cup water1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning2 cups chopped tomatoes1 cup shredded lettuce2 cups finely shredded Mexican cheese blend
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Using a biscuit or round cookie cutter, cut 2-inch circles from the flour tortillas, ending up with 24 circles. Gently press each circle into your temp-tations mini muffin pan, then bake 12 &ndas... Continue Reading
Last Reply by piepants | Started by Leah Williams in Fashion Talk, Hosts & Personalities, All About Accessories
I said many times that a scarf is my favorite accessory. I just love how easy scarves are to incorporate into an outfit. Whether you want to add color, enhance a neckline, draw attention to or away from a particular area, you can’t go wrong with a scarf.
Here are three three easy tips for wearing and styling your scarf.
1. Just keep wrapping it around your neck until you can’t wrap any more. (It creates its own turtleneck effect.)
2. Tie a knot anywhere and loop the scarf over your head. (There’s no wrong way to do it.)
3. Just let it hang from your shoulders. (... Continue Reading
Last Reply by DING | Started by Leah Williams in Beauty Banter, Fashion Talk, Hosts & Personalities
Today was a fun day! It was time for new QVC publicity shots, so I was the "model". The planning that goes into creating a photo spread is amazing. You might think it's a simple point and shoot, but it is quite an elaborate production. Not only is there a photographer, but an entire team of talented people who make it all happen.
It started with my "story board" -- a compilation of pictures with colors, styles and attitudes crafted by Carol, our Creative Director. It was an outline of how we would convey the essence of who I am and what I like. Her vision was terrific... Continue Reading
Last Reply by noisy | Started by Leah Williams in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities
When I was twelve my Grandma Williams gave me a complete cooking set-up for Christmas. She filled a huge box with all sorts of things a budding cook would need -- bowls and spoons, measuring cups and basting brushes. She included rolling pins and cookie cutters. I think my box even had an apron -- it was the 70s after all, and my grandmother always wore an apron when she cooked.
But the crowning glory of the box was “The Complete Family Cookbook”. It was one of those, “build-a-book” deals where you received a new section until the entire cookbook was complete. My grand... Continue Reading
Last Reply by DING | Started by Leah Williams in Beauty Banter, Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends
Dr. Martin Luther King once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: “What are you doing for others?”
The national holiday to celebrate Dr. King’s life and legacy has also become an opportunity to serve our neighbors and communities. So in honor of “Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service”, I thought we could all share ideas for ways that we can volunteer to help others. Here are just a few ideas:
Hunger Relief -- volunteer at a local food bank
Housing -- volunteer to build houses to help end homelessness
Elderly -- visit a rest home o... Continue Reading
Last Reply by juliekayh | Started by Leah Williams in Hosts & Personalities, All About Shoes, TSV Talk
Cute shoes don’t have to be sky-high and painful, and a cushioned footbed doesn’t mean you’ve thrown in the fashion towel. Sensible shoes are making a comeback! And if you thought you had to make a choice between “sensible” and “stylish” -- think again.
The new TSV from Earth Origins is called Swirl! It’s a T-Strap Mary Jane. The suede upper, cut-out detail, and foot-flattering design is all about fashion. But the wellness-based construction provides foot comfort that will keep you feeling good no matter how long you’re on your feet.
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Last Reply by WVP | Started by Leah Williams in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends
There’s something about a “book”. Don’t get me wrong, tablets and audio books are fine. But there’s just something about a physical, turn-the-page, dog-earable, printed “book”.
January is National Book Blitz Month, a nationwide campaign to get people to read more. So I thought it was the perfect time to pull out one of my favorites to read again.
I decided on Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison. It is a powerful, engaging, unforgettable novel. And the great thing about re-reading a great story is that there is always something new to discover.
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Last Reply by LGeving | Started by Leah Williams in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends
With the snow storm and the short week, I didn’t have time to complete the blog I had originally planned for this week. (Be sure to check next week -- it’s about books!) So I thought I’d keep it simple and share what turned out to be my absolute favorite picture of the year.
It’s a picture of my three nephews; Andrew, a high school sophomore; Blake, a college sophomore; and William, second grade. It was taken last week at Christmas! Can you tell how much the little one is happy to be hanging out with the big ones? :-)
My nephews; Andrew, Blake and William
It was a ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by luvsiamese | Started by Leah Williams in Fashion Talk, Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities
It’s the end of December and I had originally planned to write a top 10 list. You know...the obligatory chronicling of the important and not so important events of the past year. But then I heard about the passing of my friend, Barry Ort. And I thought about how my year started -- with him.
With Barry at the 2013 Inaugural Ball
It was January, just after the Presidential election, and Barry had invited a select few of his “girls” to attend one of the Inaugural Balls in Washington D.C. I wasn’t originally planning to go, but a change in my schedule made it possible. ... Continue Reading