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The Family that PLAYS Together……………………………

Last Reply by alert 1411241610.39 | Started by Albany Irvin in The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice

If you watch me at all on the Q, I am sure you have heard me say “The family that prays together, stays together.”  I believe that very strongly and it is something that my family and I take very seriously.  The other side of that, I realized one day was that “The family that PLAYS together – makes amazing memories and has a boatload of fun along the way!!!!”  I am a big proponent of having the littles “unplug” from video games and TV – and I find that the toys that they love the most were purchased right here at QVC.   ... Continue Reading

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Show Me Your Best Grumpy Cat

Started by Albany Irvin in The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends 1405969016.08

So yeah I've been pretty much Grumpy Cat crazed since meeting that little feline on Friday. I also spent some time on-air with her and she was... well... very grumpy!! Just kidding, she is actually the sweetest little cat ever.  I asked for you all to submit your best Grumpy Cat photo and we recieved so many! I wasn't able to show them ALL on air so I wanted to post them in a picture blog for you.  Enjoy the pictures, and thanks for being the greatest Grumpy Cat fans a gal could ask for!   Our Grumpy photoshoot starts behind-the-scenes       Grumpy... Continue Reading

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Nancy Hornback: Mom, Friend, Loyal Walking Partner, and Gem Expert

Last Reply by lechlecha 1405595500.78 | Started by Albany Irvin in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends

As many of you may or may not know today is Gem Day at QVC! We have phenomenal deals on some gorgeous designer gemstone pieces that I can't get enough of! I wanted to spend this special event day not only drooling over some of our most gorgeous pieces, but also highlighting a very special gem of our own here at QVC.  If you keep up on my Facebook page you'll see that recently I've been doing a lot of walking with one of my oldest friends and fellow program hosts, Nancy Hornback. Nancy and I have known each other for fourteen years now and worked together before the two of us even ended u... Continue Reading

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Travel Tales -- A Recap From Our QVC Sprouts Trip

Started by Albany Irvin in The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends 1403795860.137

If you aren't familiar with QVC Sprouts, I will give you a little background about what it is. Have you ever seen Shark Tank? You know, the show where aspiring entrepreneurs present ideas, inventions, etc. to a panel of experts in hopes of launching their ideas with some sturdy investors behind them.  QVC Sprouts is a lot like Shark Tank except in this case, YOU are part of this "panel of experts." A team from QVC attends a convention called the INPEX where inventors and entrepenurs display their products and ideas. I am part of this team and absolutely love to witness all of the creativ... Continue Reading

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Albany's Favorite Summertime Recipe

Last Reply by tonytaco 1403717628.003 | Started by Albany Irvin in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities

Today is Cookin on Q -- Summer Edition! I wanted to share with you one of my all time favorite recipes that I dress up with a little extra something for Summer time!  Here is the recipe for a delicious Spiced Pork Tenderloin that your entire family will love!  Ingredients: 2 1/2 T Coarse Salt 1T Gr. All Spice 1 T. Cayenne  3 (3/4#) Pork Tenderloins  1 T Oil Directions: Pre-heat oven, or in this case your slow cooker to 400 degrees.  Stir together salt, allspice, and cayenne.  Pat pork dry and sprinkle spice rub all over pork, pressing to adhere. ... Continue Reading

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Albany's Summer Salsa!

Started by Albany Irvin in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities 1399403298.837

In honor of May being Salsa Month and today being all about Cooking on Q, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite summer recipes.  Straight from my recipe book at home, here is how to make a refreshing AND delicious Pineapple Avocado Salsa. Ingridients: - 1 cup fresh pineapple - 2 plum tomatoes  - 1 firm, ripe, California avocado (diced into 4 pieces) - 1/2 cup of Sweet White Onion - 1 1/2 t. Fresh Japlepenos  - 1/4 Cup Chopped Cilantro  - 3T Fresh lime juice  - 3T Fresh Orange Juice  - 2T Extra-Virgin Olive Oil  Continue Reading

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Making the Most of a Rainy Vacation

Started by Albany Irvin in Q Did What?, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs 1398789066.41

I was finally coming to terms with the brutal winter we’ve had, and then it snowed in April! I thought “that’s it I’m booking a vacation!” I don’t know if this is dramatic, but I think Mother Nature might have it out for me. Here’s how our latest family vaca went down: Day 1: Our vacation got off to the right start as we spent our first day soaking up the sun on the beach.   While the Littles took on the waves with their boogie boards, I sat with for hours with a new book and my toes in the sand. {Cue the Go-Go’s “Vacat... Continue Reading

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You Can Decorate Your Cake And Eat It Too -- See How The Littles Get Festive For Easter!

Last Reply by ColsGrl 1398573509.123 | Started by Albany Irvin in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice

Instead of putting the Littles on a COMPLETE sugar-high, we skip the traditional Easter Basket candy and decorate a cake together. We've been doing it for years and I love to see how different each cake turns out as the Littles get older and their cake decorating ideas AND skills mature.  Here are some pictures from this year's cake decorating. The theme: A Day at the Bunny Races! :-)  Because bringing the Littles to the grocery store usually results in WAY too many snacks and lots of whining, I usually pick up the ingredients and candy toppings myself and let them work their magic... Continue Reading

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Working Out With Fashion Friends -- Pilates With Susan Graver!

Last Reply by Binkytoo 1396788161.363 | Started by Albany Irvin in Susan Graver, Health & Fitness, Hosts & Personalities

Not only do we share a passion for fashion, Susan Graver and I also are avid pilates people! While we try and balance work and family, we both find health and fitness to be very important. What better way to get your fitness on than with some good friends! Last week Susan and I met up for an early morning Pilates class. Of course we started the work out with some fashion talk, and she gave me some extra styling tips. It always comes in handy to have fashion friends ;-). I promise we got to work after fifteen minutes of modeling haha! We broke a sweat, had some laughs, and then treated ourselv... Continue Reading

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How To Post a Picture to My Facebook Page

Last Reply by nomems 1404493612.447 | Started by Albany Irvin in Suggestion Box, Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends

I'm always talking about my dogs and I figured because it was National Puppy Day, you should share a little something about yours! I want to see pictures of your pups, but then I realized not everyone knows how to successfully post a picture to my page (or any general page)!  Here is a little guidance! I hope it helps so we can share the puppy love!  Go to my wall where all my FB friends are commenting Write your post under the “Status” tab. Click on the “Photo/Video” tab and click “Upload Photos/Video.” A prompt will appear asking you to se... Continue Reading

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