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31 Days of Organization – Laundry, Pets, Storage & More!

Last Reply by TRUBLU 1422212517.893 | Started by Jill Bauer in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs

Hi, everyone!   We’re organized all kinds of stuff last week…have a look!     We love our stuff…laptops, magazines, remotes. And we need our stuff. But the stuff shouldn't be part of our décor. Here's how I keep our essentials out of sight, but not out of mind. We photographed these in the living room, but I really use my Valerie Parr Hill ottomans throughout my home…in my entryway, in my kids’ rooms, and all those social areas. You can instantly clean up any space by tucking essentials inside. Or, flip the top up and use the lids f... Continue Reading

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31 Days of Organization Continues!

Last Reply by kathy0611 1421849781.827 | Started by Jill Bauer in Kitchen & Food Talk, For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities

Hi, everyone! “31 Days of Organization” continues! I posted seven new tips in the last week on Facebook and QVC's toGather and wanted to be sure you saw them! It’s Saturday afternoon and you’ve got two hours of free time. Why not make dinner for the week? Last Wednesday I posted a Cheesy Chicken & Bacon Ziti recipe in my blog that you can bake ahead and refrigerate or freeze for later. My team also got that up on my You’re Home with Jill recipe page. I’ve got quite a few freezer-friendly recipes there…Always Good Lasagna, Chicken and Broccoli ... Continue Reading

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Jill's Sunday Funday - Hosting the Ultimate Football Party

Last Reply by sew12ing 1421015794.23 | Started by Jill Bauer in Kitchen & Food Talk, For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities

Hi, everyone! It’s FOOTBALL season in my house. How about yours? I have no doubt my husband Doug will be watching the college championship game on Monday, and then all the BIG playoff games next week. I definitely don’t mind watching a football game now and then—especially now that they’re so exciting. But I LOVE the entertaining part of the game and imagine that lots of you too. When I was growing up, I was in the California Junior Miss Pageant, and, as one of the requirements, created a football-game-themed party. I’m SO sorry I don’t have a photo to s... Continue Reading

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Freeze It for Later (in a Lock & Lock!): Cheesy Chicken & Bacon Ziti

Started by Jill Bauer in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs 1420646313.573

Hi, everyone! Raise your hand if you’re getting the Lock & Lock Today’s Special Value. I know…you can’t see me, but my hand is UP! I use Lock & Lock every single day in my kitchen to “wrap” up leftovers, store extra ingredients, and lately—freeze some meals for later. (I told you I’m getting organized!!!) It’s true that there are some foods that just don’t freeze all that well. For example, some dairy ingredients—like heavy cream—can separate in the freezer. And crumb toppings like breadcrumbs or those crunchy n... Continue Reading

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31 Days of Organization - Quick Tips for the Kitchen & Beyond

Last Reply by SerenityNowMyndi 1421438438.06 | Started by Jill Bauer in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs

Hi, everyone! Happy new year! I’m not someone who often makes new year’s resolutions…I prefer to make goals for myself throughout the year. This year is no exception—I didn’t make a “resolution” per say, but I am craving a little order in my life after the holiday. So, I set an organization goal for the month of January: do one small project every day to make the Bauer household run a little more smoothly. I’ve been posting these projects on my Facebook and toGather pages and thought I’d use my blog to recap those tasks. It’s not t... Continue Reading

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Easy New Year's Recipe: Southwestern Rice Bake

Last Reply by Kathleen5 1419989687.21 | Started by Jill Bauer in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs

Hola, everyone! I’m spending a few days in Puerto Rico with my family…the hustle and bustle is over and we’re getting some much-needed down time. If you’re on Facebook, you might have seen a few pictures I posted, but if not, allow me to send a little sunshine your way!   This was taken on Saturday…the sun and surf greeted us as we landed in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico! That’s the view from our hotel. I think I could get used to this!   On Sunday, we hiked through the El Yunque rainforest and cooled off with some fresh coconut ... Continue Reading

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Flashback Friday - Creating a Wintertime Mantel

Last Reply by mrs z 1419686545.11 | Started by Jill Bauer in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs

Hi, everyone! I hope you had a truly magical Christmas with your family. I'm still celebrating with mine, so I hope you'll forgive me for writing a shorter post today... This Flashback Friday video is something you can think about as soon as you're ready to put your holiday decorations away for the season. Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend... From my home to yours,—Jill Continue Reading

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Don't Forget Food for the Reindeer!

Last Reply by Irish1210 1419522650.383 | Started by Jill Bauer in Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice, Mom to Mom Blogs

Hi, everyone! Everyone knows you’re supposed to leave cookies out on Christmas Eve. In fact, you may have a signature cookie recipe just for Santa…I know we always bake him Snowball Cookies. But what about Santa’s reindeer? They’ve got a BIG night ahead of them and I think a snack is in order. Here’s what’s in the bag: 1 cup rolled oats 1/4 cup colorful sprinkles in holiday colors 1/4 cup colored sugar sprinkles 1/4 cup tiny colorful holiday candies And I used the following craft supplies: 1 yard ribbon A few cellophane bags Card stock to ... Continue Reading

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The Bauer Family Christmas Tree - Merry Christmas!

Last Reply by Deb Enos 1420155764.077 | Started by Jill Bauer in Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice, Mom to Mom Blogs

If I could only have one Christmas decoration, it would be the tree. While there are certainly glamorous ways to decorate a tree, I’ve always seen the tree as a symbol of love and family and wonderful memories. Our tree tells my family’s story…and I’d like to share some of it with all of you… So, I guess the story should start here. This is the first ornament my mom ever bought for me. She was pregnant with me at the time, and this angel hung on the tree she and my Dad had in December, 1967. I was born 4 months later…funny how the angel has dark hair... Continue Reading

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Flashback Friday - Let's Set Your Holiday Table

Started by Jill Bauer in Hosts & Personalities, Gift Tip Blogs, Holiday Advice 1419008864.11

Hi, everyone! Christmastime is here! We’ll be drawing near…(are you singing along??) Since the holidays really are such a special time of year, I’d venture to say almost all of us like to don our tables with some formal dinnerware and festive decorations. If you’re new to entertaining...or you could use a refresher-course on properly setting a table, these two Flashback Friday videos will help:   And now for a centerpiece. Here’s an easy idea for all of you: Have a great—and productive—weekend! And be sure to find some time for some h... Continue Reading

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