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It's Christmas in July(R) on QVC...Why Not Throw a Party!

Started by Jill Bauer in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs 1406059063.89

Hi, everyone! Last weekend was QVC’s very first You’re Home with Jill weekend and I thought it was just fabulous, if I do say so myself! We welcomed folks from all over the country—as far away as Arizona and Texas! Everyone really seemed to enjoy the beauty of Longwood Gardens and then we had a great dinner that night, fun jewelry exchanges, and we saw the saw the fountain show that evening. I think the highlight for me and all the girls—and one brave husband—was going to the Downton Abbey display at Winterthur. It was so fun to see the costumes and relive our fa... Continue Reading

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All Decked Out--3 Fun Ideas for Your Summer Parties!

Started by Jill Bauer in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs 1405254467.6

Hi, everyone! Our goal for the month of July was to help you get “All Decked Out” for your summertime parties…how am I doing? :) Ready for a few more ideas? Here we go!           Sometimes I write you volumes here in my blog…lots of instructions, lots of tips, but everything you need to know is right there in those videos! And really, isn’t it easier to show you how to create something? As often as we can, I’ll share those videos with you. The only other thing I’ll add today is that when I invite guests over for... Continue Reading

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Iced Tea 3 Ways: Beat the Heat!

Started by Jill Bauer in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs 1404852407.67

Hi, everyone! It is HOT here in the West Chester area…my thermometer says 89.9, but it feels like 100°F! What’s it like in your area? Hot? Humid? Are you looking for a way to beat the heat? I have two refreshing little words for you: Iced Tea. I think everyone has their own special iced tea recipe…my grandmother used to steep loose black tea leaves on her stove for hours. Then, she strained it, added LOTS of sugar, and I thought it was the best drink in the world. But what about making flavored teas like you see in the photo above? Red Berry Iced Tea Ingredients... Continue Reading

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A Patriotic Party--Complete with Recipes--for Independence Day!

Last Reply by never gives up 1404765983.697 | Started by Jill Bauer in Kitchen & Food Talk, For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities

Hi, everyone! Now that you have the perfect makeup tips for summertime (thank you Laura Geller!), let’s talk about throwing that Fourth of July party. There are so many ways you can make your tablescape look patriotic. In past years, I took mini American flags and incorporated them into flower arrangements, mason jars filled with strands of mini lights, and even lined the pathway to my patio. In years prior, I celebrated with red and blue Temp-tations®. This year, I’m finding those handy bandanas I used to decorate for my summer barbecue and voila…I’ve got a red... Continue Reading

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Easy Summer Makeup Tips!

Last Reply by Bhappy 1406046501.523 | Started by Jill Bauer in Beauty Banter, Laura Geller, Hosts & Personalities

Hi, everyone! Happy holiday week!! Are you having a Fourth of July party at your house? Are you going to one? I’ll be blogging later today with some entertaining ideas. But first, let’s talk about MAKEUP. What’s your makeup routine in the summer? (If you’re like me, the answer is little to none—when I’m not on air!) It’s just so tough to look beautiful when it’s hot, humid, and there’s any kind of water involved, isn’t it? Well, not quite. Turns out my dear friend Laura Geller has some foolproof tips.  Look for my entertainin... Continue Reading

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How-to Chill Your Summer Drinks & Throw a Festive Party!

Last Reply by beachside 1403663624.14 | Started by Jill Bauer in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs

Hi, everyone! How much entertaining have you done this summer? I know, I know…it’s only been “summer” for a few days, but I’ve been making the most of the gorgeous weather. And, surely you’ll be doing some entertaining when July 4 rolls around….NEXT WEEK! Where does the time go? Anyway…I’ve got some fun, functional, entertaining ideas that you can try at your next get-together and there’s really nothing to it. You might even have most of the supplies on hand. First thing’s first: drinks. In the summertime, the colder the be... Continue Reading

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How-to Make Popcorn Balls -- The Perfect Summer Sleepover Snack!

Last Reply by red penny 1403632948.643 | Started by Jill Bauer in Kitchen & Food Talk, For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities

Hi, everyone! I hope you enjoyed Wednesday’s You're Home with Jill Grand Finale of our first-ever QVC PLUS® series. It was the first time QVC tried a true lifestyle show and I am honored and humbled to have been a part and of it. Through the wonders of technology, you can still catch every single pre-produced episode that ran over the last two months on QVC.com. Just search YHJ / Episodes. And, because each show was packed full of ideas, I’ll be blogging about a few things you might have missed throughout the summer…starting with today. :) So are your kids and grand-ki... Continue Reading

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Easy Cheesy Corn Dip - Goodness Is Just 4 Ingredients Away!

Last Reply by Doly 1403983146.52 | Started by Jill Bauer in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs

Hi, everyone! It’s Pool Party time tomorrow on You’re Home with Jill! My kids love to swim—in fact, did you check out my Facebook page earlier? My family escaped for a quick trip down to the beach and my son Trevor and his best friend were in the ocean ALL DAY. It was their first official day of summer and I felt like a kid again just watching them. Fellow Philadelphians, we're pretty lucky—the Jersey shore is so close! But we're in the minority...I know lots of you are hours away from the nearest beach, which is why a Pool Party makes sense for everyone. On Friday I ... Continue Reading

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How Do You Decorate for a Pool Party? With a Fancy Cocktail Wreath!

Last Reply by mar2625 1406066079.653 | Started by Jill Bauer in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs

Hi, everyone! Thank you all for your kind comments about our wedding…it’s CRAZY how fast time flies. I remember my wedding day so vividly—as I’m sure all of you do—and somehow it was 11 years ago!? Do you still get your wedding photos out from time to time? I hadn’t looked through my album in a while and it was fun for me…and Doug. I bet your husbands will feel the same way. :) Did you enjoy our summertime barbecue on You’re Home with Jill last Wednesday? The only thing that was missing was…a POOL! So guess what!? We’re having ... Continue Reading

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June #TBT Wedding Blog - PART #2

Last Reply by toukiesa 1403850028.397 | Started by Jill Bauer in For the Home Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

For Part 2 of my June #TBT, I was able to find some photos of my actual wedding ceremony – featuring some of my dear QVC Friends that came to celebrate with me and my family.  Here is Maria McCool doing my hair that morning: A little know trivia fact for you, Maria McCool from Calista Grand was the one that introduced me to Doug – my future husband! Here is my dad in his tux!  Almost my entire life, my dad promised me that he would NOT be getting into a tuxedo for my wedding, but, sure enough, he stepped up and his vest actually matched my mom’s dress: My de... Continue Reading

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