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Beachy-Keen: DIY Jute Place Mats!

Started by Jill Bauer in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities 1432666514.74

Hi, everyone! I hope you all had a terrific Memorial Day weekend. The weather in my area was GORGEOUS…a perfect 10 kind of weekend. So my family and I spent a lot of time in the great outdoors. We even had time to go “down the shore” as we say here and hit the boardwalk on Sunday night. For those of you who don’t know, the beach is my happy place. Since I grew up in Southern California, the shore has always been a part of my life and it still is…even though I’m now swimming in a different ocean! So I love beachy decorations, colors, and décor, w... Continue Reading

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Happy Memorial Day! Let America's Colors Fly!

Started by Jill Bauer in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs 1432068713.07

Hi, everyone! I might have a mild obsession with wreaths. They’re such an easy way to decorate your home for any season…and they can be so much fun to make. Just buy the base, pick your décor, grab the glue gun, and GO! I hadn’t intended to make a (well, another) summer wreath, but I was at the craft store recently and saw some clothespins. Then I saw the Memorial Day decorative display. Then, you can probably figure out what happened next… That’s right. I was in the car with red, white, and blue spray paint, the wreath base, and clothespins before my... Continue Reading

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How Do I Organize My Home? How Do I Downsize? Blogger Questions, Answered!

Last Reply by the busy brunette 1431779922.853 | Started by Jill Bauer in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs

Hi, everyone! I hope most of you saw my spring organization posts from this week. I asked five of my blogger friends to tidy their homes with some of my favorite organizational pieces, the Lori Grenier Tabletop Cosmetics Organizer and the nesting baskets from Honey-Can-Do. I shared each of their blogs on Facebook but wanted to share some questions they sent me about how I organize my home. Beeb from MomStart tidied her cosmetics with Lori Grenier's tabletop organizer and sent me these questions about bathroom organization: What are some tips for making the most of a small space when it ... Continue Reading

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Grilled Fruit Shortcake - Don't Feel Guilty...This Dessert Has FRUIT!

Last Reply by Collette1051 1431573673.87 | Started by Jill Bauer in Kitchen & Food Talk, For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities

Hi, everyone! So yesterday was "Eat What You Want day"…and I posed this question on my Facebook page: what would you eat every day if calories didn’t count? I said warm chocolate chip cookies out of the oven and lots of you agreed. Although ice cream, pizza, cheese fries, and bacon are all right up my alley, too! (Thanks for all your comments.) And if you’re not following me on Facebook yet, here’s where you can find my page. “Eat What You Want Day” may have been yesterday but I’ve got another sweet treat that you should probably try today, while we... Continue Reading

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Chicken Enchiladas & Watermelon Margaritas...Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Last Reply by tablescape 1431365355.14 | Started by Jill Bauer in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs

Happy Cinco de Mayo, everyone! No matter where you live or what your ethnicity, everyone can celebrate today's holiday just by eating some terrific food. Case in point: what’s Cinco de Mayo without a margarita...a Watermelon Margarita! Watermelon Margarita This recipe is prepared with the Vitamix 48-oz 16-in-1 Variable Speed Blending System (K42356). Ingredients: 4 cups cubed watermelon 6 oz watermelon pucker 4 oz pink lemonade frozen concentrate 1 lime, cut in wedges Decorator sugar crystals Preparation: Place the cubed watermelon in a single layer on a cookie sheet a... Continue Reading

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7 Layer Salad...in 1 Container - No Soggy Lettuce!

Last Reply by Irish1210 1430658814.63 | Started by Jill Bauer in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs

Hi, everyone! Have you ever tried to pack a salad in your lunch box? It’s not easy. Either you have five different containers to keep the ingredients separate so your salad doesn’t get soggy, or you have one big container…and soggy salad...that you then don’t want...so you order the grilled cheese anyway. That’s when a friend told me about the mason jar salad. (I sound like I’m on a drug commercial or something, don’t I??) Anyway, it’s true. A friend at work brought in this beautiful salad in a mason jar and explained that not only can you put... Continue Reading

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12 Refresh & Renew Tips for Your Springtime Home

Last Reply by cathie 1430538988.63 | Started by Jill Bauer in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs

Hi, everyone! For the last 12 days, I’ve shared some springtime refresh and renew tips on Facebook and my “what’s trending” section on QVC.com. We began with a butterfly garden and ended with some simple DIY wall hangings you can make in minutes. There are lots of easy things you can do to make you home look and feel like spring has sprung and in case you missed my posts, here’s a recap! April 15: Before your butterfly bushes arrive, here's how you can get your garden ready: I know that graphic is a little small…here are the garden essentials I suggest... Continue Reading

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DIY Button Monograms -- Put Those Spare Buttons to Use!

Last Reply by mrsbutch 1430853174.473 | Started by Jill Bauer in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs

Hi, everyone! Happy Saturday! What are you up to today? Are you cheering your kids on at their soccer or baseball games? Maybe you’re tackling your garden? Maybe you're just relaxing! Well, if you’ve got about an hour of down time today, it’s a great day to do a little crafting, inside or out. I don’t know about you, but I always save the extra buttons that come with my clothes, convinced I’ll need them later. But I can’t remember the last time I actually needed one. So I’ve got oodles of buttons—in all shapes and sizes—just sitting in my... Continue Reading

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4-Ingredient Grasshopper Cake

Last Reply by mama wiggy 1432520453.917 | Started by Jill Bauer in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs

Hi, everyone! I was thumbing through my grandma’s recipe box hoping to find you some sweet spring inspiration. And, I stumbled upon one of the prettiest cakes I’ve ever made: Grasshopper Cake. Grasshopper Cake This recipe is prepared with the 13" x 9" baker from the Temp-tations® Floral Lace 18-Piece Bake and Serve Set (K41206). Ingredients: 1 box white cake mix 4 Tbsp crème de menthe liqueur, divided 1 jar hot fudge ice cream topping (NOT chocolate syrup) 1 (9-oz) tub cool whip Preparation: Follow the cake box directions and preheat the oven. Grease an... Continue Reading

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How to Attract Butterflies to Your Garden - Day 1 of 12 Refresh & Renew Tips!

Last Reply by Bustier 1429451342.813 | Started by Jill Bauer in For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

Hi, everyone! Since so many of you loved the tips I shared in January for our 31 Days of Organization project, we wanted to give this kind of thing another go. Since it's already the middle of April, we're not doing 31. Instead, we’re doing 12 straight days of tips on how to refresh and renew your home for spring. And it starts….TODAY! First thing’s first…the garden. The weather is FINALLY getting nicer here in Eastern PA and I’m SO excited to get outside for some garden therapy. And I can’t WAIT for the butterflies to return to my garden. I love butterf... Continue Reading

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