Last Reply by psr | Started by Sandra Bennett in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs
Like many people in many professions, QVC hosts work a lot of holidays. This year, I'm working on Thanksgiving, which means we won't be traveling on the day to see our out-of-town family members. So, my husband and two daughters and I are celebrating with a small dinner for four. At first, I was a little bummed about not sitting down to a huge spread with our extended family, but then I decided this little party is going to be awesome. I am at my happiest when the four us are together with no distractions and my kids love making crafts, so let the festivities begin!
I told my g... Continue Reading
Last Reply by QVCDivah | Started by Sandra Bennett in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities
A few nights ago, I had to get ready for work and so my husband offered to cook dinner. I cook about 90% of the meals in our house, but when my husband cooks, it's always really good. However, I wasn't prepared for his meal to come together so quickly and for the kitchen to still look spotless. Fast and only one pot to clean.. two reasons I love the pressure cooker! The pressure cooker also makes this so much easier than a traditional risotto, which usually involves a lot of time and A LOT of stirring. This recipe took 10 mins and no stirring and it was just... Continue Reading
Started by Sandra Bennett in Beauty's Best Gifts, Quacker Factory, Hosts & Personalities
The holidays are right around the corner and I’m in gift mode! It’s time to get ahead of the game and start thinking about all the friends, family, kids, parents, teachers, etc. on my list! You know I have a real soft spot for nail polish, so I thought it would be fun to share a polish gift every Monday, “For your mistleTOES!” Because, who doesn’t love a great pun around the holidays?
Our first “MistleTOE Monday,” comes from an idea sparked by our very own Angel Smedley from Quacker Factory! After seeing a couple of my “Mani Monday” how-to... Continue Reading
Last Reply by GABIE | Started by Sandra Bennett in tarte, Hosts & Personalities
A sweet indulgence.. That’s the inspiration behind this gorgeous holiday gift set from tarte. An indulgence that doesn't come with 1,000 calories, can be transformed into 1,2, or 3 perfect gifts, and makes getting ready for work and holiday parties so much easier... sign me up!
I recently took a trip to the tarte offices in New York! I know, going to New York to get your makeup done sounds like a lot of work. Haha! It was so much fun, but the goal really was to see this gift set firsthand so I can share it with you. Here is Leigh from tarte, showing me this HUGE Today's Special Val... Continue Reading
Started by Sandra Bennett in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities
Recently, we got a new pressure cooker and I'm having a lot of fun trying recipes. One of my favorites so far comes from Bob Warden. My kids LOVE it.
2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped small
2 stalks celery, cut into 1/4 inch slices
2 carrots, sliced into 1/4 discs
1 tbsp minced garlic
8 ounces package cheese tortellini (I used frozen, which I'll explain below)
4 c. vegetable broth
1 jar spagetti sauce
1 can diced tomatoes (I used a 14oz can.)
1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp sugar
1/4 ts pepper
Parmesan cheese for garnish
Chop your vegg... Continue Reading
Last Reply by annieb88 | Started by Sandra Bennett in Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends, Mom to Mom Blogs
My oldest daughter has always picked easy Halloween costumes. In the past, she has just pointed to a costume in a catalog and we are done. Princess Leia, princess witch, girly vampire, princess ninja... you get the idea. Princess with a twist. However, my five year-old is never content with pre-made costumes. For the last two years, she has started planning her costume before Easter.
That may lead you to believe that we can get an early start on things. Not so. Unfortunately, she changes her mind about what she wants to be nearly every day. For a while, she... Continue Reading
Last Reply by mtnbikegirl | Started by Sandra Bennett in Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities
I saw a version of this recipe several years ago online. Since then, I've tweaked it to include ingredients my family likes. Even if you think it sounds strange, I highly recommend you try it. No one in my family can tell the difference between the taste of real fried rice and this cauliflower dish. In fact, this is one of my family's favorite meals. I always make extra because my daughters' love taking it to school in a thermos for lunch. It makes me feel good to see both kids to eating giant bowls of vegetables.
You'll notice that in my directions, I give you estimates of what I have ... Continue Reading
Started by Sandra Bennett in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, TSV Talk
I write a lot of blogs about beauty products, so you may be wondering why I'm now blogging about the Coleman lantern. Actually, I was asked to write this blog because recently during a host team meeting, I started telling everyone how much I love my lantern. I raved about it so much, someone suggested I share my positive review with you.
Two years ago, we got word that Hurricane Sandy was going to affect our area. I was at work the day before the storm hit and I was telling Sean Pickford, one of our on-air guests, that I was worried that my family would not have enough flashlights a... Continue Reading
Last Reply by ruth h | Started by Sandra Bennett in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver, Hosts & Personalities
Remember how much fun it was to take field trips when you were a kid? I got to relive that feeling recently when Pat James Dementri and I took a road trip to see Susan Graver's design studio in Manhattan.
Susan has explained to me many times about how she comes up with ideas for her line, how prints are picked, and how hard her team works to make sure the clothes will look good on every body type. Still, visiting her studio falls into the "You have to see it to believe it" category. I had no idea how much work it takes to create a garment for QVC. If you are someone w... Continue Reading
Last Reply by galeyann | Started by Sandra Bennett in Kitchen & Food Talk, For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities
My husband and I bought our first home in a bit of a rush. It was very small, very affordable, close enough to QVC and in a good school district. Our main concern was that we be settled somewhere before our oldest daughter started kindergarten.
Over time, we added another daughter and a dog to our family and our house went from cozy to cramped.
We decided to look for a home where my husband could have a garage, our kids could have a yard, and I could have a place to entertain. After two years of searching, we found it! We loved everything about our new home, ex... Continue Reading