Last Reply by kbnmg0101 | Started by Jennifer Coffey in Hosts & Personalities, Q News, Mom to Mom Blogs
On Tuesday, September 2nd, my daughter starts high school.
I can't believe I just typed that!! Wasn't it just yesterday she was waking me up five times a night for feedings? Wasn't it just yesterday she took her first steps? Wasn't it just yesterday she lost her first tooth?
I know. That's what every parent says when high school looms, right? Time flies. And memories flood your mind as you pack that first freshman lunch, put that freshman on her bus, and say that quick prayer to God as she boards that all will go well and that she'll be happy.
Every year I've taken a picture of Gabby by our... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Chrissywissy | Started by Jennifer Coffey in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs
During the holidays it's tradition in my New Orleans-based family to take all the leftover turkey and turn it into a gumbo! Here's the recipe...hope you like life spicy!
2 lbs cooked turkey off the bone
8 cups stock (chicken is fine, but bonus if you used the turkey bones to make the stock!)
1 lb. fresh or frozen okra, sliced into small rounds
1/2 cup cooking oil
1/2 cup flour
2 cups chopped onions
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 can chopped tomatoes
3/4 pound andouille sausage, sliced into small rounds
1 tsp. thyme
1 tsp. basil
1/2 tsp. sage... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Nadineg08 | Started by Jennifer Coffey in Jewelry Talk, Honora, Hosts & Personalities
It's a big milestone for me...my first TSV kickoff! As we greet a new day at QVC, we usher in an exciting new item and spotlight it all day. And for my first kickoff, I can't think of anything more exciting than jewelry! It's a passion of mine and has been forever. I love that a simple piece can make a woman feel special, feel beautiful. And pearls have been doing that for us for hundreds of years! I'd always wanted to visit the Honora Pearls team on their home turf, and so this was the perfect time to go. Gabby and I boarded a train and headed to NYC to visit Ralph, Jennie and Joel at their o... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Sharny | Started by Jennifer Coffey in The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs
You cried tears of joy with me when I found out I got my dream job.
You make me laugh.
You fix things...like EVERYTHING. Home and car repair is your superpower!
You drive (!) and fly from New Orleans to Philadelphia to visit your girls like it's a trip to the corner grocery without batting an eye.
You send us King Cakes at Mardi Gras, bring beignet mix in your suitcase, and Community Coffee in your carryon so we never have to be without a taste of our Native New Orleans.
You text me "Who Dat!" on Sundays in autumn. We're a cross-country two-person Saints fan club.
You heard me mention my... Continue Reading
Last Reply by carterfamily | Started by Jennifer Coffey in The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs
Confession: every time I'm on air and speaking about possible graduation gifts, I'm also doing something else you can't hear or see: I'm thinking about my own daughter's graduation! Not the big cap-and-gown, can't-believe-college-is-next graduation (thank goodness that's four years away!). No, my Gabby is taking the leap from 8th grade to high school.
She's my only child, and so I do my best to savor every milestone. And I can't believe this one is already here. I'm sure you can relate...it feels like yesterday I was groggily changing 3am diapers!
(Don't tell her I said that :-) ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by RobertaSZ | Started by Jennifer Coffey in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs
By now my family, friends and viewers already know about my obsession with "pretty sparklies." I'm a sucker for shiny things! And what sparkles more, dazzles more, delights more than diamonds?
But when I started to write a blog about diamonds, it got me thinking: what is it about diamonds that are so appealing to me??
(Now bear with me. If you follow me on Facebook then you already know I have a strong tendency to wax VERY nostalgic, philosophical, even downright mushy. And I’m about to do so again here)
There are so many very beautiful stones out there. Many o... Continue Reading
Last Reply by cooking lady | Started by Jennifer Coffey in Carolyn Pollack, Hosts & Personalities, TSV Talk
Gabby and I had been pondering where to go on vacation for months…Texas? Louisiana? Or our all-time favorite, Way out West??
After a lot of thought we settled on New Mexico. We’d visited Colorado many times, but we had never spent time in the Land of Enchantment. It occurred to me this might also be a great opportunity to learn more about one of our QVC designers, Carolyn Pollack! I took a chance that she might be in town while Gabby and I were there. And as luck would have it, she and Bill were delighted to give us a tour!
Once we were settled in, we visited wit... Continue Reading
Started by Jennifer Coffey in Jewelry Talk, Affinity
I'm getting an early gift on November 19th! I'm hosting two hours of Affinity Diamonds at 1am, and will be joined by QVC's resident graduate gemologist Peyton Kelley for the first time in an Affinity show! I always enjoy his wealth of knowledge when talking about our colored gems and Global Artisan Crafted pieces, but to have his expertise while talking about a girl's best friend is icing on this jewelry lover's cake!
To celebrate this treat, I decided to sit down with Peyton and pick his brain of all things Pretty Sparklies. I thought it'd be helpful to revisit some of the most common ques... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Vickie00 | Started by Jennifer Coffey in Beauty Banter, Vera Bradley, Mom to Mom Blogs
Happy Mom Monday! Or in this case, a bit of a bittersweet Mom Monday...
It's almost the first day of school for my Gabby. I cannot believe I'm the mom of an 8th grader! And don't even go there with the "next year she'll be in high school"...she reminds me almost daily!
The first day of school is always bittersweet for me. I'm infinitely proud of my daughter for the strong, smart and courageous young woman she's becoming. But as the mom of an only child, every milestone is that much more poignant! So instead of getting misty-eyed, I decided to snap some fun photos comparing how the two of us ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Retired08 | Started by Jennifer Coffey in Beauty Banter, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs
Hey there Beauty Buffs! I just have to tell you about an amazing experience I had this past weekend in NYC..I was delighted to be invited to tour the Fresh Beauty flagship location in Union Square and learn more about this cult-favorite line. Founder Lev Glazman and I have a show on Sunday and it was a great opportunity to dig deeper into this indulgent line of beauty and skincare products!
I arrived and was greeted by Lev and his warm and gracious staff. You can tell they are so passionate about what they do. Lev himself has a lifetime of passion for beauty, skincare, and fragrance that dr... Continue Reading