Last Reply by TaylorBrown | Started by Jane Treacy in Fashion Talk, Hosts & Personalities, All About Shoes
My friend Amy Oselkin from Clarks just got back from London with news on the trends for 2015. Here they are:
"For Spring 2015, Clarks will be bringing you lots of sporty lux looks. Be on the watch for athletic hardware, perforated textures and unexpected cutouts. You will also see a nod to the 70s with wedge sandals and chunkier heel that will easily take you from day to night."
“For Fall 2015 - it’s all about boots! While ankle boots still reign, you will see more man tailored accents like broguing details and laces. Also, blood red is still in our veins and will become ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by redbird mom | Started by Jane Treacy in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs
Deirdre loves Christmas, as all of us do! But the Nativity has a very special place in her heart because she's been collecting them for a long time.
She wanted to share Here are some of her favorites, in her own words:
"This was my first Nativity set. I got it when I was a baby, and I loved the music. It plays "Away in a manger."
"I always wanted my own Advent wreath. This was perfect because it is also a Nativity."
“I had to have an Irish Nativity! I love the flying angel on the stable."
"My favorite part about this Nativity set is the Wise Men on the camels. I don't have any... Continue Reading
Last Reply by prophet | Started by Jane Treacy in Hosts & Personalities, All About Shoes, Mom to Mom Blogs
Sean and I are celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary this year! However, it seems like yesterday we were planning my parent’s 25th wedding anniversary party too!
I was 11, and we had a Mass in our home the day of the anniversary, and a dinner for immediate family. Dad thought we were done with the celebrating, but little did he know that on Sunday we were having a huge "surprise" anniversary party! Since it was at our house, we had to tell him some people were coming over, but when the bus of IHM sisters arrived from Immaculata College, he knew this was bigger than he anticipate... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Federal Amy | Started by Jane Treacy in Fashion Talk, Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities
We had so much fun baking cookies! Alberti and Angel came over to bake cookies for our Quacker Cookie Exchange on November 10 at 1pm! I made Red Velvet Polka Drops! We named them for Jeanne Bice. She was the best at holidays. Plus - she loved polka dots!! This one's for you, Jeanne!
Red Velvet Polka Drops
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons red food coloring
1 1/2 cups flour
3 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon cornstarch
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
&nb... Continue Reading
Last Reply by KateChopin | Started by Jane Treacy in Hosts & Personalities, All About Shoes, Mom to Mom Blogs
Someone asked me if I thought boots were a good choice for a holiday gift, and I answered "of course!" Thinking back over the last few years, either I've given my daughters a pair of boots for Christmas, or I got a pair from them! We know the shoe size of the women closest to us, so figuring out the right size is usually not a problem. And, since this year boots are so awesome, finding the right style for the right lady shouldn't be an issue!
Boots (and shoes) have always been a part of our Christmas season because we celebrate St. Nicholas on December 6th. Growing up... Continue Reading
Last Reply by sunfloweryellow | Started by Jane Treacy in Fashion Talk, For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities
If you've shopped with me for a while, you probably know I'm Halloween obsessed. I love decorating the house for fall and Halloween. Every year we have a themed Halloween party. Last year was Harry Potter, this year is The Great Pumpkin! Here I am as Lucy from Peanuts.
When I decorate the outside of the house, I like to make it Fall themed so I can leave the decorations up through Thanksgiving.
Inside, anything vintage is my favorite, from the 1960's especially. The living room gets a Disney Halloween makeover.
My favorite decoration is a little Haunted House th... Continue Reading
Last Reply by pepermintpatty | Started by Jane Treacy in Hosts & Personalities, All About Shoes, Mom to Mom Blogs
It’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks devoted to FFANY Shoes On Sale. But it really did start months and months ago. From our hard working shoe planners and buyers working with our generous donors, to planning a fun night of shoe shopping! Here are a few, well more than a few, photos from the past couple of weeks. There are so many people to thank, but mostly YOU for supporting this important cause along with us!
Off to the gala! And, yes, I chose the Ann Marino Kingdom Dress shoe.
Lauri - makeup artist extraordinaire!
Beautiful clock in the Waldorf Astor... Continue Reading
Last Reply by CAJUN | Started by Jane Treacy in Hosts & Personalities, All About Shoes, Mom to Mom Blogs
My human family is at it again. They love Halloween and these pictures were shown at the live show (that I was NOT invited to). Just sayin’.
So – here they are in their costumes and having fun at the show. It was the very first live audience for Shoe Shopping so there was a lot going on.
Where am I you ask? You’ll see.
The whole gang dressed as Hocus Pocus characters.
Say cheeeeeese Alberti.
Who wore the witch hat better?
Hmmm..what's on Amy's head???
Angel brought gifts. So nice.
Angel doing a... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Justice4all | Started by Jane Treacy in The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities, FFANY Shoes on Sale
I need your help choosing which pair of shoes to wear to the QVC Presents "FFANY Shoes on Sale" Gala in NYC this week! Vote for your favorite below to help me decide! Thanks in advance for your help :)
Which shoes should I wear to the FFANY Gala in New York City? Continue Reading
Last Reply by dznr | Started by Jane Treacy in Hosts & Personalities, All About Shoes, TSV Talk
Do you remember the tree your family had growing up? Probably had one like ours! No one did a theme, or color scheme, just family heirlooms and new additions added every year! When I was little, we had to have a double needle Canadian balsam. Dad insisted! And sometimes, when the tree was a little sparse, he would stop the complaining by saying, "God made that tree!" and of course the groaning would end! My parents would put the tree on a platform made by Dad (that lives on in my sister Chrissy's house today!) and we would go to bed. The next morning, Santa not only left gifts for the fi... Continue Reading