Last Reply by PA grandma | Started by Jane Treacy in Fashion Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs
My Mother loved all things Irish, and it was her dream to travel there someday. So, in the spring of 1988, we decided to go together! We booked a tour through AAA travel, got our passports (my first) and flew on a small plane to New York to board the overnight flight to Shannon.
I remember waking up from a fitful sleep to the smell of coffee and the sun peeking in the windows. As the pilot announced we were approaching Shannon airport, I couldn't believe the shades of green in the landscape below. We landed, were met by our wonderful driver, Patrick, and headed to our first hotel outs... Continue Reading
Started by Jane Treacy in Beauty Banter, Fashion Talk, Hosts & Personalities
How excited was I to see an old friend I haven't seen in years - Fernando!
He is one of THE most innovative hair care artists. I never expected to see him at our beauty expo, but we picked up right where we left off- like old friends do!
His new line is good for your hair and gives gorgeous results, as you can see from these photos.
Help me welcome Fernando back to QVC! And be sure to watch him for his return debut on Friday Night Beauty at 11pm! Continue Reading
Last Reply by EarthMamma3 | Started by Jane Treacy in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, All About Handbags
What a wonderful day I had with you and my QVC family! Thank you for all of the nice birthday wishes – I appreciate each and every one!! In case you missed my show today, I wanted to share a few photos of my shoe shopping birthday that were taken throughout the day.
Close up of this adorable cake!
My shoe family!
Cutting the beautiful cake
Inside this delicious cake
And the cake goes....
Say hi to John my producer.
Show is over - time for cake!!
And I can tell you it was delicious!
Last Reply by mineralgirl1 | Started by Jane Treacy in Fashion Talk, Hosts & Personalities, All About Shoes
My Fashion friend is the "gentleman of 7th Ave," George Simonton. The first day we met we had an instant connection. I was scheduled to wear his crystal knit pants and I thought, "no way with these hips." Put them on and could not believe how slimming they were! In fact, I just bought another pair over the holidays. His "modern glamour" is such a joy to wear, and I love shopping for his fashions on QVC.
Recently, I had the chance to visit George in New York City with my daughter, Cara. George is a professor at FIT, the Fashion Institute of Technolog... Continue Reading
Last Reply by raggaza | Started by Jane Treacy in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs
If you have ever seen any of Rachael Ray’s appearances, you know we have a blast together! It started when I met her for the first time and was starstruck to be working with one of my favorite celebrities. We had some time to chat before the show started, and then we went live. At one point Rachael spilled some salt and threw a pinch over her shoulder, just like my Mom always did. We stared at each other, hugged, and then I became her adopted big sister!! You guys have been asking for her moppines to come back, and they have - new and improved! I respect Rachael so much... Continue Reading
Last Reply by edrago | Started by Jane Treacy in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs
Happy New Year! Each year our family celebrates with a themed New Year's Eve party and this year the theme was, "An Elf New Year's Eve" based on the movie Elf. Cara baked non-stop for the dessert buffet, including, "A Whole Roll of Cookie Dough Cupcakes" and "Seven Layers of the Candy Cane Forest" cookies. We also had to have a dish of "swirly twirly gumdrops." (This all makes sense if you know the movie!).
We also had Juniors New York style cheesecakes
Our dinner buffet had spaghetti with a side of maple syrup. (Don't think anyone went for the syrup).
And all dishe... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Reddawn | Started by Jane Treacy in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs
Merry Christmas! My Mom always liked to host a "Open House" around the holidays. She would invite friends to drop in, and we would have the house all decorated and, of course, yummy treats! So, since we spend so much time together I thought I would host a virtual open house and share some of my favorite decorations with you! (Feel free to munch a Christmas cookie along with me!)
Here is my living room, and we spend a lot of time here with friends and family. It's also where Deirdre displays her Nativity collection.
These are some of Deirdre's Nativity sets; she loves to find unusual ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by TuesdayTaylor | Started by Jane Treacy in Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs
Here’s an easy and yummy brownie recipe that I brought to our Host party yesterday. Thought I would share it with you since it went pretty quickly at the party!
Dark Chocolate Mint Brownies
1 cup butter, melted
1 cup dark chocolate cocoa
2 cups sugar
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
1 12 oz. bag mint chocolate chips (yes, mint chocolate chips!)
Add cocoa to butter and mix until just blended. Add 2 cups of sugar. Mix in eggs one at a time. Fold in flour. Add vanilla and salt. Mix in chocolate chips. ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by rdiddy | Started by Jane Treacy in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs
Every Christmas we have egg whites left over from baking, so we make forgotten cookies! This recipe has been a family favorite since my Mom started making them over 30 years ago. They always turn out perfectly in the Kitchenaid mixer. Enjoy hassle free baking, and flourless baking too!
Here is Deirdre at age 6 making cookies. Don't you just love the kitty and puppy jammies!
2 large egg whites, at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
2/3 cup superfine granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Several drops ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Iron will | Started by Jane Treacy in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs
Thankful For Love!
My parents were married on November 25, 1948. My Mom, Ginny, was raised in Mahanoy City PA, and the nuptial Mass and reception were held in her home town. Her dress, ivory silk satin, came from New York City and she looked beautiful. My Dad, “Rudy” was turned out in morning attire looking so handsome! But the coolest thing about their wedding day was that it fell on Thanksgiving Day. They wanted to have all friends and family around them so instead of the typical weekend wedding, they chose Thanksgiving Day. The reception was a celebration of... Continue Reading