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"So How Did You Two Meet?"

Last Reply by Kville 1419097573.54 | Started by Amy Stran in Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends

This episode of Project Runway All Stars is called “Match.com.” The designers are teaming up to create an elegant outfit for either a man or a woman getting ready for a romantic first date. So how will I “Amy-ify” (yes, that is a verb I just made up) this week’s challenge? Funny you should ask! When hearing about this challenge I couldn’t help but laugh. The idea of wearing a polished and elegant outfit for a romantic first date is just so ironic when thinking about my “first date” with Steve. Have I ever told you how Steve and I met? If so, be... Continue Reading

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My tarte Makeover!

Last Reply by Sapphire 55 1418771856.327 | Started by Amy Stran in tarte, Hosts & Personalities

In the beginning of December I went up to NYC with our Inspired Style team to shoot a couple of fun segments coming up for our next season! (YAY, I CAN HARDLY WAIT!) While I was there, I had the pleasure of hanging out with Erin, one of the fabulous makeup artists from tarte! She prepped me for a full day of shooting and I asked her to share exactly what she used on me so that I could then share with you! So here is the exact formula on how to create a camera ready look for your upcoming holiday parties: Complexion: 1. Start with tarte's Flawless Primer 2. Apply the CC-brightener under ... Continue Reading

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It's Cookie Season!

Last Reply by prophet 1418348048.15 | Started by Amy Stran in Recipe Swap, Cookie Exchange, Hosts & Personalities

Cookies, cakes, brownies, tarts, YOU NAME IT and I am all ears. While my sweet tooth is hard to tame all year around, it gets a mind of its own around the holidays. This is the time of the year when I surrender the will power and splurge on sweets. This year the QVC hosts are having a “virtual” cookie exchange where we can swap recipes and share them with you along the way. Shout out to Sandra Bennett for nominating me next on the list of cookie recipes… Now… I really mean it when I say you can’t judge these cookies by the way they look. They are dark (from the... Continue Reading

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What To Wear for Turkey Day

Last Reply by Penny S 1417105578.58 | Started by Amy Stran in Fashion Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends

What does everyone want to wear to Thanksgiving dinner…. Sweatpants or perhaps anything with an extremely elastic waistband! But since so many of us would never, I decided to put together a fashion guide for Turkey Day! Thanksgiving is the kickoff for holiday fashion, but it’s also really the last hoorah, for all of our fall favorites. This is the time to go big on the cozy sweaters, warm fall tones, and the latest trends you saw this season – plaids, fringe, and boyfriend style (just to name a few). Here are some of my rules for picking out your Thanksgiving outfit:1. ... Continue Reading

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Bree Takes Florida!

Last Reply by pickie3 1414639618.273 | Started by Amy Stran in Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends

Bree’s beach bum status was confirmed back in June when we hit the Jersey Shore for a family vacation. It was a relief knowing that not only could she handle a day spent wearing a bathing suit at the beach covered in sunscreen, but she actually LOVED IT. I say it was a relief because me and Steve love the beach, especially Stone Harbor. It’s our happy place! Since, we got the okay from our successful shore trip, we decided to plan our first big family vacation for the three of us in Florida. The trip brought a lot of firsts… Bree’s first airplane ride: Her first... Continue Reading

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You're Invited To Sunday Funday!

Last Reply by shells75 1411613712.543 | Started by Amy Stran in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends

This week we had our friend Meg over for dinner. Not only did we have a delicious meal and a great time, but we also came up with a really fun idea for you! Because you're always inviting me into your home no matter what time of day I happen to be on-air, we thought it was time we finally returned the favor and invited you over to our house!! Sunday Funday is one of our favorite traditions and this week you're invited! We put together a quick home tour so you can get an idea of where and how we like to spend our Sunday's and pretty much every day together.  You'll notice most of the dec... Continue Reading

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Lights, Camera, DANCE PARTY!

Last Reply by storymaker2 1411675299.823 | Started by Amy Stran in Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends

Last week we had a photo shoot for my new head shot! It was such a blast so I wanted to show you some behind the scenes photos.  Here's a little sneak peek at what it's like to be part of a photo shoot at the Q. Prepare for lots of laughter, lots of dancing, and lots of glamming!!  It all starts in the salon! Do you think we have enough to get me "camera ready?!" This is Robert my make up artist! He is amazing and always makes me feel so pampered and beautiful.  Meg had to grab an "after" photo to show off Robert's talents! Can you believe the transformation?? I wish eve... Continue Reading

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Beach Bumming With Bree & Family

Last Reply by Forreal 1418803260.023 | Started by Amy Stran in Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends, Mom to Mom Blogs

Hi everyone!! I'm so happy to be back at the Q after spending some quality time with Bree at home. While it was hard leaving her, I'm so so so glad to be back to work and shopping with you!! I know I have a lot to catch you up on, but I wanted to start by sharing all of our photos from Bree's first visit to the beach!  It was a full fledge family affair and not to mention the perfect way to end my time away from work. Here are some pictures from our vacation!       I took this picture to send to Bree's Aunt K and Uncle D. Since we were headed to the beach, she had to w... Continue Reading

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Happy First Father's Day Steve!

Last Reply by Jan in Colorado Springs 1403039811.7 | Started by Amy Stran in The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs

The last two months have been filled with many "firsts." Our first meal as a family, Bree's first bath, my first Mother's Day, and now that June has rolled around it's time to celebrate Steve's first Father's Day. I know I'm constantly posting pictures of these two on my Facebook page, but there are SO many more where that came from!  I'm sharing some of my favorite Daddy and Bree photos to celebrate a special "first" for all of us, especially Steve!                           Happy Father's Day to a... Continue Reading

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Bree's Big Debut At The Q

Last Reply by RockyMountain 1404778824.82 | Started by Amy Stran in The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs

Knowing that there was a host team meeting yesterday (the only time most of us are able to get together with our crazy schedules), Steve and I decided to bring Bree to QVC to surprise everyone! Here are some pictures from her big debut.            Before the meeting let out, we fed Bree in the host lounge. Wanted to make sure she was fueled up and ready to meet everyone! Then the meeting let out and all of the hosts immediately flocked to her... I love this picture of Jane and Jennifer meeting Bree for the first time!  I'm going to go o... Continue Reading

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