Last Reply by DeevaTyme | Started by Nancy Hornback in Hosts & Personalities
I wanted to thank you all for sharing these photos with me on Memorial Day. These soldiers are so special to you and I felt honored that you were able to share on my page. I wanted to put this blog together in remembrance of your loved ones.
Anita P's father who served in the U.S. Army in Germany in the early 60's. Elvis Presley was there at the same time serving.
Debra D.'s Grandpa Wallace. WWII SS City of Atlanta torpedoed. Jan 1942 in Cape Hatteras.
Elaine L.'s childhood friend and neighbor Billie Joe Ontis of Denver, Co. KIA 21 November 1968, Vietnam. He now rests etern... Continue Reading
Started by Nancy Hornback in Hosts & Personalities, Music
Q is going to the American Country Music Awards this year!
I am so psyched because I’m a HUGE country music fan!!
Many of you know I’ve been singing my whole life. In fact I was 19 when I landed my first professional gig at Opryland USA in Nashville, TN, no less. It was awesome!! At the time I wasn’t a huge country music fan because I was in the opera program at Indiana University. (Don’t worry I didn’t sing country favs with an operatic flair! The show I did was an old pop classics/big band review. )
“I Hear America Singing It&r... Continue Reading
Last Reply by journeygirl | Started by Nancy Hornback in Q Did What?, Hosts & Personalities, Beauty With Benefits
There are many things I appreciate about QVC. But, at top of my list is their dedication & support of our viewers through FFANY Shoes on Sale (breast cancer), Super Saturday (ovarian cancer) and Beauty with Benefits (Cancer and Careers). (FYI - “Cancer and Careers empowers, educates and provides essential tools to people with cancer so that they can thrive in the workplace.”)
But does QVC really “walk the talk”? I’ll let you decide…
In the 2009 I was asked to join the QVC host team. 3 days before my job began; I was t... Continue Reading
Started by Nancy Hornback in Beauty Banter, philosophy, Hosts & Personalities
I LOVE smells…for the most part! I love the smell of apples and cinnamon, a campfire, and vanilla. On the other hand I am completely opposed to stinky socks, mildew & day-old fish smells. They say our sense of smell can bring back the strongest memories. But, beautiful or nasty scents/smells don’t typically bring back memories for me. However, when I sprayed a little “Sunshine Grace” from Philosophy in the air, I was immediately transported to Spring Break as a kid.
For years, my mom and her friend, Shirley, packed their 9 kids in our “oran... Continue Reading
Last Reply by patnap | Started by Nancy Hornback in Jewelry Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities
I was in NYC taking classes & auditioning for shows. I had been there about 6 weeks when I finally made the decision to move to NY. It was 2002.
Ice cream has always been my favorite of the 6 food groups. (I know there are only 5; but, I feel it should be part of the official 5). About 45 minutes before one of my classes, I found myself standing outside of the Ben & Jerry's in Times Square trying to decide if that would be dinner. A looong 45 seconds later, I decided it would be. And in I went. As usu... Continue Reading
Last Reply by mcgoo | Started by Nancy Hornback in The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities
There was a lot of “5’s” in my life in 2014. I celebrated my 5th anniversary with QVC; Isabella turned 5; I hit my 5-year cancer-free mark; and, I turned 50. Gratefully, turning the big 5-0 was easy for me. (Now, 30? That was an entirely different story for a different day. Ugh!) But, 50 also meant it was time for me to schedule my first colonoscopy. Since I’m all about preventative care (i.e. getting your mammos, regular pap smears, going to the dentist, etc…), I sure as heck had better “practice what I preach”.&nb... Continue Reading
Last Reply by kbcr | Started by Nancy Hornback in Jewelry Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities
My second and final day at the Tucson Gem Show was just as fun as day 1! I wanted to give you the chance to see all the beautiful gems!
We started the day at GJX for meetings with vendors. Peyton and Jen were wheelin' and dealin' to bring you fresh from the fair pieces. It's unbelievable what our team goes through to get gems...fascinating!!
These are fine fire opals!!
Brazilian paraiba tourmaline. Exquisite color! We also saw purple paraiba! (I'm in heaven...)
Look at these huge 20ct green apatites! A normal size for these are 4 cts and smaller!
This is how fire opal starts bef... Continue Reading
Last Reply by adifferentfacet | Started by Nancy Hornback in Jewelry Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities
I'm in Tucson for the big Tucson Gem Show! Day 1 was jam-packed with lots of beautiful gems. Here's a snapshot of the first day at the show :)
1st stop -- Smithsonian Booth. I found Christine Webb who was the one who encouraged me to become a Graduate Gemologist!
2.77 ct Andesine. Only one of its kind. A museum quality gem. Wanted you to see it! Untreated...copper inclusions...a beauty!
Peyton Kelley doin' his thing :)
Look at the way they display the opal rough....with water. This is because opal could dry out under the constant light.
Look what one of our gem dealers pulled ... Continue Reading
Started by Nancy Hornback in Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities, Cookie Exchange
My Grandma Ann always made these sugar cookies for me when she knew I was visiting. They are so light & airy, I would eat at least 4 at a time. Making these with Isabella brought back memories. The picture is of one her last Christmases with us. My niece Abby made us all scarves & Grandma is proudly sporting hers! I miss her, but so grateful she's alive in her cookies!
My mom found a small note pad with grandma’s handwritten recipes and one of the recipes was her sugar cookies. I am sharing this family recipe with you so you too may create me... Continue Reading
Last Reply by prophet | Started by Nancy Hornback in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Carolyn Pollack
Our camera girl shared with us her jewelry pick on my latest segment of Jewelry on QStreet. Just wait till she reveals which gorgeous everyday piece is on her Holiday wish list and why!
Items in my tray:
J149478: Stainless Steel Silk Fit "Our Father" Prayer Ring
J292482: Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Sterling Inside Out Hoop Earrings
J295377: 14K Gold Polished Byzantine Heart Enhancer
J295454: 14K Gold 20" Polished Spiga Necklace 2.5g
J295603: 14K Gold 20" Twisted Dimensional Rope Necklace
J296717: Diamonique Everyday Tennis Bracelet Sterling
J317961: Epiphany Diamonique 3.... Continue Reading