Last Reply by duclane | Started by Pat James Dementri in Q Did What?, Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends
For a little holiday fun...Jayne, Wendy and I created this "Fashionably Frightful" gingerbread house for charity...
We had a lot of laughs and glue gunned fingers creating it.. and someone says they are never doing this again! Lol!
We encountered lots of trouble keeping it together! The start of the trouble.. the icing would not keep the house together:
Drying out the gingerbread so we could glue it:
Now to make sure the trees stick:
Just a lot of fun along the way:
Bedazzling everything... lol
Although we didn't win, we had a great tim... Continue Reading
Last Reply by baker | Started by Pat James Dementri in Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends, Mom to Mom Blogs
Well the last few weeks have been a new chapter in my life and Nikki's college life...I have been sending weekly care packages filled with food, warm socks, decorations and anything else I could think of to remind her of home...I am officially on a first name basis with my new friends at the post office and putting my Q boxes to good use...
I have already abandoned my promise to clean out the clutter in every room...I was thankfully rescued by my wonderful dance mom friends who invited me to continue to help with the fall fundraiser and the Snow Queen ballet again this year.
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Last Reply by mtnbikegirl | Started by Pat James Dementri in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities
I dedicate this Tip Tuesday to Halloween fun for our kids.. Swamp pudding is easy and fun for the whole family.. here is a ghoulish dessert for Halloween!
1 cup pre made vanilla or tapioca pudding
3-4 drops of green food coloring
Gummy snakes or worms
2 crushed spiced cookies
Optional-green gel to decorate
Mix food coloring into pudding...Crush spiced cookies and sprinkle cookies on top of pudding...Add gummy snakes and decorate with green gel.
Enjoy your Halloween!!
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Last Reply by samslilangel | Started by Pat James Dementri in Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends, All About Shoes
For 21 years, I have had the fun of shopping and pleasure to share the Shoe of the Day on QVC! I have always looked at these special shoes and boots with a special fondness over the years..but it was not until a few weeks before Christmas two years ago that I really understood breast cancer.
My younger sister Karen was diagnosed with a type of breast cancer that would have previously been a fatal diagnosis for women. My sister has four beautiful children and a husband who she was not ready to leave. She was blessed to find an amazing doctor and after radical surgery an... Continue Reading
Last Reply by AuntG | Started by Pat James Dementri in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice
I love to decorate for every season! Here is my, "Welcome to my Home" Fall Blog showcasing my outside decorations.
My sister Deb made me the wreath for my front door to welcome my friends and family... I love the ornamental millet which I think is a fancy name for Indian corn which I added to a cheese pumpkin and gourds from my garden...P.S. spray your pumpkins with the blue stuff to keep the hungry squirrels from munching on them..
I always have lots of help from Catdog every time I decorate.. Obviously she can't read the Danger Haunted House sign..
Our skeleton just ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by mahoney | Started by Pat James Dementri in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver, Hosts & Personalities
A few weeks ago, Sandra Bennett and I took a trip to NYC to visit the Susan Graver offices to see where the Graver magic happens.. I am truly amazed each time I visit and wanted to share with you some of the fun facts and pics. Since the Susan Graver brand began on the Q, Susan has created over 100 TSV's over the years...
Here is a row of folders containing every detail from fabric, specs and details of each garment in the line.. Sort of organized like your doctor's office.. Lol …
The Graver team purchases 250 prints a year to design into the garments each year...
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Last Reply by BulldogHawk | Started by Pat James Dementri in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends
I love to decorate for every season! My fireplace is my favorite focal point for every season.. I am sure you will recognize lots of QVC products from Valerie Parr Hill garland, Bethlehem lights aqua candles to battery operated lights... I added my own flare by incorporating faux leaves from the craft store and juts to give these large aqua candles a holiday look.
Each year I try to invest in decorations, so I can layer my pumpkins.. I love these new Valerie Parr Hill pumpkins. If you look at the candles I added faux leaves to them also..
I also love to decorate my dining roo... Continue Reading
Last Reply by ROMARY | Started by Pat James Dementri in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities
My go to dip is easy crab dip!
Creamy Crab Dip
I use 1 can of crab and squeeze the juice out… add 1 softened bar of cream cheese… add some chili sauce and mix it together. Place in bowl and top with a bit of chili sauce. Refrigerate and serve with crackers. Enjoy!
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Last Reply by 06greatwife | Started by Pat James Dementri in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities
It is a fall tradition with our family since I was a kid that my mom would make apple cake for us.
A few thoughts:
Macintosh apples work the best but apples picked from a trip to the orchard are the most fun!
Do not tightly wrap this cake because it is too moist so we always just placed a tea towel over it.
Add the powder sugar at the last minute.
My mom has experimented with ripe pears and walnuts instead of apples, so have fun with this recipe!
As you can see my mom's recipe card is well loved...
Pick or buy Macintosh apples or a similar apple so that they cook... Continue Reading
Last Reply by humps | Started by Pat James Dementri in Fashion Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends
Fashionably Early has a new look and we want YOU to be a part of our social. Each week we hope to ask a question or solicit for engaging photos and show some of these on air. We were thrilled to have over 368 people respond on both Jayne’s and my Facebook page when we asked:
What time do you usually wake up?
… Here are a few of the fun responses.. thank you!
Sharon Alexander: Usually around 5 a.m. The cats don't know I'm retired! Glad there will be a Fashionably Late. Most of the fashion shows are at impossible times for those of us in the West.
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