Last Reply by rmf | Started by Rachel Boesing in Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends, Mom to Mom Blogs
I’m adopted. People always ask, “when did I know?” but I can’t remember a time when I didn’t know. My family is white and I am black, so it was pretty obvious My parents adopted me when I was about 2 months old. Not because my mom couldn’t have children, I’m a middle child, but because she wanted to (and could). I always tease her and say “what happened mom? Did you wake up one day and say “I want a baby,” and go and pick me up?” My mom just laughs.
Kerstin Lindquist is an adoptive parent too, and she recently posted this qu... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Jazzgrl | Started by Rachel Boesing in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice
I’ve spent the majority of my working life in the 24/7 live television business (first in news, and now on QVC), which means that I’m far away from family on major holidays. This has put me in the uniquely wonderful position of being a holiday guest (read "mainstay") for some very special friends. For the past couple of years, I’ve had the privilege of spending Thanksgiving with my friend and colleague Courtney Cason, her family, and Lisa Robertson.
First of all, and you know this, she is a delight :) And she’s a terrific cook (she’s experimental, dari... Continue Reading
Last Reply by artemis | Started by Rachel Boesing in Pet Lovers, Q News, Hosts & Personalities
I adopted Bailey & Olivia in early 2011. This itty-bitty brother and sister team, two total puffballs, delighted me in every way. Initially Bailey was the timid one and Olivia was the adventurous one.
As they grew in to adolescence, all gangly and lean, their personalities started to emerge. Bailey prefers to be “up high.” He’s always climbing on top of bookshelves. Olivia likes to be “down low.” She likes to slip in to cupboards or under hanging blankets.
Like any siblings sometimes they’re totally in love, and sometimes they’re ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by mtnbikegirl | Started by Rachel Boesing in Q Did What?, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities
With the calendar start of fall, we know it for sure; the summer of 2014 is officially a wrap. This summer was a milestone for me because I got to visit my family, outside of the Christmas holiday, for the first time in decades! Two glorious trips filled with lazy days and much frolicking.
Lazy: I spent time in the hammock, or playing Yahtzee with my two nieces.
My brother and I would sit and chat in the yard.
The weather was so beautiful that we’d have dinner outside.
I had cherished alone time with my siblings and my mom.
Frolicking: I got to be goofy with my nephews. ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by cairnlover | Started by Rachel Boesing in Hosts & Personalities
I spent a summer on Martha’s Vineyard between my sophomore and junior years in college, and I’ve been enchanted with the place ever since.
Michele, Doreen, and I have been friends since college. I recently joined Michele’s family vacation for four jam-packed days.
We biked along the beach and spent fun time in the water….
A nice outdoor shower kept me going after a day at the beach.
If you’re ever on the island, you must stop by this lighthouse. I go every time I visit to take in the view.
Larsen’s Fish Market in Menemsh... Continue Reading
Started by Rachel Boesing in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Diamonique
Vegas baby! Earlier this month I attended JCK, the leading jewelry event in North America. Our jewelry team attends each year to see what’s hot, what’s new, and what’s next (and to place orders for our QVC selection). I spent time with each buyer to learn about jewelry, and how we procure our amazing assortment. Fun, right?
These are some of my fearless leaders-- Natalie, Peyton, David, and Jennifer.
Each of our jewelry buyers meets with a variety of vendors. In each meeting our buyers select pieces and make design adjustments. On day one, Natalie and I combed thr... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Sivie Ann | Started by Rachel Boesing in Hosts & Personalities
Summertime = soul enriching visits with friends across the nation. I spent the bulk of my career in news, which means that I’ve always lived far away from dear friends and family. While I always visited family, there was little time left for friends whom I adore. Over the past three years at QVC, I’ve put seeing friends at the top of my bucket list.
I returned to my heart-city of Chicago. Michele was one of the first people I met at Brown (I knew her children before they were born!!!). Summertime = multiple busy schedules, so we visited, laughed, and ate ice cream ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by JavaQueen | Started by Rachel Boesing in Beauty Banter, Hosts & Personalities
My beauty truth: I’ve always been extremely self-conscious about the dark circles under my eyes. In fact, when I was told I had to wear glasses, I was a bit relieved because the glasses went a long way toward hiding the dark circles. For our beauty truth or dare, I decided to tackle the dark circles…
Here’s my “before” without any make-up (and dark circles front and center). My first step was to apply It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer in tan.
After I blended the concealer, I swept my eyes with It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Finishing Powder.
Then ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by judy ann | Started by Rachel Boesing in Q Did What?, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities
Last week I visited our distribution center in Rocky Mount, N.C. to honor our Shining Star Award recipients. These are folks who, over the course of the year, have done such an outstanding job that it just screamed to be recognized. But before I go on about themJ, let me tell you about the place. Rocky Mount is our largest of five distribution centers. It is 1.5 million square feet, and can hold about 12 million pieces at once. During peak season, these address machines (lower right hand corner) can process about 1,000 packages an hour! This is a “hard goods” facility, so things li... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Justice4all | Started by Rachel Boesing in Jewelry Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities
I present jewelry a lot, and I often talk about how a specific piece of jewelry is made, but I wanted to get some hands on experience, so I took a class. The class was Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design, and jewelry designer Susan Roggio was our fearless leader. I chose to make a necklace and three bangles. Before anyone lifted a finger, Sue demonstrated the steps we would need to take in order to complete the pieces.
I had pieces of nickel alloy and copper, and I started by cutting out my shapes and putting designs on my metal
Then Su... Continue Reading