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Vera's Holiday Traditions

Started by Audrey McClelland + Vera Sweeney in Holiday Advice 1353518896.273

The Day We Decorate: Christmas traditions begin the day after Thanksgiving in my household. Prior to having children, my husband and I were both business consultants. We both had insane schedules and found it easiest to decorate our Christmas tree on the Friday after Thanksgiving because we were guaranteed a day off of work. I would spend the day cooking a SECOND Thanksgiving meal - just for us. Yes, I mean the turkey and all the fixings. Bill - on the other hand - would work on getting the tree in order and setting up our outside decorations. Now that we have children, that tradition still ... Continue Reading

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Audrey's Holiday Tradition

Started by Audrey McClelland + Vera Sweeney in Q News 1352998129.563

My mother started a Holiday tradition years ago, way before I was married or living on my own, with me and my siblings. About four weeks before Christmas, she would gift each of us with a Holiday Bin.   Literally, it was a plastic bin filled to the brim with holiday decorations, festive pillows and sheets, Holiday-inspired pajamas, holiday books and a photo album filled with photos of each of us throughout the year.  Each bin was completely personalized and she would even take the time to monogram the pajamas with our names on them, along with the year. My mother has been carrying... Continue Reading

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Vera’s Gift Picks

Last Reply by LexPex 1355600121.417 | Started by Audrey McClelland + Vera Sweeney in Holiday Advice

I challenge you to find a gift that isn’t available on QVC. I mean from iPads to diamond earrings to the hottest toy for the holidays…QVC has it all!  I have so many people on my Christmas list and each of them has a different personality. But shopping for my family isn’t an issue - you just have to know where to go. Here are my top 5 picks for the 2012 holiday season: 1. Diamond Ring – I am obsessed with this ring. OBSESSED. It’s definitely a splurge item - I know. That’s why I’m throwing this request out to Santa. The Highway Ring comes in... Continue Reading

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Audrey’s Gift Picks

Started by Audrey McClelland + Vera Sweeney in Holiday Advice 1353087873.75

1. Vera Bradley Duffle - I LOVE my Vera Bradley duffle bag, it is my go-to-travel essential.  I love the vibrant colors and the beauty and the chicness of Vera Bradley's patterns and styles for her collections - they just exude happiness.  It’s the ease of use that makes this duffle so amazing to own.  It's the perfect carry-on size for traveling and it can easily be filled to the brim with everything you need.  Plus the quality is just superb!  I love how soft they are, too. 2. Joan Rivers Cape - Every woman needs a cape!  It's a classic item that will n... Continue Reading

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Meet Audrey + Vera

Started by Audrey McClelland + Vera Sweeney in Holiday Advice 1353106019.82

You wouldn’t believe that we only met two years ago if you saw us today.  Getting Gorgeous - our company dedicated to providing beauty and fashion advice to moms - was founded minutes after meeting for the first time while we were both in Disney World.  Talk about the most magical place on earth! Since 2010, we’ve built out our brand and become best friends in the process. We are so excited to be working with QVC by offering you our top picks and tips for this holiday season.  Here’s a little information about each of the Getting Gorgeous girls... About A... Continue Reading

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