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Introducing Kerstin Lindquist, QVC's Newest Program Host

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Close your eyes and imagine a beach cottage.  That was my house; a tiny, one story 1920’s craftsman.  Wind weathered sea green paint, a red door and a wood fence enclosing a yard the size of a postage stamp.  When my husband Dan and I moved to the small, hippy, seaside community of Ocean Beach, Ca six years ago we fell in love with the place before we even walked in the front door.   Our first night in our 680 sq foot, one bedroom one bath home, we sat on boxes eating pizza and marveled how this old wood house three blocks from the beach could feel so much better than any house we had ever lived in.  To this day, that house defines the word home.

Over the next six years that house would share with me the happiest moments of my life; the phone call that said we were chosen to be adoptive parents, the birth of both our daughters (and an addition of a new room; all 200 square feet of it,) a final audition for QVC!  And our house would cradle me during the darkest three years of my life; the loss of a baby, infertility, two mothers with three separate cancer diagnoses.

As a former broadcast news journalist I moved pretty much every two years, and as a nostalgic sensitive mother of two I ached a bit when we boxed up our lives and left each city.  But, I never mourned the closing of a chapter as I did that final week in San Diego.  I packed up my two toddlers, two dogs my husband and my flip flops and got on a plane headed east.

That house is where I became me.   My children took some of their 1st steps on the beach out back. I learned how strong a marriage can be if the Lord is in the center.  I also learned how to grieve like a woman, pure and unashamed of the tears.  

Everything I learned in and around those salty walls has prepared me for where I am now; with you, sharing my life and getting to know yours.  My husband and I prayed; on our knees, for months, that the Lord would put us where we could best serve him.  His answer was loud and clear…QVC. 

On October 17th when I walked into the door to this truly blessed building in Eastern Pennsylvania with my fading tan and pictures of my beach babies in my bag, I felt that same feeling as I did six years ago walking by my, soon to be, little house at the beach.  I was home.    

Now we live in a charming twin in a cute town not unlike the one we moved from in California (minus the ocean of course.)  Our new house is even older than the last but three times as big.  We have a huge yard; a garage and a second bathroom (praise the Lord!!!) I marvel at the amount of room we now have to live in.  We moved here with one bed, two cribs, one car, and a couch.  We felt like miniatures in an empty doll-house.  QVC has quickly helped me fill up the empty space with a their great new line of Shabby Chic furniture, Northern Nights Linens, Sleep Number Beds, ISAACMIZRAHILIVE home decor, and fall and winter weather gear for the whole family. That sadness I felt leaving San Diego quickly vanished as I clicked “Add to Cart” on my lap top about 50 times our first week in Pennsylvania.  Retail therapy should never be discounted.

It didn’t take long on the job for me to understand why you are watching and buying; this is a family.  Truly, there is a different feeling in our studios here than in any studio or building I have ever worked in.  People really do love this company; they wear their 15 year, 20 year, 25 year badges proudly.  Our hosts really are family; in one month I have seen my fellow hosts laugh together uncontrollably, cry together, and support each other more than some families do.  That sincerity can’t be faked on television; it comes from truly feeling supported by your peers and the people watching you.  You don’t find that honesty, genuineness and compassion everywhere, especially in the broadcasting world.  QVC is different.  I am so blessed that you are allowing me to come into your home and share with you.  I will always be truthful and respect your time.  I hope you will come back to this blog often and let me tell you more about who I am.  My family is what makes me, me and you will be seeing a ton of my two, two year old little girls (born 5 months apart, that story is still to come) not only here but on my Facebook page as well.  All the joy and sadness the Lord allowed me to experience in that little house by the Pacific Ocean, prepared me for where I am now.  This is Home.  This is QVC. 

So let’s shop. I do still have two guest rooms, a porch, a bathroom, a back yard, a garage, and countless walls to decorate.  Help me!  What are your favorite home décor and furniture items that I can get on QVC.com?  I could also use help on taking my wardrobe from one season to three.  What do I need to get my family ready for an east coast winter?

Respectfully,

Kerstin Lindquist

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DRA1323098856.4239 PostsRegistered 11/30/2011

Beautifully written as are you! Good luck today, I know you will do great!

joa1323100925.0382 PostsRegistered 11/20/2004

Kerstin, welcome to the East Coast{#emotions_dlg.thumbup}.. I wish you the best at QVC and hope you find peace and happiness here! Your story is beautiful and you are blessed.

Jojos1323106871.432 PostsRegistered 12/5/2011
Kerstin you are radiant!!! Loving your debut & can't stop watching.

Cdaylight1323117351.491 PostsRegistered 12/5/2011

Finally! I saw the post on FB introducing yourself as their newest host and I clicked on the link and still couldn't find you. But I kept clicking and finally found your blog. What a great history and of course you made me cry. You were special on the 10 News and are missed but now you will be the newest host putting us deeper in debt!!! LOL Enjoy your new home and hugs to you and your family.

Kat 131323127161.723848 PostsRegistered 7/6/2011

Kiss

AuntG1323127482.696017 PostsRegistered 1/31/2009Wisconsin

You could be a writer because I could picture everything you said. I love Shabby Chic furniture too.

twopeas1323128048.794304 PostsRegistered 6/5/2011PNW

I was right there with you. I felt the sand between my toes and the sea breeze in my face. Thank you for a lovely post and welcome !! Pat ~~

If you always tell the truth you will never have to try and remember what you said before .....

twopeas1323128351.2334304 PostsRegistered 6/5/2011PNW
On 12/5/2011 twopeas said:

I was right there with you. I felt the sand between my toes and the sea breeze in my face. Thank you for a lovely post and welcome !! Pat ~~

The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning. Ivy Baker Priest

If you always tell the truth you will never have to try and remember what you said before .....

stellabyst­arlight1323130521.403548 PostsRegistered 1/14/2005Westchester County, NY

Kerstin, welcome to the Q. What a beautifully written blog. Remember, the Lord works in mysterious ways! One of the best sources of how to decorate a new home is right at the Q - the lovely Jill Bauer. Her show "Your Home with Jill" is a fabulous source of information and ideas for decorating every aspect of your home. Also, Sharon Hanby Robey, is a talented award-winning decorator at the Q. And as far as the ocean goes, you know the Jersey Shore is not far from West Chester, Pa. Travel with your family to Cape May, NJ, which has an abundance of Victorian era homes and cottages. Also, Long Beach Island - known as LBI, is a wonderful barrier island on the Jersey Shore with pristine beaches and Victorian Inns, etc. So, you and your family are beginning a new adventure on the East Coast and I know you will all love it! Best of luck!

Karen

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KatieJo1323307271.227 PostsRegistered 7/20/2010

Welcome to the Q. You will be a wonderful hosts. What a beautiful story you have written about your journey, I had tears in my eyes. I watched you last night and you were an excellent host. The paths we take will always lead us to new and greater days ahead. We learn something from everything we have been through, and it always makes us a better and stronger person. I wake up every morning and ask the Lord, what can I do to please you today? He will always show you the right road to take. Love to you and your family and have a blessed Christmas!

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KatieJo1323307360.9677 PostsRegistered 7/20/2010

Welcome to the Q. You will be a wonderful hosts. What a beautiful story you have written about your journey, I had tears in my eyes. I watched you last night and you were an excellent host. The paths we take will always lead us to new and greater days ahead. We learn something from everything we have been through, and it always makes us a better and stronger person. I wake up every morning and ask the Lord, what can I do to please you today? He will always show you the right road to take. Love to you and your family and have a blessed Christmas!

Karen C.

blaqueasian1323490459.8071 PostsRegistered 12/9/2011

I watched you every morning on Channel 10 giving me my daily weather report, read your mommy blog on the KGTV10 website and looked for each and every new post you had on you, your babies, hubby, doggies. I wondered where you went and by happen stance I find you on QVC. We miss you here in San Diego and I want to wish you ALL of the best on your new endeavors. GOD blessed you and your family with a new home there in PA and on QVC. Good Luck to you and your family. QVC is truly lucky to have you.

Pooh21323840251.782 PostsRegistered 7/18/2011

Hi Kerstin,

I loved your story and yes, our Lord is faithful! Congratulations on becoming a part of the QVC family. The hosts are the greatest as you already know. Yes, going from San Diego to Pensylvania will be a big change but I know you are going to love the seasons. The kids are going to love the snow. I wish you many many happy years at QVC and cannot wait to see you on my TV screen :-) Merry Christmas to you and your dear family!!

Louise

SerenitySi­lk1324341112.06734 PostsRegistered 7/8/2010

welcome kristin,such a beautiful story;God bless you and your family,may our Father always lead and guide you in all your endeavors.God has great things in store for you and your family,again welcome to qvc.

serenity

In a controversy,the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth ,and have begun striving for ourselves.

Buddha~

DRA1324481551.159 PostsRegistered 11/30/2011

So cool! Found her QVC facebook page too - https://www.facebook.com/KerstinLindquistQVC I just LIKED YA! And thanks for posting your schedule there as well! I am normally up early so I will be sure to watch you tomorrow morning 5 AM EST! Good luck!

hipmomof21328062585.113 PostsRegistered 4/16/2010
So, there you are with Rick and Tony Horton! I enjoyed you here in San Diego and am so excited to see you on my favorite Q! Be blessed in all your endeavors. Enjoy the charm of the east coast and know that while you are missed here, you have been lea to your new life. Celebrate!Last edited on 1/31/2012

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IBPRINCESS­761331051560.691 PostsRegistered 9/18/2011

I miss seeing your smiling face everyday on 10 news(San Diego), but I'm really happy for you. I'm a huge fan of QVC and probably should own stock in the company. I know you will have an amazing time selling all the wonderful products there.

BubbasMom1331493290.8171 PostsRegistered 9/26/2010

I saw your last show one weekday morning getting ready for work. Glad you're all settled in there. I love San Diego, but after moving 35 years ago from PA my family and I still refer to it as "back home."

Anncarlsbad1331666103.1371 PostsRegistered 3/13/2012

I live here in Carlsbad, and have been watching 10 news forever ! All of a sudden you were no longer on the morning news! Must have missed your departure. I always enjoyed your weather forecast. As I am recovering from knee replacement surgery, I was channel surfing at 1:00 am and there you were on QVC! You are doing a great job! I read your back story and as a loyal watcher of 10 news and, with your upbeat personality I would have never known what you were going through. Bless you and your family. We miss you here in San Diego and wish you good luck and happiness with your new endeavor with QVC and well.... the weather in the East ! LOL.

Ann

matnkat1334437129.1534 PostsRegistered 12/6/2010

Very nicely written, with a name like Lindquist, thought for sure you had to be from Minnesota! San Diego is a beautiful area, my sister's company Perfect Foods Bar is located there, and I love visiting there, will enjoy watching you in the future. QVC is a wonderful company it's the only place I shop for my makeup and skin care. {#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

PuppyBreath1338433746.29718564 PostsRegistered 1/10/2007Mn. Twins Fan

I think your true calling will be writing. You are just gaining more life experience right now. Enjoy your new home, and new state. Be true to yourself.

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Annie1342999619.4776 PostsRegistered 6/16/2007

Hi Kerstin, I just saw you today with Jill. I knew you looked familiar then it clicked, I had seen you many times on the news! I live in Escondido and have enjoyed watching you through the years. I've watched/shopped on QVC for years and am so happy to see you there. We were blessed with our 1st grand child on the 18th of July, Aydhan William. Our daughter in law is Allyson Roach Watson she was severely burned in the 2003 Paradise Fire you might remember her. So this baby boy is a special blessing for our family!! Best of luck to you on QVC and in your new East Coast home!

Nanern1348261241.3516 PostsRegistered 7/11/2010
Hi Kerstin, What a beautiful person you are!! A real asset to QVC and Quacker. Great watching you today. You're a real natural. Love you already!!! Nancy Cassel

Nanern1348261242.9816 PostsRegistered 7/11/2010
Hi Kerstin, What a beautiful person you are!! A real asset to QVC and Quacker. Great watching you today. You're a real natural. Love you already!!! Nancy Cassel

Nanern1348261243.50716 PostsRegistered 7/11/2010
Hi Kerstin, What a beautiful person you are!! A real asset to QVC and Quacker. Great watching you today. You're a real natural. Love you already!!! Nancy Cassel

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