Last Reply by SPURT | in Pet Lovers, Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice
Greetings fellow pet lovers!!
Since Easter falls on the last Sunday in March this year, I've dedicated this month's FUR BABY BLOG to some of the BEST PETS I've ever shared my life with.....my RABBITS!! Over the years I have fallen in love with these sweet creatures, either as pets, fosters, or those I've cared for at rescues and animal shelters. I have found rabbits to be VERY smart, VERY social and VERY loving.
Gizmo and Pierre
They all have individual personalities....some are more shy or more outgoing than others...but all LOVE the company of other rabbits and most love to be around th... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Carly2005 | in Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice, All About Accessories
I know it's a cliché, but I can't believe another year is gone. It went so fast! Although New Year's is a natural time to get a fresh start, a number of years ago, I quit making resolutions. I would try to make a resolution to eat better, work out more, be more organized, etc., and it would never last. So I figured, "why bother?" But, I think it may be because I was looking at the symptom and not the cause. Maybe I would be better off trying to do something about my attitude. So this year, instead of focusing on the "trees," I'm going to fo... Continue Reading
In Q News, Holiday Advice, Among Friends
For most of the country, the last week before Christmas is the most hectic - last minute gifts, wrapping, cooking, and traveling make the final days leading up to Christmas extra erratic. Just like you all, our studio was as busy as ever as we counted down the days to our big sign off on Chris... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Bullhead | in Pet Lovers, Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice
Happy Holidays, Dear QVC Friends!
After the hustle and bustle, the wrapping and baking, the writing and stamping, the decorating and rearranging, the boxing up packages and opening others, and the many many smiles along the way, I just wanted to drop in to say how much I appreciate ALL of you tuning in, and sharing part of your busy days during the holiday season with me, on QVC. I hope we were able to help to make your holiday shopping a little less frantic and a lot less stressful. My tree is up, cards sent, presents wrapped, doggies bathed, and menu planned. I've sen... Continue Reading
Last Reply by stacyeh | in Hosts & Personalities, Gift Tip Blogs, Holiday Advice
Were you a VERY good girl this year? Did Santa leave some Christmas money in your stocking? Yay! It's a nice little treat to have something to spend on yourself and be able to buy whatever you'd like. Being someone who likes to maximize my funds, I've been putting some thought in... Continue Reading
In Holiday Advice
If I could get a special gift from Santa, he would treat me to more time. I would love more time to cuddle with my kids, play games with them, bake all of those recipes I tear out of magazines, and watch the shows I record on my DVR but never get around to watching. Ok, that's my fantasy gift and not even Santa can help me out with extra hours in the day.
However, I grew up listening to my mom say, "God helps those who help themselves." So, this holiday season, I decided to take matters into my own hands and carve out more time in little ways. I shopped almost entirely online (thanks ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by gigifreddy | in Hosts & Personalities, Gift Tip Blogs, Holiday Advice
It's crazy how fast the Christmas season is going! We're already down to the wire on getting gifts. But, we've got a lot of great ideas that you can still get in time for Christmas at no extra charge. Some restrictions apply, of course! But, here are a few guaranteed ones.
I love this bag. It's very much a status look, statement piece, and a fresh interpretation. If she loves handbags, she'll love this.
OK, this is just me inflicting my personal opinion on your shopping, but I love this serum, have used it for years, think it really works, so ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Leah9 | in Holiday Advice
Between work, kindergarten, preschool, food shopping, gift shopping, birthday parties, holiday parties, dance class, charities, and housework, it can be incredibly difficult to get everything done in time. I think I am busier this year than ever, because in addition to all of the afore-mentioned, I have a few in-laws coming to stay for a few days over Christmas. I know you understand, because we all go through this to some degree every year.
Well, I’m here to be your friend, and tell you what no one else will. There is a way to get through it all with less stress... Continue Reading
In Kitchen & Food Talk, Holiday Advice
Cheesecake fans, you’re in for a treat. I am so excited to introduce you to QVC’s dessert of the month, Junior’s Strawberry Christmas Swirl Cheesecake. Picture a New York-style cheesecake swirled with homemade strawberry puree and adorned with festive red and green chips… al... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Jennifer Coffey | in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice
Join me tonight for a blog chat at 9pm in honor of the Customer Choice Wishlist finale.
Let's chat about shopping! What are some of your favorite gift items this year? Are there things you're hoping end up under your tree too?
Also, who are you shopping for? I've got many people I adore. The list gets longer every year...but hey, that's not a bad thing, I'm a lucky gal :)
"See" you at 9pm!
Jennifer Continue Reading
Last Reply by laurenscloset2 | in Hosts & Personalities, Gift Tip Blogs, Holiday Advice
There are always people on your holiday list who deserve something special. A gift they’re really going to enjoy. Something that’s going to make an impression. Something that’s "posh.” But, what is "posh?" To me, a posh gift is rich in its experience. It may be rich in texture, palette, or style, but there’s definitely something special about it. It doesn't always have to be expensive, yet it tells someone that you really put some thought into this gift. This Friday, December 7 at 10pm ET, I'm hosting a whole show, Posh Presents, dedicated to just that. ... Continue Reading
In Kitchen & Food Talk, Holiday Advice
It’s fun to dress up and be festive, not just on the holidays themselves, but all holiday season. And there’s nothing a gal loves more than jewelry to make her feel dressed up! It doesn’t have to be expensive either. While a diamond tennis bracelet will never exactly be frowned upon, you don’t need to “go big” all the time. This holiday season, get that special someone in your life—whether it be your wife, girlfriend, mom, aunt, cousin, daughter, or best friend—something that will make them sparkle and shine all season long. I’ve narrowed d... Continue Reading
Last Reply by mld63 | in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice
There are almost 300 recipes on my recipe page…one for nearly every show we've done. But, for the first time this Wednesday on In the Kitchen with David–PM Edition, we won't be making something to eat. Instead, we're making homemade Salt-Dough Ornaments for your Christmas tree.
Here's the recipe. Now, go make memories of your own! And remember...these are for your tree, not your tummy!
Cinnamon & Clove Salt-Dough Ornaments
This recipe is prepared with the KitchenAid Deluxe Editio... Continue Reading
Last Reply by N2Ofoodie | in Holiday Advice
There was a time when my gift list was short and sweet. My list included my parents, sibs, grandparents (when they were alive) and the cast members in whatever show I was performing. I loved giving ornaments to everyone and occasionally would make gifts. I remember one Christmas knitting sweaters for my mom and dad. I had just learned how to knit and was getting really bold with projects beyond a scarf. I thought, “if I can knit a scarf, I can knit a cable-knit sweater, by golly!” Well…my first mistake was the color palette I c... Continue Reading
Last Reply by destinynrs | in Hosts & Personalities, Gift Tip Blogs, Holiday Advice
Ok, time to quit fooling around and really get some gift shopping done! Even if you aren't an early starter, the time has come. I'm sure there are a lot of people on your gift list this year and you can't spend a million dollars on each of them. So here's a list of gifts under $50. I thought that might help you get started.
It's pretty, it's festive, it makes any time a party, and it tastes so good! This cheesecake beats a bottle of wine any day in my book.
Ok, it's barely under the $50 mark, but this bracelet is so "wow!" It's bound to impress, if that'... Continue Reading
In Holiday Advice
Men make great fathers, partners, house fixer-uppers, fill in the blank here. But one instance in which they are notoriously difficult? As giftees. Men are particular. They like the things they like and predicting what those things are is close to impossible. Lucky for you, I compiled 10 fabulous gifts for those hard to shop for men. And they’re all available for purchase at your fingertips via QVC!
The L'Occitane Men’s Shaving Ritual Duo with Gift Bag ($37.50) is a great place to start. Every man likes to feel fresh, clean, and silky-smooth after a shave and nobody does b... Continue Reading
In Holiday Advice
Can you believe how fast time is flying - and the holidays are here!!! Do you have some people on your gift giving list that are impossible to shop for? I have a few --- and every year I try to figure out what would be a great "Practical" present for them. I want them to enjoy it, use it --- at least know that I was thinking of them.
As I'm going through my list and having some stumbling blocks when it comes to certain people - I thought I'd share with you a few of the items that I'm planning to gift this season. I hope you'll share your gift ideas for those ... Continue Reading
In Holiday Advice
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
In Holiday Advice
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
Last Reply by LexPex | 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
Last Reply by Nancy Pants | in Holiday Advice
Confession: my daughter Gabby and I have been playing holiday music at home for two weeks now. The tree has been up for two weeks too. We are suckers for Christmas!! From the decorations, to gift-list making, to holiday light viewing we cannot get enough!!
So needless to say we've been counting down for some time already. Have you??
Every year I pull out this sweet little advent calendar box that I picked up when Gabby was a toddler. Every year in December Gabby wakes up and rushes to the calendar to open one of the little doors and see what's inside. Momma puts coins, candy, and mini-orname... Continue Reading
In Holiday Advice
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
Last Reply by livonluv | in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice
We're so close to Thanksgiving now, I can practically smell that turkey cooking! Can't you? Have you started crossing things off your to-do list, like giving your house a good scrubbing? Borrowed any extra tables and chairs? Speaking of the table, don't forget about that "How to Properly Set Your Holiday Table" blog I did in the beginning of the month. Even if you're not setting a "formal" table, it'll help you with the basics.
As far as your menu goes, we've got one final recipe to make this Sunday, and then we can call our In the K... Continue Reading
Last Reply by jvb46 | in Holiday Advice
My Dad loved taking movies, in fact when people ask me for Christmas photos of me growing up I tell them I have more movies than pictures. When my Dad passed away we got together and had all the footage transferred to DVD, so my family has loved revisiting all those memories. There is one shot of Christmas morning, all five of us running around, while my Nana sits on the sofa and carefully wraps up the ribbon to save until next year. I guess that’s where I get it from: I am a major wrap-recycler!!
I save as many gift bags and ribbons as I can, since I love using gift bags. O... Continue Reading
Last Reply by almenvm | in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice
If you were on Facebook this past weekend, you know that I've started decorating for Christmas. It takes me a while so I like to get started early. I don't have the budget or storage space to do a whole new look every year, but I do like to add a few new things so it's always a little different. As usual, we have so many great decorations on QVC.com, so narrowing it down was a challenge. I think you'll find this little list as a great starting point, but there's a lot more where this came from.
I love the shape of these ornaments. They a... Continue Reading
In For the Home Talk, Holiday Advice
It takes a village.
Back in the day they had a village of aunts and uncles and grandparents and siblings all living together helping to raise the children. These days it seems everyone is so far away and we don’t get as much hands on support from our family members like our parents and grandparents did. This is specifically true for my family since we live 2000 away from that support system. But my husband and I have found our own village right in our new backyard. Our tree lined borough street is filled with twin homes filled with families. I instantly had ten n... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Lilarose in Oregon | in Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice
My favorite way to stay comfy-cozy during the holidays is...not to get out of my jammies, headband in hair, Orthaheel slipps on feet, fire in the fireplace 24/7, Christmas lights aglow, a glass of wine or a cup of coffee (if it's morning) in hand, some sort of food spread for grazing on in the kitchen (pref cheese and crackers or my sis in law's wicked good smoked salmon and capers dip) along with HOPEFULLY tons of snow pouring down outside, the people i love nearby...and a James Bond movie marathon running nonstop on the tele.
I know that sounds funny, but growing up... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Lee Ann - QVC Social | in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice
There were 42 people at the last party I hosted... and that was JUST family, wow!! My "little Italian family" gatherings have grown through the years, due to new babies and new members, so little by little, I ended up with a crowd.
My big secret is PRE-PREP as much as possible. My daughter, Hope, knows that three days before a party, is crunch time. We clean the house, make sure we have all our dishes, glasses, utensils (spoons disappear at our house so I always have to go buy more), plan the meal and grocery shop. The day before the party, we pre-prep all the food. We do as much prep before ... Continue Reading
In Hosts & Personalities, Gift Tip Blogs, Holiday Advice
I was in a hotel room in Beverly Hills last week (we were there for a wedding, I don’t usually stay in such luxury, believe me) watching the Discovery Channel when a banner on the bottom came up that read.
Why are some people born curious? For some people “why?” never ends.
My husband and I cracked up because that is our three year old, Grace, to a T.
Why? Why? Why? That’s what we hear all day, every day. The child never stops asking questions. Sometimes I want to pull my ears off , but mostly I am so proud that she is so freaking smart and curiou... Continue Reading
Last Reply by vabiker | in Holiday Advice
My family LOVES to play games. If we’re not playing Canasta or Farkle, we’re probably Dancing in the Den :~) We have been playing Just Dance for years and are totally addicted….we have every original and kid series. Last year, I couldn’t help but start the Zumba Fitness game too! We actually have Dance Off parties at the house when other families come over. (Little do they know that we all practice before they come over) It’s HILLARIOUS to see the guys get super competitive! We started giving the games as whole... Continue Reading