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  • 10/14/14--17:02: Time to "Wish List"!
  • I can’t believe it’s already mid-October! Can you believe it’s time to start thinking about the holidays? Time to plan who is coming over for dinner, budgeting for gifts, and what to eat (personally, my favorite part). I vow every year that I’m going to get better about planning my gift-giving, but this year I mean it. AND, I thought I might share some of what I find along the way, should you find the information useful too.

    Where to start? Solving the mystery of “what to get”. If you’re like me, you’re thrilled to receive a gift at all. I’m truly appreciative of each and every thought and effort from a loved one. No matter where it came from, the thought IS what counts and I am eternally grateful for every lovely surprise.

    I also LOVE IT when my family and friends share what they truly want for a gift. Don’t you LOVE that feeling when you give a loved one EXACTLY what they wanted? I certainly do. I truly don’t mind an honest answer to the question, “so, what would you like this year?”

    That’s why I’m encouraging my friends and family to use the QVC Wish List on qvc.com. Have you ever used it? I use it all the time to save (and keep up with) items I LOVE at QVC. If you have used the “Wish List” button before, you know what I mean. If not, let me show you! On every item page on qvc.com, there is an option to “add to cart”, “speed buy”, OR “add to wish list”.

    Once you create your Wish List, did you know you can e-mail it to anyone that would like to see it? See where I’m going? Have your Mom, Sister, BFF, cousins, etc make a list of what they would LOVE to have. Then, they can email YOU (and up to 9 others) their Wish List!

    Then, all e-mail addresses entered, gets an email that looks like this!

    Now you don’t have to guess, you don’t have to go to the PACKED mall, AND you can start picking things up now and not break the bank! Why is it always so blazing-hot at the mall in the Winter-time? I have never understood that.

    Happy hunting! As long as we’re on the subject: what are some of the items on your Wish List? A Vitamix? JAI by John Hardy jewelry? A great new scarf? What do you have your eye on? I’d love to hear it!

    See you soon! ~ Mary DeAngelis


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  • 10/15/14--06:57: Perricone Packs a Punch
  • It was about 6 years ago when my skin really started to take a change for the worse. I was entering pre-menopause and could feel my skin was much drier than it was in the past and was really beginning to show signs of aging. I noticed I was starting to look older when I saw my reflection in the mirror and I wanted to do something about it to try to slow down the aging process just a bit.

    I ran into Dana Bledsoe at QVC one day and even though I had presented Dr. Perricone products before with her, I had not tried them personally. I told her my sob story, and right away she said, "You need to try Dr. Perricone's neuropeptide facial cream. You'll see dramatic results!"

    So, I ordered it and got started right away. Within only one short month, I could already see the difference in the firmness and smoothness of my skin. My face was radiant even without makeup and I was thrilled!

    Next, I ordered some of Dr. Perricone’s other neuropeptide items. I quickly learned and understood how important it was to incorporate neuropeptides into my skincare routine to help kick up my results a notch. Yes, those types of products are more expensive, but they do the job and last a long time. So to me, it is worth it!

    The cleansers and moisturizers from his line are very good, too, but if you are going to spend the money on Dr. Perricone products, I would mostly recommend the facial cream, the neck cream, the acyl-glutathione serums and the deep wrinkle serumDr. Perricone is such a genius and a dedicated researcher that I am confident that whenever he comes out with a new product, I know it will be fantastic and researched as much as possible!

    Today we have a Today's Special Value from Dr. Perricone's line which I am pretty excited about! 

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    If you’re like me and at the point where you just need extra treatment with definite results, then what do you have to lose? Try something from Dr. Perricone’s line of skincare and see if it makes a difference! Give it time though...nothing that has lasting effects happens overnight. Have patience, trust and get started!

    Counting our blessings (and less lines and wrinkles!),

    Mary Beth Roe


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  • 10/15/14--10:49: October's Outrageous Opals
  • Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet.......................... what?!?!?Yup, that's what your October birthstone brings us....color, color and more color!  A rainbow of fiery shades captured in a gemstone.  It is a force of nature that swells within one stone - Opal!

    It's essence is all about purity, hope and innocence and yet, it has an allure to it, that even Cleopatra used to enchant and entice Mark Anthony.

    The October birthstone is three dimensional and captures colors like not other gemstone.  It invites you to explore it's depth of color and sparks your imagination with the ever changing movement of light within.

    Due to their uniqueness, extra care should be taken with these gems...treat your opal well!  Never use harsh chemicals to clean your opal pieces...simply wipe them with a soft, damp cloth.

    Did you know that opal deposits were found on Mars in 2008?!?!?  Who knew?!  Wonder when the next rocket is leaving - and if they are taking passengers?!?!?  LOL  

    Have a wonderfully bright and colorful birthday October Babies!{#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

    Xoxo  

    A

     


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    Recently I had the honor of speaking to a group of QVC employees that won a contest for a make-over in conjunction with our stylists department – and Dress for Success.  This is a charity that is near and dear to my heart. 

    The Philadelphia affiliate of Dress for Success has assisted more than 16,000 women since 2008, by providing underprivileged women professional attire, a network of support, and career development tools to thrive in work and in life – all free of charge.

     The girls who won at the Q were very excited to get consulatations on their wardrobe, hair and make-up from our amazing QVC Stylists.  Here I am with my own stylist extrodinaire:  Angelo!

    Here, the winners and I are listening to Angelo explain the events of the morning.

    I was able to speak to the ladies to explain my particular style and how I have used it to make a clear "brand" for myself here at QVC.  I also told them how I would love to be more "edgy" and "bohemian" but when I try those looks, I am not comfortable - and that comes through loud and clear.  I have found that the best thing to do when dressing and styling yourself is to know yourself - and be true to what you know feels right!  And, with that confidence - come success!

    Then, each winner was paired with a stylist to discuss their own personal style and how they can use their tips to pick the best colors and styles of clothing, hair and make-up to enhance their appearance.

    Last year, at the Pennsylvania Women's Conference in Philadelphia they asked all of the women that were attending to bring in donations for this great organization. The women from PA were so generous that we actually overflowed the Dress for Success closets!{#emotions_dlg.thumbup}  I love girls helping each other out!!!{#emotions_dlg.wub}  

    This year, we are attending the conference again and they have asked for donations this time of just handbags and jewelry. I can tell you those two small accessories can make a huge difference in how a woman feels about an outfit - and could be the difference between her being confident enough to get that new job she has been dreaming of!

    If you are coming to the convention on Thursday October 16th, donation bins will be located at the conference registration area, where you can drop off your donations of new and gently used professional accessories, such as Handbags and Jewelry.  Please also stop by the Dress for Success booth at the conference for more information or visitDress For Success Philadelphia

    And, please make sure to visit our QVC Booth and try to catch me at my Break Out Session.  It is truly an honor and a privilege to be asked to speak for the second year running.  This is an amazing organization and I encourage you to LIKE their Facebook page too.

    No matter what the organization or the event, when we women lift each other up, we all WIN!!! {#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

    All my best,

    Albany


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    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 hanging out with our Valerie Parr Hill glow balls..

     

    Witches are always scarier with a few laser lights...

    I saw this sign when I was at Linvilla Orchards... wasn't sure about buying it.. lol!

    We are a bit batty too..

    More spider webs and corn stalks..

    Spider webs to create the mood..

    Frankie hanging out on our haystack..Best of all is what you cannot see and that is the scarier noises that happen when you step on our mat...

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!! 

    For inspiration and ideas, here I am checking out the fun Halloween items at Linvilla Orchards..

    Screams perfect!....

    Love these pumpkins... 

    Jayne& and I picking out the perfect pumpkins for our Fashionably Early Pumpkin Decorating Contest... 

    Picking out the perfect cornstalks...of course not till AFTER we had picked and carried the cornstalks to the car, did someone mention that snakes like cornstalks....yikes.   

    Thanks for letting me share my decorations with you! I hope you will send me pictures of yours too!  Have a safe and fun Halloween! {#emotions_dlg.devil2}

     

    You can find me on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/PatJamesDeMentriQVC

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    Tune in tomorrow for an exciting day to be shopping for sleepwear and loungewear on QVC. We are premiering some fabulous key items that are destined to become your new favorites, as well as bringing back the top rated sellers you already know and love!  So we’re showing everything you need to get through this holiday in style and comfort — from everyday lounge sets for you to gifts for special friends.

    My inspiration? Keeping you cozy, calm, and collected. Feel-good fabrics are a must and provide the foundation of all my designs! I wanted every piece and set I designed to be a favorite you could easily spend a whole day comfortably wearing, without ever looking or feeling like an afterthought. That’s why,for colors, I went with rich jewel tones and sophisticated neutrals, and for silhouettes I kept it classic and modern at the same time by playing with longer proportions in flattering, traditional shapes that support your active and varying lifestyles. But like always, I didn’t skimp on the details. Patch pockets, pin-tucking, lace, and shirring, aren’t just design details to me, they are the finishing touches that have made Carole Hochman Heavenly Soft Sleepwear a fan favorite over the years.

    So as you start to put together your wish list and to-do list for the holiday, don’t forget to shop for those stolen moments that make all the difference in your days: large family breakfasts, mornings spent reading in bed, late night TV marathons, mad online shopping dashes, round-the-clock baking, and more. Because you can be sure those are the moments that motivated and influenced me as I designed these sets and pieces for QVC and for you.

    Here’s to a comfortable and healthy holiday season! Here’s a sneak peak at what’s coming below:

    Carole

    TSV:  Lounge in style in this Fleece Jacket, Knit Top and first ever Legging PJ TSV in Petite and Average lengths

    Flannel and Micro Fleece PJ:  Feel the difference! This must-have Micro fleece and Yarn Dyed Flannel PJ in 6 colors- bet you can’t chose just one! In petite and average Lengths

    Winter Paisley 3pc PJ: Tried and true, comfy and feminine, our top rated Winter Paisley 3pc PJ – check out the new color!

    Poly Rayon Jersey Leopard Print 3pc PJ: The perfect combination of comfort and style!


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  • 10/15/14--12:34: Baked Salmon
  • I have to give James credit for this recipe.  I love crab & lobster but I am not a big fan of fish.  I am always willing to try new things, especially if someone else is cooking it.  I was pleasantly surprised at how good this was.  It is quick, with simple seasoning.  It has awakened my taste buds to try to eat more salmon.  How do you prepare your salmon? 

    Baked Salmon

     

    Ingredients:

    • Salmon filet
    • Olive oil
    • Dried Chives
    • Salt & Pepper

    Directions:

    Drizzle salmon with olive oil.  Sprinkle with chives, salt & pepper.  Bake @ 375 for 20 minutes.  I prefer my salmon cooked well done.  Adjust the cooking time to your desired temperature. Served with Arugula & Beet salad.

    You can find me on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/JayneBrownQVC

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  • 10/15/14--13:09: Kirby.....
  • Hello my LCNY  fashionistas...happy fall.  This is one of my favorite times of the year.  I love the crisp fall mornings and the cool evenings. I enjoy revisiting my fall favorites (sweaters and boots) and mixing together my new purchases.  Then when you least expect it .....you get a string of Indian summer days that you hang on to because you know what is coming after Thanksgiving...The white stuff and I do not mean frost.  On a more serious note...as many of you know through Facebook I had to put my buddy down of 14 years.  Talk about a tough day and extremely difficult decision.  I had a lot of trouble letting go.  Our children were 4,10 and 13 when  we got him.  He was there for Kevin's first day of school, the kids learning to drive, soccer games, prom dates, graduations, and our big move.  He was Larry's shadow when he became ill and was always at the ready for a cuddle or snuggle when tears were flowing.  He represented the six of us as a family together.  Kirby being the seventh.  Then as we know....Larry passed away...each of the twins got married...young Larry moved on to a job and apartment and yes....the baby Kevin went to college. Kirby was struggling and yet he stayed by my side to get me through all the big changes. So I made the right decision and set Kirby free.   So many of you sent me the loveliest Facebook posts.  I read each and every one of them.  As I have said in past you have been there with me through the good and bad.  I am thankful for our friendship. Please know I would give each of you a hug if I could. Your comments were heart warming. So now as a true empty nester I am revisiting the bucket list.  Remember I am desperately seeking Linda and finding out that this new found freedom is not such a bad thing :).  Since our LCNY show will skip this Wednesday .....you can still shop and enjoy our fall fashions 
    LCNY Shop....see you soon

     

    Your friend

    Linda


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    It’s October, which means Fall is here! But it also means that it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

    I’m a breast cancer survivor (5 years cancer-free this month).  When my friend & jewelry designer, Carolyn Pollack, found out I had battled breast cancer, she asked me to do the Susan G. Komen 3-day walk with her.  She had already walked 420 miles (that’s 7 walks) for folks like me.  I promised would, one day (that was 3 years ago).  I was working at the kitchen table in early February, listening to 92.5 WXTU (my fav country station), when I heard the ad for the 3-day.  I immediately sent a text to Carolyn to see if she was “in”.  She said “yes”.  So, this year, I made good on my promise.  Here is part two of my 3 days/60 Miles…

     

    On the morning of the walk event, I was really nervous & doubts filled my head. Was I prepared?  Would Isabella be okay without me? Would we be safe? Would I finish?  Would Carolyn be ready to find a new teammate 10 miles in?

    Anyway, the opening ceremony began at 6:30am on Friday at the Willow Grove Mall.  It was bursting with energy, excitement, and a whole bunch of people decked out in pink – pink boas, pink tutu’s, pink bras, pink wigs, pink socks, pink eyelashes & more!  What a hoot!

    There is so much I’d like to share about the walk itself, like the sites, the 10 mile trudge in the pouring rain, the amazing people who came out to cheer us.

    I could fill up a million pages; but, I’m guessing that would be a little excessive.  So, I’ll pare it down to two stories. The first is about the closing ceremony & the second is about Amanda.

    The closing ceremony was at the Navy Yard.  Friends and families came to be a part of the celebration. (Kristen, Isabella, Chris - Kristen’s boyfriend & Janice Marie came down to welcome me & Carolyn home!)  Before the ceremony began, the participants were asked to line-up in this order:  volunteer crew members, walkers & then walkers who were survivors (we were given pink shirts).  As a walker, Carolyn walked in with the second group, & as a survivor, I walked in with the last group.  It was the strangest sensation to have Carolyn pulled from my side after all those miles.  It didn’t feel good at all.  Because this wasn’t her first walk, she knew I had to walk in with the survivors. As we (the survivors) made our way into the celebration, on the sidelines, was the crew.  Not standing, but kneeling.  Clapping for us.  Cheering.  Sending us hope.  Healing.  Blessings.  I was immediately humbled and felt so undeserving. My tears could not be contained.

    These were the volunteers who helped us cross streets, who fed us, fixed our blisters, gave us water & made us laugh!  (I should have been on the sidelines, not them!) 

    And then…I saw the sneakers.  These people who walked 60 miles on my (our) behalf, raised their sneakers in honor me & all the survivors.  My heart was so full of gratitude & the tears kept coming. 

    I am so grateful to each and every one of you!  But it’s to Carolyn Pollack…my dear, sweet, beautiful, amazing friend…I am most grateful for as I write. I wouldn’t have done it without you.  You made every step fun.  You make this world (especially mine) a better place!

    Now to Amanda.  There was a poster that came with the 3-Day registration packet that had a picture of two women, fists in the air with the slogan “I found my inspiration at mile 37.”  I found mine at 52.  Carolyn & I found ourselves behind this t-shirt on the 3rd Day, 8 miles to go.

    When I read it, I was overwhelmed.  I thought about Isabella; I thought about her daughter; and, I needed to know her story.  So, I asked.  She was diagnosed at 30 with a very aggressive form of breast cancer.  She had chemo & a double mastectomy followed by radiation.  She is 31, closing in on one year cancer-free and awaiting reconstruction.  I was grateful to walk into the closing ceremony, hand-in-hand with Amanda, the Panda, my inspiration! 

    The Susan G. Komen Philadelphia 3-day was an amazing event that raised over $3 million for the fight against breast cancer. But SGK isn’t the only way to fight this disease.  FFANY Shoes on Sale broadcast is on Thursday, 10/16!  

    Let’s take breast cancer down & out!

    You can find me on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/NancyHornbackqvc

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/NancyQVC

    Instagram: www.instagram.com/nancyhornbackqvc

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    Yesterday, Courtney and I had the pleasure of being invited to Mark Zunino's new bridal collection at Kleinfeld's in New York. I think Mark Zunino is one of the most talented designers I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. He has a way of making things that compliment a women's figure and bring out her beauty. His bridal collection will make you want to get married or renew your vows just because you want to wear the dress! The workmanship and detail on these dresses is amazing. They are ethereal and beautiful and striking all at the same time. I couldn't take enough pictures because the dresses were so beautiful I wanted to capture every detail! Here are a few of the pictures from the show.

    Mark Zunino Bridal

    Mark Zunino Bridal

    Mark Zunino Bridal

    Mark Zunino Bridal

    Mark Zunino Bridal

    Mark Zunino Bridal

    Mark Zunino Bridal

    Mark Zunino Bridal

    Mark Zunino Bridal

    Mark Zunino Bridal

    Don't forget this Friday night at 10pm ET is one of our holiday decor shows on A Lisa Robertson Christmas! It's going to be beautiful. :-)

    See you then,
    --Lisa


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    What's NOT to love about everything Carole Hochman creates?  She's really outdone herself with the ultimate in comfort in her yummy fleece checked jacket with pockets, knit top and leggings pajama set.

    AND she made them in Regular or Petite inseam and 5 gorgeous colors to choose from! 

    With Fall really starting to kick in with cooler weather - and the gift giving season upon us - her 3 piece set is the perfect solution!

     

    If you've never worn her pajamas before - it's all about comfort and easy care!  I love getting home from the Q and changing into something cozy and having a chance to unwind.  Getting pajamas each Christmas from my mom was always a special treat - and being able to give them to her is just as much fun! 

    Who's on your gift list this year that needs some extra cozy PJ's?  Or do you need to slow down and treat yourself?

    I guess you can see what color I chose. I wonder what color I will have to go back and order next??  Black, Cobalt, Purple, Red or Teal???  

    -Jacque



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    I was in the Isaac Mizrahi workroom earlier this week to get a look at his new Riding Boot, which will be tomorrow's TSV (tonight at midnight). 

    I received a sample pair to take home and try and they are fabulous!

    And leave it to Isaac to design a Riding Boot for EVERYONE. For the first time his boots will come in both regular and wide “calf widths” in all sizes. 

    WooHoo, every girl deserves fashion that fits!


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  • 10/16/14--07:52: Top Halloween Candy
  • Not sure what to buy? Here's the official list of top Halloween candy for 2013 according to XYZ:

     

     

     


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    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 and chemotherapy was poised to fight for her life.  What amazed me were all the women who were willing to help with information, advice, and encouragement for all of us. 

    As you can see from the pictures she is a survivor.  I speak for my family and friends when I say thank you for your prayers and in believing in miracles.  So when you look at your new shoes from Shoes on Sale, know that I am thanking you for giving me more time with my baby sister and for giving Nikki memories with her Aunt Karen!

    Here is a pic of my sister Karen with her daughters:

    Here is my sister with her son Chris:

    Karen and her husband Jerry:

    My sisters, mom and I:

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  • 10/16/14--08:55: Historic Finds At Our Quarry
  • The other week, we sent the team to our quarry in Connemara to lift marble ahead of the winter season. While clearing an old working, we came upon some rusting metal and wood parts and laid them aside as they seemed unusual. I arranged to have them brought back to the workshop in Rathfarnham village where we could clean them up a little and have a closer look. You can see that there is a pulley wheel and part of a wooden post with strong supporting bars.

    On closer inspection and from an old photograph taken around 1900, I can clearly see that what we found was part of the old wire saw pulley system for extracting the large blocks that was used over 100 years ago and powered by a steam engine.

    I am excited to have found these historic pieces and will have them restored and put on display in our store.

    You can learn more about the history of our Quarry in my book. I will treasure these artefacts from the working history of our marble Quarry.

    Stephen

     

     

    Shop Connemara Marble jewelry and Stephen’s book The History of Connemara Marble on QVC.com.


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  • 10/16/14--13:20: 10 Fall Entertaining Ideas
  • Hi, everyone!

    It's absolutely gorgeous outside…almost all the trees here in West Chester are changing colors and it just feels like fall with the crisper, cooler air. I drove by a local orchard today and it was just bustling with hay riders and apple pickers.

    What do you have planned for the weekend? If you’re doing a little entertaining or you’re just getting around to decorating your home, ‘tis the season. We’ve made some terrific (if I do say so myself) autumn decorations and recipes on You’re Home with Jilland I hope they inspire you, just as they’ve inspired me.

    Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin

    Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin

     

    Homemade Wine Glass Charms

    DIY Wine Glass Charms

     

     Fall Centerpiece

    Autumn Centerpiece

     

    Autumn Wreath

    Fall Wreath

     

    Fall Centerpiece with Harvest Trail Mix

    Fall Centerpiece with Harvest Trail Mix

     

    Apple Brownies

    Apple Brownies

     

     Harvest Apple Cake

    Harvest Apple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

     

     

    Pumpkin Toffee Crunch Trifle

    Pumpkin Toffee Crunch Trifle

     

    Pumpkin Muffins

    Pumpkin Muffins

     

     Pecan Pie

    Pecan Pie


    I've got some more really yummy autumn recipes on my recipe page. And, you'll find all of these ideas on Pinterest. I’ll blog again tomorrow—I’ll show you how to make homemade hand warmers! Talk about a great gift idea.

    XOXO,
    —Jill


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  • 10/16/14--13:24: Better Boots
  • Hi Girls! I’m so thrilled to introduce you to this month’s BIG TSV, my new leather-riding boot! There is NOTHING that elevates your fall wardrobe like a gorgeous, heavenly pair of new boots. I’ve done boots before but this pair combines all of the best elements of our previous hits and fuses them into one MAJOR shoe.

    When I designed these boots, I was inspired by crisp fall weekends in Bridgehampton, the English Countryside, and classic equestrian style. I wanted to incorporate amazing leather, barn jacket-inspired quilting and eye-catching one-of-kind details

    Tuck these into jeans when you’re picking pumpkins upstate or pair them with a dress when you’re headed to dinner with friends. These are available in gorgeous, delicious fall colors — Black, Saddle, Espresso, and Bordeaux!  

    I promise that when you get these home you will not be disappointed! Join me this Friday for Today’s Special Value. See you soon kids!

    xIsaac

     

     


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    Do you have a question? Please post it below, and check back throughout the day on Saturday, October 18th for the answer from our BlissLights expert!

    Here are some of the most frequently asked questions from our customers about BlissLights Spright Smart Firefly Light.

    Q: How do BlissLights® work?
    A:
    BlissLights are simple-to-use indoor/outdoor lighting projectors that create an explosion of pinpoints of intensely bright light which move on unique far-reaching trajectories --and they're low voltage! Each projector incorporates laser and optical elements to create a breathtaking lighting effect much like thousands of fireflies on trees and landscape plants or hedges. Under canopies, gazebos, and overhangs, they point upward to create a mesmerizing universe of stars.

    BlissLights are designed for both commercial and homeowner applications. They're also used to help illuminate hard-to-light areas and create unique, never-before-seen lighting experiences which are sure to impress! Amaze family and friends by transforming your home or outdoor living space into a magical starry experience within minutes. Just choose your location, plug in the light, and point at a favorite focal point in your outdoor living space. It's fun to experiment with every aspect of the home landscape, and since it comes with an AC adaptor you can quickly and easily change the location of the light to suit your mood.

    Q: How do I get the most WOW from my BlissLights?
    A:
    BlissLights are best suited for dark outdoor areas you'd love to transform without the cost, time, and effort of purchasing light strands and wrapping/hanging lights from a ladder. Plus you don't have to worry about changing burned out light bulbs or replacing dead light strands. The holographic chamber of the BlissLight creates an explosion of vibrant light points from a single device. Ambient light from streetlights, security lighting, and other prelit decorations can, however, diminish the eye-popping effects that the BlissLight creates.

    Q: How can ambient light subdue the intensity of BlissLight effects?
    A:
    For best results in an area with ambient light you can't control, such as streetlights, choose a primary focal point feature in your landscape, such as a large tree or shrub with leaves or an evergreen, by staking the BlissLight in the ground near the plant base pointing the head upward--use the Allen wrench provided to loosen and re-tighten position of projector head. It's best to experiment before settling on a location--sometimes a foot or two away from the base gives more coverage for larger trees. The slightest breeze will create a mesmerizing and soothing firefly effect as the leaves gently rustle.

    For best results in areas where you can control the ambient light, all you need to do is experiment with selected lights turned off to see how it alters the effect you are looking for.

    Q: What's the coverage area of a single BlissLight?
    A:
    BlissLights are a great way to cover the entrance or landscape and walls of your home for parties and/or holiday decor. The coverage area of one fixture from a distance of 20' is up to 50' x 50'-- that's 2,500 square feet! If you want to dazzle the front of your home, depending on its size, you'll likely need at least two fixtures for optimum effect.

    Q: How are BlissLights different?
    A:
    BlissLights are a unique innovation. The closer to your target, the denser the light cluster will appear, which is great for targeting focal points you want to highlight in the landscape. As you increase the distance between the fixture and a broader target point (e.g. a front section of your home) the cluster of lights will expand but the intensity of the light points never diminishes. So it's always good to experiment with distance and angle of the projector before staking it in the ground and tightening the head into the position you like best.

    Additionally, BlissLights were designed to create a magical yet elegant scene. The idea is to create an amazing environment for you to enjoy and wow your guests without lighting up the neighborhood.

    Q: What color choices are available?
    A:
    BlissLights are available in your choice of green, blue, or red starfields. Green creates an amazing firefly effect on trees, landscape, and jewel-like pinpoints of light on all background surfaces regardless of texture or color. Blue projection also works well on landscape greenery and creates a starry night effect on walls and ceilings. Red projection works best on light-colored backgrounds such as light stucco, siding, concrete, etc. It's also fun to experiment with combinations of BlissLight colors. Green and blue work well together for holiday displays and also year-round outdoor effects in landscape, around the deck/pool/patio, and under-lighting trees. Green, blue, and red combined together create a festive confetti of light great for parties, holidays, and year-round celebrations. Green and red look great for holiday displays alone or with existing prelit decor. Red and/or blue add drama to Halloween decor or use them together with white accent floodlights for stunning patriotic displays

    Q: Why aren't BlissLights available in white?
    A:
    White lasers don't exist at this time and it was found that the green laser is the best choice for year-round use on landscape foliage, patio areas, etc. because its appearance in use on greenery renders its color irrelevant. You'll hear, "wow," or "how did you do that?
    " instead of, "why is it green?
    " You can accent trees, hedge rows, porticos, patios, decks, outdoor entertaining areas, and under gazebos/canopies year round.

    Q: Can BlissLights be used with an outdoor timer?
    A:
    Yes, your purchase includes a 6/18 timer you may choose to use, or you can manually plug in/unplug the power cord--the choice is yours.


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  • 10/17/14--06:34: Beauty Secrets of the Geisha
  • Geisha

    When I first began spending time with geisha, my visits were often sandwiched between dance and instrument classes, rehearsals, performances, and social appointments. These ladies were seriously busy—I learned that they often worked late into the night and early in the morning, taking only two days off a month.

    Their skin-care routines reflected this on-the-go lifestyle. The geisha love products that multitask, hence Camellia Cleansing Oil (a three-in-one makeup remover, cleanser, and skin conditioner) and Rice Enzyme Powder (a three-in-one cleanser, exfoliator, and toner). They also shared with me their favorite tips and tricks for these two items, as well as some fun facts you may not have known about the geisha's favorite purifying duo.

    Camellia Cleansing Oil

    The oil will melt away SPF and even waterproof makeup, but its gentle enough for the most sensitive skin.

    This will remove even waterproof eye makeup. Once, when my daughter came home with marker on her face, I was relieved to find the cleansing oil worked on her, too!

    It makes for a lovely cleanser for your makeup brushes. Simply pump some into your palm, swirl the dry bristles until coated, then rinse under running water and squeeze dry.

    Rice Enzyme Powder

    The multitasking powder comes in three strengths, one for each skin type.

    Daily, nonabrasive exfoliation has been shown to help leave skin baby soft and glowing.

    This can (and should!) be used on your neck, décolletage, and body.

    Sprinkle some powder into warm water and soak your fingertips to soften cuticles for an at-home manicure.

    Once your makeup has been removed, you can mix your powder with cleansing oil to create a gommage, enjoying the cleansing and exfoliating benefits of both while conditioning your skin.

    Have you found any unexpected uses for your purifying duo? I would love to hear your tips and tricks in the comments below.

    —Vicky Tsai


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  • 10/17/14--07:47: She said, "YES"!!
  • Eric 

     

     


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