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- 05/17/13--13:13: _Swim Style
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- 05/17/13--08:37: AM Style Blog Chat - 5/18 @ 8am ET
- 05/17/13--08:48: SMQ Chat on 5/18 @ 10am ET
- 05/17/13--10:38: Joan Rivers Nail Polish: Back At Last!
- 05/17/13--13:07: Grilled Chicken Comin' Right Up. What Would You Like on the Side?
- 05/17/13--13:13: Swim Style
- 05/17/13--14:16: Creating Your Own Spring - A Day at the Met
- 05/18/13--04:52: Have a Question About the CHI Smart TSV? Ask away!
- 05/20/13--09:11: Nancy Asked, Susan Graver Answered
- 05/20/13--10:47: Nutrisystem - yummy, healthy food - check out my pictures!
- 05/20/13--13:03: Denim & Co. Chat of the Week! 5/21 at 11:00 am ET!
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- 05/20/13--14:35: In the Kitchen with David Road Trip Sweepstakes!
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- 05/21/13--13:40: Tune-in for the Paz Spring Show!
- 05/21/13--13:44: My Son's Graduation & Knowing When to Adjust Your Sails
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Hello! Gabrielle here. I'm looking forward to talking with you during AM Style.
"See" you soon :)
Ps. Don't you love this shrug from Atittudes by Renee?
Happy Saturday Morning Q. Shawn and I are back this morning joined by Dan Hughes! Please chat below, Ill be answering all your questions from 10am-1pm EST.
The Fitness Corner is back and I will be getting a little crazy with arguably the hardest, but most rewarding exercise program out there today; Insanity! Chances are you have seen the infomercial. QVC is thrilled to bring it to you with five EZPay and the 30 day money back guarantee that allows you to try it and make sure you are ready for the commitment.
I made the commitment (well kind of,) last week when I started working out with Shaun T. using the 10 DVD program we are debuting on Sat Am Q today. I did P90X2 last year, which is part of the Beachbody program just like Insanity. There are some similarities. It’s Hard, ha! Insanity workouts aren’t long which I love, but they are intense! Jumping, running, jacks, more jumping, it is cardio on crack. But it works. If you are looking to get in the best shape of your life, quick; I truly believe this is the program for you. It will kick your bum into shape in no time; and bring you to your knees after every single workout.
I love how my daughter is dancing in the back while I am dying!
I’ve got to believe the reason for the success of this program is that there are no gym fees, no equipment needed, you don’t even need a big space. In fact, this is the area I am doing my workouts in.
All you need are tennis shoes and the desire to get moving. Shaun T. is a great motivator. You really feel like he is helping you through the program, and unlike other DVD workouts you are not expected to do everything he does at the same pace. There is no comparing to others and no judgment. He really encourages you to rest when you need to and slow down if he is moving to fast. Just getting through a DVD is a sense of accomplishment even if you rest in the middle (and beginning, and end.) Plus, he’s not to bad to look at either ladies :)
If you have any questions go ahead and post below during the show. I hope you will at least stick with us for the 20 minute presentation and see how inspiring Shaun T. and his team really are.
Have a blessed day!
We know you love hearing from our Irish guests, so look for a new blog from us on the 17th of every month! You will hear from many of your favorite people from the Emerald Isle!
Here's some insight into what they've been up to since you last saw them on St. Patrick's Day...
Stephen Walsh, Connemara Marble
I recently got the Belleek “Everyday” Baker that was introduced during our Saint Patrick's Day celebration. Inside was a recipe for Chef Neven Maguire’s rhubarb and mixed berry crumble, and, as rhubarb is in season right now, I picked some from my own garden and got to baking. The recipe was easy to follow, and the baker was a perfect size to work with. The crumble was perfectly cooked in the baker and was enjoyed by my whole family. I enjoy cooking and plan to use this baker regularly as it is both practical to work with and beautiful to look at!
Here are some photos I had taken as I made this wonderful dish:
Gathering fresh rhubarb from my garden!
Chopping up the rhubarb!
Adding the baked rhubarb into the baker!
Putting the last of the rhubarb into the baker!
Adding the berries!
The crumble mix goes on top...
Then into the oven...
Ready to serve - yummy!
Did you pick up the Belleek “Everyday” baker on St. Patrick’s Day? What dishes do you like to make in it?
David Cox, Fragrances of Ireland
Coming from the company that created Inis: The Energy of the Sea, you could probably guess that I have a special affinity with the ocean – and that extends to food! Fisherman’s Pie is a firm family favourite. For me, one of the best things about the Belleek “Everyday” baker is that it be baked, served and stored in the same dish. In the unusual event of leftovers, we can move the baker into the fridge; less washing up for me, and the most elegant leftovers ever!
Although a favourite of mine to prepare, I cannot claim the recipe as my own – it’s the creation of Delia Smith and serves 4- 6 people (4 in my house!).
1 ½ lb (700g) white fish
4 oz (110g) butter
1 pint (570ml) milk
4 oz (110g) peeled prawns
2 hardboiled eggs, roughly chopped
1 level tablespoon capers, drained
3 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Salt and freshly-milled pepper
For the topping:
2 lbs (900g) freshly cooked potatoes
1 oz (25g) butter
¼ pint (150ml) soured cream
A little freshly-grated nutmeg
Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C)
Start by arranging the fish in the baker and seasoning it well with salt and pepper. Then pour over ½ pint (275ml) of the milk, dot with a few flecks of butter, and bake in the oven for 15-20 mins. Pour off (and reserve) the cooking liquid, and remove the skin from the fish, flaking the flesh into fairly large pieces.
Now make the sauce: melt the remaining 3oz (75g) of butter in a saucepan, then stir in the flour and gradually add the fish cooking liquid – stirring well after each addition. When all the liquid is in, finish off the sauce by slowly adding the remaining ½ pint (275ml) of milk and seasoning with salt and pepper.
Add the sauce to the baker (which contains the fish), along with the prawns, hardboiled eggs, capers and parsley (taste at this stage to see if it needs any more salt or pepper), and stir in the lemon juice.
Next, cream the cooked potatoes with the butter and the soured cream, add some freshly grated nutmeg, then spread it evenly all over the fish. Bake on a high shelf (same temperature) for about half an hour, or until heated through and browned. Once cooked, you can keep in the oven (with the lid on) to keep it piping hot while ensuring the potato doesn’t burn!!
Barbara Campbell, Fragrances of Ireland
So summer has sort of arrived here in Ireland although we do seem to be a month behind the rest of the northern hemisphere with our April showers! Last weekend while the sun shone, my daughter Mae and I got out for a walk in the woods close to our home. The bluebells were out in full force, and it was pretty magical, so off we went hunting for fairies!
While we didn’t manage to get a good look at any of them (up close), they seemed to give Mae some magical ideas. Once home, she got VERY busy out in the garden collecting blossoms in bloom and those not quite there! After a bit of help from dad, a gift was ‘delivered’ to our doorstep: a jam jar containing ‘Eau de Mae’, with the cutest footnote - ‘just a sample’!
I brought it into the office, and everyone was very impressed. I have to say that I was thrilled with her efforts and also that she has an interest in what I get up to while she is in school! Mae has always loved visiting the office, going through our collections of bottles and sample oils. At Fragrances of Ireland, all our fragrances are inspired by moments – a walk by the beach, the magic of moonlight, golden moments with loved ones. When we created the Fragrance Wardrobe Set, she had great fun creating a ‘rainbow’ with all the bottles and also reading the pack and asking me where each fragrance had come from – she was obviously taking mental notes!
If you were to create a fragrance, what would your inspiration be? A walk by the beach? Through the woods? A spice market? Something else?
Please let me know in the comments section below. I’d love to hear from you!
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Joan, I can’t remember when I’ve seen you so excited! Tell everyone why!!
It’s my new nail polish collection! Our ladies have been begging us to bring back my fabulous nail polishes and boy did we ever! The new set of five colors is a knockout!
I knew you loved the colors when I saw them showing up on Fashion Police! Each color is amazing and so on trend. Is there a favorite color?
I love the soft pastels and the metallic ROSE GOLD shade is a killer! Right now I’m actually wearing several colors on the same hand!! Nail art is all about having some fun with your manicure.
Joan, I am enjoying you this season on the final episodes of Celebrity Apprentice. Are you having fun?
It has been amazing! A lot of great memories from the season that I won (and a few not so great memories… You know who you are!!) And it’s great to be working with Donald Trump again, too.
I’ve also loved the opportunity to wear some fabulous new items from the collection on the show.
Speaking of fabulous, let’s give a sneak-peak the new necklace you will be wearing in the LIVE finale of the Celebrity Apprentice on May 19th. (And debuting in PM Style on May 20th!)
It’s my newest obsession! The colors of the genuine mother-of-pearl are fantastic and a perfect complement for this seasons pastels and muted brights in our apparel line.
One last thing before we go: our new Shimmering Stars Fringed Scarf A232322.
With Memorial Day and the Fourth of July right around the corner, I wanted a fun new way to say I’m proud to be an American. I love the bold, graphic design of this gorgeous scarf. I plan on pairing it with a white shirt and dark blue jeans and heading off to the fireworks with Cooper! God Bless America!
Well we love all of the new items coming in Joan, thank you! HEADS UP! I will be right here on this blog chatting during some of our upcoming shows. I invite everyone to chat along with me and I will be happy to answer any questions you might have!
And I hope you will tune in and watch Joan LIVE on the dates listed below.
Saturday, May 18
Monday, May 20
1-3pm Chat with David Dangle right here live during the show!
7-9pm- PM Style (Make sure to tune in as we are launching the nail polishes and Joan’s necklace from Celebrity Apprentice)
Tuesday, May 21
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I’ve been hanging out with Corky’s Jimmy Stovall for a few days, and I am FULL. I’ve been eating more barbecue than I should admit, but Corky’s does barbecue RIGHT! Last night, I ate at the restaurant on Poplar Ave for dinner and the place was packed. I loved meeting you all and I’d like to give a big shout out to Katrina Russell. Katrina was just bubbling with excitement, foodies, and she made me do a happy dance right there in the restaurant!
I’m so grateful to Jimmy and the folks at Corky’s for their hospitality, and I’m lucky to have known Corky’s late Founder, Don Pelts. Please keep Don’s family in your thoughts and prayers as they remember his life and incredible legacy.
I’ll be home tomorrow. And wouldn’t you know Jimmy Stovall’s coming back with me! He’ll be on ITKWD this Sunday. Grilling Month continues at Noon ET and next on the list is chicken. As always, how about a little tutorial before I share the recipe.
If you’re ready for something a little more advanced, consider Sunday’s recipe your bonus seminar. We’re making my Risotto-Stuffed Grilled Chicken Breasts. (And no—that stuffing won’t go anywhere...like down the grill grates!)
Risotto-Stuffed Grilled Chicken Breasts
This recipe is prepared with the Cook's Essentials® Premier 18/10 Stainless Steel 10-Piece Cookware (K37586).
Go to David's Recipe Item Page for the full list of items that David has used in his recipes.
1 cup flat parsley leaves
1/4 cup fresh sage leaves, roughly chopped
2 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves
1/4 cup fresh oregano leaves
1 Tbsp fresh rosemary leaves
1 Tbsp fresh basil
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 cup chicken stock
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup onions, diced
4 medium mushrooms, finely diced
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 cup Arborio rice
4 sun-dried tomatoes, finely diced
1/2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp Parmesan, grated
1/2 cup canned artichokes, chopped
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
2 tsp herb rub
3/4 cup Fontina cheese, grated
6 8-oz boneless skinless chicken breasts
To prepare the herb rub, add the listed ingredients to a food processor and process until a paste forms. Set aside.
To prepare the chicken, first make the rice. Add the chicken stock to a small saucepan and bring it to a simmer.
In another small saucepan, add the olive oil, onions, mushrooms, and garlic. Sauté over medium heat until the onions and mushrooms are cooked through. Add the rice, sun-dried tomatoes, and a third of the chicken stock. Bring the rice and stock to a simmer and stir until the stock is absorbed. Add another third of stock and continue to stir until absorbed. Repeat with the remaining stock. Remove the rice from the heat and stir in the butter, Parmesan, artichokes, salt, pepper, and 2 teaspoons of the already prepared herb rub.
Spread the rice out on a cookie sheet and refrigerate. When completely cool, put the chilled rice mixture into a bowl and fold in the Fontina cheese.
Place the chicken breasts on a cutting board. Use a paring knife to make an inch-long incision in the thickest side of each breast. Then, put the knife in the incision and angle it upwards, cutting a pocket (about 2–3" deep) into the top of the breast. Be careful not to cut completely through the flesh. (This will keep the stuffing inside the chicken breast while you grill.)
Fill each breast with 2-3 tablespoons of the rice mixture, being sure to stuff the mixture as far into the pocket as possible. Secure the opening with a toothpick. Then, rub the remaining herb mixture over the surface of each stuffed chicken breast.
Heat the grill to medium high. Place the chicken breasts directly onto the grill grates and cook for about 10 minutes on each side, or until a thermometer inserted into the center of the stuffing reaches 140°F. Remove the toothpick before serving.
After you chop up the herbs for the rub, prepare the veggies for your risotto.
Then, mince the garlic. How you decide to mince is up to you. Either smash first, then mince. Or, do as suggested: slice, dice, and smash.
Ready two saucepans. Add chicken stock to one pan and bring it to a simmer. Add oil to the second pan.
Add the onions, mushrooms, and garlic to the oil and cook for 5-10 minutes, then add the rice, sun-dried tomatoes.
Add a third of the hot stock and stir until the stock absorbs. Add another third and stir well. When that’s absorbed, add the last of it.
Off heat, add the butter, Parmesan, artichokes, salt, pepper, and 2 teaspoons of the already prepared herb rub.
Spread the risotto out onto a cookie sheet. It needs to cool so you can handle it without burning your fingers. You also don’t want the heat of the filling to start cooking the chicken before you’re ready.
When completely cool, add the Fontina cheese. Adding it while hot will make the filling gooey and difficult to handle.
Make an inch-long incision in the thickest side of each breast. Then, put the knife in the incision and angle it upwards, cutting a pocket (about 2–3" deep) into the top of the breast. Now, stuff the filling inside each breast—as far into that pocket as possible—and secure the opening with a toothpick. Rub the remaining herb mixture over the surface of each stuffed chicken breast.
Heat the grill to medium high. Place the chicken breasts directly onto the grill grates and cook for about 10 minutes on each side, or until a thermometer inserted into the center of the stuffing reaches 140°F, and the breasts are a nice golden brown, as shown.
So, foodies, the chicken’s on the grill…tell me what you’d like on the side for today’s blog question. Maybe a grilled sweet potato? Collard greens? Grilled asparagus? I could go for a summer blend…squash, mushrooms, onions, and tomatoes. Come on summer…let’s see those veggies!
Keep it flavorful!
Raise your hand if you love shopping! Now, raise your hand is you love swimsuit shopping! If you snatched your hand down faster than a turkey in November, you’re not alone. Swimsuit shopping can cause fear and dread in even the most confident women.
A few years back there was a study that found that women would rather walk on hot coals than wear a swimsuit. But swimsuit season doesn’t have to be an ordeal. There are a few simple things to keep in mind. Play up your assets -- draw attention to the body parts that you like, and divert attention from the ones that you don’t. Shirring, ruching, one-piece, two-piece, skirts, and shorts -- there are styles and fabrics to flatter every figure, and designs to please any taste. You just have to find what makes you feel comfortable and confident.
And remember, you are probably your own worst critic. Chances are no one is really worried about how you look in your swimsuit when you show up at the beach or the pool. So, toss that cover up and dive in. Swimsuit season is here!
If you want a little help with A., join me Monday, May 20 at midnight (EST) for a Today’s Special Value Tankini from Ocean Dream Signature.
See you soon!
“One must maintain a little bittle of summer, even in the middle of winter.” - Henry David Thoreau
Here in NYC, spring has been taking its sweet time with its arrival. This means we have to create our own personal version of spring until it finally gets here. Thankfully, I’ve been able to do so by finding fresh sources of inspiration, spending quality time with loved ones and enjoying a wonderful Mother’s Day.
I’m a member of the Met, so of course I put a visit to their Art Institute show Punk: Chaos to Couture at the top of my to-do list. You never know when inspiration will come from so it’s best to keep your eyes open and explore as much as possible. I was inspired within the first 5 steps of walking through the exhibit! I love to play with embellishments, and this show got my brain turning.
This past weekend I was able to celebrate Mother’s day with my loved ones. It was the first Mother’s day in a while where I didn’t have to work, and I enjoyed every second of it. I also visited a great boutique that sparked even more inspiration.
How do you create your own spring? Share your tips below!
Tune in to QVC this Saturday and Monday for Women with Control® and ATTITUDES by Renee® designs.
You can watch live online here at the following times:
Saturday, May 18th 2013
AM Style – beginning at 8:00 a.m. ET
Monday, May 20th 2013
Fashionably Early with Jayne and Pat – beginning at 6:00 a.m. ET
Q Check at Noon – beginning at 12:00 p.m. ET
PM Style – beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET
Leave your thoughts in the comments section, I love hearing from you!
Also, you can shop the entire Women with Control® and ATTITUDES by Renee®collections anytime on QVC.com.
Have questions about the CHI Smart Volumizing Styling Iron & Travel Iron with Accessories? Submit your questions below and Lisa Marie and the CHI Smart team will be answering throughout the day!
Effervescent, bubbly, & a big ball of energy is Susan Graver! I remember the first time I worked with her. There was no stopping her. Her passion for fashion, prints, & YOU came through at every turn. I absolutely adored her for it. It’s incredible that for more than 20 years she hasn’t slowed down, gotten bored, or lost her zing! I’ve always wondered that if I could transport “High School Student Susan” to the here and now, would I meet the very same girl? I’ll let you decide…
When we sat down to chat a few weeks ago, she brought with her the very beginnings of her career...print ads from major department stores, catalogs, and more. But here’s where we started…
SG: This was QVC’s annual report from 1993. It was record-breaking when I went on air for the first time. There was an avalanche of calls. It was crazy!
NH: What was the item that caused such a frenzy?!
SG: My collection of micro fiber silk/like designs.
NH: You were having great success with the major department stores & catalogs at the time. What was it like to put all that behind you to sign an exclusive contract with QVC?
SG: I thought, okay, I’ll try it. We’ll see what happens. I can always go back. Here it is 23 years later, & it looks like it’s working! (laughs)
NH: Where did you get the nickname “Dottie” Graver?
SG: My dot designs were the number 1 item in a luxury department store’s By Mail catalog, they gave me really great positioning and I was featured in their catalog every season. After that, every major department store and specialty store literally came into my showroom asking me to design a “dot" collection for them. And that’s how I got the nickname “Dottie” Graver.
NH: Tell me about your first TSV?
SG: This is a funny story because QVC loved a jacket I had designed for a major department store and wanted it as a TSV. It was very colorful and became known at the Q as the “clown jacket”. It was a fully-lined, cotton twill jacket. And it was all about blocks of color. It was really fun, bold, and cheerful! Anyway, it was funny that everyone was suddenly so nervous about the “clown jacket”. (laughs) I really felt strongly about it, especially with an amazing price point. And we sold out at midnight!
NH: How did you get chosen for the cover of Income Opportunity?
SG: Isn’t that hysterical?! Okay, well, this was 1994. My mother-in-law, Audrey Graver (she and I work closely together designing my collection) and I developed a whole line of poly-silks. A line with the look and feel of luxury silk; but, it was machine washable! It was really one of the hottest lines going, & we (QVC) couldn’t keep it in stock. Because Income Opportunity knew of me and because QVC was an up & comer, they wanted to hear about my experience with the company. They did a whole write up about us (QVC & me). Wow!
NH: You frequently say, “Everything old is new again” in fashion.
SG: Yes. I designed big shirts in gauze, velvet skirts, boucle fleece, & rompers (now called jumpsuits). I designed big, bold, bright prints as well as color-blocking and monochromatic themes, which are all important trends for 2013! So, you see, everything old IS new again!
NH: So, you’re an author?
SG: Yes, I wrote a book called It’s a Fit. I used to do a monthly mailer with QVC. (We actually had a fan club for the mailer.) The book piggybacked on the idea of the mailer. It was all about fashion and building a wardrobe.
NH: Do you ever think about bringing it back?
SG: We have. But, of course, we’d want to modernize it & change the name! “It’s a Fit”, was actually a bad name for the book. It did really well at QVC, but not at the big bookstores. When I went to look for the book in the stores, I was like “where’s my book?!” (laughs). I would find it in the physical fitness section, not the fashion section. So, if I ever re-vamped my book, I wouldn’t call it, “It’s a Fit”. (laughs). But it was a great book.
NH: I want to switch gears to hear about your upbringing, family & what you were like as a kid.
SG: Sure. I grew up in a small town on Long Island, called Levittown. I was there until I was, maybe 13, then we moved to another town on the island. I’ve lived on Long Island my whole life. In college I majored in Art & Psychology and was always into fashion and art. I was constantly painting, sketching, and drawing. My mom told a story about me when I was about 5. She said I drew a girl and her outfit on one side of the paper. But what was amazing was that I drew the back of her, too - on the other side of the paper (laughs). So, when you turned over the page you would see what the back of her outfit looked like.
NH: Do you still have it?
SG: I don’t. My mother had had it for years, but I couldn't find it after she passed away. She would always show it to me. It was so funny at such a young age that I would think, to turn it over and draw the back of the girl.
NH: Did you at least take a picture with it?
SG: No, we don’t have it at all. Maybe my brother has it, I’ll ask him.
NH: How many kids are there?
SG: Just me and my brother. And we’ve always been really close.
NH: What was it like growing up?
SG: I had a fun-loving, easy, wonderful, childhood. The town we lived in was small & one of the first of it's kind. In the 50’s Levittown was built to offer affordable housing for the men coming home from war. It was a wonderful neighborhood of young families and lots of kids. We would ride our bikes up and down the streets all day long and play outdoors until dark.
NH: How about school?
SG: I loved school, & I loved playing with my friends.
NH: What kinds of things did you do?
SG: I played the clarinet, piano, loved to sing, took ballet, a little gymnastics, and I was a cheerleader. But, mainly, I was passionate about drawing, painting and fashion.
NH: Did you ever take any art classes?
SG: No, not as a child, I did it all on my own. I was always into fashion and my dolls. I would dress my dolls and I would make them clothing. Even my mother used to knit little outfits for them. Because I was so into sewing and creating, my parents bought me my first sewing machine when I was 12 years old.
NH: What was the hardest piece of clothing you ever made?
SG: I did a fully lined peplum jacket, with covered buttons. It had shoulder pads with poofs that were difficult to sew.
NH: Did you use a pattern?
SG: I did.
NH: I used to love to sew, especially when I got into high school. I made dance dresses. But the most difficult piece I made was a fully lined suit in plaid. I had to match up the plaid!
SG: That is a huge undertaking, matching the plaid!
NH: It was! (laughs) I feel like you’ve been the same person your whole life. Do you still keep in touch you’re your childhood friends?
SG: Yes, my son David just got married. My friends of 40 years were there to celebrate with us. So, yeah, I have a lot of close friends that I’ve kept over the years.
NH: Tell me about your children.
SG: I have three wonderful children, Michael-29, David-27, and my daughter Jaclyn will be 25 in June.
NH: Are they close?
SG: They are. They are all very different, but all close. They are great kids. I’m very fortunate. My family is my lifeline.
NH: How did you manage motherhood & a career?
SG: As a working mom, I worked through all of my children. At the time of Michael’s birth (my first), I was working for a pant manufacturer. I took a three month leave and went right back to work. I didn't like that I had to be in the office at 8 in the morning until 8 at night. After working about a year with a new baby, I started my own business where I designed, manufactured and marketed my own designs. With my own business, I came and went when I wanted & brought Michael with me when I could. It was nice! However, shortly after opening my business, I became pregnant with my second child (laughs). With David, I literally only took 4 weeks off and went back to work, and then 2 years later did the same with Jaclyn. It was intense, both physically and mentally. There was a lot of pressure running my own business and being responsible for everything.
NH: Did you have help?
SG: I had a great support system with my husband Richard, my mom, and my mother and father-in-law. It was very hard in the beginning. One of the reasons I got pregnant was that my father had passed away and I felt so empty and lonely. I had a hole inside of me that had to be filled. My husband was in his first year of law school; so, we knew I would have to go back to work if I got pregnant. We talked about waiting; but, there was no way of waiting for me. Three months later I got pregnant with our first child. Of course, we named him, Michael, in honor of my Dad.
NH: It seems you didn’t set out to be a star, but set out to take care of your family.
SG: Yes, exactly! It’s not like I wanted to be this super designer. I was basically trying to make ends meet. I was working hard, morning through night, supporting my family and doing what was best for them and me. My family has always come first.
NH: What advice would you give a woman who wants to start her own business? She has the vision, but no money, no time, and kids.
SG: Go with your vision. Stay true to yourself. If you have vision, passion, and drive, just go with it. Whatever decision you make, you just have to go with the flow. I always say you have to be a stream because a rock goes nowhere. Just ride the wave. Don’t let obstacles get in your way. I’ve learned that when you are most fearful and when you push through that fear, that’s when you move forward. My advice: just keep pushing forward. Life is so short, do what you have to do and be passionate. My passion for fashion and connecting with my viewers drives me everyday.
NH: What do you love most about QVC?
SG: I am a people person. So, my favorite part about QVC is connecting with other women. I’m very active on my QVC Facebook page. I just love hearing from our customers!
NH: Because you’re a girlfriend!
SG: Yes, because I’m a girlfriend!! (laughs)
I hope you enjoyed this interview! I will be doing an interview with one of our beloved guests once per month. Please send in suggestions if you’d like.
I'm really excited about one of the shows I've got on Tuesday...because it could change a lot of lives for the better. It's Nutrisystem. And for many people who watch it could be the catalyst for a lot of great changes.
As someone who struggled with more than 30 excess pounds for years, I know what the battle for wellness and confidence is like and how emotionally draining it can be. I grew up carrying a lot of excess weight, and food was how I dealt with stress. It wasn't until I hit 30 that I finally tired of the fad diets and loss-and-gain rollercoasters and decided to make some serious, lifelong changes. I started exercising, started eating healthier foods and educated myself on portion control. The weight came off gradually, but finally stayed off.
I wasn't aware of Nutrisystem back then. I so wish I had. Making those kinds of lifestyle changes alone, with little information, is very difficult! And falling off the healthier-lifestyle wagon is tempting without a support system. Knowing that Nutrisystem is there with a team of nutritionists, chefs and support personnel to take people who have tried virtually everything to weight-loss victory is so gratifying. And I'm excited to be a part..even if this show changes one life.
The good news: the food is really, really good!! And there's surprisingly a lot of it!
I hope to see you Tuesday at 6am ET so I can tell you all about the 6-week plan we are offering. What a great way to hit your nutritional restart button and get back on track! And five easy payments...bonus.
Let's do this. Together. I'll see you then.
Oh, and check out the yummy photos I took of just a few of the meals I prepared out of the plan we are offering on Tuesday. Pizza??? Yes, please...
Hi Denim & Co. ladies! It’s Heather from the design team. It’s that time again!! Have questions about items in the show today at 11 AM or just want to chat about Denim & Co. fashion? Ask away! I’ll be here during the show to chat and answer your questions. Feel free to leave more comments after the show, and I’ll check back throughout the day.
So here’s my question today: How do you wear your Essentials from Denim & Co.?? We have 2 in today’s show. What essential piece are you most looking for this spring/summer?? What essential colors are you looking for?? Check out some of our great essential pieces for the warm weather.
We may have another week until I can start calling it summer, but it was 80 degrees and HUMID here today in West Chester, PA. Summer is knockin’ on spring’s door, and I’m already on the hunt for no-bake, no-fuss recipes. Who wants Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie!?
Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
This recipe is prepared with the KitchenAid 300 Watt 10-Speed Tilt-Head Stand Mixer (K37868).
Go to David's Recipe Item Page for the full list of items that David has used in his recipes.
Peanut Butter Filling:
4 oz cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 (12-oz) container whipped topping
9" pre-made chocolate cookie pie crust
1 (4-oz) container whipped topping
6 chocolate peanut butter cups, chopped
Store-bought chocolate sauce
Spoon the cream cheese and peanut butter into the bowl of a stand mixer. Fit the mixer with a paddle attachment and then beat the ingredients on medium speed until evenly combined. Add the confectioners’ sugar and vanilla. Mix until fully incorporated, stopping to scrape down sides of bowl, as needed.
Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the whipped topping in three stages, mixing well after each addition and scrapping down the sides and bottom of the bowl until completely incorporated and the mixture is light in texture. Evenly spoon the mixture into the pie crust. Freeze for 2 hours.
After 2 hours, remove the pie from the freezer and spread the additional whipped topping on top of the filling. Re-freeze the pie for an additional 2 hours, or overnight.
Before serving, drizzle some chocolate sauce and chopped chocolate peanut butter cups on top.
The only challenging part of this recipe is letting the pie freeze for 4 hours. Here’s the good news: four is all you need…overnight freezing isn’t absolutely necessary; it’s just that the colder the pie is, the more refreshing it’ll be on those hot summer scorchers.
Did you hear Mary & I talking about Pinterest yesterday on ITKWD? We picked up 2,000 new followers by the time the show was over…thank you! If you’re not on Pinterest yet, I urge you to get on board! Pinterest is a giant idea bank where you can find recipes, DIY projects, and photos of things that interest you. You create “boards” to house your “pins” and can reference them anytime. Ready to sign up?
1) Go to QVC.com. Click the gray “Kitchen & Food” tab. Under “Spotlight On” on the left, click on the link that says “In the Kitchen with David.”
2) Below the images, about halfway down the page, you’ll see a bar that says “Stay Connected.” Click on the Red “P” icon, which is Pinterest.
3) You’ll automatically go to my Pinterest page. You can browse through the photos without having an account. But, when you’re ready sign up, click the “Join Pinterest” icon at the top of the page.
4) If you have a Facebook or Twitter account, you can use that log-in to “join” Pinterest. Or, use an email address.
5) To follow me, go to the search bar at the top-left of the page and type David Venable QVC.
6) Click on the “Pinners” tab and my profile should appear. Click “Follow” and you’ll see my boards! Some have my personal recipes, some are from bloggers and other pinners, but all are yummy!
7) To pin a recipe (or any photo) on a board of your own, click the picture, then create a board. Use my board-names as inspiration…they can be anything you like. Then, click the red “Pin it” button. Pin, Repin, Repeat!
Ready for your blog question? Summer’s coming and I want you to tell me about your favorite summer pie. Do you like cherry pie? Key lime? Maybe blueberry-raspberry? I think strawberry rhubarb is still my favorite…it reminds me of my grandmother. She always had a strawberry rhubarb pie waiting for me in the summertime. Foodies, our Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie comes to life this Wednesday at 8pm ET. See you then.
Keep it flavorful!
P.S. I’m making corn-on-the-cob for dinner tonight and I stumbled upon the greatest video from the genius chefs over at America’s Test Kitchen. There’s a MUCH better way to shuck corn than what I’ve been doing all these years. Who knew!?
Prints and color are all the rage this season, and what a better way to utilize this fun trend than in one of my most figure flattering silhouettes... my Maxi Skirt!
Refined yet fun, each hand-picked print option takes these skirts to the next level and is done with the utmost taste and quality. Not only will you feel right on trend, but classy and sophisticated at the same time. Give yourself a confidence boost when you wear it to the office, wear it to that upcoming graduation and shower, or of course wear it on your upcoming beach getaway! The list of options are endless with this must-have piece!
Neutral Floral - (animal print with orange)
Tropical Floral - (blue & green)
Geo - (black & white)
Tribal Ikat - (navy, red and orange)
Mosaic Tile - (blue & white)
Watercolor Stripe - (orange & pink diagonal)
Done in my signature Liquid Knit, this skirt will flow over your curves without hugging while giving the comfort and stretch that we all love. The gored structure along with the length help to slenderize and elongate any body type taking figure flattering to the max! For you shorter ladies out there, no need to concern about the length, we are offering this show-stopper in Regular and PETITES!
This will be your summer go-to piece that you won't want to miss. I hope you love it as much as I do!
Catch this beauty at 12 MIDNIGHT Thursday, May 23rd and throughout the day as part of QVC's What A Girl Wants For Summer event!
Whenever someone asks me “what kind of camera should I buy?” I respond immediately with “well, what are you going to use it for?” I know it may seem like a simple question but it is the one thing a future camera owner doesn’t consider. “What am I going to use it for?” they look at me funny and say, “To take pictures Dave . . .”
Ok, but what kind of pictures and what are you going to do with them once you have the pictures? Is what most people do no think about when they want a new camera. I think it is very important to take into consideration the “how” you are going to use a camera before investing in it. Most people don’t consider this and it is one of the major reasons they are disappointed when they end up with “too much” or “too little” camera. Let’s face it. If you were a farmer you don’t want a sports car to pull your wagon. It may look good but it will not serve your specific purpose.
So let’s look at the major camera types that are out there and see if I can get the ball rolling on your camera needs.
Cell Phone Cameras
Most smart phones and tablet have a camera built into them today. The resolution has greatly improved but they are sadly lacking in the lens and low light department. These are great for when there aren’t any other cameras around. I think these devices are awesome for social media. They are made for instant posting. But I feel they are not “true” cameras. Remember it is a cellphone first . . .with a camera feature.
Point and Shoots
These cameras are sometimes referred to as a “pocket camera” due to their ease of carrying around in pockets and purses. They usually have the added convenience of a good flash and good printing quality. It’s funny because as cell phones became more popular, I would have thought the point and shoot was on it’s way out. But as of lately this category has had a major recommitment of quality. Point and shoots are easily as powerful as yesteryears DSLR cameras. In fact some of the world’s top photographers are now carrying point and shoots in their pockets vs. their heavy cameras. I have to admit this is my new favorite camera type. You get a nice zoom lens with much better “glass” or lenses than ever before and the resolution is fantastic. Plus it blows cell phone pictures out of the water.
Bridge or “long zoom” Cameras
These cameras were created to fill a void between a point and shoot and a DSLR camera. They are basically a point and shoot with a fixed long lens on it. You can get in nice and close to the action of a sport event or concert but you sacrifice some portability. Its body is usually 3 times bigger than a point and shoot. You get better resolution but you are limited in your photographic growth by having a permanent lens attached. Still, it is point and shoot easy with extra benefits you will not find on a point and shoot.
A DSLR Camera
This is what most of us consider a pro camera. You have the camera body that can be intermixed with a variety of lenses and flashes. This is the camera newspaper, magazine and sports photographers’ use. This is the camera you see at concerts with huge lenses zooming into the performers action. Until recently this is the camera so many avoided buying. It was considered too expensive, complicated or had too many pieces to work. Or even worse, you had to do math to compose a shot.
NOT ANYMORE! – These cameras have come way down in price and are easier to use than ever before. I want you to look around the next time you are at a zoo or park. How many moms do you see carrying a DSLR? I know I see over half the folks in public now sport a “big” camera around their necks. These cameras are a little pricier but the investment can pay off in the future. You can add lenses and flashes to the camera body for years to come without it ever becoming obsolete. Plus manufacturers have made them as easy to use as a point and shoot. Most of the entry-level models have an auto mode so all you have to do is leave it on auto and let it do all the work. The benefits are better pictures, period. Plus you won’t be deleting as many bad photos because these cameras get the shot the first time around. The downsides are simple, it’s big and you have to plan when you carry a DSLR. It is going to take up space in a bag.
So which camera is right for you? “I don’t know . . .” I think these cameras are all “right” for the right user. You have to make the right choice based upon how you are going to use it.
Let me see if I can help:
Ask yourself a few questions
“What do I want to do with the photos when I take a good one?”
“Will I really print out the pictures or will they live on my computer?”
“Do I wish I took better pictures?”
“Do you want to “grow” as a photographer?”
“Do I need the convenience of very portable camera?”
Depending on how you answer these questions it should help you decide what kind of camera you want purchase.
If you want to take pictures to capture a quick moment and share them on social media, a cell phone will be enough for you. If you want convenience and quality along with printing a few pics every now and again, then a point and shoot or a bridge will work for you. But if you are very active and still want to capture all of your adventures and print them out, then a good point and shoot will be great for you too. Finally do you want to grow as an artist but need ease of use to get you started? An investment in a DSLR may be right for you.
I really wish I could give you a more definitive answer on which camera is right for you but unfortunately we humans are as unique as the pictures we will be taking. The only thing I can do is encourage you to ask yourself “What am I going to do with these pictures when I take them?” That’ll get you on your way.
Final thought . . .You do NOT have to spend 1,000’s of dollars to become a good photographer. It’s how you use that camera that makes a beautiful photograph.
- Dave James
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As you probably already know, Spring is my favorite time of the year… it’s the most beautiful time in Israel as everything blossoms and the weather is perfect! We celebrated several holidays in the past month so it was a great opportunity to spend some time with the family… It's amazing for me to see how my little one who is not even three years old starts to talk and express himself. Although he is my third boy, the magic of a baby becoming a toddler and then a little boy makes this wonderful circle of life so precious - so I try to enjoy and remember those wonderful days.
I mentioned Spring and on Thursday, May 23rd from 6 - 8pm EST, I have a lot of new items as well as long-lasting favorites. I think that the character and feel of the Paz collection is perfect for Spring as most of our motifs are inspired by nature and the countryside of Israel... I keep using new and exotic gemstones and every time, I get excited to see the look of the jewelry with the new gems that we bring from all over the world.
Hello my LCNY fashionistas... Most of you are aware that this past weekend on May 18 my son Larry graduated from college. He attended West Virginia University for four years. But what you did not know was the mountain he climbed to get to May 18. His senior year in high school his Dad, my husband, was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and so the battle began. He applied to five schools and got in all of them and made the decision to go to WVU since his best friend would be attending there. Best decision ever! They roomed together for four years and went through many highs and lows together. Fast forward to his Dad and I moving our handsome son who had just gotten off crutches into college for the fall semester of his freshman year. On the home front the battle against cancer was raging on but we were loosing the fight. Larry and the rest of the gang were told right before Christmas that their Dad was terminal. He chose to stay home to be with his Dad that spring semester of his freshman year since time was of the essence. Best decision ever! His Dad passed away in February so those six weeks were priceless. He went back to WVU in the fall. Tough times, many late night phone calls, home sick, what am I doing here, should I be home with you and Kevin, but his mom kept on encouraging him and pushing him towards the finish line. His father's final words to me were, "do not let this derail him Linda, you can do this, keep pushing" and so I did...
The Davies family has come a long way in three years. Our girls are out on their own, working, and Sarah is getting married in June. Kevin is a junior in high school and looking at colleges. So May 18 was an incredibly special day for all of us. It was the first big family event (memory maker) without Larry Sr.. It has definitely marked time and where we have grown. For Larry it is a new beginning. I am so proud of him I could just bust. He has the world and opportunities before him. He weathered the storm and persevered. His story is not unlike the rest of us out there. Many have been through tough times, divorce, loss of a loved one, employment issues, and illness but the constant in most of the stories is family, friends, and faith in whatever you believe in.
MBR and myself have 8 children between the two of us. We live life everyday just like you and speaking for the both of us treasure our relationship and friendship with all of you. Come join us on Wednesday mornings at 9 am, we laugh, shop, poke fun at each other and share life's moments whether good or bad. We have a new segment called the NEW YOU. Maybe you are like Larry and starting fresh... a new job, retirement, now single, a new mom; whatever has changed your course. It is a great time to check out LCNY fashions - maybe you will find something that helps you step out of the box... why not? Remember it is all about YOU! This is my mantra that keeps me going , if you need it I hope it inspires you... see you soon!
SHE STOOD IN THE STORM
AND WHEN THE WIND DID NOT BLOW HER AWAY
SHE ADJUSTED HER SAILS
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9. DISPUTES: Arbitration/Choice Of Law: To the fullest extent permitted by law, entrants agree that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or the prize, or the determination of the Winner, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by arbitration pursuant to the Rules of the American Arbitration Association, then effective, and (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes (if any) but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and/or Released Parties in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, without regard for conflicts of law doctrine, and all proceedings shall take place in the City of Philadelphia, County of Philadelphia.
11. WINNER’S LIST: For the names of prize winners, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Susan Graver Sweepstakes QVC Studio Park Mail Code 202, West Chester, PA 19380.
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No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Must be 18 years or older to enter.