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    OFFICIAL RULES

    SPONSOR: This Sweepstakes is sponsored by QVC, 1200 Wilson Drive, West Chester, PA 19380 (“Sponsor”).

    ELIGIBILITY: No purchase necessary. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia, excluding Rhode Island, who are 18 years or older at the time of Submission and have submitted a valid Submission prior to the end of the Sweepstakes. Any person who submits any information to Sponsor or any other party in connection with the Sweepstakes is a “Participant”.  Any references to “you” or forms of “you” shall mean the Participant.

    Employees, officers and directors of QVC or its affiliates, and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each, their agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and those involved in the production, development, implementation or handling of the Sweepstakes are ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes or win a Prize.

    Without limiting any other provision of these Sweepstakes Rules, any winner may be required to sign and return a Release as a condition to receipt of a prize under this Sweepstakes.

    SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins on September 30, 2013, and ends at 11:59 pm (ET) on October 7, 2013 (the "Sweepstakes Period"). 

    HOW TO ENTER: There are two (2) ways to enter the Sweepstakes, online via www.qvc.com or by mail.

    To enter online, you must have access to the QVC Community.  To gain access to the QVC Community, you must open a QVC account.  No purchase is necessary to open an account.  Creating a QVC account requires providing a title (i.e., Mr., Mrs.), first name, last name, email address, physical address, and phone number.  You then submit your “Story” within the comments section of the Blog on www.qvc.com.  Follow the submissions guidelines listed in these Sweepstakes Rules and submit your Submission ("Submission").  A Submission includes any story, text or any other information or data in any form that a Participant submits in any manner, directly or indirectly, to Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes.  Sweepstakes is limited to one (1) Submission per Participant.  Duplicate Submissions will be removed.  In the event Participants exceed the stated limit, only the earliest Submission will be reviewed. No e-mail or fax Submissions will be accepted.

    To enter the Sweepstakes by mail, send your name, address, and daytime telephone number and Submission Story/ Vote on a standard 4 inch by 6 inch postcard addressed to QVC Quacker Factory Falloween Sweepstakes, 1200 Wilson Drive MC – 201, West Chester, PA 19380. (“Mail Entry”).

    Online Entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM ET on October 7, 2013. All Mail Entries must be postmarked by October 7, 2013, and received by October 9, 2013.  

    Limit of one (1) entry per person during the entry period either by mail or online. Any person who attempts to participate with entries in excess of these entry limitations will be disqualified.Any other attempted form of Sweepstakes entry is void. Any person who attempts to participate under multiple identities or uses any device or artifice to enter in excess of this entry limitation will be disqualified; use of programmed, automated or like means of entry is prohibited. All duplicate entries will be discarded. All Mail Entries are the non-returnable property of Sponsors.

    Sponsors are not responsible for lost, misdirected or late entries caused by hardware or software errors or other technological malfunctions or failure of any kind or invalid/non-operational device, or lost, late, mutilated, misdirected or postage-due mail. Sponsors are not responsible for the failure of the delivery carrier responsible for delivery of any entry.

    DRAWING:  Each eligible submission will be entered once in a random prize drawing to be held on or about October 9, 2013. QVC, Inc. retains the right to delay the prize drawing. Winner will be chosen at random from the pool of eligible entries received. Odds of winning are determined by the number of eligible entries received. Winning entry is subject to validation.

    PRIZE: One (1) Winner will be selected to receive a hand crafted, bedazzled, Quacker Factory Witch Hat.

    Approximate Retail Value: $50.00.  Total Approximate Retail Value of Prize: $50.00

    Prizing is limited to one prize per person per household. Prize is limited to what is listed in these official rules. Prize winner (“Winner”) is not entitled to any surplus between actual value of prize and stated retail value. In the event Sponsor is unable to award prize as stated, Winner will receive a substitute prize of equal or greater value, at Sponsor’s discretion. Any costs or fees not specifically listed herein are the responsibility of the Winner.

    If a potential Winner is unable or unwilling to accept the prize for any reason, he/she will be disqualified and the entire prize forfeited; and, in such event, an alternate Winner shall be selected from among all remaining eligible Submissions received.  Prizes cannot be substituted or transferred by Winner. If a Prize must be forfeited, Winner will not be given the cash value of the prize or any component of the prize.  Winner is solely responsible for all expenses not expressly included. All taxes are the responsibility of the Winner. Winner may be required to sign an IRS Form 1099, Form W-9, or the equivalent for all prizes valued at $600 or greater, or for any prize as to which Sponsor, in its sole discretion, believes it is warranted.  PRIZES PROVIDED BY QVC.

    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:  Vote for your favorite Quacker Factory 2014 Halloween t-shirt design in our poll andwithin the comments section of the blog or on a postcard, tell us “What’s your favorite thing about Halloween”. The Winner will be selected randomly from all eligible Submissions.

    ONCE TRANSMITTED ALL SUBMISSIONS BECOME PART OF THE SWEEPSTAKES AND MAY NOT BE REMOVED BY THE Participant, EVEN IF Participant CEASES OR WITHDRAWS FROM SWEEPSTAKES CONSIDERATION. Any Submission may be posted on Sponsor’s website and/or any other website specified by Sponsor and may be available to be viewed by anyone with access to the Internet.  All Submissions may remain on any website specified by Sponsor in perpetuity or for as long as Sponsor deems appropriate to archive.

    REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES. By entering the Sweepstakes and making any Submission, a Participant hereby represents and warrants to Sponsor and its affiliated entities that (a) the Participant has obtained all permissions necessary to post publicly the Submission and any portion thereof; (b) the Submission is an original work of authorship, created by Participant, has not been previously published or won any award, and there are no conflicting rights in the Submission, including but not limited to copyright, rights of publicity or privacy, or other intellectual property rights; (c) the Submission will not infringe upon the intellectual property rights of any third party, including by way of example and not by limitation, any copyright, trademark or patent rights or rights of publicity or privacy belonging to any third party; (d) the Participant is a legal resident of the United States or the District of Columbia, excluding Rhode Island, and is at the time of Submission, at least 18 years of age; (e) the Participant has the right to agree to, and fully perform the Participant’s obligations under these Sweepstakes Rules; and (f) the Participant has the consent of any third parties as required to grant the rights and licenses granted by Participant hereunder, including without limitation all licenses, rights, assignments of rights, waivers of non-transferable rights, consents and permissions to any portion of the Submission or performance contained in such Submission, and to all underlying elements or other works incorporated into the Submission (including without limitation any dialog/monologue, music, lyrics, voices, statements, photos and likeness releases for any person who appears in or is identifiable in the Submission).

    Participant hereby agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor, and its respective parents, successors, assigns and licensees, harmless from and against any losses or expenses incurred by Sponsor relating to any right or license granted, or any breach of any representation, warranty or covenant made, by Participant under these Sweepstakes Rules.

    PUBLICITY RELEASE. Subject to applicable law, Participant irrevocably grants Sponsor the right to use the Submission and the Participant’s name, voice, likeness and/or biographical material, and has obtained identical rights of any third parties depicted in the Submission for advertising, promotional and/or publicity purposes in connection with the Sweepstakes, in all forms of media (now and hereafter known), worldwide in perpetuity, without any obligation or consideration of Sponsor, or its affiliated entities.

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

    Participant must have express written consent of any individual featured in the Submission. Please do not submit duplicate Submissions. Any Submissions that violate the Sweepstakes Rules will be removed. Any Submission using the likeness of others or uses or displays copyrighted material without permission will be removed.

    Submissions may not portray the Sponsor in a negative light.  Submissions may not contain offensive, defamatory, inappropriate, or obscene material, in the sole discretion of Sponsor. In the event the Submission contains photographic images or likenesses of individuals, those individuals must have provided the Participant with adequate written permission to use the image, and must not be under contract or have any guild or association affiliations that would limit the right of Sponsors to use the Submission for any purpose for which a license or right is granted to Sponsors under these Sweepstakes Rules.

     Sponsor is not responsible for legal protection or clearance of Submissions in any form. Sponsor reserves the right to request evidence of permission or original work and further reserves the right to disqualify any Submission it deems infringing or inappropriate in any form, according to these Sweepstakes Rules.  Except where expressly prohibited by law, once transmitted all submissions become part of the Sweepstakes and may not be removed by the Participant, even if Participant ceases membership or withdraws from Sweepstakes consideration.

    Sponsor grants a limited license to use its proprietary text, logos, and trademarks provided and necessary to create a Submission.  Except as set forth in the preceding sentence, no rights in the Sponsor Content are granted to Contestant for any other purpose.  “Sponsor Content” means Sponsor’s name, proprietary text, logos, trademarks, trade names, service names and any other intellectual property of Sponsor.

    WINNER NOTIFICATION: The potential Winner will be notified on or about October 9, 2013. The potential Winner will be required to respond (as directed) to the phone and/or e-mail notification within the time period specified in the notification (“Notification”). The failure to respond timely to the notification may result in forfeiture of the prizes; and, in such case, Sponsor may choose an alternate Winner from the remaining eligible submissions. The potential Winner also will be sent an affidavit of eligibility / liability / publicity release ("Release"); and together with the Notification and any other release or document required to be executed by Sponsor, the (“Prize Acceptance Documents”). Unless restricted by law, the potential Winner will be required to complete and return the Release within the time period specified therein. As a condition of receiving a prize, potential Winner shall, in the form specified by Sponsor, provide a perpetual non-exclusive license to Sponsor to use the Submission in any and all media throughout the world, in perpetuity, for any purpose whatsoever, without any additional compensation, the term of which shall be the entire life of the copyright. Should potential Winner be unwilling or otherwise unable to enter into the license, or provide such permissions and/or releases or otherwise cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason, an alternate Winner will be selected by Sponsor from the remaining eligible Submissions until one who is able to meet all requirements can be selected. Potential winner must provide Sponsor with all signatures on the Release and return all documents in a timely manner as required pursuant to these Sweepstakes Rules in order to be eligible to receive any prize.

    USE OF SUBMISSIONS: LICENSE. Participant, by entering the Sweepstakes or making any Submission to or for the benefit of Sponsor, hereby irrevocably grants to Sponsor a non-exclusive, sub-licensable, royalty-free, fully paid license and right to use, distribute, make derivative works from and otherwise exploit the Submission, in any manner and in any medium now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world in perpetuity, including without limitation the right to use the Submission in whole or in part in merchandising, advertising, marketing or promotion or for any other commercial or non-commercial purpose related to the Sweepstakes or not related to the Sweepstakes. Participant hereby forever waives and relinquishes all so-called "moral rights (droit moral)" now or hereafter recognized.  Participant agrees that Sponsor shall have sole discretion in determining the extent and manner of use of Submission and is not obligated to use any Submission.

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Sponsor shall not be liable to Participants for, and each Participant releases Sponsor from, any failure to supply any prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulations(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, threatened terrorist acts, terrorist acts, air raid, blackout, act of public enemy, earthquake, war (declared or undeclared), fire, flood, epidemic, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other similar or dissimilar cause beyond any of the Sponsor’s control. Sponsor is not responsible for, and each Participant hereby releases Sponsor from any claim with respect to, any: (a) lost, late, misdirected, undeliverable, incomplete or indecipherable Submissions due to system errors or failures, or faulty transmissions or other telecommunications malfunctions and/or Submissions; (b) technical failures of any kinds; (c) failures of any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (d) unauthorized human and/or mechanical intervention in any part of the submission process or the Sweepstakes; (e) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of Submissions; or (f) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from any Participant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize.

    Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Participant it finds to be violating these Sweepstakes Rules. Sponsor reserves the right to require any Winner to submit to a confidential background check to confirm eligibility and help ensure that the use of any Submission will not bring Sponsor into public disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule or reflect unfavorably on the Sweepstakes as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or suspend the Sweepstakes for any reason.  Sponsor has the right, but not the obligation, to use any Submission. Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, cancel, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes should a virus, bug, computer problem, unauthorized intervention or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control, corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor may prohibit a Participant from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines such Participant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, plagiarizing, engaging in any deception, or any other unfair playing practices of intending to annoy, abuse, threaten, undermine or harass any other players or Sponsor representatives. The internal laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will govern the Sweepstakes, these Sweepstakes Rules, and any disputes regarding these Sweepstakes Rules and/or this Sweepstakes. Any attempt to deliberately damage or undermine the legitimate operation or fair play of the Sweepstakes may be in violation of criminal and civil laws and will result in disqualification of the Participant from participation in the Sweepstakes. Should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages (including attorney fees) to the fullest extent of the law, including criminal prosecution.

    PRIVACY: Information collected from Participant is subject to QVC’s privacy statement located at www.qvc.com (“Privacy Policy”).  By entering the Sweepstakes, you accept Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.  In the event of a conflict between these Sweepstakes Rules and Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, Sponsor’s Privacy Policy will govern.

    GOVERNING LAW / LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:

    BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, Participant AGREES THAT: (1) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES, OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED, WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION; (2) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL THIRD-PARTY, OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED, (IF ANY), NOT TO EXCEED TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00), BUT IN NO EVENT WILL ATTORNEYS’ FEES BE AWARDED OR RECOVERABLE; (3) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY Participant BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN ANY AWARD FOR, AND Participant HEREBY KNOWINGLY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVES ANY AND ALL RIGHTS TO (I) HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED RIGHTS AND (II) SEEK, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES NOT TO EXCEED TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00); AND (4) Participant’S REMEDIES ARE LIMITED TO A CLAIM FOR MONEY DAMAGES (IF ANY) AND Participant IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR EQUITABLE RELIEF.  SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. 

    MISCELLANEOUS:

    The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Sweepstakes Rules or the Prize Acceptance Documents will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision.  In the event that any provision of the Sweepstakes Rules or the Prize Acceptance Documents is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions will remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.  Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Sweepstakes Rules or any Prize Acceptance Documents will not constitute a waiver of that provision.  Participants agree to waive any rights to claim ambiguity of these Sweepstakes Rules.  Headings are solely for convenience of reference and will not be deemed to affect in any manner the meaning or intent of the documents or any provision hereof.

    DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT: Sponsor’s policy is to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA").

     


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    QVC, Inc. (“Sponsor”) is sponsoring the THE WIZARD OF OZ TRIVIA CONTEST Contest ("Contest").

    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER TO ENTER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

    By entering this Contest, entrants agree to abide by all terms of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor whose decisions shall be final and binding.

    1. ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open to legal residents of the United States and District of Columbia, excluding Rhode Island, who are 18 years or older as of date of entry.  Employees and agents of Sponsor and their parents, affiliates and subsidiaries, and their immediate families (parents, children, siblings and spouses) and their same household members are not eligible. Void outside of the United States and District of Columbia, and where prohibited by law. Void in Rhode Island and Puerto Rico.  Subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations.

     

    1. CONTEST ENTRY:  The Contest begins on or about September 26, 2013 and ends at 11:59 pm ET on September 26, 2013 (“Contest Period”).

    Step 1 – Answer the following The Wizard of Oz trivia questions:

    1. When DorothyTM first begins to sing “Over the Rainbow,” she leans against _______.

    a. the barn

    b. a porch swing

    c. a harvester

    d. a haystack

    2. True or False - Judy Garland adopted Terry, the dog who played Toto, after they completed filming the movie.

    3. True or False: Three different styles of Ruby SlippersTM were tested during the production of The Wizard of OzTM

    4. How many colors are displayed by The Horse of a Different Color?

    a. Five                  

    b. Three              

    c. Four                 

    d. Six

    5. Who was originally cast as the ScarecrowTM in the M-G-M film?

    a. Fred Astaire

    b. Buddy Ebsen

    c. George Murphy

    d. Ray Bolder

    6. What phrase does the Wicked Witch of the WestTM sky-write over Emerald City

    a. Death to The Wizard

    b. Dorothy Go Home

    c. Surrender DorothyTM

    d. Relinquish the Ruby SlippersTM

     7. Which possession of The Wicked Witch of the WestTM were Dorothy and her friends instructed to bring to The Wizard of OzTM?

    a. Her shoes

    b. Her hat                                                                                                                                                                           c. Her broomstick

    d. Her hourglass

    8. What prop from the movie is the most sought-after piece of historic Hollywood memorabilia? 

    a. the broomstick

    b. Ruby SlippersTM

    c. crystal ball

    d. Dorothy’sTM gingham dress

    Step 2 – Submit your answers to Sweepstakes@qvc.com.  Be sure to include your contact information.

    Once submitted, Submissions become the sole property of Sponsor, cannot be modified by entrant, and will not be returned. Receipt of Submission may be acknowledged, but such acknowledgment does not constitute any representation by Sponsor as to Contest eligibility.  By submitting a recipe, entrant gives permission (and warrants and represents that he/she has obtained all rights necessary to give such permission, including from the creator, if other than entrant) to Sponsor and hereby grants Sponsor a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, sublicensable, non-exclusive license to post entrant's recipe, name, likeness and all other information about the entrant contained in the Submission on the World Wide Web, and to otherwise use entrant's recipe, name, likeness and all other information about the entrant in the Submission without compensation in accordance with the requirements of this Contest and the advertising, promotion, and publicity of the Contest, and otherwise, as stated in these Official Rules (as solely determined by Sponsor). Such Grant of Rights will be confirmed by potential winner upon Sponsor’s request and potential winner agrees to sign any and all necessary confirming documents without compensation of any kind (other than the prize).

    Entrant further warrants and represents that he/she has fully complied with these Official Rules and that his/her Submission: (1) does not violate any law or regulation; (2) does not violate or infringe any right of any third party, including but not limited to intellectual property rights, such as but not limited to rights of copyright, trademark or patent, or rights of publicity or privacy (without in any way limiting the preceding, entrant represents and warrants that he/she has obtained permission from the recipe creator if not him/herself (upon Sponsor’s request, winner must submit proof of obtaining all necessary consents); (3) is not defamatory, slanderous,  libelous, scandalous or obscene; (4) is entirely entrant's own original work and entrant owns or controls all right, title and interest in the Submission, including but not limited to its copyright; (5) has not been submitted in any other competition or Promotion; (6) does not contain any virus, bugs, or other deleterious material; (7) does not contain the trademark, tradename or logo of any third party (but may contain a trademark, tradename or logo of the Sponsor); (8) does not name, depict or describe any person (living, dead, or fictional) unless entrant has first obtained the consent of any named/depicted/described person as per (2) above; (9) without limiting the foregoing, does not  contain any material that is protected by copyright other than the copyright owned exclusively by the entrant, including but not limited to product labels that are subject to others’ copyright. Submissions may not (and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Submissions that do): 1) include nudity or what Sponsor, in its sole discretion, considers to be obscenity, pornography, racially offensive, sexually explicit, and/or offensive language/content, hate speech or drug usage; 2) disparage Sponsor or any other party, including brands or trademarks other than those of Sponsor (this includes but is not limited to the brands/trademarks of Sponsor’s competitors); 3) depict acts of violence or aggression; 4) advocate illegal conduct of any kind.  If a Submission is unable to be viewed by Sponsor for any reason whatsoever, that Submission shall be disqualified (and Released Parties, as defined below, will not be responsible or liable for any such inability).

    By entering, entrant agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Released Parties (as defined below) from any action or liability resulting from the publishing of his/her Submission and/or use of the Submission.

    The Contest is limited to one (1) Submission per entrant. Duplicate Submissions will be removed. In the event entrants exceed the stated limit, only the earliest Submission will be reviewed.  Any other attempted form of Contest entry is void. No mail-in or fax Submissions will be accepted. Any person who attempts to participate with multiple e-mail addresses, under multiple identities or uses any device or artifice to enter in excess of this entry limitation will be disqualified; use of programmed, automated or like means of entry is prohibited.

    Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for failed, partial or garbled computer transmissions, or for technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to electronic malfunction or damage of any network, hardware or software. If for any reason the Contest (in whole or in part) is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, fire, flood, storm or other natural cataclysm, riot, strike, civil commotion or any other causes beyond Sponsor’s control that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest (in whole or in part), Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to conduct the Contest and award the Prizes in one or more weeks of the Contest (as discussed below) in a manner which is fair, appropriate and consistent with these Official Rules, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  Notice of termination/modification/suspension of Contest will be posted on the Blog. No responsibility is assumed for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or loss, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries or photos; or any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or electronic Submission to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials from this Contest.

    Entrants further agree not to knowingly damage or cause interruption of the Contest and/or prevent others from participating in the Contest.  CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE ANY ONLINE SERVICE OR WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST VIOLATES CRIMINAL OR CIVIL LAWS. IF SUCH AN ATTEMPT IS MADE, SPONSOR MAY DISQUALIFY ANY ENTRANT MAKING SUCH ATTEMPT AND SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.

    1. USE OF SUBMISSIONS; LICENSE:  By entering the Contest or making any Submission to or for the benefit of the Sponsor, Entrants hereby irrevocably grant to Sponsor a non-exclusive, sub-licensable, royalty-free, fully paid license and right to use, distribute, make derivative works from and otherwise exploit the Submission, in any manner and in any medium now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world in perpetuity, including, without limitation the right to use the Submission in whole or in part in merchandising, advertising, marketing or promotion or for any other commercial or non-commercial purpose related to the Contest or not related to the Contest.  Entrants hereby forever waive and relinquish all so-called “moral rights (droit moral)” now or hereafter recognized.  Entrants agree that Sponsor shall have sole discretion in determining the extent and manner of use of Submissions and is not obligated to use any Submission.   
    1. WINNER DETERMINATION:  One (1) Winners will be determined by a random drawing from all eligible entries who answered the trivia correctly on or about October September 30, 2013.  Sponsor reserves the right to delay the random drawing. The number of eligible entries received will determine the odds of winning. Winning entries are subject to validation.
    2. WINNER NOTIFICATION: Sponsor or a representative of Sponsor shall contact potential winners on or about September 30, 2013
    3. Potential Winners may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, liability release, and (where legal) an affidavit of publicity prior to receiving the prize. Potential Winner will have forty-eight hours from the time he/she is contacted to respond and accept the prize. Noncompliance with the time period described above will result in disqualification and an alternate winner selected. Potential Winner may be required to present proof of identification prior to claiming prize. Acceptance of any prize shall require acceptance of the terms of these Official Rules and shall grant Sponsor the right to use Winner’s first name, last name and city and state of residence name for any publicity associated with this Contest.

     

    1. PRIZES"

    One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive:

    75th Anniversary Collectors Edition of the DVD (F11315) = Retail value $104.53

    Ruby slippers Pendant (J283324) = Retail value $125

    Julep = Retail Value $38.50

    Philosophy = Retail Value $33.00

    Total Value of Grand Prize Winner = $301.03

    Two (2) First Prize Winners will each receive one (1):

    The 75th Anniversary Collectors Edition of the DVD (F11315) = Retail value $104.53

    Total Value of First Prize Winners Combined: $209.06

    Total Value of all prizes combined: $510.09

    If a Winner is unable or unwilling to accept the prize he/she will be disqualified and the prize forfeited; and, in such event, an alternate Winner shall be selected from among all remaining eligible entries received. Prize cannot be substituted or transferred by Winner. If a Prize must be forfeited, Winner will not be given the cash value of the prize. Prize Winner is solely responsible for all expenses not expressly included. All taxes are the responsibility of the Winner. Winner and/or parent or legal guardian may be required to sign an IRS Form 1099, Form W-9, or the equivalent for all prizes valued at $600 or greater,

    1. GENERAL CONDITIONS: By participating, entrants agree to be bound by and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects.  Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules.  Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

      Acceptance of prize constitutes prize Winner’s permission for Sponsor, and its respective successors, representatives and assigns to use their name, voice, likeness, photograph, prize information, biographical data and city and state of residence in programming, advertising, trade and/or promotional material or on a winner's list without compensation or notice, to the extent permitted by law. Sponsor is not obligated to use any of the above-mentioned information or materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation.
    1. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: By participating in this Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, its respective parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, advertising and promotion agencies and prize suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, shareholders, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the "Released Parties") for:  (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (2) technical failures of any kind; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt or useor misuse of prize.  No more than the prizes stated above will be awarded.
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  • 09/24/13--12:15: Bootie Call
  • We've all been there. You've got a something you really like but have no clue how to wear it. This is where StyleonQ comes in. We answer your burning style questions. Here's the latest from Erica Woodward in Chicago, IL...

     

     

    I'm an account executive at a public relations firm and I'm expected to dress on trend for work. I love ankle boots but I don't know how to wear them. Can you help?

    I’ll admit, I used to be in the same shoes. I love ankle boots but they can be a bit confusing at times...stiletto, stacked heel, or wedge? Do you tuck in or not? Here's what we recommended...



    Let’s kick it off with this Isaac Mizrahi Live! stacked heel ankle boot. When I think about work, I think about being comfortable all day running around and standing. You've gotta opt for a stacked heel vs. a stiletto for comfort. This 3-inch height is perfect for standing tall in the office. I'm a fan of the buttery leather and buckle detail. The zipper is great and means easy on and easy off. When it comes to styling this boot, go for slim-leg pants, skinny jeans, leggings or long skirts. You can even try it with a cuffed-up boyfriend jean for a casual Friday. If you want to dress it up, try tights and pair it with a fitted pencil skirt or a classic shift dress.

    This boot is available in black, cognac, brandy, navy & bordeaux. I say go with black. Coupled with the classic timeless design of this boot, you'll be wearing it season after season. If you want to be a bit more fashion forward, try the bordeaux. We're seeing this rich deep wine color everywhere for fall from lips to boots.



    Next up are the Bare Traps Shaela ankle boots with studs. Studs are everywhere- on bags, wallets, boots and more. This is a lower heel height than the Isaac boot - it's only 1 1/4 inches high & it's a wedge. You can transition this boot from work to weekend when you're out and about running errands. I like showing this entire boot when styling. It's a bit more edgy with the studs so it's great for denim and pants and even more flowy dresses.


    It's textile upper & manmade balance so you don't have to worry about getting them wet. Do not miss the velvet inside. It's as soft as your coziest blanket!

    It's available in mushroom (a bit of a burnished look on the rounded toe), black and brown. I like the brown because the studs are the most noticeable.

    Time for tips!

     

    • DO: Want to give the illusion of long, slender legs? Match the color of your boots and your pants or tights. Pair black skinny pants with black boots, brown opaque tights with brown boots. The boots will just look like an extension of your never-ending legs ;)
    • DO: If you invest in one great ankle boot, keep them fresh season after season by taking care of them. That means, get rid of the scuffs and the wear and tear by polishing your boots. I promise if you do it right, they'll look brand new and you’ll have them for years to come.
    • DON’T: Fun colorful or patterned socks look cute peeking out from your ankle boots, but plain white socks do not. Make sure to keep white socks rolled down.

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    Apologies my lovelies (and gentlemen) for the tardiness of this blog. The first two weeks of Sept I was honeymooning in Europe so this month's blog took a backseat to pasta, pizza, croissants, red wine, sunning, swimming, and overall, me dreaming of how I can move to Europe and earn a living. Thus far it would appear my only hope is waiting tables (which I love) street performing (which doesn't require a work permit, but I have no musical or instrumental talent) or begging someone European to adopt me as a grown adult. Frankly, none seem within the realm of possibility but then, Jesus turned water into wine so clearly ..... anything can happen. 

    I have decided to use this blog to share a bunch of pictures and thoughts about our trip ... sure hope you don't mind.

    #1: "Why does the pasta taste so much better here???" ~ Joe, my husband, while eating the most insanely delicious pesto pasta that had us wanting to make love to the plate.

    #2: Did you know the Mona Lisa was once stolen and is actually painted on wood, not canvas?

    #3: Parisians bike everywhere wearing suits and dresses and carrying baguettes. (If you ever go to Paris, take the "Bike About Tours"!)

    #4: Cars in Europe look like toys...and in Italy, they look like Inspector Clousseau just pulled up. Completely darling and entertaining...

     

     

     

    #5 Mopeds in Italy are not toys, despite my fascination with being Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday. They are heavy like motorcycles and after dodging buses on curvy open roads, Joe had a near panic attack and ordered a stiff drink while I tended to some wound care on his toes after he mistook the accelerator for the brakes.

     

    #6: Eating fish in coastal Italy is an out of body experience.

     

    #7: If you ever visit Portofino, rent a boat from Giorgio's in the harbor. Ask for Tony the driver. Have him take you to San fruttuoso...

     

     

    #8 ...Then eat lunch at the little restaurant carved into a cliff with ten tables. This will be your view. It is unbelievable that some people call this home. They seriously scored big in the life lottery

     

    #9: Portofino is the most sublime place I have ever been...

     

    #10: And finally, no matter how many times you see the Eiffel tower on postcards or in books...even if you have already seen it before...it is still the most wonderous, incredible emotional experience to round the corner and drink it in from top to bottom in the flesh. It is magnificent.



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    As one of the most beloved films of all time celebrates it's 75th Anniversary, we are getting ready to do a bit of celebrating of our own, here at the Q!! I am very excited to present, on September 26th beginning at 9:00pm eastern, a special extravaganza of collectible, beautiful treasures inspired by the movie that has been capturing so many hearts since it debuted in 1939.  With a then unknown Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale, and her ensemble cast of unforgettable friends, who sent us all "over the rainbow"! I was one of those little kids who waited for the movie to be shown on TV just ONCE a year, sitting in a row on the sofa in my feet jammies with my brothers and sisters, eyes wide, squealing with glee when she opens the door after the tornado drops her house on the wicked witch's sister, and the magnificent colors filled the screen!! Of course, for the first few years, we didn't yet own a color TV, so the first time we saw it in color, it was beyond beauty!! My husband was and is, also a fan, and owns a pair of authentic replica ruby slippers as part of his movie memorabilia collection. I've shared a photo of them here, along with some of the other precious items from our Wizard of Oz show!

    Our show will feature a lion of sorts, and while there are no life-size ruby slippers in the lineup, or tigers and bears (oh my!) for that matter, there will be SO much more to sing and dance about throughout the two hours!

    The sweet toddler dolls pictured here (there's Dorothy, Lion, TinMan, Scarecrow, Glinda and of course, the "Wicked Witch", all made by Adora Dolls (Marie Osmond's doll company) from some of the finest vinyl in the world, and wearing gorgeous costumes! They are meant to be played with, by your little ones, or collected by you and they are precious!  We'll also offer a set of three of Marie's "Bitty Belle" dolls, dressed as Wizard of Oz characters, along with beautiful jewelry, watches, special Philosophy 3-in-1 gels which are exclusive to QVC, fabulous limited edition nail polish colors from Julep, inspired by the film and so much more! There will even be a Mr. Potato Head Set of 4 Wizard of Oz characters and of course, you and your kids and grandkids can mix and match the parts!!  There is so much more and I don't want to spill all the beans, but I hope you will tune in and join the fun and relive the memories of this wonderful, classic, family favorite film!

    While I am a true fan of the movie, I am nowhere NEAR the expert that our guest John Fricke is, and John will be joining me for the entire show. John is a Wizard of Oz historian, and will have lots of inside stories and trivia to share with you throughout the show!

    So, "follow the yellow brick road" to QVC on September 26th and join in our celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Wizard of Oz! Your ticket entitles you to watch from the comfort of your living room, since we know better than anyone (except maybe Dorothy), that "there's no place like home" for fabulous shopping!!

    See you, "over the rainbow"!!

    XO,

    Carolyn


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    I’d love to tell you I’m calm, cool, and collected when I host guests for the weekend. But, I get stressed! I just smile and pretend I don’t. :) Does this sound like you, too? Then be sure to join me tomorrow at 7pm ET and Thursday at 3pm ET for two special You’re Home with Jill episodes that deal with our dilemma at hand: company’s coming!

    Let me start by saying that while a smile goes a long way, preparation is really the key. It’s doing the littlest things now so you’re never dealing with that last minute crunch. For me, I like to set the table early; it inspires me because it’s pretty and it makes the rest of the house look great. If I don’t have time to do a deep-down through cleaning, I put lots of pretty things out so they can’t see that I didn’t dust that top shelf! Fresh flowers are a great example…everyone loves to look at flowers. I think the simpler the arrangement, the better it looks.

    I also think, too, for company, you can’t put so much pressure on yourself to make everything from scratch. Inevitably, someone always asks what they can bring and I jump on that opportunity. “You can bring wine, thanks.” “Something for dessert would be wonderful.” For those times when it’s not appropriate to ask, I’ll stop at the store while I’m running errands and it’s one less chore on my to-do list.

    Now, how about some crowd-pleasing recipes! Both came courtesy of friends…and good friends and good food just seem to go together! Tomorrow, we’re making my Santa Fe Glazed Chicken with Goat Cheese. And, this was actually Carolyn Pollack’s recipe. I absolutely love the southwest. And, actually, right before I met my hubby, I was looking to buy some property in New Mexico because I just love the area and culture so much. Well, Carolyn knew all of that and she sent me this flavorful dish. I tweaked it just a bit to make it a little more gourmet, but it’s still really easy to prepare.

    Santa Fe Glazed Chicken with Goat Cheese

    Santa Fe Glazed Chicken with Goat Cheese

    Ingredients:

    • 1/2 cup flour
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
    • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    • 3 Tbsp butter
    • 3 Tbsp olive oil
    • 1/4 cup celery, finely chopped
    • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
    • 2 Tbsp flat leaf parsley, chopped
    • 1/4 cup chicken stock
    • 1 (10-oz) jar red chile jelly
    • 1 cup goat cheese, crumbled


    Directions:

    1. Combine the flour, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Roll the chicken in the flour mixture and shake off excess. Set aside.
     
    2. In a heavy skillet, heat the butter and oil over medium heat. Lightly sauté the celery, onions, and parsley. Remove the veggies from pan with a slotted spoon and reserve.
     
    3. In the same pan, sauté the chicken until lightly browned in the remaining butter and oil. Sprinkle the reserved vegetables on top of each chicken breast. Add the stock, then cover and simmer for 6 minutes.
     
    4. Remove the skillet from the heat and spread each breast with jelly and sprinkle with cheese. Broil until the jelly melts. (The cheese won't melt, but will brown slightly.)

    And now, here’s my recipe for YHJ on Thursday: Sautéed Shrimp with Tomatoes, Herbs & Feta.

    Sauteed Shrimp with Tomatoes, Herbs & Feta


    Sautéed Shrimp with Tomatoes, Herbs & Feta
     
    This recipe is prepared with the Cook’s Essentials® Color Smart 11-Piece Aluminum Nonstick Cookware Set (K36181).
     
    Ingredients:

    • 6 Tbsp olive oil
    • 1/4 cup onion, diced
    • 1-1/2 cups canned chopped tomatoes (juice reserved)
    • 1/2 cup dry white wine
    • 2 Tbsp dried parsley
    • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
    • 1 tsp salt, or to taste
    • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper, to taste
    • 1-1/2 lbs raw shrimp with tails
    • 1/4–1/2 cup Feta cheese, crumbled
    • Cooked pasta (optional, for serving)
    • Cooked rice (optional, for serving)

     
    Directions:
     
    1. Heat the olive oil in a medium-size sauté pan over medium heat. Cook the onion for about 5 minutes and then add the tomatoes (with their juice), wine, parsley, oregano, salt, and pepper and cook for another 5 minutes.
     
    2. Add the shrimp and cook just until pink, approximately 2 minutes. (Be careful not to overcook the shrimp, or they'll taste rubbery.) Add the Feta and cook until melted. Serve over the prepared noodles or rice, if desired.

    One of the gals in my neighborhood gave me this recipe….she makes it every year for a cookie exchange and serves it as an appetizer. I always find myself hovering over the bowl. I just love the tomato, feta, and the lightness of it. So, I asked my friend about it and she explained it’s actually more of an entrée that you can serve over rice or pasta, but as I could attest, it’s also a great appetizer. I tweaked this recipe just a bit, but it’s definitely one of my faves. I just love multitasking recipes that taste gourmet but are so easy to make and serve.

    So now the only question that remains is…what’s for dessert? Might I suggest my Apple Brownies or Harvest Apple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting? Both are perfect for the season and sure to please your guests. But remember--if you don't have time to make dessert, visit your local bakery!

    I’ll see you tomorrow at 7pm ET and then on Thursday at 3pm ET.

    From my home to yours,
    —Jill


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  • 09/24/13--12:15: Fabulous Fall Booties!
  • We've all been there. You've got a something you really like but have no clue how to wear it. This is where StyleonQ comes in. We answer your burning style questions. Here's the latest from Erica Woodward in Chicago, IL...

     

     

    I'm an account executive at a public relations firm and I'm expected to dress on trend for work. I love ankle boots but I don't know how to wear them. Can you help?

    I’ll admit, I used to be in the same shoes. I love ankle boots but they can be a bit confusing at times...stiletto, stacked heel, or wedge? Do you tuck in or not? Here's what we recommended...



    Let’s kick it off with this Isaac Mizrahi Live! stacked heel ankle boot. When I think about work, I think about being comfortable all day running around and standing. You've gotta opt for a stacked heel vs. a stiletto for comfort. This 3-inch height is perfect for standing tall in the office. I'm a fan of the buttery leather and buckle detail. The zipper is great and means easy on and easy off. When it comes to styling this boot, go for slim-leg pants, skinny jeans, leggings or long skirts. You can even try it with a cuffed-up boyfriend jean for a casual Friday. If you want to dress it up, try tights and pair it with a fitted pencil skirt or a classic shift dress.

    This boot is available in black, cognac, brandy, navy & bordeaux. I say go with black. Coupled with the classic timeless design of this boot, you'll be wearing it season after season. If you want to be a bit more fashion forward, try the bordeaux. We're seeing this rich deep wine color everywhere for fall from lips to boots.



    Next up are the Bare Traps Shaela ankle boots with studs. Studs are everywhere- on bags, wallets, boots and more. This is a lower heel height than the Isaac boot - it's only 1 1/4 inches high & it's a wedge. You can transition this boot from work to weekend when you're out and about running errands. I like showing this entire boot when styling. It's a bit more edgy with the studs so it's great for denim and pants and even more flowy dresses.


    It's textile upper & manmade balance so you don't have to worry about getting them wet. Do not miss the velvet inside. It's as soft as your coziest blanket!

    It's available in mushroom (a bit of a burnished look on the rounded toe), black and brown. I like the brown because the studs are the most noticeable.

    Time for tips!

     

    • DO: Want to give the illusion of long, slender legs? Match the color of your boots and your pants or tights. Pair black skinny pants with black boots, brown opaque tights with brown boots. The boots will just look like an extension of your never-ending legs ;)
    • DO: If you invest in one great ankle boot, keep them fresh season after season by taking care of them. That means, get rid of the scuffs and the wear and tear by polishing your boots. I promise if you do it right, they'll look brand new and you’ll have them for years to come.
    • DON’T: Fun colorful or patterned socks look cute peeking out from your ankle boots, but plain white socks do not. Make sure to keep white socks rolled down.

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  • 09/25/13--06:43: CHI Q&A
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    Hi Everyone,

    I am a fan of the seasons. I love all four seasons, each bringing change and something new and completely different. Every three months my senses are freshly intrigued and invigorated.

    As a designer, change, growth and differentiation is essential and the arrival of each season, always new and different, inspires and excites me.

    The gorgeous colors and cool brisk breezes of Fall refresh my soul, and the leaves in their kaleidoscope of hues, shades and tones, vibrant, earthy and ephemeral, captivate me. The lingering and wind swept leaves are to be beheld and cherished until they fall away and winter begins. But for these next three months, I am glad that the dog days of August are behind me and my new collection to design before me.

     * The beginning of Fall in Central Park.

    I am writing this on Sunday the 22nd, the last day of summer and the first day of Autumn. Ron and I traditionally spend this transition day in Central Park before he retires to his study to watch football all afternoon. As soon as I am finished with this blog I will join him, more to share his time than the games.

    * Ron’s Study. Yes, he watches two games at a time. Men!

     

    We awakened early and as typical in NYC, when we stepped outside heading to Central Park, literally ran into something new, a Road Race down Fifth Avenue. 

    * Leaving for the Park.

     

    * Road Race on Fifth Avenue.

     

    We paused to watch the runners speed past us and then ate breakfast in an outdoor café adjacent to the Conservatory Pond where we had bagels and croissants, drank coffee (Ron) and tea (me), while watching the toy sailboats whisk across the water .

    * Breakfast

    * Conservatory Pond 

    * Sailboats

     

    After breakfast, we strolled, holding hands, stopping from time to time to take in so many special pleasures.  

     

    We sat awhile watching two love birds perched on a small wood raft.

    * Love Birds sitting on a board.

    * Love Birds kissing.

    Then we took our turn at a telescope to see Pale Male, a Red tailed Hawk, with impeccable taste who was squatting with his family in a nest on the ledge of a Penthouse of a white glove Fifth Avenue building.

    * A friend looking at at Pale Male.

     

    When the building tried to oust him and his family, the hue and cry of the people stopped the eviction and Pale Male, now a local celebrity, preens in gratitude for his many fans.

    * Pale Male in all his splendor. What a ham!

     

    Our next stop was the statue of Alice in Wonderland donated to the city by Mrs. DeLaCort, where our grandchildren loved to come and climb around the Mad Hatter and Cheshire Cat to nest into Alice’s lap. 

    * Alice & the children! Who doesn't love this?

     

    Our grandchildren are too old for this now but we love to see joy on the faces of the little ones and their parents as they recreate the moments which we shared with our children and grandchildren. Some things thankfully never change.

     

    But Fall really started for me two weeks ago when Fashion Week began in New York, then traveled to London,Paris and Milan. With the kids back in school, I turn to the runways to learn what will be the trends, colors and shapes for the next season. This year I saw mostly monochromes in muted hues, sometimes layered, sometimes "drapey", belt-less and uncomplicated. I loved this because it makes jewelry even more important as the clothes offer a pure backdrop against which jewelry will provide the individuality and personalized style. My goal is to colorize properly and create distinctive designs which will not overwhelm, but complement the clothing.

    Before I get too far ahead of myself, I must stay in the present as all of my prior efforts have allowed me to bring to you some very special pieces for this holiday season. So, Fall also signals the start of the all important holiday season. It was last spring’s Fashion Week which inspired this new collection which kicks off on my shows this weekend. Tune in this Saturday, September 28th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm and 8:00pm to 10:00pm and Sunday, September 29th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, to see the beginnings of my new special collection.  

    The first new collection is the Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Collection:

    These are the only sleeping beauty Turquoise pieces in my collection. The sleeping beauty mine closed over a year ago and the material is very difficult to acquire. I worked closely with the suppliers in order to find the stones and designed around them into appropriate sizes. This is a limited opportunity so do not miss it. I am offering a cuff (J287387), a ring (J287388) and an enhancer (J287389). Turquoise lovers among you will find this particular stone to be unique and appealing.

    On Sunday, I will reveal my new Eclipse Collection featuring colored Mother of Pearl with Crystal Quartz to simulate the look of faceted Blush Garnet which I use in my Couture collection. The collection was incredibly popular but Blush Garnet is expensive, very rare and difficult to produce in quantity. Therefore, I recreated the look using Mother of Pearl and Crystal Quartz and it is stunning. There will be button earrings (clip and pierced) (J286569), a double drop earring (J284778), a ring (J284784) and an enhancer (J284795). This last group will not be available until 4:00pm on Sunday as I was afraid it would be sold out before it aired and I wanted everyone to have a fair chance to purchase it. So, no pictures on this blog as I wanted everyone to see it first on the show.


    Watch, have fun and let me know what you think.

     

    All my best,

    Judith

     


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     Hello, foodies…

     Did you catch me on bethennyyesterday? Bethenny, Lisa (a kitchen-weary viewer), and I cooked up some healthy comfort food: my Skinny Fried Chicken and Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes.

     

    Here’s the clip!

     

     

    Wasn’t that fun? As I said earlier…not every comfort food recipe is bad for your diet, and I just love screaming that message from the rooftops…or on bethenny! Foodies, I’m thrilled to tell you that yesterday was just the start of our relationship with “The Queen of Too Much Information.” I can’t wait to cook with Bethenny again. More on that later!

     

    Keep it flavorful!

    David


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    There’s no place like your home for these great The Wizard of Oz prizes!  Play along with The Wizard of Oz Trivia Contest to celebrate the 75th anniversary of this cinematic treasure. 

     

    Here’s how to play:

    - Watch The Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Celebration at 9pm ET.  Some of the answers to the trivia questions will be revealed during the show (you’ll have to pay attention!)  Other answers you’ll know from seeing the movie before.

    - Submit your answers to sweepstakes@qvc.com by 3:00 am ET Friday, September 27

    - To see full contest rules please click here

     

    One grand prize winner will receive:

    The Wizard Of Oz: 75th Anniversary Collector's Edition 3D Blu-Ray & DVD

    philosophy Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary shower gel duo

    Julep Wizard of Oz 4-Piece Nail Collection

    Wizard of Oz Sterling Crystal Ruby Slippers Pendant


    Two runner-up winners will receive:

    The Wizard Of Oz: 75th Anniversary Collector's Edition 3D Blu-Ray & DVD

     

    Ready to get started?  Good luck and thank you for celebrating The Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary with us! 

     

    1. When DorothyTM first begins to sing “Over the Rainbow,” she leans against _______.

                a. the barn

                b. a porch swing

                c. a harvester

                d. a haystack

     

    2. True or False: Judy Garland adopted Terry, the dog who played Toto, after they completed filming the movie.

     

    3. True or False: Three different styles of Ruby SlippersTM were tested during the production of The Wizard of OzTM?

     

    4. How many colors are displayed by The Horse of a Different Color?

                a. Five             

                b. Three          

                c. Four            

                d. Six

     

    5. Who was originally cast as the ScarecrowTM in the M-G-M film?

                a. Fred Astaire

                b. Buddy Ebsen

                c. George Murphy

                d. Ray Bolder

     

    6. What phrase does the Wicked Witch of the WestTM sky-write over Emerald City?

                a. Death to The Wizard

                b. Dorothy Go Home

                c. Surrender DorothyTM

                d. Relinquish the Ruby SlippersTM

     

    7. Which possession of The Wicked Witch of the WestTM were Dorothy and her friends instructed to bring to The Wizard of OzTM?

                a. Her shoes

                b. Her hat

                c. Her broomstick

                d. Her hourglass

     

     

    8. What prop from the movie is the most sought-after piece of historic Hollywood memorabilia?

                a. the broomstick

                b. Ruby SlippersTM

                c. crystal ball

                d. Dorothy’sTM gingham dress

     

     

     


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    I wanted to share my weekend in upstate NY at the Adirondack Balloon Festival in case you missed it!

    Here we are at the airport.  We began our live hits from the rooftop!

    Q Fans came over to say "Hi"!!

    My stylist & friend came to make me look beautiful!  Thanks, Dina!

    The balloons are transported to the field in a small trailer.  The crew lays it in prep for the basket.

    They fill the balloon with cold air first & then blast the hot air to get it off the ground.

    The basket is attached & our pilot is giving us instructions before the flight.

    I'm in & ready for flight!! 

    This was my view during the flight...gorgeous, serene, peaceful!

    We landed safely!  Next stop...the Flloyd Bennett Memorial Airport!

    After we were finished shooting for the day, Jim, Iz & I headed over to check out the kiddo shapes!  Iz loved it, but it was a little bit loud.  I think we're seeing Spider-pig's feet.  

    The next morning we had free.  So, we took a trip to Lake George. 

    Saturday was a bummer.  Oodles of wind so the balloons couldn't take off.  This is me in the hotel doing an interview with a local paper.  Fun!  Btw-notice the clogs...they're coming up during FFANY Shoes on Sale in Oct!!

    A great event & time was had by all at the Adirondack Balloon Festival!  (Again...notice the boots...coming up on Oct during FFANY Shoes on Sale!). A big thanks to Carrie & the on-site Q crew & Mark Donahue from the ABF & all his peeps!!!  


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    I have gotten two different questions a few times this week and wanted to share the answers in this week’s blog. #1) What is “Social Sunday?” #2) How do I get to the In the Kitchen with David Live Chat? I love questions! And, I really love it when I know the answers to your questions. So, let’s tackle them one at a time.

     

     

    We talk about “Social Sunday” on every Sunday edition of In the Kitchen with David. Simply put, we highlight ONE of David Venable QVC’s social platforms on each of our Sunday shows to show you what we are up to there. David wrote a GREAT blog a while back about how to get started on Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter. This should help get you pointed in the right direction to start!

    http://community.qvc.com/blogs/kitchen-and-food-talk/topic/380097/social-studies-crash-course-how-to-find-me-on-every-social-platform.aspx

     

     

    I host a live chat on David’s Facebook page throughout every episode of ITKWD. You are always welcome to join: newcomers are encouraged! We have such a friendly, supportive group of friends and we talk about anything and everything. At the start of the show: go to Facebook.com, get to David Venable’s page, and look for a photo that says, “CHAT HERE.” (See the photo below for an example). Add your comments to that photo, keep refreshing your page to see the latest comments, and that’s it! You’re chatting with our fantastic foodie community!

     

     

    I sure hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any other questions…I’m here to help! Thanks for reading today’s blog…more to come next week!

     

    ~ @MaryQVC


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    How much do you love that antique metallic finish you see on lamps, vases, and picture frames? It just looks so elegant and refined, doesn’t it? But, I’m afraid you get what you pay for. The price tags on almost all of those pieces can be pretty steep…especially if the item is a true antique.

    So here’s a fun idea for this weekend: make your own “antique” pieces! All you need is some metallic spray paint, vinegar, and water. And, this is what you get! This was just a clear glass vase before and now it has so much more charm. I just love how the flameless candle—which was something I just had on hand—makes that "antique" finish really come through.

    Antique Metallic Vase

    Here’s what you need:
    •    Krylon’s Looking Glass Spray Paint
    •    1 cup vinegar & 1 cup water in a spray bottle
    •    Paper towels
    •    Glass item to decorate (vase, lamp base, etc.)

    Now, here’s what you do:
    1.    Wash the item in warm, soapy water and dry it thoroughly.
    2.    Some DIY’ers will tell you to decorate the inside of your item so the finish lasts longer. But, I use this vase true to form and didn’t want the paint/vinegar residue to kill my fresh flowers. So I sprayed the outside with vinegar and water. (You’re likely to get some big drops, which is really what you want, because it makes the vase look “antique” and not just spray painted. But, be careful—those drops run and you’ll want to dab them with a paper towel.)
    3.    Now, spray on a thin layer of paint (the vinegar should still be wet) and let it dry for a minute.
    4.    Spray on another coat of vinegar and water, let it dry for a 2-3 minutes, and lightly sponge off the mixture with your towels.
    5.    Repeat steps 2-4 until you’re satisfied…mine looked great after three coats.

    Give this a go and let me know how it works, okay? I’d love to see photos of your finished projects…remember, you can share them on my Facebook page, Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter. There’s no You’re Home with Jill this Wednesday, everyone…QVC’s 18-hour Creede Silver Sale starts at Midnight. But, I’ll see you twice next week! YHJ airs on Tuesday, 10/8 at 2pm ET and then on Wednesday from 6-8pm ET for a live audience show! Mark your calendars!

    Happy weekend!

    From my home to yours,
    —Jill


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    It's the last Wishful Dish of the season, and I'm looking forward to fall!  When it gets chilly outside, I love to warm up with a delicious bowl of soup.  The best part is you can control your ingredients and the amount of sodium when you make it yourself.  So, for the Friday Night Meal this week, we have new crab and shrimp cakes from The Great Gourmet.  Asparagus and seafood go so beautifully together, and recently I enjoyed a crab cake at a party that was paired with an asparagus soup.  It was a wonderful combination!   Now, if you are not so sure about asparagus, rest assured that this soup is subtle and creamy, with a pop of freshness from the lemon juice.  My suggestion is to get a very affordable immersion blender, because it makes preparing all soups at home so much easier. I hope you enjoy it!

     

    Asparagus Soup

     

     Ingredients:

     

     3 Tbsp. butter

     1 onion, chopped

     1 clove garlic, crushed

     Salt and freshly ground black pepper

     2 pounds of asparagus, ends trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces

     6 cups low sodium chicken stock

     1 pint sour cream, room temperature

     1/4 tsp. fresh lemon juice

     

    Directions:

     

    Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, and sauté for about 4 minutes. Add garlic, and sauté 1 minute more.  Add asparagus and sauté for another 4 minutes. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for about 30 minutes, until the asparagus is very tender. If you have an immersion blender, add the sour cream and lemon juice and blend in the saucepan until smooth.  If you don't have an immersion blender, very carefully transfer the mixture into a blender (in batches, if necessary), and purée it until it's smooth.  Since the liquid will be hot, let it cool for a couple of minutes before blending, and make sure the pitcher is only filled about halfway for each batch.  It's creamy, delicious, and satisfying!

     

    Tip:  I always love to cook in a way to get the kids involved.  This is a perfect opportunity to have the kids help with the asparagus.  The woody ends need to be removed, and every stalk is different.  After rinsing them clean, just have the kids take each piece, and gently break the end off.  It will naturally break in the right spot for each piece, and we don't need any knives for that part!

    For the blending, you can use your Vitamix, Ninja, or another blender.  But for soups, I truly love the immersion blender, because it makes them effortless.  You will find that you reach for it over and over again! 

     

    I also have something brand new from Cheryl's that will get its only presentation at the Featured Price in my show.  It's all Special Offers for the season finale, so please join me on Monday at 5pm!

    -Sharon


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  • 09/27/13--10:17: Exciting NEW Coming Your Way
  • Lots of exciting new things coming your way this fall, including one of my favorite Shark Tank items! Cordaroy’s  Bean Bag Bed, a plush bean bag chair that turns into a bed is launching on QVC this Friday 9/27 at 8PM EST perfect for every home with its double uses! Not only is it the most comfortable bean bag you’ve EVER sat in (feels like sitting on a cloud), but you unzip it & it turns into a full size bed (feels like sleeping on a cloud)! Perfect for sleepovers, grandparent’s house, dorm rooms, instant guestroom etc. , the possibilities are really endless! I have a feeling it’s going to fly off the shelves, so hope you don’t miss your chance;)

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    Byron pitching the Cordaroy’s Bean Bag Bed on Shark Tank & now he’ll be selling it with me on QVC on 9/27 at 8PM EST.

    You can also expect many new great gift items coming this fall, many which you may have seen on Shark Tank. I have been working on so many items I think you guys will absolutely love not only for yourselves, but also to give as gifts. Many of which actually come with multiples just for that reason (keep one for you & give one, two or three away).

     You may remember seeing these girls on Shark Tank last season; the sisters from Stella Valle.  I have designed with them a new piece that I think you will adore and it will be launching on QVC. I can’t give away too much, but keep a look out for it, join me on my newsletter  & I’ll let you know when it’s launching.

     

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    Ashley Jung and Paige Dellavalle pitching the Sharks during season 4.

    As you know, I’ve had a very busy summer in LA, shooting season 5 of Shark Tank, which also included a trip to the Creative Arts Emmys. Unfortunately, Shark Tank didn’t win, but it was such a fun experience & the Emmy awards were even more stunning in real life! Hopefully next year I’ll get to bring one home with me.

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    After such a busy summer of shooting, I’m looking forward to being back at QVC – I have so many affordable, exciting new items for all of you, things I know that people you need to buy gifts for will love.

    Hope you can join me for my upcoming shows on QVC 9/27 8PM EST, 10/4 8PM EST, 10/18 8PM EST & 10/25 7PM EST.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to join me on my Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest  pages too!

    https://www.facebook.com/Lori.Greiner1

    https://twitter.com/LoriGreiner

    http://pinterest.com/lorigreiner/ 

    Xoxo

    Lori

     


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    Long time, no talk, fellow beauty lovers!

    Did you have a nice summer? I hope you were able to kick back and enjoy lots of quality time with your family and friends. I apologize for my blogging hiatus. Summer is always an especially busy time for QVC Beauty. We work hard to give you everything you need to look and feel fabulous during the warmer months (aren’t BB and CC creams with built-in SPF the best?) while giving you access to cool-weather classics and the most current products so you can begin prepping your beauty bags for fall. Plus, I bought my first house in June, so my summer was busier than ever! All the stress leading up to my settlement really took a toll on my skin. It was so intense that the beauty routine I relied on for so long was rendered ineffective, which, of course, stressed me out even more! While I was unpacking, I rediscovered some long-lost favorites I knew would be gentle on my irritated skin: philosophy purity made simple facial cleanser and microdelivery exfoliating wash. That’s when I decided to take a break from the stronger products I was using and get back to the basics.

    I simplified my morning skin-care routine so it just consists of washing my face with purity made simple for about 60 seconds during my shower, following up with Dr. Denese HydroShield Hydrating Dream Cream (which my skin craves), and finishing with an SPF. Before bed, I take my makeup off with a dime-size amount of purity, exfoliate with microdelivery for about 30 seconds to wash away any debris from the day, and then moisturize with Dream Cream. I’ll occasionally add philosophy microdelivery brightening peel pads into the mix at night. Both regimens are quick and easy, and my results have been consistently outstanding. When you have problem skin, compliments on your complexion make you feel like a million bucks. I started getting them after I refreshed my routine and my confidence has been soaring ever since.

    Another problem I encountered as a result of buying a home is having more than one full bathroom. I'm kidding, I know it’s not a problem (in fact, it’s just the opposite!), but I’m not used to having to keep two showers stocked with the essentials! Instead of doubling up on the shampoo and conditioner I had been using, I decided to splurge on Caviar Alterna Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner to add some luxurious amenities to my guest bathroom. Of course, I couldn’t resist trying them after reading their amazing reviews, and now they’ll never be leaving my shower (sorry, fam and friends). Alterna products are known for their tress-transforming benefits, and this duo delivers. You know how your hair feels right after you get it cut? That’s how mine feels every time I wash and condition it with Alterna Caviar. I don’t use it every day because I’m trying to conserve it, but when I do, I’m instantly reminded of the undeniable difference it makes in the look of my locks. I got my hair colored at the end of August, so I should be thinking about making another appointment, right? Nope! Just the other day, someone asked me if I got my hair dyed again because the color looked extra fresh and rich. I hardly ever go a day without shampooing or using styling tools, so I know these products are keepers!

    Have you made any updates to your routines or beauty bags for fall? If so, let me know!

    —Missy


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    We asked and you answered!  We loved all of the clever & cute name ideas you gave us for our Elf on the Shelf.   We collected them all and created a poll of some of the most popular and a few of our favorites (this was so hard because we loved them all!).  Vote below for your favorite name for our girl! Stay tuned this holiday season to see all the fun places our girl will go!


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    Hello Everyone… It’s Patrick here!  I’m so excited to be back at QVC Studio Park for our annual Quacker Factory FALL-O-WEEN show this Monday from 1pm to 3pm EST!  I can’t wait to chat with you during the show, which will also include a Live Studio Audience!  It’s going to be frightfully Spooktacular!

    We at Quacker Factory love EVERYTHING about Halloween…. Tell me what your favorite thing about Halloween is…

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    Quacker Hugs & Love to you all!!!!!

    Patrick

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