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- 07/02/14--09:36: _Style of Summer
- 07/02/14--10:00: _Summer Travels
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- 07/02/14--12:26: _The Fantastic 4th o...
- 07/02/14--14:52: _Campfire Hash & A L...
- 07/03/14--06:47: _Community Poll: To...
- 07/03/14--09:46: _skinnytees TSV comi...
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- 07/03/14--10:46: _Start the Celebrati...
- 07/03/14--11:24: _Twenty Years of Tre...
- 07/03/14--11:42: _American West Today...
- 07/09/14--13:36: _Gluten-Free Ice Cre...
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- 07/10/14--08:24: _An Iconic Driving Moc
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- 07/10/14--09:58: _Fun Summer Exercises
- 07/02/14--08:11: Mary Beth's Menu - Tex-Mex Chicken
- 4 boneless chicken breasts
- 1/2 cup miracle whip
- 1/4 cup of your favorite salsa
- 1 teaspoon chili powder (more of you like it spicier)
- 07/02/14--08:46: Vitamix Recipe - Strawberry Coconut Agua Fresca
- 3 cups (450 g) frozen unsweetened strawberries
- 2 cups (480 ml) coconut water
- 1 lime, peeled
- 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) agave nectar
- 2 cups (480 ml) ice cubes
- Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
- Select Variable 1.
- Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
- Blend for 1 minute or until desired consistency is reached.
- Pass through a strainer or filtration bag.
- 07/02/14--09:36: Style of Summer
- 07/02/14--10:00: Summer Travels
- 07/02/14--11:38: New Torture of the Week Photos! June 2014 Recap
- 07/02/14--12:03: Mushrooms Stuffed with Cream Cheese & Bacon
- 20-24 button mushrooms
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 4 strips bacon, finely chopped
- 2 small shallots, peeled & finely chopped
- 1 to 2 cloves garlic, peeled & minced
- 1 cup chopped spinach
- 2 tbsp green onions, chopped
- 2 oz blue cheese, crumbled
- 1 tbsp dry sherry
- salt and pepper
- 07/02/14--12:26: The Fantastic 4th of July!
- 07/02/14--14:52: Campfire Hash & A Look Inside Cookbook #2!
- 07/03/14--06:47: Community Poll: Top 5 Forum Improvements
- 07/03/14--09:46: skinnytees TSV coming up tomorrow!
- 07/03/14--10:02: Jewelry On Q Street - Next Addition
- 07/03/14--10:46: Start the Celebrations for Christmas in July
- 07/03/14--11:24: Twenty Years of Treasures!!!!
- 07/03/14--11:42: American West Today’s Special Value!
- 07/09/14--13:36: Gluten-Free Ice Cream Sandwich - Happy Birthday, Mary!
- 07/09/14--14:41: Jewelry On Q Street - Ankle Bracelets!
- 07/10/14--06:55: The TULA Skin-Care Line Has Arrived
- 07/10/14--08:24: An Iconic Driving Moc
- 07/10/14--09:58: Fun Summer Exercises
In celebration of 'National Grilling Month', I present to you, Tex-Mex Chicken. Two great things about this easy recipe .... it can be made in either the oven or on the grill and it can be made as mild or as spicy as you like. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Mary Beth Roe
Strawberry Coconut Agua Fresca
This recipe has been written for the Vitamix 5200 with Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.
Summer is in full swing and it's my favorite time of the year! I adore taking long walks in the park and collecting shells on the beach. Since I don't care to wear a bathing suit or shorts, I'm enjoying the ease and comfort of my newest obsession... My one piece romper dress!
It's casual enough to wear to the beach or take walks in the park, yet dressy enough to wear out to dinner. Yesterday I went to a beautiful park with Pebbles and walked for hours in the hot summer sun. I was cool, comfortable, and felt confident bending over and sitting on the ground to play with Pebbles!
Dinner was next and I dined at an outdoor cafe feeling pretty and stylish in my romper dress. I'm planning on traveling in my romper dress this summer and it's going to a be great piece to transition into early fall.
Hi everyone! I hope you all are enjoying the beginning of summer. We are traveling for the first time to the beautiful Scandinavian countries. The photos are from both Stockholm and Copenhagen. We have visited both Royal Palaces in each city and watched the changing of the guard along with a tour of the Crown Jewels. It's been pretty amazing! We took canal boat rides which really gives you an understanding of both cities. The food has been amazing... Maybe a little too good. :) The weather here is a little cool - like an early spring day in the New York area. The hotels have been extraordinary and most important the people are so polite, lovely and calm. I will keep you posted of the rest of my trip. Enjoy yourself. (I'm getting wonderful inspiration for my future collections! I'm always working... at least a little bit.)!
Check out my Anorak Jacket - A252630, perfect for traveling on your own adventures!
PS- Back home it's Christmas in July at the Q all month long! Click here to see all my sale priced items
It’s been awhile since I shared new “Torture of the Week” photos with you here in my blog. So I thought it would be fun to show you last month’s Facebook posts. As always, keep me updated as you give these and try. :) We are in this together!!!
This "Torture of the Week" is more of a challenge. Can you do pull-ups?! You might surprise yourself. I didn't think I could. I will admit that I jumped up for my first one, and I can't do a lot of them, but I can do some, and I think that's pretty good! So try it and see for yourself. If you can't do one right now, you can definitely work up to it. Let me know how it goes, and don't believe people who tell you you can't!!!!
This #TortureOfTheWeek is all core! Legs extended, in a "V-sit," hold a balance ball in between your feet. Hold a medicine ball with arms straight up. Keep the medicine ball in the air (straight up without going side to side), while you move the balance ball from side to side, touching down on each side. 10 total reps, for a circuit. That medicine ball in the center makes it much harder!!!
This Torture of the Week is another one where you just need a wall. Lay on your back, left knee bent and foot on the wall. Lift your right leg as high as you can, straight up, tensing all your core muscles. Hold for a beat, lower back down to the floor. 10 reps to a circuit. Try to get your body as vertical as possible in the lift.
I post new photos on Facebook every Tuesday. Also, don’t forget about The Lisa Robertson Show for QVC Plus/QVC.com. You can watch every episode that’s aired so far on QVC.com. Just search "LRS" then click on "Episodes." The new episode is available this Sunday.
See you soon!
You have probably heard Pat & I talk about how much we love bacon. Here is another recipe featuring our favorite other white meat. It makes for a great appetizer or side dish. And surprisingly it heats up nicely in the microwave the next day. (just in case there are any left).
Mushrooms Stuffed with Cream Cheese & Bacon
Gently wipe mushrooms to rid of any grit or dirt. Break off stems from caps and finely chop.
In a pan over medium high heat, cook bacon until lightly brown and crisp. Remove from heat and set aside.
In the pan, add shallots, garlic and spinach until limp and fragrant. Add chopped mushroom stems and continue to cook, stirring regularly, for about 4 to 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Add in sherry wine and continue to cook, stirring regularly, until mushrooms are tender and liquid is evaporated. Remove from pan and allow to cool.
In a bowl, combine cream cheese and blue cheese. Fold in mushroom mixture, crisp bacon and green onions.
Arrange mushroom caps gills down on a baking sheet and lightly brush with olive oil. Bake in a 400 F oven for about 4 to 5 minutes or just until mushrooms start to leak. Turn mushroom caps to cavity side up and using a small spoon, fill with stuffing mixture. Return to oven and bake at 400 F for another 5 to 6 minutes or until filling is heated through and tops are golden brown.
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The 4th of July is one of the most beloved national holidays! It’s one of my favorite days for many reasons – but one thing that tops the list is that July 4th is all about outdoor celebrations. It’s a hallmark American day commemorated with parades, fireworks and bursts of sparkle.
From a gardener and floral designer’s perspective the 4th is a truly festive occasion when red, white and blue take center stage. There is also a wide range of “silvery” plants to add a bit of “fireworks” pop. For my tabletop arrangements I am inspired by bright blue hydrangeas, red garden roses and Queen Anne’s lace. And of course, I intend to add American flags wherever I can like in my entrance way containers that will overflow with red, white and blue perennials. This is one holiday where “less is more” doesn’t apply. Independence Day is all about “more is better.” You can never be too patriotic or fun!
From a hostess perspective the 4th is ideal too! Get creative with paper plates, napkins, table runners, and plastic silverware. I like to have baskets with the cutlery wrapped in a bright napkin with some fun ribbon – simple, silver curly ribbon makes these bundles even happier. Since I want to enjoy the day too, I place welcoming “help yourself” beverage and snack tables around the patio and lawn. My grill and fire pit will be “ready, set, go” for the best of American picnic food - burgers, hot dogs, grilled corn and roasted potatoes. My fire pit will turn into a “dessert station” complete with baskets full of all things s’mores – chocolate bars, marshmallows and graham crackers with added twists including bananas, peanut butter cups, caramels and chopped hazelnuts. Anything goes with s’mores, I say.
Cheers to my “Fantastic 4’s” – flags, friends, family and of course, flowers. Happy 4th of July everyone!
Be sure to check out the gardening guide for outdoor tips all year long.
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My mom and Founder of skinnytees, Linda Schlesinger, always loves to send my brother, David Schlesinger and I boxes of “goodies”. Seeing that us kids are in Los Angeles, and Mom, in Michigan, can’t run over and fill our fridge from time to time, she spoils us by sending boxes of little mom gifts. Well, six years ago when I ripped open a box of skinnytees tank tops in about ten colors with a note saying “I think I’m onto something”. I would have never guessed that here we would stand today, a team of three family members with an incredible line of smoothwear that as a woman I can say, is a wardrobe essential!
Upon joining the family team I continue to be impressed and proud of the company my mother and brother have created and grown. Linda, being the creative stylist she is, has found her match with David's tech savvy strengths. Finding my own place within skinnytees has been exciting! My years experience as a talent agent paired with my work on both Barcelona and San Francisco's Fashion Week events has allowed me to get creative with our line, shooting new models for a fresh new website (coming soon!!!), setting up pop-up events and creating more of a local buzz around the brand in Los Angeles, where both David and I live.
Our continued growth and involvement with QVC is incredible and I am thrilled to be on board for this upcoming TSV!
Here are my next two additions of Jewelry On Q Street. Let me know what you think. You get to meet one of our Interns and Alex who is jewelry shopping for his wife's birthday.
If you are not able to view them, some people are having trouble viewing on their iPhones or iPads, you can click here and see them on my facebook page: Nancy Hornback QVC.
Here are a few of the beautiful pieces of jewelry on my tray that are available now;
Just one Christmas is not enough these days. For those who love to get a serious jump start on Christmas shopping, enjoying the fantastic sales at QVC (guilty!) why not take the inspiration to next level fun and throw a mini Christmas party in July? Your kids will love it (especially the chocolate-y strawberry recipe below) and the parents will think it’s just too-cute (and delicious with the strawberry arugula salad recipe below). Using strawberries is a fun and fresh way to incorporate some cheery color into the treats and is super seasonal to boot!
For the Parents: Balsamic Strawberry Arugula Salad
Arugula, tossed in olive oil and a bit of salt
Quartered strawberries, tossed in 1 or 2 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar and black pepper
Crumbled goat cheese
Walnuts (candied walnuts really takes you to the holiday spirit)
This is so easy, just throw all the ingredients together, using your own judgment on quantity, depending on how big of a salad you want. Serve & Enjoy.
For the Kids: Strawberry Santa Hats
Brownie bites from your local supermarket
Enough strawberries for as many bites as you want to make, hulled & trimmed
Making these treats are simple & really fun to do together as a family. Lay out the brownie bites on a serving platter. Make a small layer of whipped cream on top of each one. Then place strawberries on top of each one, with their tips pointing up. Add a final touch of whipped cream to tips. Keep cool and serve.
Does anyone have any Christmas in July rituals they would like to share? Do so in the comments!
For our 20th wedding anniversary, Bill and I took a few days off before our big American West Fourth of July celebration on QVC to reminisce about our first two decades together. Having been a match made in jewelry and gem heaven, one of our first dates was the Santa Fe Indian Market, and our next big event was the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. We have a passion for gems, but more importantly, we truly appreciate the quality of Mother Nature’s finest. Over the past 20 years, we have sought out and captured the best opaque gemstones we could find at the show. As you know, true gem magic is nothing we can control, which calls for celebration when you and I have the opportunity to grasp something fabulous! The time is now!
I am thrilled to announce that over the past eight months I have been visiting our vault of fabulous gems, many of them turquoise, and in sizes no longer attainable. Some of the cabochons you will see will be nearly an inch long and in the clearest of color! This has been a project very near and dear to me, dedicated to honoring these treasures of ours with designs I feel you will love. Please check out a few of them on qvc.com; J294834, J294843, J294789, J294840, J294841, J294838. And there will be many more to enjoy during our Fourth of July Event!
Please join me beginning on July 3rd for two hours with Jane at 11:00pm ET, and on July 4th for two hours at 9:00am ET with Carolyn, two hours at 3:00pm ET with Antonella, and two hours with Lisa at 8:00pm ET! And the Grand Finale happens on July 5th at 2:00pm ET with Jane for two hours!!! You will not want to miss the very special treasures revealed in each show!!!! And speaking of American West Treasures………something VERY exciting will be revealed at midnight on July 4th!!!
Three Cheers for the Red White and Blue………and You!!!
Carolyn, Bill, and the American West Team
Designing and Crafting Proudly in America!
Happy Fourth of July! We’re celebrating with our American West Treasures Sleeping Beauty Sterling Cuff (J291921)! It is 38 grams of glorious silver, and features the most treasured American gem, Sleeping Beauty turquoise from the now closed mine in Arizona. And as if this weren’t exciting enough, there’s more! The center concha is removable, allowing you to completely transform your bracelet with additional magnetic inserts (J293327) . There are two more American gems to choose from, rhodonite from Alaska and variscite from Utah! You’ll also have the opportunity to add our beloved turtle your wrist, done in silver and brass. If you love a bold all silver look, the sculptural silver concha insert will instantly create that look for you. Of course, there will be rings and earrings to match. And I am so excited about the coordinating enhancer (J293800), featuring an Arizona Kingman turquoise cluster insert, which interchanges with your cuff! With so many possibilities, it is probably best to join our QVC stylist Amanda and me as we have fun with our models Jenna and Chandra styling the Today’s Special Value in the following video!
Happy Fourth of July from all of us at American West Jewelry, designed and crafted in the USA!!!
Here is my next installment of Jewelry On Q Street. When we need styling tips we don’t walk – we RUN to Toi. She is the fashion guru for hosts. She’s amazing and I can’t say enough good things about her! She snagged the Steel by Design ankle bracelets off of my tray and shows you how fabulous they look.
J293554 - Epiphany Diamonique Round 100-Facet & Bar Tennis Bracelet
J287030 - Bronzo Italia 1" Ribbed Twist Oval Omega Back Hoop Earrings
J287031 - Bronzo Italia 1-1/2" Twist Oval Omega Back Hoop Earrings
J159362 - Steel by Design Set of 3 Stretch Glitter Ankle Bracelets
If you are not able to view the video, some people are having trouble viewing on their iPhones or iPads, you can click here and see them on my facebook page: Nancy Hornback QVC. Or just come to my page and say hello!
Lots of Love,
Well ladies, the big day is finally here! I'm so excited to launch the TULA brand today on QVC.com. After months of researching unique ingredients for skin, I'm proud to introduce you to the TULA skin-care line infused with probiotic technology. My medical and media career are both dedicated to helping women take care of themselves and live their best lives, and I see TULA as an extension of that mission. With the TULA regimen, you'll be feeding your skin the elements it needs to look fabulous and feel amazing.
So try TULA out and let us know what you think—we love feedback!
I'm so excited to bring you what I think is seriously the MOST incredible driving moc I have ever offered! This gorgeous gorgeous shoe is everything you need right now, and to wear into Fall. We've done this moc in an incredibly rich and flexible tumbled leather, with millions of fun little details. The tassel bow with metal end caps are divine, and the rubber pebbles on the sole that we've colored to match the leather - MAJOR! The last of this shoe is our best selling "Lexington" style, which I know you girls adore! I am in love with driving mocs because of their unbelievable comfort but incredibly stylish and classic look. It's a style I've loved for years and think it is a necessity for every woman's wardrobe. These mocs can be worn with everything in your closet, finishing your outfit in the most delicious way! For me, the moc is a quintessential example of what my brand stands for - casual luxury and sophistication with a pinch of wit! And that is really what inspired these mocs - just knowing they are a shoe that you will not only love but will wear with EVERYTHING. That is what inspires me.
Now, it wouldn't be one of my blogs without OBSESSING over color! And the colors we're offering these mocs in...GIRLS...they are EVERYTHING! From your classic Tan, Black, and Navy, or my signature Bijou Pink, to some colors I'm simply crazy about for Fall - Pine Green, Bordeaux, and Golden Rod, I know you will have to order more than one pair!
And speaking of ordering multiples pairs - that is another thing I love about these mocs. They're the perfect shoe to leave at the office, in your car, or carry in your bag. I promise you'll thank me after switching out of those big heels into the most comfortable shoes imaginable! My business partner always has her driving mocs with her; sometimes she won't even change into her heels and I SWEAR she looks even more chic in the mocs!
Iconic movie stars like Grace Kelly have always been a huge inspiration to me! I bet she'd wear our mocs!
Hope you'll tune in to see me on air today - you won't want to miss out on these must-have mocs!
Join me, Jacqui Stafford, today at 3pm est to discuss fashion you can wear now and later! I'll be chatting with you live during our Isaac Mizrahi Live! show, and am here to help you style your wardrobe from season to season! I'm here to answer any questions you may have!