Well February is already upon us and this year is already starting out to be quite a new adventure. Every year my wife and I load up our RV with Jeep in tow to head out to the Tucson Gem Show. This has become an annual event for us where we can spend some quality time together and still work and have some fun. We started our adventure...
Happy Valentine’s Day! Make your favorite person (or persons if you have little ones at home) a batch of Red Velvet Pancakes with a Cream Cheese Drizzle to show your love, this weekend. These pancakes are light, fluffy, and insanely delicious. Since Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy a batch of velvety red pancakes as breakfast in bed!
Winter has been playing tricks on us left and right this year---sunny one day, blustering winds and low temperatures the next. With the seasonal weather yo-yoing us around it’s no mystery that our skin is complaining. Dry skin is one of the most common ailments of winter but we’ve got 5 quick tips to help you beat the itch, and have soft, luminous skin this season.
In ye olden days – that is, before my job at HSN changed everything -- I used to cruise through life with approximately TWO PAIRS OF SHOES. Maybe some Stan Smith Adidas for play; a shiny/clunky/dorky pair of black Skechers for everything else. I know. Not exactly a tastemaker. But a funny thing happens when you suddenly make TV magic for a living: YOU NEED MORE SHOES, DUDE. So let’s kick off our latest batch of behind-the-scenes pix from Friday Night Game Night with my new Sonoma “lifestyle sneakers.”
Canvas shoes are a hallmark of Americana culture and no company has stolen our hearts with its sweet and stylish shoe creations like Keds. If you haven’t checked out Keds since rocking a pair in highschool we definitely recommend catching up with this iconic brand. Get to know their modern line with more fun colors, prints, and cuts of canvas shoes than ever before. We’ve got our 5 new favorite kicks from Keds!
Whether you’re more excited for the actual Super Bowl game, the commercials and entertainment, or all the tasty football food for Sunday, these 3-Ingredient, Chili-Lime Wings allow you to spend less time in the kitchen, and more time enjoying the game itself.If championship rings were given out for game day grub, we’d all win a ring with a batch of Chili-Lime Wings!
We as women spend so much time tending to and taking care of everyone else, and in turn, we can sometimes skimp out on ourselves! So I wanted to share with you some images of a few lovely people all dolled up and ready to take on the town! I hope it inspires you to pick up the phone, call all of your girlfriends and plan a night for yourselves.
Sometimes it seems like just yesterday that, for the first time, we secretly swiped a pair of tweezers from our mother’s medicine cabinet and took our first forays into eyebrow sculpting. If only we had the pro tips and tools of beauty experts then that we do know. C'est la vie! But we can make up for lost time by learning all the best tricks of the trade today. Become a master of shaping, filling and defining your brows for a sleeker, more natural, beautiful look.
Sharpen your culinary prowess to the level of a noodle master and kung fu warrior like Po in Kung Fu Panda 3 with my Ginger Noodle Soup and Traditional Pork Dumplings. The secret to this soup is a touch of sesame oil as a garnish that really gives the dish a savory flavor. For the traditional pork dumplings I’ve also included my signature Dim Sum Dipper sauce.
Small in size, but big in flavor, these Taco Stuffed Pepper Bites are the perfect way to enjoy the Big Game next weekend with friends! It’s all about portion control, and using fresh ingredients to achieve the same flavors as a traditional taco - with less calories, or carbs. Score extra points with a side of Avocado Crema, by swapping out sour cream for Greek yogurt. Go Team!
Everyone might think they know Ming, my friends and family included, but this month you all will get to see a new side to me. A much more animated side! I recently traded out my chef’s knives for a chance to appear in DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 3!
Hi HSN family! On Tuesday, January 26th I am celebrating the 6th Anniversary of Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting on HSN, so I thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of my favorite milestones and memories. What an honor it’s been to be a part of this amazing journey for the past 6 years!
Happy National Pie Day! Celebrate accordingly with a one of a kind, comforting recipe that is one part pie, and one part playoff ready. This Buffalo Chicken Pie is the perfect way to enjoy all things football this weekend, while rooting on your favorite team!
Travel to the far reaches of ancient China with a Kung Fu Panda inspired wardrobe. With lounge outfits that are perfect for finding our inner zen and stylish handbags that will give our looks that extra edge, there’s a treasure to be found for everyone. Follow your animal instincts and join Po and his friends with these outfits and accessories that capture the spirit of this new film.
Gel nail polishes are officially having a big moment in the beauty world. Not only do these special polishes last on average two weeks without chipping but they are coming out in an array of bold new shades that are quickly becoming the “it” colors of the season. Give yourself posh manicures right at home with these five stunning new gel nail polish colors of 2016.
Green Goddess dressing is a delicious retro recipe that is made from a host of fresh herbs like basil, parsley and chives that are then blended with zesty lemons and creamy sour cream and mayo. This recipe goes wonderfully as a dip with crudite or dressed on a green salad for a lush meal. But be warned, this Green Goddess dressing is so good you might be tempted to just lick it up with a spoon!
Lots of great comments and questions following last week’s article. I will answer many of those questions this weekend and in an upcoming Live Online Event that will be dedicated to your questions. I will also heed that old saying about not discussing religion, since apparently, some folks had issues with some references in my prior article. I was only referencing a couple of popular expressions and words of wisdom that may have their origins in the Bible.
As if getting dressed doesn’t feel tricky enough some mornings, we all have some items in our closets that like to throw us for a loop. You know--that one top with the sheer striping or that one gorgeous dress with a low cut back? Our regular undergarments are simply not going to cut it when it comes to these specialty cases. No more stressing over visible panty lines or allowing beautiful pieces of our wardrobes to gather dust, we’ve got the shapewear to solve these everyday fashion snafus.
There’s never a good time to wake up and find a new blemish on our face but there is a good time to learn how to deal with one and that’s before the problem arrives! Bring the tools of how to treat and heal a blemish to your beauty arsenal, and how to conceal a pesky trouble spot like an industry pro. Breakouts won’t stand a chance against this!
There’s not a lot of time for off-camera chicanery on the set of Friday Night Game Night. Oh sure, we have fun when the cameras are on and we’re singing and dancing for you guys. But the dozens-strong talents behind the HSN show are too focused on lighting and sound cues, camera “blocking,” messaging for sponsors, etc., to goof around. Long story short: The folks responsible for FNGN are very serious about putting on a very fun show.
I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays. It is that time of year when we celebrate peace on earth and good will toward our fellow man, which is why it is so important to enjoy quality time with our family and friends over the holidays. Perhaps this year more than others since it seems as though the world is not very peaceful right now and there...
Every year I try to look back at what I did throughout all 365 days of the year and reflect. Sometimes I will go on a nice run or just sit in my family room sipping coffee and go through my camera roll on my cell phone (this helps jog my memory of events that have happened this year!) This is what I came up with for this year!
Nothing like a little friendly competition to motivate our workouts, right? On Tuesday, Jan. 6th six of your favorite HSN hosts--Amy Morrison, Suzanne Runyan, Shivan Sarna, Robin Wall, Callie Northagen and Lori Leland--will square off against one another for Fitbit challenges! Help us cheer them on at every step and learn some fun new ways to stay in shape too!