Yesterday we did some Christmas shopping at Trader Joe's; today we're shopping from the comforts of home. A few weeks ago I mentioned doing some shopping on QVC and received a few inquiries (both via the blog and in real life) about what I have bought from QVC, and the quality of my purchases. I know, I know, it seems crazy, when you think of people that sit at home and order things off of the TV, you probably think of an older lady watching the "shopping channel" while knitting near the fireplace, with her cat purring nearby. I'm not *too* old, I don't know how to knit, and I'm allergic to cats, BUT I am a QVC addict. I have been a QVC shopper for almost ten years and have never been disappointed. Today, I thought I would share with you a few of my QVC favorites you might be interested in for fulfilling your Christmas list. In no particular order...
My biggest QVC purchase (and probably most used) ...my PedicSolutions King Size Memory Foam Mattress. Yes, you heard that right, I bought a mattress off of TV. Why not, right?
And, incase you're wondering, it came in a large box and was delivered to my front porch. When my husband got home, we opened it, this is similar to what happened:
Another one of my most used purchases is my Rowenta Steam Power Iron. If you've never used a Rowenta before you may be questioning why I would shell out the big bucks on an iron, but you need to know this about me; I am the type of person that might iron my swimsuit if it needed it, or perhaps a handtowel, maybe even a newborn's onsie. I'm not even kidding. I wish I was, but I detest wrinkles. With that said, this purchase was well worth the money spent. There really is a difference!
Another product that was well worth the money is my Bissell Quicksteamer. It works on my carpet and my hardwoods. Let me take a minute to confess that I have never used this product, BUT my husband has and looks like he's having so much fun while he's cleaning, that I hate to take that chore from him.
My Temptations are one of my all time favorite QVC products! I have the dinnerware, bakeware and a few bowls. I love it! I have bought pieces for myself and for gifts. I love the fun patterns, mostly because when I take it to a party or covered dish, I always know which one mine is.
The pattern I have is called Old World (in green). It may look familiar to you from a few of my recipes... like these soup recipes:
While we're on the topic of cooking, I also bought my Green Pan Nonstick Cookware from QVC. I needed some new cookware, and saw this and loved the color, because don't we all buy our cookware based on the color? Well, it was either the fun color, or that Trisha Yearwood was selling it. I can't remember which marketing ploy worked on me the best.
And here's a quick peek of the cookware "in action" in my kitchen making my Olive Garden Inspired Chicken Alfredo.
I made a total impulse buy the day I flipped on the TV and saw a Vitamix Blender on TV. I am glad I did, though, it is sooooo much better than that inexpensive blender you probably registered for when you got married. I have also noticed that I also use blender more, now that I have a nice one.
It's so much fun to use, even my son can whip up one of my Frappas!
Before we move on from cookware, I also want to mention that I have also purchased a Keurig (which I no longer have) from QVC. They also have Kitchen Aid mixers, but I received mine as a gift from my mom, not from QVC. If you're looking for a fun gift for a chef in your life, be sure to check it out.
Let's not get too far from the kitchen and talk food for a minute. Did you know QVC sells food, too? We have enjoyed Juniors Cheesecake from New York City via QVC before, but one of my favorite purchases are these Mrs. Prindable's Apples.
It's the perfect teacher appreciation gift or first day of school gift, or for co-workers or neighbors. My favorite part of these, is that they are individually wrapped. As a former teacher, let me assure you that food gifts are appreciated more when you know they have not been handled before they got to you. Right teacher, friends?
Philosophy is one of my favorite beauty brands; and you guessed it. QVC has it! Be sure to check out all the gift specials they have right now!
Last, but not least, I purchased my HP Laptop on QVC about a year ago. I love it, and am actually typing this post on it right now! I'm not very "technical" so I can't go into much detail about what all it does, but it works for me, and it's a lovely shade of blue!
These are just a few of my QVC purchases, they offer so many other brands, like Rachael Ray, The Pioneer Woman, Vera Bradley, Apple, FitBit, Clarisonic, Chi, and more!
Also, please remember that these purchases were made over a ten year period. The best thing about QVC is that they offer Easy Pay. Which is basically a payment plan with no interest. So for example, if you ordered a laptop for $499.98, you order with a debit (or credit) card and they ship you the product immediately, then they charge you $83.33 for the next six months. No interest. My husband's one rule is that I can only have one thing on Easy Pay at a time. Deal!!
Today is the last day to order an item off of QVC and get it by Christmas (with just $3 extra in shipping and handling).
One last thing...QVC did not in any way sponsor this post. This was done out of the goodness of my heart to shed the light on QVC to you. QVC only knows me as a customer, not a blogger. But, maybe one day.
Have you ever ordered anything from QVC?