On-the-Air: Los Angeles

I made a quick trip to L.A. this week (if you can define a "quick trip" as consisting of two five-plus hour flights, both of which had extensive delays) - to chat about Valentine gifts at CBS L.A.  

I absolutely love working with the people at the "KCAL News at Noon" - and always look forward to catching up with everyone!

Pro tip for TV appearances: show up with lots of treats!  In this case, two gorgeous rose bouquets, three dozen gourmet brownies and several bottles of wine - along with other fun and creative gift ideas for your Valentine.  

Here is the full segment from Tuesday.  For details on everything shown, check out this Valentine gift guide.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Holiday Gift Guide: Clothing, Kitchen & Decor

Continuing the "fun and practical" gift guide theme today with cute clothing and home decor items I am showing for several companies on TV shows this week.

Clothing & Accessories

It's not Christmas without at least one pair of slippers and pajamas under the tree, right?  These velvet-trimmed pajama tops, flannel PJ pants and red plaid moccasin slippers from Coldwater Creek are super-cute and cozy for curling up on a cold winter night. (Photos courtesy of Coldwater Creek).


Dress up that LBD for holiday parties with a vintage charm holiday scarf, good cheer charm bracelet or elegant triple-tier pearl necklace from Coldwater Creek.

Socks are perfect stocking stuffers, and these sweet ED Ellen DeGeneres socks from Bed Bath & Beyond will put a smile on anyone's face. (Photos courtesy of Bed Bath & Beyond).

Home Decor

So many cute things out there this year, especially for people who love to entertain!  These state-shaped slate cheese boards with matching wine-stoppers from Bed Bath & Beyond are perfect hostess gifts, while the natural wood and stone of these Artisanal Kitchen Supply serving pieces add an elegant touch to any table.

To match the socks shown above - how cute are these whimsical ED Ellen DeGeneres mugs and throw pillows from Bed Bath & Beyond?

Create a gallery of your favorite family photos and travel pics with customized Canvas Wall Art from Personal Creations. (Photos courtesy of Personal Creations).

Finally, serve your guests in style with these Glad Tidings Wine Glasses from Coldwater Creek. (Photo courtesy of Coldwater Creek).

Coming tomorrow:  tech items and more personalized gifts.

On-the-Air: "FOX & Friends"

After a relaxing Thanksgiving day filled with family, friends and yummy food, we packed up a small mountain of products to get ready for my Black Friday segments on "FOX & Friends."

Morning TV starts really early, so we were up at 3 a.m. and out the door before 4:30 a.m. to head to the FOX News studio in midtown Manhattan.  

Here is the first segment, with deals I shared for Walmart, Personal Creations, Nespresso, Shari's Berries and Sears

Happy shopping!  What great deals did you score this weekend, either in-store or online?




Say "Happy Mother's Day" With Coloring Books and Chardonnay

Coloring books, glittery bottles of Chardonnay or gourmet dipped strawberries for Mother's Day?  Uh - how about all three?

If you're looking for something a little different for Mom (her day is May 8), I partnered with several companies on TV segments to show some traditional and not-so-traditional gift ideas.

If Mom is into the coloring book trend, Crayola's Color Escapes Adult Coloring Book Kits - available only on their web site - feature scenic pages from National Parks and other designs.  You can even personalize boxes of crayons, pencils and markers with her photo and name! (Photos courtesy of Crayola).

Moms with a sweet tooth will love these scrumptious strawberries from Shari's Berries - gourmet dipped and covered in chocolate chips, pink shimmer sugar and white swizzles. (Photos courtesy of Shari's Berries).

With the adorable Tender Hearts Collection from Personal Creations, you can customize plates, aprons, treat jars and other gifts with illustrations that resemble her children and grandchildren. (Photos courtesy of Personal Creations).

Toast Mom with delicious wines from OneHope Wine that also give back.  From supporting breast cancer treatment to providing meals to children to finding forever homes for shelter animals, you can do good and give a thoughtful gift at the same time.  Their Core Collection ChardonnaySparkling Brut and Pinot Noir are also available in fabulous “glitter” bottles - perfect for presenting as gifts. (Photo courtesy of OneHope).

Customize jewelry for Mom at Origami Owl.  You select a chain and locket, and fill it with charms and messages that suit her taste and style. (Photo courtesy of Origami Owl).

Everything Mom needs for a gorgeous, long-lasting gel manicure is packed into this stylish metal Pro 45 Train Case from Red Carpet Manicure. (Photo courtesy of Red Carpet Manicure).

On-the-Air: Denver

Yesterday, I wrapped up my Easter TV tour at the "Everyday" show on FOX Denver.

The hosts, Chris and Kathie, have amazing chemistry as co-hosts. They also have tremendous energy, which makes the show awesome to watch - and super-fun to be on as a guest!

Easter segments are always fun, in part because everything I show is so cute and colorful!  Who knew LEGO had an Easter Chick?  Not me, until this week. 

And if you have a new baby - and need the perfect outfit for the Easter photo opp?  This adorable crocheted bunny set from buybuyBABY with hat, booties and diaper cover - complete with a fluffy bunny tail - may just break the Internet when you post the pictures.

Here is a link to the segment.  

Happy Easter, everyone!