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The Return to Madison

Three months ago, I visited Madison, WI for the first time for a site visit at the headquarters of Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove. Since then, I haven’t really stopped talking about Madison. I couldn’t wait for the rest of the team to experience what I did back in May.  Last Monday, the four of us

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The Value of Growth

Olivia Mann is the newest member of the VeryVera team. Her work during the Masters opened the door to a full-time position at our company and she is excited to share her story! — When I look back to see where my relationship with Vera Stewart began, I remember the very first email I sent

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An Unexpected Opportunity

April 10, 2011. I remember this date well. We had been married less than a week and were now making the drive back to Augusta as newlyweds. Augusta would now become my new home for the next three years as my husband, Clay, finished his dental school education. After unpacking and settling into my new

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Lessons Learned

My name is Nick Thompson. I am from, and currently reside in, Augusta, Georgia and work in Health Care Reform at ADP, Inc. I’m fortunate to have worked for VeryVera from 2009 to 2013, much of that time as the Mail Order Manager. Whenever I share about my time at VeryVera, it’s not just a

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A Visit to Madison with Sub-Zero and Wolf

Creative Director Emily Yates traveled to Madison, WI for a site visit at Sub-Zero and Wolf’s facilities and to discuss filming with their in-house media team this fall. It doesn’t take much persuasion to get me on a plane. Tell me there’s cheese, great weather, state-of-the-art appliances, and gorgeous farm views on the other side,

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Valentine Templates

Your child will be the talk of the classroom with these simple Valentine ideas! Click here for the Play-Doh Valentine card. Print on cardstock. Click here for the You’re the Bomb Valentine card. Print on cardstock.

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Valuable Values

Hey! My name is Rachel Schifter and I worked at VeryVera from fall of 2016 to spring of 2018 as the Associate Producer of The VeryVera Show. In this role I learned many lessons about being a valuable (and valued) employee. Being afforded the opportunity to learn and grow in my position on the VeryVera

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Reindeer Treat Bag Template

Make your own reindeer treat bag with this simple template! Print the reindeer antlers and ears on brown construction paper, print the noses on red construction paper, and print the eyes on white construction paper or card stock. Fill in the pupils however you want for different reindeer personalities!  

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Finding Your Worth

Lindsey Brumlow is a former employee of VeryVera. Today, she’s sharing her experience of working for Vera out of college. When I came to VeryVera, I was much like any other college graduate. I did not know what direction I wanted my life to take and worried endlessly that I would make the wrong decision.

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Halloween Recipe Roundup

Halloween is less than a week away! If you’re scrambling for a recipe for this weekend’s Halloween gathering or just want to make something festive, here are some of my favorites for this time of year! Savory   Little League Chili                 The first time Carrie Morey joined

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Potential Realized

Hi again! My name is Victoria Kirby and last Spring I was the Culinary/Special Projects Intern for VeryVera. After those five months spent with the company, I moved back to Auburn, Alabama to start my first job out of college! When I began job searching, I considered many things. I considered all the positions I

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Organization is the Glue to Crafting My Success

The first week of October is National Get Organized Week, and to celebrate, Vera is sharing about one of her favorite organizational tools–the planner! If you have ever worked for VeryVera, you have been introduced to a planner. When I say “Planner,” you may be referring to my experience in events, but I actually mean

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Come to the Table

“Come to the table.” How often did I hear those words growing up, and as a mother, how many times have I said those words to my own children? On a Saturday evening this summer, I sought to honor the lady who spoke these words so many times. My mother, Ruth McBrayer Roberts, will turn

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Advice for Young Professionals

Hi! I’m Emily Yates, Creative Director for VeryVera. I do the food photography you see on our website and produce the Vera’s Corner segment in every show. On August 17th, I will celebrate 3 years with VeryVera. The above picture is from my first day on set! Recently, an academic advisor from the University of

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The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Hi! I’m Caroline McCully. A year ago around this time, I wrote my first blog for VeryVera. I was an intern, fresh out of my first year of college, and everything was new to me, from sending professional emails to having my own desk. I arrived at the Cottage armed with my laptop and my

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A Cinco de Mayo Party

Cinco de Mayo is just a few days away! In Episode 2 of Season 6, we shared a few recipes and presentations ideas that are perfect for your Cinco de Mayo celebration! Here are our tips to make your party a success: 1.) Remember the history! It’s always a good idea to have some idea of the

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Of Potholes and Possibilities

Who would’ve ever thought VeryVera and Indianapolis would go hand-in-hand? We’re so excited that The VeryVera Show is taking off in Indianapolis on WISH-TV, and we’re equally excited that Park Tudor School has taken VeryVera Cooking Camp for summer 2018. Recently, Vera and I (Emily Yates, Creative Director) made the trip to Indy to officially

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