Every time Patricia Heaton comes on our show, we are absolutely OBSESSED.
Not least because she always leaves us in stitches — and this time was no exception!
The former “Middle” actress sashayed onto the stage with the carry-on she brings with her on every trip — a GIGANTIC black backpack. (You know, the kind you might climb Mount Everest with.)
And one of the many things it MUST contain? Her lip-print cosmetics case, which always contains one very crucial item.
“One of the most important things, other than saving people’s lives,” Patricia promises, “is keeping my eyelashes on in Africa for 10 days. That’s very important to me.”
Of course, lash glue is not the only thing she’s got in there. The “Everybody Loves Raymond” alum also packs ALL the tech she could need, including her laptop, her iPad, her phones — and two pairs of headphones.
(We’re guessing Patricia has to pay those overweight baggage fees from time to time! ?)
All kidding aside, though, Patricia packs that bag extra-full because she’s often going far from home — to places like Zambia, where she works with World Vision, a humanitarian organization that works to help children from around the world.
It’s through World Vision that Patricia found her sponsor child, Gracious, who she got to meet in Zambia a few years ago.
And it’s Gracious that inspired Patricia’s latest jewelry collection with World Vision, “The Grace Collection.” As she modeled on the show, the collection includes a long necklace with a tassel, a bracelet with a Tree of Life pendant, and a teal infinity scarf.
Hear Patricia talk more about the collection — and the sweet way Rach has been supporting her work with World Vision for years — in the video below!