5 remodeling tips for tiny baths

   September 15, 2014 7:31 am    0

I had a tiny bath in my old home, and remodeling was a serious challenge because standard sinks and tubs wouldn’t fit and limited what we could do. I renovated that bath three times and never liked it. But now, look at  this clever design from Houzz. What a sink! I’ve seen a lot of houses where homeowners created some…

 

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House lady’s off to open houses today

   September 14, 2014 7:12 am    0

What a perfect day to hit open houses. Before I drag my hubby out for an afternoon, I am decorating for fall because I have seen such cute stuff this past week. Thanks to Rita Brown of RE/MAX, I toured the Manchester Valley area in Fairview where three homes are for sale with Realtors and…

 

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Fashion Friday: Head into skull scarves and more

   September 12, 2014 7:38 am    0

At dinner the other night, our lovely young waitress had on what I thought was some kind of pattern — white on black, but it was skulls. Tastefully done — tiny skulls, but skulls just the same, and not for Halloween. I mean her top was adorable! Then I looked up the fashion trend, and thanks…

 

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Visit sacred spaces tonight, Social Security seminar later this month

   September 11, 2014 7:30 am    0

Tonight is your chance to see the interiors of 12 historic sacred properties. The Erie County Historical Society hosts a Sacred Spaces tour tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. $10 per person gets you inside the architecture and history at: St. Patrick’s the Soldier’s and Sailors home  chapel, Russian Orthodox Church of the Nativity, St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, First…

 

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Saving soles, feet and Fitbits

   September 9, 2014 5:28 am    0

Shoes, shoes, shoes. I’m not an easy fit, but I have found comfort and style in shoes. First off, these Hawaiian Blue Eclipse Lime Ponch Brooks Ghost 7s will arrive today — thanks to VIPZappos.com. I have had varying success with athletic shoes because I need arch support and overall support — I am a…

 

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TBT, enjoy school sports, but don’t go nuts

   September 4, 2014 7:41 am    1

Sports seasons take me back to when six kids participated in everything: hockey, soccer, football, baseball, softball, lacrosse, cross country, basketball, volleyball and track and field. But before you push your kid too hard to aspire to an elusive college scholarship, note that psychiatrist Gary Malone — a former student athlete — has some interesting numbers: Only 3 percent of…

 

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Sales, soles and Fitbits

   September 2, 2014 5:39 am    0

A really big shoe sale (a tribute to Ed Sullivan) brought home three faves for this girl. I hit the DSW clearance rack, and $86 later, this trio followed me home. I may have to return to get the strippy sandals I left behind. This all started because my granddaughter had the cutest boots on when we saw…

 

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What’s new in real estate — plenty

   September 1, 2014 7:59 am    0

If you want to know how the local real estate market is doing, check this out: The Greater Erie Board of Realtors has its own Facebook page, and it posted the monthly listing and sales stats for the Erie County market — all the way back to 2012. Great stuff and thanks to GEBOR for sharing….

 

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Fashion Friday — paws for some prrrrints

   August 29, 2014 6:26 am    0

Purr-fectly patterned leopard and other animal prints are here to stay for fall and beyond — even in sportswear. Just look at the smashing Nike dress Serena Williams is sporting at the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament in NYC — going on now. It is $80 at Tennis Warehouse. Leopard print is trending for fall according to Paris Fashion…

 

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5 ways to help a child who hates school

   August 28, 2014 7:55 am    0

“I hate school.” As a parent, you have to take control but not panic when you hear these words. In the early days of the school year this statement could be due to the change in schedule and routine. Here are five things to do: Every year is going to be new: new kids, new teachers, new classes….

 

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