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Fashion Friday — Gotta clean my germy jewelry

   November 15, 2013 11:59 am    0

I never thought about the gunk I get on my rings. Or bracelets. Or necklaces. Until I opened an e-mail that told me all about my jewelry germs. Ick! In a press release, David Bellman, inventor of the Aquasonic Wave jewelry cleaning system, and Dr. Holly Neefe, a pediatrician with 17 years of experience, warned…

 

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Girls (witches) just wanna have fun

   October 17, 2013 6:38 am    0

Oct. 11 marked a wicked-good day in the Erie area when more than 60 women dressed as witches for an annual costume event of The Welcome Club of Erie. Kelli Postema, new to the Erie area, swept the women into her home for the party after Kate Zahorchak hosted the event for eight magical years….

 

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Poo-Pourri makes a splash

   October 15, 2013 7:00 am    1

No, it’s not a joke. Poo-Pourri¬†founder Suzy Batiz, of Dallas,¬†set up a business in 2007 that takes the stink out of the bathroom — before it happens. Watch the funny video at left if you don’t know what I am talking about. Poo~Pourri Toilet Deodorizers are the spray-before-you-go scents that prevent the odor of number…

 

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Fashion Friday — boots that fit real women’s calves

   October 11, 2013 7:53 am    1

Time to reboot? Me too! I am in search of boots, and I have spent a lifetime trying to squeeze my small feet and larger-than-average calves into designer boots. I’ve used pliers to pull those zippers up on occasion. I’ve worked up a sweat getting them on and never take them off until day is…

 

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Stepmother files — kids tie the knot

   October 6, 2011 5:08 am    0

Weddings have arrived for our family, and being a stepfamily opens a new chapter with another wedding on the horizon. Fortunately, it’s not uncharted territory for us. My hubby’s oldest son got married a few years ago. As a stepmom, here’s what I learned: 1. It’s all about the bride and groom and their bio-parents…

 

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‘Mom, can I bring a friend?’

   October 5, 2011 4:43 am    0

“Well of course you can!” I say enthusiastically. We’ve all encountered the “bring a friend along,” and it’s a great idea … on paper. Three things I’ve learned: 1. When your darlings start bringing along friends, enjoy it. Make it fun. You will be the odd man out and often more of a driver than…

 

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Allergy season hits hard

   October 1, 2011 4:03 am    1

I dodged the bullet on allergies most of this year, but I am paying for it these past few days. Sneezing and itchy-red eyes are my enemy today. I just took a dose of Allegra, which doesn’t always work. So now I am scanning the list of meds at webmd.com One of the few things…

 

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Fearless woman Liz Allen — last day to vote

   September 30, 2011 4:09 am    0

I never ask people to vote for anything or anyone. Not on Facebook or anyplace else, but I implore everyone to vote for Liz Allen in the Live Fearlessly contest. If you don’t know Liz, please read the essay submitted. I do know Liz, and she is an extraordinary woman who faced a lot of…

 

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Her Time 5K: Run, ladies, run …

   September 28, 2011 10:36 am    0

The Her Times race is Saturday at the Rotary Pavilion on Presque Isle, and the Her Times staff will be there to root on the more than 800 — that’s right 800 women who will be running for fun, for good health and for private reasons that often inspire me. Congratulations and a huge thanks…

 

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I still laugh at middle school mayhem

   September 27, 2011 6:03 am    0

When kids make you laugh so hard, your sides hurt, it might be the middle school years. It’s a time when kids have a somewhat grown-up appearance, but they still have that impishness that makes me grin just thinking about it. I still laugh when I think of football car pools. No one wanted the…

 

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