Shout out to all the women in Corry

   August 18, 2014 7:00 am    1

Thursday I spoke to a group of 100 professional women at the Corry Area Chamber of Commerce. It was great fun. I sat with a group of retired teachers, met a mom in a blended family with 19 grandchildren and much more.  Discussion at our table ranged from great quilting ideas to travel arrangements. One thing…

 

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House lady visits Girard charmer

   August 16, 2014 6:28 am    0

A quaint home in Girard offers a home and a carriage house all for $169,900. Read the full story here, and check out the video at left. Sue Scholz shares some great gardens. Read her story Gardens that wow spark ideas. Here are a few more stories you’ll want to read: Style at Home: 5 tips…

 

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Booking it with ‘Gilligan’s Island’ good girl Mary Ann

   August 12, 2014 6:55 am    0

Celebrities are tracing 50 years worth of history in a host of books this year. I have been getting emails on them daily. For “Gilligan’s Island” fans: The show will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Sept 26, and Dawn Wells, 75, who we all knew as Mary Ann Summers, will release “A Guide To Life: What Would…

 

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What we learned from a Girl Scout, dad and Legos

   August 11, 2014 6:04 am    0

Our visiting Girl Scout in the newsroom last week shared some interesting tidbits with us. We are writers. She is a scientist. She told us about the SkinDeep app and discussed that you can find out about ingredients you should avoid in cosmetics. She added that Dial soap is one of the purest brands out there, and…

 

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House Lady visits Avonia farmhouse, discovers garden greats

   August 9, 2014 7:46 am    0

It’s Saturday, and it’s a good day to tackle some decorating and gardening. Ideas abou in House to Home today. I visited a home and barn that are a sweet deal for someone. Read about it in Avonnia Road home, barn offer opportunity. The video is at left. Sue Scholz visits awesome homes/gardens from the Buffalo Garden Walk….

 

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Momming the ‘little boy with red glasses’

   August 8, 2014 10:56 am    0

It’s my oldest son’s birthday today, and this preschool picture is more than 20 years old. It is one of my favorites. For a lot of reasons. When he was three, he had eye surgery at Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh. I remember it like it was yesterday. I was so nervous. He had to wear glasses, and…

 

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Fitbit, Cubii and ideas to get fit

   August 4, 2014 8:02 am    0

Look — it’s smiling! In Her Times  yesterday, Karen Beardsley-Petit shared a story about Gannon University’s staff  using Fitbits and treadmill desks. I blogged about the benefits of treadmill desks last year. I would love one. And the Fitbits? I bought one for $59.95. It’s tiny. I wear it 24/7 and I like the simplicity of it….

 

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House Lady celebrates first-ever National Curb Appeal Month

   August 2, 2014 6:52 am    0

Check out the video at left of a really nice Lawrence Park home with a luxurious landscape featured in House to Home. Read my story on this great Lawrence Park home here. It’s National Curb Appeal Month, and  we have filled in the gardens at Chez Parker just in time for the first ever National Curb Appeal…

 

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Fashion Friday: Go team, go with shoes that scream team

   August 1, 2014 7:46 am    0

You gotta love Facebook. I saw the awesome shoes below  on a friend’s post, and then I searched and found the bag at left– yes it is a bag but looks like heels and a bag —  available on the the Bradford Exchange. It apparently includes a real stiletto. Officially licensed, it measures 11″ wide by 9″ high. See…

 

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Dill-lightful pickle power, cheesecake and National Girlfriends Day

   July 30, 2014 7:22 am    0

My mom loved to grow cucumbers and can pickles, and I thought of that when I saw this book, at left.  And I have to remind everyone that Friday is National Girlfriends Day,  according to National Day Calendar. It credits www.sisterwoman.com with creating the day. Other sites claim no one knows the origin.  It’s  a great…

 

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