Posts tagged christmas

House Lady shares wine rooms and more

   December 21, 2013 5:17 am    0

In the final countdown to Christmas, this week’s House to Home includes tons of holiday gift and decorating ideas. Plus, I visited a growing trend in homes — wine decor that’s attracting a lot of attention. I’ve seen more wine rooms, wine coolers and wine novelties in the past few years than I ever imagined. It’s a…

 

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The Elf, Santa and the Polar Express

   December 19, 2013 7:30 am    0

I am glad that there was no Elf on the Shelf when my kids were young. Here’s a link to today’s story in the Erie Times-News. My youngest, Ryan, had a fear of elves without any watchful doll to provoke him. As a youngster, he would hold his hands over his ears when certain Christmas…

 

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Are you decorating more or less this year?

   December 12, 2013 6:16 am    0

In the past few weeks, I’ve talked to a lot of folks who didn’t have trees up yet and had already decided to do less for the holidays than years past. A lot of those folks are empty nesters. And I have to say that I look back on the years that we decorated Chez…

 

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My poinsettia reblooms — a Christmas miracle

   December 8, 2013 7:19 am    0

Poinsettias usually die off at Chez Parker shortly after the first of the year.  Not this one purchased in 2012. It’s getting brand new red leaves, and I did nothing extraordinary to make it happen. Basically, I watered it for the past year and never moved it from its post in the front window. In…

 

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House Lady shares favorite stories of 2013

   December 7, 2013 5:38 am    0

House to Home takes a look at some favorite stories from 2013. A lot of the developments I have written about when they were brand spanking new are 10 or 20 years old, and that really stings. At any rate, I have seen some wonderful houses this past year. To see all my faves, click here….

 

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What to buy, or not, for the guys

   December 2, 2013 7:08 am    0

Struggling with what to get your hubby, boyfriend, brother or son? Me too. But I have persevered. My husband has been impossible to buy for. In fact I reached the point where I knew he was going to return whatever I bought — no matter how thoughtful or expensive the gift. I’m not alone. He did…

 

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House Lady visits Union Square town home

   November 23, 2013 10:21 am    0

This week, House to Home visits with Deanne Bardo, proud owner of a Union Square town home at 12th and Peach streets. She and her husband and family sold their Fairview home to move to downtown Erie. Read my entire article here. We could see plenty of activity in that area. Thanks to Deanne for sharing! This week,…

 

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Mommy files — kids speed through rules

   January 14, 2013 6:17 am    0

These are my boys smirking on Christmas morning a few years ago and laughing that they got the same shirt for Christmas. That kind of happens every year — the same shirt thing — because they both look handsome in the same colors and styles, and my daughter and I outfit them accordingly. We know…

 

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House lady — open up small spaces and feed the birds

   December 29, 2012 9:03 am    0

This week’s House to Home focuses on making small spaces seem bigger. As apartments get smaller, we have some great ideas on how to make them more livable right here. Using windowsills as seating and finding a good hideaway bed can make your small space a wonderful home. In a “before and after” article, one designer…

 

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Fashion Friday – gifts for the sole step up

   December 28, 2012 7:37 am    0

Did you get shoes for Christmas? Did you want them? Well, I did. Shoes, according to fashionistas and researchers, hit some record level of sales in the three months leading up to November. A West Indies article in the Trinidad Express — read it here — said women’s fashion footwear grew 3.2 per cent and…

 

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