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What women and men say about Valentine’s Day

By | February 12, 2014 9:56 am | 0 Comments

Men say it’s too commercial, and they spend big on their women. Mostly on dinner, flowers and jewelry. Beso.com, part of Shopzilla Inc., polled 2,178 Gen X and Gen Y shoppers  and found that 37 percent of respondents call the day romantic, and 32 percent call it fun, but the majority called it cheesy, annoying and commercial….

 

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The best of gifts, the worst of gifts

By | January 21, 2014 6:14 am | 0 Comments

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, research is out on who loved what for the holiday gift giving season. Tada.com polled 6,581 online shoppers, immediately after they checked out from 2,987 online retailers, to find out what they liked and disliked about holiday gifts they received last Christmas. Spouses and significant others were the best…

 

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Beauty gifts to love right now

By | December 18, 2013 6:32 am | 0 Comments

Looking for some fun gifts for the holidays? Here are a just a few never-fail ideas for the gals on your list: Nail art manicure. Nails have gone way beyond just color. Spring for some nail art for someone you love. It doesn’t have to be on every finger. One accent nail can create a great…

 

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What to buy, or not, for the guys

By | December 2, 2013 7:08 am | 0 Comments

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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My poinsettia says it’s Christmas in July

By | July 24, 2013 6:46 am | 0 Comments

It’s July 24, and my 2012 poinsettia is still hanging on with a few red leaves. The red ones look pretty sad, but the green ones are quite healthy. Ordinarily, I don’t pay a lot of attention to Christmas in July — which celebrates that Christmas is six months away. This year,though, I have had…

 

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‘Santa Baby’ — what women want from men

By | December 16, 2012 12:03 pm | 0 Comments

The song “Santa Baby” by Eartha Kitt or Madonna offers a cute twist on what women want for holiday gifts. Here are the lyrics. Convertibles, yachts, condos and Tiffany’s are out of reach for most men, but Sabrina Fischer, owner of the Sassy Peacock in Erie, offers some great advice to all the guys who…

 

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Gift registry delivers a sense of humor

By | May 9, 2012 6:51 am | 0 Comments

With graduation, shower and wedding season sneaking up on us, we just have to share a gift registry that puts the fun into Internet shopping. MyRegistry.com combines the best of registries into one convenient place. It does some things I’ve never seen: You can add gifts from any store on the Internet, sync store registries you already…

 

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Fashion Friday freebie — dress like Tom Cruise

By | December 9, 2011 6:22 am | 3 Comments

Cue Mission Impossible music here. Who doesn’t want to see their man dressed like the IMF gang? So here’s a fashion Friday freebie fun opportunity to win footwear from Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, premiering in theaters Dec. 21. You can get the look   thanks to the Giorgio Brutini folks who are offering up one free…

 

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Own a Todd original

By | November 10, 2009 10:42 am | 1 Comment

Todd the Eastern Box Turtle paints a picture at the Erie Zoo on Nov. 15, 2008. File photo by Ryan Randolph/Erie Times-News This weekend, the Erie Zoo is hosting it’s annual animal art show with pieces created by the resident critters available for purchase. If you’ve never seen a real snakeskin print or an authentic…

 

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