Posts tagged halloween

Survey scares up results on home haunts

   October 29, 2014 6:51 am    0

Poltergeists and demons are rarely on the list of must haves for house hunters. But Trulia had a little spirited fun scaring up some killer statistics on how the living feel about sharing space with the dead or undead (or something in between). Trulia conducted an online survey by Harris Poll of 2,005 adults, and 1,117 planned to buy a…


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House Lady enjoys video home tours and more

   October 18, 2014 7:26 am    0

Well I have seen some impressive homes in the past few months at House to Home. I’ve been to a nearly $2 million beauty on the lake, a glamorous renovated Harborcreek lakefront home listed at $400,000 and all those beauties in Manchester Farms and all around town. This week, I got to revisit Walten Woods where homes…


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Fashion Friday meets cheesecloth ghosts

   October 17, 2014 10:06 am    0

This is a spooky one, but it’s a Martha Stewart design for Halloween. So I couldn’t resist. It uses styrofoam mannequin heads that you can buy at wig shops. And apparently if you add some cheesecloth, suspend them in the trees or from your porch ceiling or hang them on posts in the yard, you can have…


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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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Beardskis blowing in with cool weather

   August 20, 2014 6:15 am    0

Well I was going to save this for Fashion Friday, but I just can’t wait that long. If you always wanted a beard — here’s one to warm you up — they are called Beardskis. What a great gift idea. Or Halloween costume idea. It’s about four months to Christmas. Yikes, but what better way to…


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Wrap up Halloween with a dress made of wrappers

   October 31, 2013 7:32 am    0

What should you do with all those leftover candy wrappers? Make a chain … or a dress. In 2012, we interviewed Adria Roberts, then a student at Strong Vincent High School. She and her boyfriend,  Steven Comi, — and countless others — collected Starburst Fruit Chews wrappers so that Adria could make her prom dress. The…


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House Lady — chalk this one up to paper

   October 26, 2013 6:50 am    0

The temperatures are driving us indoors, and some great ideas are popping up for decorating. Chalkboard wall coverings and ideas for chalkboard decor are spicing up homes. Mary Carol Garrity wrote a terrific column that appears in House to Home this week, and local decorators Marie Feltz, of Decorating Den, and Sabrina Fischer, of Sassy Peacock…


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Halloween memories from the Eckert crypt

   October 24, 2013 7:37 am    0

When I see all the cute Halloween costumes, I remember some of the cute stuff my kids wore. And here they are: As the kids got older, they were very clever. Kelly has been a slice of pizza, Mario Brothers’ characters, Woody from “Toy Story” and much more. The boys were football players. And they…


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House Lady’s time to autumnate

   September 21, 2013 8:28 am    0

Happy Fall! Today’s the day. Summer is gone, and this place needs some fun fall and Halloween stuff. And some mums. This photo, above, is from the National Chrysanthemum Society. I never have any luck with mums. I have spent a fortune killing them, but I try every year to get at least one pot to live through 30…


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Halloween Google Doodle scares up fun

   October 31, 2012 6:55 am    0

                    Another masterpiece for Halloween —  the Google Doodle welcomes us to lucky building Number 13. A black cat sits in a trash can while a raven walks the rooftop. A skeleton dances in front. Click on the doors, cat, raven and skeleton, and get a…


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