Posts tagged Her Times magazine

Fashion Friday — here come statement tights for fall

By | August 22, 2014 9:03 am | 0 Comments

Splash that color on for fall. Think color-run color. A lot of designers are splashing patterns all over the place — especially legs. The Libertine collection takes the ‘60’s to another level  “with vibrant splatters of paint that resemble graffiti artwork,” according to a news release. At BUSTLE, statement tights are the latest and greatest. ” … the tights of…

 

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Beardskis blowing in with cool weather

By | August 20, 2014 6:15 am | 0 Comments

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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International Bacon Day coming up Saturday, Aug. 30

By | August 19, 2014 7:57 am | 0 Comments

We can all ham it up and fry, bake, broil or sizzle on Saturday, Aug. 30. International Bacon Day is celebrated the Saturday before Labor Day in the United States. Labor Day is Monday, Sept. 1 this year. Wikipedia attributes Bacon Day to folks in the city of Bedford, Massachusetts. I never would have known bacon had its own day if Sarah Park from…

 

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Shout out to all the women in Corry

By | August 18, 2014 7:00 am | 1 Comment

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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What we learned from a Girl Scout, dad and Legos

By | August 11, 2014 6:04 am | 0 Comments

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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Momming the ‘little boy with red glasses’

By | August 8, 2014 10:56 am | 0 Comments

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

By | August 4, 2014 8:02 am | 0 Comments

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

By | August 1, 2014 7:46 am | 0 Comments

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

By | July 30, 2014 7:22 am | 0 Comments

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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Wine, women and corks

By | July 29, 2014 6:27 am | 0 Comments

There isn’t a lot I don’t know about wine. And corks. And that picture at left shows what my daughter and husband did with corks. Here’s some really good news from the email files: Women buy 80 percent of all wine sold in the U.S., and women overwhelming prefer cork stoppers. 30 million bottles of wine…

 

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