Posts tagged holidays

Erie Native Jaime Schember tracks Santa for real

   December 24, 2013 6:51 am    0

Erie native Jaime Schember, daughter of Joe and Rhonda Schember, works for a company that really tracks Santa and lots of other stuff. But she’s home with her family today in Erie, and she shared her blog with all of us. Welcome home for the holidays, Jaime, and thanks for sharing as a guest blogger…

 

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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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Fashion Friday — bring on the glam

   December 20, 2013 7:35 am    1

Saturday on Facebook, I asked if I should wear a black sparkly dress to the Barber Ball or a red ruffly one. Red won out in Facebook comments, but I wore black because my husband’s vote trumped all. Why did it look better? Sparkles — and holidays are made for sparkling. Just a note here…

 

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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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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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Two days to get ready for Saint Nicholas Day

   December 4, 2013 6:12 am    0

Up on the rooftop. Click. Click, Click. Last year, I wrote about celebrating Saint Nicholas Day, and this year — I am at a it again as an empty nester. First a little history: The legend of Saint Nicholas is that he placed gifts in shoes that children left outside their rooms or by the fireplace…

 

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Roll into National Cookie Day and our Cookie Contest

   December 1, 2013 7:48 am    0

It’s that time again! National Cookie Day is Dec. 4, and the The Frankie and May Cookie Contest is already underway. First the contest — then National Cookie Day. Readers submit photos and recipes of favorite holiday cookie creations for a chance to win a $150 Frankie and May  gift card! Here’s how it works: Entrants upload photo and recipe…

 

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Yo ho ho! Talk Like a Pirate Day is Tharrsday

   September 16, 2013 6:21 am    0

Arr! I watched “Jake and the Neverland Pirates” on Disney Junior with granddaughter little Miss Mia Parker yesterday, and it reminded me that International Talk Like a Pirate Day is coming up on Thursday — Septembarr 19. You can talk Pirate on Facebook right now if you change your language status in your account settings to English pirate…

 

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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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Sarah Miller, Facebook get big gift for Toys for Tots

   December 24, 2012 7:22 am    0

Facebook pays it forward. A few weeks ago, Realtor Nancy Placidi of Coldwell Banker Select Realtors sent me a message on Facebook that Sarah Miller, of Walmart had helped Toys for Tots — in a big way. Miller, a mom who works several jobs, helped Toys for Tots secure a grant for $2,000 when Placidi…

 

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