Posts tagged pam parker

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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House lady visits Girard charmer

By | August 16, 2014 6:28 am | 0 Comments

A quaint home in Girard offers a home and a carriage house all for $169,900. Read the full story here, and check out the video at left. Sue Scholz shares some great gardens. Read her story Gardens that wow spark ideas. Here are a few more stories you’ll want to read: Style at Home: 5 tips…

 

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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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House Lady visits Avonia farmhouse, discovers garden greats

By | August 9, 2014 7:46 am | 0 Comments

It’s Saturday, and it’s a good day to tackle some decorating and gardening. Ideas abou in House to Home today. I visited a home and barn that are a sweet deal for someone. Read about it in Avonnia Road home, barn offer opportunity. The video is at left. Sue Scholz visits awesome homes/gardens from the Buffalo Garden Walk….

 

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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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House Lady celebrates first-ever National Curb Appeal Month

By | August 2, 2014 6:52 am | 0 Comments

Check out the video at left of a really nice Lawrence Park home with a luxurious landscape featured in House to Home. Read my story on this great Lawrence Park home here. It’s National Curb Appeal Month, and  we have filled in the gardens at Chez Parker just in time for the first ever National Curb Appeal…

 

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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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