Posts tagged pam parker

House Lady visits Avonia farmhouse, discovers garden greats

   August 9, 2014 7:46 am    0

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’

   August 8, 2014 10:56 am    0

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

   August 4, 2014 8:02 am    0

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

   August 2, 2014 6:52 am    0

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

   August 1, 2014 7:46 am    0

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

   July 30, 2014 7:22 am    0

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

   July 29, 2014 6:27 am    0

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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Minivan parts drive architecture home, offices you won’t believe

   July 28, 2014 6:40 am    0

I get my weekly fix of cool house stuff from Houzz. And this week, the online magazine really has some incredible finds.The house at left is made from minivan parts. It’s 1,140 square feet with two bedrooms and one and a half baths. Two architects in California designed it and live in it. The interior is really impressive. Read…

 

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House lady: 4 schools, a lighthouse tour and a corner garden

   July 26, 2014 7:56 am    0

If you have not read Loretta Brandon’s memories of growing up at the Presque Isle lighthouse, do it now. She is a delight. Here’s part 1 and here’s part 2. When I visited the lighthouse yesterday and talked to her, she shared that her pets had been buried in some of the flower gardens, and  she told Jeff…

 

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Fashion Friday: Back to backpack mania

   July 25, 2014 5:25 am    1

It’s getting to be that time — back-to-school time. Cute little shells and colorful ideas for the little ones take me back to when my kids had Ninja Turtle backbacks, so a shell might be fun. MadPax makes these and lunchboxes too, and these things are all over Pinterest. See these at MadPax’s bold 3D designs. Thanks to Lauren Weissman of EFG: Entertainment Fusion…

 

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