Posts tagged Shopping

Fashion Friday — sales are on

By | July 11, 2014 6:54 am | 0 Comments

I bought a Coach purse – my first ever. It was on clearance for under $200 at the Grove City Coach outlet with an additional 70 percent off, and I was so deliriously happy to see the price that I almost bought two. I also hit the Banana Republic outlet and bought an orange striped shirt and a…

 

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Survey says men gain expertise in grocery shopping

By | February 27, 2014 5:56 am | 0 Comments

Remember when Mom was the queen of shopping at the grocery store? Advertisers catered their messages to women as the primary decision makers in the grocery store — and other stores. Not any more. My husband has always been a shopper in our family — and he knows his brands — and those of the…

 

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Vacation reflections from Virginia Beach

By | May 28, 2013 6:33 am | 0 Comments

What a difference a year makes. Last year my oldest graduated as a doctor of physical therapy after seven long years of studying. This year, we spent a long weekend in his new hometown of Virginia Beach. We shared love, laughter and libations on this trip and made memories.  Some of the memorable moments: My…

 

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Gift giving survey says give cash, time, cards

By | May 1, 2013 9:00 am | 0 Comments

I get a lot of e-mails about gifts for Moms, Dads and grads. Last year, I blogged that what grads want is plain old cash. Don’t get clever, just hand over the Benjamins. Mom and Dad want greeting cards, gift cards and a few hours of your time — simple. Finally a web site agrees….

 

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Plunging necklines punctuate Golden Globes — go Sally

By | January 15, 2013 5:47 am | 0 Comments

I didn’t watch the Golden Globes because I was watching “Downton Abbey,” but I did catch up on the styles this morning. It appears that plunging necklines stole the show for everyone from 66-year-old Oscar nominee Sally Field (for her role as Mary Todd Lincoln) to the kids – Selena Gomez, 20, and “Modern Family” actress Sarah Hyland,…

 

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House lady — opportunity knocking for sellers

By | January 5, 2013 7:45 am | 0 Comments

Good news abounds in real estate this week in House to Home. If you have a house in the $200,000 to $300,000 range, now might be the time to list — the market is begging for more inventory in that range. Read my story: Look at the year ahead in real estate. The Millcreek home at…

 

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House lady — open up small spaces and feed the birds

By | December 29, 2012 9:03 am | 0 Comments

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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Fashion Friday – gifts for the sole step up

By | December 28, 2012 7:37 am | 0 Comments

Did you get shoes for Christmas? Did you want them? Well, I did. Shoes, according to fashionistas and researchers, hit some record level of sales in the three months leading up to November. A West Indies article in the Trinidad Express — read it here — said women’s fashion footwear grew 3.2 per cent and…

 

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We procrastinating Christmas shoppers get good deals

By | December 20, 2012 7:52 am | 0 Comments

There’s good news for crazy shoppers like me. Close to 25 percent of the holiday sales take place the last week before Christmas. So says Dee Lee of CBS in Boston. She is a famous financial planner quoted on all the top news shows and in magazines. A study on Shopadvisor.com suggested that bargain hunters in…

 

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Create a book, win a book right here

By | November 27, 2012 6:58 am | 0 Comments

Want to personalize a book for one of your kids or grandkids? You can do it at www.cosmicessentials.com. And you still have time to do it for Christmas. A local woman runs the business. The book tells a story complete with your child’s name, age, description and can include family members by name. It’s not just…

 

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