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By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
Pam Parker's blog takes on everything from women's fun to momisms to lifestyles around Lake Erie and real estate. She'll take you down Memory Lane, up through sports and fun and off the grid. Get ready for laughs — it's more than just Pam. It's Pamdemonium.   Read more about this blog.
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Posts tagged ‘emerald’
Posted: January 26th, 2013

HTH_012613parker31Here’s an opportunity to see some very expensive homes — all in one afternoon. Read my full story here in House to Home. The picture here is from the million-dollar home on Manchester Farms Road.

I was lucky enough to see these homes with just a dusting of snow, and what a treat.

Dennis and Lorraine Dolan’s 1860s home at 550 Dutch Road once belonged to Spike and Kay Payne Spicer. Builder David Haller bought it in 2006 and remodeled the entire house. It has become a beautifully restored 4,400-square-foot residence listed at $699,000 with Kathe Rafferty of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services.

Less than a mile away, a home at 6715 Manchester Farms Road is open to the public — a million dollar home built in 1994 by John and Bobbi Kozlowski. John Kozlowski, a builder who owned Bernard Brick, and Bobbi Kozlowski, an interior designer and former bakery owner, meticulously designed the 4,500-square-foot ranch that sits on 12 secluded acres. Kathe Rafferty lists this one at $1,125,000. We have a lot of other great stories — click on them below:

Our local columns include:

Rainforest Sunrise is Hosta of the Year – Our expert gardener Sue Scholz shares another hot selling hosta — a real beauty.
Small updates make big change – Sabrina Fischer shares an Erie home’s kitchen with a beautiful update — that preserved cabinetry and flooring.

And our other trending tropics cover:
Sink into contemporary kitchen update – apron sinks — are they for you? 
Cut glass etched place in history – get out your cut glass — it’s never out of style.
Some wall cracks cause for concern – find out if  that crack in your house is dangerous or not.
Emerald’s time to shine – color of the year can work in your home.
Area rugs boost color and texture in rooms – add a little color and fun to any room with a splashy rug.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one. She has written about real estate and home decor every week for more than 20 years. 

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Posted: December 9th, 2012

Pantone’s selection of tangerine stole the show in 2012, and the new year will be coming up green with Pantone’s choice of emerald as the color of 2013.

It’s the color of money and signifies growth. In fact, it’s a pretty shade for grass and pretty much every tree. What a great choice. I know the Girl Scouts are happy about the selection.

In honor of this announcement, I bought a green dress. I now have an excuse to buy more green stuff.

A few months ago, the PANTONE Color Institute posted its top 10 women’s fashion colors for Spring 2013. Glamour Magazine did a great piece on it. Read my blog on that topic here. Those colors include: Bright ChartreuseEthereal RhapsodyFrench Roastgrayed-down purpleHoney GoldOlympian BluePink FlambéTangerine TangoUltramarine GreenAfrican violetdusk blue and of course emeraldPantone’s colorists also told us how hot all greens would become in fashion for the next year. Read my blog on that here.

Right now, let’s all get out there and spend some green on something green.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.

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Posted: October 26th, 2012

We are barely into fall fashions, but here come the spring colors.  These look a little muted on the page, but believe me they are anything but shy. The image at left is from Glamour magazine.

The PANTONE Color Institute posted its top 10 women’s fashion colors for Spring 2013. This Monaco Blue dress is one of the splashy colors that will make its appearance in fashion. The pillow, pictured below, is hot in home accessories. I love all the colors and poppy red, emerald, lemon zest and tender shoots are my favorites. Which one is your favorite?

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Timesand House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.

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