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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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Posted: May 10th, 2013

shoesI’m not a flats kind of girl, but an e-mail spoke to me about “Earthing.”

The makers of Pluggz teased me about how good it feels to walk barefoot on grass or sand — they explained that it’s because we are in direct touch with nature  – Mother Earth.

We absorb energy, electrons that “ground” us — called Earthing. Well that caught my attention, so I visited the website and found  leather and linen ballet flats that have “pluggzproprietary” grounding technology, padded arches and heels with memory foam, moisture wicking, anti-microbial lining and trampoline heels for extra comfort and support. They retail for $129 per pair. I am hoping to get a free pair to try them out for everyone. They have a men’s version — flip flops.

White nails — they’re everywhereHuffington Post, Harper’s Bazaar and more. This photo is from InStyle. The white nails look pretty good and some folks add little decals, stickers and other adornments. Check it out in the latest edition of InStyle magazine. white nails

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 of three and step grandmom of one.

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Posted: May 3rd, 2013

Downton Abbey style

The clothing is coming!

The clothing is coming! And a whole lot more.

“Downton Abbey” styles goes retail this year — according to Gareth Neame in an interview with CNBC.

“We’ll be working across an entire range of products coming out this year. From fashion, apparel and homeware and furniture to wallpapers, beauty products and stationery,” Neame, who is also the show’s executive producer, told CNBC.

“Some of these things have been available since 2012 and we publish books and have made a music album, but the more complex products take time,” he said, adding that there would be even more scope for merchandising in the future.

Click on the picture — it takes you to the story from Huffington Post in the UK. Here’s the story from Huffington Post in the United Kingdom. Here’s the story from E!OnlineHere’s the story from Vogue.

Will 1920s styles sell nearly 100 years later? That will be the real story.

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 of three and step grandmom of one.


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Posted: April 19th, 2013

Screen-shot-2013-04-05-at-8_58_17-AMI can’t help but wonder if the resurgence of The Great Gatsby-ish glam isn’t helped a little bit by Downton Abbey‘s fashions. Squidoo agrees with me — the 1920s were soo elegant. Click on the photo, and it takes you to Fashionista.com and links to the film trailer. The new movie is just weeks away from hitting theaters.

The Great Gatsby,” F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel published in 1925, returns to the screen for the sixth time. Scroll to the bottom for Wikipedia’s entire list of who’s who in the films.

Gatsby brings us lace, drop waists, satin and flowing, fluid style. Femininity reigns. It’s big fashion news in London – click here for more on that. One quirky thing is this movie was delayed in release … a few times, but fashion houses were ready. So some of us already have our Daisy Buchanan duds and frocks. I know I have at least four lacy numbers that look remarkably like what I wore in the 1970s when Gatsby was released. The colors, the fabrics — welcome back, Daisy.

Brooks Brothers is into the fashion – click here for the men’s side.

I remember the 1974 movie and the style. Daisy Buchanan was played by Mia Farrow — she’s now 68. Click here for an update on her. Robert Redford was Jay Gatsby. Farrow  married Frank Sinatra and then settled in with Woody Allen. She was a fixture on “Peyton Place” and played the mom in “Rosemary’s Baby.”And who doesn’t know Robert Redford?

Direct from Wikipedia– here are the six movies all sort of based on the novel:

  1. The Great Gatsby, 1926  – a silent movie of a stage adaptation, starring Warner Baxter, Lois Wilson, and William Powell. It is rumored ot be the best adaptation of the novel, but we’ll never know. A trailer of the film at National Archives is all anyone can find.
  2. The Great Gatsby, 1949  – starred Alan Ladd, Betty Field and Shelley Winters.
  3. The Great Gatsby, 1974 – the most famous screen version and memorable to folks like me.  Sam Waterston was narrator Nick Carraway, with Mia Farrow as Daisy Buchanan and Robert Redford as Gatsby. Get this – script by Francis Ford Coppola.
  4. The Great Gatsby, 2000  – a made-for-TV movie starring Toby Stephens, Paul Rudd and Mira Sorvino.
  5. G, 2002 – sort of based on Gastby and starring Richard T. Jones, Blair Underwood, and Chenoa Maxwell.
  6. The Great Gatsby, directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, and Tobey Maguire. Coming our way  May 10.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three and stepmom of three.


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Posted: April 8th, 2013

clockUsing a timer and a reward to get kids to clean up a mess of toys is one of those simple tool that works. I remember when my kids were little, a babysitter turned a lot of challenging tasks into games. She used a timer, and they loved it. That bicycle tire clock is from Boredpanda.

She came from a big family and noted that it always worked on her brothers and sisters. We also had a chicken alarm clock that looked like the one below. My youngest put that chicken out of its misery. chicken clock

Need parenting help? Check out Momiverse for some great suggestions.

One of the articles is by author Alyson Schafer, a psychotherapist and parenting book author who impressed me  www.AlysonSchafer.com.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three.  


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