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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 ‘family room’
Posted: November 16th, 2013

3545 Julie CourtThis week in House to Home, we visit Love Farms — a community of homes in Millcreek Township that still seems new to me — even though homes were built between 1992 and 1998. Right now, five residences are for sale at 3545 Julie Court, 3518 Julie Court, 3555 Julie Court, 3561 Dominic Drive and 3567 Anne Marie Drive. Read my full story here.

We have a lot of informative stories in our online and print issues as well. Check out the entire issue here.

» Garden clubs present beautification awards – Sue Scholz shares some winning gardens.
» Add some fun decorating to Thanksgiving – more than gourds and pumpkins.
» Update a family room with less wood – cool ideas that take 1980s right into the present.
» Cash still reigns in real estate – buyers with cash are growing in numbers.
» What to do with all those souvenirs — group them in fun displays — or put them on your Christmas tree!
» Year end house hunting tips – lots of advantages for year-end buyers and sellers.
» Paint ceramic tile to bring it up to date – you can paint tile if you do it just right.
» Let the kids make Thanksgiving place cards –fun crafts for the kids.
» Check your electrical outlets – maintenance of plate covers and more is a safety issue.
Be prepared to invest in maintenance – home buyers need to budget for more than the mortgage.

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

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Posted: February 16th, 2013

HTH_020213parker2In this week’s House to Home, check out my article about how a grandma and grandpa converted media centers into kid kitchens. I was so impressed when Erie Times-News photographer Andy Colwell told me about this — I called these Oklahoma City folks up — terrific idea. Read it here. See the cool green kitchen she created at the bottom of this blog.

TAB_HtoH_02162013_H01Other features include:

Big-screen TVs become stars of home viewing – not just in the family room anymore.
Time for flowers – cool clocks become part of flower arrangements.
Speaker shares success – Sue Scholz tells us the Buffalo Garden Walk president will present photos in Erie from the 2012 walk — one of the largest garden tours in the country.
Enjoy urban oasis – couple turns postage stamp yards into garden-magazine-worthy landscapes.

Tips to go green inexpensively – easy and free.
Light up your home with ambience – little things made a difference.

Get energy-efficiency rebates now – home improvement time can save some $$.

Pam Parker has written about real estate and home decor in the tri-state region for more than 20 years. She 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 and step-grandmom to one.  


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