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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 4th, 2013

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If you have never seen the Niagara Pier condominiums, get to the next open house fast when there is one. The units — all located right off the Bayfront Parkway — have become popular real estate lately. Read my story here in House to Home.

Other information in House to Home includes:

» Garden club plant sales in full bloom
» Hay-fever season sign of pollination
» Grow your own organics
» Plant native grasses to save water
» Color your door, entry hall
» Tilling soil for yard art
» Designers provide privacy tips for open floor plan

You’ll go down in history!

Share some Erie history with us! The Erie Times-News celebrated 125 years of delivering the news on April 12, and we are celebrating all year. We want to hear your stories of home restoration. Click here for all the details on our Historic Homes contest. Reminder: This is a web contest, so you must submit everything on the Internet. The grand prize winner gets a weekend stay in one of the oldest brick buildings in North East — The Grape Arbor Bed & Breakfast.

Pam Parker has written about real estate, home improvement and remodeling for 25 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 and stepmom to three.

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Posted: April 27th, 2013

TAB_HtoH_04272013_H01Check out House to Home this week and get a park view right now — buy one of four homes for sale on West 24th Street priced from $75,000 tp $104,900. These two-and-a-half-story  homes include a lot of square footage and great views.  Read my story here.

The rest of our stories include:

» Right plants yield big results in small gardens
» Sputnik blooms, recalls 1950s space race
» Cattin’ around town plants ideas
» Pizza oven tops off backyard patio
» Tongue-and-groove returns to home décor
» Backsplashes make big impressions

You’ll go down in history!

Share some Erie history with us! The Erie Times-News celebrated 125 years of delivering the news on April 12, and we are celebrating all year. We want to hear your stories of home restoration. Click here for all the details on our Historic Homes contest. Reminder: This is a web contest, so you must submit everything on the Internet. The grand prize winner gets a weekend stay in one of the oldest brick buildings in North East — The Grape Arbor Bed & Breakfast.

Pam Parker has written about real estate, home improvement and remodeling for 25 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 and stepmom to three.

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Posted: April 20th, 2013

TAB_HtoH_04202013_H01Don’t let this morning’s early snow scare you inside. The sun will shine today and tomorrow — it’s a great weekend to hit 140 open houses. In House to Home, you’ll find a lot of them this weekend. Read my story – open up to 32 pages of open houses andh ere’s a link to the open house map.

More great House to Home stories include:

Sue Scholz has a terrific story on how to Grow colorful gardens you can eat. She interviewed Rosalind Creasy, edible landscaping expert, who will speak at Mercyhurst University Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Taylor Little Theatre, 501 E. 38th St.  That photo at left is one of Creasy’s edible gardens. Sure looks good today — no snow on those chairs. Here are some of the other terrific stories:

 

You’ll go down in history!

Share some Erie history with us! The Erie Times-News celebrated 125 years of delivering the news on April 12, and we are celebrating all year. We want to hear your stories of home restoration. Click here for all the details on our Historic Homes contest. The grand prize winner gets a weekend stay in one of the oldest brick buildings in North East — The Grape Arbor Bed & Breakfast.

Pam Parker has written about real estate, home improvement and remodeling for 25 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 and stepmom to three.

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Posted: April 13th, 2013

grape-arbor-prizeIt’s a great weekend to celebrate Erie history! The Erie Times-News celebrated 125 years of delivering the news yesterday, and we are celebrating all year. We want to hear your stories of home restoration. Click here for all the details on our Historic Homes contest. The grand prize winner gets a weekend stay in one of the oldest brick buildings in North East — The Grape Arbor Bed & Breakfast.

We have plenty to celebrate in House to Home this week. Countryside has a grand opening of its Phase II section in Summit Township. The Maleno development is a neighborhood of patio homes. It is something to see, and the design center, housed inside a patio home with a walkout basement, gives house hunters a look at all the latest and greatest ideas for building a new home. It is a must see — visit Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. Natalie Washburn gave me a tour, and there is always something new at Countryside.

More great House to Home stories include:

Sue Scholz celebrates award-winning zinnias this week.

Daffodils can make artistic displays, and they are finally in bloom!

Hotel spa-style baths and bedroom decor ideas are easy to incorporate into your home. Read the story here.

Raised gardens appeal to all gardeners even the host of GardenSmart — read it here.

Kitchen faucets have gone high tech.

Tulips are coming! The tulips are coming — read about the fiery orange variety here.

You can add a vacation home feel to your home. Here are tips from designers..

Plastic has become a novel furniture design tool. Look at what folks are doing with it.

Don’t forget all the open houses this weekend. I’ll be out there looking, too. Here’s a link to the open house map.

Pam Parker has written about real estate, home improvement and remodeling for 25 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 and stepmom to three. 

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Posted: March 16th, 2013

Woodbriar LaneIn 20 years of writing for House to Home, I don’t think I’ve seen so many nice condos and patio homes on the market at one time until now.

The picture is of one of my favorites behind Erie Day School, but there are some for every price range and plenty are open tomorrow for viewing. Read my full story here. One thing to keep in mind about condos is some developments do not permit For Sale signs, so if you, like me, ride through neighborhoods and figure nothing is for sale — check with a Realtor because right now nearly every condo development in the region has a few for sale.

A shout out to all the folks who sent me their favorites. We couldn’t accommodate everyone, but I will be doing this again. You can create your open house tour here. If the condos you want aren’t on the tour, call a listing agent, get an appointment and check out some great places to live — in all price ranges.

Check out all of this week’s House to Home right here:

Shamrocks bring Irish home – Sue Scholz gives us the dirt on shamrock plants and the schedule for this weekend’s Home & Garden Expo.
Fun and feasts abound on urban farm – a toddler and her family truly live off the land … and love it.
The Whole Gang’s Here – multiple generations are living under one roof — a growing trend that affects home design.
Fabrics for the Future – jute and other natural fibers aren’t just for rope anymore — they are in rugs and more — and they look great
Patterns refresh furnishings – a little print brightens any room in a hurry.
Implement 5 must-have decorating tools – five quick and easy tools to update your home decor.
Liven up laundry rooms – not just cellar dwellers anymore, laundry rooms become part of the main living space — and look good.
Pam Parker has been writing about homes, home improvement and home décor 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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Posted: October 14th, 2012

With 425 acres of scenery, ponds, creeks and more, this listing is a beauty. Check out the full story on a North East horse farm here. That story and more appeared in House to Home Saturday, Oct. 13. For more great stories and videos, check this out:

It’s a big day of open houses at patio homes today — see the video here.

An attorney becomes an artist using Legos — see it here.

Sue Scholz finds us some monsters and ghosts in the garden in honor of the season. Read it here.

Distressed furnishings are getting a huge following. Read it here.

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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