Her Times
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.
 Phone: 814-870-1821
Posts tagged ‘Sunday’
Posted: July 5th, 2013

dress2If you think that all the new geometric patterns aren’t for you, don’t be too hasty. Wait till you see Erie’s Christine Eddy in a colorful geometric pattern skirt in Her Times on Sunday — she looks awesome! The patterns can be small or large and they can look great — and slimming. So, don’t count them out before you try them on. Here are a few adorable styles –

The colorblock poplin dress at left is $69.95 from eShaktian online retailer that offers customized tailoring of any item — change the neckline, sleeve or hem, or tweak the measurements for a a more flattering fit. Check out the link below for details on how to customize for $7.50:


The colorful pattern print dress below is $150 from Muse. Founded in 1999, Muse is sold at Nordstrom, Macys, Lord & Taylor, Dillards and specialty boutique stores around the country. To see more great styles, check out Her Times on Sunday.



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 and stepmom to three.

Posted in: Uncategorized
Posted: January 13th, 2013


Finally an excuse to eat something not salad or chicken to follow up the holiday-hubbub-of-have-a-bite-of-everything. Or 10 bites. I have been craving all things deli so much that I ate a reuben out of the vending machine last week at the Erie Times-News. It was remarkably good, and I know that’s corned beef — not pastrami. I’m getting real pastrami for Monday’s National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day.  Pastrami is deli meat — and it’s beef — it’s what’s for dinner. This picture is from Recipes.com – follow the link for the recipe. It includes pastrami, corned beef, Swiss cheese and coleslaw.

And that’s not all. Wednesday is International Hot and Spicy Food Day. Good for us.

If you are reading this on Sunday, it’s L’Arche L’asagna tasting day at Brewerie in Erie, Pa. I made lasagna yesterday, but that’s not going to stop me from tasting lasagna from a dozen restaurants on Sunday. All proceeds benefit L’Arche, a community of faith where life is shared between people with and without intellectual disabilities.

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 and step-grandmom to one. 


Posted in: Uncategorized
Posted: October 16th, 2011

Who in their right mind argues with God’s rule of Sunday as a day of rest? Not me. Not today, at least. On this ultra quiet morning, I recall all the Sundays where I herded my three kids (the three little Eckerts, I always called them) off to Sunday school, Mass and donuts at H&K Donut shop. They loved the sprinkle donuts. Or, I made homemade pancakes in the little kitchen of our old house, and then it was on to the rest of the day’s activities. This time of year, someone was playing basketball in a league at Family First and there was always a school adventure to collect leaves. I learned a lot about leaves.
Amid today’s quiet, I kind of miss some of the hubbub, but now my adult kids are busy in their own right. My youngest works almost every Sunday and my oldest, who is finishing up his final year of graduate school at Gannon, moved back in last night for the first time in six years. He moves to Fla. in January. My daughter, my big-city girl, works in Pittsburgh.
Today, my husband and I will have coffee and watch Sunday Morning on CBS, and I love that show. In the days when the kids were little, I rarely caught more than a glimpse of Charles Kuralt.
I need this quiet Sunday — the first one we’ve had in months, really. And next week will make up for it. All three of my kids will be at home for an entire weekend for the first time (other than a holiday) in six years. I already have the urge to hustle them off to Sunday school, Mass, and donuts at H&K Donut shop. I don’t think they’ll tolerate that idea, but pancakes and coffee in the kitchen are in order. I can’t wait.

Posted in: Uncategorized