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Upcoming Events (open to all, but please RSVP):
Thursday, May 1st, 10am - Join us at Anderson Playground in Schenley Park for a nature hike / stroller walk! See the details & RSVP here.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Check out Shutterfly this Christmas!

I am loving Shutterfly's new Holiday card collection! If you will soon be ordering those holiday cards, be sure to check out Shutterfly online! There are so many adorable, modern, and classic designs to choose from. The only problem - which one to choose?!! I love that you can choose a design to showcase multiple pics or just one great shot!


One feature that I have used and love is that they are a partner with Target, so all you have to do is order, then choose to pick-up at your local Target and pay no shipping!!
My other favorite from their website is their photo sharing sites.
Share your stories with photos, and projects such as photo books, calendars, posters and more.
Invite friends and family to view each of your albums and projects.
Recipients of shared pictures can easily order their favorite pictures and create their own projects using your photos.
 (A great feature for the grandparents!)
Besides holiday cards, they also have lots of other great products as well! Greeting cardspersonalized mugsbirthday cardsinvitationsValentines cards, photo books, and personalized calendars!
Cyber sale going on now thru Dec. 1st - 50% off photo books, 30% off holiday cards, nd free shipping on orders over $25!
Holiday cards start at just 32 cents each!


I am working with Shutterfly in this promotion.

Winner!!

Congrats to Julie Parker who was our winner for the $25 Gift Card to The Sonoma Grille!!

(lucky number 21 chosen by random.org.)

Enjoy your meal!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Free Holiday Family Fun at Fifth Avenue Place!!

Event: Holiday Fun at Fifth Avenue Place
Location: Fifth Avenue Place, Downtown Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
Date: Saturdays, December 4, 11 and 18, 2010
Time: 11am until 2pm
Description: Free and open to the public, enjoy family entertainment at Fifth Avenue Place during this holiday shopping season.

December 4: Under the SEAson: Transform yourself into a sea creature with face paint and make your own bubble print by blowing bubbles like a fish. Create sand art with the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, and have a caricature done.

December 11: Holiday Carnival: Enjoy a day at the carnival with Balloon Tricks and treats by Giggles the Clown. Be delighted by magic tricks, and discover circus classics like face painting and magnificent mask making.

December 18: Starry Season: Smile for the camera while ‘Striking a Pose’ and create a Warhol-inspired silkscreen print with the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. Pose for a caricature and design a take home star ornament.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sonoma Grille Gift Card Give-A-Way!!!

I was contacted on behalf of The Sonoma Grille in downtown Pittsburgh about doing a give-a-way for you!! I am more than pleased to try awesome Pittsburgh Restaurants and share the love (providing they're good, of course!) The SG is located on Penn Ave, right beside the Convention Center.
The Sonoma Grille was kind enough to allow me & my hubby a little taste testing and I highly recommend it! The Sonoma Grille is billed as California Eclectic and specializes in local, sustainable, and organic foods. 
I love that they work with a local co-op to get as many of their ingredients fresh & local as possible! They are a sophisticated, casual restaurant with an airy dining room displaying vivid colors and a warm atmosphere. They also believe A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine. :)   
Bottom line: it was delish!!
We were treated to some wonderful Tapas including:
*Jerked Laughing Bird Shrimp, Papaya Salsa, Plantain Chips, Toasted Papaya Seed Dressing *Indonesian Chicken Satay with Thai Peanut Sauce
*Filet Mignon with roasted tomato, sweet & sour onion marmalde, Dijon Aioli, Jack Cheese, Micro Greens
These were followed up by 2 sandwich entrees:
*Grilled Amish Chicken Breast -Free range chicken, La Quercia Farms prosciutto, housemade mozzarella, roasted red pepper, cilantro pesto, Ciabatta
*A Grilled Vegetable Gyro - grilled fresh vegetables, romaine, roma tomato, local feta cheese, tzatziki, pita
....................oh yes, and amazing fries!!

Our selections were all off of the Bar Menu. If you're looking for some amazing food in a warm relaxing atmosphere, but would like to keep the price a little lower, most certainly ask for the Bar menu that is full of delicious options such as we were able to try. And the fries, don't forget to try the fries. :-)  
And since I am expecting, I was not able to try their wide range of wines (over 100!) or many delightful drinks, but I am assured they are good!!
Thank you to the Sonoma Grille for welcoming us and sharing your wonderful creations!

So............one lucky winner is going to win a $25 gift card to the Sonoma Grille!! You will have a wonderful meal and hopefully you get to enjoy a nice date night like me. :)

To enter:
leave a comment stating what delicious choice you would like to try from their menu.
For a second entry:
"like" us on facebook here and leave a comment stating you did so (but here on this post, not on fb!). Or, if you are already a fb fan, leave a comment stating that you are!
For a third entry:
Become a follower of our blog and leave a comment stating you are. Or, if you already follow, leave a comment stating you are a follower.

3 comments = 3 chances to win!!
Contest will be open until next Wednesday, November 24th at noon.

Good Luck!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Free Glasses!

If you missed out on the free glasses offer from Coastal Contacts last week, you now have a second chance to snag a free pair!

Here’s what you need to do to increase your chances of snagging free glasses…

* Head over to the Coastal Contacts Facebook page now, “like” them and click on the “Get the Code” button (remember, this code will not be valid until November 18th at 12:01 PM EST)

* Then head over to CoastalContacts.com and pick out your favorite frames (try to find between 3-5 frames that you would be happy with since many styles are sure to sell out quickly). You may even want to bookmark these pages so that you’re prepared on Thursday.

* Then just be sure to schedule time to hang out in front of the computer on Thursday at Noon EST (and keep in mind that I’ll be sure to remind you on Thursday morning)

Giveaway Details/Rules

* Only the first 10,000 people will be able to use the coupon code to snag a FREE pair of glasses including the frame and standard 1.5 index lenses (note: you will need to pay shipping/handling charges will usually range between $10-$15). Keep in mind that if you have received a free pair of glasses from Coastal Contacts before, then you are not eligible for this promotion; limit one free pair per household.

* This promotion is only valid for web orders. If you need help with your web order, call the optical staff at 1-866-333-6888.

* Certain frames are NOT eligible for the promotion. If you see a “Coupons not applicable” message on a pair of frames, then it is excluded from the promotion.

* You will need a copy of your current eyeglasses prescription (it’s different from your contact lens prescription) and your PD measurement. Sometimes your PD will be on your prescription, but if not, watch this instructional video on how to measure it.

* After you have chosen your frames and selected your shipping method, you’ll go to a “Order Review & Payment” page, where you can enter and apply your coupon code. After applying your code, you will see your order total before you choose to check out (remember that you will have to pay shipping/handling charges of $10-$15)

* If you would prefer to order a pair of prescription sunglasses, you can use the coupon code and then you can add a tint to your lenses and simply pay for the cost of the tinting, which is about $30.

* Your free pair of glasses will include the standard 1.5 index lenses, which accommodates up to a -8.00. However, if your prescription is over a + or -2.00, you may want to upgrade to a thinner, lighter lens. If you choose to upgrade your lenses, or have selected progressives, Transitions or a tint, you will see the cost of the upgrade in your order total.

* If you’re not happy with your glasses for any reason, Coastal Contacts will allow one exchange for another free pair at an equal or lesser value. They’ll even pay for the return shipping and send you a return label. Just give them a call at 1-866-333-6888 to make arrangements. Remember to keep your box and all the accessories that came with your order.

Monday, November 8, 2010

It's Game Night!

Toys R Us has rolled out a *HOT* new Hasbro Family Game Night rebate promotion! This rebate form should be available in all Toys R Us locations (usually in the game section) and is valid for purchases made from 10/31/2010 to 12/31/2010. You can check out all the details regarding this rebate offer on page 28 of the Toys R Us The Great Big Christmas book or you can view the book online here.


…AND this rebate offer gets even sweeter! Starting 11/7, Toys r Us is offering up a $10 Toys R Us Gift Card when you spend $35 or more on select Hasbro games. Plus, Candy Land and Chutes and Ladders are on sale for just $3 AND you’ll be able to submit for a $2 rebate on each of them– making your final cost only $1! Also, Ants in the Pants, Don’t Break the Ice, High Ho Cherrio and Memory are only $3 (after the $2 rebate offer)!


Deal Scenario:

Buy (1) Chutes & Ladders $3
Buy (1) Candy Land $3
Buy (1) Ants in the Pants $5
Buy (1) Don’t Break the Ice $5
Buy (1) Memory $5
Buy (1) Hi Ho Cherrio $5
Buy (1) $9 Game (Trouble, Scrabble, or Monopoly)

Total = $35 (+ tax)

Get back a $10 Toys R Us gift card (for spending $35)

Plus, Submit for $12 worth of Mail-in Rebates.  If you’re unable to find the rebate form at your local Toys R Us, then you can head on over here to print the form.

Final cost ONLY $13 for all 7 games– just $1.86 per game!