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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.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Tiny Prints Christmas Cards


Still looking for the perfect Holiday card?
Well be sure to check out the beautiful ones at TinyPrints!
I love these adorable circle cards!
Go here and on the left side bar click on "card formats" and then "circle cards".
Happy Holidays from my family to yours!


Cyber Monday - Melissa & Doug






Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas shopping with FREE shipping!

Only a few more days to take advantage of free shipping!
{an adorable kids company owned by Crate & Barrel}
is offering FREE shipping on ALL of these items!!
Head to their site and click on All Free Shipping to see everything they're shipping for free!
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My son would love one of these zippy cars with the
ingenius handle design. :)
the perfect gift for grandma & grandpa

this should keep a toddler occupied for a bit! 
Little Miss Sunshine or Chatterbox or Giggles or Trouble.......
take your pick, only $3.99 each!


perfect for little hands
and no piles of peeled parper left behind! :)

 Soft, crumble-free clay is all natural and washable. Colored with turmeric, carmine and spinach, and scented with strawberry, lemon and lime.
  • Contains soy and wheat
  • Made of flour, water, salt, soybean oil, cream of tartar, natural glycerin, natural scent extracts, natural colors (turmeric, carmine and spinach) and calcium propionate
  • No chemical dyes or additives
teaching time
only $3.95! 
also only $3.95 for this shapes & shadows flashlight fun! 
it's just too cute.  
I do have a softness in my heart for textiles.....these next ones take the cake!


Nod chairs, perfect reading nooks.  
mister 'stache could not be more handsome.  
awesome neutral baby bedding.
lovin' the rosettes.  

they call these "judy garlands". nice. :)



And that rounds out some of my faves!
Go take advantage of that free shipping, only through the month of November!

*These are affiliate links. Making purchases through these links help keep the Pgh Momtourage going. Thank you for your support!

Mixbook - Cyber Monday Sale

Save up to 50% off at Mixbook!
Use code: CYBERSALE11
Expires November 30th, 2011
Get ready for Mixbook's Cyber Monday extravaganza!From now through Wednesday, November 30th, save up to 50% on select products at Mixbook! Use those great Thanksgiving pictures to create stellar photo books for your family, or save huge amounts on our Holiday Cards for you last minute shoppers. Hurry on over to Mixbook.com to take advantage of their BIGGEST sale of the season!
Save up to 50% at Mixbook

Restrictions: This offer cannot be combined with other coupons, vouchers, Groupons, or applied after an order has been placed. Shipping not included. Discount will vary depending on specific product ordered.

Cyber Monday - BabyLegs

Cyber Monday Sale!
BabyLegs is doing Cyber Packs again this year!
They'll have SuperSoft (always a fave), newborn, classics, and more!
When: Monday November 28, 2011 at 12:01am EST
Where: babylegs.com
Advance Sale: Facebook Fans get the sale on Friday, November 25th and BabyLegs VIP get it on November 24th!
Become a fan: www.facebook.com/babylegs
Become a VIP: www.babylegs.com/VIP/ VIP's also get FREE shipping on Cyber Packs!
BabyLegs Leg Warmers
I love BabyLegs!
They're perfect for a special baby gift and also for layering in the winter. And besides that, they're just stinkin' cute! :)
Shop here!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Tea Collection Sale!

Ready or not the Holiday season is upon us! One of my favorite places to shop for kids’ clothes is Tea Collection! Tea Collection will be having a special Black Friday sale featuring $15 dresses for girls and $15 pants for boys valid 11/25 through 11/27. Here are some of my absolute favorite gift ideas:
For girls, I love the Pinata Stripe Dress or the Playa Plaid dress on sale for $24.50!

The Ticking Stripe Pant for boys is definitely a staple item for any outfit. These stylish striped pants are 100% cotton, machine washable! Keep children dreaming with Little Citizens Pajamas.
 
This adorable pj set is inspired by Mexico's famous Arbol del Tule. Not only are these pj's adorable but proceeds from your sale will benefit the Global Fund for Children and their work advancing the dignity of children around the world. I also love the Art To Go Deluxe Set. This is the perfect gift for the little artist whose creativity won't be contained--even on the road! Let their imaginations run wild!
Happy Shopping!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

FoodDrive 2011: report

Thank you to all those who helped participate in our FoodDrive 2011!
We were partnering with the Portlock family whose goal was to bring in 100 lbs. of food.

I am happy to announce that the food collection from the Momtourage alone was 115 lbs. of food!! Together with the other food they collected + monetary donations, they were able to raise over 200% of their goal!

So awesome work for everyone's contributions and a huge thank you to Joy for putting this initiative together.

May the families that receive the food be blessed.


If you would still like to contribute, you can find links here to do so.

winners!

Happy to announce some of our recent giveaway winners!

Congrats to Kristen A. who was the winner of the NoseFrida Snotsucker

and

Deb B. who was the winner of 4 tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters!

Join us on our facebook page beginning on Monday for another opportunity to win 4 more tickets to see the Harlem Globetrotters!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Lot26 sale!

Tis the season to be jolly... and SHOP! Lot 26 Studio is offering 26% off all items valid 11/25 through 11/28 with promo code THX26. Here are some of my absolute favorite gift ideas:
Give the gift of inspriation! The Dream Imagine Believe Create wall decal is perfect for every room! Plus, it’s so easy to put up—just peel and stick! Looking for a gift for your child's teacher? The Mirrored Alphabet decal is an easy way to decorate any classroom! Entertain the sports fanatic with a sports canvas from their favorite team! Lot 26 Studio sports canvases include stadiums, logos, and player designs.
You're sure to find a gift for everyone on your list this holiday season with Lot 26 Studio! Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Money + Wisdom

Mommy-money blogger Crystal Paine distills her best financial advice and secrets from her blog MONEY SAVING MOM®, to help families get their finances in order. Based on The Money Saving Mom’s Seven Rules for Financial Success and written in a simple, straight-forward style, this book offers an easy plan for a complete financial makeover.
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In the first few chapters, you'll learn how to set big financial goals and actually follow through with them, how to organize your home and life so you can have more time to focus on getting your finances in order, and how to implement a realistic cash budget system that can transform your financial situation.
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After laying the foundation for financial success in the first few chapters, Paine then teaches you step-by-step how to cut your grocery and household expenditures by 30% to 50%. You'll learn both basic and advanced couponing techniques, 25 practical ways to save money on groceries without clipping coupons, how to buy prescription glasses for under $20, how to dress your children for free, and much more.
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The book will be released January 12, 2012.
But you can pre-order your copy here for only $10.99 (+ shipping).

Monday, November 14, 2011

Give-A-Way - 4 Tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters!!




Looking for a fun & unique experience for Christmas?
Have family coming to visit and need a great activity for everyone?
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Hot on the heels of the most successful year in franchise history, the legendary Harlem Globetrotters will celebrate their 86th Anniversary season when their dazzling 2012 World Tour comes to Pittsburgh, PA, showcasing the wholesome family entertainment that has provided lifetime memories for generations of fans. The Harlem Globetrotters will take the court at CONSOL Energy Center on Monday, December 26th, 2011 at 7 pm for one show only!  

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Harlem Globetrotters
Monday, December 26 at 7:00pm
CONSOL Energy Center
Tickets are on sale now at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Box Office at CONSOL Energy Center, Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets or charge by phone at 800-745-3000.
Tickets start at just $20!
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This will be a basketball show like nothing you've ever seen before!
This year the Globetrotters Introduce Class of Newcomers, Highlighted by the Tallest Pro Basketball Player, the Shortest Globetrotter Ever, and the Team’s First Female in 19 Years.
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Consider purchasing a Giant Eagle Family Fun Pack! 
 $78 for 4 tickets (a great discount!) and $20 worth of Ticket+ (concession value is included on the ticket - $5 per ticket – you can just scan the barcode on the tickets at a concession stand during the event to buy food or beverage)… normally $136 value!  You can buy these online at Ticketmaster, by phone at 800-745-3000 or at Giant Eagle locations that have a Ticketmaster outlet.
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We have a family 4-pack to giveaway!
{You will be given 4 vouchers for the tickets to redeem for actual tickets at the Box office of the CONSOL Energy Center.}
Go here to enter to win!
Entries open until Friday, November 18th, 8am.
Good Luck!

Light Up Night in the 'Burgh!

YAY! One of my favorite nights of the year is almost here!

51st Annual Duquesne Light Light Up Night® 
Friday, Nov. 18
2nd Annual Horse-drawn Candlelight Carriage Parade
Saturday, Nov. 19
 The region's largest event and one of the largest holiday celebrations in the country!   We've planned two BIG days of exciting, FREE, high-quality family entertainment.
Events and activities for the entire family are scheduled all-day Saturday
throughout the Golden Triangle.
Make a new holiday tradition in Downtown Pittsburgh!
We're bringing back the Horse-Drawn Candlelight Carriage Parade, which attracted more than
250,000 attendees in its debut at the 50th Anniversary celebration in 2010!

Click here for event details.

Friday Nov. 18 will be a magical night we officially kick off the Downtown holiday shopping season in grand style! An array of special events, children's activities and dazzling performances are scheduled throughout the Golden Triangle from 5 - 10 p.m. Some of the evening's highlights include:
  • Exciting performances by top-notch local performers on the Market Square stage
  • Light Up Night® Bridge Party on the Roberto Clemente Bridge featuring performances by Pittsburgh's greatest stars, children's activities, food booths and more
  • Light Up Night® March throughout Downtown featuring our region's best high school bands
  • Grand Fireworks Finale by renowned Zambelli Internationale, including dynamic special effects and Zambelli's signature "Niagara Falls"
Additional holiday events and happenings will take place throughout the evening at PPG Place, Fifth Avenue Place and One Oxford Centre.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Sale - Tea Collection

The Tea Collection has started a referral program and the reward is fabulous! Click here to set up an account and you'll get a discount code for $25 off a $50 purchase! Then you should get your own referral code that you can give to friends, and when they make a $50 purchase, you'll get a $25 certificate! If you check out their sale section, it might be totally worth it!

Get a Melissa & Doug 25% Off Coupon When You Take the North "Poll"

Melissa & Doug want you to tell them which of their educational toys you think is the best!
 Just click on the image below to place your vote in the North "Poll!"
You'll Get a Melissa & Doug 25% Off Coupon** to use at MelissaAndDoug.com just for voting!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

FoodDrive2011

We are one week away from our FoodDrive2011!
We hope you will join us in collecting food for this good cause!
RSVP here.

 


Please join us for our annual Let's Give Back event! This year we are partnering with mom, Joy, to gather items to donate to the Greater Pgh Food Bank.

*Please note*
We will be collecting food at our Nov. 16th playdate, however, you can also drop off your items (at various locations) any time during the month of November! See all details for our playdate here.

FEEDING FAMILIES THIS FALL
Today, 1 in 6 Americans is facing hunger. Our nation’s food banks – once an emergency resource for short-term need – are now the principal source of food for millions of hungry families, children, students and elderly.
In Pennsylvania, more than half a million children face food insecurity. To see what the rates are where you live (through an impressive interactive map), click here. Luckily, there are about a zillion ways you can help. Please choose one or more and help feed hungry families this fall.


 To Donate Food:
 Are you local to Pgh? Help us reach our goal of 100 lbs of food!  
•We will be accepting donations of food at our (Joy & Brian's) house  now through November 12.
•We are also planning a food collection at the Nov. 16 Momtourage playdate - Friendship/Bloomfield neighborhood
•CMU staff is also doing a food drive; locations are throughout campus,
•or you can drop food off at Queenie's office (NSH 4615) and we'll pick it up.

•You can also take items directly to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank at 1 North Linden Street, Duquesne, PA 15110
•or to any of their year-round drop-off locations.

Most-needed items are: Cereal (high fiber, low sugar), Tuna and/or Canned Salmon (packed in water), Fruit or Vegetable Juice (100%, any size) Canned Beans (kidney, black, navy), Canned Vegetables, Peanut Butter (15 or 18 oz), Canned fruit, Toilet or Facial Tissue, Laundry Detergent, Diapers (baby & adult). Non-perishable items only ~~~ PLEASE NO GLASS ITEMS .

To Donate Money:

Don't have time to get to the store or a drop-off point? Give money instead.
•You can donate to the Greater Pgh Food Bank here.
•or use their virtual food drive and purchase specific items without leaving the comfort of your chair or the comforting glow of your screen. •You can also donate to Feeding America, a national network of food assistance programs,
•or use their locator and find the donation info for the food bank nearest you (expats look here).

Even if you don't live in Pittsburgh, you can still join with us in donating items to your local food bank!

100 LBS. OF FOOD..............READY, SET, GET!!!!!!!!!!!!