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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.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Land of Nod - up to 70% off!

 Land of Nod BIG sale going on now!
New Product
General
Up to 70% off sale items!
Stop by the sale section to check out the huge markdowns on tons of cool stuff.
You can even get up to 70% off original prices.
Ton of toys, bedding and furniture included in our sale so be sure to check it out.
sale

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Disney on Ice - 4 vouchers giveaway!

TO CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF MAGIC IN PITTSBURGH!
A One-of-a-Kind Skating Spectacular
Features More Than 60 Disney Stars
February 29-March 4
Mouse, Minnie Mouse and their friends from Disney’s Mulan, The Lion King and Pinocchio, and Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles and Finding Nemo, take to the ice while Stitch from Lilo & Stitch drops in to wreak his usual havoc during this grand celebration in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic. Produced by Feld Entertainment, this fanfare production features more than 60 unforgettable Disney stars that span the decades, a sing-along score of award-winning Disney music, stunning choreography, elaborate sets and beautiful costumes.
With Mickey and Minnie leading the fun, audiences enjoy breathtaking production numbers choreographed by Emmy Award®-winner Sarah Kawahara. Kawahara previously worked with Michelle Kwan and choreographed the skating segment for the Opening Ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Complementing Kawahara’s fabulous skate sequences are the memorable tunes compiled by music directors Art Kempel and Stan Beard that bring the wonderful memories of Disney to life on ice. Scenic Designer David Potts and Lighting Designer LeRoy Bennett create the mood and settings that showcase extraordinary Disney moments.
Outfitting this cast of more than 60 characters was the challenge facing Costume Designer Scott Lane. His dazzling designs range from Mickey’s Marching Band, to the “It’s a Small World” dolls, to the stars of Mulan and Finding Nemo. The bright colors and minimal structure in the Nemo costumes allow the characters to move freely in order to mimic the natural movement in water. Renowned designer Bob Mackie also lends his talents to a red sequined evening gown worn by Minnie.
Scenic Designer David Potts, who has worked on numerous Broadway productions, creates a theatrical atmosphere on ice. Skaters weave around and enliven the “It's a Small World” sequence amidst sparkling floats that turn into a radiant light parade; a blanket of snow and an avalanche fall as Mulan battles the Huns; and a giant present is opened to reveal Buzz Lightyear as he’s first introduced to that favorite toy cowboy, Woody and his pal Jessie.
Tickets for Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic are now available through www.disneyonice.com, Ticketmaster, CONSOL Energy Center box office or call 1-800-745-3000 to reserve your seats.
Performance Schedule
Wednesday, February 29 - 7:00PM
Thursday, March 1 – 10:30AM, 7:00PM
Friday, March 2 - 7:00PM
Saturday, March 3 - 11:00AM, 3:00PM, 7:00PM
Sunday, March 4 - 1:00PM, 5:00PM
GIVEAWAY!
We have 4 tickets vouchers (exchange at CONSOL Box Office for tickets).
You can choose the show for either 2/29 or 3/1.
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Go here to enter!
Entries open until Friday, February 24th, 3pm.  
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Good Luck!

Monday, February 20, 2012

KIDAPALOOZA!


CBS RADIO PITTBURGH PRESENTS
THE 12th ANNUAL GIANT EAGLE KIDAPALOOZA FAMILY FESTIVAL
PRESENTED BY K12
 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH
10AM-6PM
Indoor Festival-Style Event features Barney Live on Stage!

Kidapalooza is a unique, indoor Family Festival featuring exciting entertainment and indoor adventures spread over more than 100,000 square feet of space. Each year Kidapalooza features new attractions. Barney’s Super Dee Duper Sing a Long will be featured on the main stage at 11am and 3pm. Barney has been entertaining audiences since 1987 and is one of the top-rated preschool shows today, airing on PBS KIDS® and Sprout®. Families will enjoy the brand new colorful Wiggle Wurm ride from Swank’s Steel City Shows. There will be special appearances by Max (from the Max & Ruby cartoon series) and Clifford, as well as the new K12 Cosmick Adventure activity and an expanded Great Outdoors area highlighting regional state parks and their treasures. Returning favorites include the CHIP/UPMC for Kids Sports Zone with activities from Pittsburgh Power Football and Kinect for Xbox 360 as well as inflatables, the Princess Pavilion and numerous sampling stations.
The FBI Child Safety Program will also be on hand with Free Fingerprinting and Child ID kits.
All attractions are free and included with the price of the admission ticket.
Tickets for the event can be purchased online in advance or at the door - $9.00 for age 12 through adult, $6 for kids 3-11, and those 2 & younger are free. Parking is available at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center as well as in surrounding lots including the strip district. Additional details can be found at www.kidapalooza.com.

“The annual Kidapalooza family festival is a fun-filled event that all four CBS Radio Pittsburgh
stations (KDKA-AM, KDKA-FM, WBZZ-FM, & WDSY-FM) enjoy producing as well as
having the opportunity to interact with many area families,” Commented Michael Young, Senior
Vice President/Market Manager of CBS Radio Pittsburgh. “We are proud to present this
entertaining indoor event, and look forward to seeing thousands of smiles as kids participate in
the many attractions and activities that Kidapalooza has in store for them." CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States, owns and operates KDKA-FM, WBZZ-FM, KDKA-AM and WDSY-FM in Pittsburgh. A division of CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO operates 130 radio stations, the majority of which are in the nation's top 50 markets.
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Win 4 tickets to Kadapalooza!
Go here to enter.
Closed for entries on Tuesday, February 21st, 8pm.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Spring @ Tea Collection

Spring is right around the corner and Tea Collection has put together the most adorable Spring 2012 Collection designed and influenced by the island of Bali. Shop the new collection now and take advantage of Tea Collection's 10% off coupon (no minimum required) with promo code SS12SAS valid through 3/31/12. Although I love the entire collection below are a few of my absolute favorites!

I adore the Dancing Fern Dress. The colors and design make this the perfect dress for a school picture or a casual family gathering. Boys will love the Monkey King Tee inspired by the Ramayana Monkey Chant dance in Bali. Don't worry moms! Tea Collection has even designed a Bali collection for women and I love the Artisan Ikat Tunic. It's lightweight and goes perfect with a pair of jeans.
Be sure to check out the entire Bali Collection. Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Monster Jam - 4 ticket Giveaway!

Pittsburgh Monster Jam® Tickets Now Available

Grave Digger 30th Anniversary Special Edition Truck Coming to
CONSOL Energy Center
February 17-19

Tickets for Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam®, the world’s premier monster truck series, are now on sale. Monster Jam, coming to CONSOL Energy Center February 17-19, is affordably priced for the whole family with seats starting at only $20 for adults and $10 for kids ages 2-12. Starting January 30, all participating Advance Auto Parts locations will offer $5 Adult Discount Coupons while supplies last.

This year, Monster Jam commemorates Grave Digger’s 30th Anniversary with a specially designed Grave Digger monster truck, limited edition merchandise, and more!

“Grave Digger has spent 30 year entertaining Monster Jam fans, and we will pay special tribute to its place in the history books by honoring the legendary monster truck throughout the 2012 season,” said Charlie Mancuso, president, Feld Motor Sports. “It’s not only a celebration of Grave Digger, but it’s more importantly a celebration of the millions of Monster Jam fans around the world who have supported Grave Digger through the years.”

Pittsburgh will also welcome 2011 World Champion Tom Meents, driving Maximum Destruction, along with World Champion El Toro Loco. Also competing at CONSOL Energy Center will be Advance Auto Parts Grinder, Brutus, Spike, Crushstation and making its Pittsburgh debut- Spiderman! (Trucks subject to change without notice).

Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, monster trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, monster trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster trucks can fly up to 125 to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air.

The Party in the Pits on Saturday, February 18 and Sunday, February 19 from 11AM-12:30 PM will give fans the opportunity to get a view of the trucks up close and meet the drivers of the massive monster trucks. Pit Passes are available to purchase for $10 – a limited number of Pit Passes will be available.

All tickets and Pit Passes are available to purchase through the Dick's Sporting Goods Box Office at CONSOL Energy Center, all Ticketmaster Outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.

Monster Jam will be performing at CONSOL Energy Center on:

Friday, February 17 at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 18 at 2pm (Pit Party from 11AM-12:30PM)
Saturday, February 18 at 7:30pm
Sunday, February 19 at 2pm (Pit Party from 11AM-12:30PM)

Enter to win 4 tickets for the show on
Saturday, February 18 at 2pm!
(your tickets will be held at Will Call)
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Go here to enter.
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Contest will close for entries on Thursday, February 16th, at 5 pm.

Good Luck!

Monday, February 13, 2012

The new McDonalds Happy Meal + Give-A-Way!

The New Happy Meal
To provide parents and children a balanced meal they can feel good about, McDonald's Happy Meal now includes an automatic offering of fruit.
What’s new about the Happy Meal?
PITTSBURGH, PA (January 26, 2012) –McDonald’s restaurants across the region have introduced a new Happy Meal in support of the company’s Commitments to Offer Improved Nutrition Choice which strive to help customers – especially children and families –make nutrition-minded choices whether visiting McDonald’s or elsewhere.
The new Happy Meal automatically includes Apple Slices (¼ cup or ½ serving) as a side to the choice of Chicken McNuggets®, a Hamburger or Cheeseburger, and choice of beverage, which includes the options of fat-free  Fries (1.1 ounces). For customers who prefer apples only, an additional bag of Apple Slices is available in lieu of fries.
By adding fruit to every Happy Meal, McDonald’s hopes to address a challenge children face in meeting the recommended daily consumption of produce. McDonald’s has been offering apples as a requested Happy Meal choice since 2004, and while research found that 88 percent of McDonald’s customers were aware of the option, the apples were chosen in only 11 percent of Happy Meal purchases.
For example, a new Happy Meal with 4-piece Chicken McNuggets, Apple Slices, new smaller size French fries and 1% low fat white milk or fat-free chocolate milk will deliver produce and dairy – two food groups encouraged by the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 and MyPlate – as well as at least 10 percent of the Daily Value for vitamins A and C, calcium and vitamin D. In addition, the sodium in Chicken McNuggets has been reduced by more than 20 percent since 2003. In fact, as part of its national sodium reduction efforts, McDonald’s recently reduced sodium by 10 percent in the most of its chicken menu items.
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So, to check them out for yourselves................
3 winners will each win 2 coupons for free Happy Meals!
Go here to enter win!
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{coupons are good for area McD's in Western & Central PA, Southeastern OH, Northern & Central WV, & Western MD}
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Contest will close on Tuesday, February 20th, 10pm.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

$10 off @ Mixbook

Special promotion from Mixbook!
Spend $50, Get $10 off Your Next Order
Mixbook is the easy and fun way to make completely customizable photo books, cards, and calendars on the web – for free. With Mixbook, you aren’t limited to static pre-designed templates – our powerful design software gives you the freedom to lay out and design your creations to your heart’s content. We’ve dedicated ourselves to bringing you the best experience in creating photo products so that you can make keepsakes that truly reflect your vision.
With Mixbook, you can truly Make It Yours™.      

Offer ends: Sunday, February 12th, 11:59pm PST
Restrictions: Limit 1 unique $10 off coupon code issued per order. This offer is only valid on orders of $50 or more to one recipient address. Order must total $50 after discounts and before shipping and tax. Please allow up to 72 hours for $10 off coupon code to be issued. Offer expires 02/12/2012 (11:59 pm PST).
Terms for $10 off coupon code:This offer is only valid with your unique code. This offer cannot be combined with other coupons, vouchers, Groupons, or applied after an order has been placed. Discount applies only to completed projects. No adjustments on previous purchases. Shipping and taxes will apply. One time use only. Offer expires 04/30/2012 (11:59 pm PST).

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Petunia Pickle Bottom Products

It’s the brand every style conscious new mom craves! The Petunia Pickle Bottom Spring 2012 collection has arrived at Layla Grayce, featuring all new prints in their popular diaper bags, totes, coordinating travel bags, cell phone cases, baby carriers, slings, layette sets and more. Not to mention, Layla Grayce is offering Free shipping on Petunia Pickle Bottom orders over $50. Don't miss out on this amazing offer because this brand is extremely popular on baby registries and wish lists. Layla Grayce also offers free gift wrap on all Petunia Pickle Bottom diaper bags and accessories. Additionally, if you spend over $250 in Petunia Pickle Bottom products you can receive a coupon for $25 that can be used towards your next Layla Grayce purchase. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Baby Gourmet Give-A-Way

Sweet potato pie with organic cinnamon. Old-fashioned apple crisp.
Vanilla banana berry risotto.
Sound like food you'd want for dinner? That's how Baby Gourmet makes all of their baby food.
All of their products start out in Jen's and Jill's own kitchens—not in a lab or a factory.
Jill makes sure their recipes are filled with only the best, freshest, organic, kosher ingredients from around the world.

Baby Gourmet takes the hassle out of eating on the go. The slim pouch slips neatly in your bag and lets you squeeze food right onto a spoon. When wee ones aren't quite so little anymore, they love feeding themselves straight from the package.
And it's not just super convenient—it also preserves nutrition and taste. Unlike glass jars, the thermo-dynamic pouch permits flash cooking, ensuring none of the flavor or nutrients are cooked out.

  • Organic
  • No thickeners or fillers
  • No added sugar
  • No added salt
  • Kosher
  • BPA-free re-sealable packaging
  • USDA, FDA and organic certification
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    Simple Purées: for 6+ Months:
    Harvest Pear, Pumpkin and Banana
    Juicy Pear and Garden Greens
    Orchard Apple, Carrot and Prune
    Yummy Combos: for 7+ months:
    Roasted Squash and Fruit Medley
    Baby's Sweet Potato Pie
    Apple, Sweet Potato, Berry Swirl
    Tasty Textures: for 8+ Months:
    Old Fashioned Apple Crisp
    Tropical Banana Bliss
    Vanilla Banana Berry Risotto
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    Baby Gourmet was kind enough to send me a sampling of their products. My baby girl (11.5 months) gobbled them up! I loved the convenience of taking them on the go and knowing she was getting fruits & veggies with quality, organic ingredients. As soon as I pulled one out, she immediately begin reaching for it and bouncing excitedly!
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    They have also generously offered to send one lucky winner a pack with all 9 of their fruit & veggie pouches!
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    Enter to win: Click here to enter.
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    Entries open until Saturday, February 11th, 2012, at 10pm.

    The full line-up of Baby gourmet products can be found at your local Walmart!
     Or.................... head to Amazon.com and save 35% with Baby Gourmet delivered right to your door. Order as much as you like, as often as you like! But hurry. Special offer is available until Feb 29, 2012.

    Wednesday, February 1, 2012

    Trade kids shoes for a great cause + discount for you!

    Great Sneaker, Boot & Shoe Trade
    February 2-13
    Bring in old pair of kids shoes for 20% off a new shoe purchase.

    Bring in two pairs of shoes, for 20% off of two pairs of shoes.


    Donated shoes will go to orphaned kids.
    {Past years shoes went to Africa and Latin America.}

    Sten's Striderite
    Village Square Mall
    Bethel Park, PA 15102
    412-854-4322
    (between Toys R Us and Michael's)

    Westmoreland Mall Annex
    Rt. 30 East
    Greensburg, Pa 15601
    724-836-7202