Saturday, October 31, 2009

Are you taking some adorable Halloween photos this weekend? Shutterfly is offering 3 free folded photo cards shipped to you for 99 cents plus any tax using the coupon code 3FREECARDS. This is a great deal that doesn't expire until November 4. Perfect for Halloween cards or even Holiday cards if you're really planning ahead. Those photo cards normally cost $2.49 per card so you save $7.47 when you get those cards for free. If you order all three cards at one time and "Send them back to me" then you only pay 99 cents shipping. And you might want to apply to host a Shutterfly Photobook House Party where you and all of your guests get a free photo book and a free set of holiday cards!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Einstein Bros Bagels: Free Bagel Fridays

Today (October 30, 2009) is Free Bagel Friday at Einstein Bros Bagels. Just take this coupon into any Einstein Bros Bagels to get a free bagel. Limit one coupon per Friday per person.
('s only good until 11am, so get it fast! Sorry I didn't know about it sooner!)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Free Piano

Do you know of anyone who needs or is looking for a piano?
We have someone who is giving one away, so email us ASAP for details if you are interested!
Know someone who is looking for a piano teacher? Contact Kelly (of momtourage) at

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Playdate ~ Schenley Park

Due to the rain, we will move our playdate to THURSDAY. Same time, same place.

Bundle up the kids and grab your walking shoes! This week's playdate is a Stroller Walk in Schenley Park on Wednesday, Oct. 28th at 11:30. (Not all the paths are paved, fyi)
We would like to start our walk right at 11:30 if possible.
We will meet at Anderson playground inside of Schenley Park and take one of the trails from there. If you keep driving past the conservatory and follow the signs towards the pool, you will see the playground on your right hand side. There is a nice (free) parking alcove behind it. We will plan to end the walk at 12:30.
See a map of the park here. Find directions here. Click on the park icon that brings up Anderson playground for detailed directions.
Last outdoor playdate of the season! See you there!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Are you a Mr. Roger's fan?

If so, you'll want to check out the FREE tours they are offering of his re-created set...

Free public tours of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood of Make-Believe are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, November 7 and 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Fred Rogers Studio at WQED Pittsburgh thanks to sponsorship from The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh.
Those taking the tour will see original Neighborhood of Make-Believe set pieces including: King Friday XIII’s Castle; “X” the Owl and Henrietta Pussycat’s Tree; Curator Lady Elaine Fairchilde’s Museum Go-Round; Cornflake S. Pecially’s “Rockit” Factory; Grandpere’s Eiffel Tower; Dr. Duckbill, Elsie Jean and Ana Platypus’ Mound; and a small replica of Daniel Tiger’s Clock. The original clock currently resides at Saint Vincent’s College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania at the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media.
Tours will be given on a first-come-first-served basis and take approximately 10 minutes once guests enter the Fred Rogers Studio. Tickets will not be needed for the tours. Guests will be able to meet, receive an autograph from and have their pictures taken with Mr. McFeely of the Neighborhood’s “Speedy Delivery Messenger Service.”
Children will also have the opportunity to participate in artistic activities designed by Mister Rogers and Family Communications, Inc. (FCI) including coloring Neighborhood character bookmarks and pages. While supplies last, those in attendance will receive complimentary refreshments as they leave the Studio including Glaceau vitaminwater. A chocolate bar will be handed out to guests courtesy of Sarris Candies. Fred Rogers’ “You Are Special” books and the 2003 commemorative issue of Pittsburgh magazine’s tribute to Fred Rogers will also be distributed in limited quantities.
Free parking will be available at Central Catholic High School located at 4720 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 next door to WQED. Central Catholic’s parking lot is accessible via Neville Street off of Fifth Avenue. Street parking will also be allowed on Fifth Avenue. Parking at 4802 Fifth Avenue in the WQED visitors’ lot will be reserved for those with accessibility needs and is located on the left side of the building. For those coming on Port Authority buses, the 71D and 500 busses stop in front of WQED. All guests will need to enter through WQED’s main entrance located in the front of the building on Fifth Avenue and will have to wait in line for access to the Fred Rogers Studio.
In advance of the tours, WQED is asking the public to send their favorite memory of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Those who wish to submit memories will need to obtain and provide a signed release along with their submissions to WQED by Monday, October 26. If viewers wish to receive their materials back, they will need to provide a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Some freebies for today...

The first million people to register here with Kodak Gallery will get a free gift. 300,000 of those free gifts will be a $15 gift code--which would be perfect to use to purchase some Christmas gifts for grandparents or to get photos printed to include in your Christmas cards.
Go here to sign up and see if you win a $15 gift code. It only takes about 30 seconds to do and I just signed up and already received my $15 gift code via email!
Thanks, More Than Cents!


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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Playdate in Action

we have proof on why we were late :)
on our way...snapped by Post-Gazette photographer, Michel Sauret
Did you see us in the paper?!!Jack & Owen playing ball
the moms play referee!
Claire needs some more girl babies :)

all adorable!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

{ Picnic Playdate }

Our next playdate is this Wednesday, October 14th.
We will meet at Point State Park at 11 am.
Map/Directions are here.
Bring your lunch, blanket, & of course, your kids!

** We will meet under the overpass, on the foot bridge that is leading to the fountain area. **

If you need any further details, email us at

Friday, October 2, 2009

{ Free Photo Book - 1 day only! }

Become a fan of Walgreens on Facebook here and then click this link and follow the instructions, you can snag a Photo Book for $1.99 shipped.
You do not have to actually set up and order the Photo Book today (you have 30 days to do so), but you do have to login and claim it by midnight CST tonight (October 2, 2009).
These usually cost $30 or more, so this is a fantastic deal!