Saturday, March 26, 2011


@ the Pittsburgh Toy Lending Library

Wednesday, April 6, 7pm-9pm

1. Pack up your children's gently used clothes, toys, shoes, accessories, gear, etc in bags.

2. Bring your bags to the Toy Library between Wednesday, March 30th and Tuesday, April 5th.

3. Pay $5 if you're a volunteer member of the PTLL

Pay $7 if you're a non-volunteer member of the PTLL

Pay $10 if you're a not a member of the PTLL

4. Get a receipt for the number of bags you brought in.

5. Come to the PTLL on Wednesday, April 6, bring your receipt, and get back your now-empty bags that you can fill with new-to-you items! Bring the kids if you'd like, or leave them at home and enjoy the company of other parents.

They need your help getting the swap items sorted and set up for the day of the swap! It's a fun way to get to know other PTLLers, and a great way to get a sneak peak at the items that will be available through the swap.

Check their website for more details, location, and info.

{And join us there next Wednesday
for a playdate!!}


Congrats to our winner, Kristy C. (a Canadian reader!!), on winning a new Boon Squirt Spoon! Enjoy!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Giveaway!!! Boon Squirt Spoon!

I don't know if you all are familiar with the Boon Company, but they have so many super fun products with such great designs!

They were kind enough to send me the Boon Squirt Food Dispensing Spoon. What a great product for feeding on the go! Here's their description:
Genius. (There. We said it.)
Squirt isn't just a spoon; it's a revelation.
It takes baby food, removes the jar and the mess, packs it into a single utensil and with one squeeze—boom! You get easy, one-handed feeding. Pop on the cap to seal food on-the-go.
Caution: May cause gobbling and an uncontrollable appreciation for anything delicious. lucky winner is going to get their very own Squirt Spoon!

To enter: (3 comments equals 3 chances to win!)
1) leave a comment stating any Boon products that you have tried.
For a second entry:
2) "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:
3) 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.

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Contest entrys are open until Tuesday, March 22nd at noon.

Good Luck!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

New Pittsburgh Children's Consignment Shop



New location at 1106 Castle Shannon Blvd. Castle Shannon, PA 15234.

Opening Mid March

* Out grown clothes your child hardly wore
* No longer using that baby item
* Barely used baby and kids items taking up space in your home?

Consignors- "Don't waste time on craigslist trying to post each item hoping for a response and then having to deal with inquiries, spam mail and having a stranger to your home to pick up stuff or not even show up! Your time is valuable and best spent with your family."

Shoppers- "Don't pay retail pricing for items your kids will wear only once or twice. Don't buy that full price toy only to bring it home and find out they are not really interested. Or why buy that $150 piece of baby equipment that your baby will use only a month or two."

Now Accepting Consignors-

Call today (412) 254-8198 to schedule your drop off appointment

Little Ones Consignment Boutique offers like new baby and childrens clothing to size 12. Baby Gear such as walkers, pack and plays, exersaucers. Toys, books and much, much more.
Convenient location and ample free parking.

See their website here.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

family fun!

Event: St. Patrick’s Day Family Fun at Fifth Avenue Place
Location: Fifth Avenue Place, 120 Fifth Avenue, Downtown, Pittsburgh, PA
Date: Saturday, March 12, 2011
Time: 11am until 2pm
Cost: Free
After the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Fifth Avenue Place will be hosting a day of family fun, featuring face painting, games, crafts & much more. The Children’s Museum will be leading irish crafts too. For more information, please visit the Fifth Avenue Place website.
Thanks, LivingPittsburgh!