Monday, October 31, 2011

Ideas for Halloween candy

Not sure what to do with the mountain of candy that may invade your house this weekend? Consider participating in the Halloween Candy Buy Back.

Here’s how it works…
* Participating dentists “buy” back kids’ Halloween candy at a scheduled event
* Candy is “bought” with cash, coupons, toothbrushes, creative exchanges
* Dentists can partner with local businesses to give away coupons for food, services, goods, etc. They can give away the Hygiene Kits, they can set up an Opportunity Prize–each kid gets a ticket per pound of candy for an opportunity drawing to win special prizes, etc.
* Dentists then send the candy to Operation Gratitude or other Military support groups
* Operation Gratitude sends the candy to U.S. Military deployed in harm’s way

Pittsburgh participating dentist
R Eglash
6387 Ebdy st.
Pittsburgh, PA, 15217
Phone: (412) 519-9920
Or a few other ideas:
* Donate candy to teachers
* Reuse the candy in a Pinata
* Make some AWESOME brownies! Take a standard box brownie then cut up various chocolate, sprinkle the top and stick it back in the over to melt a bit…
* Take a majority of the candy and save it for decorating gingerbread houses at Christmas. This is an easy way to get a lot of variety.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Photo Sale - 40% off

Halloween is meant for scares and frights, but Mixbook is here to fill your candy bag with savings and delights!
For this weekend only, Mixbook is having a flash sale that is too good to pass on. Save up to 40% off on Photo Books and Cards at Mixbook! Why wait? Hurry on over to to start creating and saving!

Save up to 40% at Mixbook

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Toy & Clothing Swap

Members & Friends -

The Pittsburgh Toy Lending Library is holding another Kidstuff Toy and Clothing Swap!!

When: Thursday, November 3, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Where: PTLL - 5401 Centre Avenue
Admission Fee: $10 non-members, $7 non-volunteer members, $5 volunteer members

How it works:
1) Bring your gently used stuff to the PTLL before Nov 1 in grocery bags labeled with your name
2) Pay the admission fee (at time of drop off) and we'll give you a receipt for the swap
3) Come back on November 3, from 7 - 9 pm with your receipt to enter the swap
4) Come with your kids, they are welcome to play while you browse
5) Come without kids to socialize with other thrifty parents
6) Don't forget to swap Halloween costumes!!!

More info at

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tyke Hikes Halloween Party

Tyke Hikes Halloween Party
BOO!!! We welcome all friendly costumes for our Annual Halloween Tyke Hike. We will end our Tyke Hike Season with our traditional hike through Frick Park, followed by trick or treats and Halloween crafts. ($5.00 per family upto 4) Pre-registration is required. Register By Phone Simply call 412-255-0564 x0.      

Visit the Tyke Hikes website for more information on Tyke Hikes.

Location:Frick Park
Date: Thursday, October 27, 2011
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: $5.00 family
Organization:Venture Outdoors

Monday, October 17, 2011

Free Christian Film Festival

The 9th annual Projecting Hope Film Festival
October 21 - 23, 2011 | Fox Chapel Waterworks Cinemas
Presented by Scott & Christie and Associates and Good Looks Eyewear

The festival serves to benefit the non-profit work of Mission Vision

Enjoy inspirational favorites, as well as new releases before they hit theaters...

FRIDAY OCTOBER 21st (box office opens at 4:45 PM)
5:30 Veggie Tales: Larry Learns To Listen (G, 1 hour 10 min)
7:00 Courageous (PG-13, 2 hours 10 min.)
7:15 Soul Surfer (PG, 1 hour 55 min.)
9:25 The Grace Card (PG-13, 1 hour 55 min.)
9:40 Jerusalem Countdown (PG-13, 1 hour 40 min.)

SATURDAY OCTOBER 22nd (box office opens at 10:30 AM)
11:15 Veggie Tales: The Little Drummer Boy (G, 1 hour)
12:30 Courageous (PG-13, 2 hours 10 min.)
3:05 Hermie and Friends: Antonio / Skeeter Mosquito (G, 1 hour 10 min.)
3:15 The Shunning (PG*, 1 hour 40 min.)
4:45 Soul Surfer (PG, 1 hour 55 min.)
5:15 Trinity Goodheart (PG*, 1 hour 35 min.)
7:00 Courageous (PG-13, 2 hours 10 min.)
7:15 The Grace Card (PG-13, 1 hour 55 min.)
9:25 Jerusalem Countdown (PG-13, 1 hour 40 min.)
9:35 Reconciliation (PG-13, 1 hour 50 min.)

SUNDAY OCTOBER 23rd (box office opens at 12:15 PM)
1:00 Courageous (PG-13, 2 hours 10 min.)
1:30 Veggie Tales: Princess and the Popstar (G, 1 hour)
2:45 Hermie and Friends: High Seas / Silly Fight (G, 1 hour 10 min.)
3:45 The Grace Card (PG-13, 1 hour 55 min.)
4:15 Mandie and the Forgotten Christmas (G, 2 hours)
6:00 Courageous (PG-13, 2 hours 10 min.)
6:30 Soul Surfer (PG, 1 hour 55 min.)

Don't want to wait to get your tickets? You can order advance tickets here (fee applies).


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Mixbook - BOGO!

Get Your Free Photo Book - buy one, get one free
Coupon: BK4FREE
Valid: Starts October 18, 2011 – Expires October 23, 2011
Restrictions: This offer cannot be combined with other coupons, vouchers, Groupons, or applied after an order has been placed. Shipping not included.

Get a free photo book today!
“Mixbook is back to give you the spookiest deal before Halloween!
Until October 23rd, 2011, Mixbook is having a Get Your Free Photo Book event! When you buy one photo book, you get one photo book for free. With this great offer, think of all the great memories you can share in two great photo books, for the price of one only for a limited time. Hurry up and visit Mixbook and start creating your photo books now, as this deal will disappear sooner than you know.”

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fall Fun!

Soergel Orchards Fall Festivals
Throughout October, Soergel Orchards is holding Fall Festivals each weekend, as well as Monday, October 10 (Columbus Day). Pick out a pumpkin (additional cost), enjoy kid’s activities, games, hayrides, great food (additional cost) and more!
October 10, 2011: Columbus Day Festivities 11am-4pm
Hayrides to the Pumpkin Patch, face painting, duck pond, hay tunnel, cornstalk maze and more from 11am-4pm.
October 15 & 16, 2011: Pumpkin Festival 11am-5pm
October 22 & 23: Harvest Festival 11am-5pm
October 29 & 30: Fall Festival Finale 11am-5pm
Soergel Orchards
2573 Brandt School Road
Wexford, PA 15090
Tyke Hikes Halloween Party
 Frick Park, Pittsburgh PA (visit website for details)
 Thursday, October 27, 2011
 10 am until noon
Cost: $5 per family
Venture Outdoors’ annual Halloween Tyke Hike. Take a traditional Tyke Hike through Frick Park and finish with trick or treats and holiday crafts. Feel free to dress up in costume! Cost is only $5 per family (up to 4) and pre-registration is required.

Family Lantern Tours at Depreciation Lands Museum
Depreciation Lands Museum, 4743 S. Pioneer Rd, Allison Park, PA 15101
 Saturday, October 22, 2011
 Tours run from 6pm until 9:15pm (last tour departs at 9:15 pm)
Cost: $3 kids & $5 adults
 Guided tours of the Museum and cemetery by lantern light. Enjoy stories, superstitions and customs from the past. The tour ends with cookies and hot cider. This event is family friendly, although somewhat scarier stories will be told after 8:30. It’s $5 admission for adults, and $3 for children. For more information, contact info can be found on the Depreciation Lands website.

Layla Grace

Layla Grayce is offering a fabulous deal in celebration of their 7-year anniversary! For one-week only, save 15% off coupon for the ENTIRE site (some exclusions apply) with promo code LG7YRS valid 10/11 through 10/18! While I certainly love all things Layla Grayce, below are a few of my absolute favorites:
Need a new handbag for fall? The Glenda Gies Vivian Peacock Blue & Chartruese Feather Handbag blends the history of Hollywood glamour with today’s modern fashion. This bag is impeccably constructed, and is the ideal accessory for all your fall looks.
If you’ve been planning on re-decorating a room, check out Layla Grayce’s amazing furniture. I fell in love with the Eloquence Sophia Upholstered Tufted Bed. This grand bed looks as if it belongs in a dream and would transform any bedroom into a luxurious space with a five-star ambience.
If you are searching for a unique baby gift, look no further. The Kashwere Kreature Blanket Bear is perfect for naptime snuggles and bedtime hugs. This unique blanket is just the right size for little hands, and features a teddy bear head. It’s too cute for words!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Preserving memories the easy way!

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 – their powerful design software gives you the freedom to lay out and design your creations to your heart’s content. They’ve dedicated themselves 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™.   
Mixbook is perfect for:
  • Photo Books - the world’s most customizable photo books, with gorgeous professional designs for books about your wedding, baby, family, vacation, school, sports team, and more!
  • Photo Calendars - the best way to capture your year in memories to keep or share as a gift, Mixbook’s calendars are fully customizable – you can even add your own events or photos to the calendar grid!
  • Birth Announcements, Invitations and Stationery - the first site on the web that allows you to make gorgeous cards and stationery that are truly personalized to you!
  • Digital Scrapbooking - with thousands of free designs and complete customizability, Mixbook is the best digital scrapbooking site on the web!
  • Yearbooks - collaborate with parents, students and teachers to create the perfect yearbook for your school, sports team, group or company
  • Group Gifts - Mixbook’s powerful collaboration features make it easy to create a going away present for a friend, a birthday present for your co-worker, or the ultimate keepsake for your loved ones.  

Friday, October 7, 2011

Weekend freebies for RADical Days!

Saturday, October 8

Free Admission 10am-4pm
805-807 Liberty Avenue (Cultural District-Downtown)
Join us for a 6-hour drawing marathon on a journey through Downtown scenic plazas. Bring your own preferred art supplies and come along for as long as you’d like. Artist-illustrator Rick Antolic will be on hand at each location. For artists of all levels. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Must register by email: or phone 412-471-6079.
Free Admission 9am-3pm
449-451 West Eighth Ave. (West Homestead)
Stop by the Bulgarian Macedonian National Educational and Cultural Center and tour our outstanding artifacts museum. You can purchase authentic Bulgarian items, such as beautiful kitchenware, from our gift shop. Our Otets Paissii ensemble will perform during RADical Days at the Children’s Museum on October 2.

Free Admission 10am-3pm
130 S. Whitfield Street (East Liberty)
Help us celebrate our one year anniversary in our newly expanded space. Stop by for activities, entertainment and treats! You never know what surprises await you and your family at the Library!
Sunday, October 9
Free Admission 9am-5pm (gates close at 4pm)
One Wild Place (Highland Park)
Come see some of the most amazing animals from around the world, including tigers, elephants, polar bears, gorillas giraffes, sand tiger sharks, and much more. Performances by Pittsburgh CLO Mini-Stars (11AM), Gateway to the Arts roster artists Joe Wos (noon) and Betsy Lawrence (12:30P) and Jazz Workshop (1P). Sponsored by PPG Industries.

Monday, October 10
Free Admission 10am-4pm
See venue details on September 26.

Tuesday, October 11
900 Art Rooney Ave. (North Shore)
Free Admission 10am-3pm (tours only)
Home of the AFC Champion Pittsburgh Steelers, the Pitt Panthers and host of special events and concerts. Tours on the hour; last tour starts at 3PM. Limit 50 guests per hour. First come, first served. Enter under the Coca Cola Great Hall sign along Art Rooney Ave.

More details here.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Tea Collection - 20% off

The Tea Collection is offering an EXTRA 20% off sale items now through Sunday, October 9th!

Code: EXTRA20SALE | Offer valid: Thursday, 10/6 through Sunday, 10/9 at 11:59 pm PT

This offer cannot be combined with any other promotions and previous purchases may not be adjusted.

Such cuteness! :)

Save $5 on circus tickets!

Save $5 on Tickets to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey ® Presents BARNUM 200 SM playing CONSOL Energy Center November 2-6!
Use Code: MOM11
Offer is valid on the following performances:
Thursday, Nov. 3 – 7pm
Friday, Nov. 4 – 7pm
Saturday, Nov. 5 – 11am & 7pm

Offer not valid on Circus Celebrity or VIP seats. No double discounts. Additional Fees May Apply.

Ticket can be purchased by visiting, at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Box Office at CONSOL Energy Center or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Fall Flash Sale

If you’re looking for a simple way to decorate or redesign any room, Lot 26 Studio has the perfect solution! And, for the next 3-days only, you can save up to 75% off all sale items during their Fall Flash Sale! Here are some of my absolute favorite sale items:
Make your walls take flight with these 3D white Pop Up Birds. Just remove from the sheet and pop out or fold on the creases to create unique birds in assorted shapes and sizes.
The Garden Reflections wall decal and mirror set combines the beauty of nature with the artistry of design. These decorative wall panels will surely be a focal point in any room. Simply peel, stick and marvel at your own creativity!

These adorable Baby Blue Dots wall decals are the perfect touch for any baby or little boy's room. Multi-sized dots in shades of blue and brown are the colors "du jour" adding just the right combination to his special room. Apply in minutes and enjoy!
Unfortunately, a new winner has to be chosen!
But that's very good news for lucky #4, Jill Carroll!
Email me at to claim your tickets!!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Babylegs - only $3 a pair! is having a fantastic sale! Currently, they are offering up 75% off $75 or more on all their warmers, tights, and socks (excludes Winter Holiday Collection) with coupon code FB75OFF75 . You could add a total of 7 leg warmers to your cart (remember NOT to add any from the Winter Holiday Collection) which will make your total $84. However, you’ll then be able to use the coupon code FB75OFF75 to get an additional 75% off – bringing your total down to ONLY $21 for 7 pairs of adorable leg warmers! That makes each pair just $3!
You can only score FREE shipping if you spend $30 or more after the coupon code is applied… however, if you spend less than $30, shipping is only $3.95!

Don’t forget to check out all of their cute socks and tights they have available as well! These also qualify for the 75% off code! This is a great time to stock up for the winter months and/or buy additional pairs for Christmas gifts!
I seriously can't get enough of these, I love them!
And they also work great as a double layer under pants for the cold months!