Thursday, May 30, 2013

Monster Mania Monster Truck Show

Saturday, June 8
Diehl of Robinson Monster Mania Monster Truck Show
 Guiness World monster truck jump record holder "Bad Habit" and a gang of his friends and foes will be all out Monster Trucking at Dirt's Monster Half Mile! Bad Habit, Backdraft, Eradicator, Rap Attack, Screamin Demon & Aftershock. The six trucks will be qualifying, and then racing all out in a Diehl Monster Truck Racing event to determine a winner! Then they will perform and awesome FREESTYLE FINALE - the fans get to decide who wins the unbelievable Outdoor Freestyle Competition! Plus a figure 8 race and the fastest dirt stock cars on the planet, The Diehl Super Late Models, make for a can't miss Family Entertainment Event!
Save $5 Per Ticket when purchased at Diehl of Robinson
(6181 Steubenville Pike Robinson Township PA 15136)
Reserved All Ages - $35
Adult - $30
Ages 13-16 - $20
Ages 2-12 - $10
Pit Party Pass - $5
Reserved Parking - $10
FREE Parking Available
Cannot be combinded with other offers. Restrictions may apply.  
Go here to purchase tickets online!
Friday, June 7, 2013 Monster Truck Appearance Schedule - FREE to fans
Approximately Noon-6pm at most locations:
Diehl of Robinson, Route 60, Robinson - Eradicator & Backdraft
Dick’s Sporting Goods, Robinson Town Center - AfterShock
Miley BP Car Wash – 4100 Steubenville Pike – Krazy Train
Giant Eagle Get Go McKnight RD, North Hills – Bad Habit
Moon Ford, Narrows Run Rd, Moon – Screamin Demon
Colussy Chevy, Bridgeville – Rap Attack
Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway (PPMS) is your Auto Racing connection in western Pennsylvania. Allegheny County's only auto racing complex, the half mile clay oval (DIRT'S MONSTER HALF MILE) features stock car racing action each Saturday evening through September. A night out at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway offers a THRILLING evening of affordable family fun.

"We'll sell you the whole seat but you'll only need the edge."

Conveniently located just 12 miles west of Downtown Pittsburgh, on Route 22 at the Noblestown exit (the one after Imperial on 22W). The Speedway is easily accessible from all directions in Western Pennsylvania.
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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Join Amazon Mom and get $20 off your first pack of select diapers!

If you’re a current parent, expecting a little one, or are a caretaker of kiddos, then you’ll definitely want to take note of Amazon Mom (if you don’t already know about this great program). Amazon Mom is currently offering up a ton of awesome benefits including an extra $20 off your first pack of select diapers with promo code BABYDEAL at checkout!
Here are the additional benefits of Amazon Mom:
* Snag an additional 20% discount on select diapers and wipes when you sign up for Subscribe & Save delivery (you can easily cancel or change shipments at anytime).
* Score 3 months of FREE Two-Day shipping with Amazon Prime (this is an awesome perk!).
* Exclusive discounts and deals for Amazon Mom members!
If you’ve already paid for an Amazon Prime membership and you sign up for Amazon Mom, your Prime membership won’t change – they’ll just add your Amazon Mom membership to your account. Also, if you don’t already have an Amazon Prime membership, after your 3-month free trial period, you’ll be automatically upgraded to Amazon Prime for $79 per year (unless you decide to opt out – which you can do online).
* If you’re a member of Amazon Student and have already received the Amazon Student free shipping benefits, you are not eligible to receive free shipping benefits from Amazon Mom. However, you will still be eligible for offers exclusive to Amazon Mom members such as 20% off select diapers and wipes.

Butterfly Weekend, June 1-2!

Carnegie Science Center and Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens are teaming up to host Butterfly Weekend on Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2. The two-day celebration will give visitors a chance to learn about the life cycle of butterflies and discover why these amazing insects have a remarkable ability to navigate, orient, and migrate.

Saturday, June 1 at Carnegie Science CenterThe Science Center will provide hands-on activities and science demos on Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm. Following are special features of Butterfly Weekend. All are free with general admission, except as noted.
  • View life-size models of each stage of a butterfly's life cycle and see antennae and scales under a microscope. Visitors will learn about ultraviolet light and how butterflies see, as well as animal coloration.
  • Create flip sticks that show the motion of a butterfly in flight in the Omnimax Lobby. Visitors will make butterfly snack bags in the Kitchen Theater at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm.
  • Enjoy a story time reading of "Monarch! Come Play with Me" at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm.
  • Experience the Science Center's live butterfly tent to learn about the Monarch's habitat. A few lucky visitors will have a chance to volunteer to feed the butterflies.
  • Meet Scott Creary, entomologist and Butterfly Forest exhibit coordinator for Phipps.
  • See Flight of the Butterflies, sponsored locally by Commonwealth Connections Academy, at the Rangos Omnimax Theater. Cost of tickets for members of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is $7 for adults and $5 for children; tickets for non-members cost $8 for adults and $6 for children. Click here for show times.
Sunday, June 2 at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical GardensPhipps will continue the celebration on Sunday, June 2, by hosting butterfly tours and discovery stations, from 11 am – 4 pm.
  • Join Scott Creary, entomologist and Butterfly Forest exhibit coordinator, for a "Behind the Butterflies" tour at 11 am, noon, 1 pm, and 2 pm. He will take visitors through the Butterfly Forest and into the Production Greenhouses to observe the butterfly lab. Tours can be reserved for $2 on the day of the event on a first come, first served basis, with a maximum of 15-20 per tour.
  • Experience the Discovery Stations in the Children's Discovery Garden to create a craft, pot a plant that attracts butterflies, and more.
  • View life-size models of each stage of a butterfly's life cycle and see antennae and scales under a microscope with Carnegie Science Center staff.
  • Enjoy butterfly-themed snacks at CafĂ© Phipps.
Perk for Visitors! Visitors who present a Carnegie Science Center Flight of the Butterflies ticket stub at Phipps will receive $2 off general admission on Sunday, June 2. Visitors who bring their general admission ticket stub from Phipps to the Science Center will receive a $2 discount on general admission, June 1-14.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

2-Night Family Escape to Canaan Valley Resort - Includes Cavern Tour, Rock Climbing, Eurobungy, Chair Lift Ride

$194 for 2-Night Family Escape to Canaan Valley Resort Close to Deep Creek - Includes Cavern Tour, Rock Climbing, Eurobungy, Chair Lift Ride for 4! (35% Off - $298 Value) 
Go here to redeem at Certifikid. Sign up for a Certifkid account and then click for location: Washington, DC and the deal is there.
Looking for a taste of ADVENTURE this summer? Look no further than Canaan Valley Resort State Park in Davis, WV, near family favorite vacation spot, Deep Creek Lake. There's something for just about everyone in this 2-day getaway--from the nature lover, to the adventure seeker, to the artiste. Your package includes:
All of this is in addition to Canaan Valley Resort State Park's usual amenities:
  • Outdoor & Indoor Pool
  • Playground
  • Arcade
  • Fitness Center
  • Onsite Dining, Shopping, Massage Therapy
  • Hiking and Biking Trails
  • Golf and Tennis
.... And the list goes on for a memorable family vacation at Canaan Valley Resort State Park!

Information & Restrictions

Canaan Valley Resort State Park. 230 Main Lodge Road. Davis, WV 26260. 800-622-4121
Approximately 3.5 hours from all major Mid-Atlantic cities
Approximately 35 minutes from Deep Creek Lake
No limit to the amount of vouchers each person can purchase.
Valid for week day stays only with check-in Sunday-Wednesday. Customers can check in Thursday-Saturday for an additional $50 fee paid directly to the resort.
Customer is responsible for taxes and resort fee, paid directly to vendor.
Accommodations include one room with 2 double beds for up to 4 people.
Valid May 28, 2013-October 9, 2013. Black out dates are June 7, 8, 21, 22, July 12, 13, August 2, 3, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, September 20, 21, 2013.
Reservations are subject to availability.
Please note the resort is currently undergoing renovations. Click here for more information.
To Redeem: Call the resort at 800-622-4121 and provide your 12-digit CertifiKid voucher code to make your reservation.
This offer is only available for purchase through CertifiKid ( If you experience any issues or difficulties with registering or purchasing, please email and they will get back to you shortly.

Free or inexpensive swimming lessons for infants to adults around the 'Burgh!

Infant/Preschool Swimming Lessons - for children 18 months - 5 years old
Join your youngster in the pool for five, fun half-hour classes. Your child will learn water entry, kicks, glides, arm movements and water play.
Please note: Parents must participate in the water.
Saturdays, June 22 - July 20, 2013
Bloomfield, Highland, Jack Stack, Magee, Moore, Phillips, Schenley and Westwood
Noon - 12:30 p.m.
$10 fee for 5 classes
Children's Learn-to-Swim for children 6 - 15 years old
Enroll your child in 10 swimming classes this summer. Your youngster learns basic water skills while focusing on water safety.
Two-week sessions
Mondays - Fridays, 11 - 11:45 a.m.
All locations, $20 fee/session
Session 1 - June 24 - July 5, 2013
Session 2 - July 8 - 19, 2013
Session 3 - July 22 - August 2, 2013 
Adult's Learn-to-Swim for individuals 16 and older
Any age is the perfect age to learn to swim! Overcome your fear of the water and gain basic water skills by registering for an adults-only class.
Ammon, Highland, Moore, Ormsby, Riverview, Schenley and Sheraden
June 22 - July 20, 2013
11:00-11:45 a.m.
$10 fee for 5 classes 
Call 412-323-7928 to register, more details here.
Free Learn-to-Swim Camp for children 6 - 15 years old
Certified lifeguards teach swimming and general safety practices in and around the water. Your child receives 10 free lessons during a two-week period. Instructors teach two separate classes each weekday: Mondays through Fridays, 10 - 10:45 a.m., and Mondays through Fridays, 11 - 11:45 a.m.
Please note: Due to limited class size, applicants can enroll in only one session. Pool tags are not required for the free Learn-to-Swim Camp.
To register, please call the Citiparks Aquatics Office at 412-323-7928.
Two-week sessions
Session 1 - June 24 - July 5, 2013
Ammon, Bloomfield and Ormsby
Session 2 - July 8-19, 2013
Homewood and Sue Murray 
Does anyone else have kiddos that don't like how regular swim goggles pull on their hair?
 Check out gogglies which are currently on Certifikid for 50% off! (Click on All Deals to find the Gogglies square.) This deal is gone in less than 48 hours!
Gogglies make swim goggles easy to use and fun. With a variety of colors and patterns available, Gogglies can match with bathing suits or be ordered for swim teams and other groups. The neoprene backing and nylon straps prevent swim goggle straps from tangling hair and make swim goggles easy to adjust while being worn. No more taking off goggles, adjusting and then having to put them back on. And since Gogglies float and can be easily marked with names or initials, Gogglies help prevent loss and theft of swim goggles. So transform your swim goggles - - Get Your Gogglies On!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Stella & Dot - work from home opportunities as a stylist

Now is the perfect time to launch your own business and join Stella & Dot's growing team of Stylists! Stella & Dot creates flexible, work from home business opportunities that lets entrepreneurial women style their own life. Stylists decide their own schedule and define their own success. This is a great opportunity for stay at home moms or anyone looking for a side job to earn extra spending money.. To find out more information visit Get started today!

Monday, May 20, 2013

*HOT* $10 off $25 purchase at Abe's Market!

May 20-21, 2013 only!!
$10 off Any Purchase of $25 or more at Abe's Market.
Abe's Market has everything from food, skin care, baby products, cosmetics, toys, pet care, fashion, housewares & more! Abe's Market is the online marketplace for great natural products. We connect buyers seeking amazing natural products with the people who make them. There's no need to prowl the Internet for a broader natural product selection than can be found at your local natural market. At Abe's Market, you can get all your natural product buying done in one place.
Get $10 off any purchase of $25 or more at Abe's Market with code ECOSPRING. Shop here.

This is a great deal that ends Tuesday!!
Maybe you need some new skincare products for the summer?

RiverQuest riverboat - tickets under $10!

Rivers of Life

Weekend public sails ticketed through Carnegie Science Center. See the full schedule here.
One-hour sails feature hands-on activities that will give you a whole new view of our living rivers.
  • Discover how people use rivers to live, work and play
  • Search for plankton under a microscope
  • Learn about the river valley ecosystem and its food web
  • Fashion a fun river animal bobber
Kids 16 and under can earn a RiverWorks Discovery® patch for completing all of the activities onboard during the sail, sponsored by the Port of Pittsburgh Commission.
Tickets are $9.95 for adults and $5.95 for children (2 & under are free!), available at the Science Center ticket counter. Trips proceed rain or shine. Tickets are not refundable unless the trip is cancelled by RiverQuest.
For more information, call 412.231.2712 or click here.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Pittsburgh International Children's Festival - Exxopolis

Wednesday, May 15th marks the opening of the Pittsburgh International Children's Festival held in Schenley Plaza in Oakland.
Pittsburgh International Children’s Festival opens the door for children to experience professional performing arts. Our vision is to present and promote professional programming for children which inspires, challenges, educates, and stimulate respect for and understanding of all cultures in an entertaining and enlightening way. The organization provides diverse programming which introduces young people to other ways of viewing the world around them. Vital to achieving our mission is making the season affordable and accessible for young families. Pittsburgh International Children’s Festival is presented by Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater, a division of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. 
The week includes an incredible line-up of Petting Zoo, Crafts, Face Painting, Al Mazing Magic show, Children's Theatre, Live Music, Weird Eric Magic show, Interactive Musical, Roving Art Cart + so much more! Check out the full line-up here.
Tuesday night my kiddos & I had the chance to check out the very special exhibit of Exxopolis. You will not be disappointed as you enter this amazing art creation lit only by the sun! Exxopolis takes its inspiration from natural geometry and architecture. The completed structure occupies half of a soccer field and rises to the height of a 3-story house! This giant structure will astonish you with its colorful domes and beautiful stained glass effects. This is a work of art that must be seen to be believed! Located across the street from Schenley Plaza in Oakland. Tickets are $5 - time slots are already selling out! Buy online here. {Socks only inside.}
Tuesday - Thursday: 9:30am-2pm
Friday - Sunday: 9:30am - 6pm

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Origami Owl - customized lockets

 Origami Owl are living lockets that you build yourself! They describe your life.
Tabatha Flanick will be happy to help you in building your perfect living locket! Contact her at if you have any questions. Check out her website and get started creating! If anyone would be interested in being a designer for this new company contact her as well!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Kidecals - Label everything!

Personalized Kids Name Labels:
Kidecals are an absolute must if you've got kids and hate losing their stuff. Label water bottles, clothing, books, toys, sports gear with their trendy and fun designs. kidecals are crazy durable...dishwasher, washing machine AND dryer safe, and they don't damage surfaces. Love it.

Waterproof Labels:
The annoying thing about using a sharpie to label stuff is it eventually washes away. Kidecals waterproof name labels are insanely durable and can stick to just about anything...from clothes to water bottles...and stay put through wash after wash after wash. Oh - and pool toys? Done and DONE.

Fun Mustache Stickers:
My kids are crazy for anything with a mustache, and who isn't? :) kidecals fun Partystache stickers can be used as drink markers, and the Mustache Chalkboard Stickers are a sassy way to label/organize anything in your pantry or craft room. (They're also fun for labeling foods or drinks at a potluck or party!)

Chalkboard Labels that you can write on:
Chalkboard labels are the easiest way to get organized fast without having to create new printed labels from scratch. kidecals makes the prettiest designs, and their chalkboard labels are super durable and can even go through the dishwasher!

Daycare Labels:
 If you have kids in daycare then you know how important it is to label EVERYTHING. kidecals daycare labels are not just super cute, they're dishwasher, washing machine and dryer safe, and stay put on anything from clothing, to baby's favorite lovey to sippy and snack cups.

As seen on the Today Show personalized clothing labels:
Kkdecals is such a fun site for personalized clothing labels whether you're sending your kids off to camp, school, or daycare. Labels HAVE to be waterproof and washing machine safe. No sharpies for me. kidecals clothing labels are crazy durable and I love their cute designs. They were even featured on the Today Show!

Camp Labels:
It's obvious kidecals is founded by a mother of two boys, because not only are kidecals designs amazingly cute er - "cool" for boys, they are super duper durable for all the stuff I need to label for camp. kidecals are dishwasher, washing machine AND dryer safe. They literally do not come off. Ever. kidecals makes the perfect camp labels for this mom, who is expecting her kids to return with every single thing she packed. (yeah right.)

My Readers Save 15% off Kidecals the most durable waterproof labels on the market!
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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park - Jump Pass Giveaway

I was recently invited to take part of the media preview of Sky Zone - we loved it! It is a serious work-out, but oh so fun. Fun & fitness for the whole family -  open to anyone from little walkers to senior citizens!

About Sky Zone Leetsdale, PA (Greater Pittsburgh)

Sky Zone is the original trampoline park and the one place where it is totally acceptable to have bouncing-off-the-walls fun! Our trampoline park offers open jump, a Foam Zone, 3-D Dodgeball (when available) and the SkySlam basketball court, all equipped for extreme amounts of fun! Not only is jumping an awesome way to have fun, it’s a great way to stay fit! Our unique park welcomes those of all ages, sizes, and shapes. From 3-D Dodgeball to our ‘sky-high’ birthday parties and corporate events, we definitely have something to offer everyone! Our unique park welcomes those of all ages, sizes, and shapes. From 3-D Dodgeball to our ‘sky-high’ birthday parties and corporate events, we definitely have something to offer everyone!

Sky Zone Leetsdale
740 Brickworks Drive
Leetsdale, PA 15056 | map
Sky Zone takes safety very seriously! Their staff are all around monitoring the courts. Only one jumper is allowed per mat and they will have age separation, so your two year old won't be jumping alongside a twelve year old. Everyone is required to wear their specific high top jumping shoes, but they only go down to youth size 10, so under that size is required to go barefoot.
Foam Pit! (Which may give you some serious static.) :)
Dodge ball courts. This is the bigger one, but on their regular open days, they have a smaller one for younger kids. Basketball fun too!
Parents lounge for those with older kids that don't need constant supervision. They are working on installing the camera feed so you can see all the courts on the TV and be able to keep an eye on your kiddos from the comfort of the lounge.
SkyRobics is coming soon - if you want to get fit or lose weight, I'm telling ya, this would be the way to go! More info on their website coming soon.
 Party packages!
I am also excited that they will soon be offering a Toddler Time! Keep an eye on their website or facebook page for when it will be offered. So the general rule is that no outside food or drink will be allowed in to Sky Zone, but in talking with Joel Karg, General Manager, I mentioned that during Toddler Time most moms aren't going to trot their two year olds over to the snack bar for a soda & pizza slice. :) He agreed that was an excellent point and graciously made the decision that food/drink could be brought in for the young ones during that time. Thank you, Joel! They are also looking into having juice boxes and some healthy options in their snack bar.
We will definitely be planning a future playdate at Sky Zone during their toddler time, will be lots of fun!
Mr. Karg also generously gave me 6 passes to giveaway - 3 lucky winners will each win 2 passes for one free hour of jump time!
Go here to enter
Contest open for entries until Friday, May 17th, 2013, 7pm. Winners chosen at random. Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or a new winner will be selected.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Win a week of summer camp!

Isaly’s Enter-to-win

Isaly’s is offering a chance for kids ages 4-14 to win a FREE week of fun at one of the Science Center's awe-inspiring summer camps! Two winners will be selected each week for four consecutive weeks. The contest begins April 8 and runs through May 3. Register now at for your chance to win!
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