Sunday, June 30, 2013

40% off sale items @ Tea Collection!

Fabulous sale alert! Starting today, June 30th through Sunday, July 7th, Tea Collection is offering an additional 40% off sale items with promo code SAVE40. Stock up on comfortable and durable clothes for the new school year or the next family vacation. Don't miss your chance to take advantage of this amazing sale from Tea Collection! Happy Shopping!
Offer: Extra 40% off Sale Items at Tea Collection | Promo Code: SAVE40 | Valid: 6/30-7/7

Friday, June 28, 2013

Giveaway: 2 tickets for the new Pirate Adventure on the Gateway Clipper Fleet!

A Pittsburgh tradition for generations,
the Good Ship Lollipop Cruise is fun for
the entire family!   NEW for 2013, our on
board Pirate Adventure! 
While the
little ones enjoy our NEW Pirate Adventure,
the adults can enjoy expert and interactive
narration by both our Captain and our on-deck narrator.
ARRGGG! Once on board enjoy interaction
with our
 very own Pirate! Get your sword,
Matey and put
on your pirate hat… we’re going sailing! 
Adult:  $20*  •  Child:  $10*
$1.00 Child Rate Available on Select Weekends, 
click here for details.
FOOD & BEVERAGE SERVICESnack bar items are available for purchase.
Please call our ticket office for menu.
Sodas, beer, wine & liquor are also available on board!
(Must be 21+ for alcoholic beverages)
Cruises set sail:
Select SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS: July - August
Board:  10 minutes prior to sailing time
Five Sailing Times:
11 am  •  12:15 pm  •  1:30 pm
2:45 pm  •  4 pm
We have TWO tickets to giveaway for the Pirate Adventure! You can choose the date & time (from the above listed times)!
Go here to enter.
Contest open for entries until Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013, 10am. Winners chosen at random. Winner has 24 hours to claim prize or a new winner will be selected.
Special pricing for children 12 and under only. Must redeem offer at dock ticket office or via telephone (412-355-7980). Offer not available online. Details here.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Free shipping now on Mabel's Labels!

It's never too early to begin planning for the next school year and as the saying goes "the early bird catches the worm!" Help the little scholars in your life stay organized with Mabel's Labels. Identify clothes, footwear, books, backpacks and more with the Ultimate Back to School Combo. Save $3 and receive a coupon for $5 off a Laptop Lunches Bento Box (while supplies last) when you purchase the Ultimate Back to School Combo. Hurry, because this early bird pricing expires on 7/31.
{I love Bento Boxes for lunches on the go!}
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Enter to win a $100 gift card from Layla Grace!

As part of Project Nursery’s Skip*Hop Nursery Design event, Layla Grayce joined actress Tiffani Thiessen, Joy Cho of Oh Joy! and Joni Lay of Lay Baby Lay in an exciting baby room design contest, where each participant was challenged to design a beautiful nursery on a budget! Vote for Layla Grayce as your favorite nursery design for a chance to win a Skip*Hop Springtime Birds Musical Crib Mobile and $100 Layla Grayce gift card! Three lucky winners will win a mobile and a $100 shopping spree towards Layla Grayce! Hurry, because this contest ends on July 10th! Vote Now!
For more information on this contest go here.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

In Review: Strasburg Railroad/Thomas the Train

Thomas the Train is visiting the Strasburg Railroad through June 23rd! If you're going to be near the Lancaster, PA area and have a big Thomas the Train fan, this is something you don't want to miss!
This fun-filled event offers little engineers and their families the opportunity to take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, star of the popular Thomas & Friends series. Children will take a ride along with their favorite engine friend on his latest adventure and participate in Thomas-themed activities.
 Mom Shyla was able to do a guest review for us and here's her thoughts: 
Our family had to opportunity to take a trip to the Strasburg Railroad this past weekend. Our boys were so excited. It is important to know that they suggest you arrive an hour before your train ride. We did not know this and missed our scheduled ride by about 10 min. due to confusion with parking. You actually park a few miles away from the railroad site and are shuttled in by buses that run all day. As soon as we finally figure this out we were on a bus quickly and headed over. Although we were worried that we had missed our chance to ride the train with the boys since our ticketed train ride had already left the station, we explained the parking issue that we had and they happily lead us to the front of the line to catch the next train.
You are able to sit wherever you’d like on the train. We chose the open air cart (because the Caboose was already filled!) and had a lovely short ride on the train. I believe it was maybe 10 minutes long.
The tickets to Strasburg railroad are pricey, but included in the price are all of the extra little train rides, cranky carts, Thomas Activity tents etc. Our boys (7, 6) had a really fun time and enjoyed the unlimited extra activities to do over and over.
The cost of the food was what you would expect at a theme type venue, so we chose to eat after we left, but enjoyed a few snacks while we were there. The prices didn’t seem to bother most people ($5 for a hotdog and chips, $5 for a Lemonade etc…) we just chose to wait since we got there first thing in the morning and decided to leave at lunchtime. We really enjoyed seeing all of the old trains, watching the actual steam engine and engineer working and riding in the old trolley car. The staff was friendly and helpful. There was an older man who entertained the kids by singing and letting them play instruments while he played!
All in all, Strasburg railroad was an enjoyable time for all of us. We felt being there for 2 or 3 hours was plenty of time, although next time we would like to visit the surrounding Train Museums with the kids as well. Kids of all ages will find something to do! We are thankful for the chance to have this experience with our boys.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

15% off - Zinc Door

Upgrade a room in your home with beautiful furniture and accessories from Worlds Away and save money by doing so! Right now, Zinc Door is offering 15% off Worlds Away with promo code WA15. Don't miss your chance to save on these stylish and modern designs. Enjoy!

Offer: 15% off Worlds Away | Code: WA15 | Expires: 7/14/13 | Text Link:15% off Worlds Away at Zinc Door

Friday, June 14, 2013

In Review: Triple B Strawberry Festival

The Strawberry Festival at Triple B has their final weekend this Friday & Saturday!
June 15-16
See all the info for the weekend happenings here.
Mom Molly went to check it out last weekend and gives us her thoughts. (Moral of the story, the directions can be tricky!)
Although a frustrating morning finding our way to the farm, our trip to Triple B Farm was delightful, yummy and well worth it! Our troubles were in part due to wacky directions from Google Maps, unmarked roads and inconsistent signage. The rest of our troubles sat in my back seat, as my 2 and 4 year olds had a few disagreements. The final few miles approaching the farm calmed me as we drove along the railroad tracks and through lush green wooded land. Parking was easy and convenient and it was apparent where we were to go. We decided to pick strawberries first and try out all the play areas once our work was complete. The kids were offered smaller pints to pick into, which proved to be perfect as the larger box that they provided for me eventually became to heavy for them to safely carry. Just yards away from picking up our boxes we climbed onto a hay wagon that took us to the strawberry fields. It quickly became apparent that they had multiple strawberry fields as our wagon passed by a group people picking. We also saw the fields/orchards for various other fruits and I pointed them out so that my kids could see the way that different fruits grow. The tractor pulled up to the field at which we were to pick and as we exited the wagon a young lady employee of the farm directed to the area of the field that was least picked. Straw was laid between the rows of plants so that we did not have to deal with dirt or mud and the rows were wide enough for even my two year old to walk the field without crushing the berries. As we walked to where the young lady had directed us, I noticed that there were still many ripe berries where the fields had already been picked and that there was plenty of fruit for all. The individual pints provided to my kids allowed them to be independent in the field and where my 2 year old daughter stayed fairly close to me, I would hear "Mommy, there are lots of ripe ones over here!" from my son who was 30 yards away. As the kids would fill their pints they would bring them to my box, empty them and get right back to picking. When our box was just about full they both said they were ready to get back on the wagon... for us, the box was perfect! However, I saw both families with six full boxes, who, I found out, froze the berries so that they had good fruit through the winter, as well as families whose strawberries barely covered the bottom of their box and had just come for the experience and so their kids could get a glimpse of what goes into getting food to our tables.
  After paying for our berries back at the weigh station, it was time to play! Each play area had a few options, which kept my very different kids occupied. My 4 year old pretended to drive the wooden and real farm vehicles while my 2 year old made about a dozen runs through the blow-up obstacle course/slide. They were in a close enough area that I could keep an eye on both of them. Then we made our way to the unique slides that tunnel through a hill side and boy are they fast. Of course, my 2 year old was all about the speedy slides and even went on her own, while my son pumped water from an old-fashioned pump to make rubber duckies race at the bottom of the hill.
 After all of this playing we stopped in the food barn for lunch. The kids had the farm kids meal, which refueled them for some farm animal time. After lunch, we fed and petted some farm animals and learned about bees at a bee display. Alas, nap time approached and it was time to go, but boy, was I glad that I stuck to the plan and did not let the frustrating trip there turn me away (I almost turned around a few times on the way there.) We will definitely be heading back to Triple B... if not this weekend for weekend two of the strawberry festival then definitely for the next fruit that is in season! Thanks Triple B for a lovely day, quality fruit (which disappeared within two days) and for helping me to teach my children where their food comes from and a little of what goes into getting it to our table at mealtime!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Stella & Dot - $100 in product credit for Stylists

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 for entrepreneurial women. Create the success you deserve. And for a limited time, Stylists who sign up between now and June 30th will receive an extra $100 in product credit for a fabulous start to launching their own business! To find out more information visit Get started today!

Easy fundraising with Mabel's Labels

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Monday, June 10, 2013

BabyLegs Spring Clearance - 50% off!

  50% OFF All Spring Styles on the Spring Clearance page!
Starts 6/10/13. Ends 6/21/13.
Use code: SPRING13 at checkout for 50% off!
Stock up for birthdays & baby showers - these make great gifts!
BabyLegs makes potty training a breeze!
Not on clearance....but check out these great summer selections:

 ByeByeBugs protects against disease-carrying insects like mosquitoes, ticks, ants and more! Protection lasts 70 washings, and will keep the bugs at bay all summer long!

Made of a cool, breathable mesh, BabyCool! protect your little ones from harmful UV rays with UPF 50+ protection, wet or dry!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

For every $50 spent in June, Stella & Dot will give their customers $25 in Dot Dollars to spend on jewelry in July!

In June, it pays to shop with Stella & Dot! For every $50 you spend you will earn $25 in Dot Dollars to redeem for yourself in July. You can apply the $25 Dot Dollars for every $50 you spend between July 3rd-11th, 2013. Don't worry about forgetting your Dot Dollars because on July 3rd you'll receive an e-mail with your promo codes and each code will represent a $25 Dot Dollars award. Below are a few of my favorite pieces . .
The Spring Awakening Necklace is an exquisite statement necklace that can be worn with a simple top or can be used to accessorize dressy attire for benefits and galas--the options are endless! The Tempest Bracelet was designed in collaboration with Lizzie Fortunato and is made up with mixed blends like the silk ribbon and brass cupchain. You may have seen this bracelet spotted on singer Natasha Bedingfield!

 Go in style with the gorgeous Lily Chandeliers . These earrings feature aqua stones in gold-plated settings. Be sure to check out Stella & Dot today and start earning your Dot Dollars! Happy Shopping!

Take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine!

A Larger than Life Train for the Ride of Their Life. The GO GO Thomas Tour 2013 is visiting the Strasburg Railroad June 15 - 23!
Strasburg Railroad
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA 17572
(*note: this is near Lancaster, PA area)
This fun-filled event offers little engineers and their families the opportunity to take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, star of the popular Thomas & Friends series. Children will take a ride along with their favorite engine friend on his latest adventure and participate in Thomas-themed activities including:

*A 25-minute (approximate) ride withThomas the Tank Engine
* Meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway
* A Thomas & Friends Imagination Station; featuring stamps, temporary tattoos, hands-on arts & crafts, train tables, and coloring sheets
* Storytelling
* Video viewing and much more

The GO GO Thomas Tour 2013 is visiting the Strasburg Railroad June 15 - 23. Save $2 with access code: GOFAM! Get your tickets here.

Strawberry Festival - Triple B farms

The Strawberries are Ready! Buy Fresh, Buy Local, Eat Healthy!
Weekends of June 8/9 and June 15/16
Family Activities include:
Strawberry Pancake Breakfast 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Strawberry Smoothies, Strawberry Donuts, and other Strawberry refreshments.
Hayrides to the pick-your-own strawberry patch for everyone in your family to enjoy!! PICK YOUR OWN Strawberries available ---- WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!! Always come early to pick the best berries. You know the saying: "Early bird catches the worm!"
Visit from Strawberry Girl. Noon-2pm Saturday and Sunday
Children's activities include: Liberty Tube Slide, Squirrel Hill Tunnel Slide, Rope Maze, Farm Playground, and Farm Animal Petting Zoo. Activities OPEN 10am-4pm Saturday & Sunday.
The farm market and gift shop feature homegrown and local produce, homemade fudge, crafts and gift items, jams and jellies, honey from Triple B bees, and other goodies, many strawberry related!
The bakery will turn out mountains of our famous Sky High Strawberry pies and other pies, plus cookies, muffins and more. Both pre-picked and pick-your-own strawberries will be available.
Just $5 per person for all day fun! So come on out and enjoy a day of family fun on the farm.
 *SPECIAL OFFER: Buy 4 Admission Tickets, get the 5th one FREE and Save $1off Dad's Day Breakfast! 
See coupon here.
More Info:
On a hilltop overlooking a beautiful Western Pennsylvania landscape, located 20 miles from Downtown Pittsburgh is Triple B Farms. Since 1967, Ron Beinlich has owned and operated this gorgeous parcel of land that once was home to a beef cattle herd and now boasts many acres of home-grown fruit and vegetables. Ron, his wife Carolyn, their son Bill and daughter-in-law Sue work together to operate this family farm where families can escape for a day of fun in the country. All summer long, enjoy our delicious fruits and vegetables, homemade pies and fudge, jams and jellies and honey from the beehives on our own property. In the Country Market, you will also find Amish butter and cheeses, eggs from our chickens, farm toys and gift items. Bring your children to see our pygmy goats, calf, chickens and peacocks, and play the day away on our farm-themed playground. In the fall, we welcome all of Western PA for "Pittsburgh's Finest Family Apple & Pumpkin Festival." We take pride in offering the region's very best fruits and vegetables, plus a fun place to kick back, play a little and be refreshed by the beautiful country. Welcome and enjoy!