February 7, 2012
- It's almost here! The big day!
- THIS WEEK'S CALENDAR PICKS
- TREASURE BUDDIES REVIEW
- AWESOME NIGHT AT THE MALL AT ROBINSON
- Nuclear Cowboyz invade the Burgh!
- PNC Broadway Across America-BILLY ELLIOT REVIEW
- Cirque Dreams Pop Goes the Rock
- The NEW Happy Meal ®
- Pittsburgh Monster Jam® WIN TICKETS!
- MONSTER JAM® GIVEAWAY BASKET
- 2012 Pittsburgh International Auto Show
- ROLIE POLIE GAUCAMOLE at My Little Outback
- Midlandia Press Giveaway!
- Little Loves Plan From Frames of Infinity
- Looking for a dance studio?
- Free Tooth Brightener February From Tooth Soap®
- Looking for Something Fun and Educational?
- Pudding Painting!
- Freedom Fellowship Church Of Pittsburgh
- THE MOST AWESOME VALENTINE'S CRAFT EVER
- Valentine Treats and Recipes!
- Super Easy Valentine's Day Wreath
- Kaleidoscope Wheel
- Veggie Pancakes
- Pittsburgh Ballet Theater Auditions!
- FOX's hit show "KITCHEN NIGHTMARES"
- Allegheny Sport, Travel and Outdoor Show
- Disney on Ice Tickets: on sale NOW!!!!
- Know of an Upcoming Event?
- Resource Guide
Sooooo it's a week away from Valentine's Day! We want to know what you are up to!
I have nada..nothing...zip...
After being married for 16 years I should make more of an effort. Really I know this...no need to lecture. But here's the thing. I love just hanging with my guy. It's the little and big things that make my love tank all full and not runnung on fumes until the next big event. To our male readers...LISTEN UP!
For example, we ...
OUR FAVORITE CALENDAR EVENTS FOR YOU!
The Coolest of the Cool!
Billy Elliot the Musical Tuesday January 31- February 12
IKEA Family Movie Night Out Tuesday, January 31 Happy Feet Enjoy a family night out at IKEA Pittsburgh. Kids eat free on Tuesdays so enjoy a family dinner in our restaurant, then kids can watch this favorite movie in Smaland while parent's shop!
Snapology-Wednesday, February 8th- If you love Star Wars, this is the class for you. Come participate in Star Wars themed activities, build scenes from the movie, ships, you name it...May the ...
WE LOVE THE BUDDIES!
And Some GREAT Party Ideas!
"This was the MOST awesome show ever!" To quote this kid!
We just rolled in on a Saturday night after seeing the intense Nuclear Cowboyz show! I'm exhuasted just from watching this production! Just from sitting on the edge of my seat! I gasped probably 100 times. Oh these people's parents must not be able to watch! Every time one of them landed I breathed a little easier.
I have never seen any motocross in my life....so don't make fun of this next statement.
From my seat I could see back stage. I saw the guys stretching ...
January 31 through February 12, 2012, Benedum Center
We had the pleasure of being invited to the opening night performance of Billy Elliot The Musical and I couldn't find a more appropriate word to describe to you the entire story.
Incredibly powerful and passionate and poignant.
What was so powerful Mac Kid?
Was it the story of the longest national miner's strike in British history?
Was it the heartbreaking loss of a family?
Rich Hebert (Dad); Cynthia Darlow (Grandma);Cullen Titmas (Tony)
Was it the struggle of a father to provide?
Was it the desire ...
February 21-26, 2012 at Heinz Hall
Performances for CIRQUE DREAMS Pop Goes the Rock at Heinz Hall are Tuesday, February 21, 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, February 22, 7:30 p ...
What are your thoughts Mommas?!
McDonald’s restaurants across the region have introduced a new Happy Meal in support of the company’s Commitments to Offer Improved Nutrition Choice which strive to help customers – especially children and families –make nutrition-minded choices whether visiting McDonald’s or elsewhere.
The new Happy Meal automatically includes Apple Slices (¼ cup or ½ serving) as a side to the choice of Chicken McNuggets®, a Hamburger or Cheeseburger, and choice of beverage, which includes the options of fat-free chocolate milk and 1 ...
Coming to CONSOL Energy Center Feb 17-19. Win 4 tickets HERE!
Macaroni Kid has 4 tickets to see Monster Jam® !
For opening night February 17!
Tickets for Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam®, the world’s premier monster truck series, are now on sale. Monster Jam, coming to CONSOL Energy Center February 17-19, is affordably priced for the whole family with seats starting at only $20 for adults and $10 for kids ages 2-12. Starting January 30, all participating Advance Auto Parts locations will offer $5 Adult Discount Coupons while supplies last.
This year, Monster Jam commemorates Grave ...
WIN MERCHANDISE AND 4 TICKETS!
WE HAVE ANOTHER SET OF MONSTER JAM® TICKETS TO GIVE AWAY FOR THE OPENING NIGHT OF MONSTER JAM® AT THE CONSOL. PLUS THE WINNER RECEIVES THIS AWESOME MONSTER JAM MERCHANDISE!
HOT WHEELS GRAVE DIGGER MONSTER JAm® KIT
GRAVE DIGGER PLUSH TOY
MONSTER JAM OFFICIAL SOUVENIR BOOK
2 SETS OF MONSTER TRUCK TIRE EAR MUFFS
Thanks to Feld Entertainment for this awesome giveaway!
WIN TICKETS HERE
2012 Pittsburgh International Auto Show Information
Show Information ~
- Event Dates: The 2012 Pittsburgh International Auto Show takes place Friday, February 17 – Monday, February 20th
- Show Hours: Friday & Saturday 10am - 10pm; Sunday & Monday 10am - 6pm
- General Admission - $10.00
- Seniors 60+ - $8.00 every day!
- Military with I.D. - $8.00 every day!
- Children 12 and under - FREE every day!
- PRESIDENTS’ DAY! HALF PRICE MONDAY! (on full price General Admission)
- Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center at 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd. in downtown Pittsburgh
- Parking: Parking in ...
March 13th- WIN TICKETS HERE
Join us as we give a warm Pittsburgh welcome to the newest family friendly band out of Brooklyn, New York:
ROLIE POLIE GUACAMOLE
How much do you love that name… just rolls off the tongue!
Wear your dancing shoes and come on out to My Little Outback on March 13 at 4:30 PM.
You can be among the first to get their newest album, House of Moly, releasing in February, 2012!
Purchase tickets at the door or by phone at 412-350-1040. Tickets are $10 per child and $5 per ...
Local publishing company focused on bringing engaging, educational books to the children’s market
There is a new publishing house in town and their goal is to entertain and educate your children. Midlandia Press, based in Beaver, specializes in juvenile fiction books and apps designed to stimulate, engage and educate children.
The young company—they released their first book in November 2011—is already touting an impressive cache of products including picture books, novels, and an interactive iPad app.
Their first book was the middle-grade novel Latasha and the Little Red Tornado. Written by Pittsburgh author Michael Scotto and illustrated by Evette Gabriel, also ...
$99 for FIVE session FEES + Free 8 x10
From photographer and owner Ginger Hites:
It has been such an honor getting to know these beautiful babies that allow me in every few months to document their milestones! I know I probably sound like a broken record, but I LOVE my job. How can anyone have a bad day when I’m surrounded by these sweet little ones!"
To all my current Little Loves clients, THANK YOU for sharing your beautiful babies with me ...
Here are things you must know before you decide!
What all Parents should know before choosing a Dance Studio.
1. What type of dance floor is used?
Dance is a very physical activity that requires a lot of jumping, which can put stress on bones and joints. Most dance footwear does not provide the proper cushioning or support, so the shock of dance movement can place a lot of pressure on the knees and back. The best way to prevent potential injury is by choosing a studio with a professional "floating floor". A floating floor is a dance floor ...
Make sure to put the Tooth Soap® you are purchasing into the shopping cart along with the FREE Tooth Brightener. The minimum amount of $46.90 must be in the cart before coupon code = FEB will work. After typing in coupon code FEB, click APPLY and $21.95 will be deducted from your order. Thank you for following these instructions and making your shopping experience easier at ToothSoap.com! ~ ToothSoap Team!
SNAPOLOGY is your answer...shhh...we won't tell the kids!
Snapology is the science of snapping toys together. Well, ok, not really. Snapology is the name we came up with to describe a new learning concept that combines play with education.
We provide a fun environment for children to learn math, science, technology, engineering and literacy concepts using Lego® bricks and other similar building tools. Come join us for free play or enroll in one of our many classes tailored to your child's age and interest.
Playing with Lego® bricks is educational, get out!
KinderAcademy Offers Tons Of Fun!
Children LOVE ...
Give us a try!
If you are looking to connect with a local church that embraces family and practices heartfelt worship then please consider Freedom Fellowship Church of Pittsburgh.
Located in Carnegie, PA Freedom Fellowship offers Sunday services filled with inspiration no matter where you are in your spiritual journey. At Freedom Fellowship you will find the opportunity to make Biblical concepts relevant and applicable to YOUR everyday life.
Freedom Fellowship offers Children's Ministry and Nursery Services during Sunday services at 10:30 a.m. All children's programs focus on age appropriate ...
... or at least the favorite I've attempted this year!
If you’ve read our newsletter for any length of time you know that my daughter, Julia, LOVES crafts! She’s not just in it for the fun part but will stick in all the way through clean up as long as she get to create something. We were walking through the craft store and she spotted these adorable buggy/alien type Valentine’s crafts. Although we had missed the class they were having on how to make them, I quickly took a picture, hunted the isles for the supplies ...
Valentine's Day is a fun day around here - it is my husband's birthday and it's always been fun for me to charm the kids with fun foods on special days and Valentine's Day is perfect for that! Thankfully, I now have Pinterest to help me out in my search of great ideas!! I've rounded up a bunch to share with you and encourage you to spoil your family a bit this Valentine's Day with some fun foods!
Here is a super easy and cute Valentine's Day craft, and it can give you a nice plug for Pinterest. Feel free to use it.
This craft is unbelievably easy, and a great project for kids to help with! Inspired by a wreath on Pinterest, we tweaked it to make it simpler and faster for busy Moms!
Foam heart-shaped wreath, available at hobby stores
Ribbon (1 Spool of 1.5” ribbon and six to ten spools of different colors/patterns)
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Wrap ...
Here’s a simple project that is a craft and rudimentary lesson in color theory all wrapped in one.
What you’ll need: *self-sealing laminating sheets or pouches *tissue paper in cyan, magenta, and yellow *a CD or DVD for tracing *metal brads *permanent marker
Step 1: Using permanent marker, trace around the DVD/CD onto laminate sheet. Mark a dot in the center. Cut out circle, making sure to cut inside the line (so that marker line is cut off), and cut center dot out. Use the ...
My daughter loves her vegetables (yay!) but we're still always looking for new ways to give them to her. She prefers raw, which is good, but we still like to mix things up. We found this cool idea and made it our own. We hope you like!
What you need:
1/2 Cup Flour
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 Cup grated zucchini
1/2 Cup chopped yellow pepper
1/2 Cup grated carrots
Auditions held in Pittsburgh February 12
They want to hear from YOU Pittsburgh!!!!
Did a recent dining experience leave a bad taste in your mouth?
Has your favorite restaurant lost its edge?
Does a local eatery need Gordon's help?
Call or Email to Nominate a Restaurant:
For more information:
** Restaurant must have been open at least one year, offer dinner service, not be a franchise or chain and have at least 35 seats
Feb. 15-19 at the Monroeville Convention Center!
If you and your family enjoy the great outdoors, then you'll love this! The 27th Annual Allegheny Sport, Travel and Outdoor Show is at the Monroeville Convention Center from February 15-19. It's the Pittsburgh area's most comprehensive exhibition for hunting, fishing and camping enthusiasts. And--here's some REALLY great news--children age 12 and under are always free!
Produced by Expositions, Inc., the show packs 100,000 square feet with hundreds of state-of-the-art exhibitors, scores of smart seminars, and dozens of dangerous demonstrations by some of the ...
A century of classic and new Disney stars are taking to the ice to share memories, laughs and excitement in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic. The magnificent celebration is coming to CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, February 29-March 4. Tickets went on sale today January 17th!
This magical moment in entertainment history combines Disney’s unforgettable stories and enthralling characters that have entertained families the world over. The captivating production features the largest cast ever of lovable Disney stars on ice – Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Buzz Lightyear ...
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