June 14, 2011

Free font: Pink Panda

Download this adorable font here for free
A perfect font for jungle-themed birthday parties, shower invitations,
 or just to switch it up and have a good time with a new, fun little font
June 10, 2011

Michael Buble in Pittsburgh tonight!

Tonight we are heading out to see Michael Buble at the Consol Energy Center! Here’s a little preview of what we will be listening to tonight 🙂 So excited! 




June 7, 2011

FREE baby thank you cards + FREE shipping!

Wow! Pear Tree Greetings is once again offering up a great freebie! Currently, you can head on over here to score 6 FREE Baby Thank You Cards + FREE shipping! You’ll just need to submit your email address, view your cart and start the checkout process. That’s it! Of course I ordered some… hello! they are totally FREE! 

Thank you Hip2Save!

June 7, 2011

$5 cookbook sale from Taste of Home Magazine

If you love to cook, are interested in trying out new recipes, or simply can’t miss out on a great deal then you must check out the $5 Cookbook Sale from Taste of Home Magazine.

Free shipping on all purchases over $20 (when you buy 4 cookbooks). Simply use promo code LST66 at checkout.  

This is a great way to stock up on cookbooks, get started on new recipes for your family, or to give as housewarming, bridal shower, or birthday gifts.  

I’m thrilled I bought 4 cookbooks (of course I had to get the best deal… why pay $10 for shipping when you can pay $15 for three more cookbooks and get shipping for free?) 

These are the 4 that I bought: 

To say the least, I’m thrilled! I love a good deal 🙂
June 7, 2011

99c Father’s Day cards

Okay, so I’m giving away a tiny little secret that I used this year for Father’s Day this year.. I ordered super cute cards from Tiny Prints 

Right now you can score a Photo Father’s Day Card for 99c Shipped from Tiny Prints!
Here is what to do:
  • Go to Tiny Prints
  • Select a Father’s Day Card
  • Upload Photos
  • Personalize your card
  • At checkout, enter promo code:  FDAY99 or GC99
  • Select ‘sent it to me first’ to avoid additional postage
  • You will get a super cute Father’s Day card for 99c shipped!
Thank you Frugal Girls! 
June 4, 2011

Engineering + Photography, who would have thought!

If you follow my blog, you’ve probably noticed that I haven’t been posting as much as usual.. I apologize! I’ve been wrapped up with school work and creating new headbands…. okay, so more crafting then studying.. but we can blame that on the hot weather and the summer carefree attitude that goes along with it! Sam, however, has been a blogging maniac… So I’ll take this opportunity to introduce you to Sam’s Blog: http://www.samjanisko.com/.  His blog encompasses his love for engineering and his newest hobby: photography! A few months ago Sam starting itching for a new camera (usuallly I’m the one with the itch.. I’m pretty sure he has bought me a new camera for my birthday for the past 5 years..) Finally we decided to buy a “really good” camera.  Almost instantly the camera brought out the engineer in Sam. He had to know how it worked (exactly) and what he could do to take the best pictures possible.  So far, I’ve been really impressed with what he’s captured! But, I’ll let you take a look for yourself.

Say Cheese! Photo from Pittsburgh's Mt. Washington
May 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Charley!

Charley turns 1 year old today! and what’s a birthday celebration without a cake??  I whipped up a yummy funfetti cake inspired by the dog dishes that Charley eats and drinks out of every day.  I haven’t worked with fondant for a year or so, so I was happy to find that my “skills” with fondant came back rather quickly.  Charley, on the other hand, was stumped by this word “birthday” and couldn’t figure out why we put a party hat on his head! 



May 16, 2011

Crossing the finish line

Today I walked my first marathon! We finished the Pittsburgh half-marathon (13.1 miles) in 3 hours and 4 minutes.  

Now our goal is to partake in a few running events around Pittsburgh this fall in preparation to run the half-marathon next year.  The Great Race is September 25th 2011.  Here is a list of other running events over the summer and into the fall.  The Mutt Strut  also looks like it could be a lot of fun! 
May 12, 2011

Font: Katy Berry

Fun font to download: Katy Berry
May 8, 2011

fun & yummy ways to eat fruit

dark & white chocolate stuffed raspberries