Saturday, May 30, 2009

County Fair Theme for June at TDIPT Mercantile

This is part of my June offering for TDIPT mercantile. To see the rest of this gathering please click on on the evening of May 31st.

There is only a couple days left to sign up for my giveaway ! Scroll down to the giveaway post below to enter.

May you have a pleasant weekend !


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Pittsburgh Again --- and scroll down to sign up for giveaway

Another view of Pittsburgh! The photo was taken while crossing the McKee's Rocks bridge. It's so nice to get away for a weekend...again ! I went to my niece's baby shower over the weekend and helped my sister prepare for it.
We also did a little shopping.. Robinson Town Mall and over to East Liberty to Trader Joe's.. somewhat an organic grocery store. There are so many neat suburbs of Pittsburgh !..

The May/June issue of Pennsylvania has an article on the Strip District in Pittsburgh. You can find this magazine in most grocery stores/book stores if you are from Pennsylvania.

Friday evening we ate in Bellevue ( a suburb of Pittsburgh on the North Side ) at a little homestyle restaurant called The Rusty Nail. Great food and great prices. There was so much stuffed flounder on my plate I couldn't eat all of it.. A full meal for only 10.00 - Bread basket, salad, choice of potato, vegetable and the flounder. My sister ordered the crab cakes and she had three great big crab cakes on her plate.. which was 10.00 also.. You can get a good meal and eat cheap in Pittsburgh if you know the right places to go !

We also tried a new restaurant for the first time ( new to us ) called Bahama Breeze by the Robinson Town Mall. The menu was not your ordinary menu.. The decor and atmosphere was fabulous.. like a tropical vacation .. We both had an oak fired chicken sandwich and for the side, a fresh fruit salad that had a scoop of sherbert with it. Great food and very tasty.

It is a day for errands, so got to run !

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

My First Blog Giveaway !

This is my first blog giveaway to celebrate one year of being in blog land, my new blog and also to celebrate being a new member of TDIPT Mercantile.
Lots of goodies to the lucky winner !... A log cabin note pad/magnet set, three bags of potpourri tarts and a cupboard light ( made by my friend, Mary ), a bag of Hershey's Bliss Dark Chocolates, and a *chimney* shoe pin keep I just made. Also, a little bit of history about concealment shoes that I printed out on heavy document paper. The shoe pin keep is from a pattern by Hazelruthe.

You can click on the photos to enlarge them.

To enter the blog giveaway, just leave me a comment about some of your favorite things.

For an additional chance to win, just post my blog giveaway on your blog. Please let me know if you post the giveaway on your blog.

If you don't have your own blog, please leave your email address so that I may get in touch with you if you win.

This giveaway will be shipped free to the continental United States only.

The drawing for the giveaway will be on June 1st.

The shoe pin keep is made from painted and sanded heavy muslin, has three antique vintage buttons sewn on the flap, a brown wool pin cushion sewn atop the shoe, and antique vintage pearly shell buttons stacked on top held on with pins. The shoe is weighted with plastic poly pellets.

Please don't forget to mention some of your favorite things ! It can be a place, something you like to do, food, what nots, color, etc...

Good luck to you !


Monday, May 4, 2009

Hearts in the Park Walk ~ Pittsburgh

The one and only...Pittsburgh Pirate Parrot & my sister !

" Ready, set, go" ...said the beagle, by the looks of him ! Yes, the owners' dogs were also able to come along !

Walking for the heart !

Doves released in memory of the doctor, James A. Magovern M.D.

This past weekend I participated in the Hearts in the Park Walk. The Pittsburgh Pirate Parrot also participated !

We went to *The Strip* in Pittsburgh.. a Wonderful marketplace ! If you like to cook and or eat... it's the place to go in Pittsburgh ! Plenty of little shoppes ( and vendors along the sidewalks ) for the gourmet cook ! Fresh Italian bread, cookies, coffee shoppes, assorted cheeses, spices, fresh fish, lobster, crab, etc. Great little restaurants ! Also, there is a world wide chocolate shoppe, little boutiques, arts including pottery, stained and blown glass, paintings, etc.. Too many shoppes to mention ! Musicians along the streets playing the trumpet, accordian, and flute. It's a day long adventure, for sure !

My sister and I ate in an Italian restaurant there featuring hand tossed pizza.. You could even see the chef tossing the pizza in the air ! For three dollars, you received a piece of pizza too large eat with a nice thick crust and very delicious ! One salad is big enough for two people to eat. It's a nice mixture of assorted lettuces, olives , tomatoes, etc... Wish I could remember the name of the restaurant ! For dessert, we had a coconut macaroon from an Italian cookie vendor ... oh, it was wonderful !
More photos...

A part of the skyline of we are driving across a bridge on the North Side.

A beautiful German Shepherd.

The lady in the green puts this walk together. The man talking is a Channel 2 newscaster.

Considering it was supposed to rain all weekend... it turned out to be a pleasant one with warmer weather and sunshine !

So it's back to work ! I want to get a little creation made for my blog giveaway..

Have a wonder filled day !
P.S. Alina, the Sailor Dollie has been sold. Thank you to a dear customer.