Merry Merry Christmas To You


My great Aunt Ruth used to just say Merry Merry.  We hope that you had a very Merry Christmas Day if you celebrate and continue to to enjoy the holidays for the rest of the week.  We saw this photo on Twitter at the beginning of December and I've been meaning to share this tweet and photo on the blog ever since (with the permission of the author). And a tiny family changed the worlds... @ East Cambridge — Selena Schmidt (@selena_schmidt) December 1, 2012 We … [Read more...]

Four Things To Do This Week


Here's your weekly events for your pre-holiday fulfillment. If anybody knows of a cool end-of-the-world party going on, let me know and I'll write about it! PGH Vinyl Con Happy Hour (21+) Wednesday, Dec 19 6p-12a Brillobox, Lawrenceville Drinks on the first floor, live DJ's on the second, and vinyl vendors on the third! What more could you want? Oh yeah, there's no cover. I'll be there. More info: It's A … [Read more...]

Saturday Shopping at Moop and Boutique 208


Two great places to shop on Saturday December 15, 2012 - these great Pittsburgh businesses have some special holiday shopping events to help you finish your Christmas shopping. Moop - is a Pittsburgh manufacturer of handmade waxed cotton bags.  Their bags have been featured all over the web and the country but they are made right here in Pittsburgh.  Moop has recently moved to a new studio.  Usually their bags are only available from their website -, but this Saturday you can … [Read more...]

Shop Local on Liberty – December 14


There are some new shops that have opened on Liberty Avenue in recent months and they are trying to get the word out about some of the cool stuff happening in Bloomfield.  The East End Book Exchange and Clothes Minded have teamed up with The Big Idea Book shop to bring you an evening of local shopping and snacks. East End Book Exchange - used books and new book from local authors Clothes Minded - vintage and preloved clothing The Big Idea - book shop and cafe Show your receipt from … [Read more...]

Four Things To Do This Week


Holiday Lunchtime Concerts Monday through Friday, Noon Fifth Avenue Place, Downtown Enjoy live musical performances from some of Pittsburgh’s favorite artists as they bring the sounds of the season to life each day at Noon. Admission is free. More info, including this week's line-up: 412-456-7800 The Den Monday, Dec 10 6p-7:30p Why should kids and teens have all the fun in the Library? Join the First Floor on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month (beginning October 22nd) for video … [Read more...]