The Pretzel Hug Pillow is the huggable pillow form of my feelings for The Pretzel Shop, which is quite possibly one of my most favorite places in Pittsburgh for snacks. Since snacks are quite possibly my most favorite meal, that makes the Pretzel Shop my favorite food establishment in the City of Pittsburgh. The Pretzel Shop opened in 1927 and has been serving soft pretzels ever since.
One of my many tweets about The Pretzel Shop:
The Pretzel Shop. The best. #thisisPittsburgh pic.twitter.com/8PRSOHBjDB
— I heart PGH (@iheartpgh) June 12, 2015
Even better, this pillow is made right here in… Read the rest
A Gandy Bar, is definitely not a candy bar – but is a whole lot of fun. A Gandy bar is a three stringed instrument that is a cross between a dulcimer and a guitar. Each gandy bar is made by hand by Gad and Andy right here in Pittsburgh.
You can purchase a complete Gandy Bar or a kit to make your own Gandy Bar at home.
Visit www.GandyBar.com to purchase or stop my the IMadeIt Market today (Saturday, May 24, 2014 – apologies to our email readers who might not see this post till the workweek) at South… Read the rest
This week’s Steel was found while browsing The Shop in East Liberty. Located on Highland Avenue (and conveniently around the block from our office), The Shop is a lovely place to find art, home goods, and jewelry handmade by artists in Pittsburgh and around the country. The storefront has been open for about ten months, and you can also shop online.
Something that caught my eye for SOTW while in The Shop was this Pittsburgh magnet.
The laser-cut maple wood magnet was made specifically for The Shop by Kristen Shearon of Havok Designs. It does a great job of capturing… Read the rest
This week’s featured Steel of the Week is Yinzer Bingo by John the Craftist. Seen at Boutique 208, you are sure to get a kick out of this unique bingo card if you are from the Pittsburgh area. All the spaces on the card are relevant to the area, such as “Road Work”, “Pothole”, “Terrible Towel”, “Big Ben Jersey”, with some of the more culturally unique ones being ”Pgh Left”, “Jean Shorts”, “Confusing Intersection”, “80s Bangs”, and “Jagoff”. John the Craftist’s products mostly consist of PGH-centric/Pittsburghese greeting cards, along with magnets, keychains, buttons, gift tags, and other small paper craft… Read the rest
Wow – we have been getting lots of visits from people checking out our posts on Small Businesses we love and Pittsburgh Cyber Monday Deals. Be sure to take another look at the Cyber Monday Deals post – many of those shops are offering savings all week and all month long.
You have another opportunity to pick up some gifts this Friday and Saturday. The folks who put together I Made It Market have partnered with Bakery Square to bring you a huge market this weekend.
Over 80 vendors will be at Bakery Square on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon… Read the rest