Thursday, July 26, 2007

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Great Restaurant!!!

So, the hubby and I actually got a date night on Monday. We went down to Market Square to check out a restaurant called
Ciao Baby. I love their logo/slogan. (It's a big kiss mark, and the tag line is 'Passionate Cuisine.' If you can't see the pic). I guess it's been around for a couple of years, but we had just recently heard about it. The owner's wife was chatting with my hubby, and suggested that we try it out. Plus, Tony (my hubby) is in a good position to send people to different restaurants, seeing that he's a bartender at the Pittsburgh Airport Hyatt.

Anyway, we went. And even though Market Square isn't exactly where it should be yet, the restaurant was beautiful. Marble bar, beautiful fixtures and nice colors inside. Great service...we had a bottle of Shoofly Shiraz, an eggplant appetizer (which was INCREDIBLE!!! The marinara sauce was the best EVER), and I had pasta with a vodka cream sauce, salmon and asparagus (also extremely yummy). Tony had one of the specials which was duck in a blueberry/Chambord reduction. The bite that I had was quite good.
So, very good restaurant. I wish that downtown (aka dahn tahn) would become a little bit more of a hub. Not that I get the chance to go out all that much. Once a month, if I'm lucky. But I think that next month I'll go back to Ciao Baby.

Afterwards, we headed more towards home, and stopped at Fertie's in Carnegie. My 2 sister-in-laws used to work there when it was the IronHorse and Sammy Alexander's. They prettied up the inside a bit...ceramic floors and a new bar...some flat screen tv's. Of course, it was Monday night, so it wasn't very busy. All in all, it felt a lot like it used to...which means I wasn't extremely impressed. But it's nice to have an OK place to stop in Carnegie other than the
Pour House for a drink.


Sunday, July 22, 2007

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Hey...A new blog!

OK, now I'm actually going to blog about a blog. Scary. I've started a new blog. It's the Pittsburgh Shirt of the Week. Each week I will choose a new Pittsburgh-themed shirt that I really like. It will get bragging rights about being the "Shirt of the Week." (Wow...can you believe it ) You can view the Pittsburgh Shirt of the Week blog to see what I'm talking about.

I've also created a new website called
Shirts-N-At. I've hand picked shirts that I think are worth wearing. Right now they're all thru CafePress, but I will most likely add more from other sites.

OK, more to come later......

Saturday, July 21, 2007

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Wow! Buy 3 get 1 free!

Hey! Cafepress just started a great promotion. Buy 3 shirts, get one free. Great for back to school!!! And not just from my stores, either....from any store. There are some great designs (OK, mine included) on Follow the banner and go shopping!!!!! What a great promo!!!! OH, by the way. I did this Meez that sort of looks like me on Photobucket. It was really fun to do :)

Shop Back-to-School at

Thursday, July 12, 2007

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New Design that deals with my Jesus issues

OK, here's my newest design. I have serious Jesus issues...and when this idea came into my head I literally laughed out loud. I'm just a bit tired of the whole 'Jesus Loves Me' thing. Whatever. Such a terrible phrase. Anyway, there's my rant, and here's my design:

Just in case you can't read it, it says "Jesus Loves Me But I broke up with him."

Thursday, July 5, 2007

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New Designs

Well, just thought I'd post about the two designs I did today. And I think they're both quite funny! The first one struck me at a party in my neighborhood. And even though I only have 1 in pre-school, I could totally understand the sentiment!!!

First is this one, which reads
"I Can't Wait Until the Kids Go Back to School"

And here's my other design, which is a companion to "Good Tippers Go To Heaven."

Bad Tippers Serve in Hell

The hubby helped on that one. He came up with the "serve"...which is the best part!

On a personal note, The 4th of July was good. Both the kids liked the fireworks (we actually saw them on the 3rd). Spent time with family on the 4th, and the kids were so tired that they wanted to go home (gasp!) and fell asleep in the car at 7:45.