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The Commoner Is Anything But Common

Achievement: #21. Charcuterie Face-Off | #44. Kimpton Staycation

Rounding out our trio of Kimpton Staycation posts…on the night we stayed at the Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh, we had a pretty sweet board of cheese and charcuterie at the hotel’s restaurant, The Commoner. Check out the hit parade of cheeses and meats, plus our recommendations! Continue reading

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Everyone Could Use A Little Head Cheese

Achievement: #44. Kimpton Staycation | #57. Eat Head Cheese

During our Kimpton Staycation, we had planned on going downstairs to the Commoner to judge their charcuterie. Little did we know that their charcuterie boards would also allow us to strike another long-in-the-coming achievement: try head cheese! Come read the verdict. Continue reading

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The Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh: Our Wondrous Kimpton Staycation

Achievement: #44. Kimpton Staycation

When we learned that Pittsburgh was getting its very own Kimpton hotel, we immediately made a date for a little staycation. Here is the chronicle of our trip down the road to the Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh, a lovely new jewel in the Kimpton chain. Continue reading

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Around The (Cocktail) World In 31 Days: Leg Third & Final

Achievement: #44. 31 Cocktails in 31 Days

At last, we complete the circle and share the final stretch of our May home cocktail challenge. Each day in May, we crafted a classic or original cocktail at home; here’s the third and final round of results! Continue reading

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Around the (Cocktail) World in 31 Days: Leg Two

Achievement: #44. 31 Cocktails in 31 Days

A bit belatedly, we return to chronicle our home cocktail challenge. In the month of May, we brought the bar home and made a new cocktail each day. Here’s the second round of results! Continue reading

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Around The (Cocktail) World In 31 Days: Leg One

Achievement: #44. 31 Cocktails in 31 Days

As returning readers know, we’re a liiiiiittle bit fanatical about finding well-crafted cocktails. So, for the month of May, we decided to bring the bar home and make a new cocktail each day. How did it go? Check out the first round of results! Continue reading

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We Do The Pittsburgh Half-Marathon

Achievement: #44. participate in a 5k half-marathon

My fellow Yinzers, it is with great joy and also exhaustion that I inform you that today, for the first time in history, my husband and I participated in and completed the Pittsburgh Half-Marathon. And now that I’ve had a … Continue reading

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Prepping For The Pittsburgh Half-Marathon

Achievement: #44. participate in a 5k half-marathon

Ladies and gentlemen, after months of preparation and weeks of anticipation, I am pleased to announce that at last, RACE WEEKEND IS HERE!!! At the end of last year, when we were coming up with our new list and talking … Continue reading

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In Which Our Dog Dresses Up For Christmas (Quite Voluntarily, We Assure You)

Achievement: #44. Do something Christmassy every day between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve

Time for the next five photos in our Christmas installment! This time, Lucy gets dressed up for Christmas cards! First of all though, since we couldn’t go to Light Up Night, we stopped down at the PPG Rink to see … Continue reading

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Black Friday & Putting Up The Christmas Tree

Achievement: #44. Do something Christmassy every day between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve

Well, after I ambitiously made up this Achievement, I realized that with my crazy work schedule (I work 62 hours every other week), this was going to be really tough. And with that in mind, I decided that we would … Continue reading

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