Category Archives: holiday

CSA Spectacular: Greens Galore (& Mojitos!)

Achievement: #26. Join a CSA

The week 6 delivery of our CSA gave us the chance to make meals for all times of day, baked goods, and even cocktails. Come see the possibilities! Continue reading

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First Night? More Like Best Night!

Achievement: #65. Pittsburgh First Night

Well, there’s nothing I like more than starting off a new year on the right track. And in this case, we started our year off by completing an Achievement the moment the clock turned to midnight (yes, I know, we … Continue reading

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Our Very Special Rick Sebak Cocktail Night

Achievement: #53. Watch 2 Rick Sebak Documentaries | #65. 4 Theme Drink Nights

Two weekends ago, in celebration of some weather that actually felt like Pittsburgh in December, we decided to have a what we referred to as Winter Yinzer Fest. Although we didn’t put a chair in a parking space or anything … Continue reading

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Lucy’s Holiday Outfits: Dressin’ For America

Achievement: #94. Dress Lucy for at Least 3 Holidays

Well, it’s halfway through the year, and we have somehow not dressed our little girl for any holidays since New Year’s Eve! July 4th is a special day for Miss Lucy: it’s her birthday!! We aren’t exactly sure of her … Continue reading

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The Summer Solstice Does Not Honor Us

Achievement: #13. Celebrate the Solstice | #26. Take Pictures of 20 Pittsburgh Gargoyles

So, if you’ve been reading our blog for awhile, you will recall that every time it comes to something nature- or outdoors-related, I have a tendency to suddenly believe that I am in my element. It’s like, we go outside … Continue reading

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Around The World In Dining: We Fall In Love With Spanish Food At Mallorca

Achievement: #42. 5 Different Ethnic Dinners

Dear Spain, Will you be my Valentine? Forever and ever? love, fox Okay, I apologize, I’m getting ahead of myself here. Last night, we had our first new ethnic dinner of the year, and I must say that I am … Continue reading

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Lucy In Costume: Our Dog Dresses Up To Ring In The New Year

Achievement: #94. Dress Lucy for at Least 3 Holidays

Since we do love to dress our little pup up so much (and she loves it, I promise, even if only because she gets extra treats if she sits nicely for the camera), we decided to make a commitment to … Continue reading

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We See The Festival Of Lights And Head Down On The Farm

Achievement: #57. Go to Oglebay and Bob Evans

If you live in or around Pittsburgh, you’ve heard of Oglebay. Before there was ever Hartwood Acres (that’s the local version by North Park), there was the Oglebay Festival of Lights, just outside Wheeling, WV. And when you were a … 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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Hold Me Closer, Inappropriate Dancer: Christmas Ladder Dancing

Achievement: #88. Dance inappropriately in 8 Pittsburgh locations

Location #7 for the Dancing Inappropriately Achievement is sort of questionable: it was in my own house, and therefore, is it ever truly inappropriate? Couldn’t I just set the rules and say that dancing is always appropriate, no matter how … Continue reading

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