Take Our Money! 5 Donation-Worthy Pittsburgh Food Non-Profits You Need to Know About

Farm to Table For the Love of Pittsburgh Community Kitchen Pittsburgh

When it comes to non-profit organizations in Pittsburgh, there are so many that are worthy of your well-earned money. I also understand how difficult it can be to narrow down ones you feel passionate about. Last weekend, Mr. Locke and I had the pleasure of attending Farm to Table of Western PA’s For the Love of Pittsburgh local food tasting event. Not only did we sample locally-grown and prepared foods, we learned that non-profit organizations are passionate about getting healthy food into the hands of Pittsburgh residents – that’s something…

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Surviving Disney World Spring Break: 6 Do’s and Don’ts

Dumbo at Magic Kingdom for Spring Break

You’re going to Walt Disney World during spring break – yay! With the fun that comes along with taking a break from the daily grind, there’s so much going on in the parks that your head will be in a happy spin. Flowers will be in bloom, temps will be decent, and, when spring hits the parks, the fun is amped up – and that includes crowds. From where to eat to when to hit the parks, here’s Walt Disney World spring break do’s and don’ts. Pin this for later!…

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Strawberry Cream Lemon Cookie Cups Recipe

Strawberry Cream Lemon Cookie Cups Recipe

There are days when I want to be full-on Martha Stewart. Then there are days when I want to be Sandra Lee and make a delicious recipe with as little effort as possible. This Strawberry Cream Lemon Cookie Cups recipe combines the best of both: delicious and super easy.   Strawberry Cream Lemon Cookie Cups Recipe Ingredients preheat oven according to sugar cookie mix directions. I preheated mine to 350 Degrees F. For the Cookies: 1 package sugar cookie mix (I buy Aldi’s brand and it works every time.) 2…

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4 Things to Do BEFORE Rope Drop at Magic Kingdom

You can actually enter Magic Kingdom one hour before rope drop, but what can you do? Here' four fun things!

Hands down, rope drop at Magic Kingdom is one of my favorite times to be in the park. Why? Crowds are much smaller than in afternoon, the heat is generally more agreeable, and there’s so much potential. Potential to hop on and off attractions and walk without being shoulder to shoulder. But did you know that you can actually enter the park before rope drop? Yep! Last year the folks at Disney World began a whole new dynamic for touring the park. So what exactly goes on? Here’s four things…

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18 Magical Reasons to Visit Disney World in 2018

Festival of Fantasy Cinderella

Look, I never truly need a reason to visit Walt Disney World. Ever. But I do love planning for my next vacation knowing there are new things to check out. Then there’s visiting because I adore something in the parks so much that I’m compelled to go. So, I started looking into what’s new in the parks, what’s coming back, and what you have to check out this year. From a brand new land to resort upgrades and milestone anniversaries, here’s 18 magical reasons to visit Disney World in 2018.…

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BroadwayCon 2018 Highlights: In the Heights Reunion to Opening Ceremony

BroadwayCon 2018 Souvenir book

I LOVE Broadway plays and musicals. As in, I still have my Barbra Streisand “The Broadway Album” – and it’s still well-played. Mr. Locke? He likes them. So, completely winning him over was my goal for BroadwayCon 2018. This year, we made the trek from Pittsburgh, PA, to Manhattan to check out what makes BroadwayCon such a fun event. I came back with tales of bliss and Mr. Locke came home with an true appreciation of the fandom that surrounds Broadway. From my favorite picture of Lin-Manuel Miranda to fan…

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Is Castaway Bay Water Park Fun for Teens? 5 Reasons We Say Yes

Is Castaway Bay Water Park Fun for Teens? Here's five reasons why we say yes.

If you think your teenager may have outgrown visiting water parks, think again. A recent visit to Castaway Bay Water Park in Sandusky, Ohio this frigid January was not only a respite from the cold, it was time well spent with my teenage daughter. Is Castaway Bay Water Park Fun for Teens? From the food to the classic arcade, here’s five reasons why we say yes. Castaway Bay Water Park is one of those spots in Sandusky, Ohio, that is a really good four-season resort. A Cedar Point property, the…

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Wicked in Pittsburgh Tickets Too Expensive? There’s a $25 Solution

Wicked in Pittsburgh lottery

Broadway plays can cost an arm an a leg, especially if you’re planning on taking the entire family. While the traveling versions are more cost-effective, the cost can still rack up. Thankfully, in line with the Hamilton Lottery on Broadway, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has just released word of a WICKED lottery. Giving a budget-friendly option, tickets are only $25 a piece. Here’s the scoop on affordable WICKED in Pittsburgh lottery tickets. How Do I Get $25 Wicked Tickets? The WICKED in Pittsburgh lottery is taking a cue from the Hamilton…

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Mickey Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Mickey Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Chip Cookies are super easy to make - recipe included!

When we visit Walt Disney World, there are so many snacks to choose it’s hard to narrow down what to eat first! One of our favorites is the giant chocolate chip Mickey cookies. Each is dipped in milk chocolate and, honestly, three people can share one. To put a fun Valentine’s Day spin on the recipe, I used peanut butter chips and melted white chocolate. Of course, you can feel free to put your own personal spin on your recipe in regards to the type of chips and melted chocolate…

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How to Do Dapper Day at Disney World

Dapper Day 2017 Epcot Group Photo

Dapper Day at Disney World is a fun opportunity to dress in your finest and stroll around the parks. Last year’s two-day event was received so well that every year is bound to get bigger and better than the last. Last year was also the first time my family and I had the pleasure of partaking in the merriment. So, what is Dapper Day, how can you take part in the park fun, and what does it cost? Here’s how to do Dapper Day at Disney World and what you…

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