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  Friday fun & giveaway


Hey friends, happy Friday! Thank goodness for a bit of a warm up weather-wise this weekend. 40 degrees almost seems tropical don’t you think?

Tomorrow is National Woman’s Day; creating greater awareness for women’s equality. Check out their site for cool statistics and stories from women all over the world.

A few fun things happening this weekend…

Century Cycles’ Spring Kick-Off Fiesta : Stop by this favorite bike shop/community for the store’s free spring party to kick off the bicycling season in Northeast Ohio. This year the party’s theme celebrates Century Cycles’ 22nd Anniversary, and welcomes the newest addition to the shop’s bicycle line-up, Salsa Cycles. The fiesta kicks off tonight at 7pm, free & no RSVP necessary!

Deagan’s Happy Hour : Did you know that Deagan’s is now offering  ALL DRAFT BEERS for $3 during Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4-7pm (bar only.) This includes some favorites like Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Fat Heads Trail Head, new Belgium Fat Tire and Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale. I’m just saying…this is a great happy hour deal, check it out.

Shake the Square :  The perfect excuse to check out the east side and the latests and greatest restaurants on the square. Five local restaurants will offer special 3-course dinner menu’s for $33. March 19th – 17th. For more information on what restaurants and the specific menu’s check out shakethesquare.com

MOCA Opening Night : Stop by the new(er) modern art museum for tonights exhibition opening night. The artist talk kicks off at 7pm, a visit from the Revolution Brass Band will be performing at 8pm and activities for families and kids will be rocking all night. Free and open to all, stop by!

Cleveland International Film Festival : Tickets go for sale TODAY!!! If you have your flicks picked out, remember to use code “ihrtcle” for $2 each ticket. While I was in Sundance this year there was a BIG BUZZ about the movie Alive Inside, a journey of those suffering with alzheimer’s and their interactions with music. I haven’t seen it yet but I hear it is truly magical. Not only is it playing at this years festival, it is playing on Monday, March 24th which is “free movie day” thanks to the generosity of the Cleveland Foundation.  Get your tickets today!

IX Indoor Amusement Park : While this festival is still a few weeks away, kicking off March 21st and going through April 20th…I have a pair of tickets for one lucky reader. To win them, tweet me “@iheartclev I’d love to play at this years @IXAMP!” winner to be drawn by Friday, March 14th.

So that is what I have for today, have a wonderful weekend everybody. Enjoy the sunshine, but please…no shorts, tank tops of flip flops just yet. :)

  Pretty Pj’s for the Century Cycle Pajama Ride

Hey all, happy Wednesday to ya. Hope the first half of your week has been going smoothly. It’s been a wild one over in my neck of the woods. Still cleaning up from the previous weekend, prepping for upcoming weekend visitors, and dealing with computer fun at work…never a dull moment…except when i’m sleeping…

Which brings me to today’s little post…do you sleep in official pajama’s? You know like a cute little set, something cotton with a pretty print or sometimes masculine in cut; boxy button down and baggy, straight leg pants? A good matching set of new crisp pajamas are my ultimate sleep solution…guarantee’s a great night of good dreams for me.

The reason I am talking pj’s today is in preparation for this Saturday’s annual Century Cycles Pajama Party Night Ride, a nightime 12 mile bicycle ride in your bedtime clothes to benefit Project Night Night.

What could be better than riding the tow path, on your bike, in your sleep clothes with hundreds of other pj-wearing cyclists..I can think of nothing as cooler. Project Night Night helps homeless youth have sweeter dreams by donating a bag filled with all things sleep related…a teddy bear, blanket, a book and many other kid friendly before bed needs. Its a great way to ensure the youth of our community who are without a solid home life have the same childhood bedtimes memories as we did. If you are interested in learning more about them, check out their organization here. 

If I was to buy some new pj’s for the big ride I found a handful of styles that you’d find me in..complete with helmet and bright night light…the tow path get’s really dark at night.

A) Flora & Fauna Lounge pants from Anthropologie
B) J. Crew “Vintage” Night Blue Pajamas
C) Girly pink polka dot sleep set from Nordstrom
D) Organic Cotton Soft Pink BIKE PRINTED Pajamas (perfection!) from Garnet Hill
E) Victoria Secret, star gazer dreamer pajama set.

So whether you like a mathcing set of cotton pajamas, or your more of a silk slip type of sleeper or maybe you just wear an old race t-shirt to sleep in, plan to be at this Saturday Nights ride, kicking off at 8pm, complete with slumber party snacks, movies and “Spin the Water bottle.”

For more ride details visit the Century Cycles site. Happy riding in your pj’s…happy Wednesday to all.

  summer checklist!

Morning! Can you believe some of our little Cleveland residents will put on their new shoes, pack a lunch and go back to school today? Where did the summer go? I guess the time old saying really does ring true…time flies when you are having fun. This summer was packed to the gills with fun, no wonder it’s the end of August already.

I don’t know about you, but at the beginning of this summer I put pen to paper and wrote myself a little list of “summer 2011 to-do’s,” I must say I made it through most everything with a few little things yet to tackle…good thing I’ve got a few more weeks!

– Visit Jeni’s in Chagrin Falls (pistachio & honey/strawberry & buttermilk!)
– Make mussels on the grille
– Go Kayaking (Twice! With the guys at 41 degrees north, they rock!)
– Enjoy a Tribe game (even sat in the social suite!)
– Attend my third Summer Solstice Party at the Cleveland Museum of Art, always a magical evening.
– Explore new restaurants including Flour, Umami, Noodle Cat & Market Garden Brewery (Still need to hit up Banana Blossom)
– Spend time on one of our Northern Ohio beaches (How I LOVE Mentor Headlands so much!)
– Go to the Cuyahoga County Fair (Lots of cute baby animals & a corn dog!)
– Spray paint my porch furniture & have a few friends for drinks on the porch (complete with record player)
– Camping out with friends. (karaoke round the campfire, gourmet camp cooking & midnight visits from raccoons!)
– Cook out pizzas on the grille (Trader Joes makes great pizza dough for the crusts)
– Take in the tunes at a Wade Oval Wednesday, super fun.

The few things I need to still try and do to make my summer complete…
– Go for a night ride with Century Cycles on the towpath, there are a few more scheduled.
– Pack up the picnic basket for an after work picnic at Huntington Beach with dessert from Mitchell’s Ice Cream.
– Tackle one of the homemade ice cream recipes from my new Jeni’s cookbook
– Finish my chic Browns Skirt…yes, I am going to make a cute skirt to wear tailgating. No making fun. :)
–  Try and go camping one more time.
– And last, after all the ice cream…take a free Sunday morning yoga class at the still new Lululemon store at the Eaton Collection

So all in all, my summer has been amazing! Cleveland is filled with so much fun, you just have to go find it or make the fun for yourself. Did you have a summer list? Did I miss anything? Fill me in…for next years list! :)

(illustration…another page from my amazing yard sale find the Cleveland 1981 Calendar by Viktor Schreckengost, amazing!)