Thursday, March 26, 2015

Cleveland Home and Remodeling Expo Giveaway


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FINALLY!

Spring has sprung and now is the time to tackle all the home improvement projects you have been thinking about all winter!

The Cleveland Convention Center is hosting the Cleveland Home and Remodeling Expo, March 27-29, chock full of exhibitors and celebrities from HGTV and BravoTV. Even if you don't have a house, Chip and Joanna Gaines from HGTV's Fixer Upper and Jeff Lewis from Bravo Tv's Flipping Out will make you want one. 


There is something for everyone, from the Arcadia GlassHouse Butterfly Feature to fully constructed Vignettes featuring decorating tips for small space living. 
You can purchase tickets for $10 at the door, but why would you when you can save $2 buying them online and an extra buck using promo code PIEROGI15HR. 
Now for the fun part. Want to win a pair of tickets? It is super easy, so make sure you follow directions. I let a computer pick the winner, so make sure you come back and comment on this post after you complete each task.

1. What home improvement are you thinking about tackling this Spring?
2. Follow Cleveland Home and Remodeling Expo on Twitter and Facebook
3. Follow Cleveland Home and Remodeling Expo on Pinterest
4. Follow Cleveland Chick on the Twitter and Instagram
5. Tweet the following: " I want @ClevelandChick to send me to the @GreatBigShow! http://bit.ly/1HO5Sny"

Leave a comment for each task. I let a computer pick the winner, so if it isn't there, boo for you. 
Winner will be selected at 4 pm on Friday, March 27, so get tweeting!
Disclosure: I was given a pair of tickets for me and a pair to give away, which is super awesome. Words are all my own, and are fueled by the wonky blogger settings at the moment. 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Great Big Home + Garden Show


One of my favorite events is the Great Big Home + Garden Show. I love to get ideas for my home and just see the neato gadgets out there. The Show runs through February 16, so there is still time to get out there. You can find out more here


Through out the IX Center, there are model homes/barns/ etc set up and I was amazed at what they were able to do. In front of one of the models, they installed a pool with small fountains. Unfortunately, from this angle it looks as though the chairs are peeing. They aren't. I promise. 


Even though some of the set ups were way out of my price range, just seeing what is *possible* was fun. I love this fountain that was made using baseball bats. 


This year, the Show was highlighting Cleveland and the neighborhoods around, a lot like the Indians are going to do at the ballpark. The vendors did an amazing job bringing in the feeling of each area, whether Tremont or Little Italy. 

Even if you don't own a house, there is still a lot to see. 


This patriotic bathtub had a crowd the whole time I was there. Just the thought of being able to bathe in freedom every day is an interesting one. 

The Show also has vendors for your garden, with seeds, plants and even baby chicks (!).  Any garden, yard, garage or kitchen implement or chotchki is here. Pans, grills, flags, you name it, you can find it. 


I'm super bummed that I didn't buy this garden cat...he looks just like Bernie, so I think I will have to go back to get it. 

When you go, wear good walking shoes. There is a LOT of area to cover. Also, be sure you have an extra $10 for parking. 

Go, have a good time and get inspired!


Disclosure: I was given a pair of tickets to the show for myself and a pair to giveaway. The words are all mine. 

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Great Big Home + Garden Show Winner


And the winner of the ticket giveaway is Chance! He has been notified. 

There is still time to purchase tickets online here and use promo code PIEROGI15 to save on your tickets! I look forward to seeing you there!





Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Who Shoveled The Finish Line?

Boston Police Department Twitter feed, January 28, 2015. 
The great Blizzard of 2015 may have been a bust for New York, but it lived up to the hype for New England. The east coast got pummeled with snow and flooding. Most people heeded the weather warnings and were tucked in their homes, French Toast Kits (milk, bread, eggs) ready.  The roads in Boston were snow covered and icy under two feet of snow, eerily quiet. No hustle. No bustle. 

Except, for one stretch across Boylston Street, the Boston Marathon Finish Line. The site of 2013's terror attack was clear of snow and the Finish Line could be seen clearly. A stranded hotel guest watched a man shovel the Line clear and snapped pictures from high above and the virtual hunt was on to figure out who shoveled the Finish Line. 

This small, but symbolic act was done without fan fare. There are no duck faced selfies while shoveling posted across social media. One man decided that the Line should be cleared, showing the neighborhood that no matter what, Boston was still strong. Power outages, blizzards or terrorist attacks, it didn't matter. 

The man who shoveled is a bartender named Chris Laudani for a place called Back Bay Social Club, down the street from the Finish Line.  I have never met him and it has been years since I was in Boston, but I assure you, if I were in town, I would buy him a beer. A simple gesture to thank him for shoveling. I can't help but compare this small act to a quote by coaching great, John Wooden - "The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching."

Laudani's snow shoveling shows that one person can make a difference; that one small act can snowball into a greater series of actions.

What have you done today to make a difference?

Back Bay Social Club bartender, Chris Laudani shoveling the Finish Line. 

Great Big Home + Garden Show Giveaway


Sixth Annual Great Big Home + Garden Show Giveaway

Spring is coming. I'm starting to look around the house and plan home improvement projects and a vegetable garden!

The best place to get new ideas is The Sixth Annual Great Big Home + Garden Show at the I-X Center, Friday Feb. 6 - Sunday, Feb. 15. With over 1,000 home industry experts and more than 600 exhibitors, there will be someone to answer any question you have about home improvements, gardening and more.  

Some features this year include:
A 2,400 square-foot, fully constructed Idea Home, built by Blossom Homes to inspire visitors with ideas for building, remodeling and decorating their own homes

A 1,500 square-foot Xtend Technologies High-Tech Entertainment Homes to fire up new ideas for indoor/outdoor entertainment and recreation areas.

The Garden Showcase with...are you ready? Cleveland Rocks-themed gardens created by some of Northeast Ohio's top landscapers.

Celebrity guests include Matt Muenster - Host of DIY Network's Bath Crashers and HGTV's Dream Home, Todd Wilbur- best selling author and self-proclaimed Food Hacker (awesome), Ramsin Khachi - nationally recognized design/build contractor and Tom Silva - from This Old House and Ask This Old House. 

You can take a break in the full-service, white tablecloth restaurant, Cambria Bistro or enjoy your favorite pub grub in Danny Vegh's Break Room. 

You can purchase tickets online here and use promo code PIEROGI15 to save on your tickets!

Now for the fun part. Want to win a pair of tickets to the Sixth Annual Great Big Home + Garden Show? It is super easy, so make sure you follow directions. I let a computer pick the winner, so make sure you come back and comment on this post after you complete each task.

1. What home improvement or gardening project is your dream?
2. Follow The Sixth Annual Great Big Home + Garden Show on Twitter and Facebook
3. Follow The Sixth Annual Great Big Home + Garden Show on Pinterest
4. Follow Cleveland Chick on the Twitter and Instagram
5. Tweet the following: " I want @ClevelandChick to send me to the @GreatBigShow! http://bit.ly/1Lid4bK"

Winner will be selected on Saturday, January 31 at noon. 

Remember, you can tweet once a day, so get chirping.

Disclosure: I was provided a pair of tickets to give away and a pair for my own use. Words are all mine and are fueled by entirely too much Mountain Dew. 



Sunday, January 25, 2015

CIFF Get Shorty Giveaway Winner




Thank you to everyone that entered the CIFF Get Shorty Giveaway. 

The winner has been contacted!

There is still time to buy tickets here


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

CIFF 39 - Get Shorty Giveaway



Cleveland is full of amazing and awesome things to do. One of my favorite events is the Cleveland International Film Festival. Much like Cleveland sports, there is something for everyone.

The 39th Annual Cleveland Film Festival (CIFF), features over 350 films during the March 18-29 run. The majority of the films will be screened downtown at Tower City Cinemas, however, and this is an awesome however, CIFF will take the show on the road and have some screenings at neighborhood joints like the Beachland Ballroom, Cedar Lee Theatre and the Akron Art Museum.  

Get Shorty, in its 12th year, is part of this year's Film Feast line-up sponsored by Hyland. The Film Feasts are a way to connect with the community, rev up some new film buffs and have an all around good time. 

Get Shorty is one of the most popular events because YOU get to see some short films, vote on your favs and have a say in which short films are shown at CIFF.  Get Shorty takes place on January 29 at the Capitol Theatre. Attendees can enjoy tasty food and beverages provided by Culinary Occasions before the films. 

You can purchase your tickets here for $100 each OR you can win a pair from me!


Want to win a pair of tickets? It is super easy, and since it is super easy, make sure you follow directions. I let a computer pick the winner, so make sure to comment on this post after you complete each task. 

1.  What movie do you watch over and over and over?
2.  Follow CIFF on the Twitter and Facebook.
3.  Follow CIFF on Instagram.
4.  Follow Cleveland Chick on the Twitter and Instagram.
5. Tweet the following: "I want @clevelandchick to send me to @CIFF's Get Shorty Film Feasts! #CIFF39 http://bit.ly/15vXEQL"

Winner will be selected on Sunday, January 25 at noon because that's easy. 

Remember, you can tweet once a day, so get chirping.


Disclosure: I was provided a pair of tickets to Get Shorty to give away and a pair for my own use. Words are all mine and are fueled by sparkling red raspberry spring water and Combos.