Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Great Big Home + Garden Show Winner

Thank you to everyone that entered to win tickets to the Great Big Home + Garden Show!

The winner has been notified. 

You can buy tickets here  and you can save money on your tickets by using the promo code PIEROGI16.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Great Big Home + Garden Show Giveaway




Spring is right around the corner and visions of home improvements are dancing in my head. 

The Seventh Annual Great Big Home + Garden Show to the rescue! The event features over 600 exhibits and hundreds of home industry experts to get your ideas flowing. 

At the Cleveland I-X Center, Friday, February 5 - Sunday, February 14, the Show features include: 

  • Wolf Timbers Rustic Manor, a 2,500-square-foot, ranch rustic-style Idea Home, is an open and airy three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom energy efficient home with a layout designed to wow! Built by Blossom Homes and sponsored by Sherwin-WilliamsCleveland Magazine and Ohio Magazine the home features an aging-in-place design that will inspire visitors thinking of building or renovating their homes.
  • The 1,500-square-foot Xtend Technologies Hi-Tech Entertainment Home, built by Pepperwood Homes, is designed with entertaining in mind and will inspire visitors with ideas for their own entertainment spaces. The home features the latest in indoor and outdoor technology from Xtend Technologies. Landscaping surrounding the Hi-Tech Home will also be provided by Morton’s Landscaping.
  • Everyone deserves their own personal getaway space and this year’s She Sheds will have visitors thinking about how to create their own backyard retreat. Whether it’s a nature nest, writer’s retreat or wine tasting room, these She Sheds will spark ideas for creating any type of retreat space with a feminine touch.
  • The popular Garden ShowcaseCelebration!-themed gardens created by some of Northeast Ohio’s top landscapers. From Mardi Gras and Labor Day to welcoming home our military or enjoying a wedding, each garden will leave visitors feeling festive and ready to plan their own backyard party!
  • The combined Main Stage and Loretta Paganini Cooking Stage will be bigger than ever to offer attendees the best of home improvement celebrity appearances with the opportunity to taste and enjoy culinary delights in one convenient location. A state-of-the-art kitchen stage and vignette, will be designed and built by Perrino Builders & Furniture for consumers to tour between stage presentations. Celebrities include: 
·         Mother and daughter duo Karen Rominger and Mina Starsiak – Hosts of one of HGTV’s newest show, “Good Bones.” They will be appearing on The Main Stage Friday, Feb. 5 and Saturday, Feb. 6.
·         The Beekman Boys – From the Cooking Channel’s “The Fabulous Beekman Boys,” featuring Dr. Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell. They will be appearing on The Main Stage Friday, Feb. 12 and Saturday, Feb. 13.  
·         Jason Cameron  Presented by Bright Covers, host of DIY Network’s “Desperate Landscapes,” “Man Caves” and “Sledgehammer,” Jason Cameron, will be on The Main Stage on Friday, Feb. 12 and Saturday, Feb. 13.
·         Ursula Carmona -  Local DIY superhero behind the nationally recognized blog, “Home Made by Carmona,” Ursula Carmona, will appear on the Main Stage on Friday, Feb. 12 and Sunday, Feb. 14.
  • The Petitti Gardening Stage, daily gardening seminars on landscape design, flora and furnishing outdoor rooms will be held by Northeast Ohio landscape experts. The Petitti Floral Mart will also feature numerous outdoor furniture sets and plants to purchase.

Whew! You can buy tickets here  and you can save money on your tickets by using the promo code PIEROGI16.

Now, before you go knocking out that dining room wall, win some tickets so you can learn to do it right!

The awesome peeps at The Great Big Home + Garden Show have given me a pair of tickets to giveaway!

There are several ways to win:
1. Follow The Great Big Home + Garden Show on the Twitter. 
2. Follow Home + Garden Events on the Pinterest. 
3.  Visit Home + Garden Events on the Facebook. 
4. Follow Cleveland Chick on the Twitter.
5. Leave a comment with your home improvement or garden project. 
6. Tweet "I want to go to The Great Big Home + Garden Show!  http://bit.ly/1m4vljK" 

You can tweet once a day, and leave me a comment here for each of the tasks you complete. I let a computer pick a winner, so if you don't comment, it won't be included. 

The winner will be selected Sunday, January 31 at 5 pm, so get tweeting!


Disclosure: The folks at The Great Big Home + Garden Show offered me a pair of tickets to give away and a pair for my own use. The words are my own, fueled by too much hazelnut coffee. 

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Entertaining by Design Giveaway



Entertaining by Design, a fundraiser for Malachi House.

The holidays are getting closer, stores already filled with Christmas trees and brightly colored candy canes, and it is easy to forget how very fortunate I am.

The Ohio Design Centre is is sponsoring a fundraiser for Malachi House - Entertaining by Design. Malachi House of Hope serves persons who are terminally ill without regard to gender, race, or national origin and without cost to the resident or family. The home ministers to individuals who need an available caregiver, who have limited or no financial resources and are in need of special home care in the final stages of life. Learn more about Malachi House here

The two-day event, Friday, Nov. 6 (11 am- 6:30 pm) and Saturday, Nov. 7 (10 am - 5 pm)  features themed tablescape designs from more than 30 of Cleveland's top interior designers.  Each over the top visual masterpiece, spread throughout Ohio Design Centre's 8 showrooms, provides inspiration for holiday and year-round entertaining. Themes include Garden of Eden, New Year's Eve A Deux and Prismatic City. 

Tickets for the event are only $10, benefiting Malachi House. You can purchase tickets here or at the door.  You may also snag a ticket to the November 6  Patron Party ticket for $100, enjoying a celebration of food, live entertainment and a VIP sneak peek at the tablescapes. 

The good folks at the Ohio Design Centre have given me a pair of tickets to giveaway. 

There are several ways to win:
1. Follow Ohio Design Centre on the Twitter. 
2. Follow Malachi House on the Twitter. 
3.  Visit Malachi House on the Facebook. 
4. Follow Cleveland Chick on the Twitter.
5. Leave a comment with something you are grateful for. 
6. Tweet "I want to go to Entertaining by Design thanks to @MalachiHouse & @OHDesignCentre http://bit.ly/20iherF " 

You can tweet once a day, and leave me a comment here for each of the tasks you complete. I let a computer pick a winner, so if you don't comment, it won't be included. 

The winner will be selected Wednesday, November 4 at noon, so get tweeting!

Disclosure: The folks at Ohio Design Centre offered me a pair of tickets to give away and a pair for my own use. The words are my own. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Key to the Cure - Winner



The winner for the Key to the Cure giveaway has been randomly selected and notified. 
Thank you all for entering. 

You can purchase tickets here




Thursday, October 1, 2015

Key to the Cure Giveaway



Cleveland Clinic Key to the Cure.
If you know a woman, you are affected by women's cancers. 

Plain and simple. 

Saks Fifth Avenue, Beachwood is collaborating again with Cleveland Clinic to host the Key to the Cure Cocktail Soiree and Fundraiser to raise money to fight women's cancers. News Channel 5's Jason Nicholas is hosting the evening of fashion and philanthropy. 

Tickets to the October 15th fundraiser are $75, which includes: 
  • $50 tax deductible donation to Cleveland Clinic
  • $25 Saks Gift Card
  • Live Entertainment & "Taste of Cleveland" Cuisine & Cocktails
  • Complimentary Salon, Spa & Cosmetic Services
  • Exclusive peek at Fall Fashions
  • Premium Raffle and Gift Bags
  • Valet Parking
You can purchase tickets here, or you can enter to win a pair of tickets from my blog!


There are several ways to win:

1. Follow ClevelandChick on the twitter.
2. Follow Cleveland Key to the Cure on the twitter.
2. Visit the Key to the Cure's event page on the Facebook.
3. Leave a comment why you would like to go to the event. 

4. Leave a comment and tell me your favorite Fall fashion trend.
5. Go to the Twitter and tweet about the giveaway. Be creative, use the hashtag #CLEKTTC.

You can tweet once a day, and leave me a comment here for each of the tasks you complete. I let a computer pick the winner, so if you don't comment, it won't be included. 

The winner will be selected on Monday, October 5, at 3 pm, so get tweeting!

Disclosure: The awesome peeps at Cleveland Clinic gave me a pair of tickets to attend and a pair of tickets to give away. The words are all my own and are fueled by too much CLE Sports talk radio and one too many hazelnut coffees. 



Friday, September 25, 2015

Pierogi Book Club - 300 Sandwiches


Kermit reading to Robin. Aww. 

Welcome to another Pierogi Book Club review. For those of you new to this blog feature, I read a book that I want to read and I tell you about it. No book voting amongst peeps brought together by cheap wine and a convenient time, just books I want, when I want. 

This time, I picked  Stephanie Smith's 300 Sandwiches: A Multilayered Love Story. 

300 Sandwiches
One day, Brooklyn-based writer, Stephanie Smith, made her boyfriend of two years a sandwich. After gobbling down his turkey and Swiss on whole wheat toast, he declared, "Honey, you're three hundred sandwiches away from an engagement ring."

With that announcement, the author got to work making him sandwiches. 

Wait.



Smith took her boyfriend's challenge to heart and commenced with the creating of sandwiches. She started a blog (which evolved into her book), each post a new sandwich recipe, from the "Oooey Gooey Fig and Mozzarella Panini" to the "Cleaning out the Refrigerator Duck Confit Sandwiches." Like most bloggers, she included insights about her life, friends, family and of course her boyfriend - good and bad - in each post. 

And then...the internet.

Smith, who was a writer for the New York Post's infamous Page Six, got her own feature about the sandwich for a ring deal. Shortly after the story went online, the internet exploded. Headlines accused her of striking a mighty blow to feminism and jerky dudes everywhere told their women to get in the kitchen make them a sammich. 

I remember reading the story on Jezebel and similar sites, which is why I picked up the book in the first place. The internet is full of sorta kinda truths that somebody told this guy's aunt that she heard from the lady down the street stories. I wanted to read for myself, if this woman was honestly being forced to make sammiches in return for her ring. Turns out, they are just a nice couple that, one day decided to put their "agreement" on the internet for all to see.

The book struggles with what it wants to be - a cook book or a memoir. I found myself wanting to read more about the person behind the viral story - and the aftermath of going viral. I once had a post get a small fraction of the amount of traction that 300 Sandwiches did. It is a very distinct, unforgettable feeling when you have the urge to pee and vomit all over yourself at the same time that your antiperspirant stops working. I can't even imagine what it was like for her and her boyfriends, family, friends and co-workers see the crazy that the internet can bring. 

Foodies will enjoy the recipes for each sandwich, and kitchen chickens like myself might be encouraged to make something other than peanut butter and jelly.



Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Punch Bowl Social Giveaway Winner

Punch Bowl Social ticket winner.

Congratulations to the winner of the Punch Bowl Social tickets! The winner has been notified and if you still want to go (which you do), check out the info for the opening!