After making a decision that the kids needed separate bathrooms we have been planning, choosing and deciding which items most fit our tastes, lifestyle in the room we are creating. You might have read that I hired my husband to do this DIY installation, and together we are working through all the trials and tribulations of bathroom installation together. Imagine how excited I was to use KOHLER products for every facet of our bathroom product installation(squealing here!).
Did you ever notice how one project leads to another and every project, no matter how clean your home is leads to more cleaning? I simply don’t know where all the dirt, dust, debris and piles of things come from, but I do know that I have to keep things, clean and organized. [Read more...]
I am planning my weekend out and I just realized I am about to get trained, taught, and discover new products because I will be attending the Parenting Expo this weekend in Monroeville. You know I have been talking about what all is happening there, and it almost slipped my mind that it is this weekend! Get ready Pittsburgh as the Parenting Expo is in town March 8 and March 9 for 2 great days of parenting fun!
Are you going to win one of those fabulous televisions they are giving away? It’s time to learn from the experts, test out products and run home with a sack of freebies, and bring the kids because remember Under 14 is free(bargain, Pittsburgh Frugal Mom style)!
What has a hat, jumpsuit, moustached and an inflatable belly? If you guessed a Super Mario Kids Deluxe costume, you got it right. My kids are obsessed with Super Mario and all the gaming, and that translates to costumes that mimic the game. Finding a quality costume is not always the easiest parenting task, but also keeping the cost in sync with budget is a must. I recently met Luigi and he is so darn cute, I just had to share him with you! Well, the costume is perfect for kids and the kid in the costume, he’s just adorable(call it mom love!)
If you are not familiar with Super Mario, his brother is Luigi and he brims a large, cheesy moustache that he is famous for. The costume at Whole Sale Costumes brings Luigi from the screen right into your home. This costume is the Kids Deluxe Super Mario Luigi Costume. You will find blue overalls blue overalls with yellow buttons and a big green hat with an “L” on it along with Luigi’s signature bushy black moustache.
Are you wondering if the outfit is official or a knock-off? It is officially licensed wear and it is available in Small, Medium or Large for boys. The price is perfect(I know we can’t beat this price as these are the lowest on the web and retail stores) making Wholesale Halloween Costumes a favorite Pittsburgh Frugal Mom shopping destination.
In our most recent stay at The Residence Inn Cheektowaga, New York, we were really getting to know the area. We drove a lot back and forth to Dwyer Arena at Niagara University, but beyond seeing Niagara Falls, the Walden Galleria Mall, and the Aquarium, we wanted authentic New York Pizza and our Hotel Manager, Michael knew just where to send us. The Residence Inn in Cheektowaga has been rated #6 out of 650 Residence Inn for its great hotel-like environment and I would guess its management team as well because they are sure ‘on the dot’ with their guests. Customer service is second to none and if you have a need they make it happen.
Again, we were staying at The Residence Inn Cheektowaga, New York and we had the best Management team you could want. They knew a lot of their patrons by name and spoke with each of them during breakfast or when they were passing by the front desk. (we were down there a lot ourselves). A few times I needed better directions than my GPS, Phone and everything else were providing so we stopped and got plenty of clarification. Other times I needed to print and sign contracts and Michael helped me out immediately. I did not have to worry about anything as I was working while I was there, the WiFi was always up and running and whatever I needed printed, scanned, etc. I just stopped by Guest Services and got the help I needed.
As I was working I asked Michael if he knew where we could get the real deal NY Pizza, and he had 2 answers for us. We chose one over the other because we wanted THIN Crust traditional and he was sure we could get the pizza there. We were off to Ferro’s for Pizza on West Seneca.
This is a destination you have to go to, not just because the pizza is will rock your pizza taste buds, but the price is insanely economical. We ordered an XL Pizza- 8 large slices, a large salad, 4 drinks and 2 orders of Garlic Knots, a whopping $28 total, dine-in. The owner is on the premises and we could not find a salad we could share, he suggested his large and he was again right on with the suggestion.
Description of how Ferro’s Pizza Works
There is a huge order board when you walk in. Go straight up to the counter and let the rest of the party get seated. You can order fountain drinks or you can go by the bottle(in the cooler). You will see people walking in and out with pizzas the whole time you are there, we counted over 20 move in the hour we were there and that was just walk-in. There are tables, booths, seating to sit alone on a stool, and so on.
The pizzas are all 8 cuts, what makes them different are the diameters of the pizza. 16″ or 19″. Our XL slices filled our plates, look at these monsters. The cheese is a great combo and I don’t know what it was, nor does it matter, but the taste is sensational.
The garlic knots come wrapped in a foil pack, and were glazed with garlic and butter. I found them to be a bit ‘yeasty’ but my kids and husband loved them, so go with their opinion not mine. My taste buds are hyper-sensitive because of a very pure diet that I eat so I may taste what others don’t.
As for the salad, it comes in a square, take-out container, it consists of Iceberg lettuce and some tomatoes. Ken’s dressing is what you will choice from and if you add the dressing, close the container and shake it will be a rocking salad. The table has salt, garlic salt, cheese and red pepper on it, I advise spicing your salad up with all that, we did.
The Pizza: You order pizza by the slice, the combo or the pie. The most advantageous purchase is that of a whole pie. It will not take long either. They have the pies all displayed and made, they simply warm them, think SBarro in a family setting with much better tasting food. We placed our order and maybe 10 minutes later the pizza pie was at our table, steaming hot and crisp crust. I smashed my with a fork to get it cooled down, because I wanted to shove it in. The shells are nut free, they are latex free so my one son could eat. The kids loved the pizza as did we. Thin crust is what these pizzas boast and they are
Pizza runs about $2 to $3 per slice if you order it separate, but they have these great dinner combinations that include pizza and a salad or pizza and wings, just make sure to read everything.
We wanted to thank Michael for making this great suggestion, and actually writing the name and area down for us to know where to go. It was super close to The Residence Inn and probably the best pizza we have had in ages. The price makes it a must when traveling through Cheektowaga, even though it is in West Seneca, the proximity is nill and the trip will have your licking your lips and doing the pizza happy dance, trust me.