12 Giveaways of Pittsburgh: #1-4


First of all, I want to thank everyone who donated to the CHS (Community Human Services) Christmas Fundraiser this year and who attended the event at Hough's earlier this month.  Your generosity this holiday season is greatly appreciated.  I've just heard back from the folks at CHS and we have only raised HALF of what is needed to make sure that each of the people they serve have a gift for the holiday. For the past several years, I have joined with other Pittsburgh bloggers to support CHS … [Read more...]

Pitt-starter – Meet Pittsburgh Artist Robert Qualters

Robert Qualters - Penn Station Rotunda, 2006, acrylic and collage on canvas, 42x48"

Pitt-starter is our occasional series of posts about Kickstarer and other crowdfunding projects that are of interest to the Pittsburgh community. You can check out previous Pitt-starter posts here. I am very excited to share this Kickstarter project with you.  First, because I think this is a great chance to learn about a Pittsburgh artist who has been painting this city for decades.  And second, because I had the opportunity to meet Robert Qualters earlier this year and I think he is one of … [Read more...]

Happy Handmade Holidays – 25 Classes to Make Holiday Gifts Before Christmas

Fused Glass Frames at Pittbsurgh Glass Center

Looking to take a break from shopping? Need a special gift for a very special someone? Or maybe you just want to make something.  Think craft-mas instead of Christmas. You still have plenty of time to make or buy some incredible handmade gifts.  From glass blowing to laser etching - there is a crafty class on this list for everyone.  Looking to learn to make something delicious? There are plenty of classes to help you create some holiday treats.  Gaynor's cooking school even has a class to … [Read more...]

December 12 is MAKEnight at the Children’s Museum (Weekly Sponsor)

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A big thank you to the Children's Museum for being our very first weekly sponsor!  Check out this great hands-on event that is coming up next week in the MAKESHOP.  On December 12 check out MAKEnight in the MAKESHOP ® at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh . Try your hand at soldering a wire ornament, experiment with wreath making, and make your own LED holiday card. Cocktails by Wigle Whiskey and snacks by e2. Tickets are $12/$15 before the event and $17 at the door.  Past MAKEnight's … [Read more...]

links n’at – Best Christmas Commercial, Saxifrage School, SwissMiss and more


Here are a few links that we've shared on Facebook and Twitter that you may have missed. Check out the latest email blast from the Saxifrage School.  The Saxifrage School is working on some awesome ideas around education.  I'm excited to learn more about their upcoming Dev.Year program.  @SaxifrageSchool The Pittsburgh League of Women Voters has been doing excellent non-partisan voter education work in the city and county.  You should like them on Facebook here. The Bloggers from eatPGH … [Read more...]