Archive for October, 2011

Get Your Bathroom Organized
October 17, 2011

I first met organizing expert Meryl Starr while doing a story on a mother of two young children who desperately needed help getting her home into shape. It only took Meryl a few hours to make some major improvements.  I was amazed!  Now, I check in with Meryl often to get tips to make our busy lives more organized and more stress free!

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Taking Care of Your Mental Health
October 15, 2011

A big thank you to everyone who came out for the NAMI walk.  I put this short video together and it’s worth watching the ending to see just how many people came out in horrible weather to support the cause.  This year in Pittsburgh, one out of four people will need some sort of mental health help.  If you or your family member needs help don’t be embarrassed. A lot of other people are going through the same thing. NAMI can help get your life back together. Click here to get the help you need.

Occupy Pittsburgh Details
October 12, 2011

Here is the press release I just received about the upcoming Occupy Pittsburgh rally. I thought you might want to know the details to help navigate downtown easier in case you’re headed there this weekend.

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Occupy Pittsburgh Announces Plans for an Inaugural March and Rally

 Wednesday, October 12, 2011 (Pittsburgh, PA) – On Saturday, October 15, 2011, Occupy Pittsburgh plans to hold a march from Freedom Corner in Pittsburgh’s Hill District through the Downtown Financial District and end with a rally in Point State Park.

 At 11:00 AM a rally at Freedom Corner will precede the march, which is scheduled to begin at 11:45 AM.  En route the march will pause for brief rallies at BNY Mellon, Citizens Bank, the UPMC Building (formerly the Steel Building), the former Federal Reserve Building, Liberty Center/Federal Investors, and One PNC Plaza.

The march will pause to gather demonstrators unable to complete the longer walking distance at The City County Building and Market Square.

A rally will begin at 1:30 PM at the Fountain in Point State Park.  The rally at the Fountain is scheduled to end at 3:00 PM.  March and Rally plans for the 15th are still under review for permitting and are subject to change. Updated information will be available at

About 400 individuals attended the first General Assembly of Occupy Pittsburgh on October 5, 2011.  Through a Consensus Process for Direct Democracy the assembly voted overwhelmingly to demonstrate non-violently.   This pledge will be upheld by members of Occupy Pittsburgh on the 15th and at all future actions.

Occupy Pittsburgh is acting in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street and the rapidly growing Occupy Movement which has spread to 1,450 cities worldwide.  Updated information on Occupy Communities is available at


Weeding Advice
October 10, 2011

Phew! This is a lot of work!   

This is my wonderful neighbor, Paula.  She has a lot of weeding to do and wants advice on the best way to rid her brick walkway of weeds without damaging her bricks and ensuring those pesky weeds don’t come back!








Please let us know if you found a good affordable way to get the job done! Email me: and I’ll pass along your experience.

Thank you!

Pink Glove Dance
October 6, 2011

Vote for our local hospital employees to win!

You’ve probably heard of the “Pink Glove Dance” video, a rousing dance video featuring Oregon hospital employees wearing pink gloves to raise breast cancer awareness. Now a local hospital has jumped in on the fun. Because of the huge response to the video – 13 million views on You Tube – Medline, which produced the original video, decided to sponsor a national competition. Forbes Regional in Monroeville produced a video for the competition, and it features some fancy dancing as well as choreography, to the tune of “You Won’t Walk Alone,” by Best Day Ever. The  top three contestants will win cash prizes for donation to the breast cancer charity of their choice.

Click here to vote.


Workout #2
October 4, 2011

RAW Fitness owner Amy Buterri demonstrates our second round of workouts.  Join me if you can! Be sure to check with your doctor before starting any workout.  Let’s Get Moving!