Happy Friday, friends! How has your week been? I know the week ended on a sad note with the passing of Aretha Franklin. Our hearts are heavy with the late singer’s death. She is truly a legend and she was such a beautiful soul. We are praying for her family and loved ones during this… Read More #FridayVibes Weekly Top Five (8/17/2018)
by Jennifer Hamra Have you seen the new romantic drama Love Is ___? It’s featured on Oprah’s OWN channel and many fans are lovin’ this new African American-based television show. Loosely based on the real-life marriage between producers Mara Brock Akil (Girlfriends, Being Mary Jane, The Game) and Salim Akil (Black Lightning), Love Is… Read More Love Is __ Actor Will Catlett is the Friend Who Gives You the Best Life Advice
Hi, friends! Well, the results are in and Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest Presented by Bedrock has announced the final four contestants and we’ve got the list of finalists you! Neighborhood Grocery: MegBruitt and Raphael Wright Neighborhood Grocery is bringing fresh food back to the neighborhoods with a small footprint, full-line grocery stores in Detroit,… Read More Here They Are: the Comerica Hatch Detroit Final Four Contestants!
Today we lost a true legend. Ms. Aretha Franklin passed away this morning surrounded by family and friends at her home in Detroit. She was 76. Aretha Franklin was truly a cultural icon and her music is timeless. She inspired so many female singers from around the world. She also inspired many women and had a… Read More Aretha, The Queen of Soul
Metro Times’ Best of Detroit Party is set for Friday, August 24th and you can get your tickets for HALF OFF the door price ($50)! Just use our code GOODLIFE by August 19th to get your tickets for $25. What: Metro Times’ Best of Detroit Party When: Friday, August 24th Time: Party starts at 6:30… Read More Get Tickets to The Metro Times’ Best of Detroit Party for Just $25!
Hi, friends! Have you been to the Michigan Science Center’s new planetarium show? Travis and I checked out the new show and we really loved it. The name of the show is Our Place in a Galaxy Far, Far Away and it runs about 45-minutes. It’s a live show with a presenter who will guide… Read More The Michigan Science Center’s Our Galaxy Far, Far Away Planetarium is a Must-See for the Kids
Hey, friends! Here’s an exciting music festival you may like: the Sacred Vibrations Music & Arts Festival! Sacred Vibrations Music and Arts Festival is pleased to announce phase two lineup to its well-diversified bill. The second-year-festival taking place October 4-6 will include official Burning Man art displays from Lakes of Fire, a workshop with Papadosio’s own, Anthony Thogmartin,… Read More Check Out the Sacred Vibrations Music & Arts Festival Lineup!
This Wednesday (8/15) I’m taking the teens to see music artists Sebastian Olzanski and Wesley Stromberg perform at The Pike Room at The Crofoot in Pontiac, Michigan. Michala is so excited to go to the concert because she’s a big music lover (hello #BTSArmy). I had the chance to catch up with Sebastian and Wesley to… Read More Catching Up with Singers Sebastian Olzanski and Wesley Stromberg
Happy Friday! How did your work week go? Did you accomplish any of your goals this week? I think I made great progress on my work goals. I’ve been feeling very inspired to continue working on a few creative projects I have going on at the moment. Travis made a BIG accomplishment this past week:… Read More #FridayVibes Weekly Top Five (8/10/2018)
There are ten excited Detroit entrepreneurs who are hoping to win the Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest presented by Bedrock. Last night, Travis and I attended the Comerica Hatch Detroit mixer where ten semi-finalists were announced! We had the opportunity to meet a few of the entrepreneurs and learn more about their businesses. Here are the Comerica… Read More Vote for Your Favorite Entrepreneur to Win the Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest!
It’s hard to believe summer is almost coming to an end. Before you know it, the kids will be back in school and you’ll be sippin’ on your pumpkin spice latte in the parent drop-off line. Or if you homeschool like I do, you’ll be sippin’ on your pumpkin spice latte at homeschool group! 🙂… Read More 10 #MomHacks for Saving Money During the Back-to-School Season
Hey! How’s it going? Are you ready to kick back and relax this weekend? I know I am! I was looking through the events featured on Facebook for Detroit and the metro area, and there seem to be quite a few fun things going on this weekend. I’ve narrowed my search down to four events… Read More 7 Cool Detroit Events (Aug. 10 – 12)
Last year, when I was pregnant with Zephaniah the healthy foods I used to love eating were homemade salads, cottage cheese, asparagus, and sweet potatoes. I also enjoyed eating tilapia fish tacos and salmon. (Here’s my homemade fish taco recipe with sweet potato fries if you’d like to try it.) After I gave birth, I… Read More Can Eating Fish During Pregnancy Help Reduce the Risk of Having a Preemie?
I did it, you guys! I reached my one-year milestone of exclusive breastfeeding! Yay! Although Zephaniah’s first birthday is August 14th, I am celebrating our one-year breastfeeding anniversary early because it’s National Breastfeeding Month. The month of August brings forth three great breastfeeding awareness campaigns: World Breastfeeding Week, National Breastfeeding Month, and Black Breastfeeding Week. World Breastfeeding… Read More Celebrating Breastfeeding in August
Are you ready for the weekend? Travis’ birthday was on Monday and our wedding anniversary is tomorrow so we’re celebrating both special occasions this weekend! We always celebrate our anniversary with the kids and then on a different day we have a date night to celebrate just the two of us. If you’re celebrating something special… Read More 6 Fun, Family-Friendly Events to Check Out This Weekend (August 3 – 5, 2018)
Hi, friends! Have you heard about Hour Detroit’s Savor Food & Wine Week event coming up next week? If you love food and wine, then I think you will love this event. Check out the details below! Hour Detroit’s Savor Food & Wine Week continues to add more flavors to savor! The weeklong culinary celebration will feature… Read More Hour Detroit’s Savor Food & Wine Week is Coming to the Detroit Zoo!
Happy Friday! How did your week go for you? Did you accomplish any of your goals? I had a very productive work week and amazingly, I was able to reach quite a few of my work goals! Now, I am ready to relax this weekend and catch up on a few home projects. I am… Read More #FridayVibes Weekly Top Five (7/27/2018)
Hey, friends! Last Thursday night, Travis and I had a date night at the Michigan Science Center (MiSci) in Downtown Detroit. Every third Thursday of the month, MiSci hosts an event for the “big kids”. It’s part of their After Dark series and each month there’s a new theme. June’s After Dark theme was about… Read More Date Night: Vintage Video Games at MiSci’s After Dark Series
Happy Thursday, friends! What are your weekend plans? This weekend I think we are going to go to a farmers’ market and check out a family festival in Detroit or the metro area. Travis has a lot of homework and studying for his second summer term so we’re trying to keep it a light weekend.… Read More What to Do in Detroit This Weekend (July 27 – 29, 2018)
Last Tuesday, I was invited to attend Good Pitch Local Detroit at The Eastern. If you haven’t heard of Good Pitch before, it’s an international program that is an initiative of Doc Society, – a nonprofit organization that connects documentary filmmakers, journalists, and storytellers to businesses and community leaders. From my understanding of Good Pitch, they… Read More Good Pitch Local Detroit Connecting Storytellers to Change Makers