The other day I bought the kids new rain boots because they had outgrown their old ones. I got Zechariah a pair of yellow rain boots to match his yellow raincoat and Zhen a pair of black and white polka dot rain boots like these to go with her Minnie Mouse raincoat. Zhen’s Minnie Mouse… Read More Fun, Stylish Rain Boots for a Rainy Day
If you haven’t seen Childish Gambino’s “This Is America”, then you need to watch it! I’m still processing Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” music video. I have watched the video at least five times now, and I am still so amazed at its brilliance. My take on the video is the central theme of the… Read More Five Things Worth Sharing (5.9.2018)
What are your weekend plans? I’m hoping the weather will be nice enough for us to go to Eastern Market and take the kids to the park. My little ones are so excited for springtime weather because they want to stay outdoors all day. I’m ready for the warmer weather so I can start wearing… Read More A Casual Weekend Style for a Day Out in the City
By Jolie O’Rourke Your new favorite superhero movie just got bigger! Black Panther was recently titled No. 1 highest-grossing superhero film ever. In the U.S. over the weekend, sales bumped the total domestic box-office ticket sales to $630.9 million, surpassing The Avengers with $623.4 million back in 2012. Black Panther is also currently… Read More Black Panther Makes Big Statements Across the Board
Can you believe the first day of spring is in FOUR days?! I am SO excited for spring’s arrival because I am over this cold, snowy weather. Winter in Michigan is a whole new experience for me and I am not very fond of it. Don’t get me wrong – I do love the snow.… Read More 12 Colorful Spring Skirts for Curvy Women (Like Me!)
A new year means new home decor. Am I right? I don’t know why, but every time it’s a new year, I get this urge to redecorate my home. I think it’s because I want a fresh look in my home. It helps motivate me to start new goals, and also, it’s pretty cool to… Read More 20 Must-Have Kitchen Essentials for Your Home
Happy Friday! Are you ready for the weekend? I’m looking forward to attending a holiday party tonight and then spending the rest of the weekend with my family. We’re finally going to put up our Christmas tree. (We usually put it up mid-December.) Before heading into the weekend, I wanted to share with you a… Read More Future’s So Bright You Gotta Wear Shades
Happy Wednesday! Is it cold where you live? It is very cold and snowing here in Detroit. The Tennessean in me is not accustomed to all of this snow, especially before Christmas. I’m also still not used to how cold it gets here in Michigan. Brr! This cold, snowy weather means two things: (1) “CHRISTMAS”… Read More Baby, It’s Cold Outside! Lands’ End Warm, Warmer, & Warmest Coat Options for Kids
Are you a big Star Wars fan? My family and I LOVE Star Wars! Elijah is probably the #1 fan of Star Wars while Michala comes in a very close second. Elijah can you tell facts about the movies, cartoon TV series, video games, and comic books. He’s a very devoted fan. Last Christmas,… Read More Force of Nature: A Shoe Collection Designed to Celebrate the Force of Female Power
Looking for some sweet Cyber Monday deals? I’ve rounded up 10 brands featuring really great Cyber Monday deals. Some of the sales have been extended to Wednesday, November 29th. Happy shopping! bareMinerals: Enjoy 25% off sitewide plus free shipping online only at bareMinerals.com! Offer valid 11/26-11/27. Spend $75 and get a gift with… Read More 10 Brands Offering Really Great Cyber Monday Deals
After the Thanksgiving parade, I was walking with Elijah and his friend Paul in Downtown Detroit’s Campus Martius city park. We were walking back to my van to head home. As we passed by Cadillac Square, I noticed what looked like mini-glass huts. “What is this?” I asked Elijah and Paul. I hadn’t heard… Read More ‘Open Me When’ You Need a Little Help Finding the Perfect Gift
Feature Image: Pop-In@Nordstrom, MoMA Design Store from Nordstrom PR (Nordstrom PR) Nordstrom Collaborates with MoMA Design Store We all have that one person we know who is hard to shop for because he/she seems to have it all. Am I right? I have one loved one who I know has the latest gear and… Read More What Do You Get the Person Who Has It All? Pop-In@Nordstrom Has the Solution for You.
Barbie is getting a hijab! And I think that’s wonderful news. When I read the story about Ibtihaj Muhammad, American Olympian fencer, being honored with a Barbie doll in her likeness, I immediately knew I had to share the story on the blog. I think it’s very important to create toys which highlight our beautiful, diverse… Read More The First Hijab-Wearing Barbie Will Be Released in 2018!
Disclaimer: Post may contain affiliate links. See the disclosure policy here. TGIF! Yesterday, Michala (15) and I went to The M Den in Downtown Ann Arbor to check out their new University of Michigan branded gear for women. U-M and Victoria’s Secret PINK partnered together to create a new PINK collegiate brand exclusively for… Read More 6 Questions with Zuri Tibby, Victoria’s Secret PINK Spokesmodel
Let’s talk about shirtdresses! What I love about shirtdresses is they are very versatile. You can wear them to the office or after work for cocktails with friends. Shirtdresses are chic and comfortable to wear, and they come in many unique styles. (I’m loving the sweatshirt dress style. It looks so comfy.) From flannel to… Read More 10 Chic Shirtdresses You Can Wear to the Office
Disclaimer: Post may contain affiliate links. You can read the disclosure policy HERE. “Find something you love to do and doesn’t matter what it is and it doesn’t matter what it pays. Find something you love to do that [makes] you want to get out of bed in the morning.” —Steve Madden, Fashion Designer and Businessman… Read More MADDMAN: The Steve Madden Story Ann Arbor Premiere
My daughter Michala and I have a great love for thrift store shopping. It’s our mom-daughter thing that we enjoy doing together. Our fondness for thrift stores began when we lived in Tennessee. There was a Goodwill store about four miles from our house. We would visit the Goodwill regularly, especially when the store had… Read More Goodwill’s The Good Shop Shows WSU Students Thrifty Is In Style
Hi, Friends! Do you love to bargain shop? I mean, who doesn’t love a good sale, right? Me personally, I love bargain shopping, especially since I shop for a big family. So when Macy’s invited Good Life Detroit to check out their new Macy’s Backstage outlet store in Dearborn, Michigan, I had to say yes! I even… Read More Find Good Deals and the Hottest Trends at Macy’s Backstage!
If you’re looking for a way to give back to the community, then I have a perfect volunteer event for you! The 2017 graduating class of Covenant House Academy is need of prom attire for young men and women. Join the GIVE Club™ on Saturday, May 13th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cashmere Studio Boutique in Farmington Hills. Members of… Read More Donate Prom Attire to Make a Teen’s Prom Unforgettable!
On Sunday (5/7/17), Travis and I attended the All Things Detroit Pre-Mother’s Day Edition. The Detroit-famous shopping extravaganza was held at Eastern Market. It was our second time attending an All Things Detroit event, the first being in March. I was excited to attend this event because I was looking forward to trying some more yummy… Read More All Things Detroit Pre-Mother’s Day Edition 2017