Hey, Detroit Tiger Fans! An exciting celebration is scheduled for early September in honor of the Tiger’s 1968 World Champions 50th Anniversary. The event is in partnership with the Detroit Tigers and Comerica Bank. Here are the special events you can look forward to in September: Friday, September 7 – Detroit Tigers vs. St.… Read More Save the Date: Detroit Tigers 1968 World Champions 50th Anniversary Weekend
Spring arrives in Michigan when it’s ready – but the professionals at Western Market make it official when they reopen the Floral and Garden Center on Saturday, May 5. The Ferndale-based, independently-owned market expands its focus from fresh fruits and vegetables, craft beer and natural wine, and its noted butcher, deli, and prepared foods to… Read More 8 Flower and Garden Trends for Spring 2018
By Allison Kugel Her beauty is luminescent, her conviction fierce. It’s a potent combination and why actress Logan Browning’s portrayal of student activist Sam White in the Netflix hit series Dear White People has struck a chord with audiences. The series, based off the 2014 movie of the same name, also created by… Read More Logan Browning Gets Candid About the Series ‘Dear White People’
Did you know the Detroit Public Library has a jazz music series? I was really excited to find out about the jazz series because I am a BIG jazz lover! My mother introduced me to jazz when I was a little girl. I don’t remember the names of all of the artists she listened to,… Read More Discover Detroit Jazz Music at Java & Jazz
I just had to share this because when I read the Instagram post, it truly touched my heart. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson announced the birth of his baby girl on Instagram today, and the post he wrote is just so beautiful. Did you see it? If not, here it is: Skin to skin. Our… Read More The Rock’s Announcement of His Daughter’s Birth is Everything!
Happy (belated) Earth Day, friends! Did you do anything special in honor of Earth Day? It was a beautiful day here in Metro Detroit so we took the kids to Lake St. Clair Metropark in Harrison Township, MI to play and have a picnic. All five of the kiddos were so excited to get out… Read More 10 Reasons to Get an Annual Pass to a Metropark
When it comes to African American music legends, I think many people will agree with me when I say Luther Vandross is one of the greats. Luther’s music is timeless, and he will forever be one of my favorite singers. Thanks to my parents’ great love for R&B and Soul music, Luther Vandross was introduced to me… Read More Ruben Studdard Pays Tribute to Luther Vandross with His Latest Album ‘Ruben Sings Luther’
by Ben Smith For a lot of people, spicing breakfast up can often be a struggle. Between trying to find the time to make something that isn’t eye-wateringly dull but also healthy, it can be hard to find a balance that stirs up much excitement for the day’s first (and arguably most important)… Read More Cauliflower Breakfast Bowl Makes a Great On-the-Go Meal
How was your weekend? Our weekend plans were canceled because of the cold, icy weather. I had wanted to go to Eastern Market on Saturday to do some of our grocery shopping there and hang out for lunch, but it was too cold and rainy for the baby and the toddlers. We had an ice storm on… Read More The Cold, Icy Weekend Was Perfect for a Trip to the Bookstore
Happy Friday, friends! I am SO happy the weekend is finally here because this week has been a very busy week for me. Travis started work at a temp job so we had to readjust to his working outside of the home again. It was nice having him home for four weeks and getting extra… Read More Do Something For You This Weekend
Do you have any plans to celebrate Earth Day with your family? Sunday, April 22nd is Earth Day, and this year’s campaign is “End Plastic Pollution”. Each year, Earth Day is celebrated on Aprill 22nd, as it marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Former Senator of Wisconsin Gaylord Nelson founded… Read More 15 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with Your Family
The thought of getting older used to stress me out. I remember when I got my first gray hair. I kind of freaked out about it. I wanted to pluck it from my head. How silly I was back then to get spooked by a gray hair. I was stressing myself out over nothing. Since… Read More The Beauty of Aging: 10 Actresses’ Quotes About Getting Older
by Ben Smith, The Online Grill Eastern Asian food and I get on very, very well. From fresh sushi to spicy Sichuan platters, I’m hooked on what the continent has to offer. I even put together a guide to kimchi on my blog just to help calm my cravings for the spicy, tangy… Read More Make Coconut Curry Noodle Soup in Just 15 Minutes
Did you know April 11 -17 is Black Maternal Health Week (#BlackMaternalHealthWeek and #BMHW18)? Founded and led by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, the inaugural week kicks off on Wednesday, April 11th. Many events are also planned for the duration of the week. Here are the states which have shared local events for #BlackMaternalHealthWeek: California… Read More Here’s How You Can Get Involved with #BlackMaternalHealthWeek
The Michigan Youth Appreciation Foundation invites graduating high school students to apply for an educational scholarship in connection with Michigan’s largest youth-centric event, Metro Detroit Youth Day (MDYD). Students can submit an application and essay prior to the April 27 deadline. Students graduating from a public, parochial, private, or charter school who have been accepted into a… Read More Apply for a Metro Detroit Youth Day Scholarship by April 27th!
How was your weekend? We didn’t do anything too exciting. The weather is still cold so we’re not able to take the baby and toddlers outside like we’d like. It’s a bummer, too, because it’s April and yet it feels like December! We even had a few snow showers last week. Thank goodness it didn’t… Read More New Job? New Hairstyle!
The other day, Travis went to the post office to mail our tax documents. While at the post office, he sent me a text to let me know he was leaving the post office. “Also picked up a Selective Service form for Elijah” Um, what? Selective Service form? I knew about the Selective Service, but I… Read More Cherish Every Moment You Have with Your Children
Happy Friday, friends! I have another yummy chicken-based recipe to share with you today. If you love chicken tacos and chicken wraps, then you will for sure love today’s chicken shawarma recipe! Chicken shawarma is a new dish for me. I actually didn’t try it until I moved to Michigan. The first time I tried it was… Read More This Chicken Shawarma Recipe from Kashat Spices is Love at First Bite!
By Allison Kugel Same Jersey Shore cast (sans ex-castmate Sammi Giancola), same nickname… new outlook on life. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi started off our conversation by letting me know that she prefers to be called Nicole. The thirty-year-old married mom of Lorenzo, 5, and Giovanna, 3, was also quick to clarify that a duality… Read More Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi: Back to the Beach with Jersey Shore Reboot
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