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“You Can Always Get Back Up Off the Ground and Press Ahead”

“You Can Always Get Back Up Off the Ground and Press Ahead”

Feature Image: The Bravest Guy book cover; other photographs courtesy of Nancy and Bill Feld; and courtesy of Harry Wedewer. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. See the disclosure policy here.   On the heels of Veterans Day, I’d like to share an interview I […]

Anthony Anderson to Return As Host of 49th NAACP Image Awards

Anthony Anderson to Return As Host of 49th NAACP Image Awards

Black-ish star and Emmy-nominated actor Anthony Anderson has been announced as the host of the 49th NAACP Image Awards. The awards show will air live January 15, 2018, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on TV One. Anderson hosted the 47th and 48th NAACP Image Awards and won a trophy multiple […]

Taylor Swift’s reputation Stadium Tour is Coming to Detroit!

Taylor Swift’s reputation Stadium Tour is Coming to Detroit!

Feature Image: Taylor Swift’s critically acclaimed sixth album, reputation, was released November 10, 2017, on Big Machine Records. (PRNewsfoto/Big Machine Label Group) Disclaimer: Post may contain affiliate links. See the disclosure policy here.   If you’re a #Swiftie or a parent of one (like I am), […]

Check Out the Photos of Lord & Taylor’s 2017 Holiday Windows!

Check Out the Photos of Lord & Taylor’s 2017 Holiday Windows!

Happy Monday, Friends! Hope you had a good weekend! Are you feeling festive for the holiday season yet? This week Michala (15) and I are going to plan our Thanksgiving family activities. Travis and I have also been discussing what to put on our Thanksgiving […]

Buddy’s Pizza is Having a Veterans Day Social Media Contest

Buddy’s Pizza is Having a Veterans Day Social Media Contest

Community News and Social Media Contest for Veterans Day   Buddy’s Pizza is one of my favorite places to get pizza in Metro Detroit. In fact, when we first moved to the metro area, Buddy’s was the first pizza restaurant we visited! (You can see […]

Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit Green Works Expands Used Oil Filter Recycling

Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit Green Works Expands Used Oil Filter Recycling

Community News   Green Works, a subsidiary business under Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit, has expanded its used oil filter recycling program to now include a collection service in partnership with Green Arbor Environmental. Green Works’ used oil filters recycling service now offers a “milk run” […]

Thanks to FCA Foundation, Military Veterans Can Get $10 Tickets to Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Heroes Night’

Thanks to FCA Foundation, Military Veterans Can Get $10 Tickets to Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Heroes Night’

Something Nice for Military Veterans in Michigan For the special admission price of $10, Michigan military veterans will have the chance to attend “Heroes Night” concerts performed in Orchestra Hall at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO)! This underwriting special is made possible by FCA Foundation, the charitable […]

What’s Your Fall Skincare Routine?

What’s Your Fall Skincare Routine?

Disclaimer: Post may contain affiliate links. See the disclosure policy here.   What’s your daily beauty routine?  Now that fall is here, it’s time to switch it up a bit with your regular beauty routine. If you’re like me where you don’t like to spend […]

Get Schooled and Detroit College Access Network Launch the Detroit College Challenge

Get Schooled and Detroit College Access Network Launch the Detroit College Challenge

  Community News in Detroit Education Get Schooled and Detroit College Access Network (DCAN) have partnered together to launch the “Detroit College Challenge”. The award-winning non-profits are hoping to boost the number of Detroit students who qualify for attending and completing college.   Facts About […]

The Beaches: There’s Something Empowering About Seeing An All-Female Band Perform

The Beaches: There’s Something Empowering About Seeing An All-Female Band Perform

Disclaimer: Post may contain affiliate links. See the disclosure policy here.   Hey, friends!  How was your weekend? I had a pretty laid back weekend. Mainly, resting on Saturday and Sunday and getting caught up on some writing projects. I did get the chance to […]

6 Questions with Zuri Tibby, Victoria’s Secret PINK Spokesmodel

6 Questions with Zuri Tibby, Victoria’s Secret PINK Spokesmodel

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 […]

6 Things That Made Me Smile This Week

6 Things That Made Me Smile This Week

Disclaimer: Post may contain affiliate links. See the disclosure policy here.   Happy Thursday! This week went by incredibly fast, didn’t it? Maybe it’s because my week was so busy with Zhen’s birthday on Monday and then Halloween on Tuesday. I feel like we’ve been […]

Top 10 Veterans Day Gifts to Honor Your Special Veteran

Top 10 Veterans Day Gifts to Honor Your Special Veteran

Disclaimer: Post may contain affiliate links. See the disclosure policy here.   Veterans Day is coming up very soon– Saturday, November 11th to be exact– and if you’re a military family like mine, it is a very special occasion. Travis served in the Army for […]

Red Kettle Season for The Salvation Army Begins November 10th

Red Kettle Season for The Salvation Army Begins November 10th

Hi, friends! Now that Halloween is over, it’s time to get ready for the holiday season. What better way to start the holidays than to give back for The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle season?! If you would like to give back to the community, the Salvation […]

10 Chic Shirtdresses You Can Wear to the Office

10 Chic Shirtdresses You Can Wear to the Office

Disclaimer: Post may contain affiliate links. See the disclosure policy here. 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 […]

Nadia Fezzani Reveals the Truth Behind Real Life Super Heroes

Nadia Fezzani Reveals the Truth Behind Real Life Super Heroes

Disclaimer: Post may contain affiliate links. See the disclosure policy here.   It’s no secret that our culture is fascinated with superheroes. From Spider-man to Wonderwoman, you can find superhero comic books, movies, and TV shows everywhere. “Heroes with extraordinary powers have fascinated people throughout […]

Happy birthday, Zhen!

Happy birthday, Zhen!

Today is Zhen’s 5th birthday! As moms always say when it’s their child’s birthday, “I can’t believe my baby is 5! Where did the time go?” But it’s true. It really does seem like time has gone by too fast. My little baby girl is […]

Getting to Know Apropos— Detroit’s Up-and-Coming Solo Artist

Getting to Know Apropos— Detroit’s Up-and-Coming Solo Artist

    When I arrived at the Basement Burger Bar in Downtown Detroit, Apropos– Detroit-based singer and songwriter– greeted me with a hug. It was my first time meeting the singer, but it was like we had been longtime friends. He was friendly and eager […]

Artist Spotlight: Interview with Paul Bonenberger of M1 Craft Co.

Artist Spotlight: Interview with Paul Bonenberger of M1 Craft Co.

Disclaimer: Post may contain affiliate links. See the disclosure policy here.   Readers: Etched craft lighting should not be tried at home without the proper education on how to safely do the craft. As with any type of construction which involves electricity, it needs to […]

What Music Do You Listen to at Work?

What Music Do You Listen to at Work?

Disclaimer: Post may contain affiliate links. See the disclosure policy here.   Do you listen to music while you’re working? I love listening to music when I’m working because I feel like I am more creative and productive. I like to listen to soft music, […]