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Red Wings for Red Kettles is Friday, December 8th!

Red Wings for Red Kettles is Friday, December 8th!

COMMUNITY NEWS   If you’re a Detroit Red Wings fan, then this one is for you! On Friday, December 8th, alumni and current Detroit Red Wings players and staff will serve as Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringers at four metro Detroit retail locations. It’s going […]

Detroit Media Personalities Will Spread Holiday Cheer for Celebrity Bell Ringing Day

Detroit Media Personalities Will Spread Holiday Cheer for Celebrity Bell Ringing Day

Community News   Media personalities across southeastern Michigan will once again volunteer their time for The Salvation Army’s Celebrity Bell Ringer Day on Saturday, December 2nd from 10 a.m. to noon. Local celebrities will spread holiday cheer by ringing a bell alongside The Salvation Army’s […]

Founder & CEO of Company Folders, Inc. Excited About Big Move to Pontiac

Founder & CEO of Company Folders, Inc. Excited About Big Move to Pontiac

Community News   A few days ago (Monday, 11/13), I attended Company Folders’ grand opening celebration in Downtown Pontiac, Michigan. I was running late because Zephaniah was fussy and, you know, #momlife. Nevertheless, I made it out just in time to meet Vladimir Gendelman, Founder […]

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” […]

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 […]

Mack is Alive

Mack is Alive

“Mack is ALIVE!” Artina Hardman shouted into the microphone. The crowd cheered and clapped their hands as Hardman continued to talk about the importance of coming together as a community. Soulful R&B music flowed through the speakers as children laughed and danced around. People greeted […]

See Pink Go Blue: Support UM Breast Care Center with a Text Message

See Pink Go Blue: Support UM Breast Care Center with a Text Message

Hi, friends! October is right around the corner. Can you believe it?! I feel like the summer just flew right by us. Now the Fall season is here and you know it’s the Fall when you see all of your friends share on Instagram their […]

Goodwill’s The Good Shop Shows WSU Students Thrifty Is In Style

Goodwill’s The Good Shop Shows WSU Students Thrifty Is In Style

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 […]

Wins for Warriors Foundation’s Patriot Ruck #rucktohonor

Wins for Warriors Foundation’s Patriot Ruck #rucktohonor

Hi, friends. Today for Patriot Day (9/11), I would like to share some uplifting news. Patriot Day is a day we take time to honor and remember those who lost their lives in the September 11th terrorist attacks. It is also a time we honor the […]

Marine Week Detroit: The Marines are Here!

Marine Week Detroit: The Marines are Here!

Hi, friends! Hope you had a great Labor Day Weekend. This week is an exciting week for Detroit as the city hosts Marine Week Detroit 2017! There will be many events open to the public throughout the week. Take a look at the list of […]

Plum Health Direct Primary Care Focuses on Patient-Centered Care in Detroit and Beyond

Plum Health Direct Primary Care Focuses on Patient-Centered Care in Detroit and Beyond

Disclaimer: Post may contain affiliate links. See the disclosure policy here.   Let’s talk about healthcare! I know healthcare and health insurance can be a touchy topic these days, especially with the spike in insurance premiums. Trust me, my husband and I are feeling the […]

Naturally Flyy Detroit Hosts Annual Natural Hair Meetup

Naturally Flyy Detroit Hosts Annual Natural Hair Meetup

On Saturday, June 3, 2017, my family and I attended We Rock Dope Hair: A Natural Hair Experience. We Rock Dope Hair is presented by Naturally Flyy Detroit, founded by sisters Jennifer Thomas and EttaFlyy Espy Thomas. Jennifer was very kind to extend an invitation to Good Life […]

Interview with Erin Gavle – Founder of Spring Into Corktown

Interview with Erin Gavle – Founder of Spring Into Corktown

Corktown – Detroit’s oldest neighborhood is in store for an exciting event this coming weekend (May 20, 2017)! Spring Into Corktown is a new event created by Erin Gavle, owner of Eldorado General Store and founder of Spring into Corktown, which celebrates community and welcomes the […]

Community Event: GIVE Club Collecting Prom Attire for Covenant House Academy

Community Event: GIVE Club Collecting Prom Attire for Covenant House Academy

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. […]

Soul Roll Detroit: Bike Life in the D

Soul Roll Detroit: Bike Life in the D

I enjoy exploring the city and taking photographs of city life and from time to time I share my photographs on the blog. For today’s post, I am sharing photographs of the Soul Roll, not to be confused with the Slow Roll. It was my […]

No Ban No Wall: Emergency Hamtramck Protest

No Ban No Wall: Emergency Hamtramck Protest

Emergency Hamtramck Protest: We Stand in Solidarity with Muslims Sunday, January 29, 2017 Hamtramck, Michigan   *All photographs by Jennifer for Good Life Detroit.    

GIVE Club Makes a Difference in Detroit

GIVE Club Makes a Difference in Detroit

  I had the amazing opportunity to meet with Keiona Turner, founder of the GIVE Club, and attend one of their community service projects. The nonprofit organization focuses on serving communities in Detroit and the metro area. They are making a great difference in Detroit! I […]

Rosie the Riveter: Meeting the Original Rosies

Rosie the Riveter: Meeting the Original Rosies

Have you heard of Rosie the Riveter? In today’s time, Rosie is a very popular costume for women. I have also seen women empowerment campaigns and groups use Rosie the Riveter as a symbol. Rosie is seen as a symbol of “girl power”, promoting great strength for […]

Highlights from the Beautifully Wrapped Headwrap Expo

Highlights from the Beautifully Wrapped Headwrap Expo

If you follow me on Instagram, you know how much I love my head wraps! Since moving to Detroit, I have collected an assortment of wraps. Detroit is very popular for the head wrap fashion style because many men and women wear head wraps for […]


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