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)
What are your Father’s Day plans this weekend? We’re thinking about attending at least one summer concert and cooking out at the house. One of our favorite things to do in the summer is we like to go to outdoor concerts in the city and at the lake. It’s perfect for us because 1) they’re… Read More 10 Summer Concerts for Father’s Day Weekend
Happy Friday, friends! Are you ready for the weekend? It has been a very busy week for us so I am more than ready for the weekend. We have a few fun things planned for this weekend. I bought Black Panther on DVD the other day so we will definitely be watching it together as… Read More A Few Fun Things to Do with the Kids This Weekend
Mother’s Day is this Sunday and there’s still time to plan a special celebration to honor your mom or a special woman in your life. If you need a little help planning a something for Mother’s Day, then check out these ten Mother’s Day celebration ideas. 1. Go antiquing! I love going to antique… Read More 10 Last Minute Mother’s Day Celebration Ideas
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
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
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 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!
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!
Hi, friends! Have you been to a Topgolf venue yet? I haven’t had the chance to go to one, but I have heard so many great things about Top Golf. Some of my friends have shared pictures of their times at Topgolf and I have to say, I was feeling a little jelly about it… Read More Top Golf is Coming to Metro Detroit!
A couple of weeks ago, Michala and I went out for dinner and a movie. We hadn’t had a girls day in a while since I had the baby so getting out with my girl was a nice treat. Being a mom of five, I try to reserve some one-on-one time with each of my… Read More Now You Can Enjoy Dinner While Watching a Movie with Dine ‘N’ View
Hey, Detroit friends! Have you seen the television series Handcrafted America? The show is in its third season and is featured on the INSP network. This season on Handcrafted America, hosted by actress Jill Wagner, three Michigan-based artisans will be featured on the show! I’m excited to announce this week I will get to meet… Read More Metro Detroit Artisan Featured on TV Series Handcrafted America
Hi, friends! Check out today’s Artist Spotlight interview with Kimberly Hunley, co-founder of Black Quill Studio! Kimberly and her sister Melissa both own the modernized vintage art shop and feature their art pieces at Black Quill Studio. Good Life Detroit’s “Artist Spotlight” will feature an interview with a Detroit or Metro Detroit-based artist, highlighting his/her… Read More Artist Spotlight: Black Quill Studio, Modern Vintage Art Shop
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!
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 Detroit to attend the event. On today’s post, I share… Read More We Rock Dope Hair: Naturally Flyy Detroit’s Celebration of Culture and Natural Beauty
Today’s blog post is sponsored by Tropical Smoothie Cafe. My family and I were invited to try the new Southfield, Michigan location (Evergreen Road) and share our experience on the blog. We received a complimentary smoothie and meal at the cafe. This review of Tropical Smoothie Cafe is our honest opinion of our visit and food… Read More Tropical Smoothie Cafe Offers Delicious & Healthy Smoothies
Rua Francis’ art is shaped and influenced by her Mesopotamian and Assyrian heritage. This is evident in her artwork, as she infuses forms of Aramaic and Arabic arabesque and calligraphy art by combining the “elegant complexity of ink on paper”. Francis’ art style creates “an experiential interpretation of what ‘is’ versus what is ‘seen’ while… Read More Artist Rua Francis’ Experiential Interpretation of ‘What is Versus What is Seen’
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
Detroit urbex is very popular. Many people love exploring Detroit’s abandoned buildings, houses, and other structures. These buildings and homes have such rich history, and because of this, many urban explorers and photographers travel to Detroit. From the Packard Automotive Plant to the Belle Isle Zoo, many urban explorers search for abandoned sites in the… Read More Detroit Urbex: Exploring Highland Park Ford Plant