Did you see the Detroit Youth Choir’s (DYC) final performance on America’s Got Talent (AGT)?! We’re anxiously waiting to see if the Detroit Youth Choir wins AGT, and I think they just might do it! I’m keeping the faith strong and I already submitted my votes! What do you think? Last night, the Top 10… Read More Hanging Out at the Detroit Youth Choir Watch Party
By Allison Kugel One conversation with rapper Rick Ross will have you questioning the definitions of success, wealth and opportunity; how to identify opportunity, how to achieve success and how to maintain it while keeping your soul and bodily faculties intact. Ross, born William Leonard Roberts II, rose to prominence in 2006 with his breakout… Read More Rick Ross on Living the American Dream and Not Fearing Death
TEDxDetroit returns for its 11th year on Wednesday, November 6th! The annual conference will be held at the Masonic Temple beginning at 8 A.M. and concluding at 6 P.M. Are you planning on attending? You can get ticket information here if you’re interested. TEDxDetroit brings together the area’s leading thinkers, designers, entertainers, entrepreneurs, scientists, artists… Read More Meet TEDxDETROIT Labs’ Three Inspiring Women
Hi, friends! Today’s blog post is sponsored by BJ’s Wholesale Club. You can read my disclosure policy here if you like. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Good Life Detroit! Have you signed up for your BJ’s Wholesale Club membership yet? I ordered membership cards for Travis and me not too long ago… Read More Take Advantage of Your BJ’s Wholesale Club Membership Now and Shop Ahead of Club Openings
Hi, friends! How was your weekend? I had a great weekend with the family and it was very busy, too! We went to a fall festival at a local church in Utica, Michigan, Dally in the Alley in Detroit, and a (new-to-us) cider mill in Rochester, Michigan. Today I’m going to share with you our… Read More Dally in the Alley Family Style
LONG FESTIVALS ARE MY FAVORITE for so many reasons: …if you can’t make it to the entire festival, then you pick a day that you’re able to go and still get to experience some of it …if you are able to make it to the entire festival, you get a very enriching experience (it almost… Read More So long summer. Hello, Autumn days!
Do you have an anniversary tradition you like to keep with your spouse or partner? Travis and I celebrated our wedding anniversary August 3, and I completely forgot to share this memory with you guys a few weeks ago. Every year, Travis and I like to celebrate our marriage with a special date for just… Read More A Sweet Wedding Anniversary Tradition
Detroit artist Charles McGee was recently honored at the 11th annual Legacy Gala fundraiser. Hosted by the Michigan Legacy Art Park, the Legacy Gala was held on August 16, 2019, at Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville, Michigan. READ MORE: The Coolest Little Art Park and Detroit Swag: Interview with Detroit Artist Judy Bowman CHARLES MCGEE, THE… Read More Detroit Artist Charles McGee Honored at 2019 Legacy Gala
Detroit Month of Design (MoD) is one of my favorite September celebrations. This month there will be 145 participants and over 55 events and special programming throughout the city of Detroit! Last year, we attended a few MoD events so I am really excited to discover more about MoD! READ: Light Up Livernois 2018 and… Read More Detroit Month of Design 2019 Details + 17 Event Highlights
Just popping in here to say hi. Did you go to any festivals Labor Day weekend? We had planned on going to the Hamtramck Labor Day Festival and the Detroit Jazz Festival, but we were only able to make it out to Hamtramck. I’m so bummed we missed the Jazz Fest. I’ve never been and… Read More What did you do Labor Day weekend?
It’s Black Breastfeeding Week and I wanted to share my thoughts on my breastfeeding journey. There are many misconceptions regarding breastfeeding toddlers and it is my hope my story can encourage other mamas out there who are planning to breastfeed or are currently breastfeeding! READ: “WHY WE SHOULD CELEBRATE BLACK BREASTFEEDING WEEK” DISCLAIMER: This post… Read More Celebrating Two Years of Breastfeeding My Toddler (Happy Black Breastfeeding Week!)
The coolest little art park in Eastern Market recently opened. Have you been? I accidentally discovered it a few weeks ago when I was leaving the Michigan Renaissance Festival Kickoff Party. Later that evening, Travis and I took the kids to Bert’s Warehouse for our family anniversary dinner. We stopped by Eastern Market Art Park… Read More The Coolest Little Art Park
It’s that time of the year when we say goodbye to summer and start planning our Fall activities. If you’re a big planner like I am, then you’re probably already getting your Fall schedule ready. Yesterday Beacon Park announced its fall schedule of events and the events sound exciting! All of the events are FREE… Read More Beacon Park Detroit Announces FREE Events for Fall 2019 Season
How was your weekend? We ended up staying home for most of the weekend. I had planned on attending a couple of events in Detroit, but I wasn’t feeling very well. I am transitioning off of my anxiety/depression medications, and over the weekend, the side effects were kicking my butt. On Sunday, I couldn’t take… Read More Mosquitoes and Wild Purple Flowers (An Evening Nature Walk)
Did you go to see the Woodward Dream Cruise last weekend? Travis and I took our three little ones to the Dream Cruise. It was actually an accident that we happened to attend the event. We were driving down Big Beaver in Troy (Michigan) and next thing we knew we were stuck in one-lane traffic.… Read More Photographing the Woodward Dream Cruise from My Minivan
When Elijah was a little boy, I used to take him to the riverwalk to ride his toy car along the walking path. This was when we were living in Clarksville, Tennessee. In my hometown, there’s a riverwalk that has a pedestrian bridge that connects to the downtown area, but it’s nothing like Downtown Detroit.… Read More Just Realized I Have an Adult Kid Now
What’s a homeschool mom of five like me doing hanging out at a marijuana festival you ask? No, I’m not having a midlife crisis. Haha. I guess you could say I’m on a roll (no pun intended) with learning more about cannabis. I find cannabis health benefits fascinating; CBD and THC have helped me with… Read More What’s a Mom Like Me Doing at a Cannabis Festival?
Congratulations to the ten Detroit businesses that won the Commerce Design Detroit Awards! Design Core Detroit and American Institute of Architects Detroit Chapter (AIA Detroit) announced the winners and selected the businesses from a group of 20 finalists. The Commerce Design Detroit Awards honors local, small businesses that have opened or renovated their business in… Read More 10 Detroit Businesses Win 2019 Commerce Design Detroit Awards
**Screaming from the rooftop** I had a girls’ night out last Friday! It’s a big deal, folks! I am the mother of five children. It’s a no-brainer that my life stays busy. Not to mention, I homeschool my kids and I work from home. So I spend a lot of time at my house– with… Read More “Wow, it’s really been years since I had a Girls Night Out!”
Today’s post is sponsored by DFCU Financial. Please read our disclosure policy for more information. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Good Life Detroit! It’s hard to believe that August is here, isn’t it? These summer months are just going by so fast. Before you know it, all of the kids will be… Read More Finding Back-to-School Deals and Trends with Your DFCUPerks App