Have you started planning your Thanksgiving menu yet? Many food experts recommend planning your Thanksgiving menu one month in advance, especially if you are going to host Thanksgiving dinner for a large gathering. That’s why today’s blog post is a feature on a family Thanksgiving menu idea to help you plan ahead for this Thanksgiving… Read More RECIPE: Three Thanksgiving Menu Ideas (including the turkey!) from Chef Leigh Ann Chatagnier
Hi, friends! How are you? Hope you had a good weekend. In today’s post, I am sharing our family photos from our visit to Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos 2019 at the Detroit Institute of Arts. We attended the DIA Day of the Dead (another term used for Día de Los Muertos) art exhibit at the… Read More Family Visit to Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos 2019
Happy Friday, friends! Hope that you had a productive week and you’re able to kick back and relax this weekend. If you’re looking for a fall activity to do this weekend, may I suggest visiting Paint Creek Cider Mill? Located in Rochester, Michigan, Paint Creek Cider Mill is a Metro Detroit cider mill and a… Read More Autumn Days at Paint Creek Cider Mill
It’s been a few weeks since I’ve attended my friend’s two art exhibitions, but I wanted to share a few photos from my visit. Last year, I had featured an interview with Detroit artist Errin “Lightheart” Whitaker introducing you to his world of art. I first met Errin at a Mack Alive event in Detroit.… Read More Photographs from “The Burn Kill Ego” Art Exhibition ft. Errin “Lightheart” Whitaker
Hi, friends! In today’s post, I am sharing 10 DIY Halloween makeup ideas to help you with your Halloween costume planning! These Halloween makeup looks are perfect for if you need a last-minute costume idea or if you just want a simple Halloween face painting. When we took the kids to a trunk or treat… Read More 10 FUN DIY Halloween Makeup Ideas
A couple of weeks ago, Travis and I took the kids to see Formosa Roadside Wedding Banquet at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) in Detroit. Roadside Wedding Banquet is a Taiwanese musical play celebrating the Taiwanese cultural tradition of roadside banquet celebrations. The National Chinese Orchestra Taiwan performed Formosa Roadside Wedding Banquet and it… Read More Our Homeschool Field Trip to Watch ‘Formosa Roadside Wedding Banquet’ at the DIA
Happy Friday! In today’s post, I’m sharing a family fall bucket list I created for my family. I’ve also created a printable of our fall family bucket list. If you click HERE, then you can go straight to the fall bucket list section of this post. DISCLAIMER: This post contains affiliate links. At no extra… Read More Family Fall Bucket List Featuring 28 Days of Fall Activities
Hi, friends! In today’s celebrity interview, syndicated entertainment journalist Allison Kugel talks with Deepak Chopra “to unpack the pressing issues of isolation, anxiety and depression and the growing epidemic of suicidal ideation and suicide, which has taken sharp incline over the past eighteen years.” Hope you enjoy today’s blog post! Leave a comment sharing your… Read More Deepak Chopra on the Healing Power of “Love-in-Action”
Happy Monday! How was your weekend? We had a fun weekend at our first Halloween event of the season! My friend Tiffany invited us to go to a Metro Detroit trunk or treat event at her church in Auburn Hills, Michigan. On today’s post, I’m sharing photos of our time at the trick or treat… Read More Our First Halloween Event of the Season
Happy October, friends! On today’s blog post, I’m sharing a new Fall vintage blazer I bought at my local thrift store. Now, I’m not much of a fashion blogger (LOL), but I really wanted to share this cute style with you because it was a GREAT deal and I LOVE vintage fashion! Today’s post contains… Read More Happy October!
Have you ever been to an urban farm? On Sunday, Travis and I visited an urban farm for the first time. We took the kids to a Harvest Festival at D-Town Farms in Detroit. It’s located on 14027 W. Outer Drive at Plymouth and W. Chicago. The weekend of September 21-22, D-Town Farm hosted its… Read More Visiting a Detroit Urban Farm: D-Town Farm
Hi, friends! I hope you’re enjoying this beautiful weather this weekend! Soon it will turn cold and dreary so enjoy the sunshine and warmth while you can. Speaking of getting out and about in Detroit, did you happen to make it out to the Detroit Youth Choir’s (DYC) Homecoming Celebration yesterday? Or did you watch… Read More DYC Homecoming Celebration + a BIG $1M Surprise
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! 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
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 and offer a few tips on breastfeeding toddlers. As a mom of five children, I have many different experiences with feeding my babies, from exclusively pumping to even formula feeding. But it wasn’t until I had my fifth baby that… Read More Celebrating Two Years of Breastfeeding My Toddler (Happy Black Breastfeeding Week!)