How do you entertain yourself when you’ve got a few hours alone during the holidays? A good read? A movie? A Hulu binge? When I have a few hours to myself, I love to watch classic Disney Christmas movies like Mickey’s Christmas Carol and other Christmas cartoons from my childhood. I remember when I was a… Read More Happy December! A December Holiday Greeting for You
A couple of weeks ago, Travis and I were invited to attend TEDxDetroit 2019. It was our first time attending a TED Talk so we were really excited to go! Wrapping up its 11th year, TEDxDetroit is held each November and it features inspiring entrepreneurs, artists, educators, musicians, world travelers, community leaders, and many other… Read More An Inspiring, First-Time Visit at TEDxDetroit 2019
Hi, friends! It’s been about two weeks since we attended the Forbes Under 30 Summit and we’re still walking on air! Now that we’ve had some time to process everything (because there were so many wonderful experiences to take in), I’m excited to share with you all that we loved about the Forbes Under 30… Read More 10 Things We Loved About the Forbes Under 30 Summit
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
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!
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?
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
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
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
The Michigan Renaissance Kickoff Party was the highlight of my Sunday (8/4/19) and I am excited about the 2019 Michigan Renaissance Festival (Mich Ren Fest) season! The first time we attended a Mich Ren Fest event was our first year in Michigan. It was a magical experience and we instantly fell in love with the… Read More A Magical Time at the Michigan Renaissance Festival Kickoff Party
I’m so excited for the African World Festival (AFW) at The Wright in Detroit! We attended AFW a couple of years ago and had a great time. The festival was 3 days long and I had gone to AFW on each day. That’s how much I loved it! Here’s a blog post I shared about… Read More Counting Down the Days to the 37th Annual African World Festival!
Last week, I attended 313 in the D– Matrix Human Services’ annual summer fundraiser– and you guys…it was my first Detroit rooftop party! My friend Becky (co-founder and co-host of The D Brief) invited Travis and me to Matrix’s party. Most importantly, though, the event was all for a good cause: to support the Osborn… Read More 313 in the D Fundraiser & Matrix Human Services’ Surprise Spirit of Detroit Award
Last Friday, I visited the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (The Wright) to view a new art exhibit called The Inside World: Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Memorial Poles. It’s a fascinating exhibit which highlights the traditional Aboriginal Australian ceremony from centuries ago and how the Aborigines honored their loved ones who passed away.… Read More The Wright’s New Aboriginal Australian Art Exhibition Encourages Us to Connect to Our Roots
How has your summer been so far? Have you been on a vacation yet or to any exciting festivals this summer? We don’t have a vacation planned for this summer, but we do plan to explore new (to us) places in Detroit and (hopefully) up north. Travis has been busy with full-time summer classes at… Read More Family, Ice Cream, Kites, Music, and Taco Trucks (A Few Summer Photos)
Are you planning on attending the Tamia concert at Beacon Park this Saturday? The six-time Grammy-nominated, R&B singer-songwriter is headling the event and I know it’s going to be a great show! Last year, I saw Tamia perform at GM River Days in Downtown Detroit and her performance was SO GOOD! She sang quite a… Read More ANNOUNCED: Hip Hop Legends Kool Moe Dee, Doug E. Fresh with DJ Mal-Ski Added to Beacon Park’s FREE Saturday Concert Lineup
The 3rd Annual Detroit Kite Festival (DKF) is this weekend and my kids are SO excited to attend! Zhen, my 6-year-old daughter, has been asking me just about every day this week if today’s the day for the festival. She has a mermaid kite from last year that she plans to fly at the DKF… Read More The 3rd Annual Detroit Kite Festival is This Weekend!