November is truly the month of “all the feels” because I have another heartwarming story to share with you today! Have you heard of Gigs for Digs? A couple of weeks ago, we were invited to attend the 5th annual Gigs for Digs benefit at the Detroit Opera House. The charity event benefited SAY Detroit… Read More A Heartwarming Evening at Gigs for Digs and Mitch Albom’s ‘Finding Chika’ Book Launch
A couple of weeks ago, Travis and I were invited to attend TEDxDetroit 2019. It was our first time attending a TED Talks event so we were really excited to go! In this post, I’m sharing seven TED Talks that I felt were very inspirational and had a positive impact on me. Wrapping up its… 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
“Laughter is good like a medicine,” said Detroit comedian Tirrell McCoy. I was chatting with him about his latest production “Roland on the Floor Laughing with Good Medicine Entertainment” (also called ROFL W/GME) at Noah’s Event Venue in Southfield, Michigan. Tirrell invited Travis and me to attend the comedy dinner theater night on October 21st. … Read More Detroit Comedian Tirrell McCoy’s Good Medicine Entertainment Offers Feel-Good Comedy with a Dose of Inspiration
Happy Halloween! Do you have exciting plans for today? Travis and I are taking the kids trick or treating. It’s part of our Halloween family tradition. We like to take the kids trick or treating in the neighborhood and then after trick or treating, we order pizza for dinner. When we get home, we eat… Read More A Halloween Date Night
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
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
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
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 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
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
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?
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!