As the year draws to a close, I wanted to share a few of my favorite Detroit businesses. You can also use this as a last-minute gift guide if you’re looking for Detroit gift ideas. The small businesses featured on my list are places I have visited in 2020. Some are places I frequently visit… Read More These are a Few of My Favorite Detroit Things
Have you gone to see any holiday light displays yet? So far, we’ve been to two holiday light events in the metro area: the Big, Bright Light Show in Downtown Rochester and Light Up Beacon Park in Downtown Detroit. The kids loved both events! The Beacon Park Christmas lights were their favorite event because they… Read More Family Fun at Light Up Beacon Park Detroit Holiday Lights Event
One of my favorite holiday traditions in Detroit is shopping at the Eastern Market Holiday Market. I remember our first time visiting the Holiday Market in 2015. It was our first year living in Michigan and Travis and I signed up for the Feet on the Street Holiday Market Tour in Eastern Market. (That was… Read More Eastern Market Holiday Market is the Perfect Place to Find Unique, Michigan-Made Gifts
Today’s post is sponsored by Great Lakes Crossing Outlets. As a spokesperson for Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, I’m excited to share with you our holiday gift shopping experience! All opinions are my own and you can read Good Life Detroit’s disclaimer policy here. If you’re looking for last-minute holiday gift ideas, then Great Lakes Crossing… Read More Find Last-Minute Holiday Gift Ideas at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets
I’ve been on the hunt for free Detroit holiday events for the family to enjoy. Last night, we took the kids to see the Big, Bright Light Show in Downtown Rochester. We turned on holiday music and drove through the downtown area a few times so the kids could enjoy the sights and sounds. The… Read More Four Free Holiday Event Ideas in Metro Detroit
When I first met hip hop artist Mahogany Jones, it was July 2017 at a hip hop celebration event in Southwest Detroit. I remember it well because I was super pregnant with Zephaniah (baby #5). She probably doesn’t remember this, but I had passed by her while walking into the Southwest Detroit Welcome Center and… Read More Five Questions with Hip Hop Artist Mahogany Jones
How was your week? We had a busy week with getting our minivan fixed (so many unfortunate events happened with our old van), visiting Santa George at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets (so fun!), and working on homeschool lessons. I also had the opportunity to participate in a Giving Tuesday fundraiser event, which I detail down… Read More Happy Friday!
Today’s post is sponsored by Great Lakes Crossing Outlets and Twelve Oaks Mall. I am excited to share with you our visit with Santa George at the Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Keep reading for more details on how to make a reservation at the Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi, Michigan! I… Read More Our Christmas Photos with Santa George at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets
The weekend before Thanksgiving, I celebrated my 40th birthday. Yes, the BIG 4-0! I think I’ve finally gotten over my shock of hitting my 40s. Haha! Days leading up to my “big day” I couldn’t help but feel a little down about turning 40. I don’t know– it just felt surreal to me. Time has… Read More 40 Things I’ve Learned Since Turing 40
Happy Holidays, friends! If you’re looking for a Santa Claus mall visit in Metro Detroit, then search no further. I’ve got all of the details you need for booking your reservation with Santa George at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets and Twelve Oaks Mall. Today’s post is sponsored by Great Lakes Crossing Outlets and Twelve Oaks… Read More Book Your Reservation Now for Holiday Pictures with Santa George!
Happy Thanksgiving! What are your holiday plans? We are going to cook a nice meal for the kids and enjoy our time together at home. I wish I could see my parents for this holiday season, but right now that’s not a good idea because of the pandemic. I do, however, plan on connecting with… Read More Happy Thanksgiving!
One of the many things I love about Detroit is its mural art. You can find so many beautiful murals throughout the city that share a story about a memorable person, a neighborhood’s rich culture, or raising awareness on an important issue. Yesterday, Detroit artist Elton Monroy Duran unveiled his new mural in Southwest Detroit.… Read More New Elton Monroy Duran Mural Honors Southwest Detroit’s Community and Rich History
Happy Holidays! Shopping small is a great way to find unique holiday gifts for family and friends. I’m sharing five helpful tips on how to shop at Detroit small businesses during the pandemic. Today’s blog post is sponsored by the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC). Click here to learn more about DEGC’s work in Detroit!… Read More Five Tips to Help You Shop Small Businesses in Detroit This Holiday Season
Looking for ways to stay motivated during COVID? Today on the blog, I’m sharing five ways I’m coping with the pandemic. I hope my tips can help you find encouragement during this challenging time! How are you doing? It’s been a challenging year, to say the least, but I’ve been hanging in there and doing… Read More How I’m Staying Motivated During the Pandemic
Last week, we went to Southwest Detroit to view Día de Los Muertos Ofrendas at local businesses. For the past three years now, we have reserved time at the end of October for our homeschool studies to learn about Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The kids showed a great interest in learning… Read More Exploring Día de Los Muertos Ofrendas in Southwest Detroit
Looking for easy DIY Halloween costumes for kids? I created these five homemade costumes for my kids to save money and time. Check out what we came up with and if there’s a fun costume idea you can use, too! Happy Halloween! How are you celebrating this weekend? We’re doing things a little differently this… Read More Five Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids
Have you gone apple picking yet? Here in Michigan, visiting an apple orchard and pumpkin patch are very popular fall traditions. A couple of weeks ago, we took our little ones to Westview Orchards and Winery in Washington, Michigan to go apple picking. It was our first time visiting an apple orchard so we were… Read More Is It Really Fall If You Don’t Go Apple Picking?
In the fall season, you can homeschool outside to break up the monotony of being indoors and doing regular homeschool lessons. Activities such as exploring beautiful gardens, walking the trails at the park, and visiting an apple orchard can be a fun day of learning. I don’t know why, but this week has been a… Read More Homeschool Tip: Enjoy Exploring the Outdoors During the Fall Season
Every night when he comes home from work, I can hear Elijah’s music playing loudly on his portable speaker. He attaches it to the handlebars of his bike so he can listen to his music while he rides to and from work. This is also how I know he’s made it home safely because I… Read More Big Sean’s ‘Detroit 2’ Album Has Been on Heavy Rotation at My House (and for a Very Good Reason)
I didn’t have time to watch the DNC and RNC in real-time when both conferences were televised. I was busy catching up on sleep, among other mom life things. However, I have been taking some time to watch the different speeches from the conventions on YouTube. It was while watching Senator Kamala Harris’ speech that… Read More Voting for Our Future