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?
A few weeks ago, my friend Jess invited me to participate in an Instagram Takeover for her blog The Creative Armory. She asked me if I could share three of my favorite Detroit murals with her followers. This topic was one that I had no problem contributing to because I love mural art, especially city… Read More Twenty of My Favorite Detroit Murals
It’s been five years since we moved to Michigan and Eastern Market is still one of our favorite places in Detroit to hang out. We love attending special events (like Flower Day), eating out at the different restaurants, and shopping at the local stores. Detroit Eastern Market is also where we like to buy our… Read More Wintry Days at Eastern Market
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!
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
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
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
How has your summer been so far? Have you been on a vacation yet or to any exciting festivals this summer? We have been busy enjoying our summer as a family in Detroit and the metro area. There are so many family-friendly things to do in Detroit in the summer. It’s hard to pick just one… Read More A Few of Our Favorite Summer Things to Do in Detroit
A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine said something to me that caused me to dig deep into my creative side as a blogger. We were at the Detroit Podcast Festival (DPF) mixer at Marble Bar and she mentioned how I am a storyteller because I am a blog writer. Of course, I’m… Read More What Makes You a Storyteller?
Last Sunday, I attended the Wrapped In Love headwrapping workshop at the Detroit Public Library. The headwrap group is founded by Love Rose. She stayed busy at the event with wrapping headwrap styles for ladies and teaching them how to create styles on their own. Despite how busy the workshop was, Love Rose stayed smiling… Read More All of the Beautiful Queens at the Wrapped In Love Headwrap Workshop
I love creating new family traditions, especially during the holiday season. Although we’re not exactly into the holiday season yet, I’d like to consider autumn as a prelude to the holidays. I love everything about the fall. I look forward to the fall festivals and taking my kids Trick or Treating on Halloween. I love the… Read More 8 Metro Detroit Cider Mills to Visit This Fall
What are your Father’s Day plans this weekend? We’re thinking about attending at least one summer concert and cooking out at the house. One of our favorite things to do in the summer is we like to go to outdoor concerts in the city and at the lake. It’s perfect for us because 1) they’re… Read More 10 Summer Concerts for Father’s Day Weekend
Happy Tuesday, friends! Did you do anything exciting over the weekend? On Saturday, we took advantage of the beautiful weather and did a little family shopping. We were shopping for home decor and Mother’s Day gifts for my mom and sister. I also wanted to find a unique gift for my mom so we went… Read More Weekend Visit to Dabls MBAD African Bead Museum
Happy Monday! Today on the blog, I’m sharing a few photos from our visit to a Metro Detroit pumpkin patch. It was a mini pumpkin patch so the kids weren’t able to run around and play. We still enjoyed looking around at the pumpkins and picking out a few pumpkins for our home. Now, it’s… Read More How was your weekend?
Do you have a favorite spot in Detroit or the Metro area where you just like to chill? For me, I’m usually found at Eastern Market, but when I am in Downtown Detroit, I love to hang out at Campus Martius. Campus Martius is my favorite summertime chill spot because there is so much to… Read More My Favorite Summertime Chill Spot in Detroit
One of my new favorite spots in Downtown Detroit is The Belt. I’ve mentioned The Belt before in my previous post about my date night with Travis (hubby). The Belt is this cool, hip alleyway situated right next to the Z Parking Garage. The Z Lot is another cool city attraction, as it’s filled with beautiful… Read More ‘FAILE: Size of the Fight’ Art Exhibit Opening in Detroit
Summer nights are made for sitting outside and enjoying a refreshing drink under the stars. Or if you live in the city, summer nights are made for sitting outside and enjoying the city lights. When I lived in Tennessee, I used to love sitting outside on a summer night with my husband Travis and sip… Read More Date Night at The Skip (and Two Mocktail Recipes!)
When I first began my natural hair journey, it was in 2012. All throughout my teen years and in my 20s, I had always relaxed my hair. I finally stopped using a relaxer for my hair around the year 2006, and instead, I would straighten my hair with a flat iron. I never wore my… Read More We Rock Dope Hair: Naturally Flyy Detroit’s Celebration of Culture and Natural Beauty