Merry Christmas and Happy Kwanzaa! I hope you are having a blessed and peaceful holiday so far. Do you have anything special planned for the next few days? We’re going to tune into The Wright’s Kwanzaa festivities over the next few days. Each day during Kwanzaa, The Wright will stream a special program at 7… Read More Happy Holidays!
Habari Gani? Kwanzaa is just a few days away! Are you planning a special celebration with your family? We celebrate Kwanzaa and have a few things planned for the kids this year. We like to do DIY Kwanzaa crafts, read books about the special holiday, and support Black-owned businesses in Detroit. A couple of years… Read More Celebrate Kwanzaa (Virtually) at The Wright
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
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
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!
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
Hi, Michigan friends! Here’s some good community news from Hazel Park’s BREEZE Provisioning Center that I thought might be helpful for families in need this Thanksgiving holiday. The metro Detroit-based dispensary is collaborating with the Hazel Park School System, the City of Hazel Park, the Hazel Park Fire Department, and the Hazel Park Police Department… Read More COMMUNITY GIVEAWAY: 500 Thanksgiving Turkey Meal Kits to Families in Need from BREEZE Provisioning Center
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
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