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Life Lessons I Learned At The Hello Kitty Cafe

Posted in Bucket List, Life Lately
on June 8, 2017

Just this past Memorial Day weekend, my hubby and I were heading up to Frankenmuth, Michigan’s Little Bravaria. We go up every year for their Annual Dog Bowl & Balloon Festival (which I’ll share with you in blog posts soon).  I had noticed on Instagram that the Hello Kitty Cafe was going to be at a local mall that day, and lo and behold, it just so happened to be on our route up north. So, we packed our bags, got in the car, and began our adventure up north for the weekend.

The plan was to make a quick stop at the mall, buy some macaroons from the glorious hot pink van, & be on our way.  But boy, our day turned out entirely different than our perfectly planned excursion…

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Life Lately: The March for Babies at Kensington Metropark

Posted in Family Life, Inspiration, Life Lately
on May 20, 2017

Every year, we do the March of Dimes March for Babies.  My youngest niece, Brianna, was born 6 weeks early.  She is a happy healthy NICU graduate, which we are extremely thankful for.  However, every year we meet families who were not able to take their babies home.

It is an emotional day that allows us to pay tribute to that scary time in our lives & be thankful once again that Bri is a feisty, smart 4th grader….

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Likes & Links: Spring Wishlist 2017

Posted in Likes & Links
on May 2, 2017

Hey, friends! I love these Likes & Links posts, because I get to share with all of you some of my favorite things, places, experiences, and so on.  I love reading these posts on other blogs, so I decided to write my own Likes & Links series.

This post has some of my newest favorite things…Michigan-themed baby gifts, Palette Painting & Canvas Pillows at a Crafty Boutique, Jewelry made from Graffiti Art in Detroit, the Magnolia Journal, & an intentional goal planner.

So, without further adieu, I’d like to present to you my Likes & Links for this Spring.  Here goes…

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Life Lately: Legoland Discovery Center & Johnny Rockets

Posted in Life Lately
on April 5, 2017

Just a couple days ago we had the most Ultimate Lego Day of all time with our niece, Natalie.  We first saw the new Lego Batman movie in the theater and then spent the afternoon at the new Legoland Discovery Center.  And, if that wasn’t enough fun, we finished the day scarfing down burgers, fries, & milkshakes at Johnny Rockets.

I’m all about a good “themed” day with the kids…it makes me feel very Pinteresty! :-). This Ultimate Lego Day was super duper fun!

I’ll break down our time at the Legoland Discovery Center, so you know exactly what to expect if you decide to take the “littles” in your life.  Enjoy…

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Life Lately: Our Weekend at Disney On Ice & Mod Pizza

Posted in Life Lately
on March 31, 2017

This past weekend my sister and youngest niece, Bri, took me to Disney on Ice to celebrate my birthday!  It was such a fun day.  I hadn’t been to Disney On Ice in well over 20 years…can’t believe I’m old enough to even make such a statement.  But, through tear filled eyes, I watched my niece gaze in amazement much like I did as a kid, as her favorite princesses and characters jumped and glided all over the ice.  We finished our super fun day at a newer restaurant called, Mod Pizza, where we designed our own brick oven artisan pizzas and devoured them in minutes.

Not many weekends make you feel like a kid again, but this one sure did….

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Cupid Floats: A Kid-Friendly Valentine’s Cocktail

Posted in Family Life, Pinterest Projects & Recipes
on February 12, 2017

We love making all the holidays extra special in our home…even Valentine’s Day.  These super cute Cupid Floats are the perfect Valentine’s Day surprise for the kids, and they are super simple to make.

Are you ready to feel the love from the little ones in your life…and perhaps experience a sugar high?  Well, you’ve come to the right place!  Let’s make Cupid Floats!

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A Peaceful Happy Life: 20 Ways To Live Hygge This Winter

Posted in Home Sweet Home, Inspiration
on February 5, 2017

Hygge is a way of life, that is embraced in Denmark, where according to various studies, people are happier than anywhere else in the world.  By creating warm, cozy homes, celebrating the season, unplugging from technology, and connecting with loved ones and nature, the Danish have learned to live a satisfied and fulfilled life.

I decided to investigate the Hygge way of living, and what I discovered is simple and doable.  It’s these simple steps that help the Danish actually enjoy their long winters, and embrace each season of life.

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Sedona Taphouse Date Night

Posted in Family Life, Life Lately
on January 23, 2017

There’s a new restaurant in town called Sedona Taphouse.  We noticed it while driving home one night, and decided to check it out.  Not only do they have Cactus Lemonade, 200+ beers on tap, award-winning clam chowder, and salted caramel cheesecake.  But, they also offer a “Steak Out For Charity” special every Monday night where you get black angus steak, for only $7 and all proceeds go to a local charity.  A delicious dinner that’s helping to support a local need, that’s also affordable…what could be better than that?!

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Detroit Burger Bar & Santa’s Flight Academy

Posted in Family Life, Life Lately
on December 23, 2016

This is my last Christmas Date Night post for 2016.  I can’t wait for next Christmas, so I can share even more Christmas Date ideas with you.  But, this last Christmas Date of 2016 didn’t disappoint.  We began at The Old Detroit Burger Bar, and ended up at Santa’s Flight Academy at Great Lakes Crossing.  With a trip to the aquarium, decorating gingerbread houses, making melted Crayon ornaments, and watching Christmas movies strewn in there too!

If you are looking for a last minute Santa visit that is over the top adorable, cute, and unique…or, if you’re just looking for a neat new spot to chow down on a big juicy burger…then you’ve come to the right place!

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Zoo Lights Date Night

Posted in Family Life, Life Lately
on December 19, 2016
Zoo Lights

One of our favorite Date Nights to do at Christmas time involves millions of lights, the crunch of snow beneath our boots, and the zoo  long after the animals have gone to bed.

Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo combines some of our favorite things..animals, hot chocolate, Santa, and every color of Christmas lights possibly imaginable.

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