President’s Day Craft

Our Sunday craft projects are going strong around here. Since Peppa Pig we’ve done a Pokemon and Elmo. This weekend’s project was for President’s Day and a bit more elaborate than most. I love presidential history and struggled between doing something for Washington, Lincoln, FDR or Obama – for a bit I considered doing something … More President’s Day Craft

$5 DIY Art

The myth of social media is that most people have a perfectly curated home. I have felt so discouraged over the years seeing bloggers move to new (and bigger) homes and immediately share perfectly furnished photos. We’ve been in our house for 2 years and while we’ve made lots of progress – it is a … More $5 DIY Art

Inner State Gallery

I’m a 90s girls so ofcourse I love fairy-tales – Disney fairy-tales specifically. When I heard about the Inner State Gallery’s Glass, Cinder & Thorns III exhibition, I wasted no time checking it out. An added bonus of the exhibit is that it is located on Gratiot Avenue. As previously noted, Gratiot has beautiful storefronts … More Inner State Gallery

Pewabic Pottery

Detroit is known for Motown, Eminem, the automobile and Pewabic Pottery. Pewabic tiles can be found around the world. They are part of the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, the National Shrine of the Immactulate Conception in Washington, D.C. and on display in the Louvre. Not to mention countless Detroit locations ranging from the Detroit Yacht … More Pewabic Pottery

Be Creative

When I read a post about taking your time at art museums on A Cup of Jo, I was taken by the idea.  I know I’m a technology addict; therefore, I’m always interested in ways to slow down. Taking 20 minutes to look at a single piece of art seemed like a unique way to … More Be Creative

DIA After Dark

Sometimes the best nights are the ones you don’t plan for.  The trip to the Detroit Institute of Art (DIA) I invited Mom and Aunt Margaret to was a documentary showing put on by the local community group, ARISE Detroit. The presentation wasn’t what I expected and we decided to leave early and I’m so … More DIA After Dark

Happy Friday

I found this on Tumblr and it’s too pretty not to post. I’m very much looking forward to the weekend.  I have two Girls’ Nights lined up.  One tonight with Kat and again tomorrow night with Cara, Melissa and Lindsey.  Sunday, Danny and I are meeting Chris and Emily for brunch at La Dolce Vita. Afterwards … More Happy Friday

Frankly My Dear

The love I have for my home grows.  Ever since we made the chalkboard I knew what I wanted our February quote to be.  I’m pleased with my art work (it isn’t original but I did draw it myself) and I don’t know how I’ll ever erase it.  Nothing brightens my days more than a Rhett … More Frankly My Dear

Through Our Eyes

Last night I went with Aunt Margaret to look at an exhibit put on by her friends.  It showcased the photography of young girls in Meru, Kenya.  Their photography far exceeds mine; therefore my picture doesn’t do their work justice.  Each collection included an autobiography from the photographer and a sample of their work with … More Through Our Eyes