Tuesday, July 22, 2014


The City of Clawson, in conjunction with ‘Elevate the Arts’ and The Clawson Arts and Cultural Foundation will hold its 3rd annual ‘Arts and Authors’ Festival Saturday, September 6th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m just outside the Blair Memorial Library:

Saturday, September 6th 2014 @ 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
In the Park outside the Blair Memorial Library
416 N Main Street
Clawson MI 48017

This CITY event is FAMILY FRIENDLY and FREE, and will have something for everyone, including a special appearances by some of your favorite STAR WARS CHARACTERS, as well as a gamut of local authors, crafters, artisans, and more.

“Our goal with a festival like this is to engage my own neighborhood in a community experience that is entertaining for families as well as uplifting to our own local arts scene.” --  THE CLAWSON CULTURAL FOUNDATION.

The festival is accepting submissions from local artists, authors, crafters, and musicians up to the festival date.   Details on the event and submission process can be found on the web @ www.elevatethearts.vpweb.com

Bagger Dave's in Detroit #thirstdave

I was invited to participate (and invite three lucky fans) to join us in a fun event at Bagger Dave's (free of charge) last week.  We had such a great time trying out the food and the drinks... yum!!!  In the picture above (from left to right) is Jackie from Free is My Life, Melissa from Rock and Drool, Amanda (MDM winner #1) from The Nutritionists Reviews, 'Liv (MDM winner #2), Stephanie from Mom Among Chaos (winner #3), and me (Amber).

This Bagger Dave's is located in Downtown Detroit at 1224 Randolph Street.  I like how it was close to Greektown Casino, I-75, and I-375.

The atmosphere was inviting.  We were seated on the second level where there were booths, high top tables and a long bar.  The lower level has many tables and booths and the restaurant is family friendly with high chairs, boosters and a kid's menu.

We each were served a flight of drinks.  Our purpose, try each one and vote on our favorite.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Free Queso at On the Border @ontheborder

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Planes: #FireAndRescue opens today!

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Rosa and I went to see Planes: Fire & Rescue on Monday at a special preview screening.  We both enjoyed the movie, it was a lot better than the first movie.  

Planes: Fire & Rescue centers around the world-famous air racer Dusty Crophopper.  He finds out that his engine is damaged and the part is not replaceable, ending his racing career.  Coincidentally, Dusty's hometown is in need of a firefighter, so he heads off to historic Piston Peak National Park to learn how to become a  Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT).

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Maker Faire at Greenfield Village #giveaway @thehenryford {ends 7/22}

New Makers in Store for Fifth Year of Maker Faire Detroit
 July 26-27 at The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford will celebrate its fifth year of hosting Maker Faire Detroit by showcasing more than 100 new tinkerers, hackers and inventors on July 26-27. New this year guests can expect to take part in the Official Nerdy Derby, see live demonstrations from Pewabic Pottery's Education Studio, hear live performances by Detroit's Dear Darkness and even have a chance to build their own model truck with Construct a Truck USA. With more than 400 makers, this two-day festival has a little bit of everything for the whole family to enjoy.

Meghan Marion opens in downtown Royal Oak

Meghan Marion opens in downtown Royal Oak
Contemporary boutique exudes rustic chic style inspired by Midwest women

Royal Oak, Mich., July 17, 2014 – As Meghan Marion opened its doors on Wednesday, July 16, downtown Royal Oak was greeted by a refreshing dose of old school charm mixed with high-end style. The boutique stands out as downtown Royal Oak’s only contemporary clothing store to carry brands like 7 For All Man Kind, Sanctuary, BB Dakota and Michael Stars.

Behind it all is 26-year-old Royal Oak resident and Bloomfield Twp. native, Meghan Hart, who returned home from Chicago in 2013 to pursue her dream of owning her own clothing store. After working in both large and small store environments, Hart wanted to create a luxurious yet attainable retail environment that provides the big brand names and product quality of the larger stores, but maintains the personal comforts of the smaller boutiques. Meghan Marion does just that, and then some.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Big Hero 6 Trailer Released #BigHero6

With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius—thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion—a robot named Baymax—and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery. 

Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring comic-book style action, “Big Hero 6” is directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”). The film hits theaters in 3D on November 7, 2014. 

With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who’s catapulted into the midst of a dangerous plot and must transform his closest companion—a robot named Baymax—and a diverse group of friends into a band of high-tech heroes.


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BIG HERO 6 opens in theaters everywhere on November 7th!