Saturday, February 1, 2020

Local Museums and Tours for Black History Month


February starts the beginning of Black history month, which is annually observed in the United States.  It's a celebration of achievements made by African American's, over the years. I wanted to come up with a list of Museums and places that you can go, to learn and educate yourselves on. I live in Michigan, so all these places are based there! I hope you will something that may interest you and inspire you to learn! It took bravery and risk, for many of these African Americans and it is simply inspiring.

1. The Henry Ford, has musical performances and activities such as: Experiment with history Green Book, History Outside the box, make something Saturdays and much more. 


2. Detroit institute of Arts, will have workshops, story telling, poetry and art demonstrations. There will be art panels specific to Black History month. Entire month of February


3charles h wright museum of african american history, learning opportunities, exhibits and programs based on collections and history of African Americans. Tue.-Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sun. 1-5 p.m


4. The Underground Railroad, Second Baptist ChurchThe history of Second Baptist touches on three centuries of service to the community and is equally, if not more, important than our participation to the Underground Railroad. Detroit Underground Historical Railroad Society offers three types of tours designed to fit the various time constraints of our visitors. 


These were just a few in my findings in researching, there were many more interesting places and activities to do. I do encourage you to research some places of your own, specially if you are in another state! There should be literally something to do in any given US state to celebrate this month. 

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Valentines Day Gift Guide + Inspiration


I LOVE curating. Its fun and satisfying to collect all these beautiful images and ideas in one area, for others to appreciate. I wanted to share a new board on Pinterest that I came up with for Valentines day. Titled "Valentines day gift guide + inspiration". I hope you enjoy.

Be sure too follow me here on Pinterest for a ton of other beautifully curated boards, I post almost daily










Monday, January 13, 2020

Frozen {not the movie}

{those are not white leaves, on those trees! They are all frozen ice crystals.}

It's cold and wet. When these two meet here in Michigan it equals for freezing rain and frozen pretty much everything. We are having a pretty mild Winter {Thank God}, so not much to complain about. I did get a chance yesterday to get out and take just a few pictures locally with my son and mother. We all love the art of photography and enjoying getting out, we get a little stir crazy for the next few months leading up to Spring. How's the weather where you are?

photos are in Port Huron, MI {taken by me}







Thursday, January 9, 2020

Valentines Day Gift Guide


I wanted to curate a gift guide for Valentines day, I do this every year. From my favorite hand made market online, ETSY. So much talent! I love that everything is hand crafted and hand made, it always makes the gifts that much more special. Enjoy my top choices, I hope you may have found something for yourself.













Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Wait. What? Valentines Day is next month? GIVEAWAY!!


Seriously the title above explains EXACTLY how I feel. Its SEEMS like we just got out of Christmas and here I am over here, already talking about Valentines day right?! Valentines day is next month and I wanted to get some what of a jump on it, seems I miss all the fun every year and this year I refuse for it to pass me by. I'm a single mama, but doesn't mean I still cant celebrate it! I wanted to start this all off with a GIVEAWAY from my shop Hammered Heart Designs, that way there is plenty of time to either keep it yourself of gift it to someone you simply adore. What do you win? How about one of my hand stamped personalized couples key-chains? A super cute Ball jar, with hearts filling it up + your initials of choice. Key-ring included, super cute and rustic. Easy to enter to win. Simply fill out the steps and things to do on the Raffle copter below, the more actions you complete the more points you get that add up too = a winner. Open to USA only. I will contact you via email you have 24 hours to answer back to my email. If no answer, I will pick another winner.


Need some inspiration for Valentines day gift ideas? I literally have a ton of super cute gifts for couples/women/men all in the name of LOVE. check them out. I put together a small collage of just a few of those options, drool worthy right?



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