LuminoCITY Detroit

Detroit has added big bold colors this winter with the addition of LuminoCITY now through February 16. LuminoCITY is a fun and interactive art installation in downtown Detroit that was designed to bring together three characteristics of Detroit: art, design and technology. 16 installations in a mixture of sizes illuminate various areas of downtown Detroit. While walking around Detroit enjoying these interactive sculptures don’t forget to stop into the businesses, restaurants, retailers and more. Grab your family, friends or significant other and head down to Detroit to explore (I parked and walked to all the installations).

You can find installations at the following downtown Detroit locations:
Capitol Park
Grand Circus Park
Hart Plaza
Hudson’s Site
Along Woodward Avenue

Vision Board

We are 12 days into 2017, and how many of you have already broken your new years resolutions? I’ve given up on creating resolutions, because I know that I wouldn’t last with them.

Jimmie was kind enough to gift me some Mantra Bands last year that he thought would help inspire me and show me that someone believed in me (blessed, dream – believe – achieve and you are enough just to name a few). As a visual person these simple bracelets mean more to me this year than anything, and I’m taking the vision even further and created a vision board.
If you have never heard of a vision board it’s something you create using pictures, words and quotes. The Bible says, ‘where there is no vision, the people will perish’ Proverbs 29:18 – makes sense, right? Creating visual goals shows your dreams for the future, and helps keep you on task, because you can visually see what you want to achieve.
How to create a vision board:
• Magazines (you want pictures, words and quotes)
• Poster board, corkboard, standard sheet of paper (whatever you want to create your collage on)
• Scissors
• Glue stick or push pins to secure your pictures

Decide what your goals, dreams and ambitions are, then try to find pictures, words or quotes to represent those things. Remember, this board is for you. You don’t have to impress anyone. You can add quotes, pictures, words, embellishments and more.
Once you have found all your images glue or pin them to your board, and keep it in a place where you can look at it often so you’re holding yourself accountable for your visions. I am posting mine here, on Instagram and using it as the background of my phone just as a simple reminder to keep myself focused on what is important to me this year.

Homemade Dog Biscuit - Sweet Potato

The howlidays have arrived, and while you’re in the kitchen whipping up batch after batch of Christmas cookies don’t forget to make some for the pup too. Today I am sharing Jack’s favorite (and easiest to make) homemade “cookies”.

Jack's Favorite Dog Treats
1.5 cups of coconut flour
1 cup mashed sweet potato
¾ cup smooth peanut butter
1/4-1/2 cup cooked carrots (chopped finely)
3 eggs

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. In a large bowl combine all ingredients.
3. Roll out and cut your out your favorite cookie cutter shapes.
4. Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
5. Baking times will depend on the thickness and cookie size. Jack’s were cut with mini cookie cutters and only cooked for 6-7 minutes. I also made some that took 20 minutes, just keep an eye on the puppy cookies.