Friday, April 20, 2018

Southeast Michigan Mother's Day Celebrations 2018

Southeast Michigan Mother's Day Celebrations 2018, mom, mommy, Metro Detroit

I have teamed up again with some of my favorite local bloggers to bring you the biggest Southeast, Michigan Mother's Day Celebrations 2018. I wish you a wonderful spoiled mother's day!

Find more Mother's Day Celebrations all across Southeast Michigan:
Mrs. Weber’s Neighborhood: Livingston County
Mom Among Chaos: see below.
Metro Detroit Mommy: 
Oakland County
Ann Arbor With Kids: Washtenaw County
Redesigning Happiness: Wayne County

Mother's Day Brunch
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Time: Seating 12:30 & 2:30
Location: DeCarlo's Banquet and Convention Center, 6015 Ten Mile Rd, Warren, Michigan
Cost: $18.75 for adults, $10.75 for kids 6-12 years old, 5 and under are FREE
Description: Carving Station with Beef au jus and Virginia Baked Ham
All Breakfast items, homemade salads, Italian boneless chicken, Homemade meatballs with gravy, penne pasta,
and dessert bar with fresh fruit and assorted baked goods. Cash Bar available
Please call 586-759-6500 for reservations.

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Time: 10 AM- 3PM (Brunch Buffet)
Location: 7096 E 14 Mile Rd, Warren, Michigan
Cost: $32.95 for adults, $17.95 for children 5-10 years old, children 4 and under are FREE.
Description: Mother's Day is Sunday, May 13th! Whether you prefer a brunch buffet or an intimate family dinner from our menu, we offer a bounty of options for creating a memorable day Mom will love.

Brunch Buffet in the Banquet Center 10:00am-3:00pm 
$32.95 for Adults and $17.95 for Children 5-10
Children 4 and under enjoy for FREE

Reservations for plated seating accepted in the Restaurant Starting at noon

Make your reservations:

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Time: 12-4:30 PM
Location: Ukrainian Cultural Center, 26601 Ryan Rd, Warren, Michigan
Cost: Adults $25, Kids 6-12 $13, 5 and under are FREE
Description: Join Us for Our Annual Mother’s Day Brunch!

Two Seating Times Available: 12:00PM and 2:30PM
Breakfast and lunch menu items will be served at both times!

Reservations required 

ADULTS: $25 ($23 if prepaid by April 30th) 
CHILDREN 6-12: $13
CHILDREN 5 and under eat free 

*Sales tax included! 

Please note: credit card payments will not be accepted at the door.

Assorted Breakfast Bread and Muffins
Cheesy Scrambled Eggs
Potato Tots
Corned Roast Beef Hash
Warm Honey Biscuits with Maple Sausage Gravy
Buttermilk Pancake and Blintz Bar
Ham and Pimiento Cheese Quiche

Deluxe Salad Bar with Assorted Cold Salads

Pasta Carbonara with Prosciutto and Peas
Salmon Piccata
Herb Roasted Chicken
Ginger Snap Crusted Pork Loin
Smoked Ukrainian Sausage and Sauerkraut
Potato and Cheese Pierogies
Summer Blend Vegetable
Roasted New Potatoes

Carving Station:
Slow Roasted Rib of Beef with
Rosemary Au Jus and Horseradish

Kids Station:
Chicken Tenders
French Fries
Macaroni and Cheese

Assorted Dessert Featuring:
Warm Peach Cobbler
Strawberry Short Cake
Fresh Fruit Dip Station with a Chocolate Fountain
Ice Cream Bar
And Much More!

Coffee, Tea, Milk, Pop Included
Alcoholic Beverages Available for Purchase

Call our office at 586-757-8130 to make reservations.

A Jazzy Mother's Day Brunch and Comedy Show
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Time: 2-6 PM
Location: Club Echelon, 13330 E 10 Mile Rd, Warren, MI
Cost: Advance tickets are $40, $50 for a ticket and photo.
Description: A Jazzy Mother’s Day Brunch & Comedy Show

Sunday, May 13th 2-6PM

Featuring Charles & Gwen Scales and their Band

Jazz Show Starts at 2:30 PM
Comedy Show starts at 6 PM

Come to the Elegant Blue Finn/Club Echelon for a Mother’s Day Brunch you won’t forget. There will be a buffet with a great selection of food, mimosas, live music, comedy, prize give-a-ways, vendors and more. Each Mother will receive a free gift, and there will be a photographer who can capture family photos as a keepsake.

Advance tickets $40 and Advance tickets $50 with photo can be purchased on www.sodalisproductions.com or call 586-834-7399
will be slightly higher at the door.

Tickets also available on Eventbrite for a slightly higher price

No Refunds

Mother's Day Tea
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Time: 11 AM-2 PM
Location: Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, Michigan
Cost: $8 per person
Description: Enjoy some special time with mom in our greenhouse and gardens. Visit the Farm before or after you enjoy your tea and light refreshments. Please pre-register soon at 586-752-5932 - space is limited, and we do fill up. $8 per person

Sterling Heights

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Time: 10 AM-1PM
Location: Whimsy & Wine, 38341 Dodge Park, Sterling Heights, Michigan
Cost: Unknown
Description: Head to the store for a fun morning painting, socializing and enjoying a light brunch! Two sign options will be available for this event - please pay through the link according to the sign size you'd like and post your stencil choice to the page.

Mother's Day Brunch
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Time: 11 AM & 2 PM
Location: Villa Penna, 43985 Hayes Rd, Sterling Heights, Michigan
Cost: Adults $40, Kids 4-10 $20, Kids 3 and under are FREE
Description: Whether Mom prefers breakfast or lunch (or both!),
There will be no shortage of delicious options to choose from with our full breakfast and lunch buffet! Get creative at the omelet station where our chefs will be preparing made to order omelets; or stick with favorites like scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast, waffles, sausage, bacon and fresh fruit.

Start lunch with a bowl of our signature Stracciatella soup! Make your way to the meat carving station where our chef will be slicing up ham and beef tenderloin upon request! Shrimp cocktail, calamari, sautéed potatoes and roasted veggies are all on the menu; as well as some of our traditional family favorites like Chicken Piccante and, of course, Momma’s homemade pasta!

Make sure Mom doesn't leave without dessert! Peanut butter brownies, tortes, cupcakes and homemade cannoli are just a few of the items she won’t be able to resist on our dessert table! There’s sure to be something to satisfy every Mom’s sweet tooth!

Limited Seating: 11:00AM & 2:00PM
Call for Reservations 586.566.9900

Adults- $40.00
Kids 4-10- $20.00
Kids 3 & Under- FREE

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Time: 10 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM
Location: Johnny Black's Publichouse East, 35000 Moravian, Sterling Heights, MI
Cost: $26 adults, $12 for kids under 12
Description: Brunch Buffet Menu|

*Prime Rib & Turkey Carving Station
*Build your own Omelette Station
*Waffle Station w/ Assorted Toppings 
*Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Hash Browns
*Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
*Garlic Parmesan Green Beans
*Penne Pasta w/ Pesto Cream Sauce
*Herb Grilled Chicken
*Pan Roasted Salmon
*Peel & Shrimp
*Smoked Salmon Platter
*Mixed Green Salad
*Broccoli Tomato Salad
*Dill Coleslaw
*Italian Pasta Salad
*Fresh Fruit Platter
*Rolls & Butter
*Assorted Pastries

**Soft Drinks and Coffee Included**

*Enjoy Bloody Mary’s, Mimosa Specials and More!!


🌸Seating Times🌸

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM, 1 PM, & 2 PM
Location: Century Banquet Center, 33204 Maple Lane Dr, Sterling Heights, MI
Cost: Unknown
Description: See page.

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Time: 11 AM- 3 PM
Location: Wyndham Garden, 34911 Van Dyke Rd, Sterling Heights, Michigan
Cost: Unknown
Description: Come celebrate your mother with us!!!!

We offer a wide assortment of delicious food to chose from. Feeling like having breakfast food try our Red Velvet Pancakes, or maybe you want some of Chef Andre's Famous Mac and Cheese, or does Smoked Turkey with Turkey Gravy make your mouth water. Whatever you do make sure to leave room for the Largest Dessert Selection in Sterling Heights!

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Time: 10 AM-5 PM
Location: Brown Iron Brewhouse, 57695 Van Dyke, Washington, Michigan
Cost: $24.99 per person, $11.99 kids 10 and under, 4 and under FREE
Description: Treat your mom to our special Mother's Day brunch! We will be opening an hour early (10AM) on Sunday, May 13th to offer you and your loved ones an all you can eat breakfast and lunch buffet! 

$24.99 Per Person / $11.99 Kids 10 and Under / FREE 4 and Under

Breakfast Items 10AM until 2ISH.

Fresh Fruit Salad
Assorted Breakfast Pastries
Fresh Veggie Tray
Cheese Tray
Assorted Salads
Hot Smoked Salmon
Pulled Pork
Beef Brisket
Beer Can Chicken
Pretzel Crusted Mac and Cheese
Smoked Meatloaf with Mushroom Gravy
Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes
Pit Smoked Beans
Green Beans with Sauteed Onions
Smoked Corn Beef Hash
French Toast Bake
Cheddar Baked Scrambled Eggs
Dessert Table

Reservations are highly recommended, and we will be closing at 6pm. (Buffet only, NO dinner menu) Call us today to reserve a spot: (586) 697-3300

Mother's Day Brunch
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Time: 10 AM-12:30 PM
Location: Heather Hills Golf Club, 3100 Mckail Rd, Romeo, Michigan
Cost: Adults $20, Kids 6-12 are $12, 5 and under are FREE
Description: Join us for Mother's Day Brunch on Sunday, May 13th.
We have 2 sittings, 10 AM and 12:30 PM
Adults are $20, Kids ages 6-12 are $12, and kids under 5 are free
Bring the family and enjoy our delicious brunch. 
Reservations are required, call (810) 798-3971

Friday, May 4, 2018
Time: 4:30-6:30 PM
Location: Macomb Mall, 32233 Gratiot Ave, Roseville, Michigan
Cost: Free
Description: Kids Club presents a Mother's Day Gift Event! This is a FREE event where the first 300 kids to attend will make a necklace & jewelry box for Mom. Each child to make the craft will also receive a raffle ticket to win prizes from Zales for Mom! Other gifts/prizes will be awarded as well... but you've got to be in attendance to win. Join us!

Prize drawings will be held at 5:30pm and 6:30pm.

The Kids Club is for children 10 & under only. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Be advised that there are some small pieces included with these crafts and they may not be suitable for children under 3.

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Time: 12-4 PM
Location: Athena Banquet Hall, 25650 Gratiot, Roseville, Michigan
Cost: Adults $18.49, Kid 10 and under $13.49
Description:Come in to enjoy Mother's Day with a wonderful buffet which includes relish trays, 4 delicious salads, 2 flavorful pastas, 2 savory potatoes, 4 delectable entrees (Italian sausage with peppers & onions, fried chicken, honey baked ham in a pineapple sauce, & steak bites with onions), 2 tasteful vegetables, heavenly assorted sweets, assorted fruits, assorted breads, soft drinks & coffee. 
Enjoy your meal along with great music, great family time & a free flower for Mom! Adults $18.49 Kids under 10 yrs. $13.49

Chesterfield Township

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Zuccaro's Banquet and Catering, 46601 Gratiot Ave, Chesterfield Township
Cost: Adults $22, Kids 6-12 $10, $5 and under are FREE
Description: Brunch 10:30-12:30
Scrambled Eggs, Biscuits & Gravy, French Toast, Breakfast Sausage, Hash Brown Potatoes, Penne with Meat Sauce, Chicken Piccante, and Green Beans with Carrots

Dinner 12:00-4:30
Bowtie Alfredo, Penne with Meat Sauce, Chicken Piccante, Roast Beef, Kielbasa & Sauerkraut, Battered Fried Cod, Redskin Potatoes and Green Beans with Carrots

Served All Day
Chef Carved Honey Baked Ham
Soft Drinks & Coffee
Grand Salad Bar 
Pastry Table

Kids Buffet
Pasta ~ Hot Dogs ~ Chicken Strips ~ French Fries ~ Juice Boxes

Beer, Wine and Liquor Available
Adults $22
Children (Ages 6-12 yrs) $10
Children 5 and Under are FREE!
Sales Tax & Gratuity Included in Price

Must have a Reservation. No Walk-Ins
Seatings are every 1/2 hour from 10:30-3
Seatings are approximately 1 1/2 hours
We will not seat your party until everyone has arrived


Mother's Day Brunch
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM- 5:30 PM
Location: Vintage House, 31816 Utica Rd, Fraser, Michigan
Cost: $22.95, kids 10 and under $13.95, under 4 FREE
Description: Come join us in our celebration of Mom! 

Two seatings available: 
11:30 & 3:30 

Contact our Event Coordinator today to reserve your seating- 586.415.5678 

buffet includes :
• scrambled eggs Devonshire
• country sausage links
• french toast casserole with syrup
• cheese blintzes with tri-berry sauce
• rosemary dijon chicken
• chicken marsala
• fresh kielbasa and sauerkraut
• redskin parsley potatoes
• mashed potatoes
with homemade gravy
• penne rigate with meat sauce
• farfalle Alfredo with roasted red pepper
• green bean amandine
• carved prime rib with au jus
• encrusted whitefish
• warm rolls and butter
• fresh garden salad
with house dressing
• seasonal fresh fruit
• fresh vegetable and dip
• assorted relish platter
• several chef select cold salads
• assorted pastries and a variety of fresh bread
• complete gourmet sweet table with a chocolate fountain
Coffee, tea, and pop included.
Cash bar available.
** $22.95 per person
** $13.95 per child 10 and under
children 4 and under are free!
** plus 6% sales tax and 18% gratuity

first seating second seating 11:30 pm 3:30 pm

New Baltimore

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Time: 1-4 PM
Location: Lempke-Blackwell VFW Post 7373, 35011 23 Mile Rd, New Baltimore, Michigan
Cost: $50 for food and bottomless mimosas, $35 for general admission
Description: Want to do something special for the wonderful women in your life? Want to eat a fabulously catered full buffet without the long lines or influx in pricing because it's Mother's Day?
something you Event Planning has you covered. We have prepared a full-service event, that allows you to eat a delicious brunch with the option of adding bottomless mimosas. After brunch, the fun is just beginning! We will have an all materials included glam vision board soiree!

Come and bring all of your sisters, aunts, mothers, grandmothers, and special ladies and have a fabulous time!!!

New Haven

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Time: 10 AM-4 PM
Location: Oak Ridge Golf Club, 35035 26 Mile Rd, New Haven, Michigan
Cost: Unknown
Description: Join us for the annual Mothers Day Brunch Hosted at Oak Ridge Golf Course. Please view picture above for menu and pricing. Call and set your reservation today!

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Time: 9 AM-3 PM
Location: Blake Farms, 17985 Armada Center Rd, Armada, Michigan
Cost: Adults $21.95, Kids 10 and under $12.95
Description: Spend Mother's Day with the ones you love at Blake's! Our famous brunch sells out fast so don't hesitate to call and make a reservation today by calling (586) 784-9463!

Adults are $21.95 
kids 10 and under are $12.95

Brunch Buffet Menu:

Fresh cut fruit
Scrambled eggs
Potatoes O'Brien
French toast bake
maple glazed carrots
Chicken Marsala
Spinach Quiche
Blake's pickled veggies
Salad bar
3 bean quinoa salad
Greek pasta salad
Bowtie Alfredo
Applewood Bacon
Tomato basil soup
Carving ham
Charcuterie table

lemon squares
crumb cake
chocolate chip cookies

Spring Enrollment at Aqua-Tots Swim School

Spring Enrollment at Aqua-Tots Swim School, spring, Metro Detroit, swim, things to do, for kids, for him, for her
This blog post is sponsored. All opinions are 100% my own.

It's spring and time for spring enrollment at your local Aqua-Tots Swim School. Did you know that accidental drowning is the second leading cause of death in kids aged 1-14 in the United States? Those are some horrifying statistics. So, it is essential for us to educate the young in a safe and positive environment and Aqua-Tots Swim School does just that!

I'm sure you have many things going through your head. Such as my child is too young, or my child knows enough to survive, but the reality is you can never be too educated. Keep reading below for placement in the spring enrollment period!

Spring Enrollment at Aqua-Tots Swim School, spring, Metro Detroit, swim, things to do, for kids, for him, for her

Spring Enrollment at Aqua-Tots Swim School

Parent & Tot Program

Level 1
4-12 months old
This is a parent-child class that focuses on water adjustment, breath control, and safety skills.

Level 2
13-30 months
This is a parent-toddler class that focuses on creating boundaries in and around the water.


Leap Frogs
Level 3 
2.5-12 years old
This class teaches comfort with the basic swim skills.

Level 4
4 years old and up.
This is an advanced beginner course that works on control of breathing.


Level 5
4 years old and up.
This class helps kids master breath control and strokes to gain independence in the water.

Level 6
Based on swim ability
This class helps students develop coordination of the arms, legs, breathing and body position at swim tempo.


Level 7
Based on swim ability
This advanced class helps refine learned techniques such as the breaststroke, freestyle, backstroke, sidestroke, and butterfly.

Level 8
Based on swim ability
This advanced class helps refine swimming strokes and helps build endurance.

Spring Enrollment at Aqua-Tots Swim School, spring, Metro Detroit, swim, things to do, for kids, for him, for her

Aqua-Tots Swim School also offers a swim team and club. Visit here for more information. 

So, what are you waiting for? Call your local Aqua-Tots Swim School and let's beat those offensive statistics of accidental drowning.

Aqua-Tots Canton 
43335 Joy Rd., Canton, MI 48187
(734) 828-2000

Aqua-Tots Novi 
44225 W. 12 Mile Road, Ste. C103, Novi, MI  48377
(248) 845-4544

Aqua-Tots Troy 
846 E. Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI  48083
(248) 845-4545

Aqua-Tots Sterling Heights 
44891 Hayes Rd., Sterling Heights, MI  48183
(586) 884-3633

Aqua-Tots Auburn Hills 
 (248) 537-4005
750 Brown Road, Auburn Hills, MI.  48316

Aqua-Tots Farmington Hills 
31221 W. 14 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI.  48334
 (248) 537-4004

Thursday, April 19, 2018

5 Good Reasons Why People Rent Instead Of Buy

5 Good Reasons Why People Rent Instead Of Buy

Renting a home or apartment is becoming the norm nowadays. For some people (especially the young adults), it’s the more practical choice than homeownership.

Let’s take a look at some of its amazing benefits or advantages that make people choose the renting route.

Less responsibility

When you rent, you have less responsibility when it comes to home maintenance and repairs. If your roof leaks, your pipe bursts or a cabinet door falls off its hinge, just call your landlord, and they will have it fixed right away. You don’t need to shell out some cash for it. The owner of the property will take full responsibility for it.

Less or no debt

When you rent, the only financial responsibility you have is your monthly rent and utility bills. On the other hand, when you buy a house, you might apply for a loan to finance it. Not to mention the minimum 20% down payment that you have to pay upon purchasing the property.

Freedom and flexibility

When you rent, you are likely tied to the place for just 6 months or a year. After that, you have the option to move out and live in a brand new area or neighborhood. This kind of freedom and flexibility will come in handy when you accepted a new job offer from a different city, or you want to get a different kind of view and scenery. When you buy a home, you are tied up to the property for the term of your loan.

Short term housing needs

If you need a short-term type of housing, renting is the best choice. If you accepted a project that requires you to move to a new city, rent an apartment. If you're transferred to a new school, rent an apartment.

Extra amenities

Swimming pool and fitness gym are some of the most common amenities that an apartment complex or community offers to its renters. You can get this for free or for a minimal fee. On the other hand, if you bought a home and you want to get this kind of amenity, you need to shell out a good amount of money for a small pool and gym equipment.

These are just a few of the many reasons why renting is better than buying for most people. But remember, the choice you’ll make (to buy or to rent) should depend on your financial capacity, lifestyle and your family needs as a whole.

About the Author

Ron is the webmaster of Apartments-For-Rent-In-Michigan.Com. He often writes tips and advice for homeowners, tenants, and landlords. You can visit this blog for more information.

Image via Pixabay

Monday, April 16, 2018

Bookstock Michigan's Largest Used Book & Media Sale

Bookstock Michigan's Largest Used Book & media sale, books, metro detroit, Livonia
This blog post is sponsored. All opinions are 100% my own. #BookstockMI

I grew up ten minutes from Laurel Park mall where the most massive book and media sale took place every year! I attended for years, and it gradually grew bigger and bigger. Now I live in Macomb County, but I'm still willing to hop in my van and attend this fantastic event.

You see, I love to read. I love escaping, learning, growing and becoming a better person just because I read a book. Books can change your life. If you claim you're not a reader well, I hate to tell you, but you haven't met the right book yet! 

The moment you arrive at BookStock Michigan's largest used book & media sale the soft scent of a tangible book will consume your senses. Yes, I have a Kindle, but there is nothing like being able to write in and underline things that you want to remember. I just came home from vacation, and I was totally bummed that I didn't buy a physical book so I could write in it. Well, you won't have this problem when you attend Bookstock!

Bookstock Michigan's Largest Used Book & media sale, books, metro detroit, Livonia

Bookstock Michigan's Largest Used Book & Media Sale



Bookstock is back, offering unbelievable deals on used books and media Sunday, April 22 through Sunday, April 29 at Livonia’s Laurel Park Place. Bargains abound at Bookstock, metro Detroit’s biggest and best-used book and media sale, where proceeds benefit literacy and education projects in metropolitan Detroit. Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley and Detroit News columnist Neal Rubin are Honorary Co-Chairs of Bookstock and the Mike Morse Law Firm is Bookstock’s 2018 Presenting Sponsor.

Bookstock’s Pre-Sale will kick-off on Sunday, April 22 at 8:15 a.m. There is a $20 admission charge for the Pre-Sale only, which runs through 11 a.m. and offers savvy shoppers and collectors first crack at Bookstock’s treasure trove of bargains. Bookstock has over 300,000 donated used books, DVDs, CDs, books on tape, magazines, and vinyl for sale at bargain basement prices. The sale will continue through Sunday, April 29, running Sundays, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

This year, Bookstock will feature seven days of special sales:

• Monday Madness – Monday, April 23: The first 1,000 shoppers will receive spectacular giveaways including a $50 VISA gift card every hour, and one lucky shopper will receive a $500 VISA gift card.

• Teacher Appreciation Day – Tuesday, April 24: Bookstock is celebrating teachers by giving 50% off to all teachers with a valid ID from 3 – 9 p.m. At 5 p.m., the Bookstock B.E.S.T.* Awards, (Bookstock Extraordinary Student/School/Teacher) will be presented to fourth-grade students from Detroit Public Schools Community District who write the top essays entitled, “My Favorite Book Character…and Why.” A WDIV TV personality will present the awards live, and cash prizes will be given to five students, their teachers, and their schools.

• Cookstock – Wednesday, April 25: Cookstock will feature the area’s largest collection of gently used cookbooks, and the winners of the Cookstock Cupcake Recipe Contest will be announced by local news Anchors Carolyn Clifford (WXYZ-Channel 7) Sherry Margolis (Fox 2) and TV host Tati Amare (WDIV- Local 4) at 5 .pm. at Bookstock. The winning cupcake will be featured at Good Cakes and Bakes, Detroit’s hottest new bakery, and appear on WDIV Local 4’s Live in the D.

• PLUS the $25 SNAG BAG, All the books you can snag in our bag for $25 (quantities limited – some exclusions apply)

• Bookbuster Special Days – Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27: Buy three books and get the fourth book free (least expensive item) from 3 – 9 p.m. 

Spend $25 or more either night and be entered in a special drawing for: 

• A puck signed by Red Wings center Dylan Larkin

• 4 tickets to a 2018 Tigers game

• A round of golf and lunch for 4 at Plum Hollow Golf Course in Southfield

• Children’s Day – Saturday, April 28: Special children’s activities from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. featuring Toyology, Arts and Scraps and Goldfish Swim School.

• Half Price Finale, Sunday, April 29: All books and media will be sold for half price!

Marking 16 years of supporting the need to read, Bookstock has generated more than $1.8 million for literacy and education projects throughout Oakland County and Detroit. More than 800 volunteers work together throughout the year to organize and staff the weeklong Bookstock sale.

Bookstock Michigan's Largest Used Book & media sale, books, metro detroit, Livonia

Bookstock, Michigan’s largest used book, and media sale, invites amateur bakers across Michigan to submit their recipe to the Best Cupcake Ever Contest!

The winning cupcake will be featured at Good Cakes and Bakes, Detroit’s hottest new bakery and our contest sponsor, which is owned by Detroit natives April Anderson and Michelle Anderson, who have baked for Oprah Winfrey! In addition, the winner and chefs will make the Best Cupcake winner on WDIV Local 4’s “Live In the D.”

A celebrity judging panel featuring Anderson, Detroit Free Press restaurant critic Mark Kurlyandchik and Detroit Free Press food writer Sue Selasky will judge the contest. Local news stars Carolyn Clifford (WXYZ-TV 7), Sherry Margolis (FOX2) and Tati Amare (WDIV Local 4) will join Bookstock sponsor Sue Morse and Bookstock Honorary Co-Chair Rochelle Riley to announce the winners at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 at Laurel Park Place in Livonia.

Complete Cookstock rules and an entry form can be downloaded from the Bookstock website: bookstockmi.org/cookstock. Send your recipe and the entry form to cookstock18@gmail.com by midnight April 8. Cookstock is a part of Bookstock, which runs April 22-29 at Livonia’s Laurel Park Place. Marking 15 years of supporting the need to read, Bookstock has generated nearly $2 million for literacy and education projects throughout Oakland County and Detroit.

Bookstock is brought to the community by the Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC, and a consortium of non-profit organizations that support education and literacy projects throughout metro Detroit. For more information about Bookstock, call the Bookstock hotline, (248) 645-7840, ext. 365, or visit bookstockmi.org. Laurel Park Place is located on 6 Mile Road east of I-275 in Livonia.

Will you be attending Bookstock this year? 

Friday, April 6, 2018

5 Things on Friday 4/6/18

5 things on Friday, April, Twilight, kids
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Thanks for joining me for 5 things on Friday were I fill you in on my weekly happenings. It's been spring break week over here and let me tell you the weather has stunk. I'm ready to hop on a plane and head to the sunny state. Make sure to watch all of my fun happening on Facebook and Instagram.

1. My kids have been off all week for spring break. We have a timeshare, and it didn't land on our spring break this year so I will be pulling them from school next week. Yes, I'm a terrible mom. 

2. Back in the day, I was OBSESSED with Twilight. We're talking I made shirts, went to all of the midnight book and movie releases. I was a die-hard fan. I had never connected with a book like I did with this one. I know most people find it a silly story, but it reminds me of when I was 17 and the first time I fell in love along with the horrible heartbreak I experienced. 

Anyways, my daughter Keira has been reading the first book for months. She refused to watch the movie until she read the book. When she finally finished it her and my oldest were watching it, and I became all entwined with the story again. During the week we watched the first three movies. She's mad at me because I won't let her watch the final two films until she's older.

3. I drove out to Novi this week to meet some old friends at the Cheesecake Factory. It was nice to catch up and oh how I had missed the Godiva cheesecake. 

4. Girls, I've gone nine weeks without dying my hair due to my upcoming trip. My hair is probably 50% silver. My plan is to wait until I'm almost all silver and then dye it that color. Anyway, my little root touch up spray has been abused. I've used so much of it I have this crazy build upon my hair. I can't wait to get it fixed tomorrow. 

5.  I almost forgot to mention Easter. Our Easter this year was sort of depressing. Matt was sick, so he had to stay home. Thus, the kids and I went to my mom's without him. It wasn't the same, but we will be officially starting our spring break soon with the warm sunny weather, so all is well!