As Marylou Olivarez Mason, Executive Director of the Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan and 2014 Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame inductee, sits among shelves full of family photos and walls of awards, she tells the story of her humble beginnings and the life lessons that taught her giving back gives life purpose. Born in Texas, Olivarez Mason grew up as one of five children who migrated with her parents seasonally to harvest crops.
I don’t think I'll ever have enough Halloween decorations in our house! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to decorate for. From ghosts to goblins to tricks and treats! This month’s DIY is one you can use as a decoration for years to come on your front door or just hanging in the hallway. I loved mixing up the colors of orange, green and purple to create a BOO sign!
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A woman can always change her mind. Even after 20 years. Have you ever completely flipped on an opinion you’ve held for a very long time? Well, recently I was shown the error of my ways, or more importantly, the compromise I could make to have the best of both worlds. I’ve always been adamant that I was not a lake person. My husband grew up going to the cottage every weekend and while he loved it, I felt that it was a bit limiting for us as a family.
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Flowers and chevron and paisley and quatrefoil oh my! (Don’t feel bad if you have to look up what quatrefoil is, I did too, despite the fact that I have two quatrefoil rugs). I like pattern. I like color. And in turn, so does my house. Given that I have cream couches and builder beige walls I feel I have the right to throw in color and pattern and texture where I see fit. This was working just perfectly for me until my friends started to have this reaction.