Summer School; 4 Financial Tips for Young Savers

Written by April Clobes. Posted in Features, Financial Facts

“Money doesn’t grow on trees,” and “a penny saved is a penny earned,” are two phrases I’d wager we all heard at some point growing up. While it might not have resonated at the time, the older we get, the more it makes sense. What once seemed like simple phrases, have turned into valuable life lessons that will be passed down to children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, etc. Although school may be over for the summer, it’s a great time to continue your child’s education by teaching Read more [...]

Start May in Style

Written by Kalynne McIntyre. Posted in Fashion, Features

Warmer weather in the fashion world means dresses, open toed shoes and fun prints! The ladies at Capital Area Women’s Lifestyle Magazine have been looking forward to showing off their best springtime outfits all year. Kellie’s Consignments has once again put together some great looks that will be sure to get you into the spirit of spring. Check out our office favorites! Flirty in Florals If this outfit doesn’t scream spring, we don’t know what does. This look is great for transitioning Read more [...]

Growing Up

Written by Tina Sutterlin. Posted in Features

Editor's Note: Welcome to a special series from the Sutterlin Family. This month, the family continues the account of their experience hosting a German high school exchange student. Enjoy! From Sophie Eight months have passed since I came to the United States, and a lot has changed. I came here as an insecure teenager, constantly observing others and trying to figure out how to act, but I never considered that I may not be the only one who is different. Coming to a country full of diversity Read more [...]

Movie Review: Home

Written by Kyle Dowling. Posted in Features, Movie Review

Home is a new DreamWorks animated film that is perfect for the whole family. The movie is about a race of short purple aliens called the Boov who have set out to conquer earth and escape their arch enemy, the Gorg. When taking over Earth, the Boov relocate all the humans to Australia, except one for Tip (Rihanna). Tip hid from the aliens during their takeover, but now must embark on adventure to find her mother. Tip finds an unlikely partner in Oh (Jim Parsons), a Boovian who is not like the others. Read more [...]

Serving Up Success in Lansing

Written by Sydney Ford. Posted in Features, Nonprofit Profile

Children are our future; it’s important to prepare them for the future by teaching them how to succeed. The Todd Martin Youth Leadership Foundation (TMF) understands that. In 1993, Todd Martin, his father and his coach decided to create a foundation that provides the youth of the greater Lansing area with a healthy outlet, giving them skills that they can carry with them throughout their lives. Tennis was chosen not only because Martin is a nationally ranked player, but because it's a sport Read more [...]

Carrot Cake Bread

Written by CAWLM. Posted in Features, Recipe of the Month

Carrot Cake Bread From the Kitchen of Cathy Blatnik Carrot Cake Bread: 1 1/2 cup white flour 1/2 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ginger 1 large egg 1/2 cup water 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 1/2 cups carrots, peeled and finely shredded 1/2 cup old fashioned oatmeal Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting: 2 ounces cream cheese, softened 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar 1 Read more [...]

May 2015 Good News

Written by CAWLM. Posted in Features, Good News

Capital Area Humane Society Raises $1 Million to Expand Shelter The Capital Area Humane Society (CAHS) recently announced that it has raised $1 million as part of its $1.9 million New Home, New Hope campaign, a fundraising effort to help renovate and expand its current shelter. Renovations will include a new Animal Intake area that will help to expand housing for animals being held in cruelty investigations and animals needing behavioral enrichment. This will also help to create a less stressful Read more [...]

Enjoying Summer Sunshine on a Budget

Written by April Clobes. Posted in Features, Financial Facts

For many of us, the ideal summer includes cookouts, weekends by the pool, relaxing vacations and plenty of sunscreen for some fun in the sun. What better way to end the work week than by getting out and soaking up some much-needed Vitamin D? While we’re out enjoying the weather and all of the activities that come with it, we can sometimes become a little lax with our finances. With that, we often forget that too much summer fun can come with a hefty price tag. Luckily, there are plenty of ways Read more [...]

Capital City Film Festival; A Lansing Inspired Highlight

Written by Kalynne McIntyre. Posted in Features

For years, filmmakers have wowed audiences at festivals like South by Southwest, Cannes and Sundance. Last month, Lansing had its own taste of festival life, hosting the Capital City Film Festival for the fifth year in a row. For four days, the city was overtaken by all kinds of creative work, featuring dozens of short films, feature length movies, musical acts and multimedia. Hosted at eight different venues spread throughout the entire city, the festival provides the perfect local creative outlet Read more [...]

We Love Kids N Dogs; Toys for Your Kids and Your Furry Friends

Written by Kyle Dowling. Posted in Business Profile, Features

It’s easy to find stores that sell products for children, and it’s just as easy to find stores that sell products for pets, but it’s very rare to find one store that caters to both. This is where We Love Kids n Dogs comes in. Located in the Macy's wing of the Meridian Mall, We Love Kids n Dogs is a unique boutique that combines a love for pets and children in one store. Store owner Melissa Rabideau Allen had the idea to open her own shop after designing an anti-tip dog bowl, which she calls Read more [...]

Natalie Molnar; Creating a Greener Lansing

Written by Sydney Ford. Posted in Careers for Consideration

Hometown people. Hometown power. This is the slogan for the  Lansing Board of Water & Light (BWL), the third largest source of electrical utilities in the greater Lansing area. BWL is a municipally owned utility which simply looks to work with customers, the community and employees to make Lansing the ideal place to live and work. BWL strives to provide safe, reliable and affordable utility products and services to its customers. BWL is always looking for new ways to produce better energy. Read more [...]

Spring Fashion Fever

Written by CAWLM. Posted in Fashion, Features

Hello Spring! After months of snow and cold, the grass is getting greener and the weather is improving. It’s finally time to put away your heavy winter coats and grab some lighter clothes. The ladies at the Capital Area Women’s LifeStyle Magazine have picked out some great new outfits from Kellie’s Consignments to help put a little Spring in your step and color in your wardrobe this April. Spring Skirt Spring is here and so are florals. Turn up the heat with brilliant colors and mixing Read more [...]


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