Go (Coco) NUTS with Coconut Oil

If you haven’t started incorporating coconut oil into your everyday life, your coconut journey begins here.Coconut oil has a seemingly never-ending list of health benefits associated with using it. Weight loss, healthier skin and hair, and a stronger …

Blaze Pizza – Welcome to greater Lansing!

Blaze Pizza had its grand opening in Frandor Shopping Center on Monday June 20th. They kicked off their opening the on the 21st with a special deal – free pizzas for any guest from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The chain, predominately a west coast staple, has been …

Fourth of July Firecracker Cocktail

With the Fourth of July just around the corner, the red, white and blue will be soaring extra high next weekend and it’s time to pull out the coordinating clothes and décor. But what will you serve your guests to drink? Take it up a notch and try a …

Subscription Boxes – The New Trend in Beauty

It seems that subscription boxes are the latest trend in, well… everything. Box subscriptions are offered for nearly any aspect of your life, from meals, to fashion, to snacks. We love the idea of products arriving on our doorstep in the mail, but considering …

Lansing “Staycation” Ideas

With summer in full swing in Michigan, many Lansing natives are flocking to coastal towns for a summer getaway. While living here in Mid-Michigan has its perks, being only about two to three hours away from the beach makes many mid-Michiganders forget …

Meditation: 101

Silence; absolute, uninterrupted, completely focused silence.For some, silence can be a terrifying. For others, it’s pure bliss. Silencing your mind to focus on one thing is essentially the goal of meditation. In our busy lives, most people can’t imagine …

A History of Memorial Day

The Memorial Day holiday is often celebrated with cooking out, family gatherings, perhaps a parade and enjoying that extra day off of work or school. With the holiday unofficially signaling the beginning of summer, it’s easy to forget the meaning behind …

First Ever EmpowHER Retreat A Huge Success

“We want [these girls] to embrace their strengths and differences, and take positive steps forward, knowing that they matter and have the power to make a difference for themselves and their future communities.”These are the words of Suzy Merchant, …

15th Annual Women’s Leadership Council Luncheon

On Wednesday, May 4 the Capital Area United Way Women’s Leadership Council hosted its 15th annual “Lighting the Path” Luncheon at the Country Club of Lansing.The luncheon exists to celebrate women in the area who have contributed to making a difference …

New Lansing Business Overview: Gigi’s Cupcakes

In 2008, Gina “Gigi” Butler opened a small shop called Gigi’s Cupcakes just off of Music Row in Nashville, Tennessee with $33 in her checking account. Eight years later, Butler is now the Chief Brand Officer of Gigi’s Cupcakes and oversees the …

A Book for the Busy Person

What Is Not Your Is Not Yours, by Helen OyeyemiWhen it comes to reading, most people tend to make excuses for why they don’t read books. “I don’t have time” is usually the most common reason, while “I don’t have the attention span” tends …