Buddy’s Pizza Opens Novi Location {+Giveaway!}

Buddy's Pizza LogoLast night I had the privilege of attending a sneak peek for Buddy’s Pizza, the home of Detroit’s original square Sicilian-style pizza, which opens today in Novi. Anyone who hasn’t experienced Buddy’s needs to get there stat — it’s like a rite of passage for Detroiters.

Our family is absolutely thrilled about the new location. I have been to the original location on 6 Mile in Detroit, and the one in Warren, but am so excited to see them come further west to Novi, which is just a 20 minute drive for me.

The 68-year-old family-owned restaurant kick-started an expansion last fall and it continues as Buddy’s Pizza’s 11th location opens to the public TODAY at 3 p.m. at 44224 Twelve Mile Road, inside Novi’s Twelve Mile Crossing at Fountain Walk entertainment district. {Go watch a movie at Emagine and then go grab some pizza! Perfect date night!}

Additionally, today, $2 from every pizza sold at the Novi Buddy’s Pizza location will be donated to the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.

Buddy's Pizza Ribbon Cutting - Novi

The new location is 8,000 square feet of amazement — with plenty of space for families to dine and lots of architectural details for patrons to admire. It seats 200 in a main dining room and features an urban, retro-styled interior and exterior, a main lobby, an outdoor dining area, main bar, banquet room, carry-out area, modern restrooms and kitchen.

The Novi location was designed by Northville-based Martone Design Studio, and pays tribute to Buddy’s Detroit heritage with vintage Industrial deco design elements, reminiscent of the original Buddy’s Pizza in Detroit. {Read: It is SO cool.}

Take a peek:

Buddy's Pizza Novi

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Sesame Street Live in Grand Rapids: Let’s Dance, Nov. 18-19 {+Giveaway}


Sesame Street Live is dancing into Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids November 18-19, 2014 and I have the scoop and a chance for you to win a family 4-pack! Sesame Street Live is a larger-than-life, musical touring stage production featuring Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Bert and Ernie…and more.


Hosted by two live performers, Sesame Street Live’s “Let’s Dance!” offers an up-close, interactive experience that includes dance parties. Elmo uses his imagination to ‘Do the Robot,’ Cookie teaches all ‘feets’ to dance, and Ernie shares the fun of dance with the Sesame Street favorite “Shake Your Head One Time.” Favorite friends join the audience on the floor – dancing with fans, not just for them. It’s Sesame Street Live like you’ve never experienced it before!

Each performance is 90 minutes of singing, dancing and audience participation, including a 15-minute intermission. The perfect length for very young children!



Ticket prices: $16, $20, $25 (Gold Circle) & $48 (Sunny Seats). Group savings available. Groups 10+ call 616-742-6185.

Get the ultimate fan experience with Sunny Seats! The Sunny Seats Package includes a VIP Seat and a pre-show Meet & Greet photo opportunity with two Sesame Street Live friends. Additional fees/surcharges may apply.

Tickets are available at the Van Andel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations and online. To charge by phone, call 800-745-3000.
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Guide To Shopping at Salvation Army Thrift Stores in Southeast Michigan {+ $50 Credit Giveaway}

Guide to Shopping at Salvation Army in Southeast Michigan

RE-PIN HERE! It’s no secret: I LOVE thrifting. I get the biggest rush from finding cool things at cheap prices. Of all the places I have lived across metro Detroit, The Salvation Army takes the cake as my favorite place to thrift. I’ve found everything from Stella McCartney handbags for $6 to Ann Taylor and […]

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Win A Free Photo Session with Lara Douglas Photography {Livingston County, Michigan Photographer}

Lara Douglas Photography

As I have mentioned, I have very talented friends. One of the most talented gals I know is Lara Douglas. Her and I went to school together and I have loved watching her grow into a fabulous photographer. In fact, my head shot and family photos on here are all by her! She is a […]

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Shell and Kroger Fuel Rewards {+ $100 Gas Card Giveaway!}

Shell and Kroger Fuel Rewards

The post and giveaway below is sponsored by Shell Fuel Rewards with Kroger. All opinions expressed belong to me. There is one line item that irks me each month in our budget: GAS. No matter what we do, we seem to spend a small fortune on it each month, despite having a very fuel-efficient car […]

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SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium is Seeking Young Environmentalists, Ages 8-12 {Get A FREE Annual Pass!}


Hot off the press! Do you have a child age 8-12 who loves the sea? Enter them to become a  Young Environmentalist for SEA LIFE Michigan, coming to Auburn Hills, Mich. in spring 2015 by visiting this link: http://bit.ly/SEALIFEMIYoungE Here’s what you need to do: Have your child make an artistic creation based on the sea. […]

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Join Macy’s Culinary Council at the Somerset Collection for a Cooking Demo with Chef Yagihashi 10/23

Macy's Culinary Council Chef Yagihashi

I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere has provided me with compensation for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Anyone who has been following me for awhile knows while I am no gourmet chef, I LOVE to cook…and eat food! In fact, I always joke with my […]

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Buffalo Chicken Flatbread Recipe {Crockpot Method!} #FabulousFlatbread

Buffalo Chicken Flatbread Recipe #FabulousFlatbread

I have been compensated by the United Dairy Industry of Michigan for my time to develop this recipe. All opinions expressed are my own.  There is one thing we can always agree on meal-wise in our house: Pizza. But, when it comes to pizza, we can NEVER agree on toppings. My kids are picky. My husband is […]

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Celebrate Halloween At Meijer + Giveaway {ENDS 10/21}

Halloween at Meijer

The post and giveaway below is sponsored by Meijer. All opinions expressed belong to me. Halloween is one of the best holidays ever when you are a kid. You get to dress-up in costume {a daily occurrence for my girls}, attend lots of fun events {be sure to check out my list}, and have a […]

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Pinkalicious The Musical in Detroit Nov. 21-23 + Ticket Giveaway {Ends 10/22}

Pinkalicious The Musical in Detroit

I have a partnership with Olympia Entertainment and will be receiving complimentary tickets to the show in exchange for promoting. All opinions expressed are my own. Based on the popular children’s books by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann, Pinkalicious The Musical will perform six shows at the City Theatre in Detroit from Friday, November 21 […]

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Big List of Fire Department Open Houses in Michigan {During October 2014}

Big List of Fire Department Open Houses in Michigan

Being from a family of Detroit firefighters, I thought it would be awesome to share some info reader Dave of Page’s Page shared with me regarding some upcoming local firehouse open houses. Did you know this week is National Fire Prevention Week? Because of this, many stations open their doors to the public for some FREE family […]

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Fall Lawn Care Tips With Lush Lawn

Fall Lawn Care Tips

The post below is sponsored by Lush Lawn. Opinions expressed are my own. There’s one thing these cooler temps mean: Time to wind down for the winter by pulling out the dead stuff and raking leaves off the lawn! Since taking care of the health of our lawn is not my favorite task, I am happy to have Lush […]

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