About Carla Brooks

Carla is an Oregon born, Michigan raised photographer, runner, mom of two awesome boys, and wife to poet Sareem Poems. Carla enjoys adventuring, playing the piano and singing, trying different foods, reading or watching a good story, and most of all spending time with her family.

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree Farms + Locations Where You’ll Find FREE Hot Chocolate, Santa, and more!

2019-11-07T09:46:04-05:00

Looking for a Christams Tree Farm to make memories and Holiday traditions with your family? Read on to find places offering free hot chocolate and more!

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree Farms + Locations Where You’ll Find FREE Hot Chocolate, Santa, and more!2019-11-07T09:46:04-05:00

Below the Stacks Mural Festival is Poised to Transform Lansing. Here’s What You Need to Know + How to Get Involved.

2019-08-29T16:32:00-05:00

Watch Lansing Transform in 7 Days During Below the Stacks Has the Below the Stacks buzz reached you yet? If not, it's only a matter of time before you'll start to see 8 sites around Lansing transform in one week's time by artists from around the world + a few from [...]

Below the Stacks Mural Festival is Poised to Transform Lansing. Here’s What You Need to Know + How to Get Involved.2019-08-29T16:32:00-05:00

Farmers Markets and Local Produce In and Around the Lansing Area

2019-08-08T15:38:19-05:00

Fresh Local Produce Abounds at Farmers Markets In the Lansing Area When people ask what type of a city Lansing is it's interesting to describe that no matter where you live in our radius, you're within 2-5 miles of farmland. It's no surpise to find there are over 12 [...]

Farmers Markets and Local Produce In and Around the Lansing Area2019-08-08T15:38:19-05:00

4th of July Fireworks, Parades, and Events Around Lansing – 2019

2019-07-02T14:58:52-05:00

Fourth of July Events, Fireworks, Parades and More! Family-Friendly Independance Day Events in Greater Lansing We're gearing up for another tremendous 4th of July in the Greater Lansing area, friends. Are you stocked up on sparklers, pop-its, bottle rockets, and planning for a great Independance Day with the Family!? [...]

4th of July Fireworks, Parades, and Events Around Lansing – 20192019-07-02T14:58:52-05:00

Concerts and Movies in the Park this Summer in Lansing – 2019

2019-06-13T15:14:16-05:00

Concerts and Movies in the Park - Lansing's Guide to Park Entertainment this Summer What's better than a park, a movie, or a concert?! Movies IN the park and Concerts IN the park, of course! From, north to south, east to west, the Lansing area is packed full of [...]

Concerts and Movies in the Park this Summer in Lansing – 20192019-06-13T15:14:16-05:00

LFF Summer Fun Hub – All Things Summer In and Around Lansing 2019

2019-07-18T11:00:30-05:00

How To Spend an Awesome Summer in the Capital City Can I tell you one of Lansing's best-kept secrets? There's a way to have an unforgettable summer right here in our city! Don't get me wrong, the annual "Michigander right-of-passage" summer trips are planned in our household -  [...]

LFF Summer Fun Hub – All Things Summer In and Around Lansing 20192019-07-18T11:00:30-05:00

WIN! BIGGBY Baskets Full of Cute Mugs, Coffee, a Gift Card and more! 3 winners!

2019-06-10T07:09:43-05:00

This giveaway brought to you by BIGGBY® COFFEE This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winners, Nicole, Lindsey, and Rebecca! WIN! BIGGBY Baskets Filled with Coffee, Gift Cards, Mugs, and More! We're in the home stretch, y'all! Summer break is days away and teacher gifts are on our minds. [...]

WIN! BIGGBY Baskets Full of Cute Mugs, Coffee, a Gift Card and more! 3 winners!2019-06-10T07:09:43-05:00

WIN! ($172 value) Family Passes to Peppa Pig World of Play + LEGOLAND and SEA LIFE Aquarium!

2019-06-03T12:05:55-05:00

This giveaway brought to you by Peppa Pig World of Play, LEGOLAND Discovery Center and SEA LIFE Aquarium. This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner, Danielle! WIN! A Day of Family Fun at Peppa Pig World of Play + LEGOLAND [...]

WIN! ($172 value) Family Passes to Peppa Pig World of Play + LEGOLAND and SEA LIFE Aquarium!2019-06-03T12:05:55-05:00

Peppa Pig World of Play + LEGOLAND Discovery Center and SEA LIFE Aquarium Bring Imagination to Life

2019-05-11T09:09:27-05:00

Peppa Pig World of Play + LEGOLAND Discover Center &  SEA LIFE Aquarium is Epically Interactive When our kids heard they were headed to Peppa Pig World of Play Michigan, LEGOLAND Discovery Center, and SEA LIFE Aquarium in Auburn Hills all in one day I should have had the [...]

Peppa Pig World of Play + LEGOLAND Discovery Center and SEA LIFE Aquarium Bring Imagination to Life2019-05-11T09:09:27-05:00

Kid-Friendly Nature Centers + Events List for Mid-Michigan and Lansing Families

2019-04-11T16:19:57-05:00

Nature Centers You'll Want to Visit in Mid Michigan With Your Family Step into fresh air and explore Lansing's natural side at Woldumar Nature Center, Fenner Nature Center, Harris Nature Center, Howell Nature Center and more. These nature centers are more than meets the eye and have so much [...]

Kid-Friendly Nature Centers + Events List for Mid-Michigan and Lansing Families2019-04-11T16:19:57-05:00

WIN! A Family Trip to Impression 5 Science Center + Customized Swag Basket Valued at $200!

2019-04-15T13:13:36-05:00

This giveaway brought to you by Impression 5 Science Center This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner, Katie! WIN! A Family Trip to Impression 5 Science Center + Customized Swag Basket Valued at $200! We love Impression 5 Science Center. In fact, we love it [...]

WIN! A Family Trip to Impression 5 Science Center + Customized Swag Basket Valued at $200!2019-04-15T13:13:36-05:00

It’s time to sign up for Kids Bowl Free Programs in Lansing, Grand Rapids & Kalamazoo

2019-03-22T17:14:06-05:00

A Parent's Guide to Kids Bowl Free in Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Kalamazoo Would you like your kids to exercise and burn calories during the Summer? Fun fact: playing two-three games of bowling can burn 300 - 500 calories and the Kids Bowl Free Program can help your kids [...]

It’s time to sign up for Kids Bowl Free Programs in Lansing, Grand Rapids & Kalamazoo2019-03-22T17:14:06-05:00

5 Ways To Take The Michigan State Capitol Self-Guided Tour

2019-02-28T17:11:30-05:00

Don't Wait for a Field Trip to Explore the Michigan State Capitol Building When was the last time you toured The Michigan State Capitol Building? I asked myself this question and realized that my most recent visit was during a time I barely remember. Since [...]

5 Ways To Take The Michigan State Capitol Self-Guided Tour2019-02-28T17:11:30-05:00

7 Reasons Springz + Zap Zone is Superb For Families With Young Kids

2019-02-28T17:13:27-05:00

Can I Take My Toddler to a Trampoline Park? I was very hesitant to try a trampoline park in our area, especially when both of my kids were considered toddlers. Most stories I heard about jumping parks were about grown men dunking on each other and slamming into the [...]

7 Reasons Springz + Zap Zone is Superb For Families With Young Kids2019-02-28T17:13:27-05:00