About Heidi Morris

Rochester Hills mom of three. Loves life, loves family, loves to share new and interesting things with everyone. Contact her today at heidikmorris@yahoo.com

Clean your closet and shop at the annual Faith Church Clothes Swap

As we continue swapping out summer clothes for fall, and yes, eventually winter, I’m sure you’ve noticed that some of last year’s items don’t quite fit like they should. Well, you’re in luck because it’s once again time for the annual Faith Church Clothes Swap taking place this Saturday, October 11 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Rochester Hills. This event has consistently been a blessing to those in and around the community and we hope you’ll choose to take part in it this year. Let’s get … [Read more...]

Burning Bridges

Last week I blew it. It wasn't like a little everyday mishap; it was one that after the smoke cleared, the bridge behind me was ashes and gone. The mistake I made is one that's become too common in social media: engaging in the Facebook argument. If you haven't been victim of one of these implosions, you've surely stalked the progress between others just to watch the drama unfold. A short summary of how this plays out is that first, someone posts something you disagree with. Thinking you … [Read more...]

Behind Closed Doors

"A place for everything and everything in its place." I love the concept of things being where they belong. At one point I thought I was actually good at this organizational philosophy, but the truth is I have my own adaptation of it that isn't quite so tidy. I have a style that leans more towards "A place for everything, and everything tossed haphazardly behind closed doors." And though it appears at first glance that I live in organized bliss, it's all a facade. Because I like our … [Read more...]

Former Rochester Hills resident offers seniors a way to live ‘Gracefully’

In response to the growing demand for exceptional senior care, a new, innovative facility is on the verge of opening its doors in Howell, Michigan. "Graceful Living" is the fitting name of the new home, and also defines what sets this concept apart from typical elder care. The catalysts behind this new setting are two dedicated women, the joyful Grace Terry, and former Rochester Hills resident Laura Kwapis. They live with a passion for setting a new standard of a graceful, holistic, and … [Read more...]

What we do

I have an embarrassing admission, and it might gross you out. It may even change the way you look at me. Here it is: I don't ever brush my teeth in the morning… or the afternoon. I only brush them once a day, before bed. Call in the hygiene police and put on the handcuffs, because I am guilty of a voluntary brushing violation. I don't know if it's the craziness of the morning rush or the lingering over cups of coffee that hinders my dental routine. Or simply it's just that I've been accustomed … [Read more...]

Girls on the Run

When it comes to the younger generations, the media often focuses on negative issues like obesity, violence, and substance abuse. But one group of girls in the Rochester area are making a difference in a beautifully positive way. Long Meadow Elementary has a team of 19 girls who participate in an organization called "Girls on the Run." Girls on the Run is a nonprofit for 8-13 year old girls, in which girls learn valuable tools to develop self-esteem, confidence in uniqueness, and how to … [Read more...]

Medicine Cabinet Makeover with Essential Oils

Dealing with unexpected sickness, cuts, aches and pains is rarely something we plan for. So having an arsenal to battle it all is where a "medicine cabinet" comes in. But have you put much thought into just exactly what is in there? What is stashed away, waiting for you to desperately need it in a moment of crisis? Most of our medicine cabinets are filled with old prescriptions, half-used bottles and creams. And the ever-expanding prescription and over-the-counter market attempts to provide … [Read more...]

Timber! Surviving life’s storms

Last Saturday evening, my family and I watched from our window as dark, ominous clouds rolled in. We anticipated lightning and thunder, drenching rain and hail. But all we were entertained by that night were some forcefully high winds. Blatant disrespecting the towering deciduous trees, the wind attacked for a short but potent time. The bare branches gave off the impression of vulnerability, as they threateningly waved over homes. We expected any one of them to snap under the pressure that … [Read more...]

Marvelous March

Last week I lost it. Two whole months had passed in which not a single week was "normal." Between holidays, sick days, the cold and snow days, there was no rest for the weary (me). The kids were home more, and not being able to go outside was a combination I could not digest. All I really needed to keep sane was one 45 degree, sunny day to get everyone out. But as all of Michigan knows, that didn't happen. So I gave in and found a deal too good to pass up. I wrote in big letters on my … [Read more...]