Chocolate Miracle Cupcakes | {Re}visionary Life

A year ago I nervously applied to contribute at CupcakeMAG as the resident foodie. I had no experience and honestly didn’t have a clue, but going on the recommendation of a friend, I took a chance and put myself out there. It was terrifying, but not as terrifying as it was to actually be accepted! […]


A thick math textbook lay heavy in my lap, the problems on the page the least of my concern at the time. In a rare moment of quiet in a household of seven homeschooled kids, I, the mathematically challenged one, sat on the couch in the living room completely puzzled over the thought that relentlessly kept […]


“Market to Menu” is a blog series in which I share one local vendor and/or product along with a weekly menu to encourage local support, build community, and inspire creativity.  || M    A    R    K    E    T ||  It’s been over 6 months since I started the Market to Menu […]


Isn’t God abundantly kind to send us out of summer with a beautiful harvest of sweet, smooth peaches? The soft flesh of a yellow peach has always been a favorite of mine, and peach crisp and peach pies are always winners in my book. So I could hardly imagine anything better than folding those sweeties […]


I have just the breakfast treat to get you , peanut butter granola with dark chocolate chips and chopped, toasted almonds! Oh, and did I forget to mention the maple syrup?! Seriously, pin this real quick because you’ll want to whip this up as soon as possible. I took the whole batch with me on a family […]


Hello. My name is Susanna. I’m 27 years old, and I’ve never been to a public beach. Until last week, that is. Shocking, I know. Beaches just have never been my thing. I’m more of a mountains and rivers kinda gal. But when my mom and sisters suggested a day trip to the beach during […]


A year ago I timidly updated my social media profiles to include the label of “photographer”, feeling like a total hypocrite hiding behind her online accounts and DSLR camera. The self-awarded title felt so fake and meaningless; so I attempted to rework my wording to fit the description “amateur” into the allotted character count, but […]


I’ve had a lot of fun linking up with Julie of On Neutral Ground this summer to share with you all why we love shopping at Trader Joe’s. I got to link up for sandwiches, salads, Indian, and now Party Snacks! For us we like to keep it classy and simple with a good cheese tray. I recommend any […]


Growing up as the oldest daughter in a family of seven kids, I was constantly retreating to the solitude of the 6-acres of woods and fields surrounding my family’s log cabin home in Michigan. The house had been a family project, constructed mainly by my dad and older brother, and it was a beauty. That […]


One of the reasons I really love my guy is that he lets me serve new and out of the ordinary things for dinner. Not only that, but he suggests, and even cooks, them himself sometime! One such dish was chana masala. Guys, he made it from scratch, and it has ranked among my favorite […]