Learning to speak our children's language | {Re}visionary Life

I hurry out of the bathroom in a huff, my right hand still masquerading as a furry, bug-eyed, green frog puppet. Closing the door between me and my enthroned 3-year-old, I free my hand of the irritation toy and vent my frustrations to my confused husband standing nearby. “I’m tired of this! I’m so tired of […]

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Homegrown tomatoes and freshly ground flour. Those are two things my mother prized, valued, and taught us to appreciate. She had a vision for her family, and it included quality food. Even in the hardest of times, Mom would skimp on just about anything but food, a mindset she worked hard to convince her kids […]

Planting for Spring

Happy {finally} Spring! A few trees on our street are in bloom and I’ve spied a few kids riding around on their bikes. Our heat quick working for the third time this season, but this time it doesn’t matter because winter has packed its bags. All I can say is, thank goodness we’re renting! We […]

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This treat is one of my favorite, tried and true, family recipes that I’ve been making since I was probably old enough to turn on the stove-top. I’ve made them for school functions, fund-raisers, late night cravings, and countless holiday parties. It’s one of those desserts that you can throw together at the last minute […]

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I want to remember the little things, like the way my daughter selected a few favorite rocks from my in-law’s gravel drive every time we walked outside while visiting our SC roots this past week, and the way my grandpa’s hands look chiseling a chunk of wood into a piece of art. I want to remember the […]

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“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 ||  In addition to sharing a new vendor and menu this week, I […]

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“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 ||  “Martin VanBuren’s sly grin adorns the front of each package – because snacking is, after […]

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“Our Love Story” continued . . . read part ONE, part TWO, and part THREE if you like.  5 years ago, a 21 year-old girl was staring at her limited wardrobe for something to wear, something new, something brilliant, something dressy, but not too dressy, something beautiful, but simple, something surprising, but tasteful. It was […]

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I don’t know of anyone that takes themselves as seriously as I do. I find it incredibly hard to laugh at myself, to admit mistakes, to be silly. I’ve been trying to grow up since I could walk. But taking yourself so seriously leaves little room for laughter or vulnerability.  That’s why I love the man […]

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“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 ||  Owner and founder of Moctec Mexican Foods, Victor Vazquez, Sr. has been […]