Today is mine.


{ That Flower Shop in London via }

Today is mine. Tomorrow is none of my business. If I peer anxiously into the fog of the future, I will strain my spiritual eyes so that I will not see clearly what is required of me now.

– Elisabeth Elliot

I saw this quote in a post by @dearmushka  while I scrolled through Instagram Sunday night. I scribbled it down on some scrap paper and thought, ‘whew, I need this right now.’

Back in June, C and I signed a lease on a new location for our flower shop. It’s my dream-come-true space with all the fixin’s: exposed brick interiors; open ceilings; polished concrete floors; wall-to-wall windows; Main Street frontage; direct adjacency to a cheese shop (wink).

Six months ago, it seemed like a far-off fantasy, but now we’re about four weeks out from the big move (!!) and under all my anticipation and excitement — and disbelief that this is, like, actually happening — there’s a deep humming layer of anxiety. With maybe a tiny sprinkle of terror?

Relocation is a risk. We moved the shop three and a half years ago, and now we’re at it again, and all that dreaminess comes with bigger expenses, and we can’t find someone to commit to move our walk-in cooler at a cost that won’t require us to sell our kidneys on the black market, and ugh, all the packing, and and and…

If I let myself think about it all too much, the anxiety bubbles right up to the surface and punches me in the throat.

Here’s the thing: I know it’s going to be wonderful. It’s the very best thing for our business. The logistics will work out, we’ll settle into our beautiful new ‘home,’ and six months from now, there will probably be a new challenge to hurtle. #entrepreneurship (Or, um,  life.)

I can’t control all the moving parts of tomorrow, and I’d be foolish to think worrying about them would make a bit of difference. So I’ll catch some chill, send up gratitude for today, and let my ‘spiritual eyes’ focus on the present.

Because the present is pretty good.

So if you’re an over-thinker  like me, and you excel at worrying about all the what ifs of the future — such a useless talent, really — I hope you find some comfort in this quote, too. Today is ours.

Also, isn’t That Flower Shop in London just incredible? GOALS.

Multigrain Banana Nut Waffles

Waffles and pancakes are my weekend breakfast weakness, y’all.

They aren’t exactly celebrated for their nutritional value; most are filled with sugar, fat, and empty calories. Delicious, but let’s be honest: not an ideal way to start the day. We recently bought a $30 belgian waffle iron so I could experiment with healthy — while still yummy — alternatives to my beloved diner pancakes. I’ve already used it about a dozen times!

Sunday morning, I made a batch of banana nut waffles with my favorite multigrain mix. These nutritious waffles are sweetened with honey, and have a sneaky serving of ground flaxseed for fiber, omega-3, and cholesterol-lowering ‘good’ fat.

Half of this recipe is plenty for C and me, but I like to make extra waffles to freeze for quick pop-in-the-toaster breakfasts during the week.

These are extra-good with a thin spread of natural peanut butter or almond butter when they’re hot out of the iron. I warm a tablespoon or two of real maple syrup in a ceramic ramekin in the microwave for 20-30 seconds, and serve it on the side for dipping.

They were so delicious, I inhaled them before I remembered to photograph them for this post!

Multigrain Banana Nut Waffles

  • Servings: 6-8 large waffles
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 2 cups Arrowhead Mills Multigrain Pancake & Waffle Mix
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tbs canola oil
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 4 heaping tbs ground flaxseed
  • 1 1/2 cup milk of your choice
  • splash of pure vanilla extract
  • 1-2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • about 3/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts


1. Combine the first seven ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir, just until lumps disappear. 2. Fold the mashed banana and nuts into the batter. 3. Pour the batter into a hot waffle iron, about a 1/2 cup per waffle, for 3-5 minutes until browned and cooked through.

I Can’t Stop Buying Denim Shirts.

Double Denim Casual Outfit With Simple Accessories and Embroidered Leather Bag

{ Chambray shirt via TJMaxx; AE Hi-Rise Skinnies; old Gianni Bini bag; Nixon ‘Kensington’ watch; Lauren Ralph Lauren ‘Tahira’ leather sandals; Gorjana ‘Taner’ cuff  bracelet via Rocksbox }

Double denim is one of my go-to looks when I don’t want to spend time thinking about what to wear in the morning. So I can’t pass up a good denim or chambray shirt when I find it for a good price.

Lately I look for styles in tencel or lyocell (like the one I’m wearing here) which is soft and wrinkle-resistant and has a good drape like rayon. So it’s like your favorite silk blouse had a baby with your tried-and-true denim shirt. And it’s machine washable!