Category: life

I’m Still Alive!

Hi, Internet! It’s been a minute. C recently mentioned that I should update the blog, and I was all, “what’s it been, two, three weeks?” Oh, a month and a half? Mmmkay. I didn’t intend to go dark for so long. I thought I’d take a little breather from posting while we prepared for the start of a busy retail holiday season and the relocation of our flower shop, but then one week turned to two,…

Today is mine.

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…

Sunday Morning At The Plant Sale

Yesterday morning, C and I headed to Bok Tower Gardens for their annual Boktoberfest plant sale. We were on a mission to scope out nurseries for the flower shop, and find new varieties of orchids and air plants to add to our retail inventory. It was a beautiful day at one of my very favorite places. I found a lovely french market basket after months of searching — sidebar: The Little Market has some great ones if…

What’s In a Name?

Can you believe this blog is five years old? Me neither. You may notice the URL is different. If you didn’t, no worries; that means I did something right with the domain switch and the old links are transferring without a hitch. In which case, hurrah!! After many moons of writing under A Pretty Penny, it feels like the right time for a change. When I started the blog in 2010, the name made perfect…

Weekend Throwback

Last Thursday, this giant Cuban sammich and I enjoyed a rare proper lunch break on the patio of my favorite coffee shop, under the shade of an umbrella while a breeze blew, and it was perfect. {There was also a fresh chocolate chip cookie hiding in that brown bag, so consider the sundae of sunshine and quiet time cherry-topped. ;)} For some reason — maybe it was the gingham paper paired with the bag of classic…

This and That

*Knocks the dust and Girl Scout cookie crumbs off the keyboard.*  {Ahem.} Hey, guys! It’s been a minute since I published a post. I’m giving myself a lot of grace with blogging these days (see: my post on ‘unplugging‘ back in October) because the flower shop keeps me super busy and I want to make sure to leave time for the important things in life. Like Netflix. ;)