The Most Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever.

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

I know what you're thinking. "Most Amazing Ever? How bold a claim." I agree with you. Really - I do. Yet, I've had two people (one is an incredible baker) tell me that these cookies are the best chocolate chip cookies they've ever had so please, be your own judge.

It started out as a basic Martha Stewart recipe but I've tweaked it here and there to make it my own. Without further ado...

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An 80s Furniture Makeover Begins

Jelly Cabinet

I've done it again. I've taken something from my parents house and tried to put my own spin on it. Feast your eyes on this bad boy. A jelly cabinet from the 1980s.

I asked my parents for the story behind this - why they bought it, where they got it, what they paid... and they can't remember. Are the 80s the new 60s? (Winky face, Mom - I know you had three kids under 5 taking up all of your brain space!) 

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Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Secret Pocket Infinity Scarf

As promised, I'm back with my holiday gift guide for men, women and babes. These are a few of my favorite gifts this year - things I've seen in magazines, online, and in stores. Happy shopping and Happy December!

For Women

This "secret pocket infinity scarf." Genius. Doesn't the girl in the picture below look so happy to have her "secret pocket?" (givesimple.com, $29.50)

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My Favorite Things: October/November 2014

Gold Detail Pillow

I totally dropped the ball on getting this published around Halloween so here we go... my favorite things from catalogs and online shopping over the last two months. I'll have a holiday gift round up for you by the end of the weekend, too. (Matt - how easy does this make your shopping this year?! Wink, wink.)

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The Garage Just Got Prettier

Apparently it's been three weeks since my last post (not counting the baby letter). Oops. We've been quite busy around here and I have about six posts in limbo, so as I warned, there should be a flurry of posts coming your way soon. This is the first.

When we bought the house five years ago, my aunt and uncle gave us a gift card to Home Depot as a housewarming present. We immediately spent it towards lanterns for either side of the garage.

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A Letter To My Baby (8 Months)

8 Month Old

My love, my sweet boy, my Harr Bear. Hi, and happy 8-month birthday!

The past month has been craaaaazy. Crazy. You've been such a busy boy. Are you ready for a rundown?

In the last month, you took your first trip to NYC, witnessed your first snow, had a few play dates, took a few hikes, had your first sleepover when Charlie came over, hit up the Long Island vineyards, had your first 

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Posts Coming Your Way

It's been nearly three weeks since I've posted... yikes. Like everyone, we've been crazy busy with life. We're working on a bunch of random projects right now so I'll have some posts coming your way shortly. Nothing is too fancy and everything is completely all over the map...

Our current Fall projects:

Planing/Sanding/Painting Pantry Doors

Adding New Garage Lighting

Transplanting Plants

Winterizing 

De-Cluttering

Brainstorming Holiday Decorations

Brainstorming Master Bedroom Upgrades

Brainstorming Childproofing

Sooooo.... I'll have a lot of stuff coming your way in a bit, including Harrison's 8-month letter!

Hope you're enjoying your November!!

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The Spookiest School House Stories

Bat Attack

Since Halloween is right around the corner, I thought it was an appropriate time to share the top five "spookiest" (read: top five grossest) things that have happened in the five years we've been in this house. 

A warning before you continue reading... some of these are really gross. As in, reeeaaally gross. Blood, fangs... Okay, that's your warning. Stop reading if you can't handle it. Oh and by the way, there are pictures. So maybe you shouldn't show your small child. Also, some of them are longer than others so grab your coffee.

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Skinny Brownies

I happened upon a recipe from fitnessmagazine.com that sounded interesting... "Guilt-Free Double Chocolate Brownies." Um, you had me at "Double Chocolate."

I tried it out this morning (days are so much better when they include brownies before noon!) and I have to say, they're good. They aren't Ghirardelli triple chocolate good, but they're good for having 18 carbs and 111 calories.

I like this recipe because you make it all in a sauce pan. It may just be me, but it seemed a lot easier than other non-box recipes.

Ingredients:

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4th Wedding Anniversary Linen Pillow

4th Anniversary Linen

Apologies if the site looks a little wonky today - I have my web guy on it and it will be remedied soon enough. 

My choices for a fourth wedding anniversary present for Matt were floral, silk or linen. He can't name 90% of the flowers in our yard and he's not a silk kind of guy, so linen it was.

You can read a little bit about the before process here but I ended up making him a "Game of Thrones" themed linen throw pillow. You know, since he loves GoT and I love throw pillows. What a pair, right? He put a ban on no more throw pillows but I circumvented that with this gift. Brilliant!

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