Chocolate Chip Cookie Madness

Chocolate Lava Cookies -- Kevin & Amanda

I know we’ve posted a lot about cookies — especially the chocolate chip variety. But when you see an image like this, how can you resist? And this is exactly my kind of recipe: It calls for a muffin pan (check!) store-bought dough (check!), chocolate chips (check!) and a plastic bag (check!). That’s it! Of course, you could get all fancy and make your own dough, but I just love that Kevin & Amanda are all for the store-bought variety, too.

… This could be dangerous.

Home Sweet Home


Tereasa & David's Grown-Up Tree House -

Words can’t describe how much I love this house. It makes me want to learn carpentry so I can build an exact replica in my own backyard … erm, alley? OK, it may have to wait for a time when (if) I move to the country. But this may just be the push I need.

Learn about Tereasa Surratt, the amazing woman who designed and built this house along with some talented friends, and get the full tour at

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Geeking Out On Office Supplies


Scroll Pen - Uncommon Goods

One Day at a Time Stationery Set - Uncommon GoodsFuzzy Wuzzy Pencils - Spoon Sisters

Pro/Con Journal - Knock Knock

Mac Shortcuts Poster - Etsy

It occurred to me recently – mainly because traffic is getting progressively worse – that it’s back-to-school season. Seeing as I’m no longer in school, this is of no great consequence to me, but it does remind me of how much I used to LOVE getting those lists of required school supplies for the year. When it comes to school/office supplies, I totally geek out. I could literally spend hours in any store that offers more than one or two kinds of pens or pencils. Oh, and organizers — swoon!

So in the spirit of back-to-school season and my office supply obsession, I thought I’d round up a few fun finds from around the interwebs:

1. Scroll Pen – Anything that combines a paper and pen is a magic in my book.

2. One Day at a Time Stationery Set – I’m not usually a Type A personality unless it comes to office supplies and this is about as good as it gets.

3. Fuzzy Wuzzy Pencils – Cute! And fuzzy.

4. Pro/Con Journal – I could’ve used this last month with my moving saga. I’m sure it’ll still come in handy, though.

5. Mac Shortcuts Poster – Stylish and functional.

Hey, It Could Happen

Manhattan townhouse with a pool in the Living room ... I mean.

Rich people get pretty crazy when it comes to home decor. And I normally don’t feel the need to share discoveries of that variety with blog readers, but this one is too good to pass up. It’s a $10.9 million Manhattan townhouse, so gold leaf furniture abounds, but the real coup de grace is the pool in the living room. For the longest time — and if I’m honest, still to this day — I’ve wanted a pool inside my house. I mean, I don’t actually want that, but I do think it would be totally awesome.

It all reminds me of a McDonald’s commercial from back in the day when the slogan was “Hey, it could happen.” In one commercial a kid dreams of a house navigable by waterway, which is a dream that I’ve long shared. So, yes, Manhattan townhouse owner, please put me on the list for the next pool party and maybe forever.

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