My new best friend

I have been having the WORST chocolate cravings lately. Specifically chocolate chip cookies.

(Before you can even think it, no, I’m not pregnant. Just…me.)

This is a problem for multiple reasons.

1. As much as I love chocolate and will champion the argument that it’s fine to eat every day in moderation, the crux of that argument is “in moderation.” Meaning I shouldn’t eat it after (or for) every meal no matter how badly my brain is saying, “NOMNOMNOM.”

2. I don’t really keep a lot of sweets in the house. So if I want a chocolatey baked good, I have to either buy it or make it.

3. If I make chocolatey baked goods, I will have to eat the whole thing myself. Because the hubs doesn’t like chocolate. (I KNOW, right??) And as much as I would LIKE to eat an entire package of Pillsbury Break-and-Bake cookies by myself…well…just see #1 again.

Which brings us full circle.

And is ALSO why this idea on Pinterest caught my eye and has been tempting me all morning:

BROWNIE IN A MUG. The full recipe is here on Babble.

It seems almost too good to be true, right? Rich, brownie goodness in minutes? In a single-serve portion? IT CAN’T BE DONE.

Of course, that doesn’t mean I don’t fully intend to try it. Has anyone attempted anything similar? Was it awesome? Or awful?


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Booked up.

It’s amazing how the older you get, the quicker your years get filled up. I mean, it’s January 24th. Doesn’t that seem a little early to have virtually every big event until November mapped out already?

And yet, here we are.

Here’s a quick breakdown of what my life has in store:

I go to Iceland in 24 days. (In. Sane.)(Also, SO excited.)

In April, it’s out 1-year anniversary (again, in. Sane.) and I’m going to Chicago for the lovely Annie’s bachelorette party. (Again, SO excited.)

In May, our friends Bryan and Brittany are getting married. (They’re from Long Island, though, so fortunately that won’t involve plane tickets.)

The summer is still a little up in the air, but we want to visit my family in Colorado at some point. So that’s just hanging in there somewhere.

September, Annie’s wedding.

And all of a sudden it’s autumn and the year is practically over.

Remember when you would be ready to end the school year in June or whatever, and you would just roll your eyes if anyone even mentioned making plans for fall? I mean, fall was like a lifetime away back then. Now I feel like it’s right around the corner.

Anyone else feeling booked up already?