Here three things that caught my attention this week. Click the numerical headings for the links.
My friend Megan made these when she hosted me and my friends at her home last month. They are a modified chocolate chip recipe (with sea salt!) that was featured in the NY Times. I'm not allowed to bake when Jon's traveling because I have no self control with sweets at this point in my pregnancy, but I can tell you this is what I would make if I did. The copious amount of chocolate and the finishing surprise of the sea salt make these the best cookies ever.
I love a good before and after as much as anyone else, if not more. This home's transformation was no exception. Featured on Birmingham Home and Garden, this home, designed by Marianne Strong, was a real treat (sorry, I must still be thinking about the cookies). Seriously, all of the rooms were beautifully updated, but this kitchen was beyond. Click on the links above to tour the whole home.
I decided to wander down the lighting aisle on a recent trip to Lowes and was pleasantly surprised by many of their affordable options--this Collinwick Allen + Roth pendant included. For $119 it is a great alternative to the more expensive look-a-likes out there. If you're looking for a timeless piece in a traditional style, this a great buy.