By the looks of things, this winter has consisted of lots of chocolate and apparently a lot of time at the bar. 

Other winter things, like stereotypical Seattle rain, the entire Making a Murderer Series, and lounging not pictured mostly for your benefit.

*I almost exclusively use the NY Times Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe (pictured up top!) when making cookies these days. They take some extra prep time, but they are completely worth it.

**Photos of the rose cookies are by Lora Grady for Bloom Bash Seattle