Eggless Cookie Dough

First of all, where was this recipe when I was pregnant? I craved cookie dough big time, but didn't want to risk the raw eggs. I've tried a couple of eggless cookie dough recipes, but this one is by far the best. Here are the supplies: Forgive my insanely hideous countertops. Ingredients: 1/2 cup softened …

Life Organization: Quiet Life

I've done pretty well making my own planners and adapting purchased planners to meet my needs. While in college, I used the Plan. Write. Remember. weekly and monthly planner by At A Glance, which I color-coded to death: After college, I went through a period of inactivity in my life. Graduating college around five months …

ProductTalk: Butter’s “Knackered”

Fall Manicure Fall is here and with it some marvelous nail polish colors. This year's fall trends center around earthy hues and jewel tones. Replaced are the bright beach colors of summer by their more mature cousins. Where hot pink and coral used to grace every woman's nail polish collection, now we're bringing back oxblood and …

Life Organization: Who Is Erin Condren?

I have no idea who Erin Condren is, but her company, Erin Condren Design, is making a huge splash in the organization world. She is famous for her Life Planner, affectionately known as the ECLP, that features colorful page spreads, weekly and monthly views, vibrant interchangeable covers, beautiful quote pages, and personalized accessories. The ECLP is the …

#PowerOutage

The DFW metroplex had quite the storm last weekend. Here's my traumatizing experience as told by live tweets. I'm just glad I lived to tell the tale. https://twitter.com/a_lanejones/status/517786720608468993 https://twitter.com/a_lanejones/status/517789046010286080 https://twitter.com/a_lanejones/status/517789955498987520 https://twitter.com/a_lanejones/status/517790487974273024 https://twitter.com/a_lanejones/status/517790921644322816 https://twitter.com/a_lanejones/status/517791263492673537 https://twitter.com/a_lanejones/status/517792016772919297 https://twitter.com/a_lanejones/status/517792628747038721 https://twitter.com/a_lanejones/status/517792831227056128 https://twitter.com/a_lanejones/status/517794693019893760 https://twitter.com/a_lanejones/status/517795766166097920 https://twitter.com/a_lanejones/status/517796612585029632 https://twitter.com/a_lanejones/status/517796811336335360 https://twitter.com/a_lanejones/status/517797595495026688 https://twitter.com/a_lanejones/status/517798509807161344 https://twitter.com/a_lanejones/status/517798951949717504 https://twitter.com/a_lanejones/status/517799221899317248 https://twitter.com/a_lanejones/status/517801073831333888 https://twitter.com/a_lanejones/status/517802157169704960 https://twitter.com/a_lanejones/status/517802268905984003 https://twitter.com/a_lanejones/status/517802438515236865 https://twitter.com/a_lanejones/status/517804535725965313 https://twitter.com/a_lanejones/status/517805207586369536 https://twitter.com/a_lanejones/status/517805570414620672 https://twitter.com/a_lanejones/status/517805845791653888 https://twitter.com/a_lanejones/status/517806100545286144 https://twitter.com/a_lanejones/status/517807390037934081 https://twitter.com/a_lanejones/status/517808051928449024

ProductTalk: Zoya’s “Solange PixieDust”

Fall Manicure Fall is here and with it some marvelous nail polish colors. This year's autumnal trends center around earthy hues and jewel tones. Replaced are the bright beach-ball colors of summer by their more mature cousins. Where hot pink and coral used to grace every woman's nail polish collection, now we're bringing back oxblood and taupe. …

Most Biggest Syntax Faux Pas

Everyone is tired of reading blogs and memes outlining the they're/their/there rules, but has the world become any more intelligent? Certainly not. But, instead of being irritated or even amused by they're/their/there mistakes, I now sink deeper into despair over America's bleak literaturistic future. (Hey, some words that need to exist aren't in the dictionary yet. So …

Pregnancy: A Letter to My Daughter

Dearest Eveyln, Today you are almost six weeks old. Your father and I are mesmerized by your cute little chub-monster face and your calm, brave behavior. We call you a lot of things...                   ... But our favorite is to call you our brave little soldier. As we look …

How To: Tips for Lasting Manicures

Here are some quick tips for your Tuesday!   Wash the dishes with gloves. This is a tip I got from my friend's mom, who goes through life with perfectly manicured red nails, Mrs. Carriker. Don't be fooled by the simplicity of this tip: it makes a huge difference. Huge. Maybe I just wash my …

ProductTalk: OPI’s “Got The Blues For Red”

Fall Manicure Fall is here and with it some marvelous nail polish colors. This year's fall trends center around earthy hues and jewel tones. Replaced are the bright beach colors of summer by their more mature cousins. Where hot pink and coral used to grace every woman's nail polish collection, now we're bringing back oxblood and …