What to Watch on a Cozy, Mid-Winter TV Binge

Some of my northeastern friends are thrilled to be snowed in, some are being pummeled, and others are disappointed their accumulations weren't higher. All agree, though, that along with French toast supplies, this blizzard calls for a good TV binge watch or two this week. That's a rallying cry the rest of the continent can get behind as well, from the cold plains on out to the sunny coastlines we won't mention to the rest of you. ...more
I just finished binging The Fall, and it was badass. I concurrently and coincidentally was ... more

Big Game Buffalo Chicken Cheese Dip Recipe

If you like buffalo sauce, this Buffalo Chicken Cheese Dip recipe is as good as it sounds. It is very easy to make, and it was a huge hit. I will definitely be making this again for the Super Bowl. ...more
YAYitsKate savymommymoments Fixed, and thank you! I knew that about the Super Bowl ...  but it ... more

Golden Globes Fashion 2015: Prettiest Red Carpet Dresses

We saw black, white, and red (and shiny) all over the red carpet Golden Globes 2015 red carpet. But the styles weren't boring—more like bombshell, with sexy cutouts and embellishments, strapless and one-shoulder shapes, and lots of curves. Which dresses are your favorites?...more
Lisa Stone I really liked Anna Kendrick's dress, too. It had a fairytale quality without being ... more

Welcome to BlogHer University! January Class: How to Add Text to Images

We've all seen the pretty-pretty graphics on social media, and possibly wished we were graphic designers … or could hire some graphic designers … or had the time and money to master Photoshop. In January, BlogHer staff and some of our favorite design-minded bloggers will show you easy (and often free!) ways to place your words onto gorgeous backgrounds—both photos you've taken and photos and images we'll help you find. ...more
We'll be covering that on Thursday, Jan. 15 in the "best practices and resources" lesson. And I ... more

Why I Was So Disappointed With The Ending of 'Serial'

I like things neat. I like things to have clean conclusions. The ending doesn't have to be positive or even what I want as an ending, but I do prefer there not to be any lingering questions. After listening to the last episode of season one of the Serial podcast, though, lingering questions may be all I'll ever have. ...more
I agree that bringing up the serial killer for the first time in the final episode was extremely ... more

Married Women: Did You Change Your Last Name? What About Your Husband?

Our cultural traditions and practices are often an awkward fit with the way we live now.  With women bringing home a sizeable portion of household income while still bearing all the children and doing most of the raising too, it's no secret that the workplace isn't user-friendly for the family caregiver, nor the adult child caring for an elderly parent. Image Credit: Jamie via Flickr...more
I changed my last name to his, primarily because my birth name was too common to have any Google ... more

Married Women: Did You Change Your Last Name? What About Your Husband?

Our cultural traditions and practices are often an awkward fit with the way we live now.  With women bringing home a sizeable portion of household income while still bearing all the children and doing most of the raising too, it's no secret that the workplace isn't user-friendly for the family caregiver, nor the adult child caring for an elderly parent. Image Credit: Jamie via Flickr...more
I agree :) more

Pardon Me? Why Should Mark Wahlberg Be Pardoned For His Racial Hate Crimes?

[Update 12/12/2014: The Daily Mail reports that the one of the men beaten by Mark Wahlberg, Johnny Trihn says he was blinded in one eye while fighting in the Vietnam War and now would like to see Wahlberg get a pardon. --Grace] Pardon me, Mark Wahlberg? ...more
I've read that he's said he's "forgiven himself," which might be the most infuriating thing of all. more

5 Adorable DIY Ornament Ideas for Untraditional Christmas Trees

As someone with her own private tinsel tree forest, I tend to have a hard time finding Christmas ornaments that not only curl my kitsch-loving toes, but also match my colorful trees. Traditional ornaments just won't work on an eight-foot-tall, hot pink tree. ...more
I wasn't going to do a tree but now I feel a blue tree with pink ice cream cones on it calling ... more

Store-Bought Pie Dough Showdown: Do Any Compare to Homemade?

Are you a homemade crust user or a store-bought crust user? I put some store-bought crusts through their paces, and updated the prices for 2014. ...more
JoAnneApple Thank YOU! I love a vodka crust. more