Meg Makes (January 2011)

Meg Makes (January 2011)

More tips on downsizing with your parents

The story I wrote for Saturday's paper about downsizing sparked a lot of conversation just within my family.

Now, my mom is making lists of things she wants me to get out of her house. Guess I'm going to have to find some closet space for my white satin letter jacket and fancy-pants madrigal dress.

Sometimes the best go-to recipes aren't the most glamorous

I think a sign that you have a new go-to recipe is when you get that desparate what-are-we-eating-for-dinner feeling, you think of a dish and realize your cookbook flips right to it.

I'll give you anything, but not my cookbooks

As I work toward a streamlined, two-person home (and writing a story for Saturday about downsizing), I've heard advice to pare down your books.

Send us your wild jewelry stories

A week before getting married, I had a couple of panic-filled days after I lost two stones from my engagement ring.

Recipes for sunchokes and a link to some interesting history

Frieda's Specialty Produce, which supplies produce to local Schnuck's stores, regularly sends me press releases about unusual fruits and vegetables. They're usually interesting, so I tend to post them here. This one about sunchokes is especially so - who knew you could eat the roots of sunflower plants?

Door dilemma: a lot of work for a little extra space

Rob and I (OK, actually Rob and his dad) finished tiling the shower surround in our bathroom last month.

(The project took a long time, so long that I decided to skip blogging about it altogether. I am infinitely grateful for his dad stepping in and fixing our little bathroom boondoggle.)

Finding storage in the smallest of spaces

Since I've been blogging lately about small spaces and home improvements, I thought I'd write a quick post about one small but incredibly useful change we've made in our kitchen.

Making space for DIY projects

I have a new dilemma when it comes to do-it-yourself projects.