Meg Makes (July 2012)

Meg Makes (July 2012)

Thinking and planning for plaid fall decor

I know some people will think this is nuts, but one of my ways to mentally escape hot weather is to think about how I'm going to decorate for fall this year. (My other favorite strategy is watching Christmas movies in the middle of summer.)

An updated recipe for making Candian bacon from scratch

A while back, Rob and I tried making Canadian bacon from scratch. It was great, but I knew I wanted to try a few things differently on the second effort.

Recipe for Avocado Egg Salad

I have been on vacation this week, but I'm guessing I am not alone in searching for dishes cool enough to eat for dinner in this heat. I came across this recipe and it looks perfect, especially if you can plan ahead to boil the eggs early in the morning before it gets too hot.

Repost: The magic of the Fourth of July is in the details

This blog post was originally from July 1, 2010, and I thought I'd repost it today, in honor of the Fourth of July.


Guest post: Kerry Rossow writes about her daughter's Country Living-inspired bedroom makeover

I am still on vacation, and am featuring several guest posts this week. Today's is from Champaign resident Kerry Rossow, who writes the blog HouseTalkN.

Guest post: Christine des Garennes' recipe for Watermelon Popsicles

I am on vacation this week, so while I may end up writing some posts, I've also asked a few people to step in with guest posts. Here is coworker Christine Des Garennes' recipe for Watermelon Popsicles. You can read more of Christine's writing at her blog, Midwest By Minivan.