Meg Makes (August 2012)

Meg Makes (August 2012)

Cleaning up our basement and hoping for a reasonable amount of rain this weekend

Earlier this week, I spoke with Bill Rose, an expert on water (well, moisture) and heat in walls, foundations and roofs, for a story about possible heavy rains because of Hurricane Isaac.

Amy George's recipe for Bacon Apple Cheddar Quiche

Amy George, The News-Gazette's director of Market Development and Special Projects, brought some some of her Bacon Apple Cheddar Quiche yesterday for me to try.

Today, a list of things I love about fall

The other day, someone pinned on Pinterest the photo of my lovely, given-in-kindness plaid thermos.

Creating a hanging chalkboard on our new Murphy bed

One great thing about building a Murphy bed for our spare room is that the space now feels like a bona-fide craft room. It could also do double-duty as a home office, if I ever needed one.

Recipe for Slow-Cooked Maple Craisin Oatmeal

Last night before I went to bed, I realized I'd need a serious pick-me-up in the morning. And then I remembered that I bought steel-cut oatmeal at Beachy's on Saturday and went to work. I love oatmeal.

Decoupaged bucket: a cute idea for a back-to-school teacher gift

Blog reader Rebecca Patterson emailed me with this cute gift she made for her grandson's teacher.

Some ideas for baking up fall flavors

The cooler temperatures have me suddenly yearning for baked fall flavors.

(Although I admit, I would skip straight to baking Christmas cookies if I thought it would be socially acceptable. But it's not, we have more than a month of summer remaining on the calendar, and I'm digressing.)