Meg Makes (May 2013)

Meg Makes (May 2013)

Meg Makes: Figuring out - and enjoying - Instagram

This week, I attended a Mid-America Press Institute workshop on smartphone journalism with several other News-Gazette staffers.

Mobile journalism wizard Val Hoeppner, who is director of education at the Diversity Institute, led it and I learned some amazing stuff.

Meg Makes: Thinking about doghouse landscaping

As I enjoy gardening more and more this spring, I've been thinking about ways to landscape around Milou's doghouse.

Milou received this enormous house for my birthday a year ago and occassionally goes in for some time alone. My brother-in-law, who's a contractor, built it.

Meg Makes: Researching DIY storage beds, the kind with built-in drawers

I write a lot in this blog about DIY solutions for various problems, including living in a tiny house.

Meg Makes: How Rob and I spent a fun long weekend in Daytona Beach

Seasickness aside, Rob and I recently had a stellar long weekend in Daytona Beach, and I thought I'd tell you about it.

Deep sea fishing and the kindness of strangers

Rob and I just got back from a long weekend in Florida, and I can't wait to tell you all about our trip.

But first, I want to tell you about one particular experience while we were there, and how the kindness of strangers amazes me.

Recipe for Rhubarb Pudding

Yesterday, my mom made Rhubarb Pudding, a deliciously sour and creamy dessert that tastes like spring. She was kind enough to share it.

Daydreaming about dala horses

My heritage is mostly German, but I grew up in Paxton, a town with strong Swedish roots.

One thing I grew up seeing - door signs saying "välkommen" and featuring red dala horses.

Recipe for Cherry Pie Bars

As a food lover, I've never been to a potluck I didn't enjoy.

Today, a few coworkers are having one to celebrate the departure of Amy George, The News-Gazette's director of Market Development and Special Projects.

A look at our almost-finished pet-stair bookcase

A few weeks ago, our dog's back pain prompted Rob to make a set of pet stairs for him.