Meg Makes

Meg Makes

Reposted: Tried and True recipe for Sweet Potato Cranberry Casserole

Edited Dec. 24, 2012: I'm making this for Christmas lunch tomorrow at my parents', and figured I'd share it again. Hope you all enjoy some delicious food over the holiday, as well!


Looking for decorating ideas for using an amazing old galvanized mop bucket

I really love the look of things that are galvanized, and recently, my father-in-law gave me this amazing galvanized mop bucket.

It's on casters and has been well-used, as he owns a janitorial company.

I don't have a good use for it yet, and I'm hoping to hear your ideas.

Takes the Cake: How Erin made charming holiday cupcakes with sparkling stars and candy canes

My baking friend and coworker Erin Lippitz recently sent me a photo and instructions for how she made gorgeous holiday cupcakes.

A look at our finished penny tile floor, and some ideas for replacing our vanity

It's been more than a week since we finished our bathroom floor, but I'm finally getting around to posting a photo of it.

I could not be happier with the penny tiles. They're a little bit sparkly and are kind of like having a polka-dot floor, but in a socially acceptable way.

Homemade gift idea: how I made a fairy garden terrarium

Earlier this year, I was shopping one day in Arcola with my baking friend and coworker, Erin Lippitz.

We saw a display of fairy garden furniture at a shop downtown and she expressed her delight at the tiny details.

Christine des Garennes seeks advice on restoring her mom's 1940s dollhouse

My co-worker, Christine des Garennes, is working on a little DIY project and needs some help. So, she wrote a guest post for my blog. It's below.

If you have any advice for Christine on restoring this 1940s dollhouse, you can email her by clicking this link.

Exciting announcement: I'm now writing a cooking column for The News-Gazette

If you're local and a subscriber, chances are you saw my exciting news in today's paper: I'm now writing a little cooking column for the Food section each Wednesday.

Decorating for Christmas with an eye on all things retro

While Rob was grouting our new penny tile bathroom floor Sunday, I decided to pull out our Christmas decorations and get cracking.

The bathroom floor is done and the penny tile is in

Well, we managed to put in a whole new bathroom floor this weekend, although we still have lots to do to put our bathroom back together.

Chipping vinyl tiles off our bathroom floor before we totally replace it tomorrow.

If you know anything about me, you know that: a. I love to demolish things and, b. once I make a reasonable plan for a home-improvement project, I want to start it right. this. minute.