Meg Makes

Meg Makes

Handouts from last night's Twitter workshop

I had a great time last night teaching a few people about Twitter and why it's useful at the Champaign Public Library last night.

Although turnout was small, it gave us a chance to really talk about the service and what you can do with it.

Finally seeing the wood floor is worth it

Progress on my floor is moving right along - and it's rewarding!

PechaKucha Night a refreshing, lively event

Although I've written a couple stories about PechaKucha Night Champaign-Urbana, last Friday's Vol. 3 was my first chance to attend one.

This doesn't seem descriptive, but it was a lot of fun.

Social media and music: a recap of a busy week

It's been a busy, fun week here at The News-Gazette.

Beginners can learn how to use Twitter at workshop next week

If you're interested in learning how to use Twitter but don't know how to get started, I've got just the thing for you.

Rappelling no match for the fear induced by linoleum from the 1950s

A lot of people have seemed surprised by my calm attitude regarding my rappel down Illini Tower this weekend.

Rappel down Illini Tower a blast

When someone approaches me at work and asks if I want to do something crazy, say, rappel down Illini Tower, and write about it, it's my policy to say yes. I figure, I can worry about it later, and if it's wild enough to worry, it will probably make quite a story.

Beautiful kitchen a kick in the pants

There's nothing like seeing someone else's kitchen to encourage you to get cranking on your own. In this case, I'm talking about the Midwestern kitchen renovation featured on Apartment Therapy today.

Never too mulch of a good thing

I've heard that if you ask for it, Ameren will deliver a free load of mulch to your home.

My goal for this spring and summer is to tame my wild jungle of a garden (using more than newspapers this year). Mulch seems like a key ingredient.