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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sewing Room Update

We are almost done
with my new room.
But my husband reminded me
not to rush the finishing.
People get too excited for the finished product
and start to slack at the end.
So I will listen....ugh.
Here's another sneak peak of what's to come.
This is the old floor (that was underneath the carpet...YUCK!)
And here is what the new floor
is looking like.
I am completely in love
with everything that is taking place.
My sewing machine REALLY misses me.
But it will love it's new home.

So while the floor was bare
I thought I would go ahead and paint Justin's 
old, old dresser.

It went from this
To this
And I'm sorry if you have to look at this
 lop-sided.  I rotated the pictures
before I downloaded them,
but for some reason
they decided to 
fall over again.
Go figure....

But if you have any tidbits
on how to get this right side up,
I would sure appreciate it!

Hopefully by Monday
I'll have pictures of a finished room!
Keep your fingers crossed!

I promised you a recipe,
so here's one I think you will enjoy.
It's from Giada De Laurentis.
Photo and recipe are from

Picture of Sweet Potato Fries with Basil Salt and Garlic Mayonnaise Recipe

Sweet Potato Fries with Basil Salt and Garlic Mayonnaise


  • 5 sweet potatoes, cut into about 1 by 5-inch "fries"
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Place the sweet potato "fries" on a foil-lined baking sheet and toss with the olive oil. Bake until golden, about 45 minutes.

Meanwhile combine the basil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. In another small bowl combine the mayonnaise, garlic, and lemon juice, and stir to combine.

When the sweet potato fries come out of the oven, sprinkle with the basil salt. Serve with the garlic mayonnaise alongside for dipping.

Doesn't that sound delish?
Let me know if you try it!


jules said...

Cin, the room is looking amazing. I can't wait to see the floor when you get it done. WooHoo......girls night soon I hope!

Anonymous said...

The room is looking so good and I love your recipe! I'll be trying that, not the painting :)

FabricFascination said...

I got a kick out of your sideways pix of the dresser. I'm sure you will be thrilled with your new sewing room. It looks like it has a lot of light.