My Room (I need a clever name - suggestions?) - I am super excited about this final room. My very own creative space - sewing, crafting, puzzling, photography. My husband's brother made this big table as a drafting table. The top is 3 by 5 feet - plenty of workspace. The trick will be keeping it from becoming a magnet for everything. I am sure you can relate to every flat space in the house becoming a dumping ground. My sewing table has a metal/enamel top, which I love. I might have to paint the legs to go with my room better, but that isn't on the top of my current priority list.
Check out Shelley's blog here. I am thinking it would be a beautiful and inspiring way to display my photography. I love how the gallery is high - it maximizes space in a fun way without making the whole room overly busy.
We have picked out baseboard, but were taking a little breather before starting that installation. Truth be told, the weather is not at all cooperating with that project. It will be pretty difficult to paint and dry trim with all the rain we have been having. When it finally stops the humidity is out of this world.
My husband has been enjoying the breather in his Command Center. I had to smile when I found him him "nerding out" watching The Quest on Hulu while putting together his newest "toy". The Quest is a TV show that was on ABC last summer. It is kind of a Survivor meets Lord of the Rings fantasy/role playing show. He binge watched the whole season in two days. I watched a couple episodes with him - I wished I seen it from the beginning. But now that I know who won... So about this new "toy." I decided to buy him a new Lego set as a thank you for all his hard work on the renovation.
His growing collection is taking over our desk :) I think my favorite may always be the AT-AT, but the shuttle is very cool too. Slave I is next on his list.
I made a veggie chili one time and am thinking I could probably use the same technique for spaghetti. I diced the zucchini and seasoned it the same way I would the meat and then sauteed it. Obviously it still wasn't meat, but it added some of the texture and flavor by cooking it that way before adding to the chili pot.
If anyone has healthy zucchini recipes please share. I would love to try a spiralizer, but at the moment I am trying to downsize so I don't want to purchase another gadget - unless I know I will love it and use it often. I am thinking about trying this recipe (or variation) at Comfort of Cooking.
|photo from Comfort of Cooking|
Thank you all for you encouragement during the long flooring process - I loved sharing it with you all :)