Monday Musings

How was your Mothers Day weekend? Good I hope. Ready for another Monday Musings? Here we go….

**Happy belated Mother’s Day to my mom and all you other awesome moms out there. I am not a mom yet, but I do believe I know how hard and rewarding it is and I can’t wait to experience it for myself. As well as put to work all the great things my mom has taught me over the years.

**I went home sick from work today….ugh being sick when it’s nice out is the worst. But on my drive home all I kept thinking was I wasted a work outfit for an hour and half worth of work….dang. Haha.

**Curt is traveling this week, I hate when he travels. I feel for all you wives out there with hubby’s that travel frequently. Luckily, Curt doesn’t travel often…but that doesn’t make it any easier.

**Big news in the Aucutt Household (no I’m not preggo), we decided to finally finish our basement! Yay! I am so excited! We will do it over the span of several months as we are doing it ourselves and will be paying for it as we go. I will be sure to document all the renovation realities as we go. Our fist step was putting up this blue foam insulation after organizing and cleaning up. After a very exciting drive with 8 foot pieces (kinda miss the truck) and then having to cut them in half because they were to big to get downstairs they are almost all up, due to my handy hubby. Pictures below.

**I am so thankful my husband is so handy. In the basement we plan to build in built in bookshelves and storage on one wall downstairs. This will help cover the sump pump. I can’t wait to see it finished.

**Last week I received a compliment from a stranger about my skin, she asked what I did because it was so beautiful and creamy. I have gotten those types of compliments a lot and I’m not one to brag but I wanted to share this….I told her my secret was never getting in a tanning bed and wearing sunscreen, I am a BIG advocate for not tanning. This is your skin, God gave it to you, and getting in a tanning bed is like asking for cancer. Just like smoking, you CAN prevent it. Why would you put yourself at risk? Anyways…I’m not saying I’ve never been burned, and I do have a higher risk of skin cancer due to my fair skin and genetics so I take the right steps to hopefully avoid something so preventable. I also want to teach my daughter some day that her skin is beautiful, that she is beautiful…..maybe when she is older tan won’t be in and beautiful, natural color is. :)I will be proud when all her friends are tanning and we won’t let her and when she asks me why and says I probably did I when I was younger I can proudly say no I didn’t and this is why….

**I will get off my high horse now.

Below, a picture of me with my mom in honor of Mothers Day and some photos of our basement reno, Happy Monday!

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