Changed plans

Well friends, it’s been far too long since I’ve updated you on my life. It’s been a long few months for my family for sure, and we haven’t made a whole lot of progress on much.

We did add a new member to our family, though!

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Lilith Artemis is the newest member of our little family!! She is a blue merle Mini Australian Shepherd and is now about 11 weeks old. She is so independent, spunky, and full of life. She absolutely adores her brothers too, which is great! They got along right away, which was a huge relief! We are working on potty training, and she already knows the command “kennel,” and almost knows “sit.” Eventually we will get to the other ones. 🙂

I also got a new job that I am absolutely loving! It’s part time, so I am also pursuing my photography business more.

In other news, our basement makeover is definitely taking a lot of time to get done, and we have changed the plans a little bit. We got the floor leveled, we painted the floor with Drylok Masonry Waterproofing paint, and have painted a few of the walls. We have had a couple of estimates to re-do all the plumbing and will need to also have an electrician come in to update electrical.

Our bathroom update that we wanted to start in October still hasn’t been done, but those plans have also changed. The biggest part of that update was to install a 6 foot whirlpool tub because my husband has a bad back. After talking with a plumber and opening the box to the tub we bought, he told us that the tub we bought is a drop-in tub and wouldn’t work in our bathroom. He told us we could exchange it though, and they would happily install the correct one.

So, we found a new tub online and were going to exchange it. But then, in a moment of clarity, my husband said, “Why don’t we put the tub in the basement.” DUH, why didn’t we think of it sooner?!?

So today, we scouted out where we would put it in the basement, and we concluded that we will turn the sump pump room, otherwise known as the dungeon room, into our spa!!IMG_1094 IMG_1092 IMG_1091

Can’t you see it now?! This is going to be a super fun makeover. It will COMPLETELY transform the space!

So, since we are trying to lighten up the basement, the walls and floors will be white….and also because the Drylock masonry waterproofing paint only comes in 3 colors and I really only want to use white, lol!

The tub surround will be white subway tile with black grout because I will never stop loving subway tile and I don’t want to clean grout 😉 I will also be adding lots of greenery and artwork!

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I recently bought a stencil that resembles the cool cement tile that’s so in style, so I hope to paint the floor like this:

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And I of course want to add subtle country details, like this beautiful bouquet in a pitcher:

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And this pallet shelf:

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Anyways, I hope to keep up this blog a little better now that I have more time, and I feel like I have so much more to say. Life is beautiful, terrible, and so amazing all at once, and I know that I am meant to make a difference in some capacity. Someday, I hope this blog turns into something that reaches lots of women.

Until next time.

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