May Progress: 100 things list

Please excuse my hiatus – I know you’ve been waiting with bated breath for new posts. Here’s what I’ve done since we last chatted… Completed: Make a will/living will (#37) – CHECK! More to come in a separate post. Progress: Go to 5 concerts (#62) – we recently went to see Margo Price at the…

January Progress: 100 things list

After each month, I will post an update on the progress made against the list. In January, I came in hot and completed or made progress towards several items! In all, I completed 5 items and made progress towards an additional ten. Completed: Make a birthday chart (#8) — CHECK! Do a Whole 30 (#44)…

Do a Whole 30 (#44)

Brad and I both completed our second Whole 30 in January 2018. We first time we did it was in June/July of 2015. This time around was a lot easier – mentally – and I think that had a lot to do with timing. After the holidays, spending lots of money, gorging ourselves on rich…

Make a Birthday Chart (#8)

Every year I have grand thoughts of sending all my friends and family snail mail birthday cards because it’s so damn fun getting mail. I do really well some months, and others I think about it a few days too late. To bolster the infrastructure of this idea, I’ve long thought I’d need a birthday…

FOMO NOMO: 2018 List

If the sporadic timing of posts on this blog seems random, it is! However, there is a common theme of trying new or interesting things in my daily life. If you want to catch up on how we got here, read the About This Blog page (link is located on the top right of the…

Hat Trick

You might remember the first annual Sheader Derby Party?  Well, we did it up then but one thing was missing from the first annual celebration.  This year: I wore a fascinator! I knew I was meant to be a southerner or a British old maid. Fun factor: 10

#227: Nog me, Bartender.

The most recent holiday season was the first time I was celebrating it in my very own home, which translated into me wanting to do everything I normally do, but on steroids. I started listening to Christmas music in late October (no joke). I hosted gift wrapping parties with myself, drinking hot cocoa and blaring…

#226: Not in Kansas anymore.

Louisville has a lot nice parks and we are lucky enough to live near Cherokee Park, which has a great walking/running/biking path.  It was unseasonably warm a few weekends ago, so we went on a walk.  I came across some good-ass nature, including: I saw a rainbow tree. I am gifting the name to the…

#225: V.I.S.

I visited my good friend Suzanne this weekend in Asheville, NC.  What a pretty town!  We did lots of catching up and went on a million cute outings and meals.   I also got to: Privately shop in a store. Suzanne works at the cutest little boutique, The Gardener’s Cottage, every Saturday.  The store is closed…

#224: Born in the USA

One of Brad and my New Year’s resolutions was to see more live music.  We accomplished that.  We’ve been to one music festival, one music cruise that included around 10 bands, and a handful of concerts in different venues.  One of the biggest names we saw was that of domestic fame: I saw the Boss in concert. I…

#223: Who Ya Gonna Call?

I was a little bummed that our vacation this year (more on that in a separate post – it was a doozie) coincided with Halloween.  Since I’m now a big bad homeowner, I was excited to participate in the portion of society that hands out candy to adorable trick-or-treating tots. We did get to experience a bit…

#222: Cheers

In the 4 years since I started this blog, I’ve noticed two consistent trends within the content of my posts.  #1  I eat a lot. #2  I drink a lot.  Just an observation. I toured a bourbon distillery. Good friends Emily and Willis visited us in October and we wanted to show them some of the outskirts…