#218: I thought it was a booger but it’s snot.

After months and years of hearing people say that it was the best thing that ever happened to them, I finally tried the neti pot. Before I tried it, I was scared of it in the same way I’m scared of putting eye drops in or chipping my teeth- it just seemed like it would…

#217: Awaiting Results from Hepatitis Test

I used to do a regular girls trip to Vegas each March.  Over the past few years, people have been popping out babies and doing other slightly more important things, so the trip has become less regular.  And, I think some people have outgrown Vegas, but not me.  Brad and I took a trip in December…

#216: Sheader Times Goes Viral

Brad and I want to have a virtual scrapbook of sorts because we do a lot of stuff but we both suck at taking pictures.  So, in the spirit of the new year and the times, we’ve decided to go virtual and do a joint blog to recap all of our escapades.  So: I started…

#211: Cuteness is the Spice of Life

This new thing feels a bit unpostworthy, but it’s been one of those projects that’s dragged on for whatever reason and now that it’s done, I’d like some extra closure.  A few months ago, Brad and I felt that our spice and herb storage needed revamping.  Because unsightly food storage is the type of worry…

#210: Come on baby, light my fire.

The thought of being responsible for a wood-burning fireplace is stressful to me.  Our newest pad has one and we broke it in a few weekends ago when my parents were in town.  Because people in their thirties need help from their parents with these sorts of things, get over it.  I finally got up the confidence…

#209: Move over, Martina.

Brad and I have had a hankering to play tennis recently, but can never seem to make time.  Feeling obese, coupled with getting new tennies last week, proved enough motivation to get out there on the courts, so: I played tennis after dark. We left our place around 5:45 and didn’t realize how quickly it…

#208: Add bank vault to my list of disappointing realities…

Last weekend, I went out for dinner and decided to have a pre-dinner cocktail beforehand.  I was born to be an extra in Mad Men.  And: I went to a bar housed in an old bank vault. The Bedford was dimly lit, mysterious and fun, but a little disappointing.  As Brad accurately surmised, I always…

#207: Paper by Shea Takes Over the World

I’ve been making handmade greeting cards for years.  A few years ago, I opened an Etsy shop, but didn’t do a good job of keeping up with it.  I picked it up again and: I sold one of my handmade cards online! You, too, can search and purchase the products here and help a sista out….

#206: Bakin’ with my Bestie

Bomber threw us one hell of an engagement party this summer so I wanted to do something besides write her a thank you note.   She had mentioned a few times around August that she was itching to bake a pie from scratch, so: I had a PIE PARTY!! I gathered recipes, flour, sugar, fruit,…

#205: Lard with a side of honey badger, please.

Accidentally, I ate at a vegan restaurant.  Last Friday, Brad and I went to this restaurant and not until we were waited on did we realize the restaurant was vegan.  The spot is on our street and always looks so adorbs.  The menu items use terms like pork, crab, chicken and cheese, which threw us…

#204: Sober Living

Side note- just noticed on my stat dashboard that people arrived to my blog by searching “mom is doing the babysitter” and “balloons play.”  I’m going to go take a shower. Anywho, I enjoy a cocktail or five once a in a while and so I thought it might be nice to pull the breaks a…