About & Contact


About Me


I cannot sit still.  I seriously can’t function unless I have multiple things clouding my brain.  Some people might call me a busybody, an overachiever, or someone with a short attention span.  I may not necessarily disagree with those people.  While I tend to stay away from any one label, I will admit to having many hobbies and interests.  I have more projects than I have time for, and I want to see more of the world than I can afford.

I’m a typical nine-to-fiver and caffeine lover.  I have a Bachelor of Science in Geology and an Executive MBA so naturally, living in Houston, I work in the energy industry.  I’m a geo-cartographer by day, and while I love my work, I can’t wait to get out of there.  I work to live and I work to vacation.  Almost every weekend is filled with races, projects or trips.

As far as labels go, and in no particular order, I’m a cartographer, rock-licker (geologist to you non-believers), costumer, DIYer, world traveler, cruiser, party host, nerd, Anglophile, Whovian, Trekkie, runner, wine enthusiast (ok…wino), foodie, dog mom, wife, camper/hiker, OCD organizer, and shopaholic.

I am by no means an expert in anything, but I dabble in many fun things that are worth sharing.  I post recipes for canning & preserving, costuming projects, adventures in food & wine, fun with my fur babies, glamping trips, DIY in my happy home, my journey with health & fitness, hosting parties, tales from my travels, and the chicest DIY wedding ever (mine).



Contact Me & Social Media


Inquiries or to request a Media Kit

Sheila Echols-Smesny

Email sheila@redshoesredwine.com


Mailing address

Sheila Echols-Smesny

P.O. Box 130178

Houston, TX 77219


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A Reintroduction to Sheila, January 2017

Why I Blog (Well…Why Not?)


Blog Introduction, September 2015

Jack of All Trades, Master of None





Red Shoes. Red Wine. is a personal blog written and edited by Sheila Echols-Smesny.  But on occasion, Red Shoes. Red Wine. accepts guest blog posts, photos, and other fun content, all considered on a case by case basis.  Frequent guest contributors are featured here!



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