Sheila is a geo-cartographer, world traveler, cruiser, wine enthusiast, costumer, sewist, runner, shopaholic, camper/hiker, nerd, wife, and dog mom. On the blog you’ll find travel and cruise tips, wine pairing and reviews, costume and sewing tutorials, and everything in between! Scroll for more about Sheila…
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, and tales from my travels.
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P.O. Box 130178
Houston, TX 77219
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A Reintroduction to Sheila, January 2017
Blog Introduction, September 2015
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