Jan 9, 2014 - Blog    6 Comments

Shelly Who?

It’s been a long time since I visited this website. So long that I thought about skipping town and pretending to forget this thing ever existed. I could start up again on a shiny, new site, maybe start blogging about something totally fresh like how to make your own household cleaners from pinecones and dust [...]

Jun 11, 2013 - Blog    2 Comments

Way to Go, Brandon.

Meet Brandon! Then Run Away! We all know about “daddy issues.” We wouldn’t have shows like The Bachelor or Bad Girls Club without them. But “mommy issues” are equally prevalent as evidenced on last night’s episode of The Bachelorette. Don’t judge. It’s required viewing for soon-to-be parents so you can witness what happens to your [...]

May 29, 2013 - Blog    No Comments

Mother Nature v. Mother Nurture

Ok, who would win in a fight: My mother’s innate influence over me or all the “how to parent” crap I’m getting inundated with from well-meaning friends, eblasts, and the twenty-seven inch pile of paperbacks on my nightstand? Here’s the deal: in my daily phone call today with my mom, I mentioned my friend’s two-year [...]

Apr 30, 2013 - Blog    3 Comments

Let’s Panic, Shall We?

The other day Bart and I were at a store in our neighborhood looking at picture frames for the Star Wars prints he bought for the baby’s room. (I was under the impression we were going with a classic Pooh theme but as it turns out, Pooh and Darth Vadar actually look pretty good together.) [...]

Feb 25, 2013 - Blog    9 Comments

I Saw the Light

I walked into my office/Sadie’s bedroom this morning and saw something weird on the floor. It was light yellow-ish in color. Oh no! Did I leave my computer on? Did Sadie have another accident? Did a UFO land in our backyard?* And then I realized it was the sun. So weird. It’s gone now but [...]

Sep 27, 2012 - Blog    6 Comments

That’s Why They Call It a Mancave

So we haven’t moved in yet (next Friday!) but we’ve I’ve already done quite a bit of shopping for the new house. Bart is very excited for two things: 1. He gets to see his stuff that’s been in storage for almost 2 years. 2. He gets a mancave. The mancave is important to me too. [...]

Aug 27, 2012 - Blog    8 Comments

A Little Updating, Please?

Jeez. Is this thing on? What a jerk, right? Oh I have things to update you on. I have stories. But rather than try to write it all down in one long post, how about just the (mostly) inane highlights of the last two months? Saw about 4,927 crapstastic houses for sale and about 12 [...]

Jun 25, 2012 - Blog    4 Comments

We Sold Betty!

Here’s a fact: There are no 2 bathroom homes in Seattle for under a million dollars. For real. That’s a fact. And just to clarify, when I say “bathroom” I don’t even mean a “full bathroom.” A stand up shower would be divine. A powder room would be lovely. A little built-in hut for the [...]

Apr 20, 2012 - Blog    4 Comments

My Strange TV Watching Habits

I admit, every now and again I might not make the best choices when watching TV. My DVR is riddled with things like Say Yes to the Dress, The Real Housewives, Operation Repo (thanks, Dad!) and my recent discovery, Big, Rich Texas (thanks, Mom!) Every now and again I might find myself channel surfing and [...]

Apr 11, 2012 - Blog    9 Comments

If Zelda Had Thumbs

You’ve probably seen the website Text From Dog. It’s pretty freakin hilarious. If you haven’t seen it, go ahead and click that link and catch up. Go on. I’ll wait. Today a friend (ironically Zelda’s ex-daddy. Remind me to tell you that story another time) said he thought I should “teach Zelda to text” and start [...]