AdriansCrazyLife

18 Ridiculously Useful Gifts for Men

With three grown sons, a husband and two grandsons, I have a whole houseful of guys to buy gifts for all year ’round.  So I am always on the lookout for any ridiculously useful gifts for men.  In so many ways, I think guys are a lot harder to buy for than women, so I […] Read more…

Kitchen reveal - our brand new painted oak cabinets. It's gorgeous and was easier than you'd think.

Kitchen Reveal – Painted Oak Cabinets

Sooooo, we’ve been mucking around all summer with a kitchen remodel.  We’ve been poking around for like a year looking at painted oak cabinets, but it’s a big change, and an expensive one.  But we’ve had these old 70’s style golden oak cabinets in our kitchen for a decade and they weren’t very nice. This […] Read more…

Our visit to SeaQuest Utah along with giveaway and discount code

Giveaway and Discount Code for SeaQuest Aquarium Utah

Recently, I decided to give my family a little pre-Easter treat by taking them for a visit to SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium in Layton, Utah.  We spent the whole day there and we had SO MUCH FUN!   Disclaimer:  I was compensated by SeaQuest Utah with free admission for myself and my family.  However, you know […] Read more…

Camping Hacks to Make Your Camping Trips Easier

Camping is a great American tradition and I guess anywhere else in the world too.  But it does have it’s inconveniences, so I’ve found a few clever camping hacks that will make your camping experience amazingly easy!  Especially if you’re not a very experienced camper, you might enjoy my Pinterest board called “A Camping We […] Read more…

This mousepad shows Sherlock and Doctor Who with the Tardis meeting each other. Great gift for your nerd friends.

Gift Guide for the Nerd You Love

I had SO much fun putting together this list of gift items for your nerd friends and relatives.  I’m quite the nerd myself, so I had a blast going through to pick out my favorite items.  I think most of us have a nerd or a geek or two on our gift list and it’s […] Read more…

Sick people are "supposed" to look sick, right? What if they don't?

Guest Post – A Different View of Chronic Illness

Today’s Guest Poster is Lauren from My Illness Start to Finish.  She writes about her life with chronic illness.   Chronic illness can take many forms, some are visible and some aren’t.  My boss’s wife is struggling with Stage 4 breast cancer.  It is of course, highly visible, and you can bet that no one […] Read more…

Camping can be really fun. These are some ideas to add some extra fun to your campouts.

Ways to SPICE Up Your Campouts

Welcome friends – thanks for stopping by!  Today we are going to talk about campouts. One of the fun things I get to do is write pieces for some of the BSA’s social media outlets. Last year, I wrote about our Scout Troop’s famous “Iron Chef” campout.  This is a long-standing tradition in our Scout […] Read more…

Our first trip to Yellowstone was fantastic. We had a great guide to show us all the great places to see.

Our First-time Trip to Yellowstone

Last week, my husband and I had a fun vacation.  Bizarrely enough, neither one of us had ever been to Yellowstone before, or even to any National Park.  We are such indoor people it seems kind of pointless to live in Utah surrounded by some of the best scenery in the country.  It’s like we’re […] Read more…

Awesome Solutions for your Sinus Problems

Today we are going to talk about some of my favorite solutions for sinus problems.  Sinus problems are the PITS!  And I get more than my share of them. Allergies – check! Deviated septum – check! Frequent sinus infections – check! (In fact, I have one coming on now – ugh!) Sleep apnea – check! […] Read more…

Here's our Utah bloggers group at Odysseo's Social Media Night

Odysseo by Cavalia – What an AMAZING Show

Odysseo by Cavalia is a unique big top show that is traveling around the country.  We are lucky enough to have them in Salt Lake for a few more weeks.  I did a giveaway for them a couple of weeks ago and so earned pair of free tickets to their Social Media night for my husband […] Read more…

A softer way to end toxic friendships - bless and release. I'm still going to love you, but I'm going to do it from waaay over here...

How to Break up with your Toxic Friends

Thanks for stopping by today.  Today we are going to talk about a subject that is very familiar to anyone, especially women – toxic friendships.  Friendships that have gone sour for some reason or just people who are mean, overly needy, or just plain annoying.  I think we have all been in exactly that place […] Read more…

A humorous look at the difference in packing for a trip between men and women.

Packing for a Trip – Women vs. Men

  I’m smack in the middle of packing for two different trips – I’m unpacking from a business trip last week to California at the same time that I am packing for a blog conference coming up in just 3 days.  Yes, this is when Adrian’s Crazy Life gets far too crazy, so I thought […] Read more…

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