AdriansCrazyLife

18 Ridiculously Useful Gifts for Women

Every year, I take great delight in picking out the most ridiculously useful gifts for women and for men.  I put a lot of time and effort in picking out the most unusual, fun, and unique items I can find, because no one likes boring gifts. I do have three sons, so I finished the […] Read more…

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…

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…

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…

7 Awesome Solutions for your Sinus Problems

Today we are going to talk about my 7 BEST solutions for your most miserable sinus problems.  Sinus problems are the PITS!  You literally CAN’T BREATHE.  And like many of you, I’ve got more than my share of them. Allergies – check! Deviated septum – check! Frequent sinus infections – check! (In fact, I have […] 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 a trip times TWO – 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…

Earning an Eagle Scout rank isn't always easy, but we survived it and we are SO proud.

My Son, the Eagle Scout

If you remember this post from over the summer – My son the almost-Eagle Scout, you’ll know that I was really biting my nails over whether or not my son would complete his path to Eagle.  I’m happy to report that he finally got with the program and earned his Eagle rank. I was very pleased […] Read more…

Insane Waffle Iron Recipes

OK, I don’t often post items about cooking, but I have long been amazed at some of the uses people come up with to use their waffle iron and/or panini presses to make all sorts of amazing foods you would never have thought of using them for. Once you stop viewing your waffle iron or […] Read more…

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