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My Son the Almost-Eagle Scout #AdriansCrazyLife My son is just finishing up his Eagle project. Yay!

My Son the Almost-Eagle Scout

If you’ve been reading this blog for very long, you’ll know that we are a big Scouting family.  My middle son was a Scout for a while, my youngest son is thisclose to becoming an Eagle Scout, and my husband and I are part-time adult leaders in our Troop.  I am the Camping Chairperson and […] Read more…

Guest Post - Letter to a College Bound Daughter #AdriansCrazyLife #BritishMumUSA This is a guest post from my friend Ray to her college bound daughter. Very moving!

Guest Post – Letter to a College-Bound Daughter

Adrian contacted me this past week and asked if I would be interested in “Guest Blogging” on her wonderful, informative Blog.  Yes, yes I would, and I am so honored to be here.  After much thought, and just seeing my oldest daughter graduate and walk the stage I thought it would be appropriate to share […] Read more…

Easy and Fun April Fool's Pranks

Easy and Fun April Fool’s Pranks

I am SO immature!  I just LOVE April Fool’s day and I always play harmless little jokes on my family and friends.  The big day is coming up soon, so I thought I’d share some of my little pranks with you. To me, the perfect April Fool’s joke is something that is just surprising and […] Read more…

Long fingernails and contact lenses, not a great combination, as I discovered.

How I FLUNKED Contact Lenses!

Sometimes, the simplest things can be the most aggravating.  A few months ago, I thought I’d try contact lenses.  I’ve worn glasses for a decade and I figured if my 9-year-old granddaughter could manage them, I could too.  Boy, was I wrong! Part of the problem is my one vanity – I have natural long […] Read more…

Blogger Event at the Loveland Aquarium

Animal Jam Blogger Event at the Aquarium

I LOVE being a Blogger!  I’ve been dying to go and see our new Loveland Aquarium that just opened a couple of months ago, so I was certainly pleased when I received an invitation from Mom It Forward to bring my family to an Animal Jam blogger event at the Aquarium. This event was sponsored […] Read more…

Ulster Project Teens

The Ulster Project-An Irish-American Love Story

My family is doing something interesting this month that you’ve probably never heard of.  It’s called The Ulster Project.  They do it in several US cities – ours has been going for almost 30 years.  It’s a peace initiative between Salt Lake City and Northern Ireland. Every year they’ve been sending a dozen teenagers to […] Read more…

My new celtic knot tattoo

Much Ado About a Tattoo

I have a very funny attitude about tattoos.  It’s almost a love/hate thing.  On the one hand, I think a really well thought-out, artistic tattoo can be very cool.  And I love to watch tattoo shows like Ink Master, Ink’d and Tattoo Nightmares.   On the other hand, I see some of the DUMBEST tattoos […] Read more…

My Cheesy Afternoon on the Dairy Farm

A couple of weeks ago, about 20 of my blogger friends and I paid a little visit to a local dairy farm.  We were sponsored by the Mom It Forward organization and the Dairy Council of UT/NV.  We always have the best time on these blogger events!   We went up to Canyon View Farms […] Read more…

The Motherless Daughters Project

As you know by now, I am a big fan of Shot@Life.  This is a charity that is working hard to save children’s lives and I enjoy helping them out.  It’s really rewarding when you think about the impact each donation can have – even $5 provides one life-saving vaccination for a child in a […] Read more…

Adrian Goes to Washington

Just got back from my Shot@Life conference in Washington.  I had an ah-maz-ing time.  I think it was probably the best trip I’ve ever been on.  The weather was amazing, the sightseeing was fabulous, and I met some really terrific people.  We also learned a lot of great information about global vaccines and the Shot@Life […] Read more…

I’m a Shot@Life Champion

OK, I am seriously excited this week!  I found out a few days ago that I have been selected at one of 100 Shot@Life Champions for 2013.  If you aren’t familiar with the Shot@Life organization – they are providing lifesaving vaccines to young children in developing countries to literally give them at shot at life. […] Read more…

Making Blankets for #GivingTuesday

I know we’ve all heard about Black Friday (now Black Thursday AND Friday – ugh!) and Cyber Monday – which has now morphed into Cyber Week, but have you ever heard about #GivingTuesday?  To my mind, #GivingTuesday is the perfect antidote to the commercialism that has started to overwhelm our holiday spirit.  It was developed […] Read more…

Divorcing My Church

I have put off writing this post for a long time, for many reasons.  One because religion can be a very controversial and personal topic.  Also, because I had hoped things would change.  But it’s been a two-year plus situation and it doesn’t look like it’s going to be changing any time soon, so I […] Read more…

Book Review: The Calligrapher’s Daughter

I don’t often do book reviews because I read a lot of books that are kind of off the beaten path.  What can I say?  I’m a bit of an oddball – I like science fiction, self-help/inspirational books, and I adore brainy type stuff like Freakonomics and Predictably Irrational.  So rather than confirm what an […] Read more…

Support Shot@Life during the Month of Blogust

During the EVO Conference, I heard about the Shot@Life campaign, which is a charitable foundation that is focused on providing vaccinations to children in underdeveloped nations.  It only takes $20 to provide a child with a lifetime of vaccinations that may save his or her life.  Just the cost of a T-shirt or a few […] Read more…

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