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4th of July Roundup

4th of July Roundup

I’m about to do my very first holiday round up post.  I rarely do much for the more minor holidays in life.  Not sure if I’m just too busy, or if it just wasn’t a “thing” in our family, but Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, 4th of July don’t really get a lot of attention […] Read more…

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…

Guest Posting on the Utah Scouts Blog

For the last several months, I’ve had a bit of a side gig going on.  As you may or may not know, I’m one of the Adult Leaders in my son’s large Scout Troop – I’m not THE Leader (thank heavens!), but I’m definitely part of the crowd of adult leaders who keep our Troop […] Read more…

Scout Sunday #AdriansCrazyLife Ways that our Scout Troop performs service to our sponsoring organization. Scout Sunday is just part of it.

Scout Sunday Service

I don’t always share stuff like this on my blog, but I thought this one was pretty cool.  This post was featured on the state-wide Scouting website – Blog.Utahscouts.org recently.  I met the coordinator of it at the recent Build Your Blog conference and we’ve been collaborating on some posts like these since then.   […] Read more…

Hub's Bday at Boondocks - Boondocks Fun Center is not just for little kids and families. It can be fun for the older kids too.

Hubby’s Bday at Boondocks

People think that places like Boondocks are just for little kids or young families, but it’s actually a lot of fun for people of all ages.  The 24 teens from my Ulster Project (see previous Ulster Project post here) go there every summer as part of their schedule of activities.  Turning a group of 24 […] 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…

Three GENIUS Products for Cats

Three GENIUS Products for Cats

OK, in my last post about cats, I promised you a couple of products for your own feline friends.  As I mentioned, I have owned a whole passel of kitties, so I have tried just about every product out there and these are the ones that have worked out well for me. If you will […] Read more…

Picking the RIGHT Cat for YOU

How to Choose the RIGHT Cat for You

I consider myself something of an expert on cat ownership. Over the years, I’ve had probably 35 or 40 different cats and due to the amazing variety of personalities that cats can have, I’ve learned a lot and maybe it will help you if you are looking for a kitty to love. I got my […] 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…

#GivingTuesday and Our Blanket Party!

Last year was my first #GivingTuesday event and I enjoyed it so much I decided to do it again.  If you have not heard of #GivingTuesday, it is a new worldwide charitable initiative that was started by the UN Foundation which sponsors my Shot@Life organization.  To my mind, it acts as the perfect antidote to […] Read more…

Yeti the adorable snowman

Yeti the Adorable Snowman

It’s been a while since I’ve done a post just for fun.  I thought I’d introduce my cat, Yeti.  Isn’t he pretty?  I keep telling him he’s way too pretty to be a boy.   But don’t let all that fluff and those ice blue eyes fool you, he’s a little stinker.     I’ve […] 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…

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