AdriansCrazyLife

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…

What Can You DO to Give Kids a Shot@Life?

While I was at the Shot@Life Conference last week, I learned a lot.  I learned a lot of facts. – Polio is almost eradicated– Global healthcare is only a fraction of the tiny 1% we spend on foreign aid– Healthcare in poor countries is getting better, but it’s not there yet– One fourth of ALL […] 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…

During this Olympic season, my cute kitties wanted to get in on the fun with the Cat-lympics

The Cat-lympics – A fun Olympic Event for Cats

Naturally, with all the Olympic excitement going on around here, our four footed friends decided that they needed to get in on the act. So they came up with their own kitty-cat versions of Olympic events, also known as the Cat-lympics. Without further ado, we present the Cat-lympics   The Synchronized chair-climbing event As part of […] 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…

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Nike Sneakers Frankenweenie

This is a repost of an old blog post that was one of my favorites. We were lucky enough to have Nike for several more years after I wrote this, but he is gone now. It’s been a couple of years, but we still miss him terribly and think of him often. This is a […] 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…

Wonderful Caribbean Cruise with Carnival Cruises

Just got home from our cruise with Carnival a couple of days ago.  Oh man, what a blast!  I think that is the most fun week we’ve ever had! Formal night in the ship’s Ivanhoe theater My husband doing Karaoke with a friend we met on the ship.  Pretty awesome! Ironically, I’m the more musical […] Read more…

Yeti and the Laundry Basket

You see why my laundry doesn’t get folded often enough?  Every time I turn around, there is an adorable kitty named Yeti sleeping on it.   Awww, it’s little kitty naptime. Whadja wake me up for? I was sleeping so nice… Nope, it’s my towel. You can’t have it.  Welcome to my life.  I’m starting […] Read more…

Book Review “Throw Out Fifty Things”

My tip for today is a book review.  I’ve been listening to the audio book of Throw Out Fifty Things – Clear the Clutter, Find Your Life by Gail Blanke.  I enjoyed it so much, I listened to it twice through.   It’s a lot different than it sounds – it isn’t just about just throwing […] Read more…

Devin Wolfe – One Talented Kid!

This is my friend Niki (and her husband Drew – obviously at New Year’s Eve!):     This is her son Devin Wolfe   This is Devin on YouTube.  Yes, I know *everyone* and his dog (literally!) are on YouTube, but how many of them are on there with a professional band and professional musician […] Read more…

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