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Having your house smell great is a terrific feeling. I've got some products that will help you clean your home and also make it smell WONDERFUL.

Cleaning Tips to Make Life Easier and Great Smelling

I blog a lot about decluttering and organizing, but not much about actual cleaning.  Decluttering, organizing, and cleaning are all very intricately linked topics.  In order to make life easier for your cleaning, you need to have the clutter out of your way.  Otherwise, the cleaning operation will take twice as much time.  And also […] Read more…

I have 7 items you may not have thought of to bring on your next cruise.

7 Must-Have Items for a Great Cruise Experience

Cruises are such wonderful experiences, but especially if you are new to cruising, it’s often difficult to figure out what you do or don’t need.  It’s interesting to figure out the right balance between comfort, style and luggage space!  Thankfully, I’ve done the homework for you to determine what the BEST items are to ensure […] Read more…

Are You Making these Cleaning Mistakes?

My definition of a cleaning mistake is one that causes you waste time cleaning.  We’re busy people, so why spend MORE time cleaning instead of something more fun? So this is my collection of efficiency tips to make your cleaning routines FAST and EASY! Disclaimer:  This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate […] Read more…

5 Tips to Get Teen Boys off their Video Games

Pretty typical picture isn’t it?  Not just for teen boys, but for everyone.  Seems like all of us are spending major amounts of time staring at electronics of all types these days – not just phones, but iPads, computers, video games, and TV’s.  It’s to the point where it is getting a little scary.  I […] Read more…

6 Tactics to Defeat Housework Burnout @AdriansCrazyLif Six Nifty Ideas to help with the daily grind...

6 Tips to Defeat Housework Burnout

I think one of the big problems in keeping up on daily housework is the sheer never-endingness of it. You clean something and a day or two later, you have to clean it again. And again. The sheer repetition of it just grinds you down after a while.  That’s what we call housework burnout. And […] Read more…

When Your Spouse is a Packrat

        One thing I hear from a lot of my readers is that they have a messy house, but it isn’t their fault.  They are fairly neat and organized themselves, but they have the misfortune to live with someone who is a collector, a packrat or maybe even someone with mild hoarding […] Read more…

25 Fabulous Tips on Packing for a CRUISE

I’m packing for a Western Caribbean cruise with some of my blogger buddies including the divine Six Sisters from the recipe site Six Sisters Stuff.  I’ve been on several cruises over the years, so I’ve learned what does and doesn’t work and I wanted to share some of my BEST tips with my wonderful readers. […] Read more…

The Dog Whisperer gives me Hope for Parenting

The Dog Whisperer gives me Hope for Parenting

I’m watching the Dog Whisperer and I have to say, this show really gives me hope as a parent.  Do you know why? At the beginning of the program, they show these dogs with all these issues – barking, biting, misbehavior of all types. These dogs just seem so out of control and completely hopeless, […] Read more…

I have a unique strategy for paying off credit card bills FAST.

The TRICK to Minimum Payments

Credit card debt can be a significant drain on your budget. Even if you’ve gotten smart and put the cards away (or cut them up!), you still need to find a way to rid yourselves of those pesky balances. One trap that many debt-ridden consumers get into is just paying the minimum payments. Here’s why […] Read more…

Teens can be a little self-centered. I think volunteer service is so important to center them and give them a positive outlook about themselves and others.

Teens and Volunteer Service

Why should your teen get involved in volunteer service?  I’ll give you one reason.  Your teen needs to feel like a hero. Not every kid can be the popular one, score the winning sports goal, or win the top prize at the science fair, but every kid can do volunteer service. [bctt tweet=”Volunteer service can make your […] Read more…

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Tutorial: DIY Tied Fleece Blankets

  I’m so glad you’re here!  I don’t do a lot of crafty posts, but this is one of my favorites because they are so easy and inexpensive to make, plus they make a lovely and cozy gifts. Come to think of it, I’m snuggled up in this exact blanket right now as I’m writing […] Read more…