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…

Me and Utah First Lady Jeanette Herbert

Uplift Families and their Parenting Conference

Hello, and welcome to my blog.  Last month, I got to do something very cool.  I attended a bloggers luncheon at the Governor’s Mansion with our Utah First Lady Jeanette Herbert.  She has an initiative called Uplift Families.  Her goal is to promote good parenting skills, strengthen families, and offer resources to parents throughout the […] Read more…

It's July! Are you READY for Christmas? I am. I have half my holiday money all tucked away.

It’s July – Are you Ready for CHRISTMAS?

Hello and welcome to my blog!  Can you believe that summer is already half over?  Just think – Christmas will be HERE before we know it (groan).  Personally, I hate to even THINK about it, but it rolls around every year just like clockwork.   Now I know there are some of you hyper-organized types […] Read more…

What do we OWE our Adult Children? Interesting thought - are we giving them too much or too little?

What Do We OWE Our Adult Children?

I haven’t done a new parenting post in a while.  I witnessed an intriguing conversation that popped up in my Facebook feed on this topic.  Since I have a newly adult child (my youngest just turned 18), I thought it was time to talk about it.   This woman was complaining about her 19-year-old daughter. […] Read more…

Looking FABULOUS at Family Fun Friday linky party.

Looking Fabulous at Family Fun Friday #4

Welcome!  I’m so happy you stopped by to enjoy our Family Fun Friday linky party. Along with my co-hosts, I’ll be featuring this link-up on my blog every week. Every week we share the talents and top posts from our blogging friends all around the web with my co-hosts at Monica at HappyandBlessedHome.com, Herchel at […] Read more…

Sinus problems are the PITS. Here are some solutions that will help make you more comfortable.

Awesome Solutions for your Sinus Problems

Welcome!  I hope you are having a terrific day! Today we are going to talk about some of my favorite solutions for sinus problems.  Sinus problems are the PITS!  And I get more than my share of them. Allergies – check! Deviated septum – check! Frequent sinus infections – check! (In fact, I have one […] Read more…

Here's our Utah bloggers group at Odysseo's Social Media Night

Odysseo by Cavalia – What an AMAZING Show

Odysseo by Cavalia is a unique big top show that is traveling around the country.  We are lucky enough to have them in Salt Lake for a few more weeks.  I did a giveaway for them a couple of weeks ago and so earned pair of free tickets to their Social Media night for my husband […] 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…

I have some brilliant ways to get the maximum use out of your storage.

Clever Ways to Maximize Your Storage

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Today we are going to talk about storage.  I think getting the best use out of your storage is something everyone struggles with and I’m sure you do too.  We all have SO much stuff and trying to store it in a way that protects it while still giving […] Read more…

Save Money by Organizing Your Move

Moving? Learn how to pack like a boss

Moving soon?  Moving can be a messy, expensive, back-breaking effort, so I feel for you. In the 30 or so years we’ve been married, we’ve moved a total of eight times.  I don’t like it much, but I have to say, I’m pretty danged good at it, so I thought I’d put together some tips […] Read more…

Using my selfie stick during the #BYBC2016 Conference

Build Your Blog Conference 2016

I’m back from my Build Your Blog Conference weekend.  As usual, the conference was fabulous and I really enjoyed the chance to hang out with all my super-fun blogger friends.  As I mentioned in an earlier post, this was my 12th conference, so I’ve picked up just a “few” friends along the way and there’s always […] Read more…

The Challenge of Living with a Messie

The Challenge of Living with a Messie

Did you ever (poke) wonder what it (poke) is like for a cleanie (poke poke) living in the same house with (poke) a messie? I’d imagine (poke) it’s just like living with someone just randomly poking you all__the__time. The clutter doesn’t bother us, we have the ability to just tune it out.  But when you’re […] 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 two different trips – 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…

Wouldn't you LOVE a self-cleaning house? I can help with that.

7 Ways to Make Your House SELF CLEANING

I don’t know about you, but I HATE cleaning!  Anytime there is the slightest chance that I could do LESS of it, I am all over it! So, I’ve been doing a little research on the topic and I’ve discovered not one, but SEVEN different ways you can keep your house cleaner by actually doing […] Read more…

True Confessions of an Email HOARDER

OK, I have a confession to make.  When it comes to Email, I am a true hoarder.  I’m pretty good about physical clutter, but I live and die by my computer.  When it comes to Email or digital files, I never like to get rid of ANYTHING.  That is classic hoarding behavior, but because it’s […] Read more…

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