Life Hacks

7 Awesome Solutions for your Sinus Problems

Today we are going to talk about my 7 BEST solutions for your most miserable sinus problems.  Sinus problems are the PITS!  You literally CAN’T BREATHE.  And like many of you, I’ve got more than my share of them. Allergies – check! Deviated septum – check! Frequent sinus infections – check! (In fact, I have […] 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…

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 a trip times TWO – 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…

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…

Sneaky Tricks for Weight Loss – #5 School Cafeteria

I hope you’ve been enjoying my series so far.  This is my final post in the series, but I think it’s my favorite.  As the head of the USDA, Brian Wansink was given a challenge to improve the nutrition in the typical school cafeteria.  And I have to say, the simple and innovative ideas he […] Read more…

The 4th installment of my weight loss series shows you some easy tricks to shop smarter and healthier.

Sneaky Tricks for Weight Loss – #4 Grocery Shopping

Here in the 4th post of the series, it’s time to talk about some smart strategies in the grocery store.  I know a lot of posts you see are talking about making thrifty choices while grocery shopping, but these are some little tricks that will help you stick to these better choices even on days […] Read more…

One of the tricky things in losing weight is managing your snacks. I've got some tips that will help.

Sneaky Tricks for Weight Loss – #3 Manage Snacking

In our last post, we talked about customizing our kitchens for a new healthy lifestyle.  The nice thing about these tips is that you aren’t going overboard.  You are just making a few simple changes that will pay off in the long run.  Today, we are going to look at the problem behavior of snacking. […] Read more…

Teaching your child to read can be fun and easy for both of you with these simple methods.

Teach Your Child to Read!

  Reading is one of my greatest pleasures, so I was pretty serious about my children learning how to read at an early age.  My stepson Ryan was in a Montessori school when my husband and I started dating, so he was an early reader in their program.  My middle son Matt was reading well by […] Read more…

Are you making these cleaning MISTAKES? We all have lots of STUFF to do, so why waste time cleaning ineffectively?

Are You Making these Cleaning Mistakes?

Let’s face it – cleaning is one of those things you can’t avoid.  Like death and taxes.  We all have to clean up the house at some point.  But it’s just smart to do your cleaning as quickly and efficiently as you can, so you can get onto more fun stuff – like watching Dancing […] Read more…

Get those photos out of shoeboxes and out of your phone and put them to USE. Easy steps to salvage and utilize them.

4 Easy Steps to Organizing Your Photos

  Is it just my imagination, or do we take about a zillion more photos than our parents used to take?  I guess it’s because we carry a camera around in our pocket every day, plus we so much more visual than we used to be.  But managing all those thousands of photos can be […] Read more…

Overcome Your ADD'ness with your Chores @AdriansCrazyLif Some easy techniques to get MORE done, even if you are ADD, like me!

Overcome Your ADD-ness In Your Chores

OK, I have to ‘fess up, like many of you, I am seriously ADD.  At times, my mind has the attention span of a Cocker Spaniel Puppy – (Squirrel!).  A lot of it is my own fault.  I am always doing at least 2 or 4 (or 9!) things at once, and my mind is […] Read more…

Say Goodbye to Your Excuses

Home Organization – Say Goodbye to Your Excuses

If you have a messy and disorganized house that is out-of-control, what are excuses do you use?  Let’s face it, we are all masters of excuses, and there are a dozens of different excuses for not tackling your household problems.  But for every excuse you come up with, someone else has had that same excuse […] Read more…

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