Life Hacks

Easy Method to Teach Your Child to Read!

  The Benefits to Raising Early Readers 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 […] 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…

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

Organizing Photos in 4 Easy Steps

  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…

Conquer Your ADD to Get Your Chores Done

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 […] Read more…

10 Household Cleaning Hacks

10 Simple Household Life Hacks

Here are 10 household life hacks that are quick and easy. I just love simple household life hacks that make things easier in day to day life.  Check them out and see how much these little tweaks can help you out around the house!   10 Household Life Hacks You Should Try   One of […] Read more…

Insane Waffle Iron Recipes

OK, I don’t often post items about cooking, but I have long been amazed at some of the uses people come up with to use their waffle iron and/or panini presses to make all sorts of amazing foods you would never have thought of using them for. Once you stop viewing your waffle iron or […] Read more…

10 Cleaning Products for LAZY People

  Anyone who knows me knows that I HATE housework.  There’s so many other things I’d rather be doing.  I mean, I do enough to get by, but you will never find me scrubbing light switch covers with a toothbrush.  So, I am always up for any kind of cleaning products I can find that […] Read more…

Avoid Library Fines

Simple Trick to Eliminate Library Fines

  Last year, my son ran up more than $78 in library fines and fees.  That’s some serious money for something that is theoretically free.  Fortunately, they agreed to let him pay his library fines online and we were able to negotiate a reduction since it was a first-time occurrence.  Keep in mind, this wasn’t […] Read more…

7 Tips to Make Gmail Work For You #AdriansCrazyLife I get a TON of Emails, so I have learned to be extremely organized about managing them and trying to keep my inbox under control.

7 Tips to Make Gmail WORK for You

I don’t know about you, but I get a LOT of email. I am the Email Queen and I do just about everything I possibly can via Email!  So, between work and my personal account, I probably get a couple of hundred Emails every single day.  Keeping your sanity under those conditions takes some careful […] Read more…

Teach Your Bank to Yell at You

Here’s a clever idea that might help you manage an out of control spending habit.  Use the built-in alerts that your bank offers to help you manage your overspending.  It can be surprisingly motivating if you actually pay attention to them.  Plus it helps you keep your bank balance in mind before you overdraw your […] Read more…

My BEST cheap and easy weight loss ideas

Lots of Thrifty Weight Loss Ideas

Every New Year’s Eve, what is the absolute number one resolution?  Hands down, it is always to lose weight.  It’s like the Holy Grail of resolutions!  Because of that, the diet and exercise industry is one of the richest in the world.  People spend thousands of dollars each year with hopes of losing weight – […] 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…

Amazing Hacks to Cut your Cleaning Time in HALF

You are Spending Too Much Time Cleaning How much cleaning time do you think you spend in a week?  Whatever it is, it is probably more cleaning time than you need.  Time is literally the most precious and irreplaceable resource we have.  I don’t know about you, but I can think of 50 things I’d […] Read more…

Six Tips to Tame Your Social Media Addiction

Six Tips to Tame Your Social Media Addiction

Part of the “Crazy” in Adrian’s Crazy Life is my interest in all things social media-related.  Well, maybe “interest” isn’t really a strong enough word, although I don’t think I’m quite as media-addicted as some of my friends are.   I think the reason for this is because I have some techniques that help me keep […] Read more…

Sort out Your Overflowing Closet

Helpful Tips to Sort Out Your Overflowing Closet

Does your overflowing closet make you CRAZY?  Most posts about organizing your closet just focus on throwing your stuff away.  You do need to clear out some room, but it’s kind of a waste to throw out perfectly good clothes just to make some breathing room. I will agree that it some clearing out is […] Read more…

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