Just Short of Crazy is a lifestyle blog that was started by Deb many years ago. Alan has joined her to help with home projects. Here we’ll share tips and tricks that help keep life just “short of” crazy.

You’ll find:

  • Traveling Tips: Solo travel, Girlfriend travel, and couple travel plus the best travel finds and how to make it all happen without losing your mind!
  • Easy Household Fixes: All those pesky tasks that need to be done around the house that you know you could do yourself if you had a quick video showing you how or easy to follow step-by-step instructions.
  • Simple Recipes: We all love to eat, but we don’t necessarily like spending two hours in the kitchen cooking. Here at Just Short of Crazy we like to keep it simple, yet delicious. We like to think we succeed. Oh, there may be some cocktails and wine posts in there 🙂
  • Tips for Crazy Free Living: Want to throw a cocktail party, but don’t know where to start? Need Holiday ideas from how to decorate to what to take a party hostess? Found a really cool flea market find and want to flip it? Don’t worry. We’ve got your back. Consider us your best friend when it comes to living life fully without breaking the bank!

Who We Are


Meet Deb. Deb is a

  • Traveler + road trip junkie
  • Foodie + whiskey lover
  • Gadget geek
  • Literary lover + library explorer
  • Frugal spender, occassional splurger (loves spas & luxury hotels)
  • Believer in staying “short of” crazy while still having fun

Meet Alan. Alan is a

  • Real life MacGyver (can fix just about anything with duct tape + swiss army knife)
  • Outdoorsman
  • Comic relief
  • Fellow traveler
  • Taste tester (for our good and not so good recipe creations)


About Just Short of Crazy

Meet BB. BB is a:

  • Great napper
  • Lap snuggler
  • Treat lover
  • Rabbit/bird/cat chaser

If you have any questions email us at [email protected]



  • Yvonne December 13, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Hi! I love the chalkboard wine glasses, I found them via Pinterest. I have a quick question if I may; Do you need to handwash the glasses, or have you tried them in the dishwasher? I’m about to make some! for Christmas presents and I know the recipients will ask me. Thanks in advance!


  • Carla Neggers July 17, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Great list! I’ve been to some of the places you list, want to go to others and a few I can skip — you can send me a postcard instead. 😉 Let us know how your upcoming trip goes! Have fun.

    • admin July 17, 2012 at 10:48 am

      Thanks for stopping by. Would love to hear about your favorite places and, of course, I’m always willing to send postcards.

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    Could someone contact me, I work for the Tours at Missouri State Penitentiary. I noticed on your article on Jefferson City that some information about the tours and the MSP Museum are now out-of-date. My number 866-998-6998.


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