Laina Turner

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KATZENJAMMER A hangover; anxiety or jitters; a discordant clamour. In the sense of a hangover, this word was known in the US from the middle 1840s. It was taken from a well-established German word (it turns up in at least one work by Goethe, for example) which derives from Katzen, cats, plus Jammer, wailing or… READ MORE »

Fab 5 Friday

I wanted to share with you 5 of the amazing blog I came across this week. If only I could share them all Karla’s Closet – Sitting Quietly. I fell in love with this photo. Laugh out loud mommy – How to create the illusion of a spotless home in minutes. Who doesn’t need this piece… READ MORE »

Dance Moms Rocks!

I made a HUGE mistake last week. I was on Netflix looking for something interesting to watch and I happened upon Dance Moms. I had heard about it in about the same vein as I’ve heard about Honey Boo-Boo (which I’ve not seen). Akin to a train wreck you just can’t stop watching. And I… READ MORE »

Do you use Bloglovin?

Have you heard of Bloglovin? I’m sure you have if you’ve been blogging for any length of time. If you haven’t then drop everything RIGHT NOW and go check it out. Ok, now that you know what Bloglovin’s all about let’s continue. If you’re serious about blogging or finding cool new blogs to read, you… READ MORE »

I fell off the wagon!

It’s only the 3rd week of January, and I am sad to report I have already fallen off the wagon as it relates to 2015 goals. Specifically, the healthy eating and exercise goals that I really need to hit if I’m going to get married in July. The rest I’m on track with – a… READ MORE »

Childhood Memories

Last month I went back to the area I grew up to attend a wedding of a long time friend who still lives there. My fiancé went with me, and we drove up early so I could take him around where I grew up and show him the houses I lived in. I mostly grew… READ MORE »

F is for Floccinaucinihilipilification

pronounced floc·ci·nau·ci·ni·hil·i·pil·i·fi·ca·tion /ˌflɒksəˌnɔsəˌnaɪhɪləˌpɪləfɪˈkeɪʃən/ Show Spelled[flok-suh-naw-suh-nahy-hil-uh-pil-uh-fi-key-shuhn] Meaning Definition: an act or instance of judging something to be worthless or trivial How can a work that big mean trivial?   PS it’s the 5th longest word in the English language.

Necklaces & Nooses – a chick lit mystery

After getting fired from her HR job, Presley now works at high-end fashion boutique Silk. She loves her job until one day when she finds her boss dead in a fitting room! She thinks its suicide; Solange was going through a messy divorce. Until the handsome detective, Willie Landon, discovers its homicide. Who would want… READ MORE »

Best Laid Plans

Last week I was supposed to launch my new blog design that’s been a work in progress since last March. I wanted some super awesome photos for the main page and my about page so I interviewed a few photographers and found one who was pricey, but that I thought could capture exactly what I… READ MORE »

Gift Ideas From Florida

The Best Gifts from Florida There are a lot of reasons why you might want to shop Florida gift ideas for your family and friends. Maybe they recently moved and want to remember the sunny state where they were born and raised. Maybe they’ve lived most or all of their lives in Florida and love it… READ MORE »

5 Ways to Spark Creativity

I have the best job in the world. As a blogger and an author, I get to do my favorite things, and that’s write and make up stories. I have people ask me where I get my ideas. I totally blame my parents for only having one child and since when I was growing up… READ MORE »