Laina Turner

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It’s All About Photography

I wrote last week about the need to improve my photography skills (among others) and subsequently the need for an editorial calendar so I can plan for the images I need. I feel accomplished that I created my editorial calendar for September and this month is going to be all about photography. Because I am… READ MORE »

Happy Labor Day!

I hope everyone enjoys their holiday as much as she is!

Editorial Calendar…I Did It!

After my post Monday, on all the reasons why I should quit blogging, I have renewed my focus on improvement. My biggest area I need to improve regarding my blogging is photography and one of the components to getting better photography in my posts is planning. I might be able to write a post on… READ MORE »

Wedding Wednesday – The rings (again)

Pre-ring shopping picture. It was after a great lunch at Seasons 52, which if you don’t know has amazing food at under 500 calories. I would have taken a picture of my duck tacos and the tomato & hess avocado salad but I ate it too fast. It was delish. I bought this dress a… READ MORE »

Yummy Dessert that Takes NO Baking Skill

If you can squish you can make this. I am not what you would call a talented cook. I mean I can make shit, and it tastes ok, it just doesn’t always look the best. But then who cares what it looks like as long as it tastes ok, right? Sometimes, but not always. I… READ MORE »

I Should Quit Blogging

I should probably quit blogging. Why? Oh, I have a lot of reasons. I’m not all that interesting. I am a horrible photographer. I don’t like having my picture taken. Did I mention I am a horrible photographer? I like a lot of things so it’s hard to have a niche. Unless that niche is… READ MORE »

Friend Friday with Victoria Elaine Jones

Interview with Victoria Elaine Jones Can you tell us a little about yourself and how long you’ve been writing? A: I started out writing poetry and I’ve had a few poems published. In 2002, I started writing short stories and then Reason, my first novel, was written in 2006. Can you tell us briefly what… READ MORE »

Bloggers — Help Laina Launch Her New Book!

Romance & Revenge – the 9th book in the Presley Thurman mystery series is officially releasing on September 17th! Woo hoo! I’m looking for 25 bloggers interested in helping Laina launch her newest cozy mystery! If you’re interested in reviewing her new book or doing a promotional post on your blog, please fill out the form… READ MORE »

Staying Accountable

Don’t you love that picture. I can’t eat donuts so I am vicariously living through my 12 year old. I mentioned yesterday that I need to lose 6 more pounds to get back to where I was last year before my broken ankle and where I want to be for my engagement pictures in a… READ MORE »

Wedding Wednesday – engagement photos

I made the appointment last weekend to get engagement and family photos taken in a few weeks. I wanted it a little closer to fall time but since we aren’t the pose in the foliage type of people we have picked downtown Indianapolis as our venue. And I want fun, action, informal, and did I… READ MORE »

How to Find a Handbag that Will Last

Are you tired of purchasing handbags that only last for a few months before falling apart? There are so many beautiful handbags to choose from, but many of them are made with poor-quality materials and even poorer craftsmanship. If you are the type of woman who likes to purchase items that last for years, here… READ MORE »