Laina Turner

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Accessories & Alibis – a chick lit mystery

 Accessories & Alibis, Presley Thurman Chick Lit Mystery #10. Presley buys failing retail boutique, Silk, and on the first day of business ownership the store manager Roxanne is arrested for murdering her boyfriend. Roxanne insists she’s innocent and asks for Presley’s help. Presley believes her and tries to help while getting the boutique up and running… READ MORE »

Fab 5 Friday

Here are some posts I enjoyed this week. Hope you do too! Honestly WTF – Coffee Stains…beautiful art and she likes Sons of Anarchy. That’s my kind of gal!Librarian for Life and Style – Librarian for Life and Style – Husband’s Style on a Casual Day Out…love it when the guy participates on the blog…. READ MORE »

March Photo Challenge

I’ve mentioned it before on this blog that I’m a bit photographically (is that even a word) challenged. Even if you haven’t read my past blog posts on the whole photography thing it’s pretty obvious, I got a C in my photography class junior year of high school. I’m also not what one would call… READ MORE »

How to Effectively Use Google Plus

First, I want to say CONGRATS to Meghan M. for entering and winning the drawing on my Instagram post last week – and for your helpful tips! Second, I want to say thanks for all the great input on what I can/should do to improve my Instagram engagement. It was very helpful and I am… READ MORE »

Yummy Bran Muffins

I realize the name Bran Muffins might not sound all that enticing. It’s not like double chocolate muffins or apple cinnamon muffins or even a plain ole blueberry muffin might sound better than a bran muffin. But trust me these aren’t too bad. I love muffins because they’re easy on the go food and am… READ MORE »

What to Write About?

It’s no secret that when it comes to blogging that content is key. Along with photography but for today my focus is on content. The whole goal of having a blog is that someone will read it. To get people to your blog there has to be something worth reading. The ‘what’s in it for… READ MORE »

Quote of the day!

  Have an amazing Sunday! Ever notice how ‘What the hell’ is always the right answer? — Marilyn Monroe Click To Tweet  

Cupids & Crooks Book Trailer

Cupids & Crooks is the 7th installment in the Presley Thurman series, Cupids & Crooks. Presley was thrilled when Cooper surprised her with a trip to an all inclusive resort in Cabo San Lucas. No work and all play was what was on her mind until well-renowned Mexican soap opera star, Lucia Vegas, turned up dead… READ MORE »

Fab 5 Friday

    My favorite posts from the week. Eat Yourself Skinny – 15 Delicious Avocado Recipes….love me some avocado. Natalie Patalie – My Favorite Hate Watch TLC’s “Sister Wives”…some shows you just can’t tear yourself away from. All My Happy Endings – Monetize Your Blog…because while we all love to blog a little extra change… READ MORE »

Engraved Jewelery

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. The Spring Trends Report from Stella & Dot is in! It features accessories to add some edge to your wardrobe or even a pop of color. My favorite trend is all about personalization. From engravable… READ MORE »

5 Ways to Stop Wasting Money

I wrote a post a few weeks ago about budgeting and the cool new app/program I bought YNAB (you need a budget) and how I was going to tighten down and start tracking my spending so I could better budget (or rather budget, in general). YNAB is fantastic! And the good news is I’ve been… READ MORE »