Laina Turner

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Put the “A” in AWESOME

So yesterdays post made me decide that it would be fun to go through the alphabet and see what I could come up with. Starting with the letter “A” for AWESOME is quite appropriate. We should all celebrate our awesomeness. Because in some way we are all awesome. Laina

Cupids & Crooks – a Cozy mystery

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

Happy Friday! Here are some of the lovely blog posts I read this week. Hope you like! Honestly WTF – Lob-spiration. I love the mid-length cut.   Laugh Out Loud Mommy – She comes to You Tube. I admire anyone with the gumption to do video. Peanut Butter and Jelly Fingers – Things you love… READ MORE »

I Love/Hate my Fitbit

I have a love/hate relationship with my Fitbit Flex. I got one for this past Christmas after wanting one for over a year. I’m pretty active. I do hot yoga a few times a week and go to an insanely early 5:40am boot camp a few times a week. In nice weather, I run outside… READ MORE »

Pick me up Wednesday

It’s been one of those weeks. Actually, it’s been one of those last couple weeks. When that happens some chocolate, some wine, and some words of wisdom can help boost me out of a slump. I thought I would share some of my favorite pick me up sayings. Have a wonderful day!

Trip to the Liquor Store

I love liquor stores that wines other than my normal Barefoot wines. First there was this tasty root beer schnapps shot. The high school throwback. Not that I was an underage drinker or anything. And for fun…cool labels.     Now I didn’t sample all this but I sure wanted to!

Being A Sports Parent

I love being a parent. 100% of the time. You might be thinking no one loves it 100% of the time and while technically that’s true, parenting isn’t one of those things where you can only be 90% in. It’s an all in type of activity for this reason I’m in and loving it 100%… READ MORE »


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 »