Laina Turner

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Yeah, I’m Getting Married

Seriously. I’m not joking. Ok…if you know me go ahead and take a minute and pick yourself off the floor. If you don’t know me, I’m glad you stopped by and are reading this very special post. I’m Getting Married! I’ve been married before. Once. For over 10 years and I got 2 amazing children from… READ MORE »

Louisiana: Myth vs. Fact

As a resident of the New Orleans area, it is always fascinating to watch the excitement of tourists as they explore the city. But there are many myths linked to Louisiana that I feel the need to clear up.   1. Myth:  Mardi Gras is celebrated every day in the French Quarter. Fact:  Untrue. However, when New Orleans… READ MORE »

Watermelon Wednesday

Does this picture even need words? I think this pretty much encompasses summertime fun!

Alone Time

One of the hardest things about being a parent is you don’t often get time for yourself. To stop and smell the flowers so to speak. You juggle being a good parent with work, friends, and family. I have friends who love the constant frenzied activity and I admire them for that. I’m happen to… READ MORE »

Alton Brown’s Crispy No Fry Buffalo Wings Recipe

When my interest in cooking began, I started using some of Alton Brown’s recipes to learn techniques. He has an awesome one for Buffalo Wings. No frying or oil involved. You steam the wings and then bake them in the oven. The skin comes out crispy! I change up the sauce based on what we have on… READ MORE »

Quit Being a Lazy Bum

I’m saying this to myself not you (though maybe if I could run on the beach like this chick I would be more motivated). I’m confident YOU ALL are full of motivated awesomeness! I’ve said several times now this year that I need to get re-motivated and back on track with eating and exercise. In… READ MORE »

Happy 4th of July

Wordless Wednesday

I guess I mean semi-wordless Wednesday since I am typing a few words here. This pictures are from downtown Carmel. I love to plan my running route to end me in downtown and then grab a Diet Coke and a water.   Have a great day!

Salty and Sweet Granola Recipe

Here is a quick and easy recipe for a Salty and Sweet Granola.   3 cups rolled oats Bag of a blend of pistachios, almonds, cashews, and peanuts (or 1 cup pistachios, 1 cup slivered almonds, 1 cup cashews). I remove the peanuts from the bagged blend to make it a healthier recipe. The bagged blend… READ MORE »

Moving Day

I hate moving. I doubt anyone actually likes it. However, after living in a nasty hotel for 2 weeks I am so damn excited I can’t stand it. Our hotel neighbors…       Even though this is a temporary house and we will be looking again next year. I don’t even care. Amazing how your… READ MORE »

A Day in Third Grade

Here is another funny, and not so great, story I had to write for my masters class. This is so out of my element. It was a day in third grade and we were learning about history and things of that nature. My teacher was standing up in front of the class in her authoritative… READ MORE »


Laina Turner

Laina Turner

Laina’s Fabulous Loves: Coffee, wine, hot yoga, hanging with my kids, writing, blogging, and helping other fabulous women to their true path of success.     READ MORE


JR Terrier and the Big Break Launches March 25, 2014!

This season the Hollywood dreams of a little dog named Jack Russell Terrier are coming true and guess what, you have got the privilege to be a part of this journey along with him. Well friends, I am talking about the new book by famous author Tiffany Brianne named ‘JR Terrier and the Big Break’.   READ MORE