Laina Turner

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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 »

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 »