Laina Turner

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Goal Setting

Slow and steady wins the race. And that’s not just a cliché. It’s true. Even though we are very much an instant gratification society and want instant results with most things, if you have slow and consistent progress you will be much more likely to reach your goal and more importantly keep it. Some of… READ MORE »

What I’m Eating This Week: 6 Nights of Meal Planning

Ok, so my husband has challenged me to fulfill a pretty big goal for the next 2 months: WE WILL COOK AND EAT AT HOME EVERY NIGHT UNTIL SEPTEMBER 15th. Now, granted, he travels 1-2 weeks out of the month so during those times he will obviously eat out on the road and I will… READ MORE »

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 »


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