Laina Turner

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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 »

Best Laid Plans

Last week I was supposed to launch my new blog design that’s been a work in progress since last March. I wanted some super awesome photos for the main page and my about page so I interviewed a few photographers and found one who was pricey, but that I thought could capture exactly what I… READ MORE »

Gift Ideas From Florida

The Best Gifts from Florida There are a lot of reasons why you might want to shop Florida gift ideas for your family and friends. Maybe they recently moved and want to remember the sunny state where they were born and raised. Maybe they’ve lived most or all of their lives in Florida and love it… READ MORE »

5 Ways to Spark Creativity

I have the best job in the world. As a blogger and an author, I get to do my favorite things, and that’s write and make up stories. I have people ask me where I get my ideas. I totally blame my parents for only having one child and since when I was growing up… READ MORE »

Budgeting Your Money

Last year I dabbled in the thought of getting better at budgeting and saving money. I was good at it until my divorce. Then I threw out a lot of things I did. I was tired of being a responsible adult. However, I’m not entirely crazy, and I know how important creating a budget and… READ MORE »

The Waxing Spot

As a woman there are certain things we do in the name of being female. Waxing certain areas whether it be eyebrows, upper lip, armpits, or your bikini area you want to do it in a clean, safe, and fun environment. The place by my house where I go for my waxing services is called… READ MORE »

Word of the Day – Collaborative

As defined by Webster’s 1. To work together, especially in a joint intellectual effort. 2. To cooperate treasonably, as with an enemy occupation force in one’s country. If I am to understand this definition correctly it basically means to work together. If you’re enemies then it means working together because you both have a common… READ MORE »

Vows & Victims Audiobook Now Available!

Presley goes back home to help Katy plan for her wedding to Chris and instead of nuptial bliss, realtor Bethany Granville is found dead in Katy’s salon. Katy didn’t even know Bethany. Ever curious Presley wants to solve the murder but as usual things aren’t that simple and grow even more complicated when ex-friend Dirt… READ MORE »

Twin Piques by Tracie Banister

 As an only child, I always thought it would be fun to have a sister. A twin sister with whom I could share my thoughts without having to say them would have been the coolest. Though as the twins in this story show us, it’s probably not all sugar and spice, but at the end… READ MORE »