Recent Posts by Laura Stanley
We are officially in the age of Pinterest - which means that almost every great dinner party involves these fantastically decorated, over-the-top delicious desserts straight from the virtual pinboard. And how behind the curve do you feel when you steal great recipes from your girlfriends?
Luckily, Krystina Castella has the perfect book to push you right to the front of the pinning pack. "Crazy About Cookies" has about 300 of the most decadent, beautiful, and inventive cookie recipes for any occasion.
Do you have difficulty finding your way around a piping bag? The best part about this...
"As it turns out, confession can be a very powerful aphrodisiac."
In "Wife 22" by Melanie Gideon, Alice Buckle's marriage has gotten boring. She's been married for twenty years and has two teenage kids who don't seem to need her very much anymore.
So when she receives a survey on "Marriage in the 21st Century" in the mail from the Netherfield Center for the Study of Marital Happiness, she agrees to participate. Known as Wife 22, she's assigned to work with Researcher 101.
During their discussions, she shares intimate details of her marriage, how she and her husband are growing apart, and...
If you've read a few Nicholas Sparks' novels, you may have wondered whether the author has some type of magical formula for creating such compelling stories of romance.
(One part of the equation: Good people who fall in love despite their differences, usually in North Carolina.)
So how does he do it? Well, I had the chance to sit down with Sparks while touring the set of the "Safe Haven" in Southport, North Carolina. The film, based on one of his novels, tells the story of a woman who hesitantly falls in love with a widower, after she escapes an abusive relationship.
During the set visit,...