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This a monologue-type response to an article my mom wrote that I performed for my speech class today. It’s called Nobody Wants Koolaid (alternatively, “Things I Learned When I Moved Out”) and I wrote it about twenty minutes before it was due. Go me. Yay college.   My mom wrote an article for […]

Guest Post: “Nobody Wants Koolaid” by Brie Tucker


Week 2 Something Old Something New {living outside the stacks}
This year I’m participating in three different photography challenges. I know, I know. I do this every year and by the middle of February I tap out. Well, this year is different. These are 52 week projects, so I’m only obligated to take 3 photos a week instead of 1 […]

Project 52: My Life in Pictures {Week 2}


A Certain Age PB cover 2 comments
This book was provided to me free of charge by HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review. My review is part of the TLC Book Tour. Title: A Certain Age: A Novel Author: Beatriz Williams Genre: Fiction Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks Release Date: Reprint Edition, 3 January 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 ABOUT THE BOOK The bestselling […]

Book Review: A Certain Age: A Novel by Beatriz Williams



Bird in the Store 6 comments
I’d like to welcome you to Coffee Talk. If you’re new here, this is where I share some of the great and not~so~great stuff that I find on the web. Topics range from news stories that leave me scratchin’ my head to DIYs that I think are absolutely clever. And, […]

Coffee Talk: Birds and the Bees


Book Review Harmony by Carolyn Parkhurst 2 {living outside the stacks} 2 comments
I received this book free as part of a prize pack from Penguin Random House Library. Title: Harmony Author: Carolyn Parkhurst Genre: Fiction Publisher: Viking Release Date: 2016 Format: Advanced Uncorrected Proofs Pages: 275 ABOUT THE BOOK {from the flap} Alexandra and her husband have tried everything to help their off~the~charts genius but impossible daughter, who […]

Book Review: Harmony by Carolyn Parkhurst


Week 1 Times They Are A Changin {living outside the stacks} 4 comments
This year I’m participating in three different photography challenges. I know, I know. I do this every year and by the middle of February I tap out. Well, this year is different. These are 52 week projects, so I’m only obligated to take 3 photos a week instead of 1 […]

Project 52: My Life in Pictures




Vintage Embroidered Coat Coline Dress {living outside the stacks} #AgelessStyleBloggers 10 comments
THE AGELESS STYLE LINKUP Nine ladies, forty and over, show you that style doesn’t have an age limit. A themed linkup takes place on the first Tuesday of every month. This month’s theme is: Baby, It’s Cold Outside, or what to wear when the weather is a bit chilly. MY LOOK I […]

Ageless Style Linkup: Baby, It’s Cold Outside


Daenel Coffee and Camera {living outside the stacks} week 1 self portrait 4 comments
Happy 2017 to you! You guys, I’m so excited for the year ahead. Not that I have anything big planned. I’m just looking forward to starting over and getting the opportunity to start the year with a clean slate. I know every day that we wake up is the opportunity […]

Welcome 2017!