26th Jan2015

My Week on Instagram {4/52}

by Daenel

How was your weekend? Mine was nice. I spent most of the weekend cleaning and prepping the house to go on the market next month. I also did a bit of reading, this is the last week of January, so we’ll be discussing War Brides on my Facebook page. I’m pretty stoked about that… Hope you can join us, the goal is to read/discuss a new book every month.

I also managed to keep up with the #fmsphotoaday challenge that hosted by Chantelle at Fat Mum Slim. Are you participating? Leave a link in the comments below, I’d love to see your pictures.

Day 25 Black and White

Day 25 Black and White {Living Outside the Stacks}

I love black and white photography. I think I’ll do a series in March, my birthday month.

Day 24 Play Time

Day 24 Play Time {Living Outside the Stacks}

You’d think that he’d been playing hard. In reality, he barked at my daughter. Once.

Day 23 Something Far Away

Day 23 Something Far Away {Living Outside the Stacks}

Taken at the Bollinger Mill Covered Bridge. Beautiful, right?

This picture was selected by Chantelle for the Fab Four! I’m beyond thrilled. If you’d like to see the other three choices, click here.

Day 22 Collection

Day 22 Collection {Living Outside the Stacks}

Dried roses from the bouquet The Hubs gave me for my birthday last year.

Day 21 In a Row

Day 21 In a Row {Living Outside the Stacks}

Books, in a library.

Day 20 Window

Day 20 Window {Living Outside the Stacks}

So glad God loved me enough to rescue me from the depths of darkness and bring me into the light…

Day 19 Handmade

Day 19 Handmade {Living Outside the Stacks}

The Boy made those boxes during his senior year of high school. I have a couple of bigger ones at home sitting on my dresser.

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What was the highlight of your week? What’re you looking forward to this coming week?

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22nd Jan2015

Guilty Pleasure {#OurProject52}

by Daenel

Guilty Pleasure #OurProject52 {Living Outside the Stacks}

I can’t remember the first time I had one but I knew the minute that I bit into it’s warm ooey gooey goodness that I would never ever be able to get enough of McDonald’s Specialty Pies. Well, not the holiday one because, ummmm, no. What’s in that thing anywayBut the strawberries and cream or the peaches and cream pies? Even the cherry pieGet in my belly now.

Guilty Pleasure #OurProject52 {Living Outside the Stacks}

My favorite one is whichever one they’re currently selling. Right now, our McDonald’s is selling the strawberries and cream. Oh. So. Good. Add a mug of coffee and I’m in my happy place. My kids have been known to bring me pie {even the apple version} before they spring any you’re doing what with your life/hair/education news on me.

Guilty Pleasure #OurProject52 {Living Outside the Stacks}

Yeah, I definitely have a thing for McDonald’s Specialty Pies. For the record, I do not share.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

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19th Jan2015

My Week on Instagram {3/52}

by Daenel

Hey, you guys! How are you? I’m doing well. I’m back and home and catching up laundry. Seriously, don’t you always need a vacation from your vacation? Anyway, if I learned nothing else this week, it’s that I’m ready to move to Georgia. Yes, it was cold and rainy the entire time I was there but I saw shoe stores on just about every corner.

Shoes + Coffee = A Happy Daenel

Yeah, there will be a significant increase in my shoe wardrobe. :-)

So you’d think that I have a lot of pictures from my trip to Georgia, right? Bad blogger. I have one. No, I’m not kidding. And that one was taken in the airport the day I arrived. I don’t have any excuses, it just is what it is.

But I do have other pictures from last week. I’ve been following the prompts provided by Chantelle at Fat Mum Slim. Are you participating in the Photo A Day Challenge? If so, leave a link in the comments so I can check out your pictures.

Day 18 Today Is…

Day 18 Today is {Living Outside the Stacks}

All about relaxing, after yesterday’s flight home.

Day 17 Jump

Day 17 Jump {Living Outside the Stacks}

I promise I won’t continue to be this lazy {yep, it’s from the archives}, but, come on, is this picture not perfect?!

Day 16 Landscape

Day 16 Landscape {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

Taken three years ago in Pennsylvania. I just love it.

Day 15 Old

Day 15 Old {Living Outside the Stacks}

An “old” picture from my archives. It makes me laugh.

Day 14 New

Day 14 New {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

An initial necklace. It’s big and girly. Totally not me, but I heart it.

Day 13 Lucky Number

Day 13 Number {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

I don’t believe in luck, but I do like the number 5 because I have 5 wonderful kids.

Day 12 Bright

Day 12 Bright {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

Pilot Precise V~5. My favorite pens. I buy them in bulk.

Join Me for a Cup

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15th Jan2015

Morning {#OurProject52}

by Daenel

Morning {Living Outside the Stacks} #OurProject52

I’m in Albany {house hunting, yay!} for the week, so my mornings have been, ummm, different. I’m sleeping a little bit later, waking up a bit discombobulated, and stumbling to find my stuff…

The only consistencies have been coffee and time spent in the Bible with the ladies from Hello Mornings.

How do you maintain your routine when you travel?

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12th Jan2015

My Week on Instagram {2/52}

by Daenel

Hey, you guys! How was your weekend? Mine was exhausting… The Hubs and I arrived in Albany, Georgia around 1 PM and slept til 7 PM. Kid. You. Not. You would’ve thought we walked here. I’m not sure why we were so exhausted. So far it has rained and been kinda chilly since we arrived. I’m not happy about this. At all. This is Georgia, I expected sun and warmth. I’m going to need this to change before I arrive permanently…

Day 11 I See

Day 11 I See {Living Outside the Stacks}

Some very cool measuring spoons that’ll be making their way into my new home. Yep, I’m shopping already. Although I keep bouncing between styles. I’m so totally digging the stuff that Chip and Joanna Gaines do on HGTV’s Fixer Upper. Have you watched that show? Love it.

Day 10 Hello

Day 10 Hello {Living Outside the Stacks}

Yay, I’m in Albany! I’m all kinds of excited about this new stage in our lives.

Day 9 Pattern

Day 9 Pattern {Living Outside the Stacks}

Every day I stare at the weave on this basket across from the desk. For the next week, instead of this view, I’ll be visiting the place I’ll be calling home in the next few months: Albany, GA.

Day 8 Landscape

Day 8 Landscape {Living Outside the Stacks}

The library stacks look all mysterious when they’re blurry, don’t they?

Day 7 Currently Reading

Day 7 Currently Reading {Living Outside the Stacks}

It’s not too late to join us for #TeamLOTSReads. You can find out more information here.

Day 6 Round

Day 6 Round {Living Outside the Stacks}

Round things at Bollinger Mill.

Day 5 Square

Day 5 Square {Living Outside the Stacks}

Dice are squarish, cubish, fun…

Join Me for a Cup

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What was the highlight of your week? What’re you looking forward to this coming week?

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05th Jan2015

My Week on Instagram {1/52}

by Daenel

So, how was your first week of 2015? Can you believe we’re even saying “Twenty Fifteen”? It doesn’t even feel right… I dunno, I always kinda thought the two thousands would look like a mix of Leave It to Beaver and Star Trek but, ummm, shinier. I’m not really sure what that means but that’s what I thought. What’d you think the world would look like in the year 2015?

My favorite pictures from last week:

War Brides by Helen Bryan

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We’ve started reading War Brides by Helen Bryan for our first #TeamLOTSReads Book Club. If you’d like to join us, simply pick up the book, and then join us on Facebook for questions and discussions.

Join Me for a Cup

Join Me for a Cup of Coffee {Living Outside the Stacks}

Are you on Instagram or Twitter? How about joining me each morning for a cup of coffee? It’s just a fun way to start our mornings and offer encouragement to get through the day.

A Pouty Pup

A Pouty Pup {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

Squeekerz was upset because The Boy had company which meant that he had to stay upstairs on a leash. Ya know, if he’d just be nicer…

DSLR Basics: Focus Points

DSLR Basics {Living Outside the Stacks}The ladies at A Beautiful Mess are offering a DSLR Basics course and I thought why not? I like their photography style, it’s so bright and airy. My own photography leans more towards dark and, dare I say, heavy. Anyway, the first lesson was to practice using the different focus points. This gave me an opportunity to bring out my Bratz doll.

What was the highlight of your week? What’re you looking forward to this coming week?

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02nd Jan2015

{52 Week Project} Week 1: Good Intentions

by Daenel

Good Intentions {Living Outside the Stacks}

Edited to add:

I recently found out about the Our 52 Week Project hosted by Lipgloss and Binky and Everyday Eyecandy and I wanted to participate because, well, I heart these ladies. And since I wanted to stay in the week, I’m going to link up this post with them and then get a fresh start on the themes this week. If you’d like to know more about me, check out 100 Things About Me

But for those of you who are in a hurry: I’m first and foremost a Jesus lover. And serious coffee drinker. I have the research skills of a librarian, the preservation skills of an archivist, the organizational skills of a soldier, and the domestic skills of a Stepford wife. 

I’ve been married for almost 20 years to The Hubs, we have five children, four grandchildren, and a dog who may be a cat…

Make sure you check out the hashtag #ourproject52 to meet the other ladies who’re participating.

I’m not a big maker of resolutions. I have a hard time keeping them, which means I usually end up totally frustrated with myself by the end of the year. The Hubs says it’s because I pick difficult goals. I think it’s because I allow little things to derail me. You know, I quit running because the weather’s bad. Or I don’t pick up my DSLR because I have my cell phone. Excuses, excuses. No matter how you slice it. Excuses.

The 52 Week Project: 2015 Edition theme for this week is “good intentions”. I so much rather prefer “intentions” to “resolutions”, it sounds less harsh and intense, don’t you think? Less like I’m due for some sort of punishment if I fail.

I know it’s only been two days, but I really wanted to sit and think about my intentions {whether they’re good or bad is up for debate} for 2015. We’ll have so much going on with the move and the kids becoming a bit more independent that I didn’t want to set myself up for failure. You know, like The Hubs thinks I do. And, since I know he rarely reads my blog, I’m going to say I’m inclined to agree with him. But, please, if you see him walking down the street, promise you won’t tell him that I said that.

So, here we go, my intentions for 2015:

  • complete a Bible study {feeling so spiritually disconnected}
  • help The Hubs settle in to our new home {cannot wait to start decorating}
  • learn to use my camera {I want to create the images that I see in my head}
  • start running again {I miss the hour of “me time}
  • finish a book {can’t remember the last time I finished/enjoyed/recommended a book}
  • find a new job {something fulfilling with an edge of creativity would be nice}
  • settle on a word for the year {those seem to be very popular and I’m a bandwagon jumper}

From time to time I plan to revisit this post, you know, to see how I’m doing with my “good intentions”.

What are your intentions {good or bad} for the year? Please share in the comments below.

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30th Dec2014

Favorite Coffee Pictures of 2014

by Daenel

Favorite Coffee Pictures of 2014 {Living Outside the Stacks}

You guys know I love sharing a morning cup of coffee with you. It’s an opportunity to start my day with friends and a smile.

Since I’m not doing my traditional year~end blog post round up, I thought I’d share my favorite coffee pictures with you and invite you guys to join me each morning in 2015 for a cuppa and a smile.

So, if you’re on Instagram, give me a yell. I’m @DaenelT. I’d love to share a cup and see your life in pictures!

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22nd Dec2014

My Week on Instagram: Day 15 Through Day 21{And the Book Reveal!}

by Daenel

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Hi! Are you ready for Christmas? Seriously, didn’t the holiday just sneak up on us? It feels like one day we were complaining about the heat and the next folks were complaining about the Hallothankgivmas decorations. Now it’s almost *gasp* 2015!! Dude. So. Not. Ready. So let’s take some time and look back on last week’s happenings…

Day 21 A Breakfast Date

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The Hubs and I celebrated the beginning of his two week long vacation with coffee at one of our favorite local spots. He’s been traveling since October, so this is a much needed break for him and some much needed family time for us.

Day 20 Sugar Paper Planner

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Usually, I rely on my phone for keeping appointments, but next year {*gasp* 2015} I’ll have so much going on that I decided to try keeping a planner. I wasn’t ready to make the big leap to one of those expensive life planners, but my dear sweet blogging friend, Katie from Creole Wisdom, let me know about this Sugar Paper planner at Target ($9) and now I’m all sorts of happy and ready to take on the year {*gasp* 2015}.

Day 19 Top Instagram Photos

Coffee, naturally… And, hey, if you’re on Instagram, leave a comment below with your name so I can give you a follow! I’m @DaenelT.

Day 18 Click and Blossom Coffee Mug

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Are you a blogger or a photographer? Then you’ve got to check out the line of products from Click and Blossom. Seriously, the cutest bags, mugs, and tees ever. I received no compensation for this, I just love love love my mug.

Day 17 Origami Bird

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Someone left little origami birds on the study tables at the library. So very cool…

Day 16 #FrostyVoxBox Reveal

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I know you wanna know! So, go ahead, click right here!

Day 15 The Book Reveal: War Brides by Helen Bryan

War Brides by Helen Bryan {Goodreads}

Yay! We finally have a book for our first book club! To read the “official” synopsis, simply click the picture and it’ll take you to my profile on Goodreads. I’ve read some of the reviews and they look pretty good.

I’m definitely looking forward to the reading and the discussions. I’ve had a fascination with war brides and, to be honest, the whole era between World War I and World War II since I was a teenager. I think it’s because it seemed like a such a study in contrasts ~ women were expected to be delicate and feminine, yet they had to hold down practically the entire nation while still staying in their places. Then you had the undercurrents of race issues ~ African American soldiers fighting for freedoms that they didn’t yet have in their own country. And, to be honest, Danielle Steel may have played a small role in my romanticizing of the period

Are you a fan of this era? Whether you are or not, I hope you’ll join me on Facebook for the reading and discussion.

So here’s the plan: we’ll start reading the book during the first week of January and discuss throughout the entire month. I’ll post questions and, hopefully, you’ll post questions and we’ll have a nice discussion. This is is my first time doing this, so there’s going to be a learning curve but I hope this’ll be fun!

If you’d like to know more about #TeamLOTSReads, click here.

Be happy,

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18th Dec2014

52 Week Project: 2015 Edition

by Daenel

52 Week Project 2015 Edition {Living Outside the Stacks}

I’ve often said the best gift The Hubs has ever given me is my Nikon D3100. My camera has given me freedom to express myself in ways that I never thought possible: I talk to people I’d normally be too shy to talk to, I go to events that I’d normally stay away from, and I see things that were previously invisible to me.

One of my goals for 2015 is to improve my photography skills. I currently shoot in Manual but, more often than not, my photos don’t turn out in reality how I see them in my head. The only way that I know to get better is to practice, take courses, and practice some more.

Recently, I registered for DSLR Basics that’s being taught by the ladies at A Beautiful Mess. I signed up for their course because, well, I like their photography style {so bright and happy, unlike mine, which leans more towards dark and natural} and because of time constraints I needed to do something that is self~guided. At some point, I plan to attend a real~live~honest~to~goodness~face~to~face photography class, I just can’t do it now. I’ve started doing some of the homework projects and have learned quite a bit; I can see subtle changes in my photos already. If you’d like to see what I have so far, click here.

Besides doing the homework assignments from the course, I’ll be participating in another 52 week project {you can follow other members from the group by clicking here}. I’ll be posting my photos on flickr and, at the end of each month, here on the blog. I’ve also linked up with the ladies at Clickin’ It Up a Notch for support and encouragement. I know I’ve participated in these projects before and I know I have yet to complete a project, but that’s part of the challenge…

The Hubs and I are about to enter a new phase of our lives: Empty Nesters and I want to document that. From the beginnings of our married life until now, we’ve always had children around {we both entered the marriage with a child from previous relationships and then had 3 together}, so we don’t know what it’s like for it to just be “US”. I’m hoping that through my photos, I can help us uncover who we are as individuals, as a couple, and as parents. And, perhaps, this will encourage other married people to hold on to each other as they go through the various couple/parenting cycles.

Anyway, I hope you’ll join me. Feel free to offer words of encouragement, support, critique {that’s the only way we learn} as we make this big leap in our lives, one picture at a time…

Clickin’ It,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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15th Dec2014

My Week on Instagram: Day 8 Through Day 14

by Daenel

throws my stuff on the ground and slumps in my chair I’m exhausted. And I’m not really certain why, I mostly slept this weekend. I mean, I did a couple of things: ran some errands with The Hubs, did laundry, started prepping for the move {I know it seems early but The Hubs is a planner and when the time comes, we know from past experience, that it’ll go quickly}. But, other than that, I did nothing. Nada. Zilch. And I’m totally unapologetic. Did you have a busy weekend? What did you do?

Day 14 Squeekerz Update

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For those of you who’ve been following along, Squeekerz is feeling so much better. I had to take him to the vet last week because he was lethargic, not eating or drinking, and having a difficult time going to the bathroom. The vet did some blood work and checked his kidneys and liver {both of which were fine}. His blood work did show that his white blood cell count was twice what it should be, indicating an infection. We don’t know what from. She put him on antibiotics and now he’s back to his old self: confiscating my slippers and being rude to everyone in the family.

Day 13 12~13~14

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Don’t you love it when the calendar has a funky date that only happens like once in billion years? How did you observe 12-13-14? The Hubs and I went to “our spot” and watched the guys working on the barge.

Day 12 Bellevue Apartments

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The Hubs and I were driving around downtown Cape and he said: “I’ve got to see the other side of that building.” So we drove around to the front and I immediately knew I had to get a picture. I absolutely positively love old buildings. I didn’t get too close ~ spiders, squirrels, mice, trespassing, you know, all that creepy stuff… What you can’t see in the picture {which I wish I’d captured} is that the porch light is on. Does someone live there? Who’re they inviting in?

Day 11 Face to Cookie

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The Hubs and I went to an Ugly Sweater Christmas Party and we played a game called Face to Cookie. You put a cookie on your forehead and try to get it in your mouth using only your facial muscles. The game was fun but I didn’t want to win. Do you know how many times that cookie ended up on the floor?

Day 10 A Book Club

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This week I announced that I’ll be hosting my first book club discussion in January. You can watch the video by clicking here. I hope you’ll join me.

Day 8-9 Join Me for Coffee

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Are you on Facebook or Instagram? If so, I’d love it if you’d join me for a cup of coffee {or tea or whatever you drink}. Every morning, I like to share a cup with my friends, just to get the day started on a positive note. If you’d like to join me, just post a picture of yourself on my Facebook page or tag me on Instagram.

Be happy,

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08th Dec2014

My Week on Instagram: Day 1 Through Day 7

by Daenel

You guys, this may be the busiest weekend I’ve had in a long time. The Hubs and I spent the weekend house hunting online. I’m so ready to go to Albany and begin the “real” house search. I can’t believe how many people don’t realize how important the online photos of their homes are…

<rant>Instagram filters, piles of laundry, and blurry photos are a big ol’ NO when you’re trying to sell your home. And if you’re going to put a video on Youtube, it should be an actual video tour of your home and not just a slide show of the pictures from the realtor’s website.</rant>

Between virtual house hunting and bill paying bo-ring we made some time to go downtown to hang out and see the sights. So, in the spirit of full disclosure, these pictures were all taken over the course of two days. Except for the coffee picture, which was taken on Friday.

Day 7 Happy Husband

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There are so many things to unpack here:

  • Dan the Cat, Guardian of Annie Laurie’s Antiques ~ everyone says this cat doesn’t like anyone, the whole time we were in the store he was stalking me, at one point he even walked over and rubbed himself up against my legs
  • The chair that Dan is occupying is now in our home office, one of a matching set
  • For years, The Hubs has wanted a cedar chest… Just as we were leaving the store, he spotted this one under some blankets, it’s now safely settled in our home

Day 6 A Sweet Gift

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While we were at Sloan + Themis, The Hubs bought a bracelet and matching earrings {not shown} for me. Such a sweet surprise.

Day 5 Christmas Carolers

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Christmas carolers dressed in historic clothing were singing in the historic district… Obvs, these two weren’t singing but I thought they made an interesting/lovely couple.

Day 4 Living Mannequins

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These “living mannequins” were in the window at Pastime Antiques; beautiful, aren’t they?

Day 3 Sloan + Themis

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While we were out, The Hubs and I went to visit the lovely Ms. Claire at Sloan + Themis. She’s  redecorated the shop since the last time I visited her. I absolutely adore it. And, ummm, that mannequin is only making me want one even more.

Day 2 Date Night

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We went to “our spot” AKA The Mississippi River. This really is a beautiful place, so peaceful and a little bit mysterious. Seriously, can’t you just imagine Robert Stack doing the opening sequence to “Unsolved Mysteries” right now?

Day 1 Squeekerz

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This was a rough weekend for the little guy. He spent most of it not feeling well, so I babied him and let him sleep on my lap. As you can tell, he’s still quite the character even when he’s sick.

Favorite Coffee Picture

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You know what I found out this week? That coffee is delicious even when you’ve run out of creamer…

Are you on Instagram? Give me a shout out, I’m @DaenelT, I’d love to see your life via Instagram!

Be happy,

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01st Dec2014

My Week on Instagram: Day 24 through Day 30

by Daenel

How was your Thanksgiving? Mine was great. It was nice having everyone back under one roof. The only people missing were our oldest daughter and her family. One day. We ate a lot. Talked a lot. And laughed a lot.

Day 30 My Current Situation

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It hit me like a bag of bricks. One minute, I was fine and folding laundry and, the next, I was light headed and achy…

Day 29 A Photography Course

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I signed up for my first photography course: Basic DSLR with A Beautiful Mess. So far I’m liking the information that they’re providing – so easy to understand and written for people like me who have no technical knowledge whatsoever. This was my set up for the first homework assignment: focus and focal points.

Day 28 Bribing for a Picture

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I almost lost a limb. Squeekerz was like “Snap the picture. Don’t play with me.” Look below and you’ll see why…

Day 27 Mississippi Mutts

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Those are dog treats. I know, right? Squeekerz gets to celebrate Thanksgiving too.

Day 26 They’re Baaaack!

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The kids came home for Thanksgiving! It’s funny to see how much they’ve all changed and grown since being away. I know they were just home a little bit ago, but every time, I see something new…

Day 25 Annie Laurie’s Antiques

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I love coming here. Even if we don’t buy anything, it’s just fun to look around. And, OK, how many stores have this much fun with their mannequins?

Day 24 Stolen PJs

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Shhhh… Don’t tell The Hubs but I stole his PJs. Seriously, why are men’s jammies so much cozier than women’s?

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24th Nov2014

My Week on Instagram: Day 15 through Day 22

by Daenel

Hi, all! How was your weekend? Mine was nice. The kids started coming home from college for Thanksgiving break, so it’s been, ummmmm, loud. But I’m totally loving it. The only people I’m missing right now are The Hubs and our oldest daughter and her family. Other than that, I couldn’t be happier.

Have you started your Thanksgiving prep yet? Are you trying anything new? This year I’m making a Double Pumpkin Pie per The Hubs request. I’ve never made a Double Pumpkin Pie before. This should be fun. I’ll definitely let you know how it goes.

In the meantime, I’m sharing some more photos from last week:

Day 22 A Favorite Thing

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Special K cereal topped with dried fruits and nuts. Just yum.

Day 21 Shoes

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I have a thing for cowboy boots. They count as shoes, right?

Day 20 Bright

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Re~edit of an old picture because today was just blergh.

Day 19 Whole

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Squeekerz is summing up my whole feelings about the cold.

And why does he always have a stray hair sticking out of his nostril? Seriously, dude, blow…

Day 18 I Love This

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When I catch The Hubs watching me.

Day 17 Cooking

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Celebratory Baklava ~ I survived the trip to the grocery store for the stuff I’ll be cooking on Thanksgiving.

Day 16 After

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After the cold front. Not a lot but still snow.

Day 15 Hot + Cold

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It’s cold out there!

Favorite Coffee Picture of the Week

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If you’d like to see a collection of all of my coffee pictures, go here.

#FMSPhotoaday is an Instagram photo challenge hosted by Fat Mum Slim. If you’re participating, leave a link to your pictures in the comments below so I can check them out.

Be happy,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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17th Nov2014

#FMSPHOTOADAY on Instagram: Day 8 through Day 14

by Daenel

Hello, Friends! Hope you had a great weekend. Mine was nice and quiet. I spent a lot of time sleeping, which was desperately needed. I’ve been feeling sleep deprived for months… I’m not sure why but I made up for it this weekend.

We also got a bit of snow on Sunday. Needless to say, that didn’t make me happy. I don’t mind sweater weather but snow? Absolutely not. If you’re curious, you can see my picture of the snow falling here.

Day 14 Letters

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My initial on a coffee mug. What else?

Day 13 For me

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A sink full of dirty dishes… Gosh, I miss having all the kids home.

Day 12 Normal

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His normal routine involves making himself comfy on my slippers.

Day 11 A set

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Chess set. I used to play but not anymore. Now it’s just for show.

Day 10 I do this every day

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Walk Squeekerz. Actually, it’s not so much walk as watch him stretch. Every. Single. Limb.

Day 9 Heck yes!

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Coffee and a magazine. We don’t have a new house yet ~ not until June ~ but it’s never too soon to get inspired, right?

Day 8 A place

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The Mississippi River. It’s where we go.

Favorite Coffee Picture of the Week

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#FMSPhotoaday is an Instagram photo challenge hosted by Fat Mum Slim. If you’re participating, leave a link to your pictures in the comments below so I can check them out.

Be happy,

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10th Nov2014

#FMSPHOTOADAY on Instagram: Day 1 through Day 7

by Daenel

This was a busy but fun weekend for us. The library where I worked celebrated its 75th Anniversary with a party on Friday evening. I was the “Official Kent Library Photographer”. Seriously, that was the what the archivist called me. I hope she’s happy with the pictures that I took. You can take a look at the cake that was made for the celebration by clicking here and here. Isn’t it stunning? Just look at the detail…

I didn’t finish last month’s challenge but I’m back at it again, check it out:

Day 7 On the floor

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Squeekerz, of course.

Day 6 Made me smile today

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My daughter. I was having a bad day until she texted me and asked if I was free for lunch. Love her.

Day 5  8 o’clock

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Getting acquainted with my new friend: 35mm f/1.8g prime lens.

Day 4 Can’t live without

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I can live without coffee. I just don’t think I should have to.

Day 3 Weather

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So very dreary. It was darkish at 5 PM. Can we stop with the time Daylight Savings Time now?

Day 2 I saw this

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My face.

Day 1 Something blue

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The Mississippi River this morning.

My favorite coffee picture of the week

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Breakfast with The Hubs. The highlight of my weekend. This is our time to reconnect and share all of the stuff we missed out on during the week.

#FMSPhotoaday is an Instagram photo challenge hosted by Fat Mum Slim. If you’re participating, leave a link to your pictures in the comments below so I can check them out.

Be happy,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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