Living Outside the Stacks

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Instagram Week in Review

My vacation has officially come to an end and it’s time to get back to the grind. It was a working vacation: kids moving into dorms, another kid starting her Senior year of high school, and other random bits of crazy. This has probably been one of the hardest and most emotionally/spiritually draining weeks of my life but I’m determined to try to focus on the good. And, if I can’t find the good, I can at least see the pieces of normal:

Weekend Wrap~Up {Living Outside the Stacks}

Favorite coffee picture. Sporting my oh~so~funky sandals by Sseko.

Weekend Wrap~Up {Living Outside the Stacks}

My daughter celebrated her 21st birthday on Saturday. I can’t believe my first born is 21… It feels like just yesterday, the doctor was putting her in my arms.

Weekend Wrap~Up {Living Outside the Stacks}

I received an email from Influenster telling me that I’d be one of a group of women who’ll be given the opportunity to try out the new Keurig 2.0. They’ll be sending me a free coffee maker for review purposes. I’m so very excited.

Weekend Wrap~Up {Living Outside the Stacks}

Today is Twin B’s and Twin A’s first day of college. I love you guys. Do your thing, I’m so very proud of you both!

Weekend Wrap~Up {Living Outside the Stacks}

The things my kids do to the dog.

Weekend Wrap~Up {Living Outside the Stacks}

Is this not the most beautiful hotel room ever? The Hubs and I stayed here after dropping The Boy off at college. I need a wall of canvases….

How was your week?

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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Instagram Week in Review: Hands

Hello, my friends! I hope you had a great weekend. I did. I spent time with my family, caught up on my sleep, and watched the season premier of Hell on Wheels. I’m totally addicted to that show. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out: Saturday nights on AMC.

Every week I look at my pictures and I try to see if there’s a theme. I think this week it looks like it’s all about the hands. Hands fascinate me. They have the power to love and to hate, to create and to break down. Hands can express so much…

Instagram Week in Review {Living Outside the Stacks}

Fist Bump Friday. If you’re on Facebook or Instagram, please join me for Fist Bump Friday {use the hash tag #FistBumpFriday}. It’s a time for us to celebrate the things that have made us happy during the week.It doesn’t have to be big or earth shattering, if it made you happy, share!

Instagram Week in Review {Living Outside the Stacks}

Street art. My nephew was all kinds of fascinated by the hand prints on the flood wall.

Instagram Week in Review {Living Outside the Stacks}

American Queen. The Hubs and I have put riding the American Queen on our Couple’s Bucket List.

Instagram Week in Review {Living Outside the Stacks}

National Lipstick Day. I’d never heard of it either but once I did, I thought why not? I rarely wear lipstick but when I do, it’s usually a dark brown.

Instagram Week in Review {Living Outside the Stacks}

Random silliness. As much as my family hates having my camera aimed at them, they sure have no problem when it comes to photo bombing.

Instagram Week in Review {Living Outside the Stacks}

Coffee love. My favorite coffee photo of the week. You can see the others by clicking here.

What was the highlight of your week?
Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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Let’s Celebrate: Make August Beautiful

Make August Beautiful {Living Outside the Stacks}

As many of you know, August is going to be a touch month for me: my middle daughter is returning to college, my twins are starting to college, and my baby is beginning her last year of high school. This is all too much. I’ve been trying to figure out a way to celebrate this new stage in our lives and document it without losing myself to tears and sadness…

This isn’t a sad event. Just different. I know that The Hubs and I raised our children well and that they’re ready to take on the world. We’ve provided them with the confidence and fortitude to be their own people, to stand up for what they believe in, and to help those in need. But, most of all, we’ve instilled in them a faith in God that transcends all things. So we know they’ll be OK.

But, they’re still my babies…

So I will cry. And I will laugh. And I will say “See you later” to the ones who are beginning the next phase of their lives and celebrate with the one who is ending a chapter. I will document the moments and share them with you on Instagram {I’m 4daenelt}. I hope you’ll do the same with me.

Celebrate the month of August with me by joining my friend, Beatrice Clay at inspired by beatrice clay, for 31 Days 31 Photos 31 Stories. Use the hashtag #31stories.

If you plan to join in, leave your Instagram name in the comments below so I can follow along!

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