Living Outside the Stacks

Navigating through life away from the library


Sseko Wedding Sandals {In the Closet} #Affiliate

Sseko Bridal Sandals {Affiliate Link}

When the hubs and I got married, we did things the quick and easy way: we went to the Justice of the Peace. We wanted to have a wedding but we were both in the military, the hubs was on orders, and our friends and family weren’t local. We thought we’d have the big shindig later on but as time progressed, life got in the way of our planning and the wedding never happened.

Over the years, the hubs and I have attended numerous weddings and I’ve “planned” a vow renewal thanks to the fabulousness that is Pinterest. And one thing I’ve learned from attending weddings is that the bride and her party always have sore feet. So extra shoes are a must!

Sseko Designs has introduced a line of wedding sandals that would be too sweet for reception hall dancing. I’ve seen brides kicking up their heels in flip flops and sneakers, I’ve even seen a few go barefoot but I think these are so much cuter. And the proceeds from the purchase of every pair of sandals goes towards helping a woman in Uganda get an education and escape poverty.


Sseko Designs is a sandal company based in Uganda. They make beautiful leather sandals with interchangeable fabric straps that can be styled hundreds of ways.

Sseko Designs mission is to use fashion to provide employment and scholarship opportunities to women pursuing their dreams and overcoming poverty.

You can connect with Sseko on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube!


Buy 4 Sseko Wedding Sandals and receive your Bridal Pair Free! Sseko Designs ~ using fashion to educate & empower women. Use promo code: SsekoBride

Offer valid from 22 April 2013 to 20 May 2013.

For more information click here!

Did you switch out your shoes at your wedding? You can see how I’ve styled my Sseko Designs sandals by clicking here.

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Granny Square Afghan {In the Craft Room}

For about a year and half, the hubs has been telling me that I need to make something for the house. And each time he says it, I agree and then I pack up whatever project I’ve been working on and I ship it off to a new home. My intent wasn’t to ignore him, it’s just that people would see what I was working on and want it so I’d give it away. But when we moved into our new home and started decorating, I knew I wanted to make something, I just wasn’t sure what. The hubs suggested a blanket for nights when we cuddle on the sofa and watch “The Walking Dead”. Yeah, we’re romantic like that.

Handmade Afghan {Living Outside the Stacks}

Almost immediately, I started mentally going over the different patterns I knew and what I thought would fit with our home. After mulling it over and talking with the hubs, I decided to go with Granny Squares. I wanted the blanket to have a vintage feel, like it’s been around for awhile. Our home has been accessorized with things we’ve found out in antique shops, thrift stores and yard sales so our home has a decidedly eclectic decor…

Handmade Afghan {Living Outside the Stacks}

The colors in our living room are wine, dark teal, cream, and brown; so off we went to the craft store in search of yarn. The hubs suggested that I border everything in black. At first I was like ummmm, no but now that it’s finished I love it. I think it makes the other colors pop.

Handmade Afghan {Living Outside the Stacks}

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If you think living with toddlers is messy, try living with teenagers! I don’t know what it is about those “T~Agers” but they seem to leave fingerprints everywhere: the microwave, the refrigerator, my computer screen, the bathroom faucets… I’m constantly going behind them with a cloth and wiping things down. I’m so over it already.

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