Living Outside the Stacks

Navigating through life away from the library

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Street Photography {In the Dark Room}

Street Photography {Living Outside the Stacks}

I like to think I’m brave but I’m not. At least not when it comes to taking out my camera in public spaces. Even at tourist spots, I get nervous when I pull out out my camera and start shooting. So this week’s theme for the 365 Project: 2013 Edition was particularly challenging. We had to go out and capture street scenes; impromptu pictures that tell a story. Basically, a moment out of a stranger’s life. So intimidating.

For this first picture, I sat in the parking lot across the street from the gas station and started snapping away. I felt like a total creeper but I like the way the car lights reflect off the wet concrete. And, if you look carefully at the top right hand corner, you’ll see a UFO.

If you’d like to see the rest of my pictures from the challenge, click here.

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Casual in a Black Maxi Skirt {In the Closet}

Hi, all! I hope you’re having a great week so far. Mine has been so~so. And it’s only Wednesday. Like I tell the hubs, sometimes my job interferes with my ability to live. Know what I mean? I get off work at 5, have about a 15 to 20 minute commute depending on traffic then I get home and really want to do nothing. Instead, I change clothes and start cooking; I realize this is every woman’s routine (whether she works in or out of the home) but it’s exhausting.

Gray Cardi, Black Scarf, Citron Tee, and Black Maxi {Living Outside the Stacks}

The hubs has precious little free time too, so when we do get a chance to spend time together, I get all excited and I start planning my outfit waaaay in advance. When I first looked in the mirror, I wasn’t sure if the actual picture was as nice as my mental one.

Gray Cardi, Black Scarf, Citron Tee, and Black Maxi {Living Outside the Stacks}

I wanted things to be simple yet dressy because we really didn’t have a plan for how we’d spend our time together. Cute initial necklace, huh? It was a gift many years ago from one of my kids from the school Christmas store. I didn’t start wearing it until this year, who knew my kids had such good taste?

Gray Cardi, Black Scarf, Citron Tee, and Black Maxi {Living Outside the Stacks}

For weeks, I’d been looking for a black maxi skirt. Thank you, Pinterest, for these random fashion obsessions. But it was almost impossible until last week when I walked into Walmart and saw this one hanging on the rack all by it’s lonesome. It was just begging to come home with me; naturally, I obliged.

Gray Cardi, Black Scarf, Citron Tee, and Black Maxi {Living Outside the Stacks}

When I walked out of the room, the hubs whispered “Wow”. Let me tell ya, that’s the best compliment ever. You can see some of the pictures from our wandering by clicking here.

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Saturday Wanderings {About Me}

For the past few weeks I’ve been nearly vibrating with excitement; the hubs and I were supposed to go to Tennessee to visit my sister. But as with all of the best laid plans, this one fell through and the hubs and I were left wondering what we should do…

We ended up running a few errands and then heading down to one of our favorite haunts: the Mississippi River Walk. We enjoy sitting on the banks of the river with coffees and people watching. For whatever reason, we didn’t stop for coffee before heading downtown. Not cool.

The Mississippi River Walk {Living Outside the Stacks}
Did you notice that she has coffee?
Saturday Wanderings {Living Outside the Stacks}

This is also a little preview of my What I Wore Wednesday post? Like how I slipped that in there?

The Mississippi River Walk {Living Outside the Stacks}

Don’t you just love the view? Can you see why the hubs and I like to wander around the River Walk?

The Mississippi River Walk {Living Outside the Stacks}
What do you think they sell at The Woman’s Store? Or rather, what do you think they used to sell at The Woman’s Store? It was completely empty but fascinating all the same.

The Mississippi River Walk {Living Outside the Stacks}

One of the things that I appreciate about the hubs is that he indulges my crazy. Saturday’s bit of loopiness involved him pulling over on the side of the road so I could take a picture of this windmill. Cars were coming and he had to wave them around, but he patiently sat in his car until I was satisfied with my shot.

It’s moments like that when I truly appreciate what a great husband I’ve created. Bwahahaha 

How did you spend your weekend?

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