Living Outside the Stacks

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Faking Self Confidence

Cream Polka Dot Shirt, Floral Skirt, and Oxfords {Living Outside the Stacks}

Cream Polka Dot Shirt, Floral Skirt, and Oxfords {Living Outside the Stacks}

Cream Polka Dot Shirt, Floral Skirt, and Oxfords {Living Outside the Stacks}

Cream Polka Dot Shirt, Floral Skirt, and Oxfords {Living Outside the Stacks}

Earrings: Sloan + Themis

Necklace: CharlotteisChaCha

Blouse: Target

Skirt: Kmart

Oxfords: Marshall’s

Photos courtesy of Miss 20. Thank you.

I love wearing these two {really there’s three, if you count the collared tee underneath the polka dot shirt} pieces together. When I’m having a bad day, this just picks me up. Which is funny because the shape does absolutely nothing for me. In fact, it emphasizes everything I want to hide…mostly my bulging middle and my skinny legs. But it also makes me smile. I think this is a case of pattern/color overcoming insecurities. Or maybe it’s just that I have to fake a certain amount of confidence to highlight the parts of me that I don’t really like… Then again, I could just be over thinking this whole thing…

Do you have an outfit like that? Something that requires that you fake self confidence?

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Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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Instagram Week in Review

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Mine was great. This weekend I ran the Run for God 5K with my daughter. You can read her race wrap up here. I had such a great time. There were 321 people signed up and 317 actual participants. Such a great time in God and for the running community.

Here’s the rest of my wrap up in pictures:

Run for God Bib {Living Outside the Stacks}

I picked up our race packets on Friday afternoon. Seeing that bib made everything so real. Too real. I ended up getting sick to my stomach on the way home.

Run for God Miss 17 and Me {Living Outside the Stack}

Miss 17 and me before the race.

Run for God After the Race {Living Outside the Stacks}

Official Time: 39 minutes 44 second

Place: 10/31 {age group 40~49} and 151/220 overall {runners}

Distance: 3.1 miles

Date: 28 June 2014

You can see last year’s results here

{top two photos courtesy of Miss 20}

Port Cape Girardeau {Living Outside the Stacks}

I am seriously in love with downtown Cape Girardeau. Just look at the exterior of these buildings… And the insides are even more gorgeous. I’ve done the creepy stalker thing and peeked in through the windows. Someday, I hope to actually go inside.

Path Not Taken {Living Outside the Stacks}

This is the path not taken. Today I went for a slow and easy run {2.13 miles} on the trail. This bridge leads into the woods and, as beautiful as it is, I just couldn’t imagine running in there by myself.

52 Week Project: 2014 Edition

52 Week Project 2014 Edition {Horses}

I love that we live in an area where there are horses, cows, and all sorts of other random animals roaming the neighborhood.

You can see the rest of my photos from the project by clicking here.

Favorite Coffee Shot of the Week

Favorite Coffee Picture {Living Outside the Stacks}

Every time I look at this little chair, I just fall more in love with it. My nephew is still using it, so I haven’t found an “official” spot for it yet. But it does make a cute coffee holder, don’t you think?

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How was your weekend?

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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Happy Fist Bump Friday

Fist Bump Friday {Living Outside the Stacks}

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you know that I like to do a little something called “Fist Bump Friday”, where I encourage my friends to share something that made them happy during the week. Sometimes we get so bogged down with life and the crazy that comes with it that we forget to acknowledge the good things. So I thought it’d be fun if we all shared and celebrated together.

This week I’m happy that my photograph was selected to be in Flickr Explore:

Old Hose {Living Outside the Stacks}

I’ve passed this house on random road trips so many times, wishing that I could stop and take pictures… Maybe creep around inside. But it’s sitting far off a hilly road, behind trees and a fence. I don’t want to get arrested for trespassing. So I did the second best thing: I pulled over on the side of the road, and used my telephoto lens and snapped away. I only stopped to wave a few cars around me. Seriously, it’s nice to have my photography recognized. If you’d like to see the rest of my photos, click here.

So please, share your good news in the comments below. Remember, it doesn’t have to be big or earth shattering. If it’s important to you, it’s important to me.

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