Living Outside the Stacks

Navigating through life away from the library


Salads to Try from Pinterest

Salads to Try from Pinterest {Living Outside the Stacks}One of the things that The Hubs and I have agreed to do once we make the big move to Georgia and settle down is to start adding salads to our meals. Those of you who follow me on Instagram, know already that I’m a big salad lover and would eat them for every meal if I could figure out the logistics. In fact, I briefly thought about starting a salad delivery service. So there’s an idea, someone run with it. Just give me a shout out and discounted salads.

Anyway, I’ve started pinning some salad recipes that I thought we’d try. Some of them are seafood based, like this Shrimp Avocado Salad from Add a Pinch, or chicken based like this 10-Minute Cherry and Chicken Couscous Salad from Yankee Kitchen Ninja. I can’t wait to try the citrus infused Kale Salad with Grapefruit, Oranges, Pomegranate Seeds, and Parm by Cupcakes and Cashmere. I’m not sure if The Hubs will go for this Apple Cranberry Pecan Salad by Damn Delicious because of the pecans, but I’m OK with that, more for me.

Salads to Try from Pinterest {Living Outside the Stacks}

To see more salad options, check out my board: “In the Kitchen: Salads” on Pinterest or click here to follow.

Do you have a favorite salad? And, honestly, don’t you think a salad delivery service is like the best idea ever?!

Happy Eating,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}



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52 Week Project: Flickr Edition

Did I tell you guys that I’m also participating in a 52 Week Project with some of my flickr friends? Oh, how could I leave that out? I thought I told y’all everything! Every year since about 2012, I’ve been invited to join in either a 52 week or 365 project, and every year I sign up and quit after about 3 months. Most of the time it’s because I forget to take a picture and then I feel bad for missing day and just don’t bother anymore and sometimes it’s because my creative spark peters out. This year I’m happy to say that I’ve participated in TWO 52 week projects and I’ve only had one missed day! Yay!

Anyway, I decided to share the photos from this past month with you guys. If you’d like to see the previous months’ photos, click here. Enjoy!

Week 17: Architectural Interest

Week 17 Architectural Abstract {Living Outside the Stacks}

Taken downtown Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Can you tell what it is?

Week 16: Still Life

Week 16 Still Life {Living Outside the Stacks}

I absolutely adore the light coming in through the window. The only thing missing is a bit of steam coming from my mug.

Week 15: Airborne

Week 15 Airborne {Living Outside the Stacks}

If only you knew how many of those little flurries were inhaled by my daughter during the taking of this photo…

Week 14: Flowers

Week 14 Flowers {Living Outside the Stacks}

These have to be the most delicate flowers in the world. And, honest to goodness, I think they only bloom for about 72 hours. I’m glad I was able to capture them.

Week 13: Spring

Week 13 Spring {Living Outside the Stacks}

Spring in Missouri means 2 things: rain and tornadoes. Either way the sound of the wind chimes on the front porch is magical.

Have a lovely weekend!

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}



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Out of Focus {#OurProject52}

Out of Focus Pink Flowers {Living Outside the Stacks} #OurProject52

Out of Focus Goldenrod {Living Outside the Stacks} #OurProject52

Out of Focus Mirror {Living Outside the Stacks} #OurProject52

Out of Focus Guitar {Living Outside the Stacks} #OurProject52

I absolutely love playing with the focus on my camera, whether it’s to create the beautiful bokeh {that creamy out of focus background} that you see in the top two photos or for the selective focus that you see in the bottom two photos. I like the artistic play of both focal points.

Do you have a preference? Are you strictly a keep everything in focus photographer or do you like to play with the focal points? 

Happy Clicking,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}



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I’m linking up this post with Lipgloss and Binky and Everyday Eyecandy for the Our Project 52 photography challenge. Please check them out and make sure you visit the other participants.

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