Living Outside the Stacks

Navigating through life away from the library

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Read the Bible in 90 Days with Me

B90 Days Read with Me

The first time I read the Bible in 90 days was in 2011. I remember being intimidated by the process. I have a habit of starting things, being all in and then petering out. I start making excuses for why I can’t finish…”I’ll pick up where I left off tomorrow.” “I’m tired.” “My favorite TV show comes on tonight.” But I knew I wanted needed to do this. And not for purely spiritual reasons either. But you know the thing about God? He can use anything for His glory. You can read my reflection post by clicking here.

Soon after finishing the challenge, I decided to become a B9oDays mentor. I learned a lot from reading the Bible on my own and I wanted to encourage others to do the same. And I’ll be honest, it was challenging and rewarding at the same time. Read about my experience by clicking here.

This year, I’ll be serving as a mentor again. I’m excited for the opportunity to see how God will bless those who read His word.

If you’d like to register, just click here to visit Mom’s Toolbox and sign up.

In Him,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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Easter {#OurProject52}

Easter {Living Outside the Stacks} #OurProject52

All winter long I’ve looked at this tree standing in our front yard, all brown and gnarly. Sometimes I wonder if it’s dead and we should just cut it down. This year it took so long to bloom that I thought surely it’s time to let it go. But Easter morning, there they were, these beautiful pink and white blooms. Blowing gently in the wind. I adore these flowers. I’m not sure what they’re called but they symbolize everything that Easter stands for: Resurrection, Rebirth, Renewal…

Easter Sunday {Living Outside the Stacks} #OurProject52

This year it was just the girls and me for Easter. They are so cool. The girls knew I didn’t have anything planned so they called me up and told me they were going with me to church and then coming over to the house for dinner. No pressure. The two older girls brought over a cheesecake sampler for dessert because they remembered me mentioning my love for cheesecake a few months ago. Pressure lifted.

Easter Sunday {Living Outside the Stacks} #OurProject52

I love them so much. It’s hard to believe this is the last year that we’re all going to be together before they start living their lives. And before The Hubs and I move to Georgia. Slides to the floor in a heaping puddle of feels.

Miss 18 graduates next month, so our oldest daughter will be flying in from Texas to celebrate, The Hubs will be home, and all of the other kids will be home. I plan to get a group picture then. Hopefully, they’ll all cooperate with me. They don’t have a choice.

How was your Easter?

Happy Clicking,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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Pattern Mixing with Pixie Pants

I’m so ready for the remote for my camera to arrive! Seriously, do you know how hard it is to set the timer, run, and pray the focus is still set? I know it’s possible {back focus, I think it’s called} but I’m so not that skilled. So, for now, it’s slightly blurry pictures and wind blown hair.

Charlotte Tarantola Sweater Old Navy Pixie Pants and Black High Heeled Loafers {Living Outside the Stacks}

This cardi has been sitting in my drawer for~ever. When I saw it on TV {HSN}, I swooned. Sparkles! Bright colors! Floral print! But it was way beyond what I wanted to pay for a cardigan. I waited patiently for it to go on sale and then I scooped it up. Only to get it home and wonder what to pair it with…

Charlotte Tarantola Sweater Old Navy Pixie Pants and Black High Heeled Loafers {Living Outside the Stacks}

Last week I decided to break out my Pixie Pants by Old Navy. I usually have a hard time with Old Navy bottoms, they just don’t fit right. But these pants? Oh my word! I wish that I’d bought one in every color! The fit is beyond perfect. And they’re comfortable as all get out.

Charlotte Tarantola Sweater Old Navy Pixie Pants and Black High Heeled Loafers {Living Outside the Stacks}

Obviously I’m not afraid to mix patterns. Or colors. The pants will definitely make another appearance, the cardi will too. Just probably not together.

How do you feel about pattern mixing? What would you pair with this cardi? How about the pants?

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