Living Outside the Stacks

Navigating through life away from the library

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Week 22: Negative Space {#OurProject52}

This week’s theme is negative space. One of my favorites. I think because I spend so much of my day thinking and working on so many different things that I like having my eye focus on one thing at a time when looking at photographs. It’s kind of calming. Therapeutic. Even if the topics give me a little jolt:

Negative Space  Boston Creme Donut {Living Outside the Stacks}The Boy and Miss 19 went to Krispy Kreme today and brought home so donuts. Have I mentioned how much I love my kids?

Negative Space  The Walking Dead Mug {Living Outside the Stacks} #OurProject52

Just a little heads up to the writers of The Walking Dead. I’m in Georgia now. And I’m a librarian. I can find you.

Negative Space  Squeekerz {Living Outside the Stacks} #OurProject52

This is Squeekerz, he owns us. Or, at least, that’s how it feels. He’s bossy and demanding, with a very bad attitude, yet we love him dearly.

Happy Clicking,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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Florals and Stripes with a Fan Girl Moment

Florals and Stripes {Living Outside the Stacks}

Happy Wednesday! So we’ve been in Georgia for about a week and a half now and we’re finally settled in. I have to give The Hubs a round of applause. That man did everything in his power to make sure the house was ready for us when we arrived. He had furniture delivered and unpacked, he had the grass cut, red ant hills destroyed, etc. LOL He did everything. The only thing left for us to do is fill in the decorating gaps, you can see what needs to be done by clicking here.

Florals and Stripes {Living Outside the Stacks}

I’ve also decided that I may need to invest in some real warm weather clothes. While it hasn’t been excessively hot, it has been pretty humid. So I foresee a lot of dresses and natural fibers in my future.While the scarf top that I’m wearing isn’t a natural fiber, the sheer fabric makes it fairly comfortable for wearing in humid weather. I also like that depending upon the layering piece I use under it, I can completely change the tone in the top.

Florals and Stripes {Living Outside the Stacks}

Most of the time though I pair the top with either a white or yellow cami to enhance the very retro print. Seriously, doesn’t it look like this top came straight out of the sixties or seventies? You guys know what a big fan I am of that decade, remember my ode to Edith Bunker? I decided to pair the top with striped walking shorts just for a little fun. Normally, I wear this top with jeans but sometimes you need to shake things up, right?

Florals and Stripes {Living Outside the Stacks}

Top: Susan Graver by QVC, similar

Beaded Bracelets: Target

Fitbit Flex

Shorts: Thrifted, similar

Wedges: GLO Jeans, similar

And now for my fan girl moment on Instagram:

Florals and Stripes {Living Outside the Stacks}

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Help! I Need to Decorate These Walls!

 Help! I Need to Decorate These Walls {Living Outside the Stacks}

OK. So I have a bit of a problem. With every other house we’ve owned, I’ve known exactly how I wanted to decorate each and every room even before we purchased the house. This time, I’m at a total loss.In our first home, everything was done in shades of burgundy, gold, and brown. In our second home, everything was blue and brown. This time, all I know is that I want to keep things light and airy. It’s hard to tell from the pictures, but the walls are khaki. I think we’ll keep those colors because it’s very neutral. I think my accent colors will be mustard and dark teal, but I’m still thinking on that. I do know that I need to tone down some of the brown we have going on. Wall {Living Outside the Stacks}

This is the wall that holds the TV and it’s driving me nuts that the TV is the focal point. Yes, I realize the point of the TV is to watch it, but I don’t want it being the only thing on the wall. I’ve toyed around with the idea of creating a gallery wall, which would force the TV into the role of art instead of big black box. Have you seen TV centered gallery walls? I pinned a few on Pinterest, you can check them out by clicking here. The Hubs said he’s not a fan but he’d be willing to give it a try.

I have a gift card for minted. that I’d like to use to purchase a print, but I’m not sure what I want yet. I can’t decide if I want to go with black and white prints, vintage looking prints, or mix of modern and vintage photos. I’ll probably print a couple of my own photos to add to the wall, but I’m still undecided on that as well.

Wall {Living Outside the Stacks}

I’ve had this chess set with me for at least 21 years. It was a going away gift to my parents when we left Italy, and when I moved into my first place, they gave it to me. This is the second time in all of those years that I’ve had the space to set the entire thing up. I’m pretty excited about this. The Hubs and I found the mirror at Annie Laurie’s Antiques in Missouri. I couldn’t decide what to put over the chairs, so right now there’s nothing. I’d like to put some sort of planters with greenery in them over the chairs. Maybe I’ll check out Hobby Lobby or something?

Wall {Living Outside the Stacks}

This wall is big and is begging for some sort of architectural something or other. I’ve been thinking about some sort of metal scroll piece. Whatever it is, it’ll need to be big and white, maybe a bit aged looking.

Other things I need:

  • ottoman/coffee table
  • end table
  • area rug
  • plants

So do you have any ideas? Do you think I’m on the right track? What do you have on your walls? Help me out, please!!

Thanks,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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