I Miss You {living outside the stacks} 13
“How many children do you have?” “We have five.” We have six. “Four girls and a boy.” Four girls and two boys. At least, I think he was a boy. Even though I carried him in my hands to the hospital and gave him to the nurse, I don’t know for […]

The Space Between…


Coffee Talk {living outside the stacks} 8
I’d like to welcome you to Coffee Talk. In case you’re new here, this is where I share some of the great and not~so~great stuff that I find on the web. Topics range from news stories that leave me scratchin’ my head to DIYs that I think are absolutely clever. […]

Coffee Talk: Walkers, Politics, and Decorating Ideas


Yellow {living outside the stacks} 4
My Thursdays are crazy hectic. I wake up at 5:45 am to get ready for my 8 am class. Yeah, seriously. And I still barely make it on time. I know. Right after class, I head home to grab a bite to eat, let Squeekerz out, and caffeinate. Then I […]

Week 7: Yellow



Daenel T {living outside the stacks} 6
Sometimes I get these wild hairs and I think I’m brave and cool and can do anything, so I volunteer to do things and then when the reality of what I’ve done hits me in the face I go into panic mode and think Why didn’t somebody stop me?! That’s […]

Volunteer Photographer


Coffee Talk {living outside the stacks} 2
I’d like to welcome you to Coffee Talk. In case you’re new here, this is where I share some of the great and not~so~great stuff that I find on the web. Topics range from news stories that leave me scratchin’ my head to DIYs that I think are absolutely clever. […]

Coffee Talk: Just Rambling


Week 6 My Funny Valentine {living outside the stacks} 4
The year was 1994, and I was a sweet, innocent little soldier stationed at Fort Polk, Louisiana, about to celebrate my 2nd year in the Army. This is my story, I can tell it any way that I like, just rest assured that what I’m telling you is the whole […]

Week 6: My Funny Valentine



Sweetsmoke by David Fuller
Disclaimer: I received this book free of charge in exchange for a review because I am a LibraryThing Early Reviewer. This consideration did not influence my review. Sweetsmoke is the story of Cassius Howard, a secretly literate slave, and his desire to find justice for his murdered friend, Emoline Justice. Emoline […]

Book Review: Sweetsmoke by David Fuller


Coffee Talk {living outside the stacks} 4
I’d like to welcome you to Coffee Talk. In case you’re new here, this is where I share some of the great and not~so~great stuff that I find on the web. Topics range from news stories that leave me scratchin’ my head to DIYs that I think are absolutely clever. […]

Coffee Talk: Teaching American History


Week 5 Rule of Thirds {living outside the stacks} 4
There’s something miraculous about life growing from brick. I’m participating in a 52 Week Project with Lashawn from Everyday Eyecandy. If you’d like to join or follow along on Instagram, use the hashtag #eyecandyproject52.         Follow Living Outside the Stacks on Bloglovin’!

Week 5: Rule of Thirds