Living Outside the Stacks

Navigating through life away from the library

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What I Wore: Denim Maxi Skirt

Mustard Cardi, Purple Shirt, and Denim Skirt {Living Outside the Stacks}

As I was walking to the truck I caught The Hubs giving me “The Look”. I smiled at him and said “Whaaaat?” He nodded and said “You look nice.” swoon There’s something about being told you look nice by your husband that makes you stand a little taller and smile a little broader, amiright?

Mustard Cardi, Purple Shirt, and Denim Skirt {Living Outside the Stacks}

I think the new eyeglasses are a confidence booster as well. Nothing like being able to see the world around you…

Mustard Cardi, Purple Shirt, and Denim Skirt {Living Outside the Stacks}

Mustard Cardi, Purple Shirt, and Denim Skirt {Living Outside the Stacks}

Mustard Cardi, Purple Shirt, and Denim Skirt {Living Outside the Stacks}

I love denim maxi skirts. And have styled this one in the following two ways: work and bohemian. I’m a hippie at heart and would live in denim maxis if I could get away with it on a daily basis. Once it starts to get cooler, I’ll be pairing this skirt with a big ol’ chunky grandpa sweater and a pair of rugged ankle boots with tights and socks. And loads and loads of necklaces…

For this outfit, I wore a simple mustard cardi {an absolute MUST HAVE} with a brown and purple floral top. Both items have been in my closet forever. The owl was a spur of the moment Target purchase that has more than earned its keep. The shoes are comfortable and a little bit quirky. Gotta love Clark’s, right? And the skirt was purchased with a gift card from Amazon.com.

What’s your favorite statement piece?

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Blogtober: Why Did I Start Blogging?

Blogtober 2014 {Living Outside the Stacks}

A little over seven years ago, I enrolled in a course called Web 2.0: Connecting with the Community Using Social Software. As part of the course, I had to start a blog. That blog was called Curious Child’s Library Wanderings: random musings on my life as Queen of the Histolibrarianivists. After the class ended, I decided to keep the blog and use it as a way to stay connected to other information professionals. In time, I began to blog about more personal issues and participating in memes and linkups. Then I quit my job to move and decided it was time to take my blogging in another direction.

So I created Living Outside the Stacks. I’ve been blogging here for about five years now. I mostly blog about my life, fashion, and other topics of interest. I also enjoy sharing my thoughts on various products and books. There are a few photography tips sprinkled in here and there as well. My faith in Christ is one of the most important pieces of information that I share.

I’ve struggled over the years to find my voice and, at times, I still feel like I’m fighting to be heard. But I’ve stopped blogging for numbers and started writing for the people I interact with on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. This space is a starting point for the ideas that we share and I enjoy the conversations. I learn a lot and I hope my friends do as well.

Blogtober 2014 {Natty Nikki}

Are you a blogger? Why did you start blogging? Why do you continue to do so?

I’m linking up with Natty Nikki for Blogtober 2014, a month long blogging challenge. Please feel free to join up, leave comments, share the posts, you know, spread some love.

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Congratulations to The Hubs

Congratulations to The Hubs {Living Outside the Stacks}

How do I even begin to write about how impressed I am with The Hubs? I tease him because he’s a list guy. Everything he does begins with a list and ends in accomplishment. When he joined Proctor and Gamble nearly 18 years ago, his goal was to make it to Tech 5. He surpassed that goal and became the first African American promoted to Tech 6 at the P&G plant in Mehoopany. Then he started talking about moving on to management…

His promotions didn’t come easy. He’s always been a go~getter, willing to go above and beyond and say “yes” when others said “no”. His perseverance, faith in God, and desire to do better and be better has been nothing short of an example to the kids and myself.

Within time, he became the first African American to be promoted from Tech to Manager at Mehoopany. And with that promotion came a move to Missouri. We had planned to be here to watch our children graduate from high school and college, but The Hubs has been offered an amazing opportunity that will have us moving to Georgia.

This is the one time when I can honestly say I’m equal parts nervous and excited. I’m nervous because I’ll be leaving my babies to spread their wings and excited because this will be the first time in our marriage that it’ll just be The Hubs and me.

I’m ready to begin this new phase in our lives and see what else God has in store for our family.

Congratulations again to The Hubs. I am so very proud of you.

XOXO,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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