Living Outside the Stacks

Navigating through life away from the library

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Share Your Good News {In the Cafe}

Share Your Good News {Living Outside the Stacks}

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you know that I like to do a little something called “Fist Bump Friday”, where I encourage my friends to share something that has made them happy during the week. Sometimes we get so bogged down with life and the crazy that comes with it that we forget to recognize the good things. So I thought it’d be fun if we all shared and celebrated together.

So please, share your good news in the comments below. Remember, it doesn’t have to be big or earth shattering. If it’s important to you, it’s important to me.

This week, I’m happy that my mother~in~law, sister~in~law, and nephew are here for a visit. I cannot believe my kids and the rest of the family were able to convince my mother~in~law to fly!

What made you happy this week?

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Training for My #5Kfor40 {In the Gym}

Training for #5Kfor40 {Living Outside the Stacks}

Freckles, Sweat and Zits… It’s all out there!

Yesterday, I declared myself a runner on both Facebook and Instagram. Why? Because I willingly ran 2.31 miles in 96° weather. This is big for me. I didn’t like running when I was paid to do it in the U.S. Army, now I’m doing it for free. And liking it. Who is this girl?
Doing all of this running has made me more aware of what I eat. Really, there’s no point in running and then filling my body up with garbage, right? So, I’ve been trying to drink at least one green smoothie every morning and then up my water intake. The only thing I haven’t totally given up is fast food. I do love myself some French Fries and sweet tea. But I have cut back a lot. Funny how taking that one step has changed me so much.

I’ve noticed that I feel more confident. I’m stronger. Climbing the stairs, walking up hills, those things don’t get me winded as easily as they used to. Even during the runs, I feel myself wanting to push forward. Running may not be for everyone but trust me when I say: Get up, get out, and do something!

You can watch my progress on Instagram and Twitter.

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All About the Shoes {In the Closet}

This week it’s all about the shoes. Specifically, the sandals. I absolutely adore these bejeweled babies. They make me feel feminine and funky at the same time. They can be dressed up with slacks and white top or dressed down with maxi skirt and tank.

Turquoise Button Down White Eyelet Skirt and Sandals {Living Outside the Stacks}

This week I chose to pair them with a simple white eyelet skirt and turquoise button down blouse. Simple yet chic. With just a hint of funk.

Turquoise Button Down White Eyelet Skirt and Sandals {Living Outside the Stacks}

Electric blue toes and big ol’  jewels.

Turquoise Button Down White Eyelet Skirt and Sandals {Living Outside the Stacks}Turquoise Button Down White Eyelet Skirt and Sandals {Living Outside the Stacks}

Just perfect for the summer.

What are you wearing on your feet?

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