19th Dec2014

Happy Fist Bump Friday!

by Daenel

Fist Bump Friday {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 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 acknowledge the good things. So I thought it’d be fun if we all shared and celebrated together.

This week I’m happy that The Hubs is home from Georgia for the next few weeks. A commuter marriage ain’t easy y’all. The sacrifices we make for our children… I’m also happy that the kids are home from college. It’s nice to have a full house again, even if Squeekerz isn’t quite so happy {click here to see what they did to him}.

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.

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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05th Dec2014

Happy Fist Bump Friday!

by Daenel

Fist Bump Friday {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 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 acknowledge the good things. So I thought it’d be fun if we all shared and celebrated together.

This week I’m happy to feel like I’m finally beating The Crud! I’ve been sick with some sort of cold/zombie virus hybrid that has made me want to clean out my sinuses with a spork.

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.

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26th Nov2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

by Daenel

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Hi! I hope you’re having a very Happy Thanksgiving! Normally on Thursdays I host Coffee Talk where I talk about pop culture, things I see in the news, answer random questions, etc. But since it’s Thanksgiving, I thought I’d host a special Thanksgiving Edition of Coffee Talk and share what I’m thankful for. I hope you’ll take the time to watch the video and share some of the things you’re thankful for in the comments below.

 

Happiness to you and yours,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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14th Nov2014

Happy Fist Bump Friday: Emergency Coffee

by Daenel

Happy #FistBumpFriday {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 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 acknowledge the good things. So I thought it’d be fun if we all shared and celebrated together.

This week I’m happy for that moment when I thought I was out of coffee and I remembered that I had an emergency stash.

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.

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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13th Nov2014

Coffee Talk: An Interesting Fact About Me

by Daenel

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. And, who knows, there may even be a recipe thrown in here or there just for fun.

Coffee Talk {Living Outside the Stacks}Today I’m telling you an interesting fact about me that people would be surprised to know. What do you think it is? Did I perform in a circus? Do I have a secret talent? Watch the video and find out!

Now it’s your turn, tell me something about you that people would be surprised to know.

So grab a cup of coffee {or tea or whatever floats your boat} and let’s talk

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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07th Nov2014

Fist Bump Friday: The Hubs and a New Lens

by Daenel

Happy #FistBumpFriday {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 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 acknowledge the good things. So I thought it’d be fun if we all shared and celebrated together.

This week I’m happy that The Hubs is coming home today! And I’m happy that The Hubs got me a new 35mm f/1.8g lens for my camera ~ we’re having so much fun together! Click here to see the first picture that I took with her, it’s straight out of the camera except for cropping and addition of the watermark.

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.

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06th Nov2014

Coffee Talk: Bible Study Suggestions and Squeekerz

by Daenel

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. And, who knows, there may even be a recipe thrown in here or there just for fun.

So grab a cup of coffee {or tea or whatever floats your boat} and let’s talk…

Last week, I asked for questions and I received two:

  1. Could I suggest some bible studies
  2. Can I show Squeekerz

Well, here’s a list of the bible studies that I talked about in the video:

  • Women’s Bible Cafe ~ nondenominational bible study group for women. They also offer monthly online book groups.
  • Bible Gateway ~ hosting a bible study called “How to Understand the Bible”. There are also reading plans.
  • She Reads Truth ~ they offer a variety of devotionals and bible study plans.
  • True Woman ~ teachings on the biblical principals of womanhood

And for all things Squeekerz, click here and here.

Squeekerz {Living Outside the Stacks}

Coffee Talk {Living Outside the Stacks}I decided to make this a little bit more interactive. Do you have questions for me? If so, leave them in the comments below and we’ll talk about them next Thursday.

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So grab a cup of coffee {or tea or whatever floats your boat} and let’s talk

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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31st Oct2014

Happy Fist Bump Friday: Graduate Faculty Status

by Daenel

Happy #FistBumpFriday {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 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 acknowledge the good things. So I thought it’d be fun if we all shared and celebrated together.

This week I’m happy that it was announced that I was granted Graduate Faculty Status at Southeast Missouri State University. This gives me the right and privilege to serve on various committees and teach classes. So yay!

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.

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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30th Oct2014

Coffee Talk: About Me, Halloween, and a Zombie Apocalypse Plan

by Daenel

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. And, who knows, there may even be a recipe thrown in here or there just for fun.

Here are the links to some of the things that I talked about:

Coffee Talk {Living Outside the Stacks}I decided to make this a little bit more interactive. Do you have questions for me? If so, leave them in the comments below and we’ll talk about them next Thursday.

If you’d like to subscribe to see me on YouTube, click here and hit the subscribe button!

So grab a cup of coffee {or tea or whatever floats your boat} and let’s talk

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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24th Oct2014

Happy Fist Bump Friday: A New Project

by Daenel

Happy #FistBumpFriday {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 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 acknowledge the good things. So I thought it’d be fun if we all shared and celebrated together.

This week I’m happy that I get to work on a project at work that will benefit students in our community who have different learning/physical/emotional/social disabilities. It seems like just when I’ve reached the end of my rope and I don’t see any rewards from my job, a project gift like this is given to me and I’m incredibly thankful for that.

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.

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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17th Oct2014

Happy Fist Bump Friday: The Walking Dead Edition

by Daenel

Happy #FistBumpFriday {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 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 acknowledge the good things. So I thought it’d be fun if we all shared and celebrated together.

This week I’m happy that The Walking Dead returned. Did you see it? How could you not be happy? I mean, dude, I had all sorts of feels when Darryl and Carol were reunited. Tyrese finally handled his business. I still want him gone but at least he did a solid. And Carol. spiritual hum Y’all, she is a one woman army. Saved e’erybody. She is the woman!

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.

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14th Oct2014

Blogtober: My Favorite Perfume/Scent

by Daenel

I’m a librarian and work around people with varying degrees of scent sensitivities, so I don’t wear perfume on a daily basis. I also have sensitive skin, so I have to be careful what I use and how often I use it.

One of the few perfume lines that I can use without too much of an issue is Philosophy. I like the line but sometimes the scents can be a bit too, um, precious for me. I lean towards the darker more exotic smells like red plum, passion fruit, patchouli oil, blood orange, sandalwood, and black orchid. And leather. Don’t get me started on the smell of leather. I really should have been an interior car designer. Scents that aren’t very library friendly.

Coffee Beans from Dynamite Coffee {Living Outside the Stacks}So I settle for office friendly scents like fresh roasted coffee beans. When they’re fresh, you can taste the coffee when you smell it. The beans above have a subtle hint of chocolate. They just smell like, um, life!

Lemons {Living Outside the Stacks}

I’m also partial to the smell of lemons. I’m not sure why but it makes me think of exotic places, peaceful sunsets, cool water lapping at my feet… Almost all of my cleaning products have a hint of lemon in them. So does my coffee, for that matter.

Blogtober 2014 {Natty Nikki}

Do you have a favorite fragrance? What scents appeal to you?

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.

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

10th Oct2014

Happy Fist Bump Friday: A New Bible Study and Life Changes

by Daenel

Happy #FistBumpFriday {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 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 acknowledge the good things. So I thought it’d be fun if we all shared and celebrated together.

This week I’m happy that I started a new Bible study {the book of Matthew}. And I’m happy that I got to share my family’s good news; we’re so looking forward to seeing what God has in store for us.

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.

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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09th Oct2014

Coffee Talk: Sickness, Faith, and How to Deal with the Police

by Daenel

Coffee Talk {Living Outside the Stacks}

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. And, who knows, there may even be a recipe thrown in here or there just for fun.

So grab a cup of coffee {or tea or whatever floats your boat} and let’s talk…

1. Can we talk about the Ebola situation? Part of me thinks it’s another manufactured epidemic to keep the focus off the “real” issues, but another part of me is like, ummmm, why haven’t we stopped people from returning to this country who’ve been in one of these stricken countries? And don’t tell me we can’t just turn people away. Uh, yeah, we can. Seriously, have you people never seen Rise of the Planet of the Apes? It all starts with one cough. I mean, Thomas Eric Duncan has died. Spain just killed that nurse’s dog because of Ebola. And now a sheriff’s deputy is under observation… Yet the authorities keep saying that the virus is not easily transmittable. Methinks the people in charge have no idea what they’re talking about…

2. The family and I went to see Left Behind over the weekend. If you saw the original, stick with that version. I’m not sure what message the producers/actors/writers were trying to get out but the message of Christ’s redemptive love was not it. There were 3 “Christians” in the movie:

  1. the witness at the airport who was openly hostile and had an attitude from the jump
  2. Irene who was labeled as “crazy” by her family and didn’t seem to have any real purpose except to serve as the crazy family member that everyone talks about
  3. Pastor Bruce who preached the word but didn’t live the word

I think more focus should have been placed on why the Rapture happened and the events ~ the panic ~ that ensued after millions of people disappeared. Instead what we got was a plane based “thriller” with a Christian label. It takes more than mentioning Christ’s name a few times and showing a Bible for a movie to be Christian.

There was absolutely no doctrine to this movie. At all.

And Nicolas Cage? Really?

3. I know I’ve discussed this before, but when the police pull you over {whether you feel you have done anything wrong or not} you need to pull over and comply with their requests. And before anybody says I don’t know what it’s like to be pulled over and scared, I do. I have been pulled over and questioned for no reason. I have been followed through stores. I’ve been falsely accusedI understand the fear. And in each situation I complied with the officers’ requests and dealt with {their} wrongdoings at a later time when things had de~escalated, which is why I’m able to sit here and type what I’m about to type. If you get pulled over, if the police tell you to stop, just do it. Even if you feel it’s an unwarranted stop, don’t get combative, don’t argue, just do what the officer says and then fix the situation later. No matter how you feel, the police are in the position of power and the more you question, the more you refuse to comply, the greater the chances of you getting hurt. After the police have finished with you, make note of everything that happened and then go to the police station to file a report or talk to a lawyer but DO NOT TRY TO HANDLE YOUR BUSINESS ON THE STREET. It will not end well for you. Y’all, I’m just tired of people getting shot, tased, beaten up, etc.

Talk to me, what’s got you scratching your head?

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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07th Oct2014

Blogtober: Why Did I Start Blogging?

by Daenel

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.

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

05th Oct2014

Blogtober: What’s On My Bucket List

by Daenel

Blogtober 2014 {Living Outside the Stacks}

Hmmm…. What’s on my bucket list? Just three things. But they’re three very big things…

  • Purchase a vintage RV, preferably an airstream
  • Renovate it
  • Travel the U.S. with The Hubs

Where I'm From {Living Outside the Stacks}

The pictures above are the final two from September’s Photoaday Challenge…

What’s on your bucket list?

Blogtober 2014 {Natty Nikki}

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.

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

03rd Oct2014

Blogtober 2014: What’s in My Makeup Bag

by Daenel

Blogtober 2014 {Living Outside the Stacks}

Makeup Brush

I have a stash of makeup brushes. Weird as this may sound, I like the way they feel. But I hate the little hairs they sometimes leave on my face. Especially since I never seem to find them until I’ve been at work at least half the day.

Blogtober 2014 {Living Outside the Stacks}

Bare Minerals Face Color

There’s something about this makeup that I absolutely adore. I don’t know if it’s the subtle shimmer or the gentle wash of color but when I do put on makeup, you best believe it’s Bare Minerals. But, oh my word, do I hate the mess.

Blogtober 2014 {Living Outside the Stacks}

Lip Colors

For the most part, I stick to dark browns and deep plums but for work I choose lighter shades. I don’t like leaving lipstick rings on my coffee mugs.

Blogtober 2014 {Living Outside the Stacks}

Nail Colors

I’m totally in to the vampy colors. But I also like a bit of glam.

What’s in your makeup bag?

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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30th Sep2014

Coffee Talk: Passenger Shaming, Fence Jumping, and Purple Streaks

by Daenel

Coffee Talk {Living Outside the Stacks}

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. And, who knows, there may even be a recipe thrown in here or there just for fun.

So grab a cup of coffee {or tea or whatever floats your boat} and let’s talk…

1. Do you fly? Have you ever flown with any of these types of passengers? If not, consider yourself lucky. Apparently being a butt on an airplane is so much a thing now that a flight attendant launched a site called Passenger Shaming to out airborne evil doers. Normally, I’d be all for protecting people’s personal spaces, habits, identities, etc. but when you see the kind of vileness that is happening on some flights, I say put the offender’s photo on a billboard, write his or her name on a “no fly list”, make that nastiness go viral. Seriously, who are these people and how do we go about getting their parents’ addresses so they can see exactly what they raised?

Or, better yet, how about if some news organization {Jesse Watters from “Watters’ World” I’m looking at you} tracks one of these yahoos down and questions them on TV about their bad behavior?

2. So, um, the White House fence jumper apparently got all. the. way. into. the White House. Duuude, where was the Secret Service? Shouldn’t someone have stopped this guy way before he jumped the fence or very soon thereafter? What happened to the Secret Service Agents who used to vow to take one for the President? Is he now on his own? And why why why did initial reports laud the Secret Service for using restraint during this whole event? Seriously, they should’ve released the hounds. That’s one of those cases of shoot first and ask questions later.

3. Last night I tried to add purple streaks to my hair. It didn’t work. I used Garnier Color Styler Intense Wash~Out in Purple Mania. I should’ve known when it said that you didn’t have to rinse it out that something hinky was going on. It’s basically liquid chalk and left my hair feeling dry, brittle, and matted. I decided to leave it be for the night and see how it looked this morning after a “real” styling. Not much better. Tonight I’ll be washing it out {it says it lasts about 2~3 shampoos}. Even if it doesn’t all come out, I hope the ratty feel will be gone. Moral of the story? Don’t take the cheap way out. If you want to play with color, go big or go home. In other words, dye it!

Talk to me, what’s got you scratching your head?

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26th Sep2014

Happy Fist Bump Friday

by Daenel

Happy Fist Bump Friday {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 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 acknowledge the good things. So I thought it’d be fun if we all shared and celebrated together.

This week I’m happy that I got to have a nice talk with my middle daughter. Sometimes I forget how important it is to get that one~on~one time is. It was fun sharing stories about her birth and her early years with her. We had a nice laugh and then I dropped off at her dorm.

I love my babies.

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.

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23rd Sep2014

Coffee Talk: Let’s Talk about Jada

by Daenel

Coffee Talk {Living Outside the Stacks}

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. And, who knows, there may even be a recipe thrown in here or there just for fun.

So grab a cup of coffee {or tea or whatever floats your boat} and let’s talk…

1. The Hoff and The Biebs shot a music video together? weeps

2. And in the tasteless and crass department, did you see the news reporter who quit her job. On air. By using the “F” word. Seriously? I know we’ve all been there. We’ve all had a day, a week, a month at our jobs where we’ve just wanted to walk in, tell everyone off, and leave in an epic fashion but most of us know better. And, really? Did she quit over marijuana?

3. Did you watch Gotham last night? All I can say is Jada Pinkett~Smith is definitely the break out star. She’s all kinds of bat guano crazy. Who else can beat a man in the pouring rain and then tell her manservant to make sure her hair doesn’t get frizzy? I can’t wait to see what else she does… On a side note, it’s so fun to see the beginnings of some familiar characters.

Talk to me, what’s got you scratching your head?

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