23rd Jan2015

Friday Link Love: Interesting Reads

by Daenel

Pilot Precise V5 Pens {Living Outside the Stacks}

Happy Friday, y’all. I hope you’re participating in #FistBumpFriday with me on Instagram! I’d love to hear what made you happy this week. I’m happy that The Hubs and I found out that we got the house in Georgia. You guys, this is my dream home!! It has all of the vintage charm that I love and the modern updates that The Hubs wants. Once we close and things get settled, I’ll post pictures. But if you want a sneak peek, just look here.

Anyway, I just wanted to share a few blog posts that I read during the week that I found interesting and thought you might like as well:

Link Love Interesting reads from my feed {Living Outside the Stacks}

  • Internet Cafe Devotions: What Would Happen If Women Empowered One Another  ~ One of the things that I love about my Facebook community is the incredible amount of support and encouragement that I get from the women {and men} who interact with me on a daily basis. This beautifully written post about how women can overcome the fear of interacting with each other and create a support system based on love, encouragement, and the truth of Christ reinforced my beliefs in the power of women to help each other.
  • The Lolly Project: DIY | Conversation Heart Ring Dishes ~ One of my favorite things about Valentine’s Day is the conversation heart candy. It makes me think of when I was in elementary school and I had my first crush… But I digress. These ring dishes are easy to make and oh so cute. Could be a fun Mother/Daughter project!
  • A Pocketful of Polka Dots: Lace Me Up ~ I absolutely love Jennie’s style. Really, just flip through her blog… You will nothing but inspiration! But the lace skirt and black sweater she’s wearing? So simple yet edgy and ladylike. Fabulous, I tell you!

Did you read any interesting posts this week? Share a link in the comments below. 

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16th Jan2015

Friday Link Love: Interesting Reads

by Daenel

Week 2 Nature {Living Outside the Stacks}

Happy Friday! My time in Georgia is coming to an end. sad panda And, of course, the sun has decided to make an appearance. Kid you not, it’s been chilly and rainy since the day I stepped off the plane. Everyone kept telling me to expect this but I thought they were kidding. In my head, Georgia = warm warmer blazing hot. That is all. Nothing more, nothing less.

I’ll adjust…

Link Love Interesting reads from my feed {Living Outside the Stacks}

So, I just wanted to shout out a few blog posts that I read during the week that I found interesting and think you might as well:

Did you read any interesting posts this week? Share a link in the comments below. 

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07th Jan2015

My One Word for 2015

by Daenel

My One Word for 2015 {Living Outside the Stacks}

I’ve often said that I have the focus of a monkey caught in a tornado. My brain never really shuts down completely. Even when I’m sleeping, I’m thinking about things I need to do the next day: send an email to this person, follow up on a project with that person, tackle the handbook that’s needed updating for the last year and a half… And, for the most part, those things get done. Except for that stupid handbook.

The things that don’t get finished are the things that are important to me: the bible studies I keep starting and stopping, the photography projects that end because I don’t have time to edit, the blog posts that go unwritten because squirrel. And the baby weight from 18 years ago.

I need to finish stuff. I want to finish things. Like the two blankets I was supposed to crochet for two friends I’m too ashamed to say how many years ago. And no matter how many times I like to tell myself “It’s OK” or “I’m a work in progress”, I know it’s not OK. It’s not acceptable to leave people hanging with a wink and a nod.

God doesn’t just save us and find an excuse to leave us in a corner in a state of partial repair. He works on and in us daily {Philippians 2:12~13}. As a child of God, I’m to follow His example and complete the works that are before me and do them as if I were doing them for Him {Colossians 3:23~24}. And that means finishing what I start and doing it with a cheerful heart. Even if it is that handbook.

My One Little Word complete {Living Outside the Stacks}

My one word for 2015 is: complete. I will complete things this year. And to ensure that I meet my goals, rather than just putting it out there, I’m taking action. I purchased a planner and started writing down the things that I want to complete this year. Not randomly, but with dates. I’ve chunked and color coded events to keep my list from overwhelming me.

I’ve also joined Hello Mornings, an online bible study group, to keep me accountable. The first session begins 12 January, we’ll be studying the book of Colossians. Guess what the topic is? Complete in Christ: Illuminating the Pure Truth of Jesus by Jenni Keller. There are no coincidences with God.

Do you have one word for 2015? If you’d like to learn more, you can go to My One Word to learn about how “one word can inspire you all year”.

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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.

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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,

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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