Living Outside the Stacks

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Instagram Week in Review: Hands

Hello, my friends! I hope you had a great weekend. I did. I spent time with my family, caught up on my sleep, and watched the season premier of Hell on Wheels. I’m totally addicted to that show. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out: Saturday nights on AMC.

Every week I look at my pictures and I try to see if there’s a theme. I think this week it looks like it’s all about the hands. Hands fascinate me. They have the power to love and to hate, to create and to break down. Hands can express so much…

Instagram Week in Review {Living Outside the Stacks}

Fist Bump Friday. If you’re on Facebook or Instagram, please join me for Fist Bump Friday {use the hash tag #FistBumpFriday}. It’s a time for us to celebrate the things that have made us happy during the week.It doesn’t have to be big or earth shattering, if it made you happy, share!

Instagram Week in Review {Living Outside the Stacks}

Street art. My nephew was all kinds of fascinated by the hand prints on the flood wall.

Instagram Week in Review {Living Outside the Stacks}

American Queen. The Hubs and I have put riding the American Queen on our Couple’s Bucket List.

Instagram Week in Review {Living Outside the Stacks}

National Lipstick Day. I’d never heard of it either but once I did, I thought why not? I rarely wear lipstick but when I do, it’s usually a dark brown.

Instagram Week in Review {Living Outside the Stacks}

Random silliness. As much as my family hates having my camera aimed at them, they sure have no problem when it comes to photo bombing.

Instagram Week in Review {Living Outside the Stacks}

Coffee love. My favorite coffee photo of the week. You can see the others by clicking here.

What was the highlight of your week?
Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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Let’s Celebrate: Make August Beautiful

Make August Beautiful {Living Outside the Stacks}

As many of you know, August is going to be a touch month for me: my middle daughter is returning to college, my twins are starting to college, and my baby is beginning her last year of high school. This is all too much. I’ve been trying to figure out a way to celebrate this new stage in our lives and document it without losing myself to tears and sadness…

This isn’t a sad event. Just different. I know that The Hubs and I raised our children well and that they’re ready to take on the world. We’ve provided them with the confidence and fortitude to be their own people, to stand up for what they believe in, and to help those in need. But, most of all, we’ve instilled in them a faith in God that transcends all things. So we know they’ll be OK.

But, they’re still my babies…

So I will cry. And I will laugh. And I will say “See you later” to the ones who are beginning the next phase of their lives and celebrate with the one who is ending a chapter. I will document the moments and share them with you on Instagram {I’m 4daenelt}. I hope you’ll do the same with me.

Celebrate the month of August with me by joining my friend, Beatrice Clay at inspired by beatrice clay, for 31 Days 31 Photos 31 Stories. Use the hashtag #31stories.

If you plan to join in, leave your Instagram name in the comments below so I can follow along!

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Instagram Week in Review

Hello. How was your weekend? Mine was OK. I started watching two new shows: The Lottery and MANH(A)TTAN. I’m  not sure how I feel about them yet. For the record, I’m still trying to work out my feelings about Extant. I’m happy that these new shows require thought and emotional involvement. I don’t know about you, but I’m sick of the hot mess that is “reality” TV.

I haven’t been reading much. Usually, I try to read a classic novel during the summer but I have been so unmotivated this year. Not sure what the problem is but I need to get myself in gear, summer’s almost over. Every time I write one of these weekly reviews I’m reminded of how quickly it all passes… And how much closer I am to my babies going off to college. *weeps*

Instagram Week in Review {Living Outside the Stacks}

Photography experiment. I decided to try photographing the world in black and white. It makes for a lot of drama. It’s incredibly fun but it requires forethought. You can see the rest of the pictures by clicking here.
Instagram Week in Review {Living Outside the Stacks}

The Dome. A once in lifetime shot of the dome on Academic Hall at Southeast Missouri State University. Almost eye level. Cool, no?
Instagram Week in Review {Living Outside the Stacks}

Major score. Can you believe I paid $2.50 for this dress? Yep! I bought it at JC Penney off the sale rack. I’m a major fan of the dress over jeans look. I know it doesn’t work for everyone but it works for me.
Instagram Week in Review {Living Outside the Stacks}

New skills. My nephew is learning the fine art of hat spinning.

 

Instagram Week in Review {Living Outside the Stacks}

Coffee and Ssekos. I’m desperately trying to get one of my coffee pictures regrammed by coffeenclothes. If it happened to be one of the pictures with my Sseko sandals, that’d be a bonus.

 

Instagram Week in Review {Living Outside the Stacks}

Something new. Whenever we go grocery shopping, the girls and I like to try something new as a “reward” for surviving the trip. It tastes like bubble gum and some sort of incredibly sweet fruit. I’m not a fan.

If you’re on Instagram, don’t forget to follow {I’m 4daenelt} and give me a yell in the comments so I know you’re there and can follow you too.

What’s on your summer reading list?

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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