11th Dec2014

I’m Starting a Book Group

by Daenel

Living Outside the Stacks Book Club #TeamLOTSReads

I’ve decided to host a book club on my Facebook page! I know, right? I’ve been thinking about it for a while now and I kinda just threw the idea out there and got a great response. I love the idea of doing something informal, relaxed, and fun. I like to read but once I’m done, I’m left with this overwhelming feeling of that’s it? I want more, I want to talk about why I did or didn’t like the book. I want to know if other people are as affected by the characters as I am.

Anyway,  I don’t have any real rules yet. You know, the ideas are still percolating but I do have a rough outline of what I’m thinking…

Right now, I’m keeping track of potential books on Pinterest, you can click here to check out my board. If you have suggestions or if you’d like to add books to the Pinterest board, leave a comment below and let me know. As far as the types of books I’d like to read, I’m open to just about anything: fiction, nonfiction, biography, etc. Just know that I don’t read any of the following types of books:

  • Erotica
  • Horror
  • New Age
  • Paranormal

Therefore, those genres won’t be included on the reading list.

Happiness is a Cup of Coffee {Living Outside the Stacks} #TeamLOTSReads

I think for the first read, I’ll pick the book using Random Generator. You know, count how many books are posted to the Pinterest board and then whatever number comes up in the generator that’s what we’ll read. I’m all about the random, ya know? And as we read the books, I’ll move them over to another board so that we can keep track of what has been read. Sound fair?

As far as the discussion and reading schedule goes, I think we’ll aim for one book every two or three months, with discussions running from the beginning through the end of each cycle. I’ll start the discussion and then we can just respond and share any time. I really want to keep things informal, no pressure. Read when you can, ask questions, respond to questions at will.

Maybe we’ll even do something on Instagram and/or Twitter… What do you think about the hashtag #TeamLOTSReads?

If you’d like to join in, make sure you like my Facebook page by clicking here.

And, last but not least, I’ll post my reviews of the books we read here on the blog, you can see my other book reviews by clicking here.

I plan to start our first discussion in January.

So, leave a comment below and let me know what you think,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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14th Jul2014

Instagram Week in Review

by Daenel

Hi, my friends! How’re you? I’m doing well. Just gearing myself up for another week. Can you believe how quickly this year is passing by? I’m already starting to see Back to School ads. I’m so not ready. Three of my kids will be going off to college and my youngest will be entering her Senior year. How does this happen? I remember when they were little I thought they were always gonna be babies, now I’m sitting here wondering where did my babies go… Before I start sniffling, let’s move on. Here are some pictures from last week on Instagram:

Instagram Week in Review {Living Outside the Stack}

Random Silliness. This is what happens when I have a remote for my camera and a kid off camera giving me directions.

Instagram Week in Review {Living Outside the Stack}

The Supermoon. How intense was the moon Saturday night? I had Miss 20 drive me around so I could take this picture. She was more than happy to oblige.

Instagram Week in Review {Living Outside the Stacks}

Loved It. The Hubs and I saw Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Apes riding horses? What’s not to love? Did you see it?

Instagram Week in Review {Living Outside the Stack}

RV Shopping. The Hubs and I have been looking at RVs for months, he’s been talking about buying one for years. Saturday, we decided it’d be fun to renovate an Airstream. I can’t wait to begin the adventure. You can see my Pinterest boards for the next phase of our lives here and here.

Instagram Week in Review {Living Outside the Stack}

Yikes! The State has decided that she can legally roam the streets behind the wheel of a vehicle.

Instagram Week in Review {Living Outside the Stack}

Big and Obnoxious II. People look at you weird when you get down in the middle of the street to take pictures of your truck.

Instagram Week in Review {Living Outside the Stack}

Lorimier Apartments. My dream is to buy an old building/house and rehabilitate it. I’d like to turn it into a bed and breakfast or something along those lines.

Instagram Week in Review {Living Outside the Stack}

Those Clouds. One of the things that amazes me most about this area is the sky. The clouds are so expressive.

Instagram Week in Review {Living Outside the Stack}

Style Score. I won a year’s supply of straps from Sseko Designs! How cool is that? Be on the look out for them here and on Instagram. I think I may even do a video. We’ll see…

Instagram Week in Review {Living Outside the Stacks}

Coffee Shot. This is my favorite coffee picture of the week. I don’t really have a reason. It just is. If you’d like to see my other coffee pictures, just click here.

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 are you looking forward to this week?

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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03rd Feb2014

How to ID Your Pics for Use on Pinterest {In the Dark Room}

by Daenel

How to ID your pics for use on Pinterest {Living Outside the Stacks}Are you on Pinterest? Do you encourage people to pin your recipes? If you answered yes to those questions, you need to make sure that you’re:

  1. Protecting your images
  2. Identifying your images

And by following a couple of easy steps, you can make sure that your pictures are properly identified for use on Pinterest.

How to ID your pics for use on Pinterest {Living Outside the Stacks}

When you take a picture, it’s assigned a file number. That file number is not useful for anyone except for you. And, unless you change the file number to something informative, whenever someone pins a picture directly from your blog, the file number is what shows up in the description on Pinterest.

You want them to see what the pin is about. You want to be the one to describe your pin, after all, you wrote it and you know how best to market it.

So, how do you fix it? Follow the steps below:

Step 1

How to ID your pics for use on Pinterest {Living Outside the Stacks}After you’ve finished editing your photo, the first thing you want to do is change the name when you save it. I always change the name to the name of the post with the name of my blog in those pretty little brackets. For the most part, I’ll leave the file number and add the title when I’m saving for my own records.

Step 2

How to ID your pics for use on Pinterest {Living Outside the Stacks}When you insert your photo into your blog post, use the ALT TEXT and DESCRIPTION boxes to further identify your photo. If you like, you can use the DESCRIPTION box to give a little synopsis of your blog post. I use it to ID the title of my blog along with the name of my blog.

Remember, this is the information that’s going to show up when someone pins your photo, so you want to make sure that everything points back to you. Furthermore, it identifies you as the creator of the photo and the post.

DSC 4417 How to ID your pics for use on Pinterest {Living Outside the Stacks}

You did the work, keep the credit.

Do you have any additional tips for protecting your images? How about for making them Pinterest friendly?
Daenel T

24th Sep2013

Ten Things I Love About Fall {In the Cafe}

by Daenel

Things I Love About Fall {Living Outside the Stacks}

10. Hot apple cider

9. Autumn displays ~ Missouri and Pennsylvania have the most beautiful Fall weather, from the falling leaves to the deep blue skies, nothing is more indicative of the hand of God at work.

8. Heated seats ~ A warm bum. Need I say more?

7. Return to school ~ I enjoy the arrival of the students back on campus. After a quiet summer, the buzz of student activity is refreshing.

6. Boots and socks ~ Can you think of a better cool weather fashion statement for the feet?

5. My favorite TV shows ~ The Walking Dead has given my television viewing new, ahem, life.

4. Big ol’ bowls of soup ~ Have you checked out my Pinterest board? I plan to add every one of those chowders, soups, and stews to the rotation.

3. Comfy sweater ~ It may be because I’m a librarian or because I’m cold blooded, but there’s little better than wrapping up in a cozy sweater.

2. Saturated colors ~ I love the deep rich colors that become so prevalent as the weather grows cooler.

1. Coffee ~ I big puffy heart coffee just about any time but sitting on the front porch with the hubs chatting over a cup of coffee makes my life.

Are you Fall person? What do you love about Fall?


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15th Aug2013

31 Days 31 Photos 31 Stories {In the Dark Room}

by Daenel

I’ve decided to join my friend, Beatrice Clay, for a photography challenge called “31 Days 31 Photos 31 Stories: My Favorite Things“. Each day, she provides a prompt and we interpret it however we wish. The catch is that we must tell a story in six words with each photograph. Fun, right?

8. Recent Purchase

31 Days 31 Photos 31 Stories {In the Dark Room}

Very weird items decorate my home.

9. Sound

31 Days 31 Photos 31 Stories {In the Dark Room}

I love the sound of family.

10. Book

31 Days 31 Photos 31 Stories {In the Dark Room}

Never forget. Made my heart ache.

11. Word

31 Days 31 Photos 31 Stories {In the Dark Room}

Thanking God; every day’s a gift.

12. View

31 Days 31 Photos 31 Stories {In the Dark Room}

Nothing compares to God’s original art.

13. Writing Utensil

31 Days 31 Photos 31 Stories {In the Dark Room}

Best pen ever; order in bulk.

14. Fruit

31 Days 31 Photos 31 Stories {In the Dark Room}

Snack of choice while pregnant… Huh? Weird.

If you’d like to follow along, I’m posting my pictures on Instagram and Pinterest. If you’re out there give me a yell, so I can follow you.

Now it’s your turn, tell me something about you or your favorite thing in six words.

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08th Aug2013

31 Days 31 Photos 31 Stories {In the Dark Room}

by Daenel

I’ve decided to join my friend, Beatrice Clay, for a photography challenge called “31 Days 31 Photos 31 Stories: My Favorite Things“. Each day, she provides a prompt and we interpret it however we wish. The catch is that we must tell a story in six words with each photograph. Fun, right?

1. Self Portrait

31 Days 31 Photos 31 Stories {Living Outside the Stacks}

Favorite moment is that first sip.

2. Color

31 Days 31 Photos 31 Stories {Living Outside the Stacks}

Look at the rainbow cloud! So pretty.

3. Food

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Donuts: sweet goodness. Makes me smile.

4. Shoes

31 Days 31 Photos 31 Stories {Living Outside the Stacks}

I run for God, by grace.

5. Person

31 Days 31 Photos 31 Stories {Living Outside the Stacks}

Nothing’s ordinary, each day’s a gift.

6. Jewelry

31 Days 31 Photos 31 Stories {Living Outside the Stacks}

Vintage inspired ring, so romantic.

7. Past Time

31 Days 31 Photos 31 Stories {Living Outside the Stacks}

My handmade afghan warms my heart.

If you’d like to follow along, I’m posting my pictures on Instagram and Pinterest. If you’re out there give me a yell, so I can follow you.

Now it’s your turn, tell me something about you or your favorite thing in six words.

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29th Jul2013

6 Tips for Making Your Blog More Appealing to Companies {In the Cafe}

by Daenel

6 Tips for Making Your Blog More Appealing to Companies {Living Outside the Stacks}Curious Child’s Library Wanderings}, I never imagined that blogging would become what it is today: big business for bloggers and companies alike. Back then, I just saw it as a way for me to connect with other librarians, you know, a way to learn and share. Then I started blogging here and that all changed. Blogging was still a way for me to connect {but with a wider and more varied audience}, but it also became a way for me to make a little side money and try new products.

Over the years I’ve been fortunate enough to work with a few companies as a brand ambassador, and through those experiences I’ve learned a few things about connecting with brands and what keeps them coming back. I can’t promise that these tips are going to push your blog into the “pay the mortgage” category, but I can promise that these tips will help your blog look a little more appealing to companies that’re looking to connect with bloggers:

  1. BRAND YOURSELF ~  Think about it, you have a blog and you’re on Facebook, Instagram, PinterestTwitter,  etc.,  so use that to your advantage. Try to be consistent with your avatar, bio, username, etc. so that people/companies know they have the right person.
  2. MARKET YOURSELF ~  You are your best advertisement.  For example, I’m a big coffee drinker so I had a travel mug made by Designhergals.com that has my image as well as the name of my blog on it.  You wouldn’t believe how many people ask about the mug and about my blog. Buy some business cards and keep them on you at all times. Don’t be shy about handing them out. If you’re an athlete, have workout gear made with your logo on it and wear it to the gym or while running the track. I’ve seen Lorraine from Run Wifey Run wear a couple of cute tees with her logo on them on her blog.
  3. PROOF READ YOUR POSTS ~  When you’re representing a company, you want to put your best foot forward.  All blogging platforms come equipped with spell check, use it. I know there are times when we’ll skip a word or get the punctuation wrong, but if your post is full of errors, it’s a turn off. Don’t be afraid to come back and edit, even after you’ve hit “Publish”.
  4. BE AUTHENTIC ~  I find that the blogs that draw me in are not just the ones that pimp products but the ones that share something about the blogger themselves.  Give your readers a reason to trust you. For example, I like that Chandra from A Stylish Little Lady doesn’t just write generic posts about different Etsy shops, but she tells why she likes the artist. She writes about how she’s incorporated the jewelry, the art, the pottery, or what have you into her surroundings. She also shares bits and pieces of her life with her readers. This builds trust.
  5. BE BOLD ~  If you want to represent a company, contact them and ask.  The worst they can say is “No”, right? Let companies know what they can get for their money. Show them examples of how you’ll use your social media influence to connect their product with your followers. If you really like a product, tag the company and let them know you’re talking about them.
  6. HAVE FUN ~  Whether you make pocket change or enough to finance a mortgage, you want to have fun.  Blogging takes a lot of time and plenty of effort and if it stops being fun, you may need to take a step back for a bit. Katie at Creole Wisdom does a wonderful job of blending beautiful photography, fun experiences, and  authenticity with thought provoking posts, creative DIYs, and interesting reading suggestions. This girl has made me want to leave Missouri and visit Minnesota, y’all, and I’m not a cold weather chick.

Do you have any tips to add?

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08th Jul2013

Weekend Update {In the Neighborhood}

by Daenel

The 4th of July weekend has come and gone. Way too quickly. We didn’t have any real plans because I had to work on Friday, so we just kinda played it by ear.

Coffee {Living Outside the Stacks}

1. Why is it during the week day I could sleep til noon, but come the weekend my internal alarm goes off at 5:30 AM? The only way to make it through was with an extra large cup of coffee. Actually, that’s how I start just about every morning but you knew that already, didn’t ya?

Volkswagen {Living Outside the Stacks}

2. The hubs and I went to the park to see the car show. There were so many vintage cars, tricked out hot rods, and oh~so~cool motorcycles but my fave was the Volkswagen van. Seriously, how can you not love them?

Mud Volley Ball {Living Outside the Stacks}

3. We stopped and watched some folks play mud volley ball. I can’t. But they looked like they were having fun.

Mississippi River {Living Outside the Stacks}

4. After we left the park, we went down to the Mississippi River. The hubs and I love walking along the river, each time it’s a new experience. The water can be high or low, sometimes there are lots of people, sometimes it’s just the two of us.

Clouds {Living Outside the Stacks}

5. As we were turning to leave, the hubs pointed up and told me to look at the sky… Isn’t God awesome?

Pinterest {Living Outside the Stacks}

6. The rest of my weekend was spent vegging on the sofa, obsessively pinning stuff on Pinterest.

Gas Station {Living Outside the Stacks}

7. Oh, wait, there was that quick trip to the gas station on Saturday when both the hubs and I were itching to get out of the house. How’s that for a date night? LOL

How was your weekend?

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11th Jun2013

That Coffee Life {In the Dark Room}

by Daenel

#ThatCoffeeLife {Living Outside the Stacks}

On the photo are the names of all the places I’ve lived. 

When I was a kid, my dream was to be a foreign correspondent. Or a spy. I wanted to go to war zones and report on humanitarian issues. I imagined myself going into the jungles and interviewing warlords. Just my camera and my notebooks {these were pre pocket~tech days}. I thought I’d hang out with indigenous tribes in Africa or have meetings with world leaders. Babs aka Barbara Walters would be a personal friend.

Somewhere along the way, life interrupted my plans and I joined the Army. I became a wife and mom, an history instructor and a librarian. A world away from where I thought I’d be. Imagining what could have been and seeing what is, I wouldn’t change my life one bit. Living with my kids and watching them grow up, was very much like living in a jungle. I never knew what was going to be unearthed from day to day. Peas do not go in your nose! Survival wasn’t always guaranteed. Mom, she’s looking at me! And being married, well, you married folks know that’s nothing but negotiations, peace treaties, embargoes, and truces. Don’t put your dirty socks on the side of the hamper, put them in the hamper!

No, the adventures weren’t what I expected but I’m glad I had them all the same.

What about you? Did your life turn out like you thought it would?

About That Coffee Life…

A few weeks ago, my friend and “baby brother”, Tony Armstrong of Tony Armstrong Photography noticed my morning coffee mugs on Instagram and suggested that I do a photographic series.  I loved the idea! A mug and a story. These weekly posts are a result of his suggestion. I’m honored that fellow coffee lover, writer, and photographer,  Beatrice of inspired by beatrice clay will be joining me every Tuesday morning to share coffee and inspiration. I invite you to follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter as we celebrate That Coffee Life.

If you’d like to join us, simpy take a picture of your cuppa, tell your story, and leave a comment with your link. We’ll be using the hash tag #thatcoffeelife.

Cheers,


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04th Jun2013

That Coffee Life {In the Dark Room}

by Daenel

That Coffee Life {In the Cafe}

I started drinking coffee when I was about 10 years old. We were living in Italy at the time, and every Sunday after church, there would be a beautiful spread of coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and assorted baked goods. I walk beside the table, inhaling deeply, enjoying the various smells, but it was always the coffee that I drew my attention.

As an adult, coffee connects me to my past, enhances my present, and propels me towards my future. Through my love of coffee, I’ve reconnected with friends I had in Italy and met new friends who’ve introduced me to exotic brews. For me, coffee isn’t just about having a warm drink, it’s about connecting to the people around me; that’s why I started posting coffee pictures on  Instagram.

A few weeks ago, my friend and “baby brother”, Tony Armstrong {an incredibly talented photographer}, noticed my pictures and started encouraging me to create a series out of my love of coffee and coffee mugs. I was intrigued and flattered that someone saw potential in me and my quirkiness, so I agreed. I just wasn’t sure where to begin.

My pictures on Instagram were quick shots, taken to simply wish everyone a good morning with a comforting cup of coffee.It was my way of wishing everyone warmth and love as they started their day. But the words had escaped me.  That’s where Beatrice of inspired by beatrice clay stepped into the picture. With her eye for beauty and inspiration, she helped me to focus and see the story in my photos.

That’s why I’m honored that Beatrice will be joining me every Tuesday morning to share her love of coffee and the words of inspiration that go with it. I invite you to follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter as we celebrate That Coffee Life.

If you’d like to join us, just take a picture of your coffee, tell your story, and link up. We’ll be using the hash tag #thatcoffeelife.

Cheers,


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15th May2013

Denim Jackets and Playing Dress Up {In the Closet}

by Daenel

Happy Wednesday, everyone! I hope you’re all having a beautiful week so far. I know I am, the sun is shining, we’re on our summer schedule at work… life is good.

This week’s theme for Wardrobe Wednesday is denim jackets…

Denim Jacket Blue Tee Brown Skirt and Boots {Living Outside the Stacks}

I own two of them but rarely wear them. I’m not really certain why, because once I put them on, I’m like Hmmmm, I look cute in this. And, truth be told, a denim jacket really is the perfect completer piece. It can be formal or informal, it can be relaxed or structured. It can be boho or preppy. The denim jacket is quite possibly the most versatile piece of clothing you can have in your wardrobe.

Denim Jacket Blue Tee Brown Skirt and Boots {Living Outside the Stacks}

I feel the same way about skirts and boots. This skirt is probably one of my favorite pieces of clothing because it’s just so girly. Did I really just say that? It also doesn’t hurt that I get compliments almost every time I wear it.

Denim Jacket Blue Tee Brown Skirt and Boots {Living Outside the Stacks}

I’m also including a picture from my 40th birthday series, “Celebrating Me.” I decided to take a picture on the 10th of every month to celebrate my 40th year because these weekly wardrobe posts aren’t enough. insert eye roll

Celebrating Me {Living Outside the Stacks}

The best part about turning 40 and taking my own pictures is that I get to have way too much fun playing dress up. For this picture, I was inspired by one of my celebrity style icons, Nicole Richie. You can see her picture by clicking here. I went a little more 80’s Glam Rock while she’s 70’s Disco Queen but I think it still works. My other photos are here and here.

What fun photo would you like to take?

I’m linking up with:

Please check them out for more fashion inspiration.

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31st Oct2012

Twenty~Six {What I Wore Wednesday}

by Daenel

Last week, while pinning yet another outfit to Pinterest, I said to myself Butterfly, ’cause I always call myself Butterfly, what’re you gonna do with all these pins? They’re just sitting in you’re virtual closet, how about trying to wear some of that stuff? So that’s what I decided to do, wear as much of the stuff that I’ve pinned as I can. And this is what I’ve come up with so far…

What I Wore Sunday

I felt like a Russian peasant in this outfit. You can see the inspiration pin right here.

What I Wore Wednesday {Living Outside the Stacks}

What I Wore Wednesday {Living Outside the Stacks}

What I Wore Monday

This outfit was so chic and comfy. And totally unlike anything I’d normally wear. Can you believe I tucked in my top? You can see the inspiration pin right here.

What I Wore Wednesday {Living Outside the Stacks}

What I Wore Wednesday {Living Outside the Stacks}

And, yep, I’ll be doing this the rest of the week.

What do you do with those outfits that you pin? Do you use them for inspiration or pin it and forget it?

I’m linking up with:

Please check them out for more fashion inspiration.

17th Oct2012

Twenty~Four {What I Wore Wednesday}

by Daenel

This is what I wore to church on Sunday…
What I Wore Sunday

How cute is this manicure? I was inspired by this one on Pinterest. I’m trying to  branch out with my nail colors, I tend to stick with blacks and browns (every now and then I may mix it up with burgundy or some other dark color). But when I saw the multicolored nails, I was like Yes, that is so me! Next up, I need to update my makeup. sigh

What I Wore Sunday

Have you noticed how much I love cardis?  Usually, I stick to plain ones so that I can customize them with the little crocheted flowers that I make but I couldn’t resist this sweater. Isn’t it adorbs? I changed the buttons out on it from plain black buttons to multicolored leaves.

What I Wore Sunday

Remember a few weeks ago when I mourned the loss of my favorite pair of brown boots? Well, I was finally able to replace them. I absolutely love the look of lace~up boots. I dig the funky, vintage, boho feel of them. And to find a pair that’s comfortable too? Yes, y’all!

What I Wore Sunday

Cardi ~ Charlotte Tarantola, HSN.com

Tank ~ Walmart

Skirt ~ Kmart

Tights ~ Walgreens

Boots ~ Sebago, HSN.com

I’m linking up with:

Please check them out for more fashion inspiration.

29th Jun2012

Things That Leave Me Scratchin’ My Head {Coffee Talk}

by Daenel

Coffee Talk 1. This week the Supreme Court struck down legislation that makes it a crime to lie about winning military honors {also known as the Stolen Valor Act} on the grounds that it violates the First Amendment {free speech}. Ummm, there is so much wrong with that decision… First of all, how about the fact that it disrespects those who died, were injured or maimed for really winning military honors? Second of all, shouldn’t there be some things that are so sacred that they should be protected? And, yes, I realize that this is a slippery slope but I think our soldiers and vets deserve the utmost respect and honor. Boo and hiss to the Supremes.

2. Ann Curry. shaking my head NBC execs, y’all know y’all some shady characters. How in the world are y’all gonna treat such a classy lady in such a classless way? For 15 years, she supported you all through your good times and your bad times and you give her a 15 minute exit? Seriously? Ann, honey, on to bigger and better, right? Sending you lots of love and prayers.

3. Are you on Pinterest? I am, you can follow me here. Anyway, tell me this is not the most pinworthy thing you’ve seen in a long time! All of these dresses are made out of paper. Paper!!!! Designer Isabelle de Borchgrave came up with the idea after recognizing the versatility of paper and how the crinkles and wrinkles resembled the finest silks and satins. Gorgeous, no?

4. Remember last week when I talked about bus monitor, Karen Klein? Well, she’s supposedly received a ton o’ money from the interwebs to assuage her hurt feelings. Ya know, I think what those kids did was absolutely awful but to get paid for it? I think the kids who did the teasing should have been made to spend their summer cutting her grass, washing windows, painting fences, etc. But getting a little over $64,000? Ridunkulous.

What had you scratching your head this week?

11th May2012

How to Pin Photographs from Flickr to Pinterest {Photography}

by Daenel

I don’t know about you, but I’m obsessed with Pinterest. Seriously, there’s nothing I enjoy more than curling up with my iPad, a cup of coffee and a prepped and ready pinning finger. I pin stuff to try, stuff to wear, stuff to eat and stuff that makes me laugh. I also like to pin photography tips and pretty pictures. In fact, there’ve been times when I’ve been on flickr and tried to use my “Pin It” button to pin something only to be rejected because of copyright and attribute issues.

Apparently, I’m not the only one who has wanted to share my photographic finds because Pinterest and Flickr worked together to enable pinners to pin photographs and retain the original attribution to the photographer.

To pin from Flickr, just do the following:

1. Go to Flickr and find a pretty picture. I’m going to use one of my own for demonstration purposes. Besides, I am my biggest fan

Photograph and Pin It Button

If you don’t have the “Pin It” button saved to your toolbar, just go here to download it.

2. When you get to this screen, select “Pin This”

Pinterest and Pin This

This is your last chance to back out.

3. Select your board

Select Your Board

Add some descriptive terms to your pin. For example, I let everyone know that I edited my photograph using textures from The Coffee Shop Blog.

4. Your shiny new pin

Flickr Pin on Pinterest

See the little Flickr icon? Not only does it let everyone know that your pin came from Flickr, it also links to the original photograph on Flickr.

Other pinning tips for photographers and bloggers:

  • Watermark your photographs. Even though the pin links to your original photograph, watermarking is a nice way to get your information out there. For watermarking how~tos, go here.
  • Drive traffic to your blog through Pinterest. Don’t simply self~promote, encourage others, create interesting boards and people will want to find out more about you. For more tips, go here.

Do you use Pinterest? Are you a photographer on Flickr? How do you feel about people being able to pin your photos?

12th Oct2011

What I Wore Wednesday #23

by Daenel

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Hi, everyone! How’s it going? Everything here is going pretty well. I thought Autumn had arrived a few weeks ago but, for some reason, Mother Nature has decided to send some summer weather our way, so it’s been nearly 80 all week.  Sigh I really want to wear my sweaters and boots now.  Has it started to cool off in your area yet?

What I Wore Wednesday

What I Wore Wednesday

What I Wore WednesdayThis is what I wore on Wednesday to run some errands.  I’m trying to experiment with extending my wardrobe and using my summery blouses into the fall and winter.  I just need the weather to cooperate.

What I Wore Sunday

What I Wore SundayI wore this to church on Sunday, it looked better in my head but I didn’t have a chance to change so…  I like the dress, it’s not a print I’d normally wear which is precisely why I like it.

What I Wore Tuesday

What I Wore Tuesday

What I Wore Tuesday

For this outfit, I followed a challenge posed by Aubree at Yellow Blackbird to use Pinterest as inspiration for an outfit. The catch? The outfit has to come from items that are already in your closet. I think I did alright with capturing the idea behind the outfit that I selected, which is posted below.

 

I’m linking up with Lindsay, Nina, Aubree and Cami for their various fashion memes:

The Pleated Poppy

Real Momma Real Style

Yellow Blackbird: Shop Your Closet

All Things Lovely

Please check them out for some fashion inspiration.

10th Oct2011

Monday Mingle: Fall Foods, Pinterest and Facebook Timeline

by Daenel

Makeup Free MondayMakeup Free Monday is hosted by The Beauty Beanas an initiative for women to celebrate real beauty.  I love makeup almost as much as I love shoes but I also like encouraging women to embrace their natural beauty.  Confidence is beautiful, makeup is the enhancer.

If you decide to participate in Makeup Free Monday let me know in the comments.

Monday Mingle is hosted by Jenn at Eighty MPH Mom. If you’d like to participate, simply create a short vlog in which you answer the questions and then hit up the linky. Don’t forget to grab the badge and leave some comment love for your fellow participants. After all, isn’t that what mingling is all about?

This week’s questions are:

1.  Are you in the Fall/Autumn cooking mood yet?

I wouldn’t necessarily call this “Fall/Autumn cooking mood” but I have decided that for the month of October my family will be going meatless.  I noticed that we weren’t really eating as much fruits and vegetables as we should, so I figured if we focused one day out of the week on eating the green stuff, perhaps…

Last Monday, we had Spinach, Tomato and Cheese Tortellini.  It was so delish!  Click here for the recipe.  Tonight we’re having Vegetarian Chili with Rice.  I have to include rice with the chili or their will be a revolt.  I hope tonight’s dinner goes over as well as last week’s did.

2.  Do you like Pinterest?

I just signed up for Pinterest last week (please feel free to follow me by clicking here) and I’m not sure I get it just yet.  This week I’m participating in a Pinterest challenge that’s being hosted by Aubree at Yellow Blackbird. The challenge is to use Pinterest to find inspiration for an outfit.  The outfit also has to consist of items already in your closet.  The results will be posted on Wednesday.

3.  What do you think of the Facebook changes?

I love the new changes.  Normally, I go kicking and screaming into Facebook’s view of the future but this time, I jumped through all sorts of hoops to get Facebook Timeline early.  I think I may have had it a week and a half earlier or something like that.

The problem with complaining about the changes is that we all seem to forget that Facebook is a free service.  You can’t really complain about something that’s being given to you…

Next week’s questions are:

1.  What is your favorite food?

2.  What food do you hate?

3.  What other blog hops or weekly memes do you do?

08th Oct2011

Shoe Style Saturday

by Daenel

Rather than take a picture of my own shoes, I decided to turn to Pinterest for inspiration.  So, if money were no object, I’d boost the economy by purchasing the following pairs of shoes…

#FMSPHOTOADAY ~ Follow @4daenelt on Instagram {Living Outside the Stacks}

Are you on Pinterest?  Feel free to give me a follow by clicking here.

Shoe Style SaturdayTo participate in Shoe Style Saturday, all you have to do is

  • take a picture of your shoes
  • post them to your blog
  • hit the link
  • leave a comment
  • visit other participants

So, come on and show me your femme fatale flats, those sexy stilettos and pin~up peep toes, yes,  even your racy runners.

And don’t forget to grab my badge!

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