Living Outside the Stacks

Navigating through life away from the library


Instagram Week in Review

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

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


Ten Things I Love About Fall {In the Cafe}

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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