Living Outside the Stacks

Navigating through life away from the library

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Salads to Try from Pinterest

Salads to Try from Pinterest {Living Outside the Stacks}One of the things that The Hubs and I have agreed to do once we make the big move to Georgia and settle down is to start adding salads to our meals. Those of you who follow me on Instagram, know already that I’m a big salad lover and would eat them for every meal if I could figure out the logistics. In fact, I briefly thought about starting a salad delivery service. So there’s an idea, someone run with it. Just give me a shout out and discounted salads.

Anyway, I’ve started pinning some salad recipes that I thought we’d try. Some of them are seafood based, like this Shrimp Avocado Salad from Add a Pinch, or chicken based like this 10-Minute Cherry and Chicken Couscous Salad from Yankee Kitchen Ninja. I can’t wait to try the citrus infused Kale Salad with Grapefruit, Oranges, Pomegranate Seeds, and Parm by Cupcakes and Cashmere. I’m not sure if The Hubs will go for this Apple Cranberry Pecan Salad by Damn Delicious because of the pecans, but I’m OK with that, more for me.

Salads to Try from Pinterest {Living Outside the Stacks}

To see more salad options, check out my board: “In the Kitchen: Salads” on Pinterest or click here to follow.

Do you have a favorite salad? And, honestly, don’t you think a salad delivery service is like the best idea ever?!

Happy Eating,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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I’m Starting a Book Group

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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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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