Coffee Talk {living outside the stacks}

I’d like to welcome you to Coffee Talk. If 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.

A few weeks ago, The Hubs asked me why I’d stop decorating the house and I really didn’t have an answer for him. Usually within the first few weeks of moving into a new house, I’ve changed the paint and personalized the decor. We’ve been here two years and it still kind of looks like the previous owners are still here. I haven’t changed any of the paint {even though I’d like to do so} and I haven’t really added any of “us” to the house. We have two beautiful mantles that are pretty much bare except for a few photos and a vintage camera. I’ve been thinking about making garlands for them, but I never really got around to it. But I’ve been inspired by Leslie’s post showing her homemade garland. Isn’t it lovely?

What are you reading this week? I’m reading two books: Cocoa Beach by Beatriz Williams and No One is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts. Cocoa Beach is a companion book to A Certain Age, although you don’t have to read the other to enjoy Cocoa Beach. I hope to have a review up soon. I’m reading No One is Coming to Save Us as part of Sarah Jessica Parker’s book club, Book Club Central {you can also follow along on Twitter}. Her first choice novel looked like something I’d pick up on my own, so I thought why not?

The family and I discovered Chili’s while visiting Virginia for my cousin’s wedding and we are in love with the ribs. Love, I tell you. In fact, The Hubs and I have been there two days in a row since coming home from vacation. Seriously, how come no one ever told me about that place? Or can you recommend another rib place?

Now, it’s your turn… What’s going on in your world? Anything have you scratching your head or belly laughing? Is there a book I absolutely must add to my TBR Shelf? Have you cooked or ordered anything tasty?


Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}





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