January 2018 {living outside the stacks} follow on Instagram @DaenelT

I know I complained about January being the longest year ever. That still stands. But let me tell you, there were some fabulous moments in January too.

My son came to visit from Missouri, and, y’all, my momma heart was so full. One of these days, I’d love to have all five of my kids, grandkids, and grandfurs in one place. Until then, I’ll take the visits when I can get them.

My girls came in from school to celebrate the youngest one’s birthday. Our family has a tradition – cupcakes for birthdays. I have an issue with birthday cakes {candles, blowing, and spit}.

I attended my first handgun training class with Trigger Happy Firearm Instruction. saw an interview with Tig a few years ago and told The Hubs that I wanted to attend her course when/if it came to our area. So when I saw a class date listed, I immediately signed up. Y’all, this was one the most empowering thing I’ve done in a long time. I plan to write a full review of the training session in the near future. Remember, I said I was going to be brave this year? This was definitely one of those times.

I made a cheesecake from a box. From. A. Box. I saw it at Dollar General and thought why not? File that under another one of those “be brave” things. It was incredibly delicious. Even The Hubs was impressed and he’s not really a cheesecake kinda guy. It’s Jell-O No Bake Cheesecake, in case you’re wondering.

Anyway, if you’d like to see more of my day to day, feel free to follow me on Instagram.

How was your January?

Be happy,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}





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