sixty four-leaf clovers!

In the month of May I found sixty (SIXTY! 60! SIIIIIXTYYY!) four leaf clovers in my own very, very tiny yard. I’ve had a ~thing~ with four leaf clovers for a little while now. In 2018, I found my first one and then immediately became obsessed with finding them. I was constantly looking for them.

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what I’ve been up to…

I spent the first half of the stay at home order playing video games. Guys, I put a lot of hours into State of Decay 2. This most recent half? Sewing. Lots of sewing. Masks upon masks! I spent a lot of time debating whether or not I’d make masks to sell. Something about it

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found on the beach

A colorful little arrangement of beach treasures from earlier in the week. Nothing more, nothing less. Sometimes I make arrangements, take a bunch of photos and then never do anything with the shots. It’s a bummer because once it goes on to an external hard drive I’m probably not going to see it again for

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the beetle + the mourning ring

You know how I have science-based beliefs regarding life and death, how I know that my mom is gone. Dead. Cremated. Mixed with the dirt and the earth. Currently sitting on a shelf, growing into a tree and now swirled into a piece of jewelry I wear. You know how I don’t really believe in

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10 things making me smile

▴ my valentine’s day flowers matching my silly new vase. ▴ “Aunt Kaylah, I have something for you!” ▴ making something silly just for the fun of it. ▴ this plant I rescued from my parent’s house that is now flowering (the flower opened the day after my mom’s birthday!!! cue the tears.) ▴ Sunday

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one year of the dainty squid

Today marks one year since I reopened The Dainty Squid shop! Looking back, I kind of feel like my reopening of the shop was a spur of the moment decision. It just took one email and all of a sudden I’m buying the supplies. (You can read that story here.) I went full force right

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This year I…

reopened The Dainty Squid shop & made hundreds and hundreds of things! stalked dinosaurs and tiny aliens around my neighborhood. spent lots of time working on the bus with my family. found more four-leaf clovers than ever before! hi mom! spend lots of time wandering the beach and searching for treasures. baked more than ever.

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silver lining

I go back and forth on what I want The Dainty Squid to be these days. There’s a big part of me that wants to back away from sharing personal things on the internet. It’s not always the friendliest place. There’s also a huge part of me that misses when my blog was just a

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