what I wore – on the beach

outfit details – sunglasses, jacket, sweatshirt, jeans, rain boots & camera bag. Just a couple of photos from the beach late last month. Right now, more than ever, I’m especially thankful to live so close to the lake. I know I’ve said it before but it’s my favorite place to just relax and unwind. I

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that time I grew some beetles…

The woods surrounding my parent’s property are covered in birdhouses my dad built and hung. He has a snake camera that he uses to peek inside. Often we take walks just going birdhouse to birdhouse checking to see what, if anything, is living inside. Last summer on one of these walks, we found a fallen

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the greatest loss

This is my least favorite post I will ever write. I feel like I need to put it out there to start to heal though… Last Saturday, completely unexpectedly, my mom passed away from a heart attack. I don’t think anyone is ever prepared to lose a parent but to say this took me by

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Friday Favorites #510

This post contains affiliate links. For more information on what that means, read here. Absolute perfect summer dress! Of course, they’d be perfect paired with Teva’s flatforms. Aren’t these earrings so fun?! These string lights!!! LOVE this snail washi tape holder! I just keep coming back to this top. Of course I love that its

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abandoned china factory 2019

Two years ago I explored this factory for the first time. Unlike the majority of the other factories (and abandoned buildings in general) I’ve been in, this one is still full of items that show nearly every step of how its products were made. Despite the fact there was an auction to clear out remaining

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adventures in stamp carving – part 2

Last week I tried stamp carving for the very first time. (Read more about there here!) Despite my nervousness about trying a new hobby, the results were super encouraging which is good because I am definitely that overambitious person who tends to give up when they aren’t automatically amazing at something the first time they

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Friday Favorites #510

This post contains affiliate links. For more information on what that means, read here. LOVE this vase! I’m picturing this simple (+affordable!) gray jacket covered in pins and patches and I am in loooove. How cute is this jumpsuit!? These socks! I have them in a tan color but I didn’t realize they came in

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TDS shop news!

Goooood morning! This isn’t exactly the type of crafty update I mentioned wanting to share but it is a really fun one. The Dainty Squid shop got a HUGE update this morning. Nearly fifty new items went live. I’ve been sewing my buns off these last few weeks so I’m very excited to finally share

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