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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Friday Favorites #547

This post contains affiliate links. Check out our disclosure policy for more details. Cat loaf! This shirt! (Also available as a patch!) Aren’t these shoes so cute?! I… I don’t know y’all but I got a good giggle out of this toilet planter. LOVE this dress! Oh, I just adore this kitty mug. This Victorian

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The Darkroom film developing review

Film and I have an on and off relationship. It’s been this way for years. I obsessively shoot film for months and then completely forget about it for an even longer period of time. We’re back on now, as you probably gathered from my recent review of Psych Blue film but in the time that

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Friday Favorites #546

This post contains affiliate links. Check out our disclosure policy for more details. I don’t crochet or wear shawls but my goodness, how rad is this pattern!? Forever a fan of a circle shaped bag! I already own about five billion tooth-shaped vessels but none quite like these! (They’re shot glasses!) You know I love

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found on the beach

30 minutes and one pass of the approximately 900ft beach. Just a quick arrangement because surprise surprise! it’s cold at the lake in January. Mostly broken shards of plastic today. Sometimes the larger, more interesting things seem to have been cleaned up but there are always tiny pieces littering the sand. I will forever love

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office tour 2020

At the beginning of every year, I like to completely clean my office. A fresh start! This little ritual first started as me just taking everything off my bulletin board and starting over but over the last few years has turned into cleaning out the whole room. It feels so good… even if I do

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Friday Favorites #545

This post contains affiliate links. Check out our disclosure policy for more details. This siamese kitty pin! So cute! How cute is this fox dress!? This sweater! Love this bug print! I am very into this coat. The color and style are just perfect! The perfect patch for all you cryptid lovers! I’m obsessed with

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A few of my favorite posts from 2019

2019 was a weird year. Easily my least favorite year ever. There were massive highs but the biggest low I can imagine, I lost my mom. I tried so hard to think of a way to avoid talking about it in this recap but what can I say? It definitely shaped my year. In 2019,

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