found on the beach

One venti Starbucks cup full of plastic ‘treasures’ found along a short stretch of Lake Erie. Less than half an hour to fill! Normally I carry a tote bag for all my beach finds. Lately though, the things I tend to gravitate toward picking up are much smaller. On my last visit, shortly after arriving

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ghost town – Piedmont, WY

Heading into Wyoming I really only knew two things about the state. One – it’s beautiful. Two – there are a lot of ghost towns. As much as we love just cruising around and checking things out, sometimes it can be a bit of a gamble going on the hunt for ghost towns. You never

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Friday Favorites #524

This post contains affiliate links. Check out our disclosure policy for more details. Everything will be okay – the reminder we all need from a dog in sunglasses. I am very into linen shorts this year. I basically gave up buying any new pairs of jean shorts for the comfort of these cozy things. I’m

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Friday Favorites #523

This post contains affiliate links. Check out our disclosure policy for more details. Gah. This rug! Currently on sale too! I know I normally go for the fun prints on pillows but I can’t help but think how cute this black and white one would look paired with my face pillow. Did you see Modcloth

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grief & road trips

Before I lost my mom, I didn’t realize how messy grief was. I knew people were sad after they lost a loved one but I didn’t understand the extent of it. I honestly feel really guilty about that. I think as a culture we could do better about talking about death and helping the grieving

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our homemade zipline!

I’ve got a new video up on my YouTube channel today talking about our homemade zipline! Woo! subscribe to The Dainty Squid on YouTube It’s still incredible to me that we built this bad boy in no time at all. It went from just a silly idea to something tangible reeeeal quick. Honestly, it’s a

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Mountainview Cemetery + Wild Horses

Driving through Wyoming on our road trip, our main interest was ghost towns. I knew from some research I did before hitting the road that the state had A LOT of them. On the way to Superior, which to be fair I wouldn’t consider an actual ghost town at all, my eagle eye-d husband spotted

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Friday Favorites #522

This post contains affiliate links. Check out our disclosure policy for more details. I bought this dress earlier this week and can’t stop thinking about it. It just fits sooo darn well. Lovin’ this vase! Scandinazn’s earrings are so much fun. They’re also made from recycled leather which is pretty neat. This necklace! Another purchase

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