dump digging treasures

Since my first little foray into dump digging, it’s basically all I’ve thought about. There’s just something really spectacular about digging in the dirt and unearthing old things. That coupled with the fact that my nieces and nephew are also super into it makes it the most fun ever. Our Sundays are essentially reserved for

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perfect display for heirloom rings!

When my mom passed, I inherited her wedding ring. I wore it for a month or so before determining that I felt better keeping it somewhere safe. It’s not really my style and I don’t actually enjoy wearing very much jewelry. I briefly searched for ideas on how to nicely display a special piece of

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ghost town – Winton, WY

Throwing it back to June’s massive road trip again today. Check out the bottom of this post for links to previous posts. After a short stop at a neat old cemetery and some ooh-ing and ahhh–ing at wild horses, our next stop was the ghost town of Winton. Just to reiterate, we really went into

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The Dainty Squid shop update

Since re-opening The Dainty Squid shop back in January, I have not been blogging about it like I had planned. I really hoped to document what I was making better, and share more about each big shop update I did. As you can see, that never happened. BUT! I’m here today to talk shop because

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curiosity cabinet video tour

It hasn’t been all that long since I shared photos of my curiosity cabinet but it was one of the most requested things I heard when asking what y’all wanted to see on my YouTube channel! I made a longish video (approx 12 mins) where I show off the goodies inside my cabinet and tell

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my first time dump diggin’

Shortly after moving to Cleveland, on one of my found on beach posts, an anonymous commenter said something along the lines of “Is trash all you blog about anymore!?” In that moment, it hurt my feelings. I couldn’t see how someone would look at my colorful photos and not think they were even the tiniest

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2019 road trip video!

As you’re probably aware, since it’s all I ever blog about anymore, back in June, my husband Jeff, our friend Jake and I went on an epic roadtrip. We drove from Cleveland, OH to Phoenix, Arizona, spent a few nights at a resort, then drove home a new route. It was an incredible trip! Related

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Twin Arrows, AZ

20 minutes west of Two Guns lies the ruins of the Twin Arrows Trading Post. Just like Two Guns, we’ve been making annual visits here since 2014. Somehow in all those years, I have yet to dedicate an entire post to this place (although it’s definitely shown up in its fair share of posts, like

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