10 things making me smile

This excellent vinyl decal which I absolutely had to buy after seeing a car on the road with it. (Find it here. Also, please tell your dog I said hi!) Finding a swing under a bridge (+ making it out and back without getting wet!) Weekend mornings at our coffee spot. There’s just a real

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collection of curiosities 2019

Its been a while since I shared any photos of my cabinet of curiosities! Although I’ve shared photos of my living room in this apartment, I haven’t even taken any specifically of my curiosities. These last few weeks I’ve been on a spring cleaning kick so when I dusted everything off here and rearranged I

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found on the frozen beach

Only 13 days until spring! Lake Erie is still frozen. New treasures appear each random (and 100% appreciated) day of warm weather tha allows some of the ice built up on the shore to melt. Nothing too spectacular on my last visit. Not even a single toy soldier. I appreciate any burst of color this

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abandoned trailer park 2019

Four years ago Jeff and I discovered what would quickly become one of my most favorite abandoned places. This former vacation hot spot is a place we visit nearly every year, and some times more than once. Colorful trailers and cozy cottages line a small overgrown road. Each one filled with personal items. It’s like

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TDS shop update!

Okay, I obviously have to lead with this photo of THE dainty Squid doing quality control. SO CUTE! I’ve been working my buns off the last couple weeks on a big update for the shop. This morning over 50 new listings went live. Two brand new sizes, and a bunch of new prints. I’m so

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A letter to 2014 Kaylah

Dear 2014 Kaylah, You’re moving to Cleveland today! I’m proud of you for doing something so incredibly out of your comfort zone. You can count the number of times you’ve been in the city on your hands so even now, I’m surprised you decided thats where you wanted to move. I guess you just knew.

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2019 office tour!

For the past few years, basically since the beginning of  The Dainty Squid, I’ve been sharing photos of my office as I move, shift directions, and constantly rearrange. I love documenting my space and being able to look back at how it’s changed. Its fun to watch how my style evolves and how, in some

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TDS shop – one week in!

It has been six full days since I relaunched The Dainty Squid shop and what a week it has been! The response blew all of my expectations out of the water. I am still over the moon about all of the orders I got to ship out, especially now that some of those people are

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