how’s it growing!

My kitchen table. Purchased so we didn’t have to eat on the couch but now covered in plants. Whoops. I’m back to blogging about plants. No apologies. I love plants. Growing things is my favorite just for fun hobby and in this day and age of turning everything into some sort of side hustle –

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hair dye diaries – blue to purple

this post contains affiliate links. from blue… to purple! Watch below + subscribe on YouTube! Products used – (affiliate links) boar bristle brush Beyond the Zone Radical Bleach Kit (x1 just for the roots) Punky Colour Purple Punky Colour Violet Punky Colour Flamingo Pink Wella Colorcharm Paints Purple Manic Panic Ultra Violet Arctic Fox Virgin

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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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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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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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This year I…

reopened The Dainty Squid shop & made hundreds and hundreds of things! stalked dinosaurs and tiny aliens around my neighborhood. spent lots of time working on the bus with my family. found more four-leaf clovers than ever before! hi mom! spend lots of time wandering the beach and searching for treasures. baked more than ever.

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Psych Blues #4 – film review!

Earlier in the year, a person I follow on Instagram posted some incredible film photos that they had taken with rainbows light leaks across the frame. It was so cool looking! It’d been a while since I’d played around with film that wasn’t instant but this made me want to get back into traditional film

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