things I loved in March

β–΄ Jade facial roller. I’m a little late to this party. These jade rollers were all the rage a year ago but excuuuuse me, I am here now. I don’t necessarily like that they advertise it as “anti-aging” and that you’ll be saying “goodbye to lines and wrinkles” because that very much feels like a

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adventures in stamp carving

When I first started The Dainty Squid I blogged about… well, everything. Some of my oldest posts featured silly sewing projects like a catnip filled kitty mat and the one quilt I started but never finished. I talked about the hunt for my first house in great detail and rambled on about just about everything.

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abandoned church

Another leave-the-house-before-the-sun-even-rises weekend adventure. This time, an abandoned church. We had actually scoped this place out a couple of years back but couldn’t find a way inside. I didn’t realize that’s where we were heading on this trip or else I might have protested. I woke up moments before we drove past and immediately spotted

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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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