old abandoned catholic school

So, forget all the other abandoned buildings I’ve ever posted about here. This has to be my new favorite. Before you even see the photos let me explain why it automatically get some points toward the rank of ‘favorite.’ Friday night Jake, Jeff and I got ice cream at our favorite spot (Mason’s Creamery, of

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doolan family bus – part 4

Bus update time! Check out previous bus conversion posts here – 1, 2 & 3. Last week we started tearing apart the old seats to salvage the foam inside. Nevermind the fact they’d been sitting out in the elements for two months. My dad is alllll about recycling materials. Had I written this post the

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Friday Favorites #517

This post contains affiliate links. Check out our disclosure policy for more details. This bedding! YES! I mean, with a black cat who sheds like crazy a white comforter is an awful idea but just look how pretty! Digging these shorts. Things like this are so much breezier than denim in the summer! Kate Kimmel

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doolan family bus – part 3

I’m back again with another bus update! Check out part 1 & part 2. With the brand new floor completely down, last week was for working on building benches! We got a pretty good start on the ones that will be on the left side of the bus. (I say “we” but A LOT of

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beach combing

One beach, a half hour of wandering, twenty-eight objects to get the tangles out of your hair. Wild, isn’t it? I also found a handful of barrettes and a weft of braided hair that had to be at least a foot and a half in length. A quick found on the beach FAQ You found

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adventures in stamp carving – part 2

Last week I tried stamp carving for the very first time. (Read more about there here!) Despite my nervousness about trying a new hobby, the results were super encouraging which is good because I am definitely that overambitious person who tends to give up when they aren’t automatically amazing at something the first time they

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TDS shop news!

Goooood morning! This isn’t exactly the type of crafty update I mentioned wanting to share but it is a really fun one. The Dainty Squid shop got a HUGE update this morning. Nearly fifty new items went live. I’ve been sewing my buns off these last few weeks so I’m very excited to finally share

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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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