11 years

The end of this month marks Squid’s 11th birthday! Up until about a week ago I thought she was turning ten this year buuut that’s neither here nor there. I apparently don’t understand simple math. Squid doesn’t get much air time on The Dainty Squid. I mean, this whole thing is named after her so

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four years together

As of today, Jeff and I have been dating for four years! I feel like we’ve been together forever though. It felt like my life really started when I moved to Cleveland then somehow I lucked out and met this dude a month later. He’s been a massive part of my life ever since. I

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found on the beach

Just some colorful beach finds for you today. What can I say? I’m a sucker for trash organized by color. Everything in these photos was found on the same day, on the same trip, within the same hour.  I usually decide on what kind of arragement I’ll make after being at the beach a few

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wedding thoughts…

(always like a month late sharing these photos. TWO-ish months left now!) There are less than 70 days until I marry my best friend. HOLY COW. Less than 70 days!!! It’s coming up so fast but honestly, not fast enough. Wanna know the truth? I’m just so excited to just get this all over with.

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found on the beach

Since Lake Erie finally thawed earlier in the month I’ve been hitting the beach pretty hard. This happens every year. I only go to the beach a handful of times during the winter, am usually bored by the lack of things to find in the sand, then as soon as it thaws I remember all

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10 things I’m looking forward to this spring

① Riding bikes + exploring the city. Also, post bike ride ice cream and/or tacos. Eaten outside, of course. Gosh, I miss eating outside… ② Making bouquets from whatever flowers I can get my hands on. ③ Bare legs + sandals! Can’t wait to shove my winter coat in the back of the closet.  ④

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the critters – 2018

Just over a year ago I wrote a post giving a little update on how their animals were adjusting to life in the new apartment. I re-read that post quite often. Moving into this apartment with Jeff was a huge deal, not only because it was us moving in together for the first time but

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kitchen tour

You guys, a first here on The Dainty Squid! A KITCHEN TOUR! Woooooah! Recently someone left a comment asking for a kitchen tour. As much as I love our kitchen it wasn’t something I had really even considered. The kitchen isn’t really a room you decorate, at least I don’t. I mean, it definitely has

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