I cry over four leaf clovers

Up until last year, I had never found a single four-leaf clover. Over the summer of 2018, I found maybe seven total. That was with me looking constantly. Every patch of grass, nearly every time I went outside. I was happy with that number too! It was exciting. In the past week, I’ve found over

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10 things making me smile

Convincing others to beach comb with me! Took my sister-in-law ninety-eight years to finally get up here and now she wants to come every week! YES! All the tiny treasures from the lake. This plant, still! This weirdo. Yes, he absolutely got in there himself. Hitting the four leaf clover jackpot. Then finding a second

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doolan family bus – part 2

Last week I shared the start of the family school bus renovation. Check it out here. Today I’m back with another update! After ripping out all the old flooring and laying down plywood, it was time to put down pretty new flooring. My oldest brother had just finished remodeling the kitchen in his home. He

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the doolan family bus!

For as long as I can remember my dad has said he wanted a school bus that the family could camp in. A few months back, he made that dream a reality. He bought a bus at an auction! (Side note – My dad & auctions are a solid pair. If you haven’t read about

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thankful

I’m sure it comes as no to surprise to anyone that your mom dying will send you through an absolute whirlwind of emotions. These last few weeks have been a wild ride. There have been ups and some major downs. I’m trying to keep my chin up but needless to say, it can be hard.

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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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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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what I wore – coffee date

Long time, no see, eh? I have really missed taking outfit photos! Now that the weather is starting to get a bit more agreeable here in Ohio, it feels like a good time to get back into the groove of it. Jeff shot these for me early Saturday morning before our weekly coffee date. We’ve

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