four years in cleveland

very rare photo without bangs in my face. just look at that smile though. Valentine’s Day marked four whole years in Cleveland. FOUR YEARS! Part of me feels like this post is wholly unnecessary. I’ve written some variation of it a handful of times before, all of which I’ve linked at the end of this

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Okay fine, I’m grateful! – a book review

‘What I’ve been reading‘ posts have been few and far between here on The Dainty Squid. I just haven’t been making reading a priority lately. I dooo, however, have a book recommendation for you! Something I really wanted to do this year was focus on the good. It sounds cheesy but honestly, it’s incredibly easy

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10 things making me smile today

▴ Flowers especially when the cashier gives them to you for free! ▴ Growing cuttings in water. Look at all those wild roots! ▴ Discovering just how addicting making pom poms is. ▴ These two who are apparently in a band. ▴ This little shelf of my favorite things. ▴ Finally getting my paws on

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2018 bulletin board

Since 2012 I’ve been sharing photos of my bulletin board here on the blog at the beginning of each year. Along with making a whole heap of goals, taking everything off my bulletin board and starting over is one of my little rituals to help start the year off right. A fresh start is always

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2018 goals!

2018 goals! ▴ Don’t freak out over wedding stuff. I mean… easier said than done, right? I just want planning to go as smooth as possible and to not get hung up on the details. Don’t worry, I’ll definitely be sharing a lot more about the wedding very soon! ▴ Figure out a more productive

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This year I…

moved into the ca-yooootest apartment with my best friend. tour here! got my earlobes reconstructed + subsequently spent more time looking at my ears in the mirror than ever before! read more on that here! spent way too much time taking dumb photos of Professor and laughing my butt off. follow his Instagram for alllll

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we only come out at night

#ghostkaylah It seems like every year I end up getting myself one very nice Christmas gift – usually photograghy related. Last year it was a new lens, this year a camera! I had been saving my pennies (still loving Digit, y’all!!) for one of Canon’s newest cameras for a little bit but wasn’t really expecting

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