engagement story / cisco, UT

Things were pretty quiet on the blog front last week. I actually think that may have been the longest I didn’t blog in the history of The Dainty Squid. Jeff and I took a short vacation, I did a poor job planning content then immediately came home and got a gnarly cold. So, if you

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project 365 : days 288 – 294

288 : 365 A smiley goob in a cute sweater. Check the full outfit post here. 289 : 365 Pressed fall memories. 290 : 365 Professor and I had a little photoshoot. I’ll save the best for the week of Halloween but for now, here’s a little something to hold you over. 291 : 365

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earlobe reconstruction journey

Fair warning to squeamish friends – there are photos of stitches in this post. Nothing gory or bloody, just some stitches.   Notice anything different about me? Perhaps you never noticed my ears before because when I went through some old photos I realized just how little you could even see them in photos. For

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It’s the little things…

For the past four years, I have been waiting for the day Klaus and the cats were finally friends. I adopted a puppy hoping my cats would raise him to be basically a giant cat. That didn’t go as planned though. The cats weren’t fond of this big, smelly, energetic creature, and poor Klaus could

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body talk

Body image is such a strange, strange thing. In my case, it can also be a very fragile thing. This post could go a thousand different ways but let’s start here… I’d like to think that I know better than to be jealous of something I see on instagram. I know that most people out

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10 things making me smile

dumb, happy puppies. finding mushy photos I honestly don’t even remember taking. making crazy colorful bouquets of whatever I can get my hands on. finding random things I don’t quite understand. ‘Y’ did you nail this here? Maybe it’s super thought out, maybe someone found the letter and randomly nailed it there because why not?

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2017 doolan family camping trip

The weekend before last my family and I went on our annual camping trip. Well, our kind of annual camping trip. We try to go every year but you know how it goes… Anyway everyone took off work on Friday and we all headed up to the Allegheny National Forest. Instead of booking a cabin or

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the timeline myth

When I was a young teenager I thought I’d be married in my early twenties. I’d definitely be a homeowner and my life would be sorted. That by twenty five or so I’d have popped out a baby or two. Obviously things didn’t go as “planned” Even more obvious than that is that that’s a good thing.

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six months + six reasons

July 1st marked six whole months since Jeff and I moved in to what has to be the world’s cutest apartment together. It feels like we just moved into this place a few days ago but on the same hand, I can’t even remember what it was like to live seperately. It took nearly three

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July Goals

June Goal Recap Work hard to save money! I started investing! In June I began using both Stash + Acorns on top of Digit. That sounds like a whole mess of apps to be dealing with but honestly, I feel so much better spreading out my savings like this. While I can withdraw my money

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