abandoned mattress factory

Last Saturday we woke up early for a little morning adventure. We’re trying to get better about getting out of the house and exploring more. Especially in this weather, it’s too easy to be lazy and spend your days inside. Our first stop of the day was an abandoned mattress factory on the east side

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Rockefeller Park Greenhouse

The weekend before last my best friend, Elycia, and her family came down from Canada to visit us. After getting breakfast and coffee at our favorite neighborhood spot, Jeff had the idea that we should head to Rockefeller Park Greenhouse. The greenhouse was built in 1905 and used originally to grow plants for the city.

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A letter to 2014 Kaylah

Dear 2014 Kaylah, You’re moving to Cleveland today! I’m proud of you for doing something so incredibly out of your comfort zone. You can count the number of times you’ve been in the city on your hands so even now, I’m surprised you decided thats where you wanted to move. I guess you just knew.

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found on the frozen beach

Another day, another colorful little display of lighters found in the sand. … or the snow. We had some impossibly cold temperatures last week. (Here’s Klaus to prove it. Technically that ‘proves’ nothing but he’s really cute all bundled up.) Then right after that, the temperatures came right back up to nearly 60 degrees. Sitting

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scenes from frozen Lake Erie

It’s basically never too cold to keep me away from Lake Erie. Except maybe tomorrow when the temperature is supposed to be a whopping one degree. I think I’ll just stay home and drink coffee, cozied up under a blanket in my office instead. xoxo

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TDS shop – one week in!

It has been six full days since I relaunched The Dainty Squid shop and what a week it has been! The response blew all of my expectations out of the water. I am still over the moon about all of the orders I got to ship out, especially now that some of those people are

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abandoned school – snow day!

Over the weekend Ohio got smacked with a HUGE snow storm. The amount of snow wasn’t quite so extreme, at least in my opinion, but the wind made massive snow drifts. It was nearly impossible to keep sidewalks, driveaways, and roads clear. While nearly everyone hunkered down for a cozy couple of days, my friends

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found on the beach

A colorful little something that brightened my cold, dreary winter day. Nothing more, nothing less. I lol-ed hard at that butt. It’s a G.I. Joe butt. A quick found on the beach FAQ You found all of these in one trip?  Sadly, yes. What do you do with all after your done? Normally I toss

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