10 things making me smile

▴ This sleepy plant that goes to bed every evening and wakes up refreshed in the mornings. ▴ Fun socks! ▴ Combining bike rides + geocaching! (Also, my pretty bike + hanging out with my brother!) ▴ Pressing plants. ▴ Cats in bags! (My babies are almost always hanging out in or on a paper

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less than one month left!

Y’all there is less than one month left until Jeff and I tie the knot. Lemme repeat that. Less than one month!  My dress is ready. I’ve found the perfect shoes. Our photographer is paid for. My hair and make up are booked. (Oh my gosh, what a hassle this has been.) I hired a florist.

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the little things

Since the moment Klaus came into my life I’ve been sharing little updates on how he’s been getting along with the cats. Perhaps that’d be better worded as ‘how the cats are getting along with him.” He’s always wanted to be friends but Squid and Professor have been a little resistant. I thought maybe it’d

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five favorite corners of my home

Inspiration for this post struck after snapping a photo of a corner of our living room that I really love. (Below!) I just adore this apartment. There are so many little areas that I can’t get enough of. If you follow me on instagram (@thedaintysquid) you might already be familiar with a lot of these

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photo diary – first hike of spring 2018

Spring is here! Well, it’s trying at least. I’m definitely one of those people who just barely scrapes by each winter. I just can’t stand being cooped up. I don’t like being cold, and the lack of sunshine is ROUGH for me. So, as soon as Spring starts to show it’s pretty face, I get

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found on the beach – 49 lighters

I think this just may be my favorite found on the beach arrangement! When I first started doing these arrangements five or six years ago I always made them in the sand. It was super important to me that I found a clear little section of sand with no other debris. I was really nitpicky

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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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