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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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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