28th birthday party!

Last week Jeff text me while he was at work to ask if I wanted to camp out at my parents with my niece over the weekend. She was unable to come to our wedding reception (where everyone camped out). She was sad to have missed it but had the opportunity to travel that weekend

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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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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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10 things making me smile…

▴ Klaus playing in the water! ▴ Lazy weekend mornings with coffee, french toast + my main squeeze. ▴ This light chasing little dweeb. ▴ Being surrounded by plants (+my long hair! Do you know how many years I ‘tried’ to grow it but always cut it!? So pumped to finally have followed through!) ▴

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apartment must have : a disco ball!

Last year I discovered the joy of rainbows in my apartment. Two suncatchers and some crystals hanging in the window means that when the sun is shining my apartment is filled with tiny rainbows. It’s nothing short of magic. Honestly, it’s one of my favorite things in the whole world. I had no idea silly

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10 things making me smile

▴ this sweet, sweet pup even if he stinks up the couch. ▴ this guy who thinks plastic mailers make the coziest bed. ▴ plants taking over every surface in my home. ▴ perfectly dried flowers ▴ these fun socks! ▴ this disco kitten! ▴uh, whatever this is… ▴ this cactus + how cozy it

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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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