doolan family bus – part 2

Last week I shared the start of the family school bus renovation. Check it out here. Today I’m back with another update! After ripping out all the old flooring and laying down plywood, it was time to put down pretty new flooring. My oldest brother had just finished remodeling the kitchen in his home. He

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grieving in the digital age

I think I want to unfriend my mom on Facebook. She passed away suddenly around a month ago. One night shortly after it happened my dad handed me her phone to check on something for him. I quickly slipped onto her Facebook app and sent myself a friend request. For a few years now I’ve

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beach combing

One beach, a half hour of wandering, twenty-eight objects to get the tangles out of your hair. Wild, isn’t it? I also found a handful of barrettes and a weft of braided hair that had to be at least a foot and a half in length. A quick found on the beach FAQ You found

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the doolan family bus!

For as long as I can remember my dad has said he wanted a school bus that the family could camp in. A few months back, he made that dream a reality. He bought a bus at an auction! (Side note – My dad & auctions are a solid pair. If you haven’t read about

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thankful

I’m sure it comes as no to surprise to anyone that your mom dying will send you through an absolute whirlwind of emotions. These last few weeks have been a wild ride. There have been ups and some major downs. I’m trying to keep my chin up but needless to say, it can be hard.

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the greatest loss

This is my least favorite post I will ever write. I feel like I need to put it out there to start to heal though… Last Saturday, completely unexpectedly, my mom passed away from a heart attack. I don’t think anyone is ever prepared to lose a parent but to say this took me by

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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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