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crop top - Charlotte Russe
(no longer available, here's a similar one.)
boots - Forever 21 (last year)

I cleaned out my closet last week. It was over stuffed and a lot of the things inside of it hadn't been touched since I moved in. I packed a box full of things to take to the thrift store, a laundry basket full of things to possibly include in a sale (you interested?), and found a whole bunch of things I had completely forgotten about. This skirt was in the "maybe" pile until I tried it on and fell back in love. It's a great length, it's comfortable and best of all, it doesn't need ironed before I wear it. Is it lazy of me to admit that was actually one of the requirements the things I kept had to meet, that I didn't need to iron them before wearing them? It's not necessarily that I mind ironing things before I wear them, it's that I don't like things getting wrinkly while I wear them.

The dogs were all about invading my photos. Crum is actually just in love with me. That dog seriously never leaves my side when I visit my parents. No matter where I go, he follows. I was sitting on a rock in the pond while my nephew looked for cool rocks. Who was by my side? Crum, just standing in the water. That dog is too sweet. Although getting slobber all over my sweater isn't something I really appreciate, he sure does have a massive tongue!
xoxo

PS. You can see this skirt styled another way here from 2013.


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September is going to be yet another great month here on The Dainty Squid, and I'd love for you to be a part of it all. I have a super fun content calender lined up including a bedroom tour, some hair related things and of course, beautiful abandoned buildings!

The XL ad space is available starting today. The XL ad space is the prime ad on the blog, always on top of the other ads and always the first to be seen! Below that are the large and small ads. Both  of which are also avaliable to live today as well. I offer a discount when you purchase 3 months at time! On top of that all the ads have brand new, more affordable pricing!

You can purchase ad space (and giveaway posts) directly through my advertising page! You just choose the size you'd like to, hit "add to cart", then "proceed to checkout". From there you'll be able to fill out the information, upload your ad (if you need one made just shoot me an email!) and pay for the spot. Your ad will go up right after approval and stay up for 30 days no matter when you purchase.

So what are you waiting for? You can find all my updated stats, read more about the spaces available and purchase right here. Space is limited, so don't miss out!
xoxo


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For over two years straight I did a photo an hour post once a month. In 2014 I only did it once before falling out of the habit. I've been meaning to shoot another one for a while now. The Saturday before last I went out to my parents to spend the weekend with them for my dad's birthday, while I was out there I took a photo an hour.

8am // My little toasted marshmallow.
9am // Packing up some clothes to take to my parents for the weekend.
10am //  My new favorite new snack. I actually just tried nutella for the first time this month which is kind of strange. Jeff even said something along the lines of "I have no idea how you spend so much time on the internet and haven't tried nutella!" I'll never be able to eat apples without it again!
11am // Klaus in the car, ready to head to grandma and grandpa's house for the weekend.
12pm // My parent's kitty, Baby Kitty. Not quite sure how he managed to squeeze himself between those two photos and not knock them down.
1pm // The two best buds there ever were.
2pm //  "We should wrestle as close to people as possible"
3pm // My mom's flowers. If there is one thing I miss living in my apartment, it's gardening.
4pm // No trip to my parents is complete without a ride in the dump track. I actually had to google it to see what these are really called since when I looked up "dump track" it kept correcting that to "dump truck". Apparently "dumpers" is what these things are actually referred to as buuut I just can't, sounds too weird. It dumps, and it's on tracks so, dump track it is.
5pm // Finally catching a break from Klaus, the pup with never ending energy.
6pm // Took the time to wash clean my car out and wash it down. My dad even fixed my air conditioning for me! Hooray!
7pm // Weenies over the fire for dinner.
We ended the evening with a cheesy horror movie and some ice cream. It was really nice to spend times with my parents. I see them a few times a month but usually only for a few hours since it's kind of a long drive there and I don't necessarily love driving home late. I'm thinking sleep overs should happen a little bit more often.

Hopefully it won't be another long stretch of time before my next photo an hour post either. I miss having them back to look on. Some of those from last year really seem like they were another lifetime ago.
xoxo


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August was a pretty swell month! Hard to believe it's over already. It always seems like later in the year the months go so much faster.

A few of my favorite posts from August...

new (to me) movies + tv shows I watched this month:
Paris is Burning. Why had I never seen this before? Does anyone have any suggestions for similar things?!
BoJack Horseman.
The Killing - Season 4. Honestly, I thought the ending was dumb, but I really miss that show already.
Frisky Business. I finished this show in no time at all. I'm bummed there weren't more episodes!

songs on repeat:
 • You're Gonna Go Far, Kid - The Offspring
 • Island in the Sun - Weezer
 • Breezeblocks - alt-J
 • Riptide - Vance Joy
PS. If you want to see what else I'm listening to, you can find me on last fm here!  

exciting happenings online and off: 
I celebrated six months in Cleveland. I could go on forever about how happy I am to have moved here. Seriously, I just love this city so much.
I biked three times more miles in August than in July! Feels so good.
• I had the best birthday ever! Jeff and I shot the building we went to on our first date, biked with my best buds, got pizza from my favorite pizza place, and ate my favorite local ice cream,
Here's to making September the best month yet! I'm certainly looking forward to the weather cooling down.
xoxo


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