A few years back I had a little series on the blog called "It's the little things..." where I just shared little things that made me happy. It was mostly pictures of my cats back then... I hadn't posted anything related to that series for a while so when I cleaned up all the tags I use at the beginning of the year that was one that got deleted. In an effort to share more of my daily life, and take more photos of just everyday things I'm bringing that tag back.
These photos were taken earlier in the week. Jeff and I had plans to go to the mall but when he arrived at my door he pointed toward the sky and said "What do you think? Wanna go to watch the sunset and take pictures?" Of course, I did! I would I ran upstairs, grabbed my camera and off we headed to the frozen wonderland that is Lake Erie this time of the year. 

Within minutes my fingers ached because they were so cold but we still stayed and shot.  I'm so very thankful to have found someone who enjoys spur of the moment adventures just as much as I do, and someone who will voluntarily go to the freezing cold beach just to get a few shots. We're a pretty awesome team. I want a lifetime of moments like this with him.
In the car on the ride home from the mall this night, I panicked. My memory doesn't seem to be that great anymore, or at least I feel like I'm having trouble remembering things. "I can't think of any memories that don't have a photo attached" I cried. Maybe it's just because I take SO many photos but I have to think pretty hard to think of moments where I don't have at least one photo tucked away somewhere that is related to it.

The next day Jeff said something along the lines of "I had a lot of fun yesterday!" My response was "I don't remember what we did...?" A few minutes passed before I remembered what had happened in the car the night previous. We both had a good chuckle about the irony of that.

I don't know if my memory is getting foggy or if I have unrealistic expectations and just feel like I should remember every single thing but hopefully this series will help me feel a bit more at ease. Evenings like this one I never want to forget.

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23 : 365 A toasted marshmallow caught playing with a tennis ball.
 24 : 365 Wanna know a secret? I'd never had a muffin until recently. I mean I guess I had tried them but I always kind of felt they were sad versions of cupcakes. Dang dude, I've been missing out. Just like all my recently discovered food obsessions, I've been making up for lost time.
 25 : 365 Sparks sent me over a crazy awesome box of hair dye. Of course, I had just dyed my hair a few days previous so testing these out will have to wait a little while but I am excited!
 26 : 365 Photographed some Lush products for another review.
27 : 365 My little bird watcher. One of our new neighbors is kind of maybe definitely a crazy bird lady. She feeds the birds outside at least a full load of bread daily which is awesome for my cats. The both just sit in the windows and chirp about it all day.
28 : 365 Snowy outfit photos for a post next week.
29 : 365 Chatbooks recently sent over this little book of my instagram photos. It would be awesome to have a whole little stack of these with different themes. I definitely want to get a few after this year's roadtrip. The books are only $6 and they have free shipping PLUS you can use the code "theda146" to get your first book when you subscribe to your Instagram Series.
I can't believe the first month of the year is nearly over already! I swear each year goes faster and faster.

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Omerica Organic just released these gorgeous flower plugs! I'm particularly fond of the magnolia ones. PS. Remember you can use rep code "daintysq" for 20% off your first order!
I would LOVE to have a swing my apartment. It'd be so cozy to sit in there and read.
Yes to this neon sign!
 How dreamy is this shelf?!
 (via: Delia)
Bike dress!!! Yessss!
(via: Modcloth)
This might be the most perfect vanity!
 Because cookies with little kitties imprinted on them would be so much tastier, aye?!
Loving this swimsuit from Unique Vintage.  It would look SO awesome with my stomach tattoo!
 Well, this might be the cutest little tray ever.
Obsessed with different ways to hang plants right now. Definitely something I want to decorate with this spring whenplants are back in stores and I can pick up some new ones. This looks so pretty.

Hope you're having an excellent Friday!

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My hair was orange for a while there, around two months which is pretty long in my world. I actually think that orange, pink and purple combo might have been one of my favorite dye jobs in the history of me dying my hair. But one night, when it was a bit faded, I was bitten by the hair dye bug and decided right then that I had to dye my hair. I went blue, yellow, and purple. From the second I rinsed it out, I wasn't too crazy about it. So, of course, I did the worse thing possible, I didn't take care of it. I showered in hot water everyday and within no time at all it was looking way worse than ever. I cannot stand faded colors. I pride myself on having vibrant hair. I had another "must dye my hair NOW" moment. Checked my bathroom cupboard that is usually stocked full of options to find that I had about 5 brand new jars of turquoise, a half a jar of purple, and half a jar of green. I decided to wing it, nothing could look worse than the faded look I had going on.
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I applied Punky Colour Turquoise with a dash of Punky Colour Alpine Green mixed in to the top. Same but a little more of the green to the middle, and mostly green with a pinch of turquoise on the bottom layer. My hair was faded when I applied the dye but very much so still blue on top, yellow in the middle, and purple underneath so there are definitely some areas the purple affected the green (as seen in the photo above) but I'm really digging it! blue hair, green hair, dyed hair, colorful hair, the dainty squid, kaylah doolan hair
blue hair, green hair, dyed hair, colorful hair
For a last minute dye job I think it turned out really well! My favorite part is that it looks a little different in every lighting. These photos were taken right in front of a window but depending on the room I'm in it can either look totally blue, or totally green.

Sources: Plugs are from Omerica Organic and as always you can use rep code "daintysq" for 20% off your first order. Shirt and skirt are from Unique Vintage.

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