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Black Friday Deals 2015

Friday, November 27, 2015

It's become an annual tradition to share Black Friday sales from my favorite small businesses each year. I'm so excited to share these with you, some of these sales are exclusively for TDS readers, which is pretty darn awesome, right?! This is a pretty hefty list, so grab your coffee and get ready to shop! 

Golden Ponies, who makes amazing handmade shoes, bags, and more, are offering 20% off all orders through Sunday the 29th with code "TWENTY". I'm particularly fond of these babies!

Urban Outfitters is taking an extra 30% off all clearance items. This bedding that I've been eyeing up for a while now is on major major major clearance!!

Mokuyobi Threads is offering 25% off all orders over $30 from Thursday the 24th until Monday the 30th. Go buy all the patches!!!

Crave Jewelry is offering 15% off $15 or more, Friday - Monday. Coupon code: WHOOOHOOO

Photojojo is doing a fun scavenger hunt with the 'Pull the Lever' on the product page. Each product page holds a different offer with discounts up to 20% off your order.

Black Crystals is offering 15% off with exclusive coupon code "daintysquid"!!

All camera bags from Jo Totes are on sale today! Up to 40% off. You guys, if you've been thinking about getting one now is the time. I cannot recommend Jo Totes enough!

Crumple + Toss made a special discount for Dainty Squid readers! Use code "SQUID25" for 25% off orders $20 or more! She has pizza washi tape, you guys!

Dolls Kill is having a massive sale, the entire site is marked down! I'm dying over this ridiculous iPhone case.

Blackbird Tees is offering 10% off store wide, as well as weekly giveaways on Instagram through the end of the year. I looove their Big Dipper and Little Dipper shirt set ...I also really like just being cheesy and wearing anything matching with Jeff.

Anthropologie is offering 25% everything off with code "SHOPTOIT"!!!

15% off at with coupon "BFRIDAY15".

I'm offering 25% off my limited edition zipper pouches with the use of code "BF25"!

Moorea Seal is having a massive sale!! Major markdowns on the ENTIRE SITE (yes!) all weekend! There is SO much amazing stuff on her site, definitely worth a browse.

And my absolute favorite, every year, Modcloth! They're offering 40% off 100s on new arrivals! There are tons of gorgeous dresses on sale, and lots of winter coats if you still haven't grabbed one for the year yet! I've got my eye on this dress!

More sales!!!
Madewell is offering 25% off your entire purchase with code "calmdown"
▴ Starting November 30th Batty's Bath is offering free shipping on orders over $40 shipping within North America with coupon code "CYBERMONDAY".
Jessamity is running a 25% off sale from 11/26-11/30, no coupon code needed! The discount will already be applied to shop items.
▴ If you're looking to get a new bike, State Bicycle Co is doing $299 mystery bikes or 20% off anything else!
ASOS is offering 30% everything with code "BLESSED"!
InnerTruth Panties is offering 20% off all orders from Thanksgiving Day through Monday, November 30th. Plus, as always, they have free shipping in the US. Discount code is "BestGiftEver2015".
Plasticland is offering an extra 25% off all clearance items as well as a free gift & free shipping on all orders of $100 or more.
April Nicole is offering an exclusive coupon code to Dainty Squid readers. "DAINTY" for 20% off plus everything (except oversized canvas works) already ships free worldwide! Expires Dec 1, 2015.
The Captain Cosmos is offering 15% discount with coupon code "black15" from Friday the 28th until Monday the 30th.
Strange Flora Jewellery is offering 40% off everything in the shop, including all clearance items with code "BLACKFRIDAY40". The coupon code expires at midnight.
Journelle, maker of super sexy lingerie, is having a pretty awesome sale. Buy more, save more! 15% off $150, 20% off $300, 25% off $500 with code "THANKSLOVELY" It's applicable to both full-price and sale items! I'm hopelessly in love with this bra.

Have fun shopping!!! Whatever your black friday plans are remember to be safe and kind to others! xoxo


on the cutting room floor - pt. 2

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Things these last few weeks have been hectic. I've been helping out at the flower shop a lot lately. I LOVE it. It's challenging me in a bunch of different ways that I really enjoy...and will probably talk about later. It pushes me out of my comfort zone, and who is going to argue with making extra money that can go straight into savings? But I feel so very burnt out. Finding balance between blogging full time and then doing something extra on the side is more difficult than I imagined. I'm, of course, not fishing for sympathy, or casually tossing hints to Anji who reads my blog - just sharing a little about what's going on around here behind the scenes. Plus I know that sometimes it's helpful to just admit something is stressing you out and somehow after that things magically fall into place.

There are an infinite number of things to blog about, especially considering I have such a wide variety of interests, and right now I literally cannot think of a single thing I want to write about. People always complain bloggers only share the sunny side so consider this my contribution to the other side. I guess to be fair, it's not even that this is something not "sunny", it's just a little extra sunny here? Like I need a bit of sunscreen or some time in the shade. Does that make sense? I know I'm totally going to read this later and be like "what the heck was I even trying to say?!" But if you knew how long it took me to even get this far into the post you'd understand. It took me so long before I thought of the perfect thing to share today - a new on the cutting room floor post! Lots of plants, and pets, the two things that help keep me grounded.

Here's to hoping the holidays aren't as crazy for you and that a day of over indulging myself on mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie at the end of the week is just what I need.


project 365 // days 319 - 325

Monday, November 23, 2015

319 : 365  Warm fall days are the best. While at my parents house I found lots of mushrooms and Klaus enjoyed playing in the pond for what will probably be the last time for the year. His face buried in the water in that first photo kills me. Such a sweet pup.

  320 : 365 Christmas cactus in full bloom. I know I shared a photo of this last week as well but it's just so beautiful and so satisfying to know what I grew that!

 321 : 365 Bulletin board things.

 322 : 365 Freshly colored orange hair. It was kind of one of those things where I was like "Oh man, why I did I just do that?" I'm itching for a change but I'll have to let this fade out a bit first.

 323 : 365 Spiced pumpkin candle? A new favorite, obviously.

324 : 365 Anji's booth at the Cleveland Flea. How awesome are those poinsettias? We've been working hard to get them made in time for the holidays! They're pet friendly and oh so awesome.

325 : 365  My pups are missing that sunlight! I wish I lived somewhere they could stay outside all year long.

Hope you're having an awesome start to your week!

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