10 things making me smile... - The Dainty Squid

10 things making me smile...

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

1 // kitties who just don't understand what the heck a record player is...
2 // rearranging my cute little shelf to feature all my favorite little critters...
3 // when even my dirty dishes look cute...
4 // all the pretty colors and patterns in my bedroom...
5 // pretty nails.
I'm so happy they keep coming out with more Sally Hansen nail strips. You can find where I've blogged about them in the past right here. I still super duper love these things.
6 // finally hanging my paint by number collection in the living room...
7 // this sweet picture of the boys...
8 // this bony guy who hangs out by my collection of cameras...
9 // this adorable Pennsylvania Dutch napkin...
Kevin and I now say "don't be so schloppich" to each other every chance we get. 
10 // this photo from the fall...
(my dad carved "i luv u" in this puffball, put it back where he found it then told me he saw some mushrooms over on the dam and that I should go look. I'd be lying if I said I didn't shed a tear about how cute it was!)

Those along with a million other things are what's making me smile today. Elycia and I had the best weekend ever, I can't wait to start sharing some of the amazing things we worked on (starting tomorrow! You should be pumped, I sure am! For about 99.99% of TDS readers this will be the first time you get to see me move and see that I'm a real person! Haha.) Plus it's supposed to be 55°F today, words cannot express my excitement! I'm so ready to get outside, I hope my work hours fly by and this evening moves in slow motion.

What's making you smile today?
xoxo

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51 thoughts

  1. I see that you have Cosmos by Carl Sagan, he's so cool! Do you think you'll ever share any of your book collection? Sorry if that sounds weird, I'm just such a bookworm :)

    Also, I'm excited to see what you and Elycia came up with!

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  2. Aww that mushroom is too cute! Oh and I wish I had your little house shelf!

    xoxo, Jjanga
    www.sayhelloandsmile.blogspot.com

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  3. the first picture is sooo adorable!

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  4. oh my gosh that puff ball is so cute. horray for sweet dads. it reminds me of something my dad would do.

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  5. Love all your little critters (cats included)!

    http://runningwithagluegun.blogspot.com/

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  6. Those paint by numbers are really cool all together like that.

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  7. OMG, your dad is the most adorable dad I've ever heard of! :D

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  8. Lovely post - I adore that little house shaped shelf. ;) I was on ASOS the other day looking at their sale and they have a whole bunch of tooth jewelry! I definitely thought of you. ;)

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  9. The mushroom story almost made me tear up a bit. What a sweet dad!

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  10. All of these things are wonderful! And that puffball story is beyond cute. Can't wait for the upcoming posts!

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  11. I am so in love with all your paint by numbers!! Also, I would totally tear up if my Dad did that <3

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  12. Ok... If this is a video of you guys, then I am so excited!! Although I'm excited for whatever it is really!

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  13. You're dirty dishes are darling.

    ♥ sécia
    www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

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  14. beautiful bits and pieces, love them

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  15. This post made me smile! The bits and pieces of your home are so cute. I really like your critter collection and your cups are so bright and cheerful. Can't wait to see what you have to post tomorrow :] Enjoy the weather!!

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  16. Such an adorable post, I love your dad's sweet little puff ball he left you and your critter shelf. What on earth are the two creatures on the far right? Whatever they are I'm in love with them!
    http://www.dear-sweetlings.com

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  17. That photo of your boys is just the cutest! xx

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  18. I love this post so much!
    So jealous at that bony guy, I'd love to have him on my desk. And number 7 is just too cute.

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  19. oh my gosh, daddy-love. it's seriously the best.

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  20. i love the turquoise and pink walls in your bedroom. What are some other colors found around your house ? Mermaid colors are my favorite by the way ...

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  21. Paula, that's actually a really awesome idea! I've already written it down in my notebook, I'll try and do it soon!
    :)

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  22. i love all of those pretty old glasses, and your paint by number collection is beautiful!

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  23. The last photo is so unbelievably adorable! And your dirty dishes are way too cute. Why do mine just look... dirty?

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  24. Your house is pretty damn cute, but my favorite of these is the image of your bookshelf.

    Your nice collection of universe books is a collection that I want! Good reads!
    I am actually in the midst of collecting my space/universe/spirituality/consciousness books at this present time. I am totally into it. :]

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  25. You have some lovely dirty dishes! I'm FINALLY adding some cool vintage cups to my cupboards. My husband makes fun of me because I have a hodgepodge of miss-matched things throughout my house...but I'm okay with it :)

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  26. i saw the new collection of those nail strips out and they are AMAZING! i love every pattern.

    today i smiled when i realized january is only hours away from being over. good riddance! i can't wait for spring and having another month of winter under my belt makes it feel so close.

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  27. Oh my goodness, your little house for all your animals is just the sweetest thing! I'm smiling today because my boyfriend got some time off work and we're going digging through some second hand markets in London next week! :) xo

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  28. I have been wanting to hear your voice so i can read every post in it. haha!

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  29. You are the coolest girl! I'm so happy I found someone who has a blog and loves cats as much as I do! hahaha

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  30. I love all of your paint by number paintings. Your collection is impressive. xo, rv

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  31. What a sweet thing your dad did!! That would make me beam too. Can't wait to see all the fun things you and Elycia did together.

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  32. your cats are so cute, i love your colorful bedroom too and your collection of deers

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  33. Silly kitties! I have a cat that just doesn't understand the printer, fax, phone beep, or pretty much any machine that makes a noise.

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  34. Oh hey, that reminds me. They have some cute nail strip things like those at Micheal's craft store for $1.99

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  35. Cute pics! Today, the perfect Cali weather is makin' me smile :D

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  36. I adore your shelf! I love collecting figurines and other miniatures! Thanks for sharing.

    -fork

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  37. I love the Sally Hansen Nail Strips! Those things are the only way that I can make my nails last longer than 1 day. Nail polish always chips off immediately. Also I love your shelf, it's super cute!

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  38. You're kitties are so darn cute! And yeah german is the most awkward language ever. I was so hopeless at it in highschool lol

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  39. The kitties are just to cute (as always) and I love how organized your books are...now I'm going to have to straighten mine up!

    xo,
    Eeka

    http://ericaliveloverandom.blogspot.com/

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  40. I am also in love with pretty nails! Those Sally Hansen ones look like a good investment.
    I also love your camera collection :)

    http://the-makingofthings.blogspot.com/

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  41. Oh really? Thanks for the tip, Bethany! :)

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  42. Yes, I've tried the nail strips and they really are awesome. You take the best pics and your house looks so cool and colorful!

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  43. I just discovered your blog and I thought "oh this is really cute!" And THEN I saw your PA Dutch napkin and I thought "THIS BLOG IS THE BEST!" I grew up in a PA Dutch area, and I heard "schloppich" everyday growing up. Great find! :)

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  44. All of these are wonderful reasons for you to smile!! Such pretty pics!

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  45. Your bedroom looks so tidy and has so many books!! :)
    I'm loving your paint by number collection! Did you actually paint them by yourself or did you already buy them like that?

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