January in Review - The Dainty Squid

January in Review

Saturday, February 04, 2012

I only skipped one month in my monthly recaps (December, since I did a year long recap) but it feels like I haven't written one of these in ages! You can find previous months here.
new blogs I found & enjoyed:
Blue Feather Style.
Superstition Vintage.

new (to me) movies I watched:
• I started and finished United States of Tara this month. I wish there were more seasons! I absolutely loved it.
These Girls. Meh, it was okay. Like I mention every month, I just like background noise while I work that I can glance and I guess this did the job.
Sister My Sister. 
The Hole. I really liked this movie! Definitely worth a watch.
Sonny. It stars James Franco, who is a prostitute that wants to get out of the business. It was definitely strange but kept me enthralled none the less.


A few of my favorite posts from January:

exciting happenings on and offline:
•  I had a really great Circus Bear Vintage update full of owls. It was amazing, so many owls found new homes. I love every aspect of CBV right now - finding treasures, photographing them, listing them and packing them up to send them on their way to new owners.
Elycia and Ivan visited, it was so much fun. I would definitely say this was my favorite weekend to date. It's a blast to be able to be getting work done and still have tons fun. I'm still so pumped about our thrift video, and can't wait to make more videos of like everything we do, every time we get together!
• I made pals with a stray kitty. Nearly everyday he comes, visits and gets a bite to eat. I hope he tells all his buddies (the other neighbor hood strays) that I'm a nice lady who will pet and feed them!
• We went to the brand spankin' new Cleveland Aquarium...and were severely disappointed. It's by far the worst aquarium I have ever been to! We finished it in around 20 minutes. (Yeah, I know, that's not an "exciting happening" but I really just had to mention it. I'm still pretty bummed out!)

a tiny (and incomplete!!) list of things I'm thankful for this month:
• thrift stores • whoever donates all the things I go crazy for at the thrift store •  the internet • Circus Bear Vintage •  etsy •  conversation hearts •  technology •  good food •  Tommy's •  birch beer • surprises waiting in my po box •  pizza •  hair dye • Bryan, my tattoo artist  •  the ridiculously mild winter we've had •  days I can pass without wearing a coat • my four, smart, precious, and awesome cats  

I'm excited to see what February has to offer!
xoxo

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27 thoughts

  1. It was a month ago that i found your blog! It was a great month that's true!! <3

    (New blog needing some love and support: http://inwhirlofinspiration.blogspot.com)

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  2. I loved all of your January posts! You had so many exciting adventures and collections!

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  3. January was a pretty impressive month! i miss seeing your plant things so i loved the new january graphic <3

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  4. Great month! And that really sucks about the Cleveland Aquarium... our aquarium here in Chicago (Shedd) is pretty great! You'd love it. There's an awesome jelly fish exhibit going on right now!

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  5. I also heard the Cleveland aquarium was awful and far too expensive for what was inside. Such a bummer....I love to get lost in an aquarium!

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  6. I LOVE THE HOLE! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! It's one of my dad's and my favorites!

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  7. Haha when I read this post I though "oooh I remember she did that every month and I loved it", so it felt like a long time ago for me too. =)

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  8. I absolutely love The Hole! I remember watching it one night, when I couldn't sleep, i thought it was the sort of film you could watch to send yourself to sleep, but I was hooked within minutes! It's such a good film! :)

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  9. I do the shows as background noise thing while working though the day too. This month I did United States of Tara (loved) and How I Met Your Mother. I also watched The Hole in the hardly paying attention to it manner, but I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to go back to that one with my undivided attention.

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  10. I'm so glad to be a blog you liked! Thank you!

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  11. The Superstition Vintage girls are awesome! And they're local for me :) I love your monthly recaps and how you include movies, blogs, and tidbits along with your posts!

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  12. It was a nice January ^^ keep doing vlogs and have fun this month
    xoxo

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  13. January was amazing! I'm definitely looking forward to a great month at Dainty Squid!

    Fang Ting
    ftashion

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  14. I totally agree about the Cleveland Aquarium! It was SO TERRIBLE! After all the hype, I was really disappointed :(

    If you guys are willing to drive a little while (ha more like 4 hours) there is a completely amazing aquarium in Newport, Kentucky, which is right by Cincinnati. Its called the Newport Aquarium and you can actually PET PENGUINS there! It was the best thing ever, an awesome life experience for sure! Here's a link: http://www.newportaquarium.com/

    I was also wondering where you get your tattoos at...the colors are totally vibrant! I've been going to Matty at Body Anthology but he's away a lot and I'm always on the lookout for people with colorful pieces!

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  15. I LOVE UNITED STATES OF TARA! I watched all the episodes on Netflix and now I don't know what to do with myself ;) Also, I watched Sonny last month and enjoyed it. It is a little strange, but pretty good. I think I just have a soft spot for James Franco though!
    Sam

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  16. I officially started reading your blog about a few months ago, very exciting to see everything from January in retrospect.

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  17. I so loved that beach findings blogpost and that also gave a me really good idea to do smth at our beach :)

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  18. Great post! I like these "nice things lists" that keep us focused on positive things :)

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  19. I started reading your blog this month :) And nice bulletin board! Makes me wanna make one.

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  20. I love your monthly recaps! I always find new great stuff thanks to you!

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  21. Lisa Kate, oh awesome! Thanks for the recommendation! We'll definitely have to check it out!

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  22. I am planning to send you a letter with photos, from Hungary. I think i will send it within a week.
    Can i send it to the address what you described in the FAQs page?
    I hope you will accept it. :)
    Sorry for my English, i am Hungarian.

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  23. Leah and I ❤ your blog! I especially loved the beach treasures post. It's gotten me thinking about doing something similar for a photo project. Anyway, thank you very much for the shout out! :)

    xx Adrian

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  24. Leah and I ❤ your blog! I especially loved the beach treasures post. It's gotten me thinking about doing something similar for a photo project. Anyway, thank you very much for the shout out! :)

    xx Adrian

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  25. I'm hungry & seeing that slice of pizza from your photo an hour post has definitely helped me decide what I want for my dinner! Yum!

    http://thepolkadotte.blogspot.com/

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  26. It's been a great month! It went by so quickly, time just flies these days!

    xoxo, Jjanga
    www.sayhelloandsmile.blogspot.com

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