photo an hour // May 21st, 2012 - The Dainty Squid

photo an hour // May 21st, 2012

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

While the 21st is a little late in the month it's sooner than the last few month's photo an hour posts so I am one happy lady to not have forgotten until the very last moment. So, without further ado, here is my May 21st, 2012 broken down to one photo an hour...

8 am // Finishing the day's post and putting on some nail polish.
9 am // Finally made the bed and did my daily sweep of the bedroom
(the litter box is in our bedroom so I have to sweep ALL THE TIME!)
 10 am // Putting on make up and getting dressed for the day.
(I think it's kind of funny how much make up someone who wears so little make up owns! I just can't bring myself to throw make up away because what if someday I want to play dress up, or discover that I'd really like to wear neon green eyeshadow again? Hahah!)
11 am // Watering all my pretty plants on the deck!
12 pm // A quick work out that, as always, was interrupted by a flopped kitty.
1 pm // My favorite lunch, a baked potato smothered in butter, cheese, oregano and pepper and a big glass of chocolate milk.
2 pm // Taking some photos for a post to come early in June about the books I've read so far this year.
3 pm // The mail man brought me some pretty dresses! So exciting!!
also 3 pm // Taping down some of my pressed flowers and plants with some pretty tape I bought from CuteTape.
4 pm // Snacking on the most delicious vanilla/coconut cupcake ever that I made for my brother's going away party. So glad there were way too many desserts and I got to bring nearly all my cupcakes home. Kevin and I are destroying these things.
(Did you know that refrigerated cupcakes are like the best thing ever? BECAUSE THEY ARE!)
4 pm // Kevin got home and brought me some goodies from my PO Box. 
(THANK YOUUU!!!!!! Also, if you're new around here and don't already know - I collect teeth and dental items ;))
5 pm // Kevin, Doc and I watched some horror movie trailers on youtube while waiting to hear what the plans for the evening were.
6 pm // We headed over to my brothers to say goodbye to my oldest brother one more time before he moves. My dad found this nest with two different kind of eggs in their garden.
7 pm // It all started with one niece painting her fingernails and before anyone knew it we were having a "nail polish party". Everyone got in on the fun, including all the boys! 
(Holy cow, kids are messy finger nail painters!)
This picture of my nephew sneak attacking my brother's toenails with nail polish is basically the cutest thing ever!

The evening ended with more refrigerated cupcakes at home and reading in bed! Perfect!!
xoxo

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  1. Hey Kaylah, looking forward to the book post, I know they say you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover but that one looks fab!

    Also, I want to eat that cake! What pretty colours! How do you get it to look like that?

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    1. Laura, I posted a tutorial on it a while back:
      http://daintysquid.blogspot.com/2010/09/colorful-cupcakes-tutorial.html
      :)

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    2. Thanks , I saw this literally just after I posted -duh! :) I think my kitchen should prepare to be devastated because I am definitely going to try these out and I am definitely going to make a huge mess!

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  2. Haha, how great is that nail polish party! :D And it's funny that you collect teeth. You amaze me every time I read your blog. Awesome! :D

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  3. I love the pressed flowers! So pretty! But the teeth?? What do you do with them?!

    xo Kayla

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    1. Collect them? Haha, I dunno! I have a few shelves dedicated to my little collection.
      :)

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  4. Haha I love putting nail polish on boys, it's so funny how they don't understand it at all! most of my male friends thought it would come off when they washed their hands! Also, I adore your owl lamp, it's lovely :)
    Faye x

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  5. I love this photo hour post. I never realize how much fun doing this type of blog. Refrigerated cupcakes? Gonna try out. I never eat put in the frige before. U collect teeth? What do you do with it?
    3lin

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  6. That' a cuckoo egg, isn't it?

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    1. Ya know, I'm not 100% sure. I'd never seen that before so after a quick search of google it would seem as though you are correct.
      :)

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    2. I hope it's not the kind that ends up killing the bird's actual baby 0_0

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    3. It's a cowbird. American cuckoos are not parasitic like European cuckoos. The cowbird evolved following bison (now they follow cows) so they left their eggs in other birds nest since they couldn't hang around in one place to care for them. Cowbird babies don't push the other eggs and chicks out of the nest like cuckoos do, but since cattle are contained in relatively small areas, unlike migratory bison, we now have problems with cowbirds laying all their eggs in one bird's nest instead of spreading them around over a wide area. Sorry! I had to nerd out on you! Birds are my thing!

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    4. Thanks for nerding out Sheila! I actually found it really interesting! :)

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  7. Ah, I am in love with your bedspread.

    www.atrickleofmeaning.blogspot.com

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  8. I'm waiting for the post of the books you've read. I really love that cover.

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  9. Your lamp!! I will now be obsessed with looking for the same owl lamp until I find one for my very own.

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  10. My goodness, I'm always so blown away by how productive you are! It honestly half motivates me, half makes me feel like a lazy bum! Your pressed flowers look beautiful... I have some pretty tape lying around and I was unsure what to use it for, now I know exactly what I'll do with it! :)

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  11. What a lovely day!!! Your little kitty is so precious! And that potato looks delicious!! I think I know what I am having for lunch!! :)

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  12. I love your little pressed flower collection. I've been pressing flowers all spring and I usually use glue to fix them to the paper, but using tape is so clever! (I often rip delicate flowers when using glue ><)

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  13. And I'm in love with the headboard graphic! Did you do that yourself?

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    1. It's a decal, I found it on the Urban Outfitter's website on clearances a while back.
      :)

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  14. Great photos! My cat likes to interrupt my workouts too. Usually by flopping on my stomach while I'm trying to do ab workouts!

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  15. So many lovely photos! I have the same problem with makeup...I almost never wear it but I have SO MUCH because I sometimes like to do photoshoots with friends and want to be prepared :P

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  16. I love seeing so much pepper on your potato, that's how I would have it! Mmm!
    Okay, I'm sold on pressing flowers, I tried as a young'n and I must have another go! SO pretty, love the tape!
    Oh man, that sounds like a yummy cupcake, have you posted that recipe? I would love to try! And YES any baked good nice and cold from the fridge is sooo good. My boyfriend taught me that, he bought some little debbie cupcakes of some sort and put them in the fridge and I looked at him with a big question mark and he simply replied with "I always do that...they are good cold I guess" He's so right!

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  17. Your bedroom looks so pretty - I painted mine a similar color and I love it! Is your headboard a wall decal?
    Also, it's funny you guys were watching horror trailers to kill time because we were doing that yesterday evening too...did you watch the Smiley one? Ha ha, it looks so terrible!

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    1. Yep, it's a decal!

      Haha, yeah, we watched the Smiley one. It was like no matter what trailer I was watching that one came up in the side bar was we eventually had to watch it!

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  18. Frozen cake (slightly thawed) is also amazing! I only recently discovered it and now prefer it to normal cake! Crazy!! Thanks for all your posts - love reading them all xx

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  19. We were going through my husband's old boxes and we found a little pillow with a bunch of his baby teeth in it and I thought of you!

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  20. I'm so glad the teeth found their way to you! Yay! I've found so many odd items in my grandparents house, and some immediately called to me, that they should be given to certain people, or that they needed to be on Etsy/Ebay (I just sold their taxidermy duck- couldn't handle it in the house!). Anyway, with the teeth, I was immediately like yep. I must send these to The Dainty Squid ;-) Enjoy! xo

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  21. Ut oh! Cuckoos lay their eggs in other birds nests, than when it hatches the chick kicks the other egg out so the unknowingly foster parents raise a big fat bird instead! Amazing huh? I've never seen an egg in person though.

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  22. Your bedroom looks AMAZING, I love the colours you've chosen and the design on the wall <3

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  23. So many lovely things! I love your wall colour in your bedroom. I've been thinking of painting my room an aqua/teal colour, but I'm not sure if it would look good in a large space (or if it would be too overwhelming). You always seem to find such interesting things in your parents garden (critters, bunnies, mushrooms, and now a cute little nest!). Lastly, those rainbow cupcakes look delicious!! I think I need to make some one of these days. :D

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  24. baked potatoes with cheese & pepper are my favorite! i have to try oregano now too , chives works pretty well too :D

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  25. What is that adorable cat object in the first picture?

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  26. The owl lamp? AWESOME!! That whole rainbow shot with the bed is delicious! Love it! kimi

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  27. i had no idea you collected dentures!! hahaha you're too funny.

    also i am sharing a little mini giveaway i'm doing over on my blog, and wanted to share with some of my favorite ladies :)

    http://talesforkarina.blogspot.com/2012/05/giveaway-goodies-from-mab-graves.html

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  28. Am I seeing things or does your alarm clock say "17L1" in the bedroom picture? What does that mean?

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  29. Uh-oh, two different eggs! Nest parasite alert!

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  30. ooh you have an owl lamp. you are officially awesome :) x

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  31. hiiii kaylah!
    love these photo-an-hour posts!
    i just had a quick question: could you add a link to that exact tape that you got? i went on their website, but there are soooo many cute tapes that it might take me two weeks to find the one you used, and i just love the way it looks with the pressed flowers. thank you! :)

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    1. Yep, it's this set:
      http://www.cutetape.com/shop/thin-mt-washi-tape-sets-6mm-5.html
      :)

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  32. It look like such a nice day! The eggs look beautiful!

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  33. I used to have a litterbox in my bedroom when I lived with my Dad and my cat would always wake me up with something SUPER smelly. He's lucky he's so cute!

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