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

10 things making me smile...

Monday, June 25, 2012

1 // Colorful stationery.  
(and I'm still pretty stoked Target is carrying fancy, colorful tape)
2 // This jar full of rocks, sea glass and shells from a day spent at the beach with the whole family.
3 // Silly planters and pretty flowers.
4 // Crazy kitties in tiny t-shirts relaxing in the window.
5 // Making pretty messes in the kitchen.
6 // Finding amazing bugs!
7 // Sleepy kitties who make pillows from bumps in the rug.
8 // Finding neat little structures on the beach.
9 // Beautiful bouquets of wild flowers.
10 // This GIF my dad requested I make of him doing a backward somersault.

What's making you smile today?
xoxo

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  1. LOVE THIS LIST! That bug is so cool! And your planter and tape holder are mega cute!
    And your dad is pretty cool haha

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  2. I love them all but wait wait wait ... what are those little kitty stickers in the first picture? Those are adorable!

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  3. Um... that gif is truly awesome. Your dad is great!

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    1. I agree! this gif brightened my day!

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  4. Hahaha, your dad is making me smile. We took a little drive through the country to pick up my boyfriend's passport this morning and all the baby animals we saw made me very happy. We saw a lamb drinking from his mother and he looked just like a puppy, waving his tail in the air :D

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  5. Awww ... how awesome is your dad! Love it!
    Kel x

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  6. I definitely need some colored tape, too bad we don't have Target in Turkey I used to go there all the time when I lived in the US. I miss it badly. Also, that gif is awsome. My dad would do silly things too!

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  7. HAHA! That gif is awesome!

    And I love the wooden structures on the beach. It's nice when people make something beautiful with what they find around them.

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  8. This list brought a smile to my face - your dad is awesome, also I love that ridiculous cat planter, haha!
    Faye x

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  9. Love these! The kitty is too cute, the bug is crazy cool, those structures on the beach are really interesting and that gif is awesome

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  10. Haha, these are all so awesome! That GIF of your dad made me laugh so hard!

    http://viennawaitsblog.blogspot.com/

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  11. This somersault!!!! awesome :D

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  12. That gif is so funny! And what a great list! I love that tape by the way, too bad we don't have a Target around here.

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  13. All of this made me smile too! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  14. That's your dad? That's awesome! I wish we were closer to a beach to go exploring at. It looks like so much fun. I'd love to take the girls through the woods and then hang out by the water. Someday...

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  15. These are so great, I saw that colorful tape at Target and I may have squealed!

    Your kitchen mess doesn't look nearly as messy as when I'm gettin my cupcake on in mine!

    I don't even know what to say about that gif...I mean seriously, that is so much greatness rolled into one...ha! GET IT!?...

    xomando

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  16. hahaha, you're dad is awesome! My dad would get stuck or throw out his back attempting something like that. XD

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  17. That gif of your dad is so much fun. And is that a doggy butter dish that you have your tape in?

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    1. I guess a butter dish makes more sense than what I thought it was. The estate sale I bought it from said it was a cracker holder. Haha. But whatever it is it's perfect for my stationery things, when it doesn't have tape in it it holds my post it notes.

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  18. What a lovely list of things! I love pretty tape so much too<3

    blueeyednightowl.blogspot.com

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  19. What's making me smile? My rambunctious cat finally sleeping (though it's 9:30am!).

    Plus I love those little kitty tabs! What are those/where did you get them?

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  20. Hahaha, that gif is hilarious!! I love all the cats, wildflowers, shells, and those colorful cupcakes. :)

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  21. That gif is amazing!! Yay for awesome dads! :)

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  22. Everything on your list is awesome {& that GIF is too adorable!}

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  23. are those little kitty sticky post-it-type tabs? they're adorable!!!
    did those come from target, too? i think i need them...

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    1. I wish they came from Target! But they're from ebay. :)

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  24. I'm sensing a theme with the cats, and I love it. And your dad is kind of awesome. I think he's well on his way to the Olympics.

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  25. haha I gotta say these look like pretty good reasons to be happy! I love the kitties, that GIF, that shelter on the beach and... that bug!! most awesome bug ever, Kaylah! I love his little white spots, it looks like they're shinning! why do I never find such cool bugs? :D

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  26. These are so awesome. Love the kitties (adorable) and that AMAZING CAT PLANTER! So sweet.

    xo
    Diana

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  27. Ha! I love your dad, and I don't even know him. That gif (And the fact that it was his idea) says a lot about him, doesn't it? :)

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  28. Never have I seen a head stand in a somersault :D Gold star.

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  29. Bahahahaha I was loving the list but that gif of your dad takes the cake! So amazing.

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  30. That bug is gorgeous (I'm a major bug-fiend), I love the gif of your Dad, but most of all THANK YOU for the shells in a jar idea! It's so simple, I have tonnes of shells, and a load of empty jars, how did I not think of that myself? D'oh!

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  31. That gif is great haha! Your dad sounds like an awesome guy :)

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  32. Your dad is silly! Great gif! I love the professor pic, hes so adorable!

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  33. I love the gif! Oh and professor is so adorable.

    guppyandwhaleshark.blogspot.com

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  34. I think you just inspired me to get a tiny t-shirt for my cat... oh she's in trouble... hahaha :)

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  35. I agree with the first one on your list. Anything related to Target makes me happy. :-)

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  36. You have got to have the coolest dad in the world!

    Becky
    xx

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  37. Click Beetles! (I think that's what they're called). Me and my boyfriend found one last summer and thought he was just the coolest. We named him "Poppin' Fresh" because of that weird popping thing they do.

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  38. Ahaha, I love that gif! Your dad seems like such a fun guy!

    I really want to go out and buy colorful tape now.. but I'm not sure what I would do with it! That doesn't really matter, does it? :)

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    1. It doesn't matter at all! I had no idea what I'd use it for but had to buy it. Now I put it on everything! :D

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  39. Colorful, fancy tape in a butter dish is such a nice idea!

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  40. Such a cool list, I love the beach structures :) x
    Sirens and Bells

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  41. Thank you for the smiles!! I love these (:

    - Savannah
    www.savannahsalinas.blogspot.com

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  42. i love that gif of your dad lol!

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  43. That gif is priceless!
    Today I'm smiling as I'm looking at pictures from an awesome adventure I had last week: http://www.shinybubbles.org/?p=1087

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  44. Now, I'm smiling! Your dad is great and how do the cutest things on Earth always seem to find you and let you take their photo?

    -Jess
    www.wearegypsies.blogspot.com

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  45. wow your dad is super limber!
    love the kitty tee!

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  46. HAHA those cat flags in the first picture... too funny!!

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  47. You're cats are too cute! About their shirts, do you buy specific kitty tees or do you use baby shirts? That bug is super pretty, but you're much braver than I am to hold it!

    P.S. Your dad is so legit! (do other people say that?)

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    1. He wears kitty shirts, this one is from Pet Co. I've never tried baby shirts, but I guess that is a pretty good idea!

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  48. You would love the stationery stores I have found here in Korea. There is an abundance of cute, patterned tape and adorable kitty things. It's honestly overwhelming. :)

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    1. Oh my gosh, I know! I would be in heaven!

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  49. Gosh! PLEASE make a DIY about those cupcakes! They look so awesome!

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    1. You're in luck, I posted one a while back!
      http://daintysquid.blogspot.com/2010/09/colorful-cupcakes-tutorial.html

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  50. Your kitty planter is adorable!
    I found one of those bugs in my house one day. I had never seen one before. Do you know what it is?
    I share so many of your loves...

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  51. Love that GIF of your dad! Too awesome. And that kitty head planter is adorable!

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  52. That gif of your dad is making me smile, hahaha!

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  53. We had a bug like that in our yard too! It's a type of click beetle, if you put it on it's back it will snap it's body into the air to get back on it's feet. It makes a clicking sound and can get 1 to 2 feet into the air.

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  54. Great assortment of things! They made me smile too, especially your dad.

    Loulou

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  55. these made me smile, too! love that GIF of your dad - hilarious!

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  56. Your dad looks like a lotta fun! And, oh, the kitty in the T shirt!

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  57. That gif of your dad made my day! Thank you two for making that happen!!!!! :)

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  58. GIFs of your dad make me laugh out loud every single time!!

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  59. That bug is really cool! And I love the GIF of your dad-and I love it even more that he requested it hahaha. What a fun dad!

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  60. your dad was amazing. Btw, I love the stationary. So colorful
    3lin

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  61. Love the tape! I am so glad Target has decided to carry awesome, cute tape. I have similar post-it notes, but they are bears instead of cats.

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  62. That made me smile too (and I was even able to appreciate the bug without feeling queasy)

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  63. okay prepare yourself --- i don't like cats (i'm allergic) but i love this post so much i need that planter with the marigolds (lucky you live so far away). Totally raging with jealousy anytime someone mentions Target we don't have it in Ireland, it has such cool stuff.

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  64. THAT GIF. gaaaaaaaaah! TOO GOOD! oh, and target colorful tape?! YES!

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  65. the best gif I've ever seen :D

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  66. The cats and your dad are equally as amazeballs.

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  67. In case you were curious/didn't know, the wild flowers your have there are Wild Phlox and Columbines. I adore them. I grew up next to a forest in Michigan and that shade of phlox (and some wickedly striped hybrid varieties) grow like crazy! Every May, my entire backyard is purple! I used to gather them in bouquets and put them in vases like that for my mom as a kid. Years later she finally tells me she's allergic to them. >< Whoops!
    Also, the phlox. After the flowers fall off the plants (that are still in the ground), these weird, string bean looking stems will sprout (where the flowers used to be) Cut these off the plants and put them in a paper bag in your garage until fall. Then go around and sprinkle them all over your yard, wherever you want phlox to grow! I do this for a lady every year and more and more of them just keep coming up. So colorful!

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  68. Your dad is hilarious! So awesome.

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  69. This is such a nice post! Really like what makes you smile.

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  70. To look for things that make you smile... What a great exercice to create good mood. I have to try that. Thanks!
    :-)
    My alter ego in the SIMS used to have your same hair color. I never dared though... Looks great on you!

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