Life Lately... - The Dainty Squid

Life Lately...

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Back in September I shared an unplanned post full of photos of my daily life (you can find it here). I ended up actually really liking that post so I'd kind of like to make it an normal feature. It's fun to look back on little things like this...
1 // Organizing things. Kevin and I threw together an awesome little belt rack (thanks for the great idea Kate!) from a curtain rod and some s hooks. I am in love! Having my belts displayed is visually appealing plus I love being able to see all the belts I own. Hopefully I'll wear more of a variety instead of just picking between the same two or three every time I get dressed.
2 // Listening to records. I love my record player so much. I even use it to make little games to help myself get housework done. My favorite little challenge is to try and finish doing dishes before the record needs flipped. Sounds totally dumb, I know, but silly things like that make mundane tasks fun.
3 // Exploring new cemeteries. We were trying to waste some time one Sunday morning and we ended up in a cemetery we'd pass often but wrote off as being too small to be interesting but we were so very wrong. This cemetery was packed full history. A few of the headstones had nice little engravings about the deceased and where they came from, which is one of my favorite things ever. It was so awesome!
4 // Collecting pretty leaves to press. At first I had to make a conscious effort to look for neat leaves but I swear this last couple weeks pretty leaves are just jumping out at me. I'm finding so many to press.
5 // Having indoor blog picnics. Sometimes it feels so nice to mix up where I work from. Putting a blanket on the floor in the middle of the living room and working there for the day was awesome.
6 // Playing Songpop. I can thank my mom for getting me addicted to this stupid game!
7 // Making smoothies. I've been experimenting with making smoothies lately. I'm not really a big fan of fruit (I really like the way almost all fruit smells, it just doesn't taste that great to me) but know that I should be eating more. So, smoothies seem like a good compromise!
8 // Taking walks & finding treasures. We recently went on a walk with my parents and Kevin spotted this beautiful skull sitting on a pile of leaves like it was waiting for us to find it so it could join my collection. We looked around but couldn't find any other bones from this guy.
9 // Enjoying my fall flowers. The end of summer is always sad because my flowers slowly start to die off. Luckily my marigolds are still going strong. I replanted some into a pumpkin, I think it looks pretty darn cute! (Thanks for the idea, Heidi!)
10 // Popcorn Rock! A week or so ago my mom, my nephew and I went to the Cleveland Science Center. My nephew and I both got to choose a souvenir, thanks mom!, I picked a popcorn rock. You just put it in vinegar and as the vinegar evaporates the rock will grow crystals. I'm so exited to see how mine turns out!

Hope you're having a great day!
xoxo

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  1. Why can't pretty leaves jump to me too. I'm really having trouble finding beautiful leaves this autumn. Ah, how I would love to have the ones on the photo that you took :/

    http://chamomiledealer.blogspot.com/

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  2. I'd love to 'borrow' your collection of belts one day!
    -Kati

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  3. I love your record player, it's so cool! xxx

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  4. I am addicted to Song Pop too! Haha I have really high scores and my favorite genre is Us TV Theme Songs :)

    Xo,
    Eeka

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    1. I'm saving my coins to buy that and the movie songs! They're so much fun, my brother always plays them against me. My current favorite is 90's alt, I'm stupidly good at that one.

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  5. i wish i could find a little skull like you did :)

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  6. I love the little Jacko-Lantern mums planter. What a sweet idea :) And I saw the name "popcorn rock" before I read the description and thought it had something to do with actual popcorn….like, "Just add water and it turns to popcorn!" …..I'm blonde. -_-

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  7. Never met a cemetary i didnt like! There is a tiny old indian cemetary by my grandmas...you would love!

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  8. It's nice to see a little peak into your everyday life.

    - tianna :)

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  9. Hello!!!! I have just stumbled upon your lovely little piece of the internet and i am in love!!! You have such an inspiring little blog, and a new and shiny follower to boot :) xxxx

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  10. I have a belt rack that I use as a necklace holder. Guess I need something to hold my belts though...

    http://bethsquidly.blogspot.com/

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  11. i'm going to have to do that with my belts :)

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  12. i love this glimpse into your life! do you like making green smoothies? it's funny, a lot of people 'hide' the greens in a fruit smoothie.. maybe you can 'hide' the fruit in a green one! :)

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    1. I've never made or had one! Are they tasty? What do I put in it?

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  13. I love fruit and smoothies. My favourite is a banana and peanut butter smoothie, but I also like ones with lots of different fruit.

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  14. Those leaves are perfect!
    I love the photos :)

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  15. i never thought of spending an afternoon in a cemetery, but that sounds like a neat idea. in Poland all their tombstones have little pictures of the passed away on them- it's so cool seeing the ones from the early 1900s!

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  16. I like these posts...It's nice to see what your day to day life is like outside of normal blog stuff! For a while my husband and I did smoothies every day for breakfast. It's a great way to get fruit...and we added spinach to ours so we got some healthy green veggies too! Spinach adds like no flavor so it works great. :)

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    1. It doesn't? Hmm, I'll definitely have to try adding some!

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  17. How many wives did that guy have?!

    Becky
    xx

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    1. Who? The second guy, where is says "his wives"? He had two. One died and he married again.

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    2. Bahaha I wondered the same thing Becky :P I guess I misread.

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  18. Pretty pictures! I love the idea with the halloween flowers!

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  19. Your flower pumpkin is so happy and cheerful! I'm glad you still have flowers into the fall.

    How do you do your leaf pressing?

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    1. I've got a post coming on it very, very soon! ;)

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  20. That belt organising trick is excellent! If I owned any belts I'm totally use that idea (I recently sold 95% of my wardrobe before moving interstate - your blog reeealllly makes me want to shop for clothes and colour my hair blue again!)

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  21. I can't wait to see how your rock turns out! These pics are all great.

    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  22. I spy a gravestone! I love poking around through grave yards. :D

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  23. Did you grow any crystals?! And I envy your belt collection. I hang mine on clear, sometimes bedazzled, push pins.

    xo Ashley
    luckylittlebird.blogspot.com

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    1. Not yet, it hasn't been very long yet. It says to give it up to three weeks.

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  24. That headstone is so awesome! I've never seen one with multiple spouses listed - I'll have to search around for one in my area.

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  25. I actually had one of those popcorn rocks! They're the neatest things, and the crystals that "grow" really look like popcorn :)

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  26. Ahh I really want Figure 8 on vinyl! It seems really rare in the UK and I can't seem to find a copy! x

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  27. So funny, I was recently talking about popcorn rocks. I remember being fascinated by that in science class. I might have to get one myself! Also, I love the fact that you go to cemeteries. I used to explore them in high school, but havent since.

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