life lately... - The Dainty Squid

life lately...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

1 // Reading outside. I'm soaking up the last bits of fall. Sitting in the sun reading with a kitty beside you is simply the best. (Also - loving this book so far!)
2 // Visiting more cemeteries, of course. It's been so chilly in the mornings, but I must admit it makes the cemetery look even more charming than normal.
3 // Working on a top secret project... that I'm just dying to share.
4 // Starting my pinned insect collection. I've had this beautiful Luna Moth stored away for sooo long, so when I finally got my pinning supplies I immediately fixed him up. He's officially my first pinned insect in my collection. I can't wait until he's dry and ready to transfer to a display case.
5 // A new kitty! I've only seen this guy once, the day I took this photo. But it always makes me excited to get new visitors on the deck, especially when they're this beautiful! How cute is that little brown spot on his head?
6 // My popcorn rock grew! It's not quite as impressive as I thought it would be but hey, it's still pretty awesome for just adding some vinegar to a rock.
7 // Building shelves for the bedroom! When Sarah and Josh shared this tutorial on A Beautiful Mess I was instantly smitten but didn't really have a reason to build any. Fast forward to the last few weeks when I've been working on a bedroom makeover - and I'm so happy I remembered this tutorial existed. They're turning out so very pretty. I can't wait to stain them and finally hang them. My bedroom is going to look so great when it's finally finished.
8 // Root beer testing! I love root beer, it's probably my favorite drink ever. (chocolate milk is pretty close too though!) So whenever I get the chance I love to stop into End of The Commons General Store and stock up on new brands to try. They have an awesome selection of fancy sodas there. Out of this group everything but Sioux City Sarsaparilla was kind of gross. But the Sioux City Sarsaparilla was a-m-a-z-i-n-g, so I'd say it was worth drinking all the other gross ones.

 Hope you're having a great day!
xoxo

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  1. awwww cute cats :)
    amazing pictures
    xx

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  2. I love trying new root beers too...Maine Root makes a really good one :)

    Excited to hear about your top secret project!

    I think one day you should attach a video camera to Lloyd and see what his days consist of...I wonder how many families he has!

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    1. You know I've been thinking of doing that for so long!! I really should!

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  3. Beautiful luna moth! I have one tattooed on my thigh. :)

    http://bethsquidly.blogspot.com/

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    1. I've got one on my thigh too, granted it's a brooch of one on my cat's shirt but still!

      (That comment totally sounds awkward without the information that I have a portrait of my cats dressed up in fancy clothes on my thigh, so, yeah!)

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  4. Awesome pictures! I love the cemetery shot its so creepy, but still so peaceful. And the new kitty friend is just precious! Do you think you will give him a name if he shows up again? Have a good day :)

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  5. Oh great photography :)

    Aree
    http://areewithumbrella.blogspot.com

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  6. ooh, that kitty is so cute! Looks just like my baby Jack.

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  7. I have frost envy!!! It just isnt cold enough over here in drizzly England, you cant beat a good frost xxxx

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  8. The bawls root beer makes me think of regular bawls in the blue bottle, do ya'll still have that one out there??? It has long since disappeared here in CO, along with Coke blaq, both of which I looooved!!

    If you haven't tried Oogave root beer, give it a try! My 78 year old dad says it's just like what he had as a kid.

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    1. I'm not sure, I don't really go looking for bawls in particular so it might be available here...or it might not be.

      I'll keep my eyes peeled for Oogave root beer though! I'm always down to try another new one. :)

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  9. The visitor kitty looks just like my Zappa boy!

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  10. Great photos! Love the pinned moth, and I can't wait to see your secret project!

    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  11. OH gosh! Such great pics! I love that cemetery shot--it's so beautiful! It's so weird cuz I've noticed a lot of stray kitties in my area too. We just got to new ones last week...and a couple months ago we got a pregnant stray...aye.

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  12. Wow, that moth is one of my absolute favorites! There are no awesome moths like that around here, I'd love to pin insects.

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  13. I like your lifestyle, simple yet awesome!! I want to see more of this type of photos
    and I can´t wait to see your new project

    xo
    Ruzu

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  14. cant wait to hear more of the secret project :) also good luck with your first insect :) sure it will look amazing :)
    have a wonderful day~
    betty-art.blogspot.com

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  15. Hell yeah root beer and cemeteries! That's my kinda day.

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    1. Erin, I love this comment so hard.

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    2. Have you thought about attempting to brew your own root beer? I'm half tempted, there's not a lot of choice up here. Sigh.

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    3. No, I dunno, just not something I'm really interested in. At least not right now, but maybe in the future.

      But, Elycia (www.loveelycia.com) has made some! She gave a jar of it to me for my birthday.
      :)

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  16. Lovely post :) Looking forward to the reveal of the 'secret project'!

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  17. These pictures are beautiful! I love the one of the cemetery. Frosty and ethereal.

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  18. I love root beer as well and it's such a shame because I can't find it Anywhere in South Korea! I am going to drink all the root beer when I get back. I had no idea Bawls made a root beer flavor -- I used to drink the blue energy version in high school when I stayed up all night playing computer games. It wasn't bad, but I can't imagine it being good as root beer...

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    1. It was literally the worst root beer I've ever tasted. I couldn't even finish it. I took a few swigs and dumped it down the sink. SO GROSS!

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  19. These pictures are all so beautiful. I absolutely love your blog (and you probably get it so much but I LOVE your hair!)

    Hebe xxx

    http://thesehappyplaces.blogspot.com/

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  20. Sioux City Sasparilla is my favorite root beet so far.

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  21. I found a Death's-head Hawkmoth a few years ago. I still have it in a container, but I'll try to pin it (if it's still possible, that is).

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    1. You lucky duck! You can most definitely still pin it! You just have to rehydrate it first.

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  22. i just stumbled across your blog and i love it! i also love cats, baking, thrift shops and vintage stuff that's why i found your blog very interesting! :)

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  23. I love seeing all the stuff you're up to!

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  24. Those shelves are adorable, can't wait to see them finished!

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  25. Your posts are always so wonderful! They really make me feel happy :)x

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  26. I read The Poisoner's Handbook earlier this year and I really enjoyed it. I also read Ghosthunters by the same author; it is about William James and Victorian spiritualism. I really enjoyed that one as well.

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  27. We recently did a root beer/sarsaparilla/old timey soda tasting too! Sioux City was the one I enjoyed most. My husband really liked Moxie. The others we tried were Lost City Sarsaparilla, Earp's Sarsaparilla, Dublin Vanilla Cream, Zuberfizz Cola, and Boulder Birch Beer. The last two are local Colorado sodas. None of them were horrible if you're looking for more recommendations.

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  28. It's SUCH a bummer when a new brand of root beer or any of fancy sodas tastes terrible. Whenever I find new ones they are in 4-packs and cost a bit, so I feel so defeated if it's gross. That happened with a new butterscotch soda and a ginger beer recently. They're just sitting in my basement now, ugh.

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  29. Not going to lie, I kind of thought Luna Moths were exclusive to Skyrim until now XD OH MAN.

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  30. If you haven't tried it already, you should see if you can get Sprecher's Root Beer, out of Milwaukee. It is seriously the best I have had.

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