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

10 things making me smile...

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

1 // colorful things on my desk!
(& finding a new flavor of EOS lip balm, tangerine! It's soooo nice!)
2 // my growing insect collection in their new shadow box.
3 // this freshly cleaned skull, which I consider to be one my nicest in my collection to date.
4 // this sweet little guy and all the colors and patterns in the photo.
5 // this owl wax melter.
(You guys, I had no idea how awesome these things can smell! So much better than candles!)
6 // rearranging shelves for the new year with some of my favorite things.
incredible embroidery by Lucky Jackson!
 7 // finally making things with my collection of pressed plants.
 8 // skeleton hangers in polka dot dresses.
skeleton hanger can be found here, polka dot dress here.
 9 // kitties on my phone!
case c/o iconemesis
10 // These two photos of me grabbing Elycia's butt and her reaction.
What's making you smile today?
xoxo

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  1. Haha you just passed the smile on :) great post!

    http://rrecommends.blogspot.co.uk/

    xxx

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  2. Haha! That photo is so funny, she's jumped up like a spooked cat! I love seeing all your collections and displays, they are MASSIVE inspiration for my own home!

    Love, Lauren. xox

    www.peachtea.co.uk

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  3. that last picture made me smile, and coming up with a new segment for my blog that I can actually keep up with. :)

    http://whimsicallyfree.blogspot.com

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  4. I'm so jealous of your desk collection! Great post :)

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  5. Ahahaha! That last one suprised me. i got a good laugh so thank you :)

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  6. The best "10 things that makes me smile" post yet! I think the last one won me haha. Also, I'm so jealous of your insect collection, it looks so lovely from here that I think it probably looks more incredible in reality.

    http://chamomiledealer.blogspot.com/

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  7. Such great pictures! Oh and the last ones! Hahaha super funny!!

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  8. Oh my god, those last photos. That's friendship right there. Those are really the perfect captures, haha.

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  9. The photos of you grabbing Elycia's butt certainly put a smile on my face this morning :)
    Other things making me smile today, five deer in our snow filled backyard and homemade granola with blueberries and almond milk for breakfast this morning.
    Have a lovely day!

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  10. Dying over the last pictures. HA!

    xo Ashley
    luckylittlebird.blogspot.com

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  11. Ahaha, the last pictures of the butt grab. Too awesome. I'm enjoying that it's Tues and that means it's getting closer to the weekend. That's about it. :/

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  12. The skeleton hanger looks so cool, I guess I need some of those, too.
    And the photo of you grabbing the butt of your friend is just hilarious :) Made me smile, too.

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  13. Today your last two photos with your friend made me smile. :D

    Alice

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  14. Awesome photos, especially the last ones, I chuckled a lot.
    x

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  15. I love collections of pretty, colourful things ^_^ Such a treat to look at! Hot chocolate and snuggly blankets are making me smile today, since I'm poorly =( Oh, and reading your blog is, too! ^_^

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  16. Lol,I'm laughing so hard by seeing the last picture xD Both of you are just so cute :3 You made my day :D

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  17. Haha that last one made me smile! Too cute. And also cute is that phone case--I recently got a new cute phone case, too! It represents an old gameboy now. :D

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  18. I ove how you have your shelves set out, they're lovely! The skeleton hanger is amazing, I may have to get myself one. That photo is hilarious. I'm liking the fact that I'm halfway through my essay, that is making me happy today!

    Have a great Tuesday :) x

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  19. Lovely phone cover :) And this skeleton hanger's so cool!
    Noor @ Noor's Place

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  20. I love everything here, especially that last photo set, hilariously adorable!

    xomando

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  21. Where did you find the Owl wax melter?

    I use melters almost exclusively now, Yankee Candle even has tarts for them, and bath and body works has oils that are even more scented.

    -Seaskyy

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  22. I have all of my nature collections started (mostly just plant material to help me identify plants) but I can't wait until I get my own office 'cause I would love love love to have different skulls there. They're so fascinating!! And I love your shadowbox of insects! I don't know if I could ever have one, but I love seeing other people's collections.

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  23. Lovely photos and the butt grab is hilarious, nice form! :D xx

    http://thehonestfox.blogspot.com/

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  24. Skulls are so interesting. I'm going to see the Body Worlds exhibition tomorrow, I can't wait. You should really check it out if you don't know about it yet, it's so amazing. You'll love it.

    That last photo is hilarious :D

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    1. Awesome, have fun! I saw it when it came to Pittsburgh a few year back, it was amazing! I'd love to go again.

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  25. Haha. The last photo is hilarious! Can't wait to see what you're making with the pressed plants.

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  26. Everything looks so colorful. I love your collection on pressed plants and the photo wherein you grabbed your friend's butt is so funny! Really put a smile on mah face. :)

    x aurora

    rottennuke.blogspot.com

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  27. I love the skull and the pressed leaves. I also like the bug collection it looks pretty cool. It's a shame I'm terrified of bugs. The thing that makes me smile today is being able to spend the day with my son since he didn't go to school today.

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  28. I agree with Elif, this is the best one yet!!! And I swear by those wax melter things... they're super great

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  29. I love that photo of you and Elycia!

    Becky
    Xx

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  30. Love the last one! Hilarious!

    I also love that I immediately spotted your e.o.s. collection in the first photo. Being a lip balm junkie, you notice these kind of things. The Tangerine flavor is my favorite! It doesn't have a weird medicated scent like other medicated balms.

    --Christina
    www.lipbalmwrangler.com

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  31. You might already know about this, but with your insect collection you should check out the Monarch Migration. It happens here in Texas, and for about a week or two, our entire school campus is covered in lovely monarchs. If you walk through the grass, it feels like something from a movie because they fly up around you and there are so many you can barely see! It's so beautiful, probably my favorite time a year.

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  32. Loved the insect collection. It's really growing and done by the right way.
    The last photo just made tears come to my eyes xD

    Kisses

    http://thedailymiacis.blogspot.pt/

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  33. Can't wait to see the final product on that pressed plant art you're working on!

    http://magiccatjenny.blogspot.com

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  34. Glad to find another bone collector who's also into fashion and mixing the odd with the girlie. ;) Can't seem to find many other bloggers with similar interests, so I'm happy to have discovered yours!

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    1. The feeling is certainly mutual! I'm really glad you left this comment because now I've got a new blog to read. ;)

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  35. What's making me smile are the photos under #10, so funny! :D I love that owl wax melter, I really have to buy something like that for my home. Also, my cats always make me smile, especially in the mornings when I find one or two lying at my feet.

    Have a nice day!

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  36. Lovley post ... your work space looks lovely (and neat!).

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  37. oops 'lovely' - fingers too fast.

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  38. haha! You + Elycia!!
    I love your washi tape collection and your phone cover!! xo

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  39. Oh my gosh! The skeleton hanger is awesome! LOVE IT <3
    ... and so much great washi tape! Yay!

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  40. Haha these are so cute! Nothing like a friendly butt squeeze between friends. Love the color photo! So pretty!

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  41. Love that last picture, haha! And I love looking at your cute collections of things, they're so colorful and pretty!

    ♥Brooke
    http://youreinbrookelynn.blogspot.com/

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  42. I can't wait to see what you're doing with those pressed plants! Also, that picture of you and Elycia is hilarious. I adore you two.


    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  43. This post made me smile today. :)

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  44. Oh my goodness, I love your Eos collection. The colors are so adorable. Also, that last picture is just HILARIOUS. you gals are so fun.

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  45. Wow, whose skull is that? Looks awesome!!

    - Aliisa
    http://ohheyaliisa.blogspot.ru/

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  46. haha the photos of elycia and you are hilarious :) Nothing like a good grope between friends ;)

    That wax melter sounds interesting - never come across it before

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  47. Lovely photos :-)

    sugar-face.blogspot.co.uk

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  48. You could be my sister! Love your blog! :)

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  49. Thanks to you I learned how to pin insects! I tried rehydrating and pinning the death-head's hawk moth like you said and it worked! Here he is (he has some damage, though): http://fool-of-a-took.tumblr.com/image/40087852257

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    1. Oh my goodness, it turned out beautifully!! Good job! :)

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  50. ha! that photo of you two is so great!

    and let's talk about your collection of washi tape....oh goodness, so fun and beautiful!
    I love these odds & ends.

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  51. Haha, this made me smile so much. Thank you!

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  52. I don't use this internet acronym a lot, but that last picture made me lol.

    Ha!

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  53. Hey, Kaylah! Are you going to do a post on how you clean your bones up? Because that would be fun . . .

    :)

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  54. Hi
    Just wondered if you cleaned the skull yourself? My dad has had a go at cleaning sheep skulls with a weak peroxide solution but they haven't come out as lovely as yours!

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    1. Hi Jenny,
      Yep, I clean all my skulls myself. I just use peroxide as well but I don't dilute it at all.

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  55. Like everyone else, I absolutely adore that photo of you and Elycia. It is just perfect. Also! I was on Fab today and these things made me think of you http://fab.com/sale/15893/

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  56. Love the last pics with Elycia!! ^^

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  57. Hah! The last pictures are sooo funny! :) But they're all lovely: I adore all the little pops of color in your life... :)

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