December 2013 - The Dainty Squid

A few of my favorite posts from 2013 : part 1

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

At the end of every year I go a little recap post crazy. I really just love going back through the year's posts. It makes me appreciate my blog so much more. It's amazing how much I would have otherwise forgotten. Here are a few of my favorite posts from 2013.

Hope you're having a stellar New Year's Eve. Be safe!

This year I...

Monday, December 30, 2013

For the past few years I've been doing a "This year I..." post. (See 2010, 2011, 2012) I feel like I just finished writing last years but I guess it's time for this years already. I feel like 2013 was one of my best years yet. Without further ado, this year I...

 designed nail stickers for Scratch.
 tried out lots of new hair colors.
bought my very first car, and got my license.
amassed quite a collection of plants, all of which are thriving.
drove hours upon hours to visit silly roadside attractions.
was adopted by the cutest puppy.
took a taxidermy class taught by a great new friend.

spent loads of time at the beach.
got my braces off!
moved into a new office.
 shot tons of film.
helped my favorite stray find a furever home.
collected oodles of beach glass.

visited my first, and likely last, casino.
And oh so much more!

PS. If you do a "This year I..." post, leave a link in the comments. I'd love to check it out. 


Saturday, December 28, 2013

You guys have surely heard of Swapdom by now, right? If you haven't you're missing out! Just like it sounds like, Swapdom is an online clothing swap community. You just photograph the pieces you'd be interested in swapping from your own closet, list them, browse Swapdom and let them know what you're interested in swapping for, then sit back and let them organize the swap. It's super easy. I listed my items and got it all set up for my first swap in less than a half an hour. Plus all you have to pay for is the shipping.
Sounds awesome, right? They make it super easy! You can find all my items here. Hope to see you there!

*This is a sponsored post but you best believe I am alllll about Swapdom!  Thanks for supporting the companies who support The Dainty Squid.

friday favorites

Friday Favorites #241

Friday, December 27, 2013

Holy cow, how cute is this pillow!?
 (via: Togetherness)
I adore this doormat!
 (via: Modcloth)
Isn't this necklace so pretty?
I'm obsessed with this set! Sandmaiden Sleepwear has a shop full of super cute and cozy lounge-wear and underthings.
Looooove these jeans! I'm actually really into that whole outfit. I miss my jean jacket, it's been too cold to wear it lately so it's been getting neglected.  
 (via: Anthropologie)
Yes to this garland!
 (via: Ninety9 Red Balloons)
All about these boots!

(via: LeBunnyBleu)
A calendar featuring a dressed up bunny. All profits from the sale of it are going to a Bunny Rescue Shelter so it's a win/win!
 (via: The Bbunny Shop)
How awesome is this vintage bottle!?
I'm loving this blanket ...even if it is a baby blanket. It'd make an excellent lap blanket. 
(via: Knit to Know)
Loving these tights

It's so crazy that this is my last Friday Favorites post of the 2013. Happy Friday!

favorite outfits from 2013!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

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For the past two years I've done a little recap of my favorite outfits from the year. (2011's favorites + 2012's) Above are a few of my favorites from 2013. It's neat to see the differences in the way I dress not only from the beginning of the year until now but now versus previous years. 2013 was apparently the year I started wearing jeans again.

It was hard to choose just twelve outfits from the many posted this year. So I also picked one extra, sorta like an honorable mention. It's not a particularly striking outfit but it's definitely one of my favorite photos of the year. You can find the rest of the post here.

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

I didn't have a chance to take new Christmas photos of the cats this year but there's nothing wrong with sharing Christmas photos of them from years past, right? These are some of my favorites...
I spent the night at my parents last night because it was so snowy and I didn't want to drive home. Buuut that did mean I got to wake up at my parents on Christmas morning for the first time in quite a few years which was pretty awesome. Santa Claus spoiled me rotten and now I'm back home cuddling with my puppy on the couch having an It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia marathon. My Christmas has been wonderful.

Hope you have an excellent Christmas as well!

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