August 2014 - The Dainty Squid

August in review

Sunday, August 31, 2014

August was a pretty swell month! Hard to believe it's over already. It always seems like later in the year the months go so much faster.

A few of my favorite posts from August...

new (to me) movies + tv shows I watched this month:
Paris is Burning. Why had I never seen this before? Does anyone have any suggestions for similar things?!
BoJack Horseman.
The Killing - Season 4. Honestly, I thought the ending was dumb, but I really miss that show already.
Frisky Business. I finished this show in no time at all. I'm bummed there weren't more episodes!

songs on repeat:
 • You're Gonna Go Far, Kid - The Offspring
 • Island in the Sun - Weezer
 • Breezeblocks - alt-J
 • Riptide - Vance Joy
PS. If you want to see what else I'm listening to, you can find me on last fm here!  

exciting happenings online and off: 
I celebrated six months in Cleveland. I could go on forever about how happy I am to have moved here. Seriously, I just love this city so much.
I biked three times more miles in August than in July! Feels so good.
• I had the best birthday ever! Jeff and I shot the building we went to on our first date, biked with my best buds, got pizza from my favorite pizza place, and ate my favorite local ice cream,
Here's to making September the best month yet! I'm certainly looking forward to the weather cooling down.


project 365 // days 224-230

Saturday, August 30, 2014

224 : 365 Celebrating six months in Cleveland the best possible way.
225 : 365 Just a precious puppy.
226 : 365 One of the things Jeff got me for my birthday was a globe of the moon, it's basically the coolest.
227 : 365 Spent a good chunk of the evening writing post cards.
 PS. If you want to send post cards back and forth, you can find my address here.
228 : 365 Squid in her favorite spot. Forget expensive cat houses, my kitties love boxes more than anything.
229 : 365 Buildings covered in ivy are just the prettiest! 
230 : 365 I love that the windows in my apartment are perfect puppy peeking height.

friday favorites

Friday Favorites #276

Friday, August 29, 2014

Yeah, this might be the best picnic blanket ever.
(via: Sewn Natural)
This birds and blooms pillow of the US is adorable.
 (via: Uncommon Goods)
Love this cactus brooch
 (via: dearwinson)
I love this little desktop storage container shaped like a house. I have something similar that I use except it's just round, a house would be so much cuter.
 (via: Animi Causa)
If there ever was a set of ice tongs made for me, it was these! 
 (via: Alexandre)
Ahh! Donut plugs!?
(You can use rep code "DAINTYSQ" for 20% off your first order!)
 (via: Omerica Organic)
You guys! Kate Funk is coming out with a book!!
(via: Amazon)
Explorer's Press once again killing it with this keychain!
 I love the idea of a scratch off map of the USA. I crossed a bunch of states off this year mentally, and I know there are websites you can mark off states you've been to but a scratch off map is way cooler. I could only like this more if it were a different color scheme.
(via: Amazon)
One of my favorite things about fall and winter is getting to buy a new coat. Not that I ever really need a new one, but I just love coats
 (via: Modcloth)
 I have a slight obsession with award ribbons, this one is no exception! I'd be tickled pink to receive it.

Hope you have a great Friday!


a home full of curiosities

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Shortly after I first moved into my apartment I shared some photos of my curiosity cabinets. Six months have passed since then and of course, my collection has grown. My dining room, which lacks a table but houses my collection as well as Klaus' crate, is pretty darn awesome if you ask me. Since it's changed quite a bit since my first photos of it I thought it would be fun to share some updated photos. (Same with my living room, I'll be photographing that again soon since it's evolved since first sharing photos!)
A super quick Q+A of things that always get asked:
Where do you get all those things? Here and there! Estate sales, ebay, the trash (seriously...), and sometimes folks are even nice enough to send me things that would fit in my collection perfectly. Yes, I am totally interested in any dentures, or teeth you may find!
Did you kill all those butterflies? No way. I found all of them dead on the beach a few years back. Monarch butterflies migrate and sometimes they just don't make it. No idea what caused so many to die there that day but there were tons.
Do you clean your own skulls? I do.
What is in that jar? The jar in the second photos has Professor's testicles. I simply asked the vet when he was neutered if I could keep them. She happily handed them to me after his surgery. I also have Klaus'.
Below is a mold of my teeth after braces. I asked the orthodontist if I could get the original mold of my crooked teeth that they took right before I got my braces put on. He said he wasn't sure but would try. At my next appointment he excitedly told me he had the mold for me, I looked and it was of my new straight teeth. I'm still a little bummed I don't have a mold of my super crooked teeth but I guess having any mold of my teeth, straight or not is pretty cool. I also got to keep my braces, which you can see two pictures up.
I also have a handful of strange things that could definitely fit in this room scattered around the apartment. There is a shelf full of medical models in my bedroom that I'll tell you more about as soon as I get that room photographed for a little tour.

My apartment is pretty darn cute!

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