Have you met Quinoa? She loves Chanel, twirling, perfect lighting, and juxtaposition.
Meet Tiffany Beveridge
the brilliant mama behind the incredibly creative and hilarious
Tiffany was kind enough to answer some questions about how Quinoa came to be.
Q1. When was My Imaginary Well-Dressed Toddler Daughter, Quinoa born?
I started the Pinterest board over a year ago. It only started gaining real attention in the last 24 hours! I guess everything previous was my special alone time with Quinoa before I had to share her with others.
Q2. What inspired you to create this incredibly creative board?
Honestly, it started very organically. I have two sons who couldn’t care less what they wear. I kept seeing cute things on Pinterest for girls, but felt I had no claim to them. Then I thought, why not? So I named the board for my imaginary daughter and started re-pinning clothes from friends that I thought were cute and fun. It was when I went out searching for little girl clothes on Pinterest myself that I found the over-the-top photos and looks. And then I guess my sense of humor got the better of me.
I mean, come on, if I’m going to spend time dressing an imaginary daughter on Pinterest, why not go all the way?
It was also around the time that quinoa (the grain) was hi-jacking Pinterest. I felt I could barely scroll through a page without 12 new quinoa recipes (that were deemed THE! BEST! EVER!), and I remember thinking how funny it was that a grain had become trendy. Like, so trendy somebody was probably going to name their kid Quinoa. (And then I probably gave an evil chuckle and started pinning.) I guess you can see where things went from there.
Q3. The images and the copy are so brilliant ~ how much time do you spend finding the images and writing?
Actually, very little time. Every now and then when I’m prowling Pinterest for pleasure (and not work), I’ll see if I can find any new images. I’ll scroll through a bunch and then I’ll see Quinoa just screaming at me from one.
Q4. When you are not Pinning for Quinoa what are you doing?
I’m a freelance copywriter in the greater Philadelphia area. I blog three times per week for Mrs. Fields in addition to agency work and some proofreading and editing. I also have my boys and husband and we like to spend a lot of time together doing a lot of male-centric things like watching sports and screaming at the TV while watching sports. Sometimes I have to escape and watch an hour of The Real Housewives just to get my estrogen levels up to normal again.
Q5. You have inspired countless others (
) any advice for them?
Oh my. I had no idea. While I believe in boundaries and limits for real children, I say give those imaginary darlings anything they want! And of course, don’t take yourself too seriously. *Wink.*
Tiffany THANK YOU for creating such a brilliant and imaginative board.
Meg Caswell of Meg’s Great Rooms will join #PinChat on Wednesday, June 19th at 9PM ET to chat Pinning design inspiration on Pinterest
Meg Caswell is an engaging, high-energy media darling with serious designer, home
décor, and renovation chops. An internationally acclaimed designer, Meg is Season Six
winner of HGTV’s Design Star, host of Meg’s Great Rooms, America’s Best-Kept Secrets
(HGTV), and more. Meg is comfortable with audiences large and small, free-spirited,
and pays creative attention to detail. Her design aesthetic is chic, and she sparkles with
vibrant ideas – plus, she’s just plain FUN to be around!
Meg has renovated and designed hundreds of rooms, both on and off camera. She
holds an B.F.A. in Interior Architecture from The Art Institute of Chicago and currently
owns and operates Design Shoppe in Chicago. Meg’s media appearances include:
America’s Best Kept Secrets; Meg’s Great Rooms; Most Embarrassing Living Room in
America; White Room Challenge series show; HGTV Design Star, Season Seven; Home
for the Holidays; Holiday Block Party; Celebrity Holiday Homes: Dee Snider of rock band
Twisted Sister. Her appearances include: Walt Disney World Flower and Garden Show,
2011 – current; Walt Disney World Food & Wine Festival, 2011 – current; and various
organizations and non-profit groups, including: Comer Children’s Hospital, school
groups, girl-empowerment groups, and more.
Join #PinChat Wednesday June 12th, 2013 at 9PM ET for a Special Open Mic All Things Pinterest Chat
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