January 27, 2014

The End of a Chapter

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Coming to this decision was not an easy one to make. I really wanted to make a comeback with blogging and seriously in my heart I tried to do so.  But without even realizing it I had started a new chapter in my life that didn’t revolve around blogging and fashion. In the past year I have become more focused with my career, my home, my health, and my heart. When I started this blog I always promised myself that I if I ever got to a point where I hated blogging, was unmotivated by it, or lost the passion for it I would say goodbye. I’m sad to say that that time has come.

When I started blogging I was doing it to share my love of fashion with others who felt the same. I loved meeting and chatting with other people who I shared so many common interests with. It was nice not having to explain who a designer was or why I was going nuts over a Target collaboration project. It was nice just to feel normal and like myself for once with people who understood. What I didn’t realize would happen when I started blogging was the self-criticism I would put myself through. After taking a break for a while I realized just how self-critical I had become of myself. I was constantly comparing myself to other bloggers. Blogging for me began to take me down an avenue that was turning me into someone that I didn't like.

I love fashion and lifestyle blogs. I follow a slew of them and constantly looked to them as sources of inspiration for my own. But one question I always found myself asking is what is the end point? What am I trying to achieve by blogging? 


I feel very fortunate to have met the people I met, traveled to LA and NYC, and had the experiences I will forever remember. Without you, my readers, I wouldn’t have been able to do any of this and I want to thank each and everyone one of you. Thank you to those who saw something in my blog and chose to support it.  Your comments, tweets, and messages always inspired and encouraged me to go one step further. Without your never ending support I don’t think I would have grown as much as I have in my life.

To the sponsors and companies I was so fortunate to work with- Thank you. Thank you for taking a risk and working with me. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to make memories I will forever hold on to. Please know that you made my fashion dreams become a reality and I will forever be indebted to you.

To my fellow bloggers please push forward. Continue to strive to be your best and to always be original and yourself. You each inspire me in a different way and I will always be your biggest supporter. You can always still find me on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.
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November 25, 2013

Spiced Cider Champagne

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There is no better way to celebrate the holidays than with a festive drink. So when I was asked to create a drink with a delicious bottle of Freixenet champagne I jumped at the chance. I first fell in love with the champagne bottle- isn't the solid black bottle so intriguing and fun. It definitely stands out on the table. The taste was quite delicious as well- dry with a hint of sweetness. I knew I wanted to incorporate apple cider because when I think of Fall I think of apples. I also wanted to add some more sweetness to the drink and some extra bubbles so I placed a sugar cube in the bottom each glass. Topped with a splash of spiced rum and my festive Spiced Cider Champagne was ready.
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November 22, 2013

Food Friday - Pumpkin Pie Bites

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Be it tiny cupcakes, mini cookies, or mini pies there is just something so cute about miniature desserts that you can help but eat one. 
Or two. 
Okay, I ate three!! 
When I came across Pumpkin Pie Bites on Pinterest the other day (follow my pins) I knew I had to try it immediately. I love miniature desserts because when you eat three you feel full but you actually consumed less calories than an average slice of pie. (1 slice of pie = 350 calories, 1 mini pie bite = 81 calories)  Plus they're just so cute to look at.
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November 20, 2013

Living Room Reveal

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It's funny that I'm finally getting around to posting about this now because on December 7 I will be celebrating my 1 year anniversary of buying a house! A year ago I had never thought about owning a house or living on my own, I was comfortable and content living with my parents. But when the opportunity was presented for me to buy a house I said a prayer, trusted my faith, and took a huge leap. Almost a year has gone by and it has been the biggest and most rewarding adventure I have ever took. There is no feeling better than coming home to a place where you and your family put their blood, sweat, and tears into making it what it is today. I still have plenty of rooms to redo but I knew I had to start with the living room. 
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When I walked into the house for the first time and saw the living room I instantly starting envisioning what it could be. I knew the paneling, carpet, drop tile ceiling, ceiling fan and vertical blinds had to go. I then started thinking about a color pallet. I wanted something cool, crisp and chic but yet still warm and inviting. Ever since I can remember I have always wanted a grey couch and grey walls. I felt they were a cool neutral that could withstand many different color choices throughout the years. I also knew I wanted to make my photos the only art work in the room. I decided on this orchid photo I took in February 2012 at Phipps Conservatory and pulled colors from it. I really got lucky with the floors- after pulling up the dog stained carpet the wood floors were in decent shape. A few coats of polyurethane and they looked gorgeous! 

November 14, 2013

Embellished Details

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There is something so simple but yet chic about embellished sweaters/sweatshirts that I just can't get enough. From all over embellishments to just a few at the collar, each is so perfect in their own way that it makes choosing one a difficult decision. Now my budget is very tight with the holidays around the corner so I was on the hunt for an embellished top that won't break the bank....I also found a few that I would love to splurge on!
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TopShop Floral Embellished // Elle Sweater (comes in 3 colors!) // Forever21 Rhinestoned Pullover
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November 13, 2013

Just Yesterday

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I can not believe October is done and over with. I feel like it was just yesterday the leaves on the tree were changing and now their gone! Is it just me or is time going by faster than usual? If you follow me on Instagram than you might have seen these on my feed, but I thought I'd give you a little glimpse of what I was up to last month. You can always follow me at @beijosTiffany to know what I've been up to when I'm not blogging.
Left to Right/Top to bottom: 4 year old niece version of blinging your phone // finally got my hands on Phillip Lim for Target bag thanks to Kimberly // tiny salt & pepper shakers perfect for work // surprised my niece with tickets to the Selena Gomez concert (we left for it seconds after she found out) // Lasagna Stuffed Spaghetti Squash (recipe soon)  // Brilliant Bows // Last years Halloween costume - Toddler in Tiara // the pups ready for trick or treat night // my lil chip girl

Hope you all are staying warm and having a wonderful week!
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November 4, 2013

White Bean Chicken Chili (Crock-pot)

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I know we all have had one of those days where we are on the go from the second we leave the house for work to the second we get back home. Exhausted and hungry you walk in the door only to realize you now have to make dinner and don’t have an ounce of energy left so you reach for one of those frozen, store bought pizzas full of preservatives and fillers. Wouldn’t it be great if you could just have a nice hot bowl of home made chili? This is where my White Bean Chicken Chili comes in to play. Everything gets dumped into a crock-pot and cooked on low for 8-10 hours. You can prepare it the night before, turn it on as you’re leaving for work, and when you get home it’s ready to enjoy. Sounds perfect to me!
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October 21, 2013

Brilliant Bows

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