Most people on Pinterest just point and click, but not Tiffany Beveridge. She points…ponders…giggles…feverishly writes and then clicks. Her Pinterest board titled, My Imaginary Well-Dressed Toddler Daughter has over 90,000 followers and not just for the lovely children’s photos she collects. Under each photo she writes captions, and these captions, are A B S O L U T E L Y brilliant! In her imaginary world, she has a daughter named Quinoa, who is oh-so-posh and refined and has quite a lot of adventures with varying degrees of mannys (man-nannys) and pals. See for yourself…I dare you not to LAUGH!
“In order to keep things efficient, once a week Quinoa sits on the school steps and lets the other kids line up to give her compliments.”
“Quinoa found herself rethinking their entire future together when, in all seriousness, Boursin said he preferred Montauk over the Hamptons.”
“While playing “Oil Tycoons,” Quinoa decided that she would be the billionaire CEO with the penthouse office and Chevron would be the coat rack.”
“After a tweezing accident left him blind, Quinoa’s manny Poblano thought his spot in the Fine Wool Runway Show was gone forever until Quinoa bravely climbed in his arms and said, “I will be your eyes.””
“While the other kids were busy getting henna ankle tattoos, Quinoa and her friend Patina decided to raid the shoe cubbies and toss out all the Crocs as a gift to humanity.”
Blogger, Hillary on Writing interviewed Ms Beveridge about how “Quinoa” came to be.
Hillary: Tiffany – tell us about your inspiration for the “My Imaginary Well-Dressed Toddler Daughter” board. How did it start? When did it take off? What precipitated the creation of Quinoa as a character?
Tiffany: It actually started very organically over a year and a half ago. I kept seeing cute things on Pinterest for girls, but felt I had no claim to them since I only have boys. Then I thought, why not? After all, Pinterest is really just an adult Fantasy Land. 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 all over Pinterest. I felt I could barely scroll through a page without several new quinoa recipes being shared, 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 realized that person would be me.
So, the story lines began in the captions and Quinoa became this little running joke among my friends and family. Then last Monday night, as I was plugging my phone in to charge before bed, I noticed a bunch of notifications from Pinterest about new followers on that board. Things have been snowballing since then.
Her captions are so witty, she has her first book coming out in June 2014. Be on the lookout and meanwhile, check out her Facebook page!