Wednesday, February 1, 2012

January iPhone photos

I love iPhone photo recaps but I can't seem to keep up with my weekly recaps so thought I'd do one for all the photos I took in January.  If you're on my facebook you might have already seen some of these so apologies for the repeats!

Just a few indulgences...
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  • Starting off the new year with Top Pot doughnuts - this time it was cinammon sugar blueberry
  • a latte and doughnut at my all time favorite Espresso Vivace (okay I'm cheating this was the day after Christmas, hence the Christmas sprinkles) :)
  • We've frequented the Skillet Food Truck and it is SO good, so when they opened up a restaurant - Skillet Diner - we had to try it out.  I had the Fried Chicken Sammy - fennel seed crust, pickled and charred jalapeño aioli, kale, potato bread.  It was amazing.  Definitely will be back.
  • Marination Station is also a restaurant of a food truck - Marination Mobile - and I tried a Kalbi taco and a spicy pork slider.  Both YUMMY and cheap.  Double thumbs up, especially for having Hawaiian Sun drinks!
  • Hubs' beer and my wine served in Mason Jars at Skillet Diner.  The next week I went out and bought those same mason jars and now drink my wine out of them at home.  HAHA! But seriously, I've shattered so many wine glasses, this is a fabulous alternative.  Thanks for the idea Skillet!
OMG snowpocalypse!  It wasn't too bad this year... although lots and lots of people lost power for many days :(  I feel for you guys if you went through that!  We were able to stay warm and still go out most of the days. 
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  • My husband and me on our way to lunch with my brother and his girlfriend.  It was my brother's birthday and we were supposed to go home and see my parents that day but didn't end up making it because of the snow so we took my brother out to a birthday lunch instead. (see below)
  • Savvy in her snow jacket.  It's Juicy Couture and from a few years ago. 
  • Snow outfit - lots of layers.  Also, this is what I do when husband shops at Niketown.  I take photos of my outfit.  LOL
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  • We went to Brave Horse Tavern, one of Tom Douglas' new restaurants.  I've been there several times and everything has been good, however quite expensive and kind of not really worth it?  I think I prefer Palace Kitchen for the same prices.  Like those Chicken Nuggets were good (not amazing but good) and they were $9 for 6 nuggets.  The sweet potato fries were awesome though but I love sweet potato fries.
I just posted a ton of food pictures but I really am eating healthy most days and back to working out 4-5 times a week.  I am still using the Nike Training Club app and still loving it.  Also taking a few circuit training classes at the gym.  I've lost all my "holiday weight" and then some.  Although I will say that working out does not contribute so much to my weight loss as does my diet.  They say losing weight is 80% diet and 20% exercise (or something like that) which is very much the case for me.  I work out to feel good, healthy and strong.  It's amazing the difference of your overall mood and how you feel when you work out a few times a week.  That feeling alone is what motivates me to go to the gym.  Well, that and it's a great stress reliever for me.
  • Got some new shoes and workout clothes, because hey a girl likes to look good even while sweating it out!  Wearing Nike LunarGlides , Lululemon Racerback Top, Nike running capris and Lululemon headband.  (ha! I'm very partial to these two brands)
  • I usually do not take pictures of myself while working out but I really loved my new shoes that my husband bought for me so wanted to take a picture to show him.  His work schedule is crazy these days so he and I don't get to go to the gym together as often as we did before.
My husband caught a really bad cold so I had to do a drugstore run to get him cough medicine and stuff.  But of course, I can never go to the drugstore without looking at the cosmetic section and picked up some stuff that was on sale.
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  • I hadn't seen any reviews of the Maybelline Illegal Length Mascara but was intrigued by the display.  I tried it when I got home and OMG this fiber mascara really works!  Look how much longer it made my eyelashes!  This was after 2 coats of mascara.  It looks like I'm wearing false lashes right?  I can't stop raving about this mascara, I love it!
  • I've been using the Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow as a shadow base and it works great.  Makes your eyeshadow last all day.  I already have two Revlon Lip Butters that I've been using like crazy so also picked up "Berry Smoothie" and "Peach Sorbet".  I'm wearing the Berry Smoothie in the photo above. 
I'm constantly taking photos of my jewelry line to make sure that it's wearable and looks nice on so I have a ton of photos of our jewelry on my phone.  Oh and we are extending our free shipping promo until Feb 7th so if you want to send a hint to your significant other, they can get it on time for Valentine's Day and get free shipping!january_iphone3
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And a few purchases that I made...
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  • I got my husband's birthday gift at Mr. Porter and it came beautifully packaged, just like Net-a-Porter (their women's site) orders.  They even personalized it with a handwritten note with his name on it!
  • The Foley and Corinna Disco City bag that you saw in this lookbook.  It's sooo cute and I love that it's pink suede.  Something I would never get in a bigger bag but totally works in this size.
  • New Miu Miu pumps that were an ebay score!  I'm not very good with ebay, I watch auctions but then never remember to bid on them or if I bid on them, I never watch it closely enough to win them.  BUT I scored these on an amazing "buy it now" price so was super excited as I lusted after these when they came out a few seasons ago and thought that I'd never be able to get them.  They have stitching on the platform as well as on the back on the heel.  Will have better pics soon!
  • The purple Prada booties that I mentioned in Monday's post that I somehow scored on sale at Nordstrom this year even though I got my black ones last year.  I swear they just had this one pair sitting in the back and someone found it and put it on the sale rack for me to find!
My parent's also work with my sister and I on t+j Designs (it's a family business, even my brother and my husband help out) and we had a couple of meetings to go to so my dad picked me up in the morning and we ended up spending the day doing fun stuff like sitting at Starbucks with our iPads and discussing our future business plans and then stopping in Chinatown for delicious Taiwanese food and of course, working.  But when you work for yourself and especially on a business that you love, it doesn't feel like working at all.  It really does just seem like fun!  
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Well, there was my January!  I can't believe we are already one month into 2012!

*all photos taken on my iPhone 4.  Some were edited with Cross Process (the ones with the frames around it) and the others I edited in Photoshop.

38 comments:

  1. Great photos! That latte looks so delish and your dog's coat is so adorable! I really need to start hitting the gym, I just need some motivation!

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  2. Fun pics! Loving your new shoes :)

    http://www.theprettyfactor.blogspot.com

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  3. Great post! MMmmm the food looks delicious, if I'm ever in Seattle I'll have to go. And I think I'm going to pick up some of those beauty products to try. Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. Beautiful photos! That hamburger looks absolutely amazing... and I LOVE your taste in shoes! The berry smoothie lip butter is exquisite on you.

    XX Kathryn

    http://lacoquettedelamode.wordpress.com/

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  5. Cool pictures! Maybelline's mascaras are always the best...at first I thought you were wearing falsies!

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  6. So many things I want to comment on!

    - First of all, all that food looks yummy. Next time I come to Seattle you must show me where all the tasty stuff is.
    - I heard that Seattle snow was crazy... so funny because it barely even affected us here.
    - Lululemon is where I buy all my workout gear too; so cute!
    - And I'm so happy your jewelry line has been taking off so well and that it's a family business :)

    xo, alison*elle

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    1. Of course! Send me a note next time you come!

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  7. Any establishment that serves their drinks out of mason jars is aces in my book! Love that you integrated them into your everyday at home! Fantastic pictures and looks as well! Happy February!

    Chelsea (www.hautechildinthecity.com)

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  8. I loved your last paragraph! I would love to have a business that I loved as much as you love yours :) So awesome that it's a family endeavor too. Have a good week Tiffany!

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  9. Tiffany,

    OMG!! I went to my NORDSTROM last month to ask for them to look for the prada bootie in size 5 and they said it was SOLD OUT! You're so lucky!!! Are you planning to sell one of your prada bootie???? LOVE all the pictures!!

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    1. No plans yet :) they are my favorite booties. But if I ever do, I'll make sure to post on the blog!

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  10. iphone photos are my favorite...I love looking back through all my photos too !

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

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  11. I absolutely LOVE this post! Savvy's jacket is adorable! I also have the Foley & Corrina bag, but in grey, not the cute pink you have. Also, I just started yoga and like it. Do you do yoga? xo Jo

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    1. I love the gray too! Isn't it such a great bag? I haven't done yoga because I love cardio and strength training too much but I've been thinking about incorporating yoga into my workout schedule. We'll see how that goes!

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  12. Love this post! The food at the beginning made me so hungry (and desperate to cheat on my diet). And I love your new workout clothes and shoes. I just recently purchased some new shoes and a sports bra for working out and it somehow makes it much more fun.

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  13. That Maybelline mascara really lengthens! I will check it out if it arrives in Aus. Btw is it waterproof?

    Loving iphone pics recaps :)

    katattack2000.wordpress.com

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    1. Yes, it's waterproof! Another reason to love it :)

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  14. I love all of these photos, such a fun week :)

    I'm obsessed with the new Maybelline products! I'm glad most people feel the same.

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  15. Wow, that mascara looks amazing.. I'll have to check it out, it's been ages since I've worn mascara. And I have the Gold Luxe Link necklace on my v-day wishlist!

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  16. LOL. Love how you picked up pretty things while getting medicine for your husband.

    Cute photos. You sure eat well.

    www.thegirlieblog.com

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  17. I love the mascara! I got to try it :)

    Looking gorge as usual!

    richelle
    www.rarepersona.com

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  18. Ok Tiffany, this was total sensory overload!!!

    I'm going to try to recap as brief as I can:

    1.food = me hungry
    2.snow- = I wish, none in Texas
    3. New nikes? = I like, I want.
    4. Sucker for drugstore cosmetics? = guilty. Do i really need that many chapsticks? . yes.
    5. Love & Heart necklace? = yes, please.
    6. Prada booties?= ha, how funny, I bought a similar design thinking... "I've seen these somewhere...I've seen these somewhere...." and voilá, here they are. Mine are not Prada. They're wannabes. Ha!
    7. Ipad + Work = What apps do you use for streaming your work? I've downloaded a few. Let's discuss.

    ta daa!

    www.houseofhemingway.blogspot.com

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    1. Dropbox has been the best especially between sharing documents between us. What ones do you use?

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    2. I'm loving apps that can be used at home, my ipad and my iphone. The ones that have helped a lot have been. Dropbox, Teudeux, Springpad, Southwest (for travel), Mint.com (to track finances), and Billings to send invoices. But besides that, I'm using Numbers to create charts of the cost of a product, the cost of shipping, added taxes, and final revenue. This helps me give people quotes on the spot!

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  19. Net-a-Porter is a drug!!! I cannot look without buying something. I have a Miu Miu purse in my shopping cart waiting for me to checkout. Thank goodness the site doesn't have express checkout like Amazon.

    You make me miss working out. It's hard to get back on routine when you stop or take a break.

    Love how fit you look!

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    1. I know! I love perusing NAP. It's like the entire website is a giant wish list for me, which Miu Miu? I love their bags!

      And thank you!

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  20. Love your lil recap! are you using Instagram? if not you should!!! I wish there's snow where we are at! no snow this year for us :( that's so awesome your whole family working on the TJ designs! You guys are going to make it big!

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    1. I've resisted joining instagram because I have way too many online things besides my blog (pinterest, tumblr, twitter, facebook...) I can't handle another one! Lol! But I love looking at everyone else's instagram pictures.

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  21. thanks for sharing your pics. it's so fun to see a month in the life of another person in a different part of the states. your food pics make me sooo hungry. and your new tennis shoes are too cool!

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  22. Aww. Love these types of post! :D Can't believe January is already over...

    Yummy foods!! And cute work out clothes! I think I need to invest in some cuter attire...all I have are old sweats which aren't the most attractive thing to wear out. lol.

    Ooh! Your lashes look amazing with the mascara! I'll definitely have to check it out. :D

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  23. tiff you look so adorable all bundled up like that w/ j :)!

    omgosh those patent miu mius with the stitching is LOVE!!! those are so adorable.. i absolutely heart you with your hair up and the gold braids you look so gorgeous!

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  24. i absoultely love this! you have inspired me to do similar postings on my blog. photos that show what my week/month has been like are so awesome, not only for my readers but for me to look back on and reflect. Perfect!

    MJFanGirl.com

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  25. Omg, it looks like you had a busy jan Tiffany!!! I dont even know where to start here. But here it comes, read or not!hehe

    1. I love the x'mas sprinkled doughnuts, cinammon and blueberries are two of my fave food in fact!And i had to laugh when you said you cheated and that the photo was taken a day after xmas.

    2. Those jars at skillet are so lovely:) I can so imagine you driking your wine out of them at home and yes, they definitely look more durable than those fragile wine glasses, hehe.

    3. I didnt know about the weight lost being 80% diet and 20% exercise! omg, im in so much trouble, hahaha...i been eating non stop on chocolates and desserts when i dine out.ARghhh....i always always look at the dessert section first whenever i go to any restaurant,lol. But gosh, reminds me that i do have to go back to my gym sessions, i been so lazy after xmas,new year, and CNY, hahaha

    4. I've not heard of the Maybelline illegal length mascara but i'm so gonna try it cuz it seems to work on you! I been using 2 Japanese brands for the past 2 years and they're really good as well. I'm not sure if you heard of it but it's canmake and Majolica Majorca (subsidiary brand of Shiseido. But the Canmake mascara is way cheaper if you are interested to know,lol. I actually wrote a post about Majolica majorca last year if you wanna check it out http://cinzee.wordpress.com/2010/10/15/time-for-smoky-cat-eyes/

    5. And big congrats on your jewelry line. I especially love the Gold Double Braided Cuff and Hammered Bangles

    and lastly, i love your Prada and miu miu heels, great bargain indeed!!! and omg, i never knew there was a Mr. Porter, hahaha...very considerate aren't they?;)

    Anyhow, this is a great post and a great recap!!! btw, i wanna ask, how do you manage to put all those iphone photos together like a collage? I see so many bloggers doing it yet i got no glue how to do so. pls help!?!?:)

    Cinz
    http://cinzee.wordpress.com

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  26. You look amazing girl! I have been starting to go to the gym again too so I hope I can be as motivated as you! Btw your lashes do look like falsies...gotta get my hands on that mascara. =P

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  27. best mascara ever!!!!!!!! thanks for the tip :)

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  28. I love Marianation Station!! We go there all the time. Their kalbi tacos are so good, get them every time w/ the Hawaiian Sun iced tea. yum. You're making me hungry :)

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