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Tiffany / 👻 tifforelie  Photo, adventures, healing, ✨life✨ / add to #whyweadventure! 💛🌾 / Nashville / Contact: tiffany@tifforelie.com / Recent podcast with GoodGoodGoodCo!:

Thinking more about what it means to “do what you love” vs. “financially succeed” at what you love. Truth: about 13 years ago I was so sick I had to drop out of school and quit my job babysitting. I loved that job. I loved my softball team and the athletic scholarship I had to walk out on. I ended up making a living creating and selling virtual clothing in Second Life because I was eventually too sick to leave my house. It was good money, I got to be creative, but it wasn’t what I loved. When I got better, I dreamed of maybe being able to work at a cafe again. I had so much fun the summer I worked at Starbucks and missed the precious summers I spent working at an Italian restaurant with all my friends. I loved being around people.
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Documenting my journey of physical and emotional healing dropped me into this wonderful situation where I get to share life and overcoming on social media with you insanely beautiful humans. But if Instagram disappeared tomorrow, I would get a job at some cafe and be the happiest clam, I guarantee you. Because making money doing this here while I can is such an honor, but it isn’t what I love. What I love is connecting with you guys. And without Instagram, it would be connecting with anyone I had the chance to at any job I could get. As long as I can hustle and get my bills paid, I’ll infuse “doing what I love” into the jobs, the adventures, the friendships, all of it. This gives my creativity the freedom it needs to be alive, to breathe, to bring me rest and joy so that whether my “job” is wonderful or AWFUL, I still get to be healing and sinking deeper into who I am.
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I get messages from people so afraid they’ve missed the mark because they’re not “financially succeeding” at what they love. It isn’t true. You can do what you love and never make a dime from it. Your creativity stands COMPLETELY apart from earning an income. Respect it, guard it, make time for it. Read Big Magic by @elizabeth_gilbert_writer. I’ll paraphrase my favorite point she makes...don’t force your creativity to pay your bills, but if it absolutely demands to, ok let it! ✨
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📷 by @jamesbeck, during the most magical day in Liepers Fork. ☺️

When I was in Europe last year, I was so inspired by absolutely EVERYTHING that I picked up illustrating again for the first time in a longgg time. It’s a creative outlet I’ve been in love with since I was little...getting in trouble for doodling instead of paying attention in class, and so on. 😅 But to this day, I completely disappear into imagination world when I’m drawing. It’s so beautifully restful. And I can tell my heart is well when I feel free to draw things.
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My tools of choice have been @copicmarker + watercolors on paper, but for its ease and actually surprising quality, I’ve been toting the iPad Pro with me and doing all my stuff in Procreate (not sponsored, not even a little, but I wish!!! @apple hint hint..mmk). 😁
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Check just under my bio (“How I Draw”) for a story documenting my full workflow on the iPad Pro!! I’m sharing a whole illustration from start to finish + covering as many details of my process as I can!
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Question! Would you guys be interested in an e-course that goes into a LOT of depth on my illustration style? I’d start with how to conceptualize something, map it out accurately, sketch it + bring it to life with shading, color, etc.! I could do this with traditional ink & paper, or digitally, or BOTH! Tell me what you think!! #takingnotes
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I hope you’re having the sweetest day loves!! 💛🌾
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📷 by @rosereidd 🌺

I was invited to be on the @goodgoodgoodco podcast recently with @brandenharvey and I am SO excited to share it with you guys (link in my bio)!! Branden and I had the most amazing conversation where I told my story and talked about the power of vulnerability + how it has radically transformed my perception of pain.
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I’ve shared about this here MANY times, but on the podcast I really get into the details of when it all started—when I first realized how much I NEEDED to be creating, sharing and connecting with people, and how learning to reconnect with the self I was designed to be RESCUED me and prepared me to walk through some of the deepest heartache I’d ever know without being destroyed by it.
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The beginnings of this story might not be what you’d expect! Please do listen and I would LOVE to discuss these topics with you here! Also, be sure to follow @goodgoodgoodco for the sweet, life-giving stories they celebrate.
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The podcast link is in my bio! I can’t wait to hear what you guys think!! Love you tons! 💛🌾

Guys! I made a candle!!! And I wanna meet you!! AND I’m having a massive home goods giveaway!!! I’m partnering with @thecandlebar.co (adorable candle-pouring/home shop) to celebrate the opening of their stunning East Nashville location AND to release my #WhyWeAdventure candle (see it?!! It has my 3 trees!!! 😭💛🌾), which is a DREAM scent. The kind I want to fill my home with…something inspiring, adventurous, spicy and smoky that I wanna make coffee and heal to. The main notes are Cade, Smoke and Santal and GAHH I cannot wait for you to smell it! I’ll be hosting a little snacks/bubbles/shopping hang from noon-2PM on April 19th (open to everyone, details below), and I want to see your sweet face!!!
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The giveaway. It’s MASSIVE (oh my word, massive). Everything on the table here isn’t even half of what you’ll be getting. The Candle Bar has the most BEAUTIFULLY curated selection of home goods and I could basically live there. All giveaway items were pulled from their collection. The gift basket is packed…there’s a blanket, lovely coffee-making tools, stationary, table books, palo santo, my favorite French soap…I picked every item based on what I use to make my home the coziest and most restful place. One disclaimer, the basket of goodies giveaway is limited to those who can physically make it to the event, BUT I’m choosing one non-local winner that I’ll ship the #WhyWeAdventure candle to!! So wherever you are, you can at least win the candle!
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To enter, follow me and @thecandlebar.co, and leave a comment here telling me why YOU adventure! I want to hear all the beautiful stories!!! I’ll be choosing winners at the event and will be announcing them on my stories, so stay tuned!! #whyweadventure #thecandlebarco
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ALSO! Anyone who comes out between noon-2PM on April 19 will get 20% off their entire purchase at The Candle Bar! AND you’ll be able to shop my candle online after the event! YAYYY!!! Will I see you there?? 💛⭐️
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DETAILS:
-Date: April 19, 2018
-Time: noon-2PM
-Location: The Candle Bar / 901 Woodland Street, Nashville (alley side)
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I HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON MY SWEET FRIENDS!!! And hello from #BeanTheCat. 🦉

As you guys know, I’ve been a lot about self care lately. I’m learning so much—the deep stuff like how to balance taking safe space when I need it with investing in healthy relationships, how to make intentional choices regarding fitness and nutrition, how to pursue vulnerability every day ☀️, and THEN there’s the fun stuff. Like getting a blowout or a manicure (or lash extensions 🙋🏼) or a MASSAGE once in a while, and the stuff to get picky about 👉🏻 haircare and skincare. These small, light things might sound silly compared to the big, heavy things, but they’re SO important. They’re investments in your life. They’re your details. You can create a beautiful healing routine with them. ✨
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On the skincare front, I recently got to partner with @Olay and test out their new 3-Step Reset (cleansing wipes, face cream, eye cream). I take an EXTREMELY minimal approach to these types of products for few reasons: 1. the stuff can get super pricey, 2. I can easily go overboard and accumulate all kinds of bottles and jars that I forget about until my bathroom turns into an absolute NIGHTMARE, 3. It takes time to figure out what works and that can be overwhelming, so I’d rather only try 1-2 things at a time.
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I used Olay’s system daily for 2 weeks, and guys. I’m REALLY impressed. I know I’ve said this before, but I’ll repeat it, I don’t recommend products on my feed that I haven’t tried and loved myself (regardless of being sponsored). My filter for what I share here is “would I tell my little sisters to go spend their money on this?” YES. Absolutely yes. Short story: smells like heaven, GLOW, high end quality/low end price. Long story: link in my bio!! 💃🏼 #3StepReset #ad

Thoughts on feeling stuck.
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Whenever I’ve been at a place in my life where I felt like I wanted more, or was meant to do more, but couldn’t…because I was “stuck” in a job I didn’t love, or ANY circumstance that I couldn’t just snap my fingers and change, the discouragement was legitimately crippling. It felt like I was suffocating. Like I thought MAYBE I could be approaching some sort of finish line only to turn a corner and realize there was no end in sight. Like my head was being held underwater and I had no idea when (if ever) I’d be able to breathe again. Stuck.
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After a series of failures, rock bottoms, “no end in sight”s, I wondered if my perspective was the thing that needed changing, and not so much my circumstances. Maybe even though it felt like my head was still under water, there WAS a way to breathe…maybe even though the finish line wasn’t visible, I could be alive for the rest of the race and stop waiting until the end. More practically speaking, I wondered if in the jobs I didn’t love, or the circumstances I couldn’t change…maybe I COULD hold joy, be present for each moment, STOP WAITING, and stop wallowing in discontentment. So the big question was this…what was something I could do immediately, without my circumstance changing? Something that gave me life? I knew that to *love* and to *create* were the roots of everything I was passionate about, the roots of all my BIG dreams that I felt like I had to wait an eternity to accomplish…but if I simplified it, as long as there was a human being in my path, I could love. And as long as there was an opportunity to create something (whether it paid my bills or not), I could live my dream. These things were immediately available to me, in my less-than-ideal jobs and circumstances, even in tragedy. I didn’t have to earn access to them, cross a finish line to get to them, or wait for fresh air to breathe them in. They were ready for me whenever I was willing to make the shift in my heart.
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If you saw Moana when it was in theaters, you’ve seen the Pixar short “Inner Workings”. THIS. 😭❤️ (I need to find the full clip!) ✨ And please let’s discuss this whole idea! I’d love to hear your hearts! 💛🌾 #whywelove

Guys I am so excited (absolutely beside myself 😭✨) to announce that this year I’m partnering with @Lightroom and joining the team of #AdobeInsiders to create images that tell real stories. 💛 This is my first ☝🏻, and it’s for the #Lr_Gather hashtag, all about harvesting for your table, food traditions and sustainability.
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If you’ve been following me for a while, you know how near and dear to my heart backyard gatherings are. This shot was inspired by my second summer in Nashville, when @bonniekatez and @belikethefox had sweet #RosemaryTheAirstream parked out back and every day Bonnie Kate would pick flowers and leaves to decorate my kitchen with. She taught me that the wild dandelions and violets littering my yard were actually edible, so we picked dozens of them, cleaned them up and used them to garnish dishes we prepared together. So many magical evenings were spent like that under the big tree while we laughed, cried and healed. It was THE most life-giving sistor-making thing! I’ll never forget it, and now those precious flowers will always make me light up. 🌼
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I want to hear your #Lr_Gather stories too! If you want to share, please add to that hashtag, and tag me so I can see! #AdobePartner
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Love you guys a ton and I hope you’re having THE MOST beautiful day!! 💛🌾

Reading through all of your beautiful comments on my last post made me laugh, cry and rest. Thank you all SO much for sharing your sweet hearts, all the big and little things that have been bringing you joy and inspiration. I officially have the RANCHO Lightroom Preset Pack giveaway winners! There were supposed to be 5, but I chose 15 because oh my word. I couldn’t only pick 5!!! There are so many names that I can’t share them in this caption, but I’m sharing in my stories today and each winner will also receive a DM from my sweet assistant @sylvanclayworks so that she can get your e-mail address and we can send you the RANCHO pack!!
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For everyone else, the brand new RANCHO presets are live in my shop: tifforelie.com/shop, and you can get 20% off using the code RANCHO20 at checkout until Wednesday of this week! If you’re a subscriber, you get 40% off with a secret code I’ll be sending shortly! If you’re not a subscriber and would like to be, click the link in my bio, follow the instructions and you’ll get the special code for 40% off!!
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Guys, thank you again SO much for sharing your hearts. I can’t put into words how much you inspire me. 💛🌾
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This shot edited with RANCHO 4 ⭐️

Guys, I have new Lightroom Presets!! 🎉💛 I did a pack of 7 inspired by my recent visit to @ranchopillow (therefore I named them “RANCHO” ✨) and I’m giving them all away to 5 subscribers over the next 3 days! This giveaway is open to everyone! Entry details are below, and here’s a quick disclaimer: these presets are optimized for editing RAW photos with desktop/laptop versions of Adobe Lightroom only!
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To enter, click the link in my bio, follow the instructions (if you’re already a subscriber you can skip this step), and leave a comment here letting me know one thing that gave you joy or inspired you this week. Anything. It can be big, little, silly, serious, long story, short story, ANYTHING. I want to know. 💛🌾 Once you do those 2 things, you're officially entered, and I'll announce winners this coming Sunday in my Instagram stories!! When the giveaway ends, all individual presets + the full RANCHO pack will go live in my shop!! 🤓🎨⭐️
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This shot was edited with RANCHO 7! Swipe for the “before” image, and check my latest blog post (tifforelie.com) for before/afters from the rest of the set!! ⭐️🙂

👧🏻🍩👩🏼⛺️🔥
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I’m releasing a new Lightroom Preset pack on Thursday with a giveaway and I can’t wait to share it with you guys!! The set was inspired by scenes like this 👆🏻 and all the warm, cozy, colorful spring/summer adventures ahead! If you guys have ANY questions/comments/requests regarding presets, please share below and let’s discuss! I want these to make editing as fun + easy as possible for you! ⭐️
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Note: presets are compatible with desktop/laptop versions of Adobe Lightroom only, not mobile! 🎨
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Lastly! Thank you guys so much for all your feedback on my last post about recipe videos! SUPER helpful and I love the idea of combining vlog-style + cinematic. Gonna figure it out!! ✨💛🌾

Question! As I start sharing more recipes, both for pure fun (meaning they’re loaded with gluten/dairy and I can’t even eat them), and also ones in line with my numerous restrictions, would you guys be interested in videos to go along with still images + written instructions? I watch a ton of recipe videos on YouTube and they’re all so different. Let me know which of these styles would be most interesting to you:
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1. Vlog-ish, where I make something and talk to the camera about random stuff
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2. Cinematic with music, mainly capturing the feeling and moment of creating the recipe (I lean most towards this one!)
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3. Strictly instructional...where I talk about the recipe only and give detailed verbal instructions
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Let me know what you think! Really excited to start sharing more food stuff again!! 💛🌾🍽
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📷 in #RosemaryTheAirstream 😍

Sistors! All of you! Happy International Women’s Day!! ❤️✨
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Sistor (n.) - a non-biological sister that you can permanently “adopt” without a legal process. 😁
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I’ve read a lot of really empowering and beautiful things this morning. But my favorite part of being a woman is sisterhood—learning that there’s room at the table for every single one of us and LOVING each other. Embracing the truth that every voice is influential, every story matters, every heart is stunning, and that as we become more vulnerable and less afraid, we get to have sistors. REAL ones. Truly the most precious and healing thing in my life, girls! Oh, and it just happens to be a world-changing kind of powerful. 😉💃🏼
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Tag a sistor and tell her you love her!! 💛🌾 #internationalwomensday
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📷 of me and @bonniekatez cheers-ing @five_daughters_bakery donuts last summer. I love you, sweet friend!!! ☺️✨

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