My "pin" board


... The braid edition ...

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Loving this braid craze that's happening right now! 
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I've been getting a lot of emails, comments and traffic lately surrounding my Coachella 'hairspiration' post which can be found here. Per request I'm doing a more in depth tutorial on the low fishtail up-do. I love that you could rock this hairstyle at Coachella, prom, a wedding, or even for that dressy night out. So below you will find a helpful step by step tutorial to help you achieve this look.

If you recreate this look, make sure to tag me in your Instagrams so I can see! (@tanyajtaylor)
What look would you like me to try next? Share in the comment section below!

STEP ONE: Brush through hair and create a center part using your fingers or a comb.
STEP TWO: Take one side and loosely make a fishtail braid, securing with small elastic. Using fingers to pull apart bits and pieces to give it that messy look.
STEP THREE: Repeat step two to the other side, creating your fishtail braid pigtails.
STEP FOUR: Take one pigtail and lay horizontal to the opposite side, bringing to a slight upward angle towards top of ear. Secure with as many pins as necessary. Repeat on other side, bringing the opposite pigtail at a slight upward angle towards the top of the other ear. Secure with as many pins as necessary. Make sure to tuck the end pieces underneath braids, securing with pins, and there you have it! 
* To give it that bohemian touch and fun, pin in a flower!



Sharing mini moments lately from the iPhone via the Instagram @tanyajtaylor. Follow along in the adventure! ;)

My "pin" board


... Getting fit edition ...

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As summer quickly approaches, I've been working hard getting into shape!
Pilates, bodypump, treadmill, smoothies. What do you do to help get in shape, and what are you favorite healthy recipes? Make sure to share in the comment section below!



Today's 'hairspiration' of the week inspired from my Pinterest board is the side snake braid. I've seen this look on Pinterest for a while now but haven't been able to find a tutorial... until yesterday, thanks to the lovely Amber from Barefoot Blonde!! You won't believe how easy it is to do on your own! Below you will find a helpful step by step tutorial to help you achieve this look. 
What look would you like me to try next? Share in the comment section below!

The inspiration vs. my take. 

Now onto the tutorial! 

STEP ONE: Brush through hair and create side part. *Side note: To give your hair that extra bit of wave, you can either loosely curl it or sleep with a braid and shake it out the next morning.
STEP TWO: Take a top section 2 inches back and below and bobbi pin behind ear. Take remaining section underneath and gather, pulling rest of hair behind shoulder.  
STEP THREE: Create a simple braid down. Make sure to pull in a backward motion to ensure that your braid will lay flat again head when done.
STEP FOUR: Leave about an inch at the bottom of your braid, keeping separated the three sections.
STEP FIVE: Take two of the end sections and gather into one hand. With the remaining section, hold down while you use your fingers with other hand to pull braid straight up. This will create a tight zig zag look of a snake.
STEP SIX: Remove bobbi pin and use to secure the braid in the back. And there you have it!

Sunday loving


A little Sunday loving to start your week off full of inspiration. Not falling short of everything floral and Spring like! 1) Cara Delevigne. 2) Dachshund puppy love.  3) Sand & accessories. 4) Air plant sea urchins. 5) Gems among the succulents. 6) Hippie hair
All images found on Pinterest.



Whenever I am going through stressful moments in my life I like to procrastinate and organize. Organize anything that is in front of me. This time around I've turned to my computer and all the pretty pictures on it. Granted, this is something that I've been meaning to do for a long time (along with backing up my hard drive - not wanting to pull a SATC Carrie moment over here). While going through my photos I found some gems I wanted to share and re-share before I forget about them all over again when they make their way into their proper folders. So here's a little #tbt for your Thursday! Enjoy!

July 4, 2012 - Us. Wallace, ID.
April 18, 2013 - Munich, Germany.
Summer 2012 - Allison. Rattlesnake Lake, WA.
Summer 2010 - Us. Catching the bouquet at a friends wedding. WA. 
July 2009 - Boating with friends. Lake Washington, WA. 
September 30, 2010 - Celebrating Gavi's 21st. Seattle, WA.
April 2011 - Us. Engagement session. Salt Lake City, UT.
July 27, 2011 - Us. Wedding day! Bellevue, WA.
October 2006 - Bestie. Home.

July 31, 2009 - Us. Queen Anne, WA.