I’m Moving

A short life update: It has been a crazy time in my life but I am happy/nervous/stressed to say that I am flying out to NYC tomorrow and living there for a whole year. I have an apartment, I am paying rent, I have most of my stuff curated to be shipped out. I am living a fast paced life and I wouldn’t change that for the world. I want to see the world for what it is, live my life to the extent that I can go, and hope that there are great things waiting for me.

I hope that you will follow me on this journey. It may take a while for me to get into a groove but I am hoping that I will be able to post more and about my adventures because there will definitely be many.

 

xx

Tiffany

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The New Look of The Mermaid Network

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As some of you know, I have been blogging since 2010 and I have had my theme for about 3-4 years. I think it was time for a change. I am a person who does get tired rather quickly of things that don’t really suit who I am. I felt for a long time that I had what I loved in The Mermaid Network but it became so many things shoved into one. So, I decided to make things super easy for constant and new readers. I also want to continue to evolve with The Mermaid Network. Starting a blog at 17 has a different perspective than having worked on a blog and continuing at the age of 24. I am hoping to keep up with the changes in myself and with the world around me.

The new layout, there are clear categories now at the upper right-hand corner. The search bar is in the center for easy access to type in any keywords you are looking for. The feed is now very much like Instagram style in squares. I am a huge fan of Instagram and update that most often above all other social media. So, my theme reflects that kind of feel. I also have all of what is normally in the sidebar down below so that it isn’t too visually stimulating.

I hope that this will lessen the confusion on my site! I know that school has been keeping me away from The Mermaid Network. My decision was a no-brainer because school is important to me but I love to keep in contact with everyone.

Let me know what you want to see on The Mermaid Network and I will try to make that happen.

-Tiffany

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I Moved At The Worst Time

It has been a crazy time for me. By crazy, I mean being wardrobe head (taking care of and being in charge of a crew during a performance) + having school work + having to move out in one week. Because of reasons that have to do with a horrible roommate (another story for another day), my sister and roommate and I decided moving out was best. To start off, we visited house #1 which had hardwood floors and it was quite tight with the laundry room on the outside in a small building. Kind of weird. House #2 was modern and had an open floor plan. I loved the large mirror halfway up the stairs because it made the space seem bigger. Kind of small and sadly too small for our studio items. House #3 was just right (yes, it happened to be our last stop) because the patio area that had the weird laundry room was transformed into an extended room.

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Room entry

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Right hand corner

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Lower right hand corner

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Closet!

None of the stuff in the pictures is where they are now. My desk and shelf have both moved to different areas. I will say that it has been a stressful time. By stressful, I mean that I had a breakdown the day I found out. It has been the biggest struggle for me to cope with the abrupt change. Normally, I can hop on my feet but with all that was on my plate, I just couldn’t do it.

I am on my spring break right now and I apologize for the lack of posts but I hope that you will be patient with me!

-Tiffany

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Wanderlust #4: My Heart Belongs to Italy

Well, if you haven’t noticed lately, I have been gone since June 11 on The Mermaid Network. I haven’t been absent for lack of posting, it is because I was in Italy for five weeks! I finished my internship a couple days ago and am now in London. I have never had such an amazing and life-changing experience than I have had in Italy. I will be going through each of my weeks with you in the near future! I will try to be in depth and share some of my Italian that I have picked up while I was there.

Also, being in London has made me realize how secluded I was from a big city and to be honest, I didn’t hate it.

Talk to you soon!

-Tiffany

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I Am Trying, I Swear!! Life Update Included

So, some of you may or may not have noticed but I didn’t post yesterday and I feel awful. I remembered that I missed yesterday when I was at work today. Great, Tiffany, just great. Well, I thought that I would give you all an update on where life has taken me thus far…

I got my acceptance package! I would have made a huge post about it but it is an acceptance package, which wasn’t as exciting to know that I got in. I had some struggles with getting in contact with the housing director at my university. Last week, I simply called and went to take a nap an hour later, around 5:30, he calls me back and when I call him two minutes after getting the call, he is out of his office. I thought of why he would call me if he was just going to leave the office…oh, well, I then called him again and he called me which led us to play phone tag for a while but I just emailed him and we got a time scheduled. I called him on Monday at 3:00 and what do you know, no problem at all. I just need to pay my deposit and turn in some records and I am good to go.

I have been internet-less for a couple of days but I should be good now…don’t quote me though. I have no clue what is happening. I also cleaned my butt off for the past two days at work because some important people are visiting to hopefully invest in us. I just wish I could get paid to clean my own room, wouldn’t that be nice? I do tend to keep a clean room but that can be hard when I am just so tired all of the time.

I have been thinking of ways to decorate my “office” at my sister’s house so we will have to see how that goes. The plan is to move in mid-July.

How has your week been going?

-The Mermaid Network

EXCITING NEWS! PO BOX, ETSY STORE, SOCIAL MEDIA, AND MORE!

I can finally share some exciting news with my Fleeters and it changes everything! Okay, not everything, but I think that it adds a lot to The Mermaid Network.

I am so happy to finally be able to share with all of you that I own an Etsy store with my sister and it is called…The Crafty Lot. My sister makes vinyl decals while I make sewn goods. We are super excited and have actually gotten a couple of orders! If you order from here, let us know so that I can personally get involved and maybe we can chat! All of our items are reasonably priced compared to other Etsy shops, the cheapest item is $2.50 and goes up to $10.00. Shipping ranges from FREE to $5.00. We take really good care of all items purchased so you are more than welcome to look into us! You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

I have a PO BOX! If you ever want to get into contact with me and want to do it the old fashioned way, you can send me a letter or something! Of course, I am honestly telling you this if you ever want to. I actually set up the PO BOX with my sister for The Crafty Lot.
PO BOX 3024
Matthews, NC 28106

You can always find this information in “About + Contact“!

I updated the Contact page so that it also had my short bio that was in the side bar. I figured that if I just condense the sidebar that it would be less cluttered. Currently, I am loving it. The disclaimer information that I had in the side bar as well is now in its own page with some updated information if you want to look at it.

I hope that you are all having a really good weekend so far! See you Monday!

-The Mermaid Network

Banner and Post Transitions

I think I have a banner I actually like! I think that I might do a little more thinking before the new year but I am content with it!

All the posts from my previous blogs have been moved from all previous blogs, so you are welcome to browse through them or you can just wait for the new year to start so you can read new content!

I have decided to shut down all the blogs aside from this one at the end of January.

Reminder: The only blog I will be posting on until the new year is Fleeting Mermaid since that is my personal blog and you will also see the post on here!

-The Mermaid Network

The Set Back

I cannot find many images from my most recent receipes and that has set me back a lot. Due to the set back I will be posting up restaurants and treats that I have had the chance to try and all of that good stuff. I will be moving this blog at the end of the year to The Mermaid Network which is in progress as we speak to be a full blown website with beauty, cooking, fashion, and my life. I hope you will come along on this new venture. Until then, please enjoy the remaining posts of this year!

-The Mermaid Chef