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3 lessons from Pinterest's most popular toddler

Meet Quinoa from the "My Imaginary Well-Dressed Daughter" Pinterest board.

Tiffany Beveridge landed a book deal based off her popular Pinterest board. Credit: Provided Tiffany Beveridge landed a book deal based off her popular Pinterest board.
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Tiffany Beveridge first started her Pinterest board, "My Imaginary Well-Dressed Daughter" as an inside joke. Now, it's a joke more than 92,500 people are in on. "I always thought it would be fun to dress a little girl, so I started this board cataloging all the cute clothes I would see. Then my sense of humor got the better of me," Beveridge, who is a mom of two boys, tells us.

She started pinning photos of super stylish toddlers she stumbled upon on Pinterest and always included a sassy one-liner. This was around the time when quinoa was just gaining in popularity and Beveridge thought the craze was so absurd, she decided to name her imaginary Pinterest toddler after the grain. A year later, the Pinterest board went viral and now Beveridge is releasing a book based on it, called "How to Quinoa: Life Lessons from My Imaginary Well-Dressed Daughter."

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Quinoa is represented by many ages, races and styles, but she always has something witty, yet slightly misguided to say. "In my head, she's a lovable tyrant," Beveridge says. "She brings out the best and worst in all of us, I think." Here, we share three of our favorite lessons from Quinoa.

1. Don't be afraid to stand out.

"Every morning, Quinoa has to choose whether to look fierce or fabulous. And then she usually decides on both." Credit: Provided "Every morning, Quinoa has to choose whether to look fierce or fabulous. And then she usually decides on both."
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2. Walk with confidence.

"Quinoa says, why walk into a room when you can Shazam! into a room?" Credit: Provided "Quinoa says, why walk into a room when you can Shazam! into a room?"
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3. Good style and good friends are (almost) all you need.

"As the saying goes, friends  who faux-hawk together, stay together." Credit: Provided "As the saying goes, friends who faux-hawk together, stay together."
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