Hello and welcome to What Tina Said! I am Tina – wife, mother of two and entrepreneur.
WELCOME TO MY LITTLE CORNER OF THE INTERNET!
I drink endless amounts of tea whilst chasing after my little monsters and running my online business, Little Chiqui Paperie. I love to be creative and dabble in paper crafting, crochet and book making. I’m addicted to stationery and planners and own may more pens that I would ever care to admit to. Planners and diaries are amongst the other things I like to collect.
My boys are my world and I am a very proud mum. They are like chalk and cheese. They surprise me and challenge me every single day. It’s been almost 6 years since I slept through the night. No, I didn’t make a mistake there – it has really been almost 6 years since I slept through the night. What can I say? My kids just don’t like sleep and it seems they don’t need it either.
As a result of the no sleep thing I can often be seen modelling the most amazing set a black puffy bags under my eyes. In addition, I sometimes tell people I am one or more years younger than I actually am simply because I can’t remember my age.
We live on a tiny island-like country in the mediterranean where we spend our summers on the beach and the winters enjoying the cooler days outside getting out and about. According to my husband I am funny and somehow I manage to make him laugh almost every day. I often wonder if he’s laughing at me but I will go with laughing with me. It makes me feel good. We’ve been together 11 years and married for almost 1. We met online, a story I have to share.
If I told you my life story I doubt you’d believe it. People often remark that I couldn’t have made it up if I tried. As amusing and unbelievable as some parts are, I have tried therapy and it just wasn’t for me. I had the most amazing childhood with 6 of my cousins, one of which I am sure is my twin born to my aunty and uncle. If you know me personally you’ll know exactly what I am talking about and you’re probably nodding in agreeance. For those of you know don’t know us, lets just say there are way too many coincidence that happen with the two of us that can warrant logical explanation of any kind.
Two years ago I quit my corporate job after 15 years in Financial Services to stay home with my babies and build my business. I’ve never looked back. What Tina Said is a blog about my day to day musings. If I HAD to define it then it is a lifestyle blog of sorts.
I hope you’ll stick around and join me on my adventures.