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What’s in a name?



If you have read some of my older posts around the traps you would know about my tumultuous former relationship and my fabulous new one.

Tin Tiara came to be when Andrew and I decided to turn my hobby into a business, the problem was choosing a name…it’s a tough thing, you know?

Early in the dating game for us Andrew sent me the above quote…it was so very true for us, to most people he is just a retard in tin foil but he is MY knight in shining Armour.

So the thought process followed on that if my retard in tin foil was going to sweep me off my feet, I must need my own Tin Tiara.

Have you got a story behind your name?  Or a goofy spouse that’s just perfect for you…I would love to hear about them…


Happy days and joyful nights, Joy

Who am I? What am I doing here?

Well, golly gee, what a difficult question.  Who am I? I am a looney, I am a Mum of 5 with an at home business and a partner, who single handly puts up with all my crazy and supports me along the way.  Who am I really? I don’t know and I hope I never know.  I have a strong desire to learn and don’t ever want to stop.  If I am not trialling a new jewellery design, I am thinking of a new book folding design, then there are the days I am learning about SEO, followed by how to get the kids to eat something new.   I am as insecure as the next person, and I certainly do not fit the jewellery designer, trendy stereotype.

A funny thing actually happened this week, I got added to a list of best fashionistas a few days ago (well my business did) and although flattered, it gave me a giggle, I am currently sitting here typing my draft of this one handed with teething, dribbly baby swinging off my arm, sporting a effortless up do (read: threw my hair in a pony tail this morning), ready to go for a workout (read: wearing my comfy trackies and a tee).  Just out of interest what do you do with your time and away from work do you meet your stereotype?

When I am not busy working, blogging, being a parent, I like to read tutorials, learn how to do things cleaner, cook at home,  I use gemstones and crystals to support my everyday life and I am currently delving into the realm of aroma therapy.  My goal is to take my family back to a simpler, more natural way of living.  So natural recipes and cleaners are big on my list and I will share these over time.  I can only type so fast.  I have 3 separate blogs as well as my WordPress site, I tend to blog on WordPress then move the post over to the relevant page so that my gorgeous readers that want to know about natural therapy, don’t have to hear about my latest sale unless they wish to.

I am currently doing the Blogging 101 and 201 challenges just to learn a little more about how people are doing things because honestly, talking about myself in text in not something I am familiar with or very confident doing.  I hope to improve over time.  Why not stick with me on this journey of self discovery? I would love the company.

I must add that is one thing they don’t tell you about the glorified world of running a business around your family.  It can get quiet talking to the same family day in, day out.

I am hoping by the end of this year I will have learnt how to live cleaner and happier and hopefully discovered who I am a little more and with a whole lot of luck, love and work, I hope to have helped make your world a little easier, nicer, happier, touched in some way. Do you have a personal goal for the year?  Why not share it in the comments to keep yourself accountable.