Tell us a little about yourself?
I am… A burst of energy, alotta love, a ton of smiles because life is short, my family is small, and I love big! Seriously my family is small, too many have passed away and I am blessed by those non blood related that I can call family. I appreciate life and live in the moments that are here and now. To know me is to enjoy yourself.
What is the one most important thing you hope to teach your child/children?
To be honest with not just others but herself it’s ok to not know the answers or know the outcome. Be truthful in wants and your feelings.
What are your 3 best character traits?
Honesty, love, and forgiveness because those all go hand in hand.
What are you most looking forward to?
Tomorrow. I am thankful for each day I wake and am one to constantly make plans because there is aways a concert, a festival, a fair, a cruise, a function. I love people and people watching so it is my nature to be social.
What are some of your favorite things?
I love books. Being a writer there is something so nostalgic about having books. I tend to judge people by the books that they have in their home, whether for reading or display, it gives me an insight into their character.
What or who inspires you?
I feel blessed to have lots of positivity around me… That being said my Man and my friends do, I am thankful to have some pretty passionate people around me. I’ve watched my man strive for his dreams from television to basketball. I see my friends drive and determination to fulfill their dreams, whether acting, or creating, or baking ?, or producing, they are “doing”. I am all about “surrounding yourself with the people that make you better”
How would you describe your style?
I used to be a stylist back in the early 2000’s so I like to think that I’m ohh so stylish lol but truthfully I’m rather a misfit and often like trends and styles that aren’t as popular. Lol. Or perhaps I’m just late with it, lol like I just got some sneaker wedges and love them to death but yeah I’m late. My true style is I’m a hippie. I’m a beach girl and could really wear flip flops everyday.
What’s your favorite clothing brand?
Do you have a favorite recipe?
I have favorites… Plural. I like to take recipes and flip them and make them my own. I like to go to restaurants, try new recipes and then come home and try to recreate them. My favorites right now are by the blogger Tasty.
What makes your soul happy?
Food, music, and love.. And the love of 1 & 2 lol
What’s your proudest mommie moment?
The fact that my daughter was a preemie, born 7 weeks early and has always been off the charts in growth. She is now 12, 5’10” and wearing an 11.5 women’s shoe.
Where is your favorite place to spend time with your family?
Resorts, Disneyland, or Vegas
What are your strengths/weaknesses as a mother?
I’m very protective and so I think that is both my strength and my fault. I hope it doesn’t hurt me later.
What’s in your purse?
Everything.. I am that girl that has everything, makeup, brush, band aids, advil, bills, credit cards, checkbook, Bobbi pins you name it I got it, my man calls my purse “the suitcase” lol
What beauty brands do you use and what’s your beauty routine?
I love elf right now it’s good and affordable my fave is Urban Decay and Henrickson. My Beauty secret is, I live by plain ole Vaseline as a makeup remover it’s non drying, affordable, and easy to use
What advice would you give your 21 year old self?
Don’t think you know it all.. Lol
What is your mantra?
There is a daily lesson, did I find it?
What are you passionate about?
I have two passions that are adversaries one is my love for love. I love hard, I know no other way and perhaps if I did I’d still choose love hard…. The other is I hate bullies and having been bullied as a child I have a huge passion to support the anti-bully, it completely enrages me
Do you belong to or donate your time to any charitable/philanthropic organizations and if so, which ones?
While I’ve given my charity to many organizations like Hava-Sole, soles4souls, goodwill etc I have yet to join an organization as a member.. That is now my mission. Thank you.
Why you’re a Q U I N K E N Z O Fly Mommie…
Tina is Fly because of how she approaches life… with such a vibrant flare, style, charm and wit. The way she loves her man and shows it is Fly. There is so much to this woman, from her magnetic, infectious personality to how she lives life with authenticity to how she applies that blue eyeliner so perfectly, that you always find yourself pulled in wanting to know more. That’s a special quality and makes her super fly in my book. Not to mention her positive energy is contagious, she has an ageless beauty that most people would pay thousands for, and she’s a funky, tatted up mommie with a flirty style. Now that’s fly.