Make hay while the sun shines.

Hello my loves!

THIS blog has been a long time coming but I’m so incredibly happy to finally have this set up. Huge thank you to the hubster who fixed my error in setting up the DNS/domain settings – it was in an endless loop between wordpress and godaddy and the site wouldn’t load. After a few days of trying to fix it myself, I asked Tony and it took him all of ten minutes to find the problem and fix it. I never know how to feel about that – hate it because these things come so easily to him or be super grateful that I have him to go to when I get stuck. I know, I know. The latter, Tia. Always πŸ™‚

Also HUGE shout out to my cousin Karan (@adamevenapple on Instagram) for my beautiful with<3tia logo!! He is also the creative genius behind the TiaBhuva logo which I absolutely LOVE. What I love about Karan’s work is that you need to give him very little pointers. My ask is always – make it simple enough that I’d be able to draw it myself with a pen and paper. He ALWAYS delivers. I’d like to think it’s the genes. You know, the ones I share with him πŸ˜€ Runs in the famjam.

On to the story behind the name – with love, Tia. I’ve abandoned a lot of names and blogs before (mybigfattamilwedding, cookies&cashmere) so I needed this to stick. After thinking long and hard about possible names and even asking you guys for help through instastories, it came to me – while responding to emails! I sign off almost everything I write with “with love, Tia” so I thought, why not make THAT the name. And the rest, is history.

I have a list of things I want to write about (based on numerous requests by YOU guys!) In no particular order…

Motivation/quotes/stories
Pregnancy & Baby – books/clothes/products
Postpartum recipes (saraku curry!)

And I plan to deliver on ALL of the above (and more!). But if there’s anything in particular you’d like me to cover, let me know in the comments below!

with love,
Tia

33 thoughts on “Make hay while the sun shines.

  1. Love it, Tia. Congratulations on finally being able to do this! A long time follower, always admire your work and efforts you put into it. May you always keep growing and succeeding in life! Give your bundle of joy a huge kissi from me! That li’l guy is damn cute! (No nazar, ofcourse)

    Love from India!
    Tanya

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    1. You’re my first commenter Tanya!!! Thank you so much for all the kind words – I appreciate it so so much. All my love to you ❀

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  2. Yayy!! Finally you made it. Congratulations😊 This blog is definitely going to be a great success. All the best and lots of love 😘😘😘

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  3. Hi Tia
    Been following you for so long. I admire you for positive spin you put on everything. Congratulations on your blog and more power to you. Hugs and kisses to Xavi.
    PS. I am from India and moving to Canada in July and buying the SS is the first on my list.

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    1. Hi Richu! That is so sweet, thank you πŸ™‚ And welcome to Canada – I may be biased but I think it’s the greatest country on earth! The winters are a bit tough but you’re moving in the hottest month so lots of time to slowly get used to the cold πŸ™‚

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  4. Hi Tia.. congrats fr every milestone u achieved so far and more to come. You are such an inspiration. Wishing you a blessed journey in life ahead.
    With love Vindhi

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  5. Hi Tia, Congratulations on your blog… I haven’t been following you for much longer but since the day I started there hasn’t been a day without looking at your insta stories… you gave me a next door girl vibe which instantly made me like you(thanks to my cousin who suggested) your quotes have made day… thank you for that and pls keep up the good work…

    P.S on topics to write.. you can write anything and I will be there to read it😁😁😁
    Love,
    Kripa

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  6. Congratulations with your new blog..
    You are such an inspiring woman, I’m so proud of you Akka.
    I’m Arunthila from Colombo, Sri Lanka.
    I love the way you share all your experience with us.
    The way you talk with Xavi that’s so cute it’s very good for a mother being so close ti her baby always
    I do always see Xavi’s photos and videos and show my amma too
    Hopefully planing to buy some SS from you for my wedding in 3 years time and to show off it’s elegance to all over the world and to make it reach many ladies.
    Love you and God bless you
    Big hugs and love for Xavi chellam….

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    1. Hi Arunthila! Thank you so much for taking the time to write and for all the kind words!! We’d be honoured to be a part of your big day. And thank you for all the love for Xavi ❀

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  7. Hi Tia, I’m Thenu here from Malaysia. I’m one of your giveaway winner for the Saree silhouette. I’ve been following you ever since your creative ideas on tying saree went viral. I’m happy and proud of watching a woman being an entrepreneur. I would like to ask you to do a blog on how did you get into the business, what made you to do and etc on this from the start. It could motivate teenagers like me and others to pursue on our line successfully.
    A humble request for me is please reduce the price for Saree silhouette and others a bit since some of us could not afford it. I need more giveaways from you πŸ˜‚
    P. S. I’m extremely happy for your success on doing this business and made most of Indian woman life easier. Thanks a lot Tia πŸ’™

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  8. Hi Tia,

    Although I have never bought any saree shillohuet ( which I am soon to buy). I am a frequent follower of your post and I just wanna say in short that you are an amazing woman. You have so much love in you despite all the struggles you have been through. And sometimes by reading your stories I get myself inspired.

    Keep going lady and never back down!

    Cheers and wishes from the soon to be customer 🀩 Hamsa

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  9. Hi Tia,

    I’m a medical student from London and I love watching Xavi grow! It’s funny because he is just the most adorable little baby but it also helps me learn when you keep us up to date with his little milestones and filming him, especially as we haven’t had a baby in my family for a long, long time!
    Also, Xavier is the most beautiful name. How did you come up with it?

    Love you ❀

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    1. Hi Leena! Thank you so much for the love!! Since before I met Tony or got married, I knew if I had a son I’d name him Xavier. I have no idea where I first heard it – I don’t even know anyone named Xavier! I was a little nervous that he’d come into this world and not look like an Xavier – but so so glad he does πŸ˜€

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  10. Hi Tia,

    Hope you are doing well.

    I have been following you for a long time and have admired on how you could make all things positive. Super glad that the blog is finally up and Congratulations. Awaiting for more blog posts.

    PS : Loads of love for little Xavi πŸ’•πŸ‘ΌπŸ»
    Love
    Aburvaa

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  11. Hi Tia, I’m Thenu here from Malaysia. I’m one of your giveaway winner for the Saree silhouette. I’ve been following you ever since your creative ideas on tying saree went viral. I’m happy and proud of watching a woman being an entrepreneur. I would like to ask you to do a blog on how did you get into the business, what made you to do and etc on this from the start. It could motivate teenagers like me and others to pursue on our line successfully.
    A humble request for me is please reduce the price for Saree silhouette and others a bit since some of us could not afford it. I need more giveaways from you πŸ˜‚
    P. S. I’m extremely happy for your success on doing this business and made most of Indian woman life easier. Thanks a lot Tia πŸ’™

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  12. Hi Tia,
    Congratulations on your 1st blog 😍Simply awesome with perfect logo ❀️
    More love and power to you 😎 All the best πŸ‘ and keep shining πŸŒˆπŸŒŸπŸ™‚

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  13. I have just discovered im pregnant As a new mommy to be i’d Really love to read about your pregnancy journey with your little bubba ❀️ Keep up the good work !

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  14. I love you… as a person and your wonderful and this blog is amazing… Hope to have a healthy baby to me in future..
    Thank you.

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