December – Grace and Thankfulness |Valentina Cirasola | Interior Designer

Ah, December is here with the rain to clean up the air, the spiders off the plants and the nuisance illnesses of the winter. Outside is grey and cold, inside my house is warm, the fireplace has been on since the start of the morning making my house nice and cozy all day. I am so thankful to have found an older home with charm and a fireplace.

This morning I was thinking of the special food to cook today. After all it is Sunday, a special day for resting and enjoying food with those who like to eat. My friends forget to leave when  invited to my home. At times I wonder if they come for me or for my food. I am thankful for my friends and for having food to offer.

I am a bit behind reading blogs of my followers; while food was cooking I read many to ketch up. Everyone is so talented and write attractive stories or subjects, which makes it really hard to choose. “Everyone is a star and needs to shine”. ~ Marilyn Monroe. I am so thankful for my friend bloggers following me.

December is the month to celebrate a new light coming to the world, a new winter solstice, religious events and it is the month for giving. Cities looks so beautiful with the building tops crowned with lights, colorful displays make designed stores very inviting and front yards of every home are decorated to perfection. I am grateful and thankful to have eyes to see the colors that illuminate my world.

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I am very honored, thankful and grateful to two people who nominated me with the Blog Of The Year 2012 Award:

Stefan of http://hillsofherchastity.wordpress.com who writes beautiful poems and
Jamie of http://grandmothermusings.com who writes slices of life with humor and knowledge.

* * *The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:

1. Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

2. Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3. Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

4. Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

5. You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience

6. As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

Unlike other awards, which you can only add to your blog once, this award is different!
When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!
There are a total of 6 stars to collect. Which means that you can check out your favorite blogs – and even if someone else has already given them the award – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!
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This award goes to the following bloggers:
Amy – experience the world as book – http://shareandconnect.wordpress.com

Sindy – spiritual growth and healing – http://bluebutterfliesandme.wordpress.com

TBM – 50 years project of reading and traveling – http://50yearproject.wordpress.com

Mary – a renaissance woman – http://leblogdemarie.com

Marianne – a British woman living in Andalusia – http://eastofmalaga.net

Judy – with some sweets of her own – http://petit4chocolatier.wordpress.com

Marianne – inspires people to live happier – http://marianne365days.wordpress.com    

Create a great week and thank you all. Ciao,
Valentina
http://www.Valentinadesigns.com

Copyright © 2012 Valentina Cirasola, All Rights Reserved

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Valentina Cirasola is an interior designer and a former fashion designer in business since 1990. She helps people realizing their dream spaces in homes, offices, interiors, exteriors, restaurants and more. She needs your story to design your dream.

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22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. bluebutterfliesandmeSindy
    Dec 03, 2012 @ 06:26:27

    Oh what an honor to be in the company of such classy bloggers! Thank you sweet, talented and beautiful Valentina. I only used three adjectives but there are many more of praise I could assign you. Judy, well she is just awesome. I am not familiar with the other nominees but I will be. Again my deepest gratitude for the acknowledgement.

    Much love,
    Sindy

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  2. Marianne
    Dec 03, 2012 @ 11:08:54

    Valentina, a big congratulation – your blog is amazing! And a big thank you for nominating my blog, I feel very honored and very, very happy! I am also looking forward to checking out the other blogs, :). //Marianne

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  3. petit4chocolatier
    Dec 03, 2012 @ 11:21:56

    Congratulations my dear friend!

    And thank you so much for recognizing my blog. I appreciate it.
    I feel honored to be included with Sindy!! She is incredible!! Her spirituality is felt through the computer. I will definitely check out the worthy blogs I do not know. Thank you again!

    Sincerely,
    judy

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  4. Green Door Hospitality
    Dec 03, 2012 @ 14:58:47

    Congrats on a well-deserved award! 🙂
    Kenley

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  5. MisBehaved Woman
    Dec 05, 2012 @ 02:53:59

    Congratulations!

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  6. Stefan (maxima)
    Dec 05, 2012 @ 08:12:04

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  7. Stefan (maxima)
    Dec 07, 2012 @ 10:30:33

    Hello, I have just nominated your blog for the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award:

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  8. TBM
    Dec 11, 2012 @ 12:03:57

    Please accept my apologies for getting to you so late. I was out of town. Thanks so much for the nomination. How very kind of you. I wish you and your loved ones a happy holiday season. Take care!

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  9. The Blazing Trail
    Dec 13, 2012 @ 11:40:32

    Congratulations!

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