Blog Of The Year 2012 Award | Valentina Cirasola | Interior Designer

It is still December and all is well.
My best girlfriend just found a young man 18 years younger than her. While she was exploring the world across the pond, she discovered him and studied the new architecture of a man.  He will be part of her luggage upon her return, she is taking him back home with her to California and spend Christmas with a man who can chop English really well. Love has no barriers.
I avoid stores during this time like a bubonic plague.
On Sunday, I will go visit the Dickens’ Christmas Fair, a divertissement I give myself every year, perhaps I will dress in costume of the era.
The Christmas village display in my home is ready.  As a tradition, the lights in the living room go off at night and the village lights are on. I am living in the late 1800s at this time, French Christmas music and music from Oxford University fill the air. I need to escape in the past for a couple of weeks.
I am still watching the film “Midnight In Paris” religiously once a week. It has been a year now. I am wondering if not getting tired of it is a sign I will move to Paris.
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This week I am very honored, thankful and grateful to Stefan of who nominated me for the second time for the Blog Of The Year 2012 Award.
As you can see, I have collected three stars, there is total of six stars to collect until December 31, 2012. This is fun, let’s play it together.

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Stefan made me discover poems and poetry again. As a hard-core business woman, I had lost the pleasure of stopping every so often and read something sweet, romantic and often out of my reality.
Stefan gave me the opportunity to get reunite with a fantasy world. His blog notification reaches me during my working time and punctually  I open it, it gets me curious to see what nice words he has put in the ether.
Sure enough, I feel transported in another dreamy dimension for while. So Stefan, I will award you back with the same award just because you have taught me how to leave behind some of my reality.

* * *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!

This award goes to the following bloggers:

Jake of from Manila – He is a Graphic Artist / Photographer who believes in Progress not Destruction.

Natalia of – She writes Postcard From Italy,  stories one postcard at a time. – A nice man who writes about family experiences. – She is a student from North Dakota and got my attention with her last post about why the world will not end in 19 days.

Enjoy the award all of you, let’s collect more stars that will bring lights and positive energy into our lives. Thank you all for being my supporters. Ciao,

Copyright © 2012 Valentina Cirasola, All Rights Reserved


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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16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. MisBehaved Woman
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 14:56:56

    Congratulations on the 2nd nomination! I hope you have a lovely week!



  2. island traveler
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 08:56:15

    Congratulations my friend. Your blog is indeed amazing . So many beautiful thoughts and images. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thanks for sharing the award. Truly an honor and a joy. A perfect blogger gift!



  3. petit4chocolatier
    Dec 09, 2012 @ 23:32:30

    Congratulations; and well deserved! I am so glad you nominated Jake, his blog is amazing 🙂

    I cannot wait to check out the others!



  4. Connie T
    Dec 08, 2012 @ 22:35:24

    Congrats on your blog award.



  5. jakesprinter
    Dec 08, 2012 @ 22:08:04

    Thank you very much ,Valentina I really appreciate 🙂



  6. Jeff Sinon
    Dec 08, 2012 @ 22:02:11

    Congratulations on the award, definitely well deserved!



  7. ns
    Dec 08, 2012 @ 17:27:15

    I’m renominating you! I love your blog!
    Now you’re up to four!



  8. Amy
    Dec 08, 2012 @ 15:55:06

    3 stars, Congrats, Valentina! I, too, love the Midnight In Paris. 🙂



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