Stuck In The Groove | Valentina Cirasola | Interior Designer

Hoops, I didn’t even notice to have been gone since Christmas and my page seems stuck in the groove! Pardon.
Well, last year my Thursdays disappeared often out of my weeks, catapulting me straight into the Saturdays and weekends didn’t even appear on the horizon of my calendar. To me it meant one thing: time for regrouping, regenerating and detoxing from the Internet. Literally, I abandoned my studio and this time I was the one who disappeared. Now, I am wondering, why the year is new, I am one year older, but my office has the same organized mess, the same décor looking at me and the same dust onto which I can write the story of my life, especially after my short absence.
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No, I am not stuck in the groove, the year has started well and I am very much alive and kicking.
This week, I made a third anniversary flying with WordPress. It has been a great experience reading all of you bloggers and making new friends.



 

I have received also the “Shine On” Award from A MisBeahaved Woman  http://misbehavedwoman.wordpress.com/2013/01/10/shine-on – THANK YOU, I am honored and I accept.  Please read her interesting blog on social issues, she is really good.

shineon-awardWith the Awards come the rules. Here are the ones for the Shine On Award.

1.) Show appreciation of the blogger who nominated you and link back to them in your post.

2.) Add the award logo to your blog.

3.) Share 7 things about yourself.

4.) Pass the award on to 5-10 other bloggers you admire.

and here the winners:

http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com – Photography and stories.

http://ohtheplaceswesee.com – they are husband and wife who decided to live somewhere else a month at a time.

http://algarveblog.net – a British expatriate to Portugal.

http://wheresmybackpack.com –  She says: “anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all”.

http://taylorjorjorian.wordpress.com – Photographic Surreal Impressionism

http://grandmothermusings.com – Jamie is a sweet teacher.

Please go visit them, enjoy their reading and make new friends. The world is full of people we have not met yet. Happy 2013 to all, hoping this year will treat us very nicely.

To find 7 things to say about me it’s a hard task to do, but I will do my best.

  1. I have always liked to eat and manage to keep a good figure to suit my bone structure. I have eaten a Mediterranean diet since I was born and don’t even get closer to junk food. People who know me call me “A Good Fork”. My father used to say that was better to clothe me than feed me.
  2. Growing up in my Italian family, food choices did not exist and neither did democracy in the family nucleus. The heads of the family made up their own laws and we kids had to obey. Today, I go into people’s homes and find that kids can choose what they want to eat, as if they are at a private restaurant, tell the parent what to do and even get paid to do chores!
  3. I am not a mechanical person like most of my women friends are. If something breaks it will stay broken unless someone fixes it.
  4. I love Opera. When I am sitting in those red velvet chairs, I transport myself to a different world and era and get totally oblivious to anything around me, but often asked myself how I would react if a fire happened while I am totally hypnotized by the opera notes.
  5. I am an acute observer. I see things people miss easily. I can sit at a café’ for hours just to observe and hear people’s conversations.
  6. I don’t get bored easily, stupid people get bored, but time wasters get on my nerves easily.
  7. I don’t shop at corporations, I shop at small stores and I am very faithful to them if they know how to treat me right.


welcome-to-my-a-to-z-challenge-2I am participating in the A to Z challenge on any subject, mine will be on HOME from A to Z.
I will give myself one year to write funny and not so funny stories, tips and stuff related to the home projects and behind the scene happenings.

Let’s have a fantastic year and let’s not get stuck in the groove of time! Ciao,
Valentina
http://www.Valentinadesigns.com 

 

Copyright © 2013 Valentina Cirasola, All Rights Reserved

 

ValOperaStampValentina Cirasola is an interior designer, in business since 1990 and a former fashion designer.
She helps people realizing their dream spaces in homes, offices, interiors, exteriors, restaurants and more. She is also the author of three books all available on

Amazon: http://goo.gl/xUZfk0
Barnes&Nobles: http://goo.gl/q7dQ3w

17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. katya kitchen
    Jan 17, 2013 @ 18:17:50

    First, Happy 2013! Congratulatios!!!!!!

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  2. Jeff Sinon
    Jan 17, 2013 @ 11:29:29

    More well deserved awards! Welcome back after what I hope was a wonderful Holiday season, and happy anniversary, I just passed the 2 year mark myself. Seems like only yesterday…

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  3. Zen and Genki
    Jan 17, 2013 @ 11:00:46

    Congrats on your award, and bravo for staying true to mom and pop shops! So important and well worth the extra little bit it costs to keep them around for future generations 🙂

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    • Valentina
      Jan 17, 2013 @ 15:46:55

      When I go in those small shops everyone greets me by my first name and know exactly my taste or my requests and know how to serve me. It’s a good feeling. Thank you for stopping by.

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  4. petit4chocolatier
    Jan 15, 2013 @ 10:53:35

    Congratulations my dear!! Wow 3 years.., a milestone!! Beautiful blog 🙂

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  5. Green Door Hospitality
    Jan 14, 2013 @ 15:08:52

    Happy New Year and Happy 3 year anniversary!! 🙂
    Kenley

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  6. ferragudofan
    Jan 13, 2013 @ 09:34:17

    thank you so much for sharing the award with my blog – what a lovely start to the year! I love your 7 things – we love sitting in cafes and watching the world go by – and making up silly stories about people as they walk past us!
    And welcome to the A to Z Challenge too – it’s a really nice group of bloggers and a great idea – which reminds me … must go off and do another post soon!!

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  7. terry1954
    Jan 12, 2013 @ 23:56:44

    A big congratulations to you my friend!!!!! so exciting!

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