Are you getting ready for spring? Are you looking into your wardrobe to see what looks good for keeping and what doesn’t? Are you ready to change into spring colors? Do you usually invite spring into your home with new colors, deep cleaning, moving furniture around, or adding nature in some corners? Before my March is over I do all that and I make a special appreciation day to everyone and everything contributing to the “good and pleasant” in my life. Ask me how to do it, if you have challenges. Decorating for Spring with your skin and eye colors is fun.
Today I am recognizing Sindy at http://bluebutterfliesandme.wordpress.com for nominating me with the Liebster Award. Please visit her site, Sindy writes about spirituality. Sindy, I know a few weeks have passed since you awarded me, but I haven’t forgotten you, just needed to find the right moment. Last December, I stuck the beautiful amaryllis’s bulb in the pot and waited for a miracle to happen, until one day it bloomed literally before my eyes. I dedicated this flower to you Sindy (it came out a little dark, I don’t know how to fix it) and thank you for nominating me, I feel honored.
~Award Suggested Guidelines~
Answer the questions below.
Nominate 11 bloggers
Inform your nominees by posting a link on their blogs
The Questions Are:
What first inspired you to start writing a blog?
In 2005, I was blogging on an Italian designers’ site and didn’t even knew it was called blogging. I thought I was participating to discussions. Then, my business coach said I needed to have my blog site and three years ago I landed on WordPress.
What is the biggest challenge you have had to face when writing a blog?
What is on my mind, it’s also on my tongue. I was concerned my words would start a third Punic War.
If you traveled through time, what time would you want to arrive at and why?
I am very sure I lived in the 17th Century between Venice and France. I have too many déjà-vu examples that I have been there already.
However if I were to just pick one time in the past..
Definitely it would be Paris in 1920. I agree with Sindy, Woody Allen’s movie, “Midnight In Paris” project the perfect time for my character. I watch that film religiously at least once a month.
Do you prefer to eat chocolate, sweets or neither?
Chocolate for sure, no guilt.
Do you prefer to read or write?
I am addicted to both, it’s hard to choose.
What is your favorite non-fiction topic to read about and why?
Famous people autobiographies to learn from successful, smart or rich people how to make a better life and travel novels to learn and dream from people’s experiences about distance places I will never see.
If you could buy one book that would help you solve a problem in your life, what would it be and why?
As practical as I am, no book will ever solve my problem in life, unless I work at my problem with action. A book can only give me some inspiration.
Do you prefer to write at night or during the day?
Anytime, I am a nightcrawler and early birds, depending on my mood.
If you could be any character from a book, who would you be and why?
I am very happy being me, but for the sake of this award, I would try a man’s role, just to see how it is on the other side. I would choose to be Casanova.
Do you prefer to read a printed book or an e-Book?
A printed book smells like a book and knowledge.
These are my 11 nominees, all very talented and creative people. Please visit each other, I am so grateful for all your knowledge, spirit and insights you bring me.
Life, colors and bread go on. Take control of your own food and the happiness that will follow. Those who have seeds and know how to make food will survive. Create a great week. Ciao,
Copyright © 2013 Valentina Cirasola, All Rights Reserved
Valentina Cirasola has been in business as an interior designer since 1990 improving people’s life by changing their spaces. Often people describe her as “the colorist” for a reason. She lives in a colorful world, wrote a book on colors and loves to color her clients’ environments by creating the unusual. Her deep interest in food led her to study food, natural remedies, nutrition and well-being as an autodidact and finally wrote two books on Italian regional cuisine. Find Valentina’s books on