Monday, November 30, 2009

Seven Things You May Not Know

About a month ago a fellow blogger, Emmie of Aspirations of a Southern Housewife, gave me a Kreativ Blogger Award. Emmie writes a wonderful blog, do stop by and check it out!
Thank you Emmie for nominating me. You need to share seven things about yourself. I tend to be a rather private person, so I have been hesitant, but here they are in no particular order.
I am an incredible procrastinator but also an over achiever/Type A personality. This causes me lots of stress in my down time but very concentrated blocks of productivity during my work time.
I am half Italian and half Portuguese, My grandparents on both sides came to America in their youth and spoke only broken English. I love my heritage. I am very expressive and passionate about life, actually about almost everything.
Of all the areas of design my favorite is kitchen design and spacial planning. I really should have been a kitchen designer; perhaps someday I can play one on TV.
I have an incurable antique furniture habit. My basement and attic are filled with furniture that will someday find the perfect home - but until then happily reside in spaces above and below where we actually live.
I love puppets. I wanted to be a Puppetry major in college but my parents thought it was irresponsible. Instead, at their urging, I entered college as Accounting major (what a laugh!)
I am a mother of two beautiful children. They are amazing people and they make me laugh everyday. I can not imagine what my life would have been like with out them.
I believe we are all connected somehow and that we need to be good to one another. I try to be a better person every single day.

I am also suppose to nominate seven other blogs for this award, but I am interested in so many blogs I couldn't possibly choose. So, if you would like to share anything about yourself, please consider yourself nominated. I would love to know more about YOU!


  1. Thanks for sharing yourself. I am always amazed at how generous the blogging community is and how much we all have in common. So enjoy your wonderful blog!

  2. I loved reading this about you! I am not surprised about the kitchen design part - the transformation in your own kitchen and butler's pantry was nothing short of amazing, and done with a great eye for space planning and aesthetics.

  3. Thanks so much for sharing. It is so nice hearing more about people, and interesting what parts you like to share! Lovely to know more about you, as I always enjoy reading your blog.

  4. I love the first photo featured, beautiful with all the pops of green, so fresh and pretty!


  5. I love this Gina and am so glad you shared it with us! Happy Monday. :-)

  6. Yay! Thank you so much for sharing with us. Very much enjoyed reading this and love the images used. I too am type A and a procrastinator- funny how that can go together.

    Thanks for the kind words on my blog as well!

  7. Gina,
    It is so nice to have the opportunity to learn to know you better by reading this! Thank you for sharing!


  8. Hi Gina,

    I admire your blog and it is so nice to learn a little more about you. I did a post on Kymberly of 3 Fine Grains today as I just styled a photo shoot for her. I included a link to your site and the wonderful post you did on the global journey of the textile for the Gustavian chair. Stop by if you get a chance. ~jermaine~

  9. Gina, now I know a little better who is behind this lovely blog and since I started about 10 month ago, I feel I have connected with so many like you and I am so happy we share more then just pasion for great design...
    We are a large blog family...



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