This is the third post from author and designer, Valentina Cirasola who has three blogs all under the same roof to enjoy.Friday Fashion Blog Home Designs Master Blog and The Good Life Blog. I have chosen this post from the Home Designs Blog and as I have always painted by kitchens Yellow… I thought you might get some inspiration from Valentina from September 2018
Yellow For Manifesting – Valentina Cirasola – Interior Designer
September comes and I feel the end of the year is already here. With schools reopened, I am sure many feel the same way, thrown back in a hectic routing of preparing kids’ lunch, homework, taking them back and forth to game practices and school events. I don’t have kids, thus I am out of this kind of routine. I have clients who push to finish their work before the holiday start and that happens very soon with Halloween.
September reminds us that nature will go on hibernation soon, leaves will turn yellow and will fall to the ground lifeless. That’s the dark side of yellow, but we are not going to look at that for the moment. September is the month to manifest new ideas and new things we want to happen in the new year, in business or personal life.
Yellow is the color to focus on for manifesting. The sun wakes us up every day, fills our rooms with a bright light and illuminates most of our day. The sun acts like a battery charger and so does yellow. As long as we manifest our wants, needs and desire imagining a yellow light going through our body, surrounding ourselves with yellow flowers or objects, wearing yellow/gold clothes and eating yellow food, we will vibrate as if the sun is going through our body. It will take a few days, but we will see a clear picture in front of us and we will take actions to make things happening the way we want.
Luckily, most of my walls are yellow, from dark to light and golden, I get naturally energized. However even I need a bit more yellow when manifesting. This week, I have worn ochre, sun yellow, light Chartreuse and golden, mixed with blues, brown, greys, bronze and white.
Yellow food has a large part in manifesting, it instills positivity. For me it is not difficult to do, I love food and I love to cook. This week, I picked up some yellow mini peppers and stuffed them open face or whole with various ingredients and then baked them. These are some of the ingredients I use often for a fun variety of the same recipe:
1. canned tuna, olives, capers, cherry tomatoes, bread crumbs, olive oil, salt & pepper.
2. ground meat, mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, spices, beaten egg, olive oil, salt & pepper.
3. rice, cherry tomatoes, any cheese you like, beaten eggs, olive oil, salt & pepper.
The list could on forever.
Mini peppers stuffed open face with saffron rice, spinach, beaten eggs, breadcrumbs, spices, olive oil, salt & pepper.
This is a salad of briefly boiled yellow beet with pomegranate, basil leaves, olive oil, salt & pepper. There is no better way to get energized with yellow food, but the healthy way.
Manifesting something you want to happen in your life happens in the center of the body, exactly in the stomach, where the gold chakra is located. You first think something in your mind, then it gets reworked or felt in the stomach, the gold is activated with your actions and the result will come. Ciao, Valentina http://www.valentinadesigns.com
Copyright © 2018 Valentina Cirasola, All Rights Reserved
About the book
This book is a travel narrative of one trip To Puglia I organized with American friends and curious travelers willing to explore, learn, experience, taste and dream in a land they had never visited before and in a language totally foreign to them. A wheel of new emotions opened up before their eyes, they tried food didn’t even know existed, learned to cook in ancient kitchens; they learned to appreciate the nightlife, learned to live without phones, watches and technologies; copied Italian fashion, learned about traditions, rituals, country and folk celebrations; they all tried to learn local dialects and some succeeded well. Their perspective to life was forever changed.
One of the reviews for the book
Teagan Sparklingly Atmospheric January 6, 2019
I received this book as a gift. It’s a delightful collection of travel notes. The author’s sparkling personality is evident. The travelogue feels like warmly told tales. It truly is a treat. The author lets you experience the warmth, beauty, and “romance” of less famous parts of Italy, as via her descriptions and photographs, she takes you with her on the adventure she lived. Through this book you can visit an Italy you probably never knew existed. Ciao!
Read the reviews and buy the book in Kindle and Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/Road-Top-World-Stories-Puglia-ebook/dp/B07RHRZG4P
Also by Valentina Cirasola
Paperbacks are available on Barnes and Noble
and Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Valentina-Cirasola/e/B0031A02H2
About Valentina Cirasola
I am Valentina, Italian born, my hometown is Bari the capital of Puglia region. I was born into a family of artists, designers and food connoisseurs. When I moved away from my family and started to cook for myself out of necessity, it was as if by miracle, all those years watching, eating and tasting translated into doing. I recalled the perfection how every dish was supposed to look and taste. Watching my family and eating good food every day, gave me the expertise of a professional chef. I had the first funny episode in my cooking life and the only one of this kind: once, I cooked spaghetti without adding water in the pot and of course it was as if I had started firecrackers in my kitchen.
Today, living in America, among many things, I spread lightheartedness and joy, while passing my notions of good life and good health through eating real food. Through public speaking and appearances, I educate and inspire people to eat real food and think of cooking not as a chore but a fun moment of the day. Pour yourself a glass of wine, put on your favorite music or TV program and start cooking with joy, then set your table in a harmonious way, sit down and enjoy the product of your cooking whether there is a family or not eating with you. You are important and your soul will rejoice if you pay attention to it.
I am a passionate cook, avid reader, speak four languages and I trot the world. I also take interest in cuisines of the world and I am especially interested in food in the history. These are all the pleasurable parts of my life that have prompted me to start writing books.
However, my main profession is in interior designing with a special focus upon Kitchens. What a better designer than the ones who cook! My passions are showing up in every aspect of my life. I have been in business as a certified interior designer since 1990, working in my company Valentina Interiors & Designs and have served a variegated group of fun people in Europe and in the United States. To remodel homes and to turn unattractive spaces into castles is the specialty of my business, but to design kitchens and wine grottos is my love, as you can imagine. Those are the rooms of a home that make people feel good.
One of the most fundamental areas in people’s lives is the HOME. Home is where people return to relax; a place that props anyone up in time of crisis. It is the center of everything and a lot of the answers to questions of life are there. In simple words, I love to harmonize people’s lives by finding their excellence, creating their energy with colors and adding beauty, while designing their palates as well. I care that everyone deserves to live in beauty and harmony.
Previous the interior design business, I was a fashion designer and owned my Atelier Valentina from where I created original one of a kind fashion. Now, so many years later, I have incorporated fashion in my interior design business and create powerful personal images for high rollers professionals and people who care to look good for themselves first in every moment of the day.
I have loved my professions for so long and never have given signs of wanting to quit. My books are the reflections of my passions. Welcome to my world. Benvenuti nel mio mondo.
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My thanks to Valentina for permitting me to share some posts from her archives and I hope that you will head over and explore her other posts. Thanks Sally.