Friday, July 25, 2014

Saturday Spotlight: Life Behind the Blogger







Susan from Must Love Junk, and myself wanted to do a regular feature on our blogs, something unique that hasn't been done before.   So we came up with an idea to 'spotlight the real life behind the blogger' in a more personal way.
There is so much talent and inspiration in blogland, and we thought it would be fun to bring you a closer look at the person behind the blog.

Every week on Saturday we will spotlight a blogger and have them tell us a little bit about themselves and their blogs.  You will be able to see and read about each of the bloggers on both Susan's and my blog. 
July 26
Alessandra





I am so excited to introduce you to this next blogger in the Spotlight.  We are traveling across the sea to Italy.  Milan Italy.  Please sit back and get to know this international blogger Alessandra from My Romantic Creations.  Alessandra is my bff from Italy. I have loved getting to know her over the past year and we have become blogging friends.  Wait until you see the beautiful surroundings in which she lives.  Heaven! Enjoy getting to know this special blogger.





Wow…I was so excited when Kris asked me whether i’ d like to be a guest here… thank you very much, Kris!!!
Hello! I’m Alessandra. I blog over at MY ROMANTIC CREATIONS. I’ m 42 years old. My husband and i have been married for 10 years and we a such beautiful son. He’ s 7 years old and he is my joy of life and my most precious treasure. I’ m italian ad I was born in Milan, in the north of Italy. Let’ s have a tour in my city, now...

The Duomo and its square

   









The Villa Reale
   






The Sforzesco Castle







 


Arch of peace





Navigli



I hope you enjoyed my tour in Milan. I love walking along the streets of my city, looking at the ancient buildings and churches. I think they are so fascinating, aren’ t they? They show all the power of art, of the great ability of creative minds and artists.
I’ ll tell you a secret... I am a window peeker!
That’ s why i adore walking along the streets too.
But now, follow me in one of my favorite shops... Camomilla. Here you can buy many romantic items to decor the home or you can find many romantic acessories such as hats, bags, purses and so on.





I live in the house which was built by my grandfahter’s dad. For this reason my home is rich of important memories of my family and of my childhood. My home is what I am: a romantic dreamer.







I really adore to decor my home for Xmas...






Another my passion are the tablescapes.
I like very much to display my creations on the table and I like to create romantic atmosphere for me and for my guests.





I am passionate about everything is romantic and pink! Pink is my favorite color and it’ s my philosophy of life. It gives me relax, soothing atmosphere and it makes me happy. The same thing for all the romantic items: laces, ribbons, sweet fabrics, peonies, shabby chic style, tea and coffee cup, english cottages, sentimental movies...oh...I like too much things!!!
I was featured in the italian magazine “ CASA ROMANTICA “ two years ago... I was very honored to be featured in my favorite magazine!



I’ve got a romantic soul which helps me to look for beauty and perfection. For this reason, over years, my home has under gone many transformations. I’ d like to transform it in a shabby chic home... little by little!  American houses are fantastic and the american shabby style inspire me a lot. It is really awesome to see American houses ... just gorgeous! I love creating and decorating. Almost of my creations are in altered art. I adore to transform normal things into something full of romance. For me, the re- use is the “ second chance” , “ the second life” for everything inspire me.
Here few examples of my creations... trash into treasure! I love showing projects that began with treasures ( after) and finished with trash ( before).



Before...



I use many technics for my job: altered art, scrap art, decoupage, restyling shabby, sewing... but the most important things to craft are fantasy and passion.  Nothing can be made without them.




Before...


Another “ before”...


And “ after”...



My others loves include blogging, of course! I’ve been blogging for 2 years and I have made a lot of special friends. I've never thought I would have met so many real, unique, kind and sweet souls. Blog land is full of some the most special and wonderful people. If you want to relax, to listen to sentimental music, to have a cup italian coffee...visit me!
It’ s always a great pleasure to meet new blogging friends!
Wow…I was so excited when Kris asked me whether I’ d like to be a guest here… thank you very much, Kris!!!



Thank you so much Alessandra for doing Spotlight.  Oh....... to walk those beautiful streets of Milan.  Gorgeous.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful story with all of us.  Love that you live in the home your grandfather built.  Your decor is truly a "Romantic Dream".

Now that you have gotten to know Alessandra please hop over to Susan's blog and meet another wonderful blogger Tania from Little Vintage Cottage.

Have a wonderful week end.  Thank you for your visits to Spotlight.
Kris
:)


20 comments:

  1. THANK YOU, THANK YOU AGAIN AND AGAIN, DEAR KRIS ! I was very happy and honored to be featured here!!! It was a great pleasure for me.
    Kisses and hugs

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    1. Thank you Alessandra. It was fun to feature you. Isn't it amazing how we all find each other in blog land. If it were not for blog land we probably would have never met and become friends. Gotta love the internet and blog land!!!! This was fun to see the city you live in. Oh my so pretty to have your life there. Come back throughout the day to see all the comments left for you. Thank you again my friend for this honor to feature you.
      Kris

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  3. What a wonderful treat to meet Alessandra and get a glimpse of Italian Romantic style! Alessandra, what a great combination to be so steeped in the history of your home's past, and to be able to give it new life with your own version of romance. It was a pleasure reading about you this morning!
    Rita C at Panoply

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  4. How wonderful to meet Alessandra, Kris! She has a beautiful home and I think it is wonderful that it is a home that has been in her family for so many years. Milan looks like a beautiful place to live. I loved seeing all Alessandra's creations, too!

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  5. You live in a gorgeous city, Alessandra! Your home is so lovely with all of your wonderful creations. Very talented!
    Mary Alice

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  6. Alessandra è una mia carissima amica blogger!Ha un animo romantico,è una bella persona dolce e tanto creativa!E' stato emozionante per me leggere di lei qui!Rosetta

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  7. It was nice getting to know Alessandra! She seems very nice and very creative too! I would so love to visit Italy one day and see the beautiful architecture there. Thanks for bringing her into the Spotlight!

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  8. Kris, thanks for the introduction, lovely woman. Alessandra, you live in one of the most beautiful places on earth, the duomo is breathtaking.
    I enjoyed your romantic creations. I'm going over now to visit you in Milan from Philadelphia PA, isn't blog land wonderful?!
    Vera

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  9. Alessandra, it was so nice getting to know you better! I would love to travel those beautiful streets in person someday! (sigh) Thanks for sharing :)
    Susan

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  10. Alessandra è una mia cara amica dolcissima e romantica! Le sue creazioni sono uniche oltre che meravigliose perché realizzate sempre con tanto amore,! Che emozione vedere angoli della sua casa con le sue creazioni su una rivista così importante, e leggere di lei tra le sue pagine, è un sogno! Un sogno che è diventato realtà per la mia amica che merita tanta visibilità e tanto successo! Sono felicissima per lei! Cuoricini rosa tutti per te cara Alessandra!
    Anna

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  11. Alessandra è una mia cara amica dolcissima e romantica! Le sue creazioni sono uniche oltre che meravigliose perché realizzate sempre con tanto amore,! Che emozione , vedere angoli della sua casa con le sue creazioni su una rivista così importante, e leggere di lei tra le sue pagine, è un sogno! Un sogno che è diventato realtà per la mia amica che merita tanta visibilità e tanto isuccesso! Sono felicissima per lei! Cuoricini rosa tutti per te cara Alessandra!
    Anna

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  12. Alessandra, so kind, inspiring and romantic person..I like her so much and it was so pleasant for me to see her in the Spotlight and know something personally for her...Congratulations, Alessandra and so much kisses and hugs from me:)And Italy is so near me....;)
    Marinela

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  13. Love it! I was drooling over the pics!

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  14. How nice to meet Alessandra! I enjoyed seeing her lovely city and her pretty creations!

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  15. What a beautiful feature...I someday soon want to tour Italy...a country of which my hubby's ancestors came from...Alessandra has great style and creativity...so great to see her fabulous creations and home...so great that she is able to live in the home of her great-grandfather...Must be so great to live in such a city filled with beauty and such magnificent history....Great feature Kris..nice to meet Alessandra!

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  16. nice to meet alessandra! she creates in a dream city-just perfect! thanks, kris!

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  17. This is definitely a new one for me. I am headed right over to read more of her blog.

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  18. Kris,
    Thanks so much for featuring Alessandra!! She is such a sweetheart and stops by to visit me often!! I loved reading and seeing this great feature about her!!

    hugs,
    Deb

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  19. I loved reading about my friend Alessandra. Thanks so much.
    Ciao dall' Italia.

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