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Thursday, May 7, 2009

My Heart...

"With as much creativity as you can muster, show your heart in:"

1 Picture

This one was very hard to settle on. I mean, who can pick 1 picture to define them?! I knew I wanted it to be a picture of my son. He is, after all, my heart and soul. Unfortunately, most of his baby pictures got erased when my harddrive crashed, so I don't have too many to choose from. He was one day old in this picture and I remember being so amazed that he was mine and I was responsible for him. I wished I could freeze time and keep him a newborn forever. (I don't miss the middle of the night feedings or running in to check if he's still breathing though!)

1 Poem

I'm not a big poem person really. I have Jewel's book of poetry and I read it probably 10 times in high school because I loved it so much. But to pick a poem that defined me as a person, I had to go with this one:

"The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

1 Item of Clothing

This one was also tough to settle on. It had to be something vintage-inspired, but that showed off "the girls" too. Something girly, but also fun and sexy. This is from Lily Allen's collection at New Look from a couple years ago. I've been hunting this dress down since the first time I saw it on the New Look website. I've found a couple on eBay, but they're either not in my size or I lose the auction. I love the frilly ruffles on this dress, as well as the sweetheart neckline and full skirt. The belt is super cute too! I will own this dress one day!

1 Song

There are so many amazing songs on the soundtrack to my life, but I guess I'd have to say "At Last" by Etta James. It's the only song I sing at karaoke. I just love the mood it evokes. A close second is "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" by The Tokens. I love the harmonies and the silliness of it! (I also love that NSYNC covered it way back in the day.)

1 Place

London. I love everything about it. I will live there one day. You better believe it.

1 Quote

"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough." -Mae West

1 Disney Princess

I'd have to say Princess Jasmine. First, I liked Snow White (my mom's favorite), then I moved on to Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. But once I saw Aladdin, it was all over. Jasmine was tan, had big, brown eyes and she rocked a huge, curly pony tail! I had finally found a princess I could relate to! One who looked liked ME! I used to want to play her at Disney World when I grew up, but then I saw her in person and she was just a white girl with a wig on! I think she actually had blonde hair peeking through! So, upon discovering that the theme park version was a sham, I gave that dream up for good. Now, if anyone's looking for an authentic (ok well Italian version) Princess Jasmine, hit me up! Just let me get into harem pants shape first!

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LoveLipstickandLime said...

I miss that stage with my kids, they grow so fast in their first year. Congratulations he's beautiful and I like the other pics too. xxNadia

Valerie Valentine said...

thanks so much Nadia :) i'm hoping for a daughter next time so we can wear cute outfits together like the ones you post on your blog!

Supergirl43837 said...

This post is like a yr old but I'd never read it. I wish babies would stay "baby" longer. I always thought I was the only weirdy who wanted to work at Disney as a character "when I grew up".

Valerie Valentine said...

Lluvia - I was just thinking about that last night! Nikki's definitely in his Terrible Twos stage & I miss my "baby" so bad! We should just suck it up & audition for Disney! LOL