Become A Contributor!

by Tina on October 20, 2015

in photography

Thank you all SO much for the incredible response to my new Design/Style blog, House of Valentina.  You all kind of blew me away!!  Big hugs to all!! After nearly nine years of sharing our own adventures traveling, learning new languages, exploring cultures, and generally finding ourselves somewhere between five flavors of gelato and a […]


One Last Hint…

by Tina on October 16, 2015

in Decor, photography

I have been hinting around for a couple weeks that something new was coming and we have finally worked out most of the kinks and by Monday everything should be ready for it’s big reveal!  Some of you have had some pretty good guesses, but after weeks, and even months, of planning and plotting, I […]


Black, Grey, & A Caramel Chew

by Tina on September 23, 2015

in Decor, Fashion, Food, photography

It seems like I am not the only one who gets super excited about Fall.  What’s not to love about a cozy time of year that demands fluffy sweaters, snuggly blankets, and candlelight?  Feeling connected to the warmth of the season becomes a reflex… We start adding warm colors to our wardrobe, we crave wood tones […]

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That’s IKEA? Whaaaat? Really?!

by Tina on September 22, 2015

in Decor, DIY, photography

Please tell me that I am not the only one who looked at this first image and immediately wondered out loud, “That’s Ikea??  No way.  No way!  That’s amazing!!”  A second glance, a squint and a lean into the screen for closer inspection, and, yes, indeed, these images of full of Ikea products.  Anyone else […]


Let’s Get Our Fall On

by Tina on September 15, 2015

in photography

Here are just a few things to get ready for the best season of the year… Let’s get our Fall on by… Throwing A Fall Party Wearing Ripped Jeans & Cozy Sweaters, Photo Finding 24 Reasons to Stay Home & Get Cozy  Making Apple & Oat Biscuits (Vegan & GF) Adding Leather Pillows + Cozy Blankets, Photo via Elle […]