Friday, February 12, 2010

What's in a name???


I've had several emails from my blog friends commenting on how cool it is that my last name is Valentine. I thought I would give you all the 411!!! Valentine is actually my middle name, because I was born on Valentine's Day. I go by Karen Valentine because it's a lot more memorable and interesting than my actual last name (not that I don't love that name) My mom actually wanted to name me Valentina so I guess I can thank my Dad for putting the nix on that idea!!! I use Valentine Studio as my business name so Karen Valentine just seemed like a logical choice! So there you go, I know a few people have been confused when I send them stuff and there an extra last name attached to address label!!!

Tonight I'm going out with friends to celebrate my birthday. We are going for all you can eat sushi so I know they will be rolling me home!!!!

I hope you all have a wonderful love filled weekend. I'll see you all on Sunday to share with you my wonderful Valentine Box swapping experience with Mary of Vintage Patina!!!


P.S. Please feel free to use and enjoy this great Valentines Day card!!!


30 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Well, Happy Birthday, Karen! I hope you enjoy your evening with your friends. I'm glad I wasn't named after the day I was born ~ I'd be Kathleen Halloween! ; )

Charlene said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY SWEET SWEET FRIEND!!!!!!!! I am so glad you have wonderful plans for tonight. As for the sushi... no thanks you eat mine darlin. Here in Ft Worth we went to a place to eat that had a sign I loved. It said In Dallas they call it sushi. In Ft Worth we call it bait. :) Again... happiest of happy birthdays! Love Ya! Charlene

Laura said...

Happy Valentine's Day Karen!
...and I would be Laura Thanksgiving!
:)

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Karen....we have got to get together some time....we both blog, we live in AZ, and we both celebrate our birthdays within a week of each other. I am a lot older though...don't hold it against me! I was supposed to be a valentine baby, but I was stubborn! Enjoy your time with your girlfriends...

Rustique Gallery said...

Karen, thanks for the fab valentine card. I think using your middle name is a great idea! And sweet that your parents did that. Have a lovely birthday! Sherry

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday and Valentine's Day!!! Have a wonderful birthday weekend.:)

Blondie's Journal said...

Happy Birthday, Karen. Have a fun girl's night out!! I LOVE sushi!

xoxo
Janie

DeeDee said...

I love your name and A Happy Birthday to you...I am an Aquarius too...enjoy your day.


and enjoy your Valnetines Miss Valetine..

My Shabby Roses said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful evening with friends.

Cottage Rose said...

Happy Birthday Karen.... such great story of your middle name... wishing you a very Wonderful Birthday weekend and Happy Valentine's Day....

Hugs;
Alaura

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Happy Birthday, Karen! Hope you have a fabulous day.
xoxo
Donna

someplace in thyme said...

I would love to wish you a very Happy Birthday as well as a Happy Valentines Day. Enjoy your special day and do something fun, Char

TAPESTRIESOFNATURE said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT EVENING OUT!

CHEERS, JUDY

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Happy Birthday Karen! Have a wonderful day and enjoy your time with your friends! Big Valentine Hugs~Patti

Peridots Garden Blog said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY and HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! I love your middle name! Your parents did good on all points! My Dad wanted to name me Alexandria...pretty but Sandy fits. Can you imagine trying to learn how to spell Alexandria as a small child?

maryboys said...

happy, happy birthday, karen! and as you already know, i would have been mary christmas...perish the thought!

xo
mary

June said...

Karen dear I wish you the happiest Birthday and I hope you have a wonderful time celebrating. I have always loved your name and it sure makes for a lovely business name. Thank you for sharing that wonderful tutorial on the plaques. They are so lovely and your room is looking absolutely beautiful.
hugs

Terri Gordon said...

Happy Birthday Karen, what a lovely day to be born. I hope you have a wonderful day.

BellaRosa said...

Karen amor, have a HAPPY, BEAUTIFUL BIRTHDAY!!!! & A wonderful Valentine's weekend! Besos, Rose

ps..whats in a name indeed...mine would then be Rose Waters....no joke :)

debi said...

Happy Birthday Karen!!

Thanks for sharing that fun bit of info with us!

TinyBear said...

Happy Birthday karen - I hope you´ll have a wonderful evening with your friends

Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I can't believe we were born on the same day. My mother wanted to name me Valerie Marie but, my dad wanted to name me after his sister that passed when she was six months old. They compromised. I hope you have an amazing birthday!!!!!

Bren

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Happy birthday to you,
happy birthday to you,
happy birthday dear Karen,
happy birthday to you!
I wish I'd known it was your birthday I would have sent you a prettie. Oh well, you have to wait for our swap. I thought you were named after Karen Valentine, a pretty famous 70's tv star. She was on Room 222, I'm sure you never heard of it. I was a little girl but I remember watching it with my Mom & thinking how cute she was. Wonder what ever happened to her. Oh well. Lisa

Jodie LeJeune said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAREN!!!!

So how was the sushi? Are you still breathing? Did you have fun???? ;)

I hope the rest of the Valentine Weekend brings you much joy, fun, sweets and treats!!!!

xoxo~
everything vintage

Lynn Richards said...

Happy Birthday, Karen!!!
With a middle name of Valentine, when your mom got mad and yelled, "Karen Valentine!" did it still have the impact of uh oh..??!!
Happy day!
lynn

Crystal said...

Happy Birthday, Karen! What a beautiful name and to born on the day of Love, wow. I hope you have a wonderful time with your friends.

Have a wonderful weekend.

VerdeSalvia delle colline di Firenze said...

Tanti auguri a te,
Tanti auguri a te,
Tanti auguri Valentinaaaaa ;D
TANTI AUGURI A TEEEEEE!!!

(to sing on the notes of your typical "Happy Birthday to you" song).

Never had in italian before, isn't it?
Happy bday, dear Karen, from Italy too!
Ciao,
Dani

Nita Jo said...

Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Birthday! Love the story of your name. Hope you have a wonderful day!

Kells said...

Love your blog- just found it through OWOH.

And Happy birthday!

Pam said...

What lovely boxes the two of you made. Interesting that you were paired with someone with similar taste. Love both boxes and such great items in the boxes.

Glad to meet a fellow AZ gal.

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