Friday, December 30, 2011

The Romantic Life.....


Just a quick post tonight, as I am on holiday at our beach home and popping in to wish you a Happy New Year. May all that you dream for yourself come to fruition in 2012! I have so enjoyed another year of blogging, sharing and communicating with so many of you across the globe and it means a lot to me that you've landed here to share some time with me. My hope is to impart and offer some glimpses into my own style of living the romantic life. ♡

The winner of the book "Hers" by Jacqueline deMontravel was picked randomly and is Laurie of Heaven's Walk. Contact me Laurie with your mailing address and I'll send it out to you next week when I'm back home! The winner of the $50 gift card to the website at Shabbyfufu.com is customer Susan M. of New Jersey. I'll contact you and let you know!

Speaking of la vie romantique.....thank you to Romantic Homes Magazine for choosing me as one of "The Romantics" in the Feb issue. The issue is lovely (excuse the bad night photo from iPhone!) and I'm honored to have been selected!
I'll be back soon with another DIY post for you to peruse. We've channeled our best Restoration Hardware/Rachel Ashwell and built another French Farmhouse table. I have some techniques to share on making new wood have a driftwood feel.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Hers: Design With A Feminine Touch...Book "Review~away"

UPDATE....this giveaway is now closed, thank you!

Hello everyone! In the hustle & bustle of this busy time I have what I'm calling a "book review~away" for you today.  One that I think you will enjoy adding to your collection if you covet "all things feminine", as I do!

Although this book "review~away" is unsolicited,  I've had the pleasure of working with it's author for many years now. Jacqueline deMontravel....is not only is the Editor In Chief of Romantic Homes Magazine but an accomplished book author with several titles under her belt. I've read it, loved it, poured over it and totally devoured the luscious photos.  The review will be short...I know that you are busy!
No matter who we are as women, what our lifestyle holds or our financial situation...we all deserve a hideaway or special place to hang our hat (or display a pretty pair of heels). You'll come away with a plethora of ideas of how to carve out a place to dream...even if it's just a corner with a cozy chair for sitting with the laptop or listening to the classics. All styles of femininity are embraced in this read, from old world glamour to modern stripes and Parisian baroque. There are plenty of tips for organizing and personalizing your very own "chic cave" if you are fortunate enough to have one...or bringing in some of your own touches to a home shared with a masculine brood. Varied styles put together with smart tips and fabulous photography....it's all about "her" in this one!

Sound enticing?....see how to win a copy below, or you can click HERE to purchase from Amazon....







All photos from Amazon.com, this review is unsolicited
To win a copy of this book

1. Leave a comment here on this post
2. Follow Shabbyfufu on Facebook HERE

3. Become a follower of this blog, or if you are let me know

4. Post on your blog, your Facebook, or Twitter. Come back and leave a comment for each with the URL of where your post is for extra chances

A winner will be chosen next week

Happy Holidays to you....and speaking of Romantic Homes Magazine, I'll have some exciting news to share with you soon that is in the upcoming Feb issue!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

$50 Shabbyfufu Gift Certificate Giveaway

Happy Holidays everyone! 


I'd like to ask for a couple of minutes of your time as you read this...will you help me out?
I know that we are all so busy right now, but I promise that this will only take a minute or two at most.


I am running a survey for my website, as we formulate shop goods for the upcoming year. I'm going to pick one person who fills out the survey to win a $50 gift certificate to the website at Shabbyfufu...so you never know!
You can enter by clicking  HERE
and please leave a comment if you will on the survey....
I'll be back on Friday with that BOOK REVIEW that I promised you......

Of The Heart.....

The season of giving.....it always is....of the heart.....

I was happy to pay it forward yesterday with a photo session, to someone who could not otherwise afford to have holiday photos of her little girl as a single mom.....


"You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give." ~ Kahlil Gibran ~

Have beauty this holiday season....I'll be back with a book review of a new release soon

Monday, December 19, 2011

Not Mine To Decorate....And A Post Road Winner

This room isn't mine to decorate. We have a deal in the house. Our girls are in their 20's, and since one is temporarily back living at home and has a passion for modern vintage decor....the family room is hers to design for the holidays. I get the rest of the house....so I acquiesce and give this to her capable hands. Pick and choose, let's all get along....
Thank you to those who entered the giveaway to Post Road Vintage. Winner chose by Random.org is #12, June
Please contact Post Road....I'll let her know that you've won!

I hope that you all have a beautiful holiday.... and please come over to "like" my Facebook page for daily updates & more. Copy & paste in your browser or via the link in the upper right hand corner of this blog page
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shabbyfufu/17422948157

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

$50 Post Road Vintage Giveaway.....

I'm hosting a giveaway today for Heather over at Post Road Vintage. She reached out to me several months ago and well....I think she's just super sweet, talented and a hard working YOUNG stay at home mom. 


Her shop is filled with her farmhouse style Mason jar soap dispensers, cottage coat racks and more and with this $50 Gift in store credit...surely you will find something to loveee!!
Like what you see? You can visit Heather's shop HERE where she is offering a 20% discount through Christmas by entering the code MERRY20. If you still need a holiday gift, you can shop until Monday Dec 19th for Christmas delivery (U.S. only).

To enter this giveaway for a $50 credit to Post Road...

1 chance ~ Leave a comment on this post and tell me what you most like in her shop if you win. Hard to choose, I know....I'd want one of each!

2nd chance ~ Sign up for Heather's Newsletter HERE and then leave another comment to let me know that you signed up.

Winner will be chose at random on Monday Dec 19th.
GOOD LUCK!

(*Note* I am not being compensated in any way for this post...just spreading the love this Holiday season)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

White Christmas Dreams......

A dreamy white Christmas is taking place in my Shabbyfufu home and be forewarned....I have placed lots of photos in this post for you! 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Well Hello December....A Busy Time!

Well Hello December....where have you gone 2011? 

I apologize that I haven't had a chance to visit your blogs, but I am on Facebook almost daily....so I'd love to have you connect with me over there (link on the righthand sidebar below)......

I have been busy working on custom orders for my Shabbyfufu website clients and kinda wondering if I'll have a chance to decorate my own home for the holidays....but so very grateful to be doing what I love:-). This is a custom vintage ornament wreath that I finished today...I've been doing these for oh...maybe about 13 or 14 years now.....
That's it for now...I'm off to clean glitter out of the nooks and crannies in my studio....