Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Year Wishes From Shabbyfufu & $100 Giveaway Winner

Our holidays in the "fufu household" were grand and I hope that yours were everything that you wanted them to be and more! As usual, Santa spoiled us all rotten.....what a guy (and a hunk as well:-)!

Quite unexpectedly he dropped this down the chimney for me (with great care I must add:-). I don't ever ask Santa for anything, so I never know what he will bring...but my computer is about six years old, has had many updates and fixes and sadly is now showing her age. Yayyy~ happy dance with this new laptop!

We enjoyed spending time with family and friends. These are our lovely daughters and their cute guys.

Murphy revels in having lots of people around, as long as they are paying lots of attention to him and bring treats!

We served lots of buffet style casual food over these last couple of weeks. That's mostly how the entertaining goes around our home, since the weather is so wonderful in Miami and we usually move the party outside.

A Miami tradition....stone crab claws to celebrate New Year's Eve! Have you ever had these TDF goodies? An interesting fact is that they are "kind harvested" food, as the fishermen break off one claw only and throw the crab back into the water. The crab regenerates a new claw and can do fine in the meanwhile until it grows back. So tasty, but we usually only do them on New Year's Eve.

The guy who makes it all possible around here and does not mind that people who run into us and know me from my business call him "Mr Fufu"!

So now the Holidays are just about over. We spent all day yesterday taking down the Holiday decor and packing it away. The kids are still here and will be leaving tomorrow, the "real tree" is on it's way to recycling as we speak and today is "cleaning up the leftovers day" in the fridge!

Resolutions? I don't usually make any goals that are too lofty at this point in life....but I do know that I want to take more time this year to learn new skills and become more proficient at some that I already do know. As always I hope to do my very small part in helping to make the world a better place. That being said.......

The winner chose by the Random Number Generator for the SO MANY BLESSINGS, SHABBYFUFU $100 GIVEAWAY is Maison Douce (Isabel), number 22 out of 87 entries. Congrats and I will contact you soon...........and be back soon with ANOTHER GIVEAWAY and some freebie images for you too!

Until next time...Happy New Year and lots of love from here~
xoxo~ Janet

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  1. Hi Janet, looks like Santa was very good to you! Your daughters are beautiful (like their mama) and the guys are all hunks! Mr. Fufu included! Sweet little Murphy looks like he enjoyed the holidays too! Kisses Murphy! Congratulations to Isabel!!! All of the food looks yummy, and I love your McCoy bowl (I think it's McCoy) in the background in that photo! Wondering how it would be to spend New Years eating outdoors... wow! It is still very cold here but at least the sun is shining today! Happy you got a new computer! Love to you and best wishes for the new year! xoxo Julie Marie

  2. Congratulations to Isabel. What a fantastic prize!! It sounds like you have some fantastic holidays as well...the food looks and sounds delicious. I can't imagine dining outside on Christmas!! We had stone crab in Naples, Fl., and I loved it. Yes, it is pricey. But you forget that when you are licking your fingers! lol!!

    Glad you received the laptop...I got one too. I actually wore the letters off my last one!!

    Happy New Year, Janet :-)


  3. Happy new year and congrats on your new Mac. Looking forward to reading all your 2010 posts.

  4. Janet, what a lovely family you have. Looks like a wonderful Christmas and New Year's! Oh Miami, nice and warm! Hope to get to know you better this coming year!


  5. Congrats Isabel!

    That feast looks so yummy! Especially the stone crab! OMG One of my favorite things.

    Pale Pink and Roses

  6. Lovely post!

    Murphy is soooo cute!

    Happy Beginnings for the New Year


  8. Looks like you had a lovely christmas, and our menu wasnt unlike yours, salads and cold meats, and seafood!
    Happy New Year to you and your family
    Sue x

  9. Oh girly...Mr. Claus was very very good to you this year. Was that because you've been good as well?

    Thank you for inspiring us all as we follow along in the shadows. God has certainly blessed you with amazingly talented hands.

    I wish for you good things my friend. Only good things.

    Love, Rebecca
    PS: Congrats to the winner, Isabel and that you for the generous give-a-way!

  10. Janet, what a lovely family.

    What a lovley gift, a MAC ... no coal in your stocking, I see. Chuckle!

    Congrats to Isabel, what a lucky winner of your lovely gift.

    Happy New Year! May your year bring beauty, joy & blessings ...
    TTFN ~ Marydon

  11. Yepeeeeee!!! I am so excited, my body has not stopped shaking.... Best surprise I could hope for!! Thank you, Janet, for this amazing generosity!!!

  12. Happy New Year Janet looks like you had a great time with your family and was spoilt lucky you. All the best for 2010. Take care Carol

  13. Congratulations to the lucky winner!

    Looks as if you had a fabulous holiday.... one filled with lots of family and love and laughter ... the best kind...

    As for stone crab claws! OMG!! my alltime favorite... anyone who has not tasted them is missing out on a fabulous treat... expensive as you said..... but well worth it....


  14. Loved your table, loved your tree, loved your post with your adorable husband; but what I LOVED THE MOST was your pic of your wonderful Cavalier. I, too, have a Cavalier - little Sophie. She looks just like yours!

    Aren't they the best??



  15. Happy New Year Janet! Congratulations to Isabel!!! That is awesome :) Looks like you were very good this year :):) Your hubby is so sweet!!
    Love ya!

  16. what a fun fun blog! here is me

  17. Good luck with your buying trip...can't wait to see what you I could't leave a comment on your last comment button on it...Many blessings to you this coming year girl....Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria