New Year....New Directions And Dreams

Hello everyone and Happy New Year! I wish you the best that life has to offer in 2013 and may all of your dreams come true!

I haven't had a chance to blog (or work on the SHABBYFUFU Website) since before Christmas with lots going on....including the cruise that our family took to the Eastern Caribbean. Here are a few quick shots that I grabbed off my Instagram page (come follow me...shabbyfufu on Instagram)....and then on to some other bits of news.....

My husband and me on a dive boat at St Nevis

Happy people in the islands...dive boat captain, with my husband and daughters in the background
St Maarten (St Martin)
St Kitts
Amazing sunsets.....hand me a Pina Colada, right?
We went on the luxurious and brand new Celebrity Reflection....it was truly gorgeous
Hometown....Miami, taken from our cruise ship balcony

So now here we are....back to reality and it's 2013! 

One of the first things that I'm sharing is that several months ago I was contacted by a representative to Ikea (YES...THAT IKEA!) concerning the possibility of carrying my fine art photography in their stores. Oh yes...this would have been fabulous, but alas the project has fallen through at this time. 
Onward and upward to other things....it's all good, no worries....
I'm working on a couple of upcoming blog posts that I think you will love....as well as a magazine contribution, so stay tuned soon for those.....
And lastly (certainly NOT leastly!)....speaking of magazines, I was approached awhile ago by one of the editors at Lotus publications to submit some work and am thrilled to have a 38 page spread that I styled and shot in their magazine called SHABBY STYLE. 

It's a French magazine and as an added plus, my sweet friend Tania of Grange de Charme has a spread on her gorgeous home that I have had the chance to visit in France. 
I don't have my copies yet...it's just out, but I'm going to host a lovely GIVEAWAY PARTY here on the blog for them when I have the copies soon!

Have a great week ahead....please don't be shy and leave a comment, I enjoy hearing from you!
xoxo,
Janet

23 comments

Anne said...

Beautiful photos Janet of your vacation!I would have a hard time getting back into the swing of things after that trip!Lots of great things can't wait to hear more about it! Best wishes to you and your family in this new year!
xx
Anne

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

What a glorious way to spend the holidays! Your pictures are gorgeous and the colors amazing!
Looking forward to your magazine spread!
Happy New Year!
Jil

www.theruffledrose.com

Jackie said...

Lovely photos Janet! Wishing you a beautiful New Year!!

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Looks like it was a fantastic trip... Look forward to your upcoming posts... Congrats on the magazine thing... Happy Sunday

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Such beautiful photos! Too bad the Ikea thing fell through but such an honor they wanted you! That magazine looks awesome :)

NanaDiana said...

Oh- Janet- It sounds like it is going to be a very good year for you. You are so talented and you are reaping the rewards of that talent. Blessings and Happy 2013 to you- xo Diana

Tanza said...

Hi Janet,
Always lovely posts by you !! Very serene, and inspirational !! All your oictures are soo beautiful, and I, for one still LOVE to see some PINK popping through !! The pictires of the rose, and the teacups speak to me !!

The magazine looks wonderful, let us know if it can be picked up here, so many of those we aren't able to .. Can't wait to see your photos !!

Thanks again for always helping me with my orders. You are amazing . Such a JoY to see what you are up to !! Creating wonderful !! Have a glorious week my friend ~

Hugs ~Tanza~ xo

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Sounds like a lovely vacation Janet! We are thinking of a Panama Canal cruise this year...cross your fingers! It's just super hard to schedule any vacation with Wade's work schedule. We have to schedule everything more than one year in advance. It's a total pain! Hope you have a fantastic 2013! xo

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Love the blog header photos, Janet! I hope to get my hands on that magazine. Congrats on the 38 page spread.

~Shanon

sissie said...

Congratulations Janet. I can't wait to see.
Also glad you had such a wonderful vacation and enjoyed time with your family.

hugs
Sissie

Elyse said...

wow! wow! wow!

me thinks that your 2013 is going to be pretty amazing!

xo
elyse

pballard said...

Love your header! Will be looking forward to the magazine and hope to have a chance to buy it! Congrats on everything...

Art and Sand said...

How exciting to have a spread in a magazine. I will check back in the hope of winning that giveaway.

pink*cherub*moon said...

Hi Janet! Sorry that your IKEA project didn't pan out but you sure have great things in the works! That magazine spread sounds fabulous and you got to photograph it too? How wonderful! You really are so talented and you know I wish you all the best in 2013! Love ya! Hugs, Leena

Verbena nested treasures said...

Happy New Year Janet!!! You are always full of wonderful & positive news. I love the magazine so fresh, pretty & French a perfect fit for you too. Cn't wait to see one.
Here's to a great & prosperous year ahead to all.
xo Laura

PURA VIDA said...

hard to come all the way back!

Belle West said...

That's fabulous! Congratulations. Would love to have a copy. Your vacation pics are tantalizing. XO

lookslikewhite said...

That is amazing! Congratulations on the magazine spread! Beautiful photos of your trip.
Best,
Trudy

DEB said...

Awesome pics of your cruise hon!!!! Looks soo much fun...Happiest New Year to you..looks like its already awesome...Can't wait to get my hands on the magazine sweets!
YAY for you:)
All the best to you & your darling family:)
Hugs..
Deb:) xoxoxo

Tutti Chic said...

hope your vacation was everything you hoped it would be and more! just beautiful pictures fufu!! looking so forward to magazine article!! xoxo tutts

Tania said...

Bonne Année ma chère Janet !
I wish all the best !
Who would have tell us a few years ago drinking coffee in a hôtel in Miami sharing our passion, that we would be featured in the same magazine !!!
Hope to see you soon in Paris !
xoxo
Tania

Julie L. Light said...

Congrats to you, Janet. I'm sure the spread will be so fabulous! I can't wait to see the magazine.
My parents honeymooned in St. Martin in the 1960's. There was hardly anything there then (very primitive)!

Bring Pretty Back said...

Janet , Ikea - wow!!! What an honor!
congrats even though it didn't move forward .
That magazine looks so pretty!!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

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