Nov 30, 2010

Soap a la Mode Review and Giveaway

Kate, owner of Soap a la Mode Etsy Shop, was kind enough to let me review some of her soaps and do a giveaway!  Here are the soaps she sent me:


Candy Cane is a really fun one to have for the holidays.  It would be a fun gift for Christmas and also helps wake you up in the morning.


I am a big fan of vanilla so this one was probably my favorite.  I also love the rich color.


Citrus also smelled so good and is another great one to use in the morning when you need to wake up.


The packaging was pretty too - great for gift giving.  Most everyone loves to be pampered, and luxurious soaps are a great and inexpensive way to do that.

Kate has offered one of my lucky readers a choice of three flavors!


To enter:

1. Go browse her collection, come back here and tell me what you love.
2. Add her Etsy shop to your favorites
3. Follow/Subscribe to my blog (1 each)
4. Share this giveaway on twitter/facebook/your blog (2 each)

Thanks Kate!!

Nov 29, 2010

Artwark Jewelry Giveaway

Let me introduce you to an amazing Etsy jewelry shop called Artwark: cutting edge jewelry with a personal touch.  Sarah, the creator, is a one woman shop with all her own original designs. 



She ships globally for $3.75 first class mail and takes bridal, custom and wholesale orders!  How awesome is that?!


I just love these ones:


And this one too :)


Sarah has offered the "Mother's Love" necklace to one lucky person:



To enter:
1. Go browse her collection, come back here and tell me what you love.
2. Add Artwark Etsy shop to your favorites
3. Follow Artwark on twitter
4. Like Artwark on facebook
5. Share this giveaway on twitter/facebook/your blog (2 each)


Good luck!  Thanks again Sarah!

Nov 28, 2010

2 More Winners!!

Winner of the Single Stone Studio's Giveaway:

Brian's mom said... 66
Love the Nature's Elegance.


Winner of the Stella Blue Gallery Giveaway:


Maia said... 97
she has a lot of really pretty jewelry but if i had to choose one it would be the India Inspired Sterling Earrings with Lagoon Blue Chalcedony whitepoppies1@ymail.com


Congrats!! I will be contacting you soon!


*****All winners are drawn from using the Random Number Generator here.*****

Nov 26, 2010

Luxe Adornments Review and Discount


Here is a little about Tambra's Etsy shop:

"Inside you’ll find a beautiful selection of quality, handcrafted jewelry under $50. Maybe you want the perfect little indulgence to treat yourself to after a grueling work week, or perhaps you're looking for a fabulous, inexpensive gift? We also love working with brides to find your bridesmaids versatile jewelry that they'll wear long after the wedding. Be sure to ask about our bridal discount!"

Check out some of her pieces:





Tambra sent me a couple pieces to review and as a gift.  Isn't she sweet?  This was one of them:


I love how each piece is so detailed in a way that makes this jewelry seem like it cost much more than it did!  It really is a perfect gift for someone you want to pamper, or if you just need to pamper yourself!

She has offered 10% off to all of my readers good for this weekend!  Just use code favorite10 when you checkout!

Thanks so much Tambra!

Pretty Things For You Giveaway


Keren from one of my favorite blogs (Free Pretty Things For You) recently opened an etsy shop loaded with "oodles of vintage cuteness!"  She was so sweet to offer to do a giveaway here on Favorite Things. 

Here are some of her adorable products:


 I REALLY want to do a baby shower with the following:






Keren has offered one of you a $50 voucher to her shop!!

To enter:
1. Go browse her collection, come back here and tell me what you love.
2. Add her Etsy shop to your favorites
3. Like her on Facebook
4. Follow her blog.
4. Share this giveaway on twitter/facebook/your blog (2 each)

 Keren also gives away free printables here:

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Thanks so much Keren!

Thanksgiving FTF and Giveaways


Happy Thanksgiving!! Here are the giveaways from the week to sweeten your holiday:


$30 Credit to her shop
(Friday is last day to enter)


$30 Credit to her shop
(Friday is last day to enter) 


This cute mini holiday fabric book:


Your choice of newborn hat


$25 Credit to her shop


$25 Gift Certificate to her shop


Pretty Things For You Giveaway (Black Friday)
$50 Voucher to her shop


Black Friday discount for Favorite Things readers to Luxe Adornments

And remember to stop by my Lia Sophia Party until the end of November.  There is a Black Friday Deal starting tomorrow so stop by to check it out.
You get 5 entries to any giveaways in November for each purchase there!

Now share with us...

Black Friday Lia Sophia Deal




Today only for every $40 purchase that is made before noon, you will get a free pair of birthstone earrings!  You get to choose gold or silver and which month birthstone.  Just let me know and I will have Denelle ship them out with your order! 

Great deal example:
Double Vision Earrings : Radiant clear cut crystals are set into rims of hematite in two separate circles.
$44 (but act as 2 pairs of earrings)
Plus a free pair of birthstone earrings =
3 pairs for $44
$14.60 per pair!

Remember: Every purchase at Lia Sophia qualifies you for 5 entries into any of my giveaways!  Party ends 11/30 at midnight.

Nov 24, 2010

Fireplaces

These images from Belle Mason make having a fireplace mandatory.












Nov 23, 2010

The Sak Brand Group Sales

For all of you that live in NY or San Francisco:




The Sak Brand Group NYC Holiday Sample Sale
Thursday, December 2nd 9:30-7 pm
Friday, December 3rd 9-2pm

339 5th Avenue, 2nd Floor (between 33rd and 34th)
Subway:  34th Street at Broadway– NRW, FV
212.329.4500

Bags range from $5-$60
American Express, Visa and Mastercard and Cash accepted; No checks

Sample sale highlights:
The Sak signature leather styles including crossbody's, satchels and totes
Elliott Lucca leather and woven leather totes, demi’s and satchels
freeBird man-made leather styles including crossbody’s & drawstrings
Lina man-made leather styles including shoppers and 3-in-1 clutches

Examples:
the sak Iris Crossbody was $79 is now $30                                                                                                                                                                     
the sak Silverlake Bucket was $169 is now $40
the sak Kedize Duffle was $159 is now $40

Elliott Lucca Sintra Tote was $198 is now $60
Elliott Luca Granada Tote was $268 is now $60
Elliott Lucca Madrid Satchel was $218 is now $60

freeBird Tribed Saddlebag was $59 is now $22
freeBird Spirited Drawstring was $89 is now $22
freeBird Rainbow  Large Shopper was $89 is now  $22

Lina Cassady Medium Shopper was $49 is now $22
Lina Carina Large Satchel was $59 is now $22




The Sak Brand Group SF Holiday Warehouse Sale

Thursday, December 2nd 3-6 pm
Friday, December 3rd 3-7pm

211 Harrison St between 17th and Mariposa
San Francisco, CA

Call 415.486.1326 for directions

Bags range from $5-$75
Cash & Credit ONLY

Sample sale highlights:
-the sak signature leather styles including crossbody's, satchels and totes
-sakroots totes and crossbody's featuring original artwork by artists that share in our philosophy of cultivating peace and harmony
-Elliott Lucca leather and woven leather totes, demi’s and satchels


Wouldn't a Sak bag be a perfect Christmas gift?


Besa Me Art



Kim is the creator of this jewelry collection on Etsy.  Here is a little introduction:

"I am a stay at home mom with two perfect children, a prince of a husband, and a big greyhound, all living under one roof in sunny Northern California. Greeting cards, photography, collage, knitting, jewelry, watercolor, whimsical fancies...I've always busied myself by making things, not settling on one particular medium but noodling with new ideas when I got bored by the last thing or another project caught my attention. "Make me! Make me!" is what I hear from tiny scraps of paper, rolls of fabric, shiny beads. I know that I can go into my studio, breath deeply, and look around at all the bright possibilities...and walk out with a glittery, happy something in my hand and in my heart." 

I loved that.  Here are a couple examples of pieces she has made:





Kim has offered a $25 gift certificate to her shop to one of you!!


To enter:
1. Go browse her collection, come back here and tell me what you love.
2. Add her Etsy shop to your favorites
3. Follow/Subscribe to my blog (1 each)
4. Share this giveaway on twitter/facebook/your blog (2 each)

Good luck and thanks so much Kim!!

Giveaway ends  12/7

Alejandra's Jewelry Giveaway

Alejandra, from Alejandra Jewelry is a christian that donates much of her earnings to a missionary, Kristy Engel, who is working in Haiti.  Starting now until the end of the year 80% of the sold price is going to the missionary fund.

She makes only unique designs, and many christian pieces.

Here are some of the pieces that I loved in her shop:





Ale has offered a $25 credit to her store to one lucky reader.

She is also offering 30% off to all of you.  You can either become a fan of Alejandra's on facebook or mention that you are a follower of "A Few of my Favorite Things" and she will refund 30% off your order.
To enter the giveaway:

To enter:
1. Go browse her collection, come back here and tell me what you love.
2. Add her Etsy shop to your favorites
3. Become her fan on facebook.
4. Follow/Subscribe to my blog (1 each)
5. Share this giveaway on twitter/facebook/your blog (2 each)