May 22, 2013

Shoes Off Please

Since I am a little bit of a germophobe and a clean freak, I really appreciate it when people take their shoes off in my house (not to mention our carpet is almost white...)  But, I HATE asking people to do it if they don't.  When I saw this picture on Pinterest I decided this was definitely going to be done in our new house:


May 20, 2013

PinkBlush Maternity Giveaway

If you are on Pinterest, you have most likely seen some of the cute, trendy maternity clothes sold at PinkBlush Maternity.  PinkBlush, in my opinion, has more cute maternity clothes on their website than any other store or website I have seen- and I have looked, believe me.

I was sent a gorgeous, high-quality lace tunic to review and I was really impressed.  The thing that I love about their maternity clothing is that it is all cute enough that you could wear it even when you aren't pregnant- at least a lot of the tops and dresses and skirts.  There are even some yoga pants that I would totally wear after pregnancy.  



May 16, 2013

Mini Session Photo Shoot Giveaway!

I just wanted to give all of you (or at least those of you in Utah) the chance to win one of my photography giveaways!  Here is what I am doing right now:


Just go HERE to like my page and you are entered! 

May 15, 2013

Officially a Green Smoothie Addict

So here's my story, I am only 28 years old, not currently pregnant or nursing, have a healthy BMI, and get enough sleep 8-10 hours (usually interrupted.)  I was feeling crappy- just didn't have much energy and a little sick to my stomach in the mornings.  And, we currently are going through a job change and aren't covered insurance-wise for the next month, so going to the doctor to see what I could do differently was out of the question.  Luckily, there is a little thing called facebook that I like to go to often to pick all my friend's brains for advice, so I did.  I am SO glad that I did- at least 3 people mentioned green smoothies or the "Green Smoothie Girl" and I did some researching on her.  I wanted to completely change the way our family was eating and this was a great place to start.

So, after 2 weeks of eating WAY more fruits and veggies whole or made into smoothies I feel WAY better already!  I have the energy I used to get for a couple hours after drinking a Diet Dr. Pepper ALL the time now- without caffeine!  I will probably go into this way we are eating more later, but for today I just had to share the tips I have learned to make green smoothies and make making them an easy daily process:


1. Buy in bulk and freeze spinach, kale, ripe bananas, other fruits like peaches, plums, berries, etc. (Or buy frozen)
For the spinach and kale I just use sandwich ziplock bags and get a REALLY big handful into it then smash down and squeeze out the air.  For bananas I put a banana into a bag then smash it around- makes it easier for the blender later on to break off smaller chunks.  You will want to just compare prices per lb. and shop sales- you can even freeze canned fruits to give your smoothie some really good texture and keep it cold longer!

May 10, 2013

Body Wrap Giveaway!

Okay you guys, I'm not sure if I have told you this before, but I hate my body in the Spring.  All the winter weight just magically appears, I am as pale as I will ever be in the year, and my skin breaks out for no reason whatsoever.  So, when my cousin approached me to do a review and giveaway with It Works! Body Wraps that I had been hearing so much about, I was totally on board. 

While I was completely skeptical of what a wrap could really do to my body, but I was actually pretty surprised with my results.  I didn't have a lot of fat to lose, so I didn't lose inches, but the wrap really firmed and tightened the whole area I used it on.  It is really simple to use, as you can see in this video:


May 7, 2013

Easy-peasy Pillows for $1

I really hope that I made this easy to understand, but I may have made it just more complicated...I guess I'll find out from you guys soon enough :)

The way these only cost me $1 was because I just used fabric I already had for the backing and covered pillow forms I also already had and just needed a little face-lift.


I bought clearanced fabric samples from JoAnne's- which were beautiful, designer, and high-quality but only came in a square big enough for a pillow.  You can't beat $1 though!

May 2, 2013

Advertise With A Few of My Favorite Things!

Hey!  I have never really mention this before, but A Few of My Favorite Things is always accepting sponsors!  

We are currently averaging 1,400 hits a day- that could do a lot for a small business including Etsy shops!

There are many options for advertising including text links, buttons, and even full posts!  


Right now I am doing a special for a full year of advertising (sidebar button) for $50!!  

If your advertising budget is a bit stricter, text links are $15 for a full year!

Shoot me an email at jessicahills22@gmail.com if you are interested!  Thanks!

May 1, 2013

Jamie Clark Art Giveaway!!

My sister Jamie is an amazing artist. Whether she uses a paintbrush, pencil, clay, or glass, I’ve always been impressed by what she makes. I’ve been blessed to enjoy her work for years, and now she’s finally made a way for anyone to have her beautiful art! Yep, Jamie just launched her Etsy shop, and you just have to see the things she’s making. 

I love the custom photo art that Jamie makes. You can send her any photo, and she’ll turn it into a work of art. This can be a family portrait...