Sep 27, 2012

Custom Stamp Giveaway!

I wanted to make sure that you had lots of chances to win an address stamp- especially with Christmas card season upon us!

This address stamp giveaway comes from another great Etsy shop called Asspocket Productions.  They were great to work with- very prompt and their stamps are amazing!  Not only are their designs one-of-a-kind and quirky, but they look so great on paper and seem to get just the right amount of ink when you use them.  And they have SO many to choose from.

Some of my favorite design from their shop:

They have offered an AWESOME discount code to Favorite Things readers for the next couple of months so you can get one if you don't win!  To get a whooping 20% off any order just enter discount code: FAVETHINGS20 at checkout.

Use the Rafflecopter below to enter the giveaway:

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Sep 25, 2012

Allie's Girly Room- Fabric

One of the exciting things about getting a little house for our family is that Allie gets to have a girly room (instead of sharing with Macsen.)  While it was fun to have a challenge to decorate a gender neutral room, I am excited to include Allie in the process of designing her very own big-girl room.

Although, while I have been asking Allie for her opinion on all of the decisions, I just haven't been getting the answers I particularly want.  For example, the only color she wants is PURPLE.  Not my favorite color, but that isn't the problem.  The problem is that there are like 5 patterns of fabric with purple in them in the ENTIRE world (a.k.a. on the internet) that I can tolerate and that Allie actually likes.  Didn't realize that girl has such an opinion; she is definitely her father's daughter.

Anyways, after spending literally HOURS and HOURS looking for purple fabric online, at Home Goods, JoAnne's, and Ross Allie and I finally decided on 2 that we will be using:

Curtains to the ceiling and pillows for bed:

Pillow for bed and window seat:

And I now adore!!!

Seriously, learn from my mistake and if there is something particular you want in a fabric don't waste your time- just buy it from

This isn't a sponsored post, but when I bought my fabric I used a coupon code and saved myself like $15...It's 20% off and free shipping with "sewsorry"

I can't wait to go pick out a pretty grey paint for the walls in her room now!  And, Jamie, plan on painting something really cute for her room during Christmas break, k? :)
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Sep 24, 2012

Bridal Shoes- Sponsored Post

Today I would like to introduce you to a new sponsor of A Few of My Favorite Things,  Bridal!

They have a huge selection of shoes for your big day, including flip flops, shoe cushions, and even purses!

You can buy shoes in any color- one of the most popular right now seems to be blue wedding shoes:

It seems that colored wedding shoes are all the rage right now, and Bridal Shoes lets you dye them to fit your wedding colors perfectly!

You can pretty much customize your shoes just the way you like including adding decoration (including jewels,) sparkle words on the soles, and they have every height from flats to super high heels. 

There are so many that I love on their site...these were some of my fave though:

Go take a look- especially if you are a bride-to-be!
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Sep 21, 2012

Big Plans from a Little Piece

I am so excited about these drawer pulls I just bought this week at Restoration Hardware.

I have literally lost sleep over them- that is how excited they make me! :)

The reason, is because I never thought I would be able to afford big, heavy, nice hardware for my kitchen cabinets.  Did I mention they are 8 INCHES wide?!! :)

The other reason is because this brass color is harder to find than the silver tones and I have been hoping I could have brass accents in my house but didn't think it was within my reach.

My dreams are coming true for my dream kitchen on a super strict budget!  

Can't wait to share more with you on how I am going to transform this kitchen:

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Sep 20, 2012

Twinkle Calligraphy Giveaway!

Leita is the artist of Twinkle Calligraphy and was an absolute pleasure to work with.  Here is a little about her and her business:

"Calligraphy has been a long time passion of mine. Joy fills my soul when I am creating beautiful writing. I put all my love into making words come to life. I am so happy to be able to share this joy with so many. It makes me so happy to see handmade calligraphy in unexpected places (backs of trucks, random walls, cafe menus, .. ). I fell in love with Paris witnessing all the dancing letters everywhere. I swear it is mood-altering. I am also a kundalini yoga teacher in the Phoenix area, mother of 2 amazing daughters, fiance to the most wonderful man I know, and friend to many."

Leita sent me a return address stamp in a cute little box like this one:

It is absolutely adorable!  I can't wait to do some Christmas cards this year with a cute address of our very first HOUSE!  That's right- we are finally buying our first house and couldn't be more thrilled.

 Leita also does Calligraphy for wedding announcements and name tags:

You can go see her website here

 Leita has generously offered to make a return address stamp for one lucky reader!  To enter, see the Rafflecopter below:

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Sep 17, 2012

Tee Shirt Giveaway!

"TrulySanctuary was created when we decided our daughter Truly-Louise deserved something more than pastel puppies and kitties. Our line of eclectic prints has received attention from parents everywhere—celebrities too! Each distinctive tee is designed with only the hippest kids in mind. TrulySanctuary keeps items unique, so no other kid on the playground will be as cool as yours. FINALLY TrulySanctuary comes in big kid and mommy & daddy sizes too!"

I just love Ron and Beth's fun, eclectic style and especially when it come to their onesies.  Here are a couple examples and some of my favorites from their shop:

This is the one I got to review for Macsen:

And this is the cool octopus shirt I got to review for me!

Their shirts fit really cute, I especially love the crew necks and that they are just the perfect length.  These shirts are so fun and original, and would be great gifts for just about anyone.

Ron and Beth were a pleasure to work with- customer service is everything in a company!!  They have offered one of you a shirt of choice from their shop too!

To enter the giveaway please use the Rafflecopter below:

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Sep 12, 2012

Blog Makeover Giveaway!

Today I am excited to be hosting a blog makeover giveaway from one of my friends who has also designed my photography blog!  She has been designing blogs and websites and is also writing a novel!  Read more about her here she is pretty funny.  Anyway, she has generously offered to makeover one of your blogs.

Here is what she is offering:
  • One free template
  • with a coordinating "grab my button box"
  • with profile styling (making your profile have a large image than the standard)
  • with a matching post signature

You can see some examples of her super cute templates:

To enter the giveaway, first make sure you are a follower of A Few of My Favorite Things, then take a look at her website and leave a comment on what your favorite design is.  Enter using the widget below:

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Sep 7, 2012

Urban Leaf Clothing Giveaway!!

Urban Leaf Clothing is an Etsy shop carrying hand drawn handmade clothing that focuses on caring for the planet.  Here is their statement straight from the shop:

"Our mission is to offer cool basics with a twist. We hand design and hand print all our clothing meaning each one will be unique.

For every item we sell funds are donated to plant 1 tree in a US reforestation project.

One for One.

All our items are printed with non toxic, eco-friendly inks by us. We strive to be as green as we can, using low wattage bulbs, reusing and recycling anything we can.

Each and every piece is created from our hearts in the hope we can make a difference. We love putting all our creativeness into them and know you will truly enjoy every piece."

As you can see, they have some really fun and creative tops for Men, Women, and babies:

I also adore this elephant tote!

Here is the shirt they sent me to review:

I am wearing it as I write this and it is the most comfy shirt I own!  Love it.  It is an American Apparel tee so the fabric is a good quality too.

Urban Leaf has offered to give away a shirt of choice from their shop to one of you!

To enter the giveaway, please use the rafflecopter:

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