Friday, April 15, 2011

-closed- NOVICA $75 Worldwide Giveaway and Review



How would it make you feel, knowing the beautiful pieces you purchase from NOVICA is changing the lives of artisans in developing countries? That's what NOVICA does they are one of the leading fair trade artisan websites. They work with National Geographic to give talented artisans around the world a place to express their artistic talents and provide access to the world market. With NOVICA, the pieces you purchase, you are getting more than extraordinary handmade gifts, jewelry and decor, you will also learn about the artist who created that piece and learn a little of their culture.

I was offered to pick a couple pieces out from NOVICA, so I went to their Unique Gifts section as well as their Silver Jewelry Section to see what goodies I could find to treat myself. I searched through hundreds of earrings and necklaces trying to decided what I'd really like. Take a look at what I received:

'Happy Hmong Village' Cotton Handbag
All is color in this charming village scene. Embroidered by hand, people from Thailand's Hmong hill tribe go about their daily chores. The motifs cover a generous front pocket on a cotton sling tote. By Jiap Rojjana, the bag is fully lined and an inner pocket with zipper keeps small items handy. Both the outer pocket and the purse close with coconut shell buttons.

This is a great bag, I love the culture of it, the lovely embroidery on the front pocket, the large strap is perfect for wrapping over your shoulder (great for when you're out and about and want both hands free from a falling purse strap). The buttons are adorable and it's got lots of room inside. I love how simple but different it is. It came beautifully gift wrapped, I hated unwrapping it! =)




Kenari transforms the ethereal beauty of frangipanis into a design of timeless elegance. The earrings are crafted with sterling silver featuring petals with textured details. .925 Sterling silver
I LOVE these flowers (I'll call them Plumerias), having lived in Hawaii these bring back memories for me, those flowers smell SO good!  These earrings are just beautiful, dangly, bright and nicely made, however the earring hook is different from their photo (above). They came wrapped up in a beautiful gift box tied with a handmade floral (see my photo). Along with that came a note card telling a little about the artist, Kenari from Bali.




NOVICA also has consultant opportunities to host a show or become a consultant! Come check out NOVICA Live. Also find NOVICA on facebook and twitter!
I am questioning the original shipment origin of these items, on March 31, in my Fed Ex email it says arrived at shipping in Thailand and should be here the 11th. It made it here the 6th, and the shipping label on the simple cardboard box they shipped these in says it's from novica.com customer service in Kansas City, MO dated March 31. HMMMM???? I thought these would really be shipped from Bali and Thailand to me.
Anyways, these pieces are lovely and I'm going to assume they are all shipped to a warehouse in MO from their countries. I will have to ask about that. 







ONE "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" Worldwide fan will win a $75 gift code to shop at NOVICA!



 
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I wrote this review for "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" about Novica. I received free product to keep for this review from Novica. All opinions for this review are that of myself & family. Product info & stock images provided by PR or Co. Thank you Novica!! 

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125 Lovely Comments:

Julie D. said...

I'm a GFC follower, and I like this bag: http://handbags.novica.com/favorites/wool-tote-handbag-earthly-bouquet/165516/

luckyjd2k at gmail dot com

erin m. said...

Following the blog via GFC.(panicxduh)
Their Bamboo boxes, 'Treasured Gifts' (set of 3) by Wayan Genep
caught my eye at NOVICA!

panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

erin m. said...

Subscribed to the blog RSS google feed.
panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

erin m. said...

Tweet!
http://twitter.com/#!/erinxduh/status/59162810353065984
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erin m. said...

YUM! I'm Following along at the MIH Recipe blog via GFC.(panicxduh)
panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

erin m. said...

I LIKE Mommy? I'm Hungry! on Facebook (Erin Mize)
panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

jc said...

The Universal Love Gemstone Tree would be perfect for Mother's Day, so serene!

I follow via gfc, thanks for the lovely giveaway.

yumihamano@gmail.com

jc said...

I follow your recipe blog. I'm not only hungry, I'm ravenous!

yumihamano@gmail.com

tamiv said...

I Follow You with GFC! I like the Crimson Heart Jewelry Box!
geauxtami@yahoo.com

tamiv said...

I Follow You on Twitter (@tamivol)
Tweeted: 4/16
http://twitter.com/tamivol/status/49861881745252353

geauxtami@yahoo.com

scottsgal said...

follow on gfc
I like the blue ribbon wine glass set
msboatgal at aol.com

scottsgal said...

like you on fb and commented on wall
cheryl s
msboatgal at aol.com

joder said...

I'm a MIH Blog Follower with Google Friend Connect as Joder. And I'd love this ring from Novica...Sterling silver band ring, 'Star Shine'... http://jewelry.novica.com/rings/bands/sterling-silver-band-ring-star-shine/178786/

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

joder said...

I'm already subscribed to MIH in RSS/email feed.

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

joder said...

I follow you on Twitter @jone402 and tweeted here.... http://twitter.com/#!/jone402/status/59290258461818880

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

joder said...

I'm a MIH Facebook Fan and said HI as Jody F.

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

joder said...

I follow along with your MIH recipe blog as Joder.

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

royalegacy said...

GFC follower
I would like the Carnelian and pearl flower necklace, "fantasy" and the Pearl and rose quartz strand necklace, 'Cascade'
royalegacy at gmail dot com

royalegacy said...

I follow you on Twitter and tweeted;
http://twitter.com/royalegacy/status/59299582676451329

Stacey said...

follow via GFC and would love to get this Sterling silver wrap bracelet, 'Lotus Bud'

Stacey said...

tweeted - here http://twitter.com/#!/gr8savingstacey/status/59393041441624064

heartnsoulcooking said...

MIH Blog Follower via GFC [Geraldine Sandoval]
I would LOVE to get the Pearl dangle earrings, 'Blue Moon'
heartnsoulcooking[at]gmail[dot]com

heartnsoulcooking said...

LIKE "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" on FB [Geri Sandoval]
heartnsoulcooking[at]gmail[dot]com

heartnsoulcooking said...

Follow MommyImHungry on twitter @Gerisandoval
and tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/Gerisandoval/status/59427407479832576
heartnsoulcooking[at]gmail[dot]com

heartnsoulcooking said...

Follow Mommy? Im Hungry! Recipe Blog via GFC [Geraldine Sandoval]
heartnsoulcooking[at]gmail[dot]com

Krista said...

I follow you via GFC (MonkeygirlSavings). I visited Novica and I would love to have Cotton shoulder bag, 'Purple Lotus'. It's gorgeous! Thanks for the opportunity!

monkeygirlsavings @ rocketmail.com


Krista said...

I follow you via GFC (MonkeygirlSavings). I visited Novica and I would love to have Cotton shoulder bag, 'Purple Lotus'. It's gorgeous! Thanks for the opportunity!

monkeygirlsavings @ rocketmail.com


Krista said...

I follow you on Twitter (@monkeygirlsavin)



http://twitter.com/#!/monkeygirlsavin/status/59434977435193344

monkeygirlsavings @ rocketmail.com

Krista said...

I follow you on FB (Monkeygirl Savings) and I said Hi!



monkeygirlsavings @ rocketmail.com

Krista said...

I follow your MIH recipe blog. And that strawberry recipe now has me hungry (MonkeygirlSavings)



monkeygirlsavings @ rocketmail.com

joder said...

I re-tweeted today.... http://twitter.com/#!/jone402/status/59640125583405056

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Shilo Beedy said...

I follow with gfc as Shilo Beedy
My favorite is the Garnet cocktail ring, 'Silver Tiger'
http://jewelry.novica.com/rings/ringsize-6/garnet-cocktail-ring-silver-tiger/160666/

shilobeedy@gmail.com

tamiv said...

Daily Tweet: 4/17
http://twitter.com/#!/tamivol/status/49861881745252353

geauxtami@yahoo.com

Domestic Diva said...

I follow on gfc

I like the Andean panpipes.

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

Krista said...

http://twitter.com/#!/monkeygirlsavin/status/59731950486818816

monkeygirlsavings @ rocketmail.com

karenmed409 said...

Songbirds Leather and mahogany magazine rack

karenmed409 at comcast dot net

karenmed409 said...

MIH facebook fan and said Hello!
http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10150224881023413&id=1259438473
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karenmed409 said...

rt-http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/59742121434943488
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Lynda Del. said...

I follow you via GFC. ID: Lynda Del
I'd get the Natural orchid and tiger's eye long necklace, 'Whipped Cream'.
lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

Lynda Del. said...

I tweeted - http://twitter.com/#!/lyndadawinda/status/59793336868941824
lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

royalegacy said...

http://twitter.com/royalegacy/status/59827176375189504

royalegacy at gmail dot com

Mike said...

I liked your facebook page!

I am loving those shoulder bags,
trinity_dm67[@] hotmail.com

Candace said...

I follow you on gfc.
I really like the Peridot solitaire ring, 'Shimmering Fruit'. So many beautiful pieces!
readysetwin at gmail dot com

Candace said...

I like MIH on facebook and said hi.
readysetwin at gmail dot com

tamiv said...

Daily Tweet: 4/18
http://twitter.com/tamivol/status/49861881745252353

geauxtami@yahoo.com

Krista said...

http://twitter.com/#!/monkeygirlsavin/status/60114933853073408

monkeygirlsavings @ rocketmail.com


joder said...

Daily tweet... http://twitter.com/#!/jone402/status/60145996943982592

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

karenmed409 said...

rt-http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/60158910694293504
karenmed409 at comcast dot net

tamiv said...

Daily Tweet: 4/19
http://twitter.com/tamivol/status/49861881745252353

geauxtami@yahoo.com

joder said...

Daily tweet..... http://twitter.com/#!/jone402/status/60409151649611776

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Krista said...

http://twitter.com/#!/monkeygirlsavin/status/60489263514533888
monkeygirlsavings @ rocketmail.com


joder said...

Daily tweet.... http://twitter.com/#!/jone402/status/60751308721885184

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

tamiv said...

Daily Tweet: 4/20
http://twitter.com/tamivol/status/49861881745252353

geauxtami@yahoo.com

Krista said...

http://twitter.com/#!/monkeygirlsavin/status/60845269318774785

monkeygirlsavings @ rocketmail.com

joder said...

Daily tweet.... http://twitter.com/#!/jone402/status/61126022539653120

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Krista said...

http://twitter.com/#!/monkeygirlsavin/status/61129185460105216

monkeygirlsavings @ rocketmail.com


tamiv said...

Tweeted: 4/21
http://twitter.com/tamivol/status/49861881745252353

geauxtami@yahoo.com

tamiv said...

Daily Tweet: 4/22
http://twitter.com/tamivol/status/49861881745252353

geauxtami@yahoo.com

joder said...

Daily tweet.... http://twitter.com/#!/jone402/status/61507521726251008

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Krista said...

http://twitter.com/#!/monkeygirlsavin/status/61600717026238464

monkeygirlsavings @ rocketmail.com

joder said...

Daily tweet.... http://twitter.com/#!/jone402/status/61839106044461056

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Krista said...

http://twitter.com/#!/monkeygirlsavin/status/61881266949210112
monkeygirlsavings @ rocketmail.com

Krista said...

http://twitter.com/#!/monkeygirlsavin/status/62199977593679872

monkeygirlsavings @ rocketmail.com

joder said...

Daily tweet.... http://twitter.com/#!/jone402/status/62218752258879488

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

tamiv said...

Daily Tweet: 4/24
http://twitter.com/#!/tamivol/status/49861881745252353

geauxtami@yahoo.com

joder said...

Daily tweet.... http://twitter.com/#!/jone402/status/62567469721722882

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Krista said...

http://twitter.com/#!/monkeygirlsavin/status/62597479484497920

monkeygirlsavings @ rocketmail.com

tamiv said...

Daily Tweet: 4/25
http://twitter.com/#!/tamivol/status/49861881745252353

geauxtami@yahoo.com

tamiv said...

Daily Tweet: 4/26
http://twitter.com/#!/tamivol/status/49861881745252353

geauxtami@yahoo.com

joder said...

Daily tweet... http://twitter.com/#!/jone402/status/62962661868048384

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Krista said...

http://twitter.com/#!/monkeygirlsavin/status/63053753439354880

monkeygirlsavings @ rocketmail.com


karenmed409 said...

rt-http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/63063849082953728
karenmed409 at comcast dot net

tamiv said...

Daily Tweet: 4/27
http://twitter.com/tamivol/status/49861887145252353

geauxtami@yahoo.com

Krista said...

http://twitter.com/#!/monkeygirlsavin/status/63308016707051520

monkeygirlsavings @ rocketmail.com

joder said...

Daily tweet.... http://twitter.com/#!/jone402/status/63323913874182144

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

karenmed409 said...

rt-http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/63443056115986433
karenmed409 at comcast dot net

Lesley said...

I'm a GFC follower and the Natural leaf silver plated choker, 'Fern Love' has my name written all over it!
http://jewelry.novica.com/natural-flower/natural-leaf-silver-plated-choker-fern-love/164685/

Lesley said...

I get your emails through RSS at sillygirl3111(at)hotmail(dot)com.

tamiv said...

Tweeted: 4/28
http://twitter.com/#!/tamivol/status/49861881745252353

geauxtami@yahoo.com

joder said...

Daily tweet.... http://twitter.com/#!/jone402/status/63645488985022464

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Krista said...

http://twitter.com/#!/monkeygirlsavin/status/63652313876799488

monkeygirlsavings @ rocketmail.com

coriwestphal said...

I'm a Google Friend (follower): Cori Westphal
And I'd love the Alpaca wool hood sweater, 'Winter Fog'!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

coriwestphal said...

I'm an RSS subscriber via Google Reader.

coriwestphal at msn dot com

coriwestphal said...

I follow you on Twitter @coriwestphal
Tweet: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/statuses/63663901006495744

coriwestphal at msn dot com

coriwestphal said...

I'm a recipe blog Google Friend (follower): Cori Westphal

coriwestphal at msn dot com

Lesley said...

I follow you as FabFlawed and tweeted:
http://twitter.com/#!/FabFlawed/status/63816900521635840

tamiv said...

Tweeted: 4/29
http://twitter.com/#!/tamivol/status/49861881745252353

geauxtami@yahoo.com

kolpin said...

love the Cotton wraparound dress, 'Sassy Turquoise'
gfc follower kolpin
kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

Krista said...

http://twitter.com/#!/monkeygirlsavin/status/64008619577982976

monkeygirlsavings @ rocketmail.com

karenmed409 said...

rt-http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/64013804631109632
karenmed409 at comcast dot net

joder said...

Daily tweet... http://twitter.com/#!/jone402/status/64080170105057280

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

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