Saturday, April 30, 2011

$30 NOVICA giveaway birthday celebration!


Today (May 1st) is my birthday! What better way to celebrate than with a giveaway? I am so excited about this one!!! I recently discovered NOVICA, a truly amazing online store associated with National Geographic. NOVICA features handmade items from around the world, giving the artisans exposure and fair trade compensation. They allow the artisans to have complete control of their listings and help fund their businesses with microloans. NOVICA cuts out the middle man and allows us to meet and support these incredible families from our own homes! Their items are simply breathtaking! Read on to see more items and enter the giveaway!



NOVICA has home decorjewelry and apparel, sculptures and paintings, and so much more! These are some of my favorites of their home decor...

Just check out this mirror!!!
Sun Medallion Mirror
Isn't it gorgeous?! This mirror, and several others like it, was created by Marcos Luzalde, a Peruvian who has 5 children and has been doing this for 35 years! Incredible!

And this wool blanket...
Alpaca Wool Throw
I love love love the geometric design on this throw! It totally fits in with the geometric textile trend right now. It is made in Peru by Isidora C'cahuantico, who fell in love with his craft when he learned the trade after moving from his home region due to terrorist activity.

And how about these throw pillows...
Coffee Beans Jute pillow from Guatemala
Innocence Pillow Covers (Set of 4) from Indonesia
I can see myself now swaying in this gorgeous hammock from Brazil...
"festive Brazil" Cotton Hammock
While I am sipping out of one of these...
Golden Forest Blown Glass Margarita Glasses (Set of 4) from Mexico
Moonbeams Cognac Glasses (Set of 4) from Mexico

Check out all this handmade jewelry...



NOVICA is the perfect place to find gifts for Mom this year...


Their stuff is just incredible! I am doing a little birthday shopping for myself and I am having a hard time deciding! Anyones birthday or anniversary coming up? Turn to NOVICA for unique gifts that come with amazing stories!

Besides, product listings and the opportunity to fund micro loans to the artisans, NOVICA gives an at home shopping experience as well. Through NOVICA Live you can host your own show for all your friends from your home! Check out their website for more information on this opportunity.

So are you sold yet? Ready to enter the giveaway? Here are the details on how to enter:

HOW TO ENTER:

You must be a follower or subscriber of Finding My Aloha. You can become a follower right now by clicking "follow" on the Google Friend Connect box on the sidebar or you can subscribe in a reader or by email by clicking on the RSS button also found in the sidebar.

You have up to 2 possible entries. Please leave a separate comment/entry for each of the below:
  1. Visit NOVICA, then leave a comment here letting me know what you would like to treat yourself to.
  2. Follow NOVICA on Facebook, then leave a separate comment here.
BE SURE to leave your email in the comment form (or leave me someway to to contact you if you win). You do not have to put it in the body of your comment if you provide it in my commenting system. My commenting system does not publicly display your email.

RULES:
  • Entries will be accepted until midnight (Alaska Standard Time) on May 8th, 2011.
  • Winner will be selected using a random number generator
  • Winner will be announced here on Monday May 9th, 2011.
  • Winner will be contacted by email and will have through Thursday May 12th to respond. If the prize has not been claimed by then, another random winner will be selected, contacted and will have 3 days to respond.
  • Valid for every country NOVICA ships to.

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