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Thursday, June 17, 2010

CLOSED ~ NOVICA Review and Giveaway!


Oh Novica, how do I love thee?

When I was given the opportunity to review an item from Novica, I did the Snoopy dance. Honestly, I love this site. If you haven't heard of Novica or visited the site, you MUST. Novica, in association with National Geographic gives artists and artisans around the world a platform to express their artistic talents, and creativity. It is a huge marketplace where you can find unique and handmade items from all over the world. They have apparel, Corporate Gifts, furniture, housewares, Handmade Jewelry, furniture and tons and tons of Home decor items!

It took me forever to choose something for the house. I am a huge Day of the Dead collector and I found some fantastic items. These Catrina silver earrings are definitely going on my Christmas list. I also love retablos and masks of all kinds. If you came to our house, you would see why I love Novica. We have various cool folk art from all over the world. So this website is a one stop shop for me. I can find beautiful items and the prices are pretty good as well.

I have to say that I wanted them all. I found this wonderful retablo with a mirror from Peru. The detail work is wonderful and it would look fantastic in the house. I also found a beautiful Day of the Dead mask that I almost bought. But in the end, after talking with hubby, we decided on a beautiful "Sacred Monkey" mask from Bali & Java.

When I received the box, I noticed it came from Bali. When I opened it up, it was well packed and wrapped in a lovely package. I almost didn't want to open it since it was so cute. But once I opened it, I was so happy we decided on this particular item. The mask is hand carved from wood. And it fits right in with our masks from Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Africa and Mexico. It is beautifully painted and the hair is very cool. We also loved the fact that in Balinese Hindu tradition, the Monkey is considered a holy animal. According to the Ramayana legend, an army of monkeys helps Rama save queen Sita from evil. That story just made the mask that much more interesting. Now it protects our house from evil!

When we got the mask we had no idea where to place it but we finally decided to put it in the foyer next to a beautiful tin mirror we bought in Mexico. Now as people come into the house, the first thing they see is the Sacred Monkey mask. We love it. I know it might not be for everyone but it is something that we really love. We knew it belonged in our home.

So if you want some unique gifts or you love handmade treasures like me, you should go check out Novica. There is no better place to find fantastic gifts for anyone. Best of all you are helping artists all over the world make a living and be able to sell their art.

The people at Novica were so nice and gave me a $75 gift code to give away! Yes, my dear readers, you have the chance to check out Novica and purchase something cool for yourself. You know the drill!

Mandatory Entry

Go to the Novica website and tell me what you would buy if you won.

Extra Entries

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Deadline: Saturday, July 17 at 11:59 pm EST. I will use random.org to pick the winners so everyone has a chance to win. **PLEASE leave an email if your blogger profile does not include it or you don't have a blog. I need a way to contact you.** Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.


Disclosure: I received a gift code to choose a product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product.

618 comments:

  1. I am a follower via google friend connect

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  2. I like the Beaded silk tunic, 'Princess

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  3. I'd get the Carnelian and Pearl bracelet "Glow"

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  4. I'd probably get the Malachite cuff bracelet, 'Ivy'!

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  5. follow Novica on twitter - @warp65

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  6. "Like" Novica on FB - Tina Renee Barker

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  13. my tweet: http://twitter.com/warp65/status/16417595548

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  14. Following Novica on Twitter
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  15. I love Jewelry Boxes: Wood jewelry box, 'Celestial Couple'

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  17. I follow the Art on FB Jenna Marie Wood
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  18. I love the Salomonica Cedar table
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  19. cdziuba@aol.com I'd buy this:

    Citrine beaded necklace, 'Sunlight Celebration'


    by Narayani
    (India)

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  20. follow on Networked blogs carol p dziuba

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  22. Carol P Dziuba Like Novica on FB and told them you sent me

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  23. follow Novica on Twitter cdziuba

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  24. tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/16419889408

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  25. I would get the Pearl dangle earrings, 'Calla Lily'by Neeru Goel

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  26. follow you on twitter @ivansmom60

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  28. Follow Novica on Twitter @ivansmom60

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  29. tweet http://twitter.com/ivansmom60/status/16423342325

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  33. I've been looking at jewelry boxes lately, and I am really liking the Decorative chest of drawers, 'Tulips'. Lovely!

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  37. I love the Chest of drawers, 'Rose Bouquet'

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  38. I LIKE on facebook

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  39. Blogged about it

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  43. I subscribe by RSS in my feed reader.

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  44. I follow publicly on google connect

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  45. I subscribe by email

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  46. I love the Emerald Jaipur tunic. So beautiful!

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  47. I follow you on Twitter @lprice79.

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  48. I follow NOVICA on Twitter @lprice79.

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  49. Tweet http://twitter.com/lprice79/status/16437875697

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  50. follow NOVICA on twitter @bayctygrl
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  51. I would get the Sterling silver solitaire ring, 'Blue Moon'

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  52. like novica on FB and wrote you sent me Jennifer Bee

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  53. follow on google, Jennifer
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  54. Like you on FB Jennifer bee
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  55. follow on twitter @bayctygrl
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  57. June 18 tweet http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/16455685792

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  58. I follow via GFC: abfantom

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  59. I'm an email subscriber

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  60. I really like Novica's Amber cuff bracelet, 'Golden World'

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  61. If I won, I would love to get their Blue topaz and citrine necklace, 'Graceful'
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  62. Following Novica on Twitter (kailua67)

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  63. Subscribed to your blog at susieatbnb [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  64. "Like" your blog on FB (Susie Randle)

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  65. Following you on Twitter (kailua67)

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  66. Your button is on my sidebar at http://bnbproductions.terapad.com/

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  67. Following you on Networked Blogs (Susie Randle)

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  68. I love their Sterling silver cuff bracelet, 'Fireflies' and Garnet dangle earrings, 'Admiration'.

    Thank you!

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  69. I follow Novica on twitter (Tina12312)

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  70. I like Novica on facebook and I posted on their wall. (ChristineFidance)

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  71. I like you on facebook (ChristineFidance)

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  72. I'm following you on twitter (Tina12312)

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  73. I tweeted http://twitter.com/Tina12312/status/16497892847

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  74. I'm following on networked blogs (ChristineFidance)

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  75. WOULD BUY THE BLUE CARIBBEAN HAMMOCK 7399 kytah00@yahoo.com

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  76. "LIKED" WILLY-NILLYNESS ON FACEBOOK VIA ANGEL JACKLYN
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  77. SUBSCRIBED TO POST FEEDS VIA MY PERSONAL YAHOO PAGE

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  79. FOLLOW YOUR BLOG VIA GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT AS "kytah00"

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  81. "LIKE"D NOVICA ON FACEBOOK & TOLD THEM YOU SENT ME kytah00@yahoo.com

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  82. POSTED BUTTON @ http://hypnoticblend.blogspot.com/p/blog-buttons.html

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  83. I'm a Google follower
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  84. I like the Cedar and leather chest, 'Colonial Cache'

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  85. I love beaded jewelry! I'd get the Pearl and carnelian strand necklace called 'Summer Exuberance'. It looks lovely!!

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  86. I Like Novica on Facebook and I left my comment on their FB wall. ID: Lynda Castillo

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  87. I Follow Novica on Twitter. ID: Lyndadawinda

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  88. I’m your twitter follower. ID: Lyndadawinda

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  89. I’m following you publicly via GFC. ID: lyndadawinda1074

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  90. I “LIKE” you on Facebook! ID: Lynda Castillo

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  91. I’m a subscriber via RSS Feed (Google Reader).

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  92. I grabbed your button and posted it here:

    http://thespanglyprincess.blogspot.com/

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  93. I’m following you on Networked Blogs ID: Lynda Castillo

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  94. Your fabulous blog is listed in my blog list/roll here:
    http://thespanglyprincess.blogspot.com/

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  95. 3- I blogged about this giveaway and posted here:
    http://thespanglyprincess.blogspot.com/2010/06/novica-giveaway_18.html

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  96. 2- I blogged about this giveaway and posted here:
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  97. 1- I blogged about this giveaway and posted here:
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  98. http://twitter.com/tnshadylady/status/16517983890

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  99. daily tweet http://twitter.com/Tina12312/status/16541587290

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  100. I would get the Silver dangle earrings, 'Floral Network'.

    kaleidoscopequeen at gmail dot com

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  101. I follow you on Twitter - @kaleidoscopeq

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  102. I follow Novica on Twitter - @kaleidoscopeq

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  103. http://twitter.com/tnshadylady/status/16586487081

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  104. Oh I love "The Dance of the Waves" iron vase. I would get it.

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  105. I follow novica on twtiter @creep4ward

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  106. they have some gorgeous batik patinting. But I would get the garnet cuff bracelet "remembering".

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  107. daily tweet http://twitter.com/Tina12312/status/16626740682

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  108. i love the Wood sculpture, 'Singing Frog'

    by Luh Mas Sri Pertamiari

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  109. I would get one of Novica's lovely Batik robes.

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  110. I am following Novica on twittr

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  111. I am following Novica on facebook and posted about this blog on their wall

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  112. I would get one of the Batik robes

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  113. I am following you on twitter The_Sunshyn (sorry about the earlier double post here it looked like it didn't go through)

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  114. I liked you on facebook (Natalie Vanderheiden)

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  115. I just tweeted about this
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  116. http://twitter.com/tnshadylady/status/16665140640

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  117. I would buy the awesome and unique Cedar and leather chest, 'Eagle Guardian'!
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  118. I love the Batik jute and leather hobo handbag, 'Earth Fruits'!
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  119. I follow novica on twitter!
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  120. I am a FB fan of novica!
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  121. I subscribe by email!
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  122. I like you on FB!
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  123. I follow you on twitter!
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  124. I( follow on network blogs!
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  125. I subscribe by google reader!
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  126. I follow on gooogle frined!
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  127. I tweeted!
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  128. daily tweet http://twitter.com/Tina12312/status/16705061089

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  129. I just tweeted this again - http://twitter.com/The_Sunshyn/status/16708704173

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  130. OMG, I've never seen the NOVICA site before and you want me to choose just one item??? How about some of those cool earrings or necklaces. No wait. Area rugs! Ummm, or a painting. No, some baskets! Or . . .

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  131. Wood statuette, 'Cat in Meditation'

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  132. http://twitter.com/tnshadylady/status/16746059068

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  133. I follow Novica on Twitter
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  134. follow you on twitter(@Missybeez80

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  136. I would get the Marble and onyx chess set, 'Ribbons of Onyx'.


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  137. I just tweeted about this again - http://twitter.com/The_Sunshyn/status/16790777948

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  138. daily tweet http://twitter.com/Tina12312/status/16791247121

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  139. Google friend follower

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  140. I like the Amazonite flower Earrings (Lily).

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  141. I would buy the Pearl choker, 'Fascinating Blue'.
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  142. I like Novica o facebook and sail you sent me.
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  143. I follow Novica on twitter.
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  144. I follow on networked blogs.
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  145. I follow on google friend connect.
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  150. I tweeted this today - http://twitter.com/The_Sunshyn/status/16870283615

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  151. I would purchase the Teak welcome sign, 'Harvest'.
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  152. tweet http://twitter.com/ivansmom60/status/16880621954

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  154. I just tweeted this - http://twitter.com/The_Sunshyn/status/16954728832

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  156. daily tweet http://twitter.com/ivansmom60/status/16958680389

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  158. Follow Novica on Twitter (@spelena).
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  159. I would get the Pearl strand necklace, 'Triple Halo' by Matta.
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  160. I am a fan of Novica on Facebook (Elena Shkinder-Gugel) and left a message on their wall.
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  161. Follow you on Twitter (@spelena).
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  162. Subscribed by email.
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  163. Liked The Art of Random Willynillyness on Facebook (Elena Shkinder-Gugel).
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  165. Follow your blog publicly via Google Friend Connect (Elena Shkinder-Gugel).
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  166. Subscribed to your feed.
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  168. Their Bamboo boxes, 'Treasured Gifts' (set of 3) caught my eye for the living room!
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  169. Following NOVICA via Twitter.erinxduh
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  170. LIKE NOVICA on Facebook
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  177. I like the cotton tank top "Carefree Olive"

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  178. I tweeted this today - http://twitter.com/The_Sunshyn/status/17036166017

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