Wednesday, May 4, 2011

NOVICA Review and Giveaway

Working with both visual (painters, sculptors, photographers) and performing artists (musicians and actors) on a daily basis at my job has helped me develop a sense of appreciation for the creative process, beauty, and value of ART. 

When I came across the mission of  NOVICA, I was impressed and felt fortunate for the opportunity to review one of their products.  The mission of NOVICA is: "We want to give artists and artisans around the world a global platform to express their true artistic talents and to spur their creativity. And, we want to provide you with access to unique, hard-to-find items at great values that only the Internet infrastructure can allow."

NOVICA has a beautiful, wonderful, colorful assortment of home decor, handmade jewelry and apparel, paintings, and is just a great place for unique gifts!  Plus Novica has started a consultant program at Novica Live where they can help folks celebrate world culture and fair trade in homes across the nation.

I chose to review a pair of sterling silver dangle earrings, named 'Tiger Lily' created by an artist named Wadarat Supasirisuk from Thailand.  My cute earrings came by FEDEX express mail in a beautiful gift box with a handwritten note from the artist!  I was very impressed by the quick delivery, presentation of the product, and happy that it was exactly as pictured and described on the website.  My daughters were most impressed of all and they can't wait for the day when mommy lets them "borrow" her (my) jewelry.

SHOP: Earrings are probably the easiest accessory to buy as a gift as they are practical, take little space, thoughtful, and one of the accessories that I don't believe I'll ever have "too many" of. Check out NOVICA.com for awesome gifts for Mom!!
WINYou can win a Novica $30 gift certificate by going to the Novica website and then leaving a comment below telling us what you love at Novica.  This is the mandatory entry for this giveaway and must be done before all of the additional entries.
 

To earn an additional entry, do one (or all) of the following and leave a separate comment for each thing you do:

1. Become a Google Friends Connect follower of Moana Saves (in the sidebar).

2. Become a Networked Blogs follower of Moana Saves (in the sidebar).
3. Follow
 Moana Saves on Twitter.
4. Follow Novica on Twitter.
5. Tweet about this giveaway (limit one tweet per day) using the following: #win a $30 GC from @novica and and @moanasaves ends 5/30 http://bit.ly/kKv1iY
6. Subscribe to the Moana Saves feed via RSS reader and/or email updates (in the sidebar).
7. Like the 
Moana Saves Facebook page.


Only one person per email/household/IPaddress can enter this giveaway. He/she must be 18+ years old and reside in the U.S. This giveaway ends on 5/30 at 11:59 PM HST (Hawaii Standard Time). One winner will be chosen randomly via Random.org. I will notify the winner via email and he/she must respond to claim the prize within 48 hours or I will draw another winner.


I was not compensated for this post although I did receive a free product in exchange for my review.  Any and all opinions here are my own.

140 comments:

  1. I'd like a set of Andean panpipes.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  2. I follow on gfc

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  3. I love the Amethyst drop earrings.

    marieimy (at) gmail (dot) com

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  4. GFC follower.

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  5. Follow Moana Saves on twitter (marieimy)

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  6. I like the summer harvest ceramic pitcher.
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  7. I follow you on GFC
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  8. I follow you on networked blogs.
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  9. I like you on Facebook.
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  10. I like Novica on Facebook.
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  11. I am a Google Friends Connect follower of Moana Saves.

    larkspurpurple (at) gmail.com

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  12. I follow Moana Saves on Twitter. I am @purplelarkspur

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  13. 5/5 Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/PurpleLarkspur/status/66354075146534912

    larkspurpurple (at) gmail.com

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  14. I subscribe via RSS

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  15. Such pretty turquoise earrings. Love them!

    http://jewelry.novica.com/earrings/cluster/citrine-and-amethyst-dangle-earrings-confetti-blue/171751/

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

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  16. http://twitter.com/#!/PurpleLarkspur/status/66723523296641024

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  17. I love the Tunic, 'Exotic Blue'

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  18. I follow you on GFC publicly

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  19. I follow you on Twitter as @justsojanettxo

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  20. I follow NOVICA on Twitter as @justsojanettxo

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  21. I follow you on Twitter as @justsojanettxo

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  22. I'm already subscribed to your emails

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  23. I liked your Facebook page

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  24. I liked NOVICA on Facebook

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  25. http://twitter.com/#!/PurpleLarkspur/status/66990446768955392

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  26. http://twitter.com/#!/PurpleLarkspur/status/67364860857548801

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  27. http://twitter.com/#!/PurpleLarkspur/status/67792921495212032

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  28. http://twitter.com/#!/PurpleLarkspur/status/68165304953470976

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  29. Follow Moana on GFC
    Lucky Brown

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

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  30. Follow Moana on Networked blogs
    rose manning

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

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  31. Follow Novica on Twitter
    @hopscotchlime

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

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  32. Follow Moana on Twitter
    @hopscotchlime

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

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  33. Facebook fan of Novica
    rose manning

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  34. Facebook fan of Moana
    rose manning

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

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  35. Email subscriber

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

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  36. RSS feed to My Yahoo reader
    sleeplesssalamander/yahoo

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

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  37. Following you on Networked Blog.

    marysbookworm@cableone.net

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  38. Following Novica on Twitter as tnbell48

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  39. Following you on Twitter at tnbell48

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  40. Subscribed to email newsletter.

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  41. this is my tweet from 5/12, when blogger was down: http://twitter.com/#!/PurpleLarkspur/status/68870542429650944

    larkspurpurple (at) gmail.com

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  42. 5/13 tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/PurpleLarkspur/status/69249166307622913

    larkspurpurple (at) gmail.com

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  43. I love their site! My Aunt would freak over their stuff lol

    I loved the Wood bookends, 'Speak No Evil Monkey' (pair)! cool!

    Thank you for the chance to win!

    ajoebloe(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. Following you via GFC as JoeyfromSC

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  45. email subscriber

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  46. Following you via Networked Blogs

    JoeyfromSC

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    Joey J.

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  47. Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/JoeyfromSC/status/69491844005892096

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  48. Liked the Moana saves facebook page

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    Joey J.

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  49. Liked the Novica facebook page also

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    Joey J.

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  50. RSS feed subscriber also

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  51. you have 2 diff expiration dates for this giveaway, so i'm assuming you extended it til tonight to account for the move?

    i love cosmopolitan earth

    kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

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  52. gfc follower kolpin


    you have 2 diff expiration dates for this giveaway, so i'm assuming you extended it til tonight to account for the move?

    kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

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  53. twitter follower @kolpin4680


    you have 2 diff expiration dates for this giveaway, so i'm assuming you extended it til tonight to account for the move?

    kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

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  54. novica twitter follower @kolpin4680


    you have 2 diff expiration dates for this giveaway, so i'm assuming you extended it til tonight to account for the move?

    kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

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  55. I would LOVE to get the Silver filigree ring, 'Enchantment'
    heartnsoulcooking[at]gmail[dot]com

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  56. I really like the Blue topaz solitaire ring, 'Enchanted Bali'

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com

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  57. I like your blog on facebook (Louis Here)

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  58. I like Novica on facebook (Louis Here)

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  59. following you on twitter @left_the_stars

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  60. following @NOVICA on twitter @left_the_stars

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  61. Follow Moana Saves via GFC [Geraldine Sandoval]
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  62. Follow Moana Saves on Twitter @Gerisandoval
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  63. Tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/Gerisandoval/status/73216531600912384
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  64. Follow Novica on Twitter @Gerisandoval
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  65. Like Novica on FB [Geri Sandoval]
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  66. LIKE Moana Saves on FB [Geri Sandoval]
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  67. Tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/Gerisandoval/status/73509237527019520
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  68. I love the pretty household items like the Ceramic sugar bowl and creamer, 'Autumn Garden'.
    maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

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  69. I follow your blog publicly via Google Friend Connect as shala_darkstone.
    maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

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  70. I follow you on Networked Blogs (FB name: Maddie Brubaker).
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  71. I follow Moana Saves on Twitter (@shala_darkstone).
    maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

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  72. I follow Novica on Twitter (@shala_darkstone).
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  73. I subscribe to your RSS feed.
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  74. I like the Moana Saves Facebook page (FB name: Maddie Brubaker).
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  75. I like the Novica Facebook page (FB name: Maddie Brubaker).
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  76. GFC follower as Terri S Crum

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  77. Networked Blogs follower as Terri S Crum

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  78. following Moana Saves via Twitter as tlcrum06

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  79. following Novica via Twitter as tlcrum06

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  80. following Moana Saves on FB as Terri Stubblefield Crum

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  81. Tweeted giveaway as tlcrum06 5/28

    http://twitter.com/#!/tlcrum06/status/74380433852342273

    tlcrum06@att.net

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  82. email subscriber of Moana Saves

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  83. Liked Novica on FB as Terri STubblefield Crum

    tlcrum06@att.net

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  84. Hi!
    I love the Natural Fibers Journal (large) Green Marble
    I've loved this one for a while and keep forgetting to save my money to purchase it.
    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win in this giveaway!
    ~Mippy :)
    bunnysmip (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

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  85. Hi!
    I follow via GFC
    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win in this giveaway!
    ~Mippy :)
    bunnysmip (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

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  86. Hi!
    I subscribe via email
    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win in this giveaway!
    ~Mippy :)
    bunnysmip (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

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  87. Hi!
    I like you on FB
    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win in this giveaway!
    ~Mippy :)
    bunnysmip (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

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  88. Hi!
    I like Novica on FB
    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win in this giveaway!
    ~Mippy :)
    bunnysmip (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

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  89. Oh this is EASY.....I LOVE Novica! I go to the website every day & drool over this top that I want so bad (but we lost everything we own & don't really have money to go shopping right now). It is the coolest "Hippie" top & it just screams my name! (ha ha ha) The name of the top is
    NOVICA Cotton blouse, 'Hypnotic Geometry' & it is amazing! Thank you so much for the chance to win this gift card! (oooh I hope I win so bad)

    Thank you again!,
    Danielle Hogan
    hwylde69@yahoo.com

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  90. I love the jewelry and travel bags
    robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

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  91. follow you on networked blogs
    robinlscott

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  92. follow you on twitter
    robinlscott

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  93. follow novica on twitter
    robinlscott
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  94. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/robinlscott/status/74731786495733760
    robinlscott
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  95. follow you on yahoo rss feed
    robinlscott
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  96. like you on fb
    Robin Scott
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  97. like novice on fb
    Robin Scott
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  98. follow you on gfc
    Robin Scott
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  99. I adore the Wood sculpture 'Bonds of the Heart'.

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  100. Google Friends Connect follower of Moana Saves

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  101. Follow Moana Saves on Twitter. (@won2x)

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  102. Follow Novica on Twitter.

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  103. http://twitter.com/#!/won2x/status/74944347447103488

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  104. Like the Moana Saves Facebook page. (Wendy T).

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  105. Like the Novica Facebook page.

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  106. I like the Pineapple shaped aluminum spoon tray.

    mrs.marcus2 at yahoo dot com

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  107. I love the Glass pitcher, 'Amber Harmony'.
    mrshud at cox dot net

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  108. I like you on FB (Stephanie Bell Huddleston)
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  109. I like Novica on FB (Stephanie Bell Huddleston)
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  110. I follow on Networked Blogs
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  111. email subscriber
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  112. I subscribe to your feed in my google reader
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  113. I would get the mystical pedal necklace (amethyst)

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  114. http://twitter.com/#!/won2x/status/75227882280067072

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  115. I love the cotton wraparound dress in sassy turquoise
    angiewith3 at live dot com

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  116. Follow moana save on networked blogs
    angiewith3 at live dot com

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  117. already follow moana saves on twitter as @angiewith3
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  118. Follow Novica on twitter as @angiewith3
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  119. RT'd giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/angiewith3/status/75314663528742912
    angiewith3 at live dot com

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  120. liked moana saves on FB as free stuff, fun sites, contests, and more
    angiewith3 at live dot com

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  121. already like novica's fb page as free stuff, fun sites, contests, and more
    angiewith3 at live dot com

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  122. I love this burnished clay ceramic vase called 'A Splendid Year'! http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=157613
    daisydoo200 at yahoo dotcom

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  123. I follow you on Networked Blogs! (Helena.L)
    daisydoo200 at yahoo dotcom

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  124. I follow you on Twitter @Melahelen!
    daisydoo200 at yahoo dotcom

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  125. I follow Novica on Twitter @Melahelen!
    daisydoo200 at yahoo dotcom

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  126. Tweet! #win a $30 GC from @novica and and @moanasaves ends 5/30 http://bit.ly/kKv1iY
    daisydoo200 at yahoo dotcom

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  127. I subscribe via e-mail!
    daisydoo200 at yahoo dotcom

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  128. I like you on FB! (Helena.L)
    daisydoo200 at yahoo dotcom

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  129. I like Novica on FB! (Helena.L)
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  130. I like th lilac in motion drop earrings almostcrazycouponladyatgmaildotcom

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  131. I love love love the Sterling silver cocktail ring, 'Bubbles'. LOVE it!!
    Connie
    CGruning at aol.com

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  132. I am a Networked Blogs follower of Moana Saves
    Connie
    CGruning at aol.com

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  133. I subscribe via email
    Connie
    CGruning at aol.com

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  134. Like you on Facebook as CGruning
    Connie
    CGruning at aol.com

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  135. Like NOVICA on Facebook as CGruning
    Connie
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  136. Tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/Gerisandoval/status/75371857502683137
    heartnsoulcooking[at]gmail[dot]com

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