Tuesday, January 11, 2011

LAST CHANCE......$100.00 Novica gift certificate...DRAWING TONIGHT..SUNDAY

We have been without an internet connection for waaaay to long but FINALLY have it back.  Sooo to celebrate I want to bring you a great cause with a $100.00 certificate give away as well as a give away from The Scented Cottage Studio.

Just one of the beautiful items from Novica
We have received numerous requests to advertise, to do give aways that are basically advertising and I have always refused.  When Novica contacted me I did not hesitate ... while  I did not start this blog for commercial reasons, other than my own website :) ... this  to me is "different".  Novica in association with National Geographic,  is helping artisans to make a living for themselves and their families.
I know this has been a very difficult year for many, but remember, our difficult times are nothing compared to what people in other countries go through on a daily basis.  If you can take the time after looking at the beautiful items you can choose from when you win to read about the program and sponsor an artisan (remember, you will get your initial investment back !) it is my belief it will come back to you many times over.   I sponsor four artisans and hope to sponsor more as the year goes on.  Even if you can not help at this time, please see what these artisans have to offer, enter to win the $100. gift certificate and when you do win post about them and the work Novica is doing...help get the word out and that will be a big help to these artisans too.
All my blog followers are entered automatically... to receive extra entries, leave a comment, do a blog post (please leave a link) and Tweeeeeet !!!   each will give you an extra entry for EACH give away !!!

  To see what you can get with your $100.00 gift certificate visit here ...NOVICA 
From the Scented Cottage Studio you will be entered to win a French Lavender bundle, an Eiffel Tower key chain and cookie cutter plus a few other surprise goodies !   You can see the lavender bundles on the Scented Cottage webshop, link on the sidebar.  So please, follow, leave a comment, blog and Tweeeeeeeet  for entries to both of these give aways.
Thank you for taking the time to read this ... thank you for entering and spreading the word about Novica and the additional give away....and I hope you win !!!  GOING TO DRAW THIS SUNDAY NIGHT ...!!!


Susan said...

Please enter me into your wonderful give away!! I am a follower!

Debbi said...

already a follower! And yes enter me too:) Headed over to Noivca to have a look see too.

Creative Wings Boutique said...

gonna go check out what the artisans have to offer. you are such a doll.

Holly Days Closet said...

I'm a follower as well and I love Novica I'm a big beliver in fair trade my son has really opened my eyes to slave labor and the slave trade. I have seen many things on Novica I hope to get someday.

Mya said...

I have not heard of this project, I will go check it out.

I am glad that you only got the rain. Actually the snow is pretty, and because in our area we did not get much at all of the predicted freezing rain, we still have our power.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Francie, Leave it to you, my dear friend, to have a give-away benefiting others in so many ways. So sorry you were without internet...what a bummer and skeery to those of us with websites. Did you get any snow down your way? We just had a dusting yesterday with ice...yuk...I hate ice but we were lucky that no power outages occurred. Working my big butt off today trying to revamp the website. Still haven't found a designer to help me out. Take care and stay sweet xoxo

Char said...

Hi sweetie, I have been a follower of your lovely blog for some time now.
Your give a way is just gorgeous, and more than generous. Please include me, I would be honored, Char

Anonymous said...

Please enter me and thanks so much for the giveaway!
maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

Anonymous said...

Here's my tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/shala_darkstone/status/25347564408672256
maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net


Your blog is so beautiful, and I am now following it. Your giveaway is so generous, and I would love to entered. Thank you so much.
Linda gypsyluv1010@gmail.com

windycindy said...

What a delightful giveaway! I adore
the French theme;especially, since
my paternal grandmother come over here from Calais, France when she
was 13.
Many thanks, Cindi

windycindy said...

I follow your blog via Google Friend
"Tweet" ~ http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/25403495725137921.
Merci, Cindi

Tart Deco™ said...

I am a follower.

I also love how they have an eco-friendly category that includes green and recycled items. Brilliant!

Steph @ Tart Deco
tartdeco at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Oh how fun- please enter me!

abby jenkins said...

My oldest brother did some articles for National Geographic years ago, we went to visit their headqtrs in DC when I was about 10, what an impact that had on me. They are such a wonderful organization, from the magazine, to the shows, to this. I'm going to check out Novica right now. Thanks for the post.

That cookie cutter is pretty cute too!

tanya904 said...

Thanks for the great giveaway, I am a follower.
I also helped to spread the word on twitter

tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

Janet Bernasconi said...

Francie you have a big heart of gold. What a wonderful thing you are doing. I am definitely going to visit Novica and see what they are all about. And I will be more than happy to put them on my blog and share them on Twitter. I love spreading good things. Like you said...there are so many others that are doing much worse than we are. I mean look at the floods in Brazil where 500 are dead and Australia got hit too. So I thank God for what I have. Pretty please enter me sweetie. I would die for that Eiffel Tower cookie cutter. I have never seen that one before. How clever. Have a fantastic weekend my sweet friend!

Janets Creative Pillows

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi again Sweetie,

Thanks for visiting me too. I feel the same way when you stop by too. And please don't worry if I don't win..lol Just having you as a friend is winning. Enjoy the day@
I am off to sew and do a few other things.

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

absolutely lovely! thx for the bkgrnd & adding your generosity! bless you :)
thx too for joining the teacup trade & taking tea with me today :)
HapPy PS!

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

already following :)

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

now linking to my sidebar :))BEST!

gail said...

Hi Francie,,, Thank you for letting us know about NOVICA. What a great site. I am going back to spend more time looking around. I am glad your internet is back up and working. Thats so frustrating! I hope you are having a wonderful start to the new year. (())

Simply Debbie said...

I have read about NOVICA on another blog because I have a graphic on my blog to pray for Haiti...it is an awesome offer.
I am soooo very glad your internet is back up...don't you just feel like you are cut off from the world. I would LUV the chance to be entered in your give away...an eiffel tower cookie cutter to a person in love with Paris is just meant to be...wink...wink
Have A Sugar Sweet Day
Simply Debbie

gpc said...

Sweet! A nice beginning to what I hope will be a very nice year!