Sunday, May 29, 2011

My Backyard Makeover Begins Here-with Novica! (Review and Giveaway)



Isn't this the most beautiful blue you've ever seen??

This will surely liven up my backyard garden.  I can't wait to add it to my patio area.  My little one can't wait, either.   My oldest son and my future son-in-law held the hammock up for him to give it a try.

 And then they held it up for their friend.

And then they all ran away with tired arms.


Just look at the beautiful detail.   It's called "Glowing Sapphire".

When a Novica representative contacted me last month I was thrilled to choose an item for review.  Novica, in association with National Geographic, has formed a connection via the Internet between a nation of artists throughout the world and those of us interested in owning such artistic works.  Now we can see, share, and sample the work of artists from Mexico, Bali, and Brazil, and many other far-reaching nations simply by browsing and purchasing from the Novica website.

I am telling you the truth....it took me DAYS to choose this sapphire hammock.  At first I was set on a piece of sterling silver jewelry.  I had my eye on this ring:

Wow.  Beautiful!  So perfect with my birthstone, peridot.

Then I moved to the Unique Gifts.  Then back to the silver jewelry.  Ahhhh....  I still couldn't decide until someone mentioned how nice it would be to have a swing on the patio.  Since we already had planned to boost our backyard living space this spring, I thought this might be just the opportunity to add a little something unexpected.

My Novica experience went smoothly from order placement to delivery.  Since I was given a code to use, I made the purchase myself without special treatment or influence.  I received perfect service.  My hammock was shipped via FedEx and came quickly with full care and installation instructions.

It also came with a card that tells about the history of my hammock and the people who made it.

I will definitely keep Novica in mind for gift-giving opportunities in the future.

What about you?  Are you convinced?  Would you like to have a "Glowing Sapphire" Mayan hammock just like mine?

No?  Well, how about a $50.00 Novica gift certificate?  Yes!

One winner will be chosen at random to win a $50.00 gift certificate to use on any purchase at Novica!  Jewelry, clothing, accessories, home decor.....  Good luck choosing....it is SO difficult to choose from all of Novica's beautiful offerings.

Mandatory entry:
To enter, visit Novica and leave a comment sharing an item you would like to have.

Extra entries:
1 entry if you follow this blog via GFC.
1 entry if you visit NOVICA Live and request information to become a Novica Consultant. Did I mention they are looking for consultants for Novica Live?  Seriously, you should check this out!
1 entry daily if you tweet about this giveaway.

Participants must be at least 18 years old.
U.S. residents only.

This giveaway starts... right now and ends at 11:59pm June 4, 2011.  Winner will be chosen and announced here on June 5, 2011.

Good luck!

*I was offered a $50 gift certificate to spend on the Novica website in exchange for this post and product review.  Opinions are honest and uninfluenced by this compensation.  An additional $50 gift certificate was provided for this giveaway.

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