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Sneak Peek at My Latest Christmas Project & Novica Giveaway

Hello all!  I have not had a spare minute to finish a blog post since before Thanksgiving.  The Huffington Post picked up my story (though they didn't get it quite right), as well as about 60 other blogs or publications around the world and I've been inundated with emails and orders.  I sat down to a nearly 2 hour interview with a  reporter from The Tulsa World last week and she's sending a photographer over on Wednesday. I am not complaining just sayin' that I've been a busy, busy camper!  

I have also been busy decorating for Christmas and decided to  take a little time to complete a project that I've had in mind for a couple of years.
Can you guess from this pic what I've made?
I am really happy with how this project turned out.  I will reveal what it is in a post tomorrow once I've finished cropping all my pictures.   Excited to show you!

But for now.....
Novica has asked me to announce their new Gift Finder section on their website as they've updated and revamped the site making it more user friendly and easier to browse for specific items.  They have provided me a $40 gift certificate for one of my readers.  I've posted about Novica a few times before, but in case you've not seen those posts and are unfamiliar with what Novica is, they are associated with National Geographic and provide artisans around the world a global platform to showcase their talents and spur on their creativity.  
You will find thousands of unique, hand made items on their site.

I have a few items that I've purchased including some clothing, games and jewelry from Novica.  I have long admired their collection of drinkware and right now I've got my eye on these two sets of goblets.  

I love that these amethyst goblets have clear stems...

and I love anything amber colored, especially paired with aforementioned color!

Recently I bought this necklace. It is unusually beautiful and I have gotten compliments each time I've worn it. 

To enter, visit Novicas Gift Finder, located on the Unique Gifts page or at this link :   and let me know in a comment on this post what you'd spend $40 on.  
Would you buy something for you, or for someone else?
If you follow my blog you can leave an extra comment for an additional entry.

I'll choose the winner via in a week.

See you all tomorrow to share my most recent Christmas decor creation.

The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be
~ Socrates ~


  1. Oooh, did you make an ornament out of transferware, Nancy? Can't wait to see! I have those amber colored goblets from Novica. I love them. They are nice and heavy, too.

  2. I would love to get the Shot glasses, 'Pure Cobalt' (set of 6)
    by Javier and Efren!

  3. Namcy, I am so happy for you that you have had such success! It is great when your passion can help out with the bills. Good luck with everything. I think I might be selfish and get some stemware. Joni

  4. Congratulations on being featured. I know it must be overwhelming but what an honor- xo Diana

  5. I like the wood bangle bracelets.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

  6. I'm a follower.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

  7. I think I would pick the rose quartz shambala necklace...or should I go with the colored glasses you showed? So many wonderful options! Thank you!

  8. I would put it towards the confetti champagne flutes ... perfect stems with which to toast my daughter's New Year's Eve birthday! Thanks!

  9. I would get the Wood statuette, 'Snoozing Tuxedo Cat' We have a Tuxedo cat. He was hanging around our neighborhood and we started feeding him. One Sunday he didn't show up. We found him hiding in our garage. Our best guess is a coyote attacked him. After a week in the pet hospital and a month of home care he is fine except for a few scares. We were lucky the vet was able to save his life. Now he is the love of our lives and an inside cat. I would love to buy the statuette.

  10. I would love to buy the Reflections sphere for my daughter! I'm so glad you are happy all this extra success!

  11. Cotton hobo bag, 'Chiang Mai Puzzle'

  12. Congrats on all of the well deserved recognition you are receiving...

    I loved any of the goblets by Javier and Efren.

  13. I have been a follower for a long time and look forward to reading each blog. I can't wait to open the email when I see the notification in my inbox.

  14. I ordered some earrings from them for a Christmas gift just last week. I love that necklace you bought and would love that one too.

  15. I just purchased some earrings from Novica as a Christmas present this past week. Beautiful things. I love that necklace you purchased!

  16. Would put toward glassware or jewelry for a gift I think! You have a transfer ware decorated tree or garland maybe?
    Thanks for a chance!

  17. At this moment, my feet are cold, so I would put $40 toward the Zapotec rug "Harmony". (Very fitting for a musician :^)
    Thank you so much for the offer!!

  18. Would put towards glasware and transferware piece. Congrats on the festure. I can't wait to see your project.


  19. Can't wait to see your project!! I checked out the website and love the leather and pearl heart bracelet - Love's Universe :)

  20. Honey, this is a GOOD kind of busy! Congratulations once again, and have fun with it all!!!

  21. Is it a tree decoration?
    I absolutely love the silk batik shawl, the colour is gorgeous, and the price is fab at 39.95!
    Count me in please!

  22. Love the silk batik shawl, it's a gorgeous colour and at 39.95 the price is fab!

  23. I hope it's an English China Tree! Whatever it is, I'm sure it will be beautiful.

  24. I love the circle of life cutting board. It would be great for a cheese board. I could spend ours on that site! Great stuff! Thanks for this chance!

  25. Hi Nancy, I would choose the sterling stacking rings. Thanks for the chance.


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