Dec 4, 2010

Novica Review and Giveaway CLOSED

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.

At the deepest essence of our philosophy, we want to create a bridge between you and the many talented artisans across the globe.


We want you to know about who you're buying from. We want you to feel that attachment to the product and to the hands that created it.


In the spirit of the Internet, let us bring you together.


NOVICA. The World is Your Market.


Novica is a company that is in association with National Geographic that unites consumers with over 2,000 artists around the world. Their website features artists from the Andes, Bali and Java, Brazil, Central America, India, Mexico, Thailand and West Africa. These artists not only share their inspiring stories with their world via their Novica virtual storefronts but they also offer a vast array of unique, handmade gifts. These items include home decor items such as area rugs and tableware, jewelry & apparel such as earrings and handbags and paintings. No matter what your taste, there is surely something you will love at Novica.

You may remember the first time I worked with Novica and reviewed the 'Gold Elephant Parade' silk and cotton shoulder bag.


Almost 6 months later I still have this bag and still love it! It has held up beautifully and I still receive so many compliments on it to this day.

Since Winter is among us, I decided to review a beautiful Alpaca Wool Scarf from the Andes:


This is by far the most beautiful scarf I've ever owned. It's so soft and comfortable and definitely of the utmost quality. I can see myself wearing it for years to come!

Here are some other items that you may enjoy:



 

Like what you see?

Then enter to win a $25 gift certificate to Novica right here!

Main Entry: You must follow me on Google Friend Connect (right hand side of the page) to enter.

After Following me or continuing to do so, leave a comment letting me know your favorite Novica item! (U.S and Canada Residents Only)

Extra Entries (Leave a separate comment for each):


(1) Subscribe to Young, Free and Frugal via email


(2) Follow me on Twitter (@sarbear3490)


(3) Follow Novica on Twitter (@novica) for three additional entries


(4) Tweet about this giveaway (Upto one time per day) 'Enter to win a $25 Novica Gift Certificate at http://www.youngfreefrugal.blogspot.com @Sarbear3490 @Novica'


(5) "Like" Novica on Facebook for three additional entries


(6) Purchase an item from Novica for ten extra entries! (Please leave ten separate comments)


(7) Blog about this giveaway and link back to my post for ten additional entries


Giveaway ends Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 10:00 PM EST.


The winner will be chosen using random.org, notified via email and must respond within 48 hours.


Thank you and good luck!


Disclosure: Novica provided me with a gift certificate. in exchange for this review. The opinions expressed are my own and were not swayed by the items mentioned above.

129 comments:

  1. Following you on GFC as Kathy Detweiler
    My favorite thing is the Peridot and amethyst bracelet, Summer Dance!
    kathydetweiler@gmail.com

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  2. Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/kdet62/status/11509884298203136

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  3. "Liked" Novica on Facebook
    Fb Name Kathy Detweiler
    entry 1

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  4. "Liked" Novica on Facebook
    Fb Name Kathy Detweiler
    entry 2

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  5. "Liked" Novica on Facebook
    Fb Name Kathy Detweiler
    entry 3

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  6. I'm a follower of your blog! Novica has so many unique and truly beautiful pieces, and I love the concept behind the store. One of my favorite items is the Rose quartz and pearl flower necklace. Can't believe it's only $23!


    Thanks so much for the chance to win this!

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  7. I'm following you on Twitter (@amandapersists)

    Thanks!

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  8. Following NOVICA on Twitter (@amandapersists)

    Entry 1/3

    Thanks!

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  9. Following NOVICA on Twitter (@amandapersists)

    Entry 2/3

    Thanks!

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  10. Following NOVICA on Twitter (@amandapersists)

    Entry 3/3

    Thanks!

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  11. Facebook fan of Novica (Amanda D.)

    Entry 1/3

    Thank you!

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  12. Facebook fan of Novica (Amanda D.)

    Entry 2/3

    Thank you!

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  13. Facebook fan of Novica (Amanda D.)

    Entry 3/3

    Thanks!

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  14. Also tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/amandapersists/status/11557402415464449

    Thanks again!!

    (buckeye7081@gmail.com)

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  15. Love, Love, Love the scarf. Would love to have it!! Follow on Google!

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  16. Daily tweet
    http://twitter.com/kdet62/status/11806518852718592

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  17. I am a GFC follower and I love the Amethystroyal purple bracelet.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  18. Daily tweet
    http://twitter.com/kdet62/status/12152818509029376

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  19. gfc follower. I like the Saa Wrapping Paper
    mearley1979 at gmail dot com

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  20. email subscriber
    mearley1979 at gmail dot com

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  21. I like Novica on FB 1
    mearley1979 at gmail dot com

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  22. I like Novica on FB 2
    mearley1979 at gmail dot com

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  23. I like Novica on FB 3
    mearley1979 at gmail dot com

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  24. I follow you on GFC
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. I follow Novica on Twitter (1)
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. I follow Novica on Twitter (2)
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. I follow Novica on Twitter (3)
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. I like Novica on Facebook (1)
    (as AdrianeCoros)
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. I like Novica on Facebook (2)
    (as AdrianeCoros)
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. I like Novica on Facebook (3)
    (as AdrianeCoros)
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. I love the sterling silver Revolution bracelet
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. Daily tweet
    http://twitter.com/kdet62/status/12536742124978176

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  33. I follow on GFC. I like the Wisteria Garland Amethyst bracelet.

    katfam95 at aim dot com

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  34. I like Novica on FB.

    #1

    katfam95 at aim dot com

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  35. I like Novica on FB.

    #2

    katfam95 at aim dot com

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  36. I like Novica on FB.

    #3

    katfam95 at aim dot com

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  37. I like the Wood bookends, 'Rabbits Like to Read.'

    nancymeyer1 at gmail dot com

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  38. Daily tweet
    http://twitter.com/kdet62/status/12908581447798784

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  39. following, I love the Cotton sundress, 'Rose Elegance', thanks!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  40. My favorite Novica item is the Silver dangle earrings, 'Dragonfly Flight' from Novica.

    dchrisg3[at]gmail[dot]com

    I follow you on Google Friend Connect. (Debbie C)

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  41. I Follow Novica on Twitter. @DchrisG3

    dchrisg3[at]gmail[dot]com
    1

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  42. I Follow Novica on Twitter. @DchrisG3

    dchrisg3[at]gmail[dot]com
    2

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  43. I Follow Novica on Twitter. @DchrisG3

    dchrisg3[at]gmail[dot]com
    3

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  44. Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/DchrisG3/status/13140394992730112

    dchrisg3[at]gmail[dot]com

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  45. Daily tweet
    http://twitter.com/kdet62/status/13246827402895360

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  46. I GFC follow you already
    I like Cotton tunic, 'Golden Glamour'
    http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=171230

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  47. My favorite item is the red sunflower fan mirror. honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

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  48. GFC follower - Tonya Dean
    Amethyst cocktail ring, 'Violet Splendor' is just beautiful.

    tdlsfm(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. i follow on gfc
    angukena at hotmail dot com

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  50. i follow you on twitter
    @angukena
    angukena at hotmail dot com

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  51. i follow Novica on twitter #1
    @angukena
    angukena at hotmail dot com

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  52. i follow Novica on twitter #2
    @angukena
    angukena at hotmail dot com

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  53. i follow Novica on twitter #3
    @angukena
    angukena at hotmail dot com

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  54. i tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/angukena/status/13489648089174017
    angukena at hotmail dot com

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  55. I follow (happi shopr) and love the Leather and lapis lazuli wrap bracelet, 'New Tribal'. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  56. I'm following you on GFC, and I love Novica!

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  57. I follow through GFC


    trippyjanet at hotmail dot com

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  58. My favorite is the Zaire wood mask, 'Flying Protector'


    trippyjanet at hotmail dot com

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  59. I follow you on twitter (@trippyjanet)


    trippyjanet at hotmail dot com

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  60. I really love this sweater: http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=165812

    glycinemax (at) gmail (dot) com

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  61. I "like" Novica on Facebook as Erin A. (please contact me if you need my full name)

    glycinemax (at) gmail (dot) com

    (1/3)

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  62. I "like" Novica on Facebook as Erin A. (please contact me if you need my full name)

    glycinemax (at) gmail (dot) com

    (2/3)

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  63. I "like" Novica on Facebook as Erin A. (please contact me if you need my full name)

    glycinemax (at) gmail (dot) com

    (3/3)

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  64. I follow @NOVICA on Twitter as @one_of_three

    glycinemax (at) gmail (dot) com

    (1/3)

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  65. I follow @NOVICA on Twitter as @one_of_three

    glycinemax (at) gmail (dot) com

    (2/3)

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  66. I follow @NOVICA on Twitter as @one_of_three

    glycinemax (at) gmail (dot) com

    (3/3)

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  67. Follower via GFC

    cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

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  68. I like the Alpaca wool sweater 'Charisma'.

    cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

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  69. I follow you with GFC~Deb K

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

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  70. I follow with Twitter~Deb55106

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

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  71. I follow Novica with Twitter~Deb55106

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com
    1

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  72. I follow Novica with Twitter~Deb55106

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com


    2

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  73. I follow Novica with Twitter~Deb55106

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com


    3

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  74. i like the Cotton sling tote bag, 'Red Elephant'

    google friend klp1965
    kathypease(at)gmail(dot)com

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  75. http://twitter.com/klp1965/status/13706094094323714

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  76. I follow you on Google Friend Connect. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net I have so many "favorites" on Novica, I can't pick just one, but I'd love to have a pair of Ceramic bowls, 'Mangkok Dinner'.

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  77. I "Like" Novica on Facebook as Gaye McGill. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net (1)

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  78. I "Like" Novica on Facebook as Gaye McGill. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net (2)

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  79. I "Like" Novica on Facebook as Gaye McGill. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net (3)

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  80. I love Novica and have a wish list there that is FOUR PAGES long (in all price ranges) - and that's pretty much just jewelry... thus naming A (just one!)favorite is simply impossible!

    So instead I'll name my favorite UNDER $25(by a hair) - the exquisite "Pearl chandelier earrings, 'Cascades'" by the fabulous Thai jewelry designer, Nareerat! They are so so lovely.

    I am a public follower via GFC
    Salleefur/Jesslyn
    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  81. I LIKE Novica on Facebook
    Jesselyn A
    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  82. I'm a GFC follower.
    Cotton sundress, 'Princess'

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  83. Following via GFC. I like the cedar and leather table (cycles).

    THANKS. tripsma at gmail dot com

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  84. Following you on twitter - surromama2

    THANKS. tripsma at gmail dot com

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  85. Following novica on twitter 1

    THANKS. tripsma at gmail dot com

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  86. Following novica on twitter 2

    THANKS. tripsma at gmail dot com

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  87. Following novica on twitter 3

    THANKS. tripsma at gmail dot com

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  88. Liked Novica on FB 1

    THANKS. tripsma at gmail dot com

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  89. Liked Novica on FB 2

    THANKS. tripsma at gmail dot com

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  90. Liked Novica on FB 3

    THANKS. tripsma at gmail dot com

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  91. I am following your blog. Thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  92. follow you gfc
    ardy22

    I really like their Wood bookends, 'Thoughtful Man' (pair)

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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  93. subscribe to you via email

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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  94. follow you twitter

    ardy22
    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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  95. tweet

    http://twitter.com/Ardy22/status/13779206831874048
    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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  96. liked them fb no.1

    rich hicks
    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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  97. liked them fb no.2

    rich hicks
    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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  98. liked them fb no.3

    rich hicks
    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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  99. I follow on GFC! I really like the Green Jasmine candle set--so pretty!

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  100. I am following you on GFC (Charlene)
    My favorite item is the Shoulder bag 'Purple Night' by Anchalika Chamnan

    CharlieGurl57@aol.com

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  101. I am a subscriber via email

    CharlieGurl57@aol.com

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  102. I am following you on Twitter @Swtlilchick

    CharlieGurl57@aol.com

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  103. I am following Novica on Twitter @Swtlilchick

    CharlieGurl57@aol.com
    #1

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  104. I am following Novica on Twitter @Swtlilchick

    CharlieGurl57@aol.com
    #2

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  105. Follower GFC
    I like the Pearl Cluster Earrings "Bluebells".

    Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

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  106. I am following Novica on Twitter @Swtlilchick

    CharlieGurl57@aol.com
    #3

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  107. Tweeted this:http://twitter.com/Swtlilchick/status/13784252067872769

    CharlieGurl57@aol.com

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  108. Thanks for the giveaway...Wood chess set, 'Flowery Turtle', is favorite item @ NOVICA !

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com
    GFC Follower: Brian E.

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  109. Following you via Twitter: @brianpiero

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

    ReplyDelete
  110. I Like Novica on Facebook (Charlene Kuser)

    CharlieGurl57@aol.com
    #1

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  111. I Like Novica on Facebook (Charlene Kuser)

    CharlieGurl57@aol.com
    #2

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  112. Follow Novica on Twitter: @brianpiero

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  113. #2 Follow Novica on Twitter: @brianpiero

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  114. #3 Follow Novica on Twitter: @brianpiero

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  115. I Like Novica on Facebook (Charlene Kuser)

    CharlieGurl57@aol.com
    #3

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  116. I follow. The Women's batik robe, 'Tropical Red' by Nyoman Nadri (Bali and Java) is my favorite item. garrettsambo@aol.com

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