Shop Globally With Novica! {Giveaway} *Closed*

Thank you for everyone’s participation! Congratulations to the winner, Emily!

Disclaimer: I was provided with a gift certificate by Novica in order to facilitate this review and host this giveaway. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.


In the last several months, I have been very deliberate in trying to change the way I shop. Not only have I sort of changed the rules I have set for myself but going on disability has made an obvious impact on my shopping habits. It has definitely been a challenge to reframe the way I think but I feel really good about it.

I have had the opportunity to work with Novica several times over the last couple years and have always had an amazing experience so I was really excited when they contacted me about hosting another giveaway for my wonderful readers!

Novica is a fair trade organization that works to provide artisans all over the world a platform to share their products and creativity! When you purchase an item through Novica, you are able to see the face of the artist that created it which is a completely unique and amazing experience! You can find everything from hand crafted jewelry to dresses to belts and accessories to home decor. Novica has it all!

I have shopped with Novica on many occasions and have always been thrilled with beauty and craftsmanship of the product and had  great customer service. It means more to me now than ever to know that I am supporting a fair trade organization and know that not only am I receiving a quality hand crafted product but to be able to see the face who created it.

Some of my current favorites:

Novica - Fair Trade Global Artisans

 amazonite pendant/ silver heart necklace / onyx choker

For this giveaway, Novica has offered one lucky reader a $50 Gift Certificate to do some shopping of their own!

To enter:

1) Visit Novica and come back telling me what you would purchase with your gift certificate if you win! (mandatory)

2) Tweet about this giveaway and leave a separate comment letting me know that you did!

Winner will be drawn on Monday May 27th! Good luck!

Disclaimer: I was provided with a $50 gift certificate by Novica in order to facilitate this review and host this giveaway. As always, all opinions are 100% my own. 

Snack Time! MIRA Containers Review & Giveaway *Closed*

Congratulations to Brooke! You are the winner!


As a parent of a preschooler, keeping snacks on hand at all times is a must. Pre-packaged snacks are convenient but can be full of junk and more expensive. Abby’s current favorite snacks are apple slices and grapes so I definitely want to encourage that kind of snacking as much as possible!

In addition to keeping a hungry preschooler at bay, with my food allergies and current gastroparesis issues, I have to be much more mindful when I am out and about and keeps food on hand that my system can actually tolerate. I am awful about not thinking before I go somewhere and end up hungry with nothing to eat.

Between the two of us, I am always on the look out for great snack containers to keep in our bag and was happy to test out MIRA stainless steel BPA-free containers!

BPA-Free Stainless Steel Lunch containers
About the product:
-Made of unlined 18/8 food-grade stainless steel
-Non-toxic lids made of LDPE number 4 plastic
-Free of BPA, phthalates, PVC and lead

I was very pleased with the product! They cleaned up well and the lids stayed on tightly (which is great when being tossed around in a preschooler’s backpack). I loved that they kept grapes and fruit nice and cold! I also felt good knowing that they were free of yuckies.

Now it is your turn to win to your own set of BPA-free stainless steal containers from MIRA! To enter, leave a comment telling me your favorite snack to pack in your bag! That’s it!

***Disclosure: I was provided a set of these snack containers by Mira Brand for the purpose of this review. All opinions are 100% my own***