Bonzai + Novica New Years Giveaway

December 30th, 2009 - filed under: Furthermore


I’m so happy to announce our first giveaway, just in time to kick off a new decade! When Novica approached me about sponsoring the site, I thought, ‘what better way than to pass on the goodies to you guys’!? So here it is, in the form of three free handbags to three lucky readers!


Novica is an online international marketplace of sorts, and functions in association with National Geographic to allow artisans from around the globe to hock their wares worldwide. You can read more about their mission, here.


Each of the bags pictured in this post will be given away on New Years day! All you have to do to enter the drawing is to leave a comment on this post. Feel free to request the color you’d prefer, though I can’t guarantee that you’ll get that one if you win. And why not poke around Novica’s site to check out their awesome unique handbags, slings, and totes.

You guys are awesome! Happy New Year!!!

  • Kylie Larsson

    Novica is awesome!

    I love all of them, but the brown one is my favorite!

    Thanks so much for such a great giveaway! Happy holidays :)

  • Tenise Rae

    How much fun is this?!? Love it!

    Brown is my fav…then the blue…then the pink striped one. They’re all great though.


  • Laura

    That is so cool for them to come to you for that. Another first!

  • sarah

    Yay for giveaways! What fun. The brown is creative (can anyone say “farmer’s market”?)

  • Becks

    I love love love that brown one! I’d never heard of Novica before, I am for sure going to be checking it out. Thanks for informing me.

  • Lyneya

    I love them all. Although the blue is my favorite. Now I’m off to check out the site.

  • Stella

    These are beautiful. I’d be thrilled to win any of the colors.

  • Kathryn

    Aww, these are all really gorgeous. I second Stella’s comment! And I looked at their website and ohmygod the earrings are amazing. So pretty!
    P.S. I made about nine candles today, and I’ll blog about them in a few days (with credit and links of course!) as soon as I find my camera cord. They’re so cute! Three cheers for soy wax and cheap teacups from Goodwill. :)

  • les

    Like brown the most and then blue.

  • Amycat

    You’re so fun! And I’m so glad your back and blogging. That short break was dry and empty without your posts!!!

    You’ve inspired me to make my own candles, cos I’m completely candle crazy and figured it’d be cheaper and way more fun. Might have to refer to you for advice if I stuff up!!!

    The bags are gorgeous, I love the pink one. I’m going to have to frolic over to their site now aren’t I!

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I’d love to see a post on Vegan christmas food if you were planning on it!!

    Happy new years xxx

  • jen

    These are great bags, I like them all! I’ll definitely check out that site!

  • Crystal

    Awesome!! Those bags are just so adorable… and yay for sponsoring!!

  • Shannon

    I really think they’re all fantastic!

  • Kristie

    oooh, what a fun giveaway! The blue one is darling.

    Hope you’re well and rested!

  • Sue

    What cute bags!

  • Cassie

    i’m with stella as well…they’re all adorable.
    love love. happy new year and that…your posts cheer me up every morning at work. thank you!

  • Erin

    Glad to see you back in the blog world. Those bags are adorable!

  • Melissa

    I love them all!!!

  • Nick

    My future daughter-in-law and I enjoy reading your blogs. Those bags are her

  • Neslie

    Very awesome idea that Novica has!
    I would love to have the blue one…or any one!

  • Nathan

    I’m not secure enough in my gender identity to make use of these, but my special lady-friend Callie is! I like the brown best, but she might prefer the blue…
    Congrats on getting your first sponsor- seems like a good match!

  • Adam

    I love your blog. I’ve been ‘no-poo’ since you’re first article about it and have tried several of your DIY inventions. My wife would love one of the bags.

  • Stephanie

    they are a lovely!
    and thanks for this blog, I mean the entire site. really.
    *ehem* brown.

  • Courtney Bliss

    They look like such awesome bags. And one cannot have too many nice reusable bags!

  • Kati

    I love your blog! And I love the blue bag!

  • Amanda

    Just started reading your blog and must say I think I’m a little in love. Trying out the hair gel this weekend with my BROWN hair ;)

  • Julie

    Thanks for sharing; I like the blue the best – it reminds me of a ping-pong tree sponge, which is the most beautiful underwater creature I’ve ever seen. Thanks for the info on Novica, too; I’ll be sure to check it out.

  • Cecily

    I’m so glad I found your blog, and I sent it to my friends who also love you! Happiest of new years to all three of you, and thanks for being extra nice to your readers. We all love you!

    Oh, and all of those bags are cute! The blue one is my favourite though ^_^

  • leslie

    I found your blog while searching for Master Cleanse info, but have loved everything else I’ve read, too! Thanks for a nice give-away, and happy new year! :)

  • Karras Bommer

    Thank you for introducing Novica. What an exquisite site, as is yours, dear lady. Wishing you a wonderful New Year (and I see why almost everyone wants that brown bag:)

  • Sara

    I don’t know why I’m doing this, I have so many bags already but those are so CUTE! :)

    Novica’s mission is pretty amazing too.

  • April

    Glad to see you back!
    All three bags are adorable!
    I’d be thrilled to tote any of them :)

  • Alana

    Oooh, pretty! I like how you match the first two in your pictures :) I figure I’ve been following your blog for almost a month now, maybe I should come out of lurking!

  • bashtree

    Happy New Year! I am still thinking about ‘family cloth’ but not quite ready to take the jump. I did spot a few holes in one of my husband’s old undershirts the other day…I have stashed it for that moment when I’m brave enough!

    These bags are awesome. I love the blue one, but I love anything blue.

    Glad you’re doing better – and here’s hoping for a great new year for you three!!

  • Rachel

    I like all of them!
    (And your necklaces are cool.)

  • Amy Petz

    How neat! I would love to win any of them. I am so glad you are updating again. I missed you, and am thankful that you and the baby are well! Happy New Year!

  • Mari

    Awesome idea! I love ‘em all!

  • Lynn D.

    I love the bags and the Novica site, but I most really want to say that I am glad you are well and taking care of yourself.

  • EroSan

    Not like I need a bag, but I bet my gf would love the brown one! ^_^ and her b-day is coming soon too!

  • Amy

    Very cool that you got a sponsor like Novica. They’re doing good stuff in the world!

  • lizriz

    Beautiful! The brown is my fav, and then the blue. :)

    I just made your crock pot candles; so glad to have found that post!

  • Squiggle

    Novica! *hearts*

    One can but dream eh? Especially when it’s snowing a storm up and the roads are frozen…

    all in an English winter as well, what gives?

  • Kate

    I’m so glad to see you’re back! I love all the bags : )

  • Cassandra R.

    SO cute!! Love them all. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Alena Dawson

    Love the brown and blue!!

    And such cute stuff at the site :)

  • Minna

    Haha, all of a sudden there’s like 45 comments :D

    That is such a cool drawing! I wonder if people outside of the USA can enter :P

  • Salekdarling

    Ooo I adore the brown one. :-) hope you have a wonderful new year Sayward.

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  • Julie

    Cute bags!! So exciting! I LOVE the brown one!!;) Glad to hear you are feeling better! I missed reading your posts!

  • Victoria

    Wow… I checked out their website. Pretty funky fresh stuff I must say. Love them all!
    Happy 2010!!