giveaway: a few favorites from Northern Laos {closed}

*This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to the winner: Amy!  You should have received an email from me*

Since I’m back in the US right now, I thought I’d take advantage of the good postal system and have a little giveaway.  These are a few of the things I’ve discovered and enjoyed in Northern Laos.  There’s many more that couldn’t be brought back with us, like jungle honey, or bike rides around town.  But, I did manage to fit a few things in my suitcase for you.

2014-07-06 blog giveaway by Melissa CrossettIf you win, you’ll receive:

1. a pair of mini tin cups – the perfect rustic cup for our lifestyle
2. a piece of handwoven cloth that is commonly used for carrying babies, but can also have endless other uses
3. a small sticky rice keeper
4. handmade bamboo paper from a Lanten village
5. green tea from 400 year old trees in Phongsali
Bonus: a funny item we found at the Chinese market

Would you like to enter to win a few of my favorite things from Northern Laos?
There are three ways you can enter to win:

1. Leave a comment telling me something you’d like me to write about.
2. Share any of my blog posts on facebook (and leave a comment here telling me you did)
3. Pin any of my blog posts on pinterest (and leave a comment here telling me you did)

And yes, if you’d like, you can do all three for three entries.

The giveaway will close Friday July 25th at midnight. One winner will be chosen and contacted early next week.

16 thoughts on “giveaway: a few favorites from Northern Laos {closed}”

  1. Hi Melissa! I found your site through! My name is Kelsey and my blog-friend, Noony (at calls me a “Lao-by-proxy” as my husband is Laotian America. I’ve gained a deep love and appreciation for Lao culture and I’m so happy to have stumbled upon your blog. One thing that I’ve always wanted to do is to sell all the non-necessities and go live abroad with my husband so I’d love for you to blog about the process you undertook when you decided to move. Also, what has been your experience of the Laotian perspective/attitude towards the war in the 1970s/80s?

    Sok di to me, I hope I win 🙂


  2. Hi Melissa,

    I discovered your blog via The Laotian Commotion. Great post, and great blog you have here. Looking forward to reading more of your stories in Laos and following your blog. Are you planning on continuing your adventure in Laos? Great list of prizes; they’ll be one happy and lucky winner. Sabaidee from Sydney, Oz. 🙂


  3. Hi Melissa ~ Welcome back to the USA; so happy you will be near family when your third child is born. I would like to hear about the birthing process. Have you personally been present when a child has been born or assisted in the process. Do most women give birth at home?

    I will “like” one of your blogs on my FB page – very creative!

    Hope your birth experience is all you’re hoping for it to be! Anxious to hear the name of baby. Warmly, Deb


  4. Hey, so seriously I do want to enter your cool giveaway, and I forgot to leave a suggestion for a post! I’m not sure if you’ve written on this before, but I’d be interested to hear how much your girls help you make friends. I’m guessing they help big time…. who can resist their cute faces? Thanks!


    1. Hey Melissa, I visited your blog and shared it on Facebook!! We’re so excited to have you here and hope to see lots of you guys before you leave!


  5. Hi Melissa, I have been really enjoying your blog post since you started. Thank you for sharing with us your life in different countries. I came from China and so it is very interesting to see you live in an environment that is very similar to the one I grew up in. I am very glad that you are getting to know more people and are having more fun there.

    Congratulations on your third baby girl! I will also have my second baby girl this December! I hope your delivery will go smoothly and I would really like you to write about your life with a new baby back in Laos. Are you going to do potty training like the local people? I am pretty sure their way is very similar to what most people do in China.

    I hope your family is enjoying every bit of time back in the States! Looking forward to seeing your new baby!


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