Thursday, December 23, 2010

And the CSN Stores Giveaway Winner is...




Congrats Tyson2468!! 
I will be emailing you soon with your $35 CSN Gift code. 

Thanks to everyone for entering. I will have another giveaway up soon!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A 35 Dollar CSN Stores Gift Code Giveaway!

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last year or so, you have probably heard of a not so little website called CSN Stores. I first heard about them when a bloggy friend of mine hosted a giveaway. While I didn't win that time, I did find some really cool stuff. They have pretty much everything from wine glasses to sandboxes. Trust me I should know, I have probably visited the site way too many times over the last few weeks. Come on it's Christmas time, I'm allowed to shop online a lot...right?

When they approached me about doing a giveaway here at Infertility Overachievers Reviews and Giveaways, I jumped at the chance. They have some truly amazing specialty stores like this one for Coffee Tables. I have fallen in love with quite a few tables and it kinda makes me want to take a sledge hammer to mine. I will try to resist the temptation, but that doesn't mean YOU have to. :) Go check them out for yourself. 


Here is your chance to win a $35 Gift Code to CSN Stores




The Rules:
1. Leave a separate comment for each entry.
2. Leave an email or make sure it is listed (and easy to find) on your blog or twitter page so I can contact the winner.

How to Enter:
1. (Mandatory) Tell me how you would spend your CSN Stores Gift Code if you won.  (1 entry)

Extra Entries:.
2. Follow Infertility Overachievers Reviews and Giveaways blog  and let me know if you already do (1 entry)

3. Check out the Coffee Tables  and tell which one is your favorite.

4. Follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway. Make sure to mention me @IFoverachievers and link to this giveaway.  (1 entry per day, leave links for verification)

6. Blog about this giveaway. (3 entries, leave link for verification)


Giveaway ends December 22, 2010 at 12:00am EST. I will draw a winner using the Random Number Generator and announce the winner sometime on December 23, 2010.

Disclosure: CSN Stores has provided a $35 gift code for ONE winner. I was not compensated in ANYWAY for hosting this giveaway. All opinions expressed are strictly mine. 

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

And the Fertility Ball winner is...

***Drum Roll***





Congrats Katherine!! 

Since we know that we have to go through IVF to have another baby. I have decided to also giveaway the set that Yoga 4 Fertility sent me to review. I love the product but I really want to see it go to good use and hopefully help someone else achieve their dream of having a baby. 

So the winner of that one is...





Congrats Rochelle!!

Send me your addresses and I will get these shipped out ASAP!!

Thanks again to everyone who entered and to Yoga 4 Fertility for sponsoring this giveaway. 

Monday, August 2, 2010

Strong Yoga "Fertility Ball" Review and Giveaway xxxCLOSEDxxx

It's that time again!! After having such a great response during the Yoga4Fertility DVD giveaway, we are going to do it again.





Strong Yoga4Fertility is a program created by award winning actress Brenda Strong, best known for her role as Mary Alice Young on ABC's Desperate Housewives. After her own personal struggle with infertility, she created a program  to help woman naturally increase their fertility through yoga.
Her Yoga4Fertility DVD was a great and I really enjoyed reviewing it. This time I was given the opportunity to review The Fertility Ball and Strong Fertility Ball Yoga Method.

The Strong Fertility Ball Yoga Method, created by fertility yoga expert Brenda Strong, is a way for women to empower themselves to:
- Stimulate Circulation/Blood Flow
- Massage Internal Organs
-Use Acupressure Points for Fertility
-Help to Regulate Gynecological Function
-Detoxify and Cleanse
-Decrease Stress
-Open Connective Tissue/Fascia

I tested out The Fertility Ball and really really enjoyed it (and so did London). I was trying alot of the different poses and London came and sat on top of me. Not exactly the relaxation I was looking for. At nap time, I tried again. This time I tested out the majority of the poses, I say majority because a few just looked a little to difficult for a beginner like me. I really liked it and definitely plan on using it again, especially when I start IVF. I am not fond of acupuncture just the idea of it gives me the heeby jeebies, not even to mention how expensive it gets. So I am planning to using this to hit the fertility acupressure points that will hopefully have similar effects to acupuncture.


Now on to THE GIVEAWAY!


Yoga4Fertility was kind enough to send me an extra Fertility Ball to giveaway to one of my lucky readers. Here is how you can win. Giveaway will end August 8, 2010 at 12:00 am EST.


The Rules:
1. Leave a separate comment for each entry.
2. Leave an email, or make sure it is listed (and easy to find) on your blog or twitter page so I can contact the winner.

How to Enter:
1. (Mandatory) Just leave me a comment. Simple as that.
Example: Hi Aly!! (just in case y'all needed an example hahahaha!)

2. Follow Infertility Overachievers blog, and let me know if you already do (1 entry).
3. Follow Infertility Overachievers Reviews and Giveaways blog 
4. Follow @STRONGyoga4f  on Twitter (1 entry).
5. Tweet this message: "Win a The Fertility Ball from @IFOverachievers and @STRONGyoga4f http://bit.ly/aj2xWL " (1 entry per day, leave links for verification)
6. Blog about this giveaway (please leave a link to your post) (5 additional entries)
7. Grab my button for your blog. (5 additional entries)
8. Follow The Infertility Overachievers on Facebook (2 entries)

I'll draw a winner using the Random Number Generator and announcing the winner sometime on Tuesday, August 10, 2010.

Thanks for entering and GOOD LUCK!


Disclosure: I was provided free of charge Fertility Ball to try out and review. My opinion was not influenced in any way by money or any other type compensation. The opinions expressed in this review are strictly my own.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Yoga4Fertility Giveaway!! xxxClosedxxx

Do you recognize this woman?


You should, it's Mary Alice Young Brenda Strong from Desperate Housewives!

Did you know that Brenda struggled with infertility? I didn't. I knew who Brenda was because I am an avid Desperate Housewives watcher but I knew nothing of her struggle with infertility.

A few weeks ago I was contacted about doing a review and giveaway for her Yoga4Fertility DVD and Fertility Ball. I was extremely excited to be given the opportunity, and even more so excited to try it out.

According to the Yoga4Fertility website:
"Yoga4Fertility™ was created by Brenda Strong who has undergone secondary infertility and through her teaching and research over the last 15 years, she developed a gentle and effective Yoga program for women trying to conceive. (She has worked with The Mind Body Institute since 1998 at UCLA and Newport Beach teaching her yoga method). Hundreds of women have successfully used Brenda’s method to get pregnant and it’s helped couples to face the emotional and physical stress of trying to conceive.
Brenda’s Strong Yoga4Fertility Classes are unique because she offers participants expert instruction in Yoga asanas (poses) and pranayama (breathing techniques) that nourish the reproductive organs, calm the nervous system and relax the mind and body, helping to release accumulated anxiety and stress. She teaches the Four Fields of Fertility© which enables students to understand the innate connection between the mind and body as they learn specific techniques that will help them shift away from fear based anxiety to empowered presence and the ability to embrace their inherent ability to receive Life in all it’s forms of fertility. She also has developed specific breathing and visualization techniques specifically for fertility."
I am going to be completely honest with this review. When I first popped in the DVD, I have to say the opening scene was pretty cheesy and they could have left that part out. Once we got past that part Brenda started talking and I nearly fell asleep--but for yoga that is a good thing. One of Brenda's main points in the DVD is to focus on relaxation. Trust me there is no one who has a more calm and relaxing voice than Brenda Strong. I immediately felt right at home with her as if she was talking directly to me while sitting indian style on her couch in a nice warm sweater. As a yoga beginner, I especially liked that she started at square one and even took the time to teach me how to breathe properly.

Once we got past the introduction and entered into the yoga section we both moved to the mat. At this point I realized how amazingly out of shape I am. Brenda looked beautiful with her every movement planned and purposeful. I, however, looked like one of those rolly-pollies that you would find on the side walk and poke with a stick as a child. I will admit it, I fell a few times and even curled up into a ball at one point. BUT I finished all of it.

When was done, I felt a sense of relaxation. I didn't feel the need to plop down on the couch like I usually do after a work out. I was instead on a mini high. My body felt loose and I was ready and excited to start my day. All and all, I really enjoyed the DVD. It made me feel amazing and gave me satisfaction knowing that I was taking action to boost my fertility.

Am I more fertile today, you may ask? I don't know. I do know that I am a little sore though, so it obviously worked something. Overtime the program will "help increase circulation to the reproductive organs, balance hormones, and reduce stress." I can definitely see how all of those things could help increase your fertility, and basically just make you a healthier person. Good health is very important especially when you are planning on a pregnancy.

Is this DVD going to get you pregnant? Perhaps. If you are a seasoned veteran on your 4th failed IVF, then probably not. I am a firm believer that infertility is a medical condition. All of the relaxing in the world is not going to cure Endometriosis, Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, or Ovarian Failure. No, this DVD is not magic (and no one including Brenda is claiming it is) but it would be a great way to help you relax and recenter yourself during those emotional and stressful infertility treatments. This program is not called Yoga4INFERTILITY, it's call Yoga4 FERTILITY. It is not just for the infertile, and can help everyone who is even thinking about having a baby in the future. Take care of yourself now and hopefully you will never have to experience INfertility. If you are trying to conceive, thinking about trying to conceive, or have unexplained infertility, then this DVD is definitely something worth purchasing. This DVD is great tool as you attempt to achieve your dream of starting (or completing) your family.


Now on to THE GIVEAWAY!


Yoga4Fertility was kind enough to send me a copy of the DVD to giveaway to one lucky reader. Here is how you can win. Giveaway will end June 30, 2010 at 12:00 am EST.


The Rules:
1. Leave a separate comment for each entry.
2. Leave an email, or make sure it is listed (and easy to find) on your blog or twitter page so I can contact the winner.

How to Enter:
1. (Mandatory) Because I am so inspired by Brenda speaking out about her infertility journey, I want to hear about yours. Leave me a comment briefly describing your journey through infertility, trying to conceive, or plans to try to conceive.
Example: 3 years, unexplained infertility, 1 successful IVF, several failed IUI's, trying to conceive in August, etc...
2. Follow Infertility Overachievers blog, and let me know if you already do (1 entry).
3. Follow @IFOverachievers on Twitter (1 entry).
4. Visit Yoga4Fertility website and take a look around at her products, let me know what you find interesting. (1 entry).
5. Tweet this message: “Test the "relax and it will happen" theory by entering to win a Yoga4Fertility DVD at @IFOverachievers #giveaway http://bit.ly/bknCTx" (1 entry per day, leave links for verification)
6. Blog about the contest (please leave a link to your post) (5 additional entries)
7. Grab my button for your blog. (5 additional entries)

I'll draw a winner using the Random Number Generator and announcing the winner on sometime on Thursday ( July 1, 2010).  This giveaway is also listed here on my main blog. So comments to enter will be merged with those comments to pick ONE winner.

Thanks for entering and GOOD LUCK!

Disclosure: I was provided free of charge a copy of Yoga4Fertility to try out and review. My opinion was not influenced in any way by money or any other type compensation. The opinions expressed in this review are strictly my own.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Mother's Day Giveaway!! xxClosedxx

** Just wanted to clear something up. This not just a infertility giveaway. This is open to everyone who wants to have children in the future, is currently pregnant, had a baby, m/c, still birth, infant loss, tried (trying) to concieve, tried (trying) to adopt, or know someone who has. THIS is a giveaway for ALL women, all Mother's past, present, and future.  Help us support all of these causes and ENTER to win this amazing necklace!!**

Mother's Day is quickly approaching. For some this is a joyous day filled with celebration, but for others it is just plain torture. This year I think we should celebrate together. Whether you have a living child, an angel baby, or are the midst of trying to conceive or adopt, we are all MOTHERS in our heart. Cliche I know, but it is so very true.  

A few months ago, you might remember, I got my very first "mommy" necklace. I loved it (and still do). One day I just happened to stumbled across Bugaboo jewelry. I immediately loved Kristi's jewelry, but it was her message that really spoke to me. She specializes in miscarriage, stillbirth and pregnancy-infant loss jewelry. She also donates a portion of her proceeds to an organization that offers financial aid to couples going through fertility treatments or adoption. How amazing is that? 

I am extremely excited to announce that Kristi has been generous enough to sponsor a Mother's Day Giveaway here at The Infertility Overachievers. Now through Mother's Day (May 9, 2010), you can enter to win this amazing necklace.

This piece is made to order so it can be customized just for you. You can change "forever in my heart" to a different phrase, name, or even date that is meaningful to you. This is a piece made just  for YOU this Mother's Day.

Here is how you enter:

Mandatory Entry: 

Visit Bugaboo Jewelry and leave a comment letting me know which piece is your favorite
 and 
 become a follower of my blog. (1 entry)

For Extra Entries

-Go visit BundlesofHope and let me know that you did. (1 entry)

-Make a donation to BundlesofHope (5 entries)

-Follow me on twitter @IfOverachievers or let me know you already do. (1 entry)

-Tweet about this entry and include @IFOverachievers. Example: Enter to win this awesome necklace @IFOverachievers Mothers Day giveaway at  www.infertilityoverachievers.com Please RT!  (You may tweet once per day for another entry.  Leave a separate comment and twitter link for each daily tweet.) (1 entry)

-Post about this giveaway on your blog. (Please leave link to your post) (2 entries)









***Please leave one separate comment for every entry.***







Everyone is welcome (and encouraged) to enter.


Contest will end on May 9, 2010 at 11:59 pm EST (Mother's Day). Winner will be drawn and announced on May 10, 2010. All entries must have a valid email address listed for contact (or listed on your blog/twitter). Winner must respond within 72 hours or a new winner will be drawn.