August 5, 2010

My First Big Giveaway!

We've hit 200 posts, 200 followers, and 200 likes on Facebook. I think it's time for that long-promised giveaway! I'll be giving away five- yes, you read that right- five items for this giveaway! This is my way of saying thank you for sharing my work out there and being advocates in your own ways. I keep writing and doing this for y'all, so... thanks everyone. You all rock my socks ^_^

Kristen Magnacca, author of Love and Infertility: Survival Strategies for Balancing Infertility, Marriage, and Life, has generously offered one copy of her CD version of her book for this giveaway. Love and Infertility was honored with RESOLVE's inaugural Hope Award for Best Book last year at their Night of Hope. Her book is a wonderful resource to infertile couples, as described on her website:

Love and Infertility focuses on the importance of sharing and communicating so that a couple can move successfully through infertility without the stress of becoming all-encompassing and overwhelming. With honest humor and candid personal accounts, Kristen reveals tips, exercises, and rare bits of wisdom to guide couples through the hardships of infertility.
Joanne and Susan, the fabulous ladies behind Circle+Bloom, have generously donated one program of the winner's choice from their website! I personally have used their Energy for Empowerment program and I can't praise their products highly enough. From Joanne's soothing voice to the soul-stirring sense of body empowerment, Circle+Bloom is really the first product of its kind that specifically compliments each phase of a woman's cycle, whether she's trying to conceive naturally or through IVF/IUI, or simply trying to maintain a healthy pregnancy. Circle+Bloom is a truly innovative resource for all stages of your journey with a long list of testimonials to back it up, including:

“Circle+Bloom is a very important tool in the fertility kit. The Circle+Bloom audio mind-body program perfectly provides the support I need each day of my fertility journey. The audio meditations and visualizations so well-researched and well-crafted that I recommend it to every friend trying to conceive.” - Donna, via email.
Find out what three other goodies I'll have in this giveaway and how you can enter behind the cut!

Five (5) Fabulous Prizes Up For Grabs

1. Love and Infertility CD

2. Circle+Bloom Program of Your Choice

3. A pair of my handmade pomegranate earrings that I made for 200th Facebook follower, SomedayBabyT:

4. One very gently read copy of The Infertility Cure by Randine Lewis. If you're exploring Traditional Chinese Medicine as an avenue in your journey, this is THE book:

5. A 15"x15" unframed print of Tranquility by artist Alida Saxon, as featured in my June ICLW intro post:

How to Enter
There are ten (10) possible ways you can enter to increase your chances of winning, as described below:

+ 1 entry = Leave a comment on this post. You may comment as many times as you like, but only your first comment will count for a total of 1 entry.

+ 1 entry = Post the following tweet: "I've entered to win some neat prizes @miriamshope's first giveaway, have you? Details here: http://bit.ly/9r6aup" You may retweet as many times as you like, but only your first tweet will count for a total of 1 entry.

+ 1 entry = Leave a comment on the Giveaway thread at my Facebook page. You may comment as many times as you like, but only your first comment will count for a total of 1 entry.

+ 1 entry = Become a follower of this blog. If you already are a follower of this blog, please mention that in your comment to this post with however your follower name is displayed.

+ 1 entry = Become a follower of my Facebook page. If you already are a follower of my FB page, please mention that in your comment to the Giveaway thread on my FB page.

+ 1 entry = Follow me on Twitter @miriamshope. If you already follow me on Twitter, please mention that in your comment to this post with your Twitter handle.

+ 4 entries = Write a blog post about this giveaway. That's right, this will earn you multiple entries! Your post must include my name (Keiko Zoll), my blog title (Hannah Wept, Sarah Laughed) and a link to this post (http://hannahweptsarahlaughed.blogspot.com/2010/08/my-first-big-giveaway.html). Once you post it, you can comment here, tweet me, or leave a comment on my FB page with a link to your post.

Deadline to Enter
All entries must be received by 11:59pm EDT on Tuesday, August 31, 2010.
That means all your tweets, comments, blog posts, and follower statuses must be made by that time. Five (5) individual and separate winners will be selected at random using Random.org sometime between September 1 and September 5, 2010. That means, once a winner has been picked for one prize, their name will be removed from selection of all other subsequent prizes. (I wanna spread the love here.) Winners will be announced on my blog sometime the week of September 6, 2010.

Good luck!

60 comments:

Jos said...

YAY!! 200s all around - an exciting week for sure. This is my entry #1!

Jos said...

Also, I follow your blog as Josey (My Cheap Version of Therapy)

Sonja said...

Ugh the first comment posted before I was done.

But anyway:

I follow your blog, here's my comment, and I also follow you on Twitter as sonjathegreat!

That's how I roll!

PS: Dibs on the art print if I win :)

Sonja

Do I Have to Be a D.I.N.K.? said...

I am a fairly new follower! Congrats to making your 200! All the prizes look amazing!

http://doihavetobeadink.blogspot.com/

In Due Time said...

Lovely prizes! Congrats on 200!

Sarah said...

Congrats on reaching 200, and thank you for the work you do! I am a follower.

Jana said...

Those look like great prizes,

and I became a follower yesterday.

congrats on making it to 200 in so many places. That is awesome.

Jana said...

maybe i need to put a separate comment saying I became a follower.

I am such a follower. :)

Michelle said...

Comment entry. Congrats on the 200's!!

Michelle said...

I'm a follower. And Congrats on the Resolve award!

Unknown said...

Here is my comment, and I'm a follower of your blog Dawn Marie
I also follow on Facebook, I'll leave my comments there too.
Congratulations on hitting 200!

Adam and Julia said...

woo hoo!!! Love the earrings!!! fingers crossed

Elana Kahn said...

Ohh I've always wanted to try Circle & Bloom!

Elana Kahn said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/emk808/status/20418627759

Elana Kahn said...

I commented on your facebook post.

Elana Kahn said...

I follow this blog.

Elana Kahn said...

I follow your Facebook page.

Elana Kahn said...

I follow you on twitter (@emk808)

AubreyRose @ My Simple Everyday said...

Congrats!!! I love your blog and am excited for the giveaways! I never win, but here's to hoping!

AubreyRose @ My Simple Everyday said...

GFC Follower - "Aubrey"

Melissa said...

Congrats on reaching 200, I am a follower.

http://raindrops-sammy.blogspot.com/

Kakunaa said...

Entry #1: Happy 200 everything!

Kakunaa said...

Following as Kakunaa :)

Jess said...

Congrats on all the 200's! I LOVE your blog... you're such an inspiration!

Michelle said...

Following you on twitter: notpregnantjust

Michelle said...

Also tweeted your link, as notpregnantjust

My Bumpy Journey said...

I keep trying to leave comments and blogger is hating me!! AHH!
1. comment here
2.tweeted it
3.following your twits
4.blog post
5.Following blog in google reader (I can't do it with my google account b/c I have an IRL blog that google keeps outting my IF stuff in my account)

I LOVE those earrings! Do you sell them?

Ashlee G. said...
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Ashlee G. said...

http://twitter.com/ashleegibson09

I'm following you on twitter, there's the link.

I tweeted about your post.

I liked you on facebook.

I commented on your facebook wall.

I'm commenting now on your blog. *waves hi*

I'm already a follower and i post under Ashlee G. my blog is call savor the moment.

http://brianandashleegibson.blogspot.com/2010/08/awesome-giveaway.html and I have now blogged about it.

So that's 10 entries for me!

I hope I win, I NEVER win anything!

Happy 200's!

Tillie said...

awesome giveaway!!

Tillie said...

I follow your blog!

Tillie said...

follow you on twitter

Tillie said...

tweeted :)

http://twitter.com/tillien/status/20436402104

Kir said...

congratulations on hitting 200..now I have to go and start entering. I love that print!!!

HUGS !!!
oh I follow you on facebook and here (and I don't tweet...so I won't be getting those entries!!)

Mrs. Farmer said...

Oh the earrings look beautiful!!! Congrats on the 200's! That's so wonderful! Oh I'm a follower! But I don't tweet and I'm not "out" on FB yet so this is my entry! I will post on my blog though! Thanks for hosting such a generous giveaway! Sending you lots of Love and Hugs!!

Rach said...

How fabulous! Thanks for offering this!!! Congrats on 200.

Unknown said...

Yay for so many followers! I just wanted to stop by and say hello. I am a new follower, an Air Force wife and going on three years of "infertility". I was actually told I canNOT conceive anymore because of the things my body has been through but we are determined to be parents someday. I'll be sticking around :)

Gwen said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Sarah said...

Love the blog and your video! Finding the IF blogging community has been so helpful on my own IF journey. Keep the awesome posts coming! Very cool giveaway, you clearly don't do anything halfway :-)

melanie swan said...

I just stumbled upon you a minute ago and am SO excited to start following you. Congrats on climbing the blogging ladder, so to speak, by breaking 200!!

VERY excited about this giveaway and all of the prizes. :)

I guess this is my entry #1!!

melanie swan said...

Tweet!
http://twitter.com/melswanphoto/status/20633140639

melanie swan said...

I left a comment on the giveaway thread on your FB page!

melanie swan said...

I am a GFC follower of your blog

melanie swan said...

I am a follower of your FB page (melanie barry swan)

melanie swan said...

I follow you on Twitter (melswanphoto)

Elana Kahn said...

I blogged: http://www.thetwinners.com/2010/08/sunday-giveaway-linkup.html #1

Elana Kahn said...

I blogged: http://www.thetwinners.com/2010/08/sunday-giveaway-linkup.html #2

Elana Kahn said...

I blogged: http://www.thetwinners.com/2010/08/sunday-giveaway-linkup.html #3

Elana Kahn said...

I blogged: http://www.thetwinners.com/2010/08/sunday-giveaway-linkup.html #4

foxy said...

Congratulations Keiko on achieving so much with this blog in such a relatively short period of time. YOU rawk MY socks!

I am proud to promote your blog via my own blog as a follower and with a link back to your most awesome What IF video.

Hey - Maybe you'll reach 200 comments here too! :)

Angie said...

Congrats on 200!
(And I am a follower of your blog.)

Unknown said...

Congrats on the big 200!! I enjoyed your video and love reading your blog. Thanks for all you do!

Random Polls said...

twiiter... done
facebook... done

thank you!

Angela said...

Thanks for being such an amazing advocate and a strong person.

I blogged here: http://afewminordetails.blogspot.com/2010/08/heres-to-amazing-community-of-strong.html

Follow on Twitter and tweeted: @afewIFdetails

Very cool give-a-way!

My So-Called (TTC) Life said...

Hey! I follow you on Twitter at @socalledttclife :). I love your blog and LOVE this giveaway! Thanks for giving me the chance to win :).

amy edwards said...

What a great giveaway! This is my entry #1! Now to figure out which other ways I'll enter! :) Great work girl! I love your blog!!!

zweena said...

What an exciting giveaway!

Christie said...

I've been reading you for the last few months - what an inspirational blog! Thanks so much. :)

Anonymous said...

Love the prizes-- better late entering than never! Can't wait to hear the winners of the big giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I entered your giveaway in every single way. Look for me as a follower under "Audrey" though they wouldn't let me link my blog to my handle... weird.

Anyway, here is my blog post! Love all the prizes.

http://infertiletheturtle.wordpress.com/2010/08/24/infertile-the-turtle-enters-a-giveaway/