Thursday, March 31, 2011

Baby Bump & New Mommy Super-Giveaway!!!

This one is for all the pregnant gals and new mamas out there! Please enter if you're hoping to become pregnant or have some friends or family members who are soon-to-be or new moms. This giveaway includes four amazing products for four different winners, and new moms everywhere sure will appreciate these!!!

~1~ A $35 gift certificate to Expressiva Nursingwear!

Why they're awesome:
*They have hidden openings blended seamlessly into their clothing, making it much easier and more discreet to nurse in front of people.
*Their clothing really doesn't look like your typical (read: ugly) nursing attire. I can't even believe it when I look at the first nursing nightgowns I owned after I had my first baby. They were shapeless, massively huge, hideous things! Expressiva's Nursingwear is actually stylish, in beautiful solid colors or modern prints. No ducks or teddy bears found here! Thank goodness for that!
*The hidden openings are completely hidden. Nobody will know your top or dress is a nursing top!
*They have great prices and sales! $29 for a nursing dress as pretty as this one? Um, yes please!

Expressiva sent me a nightgown to review, and I love it! The fabric is super soft and comfortable, it holds up great after being washed several times, and the print is cheerful and fun! How I wish I had known about this company after I had my first baby, when I felt like a milk machine who was living in all my ugly nightgowns. I would have felt a lot better about myself wearing this instead!

Even if you're a non-breastfeeding mom like me, this is a great post-partum or maternity nightgown to wear. It's incredibly comfortable and soft and I enjoy wearing it whether or not I'm nursing!

~2~ A pair of Stride Panties of your choice!

These incredible comfortable panties are for anyone to wear, but I especially appreciated them when I was pregnant because of the "light leakage protection" they provide. I think most pregnant girls (especially in the third trimester, am I right?) know what tends to happen when you laugh too hard. . . or sneeze. . . or walk around too much. Yeah, an unavoidable part of pregnancy. And these panties are just great, because when you're wearing them you won't need disposable pantiliners. They're built right in! But the layer of protection is so light and thin you won't notice it's there at all. No bulk, I promise!

I tried the "Seamless Style" panties, and they're so comfy! I like the light, stretchy fabric. They come in a bunch of styles and colors, and the winner of this one gets to choose any style and color they want! These panties are machine-washable and anti-microbial, meaning they freshen and deodorize naturally.

These images provide an in-depth look at their patented absorbency technology:



So what else does a pregnant gal or new mom need? How about. . .
~3~ 3 pairs of maternity knee highs or trouser socks in any color of your choice from Preggers!

These are really great socks whether or not you're pregnant! I appreciated them when I was pregnant, and I still use them now that I'm not!
They provide light "gradient compression" which has been recommended for pregnant women to help energize tired legs, aching muscles, and to reduce and prevent swelling. They're made of beautiful materials so you can look great while your legs are being supported! Pretty awesome!

I really like the level of support these provide. They feel tight while you're wearing them, but not so tight that they become uncomfortable. Anything that can reduce pain and make you more comfortable during pregnancy is great in my book!
~4~ A $35 gift certificate to Milk Nursingwear!

Just like Expressiva, Milk Nursingwear has SO many options for stylish and beautiful nursing clothes! It's wonderful to see several companies who offer comfortable, cute options for new moms!

*Milk Nursingwear also sells stylish nursing accessories, in addition to their fabulous clothing. I think this Peanut Shell sling is the cutest one I've ever seen! I just love the print!

I got to review one of Milk Nursingwear's wonderful nursing tops, and I'm in love with the color and the soft fabric! Their tops are very flattering, and are designed to hide that not-so-attractive postpartum tummy. Their tops are machine washable and come in so many different cute colors and designs!
They have some wonderful prices too! And I like their Milk $ Rewards program, that gives you rewards points for every dollar you spend.

Here's a wrap-up of our giveaway, and we'll have 4 lucky winners for this one:
~1~ $35 gift certificate to Expressiva Nursingwear
~2~ Pair of panties of your choice from Stride
~3~ 3 pairs of socks in your choice of color and style from Preggers
~4~ $35 gift certificate to Milk Nursingwear

Here's how to enter to win:
*Become a follower of my blog! Or let me know if you already follow me. Either way, leave me a comment and tell me you're a follower! (Just click 'Google Friends Connect' on my sidebar!)

Get extra entries (up to 20 this time!!!) when you:
1. Like me on Facebook! Just click the button on my sidebar to become a Facebook fan!
2. Look around Expressiva and tell me what you'll spend your $35 on if you're the winner!
3. Sign up for the Expressiva email list for special offers (found on the top left-hand side of their home page here) Important: If you want to be eligible to win the Expressiva gift certificate you must sign up for this email newsletter!
4. Look around the Stride website and tell me which pair you'll choose if you're the winner.
5. Follow Stride on Twitter over here.
6. Sign up for the Stride newsletter on the top right-hand corner of their home page.
7. Tell me what impresses you most about the Preggers website and which socks you would choose if you win!
8. Like Preggers on Facebook here.
9. Go here to follow Preggers on Twitter.
10. Click here and then sign up for the Preggers newsletter.
11. Visit the Milk Nursingwear website and tell me which products are your favorites!
12. Sign up for the Milk Nursingwear email list, found at the top left-hand side.
13. Follow Milk Nursingwear on Twitter here.
14. Like Milk Nursingwear on Facebook here.
15. Mention this giveaway on your Facebook status, and be sure to link to this post!
16. Tweet about this giveaway and link to me.
17. Mention this giveaway on your blog and link to me!
18. Grab my button off my sidebar and display it somewhere on your blog.
19. Leave a new comment on any of my other recent blog posts (doesn't matter which one, I just love to read your comments!), and let me know you did.
20. Tell me which prize you'd be most excited to win.

*Please leave a separate comment for EACH entry, and make sure I have a way to contact you if you are the winner! This giveaway will close on April 22'nd. Good luck!!!

My Disclaimer: I received some free products in exchange for writing honest reviews. All opinions are totally mine and I was not compensated!

141 comments:

  1. Ashley... I am a follower of your blog.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'm a follower!
    ebickell at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  3. I'd get the Celebrations Dress at Expressiva
    ebickell at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  4. I'd get a black sport bikini at Stride
    ebickell at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  5. I like all the testimonials at Preggers.. makes me think next time I'm pregnant this is a good idea, maybe it would help with the swelling I had in the last couple months! I'd get the footless tights if those count!
    ebickell at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love the Everyday dress and the Cami Sutra Nursing & Maternity Camisole at Milk!
    ebickell at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  7. tweet!
    http://twitter.com/emilyisland/status/53831155727867904
    ebickell at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  8. I'd be most excited to win the GC to Milk Nursing Wear!
    ebickell at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  9. public blog follower via GFC (Rachel)

    dakotaring at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  10. I "like" you on FB (Fluffy Giveaways)
    dakotaring at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  11. I "like" Preggers on FB (Fluffy Giveaways)
    dakotaring at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  12. I "like" Milk Nursingwear on FB (Fluffy Giveaways)
    dakotaring at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  13. I follow Milk Nursingwear on Twitter (@Rachelhooey)
    dakotaring at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  14. I follow Preggers on Twitter (@Rachelhooey)
    dakotaring at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  15. I follow Stride on Twitter (@Rachelhooey)
    dakotaring at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  16. If I won the Expressiva GC, I'd probably put it toward the Little Black Nursing Dress

    dakotaring at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  17. I follow you and like you on facebook. My favorite would be the milk nursingwear. I'd get this: Sleeveless babydoll nursing top in blue print

    from them. I also like the purple dress featured in your picture from expressiva, but am not signing up for their newsletter.

    ReplyDelete
  18. so here is entry #2 for me -eliza (contact me on facebook if/when I win).

    ReplyDelete
  19. Signed up for the Expressiva email list

    dakotaring at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  20. If I can mix & match, I'd choose a Lacy Thong in blue and a seamless in nude, if I won the stride giveaway

    dakotaring at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  21. Signed up for the Milk Nursingwear newsletter
    dakotaring at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  22. I like their "Love Grows Here" logo and its representation on their site the best.

    If I won, I'd choose the black knee-his, black diamond Trouser Socks, and chocolate ribbed trouser socks

    dakotaring at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  23. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I love the Flirty halter dress in purple, Braided maternity and nursing nightgown in organic cotton in raspberry, Peanut Shell Tea Time baby sling, and the Chic crossover top in olive from milk nursingwear

    dakotaring at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  25. Signed up for the Preggers newsletter
    dakotaring at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  26. tweet:
    http://twitter.com/#!/rachelhooey/status/53894471674380288
    dakotaring at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  27. I'd be most excited to win the GC to Milk Nursing Wear!

    dakotaring at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  28. I became a follower of your blog.
    GFC id akritical
    akritical at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  29. I liked your FB page ~ Kendra M

    ReplyDelete
  30. I would get the Expressiva Smocked Waist Retro Dress.

    ReplyDelete
  31. I would choose the Stride Sport bikini.

    ReplyDelete
  32. I follow Stride on twitter @akritical

    ReplyDelete
  33. I like Preggers on FB ~ Kendra M

    ReplyDelete
  34. I follow Preggers on twitter @akritical

    ReplyDelete
  35. I love the Milk nursingwear Pleated scoop-neck top in 3/4 sleeves

    ReplyDelete
  36. I follow Milk nursing wear on twitter @akritical

    ReplyDelete
  37. I like Milk nursingwear on fB ~ Kendra M

    ReplyDelete
  38. I shared on Fb
    http://www.facebook.com/akritical/posts/215531818462461

    ReplyDelete
  39. tweeted about the giveaway
    http://twitter.com/#!/akritical/status/53904890799468544

    ReplyDelete
  40. I would be most excited to win the gift certificate to Milk Nursingwear.

    ReplyDelete
  41. I follow your blog with GFC.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  42. If I won, I'd get the Sweet Dreams Drop Cup Short Set from Exprsesiva Nursingwear.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  43. I subscribe to Expressiva Nursingwear.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  44. I'd pick the Lacy Thong in black from Stride.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  45. I follow Stride on twitter @Aerated.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  46. I'm impressed with the selection of products at Preggers. I would pick the Black Ribbed Maternty Trouser Socks.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  47. I follow Preggers on twitter @Aerated.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  48. I subscribe to the Preggers newsletter.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  49. I would love to get the Heavenly Nursing Leisure Bra from Milk Nursingwear. It looks super comfortable. I also love the Athena nursing dress. The purple color is very pretty.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  50. I subscribe to Milk Nursingwear.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  51. I follow Milk Nursingwear on twitter @Aerated.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  52. I am most excited for the Expressiva Nursingwear gift card.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  53. I tweeted the giveaway. Thank you!
    http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/53928947028729856
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  54. I'm a new GFC Follower and expecting my first baby this year :)

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  55. I'd want the Flirty Ruffle Top from Expressiva

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  56. I'd want the Stride Seamless panty in nude

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  57. I love the look of the Preggers website and I like reading the testimonials. I would get the trouser socks in black diamond.

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  58. My favorite Milk Nursingwear product is the Maya Wrap in the bright stripe pattern

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  59. I'm most excited about the Expressiva giftcard if I won

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  60. So glad to have found your blog! Now following! Love your little girls. So very cute. We have two of our own I think close in age to yours. So much fun. Now following! sarahespn at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  61. Following on FB! sarahespn at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  62. Love the nursing tops! sarahespn at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  63. I follow your blog
    ericandsarita(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  64. got your button my blog at ericandsarita.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  65. Expressiva I love the Honeysuckle ruffle top and any Bravado Bra LOVE them all. Actually need to get some new ones!!!
    zoelynnandco@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  66. I signed up for the Expressiva newsletter

    ReplyDelete
  67. Stride love the Black sport Bikini or lace thong panties

    ReplyDelete
  68. Preggers Knee Highs would be great

    ReplyDelete
  69. I follow your Blog and liked you on Facebook :)

    ReplyDelete
  70. Milk Nursing is my favorite now since I am PG I LOVE the Flirty Halter dress in either black or green. Might have to order if I do not win. Also, I love the Athena nursing dress- SO SO cute!!!

    ReplyDelete
  71. I would definitely get the Romantic Flutter-Sleeve Dress in black from Expressiva!!

    ReplyDelete
  72. I signed up for Expressiva's newsletter

    ReplyDelete
  73. I would get the seamless in nude of the Stride panties

    ReplyDelete
  74. Wow Preggers site is so pretty! Love the greys and flowers! I could definitely use some of those maternity footless tights right now!!

    ReplyDelete
  75. I signed up for the Preggers newsletter

    ReplyDelete
  76. I love the Everyday Dress at Milk Nursingwear!

    ReplyDelete
  77. I signed up for the Milk Nursingwear email list

    ReplyDelete
  78. I'm now a fan of Milk Nursingwear on FB

    ReplyDelete
  79. I'd be most excited to win one of the nursing dresses!! They are so impossible to find and soooo VITAL!!!

    ReplyDelete
  80. I would want the Stride bikini in black or nude.

    ReplyDelete
  81. I'm not pregnant, but I'd love the maternity trouser socks from Preggers!

    ReplyDelete
  82. I'm really hoping to win the panties!

    ReplyDelete
  83. Love the honeysuckle ruffle top on Expressiva!

    ReplyDelete
  84. I'd probably get a sport bikini pair at StrideEveryday

    ReplyDelete
  85. I wish I'd seen the Preggers site while pregnant! I would've bought pantyhose!

    ReplyDelete
  86. Love the henely tunic top at Milk Nursingwear---I reeeeeeeally hope I win this one!!!

    ReplyDelete
  87. I reeeeeeeally wanna win a nursing top!!! I hate getting undressed practically just to feed a baby and those look awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  88. On expressiva I would get the celebrations dress. I had such a struggle finding church attire to wear when I was nursing Hadley.

    ReplyDelete
  89. I like the Little Black Nursing Dress at Expressiva!

    ReplyDelete
  90. I signed up for the expressiva newsletter!

    ReplyDelete
  91. I would choose the seamless pre and post natal pair at stride!

    ReplyDelete
  92. I like the Maternity Footless Tights at preggers and think that the website is very creative.

    ReplyDelete
  93. I like the Smocked sleeveless sundress in new teal at milk!

    ReplyDelete
  94. I'd be most excited to win one of the nursing dresses at milk or expressiva!

    ReplyDelete
  95. I'm a GFC follower. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  96. I'm a fan on Facebook (Lisa L). tylerpants(at)gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  97. I'd like to get the Pretty Rope Nightgown in Organic Cotton from Expressiva. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  98. Signed up for the Expressiva email list. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  99. I'm a Preggers fan on Facebook (Lisa L). tylerpants(at)gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  100. I'm a milk nursingwear fan on Facebook (Lisa L). tylerpants(at)gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  101. From milk nursingwear, I like the Flirty halter dress. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  102. Signed up for the Milk Nursingwear email list. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  103. I'm most excited to win the $35 gift certificate to Expressiva Nursingwear. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  104. I like the STRIDE Everyday Seamless panty. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  105. Signed up for the Stride newsletter. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  106. I am a Google Friend Connect Follower of this blog!

    christauf4(at)gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  107. I "Like" Veater Family Adventures on facebook! My name on facebook is Christa Nolan.

    christauf4(at)gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  108. If I won the Expressiva gift certificate I would get the Celebrations dress.
    http://www.expressiva.com/store/Celebrations-Dress-p-7126.html

    christauf4(at)gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  109. If I won the Stride giveaway I would choose the Sport and Exercise Tan Seamless and Black Lacy Thong!
    http://www.strideeveryday.com/category.php?id_category=16

    christauf4(at)gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  110. The Preggers website looks very modern and easy to navigate. I would choose the black and nude knee highs, black diamond trouser socks.

    christauf4(at)gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  111. I have your button on my blog.
    http://christaandericnolan.blogspot.com

    christauf4(at)gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  112. On the Milk Nursingwear website I like the Everyday Dress and slings.

    christauf4(at)gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  113. I left a comment on your Disneyland blog.

    christauf4(at)gmail.com

    ReplyDelete

Comments make me happy :)