Around The Blogosphere – Week 112

5 Minutes Around the BlogosphereWelcome to our weekly roundup here at “5 Minutes Around the Blogosphere”.

As you know, you can come back all week and add a post or giveaway to our Mister Linky. Be sure to check back often, as new links will be added daily. You don’t want to miss out on something fun.


  • If you’re like me and prefer to shop online, you’re going to love Free Shipping Day. This is a one day online shopping event on December 17, when participating merchants offer free shipping to their customers with guaranteed delivery by Christmas.

    Over 300 merchants have already signed up for this year’s event, with more than 500 merchants expected to participate. Merchants like Toys R Us, JCPenney, Apple Store, Nike, Sears, Babies R Us, Eddie Bauer, PacSun, PetSmart, and Adidas have confirmed they will be involved. Head on over here for the full list and start planning your day of shopping!


  • To help you pay your shopping bills this holiday season, is having a Twitter contest! From now through December 22nd 2009, each time you tweet the name of the store where you’ll do the most holiday shopping this year and tag #retailmenot, you’ll be entered to win a $100 gift certificate to that store. will be giving away one $100 prize each day. See the complete contest rules here.


For Everyone

For Women

Baby Essentials

  • Sandier Pastures Mrs. Smith’s Diaper Bag (12/1 US & Canada)
  • Glimpse Applecheeks Diaper and Insert (12/3 Canada Only)
  • Melinda Joy Cutie Poops Cloth Diaper Giveaway (12/6 US & Canada)
  • Glimpse $20 to Inspired by Lou (12/7 Worldwide)
  • Design Baby $100 shopping spree to Zutano (12/12 US Only)

Just For Kids

Books For Grown-Ups

Books For Children

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You can find Marissa writing away at Mama Sparkles.


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