Around The Blogosphere – Add YOUR Giveaway Link

by Erica

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.


  • As temperatures rise, homeowners are ready to get back to their patios and outdoor living spaces. But are those spaces ready for them? The wear and tear from a long winter can prove tough on a deck or patio leaving many ready for an upgrade.

    Fortunately, this spring homeowners have the chance to receive that upgrade with the Kmart, “Deck Out Your Deck, Dream Patio Sweepstakes.”

    This isn’t just a few new chairs either. By answering the question, “Why do you deserve the perfect patio makeover,” Kmart’s fans can enter to win a complete patio makeover with professional designer Theresa Strickland valued at $5,000.

    Entering the contest is easy. All entrants need to do is complete a short 200 word essay on “Why you deserve a perfect patio makeover” before heading over to to submit it and answer a few questions.

  • Epson announced the Great American Movie Night – a campaign to bring friends and family together to watch their favorite movies projected on the big screen in the great outdoors.

    As part of Great American Movie Night, Epson is offering a Projector-A-Day Giveaway from May 17–23 where consumers can win an Epson MovieMate 60 to host their own movie night. And, after hosting a fun-filled event, consumers can return to the Web site to share their stories and photos, and submit a photo of the event to enter the Makeover Your Backyard Sweepstakes – $2,500 towards a backyard theater makeover.

    Visit the Great American Movie Night Web site for tips on hosting an outdoor movie party and movie party themes and kits complete with film suggestions, snack recipes, music playlists, and downloadable invitation templates.


For Everyone

For Women

Baby Essentials

  • Homegrown Families – 1 Cuddly Wrap, 1 organic blanket, and 1 pack of 4 organic burp cloths from Peapod Creations (5/14)
  • Glimpse – Sweet Pea Cloth Diaper (5/7)
  • Riding With No Hands – Safety 1st onBoard 35 infant car seat (5/3 US Only)

Just For Kids

  • Praying for Parker – Deluxe Standing Melissa and Doug Art Easel AND the Art Supplies to go with it (5/10 US Only)
  • Rockin’ Mama – Earth Day prize package from the Disney Store (4/29)
  • Sassy Frazz – KidsCraft Playhouse (4/27)
  • Sassy Frazz – National Geographic little kids magazine subscription (4/27)
  • Glimpse – Green Toys Tea Set (5/5)
  • Muse Reviews – Avalanche Fruit Stand game (4/27 US Only)

Books For Grown-Ups

Would you like to share a fun giveaway or a worth our while post? Please add it to the Mr. Linky below. You can come here any time this week to add in your link. Don’t miss out on the fun. Be sure to visit throughout the week as the linky grows, and more sites are added.

If you would like to have a post on your blog featured in 5 Minutes Around The Blogosphere, please send us an email with the actual link to your post at features5minutesformom at gmail dot com and we’ll see if it can be arranged.

Email Author    |    Website About Erica

Erica has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom writing team since the summer of 2008. She is a mom to three little ones - Audrey (7), Isaiah (4) and Christian (3).

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{ 35 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Natalie April 25, 2010 at 12:26 am

Thanks for the linky! :)


2 Mimi April 25, 2010 at 12:30 am

Thanks for the opportunity to link up! I have a new review site called Marvelous Mom Reviews and have my 1st giveaway listed above! I still have Woven by Words, too. =)


3 Sami Cone April 25, 2010 at 12:30 am

So glad you guys are doing this! I have a TON of great giveaways right now that are running in conjunction with my appearance on “Talk of the Town” talking about great summer ‘Staycations’. Hope people enjoy them and take advantage of making memories with their family instead of just buying more stuff!


4 Rob April 25, 2010 at 12:39 am

Thanks for the Linky!


5 Natalie A. April 25, 2010 at 1:06 am

Thanks for your Linky!


6 Jennifer-Eighty MPH Mom April 25, 2010 at 1:11 am

Thanks so much for the linky! I have one on my blog too if anyone wants to link up:


7 Jennifer M April 25, 2010 at 2:07 am



8 Viktoria April 25, 2010 at 6:13 am

Thanks for the Linky!


9 Cindy April 25, 2010 at 7:57 am

Thanks for the linky!


10 Kate April 25, 2010 at 8:22 am

Thanks for the linky! Have a great day!


11 Mel April 25, 2010 at 10:48 am

Thanks for the linky!! Everyone’s welcome to link up at my site too!


12 Stephanie J April 25, 2010 at 10:53 am

Thank you for the linky. Have a great Sunday!


13 One Love Mama April 25, 2010 at 11:00 am

Wow so many giveaways! I guess I have my morning cut out for me :D


14 Sky April 25, 2010 at 11:03 am

Thanks for the linky!


15 The Mom Jen April 25, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Thanks so much ladies!


16 Let's Just Give It Away April 25, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Thanks for the linky!


17 Cherees April 25, 2010 at 4:27 pm

Thanks for the linky!! I love this idea!!


18 Heather April 25, 2010 at 7:25 pm

Thanks for the LINKY!


19 Michelle April 25, 2010 at 8:11 pm

Wow! So many giveaways, so little time!


20 Michele McGraw (ScrappinMichele) April 25, 2010 at 8:33 pm

Thank you so much for doing this!


21 Night owl Mama April 25, 2010 at 11:23 pm

Thanks for the LINKY


22 Kelly from Kelly's Lucky You April 26, 2010 at 8:18 am

Thank you for the linky!

I just started one, please stop by and list your giveaway -


23 Stephanie April 26, 2010 at 9:17 am

Thanks for the linky! I follow your blog and really enjoy it. Hope you’ll visit mine sometime.


24 Normal to Natalie April 26, 2010 at 2:01 pm

thanks for letting us link up our giveaways!!!


25 Holly April 26, 2010 at 3:52 pm

Thanks for the linky and also to those linking to their own giveaway linkys. I added my giveaways to all of them. :)


26 Melissa from Home Grown Families April 26, 2010 at 3:54 pm

Thank you so much for including me in your listing up top! I was so excited!


27 Jessica (Cupcake Mommie) April 26, 2010 at 9:51 pm

So glad I found this! I’m doing my first giveaway!


28 L.A. Stylist Mom April 26, 2010 at 10:32 pm

Thanks so much for letting me link! : )


29 smilinggreenmom April 27, 2010 at 10:43 am

Thanks and I hope others will be helped with their eczema and food intolerance/allergies just as our little boy has with his from taking Belly Boost probiotics for kids! I have 5 bottles to giveaway :)


30 smilinggreenmom April 27, 2010 at 10:45 am

Uh oh – maybe we can only link up to one? Thanks!!


31 3 Boys and an Old Lady April 27, 2010 at 3:55 pm

Thanks for the Mr. Linky link! The Coach backpack I’m giving away is worth $358 (definitely not for the kids) and better yet it’s for a good…no, a GREAT cause. We’re sending kids to Space Camp!!!


32 Kelly H April 28, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Thanks for the link up, this is my first giveaway — accidently posted twice, first with my name then with the correct entry title, –Willow by Julia Hoban is a great book, so check it out.


33 Dawn April 30, 2010 at 11:14 am

Thanks for hosting the McLinky, can’t wat to check everyone I can out!


34 Jenni May 1, 2010 at 11:42 am

Thanks so much for the linky!! It’s really appreciated. It’s my first Giveaway…the new AVATAR DVD :) I can’t wait to check out some of these others!!


35 Alex May 4, 2010 at 7:30 pm

Linked up! Thanks!


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