Fourth of July Link Up, 2010

Mingle and Mix at our Fourth of July Link Up

Grab a hot dog and pull up a browser… It is time to share our July 4th photos and memories.

fourth-of-july-banner-2010It is why we moms love to blog — showing off our pictures, telling our stories, and chatting with new friends and old. So, of course we need to have a little blog party here so our holiday weekend fun can continue all week long!

And thanks to our sponsors, Hebrew National, we also have a fun giveaway for our Fourth of July party! Two winners will each receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

Now, it is a little known fact that Susan and I are Canadians. But, since we own American sites and stores, we relax when YOU all have a national holiday! Only then do our phones stop ringing and our inboxes not fill up.

So, if you don’t mind, we join in on your holidays too.

canada-day-julia, olivia, sophiaBut we still are Canadians of course! So on July 1st, our Canada Day, we dressed our children in red and pulled out the hot dogs. (I ate three. I know. But they are sooo good!)

I shared our family photos from Canada Day on Friday. AND for all my fellow Canadians, we also posted a Canada Day Link Up.

Here is how our Fourth of July Link Up works:

  1. Write a Fourth of July post on your blog.
  2. Come back and add the URL of your blog post to one of the linkies below. (We have a fun thumbnail linky and a basic linky — use whichever you prefer.)
  3. Then get out and visit other blog posts! Make sure you leave a comment letting them know you visited.
  4. If you are not a blogger, leave a comment about your Fourth of July and hop through the linkies and find some great new friends!

For the Prizes:

Thanks to our favorite hot dog makers, Hebrew National, we have prizes!

To be eligible for the prizes, you need to leave a comment on this post. We will draw the winner from the comments. Please leave only one comment.

Hopefully, you are participating on your blog and have included your link in the linkies, but we wanted to let non-bloggers participate too.

We will draw two random winners from the comments — each winner will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card.

Canadians can participate too, just leave a comment with a link to your Canada Day post or letting us know you participated in the Canada Day Link Up. Or if you are not a blogger, you can simply share in the comments about your holiday celebrations. Remember: Canadians, please put your link in the CANADA DAY LINK UP, 2010 so the Canadians can find each other.

Entries will close on July 16th, 2010, and we will announce the winners on July 17th, 2010.

This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only and is void where prohibited. Please see our site’s terms and conditions of use for complete rules.

As usual, the goal of our link ups is to help you find each other and build bloggy friendships! So have fun hopping around the linkies leaving comments as you go!

And thanks again to Hebrew National, for sponsoring our Fourth of July Link Up here at 5 Minutes for Mom!

The Linkies!

Here is a thumbnail linky. Remember to put the URL of your actual July 4th post, not of your homepage.

And here is a basic linky.

HAVE FUN!!! And Happy Fourth of July!


  1. Mami2jcn says

    We had a 4th of July parade yesterday. We decorated the bikes & the stroller with balloons and streamers and got to walk in the parade. The kids loved it.

  2. Amber George says

    Happy Canada Day and Happy Independence Day! Gotta love all the fireworks with a two year old! She loves the “boom booms” :)

  3. says

    Hi ladies. 😉 Sending you hugs from Texas. We’re our own country down here, too… almost. 😉

    Thanks for the great contest and how much you offer to the blog community! xoxo

  4. ellen says

    Happy Canada Day! (belated) And Happy 4th to us folks south of you border 😉
    I dont have a blog, so a comment will have to do- I saw you tweet this at 5am!

    We usually have a nice BBQ on the 4th- but we are having severe weather- the fireworks went off on the 3rd because of it. We will be grilling in the garage and stuff our faces inside :) Love Hebrew National- those are ‘threefers’ for sure!
    Have a wonderful and safe Holiday- I follow quite a few of the ladies on your linky- I am @tannawings on Twitter.

  5. says

    Hebrew Hot Dogs..Never heard of them. I have to give them a try. Thanks for Sponsoring this fun and creative Giveaway thanks 5 m 4 Mom for hosting. Have a Safe Fun Holiday Celebration Day

  6. destiny says

    Hebrew hot dogs are the best we are bbqing today for the 4th with Hebrews, and lots of other goodies too! Thanks for the great contest! Following on twitter @dad1111

  7. says

    We had a quiet 4th, just me and my son. I made some grilled shrimp, pasta salad and crab legs thinking we’d have plenty of leftovers for tomorrow – but a couple of my son’s friends showed up and well, there went the food! LOL

    Afterwards they went to watch fireworks, I elected to stay come and watch them on TV.

    I hope everyone had a great 4th/Canada Day!

  8. Ruth Hill says

    I’m not a blogger, but I thought I’d share our Fourth. We had BBQ with my brother and his family. Our dog was very frightened by the fireworks all around us. She slept under my parent’s bed. I felt for her. But things are better here.

  9. Jaimie K says

    We did most of our celebrations on Saturday, which included barbecued turkey burgers, homemade rootbeer, and strawberry shortcake. Of course following–lots and lots of fireworks! :) Then on Sunday I dressed my 3 girls up in matching red, white, and blue pillowcase dresses I made for church on Independence Day. I love the 4th of July!

  10. says

    I have to say that we really didn’t do too much this Independence Day! I did take my son to the park to hang out in the evening and watch the fireworks. He really enjoyed the time spent together. I’ve just had so much to do at home the past couple of days. I am going away for a few days on a business trip so that’s what’s been on my mind all weekend long.

  11. katklaw777 says

    Happy 4th and Canada Day to all…we had a fun day.
    My sis-in-law has a cabin on a lake in Indiana. So we drove 2 hours, then ate BBQ and swam and had a blast.
    Came home to tired to go to the local fireworks, so DH and I watched the Chicago lakefront display on TV.
    Thanks for all the linkies and great giveaway…Happy 5, 6, 7…….

  12. Maggie M. says

    This was an amazing 4th of July for us! Went to see fireworks and let the kids play games at the Ft. Benning celebration with my parents, kids jumped, ran, played for 6 hours straight!! The fireworks were awesome this year with smiley faces and hearts in the sky! Then a family BBQ and swimming on Sunday- family time is the best and I am proud to say Happy Birthday America!
    Thank you!
    Maggie M.

  13. Jen A. says

    4th of July was amazing this year! Lots of famiyl time and fun! The kids played until they passed out in the car, fireworks lasted over 20 mintues this year, and they got to spend a lot of fun time with their NiNi, papa, and cousin- it was great!
    Jen A.

  14. says

    We had a very different July 4th than usual – especially since our town’s celebration and fireworks weren’t until the 5th. But we still found a lot of ways to celebrate on the 4th and had a nice day together as a family. :)

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