Fourth of July Link Up, 2010

by Janice

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!

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1 Nicole (Mama to 3 Blessings) July 4, 2010 at 6:35 am



2 Adventures In Babywearing July 4, 2010 at 7:59 am

Happy Canada Day weekend to you! :)

Not sure if I can enter but I am playing along anyway. :)



3 Mami2jcn July 4, 2010 at 9:05 am

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.


4 Amber George July 4, 2010 at 9:12 am

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


5 JRG July 4, 2010 at 9:15 am

Not sure if I understand all the rules, but here’s my entry!


6 sunrae17 July 4, 2010 at 10:10 am

Happy Fourth of July USA!! Happy Canada Day Canada!!


7 LaVonne July 4, 2010 at 12:10 pm

What a fun idea! Thanks for hosting it. Happy 4th of July. I will be linking up too :)


8 Chrysa July 4, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Happy 4th of July everyone!


9 Angela July 4, 2010 at 12:25 pm

Happy 4th of July! Thanks for the awesome contest!


10 sprittibee July 4, 2010 at 1:03 pm

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


11 sprittibee July 4, 2010 at 1:05 pm

PS I love Hebrew National. :) Best hotdog out there!


12 Jennifer July 4, 2010 at 1:06 pm

Wishing everyone a Happy 4th of July! Be safe!! Thanks for hosting 5M4M & sponsoring Hebrew National.


13 Florence July 4, 2010 at 1:06 pm

You’re more than welcome to join in on our holidays, the more the merrier! :)


14 ellen July 4, 2010 at 1:39 pm

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.


15 Night Owl Mama July 4, 2010 at 1:47 pm

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


16 Missy July 4, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Happy 4th of July to everyone! Thank you for letting me link up!


17 SheilaC July 4, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Happy 4th!!



18 destiny July 4, 2010 at 3:20 pm

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


19 Maggie July 4, 2010 at 3:59 pm

MMM, hot dogs and prizes. LOL Happy fourth!


20 Elizabeth July 4, 2010 at 4:12 pm

The 4th link up is such a fun idea! I will be working my post!! Thanks for hosting it and the giveaway!


21 Colleen July 4, 2010 at 4:21 pm

Love the 4th of July Link up (we had our party on the 3rd). Thanks for the chance to enter the giveaway.

Happy 4th!!


22 Kate July 4, 2010 at 4:43 pm

Happy 4th of July! And, Happy Canada Day to you!


23 Julie July 4, 2010 at 10:25 pm

Happy Independence Day America! Hope everyone had a great day! Stop on by to read a few 4th of July fun facts.


24 Still blonde after all these YEARS! July 4, 2010 at 10:43 pm

I posted a link! Happy 4th to all my American friends and Happy Canada day to you wonderful Canadians!


25 Chrissy July 4, 2010 at 11:33 pm

Such a fun link up!


26 Kim July 4, 2010 at 11:34 pm

My family is from Canada so…Happy Canada Day! I hope that you had a great time. I have a post up about my 4th.


27 Donna B. July 5, 2010 at 2:17 am

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!


28 Ruth Hill July 5, 2010 at 9:59 am

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.


29 Jaimie K July 5, 2010 at 10:58 am

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!


30 July 5, 2010 at 11:36 am

Happy Fourth AND Happy Canada Day! May we all treasure our freedoms!


31 Melissa P. July 5, 2010 at 12:45 pm

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.


32 Peggy Gorman July 5, 2010 at 12:45 pm

Thanks !! I hope everyone has a wonderful 4th of July!!


33 Amy Nabors July 5, 2010 at 12:55 pm

I linked up. Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th!


34 Lori V. July 5, 2010 at 3:38 pm

Happy 4th of July to everyone! Hope everyone had a safe weekend!


35 Louise July 5, 2010 at 5:10 pm

Happy 4th of July Everyone. I’ll have to go visit a few while my babies are napping today


36 Terra Heck July 6, 2010 at 1:32 am

Our 4th of July weekend was definitely action-packed. I added my post to the linky. Thanks.


37 katklaw777 July 6, 2010 at 3:33 am

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…….


38 Maggie M. July 6, 2010 at 7:18 am

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.


39 Jen A. July 6, 2010 at 7:19 am

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.


40 Deb - Mom of 3 Girls July 6, 2010 at 10:45 am

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. :)


41 Angel S. July 6, 2010 at 8:59 pm

No blog here – but we had a wonderful 4th and hope you did too!


42 Nikki July 6, 2010 at 10:30 pm

I hope you all had a great 4th!


43 Anne July 6, 2010 at 10:42 pm

I linked up my post about hiking and swimming on the 4th.


44 Hope July 6, 2010 at 11:38 pm

What a great idea! Thanks!


45 Lynda July 7, 2010 at 2:32 am

Thanks for this link up! I love looking at everyone’s 4th of July shots.


46 Serendipity is Sweet July 8, 2010 at 12:32 pm

Thanks for the linky! Happy belated Canada Day and 4th of July to all. I love seeing how other’s celebrated. :)


47 Margaret July 12, 2010 at 10:45 pm

Thanks for having this contest. It actually helped me get my butt in gear and get something posted!!


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