Labor Day 2010 Link Up

by Janice

Labor Day Link Up Time!

Don’t let the summer end quite yet! Post your Labor Day or “End of Summer” pictures and LINK UP! Then jump through the linkies and party virtually.

At 5 Minutes for Mom, we are all about helping YOU get to know each other better! So, we love to bring you regular “link ups” where you add the URL to one of your posts to our linkies. Then you can visit others and others can find you.

Yes, we are just momosphere-party-central around here!

Today, we are celebrating Labor Day with you and our fabulous sponsor, Simply Heinz ™ .

Simply-Heinz-KetchupSince Labor Day goes hand and hand with barbequing, we wanted to tell you about Heinz’ new Simply Heinz™ Tomato Ketchup, which is made with sugar, instead of high fructose corn syrup.

Enter to win a $100 Gift Card and One Year’s Supply of Simply Heinz

To add to the Link Up fun, we have TWO giveaways in our Labor Day weekend with Simply Heinz™..

In both giveaways, the prizes are $100 gift cards and one year’s supply of Simply Heinz™. ketchup (coupons for 12 free bottles).

In the first giveaway this weekend, I asked, What are your Labor Day plans or traditions?

For today’s giveaway, we have a Linky for you to join in and share your Labor Day or “End of Summer” posts. If you aren’t a blogger, you can always share about your Labor Day in a comment below. We will DRAW THE RANDOM WINNER FROM THE COMMENTS so please make sure you leave a comment when you add your link to the linky!

BOTH giveaways are open until September 17th, 2010
, so feel free to enter both.

This giveaway is open from September 6th, 2010, to September 17th, 2010. We will announce our winners on Saturday, September 18th. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents 18 years of age or older at the time of entry and is void where prohibited by law.

Thanks so much for taking the time to TWEET or SPREAD the word about our giveaways and Link Ups. Linking makes the blogosphere go ’round. So if you hit the Twitter button or the Facebook buttons for us, THANKS! And since you didn’t have to do it, way to go on the great bloggy karma!

For more information about our giveaways, please see our site’s terms and conditions of use.

Add Your Link Below

Add the URL to your Labor Day or “End of Summer” post below. Your post does not have to mention anything about this post or contest or link back. Although we REALLY appreciate if you do! We want to provide this linky to you so you can share your post and find others to enjoy.

Please Note: Simply Heinz™ is sponsoring our Labor Day Link Up. Our opinions, as usual, are ALL ours!

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1 Anne September 5, 2010 at 2:21 am

I shared a post about a book I shared with my son to explain a little of the purpose of labor day. We will enjoy the holiday with family cooking out and by the pool, but I wanted to explain the purpose for the party a little beforehand.


2 Linda Kish September 5, 2010 at 8:48 am

I am disability retired and my son and DIL work retail so they have to work. I will spend my day taking care of some business I have to do and just staying out of the heat.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com


3 Mary Jenkins September 5, 2010 at 10:08 am

I am going to work on mastering the art of the grill. I’ve just gotten decent at it! It’s going to be chilly here on Monday so we’ll be eating our grilled fare indoors.


4 icunursemicki September 5, 2010 at 10:41 am

A relaxing cook-out with family and friends :)


5 Mami2jcn September 5, 2010 at 11:41 am

Looking forward to just relaxing at home with the kids on Labor Day. They just started school this past week and they need to catch up on sleep!


6 Stephanie September 5, 2010 at 1:01 pm

Our town has the County Fair every year on Laboy Day weekend. So that’s our tradition. We spend one day at the carnival, and one day at the fair part. We eat yummy fair foods, watch the shows, check out the stinky animals, and look at all the fun stuff on display! I was really bummed this year that I forgot my camera!! i didnt get any pics!


7 Rachel September 5, 2010 at 6:05 pm

In the South, Labor Day Weekend always signifies the beginning of Football Season, not necessarily the beginning of the Fall (that comes a few weeks from now). I haven’t blogged about our football weekend yet, so I linked in photos of summer fun.


8 Christa September 6, 2010 at 1:06 am

We’re enjoying what will probably be our last days of real summery sunshine for the year!


9 Some Lucky Dog September 6, 2010 at 1:55 am

We had friends over for dinner tonight and managed to bbq some steaks in the rain! Tomorrow we’re planning on a movie day in town. Happy Labor Day to everyone!

someluckydog at gmail dot com


10 Lani September 6, 2010 at 2:37 am

Reading all these other responses is making me want to start some kind of family tradition (my kids are two, it’s hard to do anything unless you have one adult per child!) .. but I have a LOT of work to do tomorrow, as I am organizing some big fundraisers for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Gotta get the work done early so we can have some fun tomorrow night!


11 Rochelle September 6, 2010 at 6:27 am

Normally, our family goes out of town and camps but this year we had to stay home. I played in the garden and had a peaceful and fun holiday weekend with the family and we still have today to enjoy!

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

romapup at gmail dot com


12 Jennifer September 6, 2010 at 7:47 am

Wishing everyone a fun and safe Labor Day! Stop by and see how my family is enjoying Labor Day @


13 Krista September 6, 2010 at 3:13 pm

Today I’m canning tomato sauce… oy, it’s way more work than I’d anticipated! But I did have a fun weekend!
(and boo for all the “giveaway links” on what’s supposed to be a fun linky)


14 Courtney September 6, 2010 at 3:14 pm

We have had a GREAT summer! Linked up my family blog ..Steedly Boys …so great to see everyone’s great summer memories!


15 katklaw777 September 6, 2010 at 6:20 pm

We always meet Grandma and Grandpa at the Sportsman Park Fishing Lake in our small town, Grandpa, Dad and the kids fish. Grandma and me get the picnic and snacks ready. We spend the whole day there and always finish the day with s’mores by a fire, Good times!!!


16 hollowsins September 7, 2010 at 1:17 am

I left a link to our Lazy Labor Day post


17 Samantha R September 7, 2010 at 11:13 am

We bought 4 trees and a whole bunch of shrubs for our yard at 50% off! We have slowly been working on landscaping this summer, so I am really excited for the new additions to our home! We got 2 of the trees planted and the ground ready for some of our shurbs yesterday – now we need to finish the rest.


18 Kay M September 7, 2010 at 12:15 pm

We took a ‘day trip’ to Sam Houston State Park and did some fishing and hiking. We love exploring! We were all so exhausted by the end of the day, the boys didnt even argue on the ride home!


19 Melissa September 7, 2010 at 3:37 pm

Thanks for hosting this! What a great link up! I’d love to win this giveaway too :O)


20 Jenny September 7, 2010 at 3:52 pm

we went to my BIL and got chewed up by bugs while we cooked food. Was awesome /eyeroll


21 carma September 7, 2010 at 9:29 pm

A Labor Day Juggle Fest – had a blast!


22 Natalie J. Vandenberghe September 7, 2010 at 11:56 pm

We had a wonderful day yesterday. Husband grilled chicken, which was delicious. Kids and I just relaxed. The day started out with some excitement, tho…friends were bringing my son home from the beautiful Oregon coast after a weekend of camping–just across from our driveway, they got rear-ended! Thankfully, no one was hurt. Tomorrow my kids go back to school. They are both great students and eager to return to classes and friends. This giveaway caught my eye because Heinz is the only brand of ketchup I will buy. It’s what I grew up with and the tradition continues. If I’m dining out, I won’t buy anything that I like to put ketchup on unless I see that the restaurant serves Heinz. Thanks for the giveaway.


23 Merry120 September 8, 2010 at 12:43 am

We went camping with 6 other families to celebrate the last “hurrah” of summer.


24 Wendy M September 8, 2010 at 12:33 pm

Our church has an annual Labor Day Picnic on the Sunday before Labor Day.


25 Debbie September 9, 2010 at 8:37 am

I shared my link. We took a hike at a park and then had a huge lunch at home. We barbecued hamburgers and hot dogs, and had corn on the cob, homemade potato salad, chips, baked beans, lemonade. For dessert blueberry cheesecake. YUMM. I didn’t take pictures of the feast but wish I had now.


26 Sara September 9, 2010 at 5:01 pm

We always enjoy a family day together — playing in the backyard, camping, and/or a cookout. We love to make smores around a campfire!


27 Staci A September 9, 2010 at 9:20 pm

I just added our link to the list. Thanks! Though I still can’t believe summer is over. It went by way too quickly this year!


28 @PamelaMKramer - A Renaissance Woman September 10, 2010 at 7:26 pm

Yes, we really did spend our Labor Day laboring over the destruction of our bathroom. That’s just not right.


29 B Smith September 10, 2010 at 11:07 pm

I have not posted my Labor Day post yet, so I am commenting here!


30 shelly aka allysmama September 13, 2010 at 8:29 am

The end of summer is not necessarily a bad thing. Our family has more fun when the fall rolls around, because it is cooler! (NC summers are HOT) We had a cookout with my parents and my brothers family on Labor Day and celebrated my birthday and my nephew’s birthday!! Thanks


31 noreen September 15, 2010 at 1:03 am

I finally added my link, we went to the zoo


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