5 Minutes Around the Blogosphere – Week 55


16 year old Victoria is trying to make money to buy herself a sewing machine and send herself to college by starting her own online store – Victoria’s Garden. Here you’ll find scrapbooking pages and other items she’s designed herself. Help Victoria realize her dream!


How would you like to win a trip to Maui? Krazy Glue has launched a nationwide video contest. Contestants are asked to create a one minute commercial and upload it to www.commercialsgonecrazy.com. The contest ends October 31 and the winner will be announced December 12. In addition to the trip to Hawaii, winners will also receive $250 in gift cards to Apple.

Upromise wants to send you home this holiday season in a brand new VW Jetta! It’s all part of the Upromise Get Home for the Holidays photo contest.  All you need to do is submit your most memorable holiday photo and tell them about it in 50 words or less. Whether it’s funny, heartwarming, endearing or embarrassing, they want you to share your most memorable holiday moment with them. The winner will be driving  home for the holidays in a brand-new, 2009 VW Jetta! Contest ends Oct 23rd.

Kids across America can help power smiles across the country this holiday season! Duracell and actress Maggie Gyllenhaal are leading the charge to find young holiday ambassadors to do just that– in places where they are perhaps needed most, children’s hospitals. They are looking for happy, enthusiastic children between the ages of 6 and 15 and are encouraged to apply to help bring that same feeling to those less fortunate.  The online casting call to is now under way until Nov. 3, 2008 at www.PowerASmile.com.


For Everyone

Just for Men

  • Mamanista – Tie by Bird Dog Bay (Nov 3rd)

Just for Women

Just for Kids

Baby Essentials

  • Momma In Flip Flops2 – OiOi Giraffe Hobo Diaper Bag (Oct 20th/US)
  • Adventures in Babywearing – Method Baby Squeaky Green body lotion, bubbly bath, hair & body wash, & diaper cream all in a signed Danny Seo-created Method Plastic Bag Rehab market tote (Oct 21st/US)
  • Busy Mommy – Bebe Belays in the winner’s choice of colors (Oct 24th/US, Can)
  • Mommy’s Idea – Wipe & diaper bag from Cutiepies Couture (Oct 27th/US, Can)
  • Froggy Reviews – Custom Diaper Wreath from Diaper Cakes by Becca (Oct 28th/US, Can)
  • Mommy’s Idea -Handy Burp’ems from Love Prints (Oct 30th/US, Can)
  • Northwest Mom Finds – Kipiis bib clip (Oct 31st/US, Can)
  • Oh My Baby – Too Hot Tot Bling Onesie (Oct 31st)
  • The Glamorous WAHM – Aquadoodle Draw ‘N Doodle Mat by SPIN MASTER (Nov 20th/US)

Home & Garden

Books, Movies, & Music for Grown-Ups



Trip Advisor is hosting the More than Footprints campaign where they will give away $1 million to five great causes, including Save the Children.  Trip Advisor developed the campaign to give to organizations that are doing amazing work to help our planet and people around the world. The five causes were chosen by Trip Advisor members, and they are all fantastic!  Money is rewarded to the 5 charities through votes. One of them is Save the Children who’s mission is working together to help needy children in the United States and around the world through healthcare and education.

Febreze is has partnered with Family Dollar stores nationwide to send bottles of Febreze To Go to troops stationed abroad. The donation — a response to military requests — will freshen and eliminate odors on military gear and uniforms and bring the troops a refreshing piece of home. You can help the effort by making your next Febreze purchase at Family Dollar. From now through Veteran’s Day, Febreze and Family Dollar will send one 2.8 ounce bottle of Febreze To Go to a troop abroad for every Febreze item purchased. What a great cause!

ShaveEverywhere.com’s the Bodygroom Manalogues is a web site featuring “the bathrobe guy” and other characters that supports Philips Norelco’s Bodygroom Plus personal shaver and other products. The new Bodygroom Plus has a sleek, updated look and it features new settings, offering men a great way to trim or shave unwanted hair from everywhere below the neck…and belt! Check it out!

Kailani can be found at An Island Life, An Island Review, Family Review Network & Island Baby Boutique.


  1. says

    Thank you for linking to me!! I really appreciate it. The online store is just one of two jobs I’ve got trying to save money and all of the linking really helps me out. I love you guys!!!


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