5 Minutes Around the Blogospere – Week

by Kailani


Stop by An Island Life and join in the 2008 Christmas Ornament Exchange. Deadline to enter is Nov 24th.

Mom Most Traveled is hosting a Tea Party Giveaway just for women. After all, don’t we need a little pampering, too? There are great prizes to be won like Baby-G Watch, Abaca Tea Box, Fair Trade Silk Sari Handbag, $100 Gift Certificate to dotPhoto Eurobook, and many other others!

Real World Martha is also hosting a great giveaway celebration – “Tis Better To Give Than to Receive”. For the month of November, stop by and enter to win some fabulous prizes just by answering that week’s question.

From now until the 26th, Thoughts from the Mrs. is holding a 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway event. A new giveaway will be announced every day!


Launching this Monday, November 17, Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine will be offering over $90,000 in prizes online at www.rachaelraymag.com. Items will include: Rachael Ray cookware, family travel packages, Kay Jewelers gift certificates, and even a Viking range! No catch – just log on and enter, what do you have to lose?!


For Everyone

  • Unexpected Bliss – $50 via Visa (Nov 17th)
  • Close to Home – Seal Soul CD along with a cool retro iPod speaker (Nov 18th/US)
  • An Island Review – $25 via PayPal (Nov 22nd/US)
  • Sassy Frazz – 4 HP gift cards for the free 4×6 prints (Nov 20th/Cont US)
  • Mommy’s Idea – $20 Gift Card to Simple Salutations (Nov 22nd/US)
  • We Like Stuff – 20 free HP photosmart Express prints (Nov 23rd)
  • Livin’ With Me – $50 Gap Gift Card (Nov 23rd)
  • Bettyconfidential – Prize packages from Brita, Greenworks, Delight.com and Norton Internet Security (Nov 24th)
  • Mommy’s Idea – A Bag of Personalized Photo Confetti (Nov 24th/Any)
  • Mommy’s Idea – Gift Certificate to EclectiQue Soul Paper and Gifts (Nov 26th/US, Can)
  • Mommy’s Idea – $50 Gift Certificate to How Fast They Grow (Nov 29th/Any)

Just for Mom

Just for Kids

Baby Essentials

Home & Garden

Books for Grown-Ups


Today Microsoft is helping a new Seattle-based startup, Sabi Inc., launch a new category of fun children’s learning games with the introduction of its first computer-based game, ItzaBitza. Created by one ambitious mom, Margaret Johnson, the game leverages ground-breaking technology from Microsoft—and is intended to nurture creativity, inspire play and encourage young children learning to read—by allowing children to see their drawings come to life. Margaret is not only an entrepreneur, but the mother of two children and was inspired by a very personal commitment to ensure that children have age appropriate games that build confidence, and build reading skills while having a lot of fun.

Writing letters to Santa Claus is an age-old Christmas tradition for children all over the world. Macy’s is collecting these letters in a special Santa letterbox at all Macy’s stores. For each letter received, Macy’s will donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Believe Meter will measure America’s belief, based on our collective spirit – including the amount of letters received and other current events that reflect the season’s generosity. This holiday season, Macy’s wants everyone – from the most enthusiastic to the most cynical- to Believe in and embrace the holiday spirit of love and charity.


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

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1 Thrifty & Chic Mom November 16, 2008 at 9:08 am

I am giving away lots of great things this week.
Beco Butterfly 1.0 baby carrier
Rockin’ baby Slings Pouch
Zehn Naturals Organic t-shirt
Cara Lyndon Blackbird necklace
Buster and boo earrings
Be sure to enter your self!


2 Morgan November 17, 2008 at 1:06 am

I’m giving away a $50 gift card to lulus.com on Nov 23rd



3 Sarah November 17, 2008 at 1:05 pm

Thanks for including the contest for my site on here! I appreciate the links! :)


4 Angi November 18, 2008 at 12:43 pm

We are giving away a book for teens called “The Outcasts of Skagary”. Stop by and enter!


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