5 Minutes Around the Blogosphere – Week 62


Enter to win a 30GB Red Zune MP3 Player in the 2008 Christmas Tree Decorating Contest at An Island Life. Deadline to enter is Dec 12.

Modern Molly Mormon is turning one year old this week and she’s planned a great bunch of giveaways to celebrate. Anyone is welcome, and she’ll be giving away blog layouts by LeeLou, blog designs by April Showers, Scentsy items, Beauticontrol gifts and more!

On Dec 11th at 9pm EST, Dr. Linda Silbert will be holding a teleseminar with proceeds going to AutismSpeaks.org. Here you’ll be able to ask your questions about autism to Dr Linda Silbert and her guest Michelle Dyson at www.askdrlindasilbert.com. Registration is $10.

Happy Panda Baby Boutique is hosting a Cyber Baby Shower for Sassy Frazz! Join in on all the games, prizes, and contests. Stop by before Dec 8th.

LMNOP is hosting a fundraiser for 2 families with kids in transplant for leukemia. Make a monetary donation of any amount before Dec 10th and you’ll be entered to win some amazing prizes!

My Three Wisemen is counting down the days to Christmas by hosting some great handmade giveaways. Enter before Dec 24.

Another great holiday giveaway event at these blogs: Mom-E-Centric, Mom is Teaching, & Education Uncensored. Deadline to enter is Dec 12.


Brickfish & Microsoft have recently launched their “I’m a PC” campaign to the social web. The campaign invites consumers to enter their idea of how you “are a PC” by allowing you to upload personalized images and homemade videos to express your individuality within the PC community. Consumers share their entries with each other via social media to get votes and reviews and entries are ranked according to how “viral” they are (meaning how much they’ve been circulated throughout the Internet, be it via social networks, email, IM, or other sites. There are great prize packages for winners, such as an HP Touchsmart tx2 Notebook (fully loaded), plus an Xbox 360 console and a $250 gift card to Xbox.com. Deadline to enter is January 10, 2009.

Enter to Win a Trip to NYC and A Personalized Gift Package with WEtv.com Lifestyle Experts in Fitness, Food & Fashion. Deadline to enter is Dec 31.


For Everyone

Just for Women

Just for Kids

Baby Essentials

Home & Garden

Books, Music, & Movies for Grown-Ups

  • Greetings.ca – 3001 Things We Love About Christmas & The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: HOLIDAYS (Dec 7)
  • The Laughs Will Go On – Win a copy of One Perfect Day (Dec 9)
  • Mommy Reviewed – “Your Beautiful Pass It On” t-shirt, “Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters” by Courtney E. Martin, “Life Doesn’t Begin 5 Pounds From Now” by Jessica Weiner (Dec 9/US)
  • Bleeding Expresso – Who by Fire by Diana Spechler (Dec 9)
  • An Island Review – Organize Now! (Dec 11/All)
  • Did You See That – Flirting With Forty, Odd Mom Out, Mrs Perfect & The Frog Prince by Jane Porter (Dec 11)
  • An Island Review – The Longshots DVD (Dec 12/All)
  • An Island Review – 7 Steps to Raising a Bilingual Child (Dec 14/All)
  • An Island Review – Then Along Came An Angel (Dec 14/All)
  • A Book Blogger’s Diary – Mrs. Claus Explains It All: (At Last) Answers to the Questions Real Kids Ask! (Dec 16/US,Can)


YouCanMakeThis.Com has come up with a great way to save money this holiday season with their “Thrifty Under 50” Challenge which encourages everyone to have a Handmade Holiday. Each member of the Thrifty 50 is blogging about their adventure and sharing tips on the YouCanMakeThis.Com blog, posting on their own blog if they have one, and been Tweeting updates so everyone knows how easy and affordable it is to have a homemade holiday. Check out what they’ve come up with on the YouCanMakeThis Blog.

Looking for a great gift for the man in your life? Well, Norelco has recently released the Philips Norelco Bodygroom for men. Philips Norelco Bodygroom has been specifically designed for all areas below the chin – and belt – and has five comb lengths for superior style customization. Men can trim more than the tree this holiday season with the Philips Norelco Bodygroom.

If you would like to have a post on your blog featured in 5 Minutes Around The Blogosphere, please send us an email with the actual link to your post at features5minutesformom at gmail dot com and we’ll see if it can be arranged.

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


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