5 Minutes Around the Blogosphere – Week 63

by Kailani

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Family Review Network is holding a huge giveaway event for the newly released Bratz Kids: Slumber Party for Wii. Stop by and check out the members that are giving away a copy of this cool game on their blogs.

From now until the 23rd, Healthy Moms will be hosting a 12 Days of Christmas Blog Party and giveaways. Stop by for a complete list of small gifts of appreciation which will be given out to participants on December 23.

Stephanie at Metropolitan Mama presents…”Super Stocking Stuffers 2008.” Find fabulous stocking stuffer ideas for everyone on your list. Plus, there are tons of corresponding giveaways from sponsors including Bass Pro, BellaBand, Lowe’s, Safety 1st, Home Depot, and more! The deadline for all giveaways is December 15th.

Bettyconfidential.com is hosting the ‘Tis the Season for Giving Giveaway with cool prizes like jewelry, books, Skoodlez, etc. You can enter the contest daily and which will end Friday December 19th.

After a recent trip to Africa, Danny and his family has decided to make Christmas presents for each other and donate what they would have spent to a little African village.  As my present to his wife, he is creating a project and is trying to get as many mothers as possible involved.  The project is known as the Mother Letter Project (The FAQs give more detail) and it consists of a series of open letters from mothers to mothers.  He has started a blog to collect the letters and has so far collected about 320 submissions.  As an incentive to get mothers to write, he is going to attempt to send every mother who contributes a letter a copy of the project on Christmas day.

CONTESTS & SWEEPSTAKES

Snugfits is holding a onesie design contest where winners will get their inspired design sold on Snugfits.com, their very own copy of it, a $200 shopping spree, and $300 cash. In addition, 10% of the proceeds from the winning design will be donated to Surfers Healing, A Foundation for Autism.

Here’s a chance to win a new Samsung electric range by entering your cookies in the Samsung / Allrecipes.com Holiday Cookie Contest! Runners up will also receive a digital DVD camcorder. Deadline to enter is Dec  31st.

BLOG GIVEAWAYS

For Everyone

Just for Women

Just for Kids

Baby Essentials

Home & Garden

Books for Grown-Ups

COOL WEBSITES

Six-time Grammy Award-winning singer Amy Grant has partnered with Country Crock Omega Plus to focus on the “Small Changes” families can make in the lives of their families and American families in need. From now to the end of the year, you and your readers can visit www.YourFamilyTable.com to share your small changes and Country Crock Omega Plus will donate a meal to a family through Feeding America (formerly America’s Second Harvest). It’s a free and easy way to help those in need this holiday season.

This year the Women’s Sports Foundation released their latest study entitled “Go Out and Play” in partnership with Harris Interactive. Besides detailing the state of American youth sports, the report found that urban girls are “last in line” for sports opportunities. The Women’s Sports Foundation is continuing its efforts to help girls (especially urban ones) through its GoGirlGo! Grant Program, this year giving a total of $183,000 to teams and organizations across the nation. The Women’s Sports Foundation will be offering $50,000 more in scholarships in February 2009 for girls’ team through its GoGirlGo! Ambassador Team Awards program and additional funds later in the year.

Back in October, we posted about the Wells Fargo Someday Stories contest. Evelyn Krieger of Sharon, Massachussetts is the grand prize winner of the Someday Stories contest. Her daughter Leah will use the award to expand Yaldah magazine, which she publishes. Habitat for Humanity is the winning charity. Congratulations Evelyn!

GREAT DEALS

On the first day of savings, Mrs. Fields gave to me a Twelve Days of Christmas Bundle. On the second day of savings, Mrs. Fields gave to me a Cozy Rozy Snowman! That’s right, just in time for you to get those last minute gifts – Mrs. Fields will be celebrating the holiday season with 12 DAYS of Savings at www.MrsFields.com! Each night at midnight until December 19th, a new Mrs. Fields treat will be featured for 24 hours at a great deal. The discounts on MrsFields.com begin at 15% and increase up to 30%!

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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1 Angela Klocke December 14, 2008 at 10:03 am

Holy cow — tis the season for fun! Thanks for rounding these up for us :D

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