5 Minutes Around the Blogosphere – Week 64


Beloved Mama is hosting a New Year’s Resolution Contest, starting January 1st. Stop by her blog, post your resolution, and you will have a chance to win an inspiring audio course developed by Arlene from Losing Weight After Baby www.losingweightafterbaby.net as well as a fabulous onesie for your baby.


Anamigo.com is a new online community for pet lovers and their pets who are currently holding a photo contest for the cutest pet photos (voted by users). There’s a daily prize of $25 and a weekly prize of $125, totaling $300-a-week.

TurboTax’s second annual nationwide search for America’s Cutest Last-Minute Tax Deduction launched today. Parents or legal guardians can go to www.CutestTaxDeduction.com and submit a photo of their newest last-minute tax deduction. One lucky baby, born between Dec. 1-31, 2008, will win a United States savings bond worth $5,000 (up to $10,000 upon maturity).  In addition to the possible tax credits and deductions a new child may bring, who would have thought a December baby could be worth so much?

As the largest independent safety testing organization, Underwriters Laboratories is working with actor Keri Russell to spread the word about UL’s safety movement. The campaign, which includes Keri’s PSA, aims to educate consumers and provide them with relevant and timely information and resources about safety at home. UL is also offering consumers a chance to win a $10,000 Best Buy shopping spree for UL-listed appliances. You can read more about the contest here.


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Baby Essentials

Home & Garden

Books for Grown-Ups


From the site: Four Seasons offers countless, accessible gift experiences for everyone on your list. Here is a sampling of unique, small indulgences available at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts this festive season: Send the gourmand on your list to a themed cooking class at Aujourd’hui at Four Seasons Hotel Boston, For the ski fanatic on your list, the Ski Lite Programme at Four Seasons Hotel Whistler lets them pack light for their winter getaway, suiting them up onsite with designer ski wear from Prada and Spyder and performance rental equipment by Salomon, Rossignol, K2 and Burton, For the shopaholic on your list, a Rodeo Drive cocktail in The Blvd at Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills, Give them something hot at the fitness facilities at Four Seasons Hotel Miami, and Send the man who has everything to the Willow Room at the recently launched Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach Spa. Four Seasons Gift Cards are available for purchase online in any denomination beginning at US $100, or at any Four Seasons Hotel or Resort beginning at US $50.

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


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