Around The Blogosphere – Week 73

by Erica

5 Minutes Around the BlogosphereWelcome to our weekly roundup here at “5 Minutes Around the Blogosphere”.

As you know, you can come back all week and add a post or giveaway to our Mister Linky. Be sure to check back often, as new links will be added daily. You don’t want to miss out on something fun.


  • grasping for objectivity in my subjective life is celebrating her one year blogging anniversary with 5 giveaways totaling $500.00. Head on over and enter to win. Don’t forget to wish her a Happy Anniversary.
  • Coffee Momma is hosting a blog design contest for her friend, Ali, of Mission Field Designs. Head on over to get all the details for this contest including its goal, to help Ali earn money to adopt a child


Spa Week’s YouTube Challenge

Spa fans, show us what you’re made of! We want to know why you and a few of your friends deserve a day of beauty, courtesy of Spa Week. In your own creative way, make a video telling us why you should win, upload it to YouTube and send the link to Sing it, dance it, make puppets, include your friends – the limits are endless.
Just follow these steps:

  1. Create a 2-3 minute video on why you deserve to win a day of beauty courtesy of Spa Week
  2. Upload your video to your YouTube account (if you don’t have one, make one. It’s free & easy)
  3. Email the link to
  4. We’ll add our favorites to the Spa Week YouTube Channel and if you’re chosen we’ll let you know.
  5. The video with the most views wins, so tell everyone to watch!
  6. The deadline is Friday, March 6th so get to it!


For Everyone

For Women

Baby Essentials

  • Design for Baby 2008 Bumbleride Indie Stroller in Ruby (3/6 US Only)
  • Glimpse Funky Pacifier Clip (3/5)
  • Design for Baby Baby Plush Blanket of Choice by the Modern Baby Co. (3/7 US & Canada)
  • Glimpse Cloth Swim Diaper (3/2)
  • Glimpse $25 Gift Certificate to Moms and Bums (3/4)
  • Design for Baby The Daddy Diaper Changing Toolbox (3/13 US Only)

Just For Kids

Books for Grown-Ups

Would you like to share a fun giveaway or a worth our while post? Please add it to the Mr. Linky below. You can come here any time this week to add in your link. Don’t miss out on the fun. Be sure to visit throughout the week as the linky grows, and more sites are added.

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.

Email Author    |    Website About Erica

Erica has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom writing team since the summer of 2008. She is a mom to three little ones - Audrey (7), Isaiah (4) and Christian (3).

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1 Rosie Scribble March 1, 2009 at 12:03 pm

Some great links, many thanks!


2 LeNesha March 1, 2009 at 6:27 pm

Great weekly column! Looks like lots of great give-a-ways. How exciting :-)


3 IE Mommy March 2, 2009 at 1:33 am

Swing on by the IE Mommy for your chance at a one-of-a-kind creation from YOUR child’s drawing!


4 Denene March 2, 2009 at 11:16 am

Thanks for this great service–what a fun way to meet other bloggers and see all the wonderful giveaways!


5 Simply faBOWlous March 2, 2009 at 4:26 pm

Your site is AWESOME…thanks for letting me post!

Everyone with little ones enter our Simply faBOWlous: Heartbreaker Tattoo Art Hat giveaway!

Expires 3-15-09

Simply faBOWlous (#62)


6 JenReg March 3, 2009 at 1:44 am

Thank you for letting us post here! I’ve listed my Pacifica Perfume Solids…good luck everyone!


7 Dina March 4, 2009 at 8:36 am

My little giveaway is in honor of Luke’s 1st birthday!!


8 Melissa March 6, 2009 at 11:03 am

Thank you!


9 JenReg March 6, 2009 at 3:45 pm

Thanks for letting us list here! I’ve set up a giveaway linky on my blog as well!


10 Ashley May 12, 2009 at 5:53 pm Here is a giveaway for a personalized wall art decal for your child’s room. Personalized by name and color. I thought you would like this!


11 Oh My Gluestick June 26, 2009 at 1:09 pm

We have a great giveaway starting today from an amazing momprenuer shop, Lemond Drop Studio. Please check it out!


12 JDaniel4smom July 20, 2009 at 1:55 pm

I have a insulated fish bag giveaway! Check it out.


13 DiansDailyDeals July 24, 2009 at 7:20 pm

We are giving away a beautiful Custom Made Diaper Cake!


14 cindy-ann August 3, 2009 at 12:31 pm
15 maria August 17, 2009 at 7:49 pm

Choice of a pair of earrings from Street Angel on Etsy.


16 maria August 17, 2009 at 7:50 pm

I have a giveaway for a package of skin care products on my site from SIRJJ Organics.


17 maria August 17, 2009 at 7:51 pm
18 maria August 17, 2009 at 7:51 pm
19 maria August 17, 2009 at 7:52 pm
20 Margie Brill August 24, 2009 at 2:52 pm

I have two giveaways right now. $25 Sam’s Gift Card and $250 in coupons.


21 Dian August 31, 2009 at 2:57 pm

Grocery Shop for FREE!! – YoBaby Prize Pack – 9/7


22 Angie September 14, 2009 at 9:47 am
23 Jessica September 22, 2009 at 6:16 pm

What’s On My Plate mini-giveaway – 3 winners! 25 Kashi coupons, 5 Athenos coupons.


24 Jenn September 28, 2009 at 6:51 pm

Work those arms in just 6-minutes a day. Personal Fit Coach is giving away 2 Shake Weights. Stop by to enter by 9/30.


25 Tammy October 3, 2009 at 4:00 pm

Tropical Traditions Raw Organic Honey giveaway. Ends Oct 14


26 Jan October 3, 2009 at 7:26 pm

Mothers bracelet giveaway ends on November 27, 2009


27 Jan October 3, 2009 at 7:27 pm

Mothers bracelet giveaway ends on November 27, 2009


28 Jan October 3, 2009 at 7:28 pm

Free maternity clothes giveaway ends on October 7, 2009


29 MS BABY October 3, 2009 at 7:29 pm

Silver bird earrings giveaway ends on November the 11th 2009


30 MS BABY October 3, 2009 at 7:30 pm

Free Pediped baby shoe giveaway ends on October 21st, 2009


31 MS BABY October 3, 2009 at 7:31 pm

Free baby Halloween costume giveaway ends on
October 11th, 2009


32 MS BABY October 3, 2009 at 7:32 pm

Green baby products gift certificate giveaway ends on November 18, 2009


33 HomeGirlQuel October 13, 2009 at 11:26 pm
34 Kristi November 2, 2009 at 3:45 pm

Please stop by for a chance to win the cookbook
Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms!


35 The Fashion Slinger November 23, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Stop on over and enter to win a great cookbook from the snarky Heather Whaley – Eat Your Feelings: Recipes for Self-Loathing.

Ends November 30th.


36 Whispers of Joy November 23, 2009 at 6:28 pm

Great giveaway going on in the Treasure Chest…check it out and sign up!


37 Cool Moms Rule! December 9, 2009 at 8:19 pm

We have THREE giveaways going on right now!

The Spirit of Christmas CD set
FIRSTS! book (5 copies to give away!)
Peter Walsh, Post-it and 3M Get Organized giveaway

Just check out the sidebar under Current Giveaways to enter them all!


38 Me & Marie January 1, 2010 at 7:02 pm

Two chances to win a Winter Wonderland Learning Pack for the little learner in your life!


39 Amanda January 5, 2010 at 5:21 pm

Win Walking Wings!
Our revolutionary baby walking aid helps your little one gain confidence and saves your back.

Contest Ends 1/11/09


40 Christine January 30, 2010 at 4:50 pm

I am giving away a Yoplait Frozen Smoothie pack here:
Contest ends 2/8!


41 Buttercream Berrie February 7, 2010 at 12:42 pm

You choose any item in my etsy store!


42 Danielle February 9, 2010 at 3:26 pm

Giving away a set of 2 lady bug hair clips!


43 The Executive Mom February 17, 2010 at 9:39 am

Come win some ADORABOWS hair bows. They couldn’t possibly be any cuter!!!


44 Goobies Place February 23, 2010 at 3:16 pm

I am giving away a Zebra & Polka dot handbag. (It’s reversible, too!)

Just Comment,blog or tweet to win! drawing is Feb 28


45 Scarlet Threads March 9, 2010 at 3:17 pm

We’re giving away a beautiful handwoven scarf by Karenni refugees from Burma for International Women’s Day.

Giveaway Ends March 12, 2010!

Blog, Tweet, Comment, or Facebook to Win!


46 Scarlet March 11, 2010 at 11:00 am

Thanks for the giveaway listings. Everyone is welcome to use my linky to


47 Mozeaik March 14, 2010 at 11:14 am

Mozeaik is giving away 4 Honey Bee Jars


48 Jenna March 14, 2010 at 7:28 pm

Giving away $25 Amazon gift card


49 Kriste March 15, 2010 at 10:53 am

Cool Bean Bag Chair giveaway!! Please some enter!


50 Debbie March 16, 2010 at 12:26 am


A great Book: Achieve Anything in Just One Year

Come and enter to win


51 Dianne April 5, 2010 at 12:06 pm
52 Sist3rs April 8, 2010 at 9:22 am
53 Mozeaik April 10, 2010 at 8:54 am

Review 2 or more stores for a chance to win a $50.00 gift card to the store of your choice featured on Mozeaik.


54 MaryBeth I May 1, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Win a complete nursery set at blogmania –

includes crib, mattress, changing table/dresser in winner’s choice of finish


55 Leah May 12, 2010 at 10:02 pm

I have a new blog about moving into joy, peace and healing in our homes! I am giving away a Hillsong DVD until 5-15. Come and check out the giveaway post here:


56 Nora May 18, 2010 at 9:40 pm

I am doing a Shrek Prize Pack Giveaway including a gift card and goodys that promote the new movie.


57 Laura Ingalls Gunn May 19, 2010 at 3:22 pm

For some reason Mr. Linky is not cooperating. :(

I recently completed a project that took 23 years.

I am celebrating with a giveaway. Please come on by.


58 Jen at Youth in Arts May 26, 2010 at 3:43 pm

We’re giving away tee shirts with artwork from our Italian Street Painting Festival in San Rafael, CA. First one is a cute Frog Tee for kids!


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