Around The Blogosphere – Week 74

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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • On Tuesday, March 10th, enjoy a FREE Small fries and fountain drink at Jack in the Box. Print the coupon over at Your Coupon Buddy.

CONTESTS & SWEEPSTAKES

  • Whole Foods Market is launching a national search and contest for the cutest “Baby’s Favorite Foods” photos. From March 4 through13, parents can upload pictures of their little ones enjoying their mealtime favorites, for a chance to win a Canon Powershot SD880 IS digital ELPH camera and other prizes, including Whole Foods Market “Whole Baby” gift baskets and Whole Foods Market gift cards.

    Parents can enter the contest by visiting http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/wholebaby for rules and instructions for submitting their photos and adding them to the Whole Foods Market “Baby’s Favorite Foods” group on Flickr.Pictures must be uploaded by March 13. Whole Foods Market judges will choose winning photos based on quality, personality and how effectively they illustrate the “fun with food” theme. Babies must be 12 months old or younger for consideration. Winners will be announced by March 31, 2009.

  • Lifetime Brands, a top designer, developer and marketer of home products, including KitchenAid, Farberware and Cuisinart are looking for new products. Launching over 4,000 new products in 2008 in retail channels from the high end to affordable – think Williams Sonoma, Target, Pottery Barn, TJ Maxx, Crate & Barrel, Walmart – Lifetime Brands is turning to you for new ideas. And, they are willing to pay you for them.

    To extend their culture of innovation, Lifetime is partnering with Edison Nation to find the next top kitchenware product concepts. The kitchenware category can include a wide variety of non-electric cooking tools and kitchen gadgets that make food preparation and at-home entertaining more efficient, less time-intensive and even more enjoyable for both novice and skilled cooks. These categories range from spatulas to can openers; choppers, slicers and graters; salad spinners or barbecue tools. Products may be made of wood, ceramics, silicone, plastics or stainless steel to aesthetically blend in with the potential consumer’s kitchen.

    Submit your ideas to the Lifetime Brands search through Edison Nation (www.edisonnation.com/lifetime-brands) Those whose ideas are selected by Lifetime will receive a $2500 minimum cash advance and a percentage of any future sales.

  • Do you teach and encourage your children to do things to save the environment such as recycle, turn off the lights when not being used, use canvas bags rather than plastic bags, use eco-friendly cleaning products, etc.?

    If so, than pick your video camera or video phone and take a 3-minute video of your family/a family doing their part to save our environment. The Just Do One organization is collecting the best ideas for more sustainable living, summarized in three-minute YouTube-style videos, and sharing them free with the interested community worldwide. The best video entry, as judged by the JustDoOne.org community and an expert panel, wins a $5,000 cash prize. The deadline to register is April 1, 2009.

BLOG GIVEAWAYS

For Everyone

For Women

  • NurseMommy 15 samples of Enchanted Fatasy collection from Mineral Basics (3/12)
  • Metropolitan Mama Shoes from Soft’s Spring 2009 Collection (3/10 US Only)
  • NurseMommy 2 piece or slimdress outfit from SlimPerfect (3/14)
  • Busy Mommy Pink or Blue Early Gender Test 4/1 US Only
  • Simply Stacie Four Elements Pendant from Searcey Designs (3/20 US Only)

Baby Essentials

Just For Kids

  • CPA Mom Bella Sara Treasures Miniatures (3/9)
  • Glimpse a set of 4 Kids Wall Art Prints (3/12)
  • Tara’s View of the World 24 Custom kids’ birthday party invitations from Urbanity (3/11 US & International)

Books for Grown-Ups

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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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