Around the Blogosphere – Week 98

by Marissa

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.


  • The Jim Henson Company is launching a new series, “Dinosaur Train” premiering on PBS KIDS® (check local listings), Monday, September 7, 2009.

    The new series features Buddy, an adorable preschool age Tyrannosaurus Rex. Each of the 40 half-hour episodes includes two 11-minute animated segments, which follow Buddy and his adoptive Pteranodon family, on their adventures with all kinds of dinosaurs, creatures and reptiles.

    You can watch a full episode and get ready for fun!


  • Here’s a chance for all children ages 7-12 to dream big! Children who share their dreams online at have a chance to become the world’s first-ever cruise ship waterslide Godchild, and travel to New York City to christen the spectacular Carnival WaterWorks aqua park on the Carnival Dream.
  • Want to go to Napa? Enter the Make That Sandwich contest for your chance to win $25,000 and a culinary trip to Napa! Two runner-ups will win $1,000. Entries are currently being accepted until Labor Day (September 7, 2009).
  • Hershey’s Bliss is offering the Share the Bliss contest to women beginning August 25, the same date that the best-selling, true story of The Necklace is launching its paperback edition.

    Hershey’s Bliss is taking a page from the true story to “Share the Bliss” with women nationwide by offering the once-in-a-lifetime chance to share a 16.5-carat diamond necklace. The contest celebrates the launch of the new Hershey’s Bliss Dark Chocolate bars and Hershey’s Bliss Milk Chocolate with Meltaway Center bars. You can enter the national online essay contest here.

  • This year, more and more families are choosing to stay close to home instead of traveling for a vacation. Want to win a dream home entertainment package, complete with a new home theater? Enter to win the Tivo Staycation Sweepstakes! Online entries must be submitted by August 31, 2009 to be eligible.


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  • An Island Life Chicken Soup for the Soul: Extraordinary Teens (8/26 US & Canada)

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.

You can find Marissa writing away at Mama Sparkles.

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