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Welcome 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.
- Welcome To My Loonyverse has started a new Sunday meme called “Safe Sunday.” This is to take a stand against child abuse and to help save our children – one child at a time. Read more about the meme and add your link here.
- Sarah from Rhinestones and Telephones is having a Summer Fabric Swap! You have until June 30th to sign up, and until July 14th to mail out your fabric. This is an International swap – previous participants of the fabric swap have included people from New Zealand, Australia, Canada and all over the U.S. Go here for complete details.
- Genny from My Cup 2 Yours has started a new feature on her site called Mom-Mondays. Read about life as it relates to mommy-hood, and feel free to share your own Mom-Monday story.
- Have you ever had the person in front of you in line buy your meal or coffee? Or had a gift anonymously sent to you? Check out the new blog Anonymous Gifts. It’s all about helping others and all the nice, anonymous things you can do for them. What a great way to spend your time and spread some love!
CONTESTS & SWEEPSTAKES
- ecostore USA is having a video contest. Create a 30 second video of yourself using their lemon cream cleanser, and you could win a $500 Visa gift card! Full details on how to enter can be found at their Facebook Fan Page as well as their blog.
- Church Hill Classics is running a “Frame Your Graduate! Photo Contest.” This is the perfect contest for moms, because we they accepting any grad photos, whether they’re from college, high school, elementary or preschool. What a great way to share and brag about your kids!
Entries are accepted through July 20, 2009 10am EST, and you can win up to $200 in U.S. Savings Bonds and a custom frame. All grad photos are welcomed – except professional portraits, which are not permitted. For more details and to enter online, visit Church Hill Classics.
- Do you like pickles? Vlasic Pickles is in search of “The Cutest Crunch,” and is asking for photo submissions through October 31, 2009. To enter, simply log onto www.vlasic.com and submit one original photo that you think captures the cutest pickle crunch. Photos must utilize Vlasic Pickles, must be submitted by someone 18 years or older and must only depict the entrant and/or spouse or children; no other non-family members may be depicted. Entrants must review and agree to the photo upload terms on the Vlasic® website. The winner will receive an all expenses paid trip to New York City, $1,000 and a one-year supply of Vlasic Pickles. For more details, check out the official rules.
- Johnson & Johnson is doing a sweepstakes to give 20 bloggers the funding to attend the BlogHer conference (for those already registered). All you have to do is visit BlogHer and go to the “Sponsored Content” or “BlogHer Conferences” sections and you’ll be able to sign up to win $1200 in cash! Contest runs until July 7th. Check out the official rules here.
- Jodi from Beacon of Hope is a finalist in a contest to win a years worth of spa treatments and receive the awesome job of becoming the Sego Lily Spa Blogger. In order to make it all the way though, she needs your vote! Vote for her on herSego Lily post, then come back to Beacon of Hope and leave a comment saying you voted. You’ll be entered to win a “Pamper Me” package full of goodies from Bath and Body Works, as well as yummy chocolate! Contest ends July 3rd, 2009.
- AllAmericanDirect.com wants you to win a LG 42″ 1080p LCD HDTV! Simply fill out the Sweepstakes entry form and you’ll be entered to win! Contest ends June 30th.
- A Contest Blog Two weeks of banner advertising (6/28)
- Tara’s View Of The World $50 gift certificate to Tiny Prints (7/10 Worldwide)
- Healthy Moms Gel Nano Mouthguard (7/2 US Only)
- Mom’s Focus On Cyber World EarDoc (7/15 US & Canada)
- Melinda Joy Janey Mac wall decals – $20 gift card (7/18 Worldwide)
- Glimpse Sunglass case and mini-wallet (6/29 Worldwide)
- Sandier Pastures Turquoise Jewelry from Abella Galleries (6/30 Worldwide)
- Healthy Moms Slim Series Express workout videos (7/1 US Only)
- Mom’s Focus On Cyber World SheerTan Starter Set (7/15 US Only)
- Mom’s Focus On Cyber World Ageless Fantasy Perfume (7/15 US Only)
- Mom’s Focus On Cyber World Laundry Mom Tee (7/15 US & Canada)
- Melinda Joy Gem Drops products (7/22 Worldwide)
- honestbaby Evenflo Symphony Car Seat
- A Heart for Home Wooden Teething Toy (7/6)
- Mom’s Focus On Cyber World NoThrow (7/15 US & Canada)
- Adventures in Babywearing solarveil sling (6/30)
Just For Kids
- The Laughs Will Go On $20 gift certificate to Soft Star Shoes (6/29 Worldwide)
- Tara’s View Of The World Membership to Jumpstart.com (6/30 Worldwide)
- Mom’s Focus On Cyber World SafetyTats (7/15 US & Canada)
- 5 Minutes for Special Needs Step 2 Giveaway (7/10 US & Canada)
Books for Grown-Ups
- Not Entirely British Confessions of a Completely (In)Sane Mother (7/1)
Books for Kids
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