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Welcome to our weekly roundup here at “5 Minutes Around the Blogosphere”.
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- On August 8, children across the world are being encouraged to join in the second annual Great Kindness Challenge, banding together to carry out one million individual acts of kindness. Throughout the day, children from San Diego to Malawi will be accomplishing simple, kind deeds, such as giving compliments, picking up trash, hugging a sibling and making thank-you cards for community members. The challenge is presented by Kids for Peace, an international, nonprofit organization dedicated to uplifting our world through love and action.
- Amber from Everything Except The Grill is hosting a fun photo challenge called “My Life In Pictures.” Pick up your camera and start capturing those special moments! The week long challenge begins on August 3rd and will feature a different theme each day. Visit the website for full details.
- Barbara, from Barbara’s Beat has featured a story about spreading Christmas cheer for our troops year round. Read it and find out how you can help one special family!
CONTESTS & SWEEPSTAKES
- Alexa Robinson – the Pizza Hut “Twintern,” who diligently keeps up with Pizza Hut fans through @pizzahut on Twitter is now being charged with delivering THE EDGE Pizza, the Pizza Hut pizza with toppings from one edge to the other, to some of the locations “on the edge” in America. It’s up to you to tell her where to go.
Tell Pizza Hut where you’d like to challenge the Twintern to make a delivery. Tweet your idea to @pizzahut on Twitter in 140 characters or less and include the hashtag #twintern or #edge in your Tweet, or send an email that is 140 characters or less to [email protected]. Entries will be judged on originality and “edginess” (see official rules here). The edgiest places will be selected by Alexa and the team at Pizza Hut. Pizza Hut will accept entries July 23 – August 11, 2009. Winners will be notified by direct message on Twitter or via email on or by August 18, 2009.
Winners will receive THE EDGE Pizza hand-delivered by Alexa at the winning locations. Five winners will be named and each will receive a pizza party for friends and family valued at $250.
- Glimpse Stainless Steel Food Storage Container – 2 winners (8/3 Canada Only)
- A Bookworm Mom’s Diary Betty Crocker prize pack (8/4 US Only)
- Here and There Bruno Jamais NY gift certificate – NY area (8/5 US Only)
- The Nurse Mommy RefreshN’Dryer towel (8/5 US Only)
- Not Entirely British Lyle Hadlock CD – There Is A Green Hill Far Away (8/5)
- Mom Knows It All Zenses Ocean DS Game (8/5 US Only)
- Evergreen Moms Paper & Cake Printable Party Goods (8/7 Worldwide)
- An Island Review The Woodstock Experience Poncho and Posters (8/7 Worldwide)
- Here and There Bake Me A Wish Cake (8/7 US Only)
- All Things Bloggy 3 x 5 Greek Flokati Rug (8/9 US Only)
- Mommy Reviewed Pair of tickets to Mitchel Musso concert in Dallas (8/12 US Only)
- Fiddledeedee Reviews $100 Visa Card (8/16 US Only)
- A Bookworm Mom’s Diary Twist cleaning products (8/22 US Only)
- Healthy Moms Smelly Washer Cleaner (8/24 US & Canada)
- Healthy MomsLipo-Flavonoid Plus for Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) (8/27 US Only)
- Melinda Joy Chakas Sauces Sampler Pack (8/28 US & Canada)
- Mom Know It All Tight Curves (8/4 US Only)
- Here and There Tight Curves (8/4 US Only)
- A Wrestling Addicted Mommy Suave Skincare Bundle (8/5 US Only)
- Traveling With Baby Halcyon Sombrero (8/11 US Only)
- A Bookworm Mom’s Diary Bra Barrette pack (8/28 US Only)
- Evergreen Moms Prissy Piggies baby shoes (8/8/ US & Canada)
- Mommy Reviewed $75 at Zutano website (8/20 US & Canada)
Just For Kids
- Monkey Mayhem Barley & Birch Monkey Tee (8/2)
- An Island Life Crayola Creativity Pack (8/4 US Only)
- An Island Review Dive Olly Dive! DVD (8/4 US Only)
- Sassy Frazz Tie Dyeing Kit (8/4 US Only)
- Muse Reviews Gears! Gears! Gears! School Set by Learning Resources (8/5 US Only)
- An Island Review Sid the Science Kid 2DVD Set (8/6 US Only)
- Did You See That? Sid the Science Kid and Dive, Olly Dive! DVDs (8/6)
- Muse Reviews Laura Freeman CD “Somersault Season” (8/6 US Only)
- Muse Reviews Chicka Chicka 123 DVD (8/9 US Only)
- The View From My Beach Chair Carolina Pad Back to School Giveaway (8/10)
- Sassy Frazz Operation or Connect Four game – Spongebob edition (8/11 US Only)
- Nine More Months Set of Boon Bath Toys (8/12 US & Canada)
- Mommy Reviewed Three Piece Set from Baby Eggi (8/27 US Only)
Books for Grown-Ups
- Healthy MomsA Seat on the Aisle, Please! The Essential Guide to Urinary Tract problems in Women (8/26 US Only)
- A Book Blogger’s Diary The Justice Game (8/27 US Only)
Books for Kids
- Muse Reviews Time To Say Good-Night (8/7 US Only)
- A Book Blogger’s Diary The Busy Preschooler’s Guide to Learning OR Three KA Readers (8/24 US Only)
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