Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Win on the Web!

There is a big birthday bash going on at! There are lots of door prizes, so don't miss out!

Would you like to win a $50 gift card for Williams Sonoma?! I saw several things I would love to get, like a Mandoline and a great personalized doormat! check it out at

Stephanie at offers lots of giveaways. And if you've got little ones, she always has something for them! is also a great place for moms to check out. They are usually offering several giveaways and new ideas!

And don't forget about the The Bloggy Giveaways Carnival where more than 500 bloggers have joined in the giveaways!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Bloggy Giveaways Quarterly Carnival

The Bloggy Giveaways Carnival is in effect and there are so many great things being given away!
This is my first year to participate since I just recently started a blog!

Enter below to win the book Rattled by Trish Berg. Welcome to the Adventure of Motherhood...Clutter? Chaos? Exhaustion got you down? You must be a mom. And you’re not alone. Perhaps you thought you had it all together…then your baby was born and your world was turned upside down. If new motherhood has you filled with doubt, guilt, and confusion, Trish Berg wants to offer companionship, hope, and help–plus a lot of humor along the way. With practical advice and scriptural reminders, Berg presents two pillars of motherhood: Keep it simple and keep it biblical. Relax as you learn that every mom shares your stresses, challenges, and “Aagghh!” moments. In the midst of sleep deprivation and Cheerio dust, you’ll learn to savor the simple joy and privilege of mothering.

Mother's Day is coming up, so this would be a great gift to yourself, or a new mom you know! To win, just leave a comment by April 26th and tell how many children you have. I have seven! This is open to US residents only. I will draw April 27th and contact the winner, so if you post anonymously, please leave me a way to contact you :)

I have another giveaway that ends Wed the 23rd, so enter to win that also!
This is now over and AMES has won! congrats! please get your info to me :)

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Moody Pews Book Giveaway

I want to invite you to my first book giveaway!

The Moody Pews is a 52 Week Devotional for the Flower Child or Baby Boomer by Sandra L. Brown, M.A. It is an innovative book that reaches baby boomers and newer generations with the Gospel and encouragement to grow in Christ. It is done through progressive themes that are relatable through rock and roll titles, old TV reruns, and any other memory-enhanced theme that will draw people to the subject matter.

To win, just leave a comment by April 23rd and tell what old TV rerun is your favorite. My family's is Andy Griffith. This is open to US residents only. I will draw April 24th and contact the winner, so if you post anonymously, please leave me a way to contact you :)

Rene Gutteridge in person!

My book discussion group met with Rene Gutteridge (pictured front and center)... she was so great! We all loved how she was so down to earth and very friendly. She came wearing jeans and just seemed to be glad we invited her. She signed all of our books and answered all of our questions with a smile :)

She told us how she has been a writer all her life and her first book was published about 8 years ago when she was 26. She has written so many books and does at least 2 a year. There is a great group of authors that get together and are friends rather than rivals. It's great that they can encourage each other.

When she first started writing books, Rene felt like the Lord told her to write books for Christian who don't read Christian fiction. Most Christians read secular fiction because they don't want "another message". So even though her books are Christian fiction, they have a more subtle message.

We read "My Life as a Doormat." It is a great book and has lots of humor scattered throughout it. I could totally relate to the characters and really enjoyed the book. I encourage you to read it! Rene is the author of 13 books and her newest book Skid comes out in May.

Which books have you read by Rene?

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Two Weeks of Toys Giveaway!

Life is short. Every day our kids grow a little bigger. So let’s seize the moment and celebrate the early years. Yes - it is time to PLAY!

For the next two weeks, we will be going toy crazy here at 5 Minutes for Mom. We will be featuring an assortment of toys for a variety of ages. We will have toys for babies, preschoolers and grade school kids. For the next fourteen days, the rule is FUN!

To enter the giveaways you just need to visit