Saturday, February 03, 2007
Jewelry, Hidden Treasures, & Cheap Dates
There are some fun things going on in our blog world. Check out four of these upcoming events!

Janice over at 5minutesformom is offering a free jewelry giveaway. There are several necklaces and bracelets involved. I'm hoping to win the pretty charm bracelet shown here.

Stop by and check it out! But hurry because the winner is going to be announced on Monday, 5 February!

Jules over at Everyday Mommy is hosting the First Annual Hidden Treasure Blog Awards and nominations are being accepted now through next Wednesday, 7 Feb.

Here's what she has to say:

“Nominations for the Hidden Treasure Blog Awards will open on Thursday, February 1, 2007. This is a wonderful way to share your favorite blogs with everyone. So, go digging around in those archives, following links in blogrolls, clicking on comments here and there. You might just find that hidden gem that wins Best in Show.”

The categories are: Children & Family, Faith, Marriage, Motherhood, Homemaking, Humor, Current Events and Life.

Nominations Nominations may be submitted by email to

Voting will open on February 8, 2007. One vote per category. Voting will close on February 13, 2007. Winners will be announced on February 14, 2007 The nominated post with the most votes overall will be awarded Best In Show.

I've already gotten together a few noteworthy posts, from fellow bloggers, to nominate. Have you? It's not too late!

Also, Shalee over at Shalee's Diner is hosting a fun exchange, to be held on Tuesday, 6 Feb. It's called 50 Cheap Dates and she's looking for ideas on ways a couple can enjoy each other's company without spending a lot of money. Oh, and I think she mentioned that hanging out in a bookstore for an hour was not an option (rats, that's one thing Oronzo and I bloth love to do)!

So, get your thinking caps on and be prepared to submit your date ideas to Shalee on Tuesday!

And don't forget, 5minutesformom is also hosting The Ultimate Blog Party, 2-9 March! What a great way to get your blog noticed, make some new friends, and possibly win one the long list of prices that are being offered!

That's all the bloggity goodness that I can think of at the moment. Any other upcoming bloggity goodness you'd care to mention? Leave me a comment!

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At 8:38 AM, Anonymous chelle said...

Those are some fun links!

So many cool things go on in the blogosphere!

At 10:27 AM, Blogger Shalee said...

Thanks for linking to the event, OW. I see that Mr. Right and I aren't the only ones who suffer from bookstoritis...

I can't wait to see everyone's ideas! Thanks for linking to it.

At 9:12 PM, Blogger Kim said...

I'm so sorry that I missed FIF yesterday. I'll try to come up with something good for next week's theme. Have a great weekend!

At 3:04 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

there sure are a lot of fun things going on right now!

At 9:54 PM, Blogger smith529 said...

nice jewelry,definitely you will sucessed with this event.


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