Happy 3 Years to Me! 3 Winner Giveaway!

Wow have I really been writing for three years? I still remember when I had the whole idea to start a blog and I was scared. I spent hours researching online on how to begin. I borrowed books from the library to understand what it took to maintain.

A review blog? Didn’t even know what that was. I wasn’t blogging to chat about companies. I was going to blog about a family who was learning to live more healthy and natural each day. My new(er) beach life was a bonus that was perfect to tie in.

That has completely turned around and now almost all I do is show off brands and cool products. I’m able to help support my family by doing this and have the privilege to stay at home. We’re even going to preschool homeschool this year. Wow!

Actually, I consider myself one of the best blogs to find the most unique and FuN stuff! And I LOVE being able to give it away to you!

Thank youI couldn’t do it without you!

I have readers I now consider my friends. There is a reason I ask you to comment on every post. It helps me to get to know you and I can go back and see how long you’ve been around.

I just had a winner who has been with me since the very beginning. Now that is special!


We’ll see if I can keep going for another three years…or longer!

I do have some great things coming up! ūüôā


WIN a $20 GC to Crate & Barrel!

$5 Starbucks or $5 Amazon for 2 more winners!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway will end on August 2, 2013 at midnight EST. Winners will be drawn via rafflecopter. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and they will have 48 hours to reply before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to anyone in US  or Canada and you must be 18 years of age or older. Giveaway not affiliated with Facebook & I release them of liability. Winner will be posted in the rafflecopter widget.


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  • Congrats! Just got your daily email. Wonderful job, you've done yourself proud with your blog and your family.
  • I keep coming back because of the uniqueness of your blog. I read a lot but I don't often comment. Sometimes I write things and then delete them because I don't like the way they sound. :)
  • Happy Blog Birthday! I guess I've been around for at least two of those years :) I read some of everything!
  • I thoroughly enjoy all your posts! your product reviews are candid and entertaining. most recently, I enjoyed hearing about your trip to The Biltmore Estate. what a great memory for your boys. and what adorable boys they are! Here's to many more years!
  • Happy Blogaversary! I started blogging just over three years ago. I've passed that blog onto my daughter and started a new, simpler one for me to write on recently. I am new to your blog, but I get your emails and check everything out daily. But I have to admit--giveaways are my favorite!
  • congrats on 3 years! i honestly can't remember how i found you,but i have been reading for about a year. i love reading reviews before i buy stuff and i am a big fan of your reviews! i have discovered some really cool products through your blog. i love posts about the happenings of your family too. :)
  • I visit daily from my email updates. What keeps me coming back is your organized blog, and the stories about your family :) Hope you are keeping cool in the sweltering weather :) Here in Maryland it is beastly :(
  • I think I've been following you for 2+ years. I probably found you through some cloth diaper event. I remember being surprised when you replied to some comment I'd left. Now I enjoy our off blog chats. Happy Birthday/Anniversary, Courtney!
  • I really like the "tone" of your blog. It seems not too big nor too little. It has great content and are a mom to boys (I have a little boy, too). Sometimes I just can't relate to the blogs/reviews/giveaways of other mom bloggers who are moms to girls because I just am not familiar with that experience. I also live near the beach, so I really *love* all your beach-related giveaways. Happy 3-year anniversary to you! :-)
  • I usually come initially for the giveaways, but once I'm here I always find something else interesting and end up reading a lot of other things. Thanks for everything!
  • Sorry to say I only read the giveaways because my 2 boys are grown , so there aren't that many reviews that would apply to me now .
  • Happy 3 years to you! I've been a loyal follower from close to the beginning, I believe! I enjoy everything about your blog!
  • I enjoy your blog. Of course I come for the giveaways, but I read the reviews and especially enjoy any of the ones that are for products for children, or for products that I may not have heard of or tried before :)
  • Your giveaways chances make me coming back, I usually check giveaways and recipes of blogs I visit, I would like to see more easy recipes you share here.
  • I love the giveaways and reviews. I also like your travel posts. Those are really fun and informative to read.
  • Congratulations! I read non-giveaways when the subject matter relates to me or my family, lifestyle, etc...
  • Hi, I am a Mamaw of 10, and they are what keep me and my husband going. I love to do the giveaways usually for them, and I like to read about the products you review so that I know what they might like. Keep up the great work. Thanks
  • I love all your articles. You give great reviews of course great contests (thanks sponsors). It is nice to see some of your personality and see what everyday is for others instead of just me. Thanks for all you do!
  • I only subscribe to blogs if I know I will read beyond the giveaways, and I look forward to reading your reviews and learning new things.
  • I have been reading for a few months now. It is a fun site that I read almost daily. Thank you for a great blog and big congrats on 3 years! :D
  • I got here from... an email in my inbox! I like a mix of reviews/giveaway. I'll pretty much click on anything that interests me/is applicable to my life, which definitely includes both reviews and giveaways! Thanks for all of the fun so far, and here's to another *THREE PLUS* years!
  • Congrats on 3 yrs! I love coming to your blog daily to enter all your awesome giveaways. I like your reviews too. Your blog is fun and you just seem so down to earth. I've been following your blog for about a yr I think. Thank you for all the hard work you do to keep your blog so fun and interesting for us readers to enjoy. Thank you :)
  • I forgot to say Thank you for having a short and easy rafflecopter. I hate when there's 30-40 entries. So yours is just awesome and simple :)
  • I'm not sure how I originally got here. Most likely I found you through a giveaway I was entering. I love giveaways & reviews. Especially of the "crunchy" variety. :)
  • I came over from Julie's blog when ya'll were doing a joint giveaway. I stay because I enjoy your posts - both giveaway and non-giveaway. :-)
  • I have been a follower of yours for almost 2 years now! I even won a Starbucks gift card last year. :) I read your emails every day and I love your posts! The giveaways brought me here but the content helped me stay! Congrats on 3 years!
  • I tend to follow blogs based on the giveaways but find myself reading your non giveaway posts. I love that you are such a green blog and offer green advice and items for review. It's important to me. Thank you!!
  • Happy Birthday. I found you on Online-Sweepstakes but now have you listed on my site. Personally, I love the giveaways and sweepstakes so that is where I visit and that is what I share! Enjoy your birthday celebration! Good luck to everyone!
  • So happy to have found your blog! I look forward to sharing time with you through your writing and adventures. Thank you for everything you have done in the last three years to make this a fun and informative place for your fans. Much love and Happy anniversary!
  • Congrats! I visit your site often. I usually come for giveaways and reviews. I do read non-giveaway posts especially recipes, crafts and anything with a lot of pictures.
  • I found you recently via a giveaway and mainly came for those. But, I do read other posts when they are of interest to me. Congratulations on three years! I know blogging is a full-time job without all the recognition that you probably deserve.
  • I love your giveaways! They are easy to enter, new and old products and companies and Ive even won one. Thanks and congrats!
  • I like the reviews and giveaways, and I think I found you through a shared giveaway at some point. Happy Anniversary! and congrats!
  • I mainly enter giveaways because my time is limited. Your giveaways are always fast and easy to enter and I like that! I've been reading your blog for a couple of years now.
  • I like the reviews! :) I'm hoping you will post about your adventures with preschool homeschooling!..... We are praying about doing the same in the next year or two, so I would love to read about your experiences! :)
  • Hi! Actually I have no clue how I started coming here....more than likely a give-away at one point...maybe my daughter sent me your link. Yes, i do read non-giveaway posts and enjoy your blog reviews. Congrats on 3 years. We homeschooled for 17 years and now have three 20-somethings (who are planning on homeschooling their future families) they are still here at home, and I love having them ...i wish you the very best in your schooling.
  • I love your blog in general. I prefer a variety of things, and I have followed it for a very long time. Reviews, giveaways, and anything else are fantastic!
    • In fact, as a follow-up, it was winning a giveaway on your blog that really got my blog going. I won a design package when your blog was in its inception, and even with changing platforms, my blog design still looks much like it did back then. And people comment on how nice the design is!
  • I think I found you from a giveaway thing but now subscribe and come back off and on when I got time!
  • I like the title and the beach chairs in FB That along is enough to get me here. Giveaways and reviews are fun but I like to read posts as well that look fun or interesting.
  • Happy 3 years! I was first attracted to your blog because of your title! I love the beach! I thought it was cool that we are both from the midwest and now live in the south.
  • Congrats on 3 years! I started reading with your cloth diaper giveaway and love that you are pretty local to me :) I do happen to love reviews, but will read almost anything :)
  • I do read all your posts (eventually! LOL)... and I love them. You have a knack for finding really interesting brands and products to share and I've been led to purchase from many brands you've introduced me too! I'm proud to have you as one of my first bloggy friends!! Happy 3 years and many more!!
  • I enjoy reading the blogs on yours and others bloggers sites, I also love the giveaways and I love finding out about products and things I did not even know existed. I do read some non giveaway reviews if the title interests me and sounds interesting. Congraulations on your third year of blogging
  • I love how easy the contests are to enter. Other sites have things like Google friends Connect as an entry and I can never remember if I am friends with their site or not. Your site is so simple.
  • I like giveaways and that is how I found you BUT to keep me coming back you have to write well and have interesting content. I subscribe so I don't miss out!
  • I actually don't remember how I first found your blog, but it was probably because of a giveaway. I do love your giveaways but I also read some of your reviews especially as one of your son's is about the same age as my sister's grandson who has recently become a regular part of our lives. It's been so long since her kids were this young [they're now 18 and 21] that it's nice to have somewhere to go for toys and products that are appropriate for him. I also read some of your "crunchy" stuff as I've recently gone back to trying to be as green as I can afford to be. Thanks for all of it!
  • Although I mainly come for giveaways, I love how your reviews are on mostly "crunchy" types of products.
  • Congrats on three years! I'm interested in reviews and non-giveaway content a lot of the time when it gives me insight onto a new product, a vacation spot, and healthy or educational information.
  • COngrats on your blogaversary! I love your giveaways! Thanks for the chance to win!
  • I found your blog following a linky for a giveaway. I do take time to look over blogs, I read all kinds of posts from quotes to give aways to reviews.. a lot depends on how much time I have in my day.
  • i love the giveaways, i keep coming back for the giveaways, can't remember how i first came across your site, probably a blog hop or giveaway linky, thanks and congrats on 3 years!
  • I try to visit every day, but some times do forget to. I really do love your great giveaways, that's why I subscribed via email so I can keep caught up on everything.
  • I do love giveaways and I read the reviews. If I see a topic that interests me, then yes, I read non-giveaway posts. :)
  • I appreciate your philosophy on green living and respect for our planet! You also have great reviews and giveaways. Keep it up!
  • Congratulations on three years of hard work! I enjoy the lot, healthy foods, reviews and giveaways. Not much help I know :P
  • I just 'got here' today, I followed a giveaway post on Giveaway Promote. I just know I'm going to love your blog, I already like your personality, Pinterest pins and Instagram pics. I can't wait for more! Congrats!
  • I like both giveaways and reviews. I really enjoy the reviews because I have learned about so many products that I never knew about. I like hearing what you thought about a product, both positive and negative.
  • I like it ALL, and I really LOVE the process of entering I learn a LOT about different products and other folk's lifestyles! Thanks! :)
  • I've given your question a lot of thought before I posted my comment. I come back to your blog because I like it. I do read reviews and non-giveaway posts, but I admit I really like the giveaways--and I won your Mighty Leaf giveaway! Not a criticism of your blog, but there are some blogs where everything is sponsored, to the point where I feel nothing they say can be trusted, despite their "100% honest opinion" disclaimers. If they don't post a recipe unless somebody has paid them to, I'm a bit less inclined to head to the kitchen to make it. Another thing that makes me wary of some blogs is when they contradict themselves just to write a sponsored post. For example, if they write a personal post about their financial troubles then a week later have a sponsored post about how to manage family finances, well, that just tells me I can't believe anything they write. Like I said, those comments don't describe your blog, but since you asked, I thought I'd spill my guts. I enjoy Crunchy Beach Mama! Happy 3 years blogging, and here's to many more.
    • P.S. This is not to say I don't appreciate the sponsors. Without them, there'd be no reviews or giveaways! I try to make a point to post a thank-you on Facebook to the sponsors of a good giveaway or if I win, to let them know that their message is getting out.
  • Great giveaways, excellent blog! Congrats on three years, and best wishes to you for much continued success with your blog! :)
  • Congratulation's on your Blog Anniversary!! I'm glad you say I've been with you since you've started. I wish you lots of many happy blogging adventures ahead. Thanks for making my experience a very happy one. =) Jessica <3
  • I enjoy your giveaways and that your entries are easy. No jumping thru hoops in order to enter.
  • I came here thru I rarely read non-giveaways simply because contests are my life. Always have been. Too many contests and sweepstakes for me to read everything else lol.
  • Congrats on 3 years! I mostly read giveaway posts but if a story is interesting and I can relate to it i will def read it
  • Congrats on the 3 years. And I like your blog because you have that little bit of sassiness that I like.
  • I keep coming back as I love reading your blog. You always have such thoughtful and honest reviews about products and it has helped me to make some great decisions when it comes to purchases.

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