Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Ultimate Blog Party!!

Ladies, it is that time of year again!

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

The Ultimate Blog Party is going on over at 5 Minutes for Mom!

The blogging life is about relationships — meaningful friendships that grow out of sharing who we are and getting to know one another.


Now, on with who *I* am.

Hi.. I am Crunchy Green Mom.
I am a single mom of six children and a hippie.

No, not the kind of hippie you might think.
I am the eco-friendly, plates made from leaves,
Hair dye made from henna, organic soaps and clothes.

However, I like to look stylish, I am dating a Republican.
(Breathe... I know.. it was weird for me at first also.)
I am addicted to my Blackberry and I love to drive trucks.

That doesn't mean I don't want to do right
by my kids, my earth and myself.

My two chosen books that I am following are: Gorgeously Green and The Green Year

There is a brief history of who I am, now for a treat. (Look to your right, those are my kids. Pretty cute huh?) Oh.. the OTHER treat!

I am doing a giveaway for a lovely local company called

Om Shanti Handcrafts

This Etsy shop is owned by Kate and her product is amazing.
When I opened up the box I was greeted with these lovely treasures.

They smell... clean.
They don't leave a heavy residue on your skin and
the dedication to detail is recognized.
Not too strongly scented to over power your natural scent.

My feet are going to be thanking me all night for these treatment!
Summer is coming and I need to make sure they look great in sandals.

Heaven? Yes, I was so very happy to get my hands on these. So was the toddler, she took a bite out of it. I am assuming by the look on her face, she was not impressed with the flavor.

These lovely little gems will be taken to my boyfriends house tomorrow and remain there for me! He keeps saying I need to bring things over... this is my first contribution to "my" shower.

How would you like a little piece of Om Shanti Handcrafts?


1.) Visit Om Shanti Handcrafts and chose your favorite lip balm and soap.
2.) Come back here and tell me which ones you would chose
3.) Please leave your e-mail address if it is not accessible on your blog/site.

Extra Entries: (Please come back and tell me in a seperate post for each extra entry)
1.) Follow me on Twitter (Crunchygreenmom)
2.) Follow my blog through RSS or Blogger
3.) Each dollar donated to my Making Strides for Breast Cancer will earn you an entry

(US Entries only)

This giveaway will run from March 20-27, 2009.

I will chose a winner Monday the 30th since I will be in Tempe until Sunday evening.

Here are the things I'd like to win:

1 — $100 gift certificate to either Pedal Cars and Retro or A Rocking Horse To Love

INTL 8 — One Karmin Salon Pro G3 Hair Styling Iron (winner can choose color)

USC 45Pair of shoes from Eleven Collection Spring/Summer 09′

19 — $50 gift certificate to Target Stores

45 – Ultra Chic Diaper Bag with matching Diaper Pocket!

#58, Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer

87 –a 6-piece “Insider’s Beauty Collection” of Avon products

88 –$40 gift certificate to Carrabba’s Italian Grill

103 — A Surprise Box Filled With Goodies ($50 value)

106 — Melissa & Doug Role Play Dress Up Costume (prize value $50)

118 — $25.00 Old Navy Gift Card

122 — personalized minkee toddler pillow from Dillyhearts

123 — $20 Gift Card to Kohl’s

125 — A neato mommy & toddler gift basket!

127 — Gift Certificate for Yearly Membership to ($29.95 value)

135 — $80 Dad’s diaper bag from

INTL 6 – Spring or Easter Treasure Jar.

INTL 45 — Kids Princess or Dragon Cape

INTL 61 — $30 Gift Credit to

INTL 68 tailor-made collage

USC 2 — $50 gift certificate to born2impress

USC 6 — $50 gift certificate to

USC 11See Kai Run baby/toddler shoes

USC 12Boon baby bath toys and saucer (4 winners)

USC 17$50 Sterling Silver Earrings from

USC 2610 $50.00 Gift Vouchers to Hatley

USC 42Cross My Sweetheart Butterfly Dress 3T

USC 43Golden Dragon Faith Top and Ruffled Capri’s 3T

USC 46 — Two pair Leg Huggers & a Onzie from Agoo

USC 75 — 1 freshwater pearl bracelet from Marta’s Meanderings

USC 87 –Disney Princess Umbrella Stroller

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Scrapping Servant said...

Hello Lily - thanks for visiting my dear. And thanks for having the extra giveaway, you are too sweet, but don't bother entering me I am just here to meet new friends :o)

Juliana RW said...


Nice to meet u in this UBP 09.

I am participate in UBP 09 as well, my personal‘s blog, photo‘s blog, and travel‘s blog. Hope you visit mine as well . Thanks

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

I had just found your blog the other day because Joanna is doing a redesign for my business blog. And now through the party- I decided to start following you- be sure to keep me entertained LOL Nice to meet you and good luck with that dating a republican thing :-)

Joanna said...

Love your party post! I laughed out loud at the Republican part, hehe.

On to your giveaway, fabulous, by the way! I love the Minty soap (loving to smell all minty) and the chai lip balm, oh I love me so chai!!

Joanna said...

Oh oh, I follow you through Blogger! : )

Buffie said...

Hi - I stopped by for the party and I have to say that I love your sense of humor.

The Scarborough Faire lip balm sounds yummy and I would love to try the lavender chamomile soap.

Buffie said...

I'm now following you on Blogger

Jen said...

Cool blog..I'll be back!

Future Mama said...

I like the Minty Scrubby Soap! And the Tangerine Vanilla Lip balm!

Nice party! I'm having a party over at my place too and asking questions to Crunchy Moms today! I'd LOVE your advice!!

gahome2mom said...

Dropped in from UBP!!! Good luck all!!!

I think the tangerine lip balm and roses and roses soap sound great!


I have giveaways too.

gahome2mom said...

follower on google too


Baba said...

Hi from an old hippie grandma! Following on blogger and twitter! Party On!

HappyHermit said...

Happy Party Day !!

What a wonderful Blog , I will be back often.

April said...

Just going from party to party to see how others are doing this blogging thing.

love your header, very bright and clean

I looked at the etsy shop andn the lip balm I would enjoy is everything citrus and the soap would be orange poppyseed
My prize is #115 check it out!
Have a good weekend blog partyn'!

StacieinAtlanta said...


I am stopping by from The Ultimate Blog Party to check your blog out. What a great week we are in for!

Check out my place for your chance to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System. :)

The Divine Miss Mommy

MelissaT said...

Happy blogging! I liek the chai lip balm and the orange poppyseed soap!

valerie2350 said...

cilantro lime
orange poppyseed

Happy UBP! :)
Hope you have a fabulous day!


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nic said...

oh goody, i absolutely adore handmade soap!! my picks would be cilantro lime lip balm, peppermint lavender soap.

lovely to meet you and your gorgey children.

nic said...

now following your tweets (i'm 60piggies). yeehaw!

Comfort Joy Designs said...

Hello! Poppin’ in from The Ultimate Blog Party…all the way from Queensland, Australia! G’Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.


I want to invite you to the Mommie Daze Virtual Baby Shower that I am hosting May 15 to June 8. This is an international even and there are prizes! Stop by my blog for all the details.

Super Fun Mama said...

Hi, coming over from UBP. I'm trying to visit all the blogs. Right now, if I visit 149 per day in the next 7 days I'll make it. I'm hoping for long nap times for the next 7 days! Anyway, it is really nice to meet you and your blog. I have a toddler learning blog myself where we do a lot of learning activities and have fun. Blogs are my favorite way to spend time. They've totally replaced magazines for me. So nice to meet you! Have a magical day!

I like the Chai lip.

minishoes said...

I love homemade soaps! My favorite lip balm is tangerine vanilla . My favorite soap is peppermint lavender. Happy blog party! thanks

minishoes said...

i follow

auntrene said...

Oh wow, I would love the Tangerine Vanilla lip balm and the Tea Tree and Calendula Soap. Both sound wonderful.
I am stopping by from the Blog party. Your kids are beauties. You are very blessed.
I also like to drive Trucks, right now I am driving a mini van,I also have a Durango which I love.
Thanks for inviting us to stop by for a visit.
If you have time stop by my blog and leave a comment for the Surprise Door Prize.
Have Fun!!!

saucy salsita said...

hola to another green mommy!!!
i'm trying to do right by my kid and my family in costa rica, and it's very challenging.
i tried the henna hair dye and it was a nightmare, it stained my hair bright, neon yellow in some parts the others were untouched. so i'm iffy on the henna dye. any other suggestions?
Saucy Salsita, AKA The Green, Sexy Expat - Greening it up in Costa Rica!

Pamela said...

hi nice to meet you, love you blog
Happy UBP!

Brea's Mommy said...

Roses and roses soap and everything citrus lip balm. Thanks for the giveaway. Nice to meet you. I would also like to invite you to link to Show off your blog Saturday! I would love to read your favorite post!

Brea's Mommy said...

I am following you on twitter!

Marshmallow Circus said...

Great Blog!

Holly said...

It's great to meet you! What a wonderful blog. Hope you have a wonderful bloggy party!

Kati said...

I am liking the citrus lip gloss and peppermint lavender soap!!

Chel said...

Hi, there. Your kids are so cute!

YZgirl4 said...

chai lip balm and peppermint lavender oatmeal soap


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JamericanSpice said...

Nice to meet you!

Talk about a party!

I'm quite intrigued and am learning how to get around!

Just stopping by from 5minutes for moms blog party!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I am new to the blog world and this is my first BLOG PARTY! Wow, what fun.

I am so glad to find your blog. I will be back soon for a longer visit.

Come by for a visit and sign up for my first prize.


Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I am new to the blog world and this is my first BLOG PARTY! Wow, what fun.

I am so glad to find your blog. I will be back soon for a longer visit.

Come by for a visit and sign up for my first prize.


YZgirl4 said...

Pledged 30 minutes to my girls


YZgirl4 said...

follow you on twitter...yzgirl4


YZgirl4 said...

following leapfrog on twitter


YZgirl4 said...

follow you on blogger


YZgirl4 said...



Nadine said...

Thank you for stopping by my party. It's nice to meet you. Yes, your children are adorable.

I love anything vanilla or mint.

Have fun at all the parties.

Sandier Pastures said...

The giveaway is so nice but I live outside of the US. With that said, you are invited to party with me in Dubai!

Montana Mama said...

Wow! That's so neat! I get to find your blog AND enter a giveaway!!! I'm here from the UBP, but I am going to be following this blog!!! :) I get a lot of crap from some of my family for being a little "crunchy" myself. :) You'll have to check out my blog, I think it's fun! :)

As for that giveaway... I love citrus! So, I would choose the Everything Citrus Lip Balm and the Orange Poppyseed Soap! :)

Thanks for the chance and party on!

Montana Mama said...

I am now a follower on Blogger! :)

Erin @ Closing Time said...

Happy Blog Party! It's nice to meet you.

The Dreamer said...

Love your writing style - very funny. It's nice to meet you and I hope you have fun at the party

Colleen said...

Just blog hopping in through the party link list.
Stop in on my party if you've got a minute!

Nicki said...

Nice to meet a hippie blogger mama! I'm more of an aspiring hippie... a hippie at heart, trapped in a family that lives and breathes McDonalds and Wal-Mart!
I would choose the tangerine vanilla lip balm or the cinnamon vanilla sugar soap!
See ya!

Natalie said...

oatmeal soap, sugar soap, oh wow...i think i am overwhelmed by all of the wonderful possibilities! thanks for the extra giveaway chance.

nice to meet you. pretty blog and great party!

Kate@Blog Buttons said...

I am enjoying all these blogs. Yours is one of the best especially your graphics.

Eliza@Household Tips Blog said...

Happy blog party! I enjoy very much these blogs especially yours!

Monik@Pregnancy Blog said...

your blog is very helpful. I am really having fun looking at all these blogs

Pop Wahm Buzz said...

I am popping by from the UBP 09 and am I ever glad I have. What an inspiring blog. I think that many of us aspire to live a greener lifestyle but are afraid that the changes will be too drastic or make us seem weird. What a good example you are setting by showing us that being greener doesn't mean sacrificing the things we enjoy. Thanks!

Jenn Calling Home said...

Hi! I noticed that you linked to my blog and my giveaway (#87)at the UB Party. How sweet of you to do so. I can't believe you put all of those links in your post. Exhausts me just thinking of it. :) Anyway, nice "meeting" you at the party. Hope you'll come back and visit again. All the best!

P.S. Feel free to visit my store:

BecauseImTheMommy said...

It's almost 3 am here in Cali and I'm up partying! I almost woke up the Hubby laughing so hard about dating a Republican. ROFLOL There's a little rebel in all of us! ;) Great blog and gorgeous children!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

Hello - here on the party route - still trying to meet up with all the blogs - have been to 250+ so far - last day! Lovely to meet your blog!!

Money Savin' Momma said...

Happy party! Nice to meet you!

Pamela Kramer said...

Congratulations! You are a prize winner. Stay tuned...