Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Happy 3rd Birthday, Sweet Turtle Soup! (Plus, a GIVEAWAY)

Happy 3rd Birthday, Sweet Turtle Soup!
The ol' blog is another year older today. It feels like I've been posting and documenting on Sweet Turtle Soup for much longer though. I've grown and learned so much since the beginning.

Here are my stats for this year:
I have 256 followers on bloglovin', 226 likes on facebook, 324 followers on twitter, 388 followers on pinterest, and 657 followers on instagram. I have 132,355 total pageviews, and 704 published posts. And, my top search keywords apart from Sweet Turtle Soup are '2 months scan', 'a big girl panties weekend', and 'best mac and cheese recipe'. Those always tickle me.

My top 5 posts are:
Turkey Stuffed Zucchini Boats
What I Pack For A Trip to Disney With a Toddler
St. Patrick's Day Inspiration
Gift Ideas: Want, Need, Wear, Read
Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese <<< I make this every Thanksgiving, it is so good

My personal favorites are:
Aria's 3rd Birthday Disney Trip
Countdown to Halloween 2015
Toddler Books Plus Activities
Spring & Summer Bucket Lists

Find year one and year two here!

There are two main reasons why I blog. One is that it motivates and pushes me to keep on top of documenting all the big and little things that go on in our family. I'm always picking up my camera so that I have a constant source of photos for the blog, but the results are that I have thousands of pictures of our family. And, two is that I really enjoy the blogging community. There are dozens of bloggers that I've come to know. Not only by following their blog but by emailing back and forth, and texting, and even being able to meet in real life in some cases.

Two such blog buds turned friends are Beth from Our Pretty Little Girls and Whitney from Work it Mommy.

Beth @ Our Pretty Little Girls

Courtney @ Sweet Turtle Soup

Whitney @ Work it Mommy

It just so happens that they are celebrating their blog birthdays this month too. And, what better way to celebrate a blog birthday than with a giveaway? We've teamed up this month to give one lucky reader a prize package full of our favorite things.

Take a look at all the goodies you could win!
Happy 3rd Birthday, Sweet Turtle Soup - GIVEAWAY!
All you have to do is enter via the widget below. Good luck!

Happy 3rd Birthday, Sweet Turtle Soup - GIVEAWAY!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Thank you for following along, reading, and commenting! Here's to another fun year.


  1. Happy blog birthday! That's so exciting. :)

  2. Oh yay! This makes me wish I were more organized and write more blog posts. Happy birthday blog!

  3. Happy Blogiversary! I agree, I love the blogging community!


  4. Happy blog birthday! So exciting. And what an awesome giveaway. I am so thankful to have met all three of you in this blog world!

  5. Well, Happy Blogiversary to you ladies!! You gals are giving away one amazing stash of goodies!
    My 5 year Blogiversary was about a week ago, and though I didn't mean to, it just kind of slid under the radar. Whoops.

  6. Happy 3rd blog birthday! Definitely gonna try that mac & cheese. Those search keywords are so funny. That makes me curious what people search when they come to my blog.

  7. Holy moly look at your numbers! Go girl!!! Im so happy to be celebrating with you and beyond blessed that I got to meet you through blogging.

  8. Happy Blogiversary! So much fun, love that you recap what is most clicked on and what you like the most :)

  9. Happy Blog Birthday!!! Keep on blogging love reading your blog. Always puts a smile on my face! xoxo

  10. Happy Blog Birthday, Courtney! I enjoy reading about your adventures & my favorites are posts about your daily activities - DITL. :)

  11. Happy blog birthday! Loving that giveaway basket!!

  12. Well happy third STS!!! I'm so glad that I found your blog!

  13. Happy blogiversary!!!! So exciting! And such an amazing giveaway!

  14. The blog community is my favourite part of blogging! Happy blogiversary Courtney!


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