Lavender Vanilla DIY Foot Spa Treatment #EarthMama

Lavender Vanilla DIY Foot Spa Treatment with #EarthMama

July 31, 2014 by Calley Pate, 4 Comments

Summer is in full force around our house AND I'm squeezing in work while both kids are home with me.  Some evenings I'm so exhausted that all I want to do is take a nice relaxing bath before bed; but our tub is out of commission at the moment.  I'm so glad my youngest saw... Read More

You’re Invited to the #wowsummit in Orlando

July 30, 2014 by Calley Pate, 6 Comments

Keep reading to find out how you can enter to win tickets to the #WowSummit this November! The team at Moms Meet and KIWI Magazine have organized a fun event for moms this November.  If you're mom (dad, grandma, or other caregiver) who is interested in raising healthy,... Read More

Lennar Homes Tampa #MommyCertified

Mommy Certified Lennar Homes Tour Tampa #MommyCertified

July 29, 2014 by Calley Pate, 1 Comment

What makes a home “Mommy Certified?”  I am fortunate to be working with the team at Lennar Homes in Tampa on their Mommy Certified campaign and last week they took a group of us on a tour of their newest communities.  We toured the K-Bar Ranch single-family homes and... Read More

Tips for Tubing the Ichetucknee River with kids

Tips for Tubing the Ichetucknee River with Kids

July 25, 2014 by Calley Pate, 4 Comments

Every year our family joins 5-6 other families for our annual trip to Ichetucknee Springs State Park to go tubing down the Ichetucknee River.  This is our 4th year that we've taken this trip and each year we learn a few more tips to make it more fun for the kids (and adults). Ichetucknee... Read More

Tips for Using the Busch Gardens All-Day Dining Deal

Busch Gardens All-Day Dining Deal

July 16, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

Do you usually take advantage of dining plans when you go to theme parks?  This past weekend while at Busch Gardens we decided to see if it was worth the price. Yes, there is a price associated with the all-day dining deal at Busch Gardens.  For adults, the price is... Read More

Avocado Lime Banana Push Pops

Avocado, Lime, Banana, Coconut Yogurt Push Pops

July 15, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

Last week while shopping we found these adorable push pop molds and for $1.99 I couldn't resist.  They sat hidden below the sink for a week until I decided what to put in them.  As I mentioned in my Avocado, Lime, Banana Smoothie recipe, I have a love affair with all things... Read More

HomeFlipFlops

What Makes A House a Home?

July 14, 2014 by Calley Pate, 1 Comment

When you look around your home what do you see?  At first glance you may see the physical aspects of your home; the floors, the color on the walls, or the mirror at the end of the hall, but when you really look inside a home there is so much more to a home than the walls... Read More

Avocado Lime Banana Smoothie

Avocado, Lime, Banana Yogurt Smoothies

July 13, 2014 by Calley Pate, 1 Comment

What could say summer more than a refreshing tropical smoothie?  I've always been an avocado junkie (seriously, I could live off these things) but my love was revitalized last week when I saw a friend of mine post a recipe about Tropical Avocado Popsicles.  They just looked... Read More

Balm Baby Plastic Free Challenge and Giveaway

10 Tips for Reducing Plastic in our Lives

July 13, 2014 by Calley Pate, 15 Comments

Take a minute and look around you.  How much plastic do you see?  So many products that we use everyday are made of or stored in plastic.  Plastic will NEVER break down - EVER!  You may be able to upcycle it or recycle it but there is a limit to the number of times it can... Read More

Misfit Shine Fitness Tracker

What My Misfit Shine Has Taught Me

July 8, 2014 by Calley Pate, 1 Comment

Activity and fitness trackers are all the rage these days.  Almost weekly I see friends in my Facebook feed asking for advice on which one to get.  I've had my Misfit since May after I met some of their marketing team at Mom 2.0 blogging conference in Atlanta and have been... Read More