Coding with Kids – Hour of Code

December 14, 2014 by Calley Pate, 1 Comment

    My kids go to possibly the coolest school EVER!  They attend a charter school (we're in Florida) and have the ability to learn Greek language, music, art, and even computer science.  While they do still teach the basics and follow common core, they have... Read More

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Cool Kids Gift Ideas

December 12, 2014 by Calley Pate, 6 Comments

  Affiliate links present in this post.  My kids are on different extremes when it comes to Christmas gifts this year.  My daughter is 5 (almost 6) and wants EVERYTHING she sees on TV or in the sales flyers. I seriously think if they came out with a LaLaLoopsy lump... Read More

Cool Kids Gifts

Techie Gift Gear Ideas

December 11, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

If you are anything like me, this is the week you scramble trying to find just the right gift for everyone on your list. I do most of my shopping online so this is THE week to get stuff ordered so it will arrive in time.  Here are just a few of my favorite techie finds this... Read More

Christmas Cookies

How to Bake the PERFECT Christmas Cookie

December 11, 2014 by Calley Pate, 2 Comments

I'm FINALLY in the Christmas spirit and in the mood to bake a few batches of our favorite cookies.  We don't bake much the rest of the year, but I always find time to bake cookies with the kids in December.  You probably won't stumble upon my recipes pinned on Pinterest... Read More

Sea World Christmas Celebration

Sea World’s Christmas Celebration 2015

December 8, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

This past weekend we were invited to Sea World's Christmas Celebration to get a glimpse behind the scenes and to learn more about the special Christmas performances going on around the park.  Unlike some of the other area theme parks, Sea World includes their Christmas performances... Read More

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Ecocentric Mom Reveal Nov/Dec 2014

December 7, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

Affiliate links present in this post. It's that time again, time for me to reveal the contents of this month's Ecocentric Mom box.  Ecocentric mom is an every-other-month subscription box for pregnant women, new moms, and babies.  Each box is filled with goodies and samples... Read More

2015 Pantone Color Trends

2015 Cloth Diaper Color Trends According to Pantone

December 5, 2014 by Calley Pate, 2 Comments

  It was announced on Thursday that the 2015 Pantone Color of the Year is Marsala, 18-1438. Marsala is a naturally robust and earthy red wine color and I suspect it's only a matter of time before you start seeing Marsala (0r a something similar) in the cloth diaper industry.... Read More


How to Attend a Google+ Chat / Hangout On Air

November 24, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

Google+ is one social media outlet that needs a little explaining.  I'm not sure why Google thinks these things need to be complicated.  Regardless of how complicated Google+ may seem, there are some really cool features if you have patience to learn how to use them.  Google+... Read More


10 Reasons to Fall in Love with Hockey – Tampa Bay Lightning

November 22, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

It's no secret that our family loves sports.  Our primary love is college football (go Dawgs!!), but we have fun watching just about any sporting event.  It's been quite a while since we've been to a hockey game, so I was excited when the Tampa Bay Lightning and Amalie Arena... Read More

The Ocean Collection by Thirsties

Thirsties NEW Ocean Collection {and a Giveaway}

November 21, 2014 by Calley Pate, 308 Comments

With the chill in the air across most parts of the country today, the new Thirsties Ocean Collection makes me want to pack up and move to a tropical island paradise.  I know I really shouldn't complain with highs in the 50-60's here in Florida, but those 35-45 degree mornings... Read More