5 Reasons Skating Rinks Need Open Bars for Parents

August 28, 2014 by Calley Pate, 1 Comment

We are nearing the end of the second week of school and I just survived the first school skate night of the year....barely!  I am convinced that every skating rink needs to have an open bar for the parents and taxi's waiting outside to take them home afterwards. 5 Reasons... Read More

Homemade Fruit Leather @TheEcochic

Simple Fruit Leather Recipe

August 24, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

What happens when you put GoGo Squeez applesauce in a food dehydrator?  You get a super easy and incredibly tasty fruit leather recipe! My husband just bought a food dehydrator and I've been having some fun playing with different fruits and veggies for the past 2 days.  Today... Read More


EcoCentric Mom Box July/August Review

August 24, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

If you’ve been visiting The Eco Chic for a while, I hope you’ve signed up for ecocentric mom boxes by now.  I’ve been revealing my mom boxes for over a year now and each one if so much fun to receive.  If you’ve signed up, leave a comment below and tell me what... Read More

Senior trainer Abby with Winter and Hope

Winter Has Hope #DolphinTale2

August 21, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

Did you know that Dolphin Tale 2 the movie is coming out September 12th?  I had the honor to be invited to a press junket this weekend in Tampa.  I'm still waiting for someone to wake me up and tell me it was all a dream. We started the weekend with a family trip to... Read More

Type-A Parent Conference Atlanta 2014

August 19, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

As a blogger, one of the most exhilarating and inspiring things to do is attend a blogging conference.  Over the past 5 years I've been to several including a few BlogHers, Blissdom, Mom 2.0, and Type-A.  Each one is different but I always take away something special from these... Read More

Best Summer Ever!

August 17, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

We started this summer with a plan, I even made an official Summer Bucket List with a few things each of us wanted to do this summer.  I was looking back over my Instagram account this afternoon with my youngest and I'm so excited about how much fun we had this summer.  I'm... Read More

DIY Liquid Laundry Detergent Recipe

Angelic DIY Liquid Laundry Detergent

August 16, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

I've always wanted to try to make my own laundry detergent but I really wanted something simple.  I had read that you can use the Earth Mama Angel Baby Shampoo & Body Wash by itself as a laundry detergent, but I really wanted something with a little more....ooomph! After... Read More

New FuzziBunz Diapers

New! FuzziBunz One-Size Small & One-Size Large Pocket Diapers {Review}

August 15, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

What's old is new again!  FuzziBunz is back and better than ever!! Before I introduce you to their new one-size diapers, I thought it would be a good time to meet the new designer behind FuzziBunz's new look; Roy Couvillion.  When the new owners, CRG llc, purchased the intellectual... Read More

CoSchedule Editorial Calendar for Bloggers

CoSchedule Editorial Calendar for Bloggers

August 12, 2014 by Calley Pate, 1 Comment

I don't normally share my blogging secrets on my blog, but I have to tell you about CoSchedule Editorial Calendar for bloggers.  I have never been a very scheduled blogger and typically just schedule and share things as they are relevant.  I know that most successful bloggers... Read More


Ditch the Baggies – 10 Uses for Zippered Snack Bags (Reusable of course)

August 12, 2014 by Calley Pate, 17 Comments

This post is sponsored by Maxwell Designs.  Keep reading to find out how to enter to win your own reusable zippered snack bag like the one shown here!  Have you ditched disposable snack and sandwich bags from your life yet? What are you waiting for?  Disposables are... Read More