10 Things You Should NEVER Do To a Cloth Diaper

10 Things You Should NEVER Ever Do to Cloth Diapers

February 18, 2014 by Calley Pate, 24 Comments

Let's call these cloth diaper troubleshooting fads and really bad ideas!  When you run across a problem you seek advice on the Internet and not all of the advice you find is sound.  Almost every day I hear or see someone trying to 'fix' their diapers using some crazy off the... Read More

Cross Stitch Supplies

Cross Stitch 101: Supplies

February 11, 2014 by Calley Pate, 2 Comments

If you follow me on Instagram (@TheEcoChic) then you know that I've taken up a new hobby this year; cross stitch! I'm pretty sure my Grandmother once taught me how to cross stitch using that hard plastic stuff with yarn but I've never cross stitched as an adult (until now).... Read More

EcoCentric Mom Box Reveal

ecocentric mom – Jan/Feb “Mom” Box Reveal & Coupon

February 8, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

Once again, my ecocentric mom subscription box (affiliate link) arrived and did not disappoint!  I've been reviewing the ecocentric mom boxes for several months and each one is so much fun to open.  There is always something new and exciting to try that I've never heard... Read More

Favorite Things Giveaway

My Favorite Things – Giveaway & Blog Hop

February 3, 2014 by Calley Pate, 74 Comments

Welcome to the Favorite Things Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Cloth Diaper Revival. Each blogger participating has a great cloth diaper prize for you to win, worth at least $20, so after you enter mine, be sure to hop around to all the others in the linky!  Don’t forget... Read More

Project Pomona Giveaway

Project Pomona – It Could Be Love Giveaway

February 1, 2014 by Calley Pate, 37 Comments

I am so fortunate to have helped Meghan the owner of Project Pomona set up her "It Could Be Love" promotion for February.  She trusted me to organize a blog hop with some amazing mom bloggers and a pretty sweet giveaway!  Please take a few minutes to visit the participating... Read More

Mommy Wars

In Defense of Mommy Wars – How to Fight Fair

January 27, 2014 by Calley Pate, 3 Comments

Almost every day I am diffusing one Mommy War or another (as a moderator of a Facebook group) and I've learned a few things in the process. Why are there Mommy Wars?  Moms are naturally very passionate and when it comes to their kids and their families they will fight until... Read More


Reasons Why I Won’t Be Boycotting SeaWorld

January 20, 2014 by Calley Pate, 36 Comments

Over the Christmas holiday I shared a post about my family spending a day at SeaWorld park in Orlando.  At the time I was aware of the documentary Blackfish (affiliate link) that has raised some concern over the care and well being of Orca's at SeaWorld.  I hadn't seen the... Read More

maxwell designs coupon codes

Maxwell Designs 2014 Fabric Reveal & More

January 9, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

Disclosure: Affiliate links and coupon codes below. Maggie at Maxwell Designs has some special offers just for you and a few surprises to be revealed on Monday, January 13th.  Maxwell Designs is Canada's leading designer of modern accessories for mom.  The products range... Read More


Green Cleaning Tip: Shiny Stainless Sink

January 5, 2014 by Calley Pate, 2 Comments

Green Cleaning Tip: How to get your sink to shiny naturally. The first thing you want to do is clean your sink. I just use hot soapy water, but for a really deep clean I'll follow up with a vinegar rinse to sanitize. Once your sink is clean, you'll want to dry it well. ... Read More


Thirsties Winner Announced!

January 1, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

  The winner of the Thirsties new one-size diaper (set of 2) is Lacey J.  Watch your email for additional information.  Congrats!!   If you didn't win this giveaway you can always find the Thirsties one-size diaper at Kelly's Closet! Read More