Easy Bento Ideas

Rock the Lunch Box #RocktheLunchBox

August 5, 2013 by Calley Pate, 3 Comments

For us school starts back in just 2 weeks and I'm already starting to think about how to make our lunch box routine more fun.  I actually got to practice last week while my youngest was in gymnastics camp and played with some easy bento lunches.  You can see some of them on... Read More


10 Things I Did This Summer

July 30, 2013 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

Have you missed me?  My last blog post was July 2nd!  I should feel ashamed that I didn't touch my blog for the entire month, but honestly I feel so refreshed.  I worked, took vacations, and had a lot of fun.  Here are the Cliff Notes for my summer: Disney World Orlando... Read More

KiwiCrate Rockets

Kid-Friendly Rockets for the 4th of July

July 2, 2013 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

  As much as I look forward to the 4th of July I dread listening to the news the next day and hearing how many innocent children were injured as a result of fireworks, sparklers, and other 4th of July festivities.  I actually got into an argument with my husband a few... Read More

ecocentric mom june subscription box

ecocentric mom Subscription Box June

June 25, 2013 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

You know what I love most about the ecocentric mom subscription boxes?  Each month you get mail (that's NOT bills) and it's always a good blend of goodies.  This month has a mix of health and beauty supplies along with a few snacks. I got hungry last night and devoured the... Read More

Bye Bye Bug Bites

How to Stop the Mosquito Itch

June 24, 2013 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

Living in Florida there is one thing I have grown to despise, MOSQUITO'S!  I can't go outside after dusk without the fear of being eaten alive by those blood sucking monsters!  My poor little girl gets devoured and usually ends up with red itchy bumps all over her pretty face. Tonight... Read More

Personalized Children's Book Giveaway

Enter to Win a Personalized Children’s Book from I See Me

June 18, 2013 by Calley Pate, 9 Comments

Have you heard of I See Me personalized children's books yet?  We have a few of the books in the series and my kids LOVE them.  When you order one of the books you give them your child's name and they add their name to the story.  For instance, in My Very Own Fairy Tale, each... Read More

sensual sea salt scrub recipe

Sensual Sea Salt Body Scrub Recipe

June 17, 2013 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

Are you looking for a new way to connect with your loved one?  Send the kids to Grandma's for a few days this summer and plan a spa day (or evening) at home with your special someone.  Skip the expensive day spa and make your own experience at home with a few simple ingredients. Start... Read More


Tips for Visiting the Beach With Kids

June 15, 2013 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

Even before we moved to Florida our family has always taken vacations to the beach.  Both of my kids had their toes dipped into the Gulf of Mexico before they turned 6 months.  Regardless of how old your baby or child is there are a few things to keep in mind to make your... Read More

2013 Chevy Malibu Eco

My Date With a 2013 Chevy Malibu Eco

June 5, 2013 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

A few weeks ago we had the privileged of borrowing a brand new 2013 Chevy Malibu Eco for a week.  If you follow The Eco Chic on Instagram you got a sneak peek inside the Malibu and the adventures we went on.  The Malibu got to tag along as I drove the kids to school, karate,... Read More

Summer of Cloth Giveaway @TheEcoChic

Summer of Cloth Giveaway

June 1, 2013 by Calley Pate, 426 Comments

Do you love cloth diapers?  Wool dryer balls?  Lunapads?  Then this is a giveaway just for you!  I've invited a few of my favorite sponsors from throughout the year to join us for a Summer of Cloth Diapers giveaway!  This giveaway is going to run the entire month of June.... Read More