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

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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

Best of 2014

Best of 2013 – The Eco Chic Edition

December 31, 2013 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

It's been a pretty crazy year for our family but it's been great!  I wouldn't have changed a thing.  I'm glad that you've joined us as we continue our parenting journey...on the green side when possible! I wanted to share with you some of my favorite posts from 2013 along... Read More


Radio City Christmas Spectacular through the eyes of a 4 year old

December 22, 2013 by Calley Pate, 1 Comment

Last week I had a very special mommy/daughter date to see the Rockette's perform in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular at the Straz Center in Tampa courtesy of GoGo Squeeze.  We had a full afternoon and evening filled with fun. I picked her up early from school and headed... Read More

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Introducing the NEW One-Size Diaper from Thirsties (and giveaway)

December 17, 2013 by Calley Pate, 226 Comments

  Pssst.....You'll want to read all the way to the bottom of this post for a chance to win 2 NEW One-Size Diapers by Thirsties. You may have guessed by now but I truly love the Thirsties brand.  There isn't anything about this company and their products that I don't... Read More