Thirsties NEW Wet Bags & Pail Liners

Givewaway: New Thirsties Wet Bags & Pail Liners

August 28, 2013 by Calley Pate, 244 Comments

New from Thirsties!! Oh how exciting!!  Thirsties is taking their favorite prints and making them available in a brand new line of wet bags (prints and solids) and pail liners (solid colors only).  This is exactly what I need to feed my wet bag addiction.  Did I mention... Read More

Back to School with Bentos

Back to School with Bentos

August 20, 2013 by Calley Pate, 1 Comment

Bento: a single-portion takeout or home-packed meal common in Japanese cuisine.  Bento's can be arranged in "kyaraben" style (character bento) to look like popular anime or comic book characters or they can be "oekakiben" (picture bento) style to look like people, animals, flowers,... Read More

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Review: ecocentric mom Subscription Box July

August 16, 2013 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

I've had this beautiful box of ecocentric mom goodies for a few weeks now and I keep forgetting to tell you how awesome it is!  It's so awesome that I have finished all the snacks (always the first to go). Yummies:  Larabar Alt Protein Bar.  This gluten free, diary free,... Read More

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Giveaway: Peepods Reusable Menstrual Pads

August 16, 2013 by Calley Pate, 123 Comments

In honor of my monthly menstrual cycle I'm giving away a sample package of reusable menstrual pads from Peepods!  Peepods is a fairly new brand of pads that are not only functional but beautiful as well.   The Peepods line is not just for your menstrual cycle... Read More

Birthday Party Etiquette @TBMomBlog

Be honest, what do you hate about kids birthday parties?

August 14, 2013 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

I'm going to publicly admit that I hate goodie bags!  Want to find out why?  Read my article, Birthday Party Etiquette, on the Tampa Bay Mom's Blog today and PLEASE let's just stop with the goodie bags! Read More

10 Uses for CJs BUTTer

10 Non-Cloth Diapering Uses for CJ’s BUTTer & a Giveaway

August 9, 2013 by Calley Pate, 108 Comments

  Have you heard of CJ's BUTTer?  If you use cloth diapers you might be familiar with the brand of diaper rash creams and spritz.  It's all-natural and gentle for the most sensitive skin and is safe to use with your diapers. CJ's BUTTer comes in a variety of... Read More

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

10ThingsIDidThisSummer

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