Tampa With Kids

Things To Do With Kids in Tampa

June 19, 2014 by Calley Pate, 1 Comment

As we start to check off things from our Summer Bucket List, my kids keep adding things to their list!  While I know we can't possibly do everything they bring up, that doesn't mean that you won't.  If you like in the Tampa Bay area or if you're traveling here this summer,... Read More

UglyShells

20 Things Only Beach Lovers Understand

June 10, 2014 by Calley Pate, 4 Comments

I grew up visiting the beach with my family.  My grandmother lived 2 blocks off St. Pete Beach when I was a kid and I have fond memories of those times.  The beach continues to be a big part of our family and the primary reason we moved to Florida.  While at the beach this... Read More

Summer Bucket List

Our Summer Bucket List

June 4, 2014 by Calley Pate, 7 Comments

Today was officially the last day of the 2013-2014 school year!  I am now a mom to a Kindergartner and a Middle School kid.  Can someone please pinch me?  I have no idea how that happened; I mean my baby is still in cloth diapers right?  Nope, she turned 5 earlier this... Read More

ecocentric mom box review

EcoCentric Mom “Mom & Baby” Box Review May/June

June 3, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

  Do you subscribe to any monthly (or bimonthly) subscription boxes?  As part of their blog ambassadors, ecocentric mom sends me a box every-other-month so that I can tempt you all into subscribing.  I don't think there has ever been a box I wasn't happy with.  This... Read More

Sun Safety Tips

Smart Sun Safety Tips

June 1, 2014 by Calley Pate, 1 Comment

I have come to terms with the fact that I will never have a gorgeous sun kissed tan like you see in the swimsuit magazines.  I have a natural peaches and cream complexion which isn't super pale but not super tan either.  As a child I tanned pretty nicely and as I entered... Read More

Bedtime Battles Continue

May 29, 2014 by Calley Pate, 2 Comments

"I'm scared of the dark." "There are monsters in my closet." "I don't want to sleep alone." EVERY.SINGLE.NIGHT we go through this same routine with my 5 yr old daughter.  We have a pretty solid bedtime routine but some nights there are so many tears that I just want... Read More

Green Scene Mom Summer Fun Giveaway Event #summerfungiveaway

May 28, 2014 by Calley Pate, 3 Comments

I've recently joined the Green Scene Mom Street Team, a group of bloggers who help promote a very large giveaway prize package.  This giveaway is hosted by the Green Scene Mom and the sponsors listed below.  Scroll all the way to the bottom to enter to win the prizes listed.... Read More

Tampa Bay Margarita Festival

Tampa Bay Margarita Festival – May 24th

May 20, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

  What's your favorite margarita recipe?  How would you like to try a Grand Peach Cobbler Margarita, Cabo Cosmo Rita, Hornitos Watermelon Margarita, Camarena Prickly Pear Margarita, Dobel Spicy Pina-Rita (Pineapple Jalapeno), or Corazon Pomegranate Margarita?  Don't those... Read More

Camp MommyCon

Win a 3-Day Ticket to Camp MommyCon in Denver

May 16, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

About 11 years ago my husband and I (and our baking baby boy) took a trip to Winter Park, CO just outside of Denver.  It was at the end of ski season and the slopes were closed.  Since I was baking a baby boy I wouldn't have been able to ski anyways.  It did snow while we... Read More

Great Cloth Diaper Change 2014

Great Cloth Diaper Change 2014 – Official Guinness World Record Results

May 14, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

  It's official, there is a new world record for the "most people changing diapers in 24 hours (multiple venues)" with 8,459 participants.  There were 188 official locations in 18 countries this year.   We broke last years record by 158 people!!   The Great Cloth... Read More