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

Candy Crush Curse

The Candy Crush Curse

May 31, 2013 by Calley Pate, 8 Comments

Look familiar?  That ONE lone jelly just sitting their taunting you on Candy Crush!  What, you don't play Candy Crush? If you're on Facebook you've probably received those "requests" we all hate to play your stupid game or donate lives so you can get to the next level.  I've... Read More

ecocentric mom subscription box

What’s in the May Ecocentric Mom Subscription Box?

May 30, 2013 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

I posted this same picture on Instagram the day my May ecocentric mom subscription box arrived and I instantly got several questions about these boxes.  This is my 2nd month getting the ecocentric mom box and this months did NOT disappoint!  One word...chocolate! My favorite... Read More

Balboa Sling Review & Guest Post

May 27, 2013 by Calley Pate, Comments Off

I'd like to introduce a fellow blogger to you, Christine from Thoughts of Fluff blog.  Christine is a guest blogger today and wanted to share her thought on the Balboa Sling.  If you are looking for a carrier you might enjoy this one.  Enjoy ~Calley I was given the opportunity... Read More

Nature Box

NatureBox, All Natural Subscription Snack Boxes

May 24, 2013 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

You'd think with all these food posts that I was pregnant or something!  (No, I'm NOT pregnant - that would take an act of God!)  I have to tell you about a really cool subscription box that I was gifted by NatureBox.  Subscription boxes are all the rave right now - you pay... Read More

Chocolate Nutella Toffee Banana Bites

Chocolate Nutella Toffee Banana Bites Recipe

May 23, 2013 by Calley Pate, 1 Comment

While searching aimlessly on Pinterest one evening I found a few pictures of chocolate covered bananas (like this one from Little B Cooks) and knew that my entire family would devour them.  My dear sweet husband recently found something similar in the freezer section of the... Read More

Fruit Salsa

Mango Avocado Fruit Salsa Recipe

May 22, 2013 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

I've always wanted to make a fruit salsa but my family usually snubs their nose when I get creative in the kitchen.  We picked up some chicken that was marinated in a mango coconut sauce at our friends new butcher shop and market, Southern Steer Butchers (US 19 and Curlew in... Read More

No Cook Chia Chocolate Porridge @TheEcoChic

No Cook Chia Chocolate Porridge Recipe

May 17, 2013 by Calley Pate, 6 Comments

Have you ever heard of chia seeds before?  No, not chia pets although that is the same type of flowery plant that produces the chia seeds.  Chia seeds are native to Mexico and Guatemala and have been around for centuries.  They have recently become popular in America and... Read More