Team ENERGY STAR Share Your Story Twitter Party – Today!

Join Team ENERGY STAR

You may recall back in September an article I shared about a project my kids worked on with ENERGY STAR.  They created a photo essay for a "Share Your Story" contest that ENERGY STAR was running.  It was my sons project but my darling little tot decided to help her big brother out with the pictures. Today at 2pm EDT they will be announcing the winners of the contest on Twitter.  Each winner will win a suite of LG Electronics and have their pictures on display in Time Square on a big billboard!  Please join me this afternoon as we find out who the lucky kids are.  Just follow the #TeamENERGYSTAR hashtag on Twitter to learn more. To learn more about ENERGY STAR and to play some fun interactive games for kids visit them online. ... [ Read More ]

Team ENERGY STAR: Share Your Story

It's no secret that my kids are little eco-junkies just like their mama!  I was so excited when my son asked me to participate in the ENERGY STAR Share Your Story essay contest.  Now he wasn't too excited about writing an essay but he was excited about the prizes (I mean what 9 year old doesn't dream of winning some cool LG Electronics tools for back-to-school).  When he found out that he could do a photo or video essay I knew that he would have fun.  He started out trying to make a video using his Lego's but neither one of us are very talented with a video camera (or how to edit video footage).  What we do know how to do is take photos. Two weeks ago before school started he took his sister on a tour of our home trying to find all the ways that we save energy every day.  He took photos of he and his sister (and me) as we turned off lights, turned up the A/C, and showed our ENERGY STAR appliances.  He really had a good time and it was cute to see him working together with his sister ... [ Read More ]

Let’s Rock Pinterest with Rockin’ Green

Let's Rock Pinterest Contest

I have to admit it, I'm a tad bit addicted to Pinterest!  When Kim approached me and asked if I would help her design the perfect Pinterest contest I was super excited!  Are you ready to Rock Pinterest with Rockin' Green? To view the entire set of rules visit the Rockin' Green blog post.  Then head over to Pinterest and start having fun with your favorite scent.  I picked Lavender Mint Revival because honestly the colors lavender and mint are so beautiful together!  You can see my sample board for a little inspiration - #LetsRock with Rockin' Green Lavender Mint Revivial.  I'm trying to decide what my favorite pin is on the board; I think I'm going to have to go with the Rockin' Outfit!  I mean seriously...isn't it gorgeous?  If only I had some place to wear this. Source: atelierblog.com via Calley on Pinterest   Want to know what else is cool about the contest?  You could win a year's worth of Rockin' Green Laundry Detergent!  This is a cloth diapering mama's ... [ Read More ]

Nature Makes Perfect Scents

Honeysuckle

Do you have a favorite scent from nature?  A scent that reminds you of a special occasion, a special place, or person? One of my favorite scents from nature is the smell of Georgia honeysuckle in the springtime.  It's a little odd to me that one of my favorite scents is actually from an invasive weed but I absolutely love the smell of honeysuckle. When I was growing up in North Georgia we lived on 5 acres with only two neighbors and lots of woods to play in.  My younger brother and I were always outside exploring the old paths in the woods pretending that they were old roads and looking for hidden treasure.  I don't think we ever found anything exciting but we always had fun on our expeditions.  I knew it was spring when I would start to smell the honeysuckle on our journeys.  You could smell the honeysuckle before you would actually see it in bloom.  In addition to the sweet smell of honeysuckle I loved the white flowering blooms; did you know they produce a sweet honey nectar that ... [ Read More ]

Welcome to Moe’s!

Giveaway alert! Register to win a $25 gift certificate to Moe's Southwest Grill at the bottom of this post.  ECO-ngratulations Summer!  You win! Fast food? Sure we all have to endure it on occasion with the hectic lives we live.  What if fast food didn't come with a drive-thru and was actually...well...healthy?  G-A-S-P, did I just fast food and healthy in the same sentence?  In a dream world there would be more places like Moe's Southwest Grill; but even that has it's downside. Did you know that Moe's food mission was to bring you and your family a more delicious and healthy eating option?  Their new menu is boasting with options like low calorie, gluten free, and vegetarian selections?  They don't use any animal fat, lard, or MSG in the cooking process!  And with over 20 fresh ingredients prepared daily your family can enjoy organic, hormone-free, meat and vegetables. Here is just a glimpse into how Moe's is turning the fast food market into a more healthy market: Steak: ... [ Read More ]

Save the Bears with Yogi & the Sierra Club

Giveaway!! One reader will win the new Warner Bros. DVD for Yogi Bear which will be available March 22nd.  Details at the bottom of this post.  Giveaway ended.  Congrats @SaPsMama! "Hey Boo Boo!" Yogi and Boo Boo were regular guests in our house on Saturday mornings when I was growing up.  I was excited to see Warner Bros. release the Yogi Bear movie to theaters last year but with our crazy life we never made it to see it on the big screen. The Sierra Club will be adding their tips to help Save the Bears to the widget below. Click on "Boo Boo's Adventure Tips" and share a little fun with your kids including some tips on how to have a picnic inside. To enter this giveaway watch the trailer and leave me a comment about your favorite memories of Yogi Bear and his crazy antics at Yellowstone National Park.  Giveaway now closed. Bonus entries: 1. Like 'Yogi Bear' on Facebook. (1 entry) 2. Like 'The Eco Chic' on Facebook. (1 entry) 3. Follow @TheEcoChic on Twitter. (1 ... [ Read More ]

Win FREE Cloth Diapers in the Diapers Etc Blog Party!!

Win Free Cloth Diapers

For the Love of Cloth Diapers!  A Blog Party hosted by Eco Chic Parties & sponsored by Diapers Etc - February 14th - 18th, 2011 I'm excited to share with you a new project that I've been working on for a few months now.  Last year I was approached by the owner of Diapers Etc in hopes of teaching her the social media ropes and introducing her to my fans, followers, and loyal readers.  Over the past few months I've had the opportunity to become friends with a wonderful lady who is trying to make her dream a reality.  Like most of us she is a mom who is looking for that dream job where we can become our own bosses and work at home.  Her passion for the environment and towards finding a more sustainable business has lead her to becoming the owner of Diapers Etc - an online retailer of cloth diapers, diapering accessories, and organic baby essentials.  The Diapers Etc Blog Party is our way of relaunching the new and improved Diapers Etc to the world.  The store has had a complete ... [ Read More ]

“Follow Us” Giveaway – Sponsored by Knickernappies

Would you like to win a Knickernappies Custom Fit (sized) cloth diaper in your choice of color and size? Did it take you less than 30 seconds to scream "YES!!!" Because I'm a little obsessed with numbers I decided to hold a little giveaway (YES, THIS GIVEAWAY IS STILL OPEN!!! GO ENTER!!) to entice you to spread the word and tell your friends about The Eco Chic and Knickernappies.  Here are the facts (in numbers): <updated 2/22/11> Knickernappies on Facebook: 2,815 2,895 people 'Like' their page Knickernappies on Twitter: 1,469 1,529 people follow them The Eco Chic on Facebook: 1,250 1,326 people 'Like' my page The Eco Chic on Twitter: 4,898  5,002 people follow me What would look prettier??  Here are my goals for the 5,000/7,000 Giveaway: Knickernappies on Facebook: 3,000 Knickernappies on Twitter: 2,000 The Eco Chic on Facebook: 2,000 The Eco Chic on Twitter: 5,000 (YEAH!!!! We made this goal on 2/22/11) Don't ask me WHY I think these numbers would be pretty but ... [ Read More ]

RDA 2nd Annual Reusable Cloth Diaper Photo Contest

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 Grab your camera! It's time for the 2nd annual Real Diaper Association (RDA) 100% Reusable Cloth Diaper Photo Contest!  Today (10/19/10) is the first day you can submit a picture to the contest.  Anyone can enter the contest - all you need is a child in cloth diapers and a camera.  Entries will be collected from now until November 3rd and there is a special treat for the 12 best photos that are submitted. All submissions will have a chance to win.  Any active RDA member as of November 5th, 2010 has the opportunity to vote on the best 12 pictures.  (To become a member of the RDA follow this link to the contest rules and click Make a Donation on the right - membership is only $25 per family for the year.)  But never fear - you don't have to be a member of the RDA to submit your photo to the contest!  What happens to the best 12 photos?  They will be used to create the 2011 RDA Cloth Diaper Calendar!  And the picture with the highest number of votes will become the Cover Model - ... [ Read More ]

Meet the NEW SoftBums Omni Multi-Purpose Pocket Cloth Diaper

SoftBums Echo vs Omni

Welcome to the SoftBums MYSTERY Blog Event at The Eco Chic blog! To find out more about the event and to see a full list of blogs participating please visit: http://loveclothdiapers.blogspot.com/ Would you like to win an iPad?  How about a Birth to Potty SoftBums package? Maybe a gift certificate or two?  Or some free diapers?  Then be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of this post!!! Many months ago I was introduced to Sarah at SoftBums with the opportunity to review the Perfect Fit (now called the Echo Slide2Size) cloth diaper.  If you'd like to refer back to my origianl review please read, Why SoftBums Are Really the Perfect Fit Cloth Diaper.  Since trying the Echo diaper with my growing toddler (now 21 months) I've noticed some areas where the diaper could use some adjusting - since my tot is no longer a tiny baby the width in the crotch area seems a little narrow and snug.  I'm constantly having to make sure the insert is snug inside the cover.  If you play around with ... [ Read More ]