You are Cordially Invited to #MyGreenBaby Shower Event!

MyGreenBaby Shower Event

Spring is coming soon and there are lots of new babies being born.  It's time to shower both mom (and/or dad) and baby with eco-friendly love and support.  Let us help guide you through some simple steps you can take to provide your family with only the best and safest products.  We'll cover all aspects of pregnancy, child-birth, and parenting including breastfeeding, cloth diapering, safe skin care, and eco-friendly gift ideas. When: Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 Time: 9-10pm ET Hashtag: #MyGreenBaby Host: @TheEcoChic and Co-Host:@EFFBlog Sponsors: @DolphinOrganics, @ModMommaInc, @YoBlocks, @CottonBabies, @GreenTeamDist, and @HappySuperFoods Want to receive updates when new sponsors are added?  Want a reminder before the party starts so you don’t forget? Join this event on Facebook and be in-the-know! New to Twitter parties? Try out these great guides on how to join the fun using TweetGrid or TweetChat! Prizes: We are ... [ Read More ]

RSVP to #MerryGreen Twitter Party 12/11/12

#MerryGreen Twitter Party

Join us as we celebrate the holiday's a little early by sharing some of our favorite eco-friendly gift ideas with you.  Along the way we may share some of our favorite holiday recipes, traditions, and ideas for going green this year.  A few lucky participants will even get to take home some eco-friendly prizes from our sponsors. When: Tuesday, December 11th (12/11/12) Time: 9-10pm ET Hashtag: #MerryGreen Your Hosts: @TheEcoChic and @EFFblog Sponsors:  @VZWraps, @TotLogic, @EarthMamaHQ, @OrganicBabyGift, @thefashionfoot & More to be announced soon! New to Twitter parties? Try out these great guides on how to join the fun using TweetGrid or TweetChat! Note: Twitter has tightened the rules on Tweeting from third party programs, if you run into issues simply go to and search for the chat by typing in the party hashtag. Prizes: We are highlighting great green gifting ideas from a variety of company to fill all of your gifting needs. Check out the Rafflecopter ... [ Read More ]

Green Baby Gift Guide

Green Baby Gifts

  Looking for the perfect holiday gift for a new baby (or mom)?  Fill their stockings with eco-friendly and natural bath and body products. Some of my personal favorites include: TotLogics New 2-in-1 Wash & Shampoo - 100% plant based wash.  Does not contain sulfates, parabens, phthlates, PEG, or DEA.  No artificial colors or fragrances. Made in the USA. Dolphin Organics New Norfolk Lavender Bubble Bath - Natural blend of lavender oil with organic candula and oat kernal to soften the skin. Balm! Baby Diaper Balm - Made in Hawaii. Safe, organic, vegan and 100% natural. ecoStoreUSA Baby Moisturizer - Made with cocoa and shea nut butters in an olive, jojoba and coconut oil base. Earth Mama Angel Baby, Angel Baby Oil - Contains natural grape seed oil (no nut oils) and zero toxins. This items would be great as a stocking stuffer or combined into a beautiful baby gift basket.   Disclosure: Samples of some of these products have been received for review. ... [ Read More ]

Eco-Friendly Holiday Cards and Invitations with Paper Culture

Eco-Friendly Photo Cards

  You may remember a few weeks ago that I shared our holiday photo outtakes.  I waited too late last year and didn't get our holiday cards out until New Years.  This year I am WAY ahead of the game and I already have them in hand and ready to send. This year I ordered our holiday cards from Paper Culture.  I love using Paper Culture since they are a very green and eco-friendly company.  100% of their cards and envelopes are printed on post-consumer recycled paper and they plant a tree in your honor with every order.  Even their packaging is recycled.  Recycled doesn't mean cheap though - the card stock that Paper Culture uses is thicker than what you can find at their competitors (130lb paper). In addition to holiday cards Paper Culture also has invitations, announcements, stationary, and bamboo wall art.  Most of their products have the option to add your own photos to create a truly unique and personalized experience.  One of the best features of Paper Culture is their Mail ... [ Read More ]

#GreenGifts Winners & Coupons

  Did you join the #GreenGifts Twitter party Tuesday night with @TheEcoChic (me), @EffBlog (Amanda), and @GreenChildMag (Amity)?  We had so much fun that I ended up in Twitter Jail for talking too much - oh no!!!  Yes, Twitter likes to control how much you talk to prevent spammers and sometimes innocent people like myself get put in the slammer!  Thankfully it only lasts for about an hour before they release me to Tweet once more. Did you miss the winners announcements?  Here's a quick breakdown on the winners as selected at random by Amanda (@Effblog) using and the list of RSVP'd guests.   Allegory Pen winners: @granolorents and @kaylalorri Grassroots Store winner: @beccajoy99 YoBlocks winner: @lovebuy_lucy59 EcoStore USA winner: @mycutegenes Earth Mama Angel Baby winner: @twinctnbottom Binky Spritz winner: @christyisttc Organic Baby Gift Boutique winner: @chellez437 Squooshi winners: @gloverkim9, @lapsley1, @vasleepcoach, ... [ Read More ]

5 Tips for Greening Your Kitchen

5 Tips for Greening Your Kitchen

  How "green" is your kitchen?  Do you still have a roll of paper towels sitting on the counter?  How eco-friendly are those cleaning products?  Transitioning your kitchen to be more eco-friendly is actually one of the easiest places you can "green" in your home. 5 Tips for Greening Your Kitchen People Towels - these organic cotton clothes are a great alternative for paper towels.  They are small enough to clean up small messes but thirsty enough to soak up toddler spills.  They come in cute prints and can even be used as napkins.  My daughter loves the "Wise Owl" print from the Protect Earth set. SKOY Cloths - another paper towel alternative, SKOY are more absorbent like sponges.  They are made from natural cotton and cellulose pulp and can be used over and over again.  When soiled they can be tossed in the washing machine or dishwasher to clean.  Once they are too soiled to clean they will biodegrade in about 5 weeks in a functioning compost bin. Natural Cleaners ... [ Read More ]

Eco-Friendly Halloween Tips

THinc Challenge

Have you joined the Switch "BOO" to NEW Challenge by THinc. Skin yet?  THinc Skin (home of Balm Baby) is once again asking you to switch out 2 plastic items that you use for Halloween (Boo) for a more eco-friendly options. Tips for making your Halloween more eco-friendly: Instead of the disposable trick-or-treat bags opt for a reusable container (preferably one that isn't made of cheap plastic).  My parents always gave us a pillow case to decorate for Halloween.  Not only was it a little more eco-friendly it held a LOT more candy! Say no to cheap Halloween costumes.  Many of the Halloween costumes that you find are so poorly made that they rip or tear after the first time your kids put them on.  Be sure to check your local thrift stores for second hand costumes or get crafty and make your kids costumes. Ditch the disposable decorations.  When shopping for decorations choose the ones that will last for years to come and not those "disposable" items that will end up in the ... [ Read More ]

RSVP for #MyGreenBaby Twitter Party – 9/27

Project Pomona

  When:  Thursday, September 27th (9/27/12) Time: 9-10pm ET Hashtag: #MyGreenBaby Hosts:  @TheEcoChic and @EFFBlog Sponsors:  @SacredPregnancy, @ProjectPomona, @GreenTeamDist, @DolphinOrganics, @EarthMamaHQ, @WildOrchidBaby, @TushieTies, and perhaps a few more! Need some tips on how to use TweetChat or TweetGrid for Twitter Parties? Note: Twitter  has decreased the API to outside applications (like TweetChat and TweetGrid) which means you may find yourself in Twitter Jail quicker than usual.  If this happens during a party you won’t be able to use your account for about an hour (or more).  If this happens to me be sure to follow @EcoChicParties (my backup acct).  How to avoid Twitter Jail?  If you use Twitter without an external application your API is larger allowing you to Tweet longer.  To do that put in #mygreenbaby in the search bar and keep refreshing your page.  Not nearly as easy but it’s always an option. Prizes:  Lots of eco-friendly baby, toddler ... [ Read More ]

Get Groovy at the #EcoDisco Twitter Party 8/21

Eco Disco Twitter Party

Get groovy with us for a funky green Eco-Disco Twitter Party! When:  Tuesday, August 21st Time: 9-10pm ET Hashtag: #ecodisco Hosts:  @TheEcoChic, @EFFBlog, and @TheEcoChicMan Note about our hosts:  I've added Amanda from The Eco Friendly Blog as our official party partner.  We've also added my groovy husband who has been a big help behind the scenes and is a hoot on Twitter!  Please welcome both Amanda and Chris to the team. Sponsors:  @TushieTies, @GreenTeamDist, @ThincTHEBalm (also @THincSoap), @DolphinOrganics, @PaperlessKitch, @ThirstiesInc, @chgdiapers, and just added @grassrootsstore. Need some tips on how to use TweetChat or TweetGrid for Twitter Parties? Note: Twitter  has decreased the API to outside applications (like TweetChat and TweetGrid) which means you may find yourself in Twitter Jail quicker than usual.  If this happens during a party you won't be able to use your account for about an hour (or more).  If this happens to me be sure to follow ... [ Read More ]

#SummerFluff Twitter Party Reminder 6/19 @ 9pm AND COUPONS!

Twitter Party Reminder!! The party is almost here and we're super excited to have you join us!  Set your alarm clocks so you don't miss the biggest party of the year!!  We have some amazing prizes, some great sponsors, and some of my favorite co-hosts! What will we be talking about?  Anything and everything related to summer with the kids! Safe sunscreens, cloth diapers, laundry, line drying, safe skin care, and more!! Official Party Time: 9pm ET on Tuesday, June 19th Where: Twitter using #summerfluff hashtag Shortcuts: RSVP TweetChat TweetGrid  Sponsor Specials (check back often for updated offers): EcoNuts - Use coupon code SUMMERFLUFF and save 10% off on EcoNuts. Rockin' Green Soap - Use coupon code SUMMERFLUFF and save 20% off RnG through the end of June. Earth Mama Angel Baby - Use coupon code HUGSFROMMAMA and save 15% off at EMAB. EcoStoreUSA - Use coupon code 25for25 and save 25% off your order for the next 25 hrs (starting at 9pm ET 6/18) at ... [ Read More ]