Mother’s Day Eco-Gift Ideas

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**Giveaway Alert** Check out my second offer for a great eco-chic giveaway from kateylove jewelry!  ECO-ngratulations Sarah H! Mother's Day is just a week away - what are you getting your mom this year?  Do you have a wish list of your own?  Here are just a few ideas compliments of my beloved sponsors. 1.  Lillunia- If you haven't visited Lillunia yet you really should.  These find ladies make some adorable artwork and prints that are perfect for a nursery or child's room.  They have a new photo album on the front page that shows you some creative ways to display their work.  My favorite room in their album is the pink and brown room with the Koala print.  Laura from Lillunia has offered my readers a special discount for 15% off with code TheEcoChicMoms.  Don't forget that you can customize any piece with names and dates; just let them know when you checkout. 2.  kateylove jewelry - I wish I had a picture of me wearing my own kateylove necklace but I'm a little camera shy (I ... [ Read More ]

Happy Valentine’s Day from The Eco Chic


How was your Valentine's Day?  Mine was very low key and relaxed.  I've been battling a cold for a few days and have lost my voice, can't breath through my nose, and am generally pitiful.  Hubby and I don't normally exchange big gifts on Valentine's Day but he always does something special.  Today was really cute and unusual.  He got me a candy bouquet in a small white vase.  Each 'flower' is a different hard candy in red, pink, or white wrapper.  He also sent me a tweet and a Facebook message at midnight so I would see it when I woke up.  He knows me so well. I am such a slacker (that combined with the way that I feel) that I didn't even get him a card.  But I did make breakfast for him...his favorite...grits, eggs, and bacon!  He didn't seem to mind that there was no card or Hallmark inspired gift. My son got some wonderfully yummy chocolate treats.  While I am very eco-friendly around the house our food selections don't really follow suite.  I only buy organic food on rare ... [ Read More ]

The Andean Collection – Fair Trade & Jewelry

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I have to admit that there are so many paths that being environmentally friendly will lead me down that some days it can be a little overwhelming.  Organic, biobased, recyclable, biodegradable, compostable, natural, non-toxic, BPA-free, phthalate-free, and so on, and so on, and so on!  What about Fair Trade?  What exactly does that mean?  According to the all knowing Wkipedia; fair trade is an organized social movement and market-based approach that aims to help producers in developing countries and promote sustainability.  There is a new company called The Andean Collection that creates fair trade and highly fashionable jewelry.  Their jewelry is created by artisans in Ecuador who are paid a decent wage (compared to the average in their area) under good working conditions (no sweat shops).  A portion of the profits of the Andean Collection even go toward educating the local artisans and their families.  The Andean Collection is working to ensure that the artisans have a realistic ... [ Read More ]

Blogiversary Giveaway #2 – Teething Bling


Giveaway Alert!  This is the second giveaway of my Blogiversary Celebration!  For a complete list of all current giveaways be sure to visit the Current Giveaways & Specials link at the top of the page.  This giveaway is for all those baby mama's out there!  Are you tired of your babies pulling on your jewelry only to break your favorite necklace or bracelet?  Are you nursing?  Is your baby teething?  Smart Mom Jewelry has the solution...Teething Bling Necklaces!  Teething Bling are necklaces that are baby-proof.  They have late- free, silicone bling strung on shiny black cording.  Each bling is BPA-free, PVC-free, phthalate free, and non-toxic so your baby can chew and slobber on them all day long!  The bling comes in many differnt colors and shapes and even comes with a breakaway clasp.  No more scolding your little one for tugging on your necklace...let them tug away!  I love my Teething Bling because it's simple enough to wear with t-shirts and shorts, but fancy enough ... [ Read More ]

Get Your Own Zulugrass!

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Lately it seems like all I've written about is cloth diapers and baby stuff but that's about to change.  Every mom craves to feel like a woman and jewelry is a perfect way to feel womanly.  Unfortunately most mothers of young children don't get to wear much jewelry in fear of our little ones ripping it off with their little tugs.  I received a package from The Leakey Collection a few weeks ago and I was skeptical when I opened it to find the delicate Zulugrass jewelry.  When I opened the package a few of the beads fell loose and I was sure this was going to be a disaster around Lil' B.  I wanted to give it a fair chance though so I've worn the strands of Zulugrass almost everyday since then.  I've worn them mostly as bracelets but they can be worn as necklaces, arm bands, anklets, waist bands, and hair bands.  The elastic that the Zulugrassis strung on is very strong, it was invented for the movie Spiderman.  Lil' B pulled at it over and over again and it hasn't broke yet!  (And ... [ Read More ]