RSVP for #WorldAdventure Twitter Party with @ISeeMe_Maia

#worldadventure @TheEcoChic @ISeeMe_Maia

  Don't forget to RSVP for Tuesday nights Twitter AND Pinterest party with I See Me! We all know what a Twitter Party is but what is a Twitter AND Pinterest Party?  During the party we'll be chatting on Twitter about the I See Me! personalized children's books and their newest book, My Very Own World Adventure!  I See Me! has a Pin to Win contest on their Facebook page and we're going to help you enter and share our favorite #worldadventure pinboards with you during the Twitter party. Want to know more about I See Me?  They are a collection of children's books that can each be personalized with your child's name.  For instance, in My Very Own World Adventure the letters in your child's name determines which countries you will visit in the book.  My daughters name is Bailey and she travels to Brazil, Argentina, Isreal, Latvia, Ethiopia, and Yunnan China in her book.  Each book is unique and your child will get to learn about different countries.  My daughter is only 4 but ... [ Read More ]

Pin Around the World with #worldadventure

Pin Around the World Together

I See Me! creates beautiful children's books that are personalized with your child's name.  To celebrate Earth month and the newest I See Me! storybook, My Very Own World Adventure, we are hosting a Twitter Party to help inspire you and encourage you to complete your My World Adventure Pinboard for the I See Me! Pinterest contest that begins on 4/19/13.  We will be celebrating the different cultures that are represented in the My Very Own World Adventure book. About the Pin Around the World Pinterest contest:  Visit I See Me! on Facebook and complete their entry form.  Then select 3 (or more) of your favorite pictures to add to your My World Adventure Pinboard.  The pictures feature 63 original paintings that were commissioned by I See Me! by artists all around the world.  These paintings make up the pages of the My Very Own World Adventure book.  To enter the Pinterest portion of this contest: About the I See Me! #WorldAdventure Twitter Party: Date: ... [ Read More ]

Spiderman Hello Kitty Birthday Invitations

Hello Kitty Spiderman Invitation

  Spidey-Kitty Ticket Stub Invitation Tutorial & Free Download below.  Lil' B is turning 4 in January and I've gone a little overboard on planning her birthday party.  As a second child I haven't really given her a BIG party and I really want to make it special for her.  The past 2 years we've celebrated with friends at a restaurant and her first birthday was at the house.  She has decided on a Hello Kitty birthday party but I decided to tweak it a bit - she also likes Spiderman!  Yes, she's a girlie girl with a touch of tomboy.  I absolutely love it.  My party planning began on Pinterest and I found some really fun ideas for birthday invitations; ticket stubs.  Then while searching for some t-shirts on Etsy I found Spidey Kitty!!  I knew right away I wanted to make the theme of her party Spidey Kitty! I'm not a pro at graphic design but I do tinker a bit (ok - I tinker a LOT but that doesn't mean I'm good at it).  I really wanted to make her invitations myself and I want ... [ Read More ]

Collection of Cloth Diapering Tips – on Pinterest!

  It's not a secret that I'm a huge fan of Pinterest!  I have however learned how to deal with my addiction and try to only pin for about an hour a day and only a few times a week.  If I were on there every day I would accomplish absolutely NOTHING the rest of the week. I've had to pleasure of working with to bring you a pretty extensive collection of Cloth Diapering Tips via one of their Pinterest boards.  Included in the collection of tips on their board are: 7 Tips for the Cloth Diapering Newbie Source: via DiaperShops on Pinterest     Tips on how to keep your GroVia hook&loop looking fresh. Source: via DiaperShops on Pinterest   Best Budget Cloth Diapers Source: via DiaperShops on Pinterest   Tutorial on how to repair elastic on your diaper covers or shells. Source: via DiaperShops on ... [ 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: 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 ]

Lorax Upcycled Crafts

Lorax Bookmark Craft

I'm planning a Lorax party for my kids later this week to celebrate the release of The Lorax Movie (giveaway link) on March 2nd.  My kids are (almost) 9 and 3 and they love it when I spend time with them crafting.  Here are some of the projects (crafts and recipes) we're going to be working on this week (thanks Pinterest for the inspiration).   Lorax paper flower using an upcycled book.  This would be a good use for a book that may be missing pages or damaged.  via Etsy. Lorax upcycled bookmarks.  Again using old books.  via Etsy Lorax book purse.  Another upcycled book project.  via Etsy Grickle Grass Salad.  via Pinterest Recycled Puppet Theater.  It only takes a cereal box and some craft paper.  via Katydid and Kid Marshmallow Truffula Trees.  Yummy!  via Pinterest Lorax Cake Pops.  Perhaps I should bake too?  via Bakerella Lorax Tattoo??  Ok, so it's not really one for the kids but mama might like something like this but then my friends may think I've gone ... [ Read More ]

How to Make an Apron Knot Dress

You Can Make This Apron Knot Dress

GIVEAWAY ALERT:  You can win a copy of this pattern (in PDF format) to make your own Apron Knot Dress.  Details at the end of the post. I'm feeling the urge to pull my sewing machine back out of the closet.  I had hoped to get it out this past weekend to make Lil' B a new dress for Valentine's Day but that just didn't happen - yet! I received a PDF pattern for the adorable Apron Knot Dress that you see in the picture to the left and I can't wait to see how it looks on my tot.  She loves wearing dresses and this pattern doesn't look like it's going to be too difficult.   The pattern is really easy to read and doesn't require any challenging sewing skills.  The only part that scares me are the 2 button holes where the knots go - but I'm sure I'll be able to figure this out. The fabric:  A few weeks ago my husband cleaned out his closet and packed up 3 full bags of old clothes to donate.  I snagged a few of my favorite prints and patterns so that I can repurpose them into this ... [ Read More ]

My Favorite Sponsors & Companies on Pinterest

Are your favorite companies on Pinterest yet? Pinterest is quickly becoming a favorite hangout for companies.  Retailers and manufacturers are realizing that Pinterest is one of the hottest social media pages and it's bringing in lots of traffic to their websites and some very nice brand awareness.  Here are just a few of my favorite companies who have joined Pinterest: - Sharing cloth diaper tips, laundry organization, and great cloth diapering baby pictures.  They've even shared tips on how to replace the elastic in FuzziBunz. Source: via DiaperShops on Pinterest   Cotton Babies - I love their Take a Look in the Mirror board which features my favorite colors. Source: via Cotton on Pinterest   Earth Mama Angel Baby - Take a look around their boards for some herbal remedies, beautiful breastfeeding photos, and more natural goodness. Source: ... [ Read More ]

News & Updates from Around the Cloth Diapering Community

Would you like to know the very latest happenings around the cloth diapering community?  I thought so! For starters, let me say that while I may not get my blog updated as much as I like I am still very active in the community.  You can find me most days on Facebook where I moderate several cloth diapering community pages including my own.  I can also be found blogging for other companies and appear as a guest of a few blogs as well.  I'll try to do better with cross posting here so you don't miss a single article from me. News from this week: Wednesday night Kim Rosas from Dirty Diaper Laundry hosted an amazing Twitter Party for the Giving Diapers, Giving Hope organization.  The community raised over $1,500 so far in their fundraising efforts to become an official non-profit and to continue supporting families in 2012.  You can read more about the campaign on Dirty Diaper Laundry and enter to win some amazing prizes through Feb. 14th on her Facebook fan page.  To review the ... [ Read More ]

Eco-Crafting Tutorial: How to Make a Wreath Using a Queen Sz. Sheet

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Eco-Crafting Tutorial: How to Make a Wreath Using a Queen Size Sheet Supplies: One wire wreath form (or any wreath form), one queen size sheet, one pair of scissors Time: 1-2 hrs for a large wreath You can reuse or upcycle with any fabric. I found the perfect color sheet at the local thrift store to match the color of my little girls room for only $3.00. There weren't any stains on it but even if there were some minor staining you could still use it for this project. Solids or prints, both would work fine. If I had found a chocolate brown and ivory sheet that day I would probably have used all 3 and alternated the colors in the wreath. You can also use fabric scraps from old t-shirts or any fabric remnants that you have. Just be sure you have a LOT of scraps. I used the entire queen size sheet for a large wreath form. Total cost: Less than $5.00 Directions: -Cut the fabric into equal sized strips. Our strips were approximately 1-1.5" wide and 6-9" long. Be sure to cut ... [ Read More ]